The Magic Garden’s Carole Demas & Paula Janis

Children's Music | 2010

Carole Demas and Paula Janis have been friends since their days in the mixed chorus of Midwood High School in Brooklyn. They were teachers together in the New York City school system, sang for the New York Shakespeare Festival for several summers, and formed their own company, CAP Productions, Inc. in 1978. They are loved and remembered as the stars of The Magic Garden, now a part of the permanent collection at The Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) in New York City. The Magic Garden, the most popular regional show in children’s television history, ran for 12-1/2 years on New York’s WPIX-TV and affiliated stations. Demas and Janis created three records for children (one a Grammy nominee), and they continue to perform together for fundraisers and special events.

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