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October 18, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio Jessica Harper: Inside Out! Rounder Kids. CD: $18; cassette: $11. (800) ROUNDER, http://www.rounder.com. Children's music doesn't get any better than this. When TV and film acting veteran Jessica Harper became a parent several years ago and channeled her extraordinary musical gifts into writing, composing and singing songs for children, she upped the bar considerably for the best of the best.
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October 28, 2004 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Good or bad, children's singer-songwriters usually fit into one or more of these categories: playful, funky, hip, bubbly, folky or teacherly. Jessica Harper, who is very good indeed, is also something entirely different: elegant. Her vocals are sophisticated and jazz-savvy, her full alto is creamy smooth, she shapes her quirky lyrics with warmth and wit and makes notable use of varied rhythms and multi-track harmonies.
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June 18, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Slow down, little Lizzie, sun won't set without your sweet smile; oh, now didn't you grab this day and shake it . . . "; "Floating above my bed like a feather . . . "; "I dreamed I went to Egypt in a pink wheelbarrow. . . .
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October 18, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio Jessica Harper: Inside Out! Rounder Kids. CD: $18; cassette: $11. (800) ROUNDER, http://www.rounder.com. Children's music doesn't get any better than this. When TV and film acting veteran Jessica Harper became a parent several years ago and channeled her extraordinary musical gifts into writing, composing and singing songs for children, she upped the bar considerably for the best of the best.
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October 28, 2004 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Good or bad, children's singer-songwriters usually fit into one or more of these categories: playful, funky, hip, bubbly, folky or teacherly. Jessica Harper, who is very good indeed, is also something entirely different: elegant. Her vocals are sophisticated and jazz-savvy, her full alto is creamy smooth, she shapes her quirky lyrics with warmth and wit and makes notable use of varied rhythms and multi-track harmonies.
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July 28, 1995 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's become commonplace these days for established stars or groups to put out albums of children's music. Such diverse artists as Little Richard, Los Lobos, Cheech Marin, Victoria Jackson and others have all done projects designed for the younger set. Now joining this ever-expanding group is actress Jessica Harper. Harper, 45, will give a mini-concert for children 3 to 8 Aug. 5 at Pages Books in Tarzana.
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December 30, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio Rhythm in My Shoes. Jessica Harper. Rounder Records. CD: $17. Cassette: $11. (800) 768-6337. http://www.harpcomusic.com What a lucky day for children's music when film actress Jessica Harper ("My Favorite Year," "Stardust Memories," "Pennies From Heaven") decided to apply her pure and supple alto, her prodigious talent for sophisticated rhythm and harmony--and her experience as a parent--to writing and recording children's songs.
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April 5, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Audio Bright Spaces. Children's Music to Benefit the Homeless. Rounder Kids/Rounder Records. CD: $13. Cassette: Ages 2 to 8. http://www.rounder.com and http://www.shopbrighthorizons.com. What a terrific compilation of evergreen, kid-friendly songs for at-home listening or traveling time.
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May 1, 1988
The UC Board of Regents has turned thumbs down on Bruinville filming for Vestron's Jeremy Kagan-directed spoof, "The Hunchback of UCLA." So it's now lensing at . . . USC! Producer Scott Rosenfelt told Outtakes, "Let's just say we went to shoot at USC because of the look of the campus, not because UCLA rejected us. It's a very tricky issue." Could the storyline have anything to do it?
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April 30, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio 40 Winks. Jessica Harper. Alacazam! Records. CD: $11.98; cassette: $9.98. (800) 541-9904. Her fourth album puts Jessica Harper securely among the top children's music artists. Her gifted, witty word play and knowledgeable vocal stylings--a tapestry of soft jazz, gospel and folk--combine with pure solo vocals and silky harmonies that are notable for a stunning, honey-smooth lower register and a quality of embracing maternal warmth.
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December 30, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio Rhythm in My Shoes. Jessica Harper. Rounder Records. CD: $17. Cassette: $11. (800) 768-6337. http://www.harpcomusic.com What a lucky day for children's music when film actress Jessica Harper ("My Favorite Year," "Stardust Memories," "Pennies From Heaven") decided to apply her pure and supple alto, her prodigious talent for sophisticated rhythm and harmony--and her experience as a parent--to writing and recording children's songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Slow down, little Lizzie, sun won't set without your sweet smile; oh, now didn't you grab this day and shake it . . . "; "Floating above my bed like a feather . . . "; "I dreamed I went to Egypt in a pink wheelbarrow. . . .
NEWS
July 28, 1995 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's become commonplace these days for established stars or groups to put out albums of children's music. Such diverse artists as Little Richard, Los Lobos, Cheech Marin, Victoria Jackson and others have all done projects designed for the younger set. Now joining this ever-expanding group is actress Jessica Harper. Harper, 45, will give a mini-concert for children 3 to 8 Aug. 5 at Pages Books in Tarzana.
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March 7, 1986 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
Coming hard on the heels of "Power," "The Imagemaker" (Beverly Center Cineplex) is another scathing, but oddly idolatrous, look at that modern bete noir of liberals: the big-time political media whiz. And it suffers even more than its higher-budgeted counterpart from a skewed approach. There's something weird about these pictures.
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October 23, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Kids, canines, clowns and crafts will take center stage Saturday at "Kids 'n Critters," a family concert and festival to benefit a Hollywood resource center for homeless teens. Organizers expect some 1,000 children and their families to take in a concert by entertainers Craig 'n Co., a kids' rock 'n' roll band, and children's music singer Jessica Harper at the event that runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on a back lot at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave.
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