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Performer
Program
Category
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
Golden, Gail DREAM ON! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
DREAM ON! is three multicultural folk tales presented story theatre style. The folk tales are all from library books and are about dreams and dreamers. Jump on your magic carpet and explore the wonderful world of dreamers! Two professional actor/storytellers tell the stories with lots of help from audience volunteers. The stories are from England, Denmark, and the USA.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. JACK & THE BEANSTALK by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Sent to the market to sell his old cow, Jack returns home with a measly handful of beans. Jack is in disgrace until the beans become a beanstalk, the beanstalk leads to adventure,and Jack has a chance at fame and fortune. All he has to do is outwit a very hungry giant! Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales is full of fun and loaded with laughs. Colorful scenery, exciting puppetry and a delightful musical score combine to create a giant-sized entertainment for all ages.
$501- $1000
Central Park Zoo, Wildlife Theater Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo Nature- Environment,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Theater
Since 2001 Wildlife Theater has been traveling from the Central Park Zoo to schools, libraries, camps and community centers with their enchanting interactive theater experience. Our performances inspire kids to learn and care about our natural world. Programs include everything from pigs to penguins, and rain-forests to rivers. Using drama, puppetry, games and songs it is all about audience participation as an effective method of teaching environmental science for a fun and unique educational experience.Please visit our website for descriptions and a video of our programs.
$351- $500
Cooper, Renea In Love With Mom Performing Arts- Theater
Our program features family based entertainment using poetry, with drama, and comedy. Material for general audiences. Positive themes that enrich and inspire. Mostly arranged for the joy and possibilities the material brings.
$1001- $3000
Boyer, Jeff The Science of Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC. Arthur C. Clark once wrote that “sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” and today we live in the age of technology. We are surrounded by magic. In the first half of this show “Boyer the Magnificent” entertains and amazes us with several classic magic illusions. Objects change colors, light bulbs blaze to life with no apparent power source, and spheres levitate before us. Is this magic? “Professor Boyer” says “No!” In the second half of the show he performs these same feats using the tools of modern technology. Explaining laws of physics as he goes, the professor teaches the audience the principles that make these astounding demonstrations possible. Throughout the show volunteers are brought up on stage to participate in an event that amuses, amazes, educates and entertains.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Toddlers and the Arts Workshops for Little Ones & Their Adult Friends Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This very special offering is targeted to the youngest children, ages 2- 2 1/2, and their significant adults. Favorite songs, developmentally appropriate movement activities, and fun with props, such as shaker eggs, parachute, colorful dinosaur bean bags, and fantasy bubbles, create a special time for very young children and adults to enjoy, together. It includes age and developmentally appropriate material, created and collected from Anna's 30+ years as an educational music consultant and teaching/performing artist. Extensive experience with this age group. This popular program was created in response to special grant funding, and has been back by popular demand, for the past 5 consecutive years.
$351- $500
Agostino, Christopher Before Cave Walls...The Transformation Lecture Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Before Cave Walls…the story on our skin A Dynamic Lecture by Christopher Agostino Before we ever painted a cave wall, we painted ourselves. Christopher Agostino,  author of Transformations: The Story Behind the Painted  Faces, presents an interactive performance lecture on this art of transformation.  An exceptional visual artist and fascinating speaker, he delves into the use of masks and makeup in cultural traditions and  world theater, symbols and iconography in tribal body art, and the influence of traditional sources on the early 20th century modern artists and current culture.  This performance challenges audiences to consider the origins of our collective humanity while taking performance art in a new direction — illustrated live on the faces of volunteers. Originally created as an instructive program for theatrical makeup artists and facepainters, Before Cave Walls… has developed into a performance proven fascinating for artists of all fields and general audiences as well, including family audiences, adults and college students. Presentations for theatres, libraries, festivals, and colleges. See the Before Cave Walls… video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-2l0i4Lu0k For additional information see: http://agostinoarts.com/BeforeCaveWalls
$501- $1000
Peralta, Red Rebel Red, Roots Music Songwriter Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
I am a singer/songwriter doing local, regional and national performances of my songs. My music is an original blend of folk, country-blues, western swing and old-style rock & roll, often described as "Roots Rock". In a library setting I present solo (unaccompanied) acoustic performances and answer questions about my work as a songwriter and record producer. I also play with a four piece band, depending upon the venue.
$201- $350
Herschkorn, Lorraine A Cartoon For You! Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning,
Visual Arts- Drawing
'A Cartoon For You!' is the caricature drawing service provided by Lorraine Herschkorn Arts. Cartoon portraits are drawn on the spot for entertainment and momentos of a special event. The caricatures are great entertainment for everyone from the youngest to the oldest. All enjoy receiving a cartooned representation which includes an individualized themed background. Some remarks made by past clients- 'You drew that all by yourself?'; 'Thank you. You made my wife's birthday party a memorable one'; 'I love it!'; 'Thank you for making 'Children's Day' special. In spite of the rain, all had a great time', 'That looks just like me!'.
$201- $350
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