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The Laurie Berkner Band
New York, NY
This is Me and My Energy!
Interests: music, learning, friends., kids, green living, cooking, family, nick jr.
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Dear friends, Wow, I was just getting used to writing 2011 and now here we are entering 2012 already. Does that happen to you? I do feel excited about all the possibilities that lie ahead and I also feel proud, and even a little sad, about all that happened this past year being over. It reminds me of watching Lucy grow and feeling that wonder and amazement at all she is becoming, while still sometimes mourning a bit the days that will never come again. This past year our Party Day! DVD was such a large and fulfilling project. Also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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Our new Party Day eBook on the NOOK Color & Tablet Hi everyone! I've teamed up with Barnes & Noble to bring you a brand new, interactive eBook for the NOOK Color and Tablet, just in time for the holidays. It's our very first eBook, and we feel so excited to show it off to you! Party Day is about 4 insect friends who go to the beach and have a party-filled day playing in the sand, watching the waves, telling stories, and making music. Every page has something fun - from interactive characters to special games and activities. At... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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As usual, we've been working like busy bees over here at the Two Tomatoes office, and we're just about ready for a little Winter vacation (after our show this weekend in Clearwater, FL, that is!) From left: Corinne, Laurie, Shannon, and Katie - the Four Tomatoes! But before we sink into some much-needed cookies, we wanted to share with you some of the things we've been working so hard to bring to you! First, check out some of the fun digital gifts we have been working on: 1) The Candy Cane Jane video - This is the first video we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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The making of our new Candy Cane Jane video Producing a music video is a big job. It takes lots of people, lots of time, and lots of money to make just one video (let alone an entire DVD!) Laurie's label, Two Tomatoes Records, is a small company working out of a one-bedroom apt on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We have always needed the help of partners like our distribution record label (Razor and Tie) and other companies we’ve worked with in the past (Nick Jr., Seventh Generation) in order to produce and make these videos available to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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For Immediate Release November 29, 2011 LAURIE BERKNER AND BARNES & NOBLE ARE CELEBRATING! Announcing Party Day By Bestselling Children’s Recording Artist Laurie Berkner, Barnes & Noble’s First Original NOOK Kids™ Read and Play™ NOOK Kids™ Book Available Exclusively on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Color™ and NOOK Tablet™ Starting December 15th, 2011 “The queen of kids’ music.” – People Magazine When one little ladybug calls up a banana slug, a cucumber beetle and an ant, you know it’s going to be a Party Day! Superstar children's recording artist Laurie Berkner’s joyous song comes to life in Party Day, an interactive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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Beat the Clock On Friday! The earlier you order, the more you save! 12 - 4AM ET get 30% off! 4 - 9AM ET get 25% off! 9AM - 2PM ET get 20% off! 2 - 7PM ET get 15% off! 7 - 11:59PM ET get 10% off! Be sure to check back for discounts happening though the end of the year! http://twotomatoes.shop.musictoday.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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Happy Thanksgiving! We wanted to share this song with you so you can start getting into the holiday spirit! (Click to play) (I'm Gonna Eat) On Thanksgiving Day You can also purchase this song for download for $.99: Click here And for another fun holiday activity while you're getting ready for winter, check out the great Candy Cane Jane coloring pages on our website - just download them, print them off, and color away! Click the image below. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
We love the fact that music goes hand-in-hand with exercise, and we especially love how dancing is so much for fun ALL ages, big and small. For the smallest person, groovin' to the music helps teach about our bodies, how to move them, how to best use them, and how to start out life in a healthy way. But EVERYONE enjoys letting loose and shakin' it down! Our new DVD, Party Day!, features lots of songs to dance to - just check out this video for "Shake Your Body Down": So, here is a list of our favorite LBB songs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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Hello friends! We return to blog land with excellent news: Our new DVD, Party Day!, will hit the shelves (both virtual and real) tomorrow. To celebrate, we wanted you to check out some of the new videos in the DVD! To see the teaser, click here. The DVD takes the band to 3 parties - a costume party, a birthday party, and a pajama party! First, check out "Party Day" - the title video on the new DVD - and meet our new friends: a lady bug, a banana slug, a cucumber beetle, and an ant who REALLY know how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
Hi bloggy friends! We're back :) We've been away for a few weeks, but with good reason! Our entire team has been working REALLY hard on something new and special - and we're almost ready to announce it. We're working with our friends at Seventh Generation on something everyone can enjoy. For a sneak peak of what is to come, check out this video: What do you think it will be? Announcement on Tuesday, June 28th - see you then :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
We have a bunch of new shows coming up this Summer/Fall! Some are in celebration of our upcoming DVD release - you can pick up the new DVD, Party Day! at the merch table at any of the DVD Release Concerts - before they are available to the general public! This coming Fall, we will be changing our concert theme to Animal Party - we can't wait for you to see the fun tricks we have up our sleeves for this one. Sunday, June 5th at 2pm: West Long Branch, NJ (Birthday Party Concert!) Friday, July 1st at 6pm: Kennett... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
Laurie's two favorite foods are avocado and chocolate... so how lucky were we when Facebook fan Gail Lehman sent us these two recipes COMBINING the delicious duo!? Jenn Cohen's Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, raw, gluten-free) Ingredients: 1/4 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked. 1/4 cup agave nectar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 to 2 avocados, pitted 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder or more to taste 1/4 cup water Place dates, agave necter & vanilla in food processor and process til smooth. Add avocado, cocoa and water & process til creamy. Refrigerate before serving. Tach's Chocolate Pudding Ingredients: 4 avocados 1/2 cup melted... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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We were excited to learn from one of our Facebook fans that Amazon is doing a sale of "The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band" MP3's for just $5! What a fun surprise! Click here to check it out, or just go to Amazon.com and search for "Laurie Berkner Band" and "Best of" Here is the song list (click on the songs for lyrics): Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz) Rocketship Run Victor Vito We Are the Dinosaurs I'm Gonna Catch You Moon Moon Moon Pig on her Head Fast and Slow (The Rabbit and the Turtle) I'm Not Perfect I Really Love... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
