On the eve of his 40th anniversary performing music for kids, Barry Louis Polisar has traveled throughout the United States and Europe as a visiting author in schools and libraries. He is a five-time Parents’ Choice Award winner and has performed in The White House, The Smithsonian and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Over the past four decades, Barry has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader, has starred in an Emmy Award-winning television show for children and has been featured regularly on The Learning Channel.
Along with performing for tens of thousands of families and influencing a generation of musicians, Barry works with literacy groups, media specialists, reading teachers and Title I programs in the schools and has won a Special Library Recognition Award for his “ability to communicate with and excite children to read.”
Barry’s song “All I Want Is You” was featured during the opening credits of Jason Reitman’s film Juno. This song is also currently featured on the National Lottery (United Kingdom), the Honda Civic “Date With a Woodsman”, and the Del Monte Foods “Bursting with Life” advertisements.
A two-disc tribute album, compiled by Aaron Cohen of the Radioactive Chicken Heads entitled “We’re Not Kidding! A Tribute to Barry Louis Polisar” was released in 2010. The album features covers of 60 of Polisar’s songs by artists such as DeLeon, Rebecca Loebe, The Radioactive Chicken Heads, Tor Hyams, and Barry Louis Polisar’s son Evan Polisar.
KindieComm welcomes Barry Louis Polisar to the stage to share his story – both in words and song – with Kids Corner host Kathy O’Connell.
It’s all part of a wonderful day of reflection, discussion and networking – and you can join us – registration is just $90 and includes a Continental breakfast and a box lunch!
Now is the time to register for the inaugural KindieComm gathering – capped off with the KindieComm Industry Showcase – featuring sets by:
ALEX & THE KALEIDOSCOPE BAND
CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER
THE DIGGITY DUDES & FRIENDS
JOANIE LEEDS AND THE NIGHTLIGHTS
MOLLY LEDFORD & BILLY KELLY
Learn more about all of these Industry Showcase artists: https://kindiecomm.org/industry-showcase/
When you register, you can also purchase your ticket(s) to the Kids Corner Music Festival @ KindieComm – – our public showcase on Sunday, June 29 (11am-1:30pm) featuring performances by:
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