New Kids' Show ALEX & THE KALEIDOSCOPE Coming to NYC-TV
With a "magical kaleidoscope" as their ticket to learning, exploration, and fun, preschoolers can join award winning kids' musician Alex Mitnick on the brand new show, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, broadcast at 11:00 a.m. every Thursday morning in New York on NYC-TV and on cable systems throughout the New York Tri-State Area on the NYC-TV LIFE Network.
Watch the Alex & The Kaleidoscope preview video HERE.
Alex & The Kaleidoscope -- co-created by Alex Mitnick, Emmy Award winning director Jarett Bellucci, and Emmy Award winning writer/producer Angelina Cicala, -- follows PBS hits Peep and The Big Wide World and Ribert and Robert's Wonderworld as part of the NYC-TV preschool morning programming block.
With a production style that could be described as "Anthony Bourdain meets Mr. Rogers on MTV," each episode of Alex & The Kaleidoscope features a "field trip" to a museum, aquarium, zoo, Science center or even to see the one of the world's largest model railroads. As Alex looks through the kaleidoscope, the adventure begins, with visits to exciting locations, chats with friendly experts, and the chance to learn some fascinating facts, all enhanced by live action and animated music videos, dance pieces featuring New York City-based dance company Treehouse Shakers, and live performances by Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band. Through imagination and song, Alex & The Kaleidoscope opens up a world of possibilities for children, exposing them to different ideas, people, professions, and places.
Alex Mitnick explains, "As much as I love performing, I also take great joy in teaching and making music with kids. What better way to ensure a bright future for our world than to work with those who are closest to tomorrow -- children! And what better way to reach out to children with whom I can't interact in person than through our 'journeys through the kaleidoscope' on Alex & The Kaleidoscope."
Best known for his work with Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band, Alex Mitnickhas been honored with 16 national awards for excellence in children's entertainment. Since 2000, Alex has directed the music program for children eighteen months through eighth grade at the Princeton Montessori School in Princeton, NJ. He is a faculty member at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education, where he directs workshops for "non-musicians" who wish to incorporate music into their classrooms. Alex also teaches at his alma mater, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band will give a free show at 10:30 a.m. onTuesday, July 22 at Madison Square Park in NYC, as part of the Madison Square Kids concert series. Visit the Concerts page on the Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band website for updates.
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