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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bernard, Clifford Lil' Cliff & the Cliffhangers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are an innovative blues harmonica driven quartet who consistently incorporate a unique sense of energy and life into their sound. The band has over a twenty year history of bringing swinging jump blues and 50's style R & B to New York audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Their newly released CD: The Lovid Kind...has been prominently featured on national and college radio as well as being regularly featured on Sirius/XM Satellite radio. Lil' Cliff and The Cliffhangers have a universal appeal to audiences of various age groups and are well known for their feel-god, upbeat shows. They have extensive experience performing in libraries, community events, fund raisers, and seasonal town concerts. The band maintains a rigorous touring schedule, and is a staple and favorite performing act throughout the New York/New Jersey area. The band has backed national touring blues artists such as: Mitch Woods, Sam Taylor, Little Buster, Ronnie Earl, Bill Perry, Bobby Radcliff, Danny Russo, and Gatemouth Brown to name a few. Check out their website at: www.lilcliff.com or for more info email: mail@lilcliff.com or call 516-639-2339.
$501- $1000
Winter, Cathy Songs and Stories for the Season of Lights - A Family Concert for the Winter Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ring in the holiday season with Cathy’s participatory family concert of songs and stories from around the world! Hear tales of Hanukah goblins and the fierce Algonquian giant from the north known as Winter. Sing songs of Christmas cheer, Hanukah candles, the best toppings for potato latke, the qualities of the individual days of Kwanza, and much more. However this time of year is celebrated, it is a time for gathering together with songs and stories to carry us through into lighter times. Invite your community in for a concert that will bring cheer and light to all !!
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Silly Science of Magic in Books Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Science
Your patrons will enjoy bringing magical books like Harry Potter, Streganona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train Your Dragon, Grimm Sisters, and more to life with singer songwriter Lee Knight. Each show turns 6-7 different books into musical numbers starring your patrons! Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creativity. Patrons will sing, dance and act to fully orchestrated, original and multi-cultural music.
$201- $350
Beaugard, Carol Bluegrass Jamboree History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Carol Beaugard & Blue Express - for any time of the year - we perform a variety of songs in the world of bluegrass and country music. It's a wonderful overview of this true American art form that was born in the Appalachian Mountains but derives its roots from a blend of American blues and string music along with a powerful heritage from Ireland and Scotland. Program includes a narrative explaining the origins of bluegrass and information on the instruments used in the music.
$501- $1000
Simpson, Julia Breanetta How Sweet The Sound History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
An interactive program which traces the evolution of American music from Slavery to the Jazz Age.
$501- $1000
., Buffalo and Brandy Rhythmsize Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
Today’s society is suffering from a lack of exercise. This is evident in the increased number of obese people. Health problems (heart related, diabetes, etc.) are increasing. Sadly, today’s youth are falling prey to this trend. In an attempt to combat this problem, Buffalo and Brandy have developed their new “Rhythmsize” program. Buffalo and Brandy's “Rhythmsize” program is an interactive, rhythm-based, wellness program. While combining magic, drumming, singing and storytelling, the audience finds themselves being drawn into the moment. Percussion instruments are the vehicle that transport the audience into a world of exercise. Even the adults find themselves getting involved. Values such as teamwork, focus and responsibility are woven into the program. This program is for all ages. All instruments are provided.
$351- $500
Turvin, Maryanne Shake Your Soul/ Kripalu Yogadance Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Other
SHAKE YOUR SOUL Shake Your Soul was developed by Daniel Leven, the co- founder of Kripalu Danskenetics (aka YogaDance). Its origins are in Body- Mind Centering, yoga, modern and African dance & somatic expressive movement. World music is chosen to resonate with specific fluid system qualities in the body. Qi Gong is another component of the body, mind spirit experience. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace, within their own comfort level. Emphasis is placed on self- expression not performance. Connecting to our inner child brings a sense of joy and freedom. Each program is specifically adapted to fit various age groups e and is offered to children through adults (including seniors).
$101- $200
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi EARTH IS A GIFT Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi® and Family from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band® lead a wonderful interactive celebration of our planet through story and song. Songs and stories cover many different cultures and the various inhabitants of our planets. The music is a compilation of original and traditional songs sung and accompanied by Gigi® on acoustic/electric guitar and Granny Franny on Synthesizer. Children are offered multiple avenues of participation through either taking part in stories involving chants, playing specific instruments, play acting parts with puppets and/or acting as action leaders to the songs. A favorite for Earth Day or programming of mixed ages, this program can easily be adjusted for all children and their families.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo Sun, Moon, Stars, Shine! Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales, tunes and dress-up audience fun: MJ leads the audience in songs familiar and new about the cosmos, tells dynamic tales with lots of audience participation: Raven Steals the Light, The Face on the Moon, an Australian tale of a Sky Giant, more. Best fun: Audience dress-up in feathers enact a beautiful tale from Viet Nam, Why Rooster Crows. This always hushes the audience in a cloud of charm as they see some kids role play in gorgeous sun and jade emperor costumes.
$351- $500
Asante, Akwesi Asante's African Safari Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An incomparable storyteller and dancer, Asante takes young and old audiences alike on a journey to Africa. Accompanied by a pecussionist, he explores the African Folk tradition with tales and dances featuring indigenous attire, music with traditional instumentation. He shares with great humor and plenny of lively audiences participation. Also programs for Kwanzaa, MLK's B'day, Black History month.
$351- $500
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