One movie that I have been dying to see is Moana. I have seen the trailer several times and whenever my girls are with me, they start asking when we will get to see it. Well, my husband and I have a trick up our sleeves! We will actually be at Disney World when it hits theaters on November 23rd. It just so happens that our last day in the parks will be the night before – so before heading out int he morning, we will be taking them to see Moana at the happiest place on Earth! I am not one for keeping secrets, so I am surprised I haven’t slipped up yet. I think I am just as excited about this movie as they are. It looks incredible – and I am willing to bet that the soundtrack will be just as great.
Walt Disney Records announces the Elena of Avalor soundtrack EP available July 22. The EP features 7 songs from the highly anticipated Disney Channel animated series “Elena of Avalor” which premieres July 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT). The theme song “Elena of Avalor” is performed by Gaby Moreno and Elena’s anthem “My Time” is performed by Aimee Carrero, the voice of Princess Elena.
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. I’m so excited to share with you P!nk’s brand new music video for “Just Like Fire” from Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS!
Recently Shushybye, a multi award-winning and critically-acclaimed children’s music-centric television series, found a home on Netflix. Search “Shushybye” to find this show and I promise you that your kids will love it! My 3 and 4 year old watch it all the time. They are huge fans already! We recently got the music CD collection and they have so much fun dancing around the house to all of the songs. The Shushybye Music CD ‘Cool-Lection” ($44.88) is comprised of five individual best-selling Shushybye music CDs (69 songs in all) and saves 15% when purchased as the 5-CD collection. It is by far worth it – and you can enter to win a set below!
The Shushybye Music CD “Cool-lection” includes:
- Shushybye & Goodnight: The Deluxe Edition
- Close Your Eyes
- My Newest Best Friend
- Time to Tuck You In
Shushybye is the land that sits on a cloud high in the sky Shushybye where the resident Shushies (who live in such villages as Nap Valley and Snore Shore) make dreams for children that are delivered to them as they fall asleep. A favorite on BabyFirst (www.babyfirsttv.com), the dream-themed SHUSHYBYE television series has just launched on Netflix! 26 episodes of Shushybye are available for instant viewing anywhere at any time via Netflix. Each of the Netflix Shushybye episodes features three Shushybye songs, along with vignettes starring the Shushies that impart important social values for children while introducing them to the world of the creative arts. Behind Shushybye is the acclaimed music team of creator-songwriter Steve Syatt and music producer-singer Michael North. The melodies are incredibly catchy, while the lyrics are written expressly for children. The debut Shushybye CD (Shushybye and Goodnight) won a prestigious iParenting Award. Michael and the Shushybye Show perform live to sold-out audiences in cities across the country.
The Shushybye music CDs are available from the Shushybye Shoppe located on the show’s website www.shushybye.com.
Enter to win the Shushybye “Cool-lection” using the Gleam form below. Be sure to check out my other giveaways while you are here and GOOD LUCK!
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I remember seeing P!nk way back when she toured with *NSYNC – yes, I loved (OK still love) them and I may have seen them perform in 10+ states but hey, we are getting off track here. The bottom line is I have seen P!nk perform live several times and she is just incredible. I love her stuff and will be a fan of hers for life. So of course when I found out that she was partnering with Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass, I was thrilled! I loved the first movie and have been dying to see this one since it was announced. Johnny Depp is incredible as the Mad Hatter (when is he not incredible?) and the footage that I saw at the D23 Expo made me even more excited for it. He is going to be more or less the main focus of this movie and I for one, cannot wait for it. Watch the video below (and check out the brand new poster above!) and just try to tell me that you are not excited about it too – you won’t be able to. I love that Sacha Baron Cohen is joining the cast. He is a brilliant actor! Read on to learn more about P!nk’s contribution to the film.
You may not know this about me, but I am a huge country music fan. In college and immediately after graduating I worked at a couple of different radio stations on the promotions team. It was always a good time and I loved being able to see the other side of artists that you don’t see on stage. One of my favorite people to meet was Brad Paisley. He was a total sweetheart and down to Earth. Just a normal guy. He has always been one of my favorite artists because I think he is incredibly talented. When I met my husband he really didn’t know much about Brad, but I played his music for him and then took him to a concert. Now, he isn’t a huge country fan, but he still says Brad Paisley is one of the best concerts he has ever been to. If you don’t know who he is (you must live under a rock) look him up and go check him out. He is currently touring (Crushin’ It World Tour) and he has lots of dates coming up in 2016. Read on about why Brad puts on the best concert you will ever see – and then check out his upcoming tour dates here – you will thank me!
If you follow me on social media, than you probably saw the brand new Shakira music video for “Try Everything” that I posted yesterday. I am a little bit obsessed with it and already watched it several times. It is from Disney’s upcoming movie Zootopia, which hits theaters nationwide on March 4, 2016. That very same day, Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack to Zootopia – so be sure to grab it. The “Try Everything” single is available now at digital retail (click here to get it). In Zootopia, Shakira will be playing beloved superstar, Gazelle. “Try Everything” is an all new and original song written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate – just for Zootopia! Shakira is a Grammy winner – and I cannot wait to see her in Zootopia. The film looks hilarious, fantastic – and it is from Disney so you know it is going to be amazing. I cannot wait to take my girls opening weekend! Watch the music video below – and let me know what you think!
I love going with my family to special events. We enjoy going to concerts, shows, and other cultural and local arts performances. Now that the girls are getting a little bit older, we can do a lot more with them. My husband and I have always looked forward to these types of outings and now they are starting to as well. So when I hears about Symphoria (a fully professional orchestra serving Syracuse and Central New York), I was pretty excited! I didn’t know there was something so amazing so close.
While at the D23 Expo, we had the chance to attend Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration. I had really been looking forward to this the entire trip because I love the Silly Symphony cartoons. I grew up watching them because my mom loved them so much. They are a fond memory for me and I always thought they were so much fun. This event was hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin and it was incredible to attend. Silly Symphony shorts were played on large screens as a 32 piece orchestra accompanied them with their original soundtracks. The precision was amazing. The orchestra had to be on point in order to accompany the cartoons so well – and they were. I especially loved watching the man who was making the fun sounds like ducks quacking. It was very entertaining to see up close and personal. The music was performed as it would have been recorded during those historic days at the Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue in the 1920s and ’30s. Just knowing that gave me chills while watching it. Many of the 75 Silly Symphony shorts were performed, but my favorites included Three Little Pigs, The Old Mill, The Ugly Duckling, and of course, The Skeleton Dance. I also really enjoyed learning a bit more about Walt and seeing him talk about the different shorts we were about to watch.