For my family, it was the first pop music my girls listened to when we graduated from Nursery Rhymes and The Wiggles.
They slightly alter the music to eliminate any questionable words or innuendos. Kidz Bop also has their own SiriusXM station-KIDZ BOP Radio on channel 77 and it is always on in our car. Sometimes I realize the station is still playing even when I’m alone!
Along with their radio station, they have music videos, a YouTube channel and best-selling compilation CDs featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids, for kids.” Their videos are filmed at fun locations and the kids wear colorful, age-appropriate clothes as they sing and dance. My girls are mesmerized when they watch their videos.
BREAKING: KIDZ BOP Coming to Miami Beach
The Kidz Bop Kidz also tour live in concert and we’re so excited they’re coming to the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
It was also my older daughter’s first ever concert. This one coming up will be my younger daughter’s first concert experience. It was a great show that opened up with talented local children on stage. They were from different dance schools and performed/warmed up the crowd before the show. Then the Kidz Bop kidz came on and danced and sang to the most current pop hits!
I felt the concert was timed appropriately to keep the attention of the young audience.
So, if you’re ready to have the BEST TIME EVER, it’s time to get your tickets to the new Kidz Bop concert coming to Miami Beach! I know we’ll be there!
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Academy Award winning “Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Hudson will headline Boca West Foundation’s annual “Concert for the Children” on Tuesday, April 4th at Boca West Country Club. Famed R&B artist Ellis Hall will open up the show. Jennifer Hudson to perform in Boca Raton? Wow!
The event will follow the Foundation’s annual $200,000 Charity Golf Challenge, happening on April 3rd and the event is open to the public.
Funds raised will benefit at risk children and their families in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. Did you know that each year, Boca West Foundation serves more than 5,000 children and its volunteers give 45,000 hours of their time each year to the 24 charities with which the organization works?
Jennifer Hudson to Perform in Boca Raton
The Concert will be held at the Amphitheater on the Great Lawn of Boca West Country Club with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. and Ellis Hall will openthe show at 8:00 p.m.. Jennifer Hudson’s performance will start at 9:00 p.m. All tickets are $200 and seats will be assigned by a drawn lottery. Tickets can be purchased through the Boca West Foundation or through participating charities, with each ticket dollar directly supporting the individual nonprofits.
The Golf Challenge on April 3rd will include brunch and registration at 11:00 a.m., a 1:00 p.m. golf tee time, followed by a gala cocktail party and awards presentation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Player spots are $600 and include a ticket for the Concert for the Children. Additional cocktail party tickets are $150.
The Boca West Foundation was launched in November of 2010. It came about as a desire by the thousands of members of the Boca West Country Club to give back to Boca Raton and the South Palm Beach County communities. The Foundation’s mission is to identify and fund projects to assist children and their families in need in the area.
Since its inception, the Foundation has funded more than $3.2 million for specific programs of 24 charities including American Association of Caregiving Youth, Boca Helping Hands, Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Boca Raton Police Athletic League, Boys & Girls Club, The Caridad Center, Florida Atlantic University’s TOPS Summer Band Camp, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, The Giving Tree, Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options, JAFCO Children’s Ability Center, Jewish Federation of South PBC Children’s Services, Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank, KidSafe, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Place of Hope-Rinker Campus, Rotary Club of Boca Raton, Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, SOS Children’s Village, Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Viner Community Scholars, The Wayne Barton Study Center and the Youth Activity Center.
It’s Disney news day! We have NEW featurettes from the film to share along with some awesome Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets to download and print for your Boca Belle…or beast. 🙂 We also have some details on the movie’s upcoming collaboration with HSN. Let’s just say the collection is nothing short of magical!
Having seen the first 8 minutes of the film at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (!!!), you MUST check these new clips out:
Download these Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets:
To recap, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic. It refashions the classic characters from the “tale as old as time” for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
Bloggers and influencers had the opportunity to preview HSN’s offerings at the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and the collection was pretty spectacular– not cheesy at all like I was expecting! (You never know!!!)
