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As I sit in my office working tonight, I can hear the GRAMMY telecast faintly emitting from the TV in the family room. I have no idea what's happening, but I do know that the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences got two things right tonight - GHOST took home their first GRAMMY, winning "Best Metal Performance" with "Cirice"; and Tim Kubart snagged his first statue as well, winning "Best Children's Album" with HOME. Sure, it's two completely opposite ends of the spectrum, but they're the ones I ride most! On one hand, you have a host of Sprout's SUNNY SIDE UP SHOW, and on the other... the act that's brought The Dark Lord back to the pop charts in a way we haven't seen in years. It's a win-win.

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Music cruises or "floating festivals" are all the rage these days, with 70,000 TONS OF METAL, SHIPROCKED, THE WEEZER CRUISE, THE COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE, BLUES ALIVE AT SEA, and several more genre and artist-specific cruises having hit the open waters over the past few years. Now comes one for the family music crowd with the just-announced MACARONI AND CRUISE, setting sail August 3-7, 2015. 

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SproutThis Saturday, April 19, Brooklyn Kindie Rockers THE POP UPS, will make an appearance on Sprout - visiting the Sunshine Barn to play some tunes for Chica and Tim on THE SUNNY SIDE UP SHOW. The duo will debut "Bug Out," a new song from their forthcoming album, APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION, while also digging into their back catalog for some additional gems to perform. This news comes on the heels of their new single and lyric video for "All These Shapes," which hit the 'net last week. Check out the video below...

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If you have a little Sproutlet at home, and you have an iOS device, then this one is for you! Chica, the popular star of The Sunny Side Up Show and The Chica Show on Sprout and NBC Kids has come to the iPad and iPhone in an App version of the CHICA'S ADVENTURE online game. Available for the limited-time pricing of just $0.99 through (my affiliate) the Appstore, full details can be found below...

Sprout Kindness CrewSprout's Kindness Counts initiative has logged nearly 600,000 acts of kindness from children across the country as they continue moving toward their goal of 1 million kind deeds performed by Sproutlets. Meant to "encourage and celebrate everyday thoughtful acts while serving as a tool for parents to reinforce kindness and compassion," Kindness Counts actions are featured each morning on Sprout during THE SUNNY SIDE UP SHOW and with Good Egg Awards. Now, Sprout is nearing the announcement of their first-ever "Chief Kindness Officer," an exceptional preschooler whose kind acts have put them in the running through The Kindest Kid Contest sponsored by ABCmouse.com. Voting is open now, and for each vote received, Sprout will donate $1 up to $25,000 to a national children’s charity, as well as an additional $5,000 in the winner’s name! Check out the finalists below...

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All month, my friends at Sprout have been gearing up for Halloween with their ongoing Sprout Halloween Parade, in which kids can march in place in their Halloween costumes and use the "Send to Sprout" App to submit their video to become a part of the user-generated parade. Now, we're just a week away from when the real treats start rolling on October 28, and the Sunshine Barn takes on a Halloween theme for the Sunny Side Up Show (airing live, 9am-noon ET) and the 24-hour preschool network starts airing some terrific Halloween content. Here's a preview... 

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