HFVS Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple of The Little Rockers Band

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Chris & Jessie Apple of the Little Rockers Bank guest DJ this week, taking listeners on a journey into the imagination with a collection of songs, stories and musical games to get your brain bubbling. They’ve assembled a playlist of songs, old and new, to provide the soundtrack for their magical musical tour. Come along, but dress warm, you might get wet! − www.littlerockersmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April 12th & 13th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  First music video from The Little Rockers Band’s CD Count Me In! Chris & Jessie imagine what life would be like in the olden days of the wild west.


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PLAYLIST

  • Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder
  • Hi, Hi, Hi – The Little Rockers Band
  • I Just Had An Idea – Elska
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – IZ
  • Just My Imagination – The Rolling Stones
  • Wild Wild West – The Little Rockers Band
  • Effervescing Elephant – Syd Barrett
  • Everybody’s Pirates – Clint Perry & The Boo-Hoo Crew
  • Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
  • In The Bathtub – The Little Rockers Band
  • Flying Machine – Dan Zanes, Father Goose & Sheryl Crow
  • Dream Weaver – Gary Wright
  • Fortune Cookie – The Little Rockers Band

HFVS Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith

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Brandon wants to be an astronaut. What do you want to be? Listen for a variety of songs about what you can be when you grow up!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “The Old Wooden Broom” by Brandon Smith


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PLAYLIST

  • The Beatles – “Money (That’s Want I Want)” [With The Beatles]
  • Brandon Smith – “Sing Along With Me” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Stevie Wonder – “Sir Duke” [Songs in the Key of Life]
  • Billy Joel – “The Entertainer” [Streetlife Serenade]
  • Elvis Presley – “Guitar Man” [Single]
  • The Stampeders – “Sweet City Woman” [Against the Grain]
  • Lemon Pipers – “Green Tambourine” [Green Tambourine]
  • Brandon Smith – “Robot” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Brandon Smith – “I Want to be an Astronaut” [Treasure Hunt]
  • The Beatles – “Paperback Writer” [Single]
  • The Marvelettes – “Please Mr. Postman” [Single]
  • Harry Nilsson – “Coconut” [Nilsson Schmilsson]
  • Rose Royce – “Car Wash” [Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • DEVO – “Working in a Coal Mine [Single]
  • Harry Belafonte – “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” [Calypso]
  • Brandon Smith – “Hero” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire – “Shining Star” [That’s the Way of the World]
  • Frank Sinatra – “That’s Life” [That’s Life]

Teach with Movies: Pairing Films with Learning Guides & Lesson Plans

Teach with Movies

Teach with Movies encompass more than 390 Learning Guides and lesson plans, as well as articles on using movies to further education.

Children love stories, and they love to learn from them. Stories take many different forms – they might be found in a picture book, told aloud from memory, read in a chapter book, or played out in real life, on a stage, or on a screen. Wherever they come from, stories help children to learn about the world around them. As adults, we make a conscious effort to help our children recognize what they’ve learned from a story, and the most common place to find stories meant for learning is in a book – but there are stories all around us, just waiting for their educational value to be taken advantage of!

Using resources offered by Teach with Movies, families can utilize the educational potential found in hundreds of movies for kids of all ages. Offering support specifically designed for parents, teachers and homeschooling families, Teach with Movies’ site is filled with movie guides that include ideas for lessons, conversation starters, follow-up activities, and more – all designed to encourage and support students’ learning… Read the rest of this entry »

HFVS Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska

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Listen to the modern “Pioneers of Sound!” with Elska as she takes us on a sonic journey into the world of early electronic music, synthesizers, micro-beats, bells and more.  Broadcasting from her Arctic island home, Elska teaches us about the origins of the most innovative sounds in pop music, how they were made, and then she plays us fascinating examples from pop music, art music, classical and some music that defies classification all together.  Get ready for a true sonic journey with “Pioneers of Sound!” − www.islandofelska.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 29th & 30th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  Hiddi Hiddi is how one says “hello” on the Island of Elska!


