March 06, 2017
by Angye Morrison
Welcome to this issue of Connect. It’s the month of all things Irish, and as a proud Irish woman myself, I’d
just like to say, “Céad Mile Fáilte!” (It means “you are welcome, a thousand times,” loosely translated.)
In this issue, we are featuring a very special event here in the Boro, the Ogeechee International History
Film Festival. In its first year, this special festival will allow a look at some excellent films and the people who
produced them. Headlining the event will be the Eric Stange-produced “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive,” which
will debut later on PBS’ American Masters series.
We’re also featuring a story on a local production of “Always, Patsy Cline,” featuring Statesboro’s own
Brandi Harvey as Cline. We interviewed Harvey about what it’s like to play this country music legend, and
she filled us in on the role she’s excited to play. In addition to a regular performance, there’s also a dinner and
a show performance, which includes a meal at RJ’s Grill. You won’t want to miss this production – you’ll be
singing and clapping along, I just know it.
In addition, we’ve interviewed the director of the Statesboro Youth Chorale, which will perform its final show
for the season this month. These students have worked hard for months perfecting their selections, and you will
want to attend the show and support their efforts.
Continuo Collective of the South will also be performing at the Averitt this month. The Collective – which
includes Ruth Berry, Ken Courtney, Angela Massey and Pawel Kozak – will take the audience on a journey to
experience a variety of Baroque chamber music.
Be sure to check out the calendar inside to see what’s going on in the Boro’s music and arts scene this month.
There’s lots to do and see, and it’s all going to be spectacular.
And I’ll pass on a bit of an Irish blessing to you as you go, a little something my Granny would say: “May
you always have a clean shirt, a clean conscience, and a guinea in your pocket.”