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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lipscomb, Rhonda From Jazz To Soul History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs trio on a musical journey from a time when the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, graced the stage to when the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, ruled the airways. FROM JAZZ TO SOUL celebrates great popular music from the 1930s through the 1960s by paying tribute to 9 song stylists (Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight) and sharing interesting tales of the songs that were made famous by them. This hour of non-stop entertainment sparks memories and inspires audiences across generations. Through the music, the magic and the message there is something for everyone.
$351- $500
Lipton, Zachary Zack Lipton Quintet - Jazz Performance and Workshop Music
The Zack Lipton Quintet is an active performing and recording unit in New York's vibrant Jazz scene. Formed in the fall of 2005, the Zack Lipton Quintet is a collective of musicians committed to dismantling popular notions of the boundaries between musical idioms. The band uses original compositions as a vehicle for synthesizing its members' eclectic tastes without compromising the integrity of any of its influences. Drawing from influences as diverse as John Coltrane and Stevie Wonder, the band performs music that is both intellectually and artistically advanced while remaining culturally relevant. Performances consist of performing mostly original works as well as some inventive takes on standard repertoire. Sets can be as short as 45 minutes and as long as 90 minutes. Between tunes, Zack will generally introduce the band and also provide commentary suitable to the level of the audience to contextualize the songs played. The Quintet can also participate in Question and Answer sessions and/or clinics with student bands before or after performances.
$501- $1000
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Ever a crowd pleaser, this show is a thrilling comic rendition of Washington Irving’s #1 haunting tale. Focusing on themes of bullies, jealousy and superstition this show features hand crafted marionettes, 2 life sized puppets, special lighting and smoke effects, and both classical and traditional folk music. Join The Puppet People in this masterful Marionette production, but be careful.... not to lose your head!!! "We came all the way from Canada to see this show and we weren't disappointed" Brewery Ommagang Puppets & Waffles Festival goer
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
Duprey, Rolande Ecological Logic Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Visual Arts- Other
A puppet pantomime that everyone can understand! Live music provided by a musician on electric guitar. Using several different types of puppets, it tells the story of how someone saves a sea turtle who swallows a plastic bag. The turtle then saves the very person who saved him! The logic? When we save the earth, the earth will save us.
$1001- $3000
Raabe, Kim Privler Dig Into Reading - Exploring the Great State of New York! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back again with more terrific Summer Reading Program performances. Get ready to dig down deep and discover the wonders of New York State. We’ll explore the towns and cities, rivers, lakes, and mountains of all the regions that make New York the empire that it is. Will Larry find his way out of the city? What happens when pirates travel the Erie Canal? Who are the Maiden of the Mist and Lady Liberty? Colorful and imaginative stories and Mama Pajama’s Playhouse’s always fun, live, original interactive music and songs will get everyone ready to hop in their car, talk a walk in their neighborhood, ride a subway, board a train, or hop on a bus to the never-ending natural and man-made attractions of the great state of New York.
$351- $500
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
ramos, alfonso Bass Fiddle Faddle Music
This is a workshop for those interested on the role the Doublebass/String Bass plays in the different types of music and it's effects to not just to support the foundation of the music but as a Solo instruments in todays multitude of programming from Classical, Blues,Latin/Salsa and Jazz. The workshop will touch on techniques using the Bow and Pizzicato as well as demonstration of recordings and brief history.
Up to $100
Molloy, Sukey Sukey Molloy & the Circle Song Band Music,
Music
Sukey Molloy’s Circle Song Band offers a refreshing new performance atmosphere for stage and concert. Sukey delights young audiences with her felt friends Sunny, Tick Tock, Twinkle, and Little Flame, and draws children and parents into her gentle vocal melodies, lyrical instrumentals, and lively award winning music. Sukey’s special warmth brings a glow to the stage, and warms the heart through movement play and song.
$351- $500
Handy, Spook Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
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