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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Kahn, Mitch Mitch Kahn Celebrates The Songs that won the Academy Award History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Since 1934 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given it’s nod to the best original song written for a motion picture. Packed with music, nostalgia and anecdotes about the singers, actors and composers, “The Academy Awards show” is adult programming at it’s finest. Singer-Pianist-Entertainer and society orchestra leader Mitch Kahn has the audience singing along to Oscar winning hits including Lullabye of Broadway, The Way You Look Tonight, Over the Rainbow, Love is a Many Spendored Thing, All the Way, Que Sera Sera, Moon River, The Shadow of Your Smile, The Way We Were and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. From Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and Dorothy Fields to Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Marvin Hamlisch and Henry Mancini, The Academy Awards Show features the best of the Great American Popular Songbook, consistently receiving accolades from audiences and programmers alike. PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED: Introduction to the Great Songwriters, The Songs that won the Academy Award, Aspects of Love, Sail Away.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: Changes and Quiet Time. Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
This program utilizes simple tunes with rhythmic and repetitive patterns to reinforce the changes which occur in the world around us (bullfrogs, butterflys and ourselves). Also includes quiet and relaxing songs to rest and rejuvenate our young bodies.
$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A Tribute to “Ella”- Music of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook. This Live performance concert featuring vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye, drummer Ted MacKensie, and bassist Pete Toigo is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald from age 16 to her retirement.
$501- $1000
Simpson, Julia Breanetta Harlem On My Mind History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A one-woman musical journey through the dynamic time in history known as “The Harlem Renaissance”. Experience the poetry of Langston Hughes and the larger than life personalities of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Josephine Baker while celebrating the music of “Duke” Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Harold Arlen Irving Berlin and others. This show is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
$501- $1000
Pelham, Ruth PeaceSongs! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** The voices of children from around the world can be heard singing out for peace and justice through the poignant songs and stories that are part of the PeaceSongs! program. Inviting audiences to sing along, Ruth Pelham will perform 'No Uranium Mining' composed by eighth graders from the Havasupai Tribe who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Other songs among many will be 'People Are People' that fifth grade students from Lansingburgh, NY composed to send messages of hope and sustenance to tsunami refugee children in Sri Lanka. PeaceSongs! is the newest of Music Mobile's programs and is grounded in the belief that participatory singing can change the world for the greater good.
$351- $500
Mischief, Merry Christmas Elf Holiday! Music,
Other
Elves who have finished their work at the North Pole are able to come to your Library to lead a Holiday Sing-a-Long! Family friendly bad jokes will abound!
$201- $350
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Folk Music History,
Music
Folk music grows from the roots of human experience, aspiration, and condition. The songs are often simple, topical, critical, hopeful, singable and memorable. They tell stories about us, and they aspire us to greater things. In this music-and-narrative presentation, folk radio-charting recording artist Glen Roethel delivers a light overview of works by time-honored folk legends like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, and more – with a tip-of-the-hat to traditional music and contemporary folk artists as well. Songs for this performance may be drawn from the following original and cover songs, and more: Mr. Bojangles, There But For Fortune, Blowing In The Wind, I Must Go, Leaving on a Jet Plane, The Water Is Wide, This Land is Your Land, If I Had a Hammer, Carolina In My Mind, We Shall Overcome, Imagine, Both Sides Now, Puff the Magic Dragon, To Forgive
$201- $350
Tranchina, Gabriele Duke, George, Irving and Jerome Music
Come and hear some of the most exciting composers of our time. You will learn a bit about each composer's background and listen to select songs, including "In a sentimental mood", "They can't take that away from me", "I've got my love to keep me warm" and "All the things you are."
$201- $350
Rucker, Sparky and Rhonda Heroes & Hard Times History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker take the audience on a journey spanning over three centuries of American and African-American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the westward migration, the birth of blues music, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the period. They accompany themselves with fingerpicking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, spoons, and bones. Their music includes old-time blues, Appalachian music, Civil War music, spirituals, and slave songs as well as originals. Sparky and Rhonda also tell traditional tales, for example Brer Rabbit, High John the Conqueror, or Appalachian tales,and they have been featured at the International Storytelling Center and festival.
$351- $500
Clive, Young, Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
Music
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
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