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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sumner, Rachel Dream Big Music
Each year Rachel presents concerts with material that ties in to the summer reading theme. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. In 2012, she will be in the area the first & second week of August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. See www.rachelsumner.com/summerreading.html
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. Rick Adam's ONE-MAN PARADE Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Rick Adam presents a fun variety show with juggling, hat tricks, hand shadows, audience participation, and the most incredible one-man band you ever saw! This show can be adapted for stage performances, fun fest, and walk-around events. A special holiday version is also available.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. 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
Eisenberg, Jeff Junior Jam - Literacy Show Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The newest Junior Jam show highlights the pleasures and importance of reading. ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Jeff Eisenberg, has added upbeat and snappy language based songs to his original Junior Jam show. The performance incorporates creative props, fun activities and sign language. Some of the themes are: Opposites, The Importance of Reading, Silly Words, So Many Signs and Definitions. Great fun for K-3rd grade.
$351- $500
Mc Dade, Ed Rythms & Rhymes of American Folk Music Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Can you square dance while sitting down? Does the "catfish" really have the blues? Will Grandmother spider bring back the sun? You'll find out when you experience the Rhythms & Rhymes of American folk music with Ed Mc Dade. Be ready for an inter-active, educational and entertaining, good time show. You'll be treated to stories from the Appalachian and American Indian tradition. You'll hear lots of great music, with classic American songs(some with a completely new twist) like Froggie went a courtin', Freight Train, Oh Susannah and This Land is your land. You’ll be delighted to step to the Bug Dance! This is a great concert for inter-generational audiences! Discover a full range of ideas and emotions that are part of our musical tradition. Take part in an exciting, fun filled music experience; invite Ed Mc Dade(guitar, banjo and rhythm instruments) performer, musician and educator to your event.
$351- $500
McKnight, Andrew Andrew McKnight Concert Music
Mixing his considerable (and constantly growing!) repertoire of original songs chronicling rural Americans and their stories together with beautiful guitar instrumentals, a cappella pieces, sing-alongs, poetry and stories collected during his travels through 2-lane America, Andrew's concerts are an emotionally uplifting and engaging experience for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. 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
Bromka, Sondra & John 'THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT: FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Program 2014 2-for-1 Special History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The artists' extensive early instrument collection features a joyous diversity of historic Medieval, Renaissance, & traditional instruments. Playing upon the intriguing and rare historic hurdy gurdy to enrich our theme and setting, we are pleased to accompany our performance journey with an early music mini-concert specially designed for children, highlighting a diverse collection of early instruments of all shapes, sizes, and materials. Imaginations are courted with the mysterious and evocative sounds. As you enjoy this exploration of historic instruments from bagpipes to 'whittle and dub' you will 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. This program is being packaged as a 2-for-1 with 'STONE SOUP WITH THE HURDY GURDY MAN' These two complementary programs unite perfectly to appeal to all the senses, a memorable and meaningful A treasure for the eyes, ears, and imagination!
$351- $500
Senese, Gerard Taiko Drums: An Intro to Japanese Culture Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Performances and workshops allow our performers to share the joy of Taiko with their audiences. “KOKORO” (heart and mind): playing with all our heart and mindful of the long history of Taiko we strive to present an authentic Taiko experience. "KI" (energy and spirit): through Taiko our “Ki” is expressed; and this energy and spirit is shared and received by our audience. “BUNKA” (culture): Taiko is used as an educational tool to teach the music, culture and history of Japan to children in schools and in the community; and to imbue a strong appreciation for cultural tradition and the arts. In our presentation-“The Drums of Noto Hanto”- the audience becomes part of the performance enacting the roles of peasants who drum and dance as demons to scare away invading Samurai. We perform both traditional works and contemporary ones; combining Taiko drumming with Japanese Folk Dance for an exciting presentation that will entertain, enthrall and enrich all that experience the power of the Taiko Drums of Japan!
$351- $500
Laster, Gwen Creative Strings Workshop/Performance Music
NEWS The Creative Strings Workshop Developed by Gwen Laster, this workshop method brings together traditionally trained string players in nurturing Composition and Improvisation skills. Jazz and Global music repertoire are also used to emphasize individuality of sound, music theory and ear training. All students record their own CDs of the music they've composed, arranged and/or studied as an end session activity. The workshop concludes with a live performance of individual and ensemble music composed and rehearsed during workshop
$501- $1000
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