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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
Biedermann, Peter Instrumental Acoustic Guitar Concert Music
100% original solo instrumental music performed on 6 and 12 string guitars? Hmmm...sounds like a hard sell. Not really. The reason it works is simple. All you need is a performer who loves what he does..and...an audience of engaging and open minds that is willing to go for the ride. I do believe that is exactly the type of individual that would attend a musical performance in a library. While PB's influences are all over the map and not limited to any specific musical genre, all the listener has to do is close their eyes and let their imagination be their guide. Check out his website for more info as well as some newly posted YouTube videos that will give you an idea of the type of material you would hear at one of his concerts.
$201- $350
Talavera, Alex Hieronymus Bogs Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hieronymus Bogs is a one-man troupe whose artistic mission is to create and inspire. Bogs's imaginative approach to musical performance combines elements of poetry, theater, and the visual arts. Garbed in the attire of a traveling pilgrim (a metaphor for the creative journey), Bogs sings his original folk songs accompanied by his banjo, harmonica, bells and foot percussion. He interweaves his performances with short storytelling vignettes and recitations of William Blake, while incorporating simple props like a spool of red ribbon, or a bucket of river rocks to enhance the overall visual experience. His welcoming voice and emotive music are akin to artists like Woody Guthrie and George Harrison who often addressed themes overlooked by many entertainers. With songs like “The Infinite Possibilities of Universal Love” and “The Muse's Welcome,” Bogs's performances are thoughtful and engaging, encouraging viewers to realize the heights of their own creative potential.
$201- $350
Kuhn, Lindsay Dancing With Horses Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Dance
This program is an introduction to the art of dressage, as performed by the Spanish Riding School and Lippizaner Stallions of Austria. Participants will learn dance moves that mimick the moves of the horses, and can practice them in a simulated dressage arena with stick horses. They will learn moves such as the side pass, pirouette, flying changes, piaffe and passage. The history of the art will be taught using Margeurite Henry's book: The White Stallion of Lippiza. Students will be allowed to perform a KUR using classical music at the end of the program. Traveling along is Lilly, our miniature horse whom the children can meet and pet as the program finale. Dressage is the art of teaching horses to dance in harmony with themselves. It was originally developed by the Greek General Xenophon, as a means to train horses for war. Today it is performed both as an Olympic sport in the summer games and by those who wish to train their horses in the higher arts. The class will be conducted as a ballet class in a flat open area of the library. This program is suitable for the 2013 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Cooley, Christopher Girl Singer: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney History,
Music
Join Rita Mathsen and Chris Cooley for a delightful and informative tribute to an American icon. Our show takes about 20 of her most famous songs (including "Mambo Italiano", "Come On-a My House", "Hey There", and "Slow Boat to China") and includes interesting facts about her long and fascinating life. From her humble beginnings in Maysville, Kentucky, through her early success and fame, to her near breakdown in the late 60's, to her numerous collaborations with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney's expressive style and unmistakable voice made her one of the most beloved singers of popular American music of the 20th century.
$201- $350
Marshall, Barry Classics with a Twist Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Storycrafters are internationally renowned for their creative retakes on classic stories. In this program, The Storycrafters present tales from their large repertoire of updated retellings of well-known tales in forms such as rap, spoonerism, word play, and other playful forms. In workshop format, The Storycrafters show participants how they go about creating 'new stories from old', using many of the methods The Storycrafters use to make new performance pieces.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz Influences felt around the globe Music
The international flavor of jazz takes center stage. Highlighting its influences on music around the globe, from American Blues to Brazilian Jazz to Latin Jazz and more. Enjoy favorites like “Muddy Water”, “Besame Mucho”, “Samba do Aviao”, the French version of “The Autumn Leaves”- we’ve got it all.
$201- $350
LASER PROGRAMS, PRISMATIC MAGIC AMERICAN PRIDE LASER SPECTACULAR History,
Music,
Visual Arts- Other
A perfect blend of pop/rock music and patriotic songs, American Pride features uplifting songs, such as America the Beautiful (Ray Charles), God Bless the USA (Lee Greenwood), and Fanfare to the Common Man (Aaron Copland). The program captures the ideals that make our nation great: liberty, diversity, and exploration of the unknown. Laser imagery includes famous national symbols and landmarks, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty. Great any time of the year, but especially effective around Constitution Day (Sept 17), Veterans Day (Nov 11), Presidents Day (late Feb), Memorial Day (late May), Flag Day (June 14), and Independence Day (July 4).
$501- $1000
Siegal, Neal American Barbershop Harmony Music
The Big Apple Chorus is the performing arm of the Manhattan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Chorus consists of up to 80-men and as few as a traditional 4-man barbershop quartet. Programs have been customized for each patron and requirement but all incorporate early 20th century American popular songs from Tin Pan Alley, Vaudville and early Broadway performed in the uniquely American, Barbershop A Cappella, harmony idiom. Performances are high energy, include light comedy and choreography. As a Manhattan Based group our mission is: Bringing the best of Barbershop to Broadway and te best of Broadway to Barbershop.
$351- $500
Mischief, Merry Santa & Mrs. Claus Christma Sing-a-Long! Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a very fun and different Christmas and Yule Holiday Program! Santa & Mrs. Claus come and do a Musical Program for you and your patron! After a program that features Holiday Favorite Songs (and some silly Elf Jokes)Santa and Mrs. Claus will take some special time to chat with girls and boys about their Christmas wish list! That's right, it's time to bend Santa's ear if you've been GOOD! (and it's never too late to be good if you've been a bit naughty! :) Santa KNOWS.
$351- $500
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