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Pure Soul with Anthony Hamilton and The Hamiltones | #musicthursdays

I fell in love with Anthony Hamilton’s music back in 2004. Newly married, new job, first kid on the way…there was a lot going on. And when “Charlene” first came on the radio I could relate to the song right away and was instantly hooked. In this performance, not only does Hamilton give an excellent performance, his band and backup singers are right there with him. Musically, yes, but it’s clear these guys love the music and love performing together. Such a joy to watch and listen to.

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A Colorful Sea of Possibility

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A Piece to Inspire Us All to Rise Above

This came to my inbox via NPR Music and reminded what a powerful inspiration certain pieces of music can be. The LA Philharmonic brass section does an amazing job and their intonation is perfect. Sharing it helps me feel just a little more hopeful in these moments of complete absurdity in our presidential elections.

Enjoy and be hopeful.

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Insane Marble Machine Making Music

Nothing else to say [head still shaking in disbelief].

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A Perspective on People

A Perspective on People

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Chicago at Night

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Under a Different Sky

Under a Different Sky

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How to Support New Pathways to Leadership Online

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I feel fortunate and thoughtful. Fortunate because I’m currently at an event for work—in a gorgeous setting—surrounded by brilliant, thoughtful, caring, fun educators—and I’m learning. Thoughtful because, well, I’m learning, and I’m trying to parse through what I’m hearing in conversations around the room and online, and think about how it applies to my work.

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A Unique Composer Has Left Us: Pierre Boulez 1926-2016

“You must not really think of reaching an audience. You must think first to express yourself.”
Pierre Boulez

I can’t say that the music of Boulez has changed my life in any significant way. I studied some of his stuff in college as a music major, and I’m sure most people don’t really care for his style, yet any time an influential figure dies it only seems right to pay some sort of tribute. If you have a few minutes, this piece by NPR should get you up to speed on one of the true greats of our time.

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Serious Rain, Serious Puddle

Serious Rain, Serious Puddle