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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Neiman, Oren Isra-Alien Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A high-energy acoustic guitar duo, merging Mediterranean-Gypsy music with Jazz mentality and Rock attitude. Isra-Alien is a band with innovative compositions and imaginative arrangements - deeply rooted in Israel's diverse musical traditions. The result is a unique fusing of a myriad of musical traditions (Greek, Balkan, Eastern-European, and Jewish/Klezmer), with daring improvisations and inventive textures, showcasing both guitarists’ musical worlds. Humor and a penchant for improvisation and storytelling open up the duo’s instrumental pieces, engaging live audiences and amplifying the unique experience of seeing Isra-Alien live. for more info see www.israalien.com
$501- $1000
Wilkins, Kathy Celtic music History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
http://rochesterhomepage.net/content/video/?cid=162831 Kathy Wilkins, singer, entertainer and educator, sings a wide variety of songs. This program of Celtic songs can include up to one hour of American popular Irish songs from the early 1900s, accompanied by piano (see video clip) and/or up to one hour of traditional Irish songs with guitar accompaniment. Short "lessons" about the historical or cultural context of the songs, such as information about composers, or the explanations of the lyrics, can be included if desired. If "lessons" or other speeches are desired for groups larger than 25, amplification would be helpful.
$101- $200
Pelham, Ruth PeaceSongs! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** The voices of children from around the world can be heard singing out for peace and justice through the poignant songs and stories that are part of the PeaceSongs! program. Inviting audiences to sing along, Ruth Pelham will perform 'No Uranium Mining' composed by eighth graders from the Havasupai Tribe who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Other songs among many will be 'People Are People' that fifth grade students from Lansingburgh, NY composed to send messages of hope and sustenance to tsunami refugee children in Sri Lanka. PeaceSongs! is the newest of Music Mobile's programs and is grounded in the belief that participatory singing can change the world for the greater good.
$351- $500
Cadley, John and Catherine The Cadleys: New Acoustic, Traditional Roots Music
John and Cathy Cadley are one of the area’s most entertaining and popular duos. Following in the tradition of great male-female duets like Ian & Sylvia and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, they show how the simplicity of two voices and two acoustic instruments can produce powerful music. Their repertoire draws on the traditional bluegrass of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers, the tight harmonies of the Louvin Brothers, the “new acoustic” sounds of Alison Krauss and Claire Lynch, and John’s own originals, which have been recorded by national bluegrass artists such as Tony Trischka, Jim Hurst, Missy Raines, and Lou Reid, who, with Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs singing harmony, took John’s song, “Time,” to the #1 spot on the national bluegrass charts for three consecutive months. Their live concerts feature everything from traditional mountain ballads and bluegrass classics like “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” and “Blue and Lonesome,” to Alison Krauss’ “The Lucky One,” to the Louvin Brother’s “Cash on the Barrelhead.” For an evening of soulful duet singing and tasty picking on guitar and mandolin, the Cadleys are not to me missed.
$501- $1000
Durst, James WORK O' THE WEAVERS: Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
NEW for 2012: WORK O' THE WEAVERS will highlight Woody Guthrie's Centennial throughout 2012. Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit single, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, the Weavers ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness and exuberance never before heard, they enjoyed surprising success until they were caught up in the hysteria of the Cold War anti-communist witchhunts of McCarthyism and HUAC, blacklisted and driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert and Vanguard recording of the event gave heart to a generation and served to kindle the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folk performer would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story and timeless songs. Adhering faithfully to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Martha Sandefer & Mark Murphy) repertoire includes the beloved familiar songs--as well as some the Weavers never sang, but might be singing were they still active today. An edifying and informative narrative interweaves throughout, and, where appropriate, a visual PowerPoint component augments the program. Rousing, refreshing and relevant.
$1001- $3000
Bertles, John Recycling Remix Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A 3+ performer remix of our famous Bash the Trash performance, plus hands-on instrument building, followed by an audience-participatory culminating event. We start with a version of our show that gives the basics of instrument building, as well as driving home the environmental message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Participants then build a variety of instruments using recycled/reused materials that they bring in themselves, and/or materials provided by Bash the Trash. The event culminates in a joyous music-making event in which the audience members join the band. Depending on your physical space and appropriateness, this final event can take the form of a stage performance, a parade, or something completely different.
$1001- $3000
Collins, Dawn Music, Movement and Expressive Arts Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Information and demonstration of the recreational and therapeutic benefits of the expressive arts, including visual arts, literary arts, music and movement. Interactive participation encouraged. A visual arts activity may include collage, followed by free writing or poetry and a music/movement piece to express what happened in the process of immersing into the art-making. An explanation of how using a multi-modal approach accesses different senses and expands the experience. This is a no-experience necessary program. no fear program. Music making may include hand-held percussion or stringed instruments.
$101- $200
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
Brody, Lauren Bulgarian Music Before Communism Multicultural- Other,
Music
Multi-media lecture/demo on the history of Bulgarian folk music recorded on 78 rpm records before 1950, including live performance of songs in Bulgarian language on voice and accordion. Audience participation includes teaching of one or two simple songs and circle dances.
$351- $500
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of Henry Mancini History,
Music
This program contains trivia & history of Henry Mancini & his music. Sing along format with lyric sheets. Song titles included:Moon River, Charade, Days of Wine & Roses, Dear Heart, The Pink Panther, & more.
$101- $200
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