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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Clough, Geoff Music History of WW II History,
Music
This is a music history program done in a sing along style. Lyric booklets are available. This program includes songs by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Vaughn Monroe, Kay Kyser and others. Within the program are various stories about the musicians, composers, & the songs themselves. This is an interactive experience. The audience is welcome to share their own stories regarding the WWII time period.
$101- $200
Shih, Patricia Immigration - The Musical! An artist-in-residence program History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a residency designed for grades 4 and up to teach about Immigration in America. Ms. Shih will visit each class in one grade level to help them research and write a musical; if time and budget allows, there can also be auditions, rehearsals and an actual school or community theatrical production based on the students' families' own immigrant ancestor's experience. The length and scope of the residency will depend on the size of the grade population and the school's budget, needs and wants.
$1001- $3000
Spero, Christine Spero Plays Nyro Music
Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter/pianist. Her groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock and jazz and she was one of the most covered artists in the 1960's and 1970's (Eli's Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Sweet Blindness). Her tragically premature passing in 1997 shocked her fans. Finally, in 2012 she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The Christine Spero Group will bring their own kind of power to Laura Nyro's music. Christine Spero has loved Laura's music from a young age when she was given Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by a radio DJ friend. She was inspired by Laura's music to be bold in writing, singing and playing piano and was the Winner of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz Category. Her CDs are listened to around the world. Joining Christine will be Elliot Spero on horns and percussion, Scott Petito on bass, and Peter O'Brien on drums. The group will also be performing some of Christine's original compositions. Christine will share stories about some of Laura's songs as well as her own.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - JUNIE B. JONES Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hurray, Hurray! Junie B. Jones is finally graduating from kindergarten and is ready for first grade, at last! But getting used to the whole new group of friends, a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her top-seecret personal beeswax journal. A musical based on the books by Barbara Park.
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Get Creative with Mother Goose Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends as they tap into children's innate creative abilities. In a fun-filled atmosphere children put their own spin on the familar Nursery Rhymes and simple tunes.
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie 2011 One World, Many Stories - Around the World... Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Once upon a time, a young fellow named Jack grew a cabbage so enormous, he decided to see if he could sail it across the open sea. He could! And so he did. . .And so begins “Around the World in An Afternoon”, a musical storytelling adventure that will transport your library audience to lands both near and far. Within the frame story of Jack sailing on his cabbage (based on an old story dreamed up by Pete Seeger long ago), Story Laurie takes listeners on an imaginary journey that begins in your library’s backyard. The audience will sail south to the small island nation of Haiti, to hear a traditional folk tale. Then they will set sail across the Atlantic, where they will meet characters commonly found in European and African folklore. We then continue our journey around the globe, with a stop in Asia, then the South Seas and finally back home to the United States...singing songs, telling tales, off we go!
$201- $350
Del Bianco, Lou Hans Christion Andersen Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The most exciting performer in the field.- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE A one man musical entertainment! 45 minutes of music and stories like the Kings New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and lots more. All of these stories teach us something about ourselves.
$351- $500
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes One Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES ONE CONCERT” In this educational, interactive and fun concert, GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout performs songs from his American Heroes album. Spellbinding stories and captivating songs about Martin Luther King, Jr., Sacajawea, George Washington, Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln make up this concert. Huge 30” by 40” photographs of the heroes flank Mr. Sprout and his state-of-the art sound system. This program inspires children with music, visuals and stories about some of America's greatest citizens whose lives embraced heroic character traits including honesty, compassion, perseverance, self-discipline, responsibility, and charity. “In my thirty-one years of teaching, I have never seen a program this good!” Susan Sweet, Teacher, Atglen, PA
$501- $1000
Levin, Yosi Friends Around The World Multicultural- Other,
Music
A multicultural, interactive & educational sing-along. Learn songs, dances & explore musical instruments from around the world! Also, a special lesson about friendship, living in harmony & making music together.
$501- $1000
Booking, Unbound Mila Levine - Music Multicultural- Other,
Music
Mila Levine is a Kiev-born singer-songwriter and poet from New York, whose Russian and English songs are filled with passion, longing, dreams, hope, and inspiration, and whose repertoire includes Russian, Gypsy, and Yiddish hits. Mila’s songwriting style blends influences from the legendary Russian Bard, Vladimir Visotsky, the world renown Charles Aznavour, as well as from the Russian gypsy and American pop and dance music. Her singing style has often been compared to Edith Piaf’s and Marlene Dietrich's. She has been writing poetry since she was seven, and songs—since she was thirteen. Her music is a combination of European and American influences. Throughout her singing/songwriting career, Mila has performed all over New York State and beyond, in such famous songwriting venues as The Bottom Line (NYC), Sidewalk Café (NYC), Café Vivaldi (NYC), Two Boots (CT), Clinton Arts and Music Festival (Clinton, NY), SS Cape May Festival(NJ), as well as at some international venues.x
$351- $500
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