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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
McGrath, Cathy “WHISTLING TEAKETTLE” SONGS from AMERICAN HISTORY History,
Music,
Other
Based on research done for music for the Genesee Country Village & Museum with Flint Hill Folk, Cathy McGrath presents a program of nineteenth century music in period costume, “Songs That Never Grow Old”, from the book of the same title, published in 1903, which states that it is a “collection of old-time songs that have long been tried and forever loved”. These songs are part of our collective past, yet still resonate today. The audience is encouraged to participate. An experienced folk music performer, Cathy uses a 1870’s guitar, limberjacks, antique flute, and rolled tin whistle in her historical programs which are tailored for specific age groups. Additional performers may be added.
$201- $350
Ruch, Dave The Erie Canal in Song! History,
Music
A treasure trove of songs and stories that washed ashore with the workers, captains, passengers and crews of "Clinton’s Ditch", all presented with lots of audience participation. This engaging program will entertain and enlighten, and features a variety of stringed and other musical instruments from canal days. "Swan Library highly recommends Dave Ruch. Fun, informative and crowd pleasing....he is tops in his field" Michelle Watt, Children’s Librarian, Swan Library, Albion NY
$351- $500
Tolliver, Lisa The Power of Podcasting and Other Social Media Media- Other,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn about podcasting, blogging and other Web 2.0 social media, the top sites, and how to use them to stay up-to-date, to social network, and to market yourself and your wares. Also learn how to brand yourself and how to protect your identity online.
$1001- $3000
Costanzo, Jerry Jerry Costanzo & The Great American Song Book Music
Jazz/ swing/ big band/ tribute Jerry Costanzo Dedicated to the preservation of this true American art form, Jerry Costanzo is considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today. Jerry has gained popularity among connoisseurs of this great music. He appeals to audiences young and old. His interpretations of timeless -American Standards- from the song writing greats will set the stage and carry listeners back to an era when this sultry and swinging music was the -Pop of the day.
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Songs By Richard Rogers Music
This Program features the songs of Richard Rogers in Collaboration with Hart and Hammerstein. Songs featured in this program are Blue Moon, The Lady is a tramp, My Romance, I didn’t know what time it was and many more.
$201- $350
Handy, Spook 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
Miller, Jennifer Zumbini Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Let the journey to an active, healthy life begin! Designed to let adults and their little ones 0 to 3 years old wiggle, sing and learn together, the NEW ZumbiniTM program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba® – for the ultimate bonding experience! ZumbiniTM is a music and movement program and each class features cool Zumba® music packed with world rhythms and catchy, kid-friendly tunes created just for this program. We sing, dance and even play instruments together!
$101- $200
Tranchina, Gabriele Female Composers and Lyricists of Tin Pan Alley Music,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Meet the courageous and well-respected ladies who wrote and/or composed for Tin Pan Alley, being among the few women in a man’s world. Enjoy songs such as Carolyn Leigh’s “Witchcraft, specifically written for Frank Sinatra. Learn about the two women who dated George Gershwin. One of them, Ann Ronell even dedicated “Willow weep for me” to him. Explore the life of Dorothy Fields who inspired artists like Barbra Streisand with songs like “I’m in the mood for love” and whose “The way you look tonight” received great fame through the movie “Sing Time” by receiving an Oscar. Help us celebrate the talents of these woman and dive into their world of beautiful music.
$201- $350
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Family Music
We all share one journey together in a lifetime, so our *family* consists of who we partner with, our friends, our siblings, our parents, our parents' parents, and every living person and creature on the planet. Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel in one simple hour of beautiful songs to honor our family – and connect us all with joyful noise! [Songs for this performance may be drawn from the following original and cover songs, and more: All I Really Need, Family, Cats In The Cradle, Sweet Baby James, Peanut Butter & Jelly Song, Get Together, People of the Earth, Better Together, We Are Going To Be Friends, Rainbow, Smaller Things, Get Together, What A Wonderful World, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Me & Julio, When I Was Younger Than You, Secret Special Skill...]
$201- $350
Hopkins, Allen Annie & Al On the Erie Canal History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Storyteller Fran Carlisi-Paxson joins Allen Hopkins to re-enact Erie Canal days. Fran plays "Annie," a canal boat cook, while Allen is an itinerant 19th-cehtury musician. Fran recounts several "tall tales" from the canal tradition, while Allen sings songs collected from NY State sources, pertaining to the history and social life of the canal. Program is given in period costume, using antique instruments, and features dialog and byplay that outline some of the lesser-known historical facts of the canal era. The program takes a humorous perspective on many facets of 19th-century Erie Canal life. This program has been presented at Spencerport Canal Days, Livingston County Historical Museum, Greece Historical Society, and elsewhere.
$201- $350
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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