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Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Van Egmond, Timothy The Jolly Farmer History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Perfect for agricultural fairs and the like. Songs and tunes from 18th and 19th century America, when 'the farmer was the man who feeds us all.' Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing for close to 25 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Alexander, Neil 100 Years Of Spring History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
100 years of Spring celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring with an intimate solo piano performance and a discussion of the work. Also included is music by Gershwin and original compositions.
$351- $500
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of Burt Bacharach History,
Music
This program is full of trivia & history. Includes his workings with Hal David & Dionne Warwick. The music is in a sing along format. Lyric sheets are available. Song titles include: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Walk On By, The Look Of Love, What Do You Get When You Fall In Love,I Say A Little Prayer & more.
Up to $100
Cavanaugh, Deb Get A Clue Music,
Other
Specially designed for the 2007 Summer Reading Program, children play a musical game of Clue using the clues they hear in a variety of songs to eliminate people, places and things.
$201- $350
Winter, Cathy Dig in the Dirt, Fly to the Stars - Fizz, Boom, Read! adventures and sing-alongs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Adventures and sing-alongs for the 2014 NYS Summer Reading theme. Whether it’s about dinosaurs, worms, stars or volcanoes, with an occasional big word, no one blends books and music like Cathy Winter. Her love of words, music, and stories weaves decades of favorites from authors and melodies around the world into a lively program of tunes and tales to celebrate the ways we live.
$201- $350
Spero, Christine Spero Plays Nyro Music
Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter/pianist. Her groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock and jazz and she was one of the most covered artists in the 1960's and 1970's (Eli's Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Sweet Blindness). Her tragically premature passing in 1997 shocked her fans. Finally, in 2012 she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The Christine Spero Group will bring their own kind of power to Laura Nyro's music. Christine Spero has loved Laura's music from a young age when she was given Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by a radio DJ friend. She was inspired by Laura's music to be bold in writing, singing and playing piano and was the Winner of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz Category. Her CDs are listened to around the world. Joining Christine will be Elliot Spero on horns and percussion, Scott Petito on bass, and Peter O'Brien on drums. The group will also be performing some of Christine's original compositions. Christine will share stories about some of Laura's songs as well as her own.
$1001- $3000
Mischief, Merry Songs of the Civil War History,
History,
Music
Minstrels don't take sides, so we sing and tell tales from both the Confederate and the Union side. Audience participates in singalongs to such tunes as: Dixie, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Camptown Races, Oh Susannah!, Buffalo Gals, Goober Peas and More! We also bring along a Confederate flag and a 36 start Union flag for our backdrops! 2 costumed minstrels PLUS 4 instruments PLUS beautiful harmonies EQUALS a good time with learning thrown in on top!
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff The Croonettes of the 50''s & 60's History,
Music
The Croonettes are the female singers of the 50's & 60's. Presented in this program are some of the hit songs from various artists like: Doris Day, Leslie Gore, Petula Clark, Julie Andrews, Theresa Brewer, Jo Stafford, Connie Francis, Etta James, Patsy Cline and others. This program is in a sing along format with lyric sheets provided. Personal history of the singers & fun trivia are sprinkled throughout the program.
Up to $100
Rosen, Jonny Roots of Blues & Jazz Music
This program consists of a live musical performance with brief introductions about the artists who wrote and performed early blues and jazz from the early 1900s through the 1950s. The band includes Annie Rosen on lead vocals, Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, piano, and tenor guitar, and Don Young on bass
$501- $1000
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