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PLAYLIST

  • Elska – “Arctic Fox” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • múm – “I am 9 Today” [Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK]
  • Björk - “Frosti” [Vespertine]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in F Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in B Flat Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Suzanne Cianni – “Buchla Live in 1975” [Lixiviation]
  • Elska – “Hiddi Hiddi” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Devo – “Peek-A-Boo!” [Oh, No! It's Devo!]
  • Kraftwerk – “The Robots” [The Man-Machine]
  • Elska – “Click Click” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Steve Reich – “Music for 18 Musicians: V. Section IIIB” [Music for 18 Musicians]
  • Talking Heads – “This Must Be the Place” [Speaking in Tongues]
  • Laurie Anderson – “Walk the Dog” [Big Science]

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with
Sierra Leone‘s Refugee All Stars
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 7pm

Tix Promo: Sierra Leones

Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 7pm. Deadline to enter: 4/6/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We are continuing to offer tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. For April we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a musical group formed in West African refugee camps, at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 04/06 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and inflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the worlds most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands. — www.refugeeallstars.org

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Environmental Film Festival in the Berkshires

Project Native 4th Annual Environmental Film Festival
March 29 & 30, 2014
Great Barrington, MA

For the past three years, Project Native has hosted a successful day-long environmental film festival. This year they are expanding the festival to include an evening screening at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA, on Saturday, March 29th in addition to the festival on Sunday, March 30th at the Triplex Cinema.

The festival will kick off Saturday, March 29th at 7pm with a special screening of Revolution, an award-winning film by Rob Stewart, director of Sharkwater at the  Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. Startling, beautiful, and provocative, Revolution has already won awards at international film festivals. Revolution is not just about the environment—it’s a film about hope and inspiration. It is an urgent call-to-action with an uplifting message that tells us it’s possible to alleviate the damage already done. While creating this film, Stewart met with experts in their fields to investigate the important issues affecting our lives. In an effort to uncover the secrets to a safer world, Stewart goes on an adventure filled with action and drama that will leave audiences around the world, at any age, inspired about how they can get involved in the fight to save our planet.

“Our goal is to not only show the problems facing our world, but to also inspire action for positive change,” says Karen Lyness LeBlanc, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Project Native. Project Native is encouraging middle, high school and college students in the area to attend and bring their friends. This event is FREE, thanks to support from the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. A panel discussion will follow the film.

Then on Sunday, March 30th, screening at the Triplex Cinema…

HFVS Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier

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Join Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier on a fun musical journey all about friends and families.  Sing along with fun songs, hear stories about Debbie and Mike’s family and friends, and learn more about their favorite songs. Get ready for a super fun time! – www.debbieandfriends.net

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Cinderella”  by  Debbie and Friends off of the album, Variety Show.


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PLAYLIST

  • Justin Roberts – “D-O-G” [Not Naptime]
  • Kenny Loggins – “House at Pooh Corner” [The Essential Kenny Loggins]
  • Sister Sledge – “We Are Family” [The Best of Sister Sledge]
  • Debbie and Friends – “When You Were One” [Variety Show]
  • Debbie and Friends – “I’ve Got a Song” [Variety Show]
  • Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer – “Is Not, Is Too!” [Scat Like That]
  • Steve Songs – “We’re On Our Way” [Marvelous Day]
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy” [G I R L]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Cinderella”  [Variety Show]
  • Bill Harley – “You’re In Trouble” [You're In Trouble]
  • James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” [James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Love is a Family” [Story Songs and Sing Alongs]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Comedian Brian Regan at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton

Comedian Brian Regan
Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA
Sunday, April 13th, 2014 8pm

Comedian Brian Regan comes to the Calvin Theatre at 8pm on Sunday, April 13th, 2014. Never lapsing into profanity or being gratuitously offensive, Brian is a great comedian for families with older children. Enter for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets and take your family, or bring a group of friends!

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group continue with our partnership to offering families a chance to win free tickets to see performances in Northampton, MA! For April we are pleased to offer a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to see Comedian Brian Regan at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on Sunday, April 13th, 2014. Deadline to enter to win is Tuesday, 4/8/14 by 11:59pm (EST). Details below…

ABOUT BRIAN REGAN

Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Brian can turn the most mundane situations – like going to the eye doctor to get fitted forglasses, or trying to decide how many fig newtons to eat in one sitting – into side-splitting stand-up material. With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and recently made his 26th appearance.  Never lapsing into profanity or being gratuitously offensive, Brian is a great comedian for families with older children.

