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February 2, 2004 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
The Grammy Awards are yet to be decided, but the Recording Academy's 2004 lifetime achievement award recipients have been announced and one person on the list is breaking new ground: Ella Jenkins. Included among fellow recipients Van Cliburn, the Funk Brothers, Sonny Rollins, Artie Shaw and Doc Watson, 79-year-old Jenkins is the first children's recording artist to be honored.
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February 2, 2004 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
The Grammy Awards are yet to be decided, but the Recording Academy's 2004 lifetime achievement award recipients have been announced and one person on the list is breaking new ground: Ella Jenkins. Included among fellow recipients Van Cliburn, the Funk Brothers, Sonny Rollins, Artie Shaw and Doc Watson, 79-year-old Jenkins is the first children's recording artist to be honored.
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March 3, 1997 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You may not know the name, but chances are you've heard Ella Jenkins' ageless multicultural folk melodies and activity songs in your child's preschool, or even back in your own kindergarten days. You may have seen her recently, baritone ukulele or harmonica in hand, on "Barney and Friends," "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" or NBC's "Today Show." Jenkins, an internationally respected children's music pioneer, has been a staple of early childhood education and entertainment for two generations.
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March 3, 1997 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You may not know the name, but chances are you've heard Ella Jenkins' ageless multicultural folk melodies and activity songs in your child's preschool, or even back in your own kindergarten days. You may have seen her recently, baritone ukulele or harmonica in hand, on "Barney and Friends," "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" or NBC's "Today Show." Jenkins, an internationally respected children's music pioneer, has been a staple of early childhood education and entertainment for two generations.
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December 23, 2003
Honors: The Recording Academy's lifetime achievement award winners for 2004 are Van Cliburn, the Funk Brothers, Sonny Rollins, Artie Shaw, Doc Watson and folk singer-educator Ella Jenkins. Birth: Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has become a dad after his wife, Danielle Spencer, gave birth over the weekend to a boy, his publicist said Monday.
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November 14, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gender equality and murder figure into a make-over for nursery rhyme team Jack and Jill, and an 8-year-old Jewish boy sends a letter to Santa in two of four winning submissions to the California Young Playwrights Contest that will receive full professional productions at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre on the Cassius Carter Center Stage, beginning today.
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October 7, 2004 | Lynne Heffley
Ralph's World: The Amazing Adventures of Kid Astro Mini Fresh Ages 4 to 10 www.minifresh.com Family rock 'n' roller Ralph Covert, among the best of the best, just keeps topping himself. This CD is a marvel, vibrant with wildly playful lyrics, beautiful melodies and deftly varied styles -- wistful Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-style harmonies, muscular rock and 1930s old-timey rhythms -- that will charm the socks off adults and keep kids grooving.
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November 30, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tickets are now available for the Music Center's fifth annual performance series for families with children ages 4 to 11. Sponsored by the Center's Entertainment Council, the four-part series of professional theater, dance and music performances--plus a milk and cookie reception--begins with folk dances by the Aman Folk Ensemble on Jan. 18 in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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July 23, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio Doctor Looney's Remedy. Parachute Express. Trio Lane Records. CD: $12.98; cassette: $9.98. (888) HI-5-IOUS. One of children's music's top groups offers a creative, engaging new collection of original play songs and songs that speak to a child's heart.
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March 27, 1999
Today "Today": Spring fashion accessories; the Charles Manson trial; herbal remedies; Ron Howard; musician Ella Jenkins, 5 a.m. KNBC. 635553 "Voz y Voto": The Rise of Latinos in the Political Arena, 11:30 a.m. KMEX. 40911 "America's Black Forum": The fate of the Rev. Henry Lyons; crime and correction; taxes, noon, KCAL. 89447 "To the Contrary": Television and the Internet, 1 p.m. KCET. 60089 "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Kosovo: Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering, 2:30 p.m. CNN.
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November 5, 2007 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
The musical group the Figureheads -- hip-hop artists Jeremy Bryan and Greg Marshall and musician Dave Olson -- have earned critical acclaim for their driving beat, realistic street vibe and uplifting, child-respecting lyrics. Now they've released their first DVD: "Keep It Movin: The Figureheads in Concert." Featuring songs from their CD "The Movement," they shape their signature musical affirmations around young, nonprofessional dancers onstage and off.
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December 10, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serendipity Theatre Company's holiday offering, "The Night Before Christmas" at the Burbank Little Theatre, is a slight but cheery double bill featuring the famous Clement C. Moore Christmas poem and "My Favorite Holiday Story," tales written by children. In Katy Realista's adaptation of Moore's poem, "not a creature was stirring"--except Milford T. Mouse (Rebecca Fresco).
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