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The Laurie Berkner Band’s Birthday Party Concerts! [Presale] and CD Giveaway!

It’s Everyone’s Birthday at The Laurie Berkner Band’s Birthday Party Concert!

What do you bring to a Birthday Party Concert?
1. Wear your favorite party hat (Any kind will do!)
2. Picture of a birthday cake (go to our website to download the picture and color it in. Turn it in at the merchandise table area for a chance to win a prize!)
3. An animal for your head because animals have birthdays too.
OPTIONAL: Bring a gift for a child in need by participating in our shoe drive sponsored by UMI shoes. We will be collecting pairs of new or gently used children’s shoes (check your closets!) to be donated to Soles4Souls.

Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 8 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.

UMI is a children’s shoe company specializing in making quality shoes for growing feet that are not only healthy for kids, but healthy for the planet also. From first step to last, they have a commitment to quality and safety.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS GO TO OUR WEBSITE!
www.laurieberkner.com

Shows already on sale…

June 27 Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts Morristown, NJ – A Birthday Party Concert!* 100 South St.

    1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.  Tickets $35, available online at www.mayoarts.org or by calling 973.539.8008.

July 18 Tilles Center – A Birthday Party Concert! *  Greenvale, NY

1:00 P.M and 4:00 P.M..  Tickets $25; $35, available online  C.W. Post Campus at www.tillescenter.org or 516.299.3100 .

READ BELOW FOR ALL INFORMATION ON THE NEW YORK CITY & STATEN ISLAND CONCERTS!

1. Staten Island, NY
WHERE: St. George Theater
WHEN: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 1:00pm
WHAT: A live (Birthday Party concert) performance by The Laurie Berkner Band
(Show runs approx. 1 hour 25min.)
INFO & DIRECTIONS: www.stgeorgetheatre.com
TICKETS: Read below for all information.

2. New York City
WHERE: The Town Hall
WHEN: Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:00am
WHAT: A live (Birthday Party concert) performance by The Laurie Berkner Band
(Show runs approx. 1 hour 25min.)
INFO & DIRECTIONS: www.the-townhall-nyc.org
TICKETS: Read below for all information.

TICKET INFORMATION!!!
If you are receiving this email then you are eligible for the PRE-SALE!
READ ALL INFO BELOW!
Tickets: $25, $35
(Plus applicable fees.)
Babies under age one seated in laps are free.

For all the information regarding this pre-sale and general on sale CLICK HERE! Or enter the following into your browser: http://www.laurieberkner.com/site/live.php

***On the day of the pre-sale you’ll be asked for a password. The password is: rocketship

TICKET PRE-SALE DATE: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10:00am – Friday, June 4th at 10:00pm
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:00am


How to win The Best of The Laurie Berkner Band… Contest ends June 9th.

You get 1 entry for placing a comment with you’re favorite song that Laurie Sings [Visit her site for titles] and please use some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1  extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily).  Must contain the following information: @LaurieBerkner CD @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/ctzPTk  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example:  I want the @LaurieBerkner CD from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/ctzPTk

You get 1 extra entry for following me on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Laurie Berkner on twitter – twitter.com/LaurieBerkner

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN of Laurie’s facebook – facebook.com/LaurieBerknerBand you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

Rock out to Laurie Berkner – I’m a googlehead are you??? Win an autographed CD

WIN an Autographed CD [Raffle rules below the videos] CLOSED

Laurie Berkner is awesome at Kiddie Rock! If you haven’t seen Nick Jr.’s Jack’s Big Music Show then you may or may not know Laurie’s music (and if you don’t I highly suggest you get to know it fast!).  The music has been playing since Marc was 2 months old in the background and at somepoint he started dancing to it and has been ever since.

Her latest album rocks! Rocketship Run [Amazon | iTunes] before that her discography includes… Under a Shady Tree [Amazon | iTunes], Whaddaya Think of That [Amazon | iTunes], Victor Vito [Amazon | iTunes], Buzz Buzz [Amazon | iTunes]

Rockship Run is really great! Great to listen to while driving with the kids or just dancing around in the living room.


Laurie’s Official Bio

Laurie Berkner has been a professional musician since 1992, but her success as a children’s recording artist was a surprise to her. “It was so unexpected,” says Laurie. “I’d been performing in rock bands (including Lois Lane, an all-female cover band, as well as her own original rock band, Red Onion) and struggling to write original music. Writing music for kids has not been a struggle at all. The more I started working on material for children, the more I realized that it opened up creativity in me that I never knew I had.”

These days critics widely acknowledge Laurie’s major contribution toward launching what is now dubbed the progressive “kiddie rock” movement that is, less saccharine, more rocking music that is not dumbed down for children. But it wasn’t simply an enormous amount of talent that helped create an entire genre and skyrocketed Laurie to her current position as “the queen of children’s music” (People Magazine). It was an ability to gain parents’ enthusiasm for the songs too. According to Laurie, “When I’m writing a song, I’m thinking about whether the kids will like it and whether I’m going to connect to them through it. I’m also thinking about whether I want to sing it over and over again, so I guess that’s the part that connects with adults. ‘Old MacDonald Had A Farm’ is a great song for kids, but I couldn’t sing it 100 times!”  Read more…



How to win an autographed CD of your choice… Contest ends Feb 5th.

You get 1 entry for placing a comment with you’re favorite song that Laurie Sings [Visit her site for titles] and please use some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1  extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily).  Must contain the following information: Laurie Berkner Autographed CD @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/adLJ9b  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example:  I want the Laurie Berkner Autographed CD from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/adLJ9b

You get 1 extra entry for following me on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed


Winner has 48 hours to claim prize after being announced or we will pick another winner.  Winner will be selected using Random.org

iPhone apps I Love for the baby and for me

Lately there has been a lot of talk of the soon to be announce Apple iSlate and depending on price point I will or will not get one, but let us stick to the topic at hand my iPhone (3G) and the apps that I love for the baby and for me.

There are a ton of things you can do with the default apps installed already you can download music for babies or you download TV shows for your iPhone right from the iTunes store. Here are a couple of my favorites on the music front we have a clear winner with The Laurie Berkner Band (Stay Tuned as I have a full Laurie Berkner post planned for Friday alone) her most popular album is Victor Vito [ iTunes | Amazon ] and her newest is Rocketship Run [ iTunes | Amazon ] and on the TV front Yo Gabba Gabba [ iTunes | Amazon has select DVDs and Digital Video files (wont work on iPhones/iPods)]

Taking first place for me in the apps for babies is…

Wheels on the Bus [ iTunes ] by DuckDuckMoose












They also make a wonderful Itsy Bitsy Spider [ iTunes ] and Old McDonald [ iTunes ]

These are all interactive where things pop, move, fly, and make sounds when tapped. I also have a new favorite which is Free is Baby Flash Cards [ iTunes ].

On the DaDa gaming front…
Fieldrunners, Knights are both tower defense games that I found fun until I bet them.  Recently I’ve been playing Bejeweled 2 (which includes the Facebook game Bejeweled Blitz – which is the sole reason I play).

On the DaDa useful front…
Facebook, New York Times, Twitterific, LinkedIN, FourSquare, Shazam, Now Playing and Fandango.

Whats on your list?