Click here to find out how you can enter for a chance to win…

HFVS with Guest DJ, Justin Roberts (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJ, Justin Roberts

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2-Time GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts plays some of his favorite tunes, ranging from creativity to playtime, family love and individuality. Some of the best songwriters in family  music are included in today’s show! — www.justinroberts.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Recess” by Justin Roberts


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PLAYLIST

  • Box of Crayons – The Pop Ups
  • When One Became Two – Verve Pipe
  • The Marvelous Toy – Tom Paxton
  • Pinecone Lovely – Gustafer Yellowgold
  • All For you – Rachel Loshak
  • Are We There Yet – Trout Fishing in America
  • There’s a Pea on My Plate – Bill Harley
  • Recess – Justin Roberts
  • Solar System – Beach Boys
  • On the Day You Were Born – Red Grammar
  • Love Makes a Family – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
  • Bicycle – The Jellydots
  • All That We Got – Frances England
  • Otis – Justin Roberts
  • Gotta Be Me – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • I Miss Grandma – Barry Louis Pollisar

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Tinariwen at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with
Tinariwen
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 @ 7pm

From the Sahara Desert in northern Mali comes the Tuareg band of musicians known as Tinariwen, one of the most popular and best-selling African groups on the planet. Formed in 1979, the band has lived a story of rebellion, war, travel and triumph, as it became an internationally renowned touring act in the early 2000s. Rooted in the sounds of West Africa, Tinariwen mixes Western instruments with Tuareg rhythms and timbres. The power of their poetry makes for an intense and intimate live experience. – Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see Tinariwen at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 7pm. Deadline to enter: 3/24/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We’re excited to continue offering tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. Each month this fabulous world music concert series features a wide variety of the world’s premier international performers. Check with us each month for an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see these world class acts happening right here in our region!

For March we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see the Tuareg band of musicians known as Tinariwen at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Thursday, March 27th at 7pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 03/24 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT TINARIWEN

Tinariwen are poet-guitarists and soul rebels from the Southern Sahara desert. Their music expresses the aspirations of their people, the Kel Tamashek or Touareg of the southern Sahara desert. The guitar is their weapon. Simplicity is Freedom. Tinariwen are often associated with just one image: that of Touareg rebels leading the charge, machine gun in hand and electric guitar slung over the shoulder but the founding members abandoned their weapons long ago and have since engineered a minor aesthetic revolution by setting the electric guitar  the instrument which became their mascot and made them famous  to one side and giving pride of place to acoustic sounds. The desert is the landscape of their existence, the cradle of their culture and the source of their inspiration. They’ve recently collaborated with members of TV On The Radio, Nels Cline (Wilcos guitarist) and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.- tinariwen.com

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TED-Ed Clubs: Supporting Students & Their Big Ideas!

Bring TED to Your Classroom or Community-Based Educational Group with TED-Ed Clubs!

Kids are full of great ideas of all sizes. They invent new games, build ornate miniature structures, make beautiful and fascinating art, and have refreshing – and often wise – insight on many of life’s challenges. In order to promote the continuation of this creativity from childhood into the tween- and teenage years, Ted-Ed has created Ted-Ed Clubs, a platform that allows students with age-appropriate access to the TEDx idea-sharing network!

All around the world, people are using TEDx to inform others about their experiences, inventions, and ideas (including Hilltown Families), and with TED-Ed Clubs, participation in the network has become much more accessible to students. Open to kids ages 8-18, Ted-Ed Clubs are centered around encouraging students’ creativity, reinforcing their confidence in their original ideas, and teaching students how to effectively share these thoughts – with their club members, and with the world.

Bringing a Ted-Ed Club to your community is fairly simple – clubs must have at least five members, and require an adult facilitator. Interested parents, teachers, group leaders, and others working with kids can apply online to begin a Ted-Ed Club, and will, once the club has been created, gain access to resources that will aid with club facilitation… Click here to find how participation in a TED-Ed Club has many benefits for students of all ages!

HFVS Latin Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Latin Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero

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Get ready to travel around the Americas with Andrés Salguero from ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. On today´s episode we will hear Latin music coming from different countries in Latin America and even the USA. We will learn the instruments on a Mariachi band, an important rhythm known as “Clave”, what are the three cultures present in Latin music and much more! – www.123andres.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 8th & 9th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  If you played in a Mariachi band, which instrument would you play? Learn about the most common instruments in a Mariachi with ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. Recorded in Mexico City by Andrés in March, 2013.