Here are some great recipes from our fans that are both sustainable and healthy! Adam Cohen Healthy Strawberry Crisp Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon all spice 3/4 cup sugar egg substitute for 1 egg 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1 cup soy milk 20 strawberries 1/4 cup walnuts Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugar & apple sauce. Add in egg replacer. Add & mix in soy milk. In a separate bowl sift together dry ingredients. Mix wet & dry ingredients together. Fold in strawberries.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
We are very much looking forward to this weekend's Kindiefest, which is being held in Brooklyn! Laurie and publicist Sarah Rosen will be speaking on 3 different panels at Saturday's festival, and we can't wait to hear what other artists and "kindustry" people have to say! It should be very fun to learn about some new ideas and better ways to get great music out there! We will keep you updated about what we learned while there! In other news, we are still hard at work on our new DVD, Party Day!, which will be released this summer. It includes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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Happy Earth Day, everyone! We are thrilled to celebrate our wonderful Earth today (and everyday!) One of the great things about being a kid is all the fun things you can do to help the environment AND have a great time doing it. Here are some fun, Earth-friendly activities: 1) Go for a walk and pick up litter. Don't forget to sort between recyclable material and landfill garbage - you can even drop off compostable things at your local compost drop-off! You can play games while you do it, too - try "I Spy" or see who can pick up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
We will be coming to West Long Branch, NJ on June 5th for our very last Birthday Party Themed Concert! Join Laurie, Susie, Adam, and Bobby as they party with animals on their heads - plus, they'll be playing some new songs from our brand new DVD, Party Day, which will be released this summer! For more information and to purchase tickets, check out this link. We hope to see you there! (Can't make it? Here's a list of the other shows we have scheduled, and we have many more to come!): Saturday May 21, 2011 Live in Wilkes Barre,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
All of us here at Two Tomatoes Records and the Laurie Berkner Band want to congratulate Grammy-nominated family music artist Brady Rymer on his new CD, "Love Me for Who I Am", that celebrates and honors kids of all abilities - particularly those on the autism spectrum. The The 10-song album was released this past Tuesday! This is a subject very close to all of our hearts here at the LBB. We receive a lot of e-mails about our autistic fans whose lives have been touched by music in a unique and beautiful way. For this reason, Laurie felt very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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We get a lot of requests from fans for a lullaby CD. As of now, we're working on some other great things, so a lullaby CD isn't in the very close future. However, we thought we would compile a list of lullaby-CD worthy songs that you can make yourself! See the bottom of this post for info on making your own CD. If you click on any song, it will link to the song on the iTunes store in case you don't have a CD! Rocketship Run: 1) My Blue Sailboat 2) Winter Lullaby* 3) Nona* 4) Fly Me To... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
Don't forget to join us tonight for a musical adventure with Laurie and Bobby! The new webcast airs at 8pm EST on our website! Click Here Can't watch tonight? Don't worry! It'll stay on our site forever :) We're also very excited to go to the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania this Saturday for another Birthday Party Concert. We'll be at the State Theatre in Easton at 2pm. Tickets are still available! We'll only be doing Birthday Party Concerts for a couple more shows! And don't forget to stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Party Day! DVD, set to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
This Thursday (4/7) at 8pm EST, Your Springtime Musical Nightlight will air on our website! Join Laurie and special guest (and drummer!) Bobby as they play games, tell stories, and sing songs for a fun pre-bedtime musical webcast. Can't watch when it airs? Don't worry! The webcast will stay on our site, and you can watch it any time you wish - AND, watch any of our past webcasts on the same page! Check out the teaser here: Grab a snuggle and sing along! Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
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APRIL FOOLS!!!!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
We're excited to announce a bunch of new live shows! Come celebrate with us! Tickets for the Easton, PA show are on sale now! Pre-sale tickets for Wilkes-Barre go on sale tomorrow morning (fans on the mailing list are eligible for pre-sale tickets - to sign up for the next pre-sale, click here!) Saturday April 9, 2011 The Laurie Berkner Band Live in Easton, PA The State Theatre, 2:00pm see details > Saturday May 21, 2011 Live in Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center, 2:00pm see details > Friday July 1, 2011 Live in Kennett Square, PA Longwood Gardens, 6:00pm see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
Thanks to our Facebook Fans for leaving some these comments - check them out on Facebook for MANY more! Karol Lorenz My three-year-old son: "Mommy, let me smell you...you smell like hugging." (I get a big hug.) Daddy asks, "What do I smell like, buddy?" His response: "Like broccoli." Eileen Miller Wilson my daughter is autistic and non-verbal, but.....she brought me a box of baggies out of a kitchen drawer, which displayed a picture of the ziplock with strawberries in it, pointed at the strawberries and said "dis" (this) Molly Kate, 10yrs DS/ASD Martie Amerson-Warren After playing outside my 7... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog
We had a wonderful time in Providence, RI this past weekend. We received some of your great suggestions on Facebook for things to do in Providence - thank you so much for your great ideas, it made us feel very welcome! It was a bit cold outside, but we had a nice time walking around and checking out some of the sights. Bobby went to college in Providence, so he had a fun time revisiting some of his old haunts and telling everyone about how things have changed. The show was very fun, and we loved looking at all the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at The Laurie Berkner Band Blog