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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
Ransom, Stanley North Country Storytelling Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Storytelling for children and adults covers classic stories from Aesop to the North Country present. 'Cat Food,' The Hickery Tree, The Lake that Flew, plus stories from other lands, urban legends and southern tales.
$201- $350
Franco Feeney, Betsy Ecosystems Large and Small Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Based on two songs by award-winning songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA . They tell of the tiny ecosystems in a drop of clean water and the gulf of Mexico, a large ecosystem that was polluted in the Oil Spill of 2010. Binary vision (of a paramecium), wildlife rehabilitation, and clean energy are all part of this slide and video presentation. To hear the songs and view images of the books, go to http://www.puddlejumppress.com/www.puddlejumppress.com/SchoolProgramsByBFF.html. In conjunction with this program, classroom workshops are sometimes conducted where the students create pinwheels to illustrate wind energy. Workshops are approximately 45 minutes.
$201- $350
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Ballet International Africans - AFRICA MEETS AFRICAN AMERICA PROGRAM Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a project/ program that was begun in 2005 to show the division between Africans and African Americans in this country, while also showing how we are very similar. We aim to use the cultural arts that we share through our ancestral lineage and that we have gained from our ancestry in this country to show where we come from, where we should be headed, and how to get there as a united community. We use Traditional & Interpretive African dance, drum, song, folklore, poetry, hip hop, litugical dance, and even rap to teach morals, history, and cultural arts. We do this through performances and/ or classes.
$501- $1000
Linthwaite, Dara Hands*On Lullabies Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
These sessions are most appropriate for caregivers and their youngest babies, usually from birth to nine months, or prewalkers. Miss Dara begins each session with simple songs that encourage parent/infant interaction. After so much activity, babies and grownups alike are ready to settle down to some serious cuddling while they listen to Miss Dara sing traditional and modern lullabies to gentle guitar accompaniment. Parents will learn child development information before the songs so they can understand the value of these simple and loving musical interactions with their babies enough so they will want to continue singing at home.
$201- $350
Cadley, John and Catherine The Cadleys: New Acoustic, Traditional Roots Music
John and Cathy Cadley are one of the area’s most entertaining and popular duos. Following in the tradition of great male-female duets like Ian & Sylvia and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, they show how the simplicity of two voices and two acoustic instruments can produce powerful music. Their repertoire draws on the traditional bluegrass of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers, the tight harmonies of the Louvin Brothers, the “new acoustic” sounds of Alison Krauss and Claire Lynch, and John’s own originals, which have been recorded by national bluegrass artists such as Tony Trischka, Jim Hurst, Missy Raines, and Lou Reid, who, with Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs singing harmony, took John’s song, “Time,” to the #1 spot on the national bluegrass charts for three consecutive months. Their live concerts feature everything from traditional mountain ballads and bluegrass classics like “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” and “Blue and Lonesome,” to Alison Krauss’ “The Lucky One,” to the Louvin Brother’s “Cash on the Barrelhead.” For an evening of soulful duet singing and tasty picking on guitar and mandolin, the Cadleys are not to me missed.
$501- $1000
Helou, Paul Bears, Bees & Butterflies Music,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
I use interactive songs -- original and traditional -- as well as musical/theatrical improvisation to really make this an interactive, fun and energetic experience! No one will be sitting just watching -- there will be moving, dancing, singing, spontaneous fun. You will need to rest after my show! I love to empower children to use their imagination and be part of the show.
$351- $500
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
Clive, Young, The History of Rock Concerts History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Clive Young has been a concert industry journalist for more than 15 years, so The History of Rock Concerts offers an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the multi-million-dollar spectacles that the Rolling Stones and Madonna present today. Weaving facts, humorous anecdotes, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times.

Special attention is paid to

  • The Beatles’ 1965 concert at Shea Stadium
  • Woodstock and its tragic sequel, Woodstock 1999
  • The epic charity event, Live Aid
  • The first rock concert
  • The top 10 biggest music events ever
  • How MTV influenced the modern rock show
  • Why tickets cost so much today
  • How a show is produced
  • Hearing protection tips

    As an added bonus, concert earplugs and hearing conservation pamphlets are provided free for all attendees to take home.

    EXCLUSIVE: While this program features considerable performance footage, The History of Rock Concerts features two video documentaries that are exclusive to this program, showing life behind-the-scenes on recent tours by Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can not be seen anywhere else!

  • $201- $350
    Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SOUND CHOICES by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
    Life Skills- Other,
    Music
    With a unique combination of original songs, hand shadows, circus arts, and audience participation, Rick Adam's spellbinding performance takes a caring look at growing up and believing in one's self. Rick is a master showman who thoroughly involves the audience while delivering important messages about smoking, drinking, drug use, as well as peacefully resolving conflicts. This uplifting and thoroughly entertaining program boosts self-esteem, and empowers children to build a positive self image, develop confidence, creatively solve problems and make positive choices.
    $501- $1000
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