The Song Inside of Her - Highland Park, Illinois Girl Wins Songwriting Contest From Hip Hop Duo Dr. Cool and Pride
Nine-Year-Old to Perform Her Original Tune ÂDancinÂ and PrancinÂ with ChicagoÂs Coolest Black-and-White Singer, Songwriting Team--Dr. Cool and Pride September 6, 2004, Chicago International Toy & Game FairÂNavy Pier
Deerfield, IL (PRWEB) September 1, 2004
Hey, kids! Imagine writing your own song and having two of the coolest guys in Chicago sing it with you at the Chicago International Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier!
Well, thatÂs what happened to nine-year-old Marisa Guggenheim of Highland Park, IL who won the first ever ÂThe Song Inside of YouÂ songwriting contest held by Dr. Cool and Pride, ChicagoÂs coolest black-and-white singer, songwriting team.
ÂI do write poems and stories, and I thought it would be so cool to write a song since I love music,Â says Marisa, who was inspired to write the song after being in the audience for the filming of Dr. Cool and PrideÂs debut concert DVD ÂThe Feeling Good Concert.Â
Dr. Cool and Pride will have Marisa join them on stage in a sing-along, dance along performance of her tune, ÂDancingÂ and Prancin,Â during Dr. Cool and PrideÂs concert at the Chicago International Toy and Game Fair (CHITAG), Monday, September 6, 12:00 noon, Exhibit Hall A, Navy PierÂthe MidwestÂs #1 family attraction. The concert is free with admission to the Fair. For more information about CHITAG, please call 847-677-8277 or visit www. chitag. com.
ÂKids love music and with their MP3 players and iPods they can listen to a variety of songs, but these songs are not their own. Our contest enables kids to write a song about something meaningful in their lives Â their dog, their friends, whatever is important to them. We looked for a tune that was fun and catchy, and promotes having a good time. MarisaÂs song hit the mark,Â says Dr. Cool.
Pride loves the kid-friendly lyrics and was able to add a creative beat that makes it easy for kids to dance to. ÂI love the word ÂtizzyÂ and how the lyrics fit the beat,Â says Pride. ÂWe love to get the kids up and moving and what better way than to have them jam to a song of their own.Â
For Marisa, who takes music in school and plays the piano, dancing around her house makes her day every time. ÂI wanted to write about something that makes me feel good and happy,Â she adds.
Dr. Cool and Pride invite their young fans to tap into their own personal creativity and join in the fun of writing songs. Thus, the ÂThe Song Inside of YouÂ contest was born. The next contest is now open and the deadline is September 30, 2004. Visit www. drcoolandpride. com/songwriting. html (http://www. drcoolandpride. com/songwriting. html) for rules and eligibility. ThereÂs even a section on the web site called Songwriting 101 that teaches kids how to write a song.
For the past several years, Dr. Cool (Jeff Bizar) and Pride (Famos Guider) have devoted themselves to encouraging kids to make healthy choices, respect others, and accept themselves just the way they are through their unique mix of hop-hop, rock and conscious rap. Their groundbreaking music and lyrics are hip and contemporary, in tune with today's kids, but their messages are Golden OldiesÂcharacter-building values that parents everywhere appreciate and applaud.
Dr. Cool and PrideÂs ÂThe Feeling Good ConcertÂ TV special was recently broadcast over CBS 2 Chicago and their award-winning ÂThe Feeling Good ConcertÂ DVD received the All-Star Rating from KIDS FIRST!Â®, the highest rating available in the KIDS FIRST! program, and the Dove Foundation Family Review BoardÂs Seal of Approval for content that is appropriate for family viewing.
ÂThe Feeling Good ConcertÂ is the first in a series of live action programs featuring the music and messages of Dr. Cool and Pride. In the works are a national concert tour, books, more videos, and a television series, which presents the performers in an innovative, interactive format and involves kids in writing their own songs. For more information about Dr. Cool and Pride, call 1-847-564-1269 or visit www. drcoolandpride. com.