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GRAMMY-Winning Singer-Songwriter Shawn Colvin to Kick-off New Album of Lullabies with Special Performances at the Museum February 25.



The Museum is pleased to welcome Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin to the Museum for 2 special performances Sunday February 25, 2018. The performances, which will take place in the Museum’s KidStage Theater at 1:00pm and 2:30pm, kick off the release of the “The Starlighter,” a new Amazon Original album of songs adapted from the children's music book "Lullabies and Night Songs."

As an eight-year-old girl growing up in Vermillion, South Dakota, Colvin's mother and father presented her with "Lullabies and Night Songs," a children’s music book that joined famed 20th century American composer Alec Wilder’s arrangements with the fantastical artwork of "Where the Wild Things Are" author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. In 1998, on the cusp of becoming a parent herself, she returned to its pages for her album, Holiday Songs and Lullabies, which featured updated takes on several selections from Wilder and Sendak’s book. Now, 19 years later, she has revisited the book once again for her newest release, The Starlighter, Colvin’s tenth solo effort overall.

Colvin has shared a new video for the song The Starlighter, which is currently streaming via Rolling Stone and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBnsWhPvrHY. The LP's title track is accompanied by a dazzling music video crafted by Jordan Stone and Martin Hughes in Victorian pantomime-inspired animation, while at the same time echoing the spirit of the original Sendak illustrations. The Starlighter will be released exclusively for purchase on Amazon Music and streaming through Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. Pre-order for the album is now available at, www.amazon.com/thestarlighter and fans will immediately be able to stream and download the title track from the album.

The performances are free with admission to the Museum, seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. The performance is intended for families and children. The Museum has an unaccompanied adult policy and requires that any adult not accompanied by a child leave proper photo identification (driver’s license or passport) at the admissions desk.