[Dixielandjazz] "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood"

Bill Biffle bbiffle at swcp.com
Fri Feb 28 14:55:08 PST 2003

Re: [Dixielandjazz] "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood"I always thought the best thing about "the neighborhood" was the piano playing.  Is his name Don Costa?  Seems right.

Bill Biffle
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
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  From: Charlie Hooks 
  To: JimDBB at aol.com ; dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com 
  Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 2:42 PM
  Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood"

  on 2/28/03 1:38 PM, JimDBB at aol.com at JimDBB at aol.com wrote:

    In a message dated 2/28/03 12:30:19 PM Central Standard Time, nancyink at ulink.net writes:

      Over the years, Mister Rogers introduced children to a wide variety of
      singers and musicians, including Tony Bennett, the Empire Brass Quintet,
      clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, Zydeco musician Queen Ida, jazz saxophonist
      Eric Kloss, and many others.

     Not to mention the Dreadful Great, Wynton Marsalis, who did a nice turn on Mr. Rogers show.   

     I join Nancy in saluting a great man, Fred Rogers, who helped raise my kids.  I used to watch him just to calm down myself...and he often had an outstanding musician on.

     Jim Beebe 

    Like to add: when I first joined the Celebration Road show in the spring of 1973 we were doing school shows every day (K through college) and we made it at rule to watch Mr. Rogers every day to steal stuff we could use in our shows.  We watched The Muppets, too, and of course I enjoyed them; but the real surprise was Fred Rogers: I became addicted to him.  An ordained minister who understood ministry to kids: unique.  



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