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PLAYLIST

  • Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco – “Quimbara” [Anthology: Celia Cruz]
  • Comunidad Pachamama – “Huayño” [Wayra: Music of the Yampara and Charkas Indians]
  • Tupay – “La Saya” – [América Latina]
  • Carlos Gardel – “Mi Buenos Aires querido” – [Remasterizado año 2010]
  • Mariana Iranzi – “Milonga Temprana” – [Aventura Collage]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “If I Had a Mariachi” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas – “Las Leyendas de Grecia” [Raíces Latinas]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “La Clave” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Juan Luis Guerra – “‘Ojalá que llueva café” [Éxitos]
  • Prince Royce – “Stand By Me” [Prince Royce]
  • Atención Atención – “Había un sapo” [Vamos a Bailar]
  • Totó La Momposina y Sus Tambores – “Curura” [La Candela Viva]
  • Mexican Institute of Sound – “Cumbia Meguro” [Político]
  • João Gilberto – “O Pato” [The Warm World of João Gilberto]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “Salta, Salta” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]

HFVS Family Band Episode with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Family Band Episode
with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano

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Guest DJ Michael Napolitano of Preschool of Rock plays hits of bands composed of family members. Lets honor all of the brothers, sisters, cousins, moms and dads who have made a huge footprint in music history. Expect a very wide variety of music from The Carter Family to Arcade Fire and tons in between. Laugh and listen with us, and learn a little too! - www.preschoolofrock.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Michael shows a class of young students how anything can make a sound.


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PLAYLIST

  • The Carter Family – “Keep on the Sunny Side” [The Very Best of The Carter Family]
  • The Jackson Five – “ABC” [ABC]
  • AC/DC – “Back in Black” [Black in Black]
  • Lennon and Maisy Stella – “Ho Hey” [The Music of Nashville Original Soundtrack]
  • Beach Boys – “Vegetables” [Smiley Smile]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Sunday Dinner” [Preschool of Rock]
  • The Allman Brothers – “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” [A Decade of Hits 1969-1979]
  • Van Halen – “Jump” [1984]
  • The Kinks – “Come Dancing” [Come Dancing with The Kinks]
  • Tegan and Sara – “Everything is AWESOME!!!” [The Lego Movie]
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Travlin’ Band” [The Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Cowboy Song” [Dance Party]
  • The Magic Numbers – “Love Me Like You” [The Magic Numbers]
  • Arcade Fire – “Wake Up” [Funeral]
  • Johnny Cash – “We’ll Meet Again” [American IV: The Man Comes Around]

HFVS Feelings Episode with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Feelings Episode
with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell

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All feelings are welcomed and celebrated in this week’s episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show! Guest DJ, children’s artist Heidi Siegell, shares songs about joy, sorrow, confusion, boredom, grumpiness and more, featuring artists from a wide variety of musical genres. – tinyworld.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 22nd & 23rd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “In Stillness” from Heidi Siegell’s album, In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages.


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PLAYLIST

  • Heidi Siegell – “My Monsters” [Single]
  • Tim Hawkins – “I’m Bored” [Tunafish Sandwich]
  • Spoon – “Jealousy” [Love Ways]
  • Helen Reddy – “Blue” [We’ll Sing in the Sunshine]
  • R.E.M. – “Everybody Hurts” [Automatic for the People]
  • Oscar Brown, Jr. – “I Was Cool” [Sin & Soul...and then some]
  • Heidi Siegell – “Growth Spurt Grumpies” [Single]
  • Tommy Roe – “Dizzy” [Single]
  • Bob Dylan – “Mixed Up Confusion” [The 50th Anniversary Collection]
  • Marni Nixon – “I Whistle A Happy Tune” [The King and I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • Spencer Chandler – “Shy” [Single]
  • Don Gibson – “Oh Lonesome Me” [Oh Lonesome Me]
  • Mel Torme – “Fascinating Rhythm” [Live on the Judy Garland Show]
  • Mary Poppins cast – “I Love to Laugh” [Mary Poppins (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  • Michael Bublé – “Home” [It’s Time]
  • Heather Small – “Proud” [Proud]
  • The Pointer Sisters – “I’m So Excited” [So Excited!]
  • Nina Simone – “Feeling Good” [I Put a Spell on You]
  • Heidi Siegell – “In Stillness” [In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages]

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 @ 7pm

Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 7pm. Deadline to enter: 3/3/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We’re excited to continue offering tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. Each month this fabulous world music concert series features a wide variety of the world’s premier international performers. Check with us each month for an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see these world class acts happening right here in our region!

