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Program
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Description
Fee
Jayne, Jill Jump with Jill Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Music
Jump with Jill is a professional live show that travels the country transforming nutrition education into a rock & roll nutrition concert. The school assembly takes childhood obesity by storm, serving as a kid-appropriate approach for kicking off wellness committee initiatives, reinforcing classroom learning, and supporting a healthier cafeteria menu. The show is both educationally sound and completely rock & roll. Armed with catchy songs, upbeat dance moves, and a hip wardrobe, Jump with Jill uses the same tools normally used to sell junk food and keep kids sedentary to get kids engaged, moving, and learning about healthy habits. The live Jump with Jill show has been performed live 3,000 times for almost a million kids all over the United States, Canada, and Europe.
$1001- $3000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'Wassail' Renaissance Christmas Pageant & Music Revels Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
'Sing, Say, and Play!' in this participatory Christmas music and pageant performance that toasts the old year and welcomes in the new. Set in the Magical Days of Yore, it is fanciful weaving of historic music, traditions, and surprises. 'Wassail' comes from the Old English greeting Wes hael, meaning 'Be thou hail!' and wassailers even today go about England carolling friends & neighbors in this traditional musical well-wishing. To highlight the event, the audience takes on roles in a traditional mummers’ play - a lighthearted spectacle of singing, costumes and laughter. Mummers' plays are still performed in rural England as improvisatory theater in streets, homes, and community gatherings, and feature a host of characters who symbolically assist the sun in its turning through the shortest days of the year. The culminating event of the play is the grand Wassail Bowl, around which all gather to wish a fine Yuletide Season! Come One and All, Young and Old, Shy and Bold, and let thy fancies run free (and be sure to bring your cameras!)
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Jobim- The father of the Bossa Nova Music
Antonio Carlos Jobim in not only a wonderful Brazilian composer but also ground breaking in the development of Brazilian jazz. He invented the famous Bossa Nova; a slow samba beat, with lyrics filled with melancholy. This program honors Jobim and talks about his life. We will present famous hits like “The Girl from Ipanema”, “Wave”, “Corcovado” and “Dindi”as well as songs that are not so well known like “A felicidade” “O morro nao tem vez” and “So Danço samba.” Some of the songs selected will be sung in Portuguese.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi Read to the rhythm! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Read to the rhythm is a high energy program for families that combines stories, music, and dancing.
$351- $500
Arnold, Speedy Sing-alongs and Stories with Speedy Arnold Music,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Speedy has been playing music for North Country audiences for more than 30 years either solo or with the Bluegrass groups Mardi Gras, the Wolverine Brothers and Three Doug Knight. Performances involve playing guitar and singing fun songs to kids of all ages. Being a well rounded artist, he also has several sketchbooks filled with his original ink drawings of local scenes that he can bring with him to the venues for discussion before,during or after perfomances. In addition to his music, Speedy will also have signed copies of the children's books that he illustrated: The Little Brook in the Field, a frog story, and The Adventures of Molly the Monarch Butterfly. In addition, Speedy will discuss his newest book: What's an Elephant Doing in the AuSable River?(This book won the 2012 People's Choice Award at the Adirondack Center for Writing in Blue Mountain Lake.) His preference is to play acoustically(no sound reinforcement),so smaller groups work out real good; however,if a sound system(with 2 mics) is available and needed for a larger group,he can adapt. Speedy's favorite age groups are preschool to about 5th grade, and he generally will play from 45 minutes to 1 hr.
$201- $350
Ellison, Emily TIGER TOTS! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
TIGER TOTS 
3 mos to 70 years of age! 
Children and their caregivers will bend, stretch, kick and jump as they study traditional
Chinese Kung Fu/Yoga exercises set to children's tunes with Chinese Kung Fu Black Belt Emily
Ellison. Participants will enjoy exercising together as they experiment with martial art exercises and the elements of traditional ballet and modern dance. They will increase energy, learn real Kung Fu exercises and stretches to bring home for every day family
exercise  and sing and play instruments at every class as they exercise
$201- $350
Morse, Andy ONE WORLD... MANY SONGS... Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Put the zing in sing this summer! For your special theme this year, I offer you my One World.... Many Songs music program. The children and I will explore songs and languages from around the world through singing, dancing, play-acting and story-telling. With insights and humor arising from the interaction and inventiveness of the kids, I use gentle lessons about understanding and caring for our world and each other. 16 years experience as a full time musician/educator.
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn O Let's Make Music (Story, Song, Rhythm) Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Other
Using a current library story theme, season or place, this is a family friendly time. Mom! Dad! Grandparents too! Listen to some lively, easy to learn, child-friendly songs paired with some seasonal stories. Dawn will bring along her rhythm band bag of instruments for use during this fun time. There are songs with movements and songs with puppets so don’t be shy – we could get a little silly! It’s a fun time for all, and especially appropriate for the very young. Previous themes include songs of the river & water, world music, nature and animals.
$101- $200
Roethel, Glen Concert: Hit Songs of the '70s and '80s Music
Great songs, melodies, harmonies and energy – all of this marked a golden era of music that spanned the 60s and 70s. There was a British Invasion, Civil Rights, Women's Rights, Viet Nam War, and so much more to talk about and, well, sing about! Join national touring and recording artist (and award-winning singer-songwriter), Glen Roethel in this musical storytelling concert, which is sure to stir up memories from days in *your* life story! You might hear songs by these artists, and more, in this performance:   Archies, America, Bad Company, Beatles, Bee Gees, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, Blondie, Bread, Bruce Springsteen, BTO, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Chicago, CCR, CSNY, Cure, Dan Fogelberg, Dobie Gray, Don Maclean, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Elton John, Gerry Rafferty, Harry Chapin, Hollies, Monkees, Johnny Nash, Looking Glass, Neil Young, Orleans, Ricky Nelson, Seals & Crofts, Simon & Garfunkel, Spinners, Steelers Wheel, Steve Miller Band, Three Dog Night, T-Rex, Van Morrison, Cars, Police, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Yaz, Queen, J Geils, Robert Palmer, Bangles, Go Gos, Squeeze, Naked Eyes, Bryan Adams, John Cougar, Tom Petty, George Michael, U2, Bob Marley
$201- $350
Grudko, Marian Antigone Music
Antigone by composer Marian Grudko “Antigone” is an electronic music composition created entirely using analog tape and analog sound generators, including a Steinway piano.  No computers were used in the process.  It is in a style loosely called organized sound, using some of the tape manipulating techniques originating in 1948, in the electronic music known as “musique concrète.” The composition is an emotionally charged, electronic representation of Sophocles’ play “Antigone,” part of the Oedipus trilogy. There is a brief, powerful part towards the end of the music which some fans refer to as the “Jimi Hendrix” section, to the delight of composer Marian Grudko who confirms that it is indeed an “homage.” “Antigone” is performed through a state-of-the-art sound system, and is offered in two formats: 1) an audio performance only, or 2) audio plus visual, using a screen and computer program that creates a colorful visual representation of the sounds generated by the composition. This program is recommended for adults and older children. A short synopsis of Sophocles’ “Antigone” will be presented by the composer before the music performance.
$201- $350
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