Enrique Urueta is a queer Colombian-American playwright from South Boston, VA whose award-winning plays Learn to Be Latina, The Danger of Bleeding Brown, and Forever Never Comes have been presented across the country.
What does George Benford, Kool & the Gang and JPJ have in common? All three will be coming together on November 11, 2012 to celebrate Charlottesville’s 250th birthday.
CPN’s Dan Gould spoke with Mr. Benford outside JPJ on Wednesday. The event, also known as Charlottesville’s Grand Gala punctuates a year of celebrations with a big bash at John Paul Jones Arena. While the event’s headliner, Kool & The Gang is reason enough to attend, Mr. Benford promises that the event will be much more than that.
“I want people to understand that this is not just Kool and The Gang, this is a once in a life time celebration,” said Benford.
Tickets are still available for the event from John Paul Jones Arena or from Ticket Master. For more information about the event or to find out how local businesses can purchase tickets in bulk for employees or customers you may contact Mr. Benford through Celebrate!250.
In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, photographer Ed Roseberry talks with CPN’s Dan Gould about his collection of historical photographs.
Listen as Ed tells the fascinating story of how he became one of Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s most noted photographers. Then, preview three photographs from his CitySpace exhibit with Ed as your personal guide.
Photographs discussed in this podcast. To view the entire collection visit the Roseberry exhibit at CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The exhibit will be officially dedicated this Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The exhibit closes at the end of July.
The photographs used in our story are courtesy of Trumbull Photography and Ed Roseberry and are used here with permission. For more on Ed Roseberry visit Steve Trumbull’s Charlottesville Then and Now website. Our interview was recorded on July 9, 2012.
What if there were a magic pill that could make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve a number of your teenager’s behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice, and close the achievement gap in education? Well, there is no such magic pill-but there is a new scientifically based approach called story editing that can accomplish all of this. It works by redirecting the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us, with subtle prompts, in ways that lead to lasting change. In Redirect, world-renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson shows how story-editing works and how you can use it in your everyday life.
You can pick up the book here
Sean Tubbs joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in 2007 as its first Program Officer. Now Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Senior Reporter, Mr. Tubbs began his journalism career in 1992 while working for a Virginia Tech school newspaper. He transitioned to radio news and has worked at both non-profit and public radio stations in Virginia, including a stint as news director at WNRN. His 2001 documentary on Virginia’s Eugenics Movement won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Mr. Tubbs founded the Charlottesville Podcasting Network in 2005 where he pioneered the use of audio podcasts for public media in Central Virginia.
You can read Charlottesville Tomorrow on the web at http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/
In 1962, local residents buried a time capsule. Now, 50 years later, that capsule is about to be unearthed.
In this podcast CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society vice president Preston Coiner. Preston, a Charlottesville native, has had a long time interest in local history. Listen as he talks about the historic unearthing to take place on May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of 4th Street NE and East High Street in Charlottesville. The unearthing is a part of Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration taking place this year.
Preston’s extensive research on the capsule has uncovered many interesting facts. Learn about that day back in 1962 when the capsule was buried. Find out who was there that day and who of those will be joining the celebration 50 years later to see the capsule unearthed.
In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, City of Charlottesville’s Rick Barrick talks with Albemarle Historical Society director Steven Meeks about the upcoming Virginia Festival of History.
The Festival begins on May 26th with the unearthing of the 1962 time capsule the next day. It concludes on the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd with many activities designed for the whole family.
In this podcast you will learn about the recreation of a planned Civil War encampment and about some of the notable historic figures that are buried in our local cemeteries.
Our podcast concludes with a discussion of the November 12th gala event marking the actual day of the founding of the City of Charlottesville.
Mr. Meek’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 25, 2012.
The Festival is organized by the Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations. If you would like to be a part of the Festival, email Debra.Tuler@ccs.k12.va.us or call 434-245-2819. The festival is a family friendly event.
Ms. Tuler’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 25, 2012.
In our continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, City of Charlottesville’s Rick Barrick talks with Paul Beyer about his first annual Tom Tom Founders Festival. The festival runs through May 13, 2012.
Listen in to learn about the genesis of the festival and the future Beyer sees for it. You will also learn about the music festival planned for the Downtown Mall on May 11th and 12th. Fifty to seventy bands are expected to perform. Paul also talks about the City as Canvas, a month of free art and innovation programming that includes panels, workshops, concerts, and exhibitions.
Mr. Beyer’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 18, 2012.
The medallion is a five hundred pound granite stone quarried in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. It was engraved with Steve’s graphic design by the local firm of Gropen Design. Today, it sits at the very center of Charlottesville’s historic street grid at the intersection of First and Main.
In this podcast CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Steve Trumbull. Steve is a local businessman and is the Trumbull in Trumbull Photography. He is perhaps best known for his Charlottesville Then And Now website where you can find additional information and project photos. Dan also talks with Neal Gropin and Darryl Muller of Gropen Design about the project.
In this, the third episode of a brand new series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we talk to some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Morgan Perkins, hostess of the TV10 series Charlottesville Arts Spotlight and member of the Celebrate!250 steering committee.
Learn about how the Celebrate!250 committee was formed and about some of the great work it’s doing to help Charlottesville celebrate its 250th anniversary. Dan and Morgan talk about a wide range of subjects from Charlottesville arts to what makes this year’s celebration special. It’s all here, on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.