Performers and Programs

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Munzer, Michael Holiday Fun with The East End Trio Music
Music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's performed with style, grace and originality along with a great mix of holiday favorites for the entire family.
$501- $1000
Davis, Lydia Adams It's A Mighty Hard Road History,
Literature- Authors,
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis presents a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
Levande, Meredith Monkey Monkey Music Interactive Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Meredith and her band give a very upbeat, interactive and educational performance which gets kids moving! At the core of Monkey Monkey Music is the belief that children learn when they are engaged, and music engages children. Monkey Monkey Music is seen on nationwide public television on both independent public television stations and PBS member stations. Her music teaches a broad range of preschool topics which include numeracy, movement, nutrition, and literacy. "Meredith sang a song about picking fruit in a garden and everyone felt like they were there in that garden. It was beautiful to see the children captivated by both the music and the original storybook that Meredith shared with them while she sang. This reinforced the library's mission of lifelong learning." Joanne Friedman, Children's Librarian, Kearny Library. "Monkey Monkey Music is highly professional, interactive, and entertaining. Both the children and parents really enjoyed the program. They danced, they participated, and remained engaged the entire duration of the show. I would highly recommend this program to any venue or library." - Renee Baez, Youth Services Librarian, Lynbrook Public Library.
$501- $1000
Brian Chevalier, Susan Hamlin & Reading ROCKS!! Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other,
*Upbeat, totally engaging reading show for all ages! PARP Parents as Reading Partners Kickoff or Finale Assembly. Award winning songwriters. Also Workshops for the classroom.
Rock the Magic of Reading & Literacy with this upbeat, original musical 45 minute assembly program for your school or library.
'We try to do themes that get kids excited and interested in reading,' say Brian and Susan. Instill a lifelong love of reading in children. Songs about Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry Potter and Amelia Bedelia have kids singing along and turning the pages.
*Perfect for your PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) kickoff or finale.

*Reading ROCKS!! rocks with humor, sincerity, inclusiveness, fine original music, great performances and non-stop enthusiasm. For busy teachers and parents, it's easy: We'll arrive ready to tie in to your existing literacy program. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fun... and the results!
$501- $1000
Simpson, Julia Breanetta How Sweet The Sound History,
Performing Arts- Theater
An interactive program which traces the evolution of American music from Slavery to the Jazz Age.
$501- $1000
Sieling, Tom Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids and their families. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 75 family programs during the summer reading season of 2014, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2015 program, 'Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!)', is designed with the 'Every Hero has a Story' 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
Goldberg, Norbert Drum and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
The close relationship between the drummer and dancer is explored using examples ranging from traditional African dance to hip-hop. The concept of art forms (drumming and dancing) as a means of communication is introduced. Latin American dances such as the Cuban Cha-Cha, the Brazilian Samba and the Merengue from Santo Domingo accompanied by typical percussion instruments reinforce the African connection. This program offers many opportunities for group participation culminating in a Conga line involving the whole audience.
$501- $1000
Shepard, Mark The Bully Proof Kid Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Bully Proof Kid: A Bullying Prevention Program That Works From The Inside Out Participants Learn To: *Embrace and respect individual differences *Appreciate the value and worth of every person *Stand up for others who are being mistreated *Know “who” they are and recognize their own worth *Be kind and compassionate to people *Reach out and help others Participants Also Learn How To Respond Appropriately To Bullies: *What to do when you encounter a bully in person or online *How to stop feeling bad after someone has hurt your feelings *How to see the scared person behind the “bully’s mask” and use that knowledge to empower yourself. *And more... Mark Shepard uses his original songs and stories to teach and inspire
$501- $1000
Performing Arts- Theater
Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book.
$1001- $3000
Roben, Terri Music For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Environment
I play guitar, banjo, mountain lap dulcimer, ukelele and bring other small percussion instruments, some from other countries, to pass around and allow the audience to use. We'll sing some favorite sing alongs and some new easy to learn songs. I can play for babies, preschoolers and parents, school-aged children, seniors, or a mixed family audience.
$101- $200
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