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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Shih, Patricia Big Ideas! Concerts for families Music
Big Ideas! is the umbrella title for each of Patricia Shih's 18 differently-themed shows, subtitles which include: Literacy and The Love of Learning; The Environment; Multiculturalism and Differences; Disabilities; The Holidays--Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa; Halloween show; and much more. Sponsor chooses one or can combine shows; also Patricia custom-writes shows based on a sponsor's needs. She also writes a new summer reading club show every year based on that year's theme.
$351- $500
Duprey, Rolande Ecological Logic Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Visual Arts- Other
A puppet pantomime that everyone can understand! Live music provided by a musician on electric guitar. Using several different types of puppets, it tells the story of how someone saves a sea turtle who swallows a plastic bag. The turtle then saves the very person who saved him! The logic? When we save the earth, the earth will save us.
$1001- $3000
Marshall, Nate Nate & Kate Kids Show Music,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Nate & Kate Kids Show is a mix of original and very familiar children's songs performed on guitar, banjo, cello, kazoo, and harmonica with lots of vocal harmony plus difficult juggling choreographed to cello pieces. The show also includes lots of participation, singing along, some comedy, and a few young volunteers to help with juggling stunts and lead group movements. Best suited for ages 2-8, and their parents. This show runs about 30-45min. We can provide sound for smaller venues. See more: www.kidsshow.nateandkate.com
$351- $500
Sumner, Rachel Summer Reading Concerts incorporating the theme Music
Each year Rachel presents concerts with material that ties in to the summer reading theme. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. See www.rachelsumner.com/summerreading.html
$501- $1000
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
Bottino, Steve Zucchini Brothers 100% Healthy - 100% Fun!!! Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A musical trio-Steve (keyboards), Jack (guitar) and Sam (drums), all of whom sing. The concert is a dynamic, interactive show with a focus on such topics as health, safety, self-esteem and the environment-all presented in various musical styles with lots of humor. Great for adults as well!
$501- $1000
Rosenbaum, Harold Great Brits, choral music of Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Britten Music
The Canticum Novum Singers (www.canticumnovum.org), a professional level chamber choir now in its 35th season, will perform choral music of three leading British composers. Keyboard instrument desirable, but not necessary.
$1001- $3000
Handy, Spook American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. 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
Ellison, Emily TIGER TOTS! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
TIGER TOTS 
3 mos to 70 years of age! 
Children and their caregivers will bend, stretch, kick and jump as they study traditional
Chinese Kung Fu/Yoga exercises set to children's tunes with Chinese Kung Fu Black Belt Emily
Ellison. Participants will enjoy exercising together as they experiment with martial art exercises and the elements of traditional ballet and modern dance. They will increase energy, learn real Kung Fu exercises and stretches to bring home for every day family
exercise  and sing and play instruments at every class as they exercise
$201- $350
Handy, Spook Remembering Pete Seeger History,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
I had the fortune of performing 50+ concerts and festivals alongside Pete Seeger between 2003 and his passing in 2014, learning many of his songs and the stories behind them – and not only songs he wrote but those of Woody Guthrie and many others. He was a mentor not only of music but of how to be a decent human being. After Pete passed in 2014, I participated in many tribute concerts with the likes of Peter Yarrow, Tom Chapin, David Amram, Guy Davis and others. Now, I have put together a “program” called “Remembering Pete Seeger.” I am presenting it in concert halls, theaters, arts centers, libraries, festivals, summer concert series, and colleges all over the world. “Spook Handy honors the spirit of Pete Seeger, so excellently, by sharing the music with everyone on stage and in the audience in the same way that Pete did. He makes music the star. That’s why Pete loved to play with him so often and why all of us who are still here also do.” … David Amram – recipient of the second annual Pete and Toshi Seeger Power of Song Award.
$501- $1000
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