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PARACHUTE EXPRESS TO PERFORM AT SPECIAL KENNEDY CENTER PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN

 Group Joins All-Star Salute to the Clintons and Gores
 in One-Hour Disney Channel Special
 BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 19, The Disney Channel will feature the superstars of children's music, Parachute Express, in a one-hour special, the "Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children" (Jan. 19, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET/PT). Performing their hit single "Happy to be Here," the musical trio salutes President-elect Clinton and Vice President-elect Gore in a Disney Channel special designed to involve children and youth in the celebration of the 52nd Presidental Inaugural.
 Taped at the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing Arts in Washington, The Disney Channel presents the "Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children." Hosted by Markie Post, Parachute Express shares the stage with the Muppets and Kermit the Frog, Raffi, recording artists Roseanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Fred Rogers ("Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"), the cast of The Disney Channel's "Adventures in Wonderland," and Oakland storyteller Diana Ferlatte. The program will air Tuesday, Jan. 19 on The Disney Channel from 3-4 p.m. (ET/PT) and will be repeated that same evening at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) during a free Disney Channel preview period.
 Singing sensation Parachute Express' award-winning music has brought smiles to parents and children throughout the nation with their exceptional talent for uplifiting harmonies and high-energy performance. Heralded as the "Springsteen for the under-10 set" (Washington Post), Parachute Express is "Happy to be Here" with their sixth album on the Walt Disney Records' label.
 Join The Disney Channel, Parachute Express and a line-up of celebrity performers in presenting the "Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children," a special program that gives young children the opportunity to make and understand their own history.
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 /CONTACT: Amy Malsin and Trish Mattoff of Walt Disney Records, 818-567-5328/


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