October 10, 2013

Lori Henriques Receives ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Childrens Music Award


Lori Henriques

We are pleased to announce that ASCAP member and songwriter Lori Henriques is the recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Childrens Music Award for her award-winning song, “Something You Learn.”

The award, established in 2010 by Joe Raposo's family, honors his legacy by supporting emerging talent in the area of children's music. Raposo was one of the creators of Sesame Street and its first and longtime musical director. He wrote music for such diverse talents as Kermit the Frog, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Dr. Seuss, Barbra Streisand, and the Cookie Monster. "Sing," "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the "Sesame Street Theme" are among the songs to earn Joe five Grammys and multiple Gold and Platinum albums. Joe was nominated for an Oscar for the music he wrote for The Great Muppet Caper; it received seven Emmys and was posthumously honored with The Special Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Lori Henriques has been playing the piano and singing since childhood. She started out classically, culminating in a piano performance graduate degree. With her piano students in mind, Henriques only began writing songs for children a few years ago. Her award-winning first album, Outside My Door, features “...rich jazz piano bounce and a brilliant use of vocabulary and wordplay...” (Lynne Heffley, Parents' Choice). Her second album of original songs, The World Is a Curious Place to Live, was released this summer. Her songs are featured regularly on NPR, WNYC and Sirius XM’s Kids’ Place Live, where her song “Everlovin’ Water” recently climbed to number one. Lori lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two children.

The judges for the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Childrens Music Award were Cathy Fink, Paul Jacobs, Marcy Marxer and Bill Shontz.

For more information on Lori Henriques, visit lorihenriques.com.