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Carly Rae Jepsen set to 'Shake it Up' -- EXCLUSIVE

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The stars of Disney’s Shake it Up are ready to have a good time with singer Carly Rae Jepsen when she makes a guest appearance on the Feb. 24 episode. The pop star will play herself opposite series stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya (seen above with Jepsen), and she’ll perform her song “Sweetie” on the show’s show-within-a-show, Shake It Up, Chicago! In the episode, CeCe (Thorne) and Rocky (Zendaya) help Miss Burke (Tyra Banks) win over the heart of her crush, Mr. Zigfeld (Alfonso Ribeiro), while Logan, Ty and Deuce help Flynn build a soapbox car.

Take a look at another image from the episode after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Jordin Sparks excited to host Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the U.S. Open

Jordin Sparks’ accomplishments are many:  she was the then-youngest-ever winner of American Idol, has sold millions of albums, was nominated for a Grammy, and had her film debut in Sparkle,which opened last weekend. And on Saturday, after performing at the event in 2009, 22-year-old Sparks will return to co-host the 17th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Presented by Hess alongside TV personality Quddus.

The NYC event, which kicks off the U.S. Open, honors the memory of tennis pro Arthur Ashe, who passed away in 1993, and his commitment to social causes. In that spirit, the annual Kids’ Day event features free family activities at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, a chance to watch the pros practice, and the ticked stadium show, which will feature live performances by such artists as Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City, and The Wanted. (It’s a return of sorts for the event itself: last year’s Kids’ Day had to be cancelled because of Hurricane Irene.)

“You have all of these kids together in one place so to have it be something that is so fun and so interactive, to see these live performances, it could potentially inspire them,” Sparks said. “It’s a way to introduce kids to music, without bashing them over the head or making it seem like it’s a classroom setting. It allows them to soak it in without really realizing it.” READ FULL STORY

The Compromise: About those post-kids music tastes...

Krissy Mac has three kids ages 6, 3 1/2, and 1 1/2. If she did a tequila shot for every time she said “No,” “Stop” or “Why isn’t anyone listening to me?” she’d be one happy lady. Instead, she spends her days trying to avoid meltdowns–her own.  She writes about the completely uncontrolled chaos that is her life at www.whoneedsanap.me.

I would love to be able to tell you something super cool about myself like “I started listening to Led Zeppelin when I was 2 years old,” or “When the other 12-year-old girls had posters of the Coreys (the 80s…some of you remember. The rest of you… Google it), I had one of Bob Dylan.”

Unfortunately, those would be lies.

This is more than a bit embarrassing but… my very first musical purchase was a record called Original TV Soundtrack: The Jetsons. It included the greatest hit, “Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah” which made it well-worth the $6.99 that I spent on it.

There are other vague memories of music standouts throughout my childhood. I remember hearing the Styx album come out of my brother’s bedroom when I was eight. And listening to the Steve Miller Band in high school, while driving down to the Jersey Shore (this was pre-Snooki, but unfortunately not pre-Aqua Net). Once there, the Pretty in Pink soundtrack played on repeat. High school mix tapes included U2, Madonna, Sting, Peter Gabriel and it was Jersey, so of course, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen were on the playlists, long before they were ever called playlists.

Then I went to college and my horizons expanded a bit more into classic rock including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. And it was 1993 when I first heard Phish. And started going to Phish shows. (Many, many Phish shows, but that’s another post entirely.)

In my most recent years, I have settled on a non-offensive mix of what some call adult alternative, classic rock, and jam band.

But in those same years, I have also had three kids. You can see where this is going, right? READ FULL STORY

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