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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle Puppet Potpourri Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This fun festival of frolics is our original variety show accompanied by musical favorites, such as: the Entertainer, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the Barber of Seville, Little Brown Jug, and the Charleston. It showcases hand puppets, mouth puppets, rod puppets and trick marionettes. An excellent way to introduce audiences to the art of puppetry! And some terrific music! Choose from a 30 minute version or a 45 minute show.
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora Books Alive Interactive Concert Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Children join Lee Knight on stage to sing, dance and perform songs written to their favorite stories. Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creative, imaginative play. All music is original, multi-cultural and fully orchestrated. All songs are written for children to easily sing along or echo, but are rhythmically stimulating and musically sophisticated. Children will love being part of the show! Shows for all age groups available.
$351- $500
Messano, Bob Songs for the People: A Red, White, and Blues Tribute Music
America's musical traditions are rooted deep in the lives of its people. Songs give voice to their struggles and power to their stories. Master guitarist and songwriter, Bob Messano, reveals his influences through renditions of classic American tunes and presentation of original compositions. Hear history come alive through the works of Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Merle Haggard, Robert Johnson, and Johnny Cash. Enjoy Bob Messano’s insightful words and music as he links past to present in a concert blending vintage guitars, wailing harmonicas, and lyrics that address contemporary issues. Take part in a community event where music "for the people" is made "by the people".
$501- $1000
Torgan, Keith Green Golly and the Treasure of Light Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In this enchanting sequel to “Green Golly & Her Golden Flute” Green Golly escapes the tower, goes “on tour” and discovers the “treasure of light” - a chest filled with dusty old scrolls of sheet music that when played transport the child to cultures and holidays around the globe. Discover the wonders of Diwali, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas. It is not necessary to see part one to enjoy part two.
$501- $1000
Kingsley, Cyndi Christmas Songs For The Family Music
Cyndi Kingsley sings Christmas songs-both contemporary and traditional.
$101- $200
Russian, Duo Russia & Beyond! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
From Russian roots to classical favorites, from vocals to ragtime, the Russian Duo is a magical collaboration between a Siberian virtuoso balalaika and an American concert pianist. This international project was born out of love of traditional music and classical elegance, and a wish to share this repertoire in a vibrant, cross-cultural musical experience.
$501- $1000
Walker, Nancy The Nancy Walker trio Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
The Nancy Walker trio performs original music and offers workshops on the craft of songwriting.
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
Roethel, Glen What's a HOUSE CONCERT? Music,
Performing Arts- Other
What's all the buzz about HOUSE CONCERTS? If your curiosity is peaked but you don't know where to begin, join us tonight for our own HOUSE CONCERT in the comfort of our library, featuring the sweet voice and acoustic guitar of singer-songwriter, Glen Roethel. Glen just released his second CD, Smaller Things, so this will be a CD release house concert! Glen's songs have a positive message, and his musicianship has gained him prestigious teaching positions at Summersongs and Wintersongs (summersongs.com, songwriting and performance camps for adults) and at the SoundConnections annual music conference in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2009, Glen was selected over more than 150 big-name applicants as guitarist for the Harmonizing With Humanity house band to perform a two-day music festival a Hohokam Stadium in Arizona to raise awareness and funds for Autism research. Tonight, Glen will play two 30-minute sets with a 20-minute intermission for refreshments. Then, if you have questions, ask Glen how you can host concerts in your home with some of your favorite touring artists! SOLO, DUO, TRIO. GLEN CAN MC FOR OTHER PERFORMERS SELECTED BY GLEN OR LIBRARY, OR HE CAN BOOK ARTISTS FOR YOUR REPEATING LIBRARY HOUSE CONCERT SERIES.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John Of Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers: Historic Music Rare and Rustic History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A salmagundi of period instruments & styles combine for a delightfully unusual concert. In their crossover program 'Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers,' musicians Sondra & John Bromka begin by unravelling threads of evocative Medieval music... then weave in and out of it rustic folk traditions, still heard even today in the remote corners of France, Germany, and the British Isles. Side by side, these sounds enrich each other to paint vivid living pictures that evoke the boisterous village festivals, the soulful shepherds’ plaints, and the rich, mystical ballads that connected people of all levels of society. Bells & Motley are known for their uncommon instrumentation, and perform on a diverse collection of historic and folk instruments. For this presentation you’ll hear harp, hurdy gurdy, lute, Medieval fiddle, recorders, crumhorns, various French & English bagpipes, and more. The hurdy gurdy, built by Mr. Bromka, is a sort of Medieval keyboard fiddle enhanced with a resonant drone. Join Sondra & John in their Allegorical musical Garden, rich & resounding for all senses.
$351- $500
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