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All Of A Feather: Big Bird's Caroll Spinney Among Friends At Puppetry Festival

All Of A Feather: Big Bird's Caroll Spinney Among Friends At Puppetry Festival

STORRS — Caroll Spinney, the heart, soul and voice of Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for more than 40 years, was among friends — and fans — at this week's National Puppetry Festival at UConn. Tuesday night, one of them walked up to an aisle mic at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts to give her best impersonation of Oscar the Grouch's theme song, "I Love Trash," as Spinney watched from the stage with the disagreeable Muppet cloaking his right hand. "Oh, I love trash. Anything dirty or dingy or dusty. … Yes, I love trash," she sang, doing her best to imitate the cantankerous character. When she finished,...

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