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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Roethel, Glen What Inspires You? - A “Positive Music” Exploration, Concert & Songwriting Workshop Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
What inspires you? Is it a delicious meal? A glorious sunset? Perhaps a dear friend's smiling face? Whatever it may be, let's get fired up! In this concert/workshop -- perfect for the NYS Summer Reading Program *Be Creative* and *Express Yourself* themes -- acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel will perform some of his POSI (positive message) songs to get our juices flowing, then we'll awaken our inner songwriters when Glen guides us with creative exercises to inspire us and help us write our own POSI song. When we're done, we'll make a quick demo recording so that later on Glen can spice it up, post it at GLENROETHEL.COM, INSPIRELINE.COM (and possibly at the POSITIVEMUSICASSOCIATION.COM websites) and even email it to each participant -- iPod ready.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: The Magic of Reading (Ages 3-5) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Early literacy program. This program incorporates an interactive musical approach to foster an appreciation of easy books and nursery rhymes. The main activity is acting out a book and/or rhyme by performing music and movement using props and puppets.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Explore New York: a musical journey written for the 2010 Summer Reading Program History,
Music,
Other
Come join us as we explore New York musically with such songs as Erie Canal, Barges, Sidewalks of New York and many more. We will visit the Iroquois Nation, the Big Apple, the Hudson River, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains and more. This program can be adapted for all ages, can be interactive for the very young and can include a songwriting workshop for teens.
$351- $500
Queler, Liz The Edna Project Literature- Poetry,
Media- Photography,
Music
The poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay set to music by Liz Queler and Seth Farber An eclectic, imaginative collection of songs spanning folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz. Liz Queler (vocals/guitar/mandolin) the daughter of renowned opera conductor Eve Queler, has performed on esteemed stages from the Newport Folk Festival to Carnegie Hall. Seth Farber (keyboards/accordion/vocals) was musical director to the late, great Odetta for the last decade, producing three CDs, two of which were nominated for Grammys. He was also assistant conductor at the Broadway musical Hairspray for it's 6 year run.
$501- $1000
Sullivan, Tommy Tommy Sullivan In Concert Music
Inaugural inductee to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and original member of Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy Sullivan's dynamic one-man concert appeals to every age group. World-class vocals, live keyboards, guitar and sax create a wide spectrum of crowd-pleasing material, including some original music. While a member of the West Point Band in the late sixties, Tommy founded the first rock group in the US Army. As co-founder and musical director of the Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy's arrangement of the Worst That Could Happen went gold within weeks of their live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was also a founding member of the group Ramatam, notable as Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell's first group following Hendrix' death. Tommy was a featured performer on the first PBS Rock TV special, Shake,Rattle & Roll, playing sax for both the Bridge and the Coasters. Singer/songwriter, multi-faceted musician and exciting live performer, Tommy Sullivan is the REAL DEAL... his first-person reminisces of the many superstars he's performed with are a special plus. Contact: tommysullivan@optonline.net;631-258-7629
$501- $1000
Scharman, Nadine Les Trois Femmes Music,
Music
Les Trois Femmes, flute, voice and piano, performs pieces from the French Impressionist Period. We have a back drop of Monet lilies painting. We also recite poetry from that period. Audiences enjoy listening to the music and poetry as if they were in a salon in the late 19th century. Les Trois Femmes can be seen on youtube.com under Les Trois Femmes.
$501- $1000
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SEUSS IS LOOSE!!!!! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band will lead the families in a zany Celebration of Seuss through “musical adventures in song and rhyme and all should have a very good time!” The magic and joy of Seuss is contagious fun for everyone! This presentation is an easy crowd pleasing program and a favorite among librarians. Highly interactive games, songs and chants fill this program with fun. Gigi, an award winning singer who has appeared on many major stages and concert halls, will lead the audience in interactive games, stories and songs based around Dr. Seuss. NBC Today in NY has called the Lend Me a Hand Band one of the “Best Bets” in Family Entertainment. Come join us for the Music, Merriment and More….!
$351- $500
Levin, Ira The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
diLorenzo, Valerie An evening of Cabaret with Valerie diLorenzo Music
In this special cabaret event, Valerie diLorenzo, a NYC MAC nominated vocalist and actress, takes a wry and moving look at the intricate threads of life and love and the universal paths we all tread as we stumble along… in Putnam County. Accompanied by renowned musical director Barry Levitt, Valerie’s repertoire for this engagement includes an eclectic array of material, from Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim to Ella Ftzagerald, Tom Waits, Fleetwood Mac, and beyond. Valerie’s voice and showmanship have been critically acclaimed for presenting interesting and exciting music matched by "a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... And an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for.” Cabaret Scenes says, “This is how to do cabaret! While her voice is stupendous, it’s her heart and life embracing spirit that makes her shows so special.”
$201- $350
Endres, Eric Eric Herman's Cool Tunes for Kids Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Eric Herman is a multiple award-winning children's music performer. Eric's concerts and assemblies for kids' and families are bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation and outrageously fun songs. Eric's music videos, including the viral hit, The Elephant Song, have become extremely popular online, with over 40 million views on YouTube, and his songs and videos have been heard and seen nationally on PBS Kids, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, XM Radio and in the Warner Bros. film, Life as We Know It. Eric is a native of Western New York (Buffalo) currently living in the Pacific Northwest. He regularly travels around the country, performing concerts and elementary assembly programs for kids and families, receiving rave responses from kids, parents, teachers and event coordinators wherever he performs. Eric usually visits NY State 2 or 3 times a year.
$201- $350
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