Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Book signing, concert part of Aiken Wine & Sign event
Apr 13 2016 6:20 pm
STAFF File PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Diann Shaddox is an author who founded the Diann has essential tremor and will have her books available at the
During the upcoming Aiken Wine & Sign, guests will be able to mingle with authors during the day and enjoy live music during the evening.
The event is being presented by the Aiken Center for the Arts and the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor and will be at the arts center, 122 Laurens St. S.W., on April 23.
The Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is based in Aiken and was founded by Diann Shaddox, who has essential tremor.
For more information, visitwww.aikencenterforthearts.org orwww.diannshaddoxfoundation.org or call 803-641-9094.
More than 30 authors will be scattered around the center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to authors from Aiken and other parts of South Carolina, there will be writers coming from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.
Various genres from children’s books and romances to thrillers and mysteries will be represented.
Submitted Photo by Jay Armitage Brad Carter is an actor and singer who has essential tremor. He will perform as part of the upcoming Aiken Wine & Sign event.
Shaddox’s books will be among those available.
Admission is free.
Food, wine and craft beer will be sold.
The Diann Shaddox Foundation has held similar events before, but this will be its first in Aiken.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Randy Miles, executive director of the Diann Shaddox Foundation.
Submitted Photo Performer Brad Carter recently opened for Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise at its concert in Los Angeles. Carter will be in Aiken on April 23 for the Aiken Wine & Sign event.
That night’s happenings will start at 7 p.m. and run to at least 9:30 p.m.
Brad Carter, an actor and singer with essential tremor, will perform.
Carter grew up around Macon, Georgia, and lives in Los Angeles.
In addition to his music career, Carter has appeared in TV shows such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “True Detective,” “House,” “Dexter” and “Bones.” He also has been in movies such as “Black Mass,” which starred Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch.
“But his first love will always be music,” states on his website. “After a debilitating disease threatened to rob Brad of his ability to play guitar, he made world news by playing his guitar during a brain surgery designed to give some relief to his condition known as essential tremor.”
Submitted Photo One of Brad Carter’s acting roles was Charlie Lange in “True Detective,” which features Matthew McConaughey as Detective Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson as Detective Marty Hart. Carter will be in Aiken later this month during the Aiken Wine & Sign event.
In February, Carter opened for Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
During his Aiken appearance, he will be joined by a couple singers and a keyboardist and will play songs from his debut EP, “FieldHand,” and from his full-length CD that’s scheduled to be released later this year.
“I’m excited that (Diann) and Randy have taken on their own movement to raise (awareness),” Carter said. “I would love to see her foundation grow. ... I truly believe she wants to help people.”
Jay Jefferies will emcee for the night portion of the Wine & Sign event.
Admission is $75 for one ticket or $130 for two tickets.
Each price level includes food, wine, craft beer and one signed copy of Carter’s EP.
For more information on Carter, visit www.thebradcarter.com.
A basket of items will be raffled off throughout the full event.
One of those items is a flour sifter signed by Carter, who has utilized the appliance as an instrument.
Each raffle ticket will be $5 or five tickets for $20.
The winner will be revealed during the evening and doesn’t need to be present to win, according to Miles.
Stephanie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012. She then signed on with the Aiken Standard, where she is now the features reporter. She primarily covers health topics, arts and entertainment, authors and restaurants.
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