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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Shih, Patricia Make Music Make Money Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih will share information about what a life devoted to music entails. Topics include working with agents and managers, booking gigs, recording, touring and much more. Performance coaching a la "American Idol" is also offered if desired. Gentle and constructive suggestions are made to "raise the game" of any participant who wishes to share a song in front of the group.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John THE ART of the BALLAD: Oral Literature, Musical Poetry, Mystery and Legend History,
Literature- Other,
Music
The ballad was a powerful and mystical form of early literature that was enriched and carried through time by the elements of rhyme, rhythm, and music. This collection of compelling short musical tales represents different cultures, and is presented in original form - as songs rich in symbolism, surprising storylines, archetypal characters, and the familiar motifs they share with their close cousins, folk and fairy tales. This intriguing program features early music and instruments from the times of Beowulf to Shakespeare, including medieval bray harp, hurdy gurdy, recorders and other historic instruments. Adaptable for different ages and seasons.
$351- $500
Senese, Gerard Taiko Drums of Japan Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Drawn from the rich folk heritage of Japan, the Ryu Shu Kan presents: Taiko Drums of Japan. This hour long program introduces the audience to the exciting sounds and sights of a Taiko performance. The Drummers play powerful rhythms as they move around the drums with martial arts choreography. Karate & Samurai Sword Kata enhance the feeling of the ancient Samurai spirit of the Japanese people and traditional Japanese Folk dance weaves it'a way throughout the show. The elegant sound of the Japanese harp -Koto- is played as well as the haunting sounds of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute as an interlude between the thunder of the Taiko pieces. The Ryu Shu Kan is sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and this program is part of their community outreach program: Introduction to Japanese Culture.
$351- $500
!, briz DUST BOWL DIARIES-National Tour History,
Media- Photography,
Music
New Jersey Songwriter Briz has created another touching and informative multimedia show based on actual historical events culled from our American landscape. This time the topic is the migration of The Great Plains Farmers to California, the hardships they endured en route and the life that awaited them once they arrived. Briz uses songs of the times like, I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore, Do Re Mi, and current works like Springsteen's Ghost of Tom Joad. Combined with a Power Point presentation of photos from The Library of Congress, the shows are informative and entertaining. Perfect for the whole family,they can be tailored for students studying the Grapes of Wrath,the Great Plains, soil erosion or The Great Depression.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. Rick Adam's ONE-MAN PARADE Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Rick Adam presents a fun variety show with juggling, hat tricks, hand shadows, audience participation, and the most incredible one-man band you ever saw! This show can be adapted for stage performances, fun fest, and walk-around events. A special holiday version is also available.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley “Anything Goes” ~ A Tribute to Cole Porter History,
Media- Other,
Music
“Anything Goes” ~ A Tribute to Cole Porter Known for his sophisticated wit and playful style, Cole Porter was unique among the Great American composers. Born to wealth, his apprenticeship took place not in Tin Pan Alley but in the playgrounds of Europe. In his lyrics and melodies he fixed the smartness and cynicism, the lack of inhibitions in speech and behavior, and the the outright iconoclasm that characterized the 1920s. In their inimitable style, Sonny & Perley present a unique selection of music from his vast library of popular songs.
$351- $500
Holder, Chris GODS, HEROES, MONSTERS AND MEN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Exciting versions of well-known myths from Ancient Greece, plus a modern re-telling of an ancient story. Prometheus, the Cyclops, Zeus, Hera and Pandora all told in a lively, hip and hilarious manner.
$501- $1000
Raabe, Kim Privler Dream Big! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A 60-minute live, interactive music show and story time for dreamers, featuring songs, books, and story-telling that will encourage curiosity in young readers and open their minds and hearts. We encourage children to read, visit their library, appreciate their uniqueness, explore, imagine, and to always dream BIG! Note: We create brand-new shows every year to match the theme set by the CSLP for the Summer Reading Program. We liked this 2012 edition so much, though, that we decided to offer it year-round. The ideal target age for this show is 5-8.
$351- $500
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.
$101- $200
Petrella, Joan Happy Birthday, Robert and Samuel Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
This program will feature the music of Robert Schumann and Samuel Barber in the form of art song and piano pieces along with readings of letters written to and received from their significant others, Clara Schumann and Giancarlo Menotti. There will also be a discussion surrounding the poetry chosen as lyrics.
$201- $350
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