Friday, May 01, 2009

May Showers...

From the good folks at Grand Valley State University came this:
"During April, we anticipate "The Soloist," a film about a student
afflicted with schizophrenia who grew up to be a homeless street
musician - then was befriended by members of the LA Philharmonic and an
LA Times columnist. Meet the real people, hear the music which helps
"The Soloist" stay calm and watch him play various instruments in this
story behind the movie.

In addition, we're thinking about the earthquake of April 6th (in which
"a jewel of medieval Italy collapsed"), Mahatma Gandhi (who "broke" the
unfair salt laws by following non-violent resistance), the San
Francisco earthquake and fire (which devastated the city on April 18,
1906), the Chernobyl meltdown (which remains the world's worst nuclear
accident) and "the miracle" at the water pump (when Annie Sullivan made
a startling breakthrough with her pupil, Helen Keller). Learn the
details of those, and other events, in this summary of April

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