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Sunday, March 28, 2010

New write-up of variety show on Mommy Poppins

Mommy Poppins is a very easy-to-use site for parents looking for activities, products, etc. Their daily updates are especially well done.

They recently wrote this about our variety show:

New posts related to our variety show themes coming soon. April is our baseball show -- expect lots of useless, but awesome trivia.


Monday, March 22, 2010

New review up on Out With the Kids

This is a cool, very thorough site written by a dad in Pennsylvania. Spend some time there after you read this review, which has lots of good links to learn more about our song subjects.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Book club meeting for East to the Dawn

Our book club for East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler will meet the week of April 5th. We're going to meet at Sycamore, a cozy bar on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, one night. We also might have a meeting at Book Court on Court Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Check here for meeting times.

Our April book will be about baseball. I'm waiting to hear from Book Court (our favorite local bookstore) can order copies of Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson. It's wonderful, but I want to make sure it's still back in print (it was out for a while, then back).


Fela in May

Our long-awaited Fela Kuti-themed variety show is definitely set for May 8th. We had to push the show back in order to have enough time to work with the Brooklyn preschoolers who are writing a song with us for the show.

As I've mentioned, we're going to be joined at this event by members of the cast of Fela!



April variety show: Baseball!

The Deedle Deedle Dees Family Variety Show is going to celebrate the start of the season with a baseball program on April 10th. We're trying to get some players from the Brooklyn Cyclones to join us as well as a representative of the new Jackie Robinson museum they're opening on Varick Street. Let us know if you can help us with either of these things.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Our new variety show debuts this Saturday!

The Deedle Deedle Dees Family Variety Show

Debut show: Little Red Airplane!
A celebration of Women Who Fly, Fight, Write, and Rock!

- The Deedle Deedle Dees performing songs about Nellie Bly, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Hanson Robinson, Sojourner Truth, Emily Roebling, Susan B. Anthony, and other women we admire. We'll also be performing a brand-new song based on Mathilda and the Orange Balloon by Randall de Sève!

- Randall de Sève, author of Toy Boat, reading from her new book, Mathilda and the Orange Balloon

- Kid singers and emcees

- The Red Hook Ramblers!

- Ali Hammer!

- Free balloons (orange ones, of course!)

- A goodie bag for every family

The Knitting Factory 361 Metropolitan Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

$10 a person, $20 a family

upcoming variety shows: April 10, May 8