The People of 250: George Benford

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Sep 262012
 

George Benford outside the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.  Mr. Benford is the coordinator for the Celebrate!250 gala event to be held here on November 11, 2012.

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.

Jul 102012
 

The Rolleiflex camera used by Ed Roseberry to take many of the photos in this story. (Steve Trumbull photo)

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.

Copeley Hill Housing, 1966 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Railroad Yard East of Belmont Bridge, 1951 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Intersection of Emmet Street and Barracks Road, 1948 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Ed Roseberry at the unearthing of the Charlottesville time capsule on May 27, 2012. To his left, a photo of Mr. Roseberry taken on the day the capsule was buried in 1962. (Steve Trumbull photo)

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.

The People of 250: Steven Meeks

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May 062012
 

Steven Meeks

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 People of 250: Debra Tuler

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May 042012
 

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 Debra Tuler about the 9th annual Festival of Cultures to be held May 12, 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.

The People of 250: Paul Beyer

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May 022012
 

Paul Beyer

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 People of 250: Morgan Perkins

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Apr 032012
 

Morgan Perkins, hostess of the TV10 series ‘Charlottesville Arts Spotlight’.

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.

The People of 250: Mark Beliles

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Jan 202012
 

Mark Beliles is the co-chairman of the Celebrate!250 organizing committee.

In this, the second 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 Mark Beliles, co-chairman of the Celebrate!250 organizing committee.

Learn about how the Celebrate!250 committee was formed and about some of the great work its doing to help Charlottesville celebrate its 250th anniversary. Dan and Mark talk about the opening of the time capsule in May and about the gala celebration in November. It’s all here, on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

The People of 250: Steve Trumbull

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Jan 122012
 

In this, the first episode in a brand new series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we will talk to some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, CPN’s Dan Gould talks to local photographer Steve Trumbull of Trumbull Photography about his work in both taking and preserving historical images of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

An aerial photograph of the Charlottesville Pavilion taken in late 2011 by local photographer Steve Trumbull. This and other historical photographs are on display at Charlottesville’s City Space until January 31st. (Used with permission)

A portion of Steve’s collection is on display at the Charlottesville On the Move exhibit at Charlottesville’s City Space until January 31st. Admission is free.

You can view more of Mr. Trumbull’s historical image collection at his blog Charlottesville Then And Now.