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Z is for Zac Efron: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Zac Efron in Hairspray on The Road Scholars for the A to Z Blogging Challenge

Folks in our community who love the Disney “High School Musical” franchise were no doubt thrilled to see Zac Efron in “Hairspray.”
In week three of our “For The Love of Musicals” course when we look at “Hairspray” we ask students to choose their favorite Zac song from:

  • “Ladies Choice” (Hairspray)
  • “Getcha Head in the Game” (HSM)
  • “Bet on It” (HSM2)
  • “Now or Never” (HSM3)

We use choice and forum activities in the course to encourage students to communicate with others who share their interests.

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Q is for Quarterflash: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Rock of Ages on The Road Scholars for The A to Z Blogging ChallengeIn our course “For The Love of Musicals,” we learn that “Rock of Ages” is an example of a jukebox musical – one that features music of a particular time period or artist.

One of the activities we offer is a chance to match the song from “Rock of Ages” to the original artist who made the song famous.  In  the film version of “Rock of Ages” – Harden My Heart is sung by Sherrie Christian played by Julianne Hough.  The song was originally recorded by American rock group Quarterflash.  This is one of 25 songs in the course activity.

Quarterflash on The Road Scholars for the A to Z Blogging Challenge

 

 

"The Road" Scholars

 

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R is for the Ring – A to Z Blogging Challenge

R“Why do you want to be a writer?” He asked.

“Immortality.” I answered.

For once, he had no retort.

Artists remain alive in our conscious, remain relevant to our soul, always. In different ways, yes. In very personal moments, definitely. In the quiet and in the noise, artist’s work scream history and whisper emotion. Forever.

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P is for Precious – A to Z Challenge

Guest Blog from Downs Side Up

PThe Power of a Song

I recently began thinking about a song by Depeche Mode that was on a compilation CD in my car at the time I was pregnant with Natty. Just another track, probably one I skipped over a hundred times to get to my favourite.

After her birth the very same song suddenly became full of meaning, so hugely significant it could have been written just for us. It seemed to be speaking to the family of a child who was born vulnerable and spending her early, precious, irreplaceable weeks in a Neo-Natal unit. I actually listened for the first time.

It summed up the guilt we felt at our shock after her arrival, the sorrow that cut through us as we watched her being subjected to uncomfortable procedures, the pain of the empty crib at home where she should have been sleeping, the fear that she would grow up remembering the aloneness in the incubator, that overriding feeling all parents have that they would do anything at all to make things better.

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April A to Z Blogging Challenge – I’ve Got The Music In Me


For the third year, we’ll be participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge!

In 2014, our first attempt at the challenge, we asked for guest bloggers and shared a variety of personal stories and advocacy issues.
Last year, we adopted a theme “Together We Can Do So Much.”

This year we’re going to have some fun! Our theme is “I’ve Got The Music In Me.”

Music is an integral part of our lives. Take a look around our community and you’ll see that music is used for a variety of important tasks:
• Self-expression
• Education
• Physical fitness
• Socialization
• Awareness & Advocacy
• Employment

Join us for a month-long tribute to the tunes that keep us going and make life fun!

A new post every day in April (except for Sundays) !