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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Lester Presley and Melody's Interactive Concerts Music
Presley and Melody capture the hearts of children and families through their interactive, upbeat and dynamic musical performance. Their music, the instantaneous audience connection, and the creative use of Visual Props and a Musical Story Drop Screen transform “Spectators” to “Participators” - an engaging concert experience for all ages to enjoy. During their concert "Reading" is promoted by on-screen pop-up lyrics synchronized to their creative, original music.
$351- $500
Lipscomb, Rhonda MOSTLY MOTOWN History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Rhonda Denét, flanked by a the Silver Fox Songs trio, performs “Mostly Motown”, a review of classic rhythm & blues and soul of the 1960s and 70s. Join them as they celebrate a time when this primarily African-American genre crossed over to mainstream audiences. Featured songs were made famous by female artists Aretha Franklin, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, and Roberta Flack as well as male artists Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others. Through the music, the magic and the message, there is something for everyone!
$351- $500
Tom, Copper It's a Wonderful World! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Original music, comedy & storytelling by Copper Tom. This highly interactive show also includes children's songs that pertain to the Summer Reading Program theme- " One World- Many Stories". There is a featured story, "The Sea of Gold", a Japanese folk tale fo human kindness & understanding triumphing over fear & closed-mindedness. Program adjusts to a different theme each year.
$201- $350
Loshak, Rachel Gustafer Yellowgold's Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Multi-media performance of live music and animated illustrations about Gustafer Yellowgold, his journey from the Sun and his new life here on Earth, in the Minnesota woods. Through narration and storytelling we meet Gustafer's new friends the flightless Pterodactyl and Slimothy the eel. Created and performed by singer-songwriter/ illustrator, Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold appeals to the whole family.
$501- $1000
O'Malley, James James O'Malley Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
The View From A Song Presenting the fine art of contemporary story telling through song. A flavored blending of Americana, Roots and Folk music reflecting everyday life's struggles, foibles, laughter and tears. During this concert/lecture, O'Malley lets each song do the talking and invites the audience to interview the song as seen thought the eyes of the composer. James O'Malley is regarded as one of the most respected of contemporary folk artists in this region. An eloquent performer and celebrated songwriter, audiences who've experienced his concerts are embraced by a warm and powerful performance. He has performed for years and has released 3 CDs on his own label. James is a New York native and lives in Center Moriches, N.Y. and enjoys the intimacy of library settings. ...His artistry goes beyond the songs, having seen James perform many times, I am beginning to appreciate how each song is a loving relationship for him, like a child, he never seems to tire of bringing each one to life for the audience. We are always mesmerized. Thank you... Laura Jones - Jones Review
$351- $500
Duprey, Rolande Ecological Logic Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Visual Arts- Other
A puppet pantomime that everyone can understand! Live music provided by a musician on electric guitar. Using several different types of puppets, it tells the story of how someone saves a sea turtle who swallows a plastic bag. The turtle then saves the very person who saved him! The logic? When we save the earth, the earth will save us.
$1001- $3000
Maichack, Mary Jo Greek Myths--Alive! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Classical Tales Brought to Life It’s always surprising to see these ancient stories engage even very young listeners. Then again, there’s nothing like a three-headed dog, a trip to the underworld or golden apples from Aphrodite to interest any listener of any age! Includes: Aesop’s Fables (“The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” in first person); “Atalanta” (Raised by bears, this girl outran all.); Phaeton, driver of his father’s sun car; “Arachne," the tale of the world's first spider is told with songs and effects interwoven on guitar.” The audience-favorite part of this show is the enactment of the story of the seasons featuring Demeter, Persephone, Hades & Zeus--in mask, by audience volunteers. This program is all storytelling, adjusted for the age groups, really best for school age and up.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Fascinatin Rhythms History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Fascinatin Rhythms- The Music Gershwin and Ellington This Live performance of concert vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye along with a guest bassist is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the music of great American composers George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington...Includes stories about the music and the composers and includes favorites such as: Fascinatin Rhythm, I’ve Got a Crush on You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Our Love is Here to Stay, Summertime, Take the A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, I’m Beginning to See the Light, and many others.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SOUND CHOICES by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
With a unique combination of original songs, hand shadows, circus arts, and audience participation, Rick Adam's spellbinding performance takes a caring look at growing up and believing in one's self. Rick is a master showman who thoroughly involves the audience while delivering important messages about smoking, drinking, drug use, as well as peacefully resolving conflicts. This uplifting and thoroughly entertaining program boosts self-esteem, and empowers children to build a positive self image, develop confidence, creatively solve problems and make positive choices.
$501- $1000
Baron, Jim Singer-Songwriter Music
"Within the wiry voice of Jim Baron exists the wit, wonder and melodic prowess of Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg and Lloyd Cole. Baron has the goods to compete with any star on the contemporary singer-songwriter scene and then some. Jim's music offers a smorgasbord of sub-genres strung together by his love-struck melodies and wry wordplay."
$501- $1000
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