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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Epstein Kravis, Anna Parent-Child Hands On Music Workshop Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This very special workshop offers very young children and a parent the opportunity to share interactive music, movement and puppet fun together! Limited to young children, (ages 2 & 3) and a parent, this program draws on Anna's 25+ years as an early childhood music consultant and educator in the field of early childhood music. It includes age appropriate favorite songs, movement, rhythms, puppets and instruments to play. Easy Lap-Songs and chants are learned, with lyrics to take home, allowing parents to easily continue music fun with their youngsters at home! This program presents a joyful musical experience, increases many early learning skills and builds early literacy skills. It's a fun, imaginative, shared learning time for children and their parents!
$501- $1000
Henry, Ruth Ellis Island...The American Dream History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poignant musical follows 5 families as they leave their homelands (Italy, Ireland, Russia,Hungary, Sweden),why they are leaving and what they hope to find.Weary Ellis Island workers receive wave after wave of foreigners, accepting some, turning others back and sending some to detention to await their fate. Emotional stories of courage and vision, creating the melting pot of America. www.dramacademics.com
$501- $1000
Lipscomb, Rhonda Ella & Frank: A Tribute History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Extraordinary solo vocalists Rhonda Denét and Steve Kazlauskas team up for a show that brings audiences back to when these two legends in American music, Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Sinatra, brought audiences to their feet. This showcase features the music of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, George & Ira Gershwin and several other composers included in the Great American Songbook. Rhonda and Steve not only sing songs that were signature tunes for each artist, but also recreate the duets that were only performed for television specials and live stage shows.
$351- $500
Gambacurta, Pat Accordion Pat Music
ACCORDION PAT is an experienced entertainer whose light-hearted style of performing has delighted audiences young and beyond. The portability of the accordion brings her into the midst of the audience for personal interaction, inspiring unpredictable and comedic comments. She is able to amuse and hold the attention of children and adults by adapting her program to any interest that might instantly arise. Her music inspires audience participation to clap, sing, dance, or just listen as she plays polkas, tangos, mazurkas and much more with diversified rhythms and astonishing accordion technique. Tunes such as Eh Cumpari (Italian), Melody of Love (Polish), Espana Cani (Spanish), Hava Nagila (Jewish) add a cultural flavor, familiar novelty songs which Pat sings will tickle everyone's funny-bone and interjections of accordion facts create a program that is gauranteed to entertain, educate and permit the audience to participate in a fun filled, musical environment. This one hour performance of non stop music includes approximately 20 songs which can include special occasion requests. You will be under the influence of a rollicking good time with unlimited laughs, much tapping in your toes, continuous clapping in your hands, and be left with a cheerful spirit in your heart.
$101- $200
!, Spook Handy Songs of the Great Depression and Today History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
When the Great Depression hit, a whole new genre of American folk music was born. Songs about the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, bread lines and soup kitchens, the New Deal and times of triumph and struggle circulated throughout labor camps, churches and family gatherings. These songs depicted down-to-earth everyday realities of the American laborer and farmer, the hungry and the industrious, centuries old traditions and the transition to a new modern society. It can be surprising how many of these old songs speak of challenges we face today and how new songs written about today's America can so resemble the songs of the Great Depression. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Connolly, Carol Tales 'n Tunes Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artists, Carol Connolly and Don Darmer bring tales and tunes from around the world to audiences of all ages. Their songs and stories engage children and have them singing and clapping along. Adult listeners are enchanted by their musical stories. Together, they bring folk and fairy tales to life for their audiences. Their CD, Travelin' Down the Road, is a NAPPA Honors Award winner and an honored recipient of an iParenting Media Award. They released their second CD, Bunches of Beasts, in late 2006. It has received rave reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. Selected Programs: World Passport: A Musical Journey Around the World, Harvest Hijinks, Wild! About Reading, Story Safari, Spooktacular Songs and Stories, New York State Stories and Songs, Anchors Aweigh, Holiday Celebrations from Around the World. Tales ‘n Tunes will also design a program to suit your needs.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. BE COOL, BE SAFE by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Rick Adam creates a fun jam of original music, mime, circus stuff, and audience participation that really rocks! This dynamic and informative program will help empower children to make positive choices regarding bullying, taming tempers, preventing abuse and violence, resisting peer pressure, and celebrating differences. It is an educational, enchanting, and highly entertaining performance designed to leave the audience with plenty of creative tools to build and maintain harmony in our world.
$501- $1000
Lester, Mary Scotland through the Centuries via Celtic Harp and Song History,
Music,
Other
Scotland's history and legend will be experienced through its music. Mary leads the exploration via her harps; her rich voice gives song and narrative. This program has been presented for Rochester's Scottish Heritage Society's Tartan Day workshops, to libraries, and to museums. Song samples - Wild Mountain Thyme, Loch Lomond, Gathering of the Clans, Annie Laurie, Scotland the Brave. More Information can be found on Mary's web site celticharpandsong.com.
$101- $200
Davis, Lydia Adams Songfest! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This family concert blends improvisation, story telling and song. A mix of original ballads by Lydia Adams Davis and other great songwriters, comedic eco-puppets and familiar standards bring a diverse audience in the door to sing, laugh and share memories.
$201- $350
Clive, Young, Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
Music
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
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