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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Knight, Leonora Mini Math Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Children come up to perform original songs with full orchestra sound as they learn to count by 10s, 5's, have a pizza party and divide by 8, brush the little paws of their doggie and add to 4. They will count by 3's dressed as chefs from all over the world. Concert will feature Danny Kaye's "INCHWORM" and "LADYBUG PICNIC" from Sesame Street. Costumes and props and a variety of musical styles make the concert a great way to reinforce the connection of math and music.
$201- $350
Maurer, Jim Jester Jim Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling
With nothing more than a truck full of props and his orange t-shirt, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show. Young and old are glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro. Kids and parents alike will talk about the show for weeks after and Libraries can’t seem to get enough of Jim and his fast wit. Jim performs over 250 shows a year and was voted best family entertainment by the Boy Scouts of America. Everyone will love ‘The Jester Jim Show’.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley She Wrote the Song ~ A Tribute to Female Composers History,
Media- Other,
Music
She Wrote the Song ~ A Tribute to Female Composers This Sonny and Perley program highlights music written or co-written by women composers who, in the early decades of popular song and American life, had to struggle for recognition and acceptance in their field. Some of the women composers being celebrated include Dorothy Fields, one of the composers of popular American song who partnered with Jimmy McHugh and Jerome Kern to give us classics such as "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "The Way You Look Tonight", Ann Ronell who gave us "Willow Weep For Me", and ConsueloVelasquez who penned the famous Latin classic "Besame Mucho". Also celebrated are composers such as Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, and Abby Lincoln.
$351- $500
Scharman, Nadine Chasing Rainbows Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Take a world tour with storytelling, music and puppetry with Nadine Scharman and her troubadors of this multicultural interactive performance. Children learn phrases from different languages, play their bodies as rhythmic instruments, dance, and sing to new and familiar children's songs. The storytelling will give the children a look into what makes people feel good inside themselves by doing what they love to do. The presentation will future children's songs by Nadine Scharman and taken from the public domain. Frere Jacque, London Bridge, Ouagadougou, The kite song and many more. Beautiful illustrations by Suzanne Muecke are seen on stage. The Long Island Philharmonic recently presented shows on Long Island with their Children's Performances. A new cast with a child actor can be seen all over the New York area.
$501- $1000
Winter, Cathy Write Your Own Song ! Music
We'll brainstorm what we know about a selected topic and pull it all together into a web of ideas. Then we'll turn our idea web into a song to take home. Cathy can work with all ages - younger ones can draw their ideas - and talk some about the editing process, how/why writers make choices as we work on the song. A previous year's sample: Nature (to I'm a Little Teapot) Nature can be reptiles, fish or bugs nature is the air we breathe
$201- $350
Kahn, Mitch Mitch Kahn Celebrates the Great American Popular Songbook History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Singer-Pianist-Entertainer and society orchestra leader Mitch Kahn offers a series of programs exploring the vast wealth of the 20th century's Great American Popular Songbook. Whether rollicking through a Cole Porter patter song, poignantly crooning a Henry Mancini ballad or picking up the pace with Sadaka, Manilow or Billy Joel, Mitch's exquisite musical arrangements and superb vocal delivery are guaranteed to keep audiences entranced. Interspersed with history and anecdotes about the songs and their composers, these shows are appropriate for audiences aged young adult through senior (and sing-a-long is part of the fun). PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED: Introduction to the Great Songwriters, The Songs that won the Academy Award, Aspects of Love, Sail Away.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Music of the great American song writers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Live performance of concert vocalist, keyboardist, and percussionist highlighting the music of great American composers such as Berlin, Gershwin, Rogers, Hart, Porter, Kahn, Mercer and others. Includes stories about the music and the composers.
$351- $500
Roben, Terri Diversity Is Divine! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Diversity is Divine! Let's learn some songs from around the world in different languages - African, Japanese, Spanish, French, and even sign language. What do we share in common and what makes us different? We'll have fun exploring the music that children of other cultures sing!
$101- $200
Griffith, Tom I Choose You Music,
Other
Award-winning singer/songwriters Tom Griffith and Martha Trachtenberg been together for 30 years and have been married for 27 of them. They have chronicled the ups and downs of their relationship in their beautifully crafted music. Whether singing about the unexpected or the mundane, their songs are in turn funny and moving, and ultimately reveal universal truths about life and marriage.
$201- $350
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