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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bady, Robin Robin Bady: Stories From the Heart Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With music, movement and lots of participation, Robin Bady takes you on adventures in story, across cultures, traditions and time. Folktales, fairytales, ghost tales, drawing stories and literature – all come to vibrant, joyful life. Whether it’s a performance or workshop, be prepared to laugh, participate and have fun! Some featured programs include: Dragons, Witches, Talking Animals and People Like Us Drawing Stories From Around the World Strong Girls, Brave Women Holiday Programs Gifts of the Season: Stories for Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas Love Songs: Victorian Fairytales Ghost Tales Local and Oh So True! From Around the World Giggling Ghosts and Silly Scary Songs The Rootabaga Stories of Carl Sandburg Time Travel: A Sci-Fi Adventure
$351- $500
Meissner, Lisa New Music with Traditional Roots Music
Based in the Adirondacks, The Rustic Riders play new music with traditional roots. Lisa Meissner’s songs explore our journeys with others, our world and creation. They are filled with her experience of music from many peoples, times and places and they move the spirit to new understanding.The Rustic Riders’ have recorded two CD’s with Dan Duggan at Esperance Productions in Red Creek. “Hearing Hearts” and “Among These Hills”. Topics covered include stories of people overcoming obstacles, sustainable living and personal relationships.
$351- $500
Shih, Patricia Big Ideas! Concerts for families Music
Big Ideas! is the umbrella title for each of Patricia Shih's 18 differently-themed shows, subtitles which include: Literacy and The Love of Learning; The Environment; Multiculturalism and Differences; Disabilities; The Holidays--Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa; Halloween show; and much more. Sponsor chooses one or can combine shows; also Patricia custom-writes shows based on a sponsor's needs. She also writes a new summer reading club show every year based on that year's theme.
$351- $500
Boertzel, Brooke The Storyteller's Candle Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
In 1929, a warm and dynamic woman named Pura Belpré became the first Latina librarian in New York City. At a time when non-English speakers didn’t always feel welcome in the library, Pura helped many immigrants to feel at home there, and inspired a love of reading in generations of young people. In The Storyteller’s Candle, a skilled bilingual storyteller plays Pura, greeting audiences in their own school or public library, and showing them the wonders that can take place there. Through a blend of storytelling, music and puppetry, young audiences will learn about Puerto Rican folklore and the library’s important role in the community. Kids sing along and become puppeteers as Pura’s stories unfold. Based on the bilingual book, The Storyteller’s Candle By Lucia González with illustrations by Lulu Delacre.
$101- $200
Maichack, Mary Jo "Books Are Celebrations" Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Inspiring young listeners to read, this show evolved into a 1999 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Award winning audio recording. Both offer lively original songs celebrating the library and the power of books, multicultural stories — “Why Dog Chases Cat,” “The Unlucky Sailor"--with origami surprise story and kids using sea creature puppets (including a really big shark), and the bend-in-half-laughing instant story theater version of Munsch’s Paper Bag Princess, in costume. You will love and be amazed by the warm variety of this show and its many ways of getting kids happily to interact! Perfect for preschoolers through grade 3, but older kids love it, too.
$351- $500
Sullivan, Tommy Tommy Sullivan In Concert Music
Inaugural inductee to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and original member of Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy Sullivan's dynamic one-man concert appeals to every age group. World-class vocals, live keyboards, guitar and sax create a wide spectrum of crowd-pleasing material, including some original music. While a member of the West Point Band in the late sixties, Tommy founded the first rock group in the US Army. As co-founder and musical director of the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy's arrangement of the Worst That Could Happen went gold within weeks of their live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was also a founding member of the group Ramatam, notable as Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell's first group following Hendrix' death. Tommy was a featured performer on the first PBS Rock TV special, Shake,Rattle & Roll, playing sax for both the Bridge and the Coasters. Singer/songwriter, multi-faceted musician and exciting live performer, Tommy Sullivan is the REAL DEAL... his first-person reminisces of the many superstars he's performed with are a special plus. Contact: tommysullivan@optonline.net;631-258-7629
$501- $1000
Winter, Cathy Songs and Stories for the Season of Lights - A Family Concert for the Winter Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ring in the holiday season with Cathy’s participatory family concert of songs and stories from around the world! Hear tales of Hanukah goblins and the fierce Algonquian giant from the north known as Winter. Sing songs of Christmas cheer, Hanukah candles, the best toppings for potato latke, the qualities of the individual days of Kwanza, and much more. However this time of year is celebrated, it is a time for gathering together with songs and stories to carry us through into lighter times. Invite your community in for a concert that will bring cheer and light to all !!
$201- $350
Minichino, Maurice Skin Against Metal Music
Skin Against Metal, a percussion ensemble lead by pianist/composer Maurice Minichino and percussionist/composer Nanette Garcia who bring traditional folkloric and Afro-Cuban rhythms into a contemporary context. Maurice and Nanette pay tribute to, as they continue the innovative work of, master conquero Frankie Malabe.
$1001- $3000
Gartner, Ron The Ron Gartner Show Music
A national performer, Ron Gartner takes his audience on a musical trip from the glorious music of the Gershwins and Porters to the sounds of American Bandstand. From Sinatra, Bennett, and Perry Como----to The Temptations, The Four Seasons, and Frankie Avalon, there' something for everyone in this performer's show that has been the subject of stories in the LA Times, NY Times, and PBS. With or without his band, Ron Gartner means Great Entertainment!
$501- $1000
Jones, Dean Dog on Fleas (Duo) Music
Dog on Fleas' 2 main songwriter/singers Dean Jones and John Hughes play songs from the band's 5 critically acclaimed CDs, and throw in some traditional American tunes and songs from the world around. Employing bass, guitar, keyboards, trombone, voices, and perhaps some surprise instruments, the Fleas will engage and get the audience dancing and singing along. The original songs are very creative and catchy, and sung with vim and vigor. Dog on Fleas' 3rd CD "Cranberry Sauce Flotilla" was the School Library Journal's #1 Pick of the "12 Kids Albums You Can't Live Without" list. Dean Jones' solo CD, "Napper's Delight" was one of NPRs top picks of 2007. Dean Jones also works as a one man band with Arm of the Sea Theater and Hudson River Playback Theater.
$351- $500
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