The Milkshake Trio, the groundbreaking band for kids and grownups, celebrating the release of their fifth CD, Got a Minute?, is performing a family concert on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm at The Jewish Museum. In this show for kids ages 2 to 7, the band will play old favorites like "Baseball" (where the trio plays a mini-ball game with the audience), "Fingers & Toes" (in which band member Michael "Shepp" Sheppard tries out his French), and "Bottle of Sunshine" (featuring the Milkshake Bottle of Sunshine), along with an array of new songs from Got a Minute? Known for an energetic pop-rock style, the Milkshake Trio's musical influences range from Julie Andrews and The Beatles to The White Stripes and Bo Diddley. The trio also includes the founders of Milkshake, Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl.
Tickets are $18 per adult; $13 per child; $15 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $11 child Jewish Museum family level member. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information, the public may call 212.423.3337. Program tickets can be purchased online at TheJewishMuseum.org.
Milkshake is familiar to millions of American households through the band's playful, vibrant music videos, which have been seen on PBS KIDS, Nick Jr. and Discovery Kids. Milkshake's live concerts, described by The Baltimore Sun as "a little like magic," bring the same rocking energy to fans across the country. Baltimore Magazine declared, "Hip parents who like music will absolutely thrill to Milkshake." Got a Minute? is the first new Milkshake CD since the band's 2009 Grammy- nominated Great Day. The new album is inspired by a series of thirteen brief musical gems - each just a minute or so in length - that Milkshake wrote for PBS KIDS in 2006. Challenged and excited by how much artistic punch could be packed into such a short amount of time, Milkshake has expanded on that concept in Got a Minute? - an album that includes those original songs plus 20 more "Milkshake miniatures," most of which clock in at two minutes or less. Milkshake has also released Happy Songs (2002), Bottle of Sunshine (2005; Parents' Choice Recommended Award) and PLAY! (2007; NAPPA Gold Award, Parents' Choice Recommended Award), as well as the Parents' Choice Silver Award-winning DVD, Screen Play.
The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's School and Family programs are made possible with endowment support from the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family Fund, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. Generous support is provided by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick.