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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cavanaugh, Deb Express Yourself in Song (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Through the use of rhyming exercises and brainstorming techniques, groups of teens can work together on lyrics. If time permits, we will set those lyrics to music. A longer and more in-depth program can be arranged.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy Senior Outreach History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Seniors Outreach – Many Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes with limited budgets can still afford top notch musical entertainment. That's because Spook has drastically reduced his fees for such venues as a way of giving back to a generation that has given so much to our nation and world. Beside, whats more soul satisfying than spending an hour sharing Americas favorite songs like Good Night, Irene Shell be Coming Around the Mountain, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow (not to mention a Beetles song or two) with a room full of people who just love to sing?
$101- $200
McGrath, Cathy “A CUP OF TEA with Cuisle Mo Chroí” A CELTIC CONCERT History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Combine the soothing tones of three part vocal harmony with the delicate arpeggios of the Irish harp, calming flow of breath through the wooden flute and penny whistle, and the steady pulse of bodhran (Irish drum) and guitar to make this trio of women, “Cuisle Mo Chroí” (say Cushla Ma Chree) one of the premier folk groups in the Rochester NY area. The three, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for “Cherish the Ladies”, and are often found at Irish music sessions in the area. Expect to hear songs (some in the Irish language) that evoke images of Ireland, Scotland, castles, immigration, romance, as well as songs your grandmother taught you on St. Patrick’s Day, and a few lively tunes - reels, jigs, planxties and polkas. This program has been presented for the Irish American Cultural Institute and for many community concerts and libraries.
$351- $500
Gardner, Tom Reading Rocks! Tommy & The Uncle Brothers Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A fun, interactive concert where the kids, dance, sing and clap along, and use their imagination. Includes, It's All There At The Library, Reading Rocks, Witch Doctor (Library Version), The Unicorn, Ice Cream Sundae, Lion Sleeps Tonight, and many others. Perfect for library summer reading programs!
$201- $350
Henry, Ruth The Amazing Erie Canal History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The Amazing Erie Canal dramatizes the vision, obstacles, construction and success of the Erie Canal. Performed by students, this musical drama introduces the audience to the dreamers, the political nay-sayers, the immigrant workers, the economic and social impact of the canal and of course, Sal. Fast-paced scenes, catchy songs and unforgettable characters!
$1001- $3000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Jazz, International Cabaret, and American Songbook standards History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Music includes a mix of Jazz, International Cabaret, ( French and Brazilian material )and Great American Sonbook standards. Prgram includes stories about the music and the composers
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi MUSIC & MERRIMENT!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) A.K.A. GIGI'S MUSICAL ADVENTURES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
SPECIAL MUSIC, PUPPET & MUSICAL STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS AND CAREGIVERS. MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER, GIGI, LEADS THE MUSIC AND MERRIMENT. DIFFERENT MUSICAL ADVENTURES ARE INCLUDED WITH EACH VISIT:DOWN ON THE FARM, OUT OF AFRICA, SPRING HAS SPRUNG, HOLIDAY THEMES, ETC. OFTEN INCLUDED IS AN INTRODUCTION TO A CHILD FRIENDLY CLASSICAL SELECTION TO PLAY ALONG WITH ON INSTRUMENTS (LEND ME A HAND BAND WOODEN SPOONS) AND/OR MARCH ALONG TO DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS AND SPACE. A WONDERFUL MONTHLY OR SEASONAL OFFERING FOR EVERY LIBRARY OR CHILDHOOD INSTITUTION. GIGI'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS AND BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS.
$351- $500
Ransom, Stanley Songs of Lake Champlain History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Songs of Lake Champlain, from the earliest Native American to the most recent. Songs about Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster, picking berries, shipwrecks, the islands of Lake Champlain, history, Battles on Lake Champlain, ice rescues, etc. Fun songs to sing along. Stories about Lake Champlain, Vermont, the Adirondacks.
$201- $350
Hopkins, Allen Voice of the Second Generation - A Holocaust Remembrance History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Singer-songwriter Bonnie Abrams, child of Holocaust survivors, and multi-instrumentalist Allen Hopkins, provide a program that mixes history, personal family remembrances, music and poetry from the European Jewish tradition -- all relating to the Holocaust experience. Bonnie, currently coordinator of Holocaust education at the Jewish Community Federation in Rochester, has performed and recorded extensively in western New York and throughout the Northeast. Her personal narrative is blended with music in English and Yiddish, both her original compositions and songs from the Jewish tradition. Allen provides accompaniment to Bonnie's guitar, on mandolin, mandola, concertina etc. This program has been presented at schools, Jewish community groups, and libraries for more than five years.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo The People Could Fly Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories of the African American Experience Book early for January’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and February’s Black History. This show is very popular. The message? Share, be fair, and enjoy this wonderful culture’s songs and stories. Features “The People Could Fly,” an empowering tale of slaves who find wings; “Little Daughter,” who sings her way out of the wolf’s woods; “The Talkin’ Cooter,” riddle tale of freedom told with fiddling turtle; “Mm, Mm, Mm, Martin Luther King”, storypoem of the man’s life by C. Blake-Alston. Children act out “Rabbit & Elephant” in mask and with African rhythm instruments. Also, spirituals and a dance from the Gullah-speaking Sea Islands. Takes listeners from the struggle to the soaring spirit. Even wise old 6th graders have risen, cheering, in response. “Students K-8 loved it.” - Sr. Corinne, Principal, Mater Dolorosa, Holyoke, MA “Highly recommended” - Leon McKinley, Principal, Mayberry E.S., East Hartford, CT.
$351- $500
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