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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Gillman, Jackson Moon Crazy Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Put on your imagination caps and blast off with Jackson on his lunar adventures. Captivating songs and stories, including Frank Asch's Happy Birthday Moon, to take you far away and pilot you happily home. Beth Wiseman of Loudoun County VA Library Program Specialist reports: You held the attention of 150+ children and adults for an hour - without any hi-tech stuff! Loved the way you wove the stories & songs together with movements & laughter.
$351- $500
Haynes, Jeff Warm Hands Warm Hearts Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Teens are invited to experience hands-on drumming circle workshops with professional percussionist, Jeff Haynes. Students will gather for 2 workshops to receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring various sounds and tones on the drum. Then on the third meeting the students will share their learning experience through hands-on drumming with senior citizens in a special interactive performance in the library. Teens will gain an understanding of how they can contribute to the community through the arts. This exchange will not only bridge the generation gap but will also offer the teens and seniors an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of expressing their inner rhythms by “warming their hands” while “warming their hearts.”
$1001- $3000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. TAINO Latin-American music Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Husband-wife duo, Sana and Papo Nickel create their powerful sound using exquisite vocals, guitars, congas, bongos, bamboo flutes, cuatro, requinto, and a whole array of ethnic instruments. All shows are full of audience participation.

THE LATIN AMERICAN JOURNEY traces TAINO’s five-year journey through Central and South America and the Caribbean with songs, stories, and Spanish words.

DISCOVERING COLUMBUS uses music and theatre to explore the world that Columbus encountered, and the subsequent transformation of that world with the meeting of the Native American, European, and African peoples.

GRACIAS A LA VIDA: THANKSGIVING AROUND THE WORLD uses masks, dance, songs, ethnic instruments, and stories to celelbrate the harvest time in the British Isles, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY celebrates the winter holiday season through the joyous and festive nature of their music and traditions.

THE RAIN FOREST features music from the major rain forest areas of the world, including South America, Central Africa, Indonesia, and the forests of our own North American continent.

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATION is an exuberant performance celebrating Latin American music, featuring reggae, dazzling keyboard skills, and loaded with participation.

$501- $1000
Gurbelo, Sergei Musical Journey Music
Sergei Gurbelo is a multi-woodwind specialist and talented musician with impeccable technical abilities. He will perform jazz, blues, pop, Brazilian, Klezmer and classical music.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Multi Modality Hands On Arts Music,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Information and demonstration of the recreational and therapeutic benefits of the expressive arts, including visual arts, literary arts, music and movement. Interactive participation encouraged. A visual arts activity may include collage, followed by free writing or poetry and a music/movement piece to express what happened in the process of immersing into the art-making. An explanation of how using a multi-modal approach accesses different senses and expands the experience. This is a no-experience necessary program. no fear program. Music making may include hand-held percussion or stringed instruments.
$101- $200
Durst, James WORK O' THE WEAVERS: Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
WORK O' THE WEAVERS celebrates Pete Seeger's lifetime legacy, Lee Hays' (1914-1981) Centenary & The WEAVERS' inestimable contribution to our collective musical consciousness. Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, The WEAVERS (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert & Fred Hellerman) ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness & exuberance not heard before, they enjoyed surprising success until being caught up in the Cold War anti-communist witchhunts of McCarthyism and HUAC, blacklisted & driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert & Vanguard LP of the event gave heart to a generation, kindling the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folksinger would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story & timeless songs. Faithful to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Martha Sandefer & Mark Murphy) includes the beloved songs, as well as some the Weavers might be singing today. An edifying narrative interweaves throughout, supported by PowerPoint visuals. More than a tribute, it's an affectionate homáge. Rousing, refreshing & relevant!
$1001- $3000
Hopkins, Allen Songs of Irish Immigration History,
Music
Music drawing on the Irish experience, mainly as emigrants from Ireland and new settlers in America. Selections include songs of departure (Muirshin Durkin, Off to California), of immigrant experience in the US (Paddy On the Canal, Paddy Works On the Railway), discrimination and adjustment (No Irish Need Apply, When McGinnis Gets a Job). Familiar songs of the jukebox Irish canon (When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, My Wild Irish Rose) are used to highlight the assimilation of Irish immigrants and their nostalgia for the old country. Mixed in are Irish melodies of all eras, from O'Carolan harp tunes, dance jigs and reels, Irish rebel songs, and many sing-alongs. Accompaniment on guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and concertina. Very suited for St. Patrick's Day season. Performed at New England Folk Festival, Hazard Library (Poplar Ridge NY).
$201- $350
O'Brien, Meg Fesmire's Folly Music
Five member band performing a variety of music, including classic rock (Beatles, Rolling Stones) and contemporary hits (Christina Aguilera, Sara Bareilles). Can also perform acoustically with just singer, piano, and/or guitar if desired.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Music of the great American song writers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Live performance of concert vocalist, keyboardist, and percussionist highlighting the music of great American composers such as Berlin, Gershwin, Rogers, Hart, Porter, Kahn, Mercer and others. Includes stories about the music and the composers.
$351- $500
Linthwaite, Dara The Tortoise and the Hare: Who will win the Race? Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
Miss Dara plays guitar and teaches young children songs, stories, and fingerplays about turtles and bunnies through the use of books, puppets, and other visuals. Program is geared towards children from birth to age 5, with parent or caregiver present.
$101- $200
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