My family just landed in Los Angeles and already we're meeting celebrities!
Last week my daughter and I were invited to hang on the new set of Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band, where Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout go to music school and inspire preschoolers to move and groove.
Needless to say my 4-year-old almost lost her mind. She got to hang out at the Groovy Smoothie and hear some fun facts from the actors:
Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer) got her start on Broadway as part of the national tour of In The Heights.
Marina (Shayna Rose) had a small part on Mad Men and was a regular on Days of Our Lives.
Shout (Thomas Hobson) now gets recognized in airports, as people shout, "Shout!" at him.
In addition to The Fresh Beat's new digs, they're performing this weekend on the UCLA campus as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and signing autographs afterward.
The Fresh Beat Band celebrates Earth Day with a very special episode about cleaning up your surroundings. Check out Bubble Blast in the video above and head out to the free live concert Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. if you're in the LA area.