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Country star Dylan Scott coming to Savannah in April

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:21pm

Saddle up for the hot new country star.

Savannah Book Fest: Oprah’s latest book club pick Tayari Jones makes her way to the Hostess City

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:11pm

When asked if she enjoys getting a chance to meet her fans, award-winning author Tayari Jones says she prefers the word “readers” rather than “fans” and adds, “Beyoncé has fans.”

Savannah Book Fest: Bestselling beach-book author Jodi Picoult broaches heavier topics in ‘Small Great Things’

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:11pm

During her 26-year career, Jodi Picoult has authored 23 novels, the past nine of which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Savannah Book Fest: Celeste Headlee confronts the decline of healthy conversation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:11pm

Conversation has led mankind’s evolution, acting as a catalyst for progression from the caves to the skyscrapers, yet in our postmodern digital age, we’re still struggling to communicate effectively.

Bigger, louder AURA Fest returns to downtown Savannah

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:10pm

Looking at the lineup, some might assume the 2018 All Underground Rock All Day (AURA) Fest is just another throwback show, but they’d be wrong.

Unplugged: Savannah Music Festival, Southbound team up for special brew, Mipso concert

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:10pm

There are a lot of promising young Americana bands out there, but you only have to listen to a few songs by Mipso to understand why the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based foursome is attracting so many fans.

Traditions preserved at annual Savannah Irish Festival

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:09pm

St. Patrick’s Day may be around the corner, but it is never too early to celebrate Irish culture and heritage — this time, with less boozy shenanigans than the annual city-wide celebration typically brings.

Donations needed to make prom dress dreams come true for Savannah teens

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 6:19pm

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire and Nine Line Apparel are seeking donations for two separate prom dress drives to help Savannah teens have the night of their dreams. 

The Top 5: Do Savannah's best bets for the weekend of Feb. 9 and beyond

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 5:03pm

The Top 5 features a variety of Savannah's best arts, music, theater and community events. 

Don't forget your beads: Celebrate Mardi Gras in Savannah, Tybee Island

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:50pm

Check out a new pub crawl, a Tybee tradition and even "Mario Gras" as the Savannah area parties for the Mardi Gras holiday. 

Spend Valentine’s Day in Savannah with comedy, bar crawls and more

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:43pm

From romantic dates to daddy-daughter dances to bar crawls, Do has a little something to help everyone to enjoy the holiday.

Savannah Book Fest: Scientist-turned-novelist Diana Gabaldon to dish on ‘Outlander’ at sold-out opening address

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:11am

In the late 1980s, Diana Gabaldon was a research scientist working in the field of behavioral ecology when she set out to explore a new hobby that would transform her career rather drastically.

Savannah Book Fest: Comedian, author Rickey Smiley stands by his truth

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:35pm

Rickey Smiley is laughing at his own jokes. Because, he says, life is funny.

Savannah Book Fest: J.A. Jance returns with popular J.P. Beaumont series, ‘Proof of Life’

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:35pm

With women’s rights at the forefront of many conversations these past few weeks, it may be eye-opening for younger women to hear stories from the early movements. And, as a self-proclaimed early adopter of feminism, New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings a wealth of advice and stories to writers of any age.

Savannah Book Fest: Lisa Ko’s ‘The Leavers’ looks at paths of adopted immigrants

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:34pm

Like some in their early 20s, Daniel Wilkinson is unsure where his life should be. Like some immigrants — he is Chinese-American — he struggles to find his identity in America.

Film Scene: Get ‘Moonstruck’ with ‘Harry Potter’ series, vampires and Gray’s Reef festival

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:55pm

Not in the mood for laughter and love? How about haunting visual imagery, emotional turmoil, non-traditional depictions of gender and the occasional gory murder? 

Vox Populi: ‘Well, the horse don’t raise his tail without a reason.’

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:44pm

Contribute to Vox Populi at savannahvox@gmail.com or 912-525-0869.

Oprah Winfrey picks Savannah Book Festival author’s novel ‘An American Marriage’ for book club

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:10am

NEW YORK — Tayari Jones, whose novel “An American Marriage” has been chosen for Oprah Winfrey’s book club, will always remember that phone call from last October.

Savannah Black Heritage Fest’s Grand Festival Day brings activities for young and old

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:50pm

This second week of the 29th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival has quite a lot in store, including the yearly Grand Festival Day, which acts as a sort of centerpiece for the festival.

Celebrate Georgia history on free Super Museum Sunday

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:50pm

The Georgia History Festival culminates this month — February being the founding month of the Georgia Colony — with the incredibly popular Super Museum Sunday.