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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Messano, Bob Planet That We Love Tour Music,
Nature- Environment
This program appeals to the whole family. It focuses on big themes like environmental awareness and global harmony. Guitar Bob’s upbeat performance engages the audience in active participation. Kids connect with current topics such as caring for the planet when Guitar Bob sings “Skip Around the Sun”, “Amazon Shuffle”, “Blue Planet Revue” and “One World Talking”. Parents value Bob’s positive messages and ability to educate while letting “kids be kids”.
$501- $1000
Connolly, Carol World Passport: A Musical Journey Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hola! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Grab your boarding passes and travel around the world with the award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes. This sing-along, clap-along, highly interactive program will take us to many countries. Through folk tales and multicultural songs from around the globe, young readers will explore our cultural diversity while celebrating the common bonds we share with our neighbors throughout the world. It’s an exciting, lively and fun musical story event that encourages kids and their families to participate both from their seats and on stage. Before we say “Adios!” “Au Revoir!” and “Ciao!” they’ll want to learn more, at the library, about this world of ours. Fasten your seat belts!
$201- $350
Torgan, Keith Last Night I Ate A Giant Marshmallow and When I Woke up my Pillow Was Gone! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The stories and songs of The Green Golly Project have always been a favorite of children everywhere – but nothing tickles a kid’s fancy more than silly jokes. This magical program combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff and jokes; silly and dumb but always funny jokes! After and during the program kids will get a chance to tell their favorite jokes and share their most interesting dreams – both the ones they have when they’re asleep and the ones that they hold in their hearts and minds for the future!
$501- $1000
Neiman, Oren Isra-Alien Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A high-energy acoustic guitar duo, merging Mediterranean-Gypsy music with Jazz mentality and Rock attitude. Isra-Alien is a band with innovative compositions and imaginative arrangements - deeply rooted in Israel's diverse musical traditions. The result is a unique fusing of a myriad of musical traditions (Greek, Balkan, Eastern-European, and Jewish/Klezmer), with daring improvisations and inventive textures, showcasing both guitarists’ musical worlds. Humor and a penchant for improvisation and storytelling open up the duo’s instrumental pieces, engaging live audiences and amplifying the unique experience of seeing Isra-Alien live. for more info see www.israalien.com
$501- $1000
Gardner, Tom The Tommy Show For Young Children Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Tom Gardner of The Uncle Brothers, aka 'Tommy' has been performing for children 2-10 for years with an interactive sing along concert. Standards as well as his popular orginals are a hit with younger children. Please note that Tommy's program can be custom tailored for whatever age crowd attends his concerts.
$201- $350
Levin, Yosi Friends Around The World Multicultural- Other,
Music
A multicultural, interactive & educational sing-along. Learn songs, dances & explore musical instruments from around the world! Also, a special lesson about friendship, living in harmony & making music together.
$501- $1000
Sieling, Tom Take a Tromp Through the Swamp... and a Break by the Lake! - Humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids that engage the whole family Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids and their families. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 92 family programs during the summer reading season of 2013, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2014 program, 'Take a Tromp Through the Swamp... and a Break by the Lake!', is designed with the 'Fizz, Boom, Read!' summer reading theme in mind. He travels with a great sound system for use as needed- it works nicely outside, too. He can be booked for $295/275 with no mileage fee- please see below for details. Dozens of librarian references are available upon request. 'Tom is a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! We 'howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune', and wanted more!' - Nicole Carner, Library Director, Pember Library, Granville 'Tom is masterful both as a musician and in how he relates to his audience... his sense of humor and sheer fun shines throughout it all. He is a winner every time!' Mary Gleason, Children's Librarian, Irondequoit Library
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie 2011 One World, Many Stories - Around the World... Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Once upon a time, a young fellow named Jack grew a cabbage so enormous, he decided to see if he could sail it across the open sea. He could! And so he did. . .And so begins “Around the World in An Afternoon”, a musical storytelling adventure that will transport your library audience to lands both near and far. Within the frame story of Jack sailing on his cabbage (based on an old story dreamed up by Pete Seeger long ago), Story Laurie takes listeners on an imaginary journey that begins in your library’s backyard. The audience will sail south to the small island nation of Haiti, to hear a traditional folk tale. Then they will set sail across the Atlantic, where they will meet characters commonly found in European and African folklore. We then continue our journey around the globe, with a stop in Asia, then the South Seas and finally back home to the United States...singing songs, telling tales, off we go!
$201- $350
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
Hopkins, Allen Songs of the Civil War History,
Music
Music of the Civil War era, from both North and South, performed in costume and on period instruments (guitar, banjo, concertina etc.). Historical background is given for each song. Selections include partisan rallying calls, songs of nostalgia, soldiers' parodies, and songs of triumph and defeat. Examples: The Bonnie Blue Flag, Tenting Tonight, Just Before the Battle Mother, The Faded Coat of Blue, Marching Through Georgia, We Are Coming From the Cotton Fields, etc. This program has been performed at museums, libraries, folk festivals, and historical societies for the past decade. Includes audience participation (chorus singing). Performed at libraries in Hornell, Canisteo, Howard, Albion, Mechanicville, 2009-11
$201- $350
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