Eric Herman is best known as a popular children's entertainer, but the parents of those kids also are becoming avid fans.
He plans to perform several free concerts this month to celebrate the holidays Dec. 18, 20, and 21 at various Mid-Columbia Library branches.
Herman, of West Richland, has become popular around the world thanks to his videos on YouTube. In fact, his video The Tale of the Sun and the Moon caught the eye of Hollywood and was included in Life as We Know It, which starred Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.
Herman's music captured national attention in 2006 when his song, Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard, earned him the trophy for Best Children's Song by the Just Plain Folks organization.
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Originally from New York, Herman moved his family to the Tri-Cities in 2004. He's released about a half-dozen CDs, all of which are available at www.erichermanmusic.com, Amazon.com and CDbaby.com.
Here's the schedule of his appearances:
-- 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Keewaydin branch of the library, 405 S. Dayton St., Kennewick.
-- 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Othello library, 101 E. Main St., Othello.
-- 11:30 a.m. Dec. 20 at the West Richland library, 3803 W. Van Giesen St., West Richland.
-- 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Benton City library, 810 Horne Drive, Benton City.
-- 10 a.m. Dec. 21 at the main branch of the Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St., Kennewick.
-- 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Connell library, 118 N. Columbia St., Connell.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org