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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Siegal, Neal American Barbershop Harmony Music
The Big Apple Chorus is the performing arm of the Manhattan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Chorus consists of up to 80-men and as few as a traditional 4-man barbershop quartet. Programs have been customized for each patron and requirement but all incorporate early 20th century American popular songs from Tin Pan Alley, Vaudville and early Broadway performed in the uniquely American, Barbershop A Cappella, harmony idiom. Performances are high energy, include light comedy and choreography. As a Manhattan Based group our mission is: Bringing the best of Barbershop to Broadway and te best of Broadway to Barbershop.
$351- $500
Goldberg, Norbert Talking Drums Multicultural- Other,
Music
The theme of this interactive presentation centers around drumming and rhythm around the world. Beginning with a demonstration of the African talking drum the audience is led on a rhythmic journey which traces the path of the drum through the Americas, and introduced to various concepts such as call and response, the dance connection, and keeping time. The history and role of the drumset in modern music is discussed and demonstrated. Diverse rhythms are presented through the use of native percussion instruments (African, Latin-American, Brazilian, etc.) with emphasis on drumming as a tool for human communication and unity. The event culminates in a Conga line where the participants play assorted percussion instruments. Group participation is encouraged.
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy The Wonder Underground Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Have your summer readers “shovel into” an exciting adventure with a lively participatory program of multicultural folk tales and songs about digging, gardening and going underground! Stories include “How Br’er Rabbit Outsmarted the Frogs” (by getting them to dig a deep grave for a seemingly dead Br’er Raccoon), “Talk” (coming very unexpectedly from some yams in a West African garden), and “Todo O Nada – All Or Nothing” (a spooky story about a hidden treasure cave). Songs include “Ground Hog,” “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground,” and “The Garden Song.” Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany songs with guitar, mountain dulcimer, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim Van Egmond has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 25 years. He has been selected for the New England States Touring Program, and the New Hampshire State Library's "Kid, Books, and the Arts" Project.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Meet the Artist! workshops and programs Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** When children want to know if being an artist is a 'real' way to earn a living, or what it feels like to perform in front of hundreds of people, or what singing songs has to do with making a difference in the world, Ruth Pelham’s responses always serve as an inspiration for children. During this song-filled workshop, Ruth draws from her work as a songwriter, performer, recording artist, public speaker, educator, community organizer, and arts manager and conveys the message that the job of being an artist requires being good at one’s art form as well as in all of the skills that we learn in school--writing, reading, math, communicating, negotiating, problem-solving, and many more. This workshop can be geared to topics such as career development, the arts, writing skills, music and performance, making life choices, and others.
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SPRING IS A-SPRINGING!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Everything grows: plants, animals and us! A joyous program celebrating spring filled with music, puppets, dancing and loads of fun. Songs about farms and animal babies, the colors and changes of the season. We also tie into favorite pre-school books such as by Author Eric Carle as we sing songs about the new animals and insects we see. GIGI AND THE LEND ME A HAND BAND'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM & BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS!
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Where in the World Are We? Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of songs and dances from around the world, often sung in those languages. Each country is marked on a world map with that country's flag as each song is introduced. Countries include Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, European countries,Russia, and more. Instruments may include fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals.
$351- $500
Wood, Mark Electrify Your Strings! Music
Electrify Your Strings! (2-day workshop plus concert) is the brainchild of Emmy-award winning, Juilliard-trained electric violinist Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra). By having students participate in real-life rehearsal and performance situations, we will help you to create your very own ROCK ORCHESTRA! Mark will inspire students with cutting-edge methods he’s developed over the years and will have them demonstrating and applying these techniques, building a bridge to help them connect the classical and contemporary world of string playing. The program culminates in an evening concert featuring Mark performing with your students, where they can show off the skills they’ve acquired during the event.
$3001+
Gillman, Jackson A Family Cabaret Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
This show is ideal for an intergenerational audience. Everyone is invited to laugh and sigh in familiar recognition as you participate in songs and stories that view daily rituals through the eyes of children and adults.
$351- $500
Sackett, Richard Richard Sackett Music
Singer and guitarist. Playing songs of social significance. Covers from 60's through today.
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Just Dig It! (Summer Reading 2013) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes, award-winning musical storytelling duo, will be digging deep with a lively and entertaining Summer Reading performance which will cultivate kids’ imaginations with tunes and tales about gardens and gardening. Sprouting ideas through books is the perfect way to propagate a crop of budding readers, and summer is the perfect growing season. Watch children bloom as they listen to and take part in stories and songs which celebrate reading. Tales ‘n Tunes perennially provides a fun and enriching musical story event that will encourage participants to “Dig into Reading.”
$201- $350
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