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murphree, gary POP! GOES THE MUSIC Music
POP! GOES THE MUSIC is a program that educates people about American Pop Music of the 20th century, by way of a live musical performance. Guitar, vocals and original backing tracks are used to show the connection between many types of music- the blues, gospel, swing, rock and roll. Well known popular songs fill the show, and will change all the time to keep it interesting. I have nearly 50 years of musical experience and knowledge which I bring to the program, which young and old can enjoy. From Robert Johnson to Glenn Miller to U2, it's fun for everyone.
$101- $200
Hill Brothers, The The Reading Show Music
As seen at the New York State PTA PARP Conference & the Niagara Frontier Reading Council Fall Conference Get kids really excited about reading with this high-energy program! Perfect to kickoff or conclude Parents as Reading Partners(PARP), Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), Accelerated Reader, OhioReads! or other reading incentive programs, or simply as a fun concert with an all-important message, this show uses singable, original upbeat songs and even a disco tune to get students really fired up to read! The messages in this program are very clear: reading is fun, it's something we can all learn to do, it enables us to follow our dreams and become anything we want to be, and it can take us on some fascinating new adventures. As with all Hill Brothers performances, you can expect lots of laughs and surprises along with tons of audience participation!
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn North American Music (Appalachian Trail, Shakers, Native American) History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Native American Tunes Songs, chants and tunes drawn from various tribes, display of Native American style flutes, historical information and demonstration with tunes played on the Native American style flute, drums and rattles. Shaker Tunes and Movement Songs collected from the Shakers with movement or gestures, including “I Will Bow and Be Simple,” “Love Is Little,” and “More Love,” and “I Will Bend Like the Willow” Appalachian and Traditional Potpourri Songs and tunes from the Appalachian Trail, Colonial times, and the Underground Railroad played on the Appalachian mountain lap dulcimer and banjitar. Audience participation encouraged.
$101- $200
Levin, Ira and Julia Poe Show: Lighten Up Edgar! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
A presentation of the lighter side of Poe which includes musical odes to the poet, short stories and humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs. It is a light-hearted way to celebrate Poe without tearing up the floorboards! Interactive, uplifting and inspiring! www.thelevinsmusic.com
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. A JOURNEY THROUGH ADDICTION by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Using original music, drama, mime, special effects, and vaudeville, this compelling autobiographical theater production (complete with scenery, costumes and props) explores alcoholism, drug dependency, eating disorders, teen suicide, and self-destructive attitudes. By creating a skillful and exciting theatrical experience, while connecting emotionally with the audience through his true story, Rick's messages hit home, successfully affecting the thoughts and behaviors of his audience. Rick Adam's effective performance touches the heart while tickling the funny bone, as he offers tools for solving problems, making healthy choices, and building self-esteem.
$501- $1000
Handy, Spook Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. 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
Sloshay, Gedalya Gedalya "Inspired by Faith and Folk Rock" Music
I perform original music in English. The songs are relaxing and with a universal message. The music lends itself to introspection and self-awareness.
$201- $350
Ruch, Dave The Erie Canal in Song! History,
Music
A treasure trove of songs and stories that washed ashore with the workers, captains, passengers and crews of "Clinton’s Ditch", all presented with lots of audience participation. This engaging program will entertain and enlighten, and features a variety of stringed and other musical instruments from canal days. "Swan Library highly recommends Dave Ruch. Fun, informative and crowd pleasing....he is tops in his field" Michelle Watt, Children’s Librarian, Swan Library, Albion NY
$351- $500
Minichino, Maurice Talk-n-Drum is in the Green House Music
Talk n Drum is in the Green House! Is a one hour stage show for kids 5 to 9 years of age that features exciting drumming on all kinds of drums including ones made of recycled objects, original songs and lively chants in English, Spanish and Italian, and infectious movements all performed by 3 players. We will all sing hello in Spanish, say ‘let’s eat pizza’ in Italian, ‘Goodbye’ in German and shout the word ‘recycle’ in all of these languages. Kids will be clapping their hands and wiggling in their seats from beginning to end! Talk n Drum is in the Green House! was born out of the innovative multi sensory language program Talk n Drum Foreign Language and Music Program for Preschoolers. This show supports the New York State Learning Standard for the Arts (Standard #4) by introducing different languages in addition to English, teaching ‘race and cultural inclusion’ and the importance of communication on a global scale. It also teaches the importance of being part of a global community that is committed to ‘recycling’ and keeping the earth green and healthy.
$1001- $3000
Stein, Richard The Counterclockwise Ensemble Music
The Counterclockwise Ensemble is an instrumental contemporary/new age/classical mixed quintet that plays the original compositions of founder Rich Stein as well as arrangements of classical compositions and folk melodies. Featuring acoustic guitars, violin/viola, cello, bass and percussion, Counterclockwise appeals to young and old audiences alike. Our promotional video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDexd7TGp68
$351- $500
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