June 19, 2015 |
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April 23, 2015
MOST PEOPLE take one look at tall, dark and handsome Joseph Conyers, and assume that he's a professional athlete, most likely a football player. Much to nearly everyone's surprise, this 33-year-old hunk is a fit, smart, hardworking classical musician. "I love classical music," beamed Conyers, who is the Philadelphia Orchestra's effervescent assistant principal double bassist. Although Philadelphia is now his beloved adopted home, the Savannah, Ga., native was nurtured in a close family centered around the church and music.
September 14, 2014 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - "On my honor I will try, to do my duty" . . . the words bubbled up unbidden from the recesses of my brain. Passing through the Victorian archway and catching a glimpse of the long-forgotten trefoil logo unlocked a door to my childhood. The years melted away and suddenly I was 10 years old and a Girl Scout. Savannah is a city steeped in history, with antebellum mansions, a cobblestoned waterfront, and leafy squares dripping with Spanish moss. It boasts connections with notable names of the past 250 years (both distinctive and dubious)
July 29, 2014 |
LELIA Savannah Smith Holman had a fond memory of the apple tree that grew and flowered on the lot in Germantown where her church was to be built. The tree may be a cherished memory, but when Providence Baptist Church was built on that lot on Haines Street near Germantown Avenue in 1942, Savannah Holman was a founding member. In fact, her name and those of her mother and sisters were placed in the cornerstone when the church was dedicated in 1942. At her death July 19 at age 98, Savannah was the oldest founding member.
February 5, 2014 |
WHAT'S IN THE WATER over at the news stations? Everyone's getting pregnant. NBC10's Deanna Durante will have to find a red maternity gown when she co-hosts the upcoming Red Ball with colleague Keith Jones . Durante is expecting her second child with hubby Tim Swan . She hasn't announced on air yet, but the station knows Durante is expecting. The couple welcomed their first child, Maya Elizabeth Swan , back in August 2011. Jones and Durante will host the annual Red Cross fundraiser at the Please Touch Museum on March 8. Then there's CBS3's Nicole Brewer , who announced she was pregnant with her first child, tweeting a picture of her 8/2/14 due date.
September 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Hanging out with author Terry McMillan is like chillin' with your worldly, slightly acerbic, super-chatty aunt. In the 1990s, she ushered in the era of black women's chick lit with her New York Times best-selling novel-turned-movie, Waiting to Exhale . The latest of the 61-year-old McMillan's eight tomes, Who Asked You? , was released Tuesday, launching her first book tour in three years. It will bring her Thursday night to the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she will join Jesmyn Ward, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Salvage the Bones . "Now, she can write," McMillan says of Ward.
June 30, 2012 |
All the celebrisphere is abuzz with the sad yet long-expected news. Katie Holmes, 33, and Tom Cruise, 49, are divorcing, according to People mag and their reps. Reports from the front say she's hired a lawyer, filed the papers on Thursday — five days before the guy turns 50 — and wants sole custody of their daughter, Suri, 6. That renewed the notion, passed along by TMZ.com, that Katie didn't want Suri to get involved in Tom's Scientology (to which, BTW, Kate did convert). Poor Tom. He was evidently clueless about Katie's intentions, according to TMZ As evidence, the Web site ran pics of the two strolling hand in hand in Iceland just two weeks ago, with smiles that suggest no impending nastiness.
May 29, 2012 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation - and ended up in the center of Tropical Storm Beryl. While it left little damage after sweeping ashore with 70 m.p.h. winds late Sunday at Jacksonville, Fla., the storm still wrecked much of Connolly's trip. She skipped a graduation ceremony because powerful winds kept her and her daughters from venturing past the beach boardwalk when the storm approached Sunday.
February 23, 2012 |
Before she even put down her bag or said hello, Libbie Summers was compelled to comment on the bright, minimal vibe at the La Colombe near City Hall. It's just her way: For the cookbook author, culinary producer, blogger, and food stylist, aesthetics are tied into everything she does. "On the train I was writing notes about radishes and white lace and spring onions," she says. "I can't help it, my head goes crazy!" The Savannah, Ga., resident was in town for a few days this month, promoting the recent release of The Whole Hog Cookbook , her first solo title.
December 20, 2011 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - One of Savannah's top-ranking police officers said yesterday that the police chief threatened her with demotion because she contradicted him at a funeral on the protocol for officers wearing black mourning bands on their badges. Maj. Gerry Long, 53, said that she opted to retire after a 30-year career rather than face being demoted to captain by Savannah-Chatham County Police Chief Willie Lovett. At the Nov. 12 funeral for retired Chatham County Police Chief Thomas Sprague, according to interviews, the chief had told Long and other officers to remove their mourning bands because Sprague had not died in the line of duty.