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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Pelham, Ruth Room For Us All concerts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** In these complex times when including each child in a loving circle of belonging is crucial to assuring the safety and well-being of our communities, this song-filled concert affirms that each of us can be kind and caring human beings at home, in school, and in our local and global communities. Based on Ruth Pelham’s original songs such as 'Love is All Around,' 'Each of Us Is Kind,' 'The Meanies,' and 'Under One Sky,' participants sing along about peace, friendship, compassion, kindness, inclusion, patience, and other themes. 'Room For Us All' teaches the value of intentional, cooperative, and peaceful relationships as a way of us benefiting from the richness of the human web of life. 'Room For Us All' CDs & activity books also available.
$501- $1000
Lin, Caryn Bach 2 Rock Music
Bach 2 Rock "A one-woman musical extravaganza," Caryn Lin is in a class all her own. With a 5-string electric violin, sound effects, looping and a lot of help from the audience and her multi-talented sound engineer (who also plays electric guitar and electronic drums), Caryn transforms solo sound into a mind-boggling musical experience. This 3-dimensional sound magic is performed right before your eyes and ears. Part rock concert, part self-esteem builder, and part interactive music education, Caryn spins stories and music together to make the program as powerful as it is entertaining! The Bach 2 Rock program is now approaching its 5th full year in performance!
$501- $1000
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi 2012 SUMMER READING: DREAM ON! & READY FOR BED! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dream On! Wind up your "Imagination Key" and "Oh the Things We Can Think!" and the places we can go if we only dream.... A totally interactive program of Songs, Games and Stories. Both Dream and Dream on:Ready for Bed are great PJ concerts too - both a.m.and p.m. Teddy Bears and Jammies welcome as we sing and dance our way through imaginary journeys. A touch of Seuss always included - a little "Waltzing with Bears" and other delightful songs both original and well known. Sing-a-longs and Bedtime stories complete with SNORES!!!
$351- $500
Shih, Patricia Immigration - The Musical! An artist-in-residence program History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a residency designed for grades 4 and up to teach about Immigration in America. Ms. Shih will visit each class in one grade level to help them research and write a musical; if time and budget allows, there can also be auditions, rehearsals and an actual school or community theatrical production based on the students' families' own immigrant ancestor's experience. The length and scope of the residency will depend on the size of the grade population and the school's budget, needs and wants.
$1001- $3000
Speed, Sonny Tornado Alley Music
Tornado Alley is a five piece acoustic band that features four singer/songwriters on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass and a percussionist. The songs are all original and the sound is pure Americana with a generous helping of three & four-part harmonies that is focused on the vocals and songwriting. Following that tradition, Tornado Alley offers an array of styles from the American back roads that will have you feeling like you’re on a cross-country road trip with your radio on. Tornado Alley captures the feeling in song, of traveling from New England’s folk scene to the Bluegrass Region, across the Texas prairies, up through the Rockies and out to California. Audiences at Tornado Alley’s shows have truly been caught up in the band’s sound and have helped to make a good fan base. The band has opened up for Ricky Skaggs and others and headlined at many theaters, festivals and parks
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Felix Pitre's STORIES AND SONGS OF LATIN AMERICA Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Felix Pitre shares many of the Hispanic traditions that were passed down to him from his own family, bringing to life the culture of Latin America with puppetry, stories, songs, instruments and dance, performed in English interwoven with Spanish words and phrases.
$501- $1000
Maichack, Mary Jo Everybody Says Hello Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This multilingual program is lively and entertaining, with stories sung, told in English with other languages, too—even drawn by audience children with big, colorful markers on a big poster you can keep. The program was nominated for a Mass. Cultural Council Gold Star Program Award. For starters, audience members share "hello" in languages they know. National Award-winning Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack leads the fun--Learn and sing a song in Japanese and the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” in Spanish. “Plant” cabbages the French way—with your nose, my leetle cabbage, mon petit chou, in a funny movement game/song that always makes you crack up! There's a wonderful tale of Paco's Wild Villa, told with bits of Spanish and drawn by children. We round it out with a charming dress-up story from Vietnam in feathers. Request Italian, too!
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Native American Flute - Introductory History & Playing Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An introduction to the history of the Native American flute, a hands-on lesson that incorporates how to hold the flute, breath control, one breath soloing, jamming with others, a basic scale for flute, jamming with other instruments, and a handout of resources for further learning. With the minimum of 10 participants, an add-on to the workshop may be an option to build your own flute at an additional program cost of $50 per participant for the flute.
$201- $350
Tincknell, Roger Earth Rhythms: Songs for the Environment Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
From rain forests to recycling, conservation to compost, Earth Rhythms journeys from our own backyard to around the world with a variety of musical styles and instruments. Performed on a variety of stringed, wind, and percussion instruments, Earth Rhythms is also a multicultural journey to many lands. Hear songs, animal stories, legends and facts to the accompaniment of the Aztec rain stick, Inca flute, Russian balalaika, African drum, banjo, guitar and mandolin. The audience participates in singing, moving, and playing percussion instruments. A good fit for 2013 Summer Reading.
$201- $350
Tranchina, Gabriele Tribute to Nat King Cole Music
Come and hear some of the exciting songs that Nat King Cole made famous, like “Naure Boy”. “It’s only a paper moon”, “I got it bad” and many more. We also talk Mr. Cole’s life.
$201- $350
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