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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Levin, Ira and Julia The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
Byers, Kathy SONGS FOR OUR WORLD/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The Puppets lead the way to One Earth So Green and Round (Parents’Choice Award 2012) A fun, interactive concert for all ages engaging life-like wild animal puppets such as the raccoon, beaver, polar bear, iguana, chameleon, bumblebee, snake, frog and turtle. Ray Corona says Lydia and Kathy's songs are wonderfully creative, and teach children and remind adults about our precious environment and its diverse inhabitants such as: “In Alaska”, “I Am Snake”, “We Study Frogs”, “Think About the Ocean”, “Why Do Turtles Cross the Road?” and “Chameleon”. Really terrific, and their singing stands out above all! Their songs have become a creative “tool” to help Girl Scouts obtain a nature badge, music badge or environmental badge. A music CD and lyric sheets are be provided to the school prior to appearance.
$351- $500
Handy, Spook The Songs of Peter Paul and Mary History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
There's a great picture of the Beatles back stage at the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 staring in awe at Peter Paul and Mary. The Beatles knew they were in the company of incredible and important musicians. This trio did more to make American folk music accessible to the masses than anyone else. People all over the world sang along to "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Blowin in the Wind." And audience members can't help but sing along with Spook as he leads them through this heart-opening, educational, and voice-raising program! (Occasionally, Spook is joined by Paul Prestopino who toured with PPM for 15 years as a back up musician.) An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Shih, Patricia Big Ideas! Concerts for families Music
Big Ideas! is the umbrella title for each of Patricia Shih's 18 differently-themed shows, subtitles which include: Literacy and The Love of Learning; The Environment; Multiculturalism and Differences; Disabilities; The Holidays--Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa; Halloween show; and much more. Sponsor chooses one or can combine shows; also Patricia custom-writes shows based on a sponsor's needs. She also writes a new summer reading club show every year based on that year's theme.
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Family Music
We all share one journey together in a lifetime, so our *family* consists of who we partner with, our friends, our siblings, our parents, our parents' parents, and every living person and creature on the planet. Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel in one simple hour of beautiful songs to honor our family – and connect us all with joyful noise! [Songs for this performance may be drawn from the following original and cover songs, and more: All I Really Need, Family, Cats In The Cradle, Sweet Baby James, Peanut Butter & Jelly Song, Get Together, People of the Earth, Better Together, We Are Going To Be Friends, Rainbow, Smaller Things, Get Together, What A Wonderful World, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Me & Julio, When I Was Younger Than You, Secret Special Skill...]
$201- $350
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
Torgan, Keith Last Night I Ate A Giant Marshmallow and When I Woke up my Pillow Was Gone! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The stories and songs of The Green Golly Project have always been a favorite of children everywhere – but nothing tickles a kid’s fancy more than silly jokes. This magical program combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff and jokes; silly and dumb but always funny jokes! After and during the program kids will get a chance to tell their favorite jokes and share their most interesting dreams – both the ones they have when they’re asleep and the ones that they hold in their hearts and minds for the future!
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn The Mountain Dulcimer - History & Introduction to Playing, Group Lessons History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A historical overview of the origins of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and its ethnic origins, a mini-concert demonstration and introduction to playing. Ongoing group lessons over a period of six to eight weeks or more are optional. Songs may be taken from early American repertoire dating back to 1700s and 1800s and traditional folk songs that are more current as well as contemporary sources. Group lessons work best when ages are similar, e.g., young people (8-14), teens and adults (15 and up), seniors (55 plus).
$101- $200
Levin, Yosi Yosi's Summer Splash! Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Nature- Other
Make a splash this summer with Yosi’s Summer Splash! Award-winning children's songwriter & recording artist, Yosi, brings his energizing & inspiring environmental clean water songs to your library! A humorous & educational program where kids learn through song about clean water for swimming & drinking, having safe fun at the “B-E-A-C-H”, and keeping a “Lady River”, bays & streams clear. Using creativity, humor & imagination Yosi fosters a love of reading and appreciation of our water. Ages: 3 to 9.
$501- $1000
Hoffman, Nan 2015 SRP-Heroes in Folk Song (& a tribute to Pete Seeger) History,
Music,
Nature- Environment
This year Nan's programs will focus on the everyday heroes of our lives with songs written and/or sung by folk music icon Pete Seeger. Considered a hero by many for his tireless efforts to promote environmental conservation, civil rights, and peace and justice for all people, Pete often sang and told tales of other heroes. Great or small, real or imaginary, past or present, these heroes connect us to our own paths and potentials. Music, particularly folk music with its emphasis on lyrics and stories, can help enhance reading, writing and listening skills, and language development. Using a variety of songs and instruments, and her collection of Books That Sing, Nan's presentations are fun and informative and encourage audience participation as Pete always did in his concerts. Suitable for the 2015 Summer Reading Program, her programs can also be tailored to adults and all-age audiences.
$201- $350
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