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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Newman, Howard jokesercise Health & Fitness- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
im a certified fitness instructor and professional comedian with 20 yrs experience...........i tell over 200 jokes while people do light movements ....... been on comedy central and was the headline performer at the senior expo in orlando and jacksonville ....... go to jokesercise.com click multimedia to watch a 5 min video
Up to $100
O'Keefe, Kevin Circus Minimus - The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Former Big Apple Circus instructor Kevin O'Keefe delights and inspires audiences to practice compassion and follow their dreams. An entire cast of circus characters emerges from one small suitcase - a band, head usher, ringmaster, magician, and an Italian circus family. However, the most important performers come from the audience. Each show is a dialogue between the audience and the characters - a lighthearted collaboration.
$501- $1000
Hanford, Thomas Musical Menagerie Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Musical Menagerie is a program of animal songs and stories that while appropriate for all ages is especially good for the 5 and under crowd. The songs are in a number of genres -rock and roll, calypso, African American folk songs, old time mountain music, and others. Audience participation via sing-along and audience role playing with painted masks is encouraged. My singing is accompanied by guitar, fiddle and harmonicas.
$201- $350
Keezing, Jonathan Fizz Boom READ! Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Caravan connects the sciences and literature with wonderful handcrafted puppets, music and original, and multi-cultural stories. Children see metamorphosis, hibernation, Jurassic dinosaurs and an origin story! We're also offering our Dinosaur show with our "Hurray for science in literature! song titled "Fizz Boom READ!!" You can see and hear about these shows at: http://www.caravanpuppets.com/FizzBoomREAD%21.html
$351- $500
Reid, John TrickyBiz presents Magic by Matt Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
This is a shorter version of the same entertaining and amazing show as John's performed by one of his proteges as a more affordable rate. We want to make great magic available to every library regardless of size or budget limitations. Updated June 2014
$101- $200
Levin, Ira and Julia Dig into Reading- Bookworms Unite! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dig into Reading: Bookworms Unite! Come join us as we unearth adventures And legends, sing and dance to songs of magic plants, dinosaurs, rubber chickens and so much more! Help act out the stories and discover the hidden treasures worth digging for within BOOKS that connect us all.
$201- $350
Martin, Rafe Rafe Martin, Author & Storyteller Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Rafe Martin is the 2008 recipient of the NYLA Empire State Award for the contribution of the body of his work to children's literature. His author programs encompass the power of both written and oral performance. They create lasting excitement about reading, writing & stories. Martin demonstrates the power of words as a creative technology allowing us each to see what our own minds create. In each session he performs one of his award winning stories, teaches about language, reading & the writing process & engages in a lively Q&A with his audience.
$501- $1000
Kronzek, Allan Exploring the Magical World of Harry Potter Literature- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic
Based on Allan's NY Times bestseller, The Sorcerer's Companion - A guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, this visiting-author program combines magical performance, audience participation, and a lively exchange with students to explore the roots of Harry's magical universe in legend, literature and real-life events. Discover the ancient origins of wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology. It is not necessary to have read the Harry Potter books to enjuoy and benefit from this program.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Music of the great American song writers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Live performance of concert vocalist, keyboardist, and percussionist highlighting the music of great American composers such as Berlin, Gershwin, Rogers, Hart, Porter, Kahn, Mercer and others. Includes stories about the music and the composers.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Meet the Artist! workshops and programs Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** When children want to know if being an artist is a 'real' way to earn a living, or what it feels like to perform in front of hundreds of people, or what singing songs has to do with making a difference in the world, Ruth Pelham’s responses always serve as an inspiration for children. During this song-filled workshop, Ruth draws from her work as a songwriter, performer, recording artist, public speaker, educator, community organizer, and arts manager and conveys the message that the job of being an artist requires being good at one’s art form as well as in all of the skills that we learn in school--writing, reading, math, communicating, negotiating, problem-solving, and many more. This workshop can be geared to topics such as career development, the arts, writing skills, music and performance, making life choices, and others.
$351- $500
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