Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. A JOURNEY THROUGH ADDICTION by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
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
Bennett, Kokila Music of the Rennaissance Music
Join Christopher Morriangello and Kokila Bennett in an inspiring program of Early music and narrative about the lute and it's history and tradition in European culture. Chris is a master Lutanist and Kokila is a gifted recorder player and composer.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo The People Could Fly Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories of the African American Experience Book early for January’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and February’s Black History. This show is very popular. The message? Share, be fair, and enjoy this wonderful culture’s songs and stories. Features “The People Could Fly,” an empowering tale of slaves who find wings; “Little Daughter,” who sings her way out of the wolf’s woods; “The Talkin’ Cooter,” riddle tale of freedom told with fiddling turtle; “Mm, Mm, Mm, Martin Luther King”, storypoem of the man’s life by C. Blake-Alston. Children act out “Rabbit & Elephant” in mask and with African rhythm instruments. Also, spirituals and a dance from the Gullah-speaking Sea Islands. Takes listeners from the struggle to the soaring spirit. Even wise old 6th graders have risen, cheering, in response. “Students K-8 loved it.” - Sr. Corinne, Principal, Mater Dolorosa, Holyoke, MA “Highly recommended” - Leon McKinley, Principal, Mayberry E.S., East Hartford, CT.
$351- $500
Baron, Jim Jim Baron LIVE! Music
Live performance by New York singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Baron. Jim performs selections from several of his releases, including his latest, "Uptown Bus & Downtown Demonstrations". Experience the intimacy of this veteran's live performance with his unique alternative approach to Americana music.
$501- $1000
Pollack, Elyse Stroller Strides Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Other
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. Each class includes cardio & body toning intervals, incorporating tubing, the stroller and the environment, all while the little ones are entertained. We welcome babies from six weeks to any age as long as they enjoy sitting in their strollers. The class is set up for all different fitness levels and taught by a CPR certified and insured instructor. I presently teach this program at the Island Park and Long Beach Libraries.
$101- $200
Revels-Bey, Napoleon Walkin My Baby Back Home History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The historical Jazz legacy, the truly American art form a music that was created from the giants that lived on the earth, a program that speaks of life’s love, passion and pain, we present some of its innovative stories know and unknown from singers that trace the nations birth of the blues and still blue today! This program is in dedication to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughn, and Betty Carter.
$3001+
Maichack, Mary Jo "Books Are Celebrations" Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Inspiring young listeners to read, this show evolved into a 1999 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Award winning audio recording. Both offer lively original songs celebrating the library and the power of books, multicultural stories — “Why Dog Chases Cat,” “The Unlucky Sailor"--with origami surprise story and kids using sea creature puppets (including a really big shark), and the bend-in-half-laughing instant story theater version of Munsch’s Paper Bag Princess, in costume. You will love and be amazed by the warm variety of this show and its many ways of getting kids happily to interact! Perfect for preschoolers through grade 3, but older kids love it, too.
$351- $500
Kornrich, Mike MIKE KORNRICH'S ROCKIN AND FROLICKIN MUSICAL SHOW FOR KIDS Music
Family entertainment on Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica and Vocals. Songs like: Purple People Eater, Rock Around The Clock, Twist and Shout, Blue Suede Shoes. A fun time for dancing for kids of all ages and adults. See www.mikekornrich.com
$201- $350
Propfe, Chris When I Was Your Age...Pluto Was A Planet! Music
Chris Propfe is a singer/songwriter from Wappingers Falls who plays guitar and performs music for kids of all ages. He is also a third grade teacher in Millbrook, and an actor who has peformed in many theatrical productions around the Hudson Valley. He just released his first children's CD entitled, When I Was Your Age...Pluto Was A Planet! His music is a blend of acoustic pop, country, and folk. The songs are both educational and FUN! Children and parents will enjoy singing along to the stories of how Pluto isn't a planet anymore, Groundhog's Day, a mother with eyes in the back of her head, the colors of the rainbow, a fictional place called The City Of Lights, and MANY more! For more info go to www.chrispropfe.com
$201- $350
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The Spoon Man wants to spoon you. He is an interactive musical family comedian. In 1986, he performed to Mikhail Gorbachev while in Russia. He also performed for former U.S. President Gerald Ford and Mr. Rogers. His totally clean act (never uses dirty silverware) with audience participation is ideal for libraries. The first thing your patrons will do after seeing his performance, is run to the kitchen and grab a pair of spoons. He also offers for tweens, teens and adults a BYOS (bring your own spoons) workshop. His book Spoon Boy was published in 2008. Read about his book on his website. COLORED posters are provided for advertising your event. Cruise invites you to join his growing list of the Spooned.
$351- $500
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