GCC Choir Auditions will be held August 22-25, 2016
A Mercury Transit Music Video from Solar Dynamics Observatory
Video Credit: NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center, Genna Duberstein; Music: Encompass by Mark PetrieExplanation: What’s that small black dot moving across the Sun? Mercury. Possibly the clearest view of Mercury crossing in front of the Sun earlier this week was from Earth orbit. The Solar Dynamics Observatory obtained an uninterrupted vista recording it not only in optical light but also in bands of ultraviolet light. Featured here is a composite movie of the crossing set to music. Although the event might prove successful scientifically for better determining components of Mercury’ ultra-thin atmosphere, the event surely proved successful culturally by involving people throughout the world in observing a rare astronomical phenomenon. Many spectacular images of this Mercury transit from around (and above) the globe are being proudly displayed.
ENTERTAINMENT ON THE GREEN
|When||Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.|
|Event Title||GCC Marimba Band & Guest Tambores|
|Contact Name||Dr. Douglas Nottingham|
|As part of the GCC Entertainment On the Green Series, The GCC Marimba Band will present traditional Mexican and Guatemalan marimba favorites, music for solo marimba and Cuban musical selections arranged for marimba ensemble. The diverse show will feature Tambores, a dynamic duo featuring percussion virtuosos Joe Garcia and ASU’s Dom Moio. The concert is supported by the GCC Student Leadership Center and local percussion impressario Jeff Morse, director of The Rosewood Rascals. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free!|
2016 Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 19 & Sunday, Mar. 20 – FREE
Come out and enjoy over 400 performers featuring everything from folk and bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling. This award-winning event includes several performance venues and “jam sessions” locations for musicians. Highlights include historic house tours, demonstrations and hands-on workshops led by accomplished entertainers.
NEW! Event Program & Schedule Updated on 3-14-16. Schedule subject to change.
Amanda Angel of New York Public Radio’s WQXR, provides an engaging list of links between music and biology.