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November 24, 2003 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
They clapped, they cheered, they sang along, they cried, they sucked their thumbs.... Hey, when you're only 3, it's a fine line between shrieking excitement and tearful meltdown. Emotions ran the gamut at the Geffen Playhouse on Saturday when a sellout crowd of parents, grandparents, toddlers and preschoolers flocked to see rising children's music star Ralph Covert perform his gimmick-free, tuneful "Ralph's World" concert.
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June 23, 2008 | Lynne Heffley
A tap-dancing elephant, a cowgirl pig, a rock 'n' roll finger band and a new girl in math class named Polly Hedron ("a non-Euclidean lass") are fanciful performers in "The Rhyming Circus," the latest album from Ralph Covert and his Ralph's World band, a family music star attraction. It's the first all-new Ralph's World album on the Disney Sound label, and the band is celebrating with a concert for kids at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Echoplex in L.A.
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February 15, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
The hot children's music market has caught the attention of leading concert promoter Live Nation. It has put its clout into a House of Blues national tour for one of the field's hottest stars, Ralph Covert, a.k.a. Ralph's World. Next stop: the Sunset Strip on Saturday.
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February 15, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
The hot children's music market has caught the attention of leading concert promoter Live Nation. It has put its clout into a House of Blues national tour for one of the field's hottest stars, Ralph Covert, a.k.a. Ralph's World. Next stop: the Sunset Strip on Saturday.
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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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June 23, 2008 | Lynne Heffley
A tap-dancing elephant, a cowgirl pig, a rock 'n' roll finger band and a new girl in math class named Polly Hedron ("a non-Euclidean lass") are fanciful performers in "The Rhyming Circus," the latest album from Ralph Covert and his Ralph's World band, a family music star attraction. It's the first all-new Ralph's World album on the Disney Sound label, and the band is celebrating with a concert for kids at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Echoplex in L.A.
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May 10, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From sunny Mother's Day craft activities and happy children's songs about teddy bears and choo-choo trains to a dark journey into gothic tales involving good but singularly unlucky children, Saturday's offerings at the Storyopolis art gallery and bookstore are eclectic indeed. In the "Mother's Day Eve Craft, Story and Concert Hour," kids ages 3 and up can put their artistic talents to work and create a gift for mom's day.
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November 14, 2002 | Lynne Heffley
An engaging 'Twelfth Night' Sophisticated enough for adults, with a story and humor that can engage children: "Twelfth Night," family style, opens Saturday at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. Shakespeare's gender-bending romantic comedy about a shipwrecked young woman who disguises herself as a duke's page -- then falls for the duke while his intended falls for her masculine persona -- is presented by Parson's Nose Productions as part of the Geffen's "Saturday Scene" family series.
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March 20, 2003 | Lynne Heffley
Ralph's World: Peggy's Pie Parlor Mini-Fresh CD: $16.99 For the family www.minifresh.com Chicago singer-songwriter- guitarist Ralph Covert tops himself with each release. In this fabulous family rock 'n' roll album, Covert's sophisticated instrumentals are a wow to adult ears and his strikingly original and deftly crafted lyrics about tango-dancing bears, cavemen, a banana-seat bike and glue disasters go right to the heart -- and funnybone -- of childhood.
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October 2, 2003 | Lynne Heffley
Ralph's World -- Say Hello Mini Fresh; DVD: $19.99 VHS: $14.99 Ages 2 to 8 www.minifresh.com Ralph Covert, the Chicago-based former rocker whose terrific "Ralph's World" albums have made him a children's music superstar, brings his trademark whimsical, play-along fun to his first DVD release.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2003 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
They clapped, they cheered, they sang along, they cried, they sucked their thumbs.... Hey, when you're only 3, it's a fine line between shrieking excitement and tearful meltdown. Emotions ran the gamut at the Geffen Playhouse on Saturday when a sellout crowd of parents, grandparents, toddlers and preschoolers flocked to see rising children's music star Ralph Covert perform his gimmick-free, tuneful "Ralph's World" concert.
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September 24, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
Dan Zanes, Ralph Covert, Jason Ringenberg -- children's music of late has been infused with the offbeat, pop-folk vibe of many former indie rockers. And then there's Buck Howdy. Raised on a cattle ranch, now wrangling turkeys on his farm in Virginia and songs at his second home in San Diego, this real-life cowboy singer is captivating fans of all ages with his zany humor and campfire singalong style. His first two CDs -- "Skidaddle!" and "Giddyup!"
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November 10, 2004 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Not many children's artists are reviewed in Esquire, but in this month's issue of the upscale men's mag, Ralph Covert's new "Ralph's World" CD, "The Amazing Adventures of Kid Astro," gets a thumbs up from music critic Andy Langer. "When you strip away the lyrics about monkeys and dump trucks," Langer writes, "you're left with a pop record almost too good for its audience."
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