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Program
Category
Description
Fee
TheatreworksUSA, - JOHNNY THE K Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Audiences across the country are going wild for award-winning singer/songwriter Johnny the K’s fun-filled, interactive, thoroughly captivating performances, including CITIZENS OF THE WORLD; I CAN, I AM, AND I WILL; TURN THE WORLD AROUND; YOU CAN SAY NO and A FAMILY NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
$1001- $3000
cannella, john Oldies Love Songs Of The All Time Great Vocalists Music
Johnny The Oldies Singer traces the evolution of his singing career from a New York street corner doo-wop singer to a successful Long Island Entertainer /crooner doing love songs of the all time great vocalists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Englebert, Elvis, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin and many more. Johnny also explains how he uses technology to replace the background group singers he once associated with in the early stages of his career as a group lead singer and explains the reasons for this move.. Johnny currently does a One Man Group Act in which he uses the skills he learned as a group lead vocalist in conjunction with the referenced technology to recreate the sounds of the great oldies groups including the Drifters, Duprees, Platters, Passions and yes even the Beatles.
$501- $1000
Costanzo, Jerry Can't We Be Friends? Music
In 2008, his debut full-length album “Destination Moon,” produced by Andy Farber and accompanied by Farber & his Swing Mavens octet, served up a dozen chestnuts, including the title track, “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die,” “Come Fly with Me” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” Showcasing 13 masterful musicians, the project includes tenor, baritone and alto sax, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. And now, Costanzo’s follow-up disc, “Can’t We Be Friends?” – released on Daywood Drive Records raises the torch to fever pitch, featuring a five-piece rhythm section comprising piano, guitar, percussion, bass and vibraphone. The triptych of 10 songs, which again pays homage to musical heroes who painted the original brush strokes on American standards, thematically personifies Costanzo’s romantic relationships over the decades, embraced with a vibe he describes as “George Shearing meets The Nat King Cole Trio meets Milt Jackson.”
$1001- $3000
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
!, briz FREEDOM'S CRY-(A House Divided) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Once again briz takes us on a historical, musical journey with the second part of his Freedom saga.The first Freedom Stairway, speaks of the attrocities of slavery and the attempts to seek emancipation via the underground railroad. Now, Freedom's Cry deals with the horrors of the Civil War. Songs like, Dear Mr. Lincoln and The Ghosts of Gettysburg, movingly tell the stories of the soldiers who fought the most bloody war in our nation's history, and just like Stairway,Freedom's Cry will move you visually with the addition of the beautiful power point black and white slides from the Library of Congress. The Freedom shows are age appropriate for the entire family with plenty of audience participation. The third and final part of the Freedom saga titled Freedom's Glory which deals with the Civil Rights Movement is also now complete and available as well .
$201- $350
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 BUGS & BOOKS: A MUSICAL JOURNEY Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Great for 2008 Summer Reading Theme. Includes original call & response song of the African Story THE CATERPILLAR'S TALE with gathering drum and props and puppets. The song BUTTERFLY written for the Bronx Zoo's Butterfly Blast and related Native American tales. Songs/stories/games about Bees/Ants and other insects and related books.
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Healing & Hope Music
Beautiful music can heal our wounds, whether from childhood or from loss, world turmoil or human failings. Join acclaimed singer-songwriter, and beloved *positive music* artist Glen Roethel in one simple hour of songs to heal, encourage, console, uplift and fortify our spirits. Feel the healing power of song! Songs for this performance may be drawn from the following original and cover songs, and more: Healing Like A River, You're Beautiful (Carole King), The Wind, Before I Die, To Forgive, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Love Is, Drift Away, Unfolding, Something Good, Family, Get Together, Vanishing Point, You Can Change, Lean On Me...
$201- $350
Bennett, Kokila Music by Kokila Music
Join Kokila as she performs her ethereal, meditative and healing music on solo piano/keyboard. Audiences find themselves transported to another place, and perhaps even another time as they listen to this fairytale music. Kokila's music is inspired by her Celtic origins and each composition has been carefully crafted to inspire deep peace and tranquility in the listener. If you love Enya, Lord of the Rings soundtracks, Celtic Women and other mystical music you will love Kokila's as well.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie I Love the Bugs in My Backyard Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every spring, Story Laurie plants a BIG garden. But she knows that gardening is not a one-woman show. “I Love the Bugs in My Backyard!” is a playful and informative celebration of the insects who fertilize, pollinate and otherwise help Story Laurie’s garden grow! This lively, participatory program offers up a veritable trove of traditional tales, tunes and some new treasures as well. With her bee-witching style and fun repertoire of insect fact and folklore, Story Laurie is guaranteed to make your students BUZZ with delight! This program is ideal for classes studying insects or plant life, or for those planning a community garden or Farm-to-School project.
$201- $350
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