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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
!, briz ROCKIN' & READING Literature- Creative Writing,
Media- Other,
Music
Children help me write a song about their library, school or popular book, including chords, melody, lyrics and song title. When finished the kids will perform the song, which I record, master and copy at the conclusion of the show and make the finished CD available to each Library. This program utilizes a number of talents, writing, art and graphic art( for the CD label), music theory, application, production and performance.
$201- $350
Hanford, Thomas Musical Menagerie Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Musical Menagerie is a program of animal songs and stories that while appropriate for all ages is especially good for the 5 and under crowd. The songs are in a number of genres -rock and roll, calypso, African American folk songs, old time mountain music, and others. Audience participation via sing-along and audience role playing with painted masks is encouraged. My singing is accompanied by guitar, fiddle and harmonicas.
$201- $350
Hopkins, Allen Songs of the Railroad History,
Music
Songs from the 19th and 20th centuries, describing the construction, operation, and history of America's railroads. Main repertoire source: N. Cohen, The Long Steel Rail, U.of Chicago Press, 1982. Examples: Drill Ye Tarriers, John Henry, Wabash Cannonball, Casey Jones, Wreck of the Old 97, Paddy Works on the Railway, Life's Railway to Heaven, etc. Accompaniment on acoustic stringed instruments (guitar, banjo, Autoharp, etc.). History and background is given for all songs. Presented annually for the Brighton schools for 13 years; and recently performed at the Strong Museum (Rochester), Heritage Square Museum (Ontario), NOMAD folk Festival (New Haven CT), New England Folk Festival (Mansfield MA). Performed at Cottrell Mem. Library in Atlanta NY, 2011. Many opportunities for audience participation (chorus singing).
$201- $350
*, Andes Manta Music And Culture of the Andes Multicultural- Other,
Music
Renowned for their energy and captivating stage presence, Andes Manta is also widely recognized for the brilliance of their musicianship. The members of Andes Manta play over 35 different instruments ranging from six foot long panpipes and Andean flutes to goat toenail rattles and Spanish guitars. Throughout their dynamic performances, they weave the story of their culture and music in a captivating dialog, including student participation on stage.
$1001- $3000
Gillman, Jackson Songs & Stories for a Small Planet Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A celebration of nature with an eye to where we fit in and how we can help sustain our world. Sue Haley of the Cape Cod National Seashore booked Jackson 5 times and reported: It was great. I was truly impressed how you got the whole audience involved, tentative adults as well! Everyone was fully engaged and enjoying themselves.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Monsters, Aliens and Stinky Ice-cream: A Halloween Special! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Come in costume and hear tales of pirates and pumpkins...BIG Pumpkins! that will make you scream “DRAT!” Join us and feel yourself flying in hoola hoop airplane or defeating the Baseball Team from Outer Spaaaace! Sillly, spooky, sweet fun...
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SEUSS IS LOOSE!!!!! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band will lead the families in a zany Celebration of Seuss through “musical adventures in song and rhyme and all should have a very good time!” The magic and joy of Seuss is contagious fun for everyone! This presentation is an easy crowd pleasing program and a favorite among librarians. Highly interactive games, songs and chants fill this program with fun. Gigi, an award winning singer who has appeared on many major stages and concert halls, will lead the audience in interactive games, stories and songs based around Dr. Seuss. NBC Today in NY has called the Lend Me a Hand Band one of the “Best Bets” in Family Entertainment. Come join us for the Music, Merriment and More….!
$351- $500
Craig, Shayna Shayna Craig's Follow Your Dreams Assembly Program Music,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Shayna Craig is partnering with Steve Woyce of Full Effect Productions and will take your students on a musical and magical journey through song and dance covering many important topics including: Teamwork Perseverance Determination Believing in yourself Respecting others differences Shayna will lead by example and dazzle the audience by singing, dancing and acting. She will show how fun and easy it is to follow your dreams and the importance of never giving up. An inspiring experience your students will remember forever!
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. 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
Bromka, Sondra & John Historic Music and Dance Celebrations of Many Cultures History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bells & Motley's International Instruments, with International Folk Dances for Families; Special topics include Celebrating NYS Heritage with Dutch Music and French Cultural Heritage Concerts, Performances, Celebrations See www.bellsandmotley.com website for detailed information, photos, and much more.
$351- $500
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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