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Description
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Clough, Geoff Around The World In 80 Songs...or less Multicultural- Other,
Music
A musical tour around the world visiting every continent.(yes even Antartica!) Sing a long program with live music using songs from many nations & cultures. Humor, stories & audience interaction.
Up to $100
Beaugard, Carol "Bluegrass/Folkgrass Jamboree" Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is one of our popular programs: "Bluegrass/Folkgrass Jamboree" - Suitable for any time of the year - we perform a variety of songs in the world of bluegrass and country music. We can include a narrative explaining the origins of bluegrass and information on the instruments used. We can perform as a quintet, quartet, trio or duet and instrumentation can include: vocals, guitar(s), mandolin, banjo, fiddle, or bass - based on your budget and needs. Adult Presentation - straight concert and information on the history of the music. Children's Presentation - musical selections are geared for a younger audience and we invite them to sing, clap hands and play along with kazoos and basic percussion.
$201- $350
Dotterweich,Stein,Pearles,Strom, Bernie,Dug,Gail,Don and Steve Bluegrass Music Music,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Environment
For the Blue Mule Band the message is clear; to bring the unique sound of mulegrass to audiences everywhere. While Webster might not be able to define MuleGrass, The Blue Mule Band knows exactly what it is: an eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass and upbeat folk music played amid moments of humor and a lot of fun. Awash in harmonies and unique style, the sound of The Blue Mule Band sets the group apart from other bluegrass bands. Born out of jam sessions at Fosters Irish Pub in Ellicottville New York, the Cattaraugus County based band was officially formed in December 2003. In 2004, The Blue Mule Band and 36 fans, took their music for a weeklong pub tour of Ireland. Highlights of the trip was a spot on the Cormac McConnell Show. Members were interviewed and played three songs live on National Radio. The genuine interaction between the members and the audience has become a trademark and keeps folks coming back. Comittment to continuing The Blue Mule Band's unique sound and ex-panding original music continually drive the group in new directions.Contact at:@thebluemuleband@gmail.com or visit their web site @www.thebluemuleband.com
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'Who Has Heard the Wind?' - Interactive Family Concert of Historic Wind Instruments History,
Music,
Science
This performance is the perfect complement to our storytelling performance 'THE BOY WHO WENT TO VISIT the NORTH WIND.' Our extensive early instrument collection features a joyous diversity of historic MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, and TRADITIONAL FOLK INSTRUMENTS. Playing upon the wind as our theme and setting, we often usher in our performance journey with an early music mini-concert , specially highlighting our collection of early wind instruments of all shapes, sizes, and sounds. The audience is treated to consorts of recorders, of curious crumhorns, historical bagpipes both loud and soft, and a mysteriously ancient gemshorn. As you enjoy this exploration of historic instruments, marvel at the wonderful ways human kind has used wood, animal horn, reed, leather, and ingenuity to invent instruments that create a rainbow of musical sounds. These two complementary programs unite to appeal to all the senses, a memorable and meaningful feast for the eyes, ears, and imagination! For EARTHDAY and ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS EVENTS, the artists can also explore mankind’s long partnership with the wind as energy, and how cultures around the world have shaped, utilized, and interacted with wind’s many powers and wonders. Windmills, kites, sailboats, seeds… wind contributes significantly to our lives, pleasures, & history.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson Songs & Stories for a Small Planet Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A celebration of nature with an eye to where we fit in and how we can help sustain our world. Sue Haley of the Cape Cod National Seashore booked Jackson 5 times and reported: It was great. I was truly impressed how you got the whole audience involved, tentative adults as well! Everyone was fully engaged and enjoying themselves.
$351- $500
Warren, Conroy WEST INDIAN AND AMERICAN MUSIC SONG AND DANCE Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
THIS PROGRAM IS AN INTERACTIVE CULTURAL AND MUSIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, WITH AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. CONROY USES AN ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC GUITAR AS ACCOMPANIMENT TO HIS CAPTIVATING VOCAL SELECTIONS. HIS REPERTOIRE INCLUDES CALYPSO, R&B, REGGAE, MERINGUE, POP, CHILDREN FAVORITES AND ROCK & ROLL. THE AUDIENCE IS ALWAYS INVITED TO SING, DANCE OR PLAY SOME OF THE MANY PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS THAT HE PRESENTS AND DEMONSTRATES. HIS PRESENTATION IS LIVELY, PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIBLE. THE PROGRAM IS SUITABLE FOR ANY OCCASION OR SEASON OF THE YEAR.
$351- $500
!, briz FREEDOM STAIRWAY (Travels on the Human Highway) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The Freedom Stairway saga is based on the Slave Narratives conducted by our government in the 1930's. I have already performed Freedom at a number of schools and libraries. My Freedom songs portray the sacrifices and hardships that slaves endured to reach freedom via the Underground Railroad. The Freedom songs are sung to a multi-media backdrop, including beautiful black and white period photos provided by the Library of Congress to enhance the experience. In addition, I also include short narratives between songs and display African instruments from that troubled time in our nation's history. Plans are currently underway to bring this entertaining and informative program to the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Don't miss out on the chance to include this wonderful program in your schedule this year.
$201- $350
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
    Sackett, Richard The Mean Clowns Music
    Originally formed in 1979, The Mean Clowns enjoyed a brief stint of local NYC-metro area popularity, releasing self-produced cheese-ball 45rpm homage to the 3 Stooges, and playing CBGB's, The Uncle Floyd Show, U.S. Blues, Grumpy's Place and several other obscure dumps. Originally launched as a cover band boasting a set list of upwards of 100 tunes, TMC would crank-out Slade and Dr. Feel good covers while their more popular peers played it safe with insipid AOR covers of the day. Fast forward to 2008 - through the wonders of technology, three of the original clowns have reunited (Anthony/Heath/Priceless) - and with the addition of former Corpse Grinders/Brats axeman extraordinaire Jerry 'Pat' Pucsek - they have reinvented themselves as a totally insane, kinetic powerhouse of the unpredictable - starting out with cool covers of some of their fav. bands, from The Kinks and The Yardbirds, to the original Alice Cooper Group and Ziggy - The Mean Clowns promise to deliver many other wild & wonderful vibes from the 60's & 70's and beyond! Stay tuned, oh true believer!!
    $501- $1000
    Levin, Ira and Julia Monsters, Aliens and Stinky Ice-cream: A Halloween Special! Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Come in costume and hear tales of pirates and pumpkins...BIG Pumpkins! that will make you scream “DRAT!” Join us and feel yourself flying in hoola hoop airplane or defeating the Baseball Team from Outer Spaaaace! Sillly, spooky, sweet fun...
    $201- $350
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