I’m obsessed with that pillow.
On Wednesday March 1st, HSN will launch a digital storefront on HSN.com, with all of this special “Beauty and the Beast” merchandise. Beginning at 11 p.m. on March 14th through midnight on March 15th, HSN will invite customers to “Be HSN’s Guest” as it launches the exclusive collection via an interactive on-air shopping experience inspired by the Disney movie.
Items in the Beauty and the Beast collection include clothing, shoes, jewelry, china, glassware, home decor items and more!
Are you counting down the days until the movie is released on March 17th? I know we are. Hopefully this HSN collection tides me over in the meantime…
Um, I totally wasn’t ugly crying as I watched this…I swear. The new trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEASTdebuted Monday night on ABC’s “The Bachelor” featuring new footage and Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the iconic song Beauty and the Beast.
OMG, it was actually good. Like really good! I’m so relieved because Celine and Peabo slayed that song back in the 90’s…I think it was one of the first music tapes I owned.
Directed by Bill Condon, the film brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event. And, it looks so, so stunning.
On top of the new trailer release, our favorite store for girls right here in Boca Raton, JoBella Girls Boutique, just informed Modern Boca Mom that Mini Melissa has created special edition Beauty and the Beast SHOES inspired by the new movie! It’s coming out on March 17th by the way.
Beauty and the Beast SHOES!!!
How cute are these? I need them immediately.
These beyond adorable Beauty and the Beast shoes will be available at JoBella Girls Boutique in west Boca sometime in February (SRP $65). We can’t wait to see them in person and promise to keep you posted on their availability at the store.
Call JoBella Girls Boutique at (561) 617-5334 to reserve your pair!
9858 Clint Moore Rd C129
Boca Raton, FL
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Here is your FIRST LOOK at the character posters for Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. We’re so excited for these NEW Beauty and the Beast posters!
The NEW Beauty and the Beast posters feature:
Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and as the Prince. You’ll also see Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Josh Gad as LeFou. Look forward to Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette! And, who can forget about Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts?
Directed by Bill Condon, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life. The movie will be a stunning, cinematic event coming to theaters on March 17, 2017!
The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new MOANA sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure, coming to theaters nationwide January 27th!
MOANA Sing-along Coming to Theaters Nationwide
Fans are invited to warm up those vocal cords and set sail with an all-new MOANA sing-along version. It is launching in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on Jan. 27. Here’s a little preview:
MOANA audiences were swept away by the film’s original songs and score. The music comes from a dynamic team that includes:
Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda(Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”)
Mark Mancina(“Tarzan,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”)
Opetaia Foa‘i(founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka)
The sing-along version of MOANA includes the full feature film with on-screen lyrics. Audiences can belt out the words to their favorite songs, such as the Golden Globe®-nominated “How Far I’ll Go.”
Moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. The sing-along run will vary by location.
MOANA has received, so far, nominations for BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best animated feature. The film’s uplifting soundtrack has dominated the music charts for more than six weeks. It peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart. The soundtrack is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and at streaming services.
Audiences can also soon enjoy the original theatrical version of the film at home. It will be packed with a variety of bonus extras when MOANA arrives on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21. The movie will also be available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Indeed, I can! The first-ever Sesame Street K is for Kindness Tour is headed to the Pembroke Lakes Mall on Saturday, January 21st (2017) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Who couldn’t use a little extra kindness nowadays?
Sesame Street K is for Kindness Tour in South Florida
The Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour is a free, multi-city experiential tour timed to and inspired by the new, 47th season of Sesame Street, the gold standard in children’s television.
Created especially for preschool fans and their families, this immersive, limited-engagement tour features:
Hands-on digital learning fun
Participation from local libraries in each community including bilingual English / Spanish books and activities
“Meet and greets” with the costumed characters
A 15-minute interactive live stage show starring walk-around versions of the series’ beloved characters Elmo and Abby Cadabby
Other special surprises!
