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Spotlight on ARTISTS & ART
The Chapel Hill/Triangle area is home to a vibrant Arts community.
Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Fiber Arts, Sculptures are all around us,
from the WOWIE wonderful & fun ArtsCenter in Carroboro, to the annual
sculpture exhibit in the NC Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill, to Sunday
live music on the lawn at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro, the outdoor
sculptures and fountains in Carroboro, to the many local festivals with
a focus on the arts, to birthday parties and after school at Cely's
House, to the numerous excellent art museums (Raleigh, Chapel Hill,
Duke). Children are able to live with works of art all around them
in this community. We also never cease to be impressed with the
local artists and writers/authors; musicians, and all-around creative
and interesting folks who live and work among us. Here we will
highlight some of the people who contribute so much to the arts in our
Audiomagazine for Children
Published/Created/Developed by a
local Carroboro, NC husband & wife team
Beginning in 1994, Carrboro, NC residents /
husband and wife team Jack Nestor and Arlene Furman have published an
impressive and delightful series of multiple-award-winning audio
magazines for children and families called Shoofly, available as MP3
downloads or CDs at
929-9401 or (919) 968-7846. Each of the Shoofly Audio "magazine"
recordings on CD featured stories, poems, and songs for kids, like an
old-time radio show that will keep the whole family entranced.
(One critic described Shoofly Audio as a "moveable feast for the wee
literati.") Great for long car drives or just some quiet time at
home together with your kids.
Description from the
Shoofly series (children's stories, storytelling, kid's music, and
poetry) is a unique award-winning audio publication. Each exciting
CD or MP3 download boasts an eclectic and fun-filled mix of
age-appropriate children's music, stories, and poetry (45 to 60 min
in length) and is usually comprised of 4 stories and 4 songs,
interwoven with lively musical interludes and fun poetry. You and
your child will enjoy the variety of voices, music, and moods -
Shoofly Audio for Children is a literary feast for the whole
about this amazing husband and wife team and the life-altering
challenges they have overcome, including Arlene Furman's loss of her
eyesight after a devastating illness in 1999. (The couple lost
their third child in the ninth month of pregnancy as a result of this
illness.) Their dedication to bringing wonderful, quality audio
entertainment to children is inspiring. We encourage our readers
to visit www.shooflyaudio.com,
sample the audio recordings and purchase Shoofly CDs (or downloads) to
enjoy with your children over and over again. SUPPORT LOCAL
BUSINESS & a wonderful local family with your purchase, and spend
quality time enjoying the Shoofly
stories/music/poetry with the children in your life.
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