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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Leon, Alice Songwriting and Music Video Workshops Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Other
Songwriting and Music Video Workshops for ALL AGES! Enjoy a new outlet for creative expression. In these workshops led by award winning Songwriter and Teaching Artist Alice Leon, you will learn how to create, lyrics, melodies and rhythms. We will create and record a new song collaboratively and each participant will get a copy of their new song. All styles are discussed. In multiple classes, we create music videos with our completed songs and learn how to storyboard and use green screens to create exciting videos. Alice Leon is an award winning songwriter with credits including Sony Records, Crayola Corp., TV shows, films and more. She has written over 60 songs for the Songs of Love Foundation (for critically sick children), released 4 nationally acclaimed CD’s with the indie group “The Alice Project”. She has run many successful workshops throughout Rockland County NY and is now expanding her workshops throughout the tri-state area.
$101- $200
Boertzel, Brooke The Storyteller's Candle Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
In 1929, a warm and dynamic woman named Pura Belpré became the first Latina librarian in New York City. At a time when non-English speakers didn’t always feel welcome in the library, Pura helped many immigrants to feel at home there, and inspired a love of reading in generations of young people. In The Storyteller’s Candle, a skilled bilingual storyteller plays Pura, greeting audiences in their own school or public library, and showing them the wonders that can take place there. Through a blend of storytelling, music and puppetry, young audiences will learn about Puerto Rican folklore and the library’s important role in the community. Kids sing along and become puppeteers as Pura’s stories unfold. Based on the bilingual book, The Storyteller’s Candle By Lucia González with illustrations by Lulu Delacre.
$101- $200
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington History,
Media- Other,
Music
In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington They call him "The King of Swing", "The Aristocrat of Jazz". Edward Kennedy Ellington is a major figure in the history of American Music. Sonny & Perley with guest bassist and drummmer delight in presenting some of Duke's most popular and beloved music (and a couple of hidden gems!). Interesting and little known facts about Duke's life are shared along with his music, including A-Train, Satin Doll, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Sophisticated Lady, and as Duke always said "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"!
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy The Power of Song in the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This “Stand Up and Sing Out” program (see above) focuses on the songs of the Civil Rights Movement. It traces the sound track of the movement from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the March on Washington in 1963 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 and beyond. Learn about the songs’ roots in era of slavery, the black churches of the south and the labor movement of the early 20th century and discover how the lessons of the civil rights movement have influenced and are reflected in “movement songs” of today. Be prepared to sing along and feel the power of the music that breathed the soul of the civil rights movement. This engaging, educational, entertaining and empowering program is particularly excellent for college audiences and can be supplemented with in-class lectures/concerts, Q&A and workshops to address the specific questions and interests of students today. It is also excellent for schools, arts centers, festivals, conferences, libraries, churches and anywhere else people want to experience the power of song.
$501- $1000
Gartner, Ron The Ron Gartner Show Music
A national performer, Ron Gartner takes his audience on a musical trip from the glorious music of the Gershwins and Porters to the sounds of American Bandstand. From Sinatra, Bennett, and Perry Como----to The Temptations, The Four Seasons, and Frankie Avalon, there' something for everyone in this performer's show that has been the subject of stories in the LA Times, NY Times, and PBS. With or without his band, Ron Gartner means Great Entertainment!
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora Toddlers/Babies in Motion Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Here is a chance for you and your child to dance and sing together in a group. We dance the tarantella, country style and a lot of Latin beats! There is a circus with costumes, jumping, balancing, throwing and catching. Circle time includes finger play, rhythm repeating, how to encourage proper speech with your child, stories, and more singing and dancing together! It's a great time for you and your toddler.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing 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
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Love In Any Language - Amore, Amour, Amor.. History,
Media- Other,
Music
Love In Any Language - Amore, Amour, Amor... Variety is the spice of life! A delightful international performance of songs in some of the worlds most beautiful romance languages. French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Features songs including La Vie En Rose, Besame Mucho, Estate (Italian love song meaning "Summer" from Sonny & Perley's CD Let It Happen) and Corcovado, all with English translations. Sonny & Perley share their love of culture and language in this beautifully expressed concert.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Cycling on the Recycle Cycle Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive environmental extravaganza that gets the audience singing about the Recycle Cycle, helping Captain Tree save the day and realizing that We are All Connected in the Web of Life. Find out how much fun being green can be! Great for Earth Day celebrations or year round!
$351- $500
Lamont, Mary Country Music with Mary Lamont Band Music
Get ready for some serious toe-tappin’ with International Alt-Country Star Mary Lamont! The Mary Lamont Band was the first American country band to tour Mainland China and has given concerts for many summers at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell, as well as numerous other prestigious venues. The band will perform a concert of upbeat original songs, as well as traditional and contemporary country selections. Born and raised in rural Canada, Mary was three times voted Band of the Year by the New York Metro Country Music Association and Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association. Mary and husband Jim are recipients of the ASCAP Plus Popular Music Awards. Her reviews everywhere have been excellent and her show’s been called “a real treat” and “a must-see for fans of contemporary country music.” Newsday called Mary the “Queen of Long Island Country” and included her in a cover story on the best area summer concerts, and gave her CD a triple-A rating. People of all ages will have a great time at this energetic, fun concert.
$501- $1000
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