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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Shepard, Mark DrumSongStory Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
DrumSongStory is an eclectic, ever changing, shape shifting, globe circling, archetype exploring, community building boundary breaking, mind/heart/ear opening celebratory combination of Drums, Songs and Stories. DrumSongStory is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to serve a wide range of themes and topics. They are multicultural, multidisciplinary and support the multiple intelligences. Each performance is customized depending on audience age, theme, time of year or other variables. Ideal for mixed audiences of children and adults.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Boy Who Went to Visit the North Wind' Participatory Storytelling + 'Who Has Heard the Wind' Children's Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sondra and John Bromka bring audiences on a wind-swept journey to 'long ago and far away' with the telling of this fine traditional tale. Look forward to an energetic tandem storytelling performance that is underscored with live music on Celtic harp, enriched with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation that is well suited to audiences of all ages. A tale of wonder, magic, and heroism, the story unfolds when a poor boy's meal is unwittingly blown away, taken to the four corners of the earth by the all-powerful North Wind, and cannot be returned. In exchange, a magic tablecloth, magic donkey, and magic stick are three marvelous gifts offered by the Wind. But in the end, the most important gift of all is surely the North Wind's sage advice: 'All you have to do is keep your eyes & ears open.' As in the best of traditional folktales, there is the timeless appeal of a thought provoking theme. Here, justice & fairness are of universal concern to young children. And they will enjoy their favorite storytelling elements: patterns and repetition, personification, and especially, the wondrous and curious ways of 'long ago & far away.'
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Explore New York: a musical journey written for the 2010 Summer Reading Program History,
Music,
Other
Come join us as we explore New York musically with such songs as Erie Canal, Barges, Sidewalks of New York and many more. We will visit the Iroquois Nation, the Big Apple, the Hudson River, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains and more. This program can be adapted for all ages, can be interactive for the very young and can include a songwriting workshop for teens.
$351- $500
Montalbine, Diane Out Of My Dreams- Diane Perry-Jazz violin and vocals Music
I am a Juilliard-trained classical violinist who has been performing jazz for over 20 years. I currently am doing a music program suitable for all ages, with either piano or keyboard, (or guitar) and prefer to also add bass, and drums, or a guest instrumentalist as well. The program is called Out Of My Dreams after the title of my new CD, and I perform standards and not-so-standard songs from the canon of the American Popular Songbook, as well as originals. I sing and play jazz violin, and even occasionally sneak in a classical piece for fun. Some of the songs are presented in such a way that people can sing along if they wish, and it is designed to be entertaining and fun for the audience, not merely a concert where quiet reigns, and I like to use humor and stories of where the songs came from to enrich the program.
$351- $500
Durst, James WORK O' THE WEAVERS: Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
WORK O' THE WEAVERS celebrates Pete Seeger's lifetime legacy, Lee Hays' (1914-1981) Centenary & The WEAVERS' inestimable contribution to our collective musical consciousness. Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, The WEAVERS (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert & Fred Hellerman) ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness & exuberance not heard before, they enjoyed surprising success until being caught up in the Cold War anti-communist witchhunts of McCarthyism and HUAC, blacklisted & driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert & Vanguard LP of the event gave heart to a generation, kindling the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folksinger would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story & timeless songs. Faithful to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Martha Sandefer & Mark Murphy) includes the beloved songs, as well as some the Weavers might be singing today. An edifying narrative interweaves throughout, supported by PowerPoint visuals. More than a tribute, it's an affectionate homáge. Rousing, refreshing & relevant!
$1001- $3000
Tranchina, Gabriele Ellington/Strayhorn Music
Enjoy the songs of one of the 20th century greatest American composer teams, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. You will hear famous songs like "Take the A Train", "It don't mean a thing", "In a sentimental mood" and many more. We will also talk about their lives.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE MYTHMAKERS (Richard Stillmand & Gerald Fierst) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Richard Stillman and Gerald Fierst are THE MYTHMAKERS, who act out as well as narrate stories from around the world, accompanied by authentic musical instruments from each culture. Programs can focus on various themes, including ANTIQUE MUSIC/ ANCIENT TALES, (stories and music from around the world) RENAISSANCE/ MEDIEVAL MONSTERS AND MINSTRESL, JEWISH FOLKTALES WITH KLEZMER MUSIC, TALL TALES/ AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, and HOLIDAY TALES AND MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD. The show is full of audience participation and climaxes as the whole audience helps in creating an improvised story, which uses the models of the past to create a contemporary myth.
$501- $1000
Sullivan, Tommy Tommy Sullivan In Concert Music
Inaugural inductee to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and original member of Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy Sullivan's dynamic one-man concert appeals to every age group. World-class vocals, live keyboards, guitar and sax create a wide spectrum of crowd-pleasing material, including some original music. While a member of the West Point Band in the late sixties, Tommy founded the first rock group in the US Army. As co-founder and musical director of the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy's arrangement of the Worst That Could Happen went gold within weeks of their live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was also a founding member of the group Ramatam, notable as Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell's first group following Hendrix' death. Tommy was a featured performer on the first PBS Rock TV special, Shake,Rattle & Roll, playing sax for both the Bridge and the Coasters. Singer/songwriter, multi-faceted musician and exciting live performer, Tommy Sullivan is the REAL DEAL... his first-person reminisces of the many superstars he's performed with are a special plus. Contact: tommysullivan@optonline.net;631-258-7629
$501- $1000
Russian, Duo Russia & Beyond! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
From Russian roots to classical favorites, from vocals to ragtime, the Russian Duo is a magical collaboration between a Siberian virtuoso balalaika and an American concert pianist. This international project was born out of love of traditional music and classical elegance, and a wish to share this repertoire in a vibrant, cross-cultural musical experience.
$501- $1000
schnur, jack Judy Garland, Beyond the rainbow Media- Film,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The life and career of Judy Garland with video clips from her films and TV shows. Presenter narrrates program
$101- $200
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