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Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Falling In Love With Richard Rodgers! History,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
Falling In Love With Richard Rodgers! Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day were extraordinary. His influence on theatre today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than 6 decades, encompassing more than 40 Broadway musicals, 900 published songs, Hollywood and TV triumphs, and every award imaginable. My Favorite Things, Manhattan, My Funny Valentine, are a few of the songs Sonny & Perley highlight in this concert. Julie Andews put it best " All Rodgers' songs, with the wonders of lyrics woven into them, around them, through them, hit you somewhere in the solar plexus..." The Obama's gave the Queen a gift of an iPod and a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers...
$351- $500
Jablonski, Barbara Barbara Jablonski & Friend Holiday Concert History,
Music
Christmas Through the Ages Program. Vocal and instrumental program showing beginnings of traditional and contemporary European and American Christmas and holiday favorites. Instruments include hammered dulcimer, ukulele, guitars, table harps, Appalachian dulcimer, accordions.
$101- $200
Julty, Dagen Introducing American Folk Music History,
Music
A fun and musical journey into the history of American Folk Music incorporating many and diverse instruments, dances, customs, jokes, history and stories. This program is fun, educational and funny. A warm and entertaining way to expose children to our rich American cultural roots.
$201- $350
Costanzo, Jerry Lets Be Frank Music
A Tribute to Sinatra. Jerry is the real deal, a true to life Crooner. carrying the torch of the great legends-Sinatra, Dino, Bennett, Cole, to name a few. Singing timeless Standards from the Great American Song Book. For listeners and Dancers of all ages. Jerry is accompanied by the finest musicians, right out of New York City's Jazz & Swing Scene. Not only are they worldclass professionals but also accomplished recording artists, whos names can be seen on a number of Jazz Lables. You will be amazed by their talent, professionalism and ability to enhance any event. All have the ability to play any style of Jazz,including, American Popular Song Book, Jazz & Swing Classics, Bossa Nova & Latin. Requests are always welcome and encouraged. Jerry's ensembles are expandable from a Trio to a 10 or 17-piece Big Band. Jerry is also avaliable as a soloist using professional background tracks.
$501- $1000
String Band, Homegrown An Unbroken Circle: Traditional Music in Popular Culture Music
The Homegrown String Band performs original acoustic arrangements of the traditional music that has become part of the popular roots and folk rock canon. Many popular rock bands were founded by avid listeners and students of traditional music. People like Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan were well versed in American blues and bluegrass as well as the folk traditions of the British Isles. Likewise The Homegrown String Band has drunk deeply from the well of blues, ballads, and breakdowns that have helped to shape the sounds of American popular music. In this program the band will be sharing their original interpretations of some of the traditional and early commercial recordings that have been covered by popular roots rockers from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan to Nirvana and Beck.
$501- $1000
merwin, chris Japanese songs, stories, and dance with Kikyo Genso Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
An enchanting program of songs, stories, and dance from Japan by Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin, known as Kikyo Genso. The audience will learn to sing in Japanese, dance Japanese folk dances, and hear stories told by a Kishiko, a native of Japan. Chris accompanies her on the shakuhachi, an ancient bamboo flute. It's sound, which is like no other flute in the world, helps transport the audience off to Japan. The performers dress in kimonos, and Kishiko uses Japanes fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props in her dances. The stories teach good moral lessons and are age appropriate, and cultural and historical information is given. This program is highly educational yet still fun and entertaining, and there is no other show like it in the Tri-State area.
$501- $1000
Brian Chevalier, Susan Hamlin & Character ROCKS - Character Education Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Character ROCKS with Brian and Susan's engaging, upbeat character ed program. Bring the magic of good character to your school with this participatory assembly program. Also ask about songwriting workshops for your core group -- creat a new song to perform at finale show.
$501- $1000
Mischief, Merry Christmas Elf Holiday! Music,
Other
Elves who have finished their work at the North Pole are able to come to your Library to lead a Holiday Sing-a-Long! Family friendly bad jokes will abound!
$201- $350
Division, The Blur An Evening with The Blur Division Music
Anyone interested in experiencing an evening of innovative contemporary music is invited to attend this performance and/or lecture program of the New York-based trio The Blur Division. The band is certain to once again demonstrate the limitless possibilities of three exploratory musicians getting together to craft their own original compositions which reconcile history with the future, tradition with technology, and jazz with a unique approach that resists categorization.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy Breaking New Ground - Tales from a Traveling Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is Spook's most popular program. Spook’s been to every American state except North Dakota, Hawaii, Michigan and Long Island (huh?). And he’s met all kinds of people with all kinds of backgrounds – some comical, some downright sad. In this humorous, heartwarming and inspiring concert Spook will share stories and songs about the places he’s been, people he’s met and the jobs and other predicaments he’s found himself in. 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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