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Kosinski, Daryl DysFunction Junction Music
Take a ride on the Sundial Express. This magical train takes you to musical places over land, sea, and time.
The majority of the music and lyrics are original, an eclectic mix reflecting hometown oddities, thought-provoking snapshots of everyday life, and downright fun.
$101- $200
Del Bianco, Lou Celebrate America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Through the use of storytelling, theater and music, Lou Del Bianco will bring to life some of American folklore's most colorful legends: Paul Bunyan: Davy Crockett Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Glooscabi and the Game Animals Celebrate America is an entertainingly patriotic program about the folktales, legends and folksongs that have contributed to the cultural fabric of this great country we love! Also woven throughout the assembly are some this countries most beloved folksongs: •This Land is Your Land •I've Been Workin on the Railroad •Oh, Susannah! •Wake, Snake •Skip to my Lou
$351- $500
Rymer, Brady Brady Rymer's Storybook Rock Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
2009 Children's Grammy nominee Brady Rymer’s rollicking, roots-y tunes resonate through American culture, bringing an honest, joyful spirit to music for all generations; “his music has a rock ‘n’ roll heart,” wrote The New York Times.  
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer History,
Media- Other,
Music
Too Marvelous For Words ~ A Tribute to Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer began writing songs at the age of 15 and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than a thousand songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. Sonny & Perley highlight favorites including "Skylark", "Accentuate The Positive", "Blues In The Night" and "Moon River".
$351- $500
Blank, Maya The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Actress/dancer Maya Blank and multi-instrumentalist Uri Sharlin invite the children to tell the story with original music and song, dance, hand-made props, costumes and set-designs. The children participate as individuals and as a group.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington History,
Media- Other,
Music
In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington They call him "The King of Swing", "The Aristocrat of Jazz". Edward Kennedy Ellington is a major figure in the history of American Music. Sonny & Perley with guest bassist and drummmer delight in presenting some of Duke's most popular and beloved music (and a couple of hidden gems!). Interesting and little known facts about Duke's life are shared along with his music, including A-Train, Satin Doll, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Sophisticated Lady, and as Duke always said "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"!
$351- $500
Raabe, Kim Privler Modus Operandi Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back to support Summer Reading Program 2014’s theme “Fizz! Boom! Read!” with a brand-new, original, live, interactive, Musical Story Show coming to libraries across New York State in July and August 2014. “Modus Operandi!” explodes with interesting scientific activities audience members can try for themselves, thought-provoking books, Information and Fun Facts about how things work, and of course, no MPP performance would be complete without the interactive music Mama Pajama’s young audiences have come to know and love throughout the years. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience that will leave kids wanting more knowledge, renting more library books, and exploring science this summer in a super fun way. Join us to learn how birds fly, why magnets stick to the fridge, how a piano makes music, and many more fascinating things!
$351- $500
String Band, Homegrown Songcatchers: The Evolution of the Music of Rural America History,
Music
The Homegrown String Band, a 21st century incarnation of the traditional American family band, presents a program focusing on the people and technologies that have helped shape the oral tradition of American folk music of which they are a part. Interspersed with anecdotes and stories, the band's program of original music, as well as their own unique interpretations of traditional folk material, takes their audiences on a rollicking ride through the sounds of American music. Improvising and interacting like only a family can, and 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, their show is fun and educational for people of all ages.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy The Works of Pete Seeger - Another Ground Breaking Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook has had the privilege to perform alongside Pete several times per year at concerts and festivals since the two met in 2003. Along the way, Spook has learned a lot of Pete's favorite songs and the stories behind them. He's even contributed verses to one of Pete's newer songs and sang on his latest CD. Pete Seeger will turn 94 on May 3, 2013. This program looks at the legacy, struggles, songs and stories of one of Americas most beloved folk singers - the man who gave us If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. An excellent program for Festivals, Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.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
diLorenzo, Valerie An evening of Cabaret with Valerie diLorenzo Music
In this special cabaret event, Valerie diLorenzo, a NYC MAC nominated vocalist and actress, takes a wry and moving look at the intricate threads of life and love and the universal paths we all tread as we stumble along… in Putnam County. Accompanied by renowned musical director Barry Levitt, Valerie’s repertoire for this engagement includes an eclectic array of material, from Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim to Ella Ftzagerald, Tom Waits, Fleetwood Mac, and beyond. Valerie’s voice and showmanship have been critically acclaimed for presenting interesting and exciting music matched by "a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... And an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for.” Cabaret Scenes says, “This is how to do cabaret! While her voice is stupendous, it’s her heart and life embracing spirit that makes her shows so special.”
$201- $350
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