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Jonesboro Native Hits Mark With Music for Children

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - What started as a school fundraiser for Jonesboro native Frances England has evolved into works that have attracted recognition worldwide. England, who now lives in San Francisco, has a band, performs in public across the country and has two compact discs that get youngsters "a-movin' and a-groovin'."

In 2006, she and other parents were asked to raise money for the cooperative preschool where their children - including her 5-year-old son, Liam - were enrolled. For England, the CD titled "Fascinating Creatures" was the result. Before long, Internet sales of the CD were taking England's music to Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.

In 2007, England says her first recording effort was named the winner of the Oppenheim Platinum Award. --- Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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