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Program
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Description
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Marshall, Barry The Water of Life Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning, nationally renowned tandem storytellers present a family performance program of world folktales on a watery theme. Perfect for library 2010 summer reading programs. Stories may include: The Water of Life (Grimms), The Naga (Burma), The Rainbow Fairy (Ireland), many more.
$201- $350
Lajewski, Chris Tune Into Nature: A Dig Into Reading Summer Program Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chris the Guitarist brings traditional sing-along songs, humorous stories, and Native American tales alive with his acoustic guitar and uplifting spirit. He has delighted audiences around New York State with songs like This Land is Your Land, The Fox, The Beaver Call, Owl Moon, Mother Nature Made a Forest, Boom Chicka Boom, and many more favorites! Audiences have enjoyed being transported to another time during Chris’ lively telling of The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff and How Crawdad Got it’s Eyes. Chris will get you singing along and laughing it up! Reviews: The interactive nature of the program was the most enjoyable for both the children and parents. Your sing along songs were a great hit. I thought the program was great! - Central NY United Way. This program is perfect for our group. They get right into the activities and songs. - Wayland Free Library. It was clear that the children enjoyed themselves a great deal while learning at the same time. - Guernsey Memorial Public Library. What a wonderful performance last week; all loved it. You relate so great with the kids; a success. - Meco Elementary School.
$201- $350
Davis, Lydia Adams Hits of 1909 History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hits of 1909. Lydia Adams Davis sings with guitar, dulcimer, ukulele and piano accompaniment. (In costume) Colonial/Civil War/Victorian/Turn of the Century/Tin Pan Alley and songs of various movements like temperance, abolitionist and suffrage.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. A JOURNEY THROUGH ADDICTION by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Using original music, drama, mime, special effects, and vaudeville, this compelling autobiographical theater production (complete with scenery, costumes and props) explores alcoholism, drug dependency, eating disorders, teen suicide, and self-destructive attitudes. By creating a skillful and exciting theatrical experience, while connecting emotionally with the audience through his true story, Rick's messages hit home, successfully affecting the thoughts and behaviors of his audience. Rick Adam's effective performance touches the heart while tickling the funny bone, as he offers tools for solving problems, making healthy choices, and building self-esteem.
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora Toddlers/Babies in Motion Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Here is a chance for you and your child to dance and sing together in a group. We dance the tarantella, country style and a lot of Latin beats! There is a circus with costumes, jumping, balancing, throwing and catching. Circle time includes finger play, rhythm repeating, how to encourage proper speech with your child, stories, and more singing and dancing together! It's a great time for you and your toddler.
$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age History,
Media- Other,
Music
The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age Much of the music written between 1959 and 1970 is etched into our hearts and minds in a nostalgic way. Baby boomers and their parents remember the theme songs from many Hollywood films, such as The Shadow Of Your Smile, A Man and A Woman, Alfie, The Summer Of 42 (The Summer Knows), Moon River.
$351- $500
Durst, James JAMES DURST: 'Hue Manatee's Quest' Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-songwriter James Durst presents a 1-man musical adventure, rich in humor, song & story to dramatize themes of environmental sustainability, unity in diversity, friendship & peace. The central characters Hue (as in 'color' or 'cry of alarm') Manatee and Flickati Cricket seek the wisdom of renowned change agent Leon Chameleon, only to be invited along on a journey to his ancestral homeland, the Galápagos. Along the way, they overcome numerous perils while meeting and sharing songs with Shining Eagle (Northern Hemisphere shaman of the Imáji Nation), a trio of dolphins, a whale threatened by a whaling ship, Ella Condor (Southern Hemisphere medicine woman of the Todos tribe), and a popular street-corner quintet known as Acapellago. Cameo appearances are made by Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks to populate Leon's parable explaining how our protagonists differ from the 'two-legged ones' in a 5-part tour de farce, 'Lost in the Kuda Shuda Woods.' Ideally suited for families with older children, as the humor employs wordplay and the music is sophisticated yet accessible. Imagine 'The Lion King' meets 'Candide.'
$501- $1000
Clive, Young, THAT’S A SMASH: GREAT PRODUCERS OF THE ’60s AND ’70s. History,
Music
Here’s a fun, fast-paced, multimedia program profiling four of the most important record producers ever: George Martin (The Beatles); Phil Ramone (Billy Joel); Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys); and Phil Spector (the Wall of Sound). Sharing rare audio, video clips, exciting Powerpoint and in-the-studio anecdotes about classic Baby Boomer songs, this program explores how creative producers made brilliant choices that influenced important artists, their incredible albums and the musical tastes of an entire generation. 80 minutes.
$201- $350
Stein, Henry Railroads as Inspiration History,
Music,
Science
Songwriter Hank Stone has found himself writing many songs with references to railroads recently. Drawing on traditional songs, blues, and pop tunes, Hank and his quartet present a kind of history of America's reliance on and romance with trains. Audiences will participate at times in sing-alongs and Q&A. Our original songs fit seamlessly with the traditional tunes to provide an entertaining and enlightening program.
$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
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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