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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Maurer, Jim Stylin Sounds D.J. Entertainment Media- Other,
Music,
Other
We here at Jester Jim Inc realize that DJ services are not just about music. Organizing games and dances with your families are what we do. From just kids, to children and their parents, to just entertainment at your next staff party, we have done it all and done it all well.
$101- $200
Shepard, Mark DrumSongStory Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
DrumSongStory is an eclectic, ever changing, shape shifting, globe circling, archetype exploring, community building boundary breaking, mind/heart/ear opening celebratory combination of Drums, Songs and Stories. DrumSongStory is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to serve a wide range of themes and topics. They are multicultural, multidisciplinary and support the multiple intelligences. Each performance is customized depending on audience age, theme, time of year or other variables. Ideal for mixed audiences of children and adults.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Springtime Song and Puppetry Celebration & Springtime Holiday Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Songs of baby animals, how things grow, changing weather and the joys of spring come alive! Adorable hand puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, lots of participation, basic sign language and more offer children many opportunities to be in the show! Versions for Easter and Passover available. For ages 2-8 (+ -), and family audiences. Anna has performed over 500 library concerts for chidlren and family audiences, and over 3500 children and family programs to date internationally, in varied venues.
$501- $1000
!, briz FREEDOM'S CRY-(A House Divided) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Once again briz takes us on a historical, musical journey with the second part of his Freedom saga.The first Freedom Stairway, speaks of the attrocities of slavery and the attempts to seek emancipation via the underground railroad. Now, Freedom's Cry deals with the horrors of the Civil War. Songs like, Dear Mr. Lincoln and The Ghosts of Gettysburg, movingly tell the stories of the soldiers who fought the most bloody war in our nation's history, and just like Stairway,Freedom's Cry will move you visually with the addition of the beautiful power point black and white slides from the Library of Congress. The Freedom shows are age appropriate for the entire family with plenty of audience participation. The third and final part of the Freedom saga titled Freedom's Glory which deals with the Civil Rights Movement is also now complete and available as well .
$201- $350
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Kikyo Genso (beautiful illusion in Japanese) is a one of a kind duo consisting of Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin. Kishiko studied the ancient Noh theater dance and singing as a child in Japan and Chris Merwin has immersed himself in the esoteric music of the bamboo shakuhachi flute both in Japan and at home. Together they enchant audiences with a marriage of the two art forms that are not paired together in the traditional arts world of Japan. The program features elegant dance based on Noh dance accompanied by Zen Buddhist and classical music, as well as folk dances with the words sung in Japanese. The performers are authentically costumed in kimonos and cultural and historical background is given on all aspects of the performance. This show is the only one of it's kind anywhere and is as entertaining as it is educational.
$501- $1000
*, Andes Manta Lecture Demonstration Multicultural- Other,
Music
An informal program designed to expose smaller groups of students (in the classroom) to the musicians. Students interact with Andes Manta as the musicians explain and demonstrate each instrument, discuss life in Ecuador and offer the opportunity for practicing Spanish with native speakers.
$501- $1000
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure All aboard! Get ready to be swept away on this magical musical train ride that students and teachers will never forget as Melody learns about American music genres while finding her "own voice." This participatory musical theatre production, with a stirring blend of original and traditional music, features members of the acclaimed and award-winning Dream Jam Band. The train takes young Melody to the key cities that have been fundamental in the development of American music. The incomparable Dream Jam Band plays and teaches about the musical genre that originated in each city, making this a valuable and unforgettable experience for Melody and for each audience member.
$1001- $3000
Boertzel, Brooke Literature, Arts, Family! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Make illustrations leap off the page! Write original songs based on a favorite book! Imagine and explore the world of your favorite literary characters! These fun-filled, 90-minute workshops bring families together to make drama, music and art all based on books. After a group Read Aloud of a selected book, parents and students will work with highly trained teaching artists to explore the themes in that book through theatre, music and creative movement activities.
$201- $350
Morse, Andy SING AND DANCE WITH ANDY THE MUSIC MAN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Children will be encouraged to explore their imagination through music and movement. Children will be invited to sing, dance and engage their dramatic side. The goal of this program is to provide a safe and supportive place for children to express themselves. Everyone, children and adults alike, are invited to participate as much or as little as they are comfortable with. This program can be tailored to fit the needs of the audience and the space available.
$351- $500
Levin, Yosi Rockin' Hannukah! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A rockin' family concert in Hebrew & English sing-along with traditional songs for the Festival of Lights, as well as Yosi's own original music. Full band concert!
$1001- $3000
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