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“Aiken Remembers”: Celebrate Our History and Community This Sunday

Press release: http://www.aikenstandard.com/story/0715-Joe-Lista

This Sunday, I will be presiding over and hosting a show at the Aiken Community Playhouse called “Aiken Remembers: Our Community Through the Lens of Joe Lista.” I wrote a column about it months ago for Verge, but now we’ve finally arrived. This Sunday, we will gather on-stage at 3 with four guest speakers who will lend personal stories to the already fascinating pictures of our town from the years 1954-1964.

http://derekberry.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/verge-article-about-aiken/

This project has been more than one year in the making, ever since my boss sent me into the archives to find interesting photographs. With the help of URS, this evolved into a show to honor Todd’s father Joe Lista as well as take a closer, personal look at the era. Afterwards, we will show further pictures from our archives while enjoying refreshments.

I am completely stoked for this show, and I hope it brings back nostalgia for those who lived through this era while piquing intrigue from younger generations. Though some of the pictures cover controversial topics, such as segregation and socio-economic boundaries, this era emphasized community. Though we were a small town, we thrived together. Hopefully, we can regain this sense of community, and remembering how we did so once is the first step to doing so.

If you are a history-buff or a connoisseur of photography, you should come out to the Aiken Community Playhouse main stage in the URS Center of Performing Arts to enjoy this spectacle. I have spoken and interviewed all of our guest speakers and can ensure you that their stories are worth listening to.

The show will be broadcast live by Aiken Standard TV.

Once we reclaim our past, we can make today a yesterday we can be proud of.

Flashback Thursday: Fredrick Fredrickson

A few videos made about two years ago about a character feeling like a nerd. He was first in “Pimp Yo Ride,” but now some more videos. Enjoy. Note: I don’t really do these sorts of things anymore, but they’re online and fun to share anyways.

Flashback Thursday: The Hogwarts Dorm Life

Flashback Thursday!!

From now on, I’d like to make this a “thing.” I’ll post something I either wrote or made a long time ago so you can go chortle at me. Or LOL.

For this week, I’d like to introduce you to D-Kizzle and Fredrick Fredrickson! They are characters I created in the tenth grade to make youtube videos with. Keep in mind, this video I will show you is something very embarrassing. But I always knew people would dig them up one day, so why not show it to you now?

Did you ever do or write something you’re very embarrassed of from your past? Next week, I’ll make sure to post something I’ve written.

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