Your personal film critic's word of the day is "authenticity." No, that's not the name of a film, but it is a factor that I think earned one movie its Oscar nomination.
CLAXTON - Bruce Purcell, president of The Evans County Wildlife Club, announced recently that the 44th Rattlesnake Roundup Festival in Claxton is set for Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13 in the Claxton-Evans Industrial Park at 501 Cedar St. in Hagan (just outside Claxton). The event is sponsored by Coca-Cola and NeSmith Chevrolet.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) St. Valentine's Day magic rules the entire week for romantic rams and ewes. Music, which is the food of love, is also strong. The weekend offers news both unexpected and anticipated.
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MACON - Members of a board trying to decide whether to keep a Georgia music museum in Macon or move it were unable to decide, and members say they want to learn more about potential sites.
One hundred and fifty years ago some area residents mustered into the service of the Confederate States of America at Fort Morris in eastern Liberty County.
The film of the week is "The King's Speech," and that's not just here, but across the media sphere, too. The film garnered 12 - count 'em, 12 - Oscar nominations, four Screen Actors Guild nominations, and a Golden Globe win for star Colin Firth.
SAVANNAH - Bird watchers of all ages are invited to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count at Fort Pulaski National Monument on Friday-Monday, Feb. 18-21.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A gracious lamb can learn more about a problem-filled situation than one who is openly suspicious of what could be happening. A friend might offer some well-directed advice.
The film of the week is "Country Strong." It's a drama that proves that actress Gwyneth Paltrow can sing, but if you watch "Glee" on Fox, you already knew that.
Georgia museums will observe Super Museum Sunday on Feb. 6. Many museums throughout the state, including the Dorchester Academy Museum of African-American History in Midway, will offer free admission from noon- 4 p.m.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The week continues to encourage the forming of new personal relationships and the shoring up of those that might be weakening. New contacts also dominate the workaday world.
"Tron Legacy" is a sequel. The first film came out in the summer of '82. I was a toddler. That year Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon and John Belushi passed away.
What do you get when you re-team Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," with his star, Noomi Rapace, and add in a dash of Colin Farrell?
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The Official Savannah Rock 'n Roll Marathon Pasta Party and Concert will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 E. Broad St. in Savannah.
Oct. 23 to Nov. 21: Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise.
A workshop for beginning digital photographers will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Road SE in Darien.
Halloween happens later this month, and I'm getting into the spirit by catching all new episodes of "The Walking Dead." The most-watched drama in basic cable history belongs to the AMC network and kicked off its fourth season earlier this month.
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Oct. 23 to Nov. 21: A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by week's end, your emotional barometer should start to rise.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling authors Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander will headline the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, set for
Switching gears just a little bit from movies, let's talk television once again. This time, I'm spotlighting the brand-spankin'-new NBC series, "The Blacklist."
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Skidaway Marine Science Day 2013 will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 on the campus of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island.
Local artist Kallie Breningstall doesn't feel confined to a particular art media. Her prints, paintings, photography, pottery, pencil drawings, sculpture and hand-made jewelry are on display this month at the Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery at 102 Commerce St. in downtown Hinesville.
Sept. 23 to Oct. 22: Some misunderstandings resist being resolved. But your sincerity in wanting to soothe those hurt feelings wins the day. By month's end, that relationship should begin to show signs of healing.
Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites offer a history lesson. Gen. Coffee State Park, located about 90 minutes from Hinesville on Highway 32, is like stepping into the past.