Wellington will host a world-first three-week Jim Henson Retrospectacle in April 2018. It culminates in a celebration concert with Bret McKenzie, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and Jim Henson’s characters from Sesame Street, The Muppets and Fraggle Rock.
When I was seven years old I received the best birthday present ever. My birthday was on a Saturday and I woke up to the sound of The Muppet Show theme. I knew the theme well – loved it; love the show. But on this day I heard it loud and clear in my room. […]
Toots Thielemans has died. The 94 year old harmonica virtuoso was also a guitarist and – intriguingly – a whistler. He wrote standards. He played sessions with rock, pop and jazz superstars as well as performing his own shows and leading groups. And even if you haven’t heard the name before you have heard him […]
The Richard Wolfe Children’s Chorus, Sesame Street, Rubber Duckie and Other Songs From Sesame Street (1971) Spotted this – just the other day – and bought it for Oscar. Or did I really buy it for myself? It’s hard to know. Impossible to answer. I did buy it for Oscar because we’ve been watching old […]