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"Make Milwaukee": Elmo Remixed and Brewers Dancing

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(I found the above Vitruvian-Elmo image when I googled "Elmo remixed." Awesome.)

Listen: Last week, I went down to Cooper Elementary School on the South Side to catch a performance of the Florentine Opera Company's adaptation of the Billy Goats Gruff. Look for that piece in the near future, but in the meantime, enjoy these two pieces about the creativity of children recorded with the wonderful folks from the Florentine.

Elizabeth Gardner, Director of Education and Outreach at the Florentine Opera Company, shares her 19 month-year-old son's penchant for remixing Elmo (she does a darn good recreation of his rap too):

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Next, we hear from Kathryn Renardy, Communications and PR Manager, and how her nephew lit up the faces and feet of a crowd waiting for a Brewers game:

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And again, keep your eye out for the feature piece on Billy Goats Gruff coming soon!