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GEMINI, twin brother musicians Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, will be performing "Good Mischief—A Musical Celebration for Children and the Whole Family", on (date) at (time) at (location). The concert is being sponsored by (Organization), and ticket information (or tickets are) is available at (place, phone #).

GEMINI celebrates with their audiences the fun, warmth, and humor of family life. Kids and adults love to sing with them! From start to finish, a family concert with the twin brothers abounds with rousing sing-alongs, hand motion tunes, folk tales, and music from around the world. The highlights of their shows are Gemini's original, sparkling songs about the everyday experiences of childhood and growing up.

San and Laz combine uncannily matched voices with wonderful musicianship on nearly a dozen instruments. Gemini bring to their concerts a natural ease around children, and they're equally at home in an intimate setting or in front of an audience of thousands. The twin brothers have an up-beat flair for involving everyone, from tots to grandparents, in the music making. The result is a dynamic show ranging from laughter, grins, and boisterous fun, to the magic of hushed hushed lullabies and tender ballads.

Gemini has been performing since 1973, and are now playing music for their third—or is it fourth?—generation of young fans and families. From their home base in Ann Arbor, Michigan, San and Laz have performed to enthusiastic audiences at concert halls, festivals, community centers and elementary schools throughout the US and Canada. In 1997 Gemini added a new and very exciting facet to their music as they began performing with symphony orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony and the Kansas City Symphony.

Since 1979 San and Laz have released numerous recordings for adults and children and families. These recordings have won a number of awards including ones from Parents' Choice Magazine, the American Library Association, the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA), and the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. "Fancy That!" their first video, was voted one of the Top 10 children's videos by the American Library Association & Random House in their book "1992 Best of the Best."

In 2002 Gemini teamed up with an acclaimed chamber orchestra, the Phoenix Ensemble, to release "The Orchestra Is Here To Play!" This unique folk-classical collaboration—the perfect introduction to classical music for young listeners, through songs they love—has won awards from Parents’ Choice Magazine, as well as from the Children’s Music Web.

Gemini has received ASCAP's "Popular Awards", a songwriting and recording award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, as well as songwriting grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts. San and Laz have written music for educational TV and films, and have recorded twelve albums of international folk dance music for the High/Scope Educational Foundation. Since 1993, the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation has published Gemini's first songbook, and two musical revues for Elementary schools based on Gemini's songs. These two revues continue to be performed by children in schools throughout North America. In 2004, one of their songs was used in the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and most recently, several of their songs were included in a new music education textbook (McGraw-Hill’s Spotlight on Music—Grade 1) which will be used by music teachers around the country.

Gemini’s newest recording, released in April 2010, is "Once Upon a Time... The Storytelling Album," featuring folk tales from around the world, with musical elements added to each story. This CD also features "Perfect Pitch," a new story by San, which includes original orchestral music interspersed throughout.

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GEMINI, twin brother musicians, will be performing "A Musical Celebration for Children and the Whole Family" on (date) at (time) at (place). The concert will feature Gemini's uncannily matched voices, their up-beat flair for sparking audience participation, a stage full of instruments, and award-winning songs which capture the warmth and humor of family life. Bring the whole family for this one! For information call (phone #). That's (phone #).