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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Pelham, Ruth Theme Day Activities Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth will design special concerts, workshops, and residencies for your library's needs. A combination of kinds of programs can be geared to one or more ages focusing on Earth Day, Summer Reading Program, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Holidays, Health & Wellness, and many more. A gala culminating event can bring together the entire community to celebrate the creative efforts of the children. At the heart of all programs are Ruth's original songs of hope and possibility, and her unique perspective as a peace advocate, educator, musician, and community builder.
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SPRING IS A-SPRINGING!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Everything grows: plants, animals and us! A joyous program celebrating spring filled with music, puppets, dancing and loads of fun. Songs about farms and animal babies, the colors and changes of the season. We also tie into favorite pre-school books such as by Author Eric Carle as we sing songs about the new animals and insects we see. GIGI AND THE LEND ME A HAND BAND'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM & BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS!
$351- $500
Bertles, John Bash the Trash Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Bash the Trash is all about science, music and the environment - for over 20 years we’ve been building, performing and educating using instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Our scientist/musicians have invented an entire orchestra of strange instruments, and teach about sustainability and the 3 R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle). Science can transform even the strangest resources into cool stuff! This program is flexible and can be done in a solo, duo or trio size depending on your projected audience size and budget. We can present for very young audiences (3-6 yrs), school age audiences or family audiences. Optional hands-on instrument-building and parade/jam session available. Excellent connections to summer reading, environmental programs, music and science book programs, as well as occasions such as Earth Day, National Recycling Day, Arbor Day, World Water Day, etc.
$351- $500
Hanford, Thomas Chimneyside Tales History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chimneyside Tales is actually a series of programs on American History from the 1600s through the 1800s. Titles include THE NEW WORLD (1600s), IN THE GOOD OLD COLONY DAYS (1700s), YORK STATE YARNS (1800s)and SONGS OF THE SEA (1800s). These programs are perfect for age 5 and up but can be adapted for younger children if necessary. Historically correct clothing and instrumentation are featured. Audience role playing with puppets, painted masks and props is a also featured.
$201- $350
Richter, Chip Chip Richter - The Young Songwriter's Workshop Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Chip Richter’s Young Songwriters Workshop is an exciting and fun journey through the craft of writing songs. Students will explore the four elements of song writing, the form and foundation of a song, and discover what makes a lyric work. Learning how to use hooks, rhymes, and words that sing, students will have the opportunity to begin writing their own songs right away. The students will listen to songs, sing songs, analyze and diagram songs, all in a very fun, interactive way. The Young Songwriters Workshop works well as a plug-in to your local school’s English and or Language Arts course study. Many teachers will use the Young Songwriters Workshop to culminate a section on journaling, poetry, or creative writing. In the end students will have lots of fun, discover the magic of words, and learn something about what's in a song and perhaps, what's in their heart.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer History,
Media- Other,
Music
Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer began writing songs at the age of 15 and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than a thousand songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. Sonny & Perley highlight favorites including "Skylark", "Accentuate The Positive", "Blues In The Night" and "Moon River".
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson Nature in Action, Story and Song Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A romp on the wild and crazy side of natural science. The presentation is a delight for all ages, especially children. Jackson's presentation is gentle, accurate in wildlife information, and nicely varied with a mixture of participatory songs, movement and stories. The North Shore Arts Council reviewer reports: The children were engaged and eager to participate. I really thought the program was genius.
$351- $500
Gartner, Ron Ron Gartner Show Music
A high energy, highly entertaining songfest that takes audiences from the glorious lyrics and melodies of Gershwin and Porter and the fingersnappin’ sounds of the Rat Pack---to the Rock-n-Rollin’ sounds of American Bandstand ! Ron entertains from California to Florida, Vegas to New York--which you can see on his website. From Sinatra, Dino, & Como to the Fabulous 50’s and 60’s, there’s something for everyone in this fantastic Vegas-style show! Ron Gartner means Entertainment!
$351- $500
Jones, Dean Dog on Fleas (Duo) Music
Dog on Fleas' 2 main songwriter/singers Dean Jones and John Hughes play songs from the band's 5 critically acclaimed CDs, and throw in some traditional American tunes and songs from the world around. Employing bass, guitar, keyboards, trombone, voices, and perhaps some surprise instruments, the Fleas will engage and get the audience dancing and singing along. The original songs are very creative and catchy, and sung with vim and vigor. Dog on Fleas' 3rd CD "Cranberry Sauce Flotilla" was the School Library Journal's #1 Pick of the "12 Kids Albums You Can't Live Without" list. Dean Jones' solo CD, "Napper's Delight" was one of NPRs top picks of 2007. Dean Jones also works as a one man band with Arm of the Sea Theater and Hudson River Playback Theater.
$351- $500
Soloway, Mike PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC CLASS (3 – 5 years for child with adult): Music
In Pre-School Class children actively participate in a diverse repertoire of traditional and contemporary motion and echo songs, poems, dances, fingerplays, and rhythmic activities which make it fun for them to guide their own actions, develop self-control and creativity while taking part in our rich cultural heritage of children’s music. And together we create our own music with shakers, drums, jingles, sticks, cymbals and other exciting musical instruments.
$101- $200
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