On The Record With Mick Rock
Jul 2015
29

New Ovation Show: On The Record With Mick Rock

I am a huge fan of Mick Rock. Of course I am. “The Man Who Shot The Seventies.”  Hell yes. You are a fan too, although you may not know the name by heart, as I do. Mick Rock photographed some of the most iconic bands from that time period through today, including Queen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, and most famously all those Ziggy Stardust pics of David Bowie.

He is clearly one of my idols as a concert photographer, but he also has a new project with the Ovation channel that brings him out in front of the camera. “On The Record With Mick Rock” will premiere on August 2nd, sharing intimate interviews with a wide variety of musicians including Josh Groban, Flaming Lips, Patti LaBelle and Kings of Leon.

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Nature Cat from PBS KIDS
May 2015
20

New PBS KIDS Show: Nature Cat

Adam & David Rudman - Nature CatLast week, I was honored to attend the PBS Annual Meeting where PBS and PBS KIDS preview the upcoming season for all their stations and the media. Media, including a group of bloggers like myself who specialize in stalking PBS KIDS shows and their characters.

Did you know that David Rudman, the man behind Cookie Monster, also has an animation studio with his brother Adam? That studio created the amazing Jack’s Big Music Show. And they have a new show in the works called NATURE CAT. I can’t wait for this one to come out because I know my whole family will love it.

The brothers noticed that this generation of kids are less about playing outside and more about playing on screens, so they want Nature Cat to be all about a love of nature. A television show telling you to get outside? YES! Nature Cat will model behaviors they hope that kids will pick up on, but will also provide small screen activities like a scavenger hunt app. Continue reading…

Park
Apr 2015
10

Explore The Outdoors with PBS KIDS

It’s officially spring everywhere and it actually feels like it here in Denver. Which makes it much more fun to help PBS KIDS with their “Explore the Outdoors” program this month! While you’ll see nature themed shows on your TV and online, the real point is to get OUTSIDE. Spring is a great time to learn about composting and plan your garden for the summer (plus maybe get a head start on those dandelions?). We find that our last frost is around Mother’s Day here in Denver, so we generally use the month of April to prep in the yard… but what I love MOST is just seeing people back out and about in the neighborhood and the parks with the dogs and the kids. It’s like everyone is waking up again, not just the trees and plants.

Explore The Outdoors with PBS KIDS

“Explore the Outdoors” will include new special episodes starting April 20th from Wild Kratts (who have an all new app too!) and Dinosaur Train specifically, but you will notice outdoor-themed episodes everywhere you look on PBS KIDS.

Also! Join us April 15th at 12 PM mountain (2 PM Eastern) for a Twitter chat party to celebrate Earth Day and all the fun that can be had outdoors in the springtime.

Explore The Outdoors Twitter Party with PBS KIDS

 Note: Royalty-free photos from Pixabay
Nov 2014
28

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer: Popsicle Ship

Trust me, we love Stars Wars. We had to watch the new trailer several times this morning because we were jumping up and down to much to see it the first time. The Force Awakens indeed. Our son will be past PG-13 age when it comes out so he will actually see it in the theater with us. It looks awesome.

But seriously? Popsicle Ship?

Star Wars Tatooine Popsicle Ship

Nonetheless, I have complete faith in JJ Abrams and Bad Robot that it will be awesome.

If you missed the trailer due to your food coma today, here it is in it’s glory:

PBS Kids Odd Squad
Oct 2014
28

Coming Soon: Odd Squad on PBS Kids

Nerds unite. It’s “Get Smart” for 5-8 year olds with humor that both parents and kids can enjoy. I loved seeing a preview of Odd Squad earlier in the year at the PBS Annual Meeting, and even though my son is 12, he has still enjoyed the clips and games I have shown him after PBS Kids unveiled the website for the show. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of “Odd Squad,” an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. But really – it’s all about learning and enjoying math.

There is also the tech whiz Oscar and Miss O, the team’s boss, who I personally think will steal the show pretty much all of the time. Ms. O is always barking orders and talking about how she’s “getting too young for this.” As you can see in the photo below, the kids are adorable – and the set is kid-sized to make everyone feel at home. Continue reading…