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Description
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Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Band Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Known for their musicality, theatricality and multi-instrumental talents, the Dream Jam Band premiered their new stage show at Cleveland’s International Children’s Festival to sold out crowds. The music of the Dream Jam Band is inspired by a spirit of wonder and curiosity. With exciting kid and family-friendly songs, their unique style reflects the belief that young children are endowed with an inherent capacity to understand musical ideas. The band uses this as a gateway to enhance learning in all areas. Their eponymous first album, Dream Jam Band featured eleven original songs, two of which, “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” and “Look Around” reached Number One at SiriusXM satellite radio. The album was named to the Top Ten List of National Public Radio’s best Children’s and Family Albums, and won four Children’s Web Awards. Their new album, Leave it in the Soup is receiving high acclaim. The band has toured extensively. They were a headline attraction at Kidzapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and the Cleveland International Children’s Festival. The Dream Jam Band has been featured on PBS Sprout and was the sole musical entertainment for their three-hour live television special, Chica’s Big Birthday Surprise. This concert will have families singing and dancing together!
$1001- $3000
Maichack, Mary Jo Meowls & Growls Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“Meowls & Growls” is really a one-person variety show co-created by the audience in celebration of animals. The program entertains all ages with a mix of songs and folktales led by Maichack. In “Ticky-Picky Buzz Buzz,” audience-participants in masks play dangerous yams who chase Mr. Tiger. (Choose from different animal dress-up plays--just ask.) In “The Most Precious Possession,” an Italian folktale told with mandolin, a merchant’s feline gift to a king brings him royal riches. You’ll be invited to waltz with imaginary bears, and sing along to songs of animals. Hear the “Fox and the Crow” with participatory song refrain. It is designed to be lots of fun for all ages adult and is about an hour long. There are tons of animal tales!
$351- $500
Bady, Robin Imagine! Dragons, Witches, Fairies, Ogres, Talking Animals and People Like Us! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along with storyteller Robin Bady to a time long long ago, in a land far far away, filled with creatures large and small, winged or wingless, human and not! Robin uses guitar and song, movement and lots of participation to breathe new life into old stories from world folk and fairylore. She brings her audiences up close and personal, connecting them to stories from long ago, and finding in these stories relevance for our times. Robin entertains and educates, so the messages of the stories ring loud and clear for us today as they did for our ancestors in the past. So join her and go on a journey full of joy and music, life and imagination as you listen, laugh, shiver and have lots and lots of fun! Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe performing her stories and listening to yours!
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age History,
Media- Other,
Music
The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age Much of the music written between 1959 and 1970 is etched into our hearts and minds in a nostalgic way. Baby boomers and their parents remember the theme songs from many Hollywood films, such as The Shadow Of Your Smile, A Man and A Woman, Alfie, The Summer Of 42 (The Summer Knows), Moon River.
$351- $500
Eisenberg, Jeff Junior Jam - Literacy Show Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The newest Junior Jam show highlights the pleasures and importance of reading. ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Jeff Eisenberg, has added upbeat and snappy language based songs to his original Junior Jam show. The performance incorporates creative props, fun activities and sign language. Some of the themes are: Opposites, The Importance of Reading, Silly Words, So Many Signs and Definitions. Great fun for K-3rd grade.
$351- $500
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Productions presents: The World of Nickhoo Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The World of Nickhoo, from Dream Jam Productions, is inhabited by fun-loving characters, each with their own story to tell. Together they solve problems, while exhibiting the true meaning of love and friendship. Professional actors and musicians, along with puppet characters perform a dynamic participatory musical adventure. The original music, soon to be released on children's radio stations across the country, will have you dancing in the aisles.
$501- $1000
Julty, Dagen "Rock with your Tot!" Music
A high energy, creative experience for toddlers including fingerplays, participatory songs, creative movement and lots of fun with Happy Dan. Depending upon the group we might have a puppet show, scarf dancing, instrument play, rhymes, jokes, clowning around, a talent show or a parade. This program is both educational and recreational. Happy Dan bring over 15 years experience with the younger ones to this upbeat, energetic event.
$201- $350
Shih, Patricia Make Music Make Money Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih will share information about what a life devoted to music entails. Topics include working with agents and managers, booking gigs, recording, touring and much more. Performance coaching a la "American Idol" is also offered if desired. Gentle and constructive suggestions are made to "raise the game" of any participant who wishes to share a song in front of the group.
$501- $1000
Franco Feeney, Betsy Ecosystems Large and Small Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Based on two songs by award-winning songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA . They tell of the tiny ecosystems in a drop of clean water and the gulf of Mexico, a large ecosystem that was polluted in the Oil Spill of 2010. Binary vision (of a paramecium), wildlife rehabilitation, and clean energy are all part of this slide and video presentation. To hear the songs and view images of the books, go to http://www.puddlejumppress.com/www.puddlejumppress.com/SchoolProgramsByBFF.html. In conjunction with this program, classroom workshops are sometimes conducted where the students create pinwheels to illustrate wind energy. Workshops are approximately 45 minutes.
$201- $350
Manion, Glenn READING ROCKS! with SQUEAKY CLEAN History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
“Reading ROCKS!” features live performances of well-known rock and roll songs that we link to various types of books and reading material. In keeping with the new Common Core standards, which place a greater emphasis on working with “informational texts,” we talk about many types of reading material: traditional well-loved storybooks, newspapers, magazines, maps and travel books, cookbooks, nature guides and even baby books. We make extensive use of onstage props (generally funny hats) to suggest various types of books: a chef’s hat for cookbooks, a safari hat for adventure books, a train conductor’s hat for books about trains. We like our programs to be as interactive as possible, so we often ask for input from the audience, e.g. “Who can tell me a book about a dog?” “What people have you read a biography about?” Sometimes we will ask age-appropriate book trivia questions, with game-show sound effects. Younger children are asked about Clifford, Babar or Goodnight Moon; older children are asked about Harry Potter or the Chronicles of Narnia. On occasion, we invite some children onstage for the “Captain Underpants Trivia Challenge.” Whenever possible, we include directed group audience participation, such as hand-movements or call-and-response.
$351- $500
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