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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Peralta, Red Rebel Red, Roots Music Songwriter Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
I am a singer/songwriter doing local, regional and national performances of my songs. My music is an original blend of folk, country-blues, western swing and old-style rock & roll, often described as "Roots Rock". In a library setting I present solo (unaccompanied) acoustic performances and answer questions about my work as a songwriter and record producer. I also play with a four piece band, depending upon the venue.
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Green Golly and her Magnificent Orchestra! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagine involving not only the elementary school children in your community but the high schools as well. We’ve created a version that is accessible to all orchestra levels: high school orchestras, youth symphonies, community orchestras and professional orchestras can take part in this wonderful event. Flutist Barbara Siesel will rehearse with and/or conduct your group. This is a terrific opportunity to get the whole neighborhood involved!
$1001- $3000
Jablonski, Barbara Steppin' Out String Band - Instrumentals and Close Harmony Vocals Music
Four dynamic and talented women have joined forces to form this high energy band. Combining folk songs and ballads with beautiful close vocal harmonies, lively and fun traditional dance tunes with American patriotic music, Steppin’ Out String Band is a favorite with audiences of all ages. FESTIVAL STAGES CONCERTS PARTIES Instrumentation: Hammered Dulcimer, Accordions, Flute, Banjo, Pennywhistle, Mandolin, Guitars,Bass,Table Harps, Mountain Dulcimer, Autoharp,Washboard, Ukulele,Bodhran and...novelty instruments. Steppin' Out String Band plays SWINGING JIGS, REELS, POLKAS, HORNPIPES,BEAUTIFUL AIRS AND LILTING WALTZES, FOLK SONGS WITH CLOSE HARMONY VOCALS OLD TIMEY MUSIC AND FUN SONGS, MARCHES AND AMERICAN PATRIOTIC TUNES.
$501- $1000
Rucker, Sparky and Rhonda Heroes & Hard Times History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker take the audience on a journey spanning over three centuries of American and African-American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the westward migration, the birth of blues music, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the period. They accompany themselves with fingerpicking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, spoons, and bones. Their music includes old-time blues, Appalachian music, Civil War music, spirituals, and slave songs as well as originals. Sparky and Rhonda also tell traditional tales, for example Brer Rabbit, High John the Conqueror, or Appalachian tales,and they have been featured at the International Storytelling Center and festival.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John French Music, Instruments, & Dance Traditions of the Provinces Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas offer a memorable musical journey through the French Provinces! As traveling musicians who visit France each year to participate in regional music and dance festival, John and Sondra have a large repertoire of songs, instruments, and even lively circle and line dances that will be chosen to appeal to the age level and needs of your group. Rare and distinctive regional instruments in their collection include: Breton and Auvergnat bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, flutet et tambourin, more! There are also French songs especially for dancing. (Artists may present a concert of musical traditions, or a combination program of traditional dances, instruments, and songs. Other possibilities include participatory crepe-making activity, more!)
$351- $500
Tincknell, Roger Winter Sostice Celebration Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This festive program includes songs of light from around the world that have been bringing people together during the dark of winter. Songs from Asian, African, Native American and other traditions are often interspersed with more familiar Chanukah and Christmas songs. Familiar seasonal sing-a-longs are also included to round out the program bringing warmth and good humor to all ages. Programs can also be tailored to fit the event. For example, when folks are offering a Christmas party they may prefer a program of mostly Christmas carols and winter sing-alongs.
$201- $350
Linthwaite, Dara Hands*On Music Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Parents and preschoolers alike will sing along with Miss Dara and her guitar. Learn finger plays, songs and interactive rhymes. Topics vary with the seasons and are interdisciplinary, much in the same way as a nursery school curriculum. Each session is filled with things that appeal to all a young child's senses with visuals, movement activities and a story related to the topic. All of this is done with live music so children can see that music is created and played by people, not just something that comes out of an electronic box.
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn Musical Eras and Styles History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Highlights of major periods of music history, noteworthy composers and their contributions, instrumentation, stylistic technique of the composer (all preceded by an introduction to basic music theory to facilitate understanding the terms) as well as brief viewing and commentary on major art of period and how each influenced the other. Major periods: Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern (1890-)to 20th Century as time permits. Handouts of timelines are provided, along with instructor's notes. A projector is needed for viewing. Instructor brings lap top. The content is targeted to high school age and adults.
$501- $1000
Marshall, Barry Catch the World by the Tale Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Internationally renowned, award-winning tandem storytellers Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall present world folktales in unique retellings incorporating ethnic musical instruments, music, song, and dance. Styles of performed stories can include traditional prose retellings, balladry, rap, spoonerism, and many other original takes on traditional tales.
$351- $500
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