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!, briz FREEDOM'S GLORY-(We Shall Overcome) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
In Mississippi, a young black boy is brutally beaten and shot for allegedly whistling at a white woman. In Montgomery, a lone black woman refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man. And in Greensboro,NC four black students stage a sit-in at a Woolworths lunch counter. These events helped to define our nation and propel a young Selma Preacher to the forefront of a movement. Songwriter briz presents the third part of his Freedom saga with original songs and period photos that capture the pain and the joy of a turbulent time. Freedom's Glory is the final installment of a historical musical journey preceded by; Freedom Stairway, (based on the slave narratives of the 1930's), and Freedom's Cry,(stories from the Civil War). All shows are family appropriate.
$201- $350
Hayon, Yaacov Koby Hayon Trio Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The acclaimed trio has just recorded a new album. Band members are: Koby Hayon Compositions, Guitars Kermit Driscoll Bass Jerome Morris Drums The Trio will be playing materials from their soon to be released album, as well as new materials. The trio fuses everything from Swing, Jazz, Latin, to middle eastern, and balkan beats.
$201- $350
Lin, Caryn Bach 2 Rock Music
Bach 2 Rock "A one-woman musical extravaganza," Caryn Lin is in a class all her own. With a 5-string electric violin, sound effects, looping and a lot of help from the audience and her multi-talented sound engineer (who also plays electric guitar and electronic drums), Caryn transforms solo sound into a mind-boggling musical experience. This 3-dimensional sound magic is performed right before your eyes and ears. Part rock concert, part self-esteem builder, and part interactive music education, Caryn spins stories and music together to make the program as powerful as it is entertaining! The Bach 2 Rock program is now approaching its 5th full year in performance!
$501- $1000
Eisenberg, Jeff Sing and Sign Multicultural- Other,
Music
ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Jeff Eisenberg, and his singing partner, Elayne Kessler, have created a fun, interactive and educational program to teach basic sign language through music and songs. Jeff and Elayne are fluent in sign language and are certified Kindersigns instructors. Kids and adults can begin to learn a new language in this thoroughly enjoyable program.
$201- $350
Hoffman, Nan Sing A Story - Read A Song! Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
With programs specially designed for libraries, Nan incorporates songs that have been made into books (books that sing), songs made from books, songs based on folk tales and stories, and songs that celebrate reading. Within that framework she offers presentations that focus on several different themes such as reading (SING A STORY-READ A SONG!), folk music (MORE THAN A SONG!), history (SINGING OUR HISTORY), and nature and the environment (SONGS FOR A LIVABLE LAND). Using folk and acoustic music and a variety of songs and instruments, Nan offers presentations that are fun and informative, and encourages audience participation.
$201- $350
Frank, Catherine Stefanie Izzo (soprano) and Catherine Frank (piano) Music
Stefanie and Catherine are a performing duo specializing in vocal music from the classical era through today, with a special focus on women composers.
$351- $500
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
Tincknell, Roger Winter Sostice Celebration Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This festive program includes songs of light from around the world that have been bringing people together during the dark of winter. Songs from Asian, African, Native American and other traditions are often interspersed with more familiar Chanukah and Christmas songs. Familiar seasonal sing-a-longs are also included to round out the program bringing warmth and good humor to all ages. Programs can also be tailored to fit the event. For example, when folks are offering a Christmas party they may prefer a program of mostly Christmas carols and winter sing-alongs.
$201- $350
Bennett, Kokila Music by Kokila Music
Join Kokila as she performs her ethereal, meditative and healing music on solo piano/keyboard. Audiences find themselves transported to another place, and perhaps even another time as they listen to this fairytale music. Kokila's music is inspired by her Celtic origins and each composition has been carefully crafted to inspire deep peace and tranquility in the listener. If you love Enya, Lord of the Rings soundtracks, Celtic Women and other mystical music you will love Kokila's as well.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer History,
Media- Other,
Music
Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer began writing songs at the age of 15 and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than a thousand songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. Sonny & Perley highlight favorites including "Skylark", "Accentuate The Positive", "Blues In The Night" and "Moon River".
$351- $500
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