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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Connolly, Carol PaJama Party (2012 SRP) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come on down to the library for a Pajama Party. Wear your favorite pjs and bring your blanket or bear. Get ready to hear songs and stories about wishes and dreams, stars and moonbeams and things that go “squeak” in the night. The award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes, will delight with their sing-along, clap-along, highly interactive program. It is an exciting, lively and fun musical story event that encourages school-age kids, their younger siblings and families to participate both from their seats and on stage. Your young readers will want to search out books that will enable them to Dream Big!
$201- $350
McGrath, Cathy “WHISTLING TEAKETTLE” SONGS from OUR HISTORY History,
Music,
Other
Based on research done for music for the Genesee Country Village & Museum with Flint Hill Folk, Cathy McGrath presents a program of nineteenth century music in period costume, “Songs That Never Grow Old”, from the book of the same title, published in 1903, which states that it is a “collection of old-time songs that have long been tried and forever loved”. These songs are part of our collective past, yet still resonate today. The audience is encouraged to participate. An experienced folk music performer, Cathy uses a 1870’s guitar, limberjacks, antique flute, and rolled tin whistle in her historical programs which are tailored for specific age groups. Additional performers may be added.
$201- $350
Blank, Maya The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Actress/dancer Maya Blank and multi-instrumentalist Uri Sharlin invite the children to tell the story with original music and song, dance, hand-made props, costumes and set-designs. The children participate as individuals and as a group.
$501- $1000
Winter, Cathy Songs and Stories for the Season of Lights - A Family Concert for the Winter Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ring in the holiday season with Cathy’s participatory family concert of songs and stories from around the world! Hear tales of Hanukah goblins and the fierce Algonquian giant from the north known as Winter. Sing songs of Christmas cheer, Hanukah candles, the best toppings for potato latke, the qualities of the individual days of Kwanza, and much more. However this time of year is celebrated, it is a time for gathering together with songs and stories to carry us through into lighter times. Invite your community in for a concert that will bring cheer and light to all !!
$201- $350
Messano, Bob Planet That We Love Tour Music,
Nature- Environment
This program appeals to the whole family. It focuses on big themes like environmental awareness and global harmony. Guitar Bob’s upbeat performance engages the audience in active participation. Kids connect with current topics such as caring for the planet when Guitar Bob sings “Skip Around the Sun”, “Amazon Shuffle”, “Blue Planet Revue” and “One World Talking”. Parents value Bob’s positive messages and ability to educate while letting “kids be kids”.
$501- $1000
Portante, Raymond The Unit Music
The Unit is a Nyack, NY based R&B band that adds elements of rock and blues to create a soulful sound that makes you want to get out of your seats to dance along. In addition, the song choices, the strong vocals, and three part harmonies make it impossible not to sing along. The Unit has been performing throughout Rockland, Bergen, and NYC for five years. The set list includes such classics as Don't Let Me Down, Be My Baby, and Unchain My Heart. A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All!
$351- $500
Turvin, Maryanne Shake Your Soul/ Kripalu Yogadance Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Other
SHAKE YOUR SOUL Shake Your Soul was developed by Daniel Leven, the co- founder of Kripalu Danskenetics (aka YogaDance). Its origins are in Body- Mind Centering, yoga, modern and African dance & somatic expressive movement. World music is chosen to resonate with specific fluid system qualities in the body. Qi Gong is another component of the body, mind spirit experience. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace, within their own comfort level. Emphasis is placed on self- expression not performance. Connecting to our inner child brings a sense of joy and freedom. Each program is specifically adapted to fit various age groups e and is offered to children through adults (including seniors).
$101- $200
!, Spook Handy The Works of Pete Seeger - Another Ground Breaking Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook has had the privilege to perform alongside Pete several times per year at concerts and festivals since the two met in 2003. Along the way, Spook has learned a lot of Pete's favorite songs and the stories behind them. He's even contributed verses to one of Pete's newer songs and sang on his latest CD. Pete Seeger will turn 94 on May 3, 2013. This program looks at the legacy, struggles, songs and stories of one of Americas most beloved folk singers - the man who gave us If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. An excellent program for Festivals, Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.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
Helou, Paul Bears, Bees & Butterflies Music,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
I use interactive songs -- original and traditional -- as well as musical/theatrical improvisation to really make this an interactive, fun and energetic experience! No one will be sitting just watching -- there will be moving, dancing, singing, spontaneous fun. You will need to rest after my show! I love to empower children to use their imagination and be part of the show.
$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
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