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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Del Bianco, Lou Monsters I Have Known Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
A graceful balance of humor and heart- LA TIMES Through story and song, Lou introduces children to the silliest, most lovable monsters ever! No parent will ever have to worry about their kids getting too scared during this 45 minute show filled with life, laughs, and loads of audience participation.
$201- $350
Winter, Cathy Write Your Own Song ! Music
We'll brainstorm what we know about a selected topic and pull it all together into a web of ideas. Then we'll turn our idea web into a song to take home. Cathy can work with all ages - younger ones can draw their ideas - and talk some about the editing process, how/why writers make choices as we work on the song. A previous year's sample: Nature (to I'm a Little Teapot) Nature can be reptiles, fish or bugs nature is the air we breathe
$201- $350
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
Griffith, Tom I Choose You Music,
Other
Award-winning singer/songwriters Tom Griffith and Martha Trachtenberg been together for 30 years and have been married for 27 of them. They have chronicled the ups and downs of their relationship in their beautifully crafted music. Whether singing about the unexpected or the mundane, their songs are in turn funny and moving, and ultimately reveal universal truths about life and marriage.
$201- $350
Pollack, Elyse Stroller Strides Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Other
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. Each class includes cardio & body toning intervals, incorporating tubing, the stroller and the environment, all while the little ones are entertained. We welcome babies from six weeks to any age as long as they enjoy sitting in their strollers. The class is set up for all different fitness levels and taught by a CPR certified and insured instructor. I presently teach this program at the Island Park and Long Beach Libraries.
$101- $200
Durst, James Work o' the Weavers/Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit single, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, the Weavers ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness and exuberance never before heard, they enjoyed surprising success until they were caught up in the hysteria of the Cold War anti-communist witch-hunts of McCarthism and HUAC, blacklisted and driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert and the Vanguard recording of the event gave heart to a generation and served to kindle the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folk performer would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story and timeless songs. Adhering faithfully to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Marthat Sandefer & Mark Murphy) repertoire includes the beloved familiar songs--as well as some the Weavers never sang, but might be singing were they still active today. Rousing, refreshing and relevant.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's SWEET POTATO PIE & SUCH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Incomparable storyteller Karen Nur El-Amin presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating African-American Heritage accompanied by African instruments. This highly energetic and interactive performance will delight as well as enlighten all ages.
$501- $1000
Roben, Terri Music For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
I play guitar, banjo, mountain lap dulcimer, ukelele and bring other small percussion instruments, some from other countries, to pass around and allow the audience to use. We'll sing some favorite sing alongs and some new easy to learn songs. I can play for babies, preschoolers and parents, school-aged children, seniors, or a mixed family audience.
$101- $200
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$501- $1000
Levin, Ira and Julia Cycling on the Recycle Cycle Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive environmental extravaganza that gets the audience singing about the Recycle Cycle, helping Captain Tree save the day and realizing that We are All Connected in the Web of Life. Find out how much fun being green can be! Great for Earth Day celebrations or year round!
$351- $500
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