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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Handy, Spook Ground Breaking Troubadours History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy has been called “a modern day troubadour in the style of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs.” In fact, Spook’s style of acoustic guitar, harmonica and singing fits right in with the Ground Breaking Troubadours of the 20th Century – Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, Phil Ochs and others – who paved the path for thousands of acoustic songwriters and folk musicians to follow. This program tells the history of America through songs that were often the first of their kind. Many of the songs in this program and the stories behind them were taught to Spook by his mentor Pete Seeger.
$501- $1000
Cohen, Dan Daddy-O! Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Other
Danna Banana (solo or with a band) explores what it means to be a Dad from a child’s point of view. And a dad’s!
$201- $350
Jablonski, Barbara Barbara Jablonski & Friend Holiday Concert History,
Music
Christmas Through the Ages Program. Vocal and instrumental program showing beginnings of traditional and contemporary European and American Christmas and holiday favorites. Instruments include hammered dulcimer, ukulele, guitars, table harps, Appalachian dulcimer, accordions.
$101- $200
Hoffman, Nan Sing A Story - Read A Song! Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
With programs specially designed for libraries, Nan incorporates songs that have been made into books (books that sing), songs made from books, songs based on folk tales and stories, and songs that celebrate reading. Within that framework she offers presentations that focus on several different themes such as reading (SING A STORY-READ A SONG!), folk music (MORE THAN A SONG!), history (SINGING OUR HISTORY), and nature and the environment (SONGS FOR A LIVABLE LAND). Using folk and acoustic music and a variety of songs and instruments, Nan offers presentations that are fun and informative, and encourages audience participation.
$201- $350
Del Bianco, Lou Monsters I Have Known Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
A graceful balance of humor and heart- LA TIMES Through story and song, Lou introduces children to the silliest, most lovable monsters ever! No parent will ever have to worry about their kids getting too scared during this 45 minute show filled with life, laughs, and loads of audience participation.
$201- $350
Frank, Catherine Stefanie Izzo (soprano) and Catherine Frank (piano) Music
Stefanie and Catherine are a performing duo specializing in vocal music from the classical era through today, with a special focus on women composers.
$351- $500
Koch, Kaitlyn The Great American Songbook: Jazz Standards from the 1920s-1950s Music
The Kaitlyn Fay Trio/Quartet/Quintet performs a wide variety of jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. Performances can contain a mix of styles and songs or they can be tailored as a tribute to one of the various important jazz singers of the 20th century, including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, and Anita O'Day.
$201- $350
Grudko, Marian Antigone Music
Antigone by composer Marian Grudko “Antigone” is an electronic music composition created entirely using analog tape and analog sound generators, including a Steinway piano.  No computers were used in the process.  It is in a style loosely called organized sound, using some of the tape manipulating techniques originating in 1948, in the electronic music known as “musique concrète.” The composition is an emotionally charged, electronic representation of Sophocles’ play “Antigone,” part of the Oedipus trilogy. There is a brief, powerful part towards the end of the music which some fans refer to as the “Jimi Hendrix” section, to the delight of composer Marian Grudko who confirms that it is indeed an “homage.” “Antigone” is performed through a state-of-the-art sound system, and is offered in two formats: 1) an audio performance only, or 2) audio plus visual, using a screen and computer program that creates a colorful visual representation of the sounds generated by the composition. This program is recommended for adults and older children. A short synopsis of Sophocles’ “Antigone” will be presented by the composer before the music performance.
$201- $350
Morse, Andy DREAM BIG! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
DREAM BIG! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be anything you wanted to be? Maybe an astronaut, an animal, a ballet dancer. We will explore the possibilities through song, dance and drama.
$501- $1000
Papa, Jim Legendary Voices Come Alive - Songs of the 1950's, 60's and 70's Music
This show features songs made popular by artists and bands we all know and love. Crooners, Rock and Roll, the British Invasion, Motown, Disco and more. Call him a throwback, a natural talent with a voice that transcends time and brings back memories of places and passion of years gone by. His love of music is apparent in every word he sings and his powerful yet elegant performances create an atmosphere that is unsurpassed and only experienced when listening to a truly great talent. Jim Papa has emerged as a confident, versatile and personable singer/entertainer who enjoys performing music selections from every generation. Taking the lead from the greatest performers from years gone by, his renditions of classic ballads, pop and rock and roll as well as his ability to perform within a variety of music genres have made him a popular, featured performer. This show is upbeat, fun, interactive and nostalgic.
$201- $350
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