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Program
Category
Description
Fee
!, 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
An award-winning professional singer and Equity actress, Valerie diLorenzo presents an evening of songs, stories and laughter as she muses on her journey through Broadway and the American Songbook. She’ll be accompanied by Barry Levitt (former Artistic Director of the famed 92nd St. Y Lyrics and Lyricists Series). Some of the composers featured in the concert will include: Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren. 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.”
$351- $500
Loshak, Rachel Gustafer Yellowgold's Arts Enrichment Program Music,
Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Songwriting And Cartooning/Illustration by Morgan Taylor, creator of Gustafer Yellowgold The Songwriting workshop is a journey into the art of song. Students learn about popular song form, study lyric writing including melody, rhythm, cadence and rhyme while writing their first songs in a workshop setting. All students are encouraged to participate and contribute to the process as Morgan leads the group in a fun and creative experience. Songs are recorded during the session. In the Cartooning/Illustrating workshop Morgan guides students through “step-by-step character building” tasks/projects, focused around his own work on Gustafer Yellowgold. Workshops range from basic “How to draw Gustafer” to more in-depth explorations of sequential panel art, plot basics and character creation and development. Topics include anatomy, character study and development. The focus of each workshop is customized for different age groups and needs. The songs and illustrations that are created during the workshops can be presented in an impressive slideshow in conjunction with a performance of Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show to the school and families.
$201- $350
!, 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
DiLorenzo, Kris ROCKING IN THE ‘70S: A ROCK CRITIC’S SHOW-AND-TELL Music
Former rock critic Kris DiLorenzo gives a multimedia presentation on the classic rock music of the 1960s & '70s. Using music, photos, posters, artifacts, and her own experience, she tells what life in the music business was like. Kris was one of the first few female rock critics in America. She spent 12 years in the music business, working for such well-known institutions as ICM, the world’s largest talent agency; Record Plant Studios, where Springsteen, Aerosmith, and John Lennon, among others, recorded; the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), and more. Her writing has appeared in more than 60 publications worldwide; she maintains a blog on www.RocksBackPages.com, and some of her work from the 1970s can be seen in the site's Library.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson A Family Cabaret Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
This show is ideal for an intergenerational audience. Everyone is invited to laugh and sigh in familiar recognition as you participate in songs and stories that view daily rituals through the eyes of children and adults.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John COLONIAL CONVIVIALITY: Music for George Washington and His Revolutionary Friends History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
What was musical entertainment like in George Washington’s day? Ballroom jigs, minuets and cotillions, popular songs, meeting-house anthems, and harvest ballads and choruses meet together here in a lively and intruiguing program combining music and history. Introducing the pieces will be anecdotes about the roles of music and dance, and concerning Friends of the Revolution Lafayette, Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington. Sondra and John Bromka’s instrumentation for this program includes historic harp, hurdy gurdy, hammer dulcimer, French & English bagpipes, recorders, Baroque oboe, Spanish guitar, and cittern. The cittern, with 8 wire strings, was also known in Colonial America as the 'English guitar.'
$351- $500
Powell, Jack Jack Zucchini Songwriting Workshops Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
During a 60- to 75-minute session, students explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the school receives a CD recording containing the students’ song (as well as an online downloadable Mp3 version to share with parents!) Jack uses live recording “loop” technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, trumpet, and vocals (He's always adding new instruments and sounds to the mix.
$201- $350
Ellison, Emily Gung Hay Fat Choy Chinese New Year! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!  Bang a Gong, Dance Along Chinese New Year 
Celebrate Chinese New Year with real Chinese Lion Dancing, ribbon dancing, instrument play and Chinese Kung Fu.  Play authentic instruments and wear beautiful clothing for this special Chinese New Year Celebration!  Learn real Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi forms you can practice at home.   "Please Touch" mini museum of Chinese Culture included.    Additional add ons:  (one hour program) 
Make and Take Chinese Watercolor Painting  for up to 30 people:  $150.00 materials included, everyone takes home a special Chinese New Year Banner.
$201- $350
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
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