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'Now Let's Dance' along with Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell -- VIDEO

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Family-oriented folk stars Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower have teamed up to release a new album, Turn Turn Turn. But before the album’s Aug. 27 release, Zanes and Mitchell invite fans of all ages to “twirl and whirl” in the music video premiere for their single “Now Let’s Dance.”

Zanes and Mitchell are also set to perform on Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show, a live programming block aimed at preparing preschoolers to start the day.

Watch Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower perform “Now Let’s Dance” in an outdoor groove session here:
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So this is how 'Empire State of Mind' sounds (and looks) as a lullaby -- FIRST LOOK

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Spoiler alert: It’s pretty soothing!

Call this the music box version of Jay Z and Alicia Keys’s rousing New York City anthem — complete with a charming video that shows snapshots from a teddy bear’s tour of the Big Apple. First he’s out in Brooklyn, then he’s down in TriBeCa…

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Big Time Rush prepare for big-time finale -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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Nickelodeon’s Rush is almost over.

In tonight’s special series finale, the boys of BTR will find themselves partying with stars including Nick Cannon, Alexa Vega, Austin Mahone, Karmin, Mindless Behavior and Fabio at the “Tween Choice Awards.” (Meta alert!) The fly in the ointment: Someone’s also plotting to brainwash the show’s audience. Now Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan must find a way to thwart the villain — and look good doing it.

Can the guys save the show and still make their dreams come true? Tune in to “Big Time Dreams” tonight at 8pm to find out — and get a taste of what’s to come in this exclusive clip.
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'The Aquabats! Super Show!' exclusive: Season 2 will begin on...

Grab your guitars and strap on some goofy goggles: The world’s most inept — and lovable — superheroes are coming back to The Hub.

EW can exclusively reveal that the second season of The Aquabats! Super Show! will premiere this summer on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. ET, with a special episode featuring skateboard legend Tony Hawk.

The show follows the adventures of a gang of crime-fighters-slash-bandmates on a mission to “right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all!” The Aquabats was created by Yo Gabba Gabba‘s Christian Jacobs, who also stars as Aquabats ringleader and lead singer The MC Bat Commander. Its first season debuted last March and won a Daytime Emmy nod for Outstanding Children’s Series just this morning.

Unfamiliar with the Bats? Catch up by watching the whole partially-animated, monster-stuffed, retro-inspired shebang on Hulu.

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KindieFest 2013: Check out these bands!

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This isn’t your typical music festival. Not only was KindieFest the first of its kind — a music festival designed for family entertainment — it has grown into a full fledged industry and entertainment conference. For its fifth year, KindieFest is partnering with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and expanding its programming to include two full days of panels on April 26 and 27, as well as the annual public festival on Sunday, April 28, boasting classic children’s entertainment acts like Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Father Goose, all of whom are working on new studio albums. Sunday’s public festival will also include a performance by folk Americana band The David Wax Museum – trying their hand out a children’s music.

EW’s own Abby West will be moderating a panel on Saturday too, on the growth of the genre with panelists including Columbia University’s Tyler Bickford, Ralph Covert, Molly Ledford, Jeff Bogle. Check out some highlights from the schedule below and some of the bands we’re most excited about.

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Behind the scenes at Disney Channel star Coco Jones's first music video -- EXCLUSIVE

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Is Coco Jones, the star of Disney Channel’s original movie Let It Shine, destined for Selena Gomez-style crossover stardom? We may find out on Wednesday, when the singer-slash-actress’s first music video premieres on Disney. In the meantime, EW has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Radio Disney Total Access that previews Jones’s debut single — an energetic dance track called “Holla at the DJ” — and shows the starlet strutting, crooning, and previewing her bedazzled wardrobe (“This is like ten pounds that I’m holding right now, but it’s gonna be beast mode.”)

Holla at Coco below:

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Frankie Muniz makes directing debut -- VIDEO

Ready to feel nostalgic?

Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz is all grown up and trying his hand at being a music video director for his band, Kingsfoil (he’s the drummer), on their sophomore album.

He makes his debut directing a a video for their song “What Your Mother Taught You” — and the tune, as well as the video, are pretty catchy.

It’s no secret the path of former child stars is littered with trouble. For every Jodie Foster there are half-dozen Lohans. So it’s nice to see the cute kid from Malcolm (who’s also been an avid race-car driver) take a stab at something non-acting related. In fact, he’s barely in the video.

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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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