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‘A Stunning Day’ Composer On Channeling Spirit Of Fred Rogers’ Tune

When composer Nate Heller was once requested to attain A Stunning Day within the Community, he says he felt “equivalent portions pleasure, pleasure and terror,” figuring out that the song he’d create must get up to the legacy of Fred Rogers.“He was once an especially musical particular person. He wrote the entire unique songs for the display, which his bandleader...

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Klick Health Doubles Down on Kindness Pledging to Double Donation to Fred Rogers Center if Contagious Holiday Video Hits 10 Million Views by New Year’s

TORONTO & NEW YORK — With its Contagious holiday video already hitting five million page views in just over a week, Klick Health is doubling down on kindness – pledging to double its initial $10,000 donation to the Fred Rogers Center if the video hits 10 million page views by the end of 2019. The company today also posted exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the...

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Out & About: New Excela Hospice Program Helps Kids Deal with Grief

“What do I do with the sad that I feel?”Excela Health Hospice is helping children deal with that question through its Neighborhood Kids grief support program. Attendees at the hospice Neighborhood Christmas event, held Dec. 5 at Rizzo’s Banquet Facility in Crabtree, were given an introduction to the program. [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='Read More' icon_pack='font_awesome' fa_icon='' fe_icon='' icon_color='' link='https://triblive.com/lifestyles/outandabout/out-about-new-excela-hospice-program-helps-kids-deal-with-grief/' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' background_color=''...

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Emotional ‘Kindness Is Contagious’ Klick Health Christmas Clip Pays Tribute to Mister Rogers’ Legacy

Klick Health is celebrating the festive season by promoting kindness in an emotional new video. The Toronto-based agency pays tribute to Mister Rogers’ legacy and the Fred Rogers Center with the clip, donating $1 per view of the “Contagious” offering. The funds will help continue Rogers’ life’s work by supporting the healthy development of children. [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='Read More' icon_pack='font_awesome'...

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Fred Rogers Productions CEO to Speak at Saint Vincent College Commencement

Paul Siefken, president and CEO of Fred Rogers Productions, will deliver the address for the December commencement at Saint Vincent College in Unity, the college announced. The 15th annual December commencement will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Robert S. Carey Student Center. [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='Read More' icon_pack='font_awesome' fa_icon='' fe_icon='' icon_color='' link='https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/fred-rogers-productions-ceo-to-speak-at-saint-vincent-college-commencement/' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color=''...

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How ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Recreated Mr. Rogers’ TV Set

Production designer Jade Healy is a master of playing with space to contrast the differences between characters and their environments. In “Marriage Story,” she explored the painful divorce between Scarlett Johansson’s Nicole and Adam Driver’s Charlie by accentuating full and empty spaces in New York and LA. But, with “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” she had a more ambitious...

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She’s Mrs. Rogers. But Joanne Rogers Has ‘Always Been Her Own Person.’

In “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” there is one scene where Mister Rogers’s piano playing is upstaged.Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks, is seated at a piano in the living room of his apartment in Pittsburgh, and his wife, Joanne Rogers (played by Maryann Plunkett), is at a separate piano beside him. The couple plays a lively duet, and Mrs. Rogers, her...

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Mr. Rogers’ Real Neighborhood

LATROBE, Pa. — “Welcome to Mr. Rogers’ real neighborhood,” says Mary Lou Townsend as she opens the door to the Latrobe Area Historical Society on a warm fall Friday afternoon. The building, formerly a synagogue, sits on a tree-lined street in the small town with a population of about 8,000, about an hour outside Pittsburgh. Just a few blocks over...

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