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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Minichino, Maurice Skin Against Metal Music
Skin Against Metal, a percussion ensemble lead by pianist/composer Maurice Minichino and percussionist/composer Nanette Garcia who bring traditional folkloric and Afro-Cuban rhythms into a contemporary context. Maurice and Nanette pay tribute to, as they continue the innovative work of, master conquero Frankie Malabe.
$1001- $3000
Maichack, Mary Jo Meowls & Growls Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“Meowls & Growls” is really a one-person variety show co-created by the audience in celebration of animals. The program entertains all ages with a mix of songs and folktales led by Maichack. In “Ticky-Picky Buzz Buzz,” audience-participants in masks play dangerous yams who chase Mr. Tiger. (Choose from different animal dress-up plays--just ask.) In “The Most Precious Possession,” an Italian folktale told with mandolin, a merchant’s feline gift to a king brings him royal riches. You’ll be invited to waltz with imaginary bears, and sing along to songs of animals. Hear the “Fox and the Crow” with participatory song refrain. It is designed to be lots of fun for all ages adult and is about an hour long. There are tons of animal tales!
$351- $500
Marshall, Nate Nate & Kate- Folk Duo Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Our main Nate & Kate Show is a mix of original Americana, traditional folk songs, and eclectic covers rich with vocal harmony, played mainly on guitar, cello, banjo, and harmonica. The show also features some story-telling and light banter, plus juggling choreographed to cello. Suitable for all ages, but best for listening audiences. Show can run 45min-3hrs. We can provide sound for smaller venues. See and hear more at www.nateandkatemusic.com.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. RESOLVING RAGE by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Rick’s engaging personality and winning style will captivate his audience with original songs, and dramatized testimony of growing up in an abusive family. He effectively delivers his message by creating an emotional bond with his audience, offering a holistic approach to stopping the cycle of abuse, while providing them with tools to control tempers, address bullying, resist peer pressure, and celebrate differences. With the growth of technology, today’s youth are experiencing more pressure than ever, while going through an already difficult time of life. Rick’s program will provide captivating entertainment, while delivering vital, life-saving messages. It is a performance that every teenager should see.
$501- $1000
Levin, Ira and Julia The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
!, briz FREEDOM STAIRWAY (Travels on the Human Highway) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The Freedom Stairway saga is based on the Slave Narratives conducted by our government in the 1930's. I have already performed Freedom at a number of schools and libraries. My Freedom songs portray the sacrifices and hardships that slaves endured to reach freedom via the Underground Railroad. The Freedom songs are sung to a multi-media backdrop, including beautiful black and white period photos provided by the Library of Congress to enhance the experience. In addition, I also include short narratives between songs and display African instruments from that troubled time in our nation's history. Plans are currently underway to bring this entertaining and informative program to the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Don't miss out on the chance to include this wonderful program in your schedule this year.
$201- $350
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Kikyo Genso (beautiful illusion in Japanese) is a one of a kind duo consisting of Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin. Kishiko studied the ancient Noh theater dance and singing as a child in Japan and Chris Merwin has immersed himself in the esoteric music of the bamboo shakuhachi flute both in Japan and at home. Together they enchant audiences with a marriage of the two art forms that are not paired together in the traditional arts world of Japan. The program features elegant dance based on Noh dance accompanied by Zen Buddhist and classical music, as well as folk dances with the words sung in Japanese. The performers are authentically costumed in kimonos and cultural and historical background is given on all aspects of the performance. This show is the only one of it's kind anywhere and is as entertaining as it is educational.
$501- $1000
Boertzel, Brooke Literature, Arts, Family! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Make illustrations leap off the page! Write original songs based on a favorite book! Imagine and explore the world of your favorite literary characters! These fun-filled, 90-minute workshops bring families together to make drama, music and art all based on books. After a group Read Aloud of a selected book, parents and students will work with highly trained teaching artists to explore the themes in that book through theatre, music and creative movement activities.
$201- $350
Russell, Linda The Good Old Colony Days History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Balladeer Linda Russell brings the 18th century vividly to life through music. Broadsides, ballads, love songs and humorous ditties are accompanied by guitar, penny whistle and hammered and mountain dulcimers as she tells the stories of everyday life in early America. Included are such songs as Johnnie's Gone for a Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me and George Washington's favorite dance tune!
$351- $500
Levin, Yosi Rockin' Hannukah! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A rockin' family concert in Hebrew & English sing-along with traditional songs for the Festival of Lights, as well as Yosi's own original music. Full band concert!
$1001- $3000
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