Win a family 4-pack of free tickets to see…
Deedle Deedle Dees
A Family Concert at The Eric Carle Museum
Saturday, Oct 29th @ 1pm
Lloyd Miller, lead singer for The Deedle Deedle Dees, a Brooklyn based educational rock band, was our guest DJ this week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show. You can catch Lloyd live this month in Western MA as The Deedle Deedle Dees return to the Pioneer Valley for a pre-Halloween family concert at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Arts in Amherst, MA on October 29th at 1pm for the release of their newest album, Strange Dees, Indeed… and Hilltown Families has a family 4-pack of free tickets and a copy of their new CD to giveaway to one lucky family! Details on how to enter to win are below:
ABOUT THE DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES
The Deedle Deedle Dees are four teachers and musicians who were raised on Schoolhouse Rock, the Pixies, the Muppets and Tom Waits. With an approach unique to children’s music, The Dees are not content to offer fluffy-happy tunes. Each catchy piece is based upon something from history, science and folklore, and the Dees offer a fresh perspective even on the most familiar people and places.
Strange Dees, Indeed opens with a practical exploration of the Hindu philosophy of Ahimsa (“no harm” in Sanskrit), with the acknowledgment that even grownups have a hard time staying Gandhi-cool in the face of aggression. Another song follows the famous scientist Marie Curie as she smuggles radium in her suitcase. Every song tells a story or paints a picture, whether it be Sojourner Truth singing to a hostile crowd on a moonlit mountaintop, or Sacagawea seeing the ocean for the first time with her baby on her back, or an eerie view of the detritus at Dead Horse Bay. In “a song for Abigail Adams,” John Adams sends an indie-rock love letter to his wife. And one of the Dees’ grandmothers remembers what it was like to bump into NYC Mayor LaGuardia’s big belly back in the day.
The Deedle Deedle Dees’ two previous family music CDs, Freedom in a Box (2007) and American History+ Rock and Roll = The Deedle Deedle Dees (2009), won national acclaim. The Dees perform interactive, educational shows throughout the year at schools, libraries, theaters, parks and other family venues. They also develop original songs and shows based on curriculum via in-class workshops, long-term residencies, and other cooperative programs with schools. www.deedledeedledees.com
HOW TO WIN
Your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Deedle Deedle Dees on Saturday, October 29th at 1pm at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA, along with a copy of their newest CD, Strange Dees, Indeed, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!
To enter to win simply:
- CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting the Facebook icon below;
- TELL US HOW HILLTOWN FAMILIES CONNECTS YOUR FAMILY WITH LOCAL HISTORY HERE IN WESTERN MA below (one entry per household); and be sure to tell us your
- FULL NAME and where you
- LIVE (TOWN/STATE), Must include your town to be eligible.
- ACCURATE EMAIL IN THE EMAIL FIELD BELOW (we never share your email address with a third party).
- We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Saturday, 10/22/11 @ 7pm (EST).