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Lamb Chop to celebrate National Puppet Day in Atlanta

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By HOWARD POUSNER / AJC

Lamb Chop is b-a-a-a-c-k, boys and girls, and heading to Atlanta for an appearance Saturday as part of a larger National Day of Puppetry celebration at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

The ageless sock puppet’s one-hour show, “Lamb Chop 2.0: Everything You Wanted To Know About Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, But Were Afraid to Ask,” co-starring the late puppeteer’s daughter Mallory Lewis (above), features comedy, songs, vintage videos, stories from a sweeter time in children’s entertainment and a Q&A.

Lewis and Lamb Chop also will unveil a commemorative postage stamp painted by Chicago-based pop artist Nicolosi, with the collectible available for sale before it arrives at post offices.

We caught up with Lamb Chop one recent morning from the Malibu, Calif., home she shares with Lewis, and posed some seriously silly questions.

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EVENT PREVIEW

“Lamb Chop 2.0: Everything You Wanted To Know About Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, But Were Afraid to Ask”

3 p.m. April 26. $20.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

Part of a celebration of the National Day of Puppetry, including performances of “Charlotte’s Web” at noon and 2 p.m. ($16.50), make your own sock puppet workshop (anytime between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., free with show ticket) and walk-around puppetry demonstrations by the Atlanta Puppetry Guild, from 4 to 6 p.m. (free).

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