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Program
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Description
Fee
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
Shepard, Mark Trickster Tales Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Drums, Songs and Stories Celebrating the Trickster Archetype from around the world. Coyote and Cicada, Anansi and the Secret Name, Monkey & Leopard, Jack 'n the Beanstalk...These trickster tales and others, teach important lessons through the hilarious escapades and foibles of the trickster.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Falling In Love With Richard Rodgers! History,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
Falling In Love With Richard Rodgers! Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day were extraordinary. His influence on theatre today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than 6 decades, encompassing more than 40 Broadway musicals, 900 published songs, Hollywood and TV triumphs, and every award imaginable. My Favorite Things, Manhattan, My Funny Valentine, are a few of the songs Sonny & Perley highlight in this concert. Julie Andews put it best " All Rodgers' songs, with the wonders of lyrics woven into them, around them, through them, hit you somewhere in the solar plexus..." The Obama's gave the Queen a gift of an iPod and a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers...
$351- $500
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
Costanzo, Jerry Lets Be Frank Music
A Tribute to Sinatra. Jerry is the real deal, a true to life Crooner. carrying the torch of the great legends-Sinatra, Dino, Bennett, Cole, to name a few. Singing timeless Standards from the Great American Song Book. For listeners and Dancers of all ages. Jerry is accompanied by the finest musicians, right out of New York City's Jazz & Swing Scene. Not only are they worldclass professionals but also accomplished recording artists, whos names can be seen on a number of Jazz Lables. You will be amazed by their talent, professionalism and ability to enhance any event. All have the ability to play any style of Jazz,including, American Popular Song Book, Jazz & Swing Classics, Bossa Nova & Latin. Requests are always welcome and encouraged. Jerry's ensembles are expandable from a Trio to a 10 or 17-piece Big Band. Jerry is also avaliable as a soloist using professional background tracks.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy Ground Breaking Troubadours History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy has been called “a modern day troubadour in the style of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs.” In fact, Spook’s style of acoustic guitar, harmonica and singing fits right in with the Ground Breaking Troubadours of the 20th Century – Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, Phil Ochs and others – who paved the path for thousands of acoustic songwriters and folk musicians to follow. This program tells the history of America through songs that were often the first of their kind. Many of the songs in this program and the stories behind them were taught to Spook by his mentor Pete Seeger.
$501- $1000
Tincknell, Roger From Slavery to Civil Rights: African- American History in Song History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
From Slavery to Civil Rights teaches and explores African American history through music, poetry and storytelling. Beginning with African-based drumming the program includes field hollers, gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz and topical songs. Stories, poems, and facts highlighting people such as Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are woven into the rich musical fabric on which the program is based. The program ends with “We Shall Overcome” and strives to inspire students to want to help in the struggles faced by many people around the world still lacking full human rights.
$201- $350
Bair, Darla Amadeus Chorale Youth Singers Concert Music
Talented, carefully-selected singers will enlighten and entertain you. Choose from five different choirs in the chorale, from the youngest third graders to high school women. How about the all-male group, the WolfGang? Community gatherings, ribbon-cuttings, welcoming dignitaries, political functions, holiday parties. Young people highly trained in the choral art.
$101- $200
Torgan, Keith Green Golly and her Magnificent Orchestra! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagine involving not only the elementary school children in your community but the high schools as well. We’ve created a version that is accessible to all orchestra levels: high school orchestras, youth symphonies, community orchestras and professional orchestras can take part in this wonderful event. Flutist Barbara Siesel will rehearse with and/or conduct your group. This is a terrific opportunity to get the whole neighborhood involved!
$1001- $3000
Haynes, Jeff Warm Hands Warm Hearts Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Teens are invited to experience hands-on drumming circle workshops with professional percussionist, Jeff Haynes. Students will gather for 2 workshops to receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring various sounds and tones on the drum. Then on the third meeting the students will share their learning experience through hands-on drumming with senior citizens in a special interactive performance in the library. Teens will gain an understanding of how they can contribute to the community through the arts. This exchange will not only bridge the generation gap but will also offer the teens and seniors an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of expressing their inner rhythms by “warming their hands” while “warming their hearts.”
$1001- $3000
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