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Description
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!, briz FREEDOM'S GLORY-(We Shall Overcome) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
In Mississippi, a young black boy is brutally beaten and shot for allegedly whistling at a white woman. In Montgomery, a lone black woman refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man. And in Greensboro,NC four black students stage a sit-in at a Woolworths lunch counter. These events helped to define our nation and propel a young Selma Preacher to the forefront of a movement. Songwriter briz presents the third part of his Freedom saga with original songs and period photos that capture the pain and the joy of a turbulent time. Freedom's Glory is the final installment of a historical musical journey preceded by; Freedom Stairway, (based on the slave narratives of the 1930's), and Freedom's Cry,(stories from the Civil War). All shows are family appropriate.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff The Women Of Tin Pan Alley (Composers) History,
Music
Singer: Cyndi Kingsley & Pianist/Keyboardist: Geoff Clough bring a musical program based on the music of women composers/lyricists during the Tin Pan Alley area. Covering the years 1920 - 1949. Some of the women are: Dorothy Fields, Kay Swift, Ruth Lowe, Ann Ronell, Doris Tauber, Maybel Wayne and others.This program contains trivia & history. Learn about some of the women who wrote some of the famous songs that have lasted beyond their generation to become 'standards' such as: On the Sunny Side of the Street, I'll Never Smile Again, I'm in the Mood for Love, Willow Weep for me, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, & more).
$201- $350
Pelham, Ruth Community Night or Family Night concerts and events Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Spending a festive evening singing songs, building and playing musical instruments from recycled materials, and sharing a fun and engaging time with friends and neighbors is a sure way to raise interest in the library and strengthen community bonds. At the center of a Community Night (or Family Night) event is Ruth Pelham’s unique blend of exuberance, warmth, and wit that generates an atmosphere of friendship and belonging within a social and educational context. When mixed with her upbeat and empowering songs, what results is a circle of community in which everyone is valued and welcome, and all participants are involved in age appropriate ways. A Community or Family Night Concert or Event can involve particular ages or be open to the whole community and can be geared to a particular theme or occasion. These engaging programs are available during all seasons and could be moved outdoors if weather allows or take place inside in the warm and cozy environment of the library.
$501- $1000
Science, Wondergy SoundScience Disability Awareness,
Music,
Science
Experience music and sound as you’ve never seen or felt it before! Turn your voice into a giant laser show. Play with unique instruments, including a Laser Harp and a PVC Xylophone, and get tickled with sound with a huggable speaker. Learn about hearing loss and other ways Deaf people can still experience sounds. TOPICS: Waves, pitch, volume, sound in air, harmony, adding waves, filtering waves, human speech. A hands-on activity making working speakers can finish-up this show!
$351- $500
Gartner, Ron Ron Gartner Show Music
A high energy, highly entertaining songfest that takes audiences from the glorious lyrics and melodies of Gershwin and Porter and the fingersnappin’ sounds of the Rat Pack---to the Rock-n-Rollin’ sounds of American Bandstand ! Ron entertains from California to Florida, Vegas to New York--which you can see on his website. From Sinatra, Dino, & Como to the Fabulous 50’s and 60’s, there’s something for everyone in this fantastic Vegas-style show! Ron Gartner means Entertainment!
$351- $500
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
Roethel, Glen Who's Got Talent? Open-Mic Night! Music
Read a poem, tell a joke, sing a song, play an instrument— maybe for your very first time on stage! It's a two-way learning experience: how to present yourself to an audience and how to listen and appreciate...with your host, Glen Roethel (a.k.a. Mr. Singer-Songwriter). Make it an afternoon program for your school or church!
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Soups On! Songs and Stories about Food Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
What’s your favorite food? Chances are Tales ‘n Tunes has a song or a story about it. And in Soup’s On! they’ll serve them up to you. So come on into the kitchen and enjoy a story stew. These storytellers and musicians will have you singing along with their tasty tunes that will make you hungry for more. So sink your teeth into these delightful morsels dished out by Tales ‘n Tunes.
$201- $350
String Band, Homegrown Homegrown String Band Music
The Homegrown String Band, America's premier purveyors of original and neo-traditional high energy acoustic American roots music, presents a program of original music, as well as their own unique interpretations of traditional folk material. A 21st century incarnation of the traditional American family band, they present a program utilizing ten different traditional acoustic instruments (guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, banjo ukulele, mountain dulcimer, tambourine, harmonica, jawharp, and doumbek) as well as a demonstration of Appalachian flatfoot dance. The Homegrown String Band takes their audiences on a rollicking ride through the sounds of American music, improvising and interacting like only a family can. Their musical program is interspersed with anecdotes and stories, focusing on the people and technologies that have helped shape the oral tradition of American folk music of which they are a part. Entertaining and educational for audiences of all ages.
$501- $1000
Tincknell, Roger This Land Is Your Land History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
This Land is Your Land is a multi-cultural, multilingual folk music program that journeys from New England to New Orleans, Puerto Rico to Hawaii celebrating the cultural diversity of the United States. The program includes traditional songs, legends and dances performed on a variety of instruments including: Guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, Puerto Rican cuatro, Russian balalaika, Appalachian dulcimer, Irish bouzouki, Native American flute, Latin percussion, and harmonica. The program includes music and dances from Native and African Americans, Indo-European immigrants as well as recent Asian and Latin American immigrants. This Land is Your Land can be tailored to include specific cultures, regions, or historical periods and is adaptable to all ages.
$201- $350
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