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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cavanaugh, Deb Creepy Crawlers - Catch the Reading Bug 2008 Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Sing along, play percussion instruments and enjoy moving around as we use our imaginations to bring these songs about insects, crawdads and other creepy crawlers to life at your library. This program may also include looking at books and can be presented with or without supplemental educational materials. It is perfect for the 2008 Summer Reading Program theme, Catch the Reading Bug. Catch Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh!
$351- $500
Lipscomb, Rhonda Ella & Frank: A Tribute History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Extraordinary solo vocalists Rhonda Denét and Steve Kazlauskas team up for a show that brings audiences back to when these two legends in American music, Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Sinatra, brought audiences to their feet. This showcase features the music of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, George & Ira Gershwin and several other composers included in the Great American Songbook. Rhonda and Steve not only sing songs that were signature tunes for each artist, but also recreate the duets that were only performed for television specials and live stage shows.
$351- $500
Grudko, Marian Dragonfly Bog Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dragonfly Bog a musical tale for families and adults 
by composer and storyteller Marian Grudko The air is poisoned, the water harsh and bitter. The Bog is in trouble and the dragonflies are leaving --
all except Sura, a small blue dragonfly who stays behind and sets out to save Dickinson Bog Turtle. More than a story of an endangered wetland,
“Dragonfly Bog” is a tale of friendship, sacrifice, and the power of music. Marian will perform the story, accompanied by her enchanting musical score. This program is for everyone who loves good music, 
a good story and good theater.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna It Takes All Colors To Make a Rainbow MULTI-CULTURAL Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join Anna for multi-cultural fun and appreciation,in a show featuring highly interactive songs, stories, indigenous rhythm instruments, adorable multi-cultural puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, sign language and lots more! Children have a chance to join Anna and be right in the show! Colorful cultural insights and stories create an appreciation of differences, and a sense of friendship, shared hopes and dreams, around the world.
$501- $1000
Stelljes, Eileen Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
!, Spook Handy Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. 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
Ackerbauer, Bill Old-timey ballads and blues History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Bentwood Rockers are an acoustic duo specializing in old-time country, hokum, Piedmont blues and traditional folk -- music from the early days of the recording industry. Between them, Bill Ackerbauer and Roland Vinyard play a variety of stringed instruments -- fiddle, guitars, many kinds of banjos, mandolin, autoharp, harmonica. They have a stage presence that is both casual and engaging, scholarly and humorous. Bill and Roland both live in New York’s beautiful Mohawk Valley. Performing as The Bentwood Rockers gives them a outlet for their mutual obsession with the sublime rustic-roots sounds of the 1920s and 30s. They pepper their concerts with historical anecdotes about the musicians, instruments and culture that produced the music we now consider 'vintage.'
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Be a Friend, Not a Bully Interactive Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this interactive concert students will sing together and take on roles of characters showing empathy, compassion, caring, perseverance, friendship and bullying. Exercises will be used to demonstrate welcoming and unwelcoming body language. The music and performing will add some excitement and levity to a very real and current issue. Children will love being on stage. Singing together is a very powerful uniting force! All music is original and fully orchestrated. Cue cards are used to help students sing along.
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Be Creative: Create a Song! (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
After warming up our voices and creative juices with rhyming songs such as Down By the Bay and others, we will work collaboratively to create our own song.
$351- $500
Willis, Audrey Songs of Christmas Past with mondoRAJ History,
Music
Music is the background of our lives. It colors our world and helps to unite us as people. It also reminds us where we've been and how we've overcome during troubled times and how we've thrived in good times. mondoRAJ performs songs from several decades. Including songs influenced by our troops being overseas. How these songs attempted to give us hope for a return to normalcy. While other songs existed just to bring us joy. We play a selection Holiday songs performed in a jazzy style. Songs may include White Christmas, I'll be Home for Christmas, Deck the Halls... and many more! We can add more children oriented songs based on the number of children in the audience. But we also remember than anyone can be a child at heart.
$351- $500
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