Twitter The GRAMMY Museum provides K-12 students the opportunity to dive deep into music with its programs and camp. This Giving Tuesday, the Museum is asking for your help to continue bringing these resources to them Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 27, 2018 – 5:00 am The GRAMMY Museum is home to one-of-a-kind music exhibitions and experiences that bring its visitors closer to the artists and music they love. On Giving Tuesday the museum is asking for your help to support the music education programs they provide, in order to continue bringing music access to students in and out of the classroom.Throughout the year, the museum seeks to give underprivileged communities access to music education and prepare K-12 educators with resources to show the power of bringing music to the classroom. Over the next 24 hours, the GRAMMY Museum has set out to raise $50,000 to continue providing students with tools and resources they need to explore music education.Past programs include a workshop on the how music has been a catalyst for change throughout wars, including the Civil War and World Wars I and II, as well as lyric writing workshops. The museum also offers tours for local schools and organizes a camp for young aspiring musicians in high school. These student-centered programs help support the museum’s mission of using “music as a gateway to learning; inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical thinking and self-expression.”Teachers and parents have seen students positively engage with the programs. Larchmont Charter School teacher Dave DuMonde shared how excited his students were after their visit to the museum.”They were fully inspired—a new passion has been sparked in our music program,” DuMonde said. “I received a resounding response from parents saying how cool and unique of a trip it was. Thank you, thank you for accommodating our group of 5th and 6th graders!””As I looked around during the performance, the children were all engaged and paid close attention to the action on the stage,” said one teacher who would like to remain anonymous. “In this day and age of budget cutbacks in the Arts Programs in our school systems, programs such as this are MUCH NEEDED.”According to the museum, a donation of $500 provides a whole class of students bus transportation for a visit to the museum in downtown Los Angeles. A visit to the museum deeply shaped Janet L. Jackson’s daughter’s musical aspirations.”My daughter left the GRAMMY Museum after her first visit and declared she wanted to be a rock guitarist,” Jackson said. “That year she got a guitar for Christmas and has been taking lessons ever since.”The GRAMMY Museum also puts on a GRAMMY Camp in which high school students learn more about careers in the music industry, including songwriting, audio engineering, music journalism, instrumental performance and more.”Attending camp really pushed me to work harder and study more about production. I’ve just finished producing a five track EP, and I’m now learning about licensing, distribution, and advertising. I don’t think any of this would have happened if I hadn’t been given this opportunity and attended GRAMMY Camp,” GRAMMY Camp alum Markus said.For more information on how you can support the music education the GRAMMY Museum brings to students visit the GRAMMY Museum’s donation page.GRAMMY Camp—Weekend Brings Music Career Training To PittsburghRead more Email Facebook News Giving Tuesday: The GRAMMY Museum Needs Your Help Supporting Music Education Support The GRAMMY Museum This Giving Tuesday giving-tuesday-grammy-museum-needs-your-help-supporting-music-education
West Indies team with World Cup trophy in 1979Twitter/Cricket World CupWe continue our series of looking back at all 11 cricket World Cup Finals. In this second instalment, our focus is on the 1979 World Cup Final contested between defending champions West Indies and hosts England at the same venue which hosted the first – Lord’s cricket ground.By 1979 West Indies were the uncrowned kings of cricket and they were in possession of one of the most intimidating pace bowling line-ups in the history of the game. Their batting line-up was also bedecked with great names such as Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge, Clive Lloyd and the greatest of them all, Vivian Richards.1979 – England vs West Indies (Lord’s)It was their captain Lloyd who was the star of the 1975 Final but Richards had also played a key part by orchestrating three run-outs. But now, it was time for King Viv to take the centerstage with the bat and give another demonstration of his batting prowess.West Indies batted first, just as they had done in 1975. England had no respite as Viv Richards decided to unleash his genius on the hosts’ bowling attack. Interestingly, the man who joined him in putting the English bowlers to the sword was somebody relatively unknown in the history of West Indian cricket – Collis King.This lesser-known right-hander batted with such aggression that even King Viv, usually the most devastating opponent of bowlers in the world, couldn’t match his flair. While the legendary Antiguan scored a magnificent 138 off 157 balls, King played a blistering knock of 86 off just 66 balls. Michael Holding (right) with Andy Roberts (left) and Vivian Richards were all part of the 1979 teamReutersWest Indies ended up with a score of 286/9 in the stipulated 60 overs. England had a tough task in front of them. Chasing 287 was difficult enough in those days, but when a team has a bowling attack consisting of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Colin Croft arrayed against them, it is a huge mountain to climb.The English opening partnership was of Geoffrey Boycott and Mike Brearley. The former is a legend of the game but batting aggressively was never something he was known for. Brearley, on the other hand, is a figure renowned for his captaincy, not batting. The pair batted at a pace which wouldn’t have been out of place in a Test match, something not suited to an ODI contest.Controversy There is one moment of the game that has become famous and gave birth to one of cricket’s biggest conspiracy theories. Boycott, at one stage, decided to take the attack to the opposition and target the part-time off-spin of Vivian Richards. In an attempt to go over the top, the great English opener stepped out and mistimed a lofted shot which gave the West Indies captain, Lloyd an easy chance at mid-on. But he dropped it!This meant that the Boycott-Brearley duo continued to bat in their merry way and put on a partnership of 129 runs for the first wicket. The problem, however, was that they had consumed nearly two-thirds of the innings in the process. The match was firmly in control of West Indies by then and England, everntually, got bowled out for 194 in 51 overs with Joel Garner picking up five wickets.A lot of people conjectured that the drop of Boycott by Lloyd was deliberate to extend the stay of the dogged England batsman at the crease. Lloyd denied the charge but did admit that as a strategy, it would not have been bad. Till this day, there is a debate over the grassing of the catch by West Indian captain. Did he do it on purpose? The question is still asked.Whatever may have been the case, the second consecutive World title cemented West Indies’ reputation as the world’s best side even further. For England, it was the first of three defeats in World Cup Finals.
Natore police superintendent Biplob Bijoy Talukder speaking with reporters after conducting a drive where four suspected activists of JMB surrendered to the law enforcers in Natore. Photo: Muktar HossainPolice in a drive arrested four suspected activists of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Dighapatia, on the outskirts of Natore town, early Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.The arrestees are—Anisur Rahman Anis, a resident of Arkandi village in Singra upazila, Shafikul Islam and Fazlur Rahman, residents of Chapapukur village in Bagatipara upazila and Jakir Hossian, a resident of Kholabaria village in Naldanga upazila.Acting on a tip-off, a police team cordoned off a house adjacent to the Uttara Gonobhaban around 3:00am and started operation at the house from 5:30am and asked the insiders to surrender to the law enforcers after nine rounds of firing, claimed police.After one hour, the four suspected activists of JMB surrendered to the law enforcers.Police, later, recovered five hand bombs, petrol, a laptop, one motorcycle and books searching the house.Details will be come to light after interrogation of the arrestees and investigation, said Natore police superintendent Biplob Bijoy Talukder.