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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Connolly, Carol PaJama Party (2012 SRP) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come on down to the library for a Pajama Party. Wear your favorite pjs and bring your blanket or bear. Get ready to hear songs and stories about wishes and dreams, stars and moonbeams and things that go “squeak” in the night. The award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes, will delight with their sing-along, clap-along, highly interactive program. It is an exciting, lively and fun musical story event that encourages school-age kids, their younger siblings and families to participate both from their seats and on stage. Your young readers will want to search out books that will enable them to Dream Big!
$201- $350
LASER PROGRAMS, PRISMATIC MAGIC AMERICAN PRIDE LASER SPECTACULAR History,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
A perfect blend of pop/rock music and patriotic songs, American Pride features uplifting songs, such as America the Beautiful (Ray Charles), God Bless the USA (Lee Greenwood), and Fanfare to the Common Man (Aaron Copland). The program captures the ideals that make our nation great: liberty, diversity, and exploration of the unknown. Laser imagery includes famous national symbols and landmarks, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty. Great any time of the year, but especially effective around Constitution Day (Sept 17), Veterans Day (Nov 11), Presidents Day (late Feb), Memorial Day (late May), Flag Day (June 14), and Independence Day (July 4).
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy Freedom Is Your Destiny History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Looks at historic and current day issues surrounding the quest for personal, political and spiritual freedom. 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
Collins, Dawn Story, Song, Movement, Rhythm Play Plus Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An interactive program of songs, small and large movement, and rhythm instrument play for preschoolers and their parents. Story themes may be incorporated with the songs, e.g. songs about the seashore, songs about the seasons, songs about the river, songs about a holiday or national celebration. Parents interact with their children and the children learn that music and reading is fun, especially when sharing quality time with their parent or caregiver. Rhythm instruments (over 12 different types) are hand-held percussion instruments that are sanitized prior to use and are very sturdy and safe. (A craft or art project may be added on, which will extend the program length to 1 hour and 15 minutes.)
$101- $200
O'Neil, Colleen Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals Literature- Other,
Music
With an instrumentation of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, Jewel Winds provides concerts containing an eclectic mix, from Bach to the Beatles and beyond. This ensemble can perform in a variety of settings and has something for every musical taste. "Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals" features the following program: Teddy Bear's Picnic Aesop's Fables - The Ant and the Grasshopper, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Wind and the Sun, The Lion and the Mouse. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (from Pictures at an Exhibition) Five Frogs The centerpiece of the program, Aesop's Fables, is an original piece for woodwind quintet by composer Rebecca Oswald, and includes narrator. The five short movements are engaging and humorous for listeners of all ages, and provide and introduction to the wonderful world of Aesop and his fables.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Cycling on the Recycle Cycle Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive environmental extravaganza that gets the audience singing about the Recycle Cycle, helping Captain Tree save the day and realizing that We are All Connected in the Web of Life. Find out how much fun being green can be! Great for Earth Day celebrations or year round!
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy The Sailor's Trade History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sea Shanties (work songs) and fo’c’sle songs (songs for recreation) from the days of ‘wooden ships and iron men.’ Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums (including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY).
$501- $1000
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's SWEET POTATO PIE & SUCH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Incomparable storyteller Karen Nur El-Amin presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating African-American Heritage accompanied by African instruments. This highly energetic and interactive performance will delight as well as enlighten all ages.
$501- $1000
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes One Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES ONE CONCERT” In this educational, interactive and fun concert, GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout performs songs from his American Heroes album. Spellbinding stories and captivating songs about Martin Luther King, Jr., Sacajawea, George Washington, Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln make up this concert. Huge 30” by 40” photographs of the heroes flank Mr. Sprout and his state-of-the art sound system. This program inspires children with music, visuals and stories about some of America's greatest citizens whose lives embraced heroic character traits including honesty, compassion, perseverance, self-discipline, responsibility, and charity. “In my thirty-one years of teaching, I have never seen a program this good!” Susan Sweet, Teacher, Atglen, PA
$501- $1000
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