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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Henry, Ruth Ellis Island...The American Dream History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poignant musical follows 5 families as they leave their homelands (Italy, Ireland, Russia,Hungary, Sweden),why they are leaving and what they hope to find.Weary Ellis Island workers receive wave after wave of foreigners, accepting some, turning others back and sending some to detention to await their fate. Emotional stories of courage and vision, creating the melting pot of America. www.dramacademics.com
$501- $1000
Killion, Paul Island Getaway Music
Paul had collected an hour's worth of songs about sun, sand and sailing to take you to on a musical getaway to remember! You can almost smell the bananas, pineaples and coconuts from here! So grab your shades, beach-towell and sandals and away we go!
Up to $100
Torgan, Keith My Story, My Song: a workshop in creativity through songwriting Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Everybody loves songs but most people have never made one up themselves. Songwriting can be as natural as breathing … or humming – and since we all have plenty to say or should I say sing about this is a no-brainer! In this workshop we learn about the basics of song form and improvising melodies but more importantly we discover all kinds of exciting ways to access our creative impulses and turn them into song! Free-writing exercises, group collaborations, guided meditations and sensory exercises are all part of this inspiring and delightful workshop. Why is it called “My Story My Song?” – well – because it’s the stories – the ones that are central to our everyday existence that fuel the creative process and serve as the centerpiece to this inspiring experience in personal creativity.
$351- $500
Dentino, Bart Rock 'n Roll Reading Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program offers a three step approach for audience members to seek out literature that interests them as a catalyst to creating intrinsic motivation to read. The steps are: 1. Evaluate what things you are interested in as a person. 2. Research what resources are available to help you find literature that covers those interests. 3. Seek out the people that can help you acquire that material. (Librarians, parents, teachers, friends, etc.) This message is reinforced with award-winning original children's music and contemporary popular music.
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol World Passport: A Musical Journey Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hola! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Grab your boarding passes and travel around the world with the award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes. This sing-along, clap-along, highly interactive program will take us to many countries. Through folk tales and multicultural songs from around the globe, young readers will explore our cultural diversity while celebrating the common bonds we share with our neighbors throughout the world. It’s an exciting, lively and fun musical story event that encourages kids and their families to participate both from their seats and on stage. Before we say “Adios!” “Au Revoir!” and “Ciao!” they’ll want to learn more, at the library, about this world of ours. Fasten your seat belts!
$201- $350
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Firebird Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 55 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird. Explore Character Ed. themes such as: cooperation, friendship, courage, self - esteem and responsibility, in our newest puppet production.
$501- $1000
Kelly, Erin Lee Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band Family Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Erin Lee is an award-winning songwriter whose family music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine) and radio play from Massachusetts to New Mexico. Her original tunes from her first two CD’s have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids. The Up Past Bedtime Band are a group of talented New York City musicians who can usually be found up well past bedtime playing everything from country music to punk in many of NYC’s top venues. Together they create a fabulously interactive family concert featuring funky drumming, electric violin, and silly songs about assorted childhood challenges –from accidentally losing your lunchbox to accidentally getting locked in the bathroom. Winter concerts explore sledding, sneezing, and itchy snowsuits, summer shows feature tunes about boating and baseball. This January they received both an ASCAP Award and a Kids Music Award for 2011. “This rockin' kids band delivers a mix of funk, rock and blues in quirky songs about the trials of growing up.” - Time Out New York Kids. “Catchy and memorable music and vocals, and an overall undeniably feel-good vibe.” - Kids Music Award.
$351- $500
Huntley, Elizabeth The Harp: Medieval to Modern Music,
Other
Meet the concert harp with a program that displays the wide range and versatility of the beautiful queen of instruments. Audiences learn what this unusual and rare instrument can do. With sparkling music ranging from the classics to Broadway, this is a program of solo harp music that enchants and enthralls all ages. The lecture/concert can be tailored to audiences of all sizes and all ages.
$201- $350
Tranchina, Gabriele Winter/Holiday Songs Music
Enjoy the holiday season with some favorite jazzy holiday tunes like Mel Torme’s “Christmas song”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Let it snow” and The Spanish hit “Feliz Navidad”, Oscar/Hammerstein’s “My favorite things”, Irvin Berlin’s “I've got my love to keep me warm and Cole Porter’s: “You’d be so nice to come home to”. We will talk about how jazz musicians and composers influence the holiday season by developing their own way of expressing this time of the year.
$201- $350
Levin, Yosi Yosi's Summer Splash! Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Nature- Other
Make a splash this summer with Yosi’s Summer Splash! Award-winning children's songwriter & recording artist, Yosi, brings his energizing & inspiring environmental clean water songs to your library! A humorous & educational program where kids learn through song about clean water for swimming & drinking, having safe fun at the “B-E-A-C-H”, and keeping a “Lady River”, bays & streams clear. Using creativity, humor & imagination Yosi fosters a love of reading and appreciation of our water. Ages: 3 to 9.
$501- $1000
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