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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Haynes, Jeff Warm Hands Warm Hearts Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Teens are invited to experience hands-on drumming circle workshops with professional percussionist, Jeff Haynes. Students will gather for 2 workshops to receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring various sounds and tones on the drum. Then on the third meeting the students will share their learning experience through hands-on drumming with senior citizens in a special interactive performance in the library. Teens will gain an understanding of how they can contribute to the community through the arts. This exchange will not only bridge the generation gap but will also offer the teens and seniors an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of expressing their inner rhythms by “warming their hands” while “warming their hearts.”
$1001- $3000
Roben, Terri Roben/Kosek Jazz & Blues History,
Music
We play jazz and blues from the 1920's to the 1960's, including some Latin sambas. We can also play contemporary folk and pop. Terri Roben is the vocalist and also plays some percussion and rhythm guitar. MaryAnn Kosek is the lead guitarist. Brenda Fisher joins in with upright or electric bass when she is available.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Where in the World Are We? Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of songs and dances from around the world, often sung in those languages. Each country is marked on a world map with that country's flag as each song is introduced. Countries include Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, European countries,Russia, and more. Instruments may include fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'STONE SOUP & the HURDY GURDY MAN' - FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Program 2014 2-for-1 Special for Children History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This favorite classic tale has been crafted to include lots of singing, movement, and active participation for every audience member, from the youngest, to the most old and wise. The story: When a very clever traveler meets a very stingy lady, an extraordinary soup is created from nothing more than the imaginative man’s ordinary stone, water, and his wits and imagination. Our version highlights this most valuable clue: There is great joy in sharing, and it is important to always “use your noodle,” and your imagination! Young children will love the inclusion of their favorite storytelling elements: singalongs, patterns, repetition, the wondrous ways of 'long ago & far away' and especially, their 'Fizz Boom Pop' Chorus! & 'THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT: OLDEN INSTRUMENTS THAT GO FIZZ, BOOM, and POP! Reading Program Special: 2 programs for 1 price: see separate entry For a truly unusual musical experience, songs are accompanied by a real live HURDY GURDY built by the artist. This unforgettable historic stringed instrument doubles as a magic pepper grinder in our telling! Look forward to an energetic, meaningful, & interactive tandem storytelling experience underscored with live music, resonant with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation.
$351- $500
Booking, Unbound Spook Handy - Let’s Get Out the Vote! Music,
Other
Let’s Get Out the Vote! - Democracy goes way beyond the right to vote. But voting is an essential part of the process. Clean community programs, environmental legislation, civil rights, women’s rights, worker’s rights and so many other issues we all value are affected by who our elected officials are. This fun, empowering and educational concert brings people from all parts of the community together to celebrate the vision of the founders of this great nation. Sing along, laugh and let your voice be heard!! An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Musicraft: Singing and Instrument Building Workshop Multicultural- Other,
Music
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Teaching children to work cooperatively, to help each other accomplish tasks, to share ideas and materials, and to appreciate each other’s creations are all part of this fun-filled character education through music workshop. Working in large and small groups, children build simple musical instruments made from recycled bottle caps, wood bits, cardboard boxes or paint sticks, and also sing songs about friendship, kindness and getting along. These lessons further children's understanding about recycling and reusing, and about caring for the Earth and our global family. A highlight of the workshop is when each child plays his or her instrument during the “Instrument Band Song” which is enthusiastically sung at the conclusion of the workshop. All materials are prepared and supplied by Music Mobile.
$351- $500
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Two Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES TWO CONCERT” This concert by GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout features stories and songs about the remaining heroes on the American Heroes album and a song from More American Heroes -- Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin and Pocahontas. Stunning 30” X 40” photographs of each of the heroes flank Mr. Sprout’s elaborate stage sound system. “Jonathan’s American Heroes Two concert is entertainment at its best. Our staff and students sang and danced while learning information that addressed the Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies. Our best assembly to date, this show is well worth the investment of time and money.” Alyce Anderson, Principal Herbertsville Elementary School, Brick, NJ “One of the best performances we’ve ever had ... truly excellent.” Diane McDonough, Cultural Arts Chairwoman Tomaso Elementary School, Warren, NJ REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Liberty Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
Manion, Glenn READING ROCKS! with SQUEAKY CLEAN History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
“Reading ROCKS!” features live performances of well-known rock and roll songs that we link to various types of books and reading material. In keeping with the new Common Core standards, which place a greater emphasis on working with “informational texts,” we talk about many types of reading material: traditional well-loved storybooks, newspapers, magazines, maps and travel books, cookbooks, nature guides and even baby books. We make extensive use of onstage props (generally funny hats) to suggest various types of books: a chef’s hat for cookbooks, a safari hat for adventure books, a train conductor’s hat for books about trains. We like our programs to be as interactive as possible, so we often ask for input from the audience, e.g. “Who can tell me a book about a dog?” “What people have you read a biography about?” Sometimes we will ask age-appropriate book trivia questions, with game-show sound effects. Younger children are asked about Clifford, Babar or Goodnight Moon; older children are asked about Harry Potter or the Chronicles of Narnia. On occasion, we invite some children onstage for the “Captain Underpants Trivia Challenge.” Whenever possible, we include directed group audience participation, such as hand-movements or call-and-response.
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy Shivers N' Shudders for Halloween Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spell-binding tales and songs of the supernatural ranging from the spine-tingling to the rib-tickling, from various cultures and countries around the world. These are accompanied with spirit flute, guitar, conga drum, and a skeleton limberjack (a wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm dancing on a paddleboard). Perfect for Halloween! Different versions can be tailored for different age groups. Tim is a triple treat! He can sing, play a variety of instruments,and tell whopping good tales! – Jane Yolen, renowned Author & Storyteller
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age History,
Media- Other,
Music
The Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age Much of the music written between 1959 and 1970 is etched into our hearts and minds in a nostalgic way. Baby boomers and their parents remember the theme songs from many Hollywood films, such as The Shadow Of Your Smile, A Man and A Woman, Alfie, The Summer Of 42 (The Summer Knows), Moon River.
$351- $500
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