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Program
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Description
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Pelham, Ruth Musicraft: Singing and Instrument Building Workshop Multicultural- Other,
Music
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Teaching children to work cooperatively, to help each other accomplish tasks, to share ideas and materials, and to appreciate each other’s creations are all part of this fun-filled character education through music workshop. Working in large and small groups, children build simple musical instruments made from recycled bottle caps, wood bits, cardboard boxes or paint sticks, and also sing songs about friendship, kindness and getting along. These lessons further children's understanding about recycling and reusing, and about caring for the Earth and our global family. A highlight of the workshop is when each child plays his or her instrument during the “Instrument Band Song” which is enthusiastically sung at the conclusion of the workshop. All materials are prepared and supplied by Music Mobile.
$351- $500
Papa, Jim Before There Was Disco - Hits of the 1960's and 70's Music
Disco changed American culture and fragmented the music world. Popular groups, singer/songwrtiers, rock bands and various artists toped the charts in the 1960's and early 1970's. Jim Papa performs hits we all loved and still enjoy today. His love of music is apparent in every word he sings and his powerful yet elegant performances create an atmosphere that is unsurpassed and only experienced when listening to a truly great talent. Jim Papa has emerged as a confident, versatile and personable singer/entertainer who enjoys performing music selections from every generation. Taking the lead from the greatest performers from years gone by, his renditions of classic ballads, pop and rock and roll as well as his ability to perform within a variety of music genres have made him a popular, featured performer. This show is upbeat fun and interactive.
$201- $350
Baron, Jim Jim Baron LIVE! Music
Live performance by New York singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Baron. Jim performs selections from several of his releases, including his latest, "Uptown Bus & Downtown Demonstrations". Experience the intimacy of this veteran's live performance with his unique alternative approach to Americana music.
$501- $1000
Levin, Ira and Julia Dig into Reading- Bookworms Unite! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dig into Reading: Bookworms Unite! Come join us as we unearth adventures And legends, sing and dance to songs of magic plants, dinosaurs, rubber chickens and so much more! Help act out the stories and discover the hidden treasures worth digging for within BOOKS that connect us all.
$201- $350
Griffith, Tom I Choose You Music
After 30-plus years together, award-winning singer-songwriters Tom Griffith and Martha Trachtenberg have written more than a few songs about their life together. By turns funny, poignant, and thought-provoking, but always true, their show chronicles their ups and downs and examines the mysterious art of relationships in general.
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen Music Between the Pages Literature- Other,
Media- Other,
Music
Soft acoustic guitar and vocals, situated somewhere between periodicals and reference... You can choose the location, but that's where Glen first experimented with this pleasant, new musical enhancement to the quiet library sanctuary. The library patrons loved it!
$201- $350
Winter, Cathy Toddler Tunes Music
As a licensed Music Together teacher, Cathy works with toddlers in pre-school settings on a weekly basis. Cathy keeps toddlers entertained and active for a perfect program for your youngest library patrons.
$201- $350
Ruch, Dave The War of 1812! - Songs and Stories from NY and Beyond History,
Music
In this lecture/concert, popular performer Dave Ruch (www.daveruch.com) presents a fascinating portrait of the War of 1812 through the songs and stories of the people themselves. Ruch has dug deeply into archival recordings, diaries, old newspapers and other historical manuscripts to unearth a wealth of rarely-heard music which, alongside some of the classics from the war, offers a rounded and fascinating picture of this “second war of independence.” Special emphasis is given to New York State’s important role in the conflict.
$351- $500
Goldberg, Norbert Talking Drums Multicultural- Other,
Music
The theme of this interactive presentation centers around drumming and rhythm around the world. Beginning with a demonstration of the African talking drum the audience is led on a rhythmic journey which traces the path of the drum through the Americas, and introduced to various concepts such as call and response, the dance connection, and keeping time. The history and role of the drumset in modern music is discussed and demonstrated. Diverse rhythms are presented through the use of native percussion instruments (African, Latin-American, Brazilian, etc.) with emphasis on drumming as a tool for human communication and unity. The event culminates in a Conga line where the participants play assorted percussion instruments. Group participation is encouraged.
$351- $500
Byers, Kathy IT'S A MIGHTY HARD ROAD History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis and Kathy Byers present a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
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