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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Stay, Christine Songs Inspired By Books Music
Friction Farm is a modern folk duo with a collection of songs inspired by books. A performance will include not only the music, but also a brief explanation of the creative journey from book to song. Music and video available at www.frictionfarm.com
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. 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
Craig, Shayna Shayna Craig's Follow Your Dreams Assembly Program Music,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Shayna Craig is partnering with Steve Woyce of Full Effect Productions and will take your students on a musical and magical journey through song and dance covering many important topics including: Teamwork Perseverance Determination Believing in yourself Respecting others differences Shayna will lead by example and dazzle the audience by singing, dancing and acting. She will show how fun and easy it is to follow your dreams and the importance of never giving up. An inspiring experience your students will remember forever!
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy Spook Handy In Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy in Concert is the most popular show I do. Instead of being theme oriented, this is just simply me, my trio or full band showcasing mostly original songs from my 4 CDs. Sprinkled with occasional 60s and 70s folk songs or an obscure original, this concert engages audiences of all backgrounds and ages. 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
Tom, Copper It's a Wonderful World! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Original music, comedy & storytelling by Copper Tom. This highly interactive show also includes children's songs that pertain to the Summer Reading Program theme- " One World- Many Stories". There is a featured story, "The Sea of Gold", a Japanese folk tale fo human kindness & understanding triumphing over fear & closed-mindedness. Program adjusts to a different theme each year.
$201- $350
Booking, Unbound Spook Handy - Let’s Get Out the Vote! Music,
Other
Let’s Get Out the Vote! - Democracy goes way beyond the right to vote. But voting is an essential part of the process. Clean community programs, environmental legislation, civil rights, women’s rights, worker’s rights and so many other issues we all value are affected by who our elected officials are. This fun, empowering and educational concert brings people from all parts of the community together to celebrate the vision of the founders of this great nation. Sing along, laugh and let your voice be heard!! An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna The Money Show-- Saving Spending & Sharing (ENGLISH-SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE) Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Money Show is a Song & Puppetry program that teaches young children about the value of money in a fun, age-appropriate way. Saving, spending smart and sharing are concepts presented using interactive songs, puppetry, stories and colorful , interactive props. Meet Anna's puppet friends, LuLu the Singing Llama, learn from Macdonald about how he got his farm, meet Bernardo the Banker as he explains what it means to save. This show was created for the Newark Library, presented in several branches, and is under written by the PNC Bank. Anna created a popular BILINGUAL English-Spanish version for this library.
$501- $1000
Ellison, Emily Children Sing and Celebrate Around the World! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
CHILDREN SING AND CELEBRATE AROUND THE WORLD  Ages 0 - 100! Children Participants will sing folk songs from America around the world and play djembes, shakeres, balaphon, ie percussion instruments from America, Africa, China, Latin America, and Native America.  They will explore the these five elements of music rhythm, tempo, timbre, dynamics and melody as they sing and make music from all corners of the Earth!
$201- $350
Jablonski, Barbara Steppin' Out String Band - Instrumentals and Close Harmony Vocals Music
Four dynamic and talented women have joined forces to form this high energy band. Combining folk songs and ballads with beautiful close vocal harmonies, lively and fun traditional dance tunes with American patriotic music, Steppin’ Out String Band is a favorite with audiences of all ages. FESTIVAL STAGES CONCERTS PARTIES Instrumentation: Hammered Dulcimer, Accordions, Flute, Banjo, Pennywhistle, Mandolin, Guitars,Bass,Table Harps, Mountain Dulcimer, Autoharp,Washboard, Ukulele,Bodhran and...novelty instruments. Steppin' Out String Band plays SWINGING JIGS, REELS, POLKAS, HORNPIPES,BEAUTIFUL AIRS AND LILTING WALTZES, FOLK SONGS WITH CLOSE HARMONY VOCALS OLD TIMEY MUSIC AND FUN SONGS, MARCHES AND AMERICAN PATRIOTIC TUNES.
$501- $1000
Baum, Renee Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
How Yankee Doodle Got His Dandy. Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers tell the story of every day life during the time of the War 1812 in story and music. They offers a mix of lively up tempo energetic old time fiddle tunes, family oriented traditional folk songs and story telling to illustrate life and capture the imagination of children and adults of all ages.
$351- $500
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