by kguerin 03 Apr 2012 17:36
The Springfield Museums is comprised of four world-class museums – the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, and the Wood Museum of Springfield History. The Museums Association is proud to be home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, a series of full-scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss' whimsical creations, honoring the birthplace of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.
by SteveSongs 14 Feb 2012 13:56
Back when Kindie music was just called kids music, my brother asked me if I could write a few educational songs for his first grade class. I was a corporate business consultant at the time, but my inner songwriter was begging (in A, A, B, A form) to get out, so I took on the challenge. I had an absolute blast writing the songs and even more fun recording them with some rock band friends in their basement before sending them off to school (the songs, not the rock band friends). My brother called to report that the whole school was rocking out to the tape (yes, tape, that's how long ago it was - we're talking BASF chrome). The kids were listening and singing and even learning - they wanted to know when more tunes were coming. I made copies and sent them out to more teachers and parents. Positive feedback and more inspiration soon followed, so against the thoughtful advice of my accountant, I decided to "quit my day job" and pursue a career in kids music.
by The Mr Gym Band 31 Jan 2012 03:43
The Mr. Gym Band is an all-star group of educators who perform movement based music for kids! Making their debut in the summer of 2011, the band is currently in the studio recording their new CD "Movin' 2 Music." The band members are all Connecticut public school teachers who have joined their talents to create music that audiences of all ages enjoy!
by Hey Dango 23 Jan 2012 15:10
Hey Dango is a group of three space explorers and one wacky fun-loving alien named Dango. Dango loves to sing about language, science, math, individuality, healthy habits and social skills. A super sonic dance party, their music blends catchy vocal harmonies, surf guitar lines, retro organ riffs and bouncy grooves. The crew has returned to Earth and is now playing shows throughout the US. Keep your eyes peeled for their debut album due out by summer 2012. Visit Hey Dango on Facebook or SoundCloud for music, videos and more!
by Ben Rudnick 16 May 2011 12:57
Ben Rudnick & Friends play the hippest family music around. With countless awards to their credit, including FIVE Parent’s Choice awards and an Independent Music Awards Peoples Choice for Best Children’s Music Album, their adventurous, high-energy blend of happy, upbeat acoustic music is guaranteed to entertain the entire family. Bending musical styles from country to bluegrass, rock to second-line New Orleans, their original songs and fun takes on familiar tunes make you sing, make you dance and make you happy. Join the fun! Contact moc.kcindurneb|neb#moc.kcindurneb|neb or visit www.benrudnick.com for more information.
by billchilds 08 May 2011 00:35
The Green River Festival is an annual music and hot air balloon festival in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It added a family stage (the "Meltdown Stage") in 2010, produced by Bill Childs and WRSI-FM.
by billchilds 07 May 2011 14:50
by billchilds 07 May 2011 13:14
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is located in Amherst, MA, and occasionally hosts family music concerts, generally in conjunction with other entities. The museum's main music series is held as a fundraiser for the Northampton Community Music Center and is booked by Bill Childs of Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child and Aric Bieganek of The Royal Order of Chords and Keys. Their auditorium holds just shy of 200 people and has a good PA system with two monitor mixes.
by billchilds 07 May 2011 12:55
The River's Family Music Meltdown and Book Bash is a free annual event, held on the last Saturday in March, produced by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child and wrsi.com, featuring three stages of music and children's book authors, along with activities, food, and local vendors. It draws over 3,500 kids and grownups annually and is held at JFK Middle School in Northampton, Massachusetts.
by billchilds 07 May 2011 00:02
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, founded in August 2005, broadcasts on heritage commercial AAA station WRSI ("93.9 The River") in Northampton, MA and Brattleboro, VT. The show, which positions itself as "indie music for indie kids," is produced by Bill Childs (who helps run kinDIY and is a cofounder of KindieFest) and is hosted by Bill and his kids Ella and Liam. It typically contains around 20-25% songs not recorded for kids, including tracks by artists as varied as The Pixies, Tom Waits, fiREHOSE, Parliament, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more. WRSI, now owned by Saga Communications, was a groundbreaking AAA station and remains unusually eclectic and local-oriented.