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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Henry, Ruth The Amazing Erie Canal History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The Amazing Erie Canal dramatizes the vision, obstacles, construction and success of the Erie Canal. Performed by students, this musical drama introduces the audience to the dreamers, the political nay-sayers, the immigrant workers, the economic and social impact of the canal and of course, Sal. Fast-paced scenes, catchy songs and unforgettable characters!
$1001- $3000
Van Egmond, Timothy The Jolly Farmer History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Perfect for agricultural fairs and the like. Songs and tunes from 18th and 19th century America, when 'the farmer was the man who feeds us all.' Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing for close to 25 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Jones, Dean Exotic Instruments and Loopy Songs History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Dean will show and tell about scores of exotic instruments from around the world, including West African balafon, jaw harps from the Philippines and Vietnam, conch shells, bird calls, udu drums and much more. He will create spontaneously improvised loops (recordings that repeat which can be added on to), and perform some songs from around the world. Depending on the size of the audience, there will be participation, including singing and trying out the instruments. Dean has performed for many years as a one-man band with Arm of the Sea Theater, Hudson River Playback Theater and the Cave Dogs Shadow Troupe. He is also the leader of the band Dog on Fleas.
$201- $350
Booking, Unbound Marc Black - Stroke of Genius Disability Awareness,
Music
Dan Mountain, one of Los Angeles’ premier advertising creative directors, suffered a massive stroke that left him in a coma for 21 days. His doctors gave him a “zero chance of meaningful survival” and finally pulled life support. That’s when Dan woke up. Struggling to put his life back together, he found words again. First, the rhythm, then the meaning. He worked through his aphasia and wrote poems that his friend, Marc Black, put to music and recorded with help from musical luminaries Art Garfunkel, John Sebastian, Steve Gadd, and the Dixi Hummingbirds. They created a richly human CD, Stroke of Genius. Inspired by Dan’s courage and by the CD, filmmaker, Bahman Soltani, produced a tender and surprising love story. His film, also entitled Stroke of Genius, expresses both the fragility of our lives and the powerful resilience of the human spirit. And now Mr. Black has brought it all together in a presentation that features live performance of his original songs, the documentary film, and finally, a time for questions and sharing of experience. Marc is a seasoned performer that makes his audience feel at home. And leaves them inspired.
$351- $500
Winter, Cathy Earth Tunes Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program for Earth Day - or any other day you want to focus on environmental themes
$201- $350
Kingsley, Cyndi Carmen Banana Music
Cyndi Kingsley singing songs with a Latin beat from the 1930s-1950s. Costume worn to resemble Carmen Miranda. This show might include but is not limited to songs such as: I Yi Yi Blue Bayou Besame Mucho Whatever Lola Wants Margaritaville Sway Save The Last Dance For Me
$101- $200
Wilkins, Kathy Celtic music History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
http://rochesterhomepage.net/content/video/?cid=162831 Kathy Wilkins, singer, entertainer and educator, sings a wide variety of songs. This program of Celtic songs can include up to one hour of American popular Irish songs from the early 1900s, accompanied by piano (see video clip) and/or up to one hour of traditional Irish songs with guitar accompaniment. Short "lessons" about the historical or cultural context of the songs, such as information about composers, or the explanations of the lyrics, can be included if desired. If "lessons" or other speeches are desired for groups larger than 25, amplification would be helpful.
$101- $200
Gillman, Jackson On a Wing and a Song Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A bird's eye view of the cycle of seasons. Includes nest building, hatching, feeding, learning to fly, migration. Ideal for pre-school to primary grades with interactive poems, stories, finger plays, simple sign language, and lots of participatory movement. Nicole Vigeant of Tomales CA Elementary School reported: The performance was fantastic and the kids loved it. It was perfect for the age group present which was preschool - 3rd. I loved the fact that almost the entire performance was done without props.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna Dia De Los Ninos dia De Los Libros BILINGUAL Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This lively, highly interactive children/family show, celebrates children and books, with wonderfully engaging songs, puppetry, stories, indigenous latino rhythm instruments, and movement! The program is presented in English, interwoven with Spanish words, phrases and bilingual songs the entire family will love. VISIT www.annaekravis.com and go to the English-Spanish page to hear song clips from Anna's BILINGUAL Concerts. The show is appropriate for English or Spanish speaking, as well as bilingual audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Shih, Patricia Summer Reading Club concert Music
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a custom-made show every year to match the theme of the summer reading club. All songs not only relevant but also have entire audience participation and are full of fun, movement, sing-along and more. Ms. Shih is one of the country's top-booked, most highly-respected and loved entertainers in the family music genre.
$351- $500
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