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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Tranchina, Gabriele A Celebration of seasons in song Music
This program will show how the moods of the different seasons, the circle of the year in connection to life and love, effect the lyric writing and composing of standards. You will hear Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves” and “The Summer Wind”, the Bernstein/Comden/Green composition “Some Other Spring”, Rogers and Hart’s “Spring is here, Gershwin’s “Summer time” and many more.
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry Renaissance Revelry History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of Kings and Queens, Knights, Dragons, and even Nursery Rhymes to satisfy even the Queen herself! Program encourages books, stories and poetry from the library. A musical program that features songs, stories and poetry reminiscent of the Renaissance and Medieval times. Costumed musicians (Merlyn & Harry)will give history lessons that make history come alive with humor and harmonies! All set in a language that can be understood by the general wee one to the Lord and Lady of the house!
$201- $350
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
Knight, Leonora Multiply To Music Life Skills- Finance,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Are your students struggling with their times tables? I wrote these songs for my own son and they really work! If your students respond well to music watch their skills improve after participating in this program. And they DO participate! Each child is given a lyric sheet to sing along. Props and costumes are used as children come up on stage. Music styles include pop, reggae, rock, swing and jazz waltz. There’s even a cheer! CD’s are available to reinforce learning. This educational material will reach out to your students reinforcing the powerful connection of math and music
$201- $350
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
String Band, Homegrown Songcatchers: The Evolution of the Music of Rural America History,
Music
Homegrown Two (consisting of Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky, the grown part of the Homegrown String Band) is an acoustic Americana duo whose music celebrates the spirit of songcatchers and composers from Frances Child and Stephen Foster to Harry Smith and Bob Dylan. Their repertoire of traditional and original material is performed using a variety of acoustic intstruments including guitar, banjo, mountain dulcimer, doumbek, banjo ukulele, and harmonica. Like the wandering minstrels of yore, their music has taken them around the country from Maine to Missouri with performances at venues as diverse as the National Theatre in Washington DC and Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri.
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Celebrate America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Through the use of storytelling, theater and music, Lou Del Bianco will bring to life some of American folklore's most colorful legends: Paul Bunyan: Davy Crockett Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Glooscabi and the Game Animals Celebrate America is an entertainingly patriotic program about the folktales, legends and folksongs that have contributed to the cultural fabric of this great country we love! Also woven throughout the assembly are some this countries most beloved folksongs: •This Land is Your Land •I've Been Workin on the Railroad •Oh, Susannah! •Wake, Snake •Skip to my Lou
$351- $500
Richter, Chip Imagination, Creativity and Inspriation Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-Songwriter Chip Richter’s Family Concert at The Library has become a favorite among librarians and families because it's “more fun than a Kid (or Parent) should be allowed to have!” It’s the kind of high-energy fun and audience participation naturally found in a live performance all in the wonderful learning environment of the public library. This is live music, no accompaniment tracks, so anything can happen! With his guitar, banjo, harmonica, stories and original tunes Chip connects with the kids and adults, creating moments to remember. Also don't forget to check out the Librarians Resource Page where you can download some of Chip's music absolutely free of charge. Librarians are using these mp3s and the Teacher's Tips to compliment story-times with children.
$351- $500
Morse, Andy READY, SET, SING! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Kids, bring your family, friends, caregivers, neighbors and head to your local library on foot, bike or car. Once there, Andy "The Music Man" will offer an age-appropriate, fun- filled, energetic, educational musical program for pre-schoolers through 3rd graders. Ready, Set, Sing! participants will sing, dance, play-act and hear stories in song as they learn about summer activities, nutrition, vocabulary, transportation, animals and much more. Children will be encouraged at the end of the program to hunt for books about the subjects they have sung about. Ready, Set, Sing! is a great combination for your mind and body.
$351- $500
Handy, Spook The Power of Song in the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This “Stand Up and Sing Out” program (see above) focuses on the songs of the Civil Rights Movement. It traces the sound track of the movement from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the March on Washington in 1963 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 and beyond. Learn about the songs’ roots in era of slavery, the black churches of the south and the labor movement of the early 20th century and discover how the lessons of the civil rights movement have influenced and are reflected in “movement songs” of today. Be prepared to sing along and feel the power of the music that breathed the soul of the civil rights movement. This engaging, educational, entertaining and empowering program is particularly excellent for college audiences and can be supplemented with in-class lectures/concerts, Q&A and workshops to address the specific questions and interests of students today. It is also excellent for schools, arts centers, festivals, conferences, libraries, churches and anywhere else people want to experience the power of song.
$501- $1000
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