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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Baron, Jim Singer-Songwriter Music
"Within the wiry voice of Jim Baron exists the wit, wonder and melodic prowess of Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg and Lloyd Cole. Baron has the goods to compete with any star on the contemporary singer-songwriter scene and then some. Jim's music offers a smorgasbord of sub-genres strung together by his love-struck melodies and wry wordplay."
$501- $1000
Welkes, Heather Shake 'N Make Music Music,
Other
Shake 'N Make Music is a high-energy music and movement class. We incorporate bean bags, instruments, rhythm sticks, shaker eggs, bubbles and more into an upbeat session that will get everyone up and dancing. Children and parents interact together to gain an appreciation of various types of music. Parachute play can be added at the end of the program. Classes can be mixed ages (up to age 5) or grouped into age categories for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
$101- $200
Maichack, Mary Jo "Books Are Celebrations" Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Inspiring young listeners to read, this show evolved into a 1999 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Award winning audio recording. Both offer lively original songs celebrating the library and the power of books, multicultural stories — “Why Dog Chases Cat,” “The Unlucky Sailor"--with origami surprise story and kids using sea creature puppets (including a really big shark), and the bend-in-half-laughing instant story theater version of Munsch’s Paper Bag Princess, in costume. You will love and be amazed by the warm variety of this show and its many ways of getting kids happily to interact! Perfect for preschoolers through grade 3, but older kids love it, too.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Tale of Yanek & Heliotrope' - A Medieval Music & Storytelling Journey History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Audiences are instantly engaged when a Medieval merchant's cart overflowing with mysterious and intriguing musical instruments arrives. Master Craftsman Yanek is en route to the greatest trading faire in all of France. His path crosses that of Lady Heliotrope, an exuberant troubaritz (female troubadour) in search of poetic inspiration. From here the fairytale spins as their tales entwine in this authentic period storytelling production that will absolutely delight audiences of all ages. Sondra and John Bromka infuse the performance with historic music on a great variety of unusual medieval instruments-many actually built by John, an accomplished luthier in real life. An authentic and appealing program!
$351- $500
Senese, Gerard Taiko Drums: An Intro to Japanese Culture Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Performances and workshops allow our performers to share the joy of Taiko with their audiences. “KOKORO” (heart and mind): playing with all our heart and mindful of the long history of Taiko we strive to present an authentic Taiko experience. "KI" (energy and spirit): through Taiko our “Ki” is expressed; and this energy and spirit is shared and received by our audience. “BUNKA” (culture): Taiko is used as an educational tool to teach the music, culture and history of Japan to children in schools and in the community; and to imbue a strong appreciation for cultural tradition and the arts. In our presentation-“The Drums of Noto Hanto”- the audience becomes part of the performance enacting the roles of peasants who drum and dance as demons to scare away invading Samurai. We perform both traditional works and contemporary ones; combining Taiko drumming with Japanese Folk Dance for an exciting presentation that will entertain, enthrall and enrich all that experience the power of the Taiko Drums of Japan!
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SOUND CHOICES by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
With a unique combination of original songs, hand shadows, circus arts, and audience participation, Rick Adam's spellbinding performance takes a caring look at growing up and believing in one's self. Rick is a master showman who thoroughly involves the audience while delivering important messages about smoking, drinking, drug use, as well as peacefully resolving conflicts. This uplifting and thoroughly entertaining program boosts self-esteem, and empowers children to build a positive self image, develop confidence, creatively solve problems and make positive choices.
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Songs by Cole Porter and George Gershwin Music
This program brings some of Cole Porters and George Gershwin’s famous songs back to life with a twist of jazz. We will talk about both composers’ life. Enjoy standards like “Summertime”, I’ve got you under my skin, Our love is here to stay, Just one of those things and many more.
$201- $350
String Band, Homegrown Songcatchers: The Evolution of the Music of Rural America History,
Music
Homegrown Two consists of Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky, the grown part of the Homegrown String Band. With music and anecdotes, the duo will present a program about the songcatchers who went into the countryside collecting songs before they were lost to time, and discussing the evolution of rural America.
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi ARRRRRRR YOU READING? Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Perfect for SUMMER READING!!Sail the Seven Seas (and Five Oceans) in search of TITLES TO TREASURE. Inspire your young readers with stories and songs from our treasured classics and tour new found literary treasures! We'll walk the Piratical Plank and go FISHING FOR TITLES - a wonderful interactive game to be treasured by all.ARRRRR! We'll embark on a quest for treasure filled with clues and songs for you. Gigi® and Family and Friends lead the rollicking good time with a PLETHORA of PIRATES and Puppets and Plenty of Puns... Guaranteed to be sooo much fun. Multi-award winning singer and educator, Gigi® is from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band®.
$351- $500
., Buffalo and Brandy Music, Movement & Literacy Disability Awareness,
Literature- Other,
Music
Facilitators Ken Ferree (MS, BS) & Mary-Ann Ferree (MC, BA) (AKA-Buffalo and Brandy) use music and movement to create a fun, engaging atmosphere where children are encouraged to experience the joy of reading. Integrating the arts while using music - the universal language – coupled with activity/movement – studies prove that young children have been shown to learn while physically participating in the process – the goal of early literacy enhancement can be achieved in this fun way!!!!
$351- $500
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