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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
DiDonna, Joseph Amazing Magic by Joey D Performing Arts- Magic
I will make you look like a hero with this fun blend of magic and comedy that is designed to amaze and amuse school kids and families. You can use the show as a fundraiser, or for fun nights for schools/libraries. A number of schools have used this as a reward for reading programs (PARP, etc)
$351- $500
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
Florez, Karla The Green Inchworm Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Green Inchworm. (Karla Florez, 2005). It tells a story of a green inchworm that feeds himself from the leaves of the African Palm tree. In his daily search for food the Green Inchworm's character dances and plays a traditional rhythm from Colombia named Tambora. This performance exalts the value of friendships and communal support. Stresses the importance of leaving in harmony with the enviroment.The story of this children's book is inspired in a traditional Barranquilla's Carnival dance.
$201- $350
Jones, Dean Songwriting with Dean Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dean will start from scratch, working with a group of kids to create brand new, inspired songs. The kids will learn about how songs are put together, with melody, rhythm, chords, harmony, and all the parts of a song (chorus, verses, etc). A topic will be chosen quickly and in a very short amount of time we will be singing and performing a song, or songs. Dean has a special talent for tapping into kid's inner songwriter, hopefully setting them on a lifelong path to self-expression and creativity.
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi TRAVELING THE WORLD WITH MUSICAL TALES (GREAT FOR SUMMER 2011) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
GREAT FOR SUMMER READING 2011! Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band weave their musical magic in a series of multicultural programs incorporating folk tales and music from around the world – all set in an interactive format. The audience participates through chants, actions and song as the tales unfold. The programs contain stories such as: The Caterpillar's Tale (call and response song), The Vinegar Bottle, How Rabbit Got His Ears,and Abiyoyo, to name a few, as well as songs in different languages. – Adjusted to requested age group.
$351- $500
Mayes, Tom The Macaroni Show! Performing Arts- Clowning
Macaroni’s comedy magic and juggling show is sure to captivate the children with lots of audience participation and funny business that’s perfect for school or camp assemblies, community celebrations and company picnics. Individuals are invited up “on stage” with Macaroni to join in the fun and make the magic happen! Macaroni will even grab an unsuspecting adult and put him or her in the show! Macaroni comes equipped with his own portable sound system and microphone set-up.
$201- $350
Cain, Candice Books: A Treasure Performing Arts- Theater
Prince Nathaniel is held captive by his mother, Queen Octavia. He is kept locked in a room that she turned into a library so that he doesn't get bored. While reading a book, Harley Quinn appears. Together, they solve riddles using books to open a treasure chest which provides them with the answer of how to free Nathaniel of his captivity. Prince Nathaniel escapes, capturing Queen Octavia and leaving her in the library until she learns that she and her son can rule the kingdom together. Face painting afterwards!
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's WRIGHT BROTHERS (AND SISTER!) History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Your students learn how Orville & Wilbur Wright turned determination, confidence, calculated risks, self-taught education and a knack for solving problems into the quintessential American success story!
$501- $1000
Newcombe, Melody FACE PAINTING - BECOME STORYBOOK CHARACTERS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Audience members can volunteer to get their faces painted to look like storybook characters. Then performing and fine artist Melody Newcombe, will read stories out loud while the characters are coached to act out the stories. Stories are picked based upon audience age the librarian chooses. You can see more of Melody Newcombe's face painting on her facebook page or at her website www.melodynewcombe.com
$201- $350
Wayfinder Experience, Inc. More Precious Than Gold: A Literary Treasure Hunt Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
“More Precious Than Gold” A Literary Treasure Hunt Meet all of your favorite characters from your favorite books in one magical day, as they come to your library for a fun and delightful treasure hunt! Participants will work together to find a treasure that supports or enhances reading- library cards, bookmarks, books, etc. Combine your love of reading with your keen wits, and answer riddles brought to you by characters from Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, and many more! The Wayfinder Experience is an organization designed to supply a safe environment in which participants may delve into deeper levels of teambuilding, cooperative play, and improvisational theatre. Wayfinder runs summer camps, arts education programs, birthday parties, literacy enhancement events, corporate training seminars, and special events. For more information, please visit our website: www.wayfinderexperience.com.
$201- $350
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