For March we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see Zimbabwean musician, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Thursday, March 6th at 7pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 03/03 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT OLIVER MTUKUDZI

 Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is arguably the most powerful creative force to emerge from Zimbabwe in 30 years, (along with Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo). Balancing compelling rhythms and accessible melodies with insightful lyrics, Tuku has built a vast body of work that is politically and socially relevant and accessible to a worldwide audience. Throughout a career that spans more than 45 recordings and virtually every corner of the globe, he and his band, The Black Spirits, continually play to enthusiastic audiences in even the most remote regions. — www.tukumusik.com

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HFVS Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

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VALENTINE’S DAY EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

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Moon hugs and star kisses! Our friend Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband in San Francisco wishes us all a Happy Valentine’s Day in this archived episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show which originally aired for Valentine’s Day on Valley Free Radio in 2012. - www.jamjamjam.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb. 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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PLAYLIST

Previous Valentine’s Day Podcasts:

Feb 12, 2008 — Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Uncle Rock — PlaylistPodcast

HFVS Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode with Guest DJ, Laura Doherty (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode
(aka the I  ❤ NY… & Chicago Episode)
with Guest DJ, Laura Doherty

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Chicago’s pop-sweetheart for kids Laura Doherty is our Guest DJ this week’s with Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode, just in time for Valentine’s Day. She includes songs of friendship, love, family and more, and includes a couple of tunes from her upcoming release, In a Heartbeat. – lauradohertymusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 8th & 9th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Valentine” by Laura Doherty from her CD, Shining Like a Star.


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PLAYLIST

  • Mariana Iranzi  – “Hola Hello” [Hola, Hello]
  • Spiral Up Kids – “Friends” [Spiral Up Kids]
  • Okee Dokee Brothers – “Mr. and Mrs. Sippy” [Can You Canoe?]
  • Laura Doherty – “Heartbeat” [In a Heartbeat]
  • Human-Tim + Robot-Tim – “Shine” [You Are an Astronaut]
  • Mil’s Trills & Amelia Robinson – “You Have My Heart” [Everyone Together Now!]
  • Spencer Chandler – “Ocie Do The Do-Si-Do” [Howlin’ at the Moon]
  • The Beatles – “Do You Want to Know a Secret” [Please Please Me]
  • Laura Doherty – “Valentine” [Shining Like a Star]
  • Steve Weeks – “The Ostrich and the Owl” [Alphabet Songs Vol. II]
  • Mike + Ruthy – “My New York City” [The NYC EP]
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “Family Tree” [Bandwagon]
  • Jeanie B. and the Jellybeans – “My Pony” [Mommy Knows Best]
  • Ralph Covert – “Bedtime Girl” [Birthday]
  • Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band – “Ticket to Anywhere” [Up Past Bedtime]
  • Laura Doherty – “Butterfly” [In a Hearbeat]
  • Carole & Paula – “See Ya” [Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden]

A Teachable Moment in Sochi

A Teachable Moment in Sochi

This week, the United States will signal its opposition to anti-gay laws in Russia when a number of openly gay athletes join the official U.S. delegation at the Sochi Winter Olympics. By transforming the world’s greatest athletic stage into a powerful showcase for political equality and human rights, these athletes are guaranteed to inspire hundreds of millions of people around the world – while serving as a powerful reminder of the long line of activist athletes who came before them.

As attention turns to the Olympics on February 7, 2014, don’t miss cultural historian Dave Zirin’s stirring look at this tradition of activist athletes in Media Education Foundation’s film Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports.

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HFVS Animals in American Folk Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Animals in American Folk Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson

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This week’s guest DJ, Andy Furgeson, a.k.a. Red Yarn, hosts a Animals in American Folk Music Episode, exploring the theme of animals in American Folk Music.  Andy mixes old folksongs with newer adaptations and original songs in the folk tradition. A few critters from these folksongs even show up in the studio! – www.redyarnproductions.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” by Laura Veirs from the album Tumble Bee. Stop action animation by Helen Woolston.


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PLAYLIST

  • Laura Veirs – “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” [Tumble Bee]
  • Jim Jackson – “Old Dog Blue” [Anthology of American Folk Music]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “John the Rabbit” [You Are My Flower]
  • Red Yarn – “Bob the Rabbit” [The Deep Woods]
  • Pete Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes: Little & Big]
  • Peggy Seeger – “There Was An Old Frog” [The Long Harvest]
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Froggie Went A Courtin’” [We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions]
  • Field Recording of Prison Gang – “Grizzly Bear” [The Folk Box (Elektra/Folkways)]
  • Mo Phillips – “Bear Shirt” [Robot Rodeo]
  • Mike Seeger – “Peep Squirrel” [Animal Folk Songs For Children... and Other People!]
  • Red Yarn – “The Fox” [The Deep Woods]
  • Lead Belly – “Grey Goose” [Lead Belly Sings For Children]
  • Pointed Man Band – “Grandmother’s Invisible Duck [Swordfish Tango]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Did You Feed My Cow” [African American Folk Rhythms]
  • Caspar Babypants – “Bad Blue Jay” [Sing Along!]
  • Cat Doorman – “All the Birds” [Songbook]
  • The Everly Brothers – “Muskrat” [The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers]
  • Red Yarn – “Rattlesnake” [The Deep Woods]
  • Blitzen Trapper – “Furr” [Furr]
  • Johnny & Jason – “Gotta Go” [Be Alive]

