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String Band, Homegrown An Unbroken Circle: Traditional Music in Popular Culture Music
The Homegrown String Band performs original acoustic arrangements of the traditional music that has become part of the popular roots and folk rock canon. All the songs the band presents have stood the test of time by not only surviving, but thriving and flourishing for hundreds of years via the folk process and oral tradition. Many popular rock bands were founded by avid listeners and students of traditional music. People like Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan were very well versed in American blues and bluegrass as well as the folk traditions of the British Isles. Likewise The Homegrown String Band has drunk deeply from the well of blues, ballads, and breakdowns that have helped to shape the sounds of American popular music. In this program the band will be sharing their original interpretations of some of the traditional and early commercial recordings that have been covered by popular roots rockers from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan to Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Love Songs Music
We all love a love song, especially when we are in love. Bring someone special and be in love again while stellar singer-songwriter Glen Roethel sings songs, old and new, to rekindle your heart flame. And don't forget, not all love songs are amorous! Some songs will explore love of the earth, friends, music, cars, pets, and each other. Songs for performance may be drawn from the following original and cover songs, and more: The Book of Love, The Sea of Love, Longer, I Can't Help Falling In Love With You, Unchained Melody, My Girl, I'm Yours, A Thousand Years, Everything, Bless The Broken Road, (What A) Wonderful World This Would Be, What A Wonderful World, Brown Eyed Girl, Sweet Caroline, Get Together, I'm Yours, Better Together, Here There and Everywhere, I Will, I'm A Believer, The Water Is Wide, Higher and Higher, The Wedding Song, Sunday Morning, Stand By Me, Wonderful Tonight, Love Me Tender, Don't Be Cruel, Cats In The Cradle, Happy Together, Do Wa Diddy, Feeling Groovy, If, Brandy, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Drift Away, Lean On Me, Teach Your Children, With A Little Help From My Friends, In Your Eyes, All You Need Is Love...
$201- $350
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Dia De Los Ninos dia De Los Libros BILINGUAL Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This lively, highly interactive children/family show, celebrates children and books, with wonderfully engaging songs, puppetry, stories, indigenous latino rhythm instruments, and movement! The program is presented in English, interwoven with Spanish words, phrases and bilingual songs the entire family will love. VISIT www.annaekravis.com and go to the English-Spanish page to hear song clips from Anna's BILINGUAL Concerts. The show is appropriate for English or Spanish speaking, as well as bilingual audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo Wild, Weird & Creepy Tales for Teens Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
For Own the Night summer reading club theme, Teen Read Week, Halloween, or anytime you want teens to turn out for stories that they really like. Pretty much straight storytelling from the Urban Legends genre, sometimes with guitar and a sung refrain: featuring classic urban legends, coming-of-age ghost stories teens really enjoy: The Vanishing Hitchhiker, The Blue Satin Dress–or Can a Prom Dress Really Kill?, Giovannin Senza Paura, (the absurd Italian folktale with bits of Italian they can echo), The Three Girls & the Jumping Corpse (with guitar and sung refrain), and more tales teens shouldn’t live or die without.
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of James Taylor & Carole King Music
James Taylor and Carole King have made lifetime musical contributions which have delighted a whole generation. As singer-songwriters – performing artists who write their own material – they continued this growing trend into the 1960s and 1970s right alongside The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, John Denver, Eagles, Jim Croce, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Don Mclean, and others.   Join national touring and recording artist (and award-winning singer-songwriter), Glen Roethel in this musical concert stroll from New York City's Loco-Motion on up to New England's blues-infused Copperline. (Singing along is always encouraged.)   Songs for performance may be drawn from the following, and more:   Carolina In My Mind, Copperline, Country Road, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Every Day, Fire & Rain, Handyman, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Oh, Susanna, Our Town, Shed A Little Light, Shower The People, Something In The Way She Moves, Sweet Baby James, You've Got A Friend, Your Smiling Face, A Natural Woman, Home Again, I Feel The Earth Move, It's Too Late, Jazzman, So Far Away, Tapestry, Up On The Roof, Where You Lead, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, The Loco-Motion
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - A CHRISTMAS CAROL Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Tis the season for merriment and fun! Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks' heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's SWEET POTATO PIE & SUCH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Incomparable storyteller Karen Nur El-Amin presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating African-American Heritage accompanied by African instruments. This highly energetic and interactive performance will delight as well as enlighten all ages.
$501- $1000
Hawkins, Jim Irish Stories and Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of Irish Stories and Songs taken from a variety of themes in Irish history, folklore, culture and tradition. Most of the stories and songs are humorous, though serious pieces in relation to the above themes can be performed. The program is crafted towards adults, but I have found that children of all ages have enjoyed the stories and songs. Some of the stories ("God and the Devil Dividing the People") are personal and others such as "The White Doe," "The Boy who Had No Story" and "Robert Emmet's 'Speech from the Dock'" are taken from Irish folklore and history. I also include the stories of Eamon Kelly in my performances. In the course of the performance, I discuss aspects of Irish history, cultiure and tradition and encourage the audience to speak of their own Irish roots.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Margot Learning to Like the World Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
In three workshops, teachers Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy show children that their deepest desire is to like the world on an honest basis, and that everything--from a flower to mathematics to their mothers--can be used to like the world. Young people learn this big, important fact--that they can honestly like the world, even as they may be critical of bad things in it, because its structure is sensible, even beautiful, a oneness of opposites. They're encouraged to love knowledge, and through these classes they learn to respect one another more and become kinder to family, friends, and people of other cultures. Class 1: Books Tell You: the World & You are a deep and surprising team; Class 2: What Will Make a Person Truly Strong; or Martin Luther King & the Children's March; Class 3: Do we Want to Be Like Music? Ken Kimmelman's award winning anti-prejudice film "Brushstrokes" is shown.
$101- $200
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