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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Epstein Kravis, Anna National Library Week Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This highly interactive song and puppetry show is perfect for National Library Week! Well-loved songs, colorful puppets and many chances for children to be in the show celebrate children's favorite authors and more. Anna's funny puppet friend LuLu the Singing Llama shares hilarious poems that children love! Anna has been a favorite performer at libraries, schools and museums all over LI, and Westchester for over 25 years. To date she has offered over 2,000 library concerts nationally and internationally. This show is appropriate for Pre K, and young family audiences, ages 2 and up. Visit www.annaekravis.com for more information. Lots of library recommendations available on request.
$501- $1000
Defibrillators Band, The The Defibrillators/Original Music that will jump start your heart and revive the spirit Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Defibrillators are a group of aging baby boomers and professional musicians who write songs that depict the foils and foibles of growing old gracefully. All members are seasoned performers that bring humor, harmony and hot rhythm and blues music to any venue. Our songs can be sampled at MySpace.com/thedefibrillators. The Defibrillators have been entertaining audiences for almost ten years with their unique style and take on the getting older generation. Their shows can be done with amplified music or for smaller, intimate venues, acoustically. It is a show that audiences will not forget as we have cd's for sale too.
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn North American Music (Appalachian Trail, Shakers, Native American) History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Native American Tunes Songs, chants and tunes drawn from various tribes, display of Native American style flutes, historical information and demonstration with tunes played on the Native American style flute, drums and rattles. Shaker Tunes and Movement Songs collected from the Shakers with movement or gestures, including “I Will Bow and Be Simple,” “Love Is Little,” and “More Love,” and “I Will Bend Like the Willow” Appalachian and Traditional Potpourri Songs and tunes from the Appalachian Trail, Colonial times, and the Underground Railroad played on the Appalachian mountain lap dulcimer and banjitar. Audience participation encouraged.
$101- $200
ramos, alfonso Bass Fiddle Faddle Music
This is a workshop for those interested on the role the Doublebass/String Bass plays in the different types of music and it's effects to not just to support the foundation of the music but as a Solo instruments in todays multitude of programming from Classical, Blues,Latin/Salsa and Jazz. The workshop will touch on techniques using the Bow and Pizzicato as well as demonstration of recordings and brief history.
Up to $100
Costanzo, Jerry Can't We Be Friends? Music
In 2008, his debut full-length album “Destination Moon,” produced by Andy Farber and accompanied by Farber & his Swing Mavens octet, served up a dozen chestnuts, including the title track, “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die,” “Come Fly with Me” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” Showcasing 13 masterful musicians, the project includes tenor, baritone and alto sax, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. And now, Costanzo’s follow-up disc, “Can’t We Be Friends?” – released on Daywood Drive Records raises the torch to fever pitch, featuring a five-piece rhythm section comprising piano, guitar, percussion, bass and vibraphone. The triptych of 10 songs, which again pays homage to musical heroes who painted the original brush strokes on American standards, thematically personifies Costanzo’s romantic relationships over the decades, embraced with a vibe he describes as “George Shearing meets The Nat King Cole Trio meets Milt Jackson.”
$1001- $3000
Craig, Shayna Shayna Craig's Follow Your Dreams Assembly Program Music,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Shayna Craig is partnering with Steve Woyce of Full Effect Productions and will take your students on a musical and magical journey through song and dance covering many important topics including: Teamwork Perseverance Determination Believing in yourself Respecting others differences Shayna will lead by example and dazzle the audience by singing, dancing and acting. She will show how fun and easy it is to follow your dreams and the importance of never giving up. An inspiring experience your students will remember forever!
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's SWEET POTATO PIE & SUCH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Incomparable storyteller Karen Nur El-Amin presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating African-American Heritage accompanied by African instruments. This highly energetic and interactive performance will delight as well as enlighten all ages.
$501- $1000
Hanford, Thomas Musical Menagerie Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Musical Menagerie is a program of animal songs and stories that while appropriate for all ages is especially good for the 5 and under crowd. The songs are in a number of genres -rock and roll, calypso, African American folk songs, old time mountain music, and others. Audience participation via sing-along and audience role playing with painted masks is encouraged. My singing is accompanied by guitar, fiddle and harmonicas.
$201- $350
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$501- $1000
Huntley, Elizabeth The Mellow Moods of the Harp Music
Everyone loves the standards! Tunes from the Great American Songbook make their appearance played on the pedal harp. From a little swing to Hollywood to Broadway,to classic jazz, hear the harp as you have never heard it before!
$201- $350
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