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Leah on the Offbeat now has a Synopsis!!

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Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Phantom Thieves and Random School Things
  • Akira: Master pen drummer ™.Can pretty much make a beat at the top of his head and do a freestyle rap
  • Ann: Her locker is filled with amazing decorations. Even a mini chandelier!
  • Ryuji: Tends to poke holes in his eraser. Texts in class.
  • Yusuke: Doodles anywhere- even on the desks.
  • Makoto: Mom friend™. If you're missing anything, shes the first person to give you her extras. You go, Makoto.
  • Haru: Brings the best snacks in her bag. Once she opens it you can find multiple bags of chips and candy.
  • Akechi: That one kid who slips his earbuds through his jacket sleeve. When he puts his hand up to hold his head he can listen to music.
  • Morgana: Mixes up Akira's supplies in his desk so he can mess with him.

Other girls: *sexy dance* my milkshakes brings all the boys to yard

Someone asked me once who I would save if all the members of Fall Out Boy were trapped in a burning building and I was only able to get one of them out and I said Andy cause he’d save everyone else cause he’s a super hero viking god workout master drummer that can do anything. 

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Museum!

Dubbed the “World’s Greatest Entertainer” and “the human beat box” for his unrivaled ability to rock a crowd, Harlem native Doug E. Fresh, with reggae rapper Vicious, DJs Barry B, and Will Chill, will ring in the new year at the Museum’s 37th annual Kwanzaa spectacular

Artistic Director of Yaffa Cultural Arts Linda Humes, with master drummers Sanga of the Valley and LeeAnet Noble, following a special opening by the Harlem School of the Arts Legacy Ensemble, guides us through a joyous holiday that celebrates the African roots of the African-American community, drawing on seven universal principles. 

Award-winning filmmaker MK Asante introduces his landmark movie The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration, followed by a musical tribute to the film’s narrator, Dr. Maya Angelou. Q&A to follow with Asante and Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Editor of EBONY Magazine.

This program is free for Members or with Museum admission! Learn more. 

To Shannon...

   We are all here, Echelon and Vyrters, because we believe in values such as Support and Respect, and because we love 30 Seconds to Mars music.

   But above all we(Shan’s girls) made the choice to follow you, Shannon, because your story, your being, your talent mean a lot for us.

   I don’t know about the other Shan’s girls around the world, but those I know are a part of your personal guard, no matter what could happen, we will always stand by your side, supporting you and your projects. And when times of shadows come and start spreading rumors on which we can’t have any control, we are here again and stronger than before, because you deserve the world.

   Fighting doesn’t mean only clenching fists, it is a state of mind, the will not to give up on anyone we care about !! And we care about you to the moon and back !

  We will never know how you are doing on your side of the mirror, because your privacy is none of our business, but every time you’ll look at us , you’ll always be met by our smiles and our unfailing faith and support !

  We suffer from your absence, we suffer from the stupidity of some people on Earth, we smile when you smile, we vibrate when you play !!

  Your life inspire ours in so many ways, we have failures, weaknesses, struggles on our own, but your presence will always make it better.

  Please always remember you have faithful Echelon around you, that you can reach at any moment, anywhere in the world. We are here for you.

   Talented, creative, handsome, cute, sexy, funny, intelligent, sass master, god of drummers, loveable, caring, faithful, weak, human, wise, curious …..

…you are our EVERYTHING.