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Program
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Description
Fee
Shih, Patricia Make Music Make Money Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih will share information about what a life devoted to music entails. Topics include working with agents and managers, booking gigs, recording, touring and much more. Performance coaching a la "American Idol" is also offered if desired. Gentle and constructive suggestions are made to "raise the game" of any participant who wishes to share a song in front of the group.
$501- $1000
Crocker, Keith THE HONEYMOONERS - Jackie Gleason and Company - America's Most Beloved Television Show History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Ok, here is the program I've had the most requests for. Join me for a delightful trip down memory lane as we investigate the career of comic actor genius Jackie Gleason and his entourage with focus paid to the classic series The Honeymooners, which aired from October 1, 1955 to September 22, 1956. Since the final broadcast, the Honeymooners has gone out to countless syndication showings which have resulted in New Years Eve marathon telecasts and festivals. The highlight of this program is a 16mm showing of a rare Honeymooners episode title Hello Mom (which aired December 3, 1951). Find out about Gleason, Art Carney, Audry Meadows, Joyce Randolf and the behind the scene stories of the show itself. Bound to be a very popular program, so book now!
$101- $200
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi ARRRRRRR YOU READING? Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Perfect for SUMMER READING!!Sail the Seven Seas (and Five Oceans) in search of TITLES TO TREASURE. Inspire your young readers with stories and songs from our treasured classics and tour new found literary treasures! We'll walk the Piratical Plank and go FISHING FOR TITLES - a wonderful interactive game to be treasured by all.ARRRRR! We'll embark on a quest for treasure filled with clues and songs for you. Gigi® and Family and Friends lead the rollicking good time with a PLETHORA of PIRATES and Puppets and Plenty of Puns... Guaranteed to be sooo much fun. Multi-award winning singer and educator, Gigi® is from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band®.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy The Works of Pete Seeger - Another Ground Breaking Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook has had the privilege to perform alongside Pete several times per year at concerts and festivals since the two met in 2003. Along the way, Spook has learned a lot of Pete's favorite songs and the stories behind them. He's even contributed verses to one of Pete's newer songs and sang on his latest CD. Pete Seeger will turn 94 on May 3, 2013. This program looks at the legacy, struggles, songs and stories of one of Americas most beloved folk singers - the man who gave us If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. An excellent program for Festivals, Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Hostak, Mary Ellen A Dragon in the Castle Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Welcome to our Medieval Knight Show in which a mischievous Dragon has stolen a precious mirror and sword from an enchanted castle! Two jesters undertake an exciting quest to retrieve these treasures. But they cannot do it alone. Lots of help will be needed from other members of the audience! What will happen when they match wits with the mysterious Guardian of the Forest? How will they trick the Black Knight into letting them continue their journey? And what will happen when they finally meet up with the fiery Dragon? This lively and funny show consists of 2 costumed performers, a Dragon puppet and lots of audience participation. Ideal for boys and girls ages 5 – 7
$201- $350
BRIER, MARK COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA Performing Arts- Other
A COMEDY SHOWCASE FEATURING FIVE OR 6 COMEDIANS HOSTED BY COMEDIAN MARK BRIER THE HOST OF LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARy mark has been a comedian and comedy writer for over 35 years
$351- $500
Bady, Robin GHOST Tales - For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award winning storyteller Robin Bady draws from her own experiences as well as the wealth of literary, folk, historic and local tales and songs to create age appropriate programs. With the youngest children, she mixes songs with stories, which moderates any fear factor! For the oldest youth and adults, Robin often sets up an open mic, and encourages people who have their own story to share. Giggling Ghosts and Scary Songs - for the younger children True and Not So True Tales - elementary age Ghost Tales of....(whatever town, county, state...fill in the blank) Ghost Story: An Open Mic Every culture has its ghost stories, whether funny, silly, true, historic and/dor downright scary. Which do you want to hear?
$351- $500
Hostak, Mary Ellen Musical Puppet Show with Sing-a-Long, Fingerplays and Stories Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Musical Puppet Show featuring Songs, Puppets, Musical Activities, Fingerplays and lots of Audience Participation. Includes traditionsal Children's Songs. Can also include stories and Multicultural Songs and Activities. Friendly looking, colorful and age appropriate Puppets are used in this show. Best for ages 1 - 5.
$101- $200
Powell, Jack Jack Zucchini Songwriting Workshops Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
During a 60- to 75-minute session, students explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the school receives a CD recording containing the students’ song (as well as an online downloadable Mp3 version to share with parents!) Jack uses live recording “loop” technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, trumpet, and vocals (He's always adding new instruments and sounds to the mix.
$201- $350
Warren, Kenneth Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist/lecturer Kenny Warren Performing Arts- Puppetry
Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist Kenny Warren & "Joey O'Leary" presents a fascinating and highly entertaining comedy stage performance along with his lecture based on his book "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" dealing with the actual history of this unusual art form. Children of all ages will appreciate and be captivated by this highly specialized art form!
$501- $1000
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