Tom Hayes and children's, singer songwriter and recording artist, Katherine Dines get together with Beantown's Opera Star, Enzo Cannellini and children's singer/songwriter, Patricia Shih to explore the crazy world of Beantown Pals and Bucky and Betty's adventures. Katherine Dines is an award-winning children’s songwriter, recording and teaching artist who performs throughout the world. Since 1993, her concerts have captivated children and family audiences, and her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® MUSIC cds (11 in series) have garnered over 30 national awards– including a Grammy nomination and a Platinum record. Her songs have been featured in Build-A-Bear Workshops, Disney’s 101 Dalmations Dog Songs, Hallmark greeting cards, and United Airlines and can be heard regularly on satellite radio stations. She resides in Denver, Colorado and continues to write songs for other clients, and expand Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® MUSIC into other product areas such as books, toys, movies, the world wide web and television.
In 2004 Patricia was honored with a Woman of Distinction Award in New York.A multi-instrumentalist, Ms. Shih has six albums to her credit: two for adults, "Woman With One Closed Eye" (Glass Records) and "Leap of Faith" (Flying Fish Records); and four family/children's albums, "Your ImaginEngine!," "The Power of One" (NAPPA Gold Award & Parents' Choice Approved Award), "Big Ideas!" and "Making Fun!" (1997 Parents Choice Approval Award) on Glass Records. Her work is also included on three anthology albums: "Sharing Thoughts," "Early Ears" (Zoom Express, BMG), and "Rainbow Sign" (Rounder Records), which was honored by the American Library Association Notable Children's Recording Award, Parents' Choice Award, Parents' Prize, NAPPA Gold Medal, and the L.A. Times "Best of 1993" list.