~SOLD OUT~ Children's Grammy Nominee Family Concert
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Children’s GRAMMY Nominee Family Concert at The Mint!
$12 advance / $15 day of show
Show time 11:00am
Join all five of this year’s nominees for best album for children for a big musical morning of fun. Don’t miss this year’s stellar lineup of performers!
All proceeds benefit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Rock, bop and sing along with top children’s recording artists who are nominated for 2013 GRAMMY Awards. This is the fourth year that the Children’s Recording Arts Alliance has presented its GRAMMY children’s celebration concert for the publicFor this year’s concert, the nominees are donating their performances, and all net ticket proceeds will benefit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (http://www.mhopus.org).
The Mint L.A. is generously donating their space for our celebration of today’s great family music. Kid and adult-friendly food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Emcees: GRAMMY winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Presenting Sponsor: LA Parent magazine: www.laparent.com
Supporting Sponsors: The Mint, BerkleeMusic, Community Music,
and Sugar Mountain PR, and CD Baby www.cdbaby.com
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
The Pop Ups
The Pop Ups (Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein) are a Brooklyn-based musical duo who the Wall Street Journal says “reflect the creativity percolating on the independent children's music scene.” Not your typical band; The Pop Ups perform their music using cardboard props, hand-painted sets, and a colorful cast of original puppets; crafting a world of magic that engages, educates and delights all ages. The Pop Ups perform regularly at NYC venues, tour regionally, and are about to embark on their second national tour with Yo Gabba Gabba Live.
The Okee Dokee Brothers
‘CAN YOU CANOE?’
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander are lifelong friends who enjoy outdoors adventures as much as they like making music. On June 1st, 2011, Joe and Justin began a canoe trip in Minneapolis, MN and continued down the river for the next 30 days until they arrived at the St. Louis Gateway Arch. During their month long journey on the Mississippi, they camped, canoed, filmed, and most importantly, composed the songs that make up their new album for kids and families. Can You Canoe? also won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and Creative Child Award, and it topped the Fids and Kamily critics’ poll as the best family music album of 2012.
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
'LITTLE SEED: SONGS FOR CHILDREN BY WOODY GUTHRIE' (Smithsonian Folkways)
Mitchell is one of Smithsonian Folkways’ best-selling artists alongside Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Ella Jenkins. Starting with the album You Are My Flower, recorded in 1998 in a single afternoon as a gift for friends and family, and through her other releases for Folkways, Mitchell has developed into an accomplished artist with a devoted fan base and critical acclaim. NPR (All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation) described her music as “some of the most uplifting kid’s music out there,” while Little Seed was described as “exquisite” by People magazine, and the songs are in high rotation on SiriusXM Kids Place Live. Released in June 2012 as part of the Woody at 100 celebration, Released in June 2012 as part of the Woody at 100 celebration, the album reflects Mitchell’s personal connection to Guthrie’s music and her adventurous approach to arranging and interpreting traditional songs, Little Seed reflects Mitchell’s personal connection to Guthrie’s music and her adventurous approach to arranging and interpreting traditional songs
"A SWINGING JUNGLE TALE’
This unique blend of classic storytelling and fun, original jazz/pop songs is performed by world-renowned jazz artists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau and Hubert Laws and backed by an energetic jazz quartet, symphony orchestra and narration and voice characterizations by James Murray. A Swinging Jungle Tale follows the imaginative adventure of a seven year-old girl named Claire and her stuffed animal friends who journey into her Grandpa’s backyard jungle, looking for the pages from his “lost story.” Powered by her imagination alone, Claire’s stuffed animal friends begin to magically come to life and she learns all about their world … and a little bit about herself along the way. The CD also won a Parents’ Choice Gold award. Composers Mark Oblinger and Steve Barta will perform
‘HIGH DIVE… and OTHER THINGS THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED’ (Round River Productions) Bill Harley has received two GRAMMY awards and seven nominations and last performed at The Mint in 2010 when he won a GRAMMY nomination for Best Candy in the Whole World. This nationally acclaimed performer-author has been honored with a Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award “for his use of music, song, and story in building community.” Harley is a frequent keynote speaker at educational conferences and recently published a book featuring parent-teacher communication. In February, Harley will embark on a national tour to celebrate the release of It’s Not Fair to Me with longtime collaborator Keith Munslow.