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Sugar Free Allstars catering to kids with concert DVD release, Oklahoma library tour

BY HEATHER WARLICK-MOORE Modified: May 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm •  Published: May 22, 2009

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"We never had to differentiate between albums for kids and adults. We had been saying ‘adult albums,’ but we were like, that’s maybe not the best connotation,” Wiser said sheepishly. Since then, "He’s Okay (The Spider Song)” and "Bathtub Boy” have received national satellite radio airplay on Kid’s Place Live, formerly XM Kids. For two weeks last fall, "Bathtub Boy” even made it to No. 1 on the station’s "13 Under 13” program.

So, where do the Italians fit in? Last fall, the band took an 11-day rock ’n’ roll tour of northern Italy, playing in clubs and other venues around the area. They’ll return to Italy by popular demand in fall.

"People who have seen our shows know that a big part of it is the entertainment aspect, just the goofiness, the silliness, the banter between us and the crowd,” Wiser said. "But our Italian is not the best.”

"You can’t do the comedy show in Italy,” Martin said. He always had wanted to see Europe on a "rock ’n’ roll dime.”

"The fact that we did really well and they liked us, besides the fact that the entertainment aspect wasn’t there, made us feel really good,” Wiser said. "It was like, hey, I guess our music does stand up. So, now we joke with people that kids and Italians really dig us.”

To buy the new DVD, find a library tour stop near you or learn more about the band, go online to www.sugarfreeallstars.com.


Sugar Free Allstars Library tour
The Sugar Free Allstars will launch a 56-show library tour this summer, visiting libraries in Oklahoma and surrounding states. Here are Metropolitan Library System tour dates:

June 15

→10:30 a.m.: Ralph Ellison Public Library, Oklahoma City.

→1 p.m.: Capitol Hill Public Library, Oklahoma City.

→3 p.m.: Midwest City Public Library.

June 16

→9:30 and 10:30 a.m.: Bethany Public Library.

→1 p.m.: Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, Oklahoma City.

→3 p.m.: Southern Oaks Public Library, Oklahoma City.

June 17

→10:30 a.m.: Del City Public Library.

→2 p.m.: Warr Acres Public Library.

June 18

→9:30 and 10:30 a.m.: Edmond Public Library.

→1 p.m.: The Village Public Library.

→3 p.m.: Belle Isle Public Library.

June 19

→10:30 a.m.: Harrah Public Library.

→1 p.m.: Choctaw Public Library.

→3 p.m.: Nicoma Park Public Library.

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