“All About Bullies… Big and Small” named Best Children’s Album
When the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album was presented last Sunday in Los Angeles, PACER Center was one of the winners. PACER Center, based in Minnesota, is a national parent center serving all youth, with a special emphasis on children with disabilities. The CD All About Bullies… Big and Small received music’s highest award, and all proceeds from its sale go to support the mission of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. All About Bullies… Big and Small features a unique mix of poems and songs about bullies on the bus, cyberbullies, children who don’t fit in, and children who are learning to stand up for themselves. “The CD creatively speaks to all children through music and poetry,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “It offers a beautiful way to educate children about the universal theme of treating one another with kindness.”
With an abundance of comedy clubs, theaters and workshops operating in the Twin Cities, one might think it would be relatively easy to find a place to see black (or urban as some call it) comedy.
Unfortunately, for area fans of black comedy, with the rare exceptions of a couple of large-scale tours, seeing urban comedians live has become a daunting task. But with the launch of the Northern Exposure Comedy Series, finding such shows should become a lot easier. The series, which kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at the Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N, is bringing two headlining comedians, Damon Williams and Brandon “Hot Sauce” Glover.