Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Connolly, Carol Spooktacular Songs and Stories Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes will treat you to some slightly shivery tales and spooky songs! No trick! Enjoy a performance which includes tales and tunes that will provide a balance of fright and delight for a family audience. This sing-along, clap-along high-participation show, will feature silly spooks and elicit ghostly giggles as the performers give young listeners and their families a witchy brew of Halloween fun.
$201- $350
Kingsley, Cyndi Christmas Songs For The Family Music
Cyndi Kingsley sings Christmas songs-both contemporary and traditional.
$101- $200
Ulz, Ivan Ivan Ulz, Songs From the Old School Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ivan Ulz is a children's folk singer, performing classic songs and stories from the 1940s and 50s -- as well as his own original songs -- on voice and guitar. His program is interactive and filled with movement and dancing. Highlights include his nation-wide hit song "Fire Truck!" (published as a Sing-And-Read book by Scholastic). Ivan's music is geared for preschoolers, but it's catchy enough to keep the whole family singing along.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - YARINA: REMEMBRANCES OF ECUADOR Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Dressed in native outfits, Yarina sings in three languages including their native Kichwa, Spanish and English and plays over twenty different indigenous instruments. This hauntingly beautiful and immensely appealing program combines music, stories and dance to transport their audience to the Andes
$1001- $3000
McIntosh, Story Laurie 2011 One World, Many Stories - Around the World... Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Once upon a time, a young fellow named Jack grew a cabbage so enormous, he decided to see if he could sail it across the open sea. He could! And so he did. . .And so begins “Around the World in An Afternoon”, a musical storytelling adventure that will transport your library audience to lands both near and far. Within the frame story of Jack sailing on his cabbage (based on an old story dreamed up by Pete Seeger long ago), Story Laurie takes listeners on an imaginary journey that begins in your library’s backyard. The audience will sail south to the small island nation of Haiti, to hear a traditional folk tale. Then they will set sail across the Atlantic, where they will meet characters commonly found in European and African folklore. We then continue our journey around the globe, with a stop in Asia, then the South Seas and finally back home to the United States...singing songs, telling tales, off we go!
$201- $350
Montalbine, Diane Out Of My Dreams- Diane Perry-Jazz violin and vocals Music
I am a Juilliard-trained classical violinist who has been performing jazz for over 20 years. I currently am doing a music program suitable for all ages, with either piano or keyboard, (or guitar) and prefer to also add bass, and drums, or a guest instrumentalist as well. The program is called Out Of My Dreams after the title of my new CD, and I perform standards and not-so-standard songs from the canon of the American Popular Songbook, as well as originals. I sing and play jazz violin, and even occasionally sneak in a classical piece for fun. Some of the songs are presented in such a way that people can sing along if they wish, and it is designed to be entertaining and fun for the audience, not merely a concert where quiet reigns, and I like to use humor and stories of where the songs came from to enrich the program.
$351- $500
Sieling, Tom Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids and their families. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 75 family programs during the summer reading season of 2014, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2015 program, 'Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!)', is designed with the 'Every Hero has a Story' theme in mind. He travels with a great sound system for use as needed- it works nicely outside, too. He can be booked for $295/275 with no mileage fee- please see below for details. Dozens of librarian references are available upon request. 'Tom is a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! We 'howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune', and wanted more!' - Nicole Carner, Library Director, Pember Library, Granville 'Tom is masterful both as a musician and in how he relates to his audience... his sense of humor and sheer fun shines throughout it all. He is a winner every time!' Mary Gleason, Children's Librarian, Irondequoit Library
$201- $350
Henry, Ruth Ellis Island...The American Dream History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poignant musical follows 5 families as they leave their homelands (Italy, Ireland, Russia,Hungary, Sweden),why they are leaving and what they hope to find.Weary Ellis Island workers receive wave after wave of foreigners, accepting some, turning others back and sending some to detention to await their fate. Emotional stories of courage and vision, creating the melting pot of America. www.dramacademics.com
$501- $1000
Keezing, Jonathan Professor Diggins Jurassic Journey! Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
An action packed, fact-filled dino fantasy! Prof Diggins show features original songs, fantastic dino puppets a fast paced story and an interactive performance. This show is a sure bet for all lovers of dinosaurs. Libraries are also given a free CD to help build excitement for the show.
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Healing & Hope Music
Beautiful music can heal our wounds, whether from childhood or from loss, world turmoil or human failings. Join acclaimed singer-songwriter, and beloved "positive music" artist Glen Roethel in one simple hour of songs to heal, encourage, console, uplift and fortify our spirits. Feel the healing power of song! Songs for this performance may be drawn from the following original and cover songs, and more: Healing Like A River, You're Beautiful (Carole King), The Wind, Before I Die, To Forgive, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Love Is, Drift Away, Unfolding, Something Good, Family, Get Together, Vanishing Point, You Can Change, Lean On Me...
$201- $350
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