Music of the Day
"The Polar Express" is a film adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's best-selling children's book which won a Caldecott Medal in 1986. Composer Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard teamed up to create the music for this movie. The soundtrack is a mix of new and classic Christmas tunes.
This Day in Music History
On this day in 1974, singer-songwriter Harry Chapin's song, "Cat's in the Cradle" from his album Verities & Balderdash, was #1.
Movie of the Day
The Doors (Compare Prices) - Based on the 1960s rock band The Doors. In this film directed by Oliver Stone, Val Kilmer plays Jim Morrison. This movie attempts to chronicle Morrison's early years and his rise to stardom as a musician. It reveals how the group was formed as well as how Morrison's personal struggles affected the band.
Suggested Stocking Stuffer
Dry Erase Board/Chalkboard - These things are pretty expensive but very useful in the music classroom. There are dry erase music boards and chalkboards in which the staff lines are permanently on the surface while the other side is blank. Some are mounted others are portable and have wheels.