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Program
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Description
Fee
DiLorenzo, Kris ROCKING IN THE ‘70S: A ROCK CRITIC’S SHOW-AND-TELL Music
Former rock critic Kris DiLorenzo gives a multimedia presentation on the classic rock music of the 1960s & '70s. Using music, photos, posters, artifacts, and her own experience, she tells what life in the music business was like. Kris was one of the first few female rock critics in America. She spent 12 years in the music business, working for such well-known institutions as ICM, the world’s largest talent agency; Record Plant Studios, where Springsteen, Aerosmith, and John Lennon, among others, recorded; the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), and more. Her writing has appeared in more than 60 publications worldwide; she maintains a blog on www.RocksBackPages.com, and some of her work from the 1970s can be seen in the site's Library.
$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
Northshield, Sarah Stories Songs and Silliness Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Lots of familiar rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, feltboards and a book or two. Everyone gets a big sticker at the end, followed by music and bubbles. Children must have an adult caregiver.
Up to $100
Mischief, Merry Did You Know? Show History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
hat did Queen Anne Boelyn have to hide? Who were the Loomis Gang and The Montezuma Marshmen? This program features music and poetry that tells of the mysteries and stories of the past! Topics may include (among others): Perhaps a silly song about Vikings and a tale of stolen pirate treasure! WSilly humor and puns included free of charge. So now you know! Interesting fact-oids to annoy your friends with!
$201- $350
Stein, Henry Songwriter Hank Stone Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hank has been writing songs for over thirty-five years, and after taking a few years off, has been back on the folk music circuit since 2001. He is prepared to speak about the inspiration for his songs, which includes the folk tradition, popular musicians, literary influences, and the life experiences of himself and of others in the community. Song topics touch on nature, romance, grief and loss, creativity, children, poverty and homelessness, politics, and pets.
$101- $200
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Two Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES TWO CONCERT” This concert by GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout features stories and songs about the remaining heroes on the American Heroes album and a song from More American Heroes -- Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin and Pocahontas. Stunning 30” X 40” photographs of each of the heroes flank Mr. Sprout’s elaborate stage sound system. “Jonathan’s American Heroes Two concert is entertainment at its best. Our staff and students sang and danced while learning information that addressed the Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies. Our best assembly to date, this show is well worth the investment of time and money.” Alyce Anderson, Principal Herbertsville Elementary School, Brick, NJ “One of the best performances we’ve ever had ... truly excellent.” Diane McDonough, Cultural Arts Chairwoman Tomaso Elementary School, Warren, NJ REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Liberty Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit performed by Marian Grudko and
accompanied by Marian’s original music “...but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden. Your father had 
an accident there; he was put in a pie, by Mrs. McGregor.” Potter’s beloved story and Marian’s fresh new music create 
a magic that is as lovely as it is wry.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John 'BAWSHOU & the WATER DRAGON' A Traditional Chinese Hero Pageant for 'Every Hero Has A Story' SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dig deep into a cave of the earth--the Sun has been captured by a Fearsome Dragon and hidden away. The HERO of our tale is Bawshou, a young man who courageously rises to the challenge of freeing the Sun. With the help of a golden phoenix, a small parcel of earth, a magic robe, and a heroic dream, Bawshou travels afar to seek out and rescue the Sun, for the good of his people and all the land. Children actively participate as they portray the flowing river, the sounds of the sea, the playing of the gong, the dancing stars, and much much more! The artists evoke a magical atmosphere in this important Chinese tale, employing authentic oriental techniques and traditions including stylized dramatic forms and movement, mythology, exotic costumes, and unusual musical sounds. Chinese folk instruments (erhu, p’i p’a, guzheng harp, sona, Chinese Theatre drum, flutes & whistles, and gong) are featured, combining to make this unforgettable performance piece a joyous celebration of oriental culture. 'Bawshou' was commissioned by the Springfield MA Museum of Fine Arts in 1994. (see accompanying Chinese Dragon Mask Workshop/Parade).
$351- $500
Gardner, Tom Tommy Gardner's Dizzy Chicken Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
This exercise and well being program is for grades k to 3 and must be performed in an open area (or outside weather permitting). The theme of this show is living healthy through moderation. Original songs like “The Dizzy Chicken”, “Simon Says Song”, “Say Uncle”, and others keep the kids dancing, moving, jumping, and laughing. With emphasis on exercise and eating right, this program reinforces the important messages in gym and health classes.
$201- $350
Raabe, Kim Privler Dig Into Reading - Exploring the Great State of New York! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back again with more terrific Summer Reading Program performances. Get ready to dig down deep and discover the wonders of New York State. We’ll explore the towns and cities, rivers, lakes, and mountains of all the regions that make New York the empire that it is. Will Larry find his way out of the city? What happens when pirates travel the Erie Canal? Who are the Maiden of the Mist and Lady Liberty? Colorful and imaginative stories and Mama Pajama’s Playhouse’s always fun, live, original interactive music and songs will get everyone ready to hop in their car, talk a walk in their neighborhood, ride a subway, board a train, or hop on a bus to the never-ending natural and man-made attractions of the great state of New York.
$351- $500
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