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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Wilkins, Kathy Genesee River, Kodak, Rochester, UofR, Native American Songs History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
Historical songs about the region of the Genesse River-- the River itself, Rochester, U of R, Kodak, and Native Americans. Also available: information about the composers of the songs.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's SWEET POTATO PIE & SUCH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Incomparable storyteller Karen Nur El-Amin presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating African-American Heritage accompanied by African instruments. This highly energetic and interactive performance will delight as well as enlighten all ages.
$501- $1000
Roben, Terri Music For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
I play guitar, banjo, mountain lap dulcimer, ukelele and bring other small percussion instruments, some from other countries, to pass around and allow the audience to use. We'll sing some favorite sing alongs and some new easy to learn songs. I can play for babies, preschoolers and parents, school-aged children, seniors, or a mixed family audience.
$101- $200
Gottfried, Evan Family Music for Kids of All Ages Music
During his interactive shows, Evan takes everyone on a musical journey, as he recounts his adventures with slugs, squids, and his trip to a land where everything is upside-down. Evan's songs inhabit both a unique universe of imagination and the beautiful world that we all share every day. He uses props (including home-made puppets) and asks open-ended questions between songs in order to get kids thinking, learning, and laughing. Evan also gets kids moving and grooving throughout the show, suggesting a variety of ways that everyone can act out the words of his songs. Evan aims to inspire everyone to be creative, have fun, learn cool things, and mostly, to just be themselves.
$201- $350
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$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
Levin, Ira and Julia Cycling on the Recycle Cycle Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive environmental extravaganza that gets the audience singing about the Recycle Cycle, helping Captain Tree save the day and realizing that We are All Connected in the Web of Life. Find out how much fun being green can be! Great for Earth Day celebrations or year round!
$351- $500
Durst, James WORK O' THE WEAVERS: Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
WORK O' THE WEAVERS celebrates Pete Seeger's lifetime legacy, Lee Hays' (1914-1981) Centenary & The WEAVERS' inestimable contribution to our collective musical consciousness. Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, The WEAVERS (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert & Fred Hellerman) ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness & exuberance not heard before, they enjoyed surprising success until being caught up in the Cold War anti-communist witchhunts of McCarthyism and HUAC, blacklisted & driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert & Vanguard LP of the event gave heart to a generation, kindling the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folksinger would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story & timeless songs. Faithful to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Martha Sandefer & Mark Murphy) includes the beloved songs, as well as some the Weavers might be singing today. An edifying narrative interweaves throughout, supported by PowerPoint visuals. More than a tribute, it's an affectionate homáge. Rousing, refreshing & relevant!
$1001- $3000
Holder, Chris HAVE A HEALTHY HABITAT Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Environment show! Highlights ways we can protect our earth, our waterways and our air. Covers curbing pollution, recycling, preserving habitats and more. Also includes 'The Garden Song' and sign language!
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Celebrate America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Through the use of storytelling, theater and music, Lou Del Bianco will bring to life some of American folklore's most colorful legends: Paul Bunyan: Davy Crockett Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Glooscabi and the Game Animals Celebrate America is an entertainingly patriotic program about the folktales, legends and folksongs that have contributed to the cultural fabric of this great country we love! Also woven throughout the assembly are some this countries most beloved folksongs: •This Land is Your Land •I've Been Workin on the Railroad •Oh, Susannah! •Wake, Snake •Skip to my Lou
$351- $500
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