Entertainment Briefs 

Blues Guitarist Scott Ainslie

The Savannah Folk Music Society presents a teaching workshop (slide work, finger picking, alternate tunings, Piedmont and Ragtime styles) and concert from a master musician. When: 3 pm (free workshop) & 7:30 pm (show) Sat., March 8 Where: Coastal Ga. Center (behind the Visitors Center) Cost: $10 for the public, $8 for SFMS members, $5 for students Info: www.savannahfolk.org or call 786-6953

Sam Bush

Virtuosic mandolinist dubbed “King of Newgrass” for his approach to bluegrass, jazz, jam and rock. Rising traditional C & W singer/songwriter Charlie Pate opens. When: 8 pm, Sat., March 8 Where: Lucas Theatre Cost: $40 - $15 Info: www.lucastheatre.com or call 525-5050

Dr. Dog

Highly acclaimed Philadelphia-based psychedelic indie-rockers who’ve toured as the opening act for The Strokes, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket. When: 10 pm, Thurs., March 6 Where: The Jinx Cost: TBA Info: www.myspace.com/drdog or call 525-5050

Jesus Christ Superstar - The Farewell Tour

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gospel rock opera featuring the final run with iconic actor Ted Neely as The Man. When: 7:30 pm, Thurs., June 5 Where: Johnny Mercer Theater Cost: $50 - $25 at www.etix.com starting March 1 Info: www.savannahcivic.com or call 651-6556

Ben Folds

Singing pianist/songwriter with a sly wit and a loyal international cult following, known for manic, audience-friendly live shows. When: 8 pm, Fri., March 7 Where: Lucas Theatre Cost: $35 Info: www.lucastheatre.com or call 525-5050

Savannah Choral Society’s Irish America!

Program of both classic and pop American and Irish tunes, featuring Irish soprano Anne Buckley (Lord of the Dance), and balladeer Harry O’Donoghue. When: 8 pm, Thurs., March 13 Where: Lucas Theatre Cost: $30 - $20 ($5 discounts for students) Info: www.savannahchoralsociety.org


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