by Fran Avni and Laurie Vela
Singer-songwriter, recording artist and producer
Fran Avni has been creating original music for over three decades.
An internationally-acclaimed performer, she engages her audiences in
dynamic interactive concerts,workshops and artist residencies. Fran
Avni's varied career covers everything from early childhood literacy
songs to traditonal and contemporary Hebrew melodies.
Her latest work includes 48 songs/12 cassettes
as Music Author/Producer for one of North America's leading publishers
for educational children's material, Scholastic's Building Language
for Literacy Project. She has also developed music for LeapFrog's award-winning
I'M ALL EARS: SING INTO READING with colleague Nancy Schimmel and LITTLE
EARS: SONGS FOR READING READINESS.These recordings are now in schools
across the US.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Fran moved
to Israel where she was one half of the popular duo of "Susan & Fran".
Returning to North America, Fran branched into delightful recordings
for children with the co-founding Lemonstone Records Among them are
LATKES AND HAMENTASHEN, MOSTLY MATZAH, THE SEVENTH DAY, ARTICHOKES & BRUSSEL
SPROUTS and the environmentally-friendly DAISIES AND DUCKLINGS.
Laurie Story Vela is an Author/Illustrator, Singer/Songwriter,
Producer, Publisher, Mom, Educator and BookTelling Performer. In addition
to performing in schools and libraries across the nation, Laurie Story
has published 150+ Laurie-Stor-E Books, and hundreds of interactive
word play in her online literacy program found on her vast web site(s).
She has also produced 23 audio recordings of Laurie's Stories, 3 Child
Sing recordings for preschool music circles, and 2 "unproduced" recordings
of her big people songs. Check the lobby for recordings and readwith
Laurie's Stories on line at: