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Wiest, Stan Great American Songbook and Sing Along and Holiday Sing Along Music
Stan Wiest on piano performs music of the Great American Songbook, tells humorous anecdotes of his performances with and for celebrities and closes the program with a full audience sing along. Sing along depends on time of year -December Holiday Sing Along rest of year American Standards. Stan Wiest provides master copy of sing along to be reproduced for audience.
$351- $500
Hickernell, Lynn Energy Everywhere! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
From solar to chemical to potential to kinetic, energy is constantly changing forms around and through us every day! In "Energy Everywhere," kids ages 2-9 and their adults interact with Miss Lynn's original musical storytelling and traditional songs to examine the ways energy is everywhere in their own lives.
$201- $350
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
Hickernell, Lynn Miss Lynn Sings! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"IN CONCERT" means "together"--and a concert with Miss Lynn isn't something she can do by herself. It takes all of the kids and grown-ups singing, dancing, thinking and laughing together with her to make it a special concert event! Mixing many of her originals with a few traditional songs, making a concert with Miss Lynn is all about moving your body, voice, mind and heart. Ideal for kids ages 2-9 and their adults, suitable for indoor or outdoor settings, concerts generally last about 45 minutes.
$201- $350
Costanzo, Jerry Can't We Be Friends? Music
In 2008, his debut full-length album “Destination Moon,” produced by Andy Farber and accompanied by Farber & his Swing Mavens octet, served up a dozen chestnuts, including the title track, “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die,” “Come Fly with Me” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” Showcasing 13 masterful musicians, the project includes tenor, baritone and alto sax, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. And now, Costanzo’s follow-up disc, “Can’t We Be Friends?” – released on Daywood Drive Records raises the torch to fever pitch, featuring a five-piece rhythm section comprising piano, guitar, percussion, bass and vibraphone. The triptych of 10 songs, which again pays homage to musical heroes who painted the original brush strokes on American standards, thematically personifies Costanzo’s romantic relationships over the decades, embraced with a vibe he describes as “George Shearing meets The Nat King Cole Trio meets Milt Jackson.”
$1001- $3000
Knight, Leonora Holiday Dance Party Interactive Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Lee to celebrate the holidays in this multi-cultural dance party. Lee brings props, puppets and instruments and engages children and their families in singing and dancing to her fully orchestrated music. Children will dance with hats and giant candy canes, families will catch huge streaming snow flakes, jingle bells and maracas and more! It's a Winter Wonderland of a show!
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Grammy Award Winners Music
Featured in this program are 4 outstanding Grammy Award Winners: Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Lena Horne. We will talk about their careers and what made them so special. You will hear songs like “The way we were”, “Fly me to the moon”, “Stormy Weather”, “Night and Day” and much more.
$201- $350
Clive, Young, The History of Rock Concerts History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Clive Young has been a concert industry journalist for more than 15 years, so The History of Rock Concerts offers an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the multi-million-dollar spectacles that the Rolling Stones and Madonna present today. Weaving facts, humorous anecdotes, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times.

Special attention is paid to

  • The Beatles’ 1965 concert at Shea Stadium
  • Woodstock and its tragic sequel, Woodstock 1999
  • The epic charity event, Live Aid
  • The first rock concert
  • The top 10 biggest music events ever
  • How MTV influenced the modern rock show
  • Why tickets cost so much today
  • How a show is produced
  • Hearing protection tips

    As an added bonus, concert earplugs and hearing conservation pamphlets are provided free for all attendees to take home.

    EXCLUSIVE: While this program features considerable performance footage, The History of Rock Concerts features two video documentaries that are exclusive to this program, showing life behind-the-scenes on recent tours by Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can not be seen anywhere else!

  • $201- $350
    Ellison, Emily Good Old Fashioned Music Hootenanny Music,
    Music,
    Music
    Good Old Fashioned Music Hootenanny! Come along and Sing Along, click your heels and bang a drum, strum a washboard and spin around! Music Lady Extraorinaire Emily Ellison leads this all ages family music sing and dance along. Everyone plays drums and rattles, tambourines, etc. etc. and sings old time favorites from America and Beyond! "This Little Light of Mine" "This Land is Your Land" "Shell be Coming Round the Mountain, "Take me Out to the BallGame" "Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands" "Put a Little Love in your Heart" "I Love Me"...
    $351- $500
    Handy, Spook American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Other
    This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
    $501- $1000
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