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Habib Koité at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with Habib Koité
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Sunday, Feb 16th, 2014 @ 7pm

Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see Habib Koité at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Sunday, Feb 16th, 2014 at 7pm. Deadline to enter: 2/11/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We’re excited to announce that we will be offering tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series taking place at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA, over the months to come! Each month this fabulous world music concert series features a wide variety of the world’s premier international performers. Check with us each month for an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see  these world class acts happening right here in our region!

For February we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see Malian guitarist, Habib Koité, one of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Sunday, February 16th at 7pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 02/11 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT HABIB KOITE

While many Malian guitarists are known for their mastery of their tribes strumming vernacular, Habib Koité has become adept at a number of styles. For him, the common thread is the sound of traditional Malian stringed instruments. Koit seeks to capture those warm sonics on his guitar via the pentatonic scale, and by utilizing open tunings. Whether one understands what hes doing technically, theres no denying the beauty in how his guitar notes and vocals interact with the lush sounds of the xylophone-like balafon and the insistent pulse of his groups rhythm section. - www.habibkoite.com

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HFVS Underground Railroad Episode (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Hilltown Family Variety Show
Underground Railroad Episode

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” According to American folklore, this song was a “musical” map which led fugitive slaves north to freedom. For a history of the song, see www.followthedrinkinggourd.org.


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Discover the Songs: Lyrics & History

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HFVS Smile in My Heart Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Smile In My Heart Episode
with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton

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This week’s guest DJ, Suzi Shelton, hosts a Smile in My Heart Episode, sharing songs that make her smile & feel the love!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Jan 18th & 19th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Tomboy in a Princess Dress” by Suzi Shelton. Originally inspired by her seven year old daughter, this song portrays some pretty active tomboys who also love to wear princess dresses, tiara, and tutus. Add a mix of cowboys, Suzi’s video band and water balloons and you have a whole lot of fun! - www.suzishelton.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Ziggy Marley “I Love You, Too” [Family Time]
  • Justin Roberts “Fruit Jar” [Pop Fly]
  • Suzi Shelton “Smile In My Heart” [Tomboy In A Princess Dress]
  • Ben Rudnick & Friends “Love is a Superpower” [Love is a Superpower]
  • Ben Folds “Broken Piano” [Frog Trouble]
  • The Dirty Sock Funtime Band “Lenny The Cat” [The Dirty Socks Come Clean]
  • Little Miss Ann “Walk with Me” [Walk with Me]
  • The Dirty Sock Funtime Band “Lenny The Cat” [The Dirty Socks Come Clean]
  • Baze And His Silly Friends “Wonderful Day” [Best Day Ever!]
  • Suzi Shelton “Tomboy In A Princess Dress” [Tomboy In A Princess Dress]
  • Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could “Love Me For Who I Am” [Love Me For Who I Am]
  • Wendy Gelsanliter “Singing Together You and Me” [Dancin’ In The Kitchen]
  • Grenadilla “Glad As Glad Can Be” [Grenadilla]
  • Laura Doherty “Sing” [Shining Like a Star]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell “May This Be Love” [Blue Clouds]
  • Kira Willey “Let The Sun Shine In” [Kings & Queens of the Forest]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter “Mi Cuerpo” [Best of The Bowl, Ingles y Español]
  • The Whites “Keep On The Sunnyside” [O Brother, Where Art Thou?]
  • Suzi Shelton “Makes Me So Happy” [No Ordinary Day]

Under the Hat: Curiosity and Songwriting

Songs in the Desert

As I write, I’m sitting in the Arizona desert surrounded by giant cactus and enormous mountains. For a songwriter from New England, it’s a lot like being in a candy store. The landscape, the people, the food, the music — everywhere I look there are fascinating things to see, touch, taste, smell and hear. Songwriters depend on their senses for inspiration and this year I’ve had more than my fair share of sensory stimulation. From performing in big cities and small villages in Mexico, to touring coast to coast around the United States, I’ve been fortunate to witness an amazing range of people and places… Read the rest of this entry »

Hilltown Family Variety Show Holiday Podcast

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HOLIDAY EPISODE

Featured video: “January, February (Last Month of the Year)” by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends from the album, The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs In & Out Of The Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook (Smithsonian Folkways, 2013). The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger’s 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O’Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music.

