Astronauts R. Husband and K. Chawla

Ten years ago: astro­nauts R. Hus­band & K. Chawla work­ing in space to make our lives bet­ter spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images… #remem­ber­ing­co­lum­bia #sts107

— Anne Cabr­era (@composerAnne) Jan­u­ary 23, 2013

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Astronaut Laurel Clark on Middeck

Astro­naut Lau­rel Clark works for us on the mid­deck of space shut­tle Colum­bia 10 years ago. spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images… #remem­ber­ing­co­lum­bia #sts107

— Anne Cabr­era (@composerAnne) Jan­u­ary 24, 2013

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Our Video for Hangar Doors

“Hangar Doors (Roll­out)” has a new music video to go with it!

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Days of Remembrance

The lat­ter part of Jan­u­ary and ear­ly Feb­ru­ary is potent: it is a time that we reflect upon and hon­or the fall­en crews of Apol­lo 1, Chal­lenger, and Colum­bia, and all those who have lost their lives in the cause of explo­ration. Dur­ing these days of remem­brance, I would like to encour­age us all to reflect upon our space heroes while lis­ten­ing to the music of “Colum­bia: We Dare to Dream.”

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Columbia CD Travels to the ISS!

Sur­prise, sur­prise! Thanks to NASA astro­naut Clay Ander­son, my Colum­bia CD appar­ent­ly took a lit­tle trip to the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion, via the space shut­tle Dis­cov­ery mis­sion STS-131.

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And The Winner Is…

Do you pay atten­tion to the Gram­my Awards?  I must con­fess: I don’t, not espe­cial­ly.  Sure it’s fun to watch the year­ly fash­ion show, and see the lights and glit­ter and lip-sync­ing played out… and we chuck­le at all the win­ners’ bab­ble, and then laugh at the com­men­tary about the bab­ble, and then at the com­men­tary about all the com­men­tary!  But, when it comes down to it, frankly, most of the time I’m left with the feel­ing of where’s the music?  Where’s the real music?
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Vocabulary Words

I was pret­ty young at the time, in ele­men­tary school.  And I remem­ber we had these week­ly vocab­u­lary tests…ugh, not my favorite thing.  The teacher would give us a new list of words each week, and we had to learn the spelling of each word as well as the def­i­n­i­tion.

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A Gem of a Picture

It is always amaz­ing to me how every indi­vid­ual brings their own unique sparkle to the expe­ri­ence of music.  I mean, you can sit down thir­ty peo­ple in a room, give each of them a sheet of paper and a box of crayons, put on some music for them to hear, and say “Lis­ten close­ly, and draw what it sounds like…”.…  And despite the fact that all hear the exact same music in the same room at the same time, and all have the same col­ors of crayons, each per­son comes up with a total­ly dif­fer­ent and pre­cious gem of a pic­ture!  Now, isn’t that kind of remark­able?
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