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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Maichack, Mary Jo Starry Song Standards of Love & the Night--Portable Cabaret Music
Mary Jo sings with professional portable keyboard accompanist--songs of love and the night from the Great American Songbook as seen at Cranwell Resort, Colonial Theatre Pittsfield MA, Mission Bar & Tapas, Loomis Village and elsewhere. See cabaret page http://maryjomaichack.com/cabaret/ for video sample. (We bring keyboard and turn your room into an intimate cabaret-style concert.) This is a very special program.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley From Paris to Rio History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
From Paris to Rio--Music of French origin pre 1960 to Brasilian Music post 1960. This live performance of concert vocalist/percussionist Perley Rousseau and keyboardist Sonny Daye highlights the music of Edith Piaf and other French artists prior to the making of the film “Black Orpheus”, and then focuses on the Brasilian music that was subsequently brought to the United States in the 1960's.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy The Works of Pete Seeger - Another Ground Breaking Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook has had the privilege to perform alongside Pete several times per year at concerts and festivals since the two met in 2003. Along the way, Spook has learned a lot of Pete's favorite songs and the stories behind them. He's even contributed verses to one of Pete's newer songs and sang on his latest CD. Pete Seeger will turn 94 on May 3, 2013. This program looks at the legacy, struggles, songs and stories of one of Americas most beloved folk singers - the man who gave us If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. An excellent program for Festivals, Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Van Egmond, Timothy The Wonder Underground Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Have your summer readers “shovel into” an exciting adventure with a lively participatory program of multicultural folk tales and songs about digging, gardening and going underground! Stories include “How Br’er Rabbit Outsmarted the Frogs” (by getting them to dig a deep grave for a seemingly dead Br’er Raccoon), “Talk” (coming very unexpectedly from some yams in a West African garden), and “Todo O Nada – All Or Nothing” (a spooky story about a hidden treasure cave). Songs include “Ground Hog,” “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground,” and “The Garden Song.” Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany songs with guitar, mountain dulcimer, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim Van Egmond has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 25 years. He has been selected for the New England States Touring Program, and the New Hampshire State Library's "Kid, Books, and the Arts" Project.
$351- $500
Morse, Andy DIG INTO READING WITH SONG Literature- Authors,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Andy's 2013 program Dig Into Reading with Song is an interactive musical journey using songs and story books at the same time. Many different stories will be sung while volunteers take turns turning the pages. Call and response songs, movement, rhyme and much more will be covered.
$351- $500
Petrella, Joan Happy Birthday, Robert and Samuel Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
This program will feature the music of Robert Schumann and Samuel Barber in the form of art song and piano pieces along with readings of letters written to and received from their significant others, Clara Schumann and Giancarlo Menotti. There will also be a discussion surrounding the poetry chosen as lyrics.
$201- $350
Boertzel, Brooke If You Really Love Polar Bears... Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Meet Patchy...a little boy who LOVES polar bears and claims to be their biggest fan. While taking a magical journey in search of his favorite ice bear, Patchy learns that polar bears are in trouble due to climate change and humans' wasteful habits! Patchy's big dream is to encourage people to make smart choices, conserve energy and help save the polar bears! Told through music, puppetry and physical comedy, this 45-minute performance educates children about climate change and the impact it's having on animals' habitats. It also encourages children to dream big by letting them know there is a lot kids can do to help their community and the entire planet!
$351- $500
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Productions presents: The World of Nickhoo Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The World of Nickhoo, from Dream Jam Productions, is inhabited by fun-loving characters, each with their own story to tell. Together they solve problems, while exhibiting the true meaning of love and friendship. Professional actors and musicians, along with puppet characters perform a dynamic participatory musical adventure. The original music, soon to be released on children's radio stations across the country, will have you dancing in the aisles.
$501- $1000
., Buffalo and Brandy Rhythmsize Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
Today’s society is suffering from a lack of exercise. This is evident in the increased number of obese people. Health problems (heart related, diabetes, etc.) are increasing. Sadly, today’s youth are falling prey to this trend. In an attempt to combat this problem, Buffalo and Brandy have developed their new “Rhythmsize” program. Buffalo and Brandy's “Rhythmsize” program is an interactive, rhythm-based, wellness program. While combining magic, drumming, singing and storytelling, the audience finds themselves being drawn into the moment. Percussion instruments are the vehicle that transport the audience into a world of exercise. Even the adults find themselves getting involved. Values such as teamwork, focus and responsibility are woven into the program. This program is for all ages. All instruments are provided.
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi MUSIC & MERRIMENT!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) A.K.A. GIGI'S MUSICAL ADVENTURES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
SPECIAL MUSIC, PUPPET & MUSICAL STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS AND CAREGIVERS. MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER, GIGI, LEADS THE MUSIC AND MERRIMENT. DIFFERENT MUSICAL ADVENTURES ARE INCLUDED WITH EACH VISIT:DOWN ON THE FARM, OUT OF AFRICA, SPRING HAS SPRUNG, HOLIDAY THEMES, ETC. OFTEN INCLUDED IS AN INTRODUCTION TO A CHILD FRIENDLY CLASSICAL SELECTION TO PLAY ALONG WITH ON INSTRUMENTS (LEND ME A HAND BAND WOODEN SPOONS) AND/OR MARCH ALONG TO DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS AND SPACE. A WONDERFUL MONTHLY OR SEASONAL OFFERING FOR EVERY LIBRARY OR CHILDHOOD INSTITUTION. GIGI'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS AND BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS.
$351- $500
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