6 Big Kindie Holidaze winners are announced. Click to see who won great new music by top kids and family performers like:
1. Keller Williams--new CD entitled Kids, and his brand new Because I Said So book/CD combo give away.
2. Dan Zanes--an autographed cd-- Rocket Ship Beach- Dan's 1st family album- currently celebrating 10 years of all-ages family music.
3. Gustafer Yellowgold--DVD/CD set give away
4. Candy Band--CD give away
5. Flannery Brothers--CD give away
6. Bari Koral--CD give away
Check out ChiIL Out for a book review of 3 Dead Princes-An Anarchist Fairy Tale and musician, Danbert Nobacon's, first novel.
Danbert Nobacon will be at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square at 7:00pm tonight (Thursday) for a reading, so you can get your own signed copy and meet the mastermind himself.
Mama Amanda and her youngest daughters, Victoria and Adeline, are our winners this week. Big congrats! The Secret Mountain's award winning children's books are well written and impressively creative musically and artistically. Check out their site for more great titles.
Check in on ChiIL Out to find out who won the family 4 pack of tickets to see Gustafer Yellowgold at Schubas, Oct. 3rd at 11am and who won the DVD-CD Set. We also have links to 8 days of new Boogers videos, along with a feature on Ed Kowalczyk from the band, LIVE. We also have a short list of the best of the rest of September.
We made the most of our four day Labor Day weekend, and packed it full of fun. Thursday night we checked out Broadway in Chicago's production of Billy Elliot at the gorgeous Ford Center For The Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre. I'm not a huge fan of musicals, except the dark, macabre and quirky kind. So, of course we all thoroughly enjoyed this one.
The kids loved the music and dance, especially the life sized dancing dresses. Sagezilla and Du-Jay were especially captivated, since the cast includes a number of children, not much older than they are. It was a highlight of our evening to meet Billy, J.P. Viernes, who is only fourteen and did a phenomenal job. He's been dancing for seven years and trades off with five other boys to play the title roll.