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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Killion, Paul Senior Moments Music
One singer and his guitar, bringing countless Musical Memories, one song at a time! 'Senior Moments' is a performance of favorite standards from the 20s through the 40s. These classics are sung by Paul (the Acoustic Warrior) and accompanied by his acoustic guitar and harmonica. From 'Bye Bye Blackbird' to 'Sunny Side of the Street', the program is as up-beat as it is memorable. It's a rare audience that does not sing or hum along with Paul during his performance. Over the past seven years, Paul has brought this program to hundreds of very appreciative audiences with the most common responses being 'Wonderful job!' and 'When are you coming back?'
Up to $100
Epstein Kravis, Anna National Library Week Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This highly interactive song and puppetry show is perfect for National Library Week! Well-loved songs, colorful puppets and many chances for children to be in the show celebrate children's favorite authors and more. Anna's funny puppet friend LuLu the Singing Llama shares hilarious poems that children love! Anna has been a favorite performer at libraries, schools and museums all over LI, and Westchester for over 25 years. To date she has offered over 2,000 library concerts nationally and internationally. This show is appropriate for Pre K, and young family audiences, ages 2 and up. Visit www.annaekravis.com for more information. Lots of library recommendations available on request.
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz for Kids Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. It will introduce our little ones to jazz while yet interactive, fun and age appropriate. The presenters will offer jazz standards like "Take the A Train" as well as jazzy original children music and traditional children songs "jazzed up".
$201- $350
Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
$351- $500
Arnold, Speedy Speedy Arnold's Entertainment Emporium Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I am available to play nearly any type of music, centering on folk, rock, kids, country,and bluegrass. With an interactive, humorous slant, I prefer to have folks singalong, suggest songs, and even write tunes as we go. I also prefer intimate settings, (small groups are better) such as house concerts, living room-type performances, private gatherings, but I'm not limited by the size of the group.
$201- $350
Spero, Christine Spero Plays Nyro Music
Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter/pianist. Her groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock and jazz and she was one of the most covered artists in the 1960's and 1970's (Eli's Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Sweet Blindness). Her tragically premature passing in 1997 shocked her fans. Finally, in 2012 she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The Christine Spero Group will bring their own kind of power to Laura Nyro's music. Christine Spero has loved Laura's music from a young age when she was given Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by a radio DJ friend. She was inspired by Laura's music to be bold in writing, singing and playing piano and was the Winner of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz Category. Her CDs are listened to around the world. Joining Christine will be Elliot Spero on horns and percussion, Scott Petito on bass, and Peter O'Brien on drums. The group will also be performing some of Christine's original compositions. Christine will share stories about some of Laura's songs as well as her own.
$1001- $3000
Gardner, Tom Tommy Gardner's Dizzy Chicken "Fun with health & Fitness" Show Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
This exercise and well being program is for grades k to 3 and must be performed in an open area (or outside weather permitting). The theme of this show is living healthy through moderation. Original songs like “The Dizzy Chicken”, “Simon Says Song”, “Say Uncle”, and others keep the kids dancing, moving, jumping, and laughing. With emphasis on exercise and eating right, this program reinforces the important messages in gym and health classes.
$201- $350
Gardner, Tom The Tommy Show For Young Children Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Tom Gardner of The Uncle Brothers, aka 'Tommy' has been performing for children 2-10 for years with an interactive sing along concert. Standards as well as his popular orginals are a hit with younger children. Please note that Tommy's program can be custom tailored for whatever age crowd attends his concerts.
$201- $350
cannella, john Oldies Love Songs Of The All Time Great Vocalists Music
Johnny The Oldies Singer traces the evolution of his singing career from a New York street corner doo-wop singer to a successful Long Island Entertainer /crooner doing love songs of the all time great vocalists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Englebert, Elvis, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin and many more. Johnny also explains how he uses technology to replace the background group singers he once associated with in the early stages of his career as a group lead singer and explains the reasons for this move.. Johnny currently does a One Man Group Act in which he uses the skills he learned as a group lead vocalist in conjunction with the referenced technology to recreate the sounds of the great oldies groups including the Drifters, Duprees, Platters, Passions and yes even the Beatles.
$501- $1000
Domestic, Violin Domestic Violin Music
A local duo plays old-time fiddler tunes, some Cajun tunes, some French Canadian, Scottish, Irish, and bluegrass music, waltzes, polkas, reels, jigs, hornpipes, etc. Classical and/or seasonal music also available upon request. Violinist Mark Weeg is accompanied on piano by Kathy Wilkins. See 6 little clips of Domestic Violin on Youtube.
$101- $200
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