Monday, August 23, 2010

Kasia Sings

A brief clip showing Kasia's signing.

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Tigana in concert, Empress Theatre, Aug 20, 2010

Introduction by Kasia:
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Tigana sings:

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The videos should be self-explanatory, but I was extremely proud of Tigana's performance, and pleased at the reception from the audience. I doubt many of them realized that she is only 12, but they applauded enthusiastically, and I think, genuinely. Her performance was part of a local vaudeville evening, so the quality of acts varied, but Tigana's was certainly as good as any and better than most.

Mary also recorded Kasia singing as we waited in line to get into the show, and I think I hear the six year old beginnings of a similarly beautiful voice there...I'll post the clip in the next post.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Irfaan in Belize


Irfaan, one of my favorite students, is currently doing his student teaching in Belize. His blog is worth following because he is a good writer as well as an all round interesting guy.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Galt Museum Saturday Program




Kasia (with help from Dad) and Tigana building 'gopher puppets' at the Galt Museum as part of Napi Tales, one of their Saturday at 1:00 kids programs. Kasia's puppet was a gopher princes (thus the blonde hair); Tigana's is a snake (note forked tongue and the first of the scales being put on). The puppets were designed to pop out of the ground/tin on cue. The Napi story teller was wonderful, and all the kids who made puppets got to be in the show.