Just in time for the holidays... "Mind The Logs," a new CD by the Logarhythms -- MIT's all-male a cappella ensemble -- can be purchased for $15 by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sample the Logs' song-stylings when they serenade holiday shoppers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace at 11am on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Logs were founded in 1949 as an all-male, student-run double octet of barbershoppers. Since then, the Logs' repertoire has grown to include folk, madrigal, jazz, pop and rock.
A Boston Herald review of Assistant Professor Thomas DeFrantz's tribute to Thelonious Monk, Monk's Mood, called the work a "step in the right direction." Christie Taylor wrote, "DeFrantz was so convincing in the way he mixed his tap rhythms with his theatrical portrayal of Monk's life that it was easy to believe Monk could have been a tap dancer instead of a musician."
A Thanksgiving Day Boston Globe feature on the MIT Museum's monthly Family Adventures in Science and Technology Programs said the Museum makes science "family fun." Writer Karen Campbell also praised the appeal of the exhibitions: "As one wanders from room to room, there is a continual sense of surprise and delight at the poetry and whimsy of scientific and technological achievement."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 8, 1999.