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HFVS Christmas Show with Guest DJ, Ashley Albert of The Jimmies (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Ashley Albert from The Jimmies Guest DJ Show

Ashley shares some of her favorite holiday songs. Visit Ashley at www.gimmejimmies.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Dec 21st & 22nd, 2013 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Midnight Sun in the Arctic” by Elska.


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HFVS with Guest DJs, Ruby, Pearl & Jade of Treetop Sisters (Radio Show/Podcast)

Guest DJ, Ruby, Pearl & Jade of the Treetop Sisters

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This week’s guest DJs are sisters, Ruby, Pearl & Jade, also known as the Treetop Sisters! – treetopsisters.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Dec 14th & 15th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “The Night Before Christmas” by The Treetop Sisters


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  • Treetop Sisters ” Camel Stan and His Swinging Desert Band” [Single Only]
  • Trout Fishing In America ” Don’t Touch My Stuff” [ Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers]
  • The Jimmies “Gonna Get A Hampster” [Practically Ridiculous]
  • Robbie Schaefer ” Fits Right In ” [Single Only]
  • Las Hermanes Treetop ” El Oso en la Feria en la Plaza” [Single Only]
  • Patricia Ayers ” Story Time”
  • The Pop Ups “Box of Crayons” [ Radio Jungle]
  • The Board of Education ” Why is Dad So Mad” [Binary]
  • Lonnie Donegan “Does You Chewing Loose It’s Flavor” [The Hit Collection]
  • Kentucky Headhunters ” Ballad of Davy Crockett” [Electric Barnyard]
  • Treetop Sisters “Surfer Puppy” [Single Only]
  • Roger Day “I Like Yaks” [ Dream Big]
  • Treetop Sisters “Conley the Cow” [Single Only]
  • Sugar Free Allstars “Cars and Trucks” [Funky Fresh & Sugar Free]
  • Julie Andrews/Dick Van Dyke “Supercalifragilistic” [Mary Poppins Soundtrack]
  • Buck Howdy “Buffalo Bob” [Around the Campfire]
  • Robbie Schaefer “There’s A Carp in the Tub” [Songs for Kids Like Us]
  • Gustafer Yellowgold “Rock Melon” [Year In the Day]
  • Treetop Sisters “Larry the Lumberjack” [Single Only]

HFVS Holiday Episode with Guest DJ, Judy Pancoast (Radio Show/Podcast)

Holiday Episode
with Guest DJ, Judy Pancoast

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This week’s guest DJ, Grammy nominated children’s artist Judy Pancoast hosts a musical celebration of December holidays with tunes for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Learn the history behind the legend of Santa Claus, plus an original story about a little mouse in search of a perfect Christmas tree. December is Judy’s favorite time… tune in for a festive time! – www.JudyPancoast.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Dec 7th & 8th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “The House on Christmas Street” by Judy Pancoast


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PLAYLIST

  • Judy Pancoast- ” Santa Whatcha Got” [Christmas with Mrs. Claus]
  • Joanie Calem- “Lots of Lattkes” [Shanah Tovah, Shanah M'tukah]
  • Marla Lewis- “Magical Time of Year”
  • Janie Next Door- “Santa’s on His Way” [Come Sing Along with Janie Next Door]
  • Ray Stevens- “Santa Claus is Watching You” [Christmas Through a Different Window]
  • Judy Pancoast featuring Dave Kinnoin- “The Disastrous Toboggan Disaster 1967″ [Christmas with Mrs. Claus]
  • Judy Pancoast- “A Teeny Tiny Christmas Tree” [The House on Christmas Street]
  • Beth and Scott Bierko- “Flor de La Noche Buena” [Happy Holidays Around the World]
  • Stacey Peasley- “Under the Tree”
  • Beth and Scott Bierko- “Matunda Ya Kwanzaa” [Happy Holidays Around the World]
  • Earth Mama- “Jingle Your Heart” [A Sense of Place]
  • Judy Pancoast- “The House on Christmas Street” [Christmas with Mrs. Claus]

HFVS Heart Of Chanukah Show with Guest DJ, Mama Doni (Podcast/Radio Show)

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The Heart of Chanukah
Mama Doni Guest DJ Show

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Nov 30th & Dec 1st 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: Title track from new album, “Chanukah Fever: 13 Macca-beats For the Whole Family.”- www.MamaDoni.com


