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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Booking, Unbound Spook Handy - America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music
America's Story through Folk Songs traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$351- $500
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle Puppet Potpourri Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This fun festival of frolics is our original variety show accompanied by musical favorites, such as: the Entertainer, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the Barber of Seville, Little Brown Jug, and the Charleston. It showcases hand puppets, mouth puppets, rod puppets and trick marionettes. An excellent way to introduce audiences to the art of puppetry! And some terrific music! Choose from a 30 minute version or a 45 minute show.
$501- $1000
Dayan, Nomi Sounds of the Night Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore how whales and nocturnal animals use the amazing world of sounds to get around in the dark. Touch a whale earbone and test your own ears by trying hands-on sound experiment stations with tuning forks, vibrating shakers, and other instruments. Create your own musical instrument.
$101- $200
Soloway, Mike PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC CLASS (3 – 5 years for child with adult): Music
In Pre-School Class children actively participate in a diverse repertoire of traditional and contemporary motion and echo songs, poems, dances, fingerplays, and rhythmic activities which make it fun for them to guide their own actions, develop self-control and creativity while taking part in our rich cultural heritage of children’s music. And together we create our own music with shakers, drums, jingles, sticks, cymbals and other exciting musical instruments.
$101- $200
Gillman, Jackson Spring into Action and Song Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrates spring in all of its flowery, song-filled wonder. Everyone becomes worms, flowers, birds, sun, rain and more in this playful romp. The Polly Hill Arboretum reported: Everyone I spoke to loved your presentation! It was unique and entertaining as well as educational! Great fun and great job getting everyone to participate!
$351- $500
Killion, Paul Island Getaway Music
Paul had collected an hour's worth of songs about sun, sand and sailing to take you to on a musical getaway to remember! You can almost smell the bananas, pineaples and coconuts from here! So grab your shades, beach-towell and sandals and away we go!
Up to $100
!, Spook Handy The Power of Song in the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This “Stand Up and Sing Out” program (see above) focuses on the songs of the Civil Rights Movement. It traces the sound track of the movement from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the March on Washington in 1963 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 and beyond. Learn about the songs’ roots in era of slavery, the black churches of the south and the labor movement of the early 20th century and discover how the lessons of the civil rights movement have influenced and are reflected in “movement songs” of today. Be prepared to sing along and feel the power of the music that breathed the soul of the civil rights movement. This engaging, educational, entertaining and empowering program is particularly excellent for college audiences and can be supplemented with in-class lectures/concerts, Q&A and workshops to address the specific questions and interests of students today. It is also excellent for schools, arts centers, festivals, conferences, libraries, churches and anywhere else people want to experience the power of song.
$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
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original music Mr. Jeremy is a very proper frog who goes fishing, 
only to encounter:a loathsome water beetle a horrible spiny stickleback and then, -- oh, THEN, -- a really frightful experience with a trout! Yet Mr. Jeremy handles it all with such APLOMB.
$201- $350
Chimenti, Michael BROADWAY BABIES History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
We are Cathy & Michael Chimenti, a Broadway husband and wife singing duo who, for the last 5 years, have been performing in the Tri-State area to nothing but raves and repeat bookings. Word of mouth has been unprecedented, but we are reaching out to you to make you aware of this opportunity to bring Broadway entertainment to your venue. The Chimentis are perfect for any size event or meeting. We can perform anywhere from ½ hour to 90 minutes to a full 4 hour party with DJ and dancing. The program focuses on the history of the Broadway theatre, with personal recollections for our careers and insightful anecdotes about the history of Broadway!
$351- $500
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