Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fabulous Lemon Drops

The Fabulous Lemon Drops are Dez and Vanessa Staunton, a musical duo based in Brisbane, Australia.  They met in London while travelling the world, Dez as a musician with rock band Dubh Chapter and Vanessa as a backpacker on a journey to circumnavigate the globe.  
Their collective experiences have enabled them to write songs which are original, easy to dance to and appealing to families.  Dez wanted to make music for children, drawing inspiration from the music he loved such as sixties psychedelia and seventies new wave, and not traditional nursery rhymes.  Vanessa’s love of books and experiences as a teacher motivated her to write lyrics designed to extend children, stimulate their imaginations and open up creativity.

Fabulous Lemon Drops have released two albums entitled, Fun, Laughter and Dance and Everything's Gone Green.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Linsanity - The Movie

Nia and Friends have had the honor to be one - and the only 9 - year old to be invited at the "Linsanity - The Movie" press conference.
Linsanity the Movie is a documentary about the rise of the Asian-American NBA star Jeremy Lin that held a sold-out screening at the Dole Cannery as the featured closing night film for the Hawaii International Film Festival's 2013 Spring Showcase.
Present during the press conference - are director, Evan Jackson Leong, Producers, Chris Chun, Allen Lu, Brian Yang and narrator,  Daniel Dae Kim.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Betsy Snyder - I Haiku You

Besty E. Synder is a seasoned illustrator-designer of children's greeting cards in addition to writing and illustrating children's books. Her work has been recognized with the Please Touch Museum's 23rd Annual Book Award, a Silver Addy Award (Cleveland—2006), and has been selected for the Society of Illustrators Annual shows. 

Animals and nature have fascinated Betsy since she was a young child fishing and catching salamanders in ponds of Pennsylvania. She lives near Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band

They are the Best New Artist – Kids Music. Their music is for everyone to enjoy. They turn a nursery rhyme into a mellow pop gem.When you listen to their music you would like to download them. They are a hip-shaking, head-bobbing LA band of fun on the kids music scene.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cookies For Kids Cancer Campaign Launch

Nia and Friends will launch its 
Cookies For Kids Cancer on BlogTalkRadio.
Special Guest during the broadcast is Cookies For Kids Cancer Founder, Gretchen Witt.
Gretchen and Larry Witt founded Cookies for Kids' Cancer in 2008, just a few short months after the success of their first cookie sale during the holidays 2007. Their efforts have always been inspired by their son Liam who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2007 at the age of 2. Tragically, Liam came to the end of his courageous 4-year fight with cancer on January 24, 2011 at the age of 6. Though devastated by his loss, the Witts remain more determined than ever to continue the fight against pediatric cancer
Nia and Friends goal is raise $5,000 for pediatric cancer research and so that kids with cancer would be able to spend more Christmas with their love ones.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Noah Munck

Noah Munck is best known as Gibby Gibson, the scene-stealing, shirt-shedding lovable pal on Nickelodeon’s hit television series iCarly. Now a series regular, Giby’s cult following and popularity continues to soar and was punctuated last season when Nick introduced iCarly fans to Gibby’s adorable little brother, Guppy, played by Noah’s brother Ethan Munck. Both characters were the only cast members who Trended on Twitter during iCarly’s season 3 movie special iPsycho. 

The Kid’s Choice Award-winning Munck is nominated again in 2011 for both Funniest TV Sidekick and Favorite TVb Show.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Musical Treat With "Recess Monkey"

They are nationally acclaimed trio of elementary school teachers who make music for kids and families that truly rocks