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Gardner, Tom The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Uncle Brothers' shows are upbeat, interactive, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Lou's Thanksgiving Show Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through storytelling and song, children will learn what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans meant by being thankful. In this 50 minute program, authentic Indian legends as well as folk songs handed down from our earliest settlers will be shared by all! Children will get a chance to say what they're thankful for. Both educational and fun, with lots of participation.
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Creative Kids (ages 3-5) Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose in a fun-filled atmosphere as children put their own spin on the familiar nursery rhymes and simple tunes that she presents.
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Just Dig It! (Summer Reading 2013) Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes, award-winning musical storytelling duo, will be digging deep with a lively and entertaining Summer Reading performance which will cultivate kids’ imaginations with tunes and tales about gardens and gardening. Sprouting ideas through books is the perfect way to propagate a crop of budding readers, and summer is the perfect growing season. Watch children bloom as they listen to and take part in stories and songs which celebrate reading. Tales ‘n Tunes perennially provides a fun and enriching musical story event that will encourage participants to “Dig into Reading.”
$201- $350
Shimeta, Kathleen My Business is to Sing Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
Emily Dickinson’s life comes alive in "My Business is to Sing!" as the poet delves into her home life, her relationships with her family, friends and love interests. Emily reveals her innermost passion for words, acknowledging that writing and poetry are her life. Dialogue melds into song and back to dialogue as Emily reflects on her life from age 9 to 24. Much has happened to mold her into the writer she is and will be. Developed and created by Barbara Dana and Kathleen Shimeta, the dialogue is based on Ms. Dana’s book, "A Voice of Her Own." Song settings of Miss Dickinson’s poems include the works of composers Martin Hennessy, Aaron Copland, Drew Heminger, Michael Conley, Ricky Ian Gordon, Vincent Persichetti and William Roy. My Business is to Sing! is offered as a performance with Barbara Dana and Kathleen Shimeta with Martin Hennessy, pianist. The program may also be presented with two additional professional actors from the area of the performance. These two actors would play multiple characters within the dialogue. Discussion with the presenters would determine the two person or four person show.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. A JOURNEY THROUGH ADDICTION by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Using original music, drama, mime, special effects, and vaudeville, this compelling autobiographical theater production (complete with scenery, costumes and props) explores alcoholism, drug dependency, eating disorders, teen suicide, and self-destructive attitudes. By creating a skillful and exciting theatrical experience, while connecting emotionally with the audience through his true story, Rick's messages hit home, successfully affecting the thoughts and behaviors of his audience. Rick Adam's effective performance touches the heart while tickling the funny bone, as he offers tools for solving problems, making healthy choices, and building self-esteem.
$501- $1000
Lipton, Zachary Zack Lipton Quintet - Jazz Performance and Workshop Music
The Zack Lipton Quintet is an active performing and recording unit in New York's vibrant Jazz scene. Formed in the fall of 2005, the Zack Lipton Quintet is a collective of musicians committed to dismantling popular notions of the boundaries between musical idioms. The band uses original compositions as a vehicle for synthesizing its members' eclectic tastes without compromising the integrity of any of its influences. Drawing from influences as diverse as John Coltrane and Stevie Wonder, the band performs music that is both intellectually and artistically advanced while remaining culturally relevant. Performances consist of performing mostly original works as well as some inventive takes on standard repertoire. Sets can be as short as 45 minutes and as long as 90 minutes. Between tunes, Zack will generally introduce the band and also provide commentary suitable to the level of the audience to contextualize the songs played. The Quintet can also participate in Question and Answer sessions and/or clinics with student bands before or after performances.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley From Paris to Rio History,
Performing Arts- Other
From Paris to Rio--Music of French origin pre 1960 to Brasilian Music post 1960. This live performance of concert vocalist/percussionist Perley Rousseau and keyboardist Sonny Daye highlights the music of Edith Piaf and other French artists prior to the making of the film “Black Orpheus”, and then focuses on the Brasilian music that was subsequently brought to the United States in the 1960's.
$351- $500
LiMarzi, John SAMSON by Handel Music
The Putnam Chorale , directed by Douglas Anderson,will be pleased to perform George Frideric Handel’s SAMSON on Sunday April 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Temple Beth Elohim, 31 Mount Ebo Road North in Brewster, NY. Samson is a three-act oratorio by George Frideric Handel, considered one of his finest dramatic works. It is usually performed as an oratorio in concert form, but on occasions has also been staged as an opera. The well-known arias "Let the bright Seraphim" (for soprano) and "Total eclipse" (for tenor) are often performed separately in concert. Sunday April 29, 2012, Temple Beth Elohim, 31 Mt. Ebo Rd, North, Brewster, NY. $15, $12 Sr.and Student; Under 12 FREE. You can find more information on our website,, or by telephone at 845-279-7265.
Up to $100
merwin, chris Mecca Bodega world music/folk fusion Multicultural- Other,
Instrumental world music/folk fusion duo consisting of Chris Merwin and Paul Mueller. Most of the music is hammered dulcimer, with Chris playing the Japanese shakuhachi flute, acoustic Hawaiian steel guitars, Columbian ten stringed tiple, and Irish bouzouki. Paul also plays various hand drums such as the Middle Eastern dumbek, African djembe, and an assortment of other percussion instruments from around the globe. This program is the only one of it’s kind anywhere and is highly sophisticated as well as entertaining.
$501- $1000
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