The Beat - Volume 22
“America is a tune. It must be sung together.”
– Gerald Stanley Lee

Happy Fourth of July! Great changes are happening in our country. Let's celebrate the progress we are making and keep moving forward.
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” - Thomas Jefferson
Star Spangled Banner
This is one of the best versions of the American Anthem, no one can match Whitney Houston in her prime!
Americans Are Heroes!
'Merica - we will do it just because we can! Comedian John Oliver tells you all about it.
"That Famous Cello Song"Explained
Bach's G major prelude - we all know it, we all love it!

Fans of the West Wing will remember this as the song Yo Yo Ma played at the infamous White House holiday party. It's been played in countless movies, commercials and TV shows. In this Vox video, cellist Alisa Weilerstein deconstructs it.
Just for Fun!
Keep those masks on and keep the curve going down, down, down!

For all of you that have Disney Plus, enjoy the premiere of Hamilton this weekend.
Cocktails Anyone?
Hmmm... we are not sure about some of these combinations, especially the red, white, and blue slushy. Have you ever used blue Gatorade in a cocktail before? Take a look and if you try any of them, please let us know the outcome.
American Hedgehog Warrior
Pepper the hedgehog takes on the Course 5 Challenge! Will she complete the course and maintain her perfect record?
Fun hedgehog facts:
The name for a baby hedgehog is a hoglet.
A group of hedgehogs is called an array.
Hedgehogs have poor eyesight, but excellent senses of smell and hearing.
It is illegal to own a hedgehog in Pennsylvania.
We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline - call 1-844-863-9314,
available 8 AM - 10 PM, seven days a week.

Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction. Please email them to and we may use them in
future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.