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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Graham, Darlene Singing at the Beach Music
Singing at the Beach is a great Summer show! The children bring their beach towels and sunglasses and dance to a variety of songs that incorporate the beach. “Surfing’ USA, Under the Sea, and her own original children songs about the beach. This show also has traditional children’s songs fused throughout it to get the children singing along. Each show incorporates a giant beach ball, sunglasses, Sea shells, Sand bucket Drums, a Bubble machine, Parachute and about 200 instruments. She brings children up from the audience to play with her. It’s a fun interactive show !
$201- $350
Gillman, Jackson Winter Wonders Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Very participatory songs and stories about shoveling, snowmen, snow angels and nature in winter. As with all Jackson's shows, it is highly visual, energetic and interactive, and appeals to a wide range of ages. The use of sign language adds another dimension to the action.
$351- $500
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Ballet International Africans - AFRICA MEETS AFRICAN AMERICA PROGRAM Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a project/ program that was begun in 2005 to show the division between Africans and African Americans in this country, while also showing how we are very similar. We aim to use the cultural arts that we share through our ancestral lineage and that we have gained from our ancestry in this country to show where we come from, where we should be headed, and how to get there as a united community. We use Traditional & Interpretive African dance, drum, song, folklore, poetry, hip hop, litugical dance, and even rap to teach morals, history, and cultural arts. We do this through performances and/ or classes.
$501- $1000
Davis, Lydia Adams One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Lydia Adams Davis is an Arts in Education Specialist , composer/guitarist and recording artist dedicated to environmental education. Lydia presents wild animal puppets and integrates science with humor and song. An acoustic band is available as well. Sound clips for all tracks can be heard at the album's website: www.oneearthsogreenandround.com Davis also offers literature-based storybook songs and historical programs.
$351- $500
Arnold, Speedy Speedy Arnold's Entertainment Emporium Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
I am available to play nearly any type of music, centering on folk, rock, kids, country,and bluegrass. With an interactive, humorous slant, I prefer to have folks singalong, suggest songs, and even write tunes as we go. I prefer intimate settings, (small groups are better) such as house concerts, living room-type performances, private gatherings, but I'm not limited by the size of the group.
$201- $350
Peralta, Red Rebel Red, Roots Music Songwriter Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
I am a singer/songwriter doing local, regional and national performances of my songs. My music is an original blend of folk, country-blues, western swing and old-style rock & roll, often described as "Roots Rock". In a library setting I present solo (unaccompanied) acoustic performances and answer questions about my work as a songwriter and record producer. I also play with a four piece band, depending upon the venue.
$201- $350
Lester, Mary History of Ireland through Celtic Harp and Song History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A time travel that enters Ireland before recorded history, when its rich legend and folklore began. With her harps and lilting voice, Mary uses the magic of Ireland's music to explore this country's history and tradition. Sample songs - The Harp that once through Tara's Halls, The Leprechaun, Brian Boru's March, Danny Boy. This program has been presented to Irish cultural groups, historical societies, and libraries. See Mary's web site, celticharpandsong.com, for more details.
$101- $200
McGrath, Cathy “CELTIC CHRISTMAS with Cuisle Mo Chroί” History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Enjoy a batch of Christmas carols and tunes. The concert features songs learned from parents and grandparents and includes songs from NYS, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, French Canada, Italy, and tunes learned from Irish friends, all of which are featured on the CD “Winter Root.” Try this recipe for a holiday concert: combine a dash of flute, a pinch of penny whistle, a smidgen of bodhran, and spice with guitar, frost with Celtic harp, add a generous portion of rich vocal harmonies and then let your spirits rise. The trio “Cuisle Mo Chroí” (say Cushla Ma Chree) is one of the premier folk ensembles in the Rochester NY area. The three women, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for Cherish the Ladies, are often found at Irish music sessions in the area, and have played together for 20 years at festivals, libraries, pubs, parties, and more. This program has been presented most recently in the Tiffany Mosaic Chapel in Clifton Springs, NY.
$351- $500
Shih, Patricia Summer Reading Club concert Music
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a custom-made show every year to match the theme of the summer reading club. All songs not only relevant but also have entire audience participation and are full of fun, movement, sing-along and more. Ms. Shih is one of the country's top-booked, most highly-respected and loved entertainers in the family music genre.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz Goes To Broadway Music
Jazz goes to Broadway Enjoy how the Jazz world took famous Broadway tunes and recreated something new. Songs by the Gershwin’s from shows like Girl Crazy with standards such as “Embraceble You”, Fats Waller’s “ain’t misbahavin” Rogers and Hammerstein’s Showboat with “Can’t help lovin’dat man” and many more
$201- $350
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