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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Franco Feeney, Betsy Ecosystems Large and Small Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Based on two songs by award-winning songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA . They tell of the tiny ecosystems in a drop of clean water and the gulf of Mexico, a large ecosystem that was polluted in the Oil Spill of 2010. Binary vision (of a paramecium), wildlife rehabilitation, and clean energy are all part of this slide and video presentation. To hear the songs and view images of the books, go to http://www.puddlejumppress.com/www.puddlejumppress.com/SchoolProgramsByBFF.html. In conjunction with this program, classroom workshops are sometimes conducted where the students create pinwheels to illustrate wind energy. Workshops are approximately 45 minutes.
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi ROCKIN' IN THE OCEAN (full band) Music,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Marine Life
Rockin’ in the Ocean” is a rollicking collection of Rock, Swing and Doo-Wop songs about Sea Mammals and other ocean inhabitants from a highly interactive show written for Elementary School children and their parents and teachers at the request and under the guidance of the New York Aquarium. Gigi, a multi-award winning singer, was asked by the Aquarium to write and produce a show celebrating Sea Mammals in a fun and stylized form reminiscent of blasts from the past, and “Rockin’ in the Ocean” is the result Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band® is a multi-generational musical troupe dedicated to bringing joy to young audiences through musical merriment, theatre and literature. Whether it’s purely for entertainment or used as a means to educate children, music is a powerful force that gets kids of all ages involved and creates a memorable experience for them. Making it interactive, through songs and games set to music, has been integral to the success of the band and one of the keys to unleashing the imagination of their rapt listeners!FULL BAND - FOUR (USUALLY DURING WEEK) TO SIX PLAYERS (EVENINGS & WEEKENDS) DEPENDENT UPON AVAILABILITY.
$501- $1000
Ruch, Dave One World, Many Stories Multicultural- Native American,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
With guitar, Indian tabla drum, European octave mandolin, traditional Native American cowhorn rattles and more, Dave leads the audience on a fun-filled musical journey across the world. Children become active participants as they sing along (in English, Nigerian, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Iroquois!), answer questions and act out songs. Some audience members will even be invited to play the Iroquois rattles, and (for groups of 100 or less) all will have a chance to touch and play one of the instruments after the concert. Topics covered include the unique ways in which people around the world live (past and present), and perhaps most importantly, the many similarities that we all share. Dave also talks about his own eye-opening trips to India and the Middle East. -Happiness is being in an audience watching a performance by Dave Ruch! It is a delightful, educational, whimsical and totally fun way to spend a span of time. Rich entertainment of the highest quality and professionalism - Margaret Crocker, Executive Director, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Binghamton NY
$351- $500
Shih, Patricia So You Want a Career in Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is a workshop for teens to teach them about the fun, fact, fiction, fantasies and frustrations of a life in music. The first part of the workshop will be Patricia speaking about the realities of a music career; the second will be performance coaching a la "American Idol". Participants will be invited to share one prepared song in front of the group; afterwards Patricia will offer gentle constructive suggestions to steer the participant towards a higher, more professional presentation.
$351- $500
Killion, Paul Classic Country Music Music
You don't have to live in the country to enjoy this program! Paul dons his boots & Stetson hat and straps on his guitar to play and sing favorite Country (and Western) songs from the past as well as a few selections from today! The program features great classic tunes by the likes of Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb. Hits by contemporary artists like George Straight and Garth Brooks are also included. From 'Hey Good Lookin' to 'Friends in Low Places' this program is sure to please audiences of all persuasions.
Up to $100
!, 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
Speed, Sonny Tornado Alley Music
Tornado Alley is a five piece acoustic band that features four singer/songwriters on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass and a percussionist. The songs are all original and the sound is pure Americana with a generous helping of three & four-part harmonies that is focused on the vocals and songwriting. Following that tradition, Tornado Alley offers an array of styles from the American back roads that will have you feeling like you’re on a cross-country road trip with your radio on. Tornado Alley captures the feeling in song, of traveling from New England’s folk scene to the Bluegrass Region, across the Texas prairies, up through the Rockies and out to California. Audiences at Tornado Alley’s shows have truly been caught up in the band’s sound and have helped to make a good fan base. The band has opened up for Ricky Skaggs and others and headlined at many theaters, festivals and parks
$351- $500
Kingsley, Cyndi Christmas Songs For The Family Music
Cyndi Kingsley sings Christmas songs-both contemporary and traditional.
$101- $200
Hill Brothers, The The Mama Earth Show Music,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Animals
A brand new show created by sister Susie about the environment, recycling, and caring for our home - "Mama Earth". We celebrate our planet through song, humor, and of course tons of audience participation. Everyone will be singin', hootin' like owls, howlin' like coyotes, clapping, and forming a band featuring instruments from around the world.
$501- $1000
Barkan, Paul Michael The 'All You Need Is Read' Literacy Concert Featuring MOSTLY MOPTOP Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatles tribute band Mostly Moptop will perform a concert of Beatles music (and a few little surprises), but throughout we would do readings of prose and poetry not only by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but also by key writers who influenced The Beatles such as Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Shakespeare, and James Joyce (among several others). This promises to be a wonderful concert / library experience we would like to bring to the entire Public Library System.
$351- $500
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