Family Concert
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:



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