Monthly Archives: April 2013

Joseph Yaconelli is the Ventriloquist

Joseph Yaconelli does ventriloquist act at his high school Mr. Griz. Pageant.

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Joseph Yaconelli is the Maestro

My son Joseph was in his high school’s Mr. Grizz Pageant, a  spoof male beauty pageant to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. He had an amazing video and talent performance (a ridiculous ventriloquist act) along with a fun dance routine with his sister Grace. Here’s the video he made:


Show and Tell: True Tales of Treasured Objects

sacred object

Your grandfather’s watch. The arrowhead you found in 2nd grade. The necklace your boyfriend gave you. Your dad’s fiddle. The pressed flowers from your wedding. It’s time for Show and Tell: True Tales of Treasured Objects, an evening of local folks sharing true stories of the objects that have great meaning (and great stories) attached to them. Our Spring storytelling event takes place Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 9pm at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall at 87 Fourth street in Ashland. Storytellers include Kevin Carr, Mark Gibson, Marla Estes, Kim Keller, Janis Johnson, and My-Linh Phan. Music by Duane Whitcomb and the Carr Family. All proceeds from the evening go to the Family Nurturing Center a powerful and beautiful organization in Medford that helps abused and neglected children. Storytellers and musicians will be posted in the coming weeks.

All audience member are invited to bring a treasured object. We will have a table set up for audience members to display one of their treasured objects. Bring a 3 x 5 card and write out the description, story, history, and/or meaning of your object. We will have a table where you can display your object for viewing by other audience members during intermission and after the show.  Make sure you place your name on the object as well.