Carol of the Day
The well-written lyrics matched with a feel-good melody makes "Winter Wonderland" a Richard Smith and Felix Bernard hit.
This Day in Music History
On this day in 2007, John Williams conducted during the "Movies Rock" A Celebration Of Music In Film held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. He is undeniably one of the most prolific and multi-awarded composers of our time. His works include over 75 film scores including the music for the Star Wars Trilogy, E.T., Superman, Jurassic Park and scores for three Harry Potter Films. Williams has received many accolades including honorary degrees from 14 different universities.
Movie of the Day
El Sistema (Read the review) - From Paul Smaczny, the director of the 2006 International Emmy Award winning film Knowledge is the Beginning, comes this documentary about a revolutionary music education program founded over 30 years ago in Venezuela by Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu. The methodology of El Sistema is now being adapted to the United States.
Suggested Stocking Stuffer
Loopz (Compare Prices) - Mattel has come out with a very creative and fun way of encouraging children to explore music and sharpen their memory. There are several game modes to choose from that can be played by one to four players. Players move their hands through 4 different loops to activate the lights and sounds. Recommended for kids 7 years old and up.