Mark your calendar: Trey Songz 

Coming to the Johnny Mercer Theatre Aug. 12 is crooner Trey Songz, who’s known for hits on both the Top 100 and R&B/hip hop charts.

“Can’t Help But Wait” earned the young Virginia native a Grammy nomination in 2009 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. His biggest numbers are “I Need a Girl,” “Say Aah” (featuring the rapper Fabulous, it became a platinum–selling single), “Successful” (featuring Drake) and “Last Time.”

He’ll share the Mercer stage with Monica (“The Boy is Mine” (a duet with Brandy), “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everything to Me,” “So Gone”). Monica, who’s from College Park. Ga., has sold more than 5 million CDs in the United States.

Tickets are $45 and $55 at etix.com.

Ocean films

The Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival returns to the Trustees Theater Sept. 17–19, with 33 environmentally–themed films chosen by a panel of judges. Ten student movies will also be screened.

Two of the featured films, not surprisingly, focus on the ongoing oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Jon Bowermester’s documentary SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories (Sept. 18) was an in –progress look at ocean, culture, economics and survival along the Gulf Coast, and he’s been feverishly re–editing it to include the Deep Water Horizon disaster. Recent SCAD grads Landon Lott and Tim Arnold’s film Skimming the Surface is also about the BP–induced environmental horrible–ness.

Get the full screening schedule, and all festival details, at graysreef.noaa.gov.

And now, this

... The acts haven’t been announced, but the 2010 Savannah Jazz Festival will take place Sept. 19–26 ...

...Brooklyn’s Middle Eastern–flavored experimental rock trio Yeasayer will appear Oct. 3 at the Trustees Theater...

...Rock ‘n’ roll semi–legend Eddie Money has been confirmed to play this year’s Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Oct. 9...

...On that very day, yours truly will celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday with a screening of rare (and very choice) Beatles and Lennon videos and movies at Muse Arts Warehouse ...

... The 2010 Savannah Film Festival is comin’ at ya Oct. 30–Nov. 6 ...


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