In addition to a “kindness” curriculum, the new season of Sesame Street also features…
…everyone’s favorite furry red monster, Elmo, in a new updated, fun, and fresh version of “Elmo’s World.” In 25 five-minute installments, lessons are taught through preschool-relevant topics, live action films, and interactive thinking games such as matching, sorting, and counting. Kids accompany Elmo and his friend Smartie, an animated cell phone and learning tool, as he uses his imagination to dive into the topic of the day.
Elmo and the rest of his friends can be seen throughout season 47, as well as in previous episodes of Sesame Street currently available on HBOand PBS KIDS and on Sesame Street’s YouTube channel. Sesame Street content continues to be available to PBS KIDSviewers on weekdays and Sundays on local stations, and on the PBS KIDS Video App.
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YAY, the kids are going back to school this week!!! BOO, the kids are going back to school this week. Sure, I am excited for my daughter to get back into her preschool routine. But, it’s also been so nice to spend quality time together over the past two weeks. We’ve truly had some amazing mother/daughter and family moments. From visiting local museums like MODS to a trip to the 2016 Disney Candlelight Processional, this holiday break was one for the books!
We visited the Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) in Ft. Lauderdale #hosted
We traveled to Epcot for the 2016 Disney Candlelight Processional #hosted
Modern Boca Mom was invited to let the memories begin during Epcot’s Holidays Around the World this season. Disney transformed their beautiful park into a holiday spectacular, featuring festive decor, diverse storytellers, spectacular shows and a Gospel choir.
We attended the Candlelight Processional(my first time!), a spectacular and wondrous show of pageantry that unites people from around the globe. Special guest stars like our narrator, Jodi Benson, recount the biblical tale of Christmas interwoven with rich orchestral music and song featuring a 50-piece orchestra and amazing choirs. It was spectacular.
Check out some of my photos and a short video from the show:
We threw a New Year’s Eve soiree for friends with kids
We survived winter in Florida!!!
All in all, it was a fantastic winter break. We hope you and your family enjoyed a great start to 2017 like we did!
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We’re so excited for all of the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies coming out this year! In fact, we’ve already written about a few of them as information became available. Thank you Disney PR!
I’m sure Modern Boca Mom will get some additional sneak previews when we attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference February 7-12 (#disneySMMC). We can’t believe the event is less than a month away! This year is flying already…
Here’s the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies lineup, so you can keep track of their release dates:
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.
The 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
The film is directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated feature, “Beauty and the Beast.”
Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.
April 21, 2017 – BORN IN CHINA (Disneynature)
Narrated by John Krasinski, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.
A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock and Kurt Russell.
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.
Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. One of the most anticipated 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies!
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
November 3, 2017 – THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel Studios)
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
November 22, 2017 – COCO (Disney / Pixar)
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. We can’t wait to write more about these 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies.
December 15, 2017 – STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII (Lucasfilm)
Coming Soon…the world is holding its breath for this film!
More CARS 3 news, MBMoms! Key cast members and new characters in the upcoming faster-than-fast film were announced last week PLUS an extended look.
Joining Owen Wilson in the all-new story that tests the heart of a champion in a high-tech world are CARS 3 cast members Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer. They play unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and next-gen racer Jackson Storm, respectively
Learn more about the CARS 3 cast and characters through these fun video featurettes:
Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood.
Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.
Owen Wilson returns to the racetrack as the voice of the champion.
Meet Cruz Ramirez
Cruz Ramirez is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team’s talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it?
Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) was called on to help bring the character to life. Alonzo’s debut stand-up special for Netflix, “Lower Classy,” which debuts on Jan. 24, 2017, showcases the comedian’s life as a the daughter of an immigrant, touching on important issues like social class, breaking the glass ceiling and how she can’t get the hang of Zumba.
Meet Jackson Storm
Jackson Storm is fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it.
Armie Hammer was tapped as the voice of Jackson Storm. Hammer recently appeared in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”
We can’t wait for this film to come out! CARS 3 will be released on June 16, 2017.