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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Costanzo, Jerry Jerry Costanzo & The Great American Song Book Music
Jazz/ swing/ big band/ tribute Jerry Costanzo Dedicated to the preservation of this true American art form, Jerry Costanzo is considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today. Jerry has gained popularity among connoisseurs of this great music. He appeals to audiences young and old. His interpretations of timeless -American Standards- from the song writing greats will set the stage and carry listeners back to an era when this sultry and swinging music was the -Pop of the day.
$501- $1000
Hoffman, Nan Sing A Story - Read A Song! Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
With programs specially designed for libraries, Nan incorporates songs that have been made into books (books that sing), songs made from books, songs based on folk tales and stories, and songs that celebrate reading. Within that framework she offers presentations that focus on several different themes such as reading (SING A STORY-READ A SONG!), folk music (MORE THAN A SONG!), history (SINGING OUR HISTORY), and nature and the environment (SONGS FOR A LIVABLE LAND). Using folk and acoustic music and a variety of songs and instruments, Nan offers presentations that are fun and informative, and encourages audience participation.
$201- $350
Sprout, Jonathan The Dr. Music Confidence Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE DR. MUSIC CONFIDENCE CONCERT” A fast paced, interactive, participatory concert where GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout performs songs from his award-winning albums: Dr. Music and On The Radio as well as a song each from American Heroes, More American Heroes and American Heroes #3 CD. Messages focus on self-esteem. Humor and spontaneity abound ... an excellent spark to foster school spirit. “Among the hundreds of children’s performances I have seen and presented, Jonathan Sprout’s was the most engaging, fun-filled and informative!” Peter Lesnik, Director Norris Theater, Palos Verdes, CA REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Libery Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
Warren, Conroy WEST INDIAN AND AMERICAN MUSIC SONG AND DANCE Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
THIS PROGRAM IS AN INTERACTIVE CULTURAL AND MUSIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, WITH AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. CONROY USES AN ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC GUITAR AS ACCOMPANIMENT TO HIS CAPTIVATING VOCAL SELECTIONS. HIS REPERTOIRE INCLUDES CALYPSO, R&B, REGGAE, MERINGUE, POP, CHILDREN FAVORITES AND ROCK & ROLL. THE AUDIENCE IS ALWAYS INVITED TO SING, DANCE OR PLAY SOME OF THE MANY PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS THAT HE PRESENTS AND DEMONSTRATES. HIS PRESENTATION IS LIVELY, PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIBLE. THE PROGRAM IS SUITABLE FOR ANY OCCASION OR SEASON OF THE YEAR.
$351- $500
Shepard, Mark The Drum of The Elephant King Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Drum of the Elephant King is an interactive, magical, musical, multicultural teaching tale from Haiti. It combines AFrican and European story forms. Celebrate the complex and compelling culture of the Caribbean! Feature over 100 cool sound effects instruments played by the audience!
$501- $1000
Roben, Terri Insects are Incredibly Interesting! Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Through music and song, we will find out the difference between an insect, a bug, and a spider. We will learn some songs about the cool things they do, and the ways that they help and hurt us. But mostly we will have lots of fun exploring through music and some puppets how interesting this huge family of creatures is!
$101- $200
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
Shepard, Mark Bully Proof Your Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Other
Bully Proof Your Child is a program designed to answer parent's questions about how to protect their child from the devastating consequences of being bullied. Topics covered include: *How to tell if your child is a victim (or a bully) *How to protect your child without taking away his/her own power. *How to teach your child to stand up for him/herself appropriately *How to recover from hurt feelings *How to make friends *and more. combining 20 years of arts in education experience with 10 years as a therapist and a childhood as a 'bully magnet' Mark Shepard teaches with stories and songs as well as interactive accelerated learning techniques.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John The Sounds of Nature's Music on World Instruments from Many Cultures Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Nature, Music, and Instruments Around the World and Across Time! Through time, the sounds of nature have inspired wonderful musical, poetic, and artistic dreams all around the world. From rushing waterfalls, to gentle drops of rain and melting icicles… to birdsong and crickets... to diverse sounds of the four seasons, Bells & Motley are excited to bring young audiences on a musical journey using a gamut of evocative instruments including harp and medieval fiddles, exotic zithers from Turkey and China, and many other rare exotic historical instruments, for a good measure of total surprise. A beautiful introduction to the evocative powers of music for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Smith, Joy Scary Stuff Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of stories, poems and songs featuring ghosts, witches, vampires and other odd occurrences. Stories ranging from mildly odd or simply funny to very creepy and at least one "jump" tale.
$201- $350
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