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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
!, briz EARTHSONGS-(Saving the Environment Through Music) National Tour Music,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
Earth friendly songs and a powerpoint slide presentation interspersed with environmental narratives makes this an entertaining and educational show. Briz presented a wonderful,entertaining and informative program to all 900 students in our school. His presentation left the students wanting more. -Marilyn Katz-Vice Principal Lawrence Intermediate School
$201- $350
Marshall, Barry The Water of Life Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning, nationally renowned tandem storytellers present a family performance program of world folktales on a watery theme. Perfect for library 2010 summer reading programs. Stories may include: The Water of Life (Grimms), The Naga (Burma), The Rainbow Fairy (Ireland), many more.
$201- $350
Clive, Young, Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
    Carpenter, Margot Learning to Like the World Life Skills- Other,
    Multicultural- Other,
    In three workshops, teachers Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy show children that their deepest desire is to like the world on an honest basis, and that everything--from a flower to mathematics to their mothers--can be used to like the world. Young people learn this big, important fact--that they can honestly like the world, even as they may be critical of bad things in it, because its structure is sensible, even beautiful, a oneness of opposites. They're encouraged to love knowledge, and through these classes they learn to respect one another more and become kinder to family, friends, and people of other cultures. Class 1: Books Tell You: the World & You are a deep and surprising team; Class 2: What Will Make a Person Truly Strong; or Martin Luther King & the Children's March; Class 3: Do we Want to Be Like Music? Ken Kimmelman's award winning anti-prejudice film "Brushstrokes" is shown.
    $101- $200
    Collins, Dawn Christmas & Holidays Around the World Multicultural- Other,
    This program introduces songs and tunes from around the world to celebrate the holidays, Christmas and the New Year on a variety of folk and ethnic instruments, including acoustic guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, shruti, Native American style flute, ukelele, banjitar, hand held percussion, harmonica, Information may be shared about the history of unique instruments and/or the ethnic background of where it originates from. Audience participation is encouraged.
    $201- $350
    Graham, Darlene Singing at the Beach Music
    Singing at the Beach is a great Summer show! The children bring their beach towels and sunglasses and dance to a variety of songs that incorporate the beach. “Surfing’ USA, Under the Sea, and her own original children songs about the beach. This show also has traditional children’s songs fused throughout it to get the children singing along. Each show incorporates a giant beach ball, sunglasses, Sea shells, Sand bucket Drums, a Bubble machine, Parachute and about 200 instruments. She brings children up from the audience to play with her. It’s a fun interactive show !
    $201- $350
    Bromka, Sondra & John Timeless Tunes, Timeless Tales, and Musical Secrets of Long Ago and Far Away Multicultural- Other,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Discover the stories and secrets behind some of the most rare, mysterious, and magical musical instruments of history. How were they invented? How do they work? Hear the tales that are told about the person who was said to be the first player of the bagpipes in ancient Rome. Discover the secret behind stories that claim that fiddles actually have magical powers. What is the tallest stringed instruments ever invented? Are there actually wind instruments that you don't blow into? Can a harp ever play itself? What happens when you touch it? Children will be invited to try the harp and find out for themselves! Bells & Motley have discovered that young children (as well as adults) are enthralled by the unusual sounds and stories behind their unique collection of historic instruments, including rommelpot, hurdy gurdy, early bagpipes, harp, hand-made fiddles, and tromba marina. Audiences are especially excited to hear that the Bromkas, in addition to being musicians, historians, and veteran storytellers, are also expert instrument builders. An unforgettable interactive enrichment experience.
    $351- $500
    Julty, Dagen "Music Around The World" Multicultural- Other,
    A entertaining and educational program introducing instruments, dances, songs and customs from cultures around the world. Many instruments to be heard and passed around. Group dances and participatory songs. All in Happy Dan's friendly, upbeat and humorous style.
    $201- $350
    Epstein Kravis, Anna Spooky Tunes For Halloween Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry
    Halloween songs and stories designed to delight and not frighten little ones, while thoroughly entertaining older children. A Halloween favorite at libraries for years, this program includes synthesizer keyboard, puppets, lots of participation-- including all the ingredients to make a wonderful Spooky Stew! Children may be invited to come in costume! Great Halloween fun for ages 3-8!
    $351- $500
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