Entertainment

Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

Posted December 9th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

AKEELAH AND THE BEE, now running at Arena Stage through December 27, 2015, is a joyous, moving tale 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson’s improbable rise from an impoverished neighborhood to the national finals of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee.  The play, adapted by Cheryl L. West from the 2006 film of the same […]

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PBS Kids Premieres Wild Kratts Christmas & Nature Cat

Posted November 24th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Television

PBS Kids Premieres Wild Kratts Christmas & Nature Cat

WILD KRATTS: CHRISTMAS CREATURES and NATURE CAT both premiere tomorrow Wed. Nov. 25. on PBS KIDS Just in time for Thanksgiving, WILD KRATTS is premiering their very first one-hour holiday special, A CREATURE CHRISTMAS. Like all of their shows, the special is hilarious, educational, and perfect for kids of all […]

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Hansel and Gretel come to Encore Stage and Studio

Posted November 10th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

Hansel and Gretel come to Encore Stage and Studio

Hansel & Gretel at Encore Stage & Studio is a delightful and well-acted production. With tight pacing and a clear sense of momentum, the play felt polished and professional, even though the oldest performers on stage were only sophomores in high school, and most were middle schoolers or younger. When a production is […]

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How Shrek: The Musical saved my summer

Posted October 17th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

How Shrek: The Musical saved my summer

Taking my kids to see Shrek: The Musical at Encore Stage & Studio saved our summer. It’s three months later, and I am still humming along and sending up gratitude for such a fun show. We have attended loads of performances with Encore, and my kids have done some of their […]

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Why You Should Watch a Show With Your Teen

Posted September 9th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Television

Why You Should Watch a Show With Your Teen

Growing up, I always watched certain shows with my mother and whichever siblings were still at home. I have, like most Gen X-ers, fond memories, of watching family-friendly prime-time comedies like “Growing Pains,” “Family Ties,” and as much as it pains me to mention given the things he’s done, “The […]

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Final Summer Reading Check-In Thanks to PBS Kids

Posted August 25th, 2015 by Sandie in Books, Entertainment

Final Summer Reading Check-In Thanks to PBS Kids

Our kids are (sort of) ready to go back to school next week, so it’s time for us to wrap-up our summer reading checklists and journals. It has been an eventful summer, but we’ve been so happy to have PBS Kids Summer Reading materials to help us throughout the season. […]

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