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Grease is the word!

In the new music video for Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, you can catch a peek at the opening scene of the new series, with a re-do of Frankie Valli’s original song “Grease.”

A pink and white title card reads “Grease is the word,” instruments begin to play Frankie Valli’s popular hit in the background, and two people lock lips at the drive-in theater before coming out of their car and  breaking into song and dance, and everyone at the drive-in joining in – like all good musicals!

As announced last year, the musical series is set four years before the original Grease. It was 1954  – a time before “rock ‘n’ roll ruled” and the T-Birds owned the school.

Now, “four fed-up outcasts” are deciding to operate “on their own terms” at Rydell High. Then comes the ultimate rise of the Pink Ladies – that famous clique of high school girls led by Stockard Channing and Didi Conn, in their roles as Rizzo and Frenchy in the 1978 film. Along with Sandy (the late Olivia Newton John), Jan (Jamie Donnelly), and Marty (Dinah Manoff).

The original Grease starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as high school love interests reunited after a summer fling – that they both had different perspectives on.

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The new 10-episode series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, is fronted by showrunner, writer, director and executive producer Annabel Oakes; director and executive producer Alethea Jones; executive music producer Justin Tranter; and director and choreographer Jamal Sims.

It’s been 45 years since the original Grease was released, and we first heard Frankie Valli sing the opening theme song, that went on to be a huge hit. Personally, I like this new version, and I like that the movie was so iconic that it lives on, in Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.

Yes, there was a Grease 2, but like Richie’s brother Chuck on Happy Days, and the two Darrin’s on Bewitched – we don’t talk about it.

-Carla Rea

Things We All SHOULD Have Learned In High School

Did we actually learn anything of use in high school? I mean, real life skills?

High school is that place where we are supposed to learn everything we are going to need in life, right? It’s supposed to be the place where we start finding ourselves, and figure out what it is we want to do with the next fifty, or so, years of our lives.

Most high school’s curriculum do a decent job with basic math and literacy. But a lot of people graduate high school, and then spend the next several years slowly realizing, “Holy crap – high school left me totally unprepared  for real life!”

How do credit cards really work? What does buying a house involve? Down payment, homeowners insurance,  property tax – what??? And you still don’t know that you can’t wash the whites with everything else!

There’s a reason the term “Adulting” has come to be loathed. So many of us leave school and go out into the world, only to discover we were never taught some of the basic life skills that we need, to simply be successful people.

But this goes beyond basic how to’s, addition, subtraction, and dangling participles (look it up).

Sometimes you need more than bare-bones training. You need the context, and soft skills that are not found anywhere in textbooks. Very luckily, we live in a world that allows us to somewhat take control of our education, and continued lifelong learning.

Schools have a tall order when it comes to preparing kids for adulthood. These are some basic life skills that we SHOULD be able to fit in somewhere, so that kids have them at least by the time they leave home. But alas – NO.

Here are several things you should’ve learned in high school, but most likely didn’t.  Thank god for YouTube – I think you’ll like these!

-Carla Rea


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