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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Del Bianco, Lou Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A graceful balance of humor and heart- LA TIMES “Around the World” is an exciting 45 minute multicultural program that combines storytelling, theater, and music. Lou invites children onstage to help him act out stories that reflect the African, South and North American, Asian and European cultures. Each story contains a valuable lesson that can teach us all something about ourselves. Children will discover that we all have a song to sing or a story to tell no matter where we come from …Around the World!
$201- $350
Goldberg, Norbert KABOOM! Multicultural- Other,
Music
Presented in a highly accessible format for early-childhood, Kaboom! is a unique music and rhythm program which incorporates interactive activities that acquaint children with concepts such as keeping a beat, playing rhythms, pitch recognition and musical instrument families. KABOOM! utilizes puppets, World Music, and exotic percussion instruments to motivate, stimulate and educate.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff A History of Black American Singers History,
Music
This music program is a history of Black American Singers. 1920's - 1970's Filled with stories, trivia & song. Geoff Clough (Keyboardist) & Cyndi Kingsley (Singer). Some of the singers covered are: Fats Domino, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Nash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Ethel Waters and more.
$101- $200
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley “Anything Goes” ~ A Tribute to Cole Porter History,
Media- Other,
Music
“Anything Goes” ~ A Tribute to Cole Porter Known for his sophisticated wit and playful style, Cole Porter was unique among the Great American composers. Born to wealth, his apprenticeship took place not in Tin Pan Alley but in the playgrounds of Europe. In his lyrics and melodies he fixed the smartness and cynicism, the lack of inhibitions in speech and behavior, and the the outright iconoclasm that characterized the 1920s. In their inimitable style, Sonny & Perley present a unique selection of music from his vast library of popular songs.
$351- $500
Mischief, Merry Tales & Tunes along the Towpath History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Climb aboard a packet boat and back in time with Merry Mischief's Tales & Tunes along the Towpath! Merry Mischief is an costumed acoustic duo(Merlyn & Harry) who come dressed as Canal Travelers and entertain your audience with music and historical facts from the Erie Canal. Music from the time of the Erie Canal and American folk music with it's wild and wooly history, along with poetry (and of course, a few fun jokes :) makes this a great community and/or reading program! A fun way to make History come ALIVE! Program suitable for the young to the seasoned adult.
$201- $350
String Band, Homegrown An Unbroken Circle: Traditional Music in Popular Culture Music
The Homegrown String Band performs original acoustic arrangements of the traditional music that has become part of the popular roots and folk rock canon. Many popular rock bands were founded by avid listeners and students of traditional music. People like Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan were well versed in American blues and bluegrass as well as the folk traditions of the British Isles. Likewise The Homegrown String Band has drunk deeply from the well of blues, ballads, and breakdowns that have helped to shape the sounds of American popular music. In this program the band will be sharing their original interpretations of some of the traditional and early commercial recordings that have been covered by popular roots rockers from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan to Nirvana and Beck.
$501- $1000
Pelham, Ruth Under One Sky concerts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Singing, hand-clapping, toe-tapping and sign language are all part of this upbeat and inspirational concert that takes children on a journey to celebrate the Earth and the rich diversity of our global family. At the heart of this program is Ruth Pelham’s longtime experience as a peace advocate and community song leader, as well as her participation in national and international 'peace through music' projects. This program features Ruth singing her original songs that teach participants how to make a positive difference in the world and be actively engaged in caring for our living Earth. Singing out about respect, compassion, understanding and cooperation, the 'Under One Sky' program weaves multiculturalism, environmental awareness, and social responsibility into a tapestry rich in hope and possibility.
$501- $1000
Byers, Kathy SONGS FOR OUR WORLD/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The Puppets lead the way to One Earth So Green and Round (Parents’Choice Award 2012) A fun, interactive concert for all ages engaging life-like wild animal puppets such as the raccoon, beaver, polar bear, iguana, chameleon, bumblebee, snake, frog and turtle. Ray Corona says Lydia and Kathy's songs are wonderfully creative, and teach children and remind adults about our precious environment and its diverse inhabitants such as: “In Alaska”, “I Am Snake”, “We Study Frogs”, “Think About the Ocean”, “Why Do Turtles Cross the Road?” and “Chameleon”. Really terrific, and their singing stands out above all! Their songs have become a creative “tool” to help Girl Scouts obtain a nature badge, music badge or environmental badge. A music CD and lyric sheets are be provided to the school prior to appearance.
$351- $500
Asante, Akwesi Asante's African Safari Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An incomparable storyteller and dancer, Asante takes young and old audiences alike on a journey to Africa. Accompanied by a pecussionist, he explores the African Folk tradition with tales and dances featuring indigenous attire, music with traditional instumentation. He shares with great humor and plenny of lively audiences participation. Also programs for Kwanzaa, MLK's B'day, Black History month.
$351- $500
Endres, Eric Eric Herman's Cool Tunes for Kids Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Eric Herman is a multiple award-winning children's music performer. Eric's concerts and assemblies for kids' and families are bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation and outrageously fun songs. Eric's music videos, including the viral hit, The Elephant Song, have become extremely popular online, with over 40 million views on YouTube, and his songs and videos have been heard and seen nationally on PBS Kids, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, XM Radio and in the Warner Bros. film, Life as We Know It. Eric is a native of Western New York (Buffalo) currently living in the Pacific Northwest. He regularly travels around the country, performing concerts and elementary assembly programs for kids and families, receiving rave responses from kids, parents, teachers and event coordinators wherever he performs. Eric usually visits NY State 2 or 3 times a year.
$201- $350
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