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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SOUND CHOICES by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
With a unique combination of original songs, hand shadows, circus arts, and audience participation, Rick Adam's spellbinding performance takes a caring look at growing up and believing in one's self. Rick is a master showman who thoroughly involves the audience while delivering important messages about smoking, drinking, drug use, as well as peacefully resolving conflicts. This uplifting and thoroughly entertaining program boosts self-esteem, and empowers children to build a positive self image, develop confidence, creatively solve problems and make positive choices.
$501- $1000
Soloway, Mike BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASS 1 (9 months – 3 years for child with adult) Music
In Baby/Toddler Class we participate in songs for bouncing, wiggling, rocking, singing, moving, dancing, and playing an exciting variety of simple instruments. Joining in fun and creative activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude, listening abilities, singing potential, and sense of beat are enhanced and developed.
$101- $200
Holder, Chris GODS, HEROES, MONSTERS AND MEN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Exciting versions of well-known myths from Ancient Greece, plus a modern re-telling of an ancient story. Prometheus, the Cyclops, Zeus, Hera and Pandora all told in a lively, hip and hilarious manner.
$501- $1000
Glazer, Mel THE FRANK SINATRA YOU NEVER KNEW Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A one-of a kind, laugh and learn presentation, interactive with the audience, originated, directed and performed by raconteur Mel Glazer. All stories within the presentation are true and focus on the role model aspects of Frank Sinatra personally & professionally and how they affected each of us individually, as a country, and the world. Mel Glazer is a state sponsored speaker on behalf of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities on Frank Sinatra, a co-writer of songs recorded by Elvis Presley,title song for his movie SPEEDWAY, Etta James GUESS AGAIN, and Robert Plant, among others.His song,YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT, is googled, as number six, under The Ten Best Songs of Robert Plant. His Hall of Fame co-writers include Carole King, Sammy Fain, and Aaron Schroeder. The show has everything a Sinatra audience is interested in learning and laughing about. A memorable experience awaits all attending, with a unique storyteller who uses music, trivia,Q&A,and comedy,in interacting with the audience,resulting in a program that remains joyously alive from beginning to its very end. IT IS AN HOUR, or more if you wish,of ENTERTAINMENT FOR A SINATRA AUDIENCE AT IT'S BEST!
$351- $500
Handy, Spook America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. 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
Linthwaite, Dara Hands*On Lullabies Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
These sessions are most appropriate for caregivers and their youngest babies, usually from birth to nine months, or prewalkers. Miss Dara begins each session with simple songs that encourage parent/infant interaction. After so much activity, babies and grownups alike are ready to settle down to some serious cuddling while they listen to Miss Dara sing traditional and modern lullabies to gentle guitar accompaniment. Parents will learn child development information before the songs so they can understand the value of these simple and loving musical interactions with their babies enough so they will want to continue singing at home.
$201- $350
Brody, Lauren Bulgarian Music Before Communism Multicultural- Other,
Music
Multi-media lecture/demo on the history of Bulgarian folk music recorded on 78 rpm records before 1950, including live performance of songs in Bulgarian language on voice and accordion. Audience participation includes teaching of one or two simple songs and circle dances.
$351- $500
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Dream Big, Sing! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"Dream Big, Sing!" Concert Through out all time, singing together has been one of the most powerful and effective ways that human beings have made our shared dreams for a better world come true. During this inspiring concert, audiences of all ages will sing along with Ruth Pelham as she leads songs from numerous social movements about freedom, hope, justice, equality and environmental responsibility. A special part of the program will be audience members making up new words to Ruth’s original songs like, “Look To the People” and “Turning of the World” as a way of expressing our yearnings for a safe and peaceful planet.
$351- $500
Ransom, Stanley Head Start and preschool library programs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
I do songs for preschool children, stories to interest and excite them, encourage looking at clouds to see shapes and use and develop their imagination. Participation stories and songs are well received. I use a guitar to sing with.
Up to $100
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