These days critics widely acknowledge Laurie’s major contribution toward launching what is now dubbed the progressive “kindie rock” movement – i.e. less saccharine, more rocking music that is not dumbed down for children.
Laurie was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr. and was a beloved presence on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show series. Her music videos now appear regularly on NBC Universal’s Universal Kids channel. Laurie is also a frequent presence on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live channel. She has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the White House, among many prestigious venues. Laurie has released twelve bestselling, award-winning albums, ventured into the world of the theater by writing music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children’s musicals produced by New York City Children’s Theater, and maintains a busy touring schedule.
Laurie has authored three picture books for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, each of which is based on one of her beloved songs. We AretheDinosaurs was released in March 2017, Pillowland was released in November 2017, and Monster Boogie is scheduled for July 2018. Laurie previously authored four books based on her songs, including two Barnes & Noble NOOK Kids™ e-books.
Reserve your copy of Laurie’s new book “Monster Boogie” and receive an exclusive Meet & Greet with the author after her performance! Limited to only the first 50 Book Reservations. ONLY 1 Book per Customer. By making a Reservation, you agree to purchase an exclusive, pre-release copy of “Monster Boogie” at the Weinberg Center the day of the event for $17.99. This entitles you to have the book signed by Laurie Berkner after the concert. Payment must be made in person at Weinberg Center for the Arts day of the event at the merchandise table. Any Reserved Copy of the book not paid for 15 minutes before the start of the event will be forfeited. Meet & Greet passes come with your Book purchase (up to 4 Meet & Greet passes per Book purchase) the day of the event.
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