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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Geiger, Donna Island Senior Symphony Music
We usuually perform 3 works of classical music, with a short intermission. We are a full symphony orchestra of over 40 members. Our age range is from 42-90+.
$101- $200
Papa, Jim Music That Defines Your Generation - Sinatra, Elvis and The Beatles Music
This show concentrates on three big acts that defined several generations. Sinatra popular with the WWII generation, Elvis who helped bring Rock and Roll to the masses and the Beatles who catapulted America into The British Invasion. Performed by Jim Papa. Jim has emerged as a confident, versatile and personable singer/entertainer who enjoys performing music selections from every generation. Taking the lead from the greatest performers from years gone by, his renditions of classic ballads, pop and rock and roll as well as his ability to perform within a variety of music genres have made him a popular, featured performer. This show is upbeat, fun, interactive and nostalgic.
$201- $350
Booking, Unbound Marc Black - American Children Music,
Other
I’ve developed a program that’s perfect for kids and grownups alike. I began developing it when my kids were very young. I had the idea to create a CD that featured lots of the great musicians singing songs their parents had sung to them, or that they sang to their kids. And, some cases, wrote for their kids. The resulting CD, American Children, was honored as the ‘American Library Association’s Best Children’s CD of the year.’ The CD featured performances by Richie Havens, Taj Mahal, John Sebastian, Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach), Maria Muldaur and many more. The stuff I write about in this genre ranges from a tune about Ziggy, my wacky wire haired fox terrier, to my love of coffee and baseball, and the importance of picking up litter. I also mix in songs from my childhood (in the sixties) for a program the family can all enjoy. In addition, I’m also available for expressive songwriting classes with kids of all ages. I love doing this!
$351- $500
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of Irving Berlin History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is an old time sing along filled with lots of trivia, history and songs by the composer. Song sheets are available. Song titles include Blue Skies, Easter Parade, White Christmas, I Love A Piano, Always, Puttin' On The Ritz, & more)
Up to $100
Powell, Jack Jack Zucchini Songwriting Workshops Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
During a 60- to 75-minute session, students explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the school receives a CD recording containing the students’ song (as well as an online downloadable Mp3 version to share with parents!) Jack uses live recording “loop” technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, trumpet, and vocals (He's always adding new instruments and sounds to the mix.
$201- $350
Doherty, Laura Laura Doherty - Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Music
Here's a program Laura did for the City of Chicago library summer reading program, Summer 2012. (at 30 city branches). HEALTY BEATS: A FAMILY MUSIC PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE KIDS AND PARENTS This upbeat interactive concert will have your kids singing and dancing along to Laura's catchy folk-pop tunes that focus on eating healthy and being active. Laura's original songs like "Farmer's Market" and "Vegetable Party" explore fresh foods at your local farmer's market, or the ones you grown in your own backyard! Get movin' and groovin' with Laura's "El Train" and "Hula Hoop" song, and tappin' and clappin' to some traditional favorites. For 13 years Laura taught Wiggleworms, Chicago's largest early-childhood music program, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. She has released two Parent's Choice award-winning children's CDs: "Shining Like a Star" and Kids in the City". After 2 successful decades of performing in Chicago, Laura recently relocated to Westchester, NY (where she grew up). Laura can also do other themed programs (animals, nature, seasons, holidays, etc), or her regular rockin' programs "Songs of the City" and "Shining Like a Star"!
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Creative Kids (ages 3-5) Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose in a fun-filled atmosphere as children put their own spin on the familiar nursery rhymes and simple tunes that she presents.
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn World Music Exploration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
This may be a single date program or a series of five to six one-hour sessions exploring different world music regions, Africa, Latin America, Europe, Celtic Lands, India & Middle East, North America. A display of instruments native to this regions and a demonstration is provided. Songs from each region are taught with phonetic lyrics in a call and response style for ease of learning. A brief history of each region's music will be taught. This is an interactive program that is best suited to young adults and adults, although middle school and above will find it interesting and educational.
$101- $200
Epstein Kravis, Anna Week of the Young Child Song & Puppetry Show Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Anna's popular Week of the Young Child Show celebrates the fun, diversity, joyful imagination and love of learning of children around the world. Interactive songs, puppetry, stories, with move-along fun throughout offer a very special way to celebrate young children. There are many opportunitites for children to be in the show.
$351- $500
Peralta, Red Rebel Red, Roots Music Songwriter Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
I am a singer/songwriter doing local, regional and national performances of my songs. My music is an original blend of folk, country-blues, western swing and old-style rock & roll, often described as "Roots Rock". In a library setting I present solo (unaccompanied) acoustic performances and answer questions about my work as a songwriter and record producer. I also play with a four piece band, depending upon the venue.
$201- $350
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