Brightly colored, hand-printed signs emblazoned with slogans like "Richmond Hill's American Idol" and "Watch out, Hollywood – here comes Drew" cut through the gloom of a rainy evening as close to 100 people came out to support Drew J. Bradley at his concert in J.F. Gregory Park on Saturday evening.
Savannah - The Savannah Philharmonic will host a cocktail party to premier the 2010-11 concert season at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Jepson Center for the Arts, 121 Barnard Street.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering 'twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Ronald McDonald House will host the Chef of the House Challenge on Aug. 23-29. It will be an "Iron Chef"-inspired fundraiser with a twist - competitors will bring their own challengers. The event, which benefits the Savannah Ronald McDonald House, will feature amateurs and culinary masters with a passion for cooking, grilling and giving back to the community.
Last weekend at the box office, Will Ferrell's "The Other Guys" and Steve Carrell's "Dinner for Schmucks" duked it out in a comedy battle royale. Though Carrell's latest film opened one weekend ahead of Ferrell's, the head start afforded no benefit.
The 21st annual Brooklet Peanut Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 21.
Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien will have family scavenger hunts starting this Saturday and continuing each Saturday through September. Employees at the fort will draw names and give away gift certificates to three families each weekend.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A relaxed mood early in the week could give way to high-temperature disputes. The aries lamb should resist being pulled into heated quarrels that could really singe your wool.
The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is looking for people who are interested in directing a production as early as this fall.
Gospel music is different than regular music. Local gospel singer Terry Newsome said it has the power to change lives. "It's not just for entertainment," he said. "The hope of Jesus is the only hope we have when we have nothing else."
Recording artist and Midway resident Naomi Ruth McFadden is gaining popularity in gospel music circles. She will soon release her debut album, "Come too Far," and has been performing at various church events around the region. The album's namesake single is available on iTunes.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A previous misunderstanding continues to taint the atmosphere to some extent in the early part of the week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situation eases by week's end.
Local playwright Donald Lovette will produce and stage the third and final segment of his long-running morality play, "Mama Turn the Radio on," on Aug. 13-15.
SAVANNAH - Savannah's Cultural Arts Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production of "Steel Magnolias" at 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 2-3, at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery's Black Box Theater, 9 W. Henry St.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid adding to the tension around you. Even a well-meant reaction against something you perceive as unfair could be misunderstood. Let things calm down, and then talk about it.
Did you know that March 15 is Absolutely Incredible Kids Day? The holiday was created by Campfire USA to show kids how special they are. Such a day allows parents and grownups to focus on the absolutely incredible kids in their lives.
MUSIC CLASS — When a pen and a desk is your instrument, the whole world is your recording studio, as long as you have a pen and a desk.
ELECTRICIAN SCHOOL — Thanks to Pinterest and HGTV we all think we’re expert DIY pros when it comes to our homes. Quite often we go into our projects with the confidence of a lion only to finish and feel as sheepish as, well, a lowly sheep. You should see the wood floors in my house. Let’s just say the elevation change in my living room is enough to give you altitude sickness.
IROM MAN’S PAD — Whether you love Marvel movies or think they’re the downfall of modern cinema, you can’t deny that you want to be Tony Stark. Go ahead, you can admit it, we won’t judge you.
Several notable vintage titles are being released this week, including several Blu-ray upgrades and some golden oldies making their DVD debut.
Barnaby gets a new partner as the latest season of “Midsomer Murders” comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week.
ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — Another month is almost over, and that means it’s time to find out what you’ll no longer be able to watch on Netflix streaming and what you get to look forward to.
ÉIRE — Unless you were living under a rock at the turn of the millenium, you are more than aware of Michael Flatley and his rise to fame with over-the-top productions centered around traditional Irish step dancing.
"McFarland, USA" (rated PG) — 3 1/2 stars
The Great Snowball Battle, by Game Salute, is a simple, short and entertaining card game of throwing snowballs and running for cover.
Disney’s “Big Hero 6” is among 2014’s top 10 box-office hits and won the Academy Award last weekend for Best Animated Feature. This week, it was released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
Sometimes, the road to mediocrity is paved with good intentions.
Way back when, I grew up in lovely Calabasas, California, alongside such notables as Ricky Schroeder and Erik Menendez. (Thankfully, I got out before the Kardashians arrived.) If, by chance, you happen upon a copy of Calabasas High School’s 1986 yearbook, you’ll see a picture of my friend Aaron Priceman in a trenchcoat and sunglasses standing alongside yours truly dressed up as Ed Grimley.
Information for parents about the film "The Lazarus Effect":