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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lipscomb, Rhonda MOSTLY MOTOWN History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Rhonda Denét, flanked by a the Silver Fox Songs trio, performs “Mostly Motown”, a review of classic rhythm & blues and soul of the 1960s and 70s. Join them as they celebrate a time when this primarily African-American genre crossed over to mainstream audiences. Featured songs were made famous by female artists Aretha Franklin, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, and Roberta Flack as well as male artists Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others. Through the music, the magic and the message, there is something for everyone!
$351- $500
DuBois, Betsy Ball in the House Music
Ball in the House is 5 guys -5 voices – that’s it! You probably recognize this popular a cappella group from their Cool Whip commercials, appearance on the TODAY show or America's Got Talent or one of their CD’s or live performances across the US. Besides offering a curriculum based study guide, they also offer educational performances, workshops, and fundraisers, featuring your students singing with Ball in the House on stage.
$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
Tom, Copper It's a Wonderful World! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Original music, comedy & storytelling by Copper Tom. This highly interactive show also includes children's songs that pertain to the Summer Reading Program theme- " One World- Many Stories". There is a featured story, "The Sea of Gold", a Japanese folk tale fo human kindness & understanding triumphing over fear & closed-mindedness. Program adjusts to a different theme each year.
$201- $350
Hopkins, Allen Songs of Irish Immigration History,
Music
Music drawing on the Irish experience, mainly as emigrants from Ireland and new settlers in America. Selections include songs of departure (Muirshin Durkin, Off to California), of immigrant experience in the US (Paddy On the Canal, Paddy Works On the Railway), discrimination and adjustment (No Irish Need Apply, When McGinnis Gets a Job). Familiar songs of the jukebox Irish canon (When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, My Wild Irish Rose) are used to highlight the assimilation of Irish immigrants and their nostalgia for the old country. Mixed in are Irish melodies of all eras, from O'Carolan harp tunes, dance jigs and reels, Irish rebel songs, and many sing-alongs. Accompaniment on guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and concertina. Very suited for St. Patrick's Day season. Performed at New England Folk Festival, Hazard Library (Poplar Ridge NY).
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff Around the World with Music Multicultural- Other,
Music
Songs from around the world presented on a music keyboard with various accompaniment rhythms and with instruments from different cultures of the world. Some songs are taught, some are instrumental for listening and/ or dancing or for creative movement. Every continent (even Antartica!) is covered by songs from different countries with history, stories and child/parent and entertainer participation. We have a limbo party and a hula (hoop) contest. About 30 countries are visited and marked on a large world map to show the location.
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - FREEDOM TRAIN History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Harriet Tubman, the intrepid conductor of the Underground Railroad, comes to life in an extraordinary production, with traditional music of the period. One of Theatreworks' biggest hits!
$1001- $3000
Tranchina, Gabriele Blues-The roots of jazz Music
The Blues has influenced Jazz Musicians, Vocalists and Composers in a very strong way. Jazz would not be possible without the Blues. We will give a short history of Blues and how the Blues became essential to Jazz. This program will present tunes by famous Jazz Musicians like Miles Davis “All Blues”, Horace Silver’s “Señor Blues” and Wes Montgomery’s “West Coast Blues”. We remember Jazz Singers like Nat King Cole (“Route 66), Ray Charles (Georgia on my mind), Peggy Lee (Black Coffee), Joe Williams (Alright OK you win), Billie Holiday (Fine and Mellow) and Dakota Staton (Country Man) who had big hits with Blues songs. We also include some old Blues standards like “Next time I see you,” “Muddy Water” and “Steppin’ out”.
$201- $350
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Four Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Concert includes songs from Jonathan Sprout's GRAMMY nominated, 11-time award winning American Heroes #3 CD are about Wilma Rudolph, John Muir, Elizabeth Blackwell, Thomas Jefferson and Milton Hershey, as well as Good For Me, a rousing salute to teachers who are heroes.
$501- $1000
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Comedy/Variety Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning
A Barrel of Fun comedy/variety shows may include music, magic, ventriloquism,juggling and lots of audience participation. We have performed over 10,000 shows at a wide variety of venues. We have performed programs in over 250 libraries, including almost 150 libraries in NY State. We have well over 500 repeat library programs to our credit. Our programs are appropriate for preschool through elementary children and families.For the 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading theme, we are suggesting: Professor Klutzo's Did You Know Show (Comedy/Variety) and Catfish Charlie's The Science of Fishing (Comedy/Music). Comedy shows available are: Professor Klutzo (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic, ventriloquism and juggling. Pete The Pirate (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic and ventriloquism. Bongo Joe (World-wide percussion,stringed instruments and ventriloquism with soft puppet characters.) Catfish Charlie (Comedy/Variety) Camp songs with audience participation, comedy and ventriloquism. Rattlesnake Red (Cowboy character/musical variety) Comedy and ventriloquism. Side Saddle Sue (Cowgirl character/musical variety) Puppet Shows-See our listing under Puppet Shows. Fuzzy The Clown (clown variety) Hanna Banana (clown variety) See website for specific descriptions and photos. Many shows are theme-adaptable.
$201- $350
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