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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mayes, Tom Clown Classes Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn to Juggle! Did you know that juggling is great mental and physical exercise, can help relieve stress, and improves concentration? It’s also a lot of fun! Macaroni demonstrates his juggling skills using balls, clubs, rings, and spinning plates. Then he teaches participants the basics of juggling using scarves and balls. This program is suitable for ages five and up. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.” Balloon Twisting! Learn about the history and art of balloon sculpting, then learn to twist a few balloon animals during this hands-on program. Balloons are provided. This program is suitable for ages five and older. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.”
$101- $200
Warren, Kenneth COMEDY VENTRILOQUIST & LECTURER KENNY WARREN Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Kenny Warren is one of America's foremost academic authorities on the art of ventriloquism, having written an entire Masters thesis (published and available online) entitled "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" describing the ancient history of this unusual art form up until the present day. He's performed in nightclubs, the comedy circuit, National television and commercials, corporate venues, etc. First presenting his comedy ventriloquist act, he henceforth lectures on the topic of the history of the art form offering an interesting question and answer session. Mr. Warren also teaches the art of ventriloquism privately.
$501- $1000
Kahn, Mitch Sail Away - Songs of the Seven Seas History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Singer-Pianist-Entertainer and society orchestra leader Mitch Kahn celebrates the Great American Popular Songbook with “Sail Away”, a nautical voyage through the eyes of vintage songwriters Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Noel Coward, Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael, Bart Howard, Jimmy Van Heusen, Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Sammy Cahn, Kurt Weill and the Gershwins (among others), as well as contemporary notables Ian Hunter, Peter Allen and Dennis Deyoung (of the rock band Styx). Song titles include well known standards “On a Slow Boat to China”, Beyond the Sea”, “Come Fly With Me” and “Skylark”, plus lesser known titles such as “I Go to Rio”, “Ships”, (recorded by Barry Manilow) and title song “Sail Away” (written by Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence). PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED: Introduction to the Great Songwriters, The Songs that won the Academy Award, Aspects of Love, Sail Away.
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith JEWISH INFLUENCES IN FILM History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Other
This program focuses on the influence of Jewish immigrants on the United States film culture during the Golden Age of Hollywood and, depending on the program picked by the participating sponsor, will focus on examples of actors (Kirk Douglas, Melvin Douglas), actresses (Lauren Bacall, Shelley Winters), directors (Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger) and producers (Samuel Goldwyn, Carl Laemmle). Program concludes with a showing of a 16mm condensation of the Marx Brothers Monkey Business (1931).
$101- $200
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SEUSS IS LOOSE!!!!! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band will lead the families in a zany Celebration of Seuss through “musical adventures in song and rhyme and all should have a very good time!” The magic and joy of Seuss is contagious fun for everyone! This presentation is an easy crowd pleasing program and a favorite among librarians. Highly interactive games, songs and chants fill this program with fun. Gigi, an award winning singer who has appeared on many major stages and concert halls, will lead the audience in interactive games, stories and songs based around Dr. Seuss. NBC Today in NY has called the Lend Me a Hand Band one of the “Best Bets” in Family Entertainment. Come join us for the Music, Merriment and More….!
$351- $500
Chambers, Trish Women Soldiers and Spies Of the Civil War History,
Performing Arts- Other
This presentation addresses those women who chose to become soldiers and spies during the Civil War. See how their ingenuity allowed them to perform successfully in both these endeavors. Learn why they selected the path they did and how they were able to function effectively as soldiers and influence history as spies.
$201- $350
Franco Feeney, Betsy Giant Book & Song Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
For younger students, it is an eye-popping experience to see an almost 6-foot wide picturebook open before them! The smallest of worlds comes to life in a big way when Mrs. Feeney turns the pages of her giant book. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has praised the book saying, “Amoeba Hop is an innovative approach to introduce young students to the world of microbiology, using song lyrics.” The students will also perform the story of Amoeba Hop right in the classroom using large cutout characters from the book and the little girl’s umbrella & coat!
$201- $350
Chan, Daniel The Magic of Reading - Reading is fun Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
Dan Chan the Magic Man and Kat the Acrobat present a high-energy variety show. It's the only show that has it all! And there is no other show like it, weaving magic, comedy, pick-pocketing, juggling, escapes and acrobatics to create the ultimate variety show. His show includes appearance of live doves in a Las Vegas style manipulation act, magic to poetry, a fast paced juggling routine, one and two diabolos, and ends with amazing handstand push-ups while a yo-yo spins in his mouth!
$501- $1000
Lazzarini, James Phenomenon (mentalist show for teens) Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Phe•nom•enon (f∂ näm´∂ n∂ n) noun 1. Something experienced; a fact or occurrence that can be observed. 2. Something notable; something that is out of the ordinary and excites people's interest and curiosity. 3. A remarkable person or thing. 4. A new and exciting show created for the sophisticated expectations of a young adult audience. Do you believe in ESP and power of the mind? An exciting show created for the sophisticated expectations of a young adult audience. Phenomenon is a presentation of profound and unbelievable events in a fast-paced, fun format. This one of a kind performance will make the audience the stars of the show. Amore utilizes the audience throughout the performance for astounding demonstrations of the mind and body incorporating psychology and parapsychology, body language, power of suggestion, hand writing analysis and misdirection. Predict lottery numbers, foresee the future, read people’s minds, see a demonstration of the human lie detector, sightless vision and more. Experience Phenomenon and you will believe. Phenomenon is a show that challenges an audience to discover the power of their own minds.”
$351- $500
Rogers, Robert The Underground Adventures of Rudy Root, Jr. Nature- Gardening,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
He's one part gardener, one part elf, definitely someone who takes his job seriously and let's his curiosity take him wherever it goes. Rudy Root Jr. is ever vigilant about life underground. The roots of newly planted seeds that travel way down through the dirt; the insects and rodents who make their homes in the dank, dark earth; the mineral treasures that lie hidden from view. It's one adventure after another with Rudy as our guide.
$351- $500
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