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Hill Brothers, The Americana History,
Music
Introduce everyone to the sounds of American folk, bluegrass and traditional music. With the recent success of the Grammy Award-winning "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack, this music has been rediscovered as a symbol of American traditions and spirit. Using spoons, pennywhistle, washtub bass, dulcimer, banjo, acoustic guitar and more, the Hill Brothers present a lively concert full of humor, singalongs and loads of audience participation while students absorb valuable lessons in America's history, geography, cultural makeup and values! A great program to celebrate America, rural &/or harvest themes, any national holiday, Music in the Schools month.
$501- $1000
Ruch, Dave Just for Fun! Music
Dave brings along his banjo, bones, spoons, washboard, guitar, jaw harp and more for a special program full of musical fun for all ages. Audience members will delight in seeing and learning a bit about these instruments up close while enjoying some great participatory songs performed on each. Expect singalongs, movement songs, laughter, guessing games, even a few cartoon themes.....some audience members may even be invited to come up on "stage" and join in the fun! "We were so impressed by your performance - we’ve been telling everyone we know how enjoyable it was. You kept the audience enthralled" Sandy Gillard & Amy Josyln, Children’s Services, Richmond Memorial Library, Batavia NY
$351- $500
Wright, Gary The Great American POP Show! A Lively History of Popular Song in America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Celebrate American Music with The Great American POP Show! - a stunning visual & aural fusion of music, dance, theatre, narrative, & song. This multicultural spectacular of 4 performer/musicians offers a bombardment of styles & vitality combing the dazzle of Broadway with the power of 25 all-time classic songs of the 20th century strung into a linear exciting historical context. Here is an incredible participatory journey through time unlike anything you've ever seen or heard before! Engaging projections & colorful costume headwear make the music & narrative become a visual feast, as well. This will have everyone dancing in the aisles. Delightful & rollicking, this tight-knit professional group gives unforgettable insight into the vital role of music in our lives. What a way to learn history! - Lincoln Center Meet the Artist.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & JIM WEST Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A multicultural puppet treat, with a giant dragon from China, a Native American totem pole, and a hand shadow spider from Africa.
$1001- $3000
Soloway, Mike INTERACTIVE FAMILY SHOW (infants through 5 years) Music
Join Mike for a happy sing-a-long session of family fun! It’s a totally interactive presentation of classic motion and echo songs, chants and fingerplays that the entire family can enjoy. Mike can accommodate up to 100 children along with their parents/caregivers. Like a pied piper, Mike helps children and familes sing-a-long and dance-a-long.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of George Gershwin History,
Music
This program is an old time sing along filled with trivia, history & songs written by the composer. Lyric sheets available. Song titles include: Our Love Is Here To Stay, Embraceable You, Someone To Watch Over Me, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Summertime, A Foggy Day, They Can't Take That Away From Me, & more.
$101- $200
Tranchina, Gabriele Grammy Award Winners Music
Featured in this program are 4 outstanding Grammy Award Winners: Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Lena Horne. We will talk about their careers and what made them so special. You will hear songs like “The way we were”, “Fly me to the moon”, “Stormy Weather”, “Night and Day” and much more.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Holiday Dance Party Interactive Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Lee to celebrate the holidays in this multi-cultural dance party. Lee brings props, puppets and instruments and engages children and their families in singing and dancing to her fully orchestrated music. Children will dance with hats and giant candy canes, families will catch huge streaming snow flakes, jingle bells and maracas and more! It's a Winter Wonderland of a show!
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo The People Could Fly Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories of the African American Experience Book early for January’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and February’s Black History. This show is very popular. The message? Share, be fair, and enjoy this wonderful culture’s songs and stories. Features “The People Could Fly,” an empowering tale of slaves who find wings; “Little Daughter,” who sings her way out of the wolf’s woods; “The Talkin’ Cooter,” riddle tale of freedom told with fiddling turtle; “Mm, Mm, Mm, Martin Luther King”, storypoem of the man’s life by C. Blake-Alston. Children act out “Rabbit & Elephant” in mask and with African rhythm instruments. Also, spirituals and a dance from the Gullah-speaking Sea Islands. Takes listeners from the struggle to the soaring spirit. Even wise old 6th graders have risen, cheering, in response. “Students K-8 loved it.” - Sr. Corinne, Principal, Mater Dolorosa, Holyoke, MA “Highly recommended” - Leon McKinley, Principal, Mayberry E.S., East Hartford, CT.
$351- $500
Booking, Unbound Spook Handy - Let’s Get Out the Vote! Music,
Other
Let’s Get Out the Vote! - Democracy goes way beyond the right to vote. But voting is an essential part of the process. Clean community programs, environmental legislation, civil rights, women’s rights, worker’s rights and so many other issues we all value are affected by who our elected officials are. This fun, empowering and educational concert brings people from all parts of the community together to celebrate the vision of the founders of this great nation. Sing along, laugh and let your voice be heard!! An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$351- $500
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