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The Heart of Chanukah hosted with Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff Thomas) Guest DJ Playlist with special guests Millie, Alexander, and Chris Thomas

  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Mama Doni- “Chanukah Fever” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Mama Doni- “The Legend of Sour Creeam Vs Apple Sauce” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Graham Clarke- “Five Little Latkes” [American Blue]
  • Kugelplex- “Still Playing For Latkes” [Ceci N'est Pas Klezmer]
  • Groovebarbers- “I Had A Little Dreidel” [Glory]
  • Mama Doni- “La Vida Dreidel” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Tor Hyams- “This is Chanukah” [This is Chanukah]
  • Mama Doni- “The Funky Gold Menorah” [Chanukah Fever]
  • The Hit Crew- “8 Little Lights of Mine” [Kids Happy Hanukah]
  • Alisa Fineman- “Ocho Kandelikas” [Closing the Distance; Poems, Prayers & Love Songs]
  • STORYTIME: “Too Many Latkes,” written & illustrated by Richard Codor, published by Behrman House Publishers
  • Ruby & Ava Lockner- “Is it Chanukah or Hannukah?” [Just One Angel]
  • Mama Doni- “Land of Sufganiyot” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Billy Sherwood- “Rockin’ Hannukah” [Ulitmate Holiday Party Vol 1]
  • Woodie Guthrie- “Hannukah Dance”
  • Michele Citrin- “Pass The Candle” [Lights, Vol 2, A Hanukah Sampler]
  • Craig Taubman- “Maotzur” [Lights Vol 2, A Hanukah Sampler]
  • Mama Doni- “Eight” [Chanukah Fever]

HFVS Thanksgiving Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Thanksgiving Episode
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

This special Thanksgiving episode by Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband explores, through music and story, some of the many, many things we have to be grateful for in our lives — like the sun, rain, friends and family – - culminating in a vision for world peace where everyone finally has enough food, shelter, community and love. Incorporating songs by Snatam Kaur, Los Lobos, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, and Nat King Cole, among others, the music and commentary weave a gentle yet thought-provoking meditation on gratitude, generosity, love and compassion to inspire folks of all ages this holiday season.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Nov 23rd & 24th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Charity has a great song, “Loving Kindness.” She writes, “Love shouldn’t cost anything. This song emanated from the Buddhist practice of Loving Kindness (also called Metta), whereby you send wishes of health, happiness, safety and peace of mind to yourself and others.”  In this video she shows you the movements to the song so you can show your preK kids how to dance along! Download the song for free here. – www.jamjamjam.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Rolling Stones – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” [Let It Bleed]
  • Beatles “Dear Prudence” [White Album]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Grateful” [Family Values]
  • Snatam Kaur – “Long Time Sun” [Sacred Chants for Healing]
  • Gene Kelley – “Singing in the Rain” [Best of Gene Kelley]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Green Beans Everywhere” [Family Values]
  • Nat King Cole – “Frim Fram Sauce” [The King Cole Trio]
  • William Steig – Sylvester and the Magic Pebble [Read by Charity Kahn]
  • Moody Blues – “Lovely To See You” [On the Threshold of a Dream]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Love Is Herel” [Family Values]
  • Johnny Nash – “I Can See Clearly Now” [single]
  • Los Lobos – “Peace” [Kiko]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “We Are the Ones” [Family Values]

Sing About Science and Math

University of Washington’s Sing About Science and Math Project: Songs for Teaching, Learning & Fun

For many young learners, rhythm and repetition can be a very effective way of learning new words and remembering the names of things. Children easily learn commonly sung songs with lyrics of all kinds, and we use their ability to learn lyrics as a way to share information. Take the ABC’s for example – it’s a song that we use to teach the letters of the English alphabet, it’s fun and easy to sing, and matching the names of letters to different parts of the rhythm helps to support children in remembering the order that the go in.

Songs don’t just have to be used to convey basic ideas to the youngest of learners, though – there are educational songs for kids of all ages and about all kinds of things! The University of Washington’s Sing About Science and Math Project offers an online database of over 7,000 songs that cover an immense variety of topics in technology, biology, environmental science, physics, chemistry, math, engineering, and medicine. The database, which has been growing since 2004, includes tunes for kids of all ages – meaning there are songs about the periodic table for kindergarteners, high school sophomores, graduate students, and grandparents, too, like this one by They Might Be Giants:

The site’s search function allows for parents and educators (and older students) to search by more than just topic… Read the rest of this entry »

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