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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Raabe, Kim Privler Mama, Sing Me A Story Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This live, interactive musical story show features a combination of classic folklore, fairy tales and fables. These are enhanced with lots of Mama Pajama original stories and music, with instruments, plush props and finger plays. This is one of our more popular literacy programs, teaching an appreciation for libraries and all their resources. Mama's inspiring show aims to foster a life-long love of books and reading in young readers (primarily children ages 3-5).
$351- $500
Geiger, Donna Island Senior Symphony Music
We usuually perform 3 works of classical music, with a short intermission. We are a full symphony orchestra of over 40 members. Our age range is from 42-90+.
$101- $200
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Ballet International Africans - AFRICA MEETS AFRICAN AMERICA PROGRAM Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a project/ program that was begun in 2005 to show the division between Africans and African Americans in this country, while also showing how we are very similar. We aim to use the cultural arts that we share through our ancestral lineage and that we have gained from our ancestry in this country to show where we come from, where we should be headed, and how to get there as a united community. We use Traditional & Interpretive African dance, drum, song, folklore, poetry, hip hop, litugical dance, and even rap to teach morals, history, and cultural arts. We do this through performances and/ or classes.
$501- $1000
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of Bob Hope History,
Music
This program covers the music from the life of Bob Hope. Beginning from early Vaudeville, through the Radio years & his movies, including the "Road" pictures with Bing Crosby & Dorothy Lamour and into the USO show years. The music is in a sing along format & lyric sheets are available.
$101- $200
Kahn, Mitch Mitch Kahn Celebrates the Great American Popular Songbook History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Singer-Pianist-Entertainer and society orchestra leader Mitch Kahn offers a series of programs exploring the vast wealth of the 20th century's Great American Popular Songbook. Whether rollicking through a Cole Porter patter song, poignantly crooning a Henry Mancini ballad or picking up the pace with Sadaka, Manilow or Billy Joel, Mitch's exquisite musical arrangements and superb vocal delivery are guaranteed to keep audiences entranced. Interspersed with history and anecdotes about the songs and their composers, these shows are appropriate for audiences aged young adult through senior (and sing-a-long is part of the fun). PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED: Introduction to the Great Songwriters, The Songs that won the Academy Award, Aspects of Love, Sail Away.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Last Night I Ate A Giant Marshmallow and When I Woke up my Pillow Was Gone! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The stories and songs of The Green Golly Project have always been a favorite of children everywhere – but nothing tickles a kid’s fancy more than silly jokes. This magical program combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff and jokes; silly and dumb but always funny jokes! After and during the program kids will get a chance to tell their favorite jokes and share their most interesting dreams – both the ones they have when they’re asleep and the ones that they hold in their hearts and minds for the future!
$501- $1000
Julty, Dagen "Sing with your Baby!" Music
"Sing with your Baby!" is a interactive music and movement program for babies 0-2 and their caregivers. Happy Dan has been presenting this program for the past 14 years with rave reviews. We start slow and soft with finger plays and then move into songs that everyone enjoys singing. Later we move around the room together until we arrive at the baby music party complete with instruments, bubbles and music from Happy Dan's accordion.
$201- $350
Shepard, Mark Bully Proof Your Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Other
Bully Proof Your Child is a program designed to answer parent's questions about how to protect their child from the devastating consequences of being bullied. Topics covered include: *How to tell if your child is a victim (or a bully) *How to protect your child without taking away his/her own power. *How to teach your child to stand up for him/herself appropriately *How to recover from hurt feelings *How to make friends *and more. combining 20 years of arts in education experience with 10 years as a therapist and a childhood as a 'bully magnet' Mark Shepard teaches with stories and songs as well as interactive accelerated learning techniques.
$501- $1000
Rucker, Sparky and Rhonda Heroes & Hard Times History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker take the audience on a journey spanning over three centuries of American and African-American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the westward migration, the birth of blues music, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the period. They accompany themselves with fingerpicking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, spoons, and bones. Their music includes old-time blues, Appalachian music, Civil War music, spirituals, and slave songs as well as originals. Sparky and Rhonda also tell traditional tales, for example Brer Rabbit, High John the Conqueror, or Appalachian tales,and they have been featured at the International Storytelling Center and festival.
$351- $500
Levin, Yosi Rockin' Hannukah! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A rockin' family concert in Hebrew & English sing-along with traditional songs for the Festival of Lights, as well as Yosi's own original music. Full band concert!
$1001- $3000
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