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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age History,
Media- Other,
Music
The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age Much of the music written between 1959 and 1970 is etched into our hearts and minds in a nostalgic way. Baby boomers and their parents remember the theme songs from many Hollywood films, such as The Shadow Of Your Smile, A Man and A Woman, Alfie, The Summer Of 42 (The Summer Knows), Moon River.
$351- $500
Kingsley, Cyndi Christmas Songs For The Family Music
Cyndi Kingsley sings Christmas songs-both contemporary and traditional.
$101- $200
Van Egmond, Timothy Shivers N' Shudders for Halloween Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spell-binding tales and songs of the supernatural ranging from the spine-tingling to the rib-tickling, from various cultures and countries around the world. These are accompanied with spirit flute, guitar, conga drum, and a skeleton limberjack (a wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm dancing on a paddleboard). Perfect for Halloween! Different versions can be tailored for different age groups. Tim is a triple treat! He can sing, play a variety of instruments,and tell whopping good tales! – Jane Yolen, renowned Author & Storyteller
$351- $500
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
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
Manion, Glenn READING ROCKS! with SQUEAKY CLEAN History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
“Reading ROCKS!” features live performances of well-known rock and roll songs that we link to various types of books and reading material. In keeping with the new Common Core standards, which place a greater emphasis on working with “informational texts,” we talk about many types of reading material: traditional well-loved storybooks, newspapers, magazines, maps and travel books, cookbooks, nature guides and even baby books. We make extensive use of onstage props (generally funny hats) to suggest various types of books: a chef’s hat for cookbooks, a safari hat for adventure books, a train conductor’s hat for books about trains. We like our programs to be as interactive as possible, so we often ask for input from the audience, e.g. “Who can tell me a book about a dog?” “What people have you read a biography about?” Sometimes we will ask age-appropriate book trivia questions, with game-show sound effects. Younger children are asked about Clifford, Babar or Goodnight Moon; older children are asked about Harry Potter or the Chronicles of Narnia. On occasion, we invite some children onstage for the “Captain Underpants Trivia Challenge.” Whenever possible, we include directed group audience participation, such as hand-movements or call-and-response.
$351- $500
Marshall, Barry Classics with a Twist Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Storycrafters are internationally renowned for their creative retakes on classic stories. In this program, The Storycrafters present tales from their large repertoire of updated retellings of well-known tales in forms such as rap, spoonerism, word play, and other playful forms. In workshop format, The Storycrafters show participants how they go about creating 'new stories from old', using many of the methods The Storycrafters use to make new performance pieces.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Children songs from around the globe Music
This program will present children songs from other countries and engage the children actively in the music making. We will learn songs like "Fere Jacques", "Brincan y Bailan", "Summ, summ, summ, Bienchen summ herum", Kookaburra and many more.
$201- $350
Stuart, Rose The Circus is Coming to Town! Music
Raise the big top (parachute!), leap through hoops of (paper) fire, brave the high wire (ribbon on the ground), and join a circus parade in this crowd-pleasing playtime.
$101- $200
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