#CelebrateLU- May 13, 2016

13 May
Thanks to Ruth Ayers of Discover. Play. Build. for creating this meme!

Thanks to Ruth Ayers of Discover. Play. Build. for creating this meme!

This week I’m celebrating a couple of performances.

Singer/songwriter Emily Arrow recently performed again at Green Bean Books to promote her first album, Storytime Singalong, Vol. I. Her songs are based on picture books and they don’t want to make you want to drive off the road while listening to them.

After her event, in which a local musician joined her for a few songs as well, she did some filming in the bookstore for an upcoming video. It was nice being able to help her find books to fit her lyrics. How interesting to see behind the scenes of a music video.

I had a chance to chat with her awhile and that was nice since I could tell she was a kidlit lover. I’m glad her music adds a new way of experiencing reading!

I took a friend to watch Portland Playhouse’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s novel. It was a highly enjoyable and absurdly delightful adaptation. I’m so impressed when a smallish cast and a smallish venue is able to get creative with their people and space to put on something worthy of a bigger company. I definitely want to pick up the book now.

What are you celebrating this week?


6 responses to “#CelebrateLU- May 13, 2016

  1. Amy

    May 14, 2016 at 3:50 am

    This looks like an absolutely grand celebration of books and music. I’m not familiar with Emily Arrow, but I’m off to check her out! Thanks for sharing! ~Amy

  2. Michelle Haseltine

    May 14, 2016 at 4:42 am

    What lovely celebrations!! A video filmed in the bookstore?!?! That’s sooo cool!

  3. Linda Baie

    May 14, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Wow, that time with Emily sounds great, Earl. We have a few small venues here in Denver, too, and it’s always such fun to see a play in a small place. Glad you enjoyed the play, too.

  4. cvarsalona

    May 14, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Earl, I was introduced to Emily Yarrow a few weeks ago. She has such an enthusiastic way of presenting.

  5. Crystal Brunelle

    May 14, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Woohoo! So excited for you to meet Emily Arrow. I’ve used her music a lot with my students and we love it. 🙂

  6. Ruth Ayres

    May 15, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Great celebrations, Earl. I always love catching glimpses into your life through pictures + words.


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