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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Clough, Geoff The Women Of Tin Pan Alley (Composers) History,
Music
Singer: Cyndi Kingsley & Pianist/Keyboardist: Geoff Clough bring a musical program based on the music of women composers/lyricists during the Tin Pan Alley area. Covering the years 1920 - 1949. Some of the women are: Dorothy Fields, Kay Swift, Ruth Lowe, Ann Ronell, Doris Tauber, Maybel Wayne and others.This program contains trivia & history. Learn about some of the women who wrote some of the famous songs that have lasted beyond their generation to become 'standards' such as: On the Sunny Side of the Street, I'll Never Smile Again, I'm in the Mood for Love, Willow Weep for me, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, & more).
$101- $200
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
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's KWANZAA Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the African holiday of family, community and culture with Queen Nur and her percussionist partner. A dynamic program of traditional African stories and songs.
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Creative Kids (ages 3-5) Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose in a fun-filled atmosphere as children put their own spin on the familiar nursery rhymes and simple tunes that she presents.
$201- $350
Montgomery, Luke The Dust Bowl Troubadour History,
Music
Learn the story of the Dust Bowl through the music and lyrics of Woody Guthrie, the original Dust Bowl Troubadour. Dissect the brilliant lyrics of this great musician, and in doing so, understand the history of the period in a whole new way. A truly unique, personal, emotional experience that fits in perfectly with every school's history curriculum that covers this fascinating time in American history. Will have students clapping and singing along. Will make every 7-8 grade history teacher breathe a sigh of relief!
$501- $1000
Durst, James JAMES DURST: 'Hue Manatee's Quest' Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-songwriter James Durst presents a 1-man musical adventure, rich in humor, song & story to dramatize themes of environmental sustainability, unity in diversity, friendship & peace. The central characters Hue (as in 'color' or 'cry of alarm') Manatee and Flickati Cricket seek the wisdom of renowned change agent Leon Chameleon, only to be invited along on a journey to his ancestral homeland, the Galápagos. Along the way, they overcome numerous perils while meeting and sharing songs with Shining Eagle (Northern Hemisphere shaman of the Imáji Nation), a trio of dolphins, a whale threatened by a whaling ship, Ella Condor (Southern Hemisphere medicine woman of the Todos tribe), and a popular street-corner quintet known as Acapellago. Cameo appearances are made by Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks to populate Leon's parable explaining how our protagonists differ from the 'two-legged ones' in a 5-part tour de farce, 'Lost in the Kuda Shuda Woods.' Ideally suited for families with older children, as the humor employs wordplay and the music is sophisticated yet accessible. Imagine 'The Lion King' meets 'Candide.'
$501- $1000
Booking, Unbound Marc Black - Stroke of Genius Disability Awareness,
Music
Dan Mountain, one of Los Angeles’ premier advertising creative directors, suffered a massive stroke that left him in a coma for 21 days. His doctors gave him a “zero chance of meaningful survival” and finally pulled life support. That’s when Dan woke up. Struggling to put his life back together, he found words again. First, the rhythm, then the meaning. He worked through his aphasia and wrote poems that his friend, Marc Black, put to music and recorded with help from musical luminaries Art Garfunkel, John Sebastian, Steve Gadd, and the Dixi Hummingbirds. They created a richly human CD, Stroke of Genius. Inspired by Dan’s courage and by the CD, filmmaker, Bahman Soltani, produced a tender and surprising love story. His film, also entitled Stroke of Genius, expresses both the fragility of our lives and the powerful resilience of the human spirit. And now Mr. Black has brought it all together in a presentation that features live performance of his original songs, the documentary film, and finally, a time for questions and sharing of experience. Marc is a seasoned performer that makes his audience feel at home. And leaves them inspired.
$351- $500
Mischief, Merry Songs of the Civil War History,
History,
Music
Minstrels don't take sides, so we sing and tell tales from both the Confederate and the Union side. Audience participates in singalongs to such tunes as: Dixie, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Camptown Races, Oh Susannah!, Buffalo Gals, Goober Peas and More! We also bring along a Confederate flag and a 36 start Union flag for our backdrops! 2 costumed minstrels PLUS 4 instruments PLUS beautiful harmonies EQUALS a good time with learning thrown in on top!
$201- $350
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
Beaugard, Carol Bluegrass Jamboree History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Carol Beaugard & Blue Express - for any time of the year - we perform a variety of songs in the world of bluegrass and country music. It's a wonderful overview of this true American art form that was born in the Appalachian Mountains but derives its roots from a blend of American blues and string music along with a powerful heritage from Ireland and Scotland. Program includes a narrative explaining the origins of bluegrass and information on the instruments used in the music.
$501- $1000
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