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Program
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Description
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Clive, Young, Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
Music
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
    Handy, Spook 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
    moroney, ping Watercolor painting Life Skills- Other,
    Music,
    Visual Arts- Painting
    Chinese brush painting and calligraphy can be dated back 5000 years. Artist Ping Xu Moroney will teach you how to use of bold and expressive strokes to portray flower and bamboo on rice paper and watercolor paper. This class emphasizes significant traditional and contemporary watercolor techniques and concepts of Chinese brush painting, as well as the aesthetic, philosophy, and art history related to Chinese culture. A wide range of brush painting materials and their applications are introduced, including Chinese brushes, rice paper, watercolor painting techniques, Chinese ink and color theory. All the material will be provided include a picture frame.
    Up to $100
    Holder, Chris Family Storysinger Concert History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Family concerts have been a specialty of Chris' for years - full of singalongs, tall tales, jokes, lies and riddles, plus an occasional storysong from Chris' own family. Lots of audience participation for a happy, fun-filled, tuneful event.
    $501- $1000
    McKnight, Andrew Library Concert Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Andrew's solo performances are a bit like one man theatre; the songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, and the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. He delivers his masterfully crafted cinematic vignettes of rural Americans and their struggles in memorable melodies and compelling twists of phrase. With his epic Civil War ballad 'The Road to Appomattox', the uplifting messages of 'Good Things Matter' (Great American Song Contest Winner), and his haunting anti-mountaintop mining song 'Made by Hand', audiences are spellbound from the first to the final note.
    $351- $500
    Knight, Leonora Fairy Godmother's Interactive Concert Literature- Other,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Let Cinderella's fairy godmother take you on a musical journey up in the air with Aladdin, Under the Sea with Ariel, in the jungle with Simba and into the forest with Shrek, Sleeping Beauty and a special puppet show to The Paper Bag Princess. You may meet even some Pirates on the way, and a few other princes and princesses. It's an upbeat and musically thrilling show for pre - k, elementary school children and their families.
    $351- $500
    Powell, Jack Songwriting Workshops and Performances with RiverJack “Zucchini” Literature- Creative Writing,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Other
    RiverJack’s( comprises one-third of The Zucchini Brothers ) highly engaging style motivates students to participate actively in the creative process. Through dynamic performance, demonstration, and audience participation, RiverJack provides an introduction to the processes of looping, songwriting, and recording, and leaves participants with a finished product that they are proud to call their own. RiverJack uses “loop” (live recording) technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica,trumpet and vocals. During a 60- to 75-minute session, participants will explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They will work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the library will receive a CD/mp3 containing the participants’ song.
    $201- $350
    Torgan, Keith Green Golly and her Magnificent Orchestra! Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Imagine involving not only the elementary school children in your community but the high schools as well. We’ve created a version that is accessible to all orchestra levels: high school orchestras, youth symphonies, community orchestras and professional orchestras can take part in this wonderful event. Flutist Barbara Siesel will rehearse with and/or conduct your group. This is a terrific opportunity to get the whole neighborhood involved!
    $1001- $3000
    Goldberg, Norbert Kidjazz Multicultural- Other,
    Music
    This presentation explores the roots of jazz and takes the audience through a chronological journey culminating in today's jazz-fusion styles. The ensemble consists of three to five versatile musicians. Approximate time- 45 mins.- 1 hr. Program highlights: The rhythm section- (piano, bass, drums). Musicians demonstrate their instruments and discuss their role within the ensemble. Introduction to wind instruments - Demonstration of woodwind and/or brass instruments. Improvisation - Presented in an accessible format whereby a simple children's song is played and improvised on. Jazz styles - Various jazz styles (New Orleans Dixieland, Ragtime, Be-bop, Modern, etc.) are presented through excerpts of classic standards. Latin and Brazilian rhythms - Performance of Latin jazz and bossa-nova. Features audience participation using accessory percussion instruments. Fusion - Jazz styles are combined with contemporary rhythms such as funk, and hip-hop.
    $1001- $3000
    Lienhard, Marco Taikoza, Japanese Festival Drums and dance Multicultural- Other,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Dance
    Taikoza presents a unique and exciting program using Japanese Taiko drums (that weigh up to 200lb drums) and bamboo flutes. The program will take you on an unforgettable journey through Japan. It will take students to different areas and through the seasons of Japan. Students will be experiencing a new culture in a fun and exciting way, they will get a chance to see and at times touch the ancestral drums. The taiko drum has the power to touch everyone with its thunderous sounds and vibrations. Taikoza hopes to open the students’ eyes to the richness of the Japanese culture and spark an interest. We hope that this will spark an interest in other world cultures. Taiko has been associated with many aspects of Japanese culture since ancient times. It is said that Taiko was used to drive away the plague and evil spirits. In the Shinto religion, it was used to call upon and entertain the gods, or kami, and in Japanese Buddhism, its sound was the manifestation of the voice of the Buddha.
    $501- $1000
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