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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Fascinatin Rhythms History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Fascinatin Rhythms- The Music Gershwin and Ellington This Live performance of concert vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye along with a guest bassist is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the music of great American composers George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington...Includes stories about the music and the composers and includes favorites such as: Fascinatin Rhythm, I’ve Got a Crush on You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Our Love is Here to Stay, Summertime, Take the A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, I’m Beginning to See the Light, and many others.
$351- $500
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel American Heroes and Heroines from History and Folklore Performing Arts- Storytelling
A great kick-off or closing event for your 2015 Summer Reading Program! This entertaining program brings to life the stories of heroic Americans, including those from New York State and your local area. Rachel and Rebecca select stories and tailor their presentations to the age of their audiences and enliven their performance with songs and audience participation. Children will leave the event happy and eager to learn more about their new heroes and heroes. Program time: approximately 45 minutes with additional time for children’s comments and questions.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE LAST DRAGON ON EARTH by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Performing Arts- Puppetry
For as long as anyone can remember, princes have killed dragons and rescued princesses. But what happens if the princess doesn’t need rescuing — and the dragon to be killed is the very last one on Earth? Learning to live together in peace is the theme of this modern fairytale, which is also a wonderful introduction to the concept of species extinction. It is brought to life by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre with their trademark blend of beautiful puppets, fabulous scenery, and hysterically funny action.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. HAIKU, HIPHOP AND HOTDOGS - by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
HAIKU, HIPHOP AND HOTDOGS:Poetry Comes Alive Imagine a symphony composed entirely by goldfish! Thrill to the adventures of “Fearless Flying Hotdogs!” Dance with the “Funky Snowman!” This exciting new fusion of poetry and puppetry includes Jack Prelutsky’s “The Goblin”(thes goblins just want to have fun!) as well as poems by Nikki Giovanni, David McCord, Calef Brown and others. Remember to “Keep a Poem in Your Pocket,” and – above all – “Do Not Approach an Emu!”
$501- $1000
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's The Balloon Workshop Performing Arts- Magic
This workshop based program offers the audience a chance to develop the skill and talent to become a real balloon sculpture. Once a few well guarded secrets are explained, it will take just a twist here and there to allow every child to create dogs, flowers, bunnies, elephants and more. Every child is given a large supply of balloons and their very own pump. Do not miss out on a program that offers laughs, smiles, fun and balloons!
$201- $350
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
Vela, Laurie Story E Book Publishing PlayShop: YOUR StorEBooks! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
This is our young authors eBook publishing playshop! Send ripples of local literacy through your community with eBooks of creativity from your library! Participants will create a simple page of illustration and writing for the group book either with our templates or from scratch. It is recommended that these be started ahead especially if not working with our templates, but pages can be done in the workshop. We take digital images/scans of their work, record their voice reading their page and put it all together for YOUR EBook! You will receive a CD with their creation in 3 formats: a pdf, video book, and an mp3 audio book. You can publish their book to your library's website! And with your permission, we will publish it in our Kids Branch of the Laurie's Stories Leaping Literacy Online Library. Works great in conjunction with our BookTelling performances & with your local schools; book with us during our fall or spring tours! Our featured 2012 summer program is Laurie's Bedtime Stories incorporating music and multimedia BookTelling with Laurie StorEBooks like Armadillo On My Pillow & Red Fred's Red Bread Bedspread!
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy Sticks & Stones Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Sticks and Stones -an anti-bulling musical Children bullying other children. It happens at school, in the neighborhood and on the internet. Whether face to face or in cyberspace, the effect can be harmful, even deadly. This original one woman performance By Lyle Cogen and commissioned by Tilles Center For The Performing Arts, is partially based on real experiences of Long Island middle school students to depict vital social issues. This piece will encourage children to proactively deal with bullying and to become more tolerant and inclusive of others.
$1001- $3000
Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton Words Take Wing: An Author's Visit with Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton are seasoned presenters who have been winning audiences and critical acclaim throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia since 1980. Renowned for their dynamic presentations of world tales and their work in teaching storytelling, they are available for performances, author visits, workshops, and extended residencies. Their twenty-one books and recordings have won numerous awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publications Awards, Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (from Bank Street College of Education), and the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. A typical comment after a school visit is: 'Beauty & Beast Storytellers have so much talent wrapped in one package! They are authors, dramatists and educators bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Their books delight all audiences and when they talk their books, it's an unforgettable performance.' Mitch and Martha will get children of all ages excited about reading and inspire them to tell tales in an engaging manner and to write their own stories. Their story collections and picture books appeal to a wide range of ages. Check out their terrific Web site which reflects the quality of their programs and the breadth and depth of their experience.
$501- $1000
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