NEW YORK — Mister Rogers' music is coming to your neighborhood.
"Songs from the Neighborhood" is a musical tribute to the music written and sung by the late Fred Rogers on his classic TV show. Twelve artists, including Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Crystal Gayle, Jon Secada, Roberta Flack and Donna Summer, sing on the CD. There's also a complementary "making of" music DVD.
Two years after his death, Rogers remains a popular figure with both today's parents and their children who watch "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" in reruns. His red cardigan sweater hangs in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington.
The new CD was produced by Memory Lane Syndication and is being distributed by Nostalgia Ventures. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Fred Rogers Fund at Family Communications Inc.