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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Caring and Sharing (ages 3-5) Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose as she presents songs that encourage self-esteem and caring for others.
$201- $350
merwin, chris Japanese songs, stories, and dance with Kikyo Genso Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
An enchanting program of songs, stories, and dance from Japan by Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin, known as Kikyo Genso. The audience will learn to sing in Japanese, dance Japanese folk dances, and hear stories told by a Kishiko, a native of Japan. Chris accompanies her on the shakuhachi, an ancient bamboo flute. It's sound, which is like no other flute in the world, helps transport the audience off to Japan. The performers dress in kimonos, and Kishiko uses Japanes fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props in her dances. The stories teach good moral lessons and are age appropriate, and cultural and historical information is given. This program is highly educational yet still fun and entertaining, and there is no other show like it in the Tri-State area.
$501- $1000
Bernard, Clifford Lil' Cliff & the Cliffhangers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are an innovative blues harmonica driven quartet who consistently incorporate a unique sense of energy and life into their sound. The band has over a twenty year history of bringing swinging jump blues and 50's style R & B to New York audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Their newly released CD: The Lovid Kind...has been prominently featured on national and college radio as well as being regularly featured on Sirius/XM Satellite radio. Lil' Cliff and The Cliffhangers have a universal appeal to audiences of various age groups and are well known for their feel-god, upbeat shows. They have extensive experience performing in libraries, community events, fund raisers, and seasonal town concerts. The band maintains a rigorous touring schedule, and is a staple and favorite performing act throughout the New York/New Jersey area. The band has backed national touring blues artists such as: Mitch Woods, Sam Taylor, Little Buster, Ronnie Earl, Bill Perry, Bobby Radcliff, Danny Russo, and Gatemouth Brown to name a few. Check out their website at: www.lilcliff.com or for more info email: mail@lilcliff.com or call 516-639-2339.
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn Story, Song, Movement, Rhythm Play Plus Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An interactive program of songs, small and large movement, and rhythm instrument play for preschoolers and their parents. Story themes may be incorporated with the songs, e.g. songs about the seashore, songs about the seasons, songs about the river, songs about a holiday or national celebration. Parents interact with their children and the children learn that music and reading is fun, especially when sharing quality time with their parent or caregiver. Rhythm instruments (over 12 different types) are hand-held percussion instruments that are sanitized prior to use and are very sturdy and safe. (A craft or art project may be added on, which will extend the program length to 1 hour and 15 minutes.)
$101- $200
Costanzo, Jerry Lets Be Frank Music
A Tribute to Sinatra. Jerry is the real deal, a true to life Crooner. carrying the torch of the great legends-Sinatra, Dino, Bennett, Cole, to name a few. Singing timeless Standards from the Great American Song Book. For listeners and Dancers of all ages. Jerry is accompanied by the finest musicians, right out of New York City's Jazz & Swing Scene. Not only are they worldclass professionals but also accomplished recording artists, whos names can be seen on a number of Jazz Lables. You will be amazed by their talent, professionalism and ability to enhance any event. All have the ability to play any style of Jazz,including, American Popular Song Book, Jazz & Swing Classics, Bossa Nova & Latin. Requests are always welcome and encouraged. Jerry's ensembles are expandable from a Trio to a 10 or 17-piece Big Band. Jerry is also avaliable as a soloist using professional background tracks.
$501- $1000
Florez, Karla Tamarindo Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tamarindo is a children's book adapted to be performed as a story telling and dance form. It shows how boys and girls from El Canal del Dique region in the Carribean coast of Colombia love to paint their bodies with black paint as a remembrance of the period in slavery and the freedom from it. A special characteristic in this story is the use of facial gestures. I retell the story by telling of a boy whom is loved throughout the town and enjoy dancing in despite of living in reduced circumstances. Values like rejoice, love and courage are shown in this story while dancing and keeping the contagious rhythm of Danza negra.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy Whatcha Gonna Do? - It's Up to You! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Celebrates the universal values of healing through taking personal responsibility for our actions here on Earth, making peace with our fellow human beings, and taking an active role in making the world a better place. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Fascinatin Rhythms History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Fascinatin Rhythms- The Music Gershwin and Ellington This Live performance of concert vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye along with a guest bassist is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the music of great American composers George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington...Includes stories about the music and the composers and includes favorites such as: Fascinatin Rhythm, I’ve Got a Crush on You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Our Love is Here to Stay, Summertime, Take the A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, I’m Beginning to See the Light, and many others.
$351- $500
Gottfried, Evan Family Music for Kids of All Ages Music
During his interactive shows, Evan takes everyone on a musical journey, as he recounts his adventures with slugs, squids, and his trip to a land where everything is upside-down. Evan's songs inhabit both a unique universe of imagination and the beautiful world that we all share every day. He uses props (including home-made puppets) and asks open-ended questions between songs in order to get kids thinking, learning, and laughing. Evan also gets kids moving and grooving throughout the show, suggesting a variety of ways that everyone can act out the words of his songs. Evan aims to inspire everyone to be creative, have fun, learn cool things, and mostly, to just be themselves.
$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley “Remembering Louis Armstrong” History,
Media- Other,
Music
“Remembering Louis Armstrong” Louis Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz. His amazing technical abilities, the joy and spontaneity, and inventive musical mind still dominate jazz to this day. His music influenced not only instrumentalists, but vocalists such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Sonny & Perley along with a band of swinging musicians bring to life some of his iconic recordings including Basin Street Blues, Dream A Little Dream and St. Louis Blues as well as favorites from his popular recordings with Ella and many others.
$351- $500
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