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Linthwaite, Dara The Singing Tree Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
What better place to curl up with a good book than under the shady leaves of a favorite tree? Miss Dara plays the guitar as she teaches songs and fingerplays and reads a story or two about the seasons of tree.
$101- $200
Clive, Young, Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
Music
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
    Bromka, Sondra & John 'STONE SOUP & the HURDY GURDY MAN' Participatory Musical Storytelling History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    This favorite classic tale has been crafted to include lots of singing, movement, and active participation for every audience member, from the youngest, to the most old and wise. The story: When a very clever traveler meets a very stingy lady, an extraordinary soup is created from nothing more than the imaginative man’s ordinary stone, water, and his wits and imagination. Our version highlights this most valuable clue: There is great joy in sharing, and it is important to always “use your noodle,” and your imagination! Young children will love the inclusion of their favorite storytelling elements: singalongs, patterns, repetition, the wondrous ways of 'long ago & far away' and especially, their 'Fizz Boom Pop' Chorus! & 'THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT: OLDEN INSTRUMENTS THAT GO FIZZ, BOOM, and POP! Reading Program Special: 2 programs for 1 price: see separate entry For a truly unusual musical experience, songs are accompanied by a real live HURDY GURDY built by the artist. This unforgettable historic stringed instrument doubles as a magic pepper grinder in our telling! Look forward to an energetic, meaningful, & interactive tandem storytelling experience underscored with live music, resonant with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation.
    $351- $500
    Mischief, Merry Tales & Tunes along the Towpath History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Climb aboard a packet boat and back in time with Merry Mischief's Tales & Tunes along the Towpath! Merry Mischief is an costumed acoustic duo(Merlyn & Harry) who come dressed as Canal Travelers and entertain your audience with music and historical facts from the Erie Canal. Music from the time of the Erie Canal and American folk music with it's wild and wooly history, along with poetry (and of course, a few fun jokes :) makes this a great community and/or reading program! A fun way to make History come ALIVE! Program suitable for the young to the seasoned adult.
    $201- $350
    Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of James Taylor & Carole King Music
    James Taylor and Carole King have made lifetime musical contributions which have delighted a whole generation. As singer-songwriters – performing artists who write their own material – they continued this growing trend into the 1960s and 1970s right alongside The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, John Denver, Eagles, Jim Croce, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Don Mclean, and others.   Join national touring and recording artist (and award-winning singer-songwriter), Glen Roethel in this musical concert stroll from New York City's Loco-Motion on up to New England's blues-infused Copperline. (Singing along is always encouraged.)   Songs for performance may be drawn from the following, and more:   Carolina In My Mind, Copperline, Country Road, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Every Day, Fire & Rain, Handyman, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Oh, Susanna, Our Town, Shed A Little Light, Shower The People, Something In The Way She Moves, Sweet Baby James, You've Got A Friend, Your Smiling Face, A Natural Woman, Home Again, I Feel The Earth Move, It's Too Late, Jazzman, So Far Away, Tapestry, Up On The Roof, Where You Lead, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, The Loco-Motion
    $201- $350
    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
    Bierko, Scott Beth & Scott's Party Concert Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Interactive fun for Everyone! “Party Concert" is a forty-five minute interactive, musical presentation for young children. During this delightful show of original stories and songs, the audience gets an opportunity to join in the fun by singing, clapping and using their imaginations to become everything from wolves to washing machines. Many children are also invited on-stage throughout the program to laugh, dance and play instruments with Parents Choice Award winners, Beth and Scott! Of import to teachers and parents, Beth & Scott cover some or all of the following topics in a typical program: • Good Listening • Following Directions • Gross Motor Movement • Sequencing • USA Geography • The Importance of Bedtime • Fear of Monsters • Sharing • On-Stage participation • Echoing/Repeating • Audience Manners The program takes place in front of Beth & Scott’s logo, a 6’ X 12’ rainbow. As with all their shows, the Bierkos use the latest in sound production technology to offer everyone in the house a great seat to a great show!
    $351- $500
    Epstein Kravis, Anna Pre K INTERACTIVE Song and Puppetry Concerts Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry
    Lively concerts feature electric keyboard, huggable hand puppets, basic sign language, children's favorite songs, Anna's acclaimed originals, the hilarious poetry of LuLu the Singing Llama, Huggy Bear, and lots of participation fo ages 2 and up! Over 400 library concerts performed, 1000 Pre School Programs, and 3500 concerts performed total internationally. Children's Librarians say: The best, most entertaining concert event of the year!...Even the shyest children opened up to sing, dance and give bear hugs! and Just the kind of artist we love! Sensitive to the needs of children and parents alike!
    $351- $500
    Cavanaugh, Deb Music - A Hidden Treasure (2006 Summer Reading Program) Music,
    Nature- Animals,
    Other
    Discover the treasure of music with a musical scavenger hunt. Listen for names of animals, places, and more in these fun and interactive songs, and color a treasure map filled with pictures of these clues. This program has been specially designed for the 2006 Summer Reading Program. The program can be adapted for older or younger children and will include a song written for this year’s theme.
    $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), Wide Awake Club Library (Fillmore NY).
    $201- $350
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