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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Wood, Teresa Thomas the Train Story Time with songs, craft and play! Literature- Other,
Music,
Other
This very popular program is for boys and girls ages 4 and up (please, no exceptions). It is a 3 station program of stories and songs, craft, and playtime with trains on a real wooden railroad system.
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Raise your Glass to Charles Dickens! A musical tribute to the author who dedicated his talents to lifting the spirit, hope & awareness. A participatory, community-oriented, celebratory time with sing-alongs and storytelling based on Dickens’ novels musical and movie adaptations. An original tune that introduces seven Dickens novels in under seven minutes. Huzzah! Watch the stop-action animation video at www.thelevinsmusic.com
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Caring and Sharing (ages 3-5) Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose as she presents songs that encourage self-esteem and caring for others.
$201- $350
Russo, Lisa Music & Movement with Miss Lisa Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
Very interactive and entertaining music & movement program strongly based on all aspects of child development, from brain development to social-emotional. Multi-sensory & multi-learning style approach includes hands-on instruments and scarves &/or ribbons for children to use, rhythm games, chants, sing-alongs & dances that can be planned to fit your library's current theme. Emphasis on emergent literacy and other skills & concepts needed for school & life. Foundational statements incorporated throughout for parents to learn how activities benefit their child's development, and how parents can incorporate them into daily routine. Accoustic guitar is primary instrument, with modeling of rhythm instruments and occasional recorded sound effects to enhance the aural & visual experience.
$101- $200
Herdman, Priscilla Into The Stars: Wonders of the Night Sky Music
INTO THE STARS: This program presents an inspired collection of songs that celebrate the beauty of the night sky and the wonder of the universe. It draws on songs from Priscilla's CD, INTO THE STARS and others, including some from her previous 12 recordings. Herdman's long-time love of all things celestial and her fascination with the Hubble Space Telescope photographs, led her to gather these songs which relate both literally and metaphorically to the universe and night sky. In 30 years of performing and recording, Priscilla Herdman has established herself as an insightful songfinder and a singer of uncommon beauty, depth and clarity. Her insightful interpretations and compelling stage presence continue to bring rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Priscilla is a NY state native and lives in the Hudson River Valley Region. She has recently joined forces with Massachusetts guitarist Max Cohen, whose exquisite finger-style playing is a perfect complement to Priscilla's elegant and powerful vocals.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Felix Pitre's MEXICAN LEGENDS & SONG Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Historical characters Pancho Villa, Dona Marina, Cortes and Montezuma are brought to life with wit and charm by this versatile performer. Be prepared to sing along with La Cucaracha, Cu cu ru cu cu Paloma and others.
$501- $1000
Blank, Maya The Hatseller and the monkeys Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
The children engage in telling the story of Bamusa the Hatseller and the monkeys he met on his way. Children participate through song, movement, sounds and acting out characters in the story. After the story the children may engage in an art project of making hats using paper bags and fabric scraps.
$351- $500
murphree, gary POP! GOES THE MUSIC Music
POP! GOES THE MUSIC is a program that educates people about American Pop Music of the 20th century, by way of a live musical performance. Guitar, vocals and original backing tracks are used to show the connection between many types of music- the blues, gospel, swing, rock and roll. Well known popular songs fill the show, and will change all the time to keep it interesting. I have nearly 50 years of musical experience and knowledge which I bring to the program, which young and old can enjoy. From Robert Johnson to Glenn Miller to U2, it's fun for everyone.
$101- $200
Goldberg, Norbert Talking Drums Multicultural- Other,
Music
The theme of this interactive presentation centers around drumming and rhythm around the world. Beginning with a demonstration of the African talking drum the audience is led on a rhythmic journey which traces the path of the drum through the Americas, and introduced to various concepts such as call and response, the dance connection, and keeping time. The history and role of the drumset in modern music is discussed and demonstrated. Diverse rhythms are presented through the use of native percussion instruments (African, Latin-American, Brazilian, etc.) with emphasis on drumming as a tool for human communication and unity. The event culminates in a Conga line where the participants play assorted percussion instruments. Group participation is encouraged.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John THE ART of the BALLAD: Oral Literature, Musical Poetry, Mystery and Legend History,
Literature- Other,
Music
The ballad was a powerful and mystical form of early literature that was enriched and carried through time by the elements of rhyme, rhythm, and music. This collection of compelling short musical tales represents different cultures, and is presented in original form - as songs rich in symbolism, surprising storylines, archetypal characters, and the familiar motifs they share with their close cousins, folk and fairy tales. This intriguing program features early music and instruments from the times of Beowulf to Shakespeare, including medieval bray harp, hurdy gurdy, recorders and other historic instruments. Adaptable for different ages and seasons.
$351- $500
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