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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Levin, Ira and Julia Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Raise your Glass to Charles Dickens! A musical tribute to the author who dedicated his talents to lifting the spirit, hope & awareness. A participatory, community-oriented, celebratory time with sing-alongs and storytelling based on Dickens’ novels musical and movie adaptations. An original tune that introduces seven Dickens novels in under seven minutes. Huzzah! Watch the stop-action animation video at www.thelevinsmusic.com
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry Renaissance Revelry History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of Kings and Queens, Knights, Dragons, and even Nursery Rhymes to satisfy even the Queen herself! Program encourages books, stories and poetry from the library. A musical program that features songs, stories and poetry reminiscent of the Renaissance and Medieval times. Costumed musicians (Merlyn & Harry)will give history lessons that make history come alive with humor and harmonies! All set in a language that can be understood by the general wee one to the Lord and Lady of the house!
$201- $350
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
McGrath, Cathy “POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON” INTERACTIVE RHYMES, SONGS, GAMES Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
This is a delightful collection of the most treasured nursery rhymes, imitation songs, finger plays, action songs and musical games for the younger visitors to the library and their families. Cathy rekindles the joy of traditional musical activities that enhance learning: singing, dancing, reciting, moving in circles, playing active games, smiling, and cooperating with each other. The dancing limberjack toys are always featured for simple and captivating fun. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. “This program is perfect for preschoolers!” said Robin Benoit of Fairport Public Library. (An additional version has been created as a family concert for audiences of all ages).
$201- $350
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
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Margot Rock 'n' Roll, the Opposites, & Our Greatest Hopes--a Celebration! Music
Hear electrifying rock songs from the 50s to now, performed live, with thrilling, insightful commentary telling why these wonderful songs are important and loved, and what they have to do with everyone's life! The basis is the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, which says, "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." Loved by audiences, this program has everyone dancing in the aisles!
$501- $1000
Shepard, Mark The Drum of The Elephant King Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Drum of the Elephant King is an interactive, magical, musical, multicultural teaching tale from Haiti. It combines AFrican and European story forms. Celebrate the complex and compelling culture of the Caribbean! Feature over 100 cool sound effects instruments played by the audience!
$501- $1000
Loshak, Rachel Gustafer Yellowgold's Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Multi-media performance of live music and animated illustrations about Gustafer Yellowgold, his journey from the Sun and his new life here on Earth, in the Minnesota woods. Through narration and storytelling we meet Gustafer's new friends the flightless Pterodactyl and Slimothy the eel. Created and performed by singer-songwriter/ illustrator, Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold appeals to the whole family.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. 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
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