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Film: Tama River by Anders Edström & Karen Langley.
Music: Yoko Ono, Let’s Go On Flying.
Model: Ai Tominaga
If you work at Langley and you need a break from actual intelligence gathering
, you can always try to crack the code
to the sculpture right outside the cafeteria window
is a sculpture by James Sanborn located on the CIA grounds which contains a four-part coded message
: sections 1-3 have been solved
(with Sanborn admitting he made a typo in section 2). Perhaps you'd like to join Elonka
(and the hive mind
) in having a go
at section 4.
"He teaches the students to read the music from within themselves."
The annual Pop Concert at Dondero High School was a beloved institution from 1971-2006. Under the direction of music instructor Rick Hartsoe
, the A Capella Choir and student instrumentalists presented 20 popular songs per concert: "ten full choir pieces chosen for their harmonic and instrumental interest, and ten solos of the students' choosing." Pieces from the last ten years included such unconventional classics as Maroon 5's "This Love," System of a Down's "Chop Suey" and "Down In A Hole" by Alice In Chains. Also included were works by Stevie Wonder, Boston, Weezer, P.O.D., Norah Jones, The Doobie Brothers and many more. Every Pop Concert ended -- perhaps appropriately -- with "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from Hair
March 2006 saw the last Pop Concert performed at Dondero High. Mr. Hartsoe has announced his retirement
. And due to consolidation with a neighboring school, Dondero High
itself is closing at the end of this school year. Thankfully, eight of those Pop Concerts (from 1995 to 2005) are available as downloadable 2-CD sets from Comfortstand
). Yes, for free
. Convinced yet? Basically, if you were blown away by the likes of The Langley Music School Project
), this might just be right up your musical alley.
One Good Turn Deserves Another
Mantaine Minis, 6, was living in a hut in a remote village in Kenya, in need of lifesaving heart surgery, when the improbable happened one day in June. A group of students and parents from the Langley School in McLean (Virginia) as on safari at the Masai Mara National Reserve, where Mantaine's father is a game warden.
That's when someone from the village told a Langley teacher about Mantaine's heart problem. From there, things seemed to unfold quickly.