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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hoffman, Nan 2015 SRP-Heroes in Folk Song (& a tribute to Pete Seeger) History,
Music,
Nature- Environment
This year Nan's programs will focus on the everyday heroes of our lives with songs written and/or sung by folk music icon Pete Seeger. Considered a hero by many for his tireless efforts to promote environmental conservation, civil rights, and peace and justice for all people, Pete often sang and told tales of other heroes. Great or small, real or imaginary, past or present, these heroes connect us to our own paths and potentials. Music, particularly folk music with its emphasis on lyrics and stories, can help enhance reading, writing and listening skills, and language development. Using a variety of songs and instruments, and her collection of Books That Sing, Nan's presentations are fun and informative and encourage audience participation as Pete always did in his concerts. Suitable for the 2015 Summer Reading Program, her programs can also be tailored to adults and all-age audiences.
$201- $350
Tolliver, Lisa The Power of Podcasting and Other Social Media Media- Other,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn about podcasting, blogging and other Web 2.0 social media, the top sites, and how to use them to stay up-to-date, to social network, and to market yourself and your wares. Also learn how to brand yourself and how to protect your identity online.
$1001- $3000
McIntosh, Story Laurie I Love the Bugs in My Backyard Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every spring, Story Laurie plants a BIG garden. But she knows that gardening is not a one-woman show. “I Love the Bugs in My Backyard!” is a playful and informative celebration of the insects who fertilize, pollinate and otherwise help Story Laurie’s garden grow! This lively, participatory program offers up a veritable trove of traditional tales, tunes and some new treasures as well. With her bee-witching style and fun repertoire of insect fact and folklore, Story Laurie is guaranteed to make your students BUZZ with delight! This program is ideal for classes studying insects or plant life, or for those planning a community garden or Farm-to-School project.
$201- $350
Beaugard, Carol The Christmas Carol Trio Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A wonderful holiday celebration: The Christmas Carol Trio performs 17th and 18th century carols from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany and America (sung in English, French, Scottish and German), with narrative explaining the origins of the holiday's traditions and decor. We can perform as a duet, trio, quartet or quintet, based on your needs and budget. Instrumentation includes vocals, guitar and mandolin, with the option to additionally book fiddle, bass, penny whistle or bodhran. Dress is formal attire.
$201- $350
!, briz FREEDOM'S CRY-(A House Divided) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Once again briz takes us on a historical, musical journey with the second part of his Freedom saga.The first Freedom Stairway, speaks of the attrocities of slavery and the attempts to seek emancipation via the underground railroad. Now, Freedom's Cry deals with the horrors of the Civil War. Songs like, Dear Mr. Lincoln and The Ghosts of Gettysburg, movingly tell the stories of the soldiers who fought the most bloody war in our nation's history, and just like Stairway,Freedom's Cry will move you visually with the addition of the beautiful power point black and white slides from the Library of Congress. The Freedom shows are age appropriate for the entire family with plenty of audience participation. The third and final part of the Freedom saga titled Freedom's Glory which deals with the Civil Rights Movement is also now complete and available as well .
$201- $350
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
Hill Brothers, The Americana History,
Music
Introduce everyone to the sounds of American folk, bluegrass and traditional music. With the recent success of the Grammy Award-winning "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack, this music has been rediscovered as a symbol of American traditions and spirit. Using spoons, pennywhistle, washtub bass, dulcimer, banjo, acoustic guitar and more, the Hill Brothers present a lively concert full of humor, singalongs and loads of audience participation while students absorb valuable lessons in America's history, geography, cultural makeup and values! A great program to celebrate America, rural &/or harvest themes, any national holiday, Music in the Schools month.
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Music - A Hidden Treasure (2006 Summer Reading Program) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Other
Discover the treasure of music with a musical scavenger hunt. Listen for names of animals, places, and more in these fun and interactive songs, and color a treasure map filled with pictures of these clues. This program has been specially designed for the 2006 Summer Reading Program. The program can be adapted for older or younger children and will include a song written for this year’s theme.
$351- $500
Killion, Paul Classic Country Music Music
You don't have to live in the country to enjoy this program! Paul dons his boots & Stetson hat and straps on his guitar to play and sing favorite Country (and Western) songs from the past as well as a few selections from today! The program features great classic tunes by the likes of Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb. Hits by contemporary artists like George Straight and Garth Brooks are also included. From 'Hey Good Lookin' to 'Friends in Low Places' this program is sure to please audiences of all persuasions.
Up to $100
Scharman, Nadine Les Trois Femmes Music,
Music
Les Trois Femmes, flute, voice and piano, performs pieces from the French Impressionist Period. We have a back drop of Monet lilies painting. We also recite poetry from that period. Audiences enjoy listening to the music and poetry as if they were in a salon in the late 19th century. Les Trois Femmes can be seen on youtube.com under Les Trois Femmes. We can be contacted through chasingrainbowsinme@gmail.com
$351- $500
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