What's Next: Lewis Black 

Professional ranter and raver Lewis Black brings his In God We Rust tour to the Johnny Mercer Theatre April 8.

Black’s acerbic standup comedy has made him an integral part of The Daily Show, where he engages Jon Stewart in (generally one–sided) back–and–forths about current political, social and personal issues.

Just about everything bugs him.

“I couldn’t be who I am onstage all the time,” Black told me in a 2008 interview. “But I can barely watch news anymore, because I get too insane. I have to read it to stay calm. Because on TV they keep interpreting what the interpretation of what the interpretation is.”

Black doesn’t care much for Republicans – or Democrats, for that matter.

“My job as a comic is to say that both sides are full of shit,” he told me. “We treat ourselves badly enough, and then we turn around and treat the rest of the world worse. I think things are coming to the point where something will snap–to. I have an innate trust in the American people, and I think they’ve been completely traumatized by both parties. You can worry about terror all you want, but who could’ve terrorized our economy more than we did?”

Tix go on sale 10 a.m. Sat., Feb. 20.

Acoustic arts benefit

Four Savannah singer/songwriters will perform Saturday, March 6 at the Indigo Arts theater, inside the Freight Station at 703D Louisville Road.

The headliner is Jason Bible, who’ll probably debut a few tunes from the Train Wrecks’ forthcoming second CD (it’s being recorded as we speak).

Jan Spillane, Lauren Lapointe and Bill DeYoung (that’d be me) will also play individual acoustic sets, starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, and donations will be gratefully accepted (the show is a benefit for Indigo Arts productions).

And now, this

...Shirley Valentine, a solo show starring Grace Diaz Tootle, is the next Savannah Community Theatre show, and it runs for three performances March 6 and 7 at the Landings’ Plantation Club ...

..The Savannah Folk Music Society’s next First Friday concert, March 5 at First Presbyterian Church, will feature Dorian Michael and Cosy Sheridan. On March 20, the organization is bringing in folk legend Bill Staines for a concert ...

...The band One Sound – featuring Connect’s old friend Rasheed Akbar on saxophone – will play the Coastal Jazz Association’s March 15 “Jazz Across the River” show at the Westin Resort on Hutchinson Island ...

... Trumpeter and all-around multi-instrumentalist Longineau Parsons will headline the April 25 Coastal Jazz Association tribute to Duke Ellington. Rite of Swing is performed every year, in observation of Ellington’s birthday, and this year Parsons and the band will be joined by Savannah vocalist Priscilla Albergottie-Williams.  The 5 p.m. concert will be free in the AASU Fine Arts Auditorium...

...The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters give a free vocal performance this Saturday at the AASU auditorium (it’s at 7:30 p.m.). The Navy isn’t quite done with Savannah yet - the U.S. Navy Band will play at the very same location on Saturday, March 6 ...

...Kinda cool at the Jazz Corner (Hilton Head) March 5 and 6: It’s The Peggy Lee Project, with vocalist/arranger Tish Oney, pianist Noel Friedline and bassist Elisa Pruit...

...The Sapphire Bullets of Love will make one of their infrequent local appearances Saturday, March 13 at American Legion Post 135. Tickets are $15; call (912) 232-9146...



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Bill DeYoung was Connect's Arts & Entertainment Editor from May 2009 to August 2014.

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