Ear Candy Expands Efforts to Minneapolis
EAR CANDY Charity is partnering with Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s A Party In My City! and the city of Minneapolis before their performances on March 13th at the U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center. EAR CANDY will be hosting an Instrument DriveSM to help save music programs in the Minneapolis Public School District and help kick off the YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! tour in Minneapolis before making its way through the Midwest and a stop in Canada.
We are encouraging individuals to clean out their closets anddonate gently used instruments at any of the nineteen Minneapolis FireStations throughout the week of March 8-13, 2010 between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. On Saturday, March 13 a special collection will take place at the Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Events at 3 PM and 6 PM at the U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center. EAR CANDY volunteers will be on site at the Skyway Entry and Main Lobby Entry tocollect donations. Tickets to the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Events can bepurchased HERE!
All types of instruments are acceptable for donation includingstrings (violins, cellos, guitars), woodwinds(flutes, clarinets,saxophones), rhythm instruments (drums, precession) and even musicalgear (amplifiers). The district is unable to accept pianos and organs.The instruments will receive minor repair if necessary and then be usedby various schools throughout the district. EAR CANDY tracksevery instrument donation and informs donors the final location thattheir donation is making an impact. The relationship between the donorand their instrument lives on with new life in the hands of a child.For more information about the Minneapolis Drive and EAR CANDY please visit the Minneapolis Instrument Drive Page
About Ear Candy Charity
Ear Candy Charity is based in Phoenix, AZ and is devoted to providingchildren access to music education. We fulfill our mission bysupporting in school programs through instrument donations, creatingafter-school programs with community partners like Boys & GirlsClubs, and providing Beyond the Classroom experience to give a holisticview of music education. Ear Candy will impact well over 10,000 youthin the Arizona in 2010 while actively expanding their sustainablecommunity driven model in other areas of the country. For the latestupdates please visit: www.EarCandyCharity.ORG.
About Yo Gabba Gabba!
Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in August, 2007and currently ranks as one of the most popular children series ontelevision. Yo Gabba Gabba!, was voted as one of the best new shows ontelevision by TIME magazine, won a BAFTA Award in 2008, was awarded theOutstanding Achievement in Childrens Television Award by theTelevision Critics Association, and is a two-time Emmy nominee. Theseries airs three times a day, seven days a week on Nick Jr. and inseveral major international territories, including Australia, Canada,Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K.
Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teachsimple life lessons through music. Todays most popular names inmovies, television, music and sports flock to guest star in thegroundbreaking show, including Jack Black, Rachel Dratch, MeloraHardin, Tony Hawk, Biz Markie, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mark Mothersbaugh,The Roots, Andy Samberg, Amy Sedaris, The Shins, Amare Stoudemire, TheTing Tings, Jimmy Eat World and Elijah Wood, among others. Yo GabbaGabba! toys, apparel and other merchandise are sold in storesnationwide in the U.S. and have skyrocketed in popularity.
Yo Gabba Gabba! is recommended as a trusted program for preschoolers byThe Smart Television Alliance, a non-profit organization comprised ofleading non-profit childrens media organizations including CommonSense Media, Parents Choice Foundation, Parents Television Council andCoalition for Quality childrens Media: KIDS FIRST!. Visitwww.yogabbagabba.com.
W!ldbrain is an award-winning entertainment company and one of theworlds foremost producers of animation. The studio develops andproduces television, motion pictures, short-form programming,commercial content and licensed merchandise. W!ldbrain has produced anexceptional slate of programming, including the critically acclaimedtelevision series Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nick Jr.) and the live touring showYo Gabba Gabba!: Theres A Party in My City!; The Ricky Gervais Show(HBO) and the hit Disney series, Higglytown Heroes. Some upcomingtelevision and short-form projects include Bubble Guppies, an animatedseries for Nick Jr., The Hard Times of RJ Berger, an animated seriesfor MTV and Team Smithereen, the short-form stunt puppet show from DanClark. W!ldbrain and its creative team have won top industry awards. Infilm, the studio won an Annie for its computer graphics short film,Huberts Brain. W!ldbrain has received Clios, Addys, BDA Awards andAnnies for their commercial work, reinvigorating classic brands forleading companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft andNike and has gained national attention for their animation work onbehalf of Esurance, Ubisoft and Virgin America. W!ldbrains sistercompany, Kidrobot, creates limited edition toys, clothing, artwork andbooks, with stores in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco andMiami. W!ldbrain is based in Los Angeles, CA. www.wildbrain.com.
About S2BN Entertainment
S2BN Entertainment is a diversified international family show and evententertainment company specializing in the acquisition, development andproduction of high caliber touring exhibitions, unique live music toursand events, theatrical performances, and consumer and multimediaproduct offerings. Our experienced management team executes activitiesacross all types of global venues from stadiums to theaters. S2BNEntertainment provides extraordinary experiences for our clients andour customers.