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Release the Fear is a non-profit dedicated to giving at-risk youth the tools they need to make better life choices. Check them out at www.releasethefear.org or www.facebook.com/releasethefear
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Join us for the night of 1000 Cranes, a Phoenix First Friday event hosted by Release the Fear!

This takes place at Grace Chapel: an intact building adjacent to the ruins of Phoenix Historic First Baptist. Very cool location!

On this night the venue will be decked out in a tribute to Japanese culture, and there will be activities led by internationally-known Japanese folk artist Ken Koshio (http://www.kenkoshio.com).

All are invited to learn to make origami cranes & practice Kanji calligraphy courtesy graphic designer Eriko Saxon from Encolor (http://www.encolor.net)

We just confirmed that anime/manga cosplayers will be in attendance!

At 7 PM internationally-known Ken Koshio will play a set on the traditional Japanese drums and other instruments. 

From 7:30 - 8:00 Witness the rollout of a wonderful large display of Kanji calligraphy. Photo opportunity!

The cranes made at the event will be allowed to take flight and bring goodwill to others. Attendees can enter for a chance to adopt a crane to take home after the event.

This event is free (though donations are accepted). The purpose of this event is to simply raise awareness of Release the Fear's mission in helping underprivileged and at-risk youth find alternatives to crime and violence through self-expression. It's acknowledged that our programs reduce recidivism by youth offenders by up to nearly half. The artworks from our workshops--lovingly crafted by teens and others who have been helped by our programs--are available in exchange for a modest donation.

The First Friday Trolley stops by the RTF World Headquarters location at Grace Chapel, so if you're going to Roosevelt Row anyway, hop on the trolley and make an evening of it!
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Now here is something 50's and 60's.
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After explaining that this bike is for environmental friendliness , Peter Bower, CEO of Nordisk Cryobank, admits “We’re always looking for new donors so it’s a fine bonus that the Sperm Cell Bike gets peoples attention.”
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All it needs is a Wankel engine.
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Things that changed and why they changed:

People don't wear hats anymore because cars got faster and more popular and people got taller. The cars of the first half of the 20th century were upright and tall enough to allow people to wear hats inside of them, they did in train cars and trolleys, etc. By the mid-fifties we had decent roads that allowed highway speeds for extended periods, and tall-roofed, upright cars gave way to sleeker, lower-slung designs. And more people owned cars than ever before. But it became harder to wear hats in them. Improved nutrition also contributed to an increase in median height. So you can blame Virgil Exner (designer of the "Forward Look" Chryslers of the late fifties) and vitamin-enriched Cheerios for our relatively hatless population.

Variety Shows on TV: In the 50's through the 70's, it was unusual for houses to have more than one TV. It was also unusual for a metro area to have more than 3-5 broadcast TV channels. So choices were rather limited, and TV-watching during prime-time was often a family affair. Variety shows like Ed Sullivan and Sonny and Cher and Dean Martin were popular because they could offer segments for each member of the family. That explains how the Beatles could be on the same episode of Sullivan as Topo Gigio, the Singing Mouse. Once TV's became affordable enough so that most houses had more than a single screen, viewing habits fragmented. Once cable and VCR's became commonplace, we were on the road to having each family member plugged into their own media stream. All modern attempts to resurrect the once-beloved variety show format have failed. There is no "broadcasting" anymore. It's all "narrowcasting" with a laser-like focus on a specific demographic.
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Phoenix-based technology professional (AIX/Linux/DB2/Postgresql). 

Author of the upcoming novels In the Eye of the Diamond-T and Virgil the Junkman.

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