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murphree, gary POP! GOES THE MUSIC Music
POP! GOES THE MUSIC is a program that educates people about American Pop Music of the 20th century, by way of a live musical performance. Guitar, vocals and original backing tracks are used to show the connection between many types of music- the blues, gospel, swing, rock and roll. Well known popular songs fill the show, and will change all the time to keep it interesting. I have nearly 50 years of musical experience and knowledge which I bring to the program, which young and old can enjoy. From Robert Johnson to Glenn Miller to U2, it's fun for everyone.
$101- $200
Wright, Gary Singing BOOKS! A Musical Magic Carpet Ride Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
This program artfully weaves literature, reading, & the arts into a colorful, informative tapestry. Our audience was mesmerized. -Karen Vandervoorst Travel with our magic carpet (Shel Silverstein poem) & company of 3 to baseball fields, country settings, & caribbean ports-of-call. Audiences sing-a-long & move-a-long to familar classic & future classic childrens songs. Top of the line live music, stunning projected imagery and fun colorful costume headwear further enhance our presentation of music & literature. Featured are songs from chapter book movies Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & The Wizard of Oz, & top picture books: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Playing Right Field, Down on Grandpas Farm/Mi Rancho, Inch by Inch (the Garden Song), This Land is Your Land, Down By the Bay, Don't Worry Be Happy, & more. Like being at a Broadway Show! Bookmaking workshops can also be combined with performances...5 of the titles we present can be made into mini-books with xeroxing, cutting & assembling from a single double sided piece of paper.
$1001- $3000
Boertzel, Brooke The Storyteller's Candle Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
In 1929, a warm and dynamic woman named Pura Belpré became the first Latina librarian in New York City. At a time when non-English speakers didn’t always feel welcome in the library, Pura helped many immigrants to feel at home there, and inspired a love of reading in generations of young people. In The Storyteller’s Candle, a skilled bilingual storyteller plays Pura, greeting audiences in their own school or public library, and showing them the wonders that can take place there. Through a blend of storytelling, music and puppetry, young audiences will learn about Puerto Rican folklore and the library’s important role in the community. Kids sing along and become puppeteers as Pura’s stories unfold. Based on the bilingual book, The Storyteller’s Candle By Lucia González with illustrations by Lulu Delacre.
$101- $200
Siegal, Neal American Barbershop Harmony Music
The Big Apple Chorus is the performing arm of the Manhattan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Chorus consists of up to 80-men and as few as a traditional 4-man barbershop quartet. Programs have been customized for each patron and requirement but all incorporate early 20th century American popular songs from Tin Pan Alley, Vaudville and early Broadway performed in the uniquely American, Barbershop A Cappella, harmony idiom. Performances are high energy, include light comedy and choreography. As a Manhattan Based group our mission is: Bringing the best of Barbershop to Broadway and te best of Broadway to Barbershop.
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz Goes To Broadway Music
Jazz goes to Broadway Enjoy how the Jazz world took famous Broadway tunes and recreated something new. Songs by the Gershwin’s from shows like Girl Crazy with standards such as “Embraceble You”, Fats Waller’s “ain’t misbahavin” Rogers and Hammerstein’s Showboat with “Can’t help lovin’dat man” and many more
$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
Lamont, Mary Country Music with Mary Lamont Band Music
Get ready for some serious toe-tappin’ with International Alt-Country Star Mary Lamont! The Mary Lamont Band was the first American country band to tour Mainland China and has given concerts for many summers at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell, as well as numerous other prestigious venues. The band will perform a concert of upbeat original songs, as well as traditional and contemporary country selections. Born and raised in rural Canada, Mary was three times voted Band of the Year by the New York Metro Country Music Association and Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association. Mary and husband Jim are recipients of the ASCAP Plus Popular Music Awards. Her reviews everywhere have been excellent and her show’s been called “a real treat” and “a must-see for fans of contemporary country music.” Newsday called Mary the “Queen of Long Island Country” and included her in a cover story on the best area summer concerts, and gave her CD a triple-A rating. People of all ages will have a great time at this energetic, fun concert.
$501- $1000
Sparling, Nicole Toddlers Tango Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle with the beat! Children and their grownups will be wiggling and giggling with Toddlers Tango! Our music and movement program is a high-energy experience designed especially for children aged 2-5 years. We use both music and instruments from around the world to help toddlers and preschoolers develop music appreciation, improve motor skills, and encourage self-confidence and body awareness. During each Toddlers Tango 45-minute program, children will explore the motions of their bodies through dance and movement; learn both classic and contemporary songs; play and experiment with instruments and props such as shaky eggs, rhythm sticks, colorful streamers, hula skirts, bean bags, tambourines, maracas, pom poms, jingle bells, drums and many more! Toddlers Tango can be presented as a single class or series of classes. Also, programs can be customized to fit workshops, parties and special events. We look forward to tangoing with the children and grownups in your neighborhood!
$101- $200
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
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