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Program
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Description
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Lipscomb, Rhonda From Jazz To Soul History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs trio on a musical journey from a time when the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, graced the stage to when the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, ruled the airways. FROM JAZZ TO SOUL celebrates great popular music from the 1930s through the 1960s by paying tribute to 9 song stylists (Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight) and sharing interesting tales of the songs that were made famous by them. This hour of non-stop entertainment sparks memories and inspires audiences across generations. Through the music, the magic and the message there is something for everyone.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Music and Poetry of Hafiz Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and Poetry of Hafiz A colorful pageantry of songs and stories inspired by the 14th century Sufi poet Hafiz. Hafiz, who lived in the Persian city of Shiraz 100 years after the poet Rumi, has an amazing ability to lift the listener into a state of joy that overcomes the weariness of the world. into the poetry of 14th century poet, who lived 100 years after Rumi. Inspired by the book of poetry, Hafiz of Shiraz The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky. To hear the music go to: www.soundcloud.com/thelevins Duo, trio or quartet depending on space/budget. Joined by reknowned musicians Natalia Perlaza: Middle-Eastern percussion Mark Dann: Bass, Octive Mandolin We offer price breaks if you book more than one show or have multiple bookings with libraries or venues in your area. Call us at: 510.390-4903 to discuss which show will work best for you. Duo: $250- 450/ Group: $500-800
$351- $500
Stelljes, Eileen Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
Epstein Kravis, Anna Song & Puppetry INTERACTIVE Fun for a Winter's Day Show (Non Holiday) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This lively song and puppetry concert brightens a winter day with lots of winter time songs, puppetry and participation! Designed with winter school break in mind, this HIGHLY INTERACTIVE program features adorable hand puppets, synthesizer keyboard, LuLu the Singing Lama's silliest antics, move-along fun, and many chances for children to be in the show. This is a bright and sparkly, high-energy time for a winter day! Ages 2-8 (+ -), and family audiences.
$351- $500
String Band, Homegrown Songcatchers: The Evolution of the Music of Rural America History,
Music
Homegrown Two (consisting of Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky, the grown part of the Homegrown String Band) is an acoustic Americana duo whose music celebrates the spirit of songcatchers and composers from Frances Child and Stephen Foster to Harry Smith and Bob Dylan. Their repertoire of traditional and original material is performed using a variety of acoustic intstruments including guitar, banjo, mountain dulcimer, doumbek, banjo ukulele, and harmonica. Like the wandering minstrels of yore, their music has taken them around the country from Maine to Missouri with performances at venues as diverse as the National Theatre in Washington DC and Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri.
$351- $500
Vinyard, Roland Folk Songs of New York State Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
New York has a rich history of songs, some of which are unique to the State and to our area, and others were commonly sung throughout the US. On a variety of period instruments, The Bard Rocks will take you on musical tour of the State which focuses on the Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks.
$101- $200
Papa, Jim Legendary Voices Come Alive - Songs of the 1950's, 60's and 70's Music
This show features songs made popular by artists and bands we all know and love. Crooners, Rock and Roll, the British Invasion, Motown, Disco and more. Call him a throwback, a natural talent with a voice that transcends time and brings back memories of places and passion of years gone by. His love of music is apparent in every word he sings and his powerful yet elegant performances create an atmosphere that is unsurpassed and only experienced when listening to a truly great talent. Jim Papa has emerged as a confident, versatile and personable singer/entertainer who enjoys performing music selections from every generation. Taking the lead from the greatest performers from years gone by, his renditions of classic ballads, pop and rock and roll as well as his ability to perform within a variety of music genres have made him a popular, featured performer. This show is upbeat, fun, interactive and nostalgic.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John 'Who Has Heard the Wind?' - Interactive Family Concert of Historic Wind Instruments History,
Music,
Science
This performance is the perfect complement to our storytelling performance 'THE BOY WHO WENT TO VISIT the NORTH WIND.' Our extensive early instrument collection features a joyous diversity of historic MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, and TRADITIONAL FOLK INSTRUMENTS. Playing upon the wind as our theme and setting, we often usher in our performance journey with an early music mini-concert , specially highlighting our collection of early wind instruments of all shapes, sizes, and sounds. The audience is treated to consorts of recorders, of curious crumhorns, historical bagpipes both loud and soft, and a mysteriously ancient gemshorn. As you enjoy this exploration of historic instruments, marvel at the wonderful ways human kind has used wood, animal horn, reed, leather, and ingenuity to invent instruments that create a rainbow of musical sounds. These two complementary programs unite to appeal to all the senses, a memorable and meaningful feast for the eyes, ears, and imagination! For EARTHDAY and ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS EVENTS, the artists can also explore mankind’s long partnership with the wind as energy, and how cultures around the world have shaped, utilized, and interacted with wind’s many powers and wonders. Windmills, kites, sailboats, seeds… wind contributes significantly to our lives, pleasures, & history.
$351- $500
Walsh, FARMER TOM WALSH and tiger tom CORN-TASTIC WITH FARMER TOM WALSH SONG STORIES Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Corn-Tastic - We learn about the many uses of Corn in today’s world. We learn the science and benefits, to the world, Corn brings and how we can all be the future, through education, of discovery. Farmer Tom Walsh, during his program, will distribute agriculture and farm related STICKERS to the fair goers. BEE ON THE FARM: Farmer Tom Walsh’s program has an agricultural theme that begins with a fun and educational story and then song on the life of bees. During the show everyone will gain an appreciation for the importance of bees in agriculture production. Bee My Friend: Everyone will gain an appreciation for the importance of bees in agriculture production. Cooperation with and respect for others (Dignity for All Students Act) is available for Elementary grade levels with his original story, The wooly bully bee, is a story of a bee that is misunderstood and everyone helps to tell the tale! Performance Preparation: Activities can include curriculum requirement, cooperation with others, farming, vegetables, recycling, nutrition, safety, history and music.
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Celebrate America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Through the use of storytelling, theater and music, Lou Del Bianco will bring to life some of American folklore's most colorful legends: Paul Bunyan: Davy Crockett Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Glooscabi and the Game Animals Celebrate America is an entertainingly patriotic program about the folktales, legends and folksongs that have contributed to the cultural fabric of this great country we love! Also woven throughout the assembly are some this countries most beloved folksongs: •This Land is Your Land •I've Been Workin on the Railroad •Oh, Susannah! •Wake, Snake •Skip to my Lou
$351- $500
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