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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lipscomb, Rhonda From Jazz To Soul History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs trio on a musical journey from a time when the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, graced the stage to when the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, ruled the airways. FROM JAZZ TO SOUL celebrates great popular music from the 1930s through the 1960s by paying tribute to 9 song stylists (Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight) and sharing interesting tales of the songs that were made famous by them. This hour of non-stop entertainment sparks memories and inspires audiences across generations. Through the music, the magic and the message there is something for everyone.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
Gartner, Ron Ron Gartner Show Music
A high energy, highly entertaining songfest that takes audiences from the glorious lyrics and melodies of Gershwin and Porter and the fingersnappin’ sounds of the Rat Pack---to the Rock-n-Rollin’ sounds of American Bandstand ! Ron entertains from California to Florida, Vegas to New York--which you can see on his website. From Sinatra, Dino, & Como to the Fabulous 50’s and 60’s, there’s something for everyone in this fantastic Vegas-style show! Ron Gartner means Entertainment!
$351- $500
LASER PROGRAMS, PRISMATIC MAGIC AMERICAN PRIDE LASER SPECTACULAR History,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
A perfect blend of pop/rock music and patriotic songs, American Pride features uplifting songs, such as America the Beautiful (Ray Charles), God Bless the USA (Lee Greenwood), and Fanfare to the Common Man (Aaron Copland). The program captures the ideals that make our nation great: liberty, diversity, and exploration of the unknown. Laser imagery includes famous national symbols and landmarks, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty. Great any time of the year, but especially effective around Constitution Day (Sept 17), Veterans Day (Nov 11), Presidents Day (late Feb), Memorial Day (late May), Flag Day (June 14), and Independence Day (July 4).
$501- $1000
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
Julty, Dagen "Sing with your Baby!" Music
"Sing with your Baby!" is a interactive music and movement program for babies 0-2 and their caregivers. Happy Dan has been presenting this program for the past 14 years with rave reviews. We start slow and soft with finger plays and then move into songs that everyone enjoys singing. Later we move around the room together until we arrive at the baby music party complete with instruments, bubbles and music from Happy Dan's accordion.
$201- $350
Eisenberg, Jeff Sing and Sign Multicultural- Other,
Music
ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Jeff Eisenberg, and his singing partner, Elayne Kessler, have created a fun, interactive and educational program to teach basic sign language through music and songs. Jeff and Elayne are fluent in sign language and are certified Kindersigns instructors. Kids and adults can begin to learn a new language in this thoroughly enjoyable program.
$201- $350
Scharman, Nadine SYLPH CHAMBER MUSIC Music
Sylph represents the element of air and is the paradigm in medieval natural philosophy from which sound and music come forth. The members of Sylph, Nadine Scharman, flutist, Gerard Reuter, oboist and Ann Zalkind, pianist, are a chamber music ensemble who perform music by composers from different musical genres and eras. Sylph engages the audience in a shared vision of artistic integrity and tonal beauty that delights the ears and the spirit. Sylph creates programs that draw from the classical repertoire of Handel & Telemann and music of Sondheim, Schwartz, Bolling, jazz and Broadway and many others. Listen to Sylph Chamber Music on youtube.com. ...beautiful music so expressively played.... I cannot wait to see Sylph live. God bless you for your gift that you are sharing with the world!...beautifully and expressively executed. Audience comments from Sylph performances.
$501- $1000
Perlman, Laarni Sights and Sounds of the Philippines Music
Karaoke - Have fun learning American and Filipino classic songs while viewing sights of the Philippines. Included will be an introduction to the culture and travel to the Philippines.
$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Love In Any Language - Amore, Amour, Amor.. History,
Media- Other,
Music
Love In Any Language - Amore, Amour, Amor... Variety is the spice of life! A delightful international performance of songs in some of the worlds most beautiful romance languages. French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Features songs including La Vie En Rose, Besame Mucho, Estate (Italian love song meaning "Summer" from Sonny & Perley's CD Let It Happen) and Corcovado, all with English translations. Sonny & Perley share their love of culture and language in this beautifully expressed concert.
$351- $500
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