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Program
Category
Description
Fee
!, briz ROCKIN' & READING Literature- Creative Writing,
Media- Other,
Music
Children help me write a song about their library, school or popular book, including chords, melody, lyrics and song title. When finished the kids will perform the song, which I record, master and copy at the conclusion of the show and make the finished CD available to each Library. This program utilizes a number of talents, writing, art and graphic art( for the CD label), music theory, application, production and performance.
$201- $350
Lamont, Mary Country Music with Mary Lamont Band Music
Get ready for some serious toe-tappin’ with International Alt-Country Star Mary Lamont! The Mary Lamont Band was the first American country band to tour Mainland China and has given concerts for many summers at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell, as well as numerous other prestigious venues. The band will perform a concert of upbeat original songs, as well as traditional and contemporary country selections. Born and raised in rural Canada, Mary was three times voted Band of the Year by the New York Metro Country Music Association and Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association. Mary and husband Jim are recipients of the ASCAP Plus Popular Music Awards. Her reviews everywhere have been excellent and her show’s been called “a real treat” and “a must-see for fans of contemporary country music.” Newsday called Mary the “Queen of Long Island Country” and included her in a cover story on the best area summer concerts, and gave her CD a triple-A rating. People of all ages will have a great time at this energetic, fun concert.
$501- $1000
WELDEN, CARL Introducing The THEREMIN, the touchless electronic instrument Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Imagine an instrument that the user plays without touching! As futuristic as it may sound, the Theremin has been around since the 1920’s, its haunting tones have been heard everywhere from Carnegie Hall to science fiction film scores. The Theremin is a simple-looking box with two antennae and unlike conventional instruments, it has no keys, strings, valves or buttons. Its volume and pitch are governed by proximity through an electromagnetic field. The experience is part music, part science and part story-telling. Hear the sound and history behind the first electronic instrument with performance artist Carl Welden, who will give a 'hands-off' demonstration, followed by Q & A. Audience members will then be given a rare opportunity to try this unique instrument for themselves, heralding quirky fun and loads of smiles!
$101- $200
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
Bugge, Nancy Toddlers Tango and Babies Boogie Music
Interactive, high-energy, fun-filled creative movement and music programs for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Each program is filled with songs from around the world, dance, instruments, parachute, and other fun props. Children have fun while gaining music appreciation, body awareness, self-confidence, and motor skills. Programs can be tailored to meet specific individualized needs.
$101- $200
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Circle time Challenge! History,
Music,
Science
Circle time can be challenging for any librarian. Little Folk's Music takes it's class routine with parents on a journey of classroom dynamics. Keeping families involved with the medium that is being explored. Voice, silence and breath, maybe all that you need. This class falls under (Teacher the facilitator) or (teacher training program). Ms. Folk will be available to help mentor librarians through the process, in your program.
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Pre-K - 2nd Grade Animal Show Literature- Other,
Music,
Science
Your younger patrons will love performing songs to such books as From Head to Toe, The Very Busy Spider, Stellaluna, In the Small Pond, Quiet Cricket, Mr. Seahorse, Rainbow Fish, Diary of a Worm or a Fly and more! Each show features 7 different original and multi-cultural songs which are transformed into age appropriate musical numbers. They will learn about the animals behavior by acting out to the music! Props, puppets and costumes enhance creativity.
$201- $350
Levin, Yosi What's Eatin' Yosi? Life Skills- Food,
Music
Who's hungry?! Yosi serves up some delicious tunes about food & cooking from his award-winning CD, What's eatin' Yosi? Enjoy a big bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. Make some smart & healthy choices from Let's Get Cookin' to Just Desserts! It's a fun-filled, interactive & educational concert for ages 1 - 8. You'll eat it ALL up!
$501- $1000
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Japanese music on the shakuhachi flute and Noh and Kabuki influenced dance, as well as folk songs. Dancer/singer Kishiko Hasegawa uses Japanese fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props along with her unique style of dance based on the ancient Noh theater dancing. Chris Merwin plays ancient Zen Buddhist meditation music along with classical and folk on the bamboo flute. Performers wear kimonos and historical/cultural info. is given.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'One World, Many Instruments' Concert Show & Tell for Children, Families Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Science
Created of wood, bone, skin, metals, and earth, it is an amazing thing to behold the many ways people around this globe have used nature’s materials to bring forth music! The Bromkas have a long history of first-hand explorations and experimentations with world music in its many forms. Their extensive travels have lead them to play a variety of truly exotic instruments, from a great many different countries and cultures. Audiences love their hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, the wide variety of bagpipes, mandolins, cittern, and Celtic harps. This musical journey travels to the far reaches of Asia, to include the magical Chinese Harp called “guzheng” and “erhu” fiddle, Turkish oud & baglama, Mideastern zither “kanun,”and a raft of percussion and other rare instruments! Hear stories for each of their instruments and musical selections, be it travels in Europe and Asia, gifts from mysterious strangers, or the instruments built in the Bromkas' own studios. This multicultural musical journey is a fascinating, fun learning experience for folks of all ages.
$351- $500
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