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Program
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Description
Fee
Clive, Young, Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
Music
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
    A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Puppet Shows Music,
    Other,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry
    A Barrel of Fun has a variety of puppet shows available. All shows include a live musical and ventriloquist soft puppet warmup with audience participation. Puppet shows include delightful, believable hand puppet characters who also sing with music tracks. All of our puppet shows are audience interactive, FUNNY and engaging. Summer library reading programs are our a specialty, featuring each year's state theme. For this summer's 2016 On Your Mark, Get Set, Read theme, we suggest the Fitness On the Farm Puppet Show. (This program is suitable for ages 6 and under.) Check website for photos and show descriptions.
    $201- $350
    Morse, Andy ONE WORLD... MANY SONGS... Multicultural- Other,
    Music,
    Nature- Animals
    Put the zing in sing this summer! For your special theme this year, I offer you my One World.... Many Songs music program. The children and I will explore songs and languages from around the world through singing, dancing, play-acting and story-telling. With insights and humor arising from the interaction and inventiveness of the kids, I use gentle lessons about understanding and caring for our world and each other. 16 years experience as a full time musician/educator. Fees between $475 and $675 block bookings receive generous discounts.
    $501- $1000
    Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s “The Tailor of Gloucester” Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Beatrix Potter’s “The Tailor of Gloucester” a magical tale read by Marian Grudko One day near Christmas time, an elderly tailor 
began to make a coat -- of cherry colored corded silk
-- for the Mayor of Gloucester. In the bitter cold, the tailor became ill, 
and unable to finish the coat. Yet it WAS finished. But by whom? This classic Christmas story is said to have been 
Beatrix Potter’s personal favorite. Marian’s reading has become a new holiday tradition!
    $201- $350
    Epstein Kravis, Anna Spooky Tunes For Halloween Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry
    Halloween songs and stories designed to delight and not frighten little ones, while thoroughly entertaining older children. A Halloween favorite at libraries for years, this program includes synthesizer keyboard, puppets, lots of participation-- including all the ingredients to make a wonderful Spooky Stew! Children may be invited to come in costume! Great Halloween fun for ages 3-8!
    $351- $500
    Koch, Kaitlyn The Great American Songbook: Jazz Standards from the 1920s-1950s Music
    The Kaitlyn Fay Trio/Quartet/Quintet performs a wide variety of jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. Performances can contain a mix of styles and songs or they can be tailored as a tribute to one of the various important jazz singers of the 20th century, including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, and Anita O'Day.
    $201- $350
    Bromka, Sondra & John Of Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers: Historic Music Rare and Rustic History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Other
    A salmagundi of period instruments & styles combine for a delightfully unusual concert. In their crossover program 'Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers,' musicians Sondra & John Bromka begin by unravelling threads of evocative Medieval music... then weave in and out of it rustic folk traditions, still heard even today in the remote corners of France, Germany, and the British Isles. Side by side, these sounds enrich each other to paint vivid living pictures that evoke the boisterous village festivals, the soulful shepherds’ plaints, and the rich, mystical ballads that connected people of all levels of society. Bells & Motley are known for their uncommon instrumentation, and perform on a diverse collection of historic and folk instruments. For this presentation you’ll hear harp, hurdy gurdy, lute, Medieval fiddle, recorders, crumhorns, various French & English bagpipes, and more. The hurdy gurdy, built by Mr. Bromka, is a sort of Medieval keyboard fiddle enhanced with a resonant drone. Join Sondra & John in their Allegorical musical Garden, rich & resounding for all senses.
    $351- $500
    Collins, Dawn Native American Style Flute Playing and Mini-Concert History,
    Multicultural- Native American,
    Music
    Introduction to the history of the Native American tradition of flute playing, basic elements of construction of the flute (Plains flute and Woodland flutes), the evolution of design of the instrument and the playing purposes. This is a hands-on class and plastic flutes may be available for those who do not own a flute at advance request of at least several weeks. A display of over thirty flutes representing several custom flute builders and a mini-concert of tunes may be included as a pre-workshop incentive for learning. Each session includes instruction on breath control, fingering technique, and playing scales familiar to the Native American style, building melodies using improvisation and learning how to read NAF tablature.
    $101- $200
    Knight, Leonora Author's Interactive Concerts Literature- Authors,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Picture children on stage, in costumes, singing and dancing as their favorite songs come alive through music. Eric Carle, Tomie DePaola, Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff, Doreen Cronin, Jan Brett and Marcus Pfister shows feature a wide variety of musical styles with full orchestra sound. These concerts were created for the Long Island Children's Museum and were a huge success. Tap dancing chefs, high kicking dancers, aprons and pasta utensils, hungry caterpillars and grouchy ladybugs and Indians will adorn the stage. Children will learn 5 senses, days of the week, follow directions and have a great time!
    $201- $350
    Mischief, Merry PiraticalTreasures & Trinkets Show! History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Yaaaaarrrr Mateys! Welcome aboard a couple of PIRATES to teach you about the sea, pirates, sailing and historical figures! Stories told in music and poems about Sailing, Pirates, and Literature Treasures in your library! Song and poetry performed for you by PIRATES! Learn about shanties, sea life and lore. This is a fun show for the whole family from Merlyn & Harry who come dressed as PIRATES! And you should dress up like Pirates to, and come aboard!!
    $201- $350
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