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Kid-a-palooza May 29, 2008

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From Cynopsis Kids:

Buena Vista Concerts and AEG Live unveil plans for the Disney Music Block Party Tour (www.disneymusicblockpartytour.com), a kid/family-targeted festival style live concert series featuring a range of artists.  Sponsored by Playskool and NAMM, the afternoon concert events will also feature variety of on-site activities, including: trying out new toys at Playskool’s Play Experience area; make their own music at NAMM’s Wanna Play? Musical instrument area; games; dance floors; and a tent where kids can watch Playhouse Disney.  The 23-date national concert tour kicks off Friday, July 25 in New Jersey. Participating artists on select dates will include They Might Be Giants, Imagination Movers, Barenaked Ladies, Dan Zanes, Ralph’s World, and Choo Choo Soul, and special guest host Raven-Symone.

Something Disney concert Playskool… blah blah blah… huh-whuh?! Dan Zanes? Barenaked Ladies? They Might Be Giants?! Dude, we’re goin’!

We’ll keep an eye on this – if it comes to our area we’ll want to showcase CDs by the artists on the tour.


New music spotlight April 19, 2008

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Does your branch pay much attention to merchandizing CDs? Many don’t – popular CDs circulate pretty well without our help. But are all segments of the library user population aware of what we have to offer? Specifically, do teens take advantage of our CD collection?

Many radio stations post their playlists online. For new alternative music, go to WTMD’s Playlist Guide and select New Release Show from the pull-down menu at the top. For hip-hop and R&B, try 92Q‘s playlist. And nobody says you can’t keep an eye on who’s playing local venues such as Ram’s Head Live!, the Recher Theater, and the 8×10. Alternatively, find that CA on your staff who lives for music, and ask him or her to pick some new CDs to spotlight.

Icky Rehab February 11, 2008

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The 50th Grammy Awards have been announced. Amy Winehouse won big, as did Justin Timberlake, the White Stripes, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, and Alicia Keys. Expect more demand for CDs by these artists.

For the full list of nominees and award winners, click here.

Put your records on January 29, 2007

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The Grammy Awards are coming up February 11: why not gather up the nominees and present them as a small display? Don’t forget biographies and movies featuring these artists…

Click “more” for the nominee highlights, or here for the entire list.