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2008-07-28 09:01:09

"Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs," a collection of Sesame Street music What it is: You and your preschooler can get down and get funky with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Ernie and the Count with the re-release of this 15-track CD featuring dance songs sung by your favorite Sesame Street pals. (The original was released in 1997.) Why parents will like it: It's fun _ and it'll get your kids off the couch. The lively and catchy songs will help kids (and parents!) get their groove on. I found myself...

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By Erica Hansen Deseret News When thinking back to the year 2006 and the year's top CD, it's doubtful Disney is the first thing to cross your mind. But a little made-for-TV movie on the Disney Channel, called "High School Musical," was busily breaking just about every Disney record, snatching the top spot for best-selling album and starting a frenzy that would captivate the world, yield many sequels and create a live stage version. (And in case you haven't heard, the show was filmed at...

2008-07-24 15:00:46

WASHINGTON _ The room was full of military families as Muppets sang new "Sesame Street" songs aimed at preschoolers with parents in faraway Iraq and Afghanistan. When Elmo, who speaks to that age group as only a 3 {-year-old furry red Muppet can, said sadly in his high-pitched voice, "Sometimes there are days when I miss my daddy," a child in the audience blurted out, "I miss my daddy, too!" It nearly brought the room to tears. But organizers and parents know it also shows that where...

2008-07-20 21:00:20

ABC is offering a new reality TV series tied into Disney's High School Musical, the new U.S. program's host says. Nick Lachey, host of High School Musical: Get in the Picture, said the reality series, which was to premiere Sunday night, will allow fans of the TV movie to embrace its spirit by auditioning, Zap2it.com reported. 'High School Musical' has captured the spirit of that age, Lachey said. Don't grow up so fast. Enjoy being a teenager. Enjoy being that age because you will never...

2008-07-19 15:00:27

Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she is in love with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron, with whom she spent time in the Caribbean this month. The 18-year-old actress, who came under fire this year when a nude photo of her appeared online, spent some quality romantic time with her 20-year-old co-star at the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. Risque photographs of the vacationing couple come after Hudgens expressed how she and her fellow Disney celebrity are...

2008-07-19 12:00:31

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Once he's done hosting ABC's "High School Musical: Get in the Picture," Nick Lachey might have a career ahead of him as a spokesman for the Utah Travel Council. Lachey, a veteran of the boy band 98 Degrees and star of MTV's "Newlyweds" with then-wife Jessica Simpson, spent several weeks in the state while the reality/competition show was being filmed at Murray High School. And while show-biz types who don't live in Utah are prone to...

2008-07-18 18:00:28

HOLLYWOOD pin-up Zac Efron shows how he has beefed up his act in just a year since finding fame in teen movie High School Musical. The star, 20, revealed his new bulging biceps after a regular gym work-out in Burbank, California. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-18 18:00:28

By Jon W Sparks It's possible to confuse "Disney's High School Musical 2" with "Disney's High School Musical." "2" carries over not only the same name but the same characters in practically the same situations, all aimed at the same tween demographic that made both movies outsize hits on the Disney Channel. The first one went on to great success on stages around the country and has played locally at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville and the Orpheum in a touring show. On July 25, Circuit...

2008-07-18 15:00:36

By Gary Flockhart JUST what is it, exactly, about goofing around with those furry monsters on Sesame Street that musicians seem to love so much? Leaked recently on YouTube was Feist's appearance on the show, in which she keeps the melody the same but alters the words of her hit single 1-2-3-4 to teach young viewers to count to, you guessed it, four. "Oh you're counting, counting with me," sings the indie-pop superstar, "to one less than five and one more than three". The Nova...

2008-07-15 21:00:21

By Nancy Brokaw "High School Musical," currently up at Community Players Theatre, might surprise both the kids who already know the music (that's most kids) and their grandparents who are just discovering this cultural phenomenon that sprang from a Disney Channel movie. The surprise is that what's on stage is no pale reflection of the movie. The characters are more fully drawn and the musical score has deeper harmonies. Plus - it's real! Dozens of talented high school kids turn in...


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