Snooknuk has closed, but its kids’ upbeat show goes on

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

PERFORMANCES ENTERTAIN before and after the pandemic. Above, Cheri “Snooknuk” Jacobs with the Bob Baker Marionettes.

The pandemic closed the kid-friendly arts and music café Snooknuk after eight years of joy and song at 506 N. Larchmont Blvd.

But its founder Cheri Jacobs is still in the neighborhood and around town, taking her music-and-puppet show to parks, libraries and neighbors’ backyards and online.

You can also hear a recording of hers on a new album, “All One Tribe,” where she is  among 24 Black artists featured from around the country.

Released on Juneteenth, the 1 Tribe Collectives album celebrates the culture and diversity of Black voices through family music.

Jacobs’ three-minute track, “We’re All the Same,” tells of  “our differences as people but also how we are all alike in many ways. We can make the planet better by working together. …

“It’s a fantastic message for everyone,” Jacobs told us.

Her three children inspired the mom — who has a pop music background and created jingles for TV and commercials — into channeling her talents toward young children. She named Snooknuk after a term of endearment for her own children.

“My mission has always been about kids’ life lessons and mindfulness … about promoting positivity” and the basics, such as hygiene. Her audience includes toddlers up to early school grades, and she has performed and taught at local schools including Page and Larchmont Charter and with the Bob Baker Marionettes.

Every childhood should be magical, she says.

To find out more about the album, visit

To keep track of Snooknuk’s performances and to arrange a visit, contact Jacobs at 323-498-5258 and

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