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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ruch, Dave Live In Concert - The Canal Street String Band! History,
Music
The Canal Street String Band performs good-time music on banjo, fiddle, twin mandolins, dobro, string bass, guitar and more, with stellar three-part harmonies. Cowboy songs...sea shanties...western swing...fiddle tunes...old-time mountain music...and originals too! Perfect for multi-generational audiences. The musicianship is outstanding, the songs are infectious, and the humor makes everyone feel right at home. Visit the website for video clips, reviews and more.
$351- $500
Graham, Darlene Stomp it Up with Darlene Graham Music
Darlene Graham. This interactive show will have your child singing, dancing, and playing instruments while they explore a musical adventure. Children will be on their feet whether it’s jumping to catch bubbles, running under a parachute, or shaking to the music, as well as; sitting down to sing along with Ms. Lucy the puppet, or lay on the floor as sleeping Dinosaurs. This show promises to delights all audiences big and small.
$201- $350
Bertles, John Bash the Trash Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Bash the Trash is all about science, music and the environment - for over 20 years we’ve been building, performing and educating using instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Our scientist/musicians have invented an entire orchestra of strange instruments, and teach about sustainability and the 3 R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle). Science can transform even the strangest resources into cool stuff! This program is flexible and can be done in a solo, duo or trio size depending on your projected audience size and budget. We can present for very young audiences (3-6 yrs), school age audiences or family audiences. Optional hands-on instrument-building and parade/jam session available. Excellent connections to summer reading, environmental programs, music and science book programs, as well as occasions such as Earth Day, National Recycling Day, Arbor Day, World Water Day, etc.
$351- $500
Clough, Geoff The Croonettes of the 50''s & 60's History,
Music
The Croonettes are the female singers of the 50's & 60's. Presented in this program are some of the hit songs from various artists like: Doris Day, Leslie Gore, Petula Clark, Julie Andrews, Theresa Brewer, Jo Stafford, Connie Francis, Etta James, Patsy Cline and others. This program is in a sing along format with lyric sheets provided. Personal history of the singers & fun trivia are sprinkled throughout the program.
$101- $200
!, Spook Handy American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Raabe, Kim Privler Dream Big! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A 60-minute live, interactive music show and story time for dreamers, featuring songs, books, and story-telling that will encourage curiosity in young readers and open their minds and hearts. We encourage children to read, visit their library, appreciate their uniqueness, explore, imagine, and to always dream BIG! Note: We create brand-new shows every year to match the theme set by the CSLP for the Summer Reading Program. We liked this 2012 edition so much, though, that we decided to offer it year-round. The ideal target age for this show is 5-8.
$351- $500
Goldberg, Norbert KABOOM! Multicultural- Other,
Music
Presented in a highly accessible format for early-childhood, Kaboom! is a unique music and rhythm program which incorporates interactive activities that acquaint children with concepts such as keeping a beat, playing rhythms, pitch recognition and musical instrument families. KABOOM! utilizes puppets, World Music, and exotic percussion instruments to motivate, stimulate and educate.
$201- $350
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
Raabe, Kim Privler Earth Songs Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Another Summer Reading Program show that was too good not to keep as a year-round show. Earth Songs was originally designed to blend and enhance Summer Reading Program’s One World - Many Stories 2011 theme. Mama Pajama and friends will captivate young audiences as they explore songs and stories from our country and lands from every continent of the globe. Kids will discover culture, diversity and traditions leaving them smiling and wanting more! The songs and book selections in this jam-packed show are wonderful visual aids that help to give a glimpse into our world’s uniqueness and similarities and celebrate the vast culture, diversity, and traditions that our world has to offer. Humanity is brought to the forefront and positive messages about how music, reading, and imagination will offer endless possibilities for their very own explorations.
$351- $500
Ellison, Emily ABC CANTA CONMIGO! Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
NEW! ABC Canta Con Migo!  (Una programma bilingual for native and non native speakers)
 Ages 0- 6 with caregiver.
 A special program to teach English and Spanish con la musica, bailando, y leerlo y
cantando.  Yo hablo espanol y tengo mucho experiencia de ensenarle ingles con la musica por
todos.  I have taught this program in New York City Title I schools ELL programs grades Pre­K­ 5.

$201- $350
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