What's Next: Keller Williams, Josh Turner 

Singer/songwriter Keller Williams, a multi-instrumentalist whose use of loops and electronic delays connected to his acoustic guitar has made him a unique (and quite beloved) performer, has a date at the Live Wire Music Hall March 6.

Williams, of course, is a favorite on the jam band circuit, both as a solo artist and through his creative collaborations with the String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee and others.

Tickets are $20 in advance and will be $23 day of show.

Country boy

There's another country show on the docket for the Savannah Civic Center. The performer is South Carolina native Josh Turner, and he'll perform at 8 p.m. March 11 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre.

He's best known for the platinum album Your Man, which sent two singles (the title tune and "Would You Go With Me") that reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart. Other hits include "Firecracker," and "Another Try," a duet with Trisha Yearwood.

Turner portrayed gospel great George Beverly Shea in the 2008, Robby Benson-directed Billy: The Early Years, a film about Rev. Billy Graham. His fourth album, Haywire, will be released Feb. 9.
Tickets are $27.50-$42.50.

Mountain movies

Mountainfilm on Tour, an offshoot of the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colo., will stop in Savannah's Jepson Center for the Arts Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13. The company's been making cross-country road trips since 2000.

To be screened: A collection of short, independent documentary films focusing on environmental and social issues. That's the basic mantra of Mountainfilm, not to be confused with the famous Telluride Film Festival.
Admission each day will be $10 adults, $5 children. See www.savannahfilm.org for details.

This, that, the other

...Congratulations to Savannah resident Mark Claywell, a documentarian whose first feature–length film, American Jihadist, will premiere at Utah’s Slamdance Film Festival Jan. 27. It’s the story of Isa Abdullah Ali, nee Cleveland Holt, a native of Washington, D.C. who converted to radical Islam. Claywell directed the film; its writer/producer, Paris-based Jody Jenkins, is a former resident of the Hostess City...

...Act Up, the theatre wing of AWOL (All Walk of Life), is getting ready for its fifth annual production, Choices: A Romeo and Juliet Story. It's Feb. 5 and 6 at the Lucas Theatre, and for the first time, the group isn't doing a show related to hip hop history: Theater program director Lakesha Green has adapted Shakespeare - with modernized language and a bit of hip hop and R&B music and dance.

Says Green: "Shakespeare's play is so universal that it can be adapted into any cultural setting or historical period. Love is a universal theme, and it will help introduce some of these kids to Shakespeare in a way that is much more accessible for them."






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