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Durst, James JAMES DURST: 'Hue Manatee's Quest' Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-songwriter James Durst presents a 1-man musical adventure, rich in humor, song & story to dramatize themes of environmental sustainability, unity in diversity, friendship & peace. The central characters Hue (as in 'color' or 'cry of alarm') Manatee and Flickati Cricket seek the wisdom of renowned change agent Leon Chameleon, only to be invited along on a journey to his ancestral homeland, the Galápagos. Along the way, they overcome numerous perils while meeting and sharing songs with Shining Eagle (Northern Hemisphere shaman of the Imáji Nation), a trio of dolphins, a whale threatened by a whaling ship, Ella Condor (Southern Hemisphere medicine woman of the Todos tribe), and a popular street-corner quintet known as Acapellago. Cameo appearances are made by Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks to populate Leon's parable explaining how our protagonists differ from the 'two-legged ones' in a 5-part tour de farce, 'Lost in the Kuda Shuda Woods.' Ideally suited for families with older children, as the humor employs wordplay and the music is sophisticated yet accessible. Imagine 'The Lion King' meets 'Candide.'
$501- $1000
diLorenzo, Valerie An evening of Cabaret with Valerie diLorenzo Music
An award-winning professional singer and Equity actress, Valerie diLorenzo presents an evening of songs, stories and laughter as she muses on her journey through Broadway and the American Songbook. She’ll be accompanied by Barry Levitt (former Artistic Director of the famed 92nd St. Y Lyrics and Lyricists Series). Some of the composers featured in the concert will include: Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren. Valerie’s voice and showmanship have been critically acclaimed for presenting interesting and exciting music matched by a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... And an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for. Cabaret Scenes says, “This is how to do cabaret! While her voice is stupendous, it’s her heart and life embracing spirit that makes her shows so special.”
$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
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Five Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Jonathan's NEWEST Concert includes songs from his American Heroes 4 CD, winner of eight national awards: * Spring 2014 Academics' Choice Smart Media Award * 2014 KIDS FIRST! All-star Award * 2014 Tillywig Brainchild Award * 2014 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award * 2014 The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval * 2014 Dove Foundation Family Friendly Seal * 2014 Mom's Choice Honoring Excellence Gold Award Recipient * 2014 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award The featured heroes in this concert are: Albert Einstein, Juliette Gordon Low, William Penn, Samantha Smith, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dr. Seuss.
$501- $1000
Willis, Audrey Spontaneous Creativity: Riffing on the Blues Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Children/Teens will learn how to write a blues song with the help of established musicians. Participants will collaborate to create traditional blues tunes and leave with an understanding of how music is created using standard blues formats. This program is good for libraries and senior centers at well as other institutions.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna The Money Show-- Saving Spending & Sharing (ENGLISH-SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE) Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Money Show is a Song & Puppetry program that teaches young children about the value of money in a fun, age-appropriate way. Saving, spending smart and sharing are concepts presented using interactive songs, puppetry, stories and colorful , interactive props. Meet Anna's puppet friends, LuLu the Singing Llama, learn from Macdonald about how he got his farm, meet Bernardo the Banker as he explains what it means to save. This show was created for the Newark Library, presented in several branches, and is under written by the PNC Bank. Anna created a popular BILINGUAL English-Spanish version for this library.
$501- $1000
Connolly, Carol Story Safari Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Listen and join in as the award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes, leads us on a journey all around the world and to our own back yard. We’ll meet a curious frog, a barnyard hen who thought she knew best, a clever porcupine who outwitted a lion and hippo, and a mischievous mouse. Designed to encourage children to read, this Tales ‘n Tunes’ presentation, invites all to come to this rollicking romp with our furry and feathered friends.There will be plenty of singing, beginning with Tales ‘n Tunes’ original song, Bunches of Beasts. And there’ll be lots of opportunities to make animal noises, too.
$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer History,
Media- Other,
Music
Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer began writing songs at the age of 15 and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than a thousand songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. Sonny & Perley highlight favorites including "Skylark", "Accentuate The Positive", "Blues In The Night" and "Moon River".
$351- $500
Meissner, Lisa New Music with Traditional Roots Music
Based in the Adirondacks, The Rustic Riders play new music with traditional roots. Lisa Meissner’s songs explore our journeys with others, our world and creation. They are filled with her experience of music from many peoples, times and places and they move the spirit to new understanding.The Rustic Riders’ have recorded two CD’s with Dan Duggan at Esperance Productions in Red Creek. “Hearing Hearts” and “Among These Hills”. Topics covered include stories of people overcoming obstacles, sustainable living and personal relationships.
$351- $500
Chimenti, Michael BROADWAY BABIES History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
We are Cathy & Michael Chimenti, a Broadway husband and wife singing duo who, for the last 5 years, have been performing in the Tri-State area to nothing but raves and repeat bookings. Word of mouth has been unprecedented, but we are reaching out to you to make you aware of this opportunity to bring Broadway entertainment to your venue. The Chimentis are perfect for any size event or meeting. We can perform anywhere from ½ hour to 90 minutes to a full 4 hour party with DJ and dancing. The program focuses on the history of the Broadway theatre, with personal recollections for our careers and insightful anecdotes about the history of Broadway!
$351- $500
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