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Program
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Description
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merwin, chris Japanese songs, stories, and dance with Kikyo Genso Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
An enchanting program of songs, stories, and dance from Japan by Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin, known as Kikyo Genso. The audience will learn to sing in Japanese, dance Japanese folk dances, and hear stories told by a Kishiko, a native of Japan. Chris accompanies her on the shakuhachi, an ancient bamboo flute. It's sound, which is like no other flute in the world, helps transport the audience off to Japan. The performers dress in kimonos, and Kishiko uses Japanes fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props in her dances. The stories teach good moral lessons and are age appropriate, and cultural and historical information is given. This program is highly educational yet still fun and entertaining, and there is no other show like it in the Tri-State area.
$501- $1000
Clough, Geoff 3 Blonde Singers of the '50's History,
Music
This program is a musical history of the songs and lives of 3 Blonde Singers from the 1950's: Patti Paige, Peggy Lee and Doris Day. Program is fill with hit songs from their careers and fun historical facts from their personal lives. Here are a few of the songs: Patti Page: You Belong To Me, How Much Is That Doggie, Old Cape Cod Peggy: Fever, Woman Doris Day: Sentimental Journey, Please Don't Eat The Daisies and many more. Geoff Clough: Keyboard/Piano Cyndi Kingsley: Vocalist
$101- $200
Collins, Dawn Native American Style Flute Playing and Mini-Concert History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
Introduction to the history of the Native American tradition of flute playing, basic elements of construction of the flute (Plains flute and Woodland flutes), the evolution of design of the instrument and the playing purposes. This is a hands-on class and plastic flutes may be available for those who do not own a flute at advance request of at least several weeks. A display of over thirty flutes representing several custom flute builders and a mini-concert of tunes may be included as a pre-workshop incentive for learning. Each session includes instruction on breath control, fingering technique, and playing scales familiar to the Native American style, building melodies using improvisation and learning how to read NAF tablature.
$101- $200
Bromka, Sondra & John 'One World, Many Instruments' Concert Show & Tell for Children, Families Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Science
Created of wood, bone, skin, metals, and earth, it is an amazing thing to behold the many ways people around this globe have used nature’s materials to bring forth music! The Bromkas have a long history of first-hand explorations and experimentations with world music in its many forms. Their extensive travels have lead them to play a variety of truly exotic instruments, from a great many different countries and cultures. Audiences love their hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, the wide variety of bagpipes, mandolins, cittern, and Celtic harps. This musical journey travels to the far reaches of Asia, to include the magical Chinese Harp called “guzheng” and “erhu” fiddle, Turkish oud & baglama, Mideastern zither “kanun,”and a raft of percussion and other rare instruments! Hear stories for each of their instruments and musical selections, be it travels in Europe and Asia, gifts from mysterious strangers, or the instruments built in the Bromkas' own studios. This multicultural musical journey is a fascinating, fun learning experience for folks of all ages.
$351- $500
frodelius, blair The Jitterbugs! Interactive Music About Bugs! Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Jitterbugs are an energetic and humorous musical duo, performing interactive songs with kids in mind. Everyone will be literally out of their seats, clapping, dancing and jumping to the tunes! With unique songs including a rock & roll version of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, classic songs by Chubby Checker and original songs about bugs, plan for an afternoon of lively entertainment that you'll never forget! Blair Frodelius plays guitar and sings and Autumn plays keyboard and dances; they both bring fun for the whole family!
$101- $200
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Ever a crowd pleaser, this show is a thrilling comic rendition of Washington Irving’s #1 haunting tale. Focusing on themes of bullies, jealousy and superstition this show features hand crafted marionettes, 2 life sized puppets, special lighting and smoke effects, and both classical and traditional folk music. Join The Puppet People in this masterful Marionette production, but be careful.... not to lose your head!!! "We came all the way from Canada to see this show and we weren't disappointed" Brewery Ommagang Puppets & Waffles Festival goer
$501- $1000
Holder, Chris GODS, HEROES, MONSTERS AND MEN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Exciting versions of well-known myths from Ancient Greece, plus a modern re-telling of an ancient story. Prometheus, the Cyclops, Zeus, Hera and Pandora all told in a lively, hip and hilarious manner.
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora PreSchool Interactive Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Preschoolers will engage in singing along to popular songs with movements, expression and sense memory exercises. Children will also participate when some of their favorite books come alive through songs in a variety of musical styles. List of books can be sent ahead of time so children are familiar with stories. Children will be asked to follow directions, recall time sequences, feel temperature changes, count in Spanish and much much more!
$201- $350
Tom, Copper Mr. Vegas Man Presents Hey Santa! Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
This is a holiday show of music & comedy presented by Mr. Vegas Man ( Copper Tom's alter ego). It's a seasonal extravaganza featuring popular Christmas songs including: 'Let It Snow','Winter Wonderland', 'White Christmas', 'Blue Christmas','Here Comes Santa Claus' & much more- as well as the original Christmas blues song written by Mr. Vegas Man, 'Hey Santa!' Professional, fun & affordable - this show is especially good for seniors & families.
$201- $350
Rosen, Jonny Roots of Blues & Jazz Music
This program consists of a live musical performance with brief introductions about the artists who wrote and performed early blues and jazz from the early 1900s through the 1950s. The band includes Annie Rosen on lead vocals, Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, piano, and tenor guitar, and Don Young on bass
$501- $1000
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