Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Del Bianco, Lou Monsters I Have Known Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
A graceful balance of humor and heart- LA TIMES Through story and song, Lou introduces children to the silliest, most lovable monsters ever! No parent will ever have to worry about their kids getting too scared during this 45 minute show filled with life, laughs, and loads of audience participation.
$201- $350
Messano, Bob Songs for the People: A Red, White, and Blues Tribute Music
America's musical traditions are rooted deep in the lives of its people. Songs give voice to their struggles and power to their stories. Master guitarist and songwriter, Bob Messano, reveals his influences through renditions of classic American tunes and presentation of original compositions. Hear history come alive through the works of Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Merle Haggard, Robert Johnson, and Johnny Cash. Enjoy Bob Messano’s insightful words and music as he links past to present in a concert blending vintage guitars, wailing harmonicas, and lyrics that address contemporary issues. Take part in a community event where music "for the people" is made "by the people".
$501- $1000
Pelham, Ruth Community Night or Family Night concerts and events Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Spending a festive evening singing songs, building and playing musical instruments from recycled materials, and sharing a fun and engaging time with friends and neighbors is a sure way to raise interest in the library and strengthen community bonds. At the center of a Community Night (or Family Night) event is Ruth Pelham’s unique blend of exuberance, warmth, and wit that generates an atmosphere of friendship and belonging within a social and educational context. When mixed with her upbeat and empowering songs, what results is a circle of community in which everyone is valued and welcome, and all participants are involved in age appropriate ways. A Community or Family Night Concert or Event can involve particular ages or be open to the whole community and can be geared to a particular theme or occasion. These engaging programs are available during all seasons and could be moved outdoors if weather allows or take place inside in the warm and cozy environment of the library.
$501- $1000
Sullivan, Tommy Tommy Sullivan In Concert Music
Inaugural inductee to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and original member of Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy Sullivan's dynamic one-man concert appeals to every age group. World-class vocals, live keyboards, guitar and sax create a wide spectrum of crowd-pleasing material, including some original music. While a member of the West Point Band in the late sixties, Tommy founded the first rock group in the US Army. As co-founder and musical director of the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy's arrangement of the Worst That Could Happen went gold within weeks of their live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was also a founding member of the group Ramatam, notable as Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell's first group following Hendrix' death. Tommy was a featured performer on the first PBS Rock TV special, Shake,Rattle & Roll, playing sax for both the Bridge and the Coasters. Singer/songwriter, multi-faceted musician and exciting live performer, Tommy Sullivan is the REAL DEAL... his first-person reminisces of the many superstars he's performed with are a special plus. Contact: tommysullivan@optonline.net;631-258-7629
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Ellington/Strayhorn Music
Enjoy the songs of one of the 20th century greatest American composer teams, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. You will hear famous songs like "Take the A Train", "It don't mean a thing", "In a sentimental mood" and many more. We will also talk about their lives.
$201- $350
Graham, Darlene Singing at the Beach Music
Singing at the Beach is a great Summer show! The children bring their beach towels and sunglasses and dance to a variety of songs that incorporate the beach. “Surfing’ USA, Under the Sea, and her own original children songs about the beach. This show also has traditional children’s songs fused throughout it to get the children singing along. Each show incorporates a giant beach ball, sunglasses, Sea shells, Sand bucket Drums, a Bubble machine, Parachute and about 200 instruments. She brings children up from the audience to play with her. It’s a fun interactive show !
$201- $350
Maichack, Mary Jo Everybody Says Hello Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This multilingual program is lively and entertaining, with stories sung, told in English with other languages, too—even drawn by audience children with big, colorful markers on a big poster you can keep. The program was nominated for a Mass. Cultural Council Gold Star Program Award. For starters, audience members share "hello" in languages they know. National Award-winning Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack leads the fun--Learn and sing a song in Japanese and the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” in Spanish. “Plant” cabbages the French way—with your nose, my leetle cabbage, mon petit chou, in a funny movement game/song that always makes you crack up! There's a wonderful tale of Paco's Wild Villa, told with bits of Spanish and drawn by children. We round it out with a charming dress-up story from Vietnam in feathers. Request Italian, too!
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Celebrations Around the World (Holiday) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This Tales 'n Tunes program highlights, through story and song, the season of lights and the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Dewali, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan. The tales included in the program, for presentation in late November and December, feature the giving of gifts and the closeness of friends and family. And there is plenty of opportunity to sing along in this program developed for children and their families.
$201- $350
Kingsley, Cyndi Dinner Music Music
Songs from the 20s through the 40s. Smooth and relaxing. Inspires people to get up and dance if they wish. Ideal for background during a dinner party. Show includes songs such as: Days of Wine and Roses Dream Smile The Way We Were What's new visit my website www.cyndisings.com
$101- $200
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Music Programs Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Barrel of Fun offers a wide variety of music programs, both educational and comedy based. All of our performances include a various assortment of instruments. All shows are audience interactive. Music programs offered are: World Tour of Music (Educational and entertaining) American Music Tribute (Educational and entertaining) Bongo Joe (Percussion and stringed instruments) Banjo Man (Music variety) Ukulele Lady (Music variety) Catfish Charlie (Camp songs & comedy) Rattlesnake Red (Western & comedy) Side Saddle Sue (Western & comedy) Some shows are theme adaptable for summer reading programs. For the 2014 library summer reading theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, we are suggesting the following programs: Catfish Charlie's The Science of Fishing- (Comedy/Music), and Bongo Joes's Science of Sound & Rhythm- (Music/Comedy). (See website for descriptions and photos)
$201- $350
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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