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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Clough, Geoff Hoagie Carmichael (the man & his music) History,
Music
This is a music history of Hoagie Carmichael. The man & his music. Singer Cyndi Kingsley joins Geoff Clough on Keyboard in this musical presentation. Geoff will be sharing interesting facts of Hoagie's life & stories behind some of the great songs by this creative songwriter. Some of the songs featured are: Georgia On My Mind, The Nearness of You, Stardust, Two Sleepy People, I Get Along Without You Very Well, In the Cool, Cool, Cool, of the Evening.
$101- $200
Kumalo, Robbi Keep The Beat Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Keep the Beat is multi-lingual world music concert featuring folk songs from around the globe with pulsating energy and interactivity. The emphasis of the concert is how people all over the world are connected by music, history, and daily interaction. Robbi K & Friends chant with you in Yoruba, hum Zulu folk songs like Mbube, dance to the Latin clavé rhythm, and sing in reggae style celebrating l’chaim; and the many things we have in common with each other. Robbi shares stories about her travels as a musician, and through call & response you'll find yourself singing in 5 different languages. Keep the Beat is a wonderful concert for festivals, schools, and main stage family programs. Children exposed to these songs will not only be singing them for many years to come but hopefully will be inspired to become loving and open-minded participants in the global community.
$351- $500
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Firebird Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 55 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird. Explore Character Ed. themes such as: cooperation, friendship, courage, self - esteem and responsibility, in our newest puppet production.
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen Who's Got Talent? Open-Mic Night! Music
Read a poem, tell a joke, sing a song, play an instrument— maybe for your very first time on stage! It's a two-way learning experience: how to present yourself to an audience and how to listen and appreciate...with your host, Glen Roethel (a.k.a. Mr. Singer-Songwriter). Make it an afternoon program for your school or church!
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of George Gershwin History,
Music
This program is an old time sing along filled with trivia, history & songs written by the composer. Lyric sheets available. Song titles include: Our Love Is Here To Stay, Embraceable You, Someone To Watch Over Me, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Summertime, A Foggy Day, They Can't Take That Away From Me, & more.
$101- $200
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
Ellison, Emily STOMP the MUSIC! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
“STOMP!”  all materials included, 2 Hour program, kids take home instruments. 
Ages 8 - 12
Based on the long running Off Broadway STOMP phenom,  Children will build a percussion ensemble from found and used everyday objects compose and perform original pieces.Participants will study percussion from around the world
gather, design, adapt and build various original percussion instruments to 
create rhythms and compose orchestrations involving the use of percussion instruments. They will explore the following elements of music and dance: rhythm, beat, melody, harmony, timbre,
genre, feeling, choreography, form, function, space, dynamics, tempo, improvisation 
and learn traditional orchestral practices, notation, and jargon. 
$351- $500
Hill Brothers, The American Gumbo Multicultural- Other,
Music
This lively concert highlights and celebrates the multicultural stew that is America. The Hill Brothers combine fun songs from Russia, Africa, Ireland, Mexico and more (many of which students will know) with loads of audience participation to celebrate the diversity of cultures in our country, and in our own communities. The perfect complement to multicultural and diversity programs, immigration studies, international/ethnic/world communities themes, American themes and Music in the Schools Month.
$501- $1000
Goldberg, Norbert KABOOM! Multicultural- Other,
Music
Presented in a highly accessible format for early-childhood, Kaboom! is a unique music and rhythm program which incorporates interactive activities that acquaint children with concepts such as keeping a beat, playing rhythms, pitch recognition and musical instrument families. KABOOM! utilizes puppets, World Music, and exotic percussion instruments to motivate, stimulate and educate.
$201- $350
Mc Dade, Ed Singin' on the Rails Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Boomers, Gandy Dancers, Steel Drivers, Greaseballs, Hogheads, Section Bosses and Road Masters come alive in the songs and stories of the resolute men who built, inhabited, maintained and ran the railroads during the Age of Steam. Ed McDade sings and plays guitar, banjo, harmonica and rhythm instruments. He breathes life into the old songs and tall tales of the Irish immigrants and African American work gangs whose hard labor, ingenuity and bravery made the railroads possible. This presentation will be part talk, part drama/comedy and part musical performance. The program includes songs like Pat Works on the Erie, Wreck of Old 97, Cannonball Blues, John Henry, Railroad Bill and stories like Casey Jones, Finnigan to Flannigan and O'Callahan's Solution.
$351- $500
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