Category Archives: Education

QUOTE: Haruki Murakami

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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

- Haruki Murakami

QUOTE: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Great Maya Angelou Has Passed On

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Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann.

The 86-year-old was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist.  In 2010, President Barack Obama named her the recipient of the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

One of Angelou’s most praised books was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
(read more) Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

*Fellow Harlemite and friend Norman, writes on his Facebook “There are people that you think will live forever and #mayaangelou is one of them.”

*Another Anne B. writes “I loved her books so much.  I remember first reading them in the 1970s.  She was a favorite of mine and she meant so much to me.”

Harlem School of the Arts’ Scholarships

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HSA OFFERS TEENS MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH ITS HSA PREP PROGRAM!
On May 4 – 9, auditions will be held for HSA Prep, Harlem School of the Arts’ full year merit scholarship program for students ages 12 – 17 who have a strong interest in advance level training in visual art, theatre, music and dance.  HSA Prep is a highly selective, pre-professional program that offers individual mentoring, life enrichment workshops, study hall access, high school and college application support, and opportunities to engage with professional artists and attend special events as guest artists and audience members throughout the city.100% of the students who graduated the Prep program in 2013 were accepted at colleges and universities including Harvard, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Berklee College of Music, Spelman College and Brown University.  HSA Prep vocal student Aaron Ramsey is pictured above.