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Program
Category
Description
Fee
TheatreworksUSA, - JOHNNY THE K Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Audiences across the country are going wild for award-winning singer/songwriter Johnny the K’s fun-filled, interactive, thoroughly captivating performances, including CITIZENS OF THE WORLD; I CAN, I AM, AND I WILL; TURN THE WORLD AROUND; YOU CAN SAY NO and A FAMILY NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
$1001- $3000
Edgecomb, Diane Native American Nature Tales Multicultural- Native American,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Native American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon's Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. For older audiences the performance features beautiful legends of the spirit like Jumping Mouse. Join one of New England's favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of the landscape. Through these how and why legends, students begin to understand how Native American culture clothed their world in story and how this enlivened both imagination and world. "Your stories were wonderful. The teachers and the students agreed that your presentation is one of the best we've ever had. Thank you so much for bringing to life our study of myths and legends." Missy Thomson, teacher and school librarian, Woodville School, Wakefield, MA
$351- $500
The Games Man, TREVOR The On-The-Go High-Octane Special Other,
Performing Arts- Other
AN ENERGETIC EVENT FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE Although we won't be running the entire time, this is an active event popular with college students, teens, and older school age children with energy to spare. It's an hour of active, non-sports, everybody-wins, strategy games that challenge you no matter what your skill levels. And, if breathers are needed, we'll sit down for a few Minute Mysteries to challenge their brains while their bodies rest. What kind of games? Try this: it takes team work for everyone to catch the runner in Line Cross, and it certainly is a challenge for one lone individual to hold everyone at bay in Smaug's Jewel. It's 1-on-1 competitive running in Elbow Tag, and everyone working together to get untangled in Knots. Lots of tag games, including Cross Tag, Blob, Rock Paper Scissors Tag, and the incomparable Go Ten. Plus unusual team games like Dho-Dho-Dho, Lemonade, and Elves Giants & Wizards! All in all, it's a solid hour of excitement, a total blast, and a might lot of FUN! Check out Project: Ribbon Dancer for a great add-on craft project.
$351- $500
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
Shimeta, Kathleen America: Poets, Patriotism, Politics and Life in Song Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
America: Poets, Patriotism, Politics and Life What better way to celebrate our nation’s creativity than with an art song recital showcasing the talents of our composers and poets. Opening with Edward MacDowell’s beautiful “To a Wild Rose” the recital will features Aaron Copland’s commentary on politics and Gena Branscombe’s haunting World War I song, “Dear Lad O’Mine. Langston Hughes, one of our country’s great poets, collaborated with immigrant composer Jean Berger. Composer and poet never met in person yet via telephone they created a moving song cycle. Emily Dickinson’s poignant words are set to music by Aaron Copland and Martin Hennessy. The performers present four songs that sum up our life from childhood to becoming an adult. Concluding the program Leonard Bernstein’s “Take Care of this House” from his musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue leads to two tributes to our country as world leader and the beauty of our land.
$501- $1000
Clive, Young, The History of Rock Concerts History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Clive Young has been a concert industry journalist for more than 15 years, so The History of Rock Concerts offers an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the multi-million-dollar spectacles that the Rolling Stones and Madonna present today. Weaving facts, humorous anecdotes, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times.

Special attention is paid to

  • The Beatles’ 1965 concert at Shea Stadium
  • Woodstock and its tragic sequel, Woodstock 1999
  • The epic charity event, Live Aid
  • The first rock concert
  • The top 10 biggest music events ever
  • How MTV influenced the modern rock show
  • Why tickets cost so much today
  • How a show is produced
  • Hearing protection tips

    As an added bonus, concert earplugs and hearing conservation pamphlets are provided free for all attendees to take home.

    EXCLUSIVE: While this program features considerable performance footage, The History of Rock Concerts features two video documentaries that are exclusive to this program, showing life behind-the-scenes on recent tours by Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can not be seen anywhere else!

  • $201- $350
    Vinyard, Roland Folk Songs of New York State Music,
    Other,
    Performing Arts- Other
    New York has a rich history of songs, some of which are unique to the State and to our area, and others were commonly sung throughout the US. On a variety of period instruments, The Bard Rocks will take you on musical tour of the State which focuses on the Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks.
    $101- $200
    Walsh, FARMER TOM WALSH and tiger tom TRADITIONAL AMERICAN MUSIC WITH FARMER TOM WALSH Music,
    Performing Arts- Other,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Tiger Tom Walsh and his one man Jam Band show! No electronic trickery. It’s just one man, a guitar, Old time American, Roots, Mountain, Jam, Originals and BLUES music with The Cosmic Forces of the Universe… WOW! As one of the country’s most original Singer and Storytellers, FARMER Tom Walsh takes the listener on a fascinating journey through the roots of American music and his own original songs with a little help from the grooves of THE BLUES with a mix of old time mountain music, Uncle Dave Macon, The Grateful Dead and his own lovin' soul. FARMER Tom performs his songs and stories gathered from Masters he has studied and performed with including folklorist John Lomax and Mike Seeger of the Smithsonian institute of America, Legendary Traditional American musicians Doc Watson, Norm Blake, Joe Pass, Fiddling Mark Hamilton and others. FARMER Tom is a Master Flat picker and of the open tunings in early roots music; passed to him by Mike Seeger. Workshops, at festivals, are available.
    $351- $500
    Bromka, Sondra & John Musical Traditions of Ireland & Other Celtic Lands History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Dance
    The Bromkas have been performing concerts of traditional Celtic music as a duo for the past 25 years, gathering a rich and varied repertoire, and acquainting eager audiences with the traditions and mysteries found within that heritage. For the Celts, music and mythology are closely intertwined, with potent images evoked on the traditional instruments including fiddle, harp, hammered dulcimer, squeezeboxes, pennywhistle, bodhran (Irish frame drum.) Of special interest are John’s collection of different bagpipes, representing several Celtic traditions. To complement the Irish, the artists share favorite music within the Welsh, Manx, Breton, Scottish, and Galician Celtic traditions.
    $351- $500
    JENNINGS, PHILLIP MAGIC OF PHILLIP JENNINGS Performing Arts- Magic,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    MAGIC SHOW # 1: Flexible and portable Solo show that plays big indoors or outdoors with small audiences less than 100 and where space is limited. Fun filled, comedy magic with lots of audience participation. MAGIC SHOW # 2:Indoor and outdoor events with medium audiences of 800 or less and where formal or informal staging is set. ILLUSION SHOW: The Big Show! Magic, Music, Lasers Lights, and Female Dancers with Large-Scale Illusions! In this show, professional Dancers and Models assist Illusionist Phillip Jennings in Fire Eating, Appearances and Disappearances, Sawing a Woman in Half.......from the audience, Transformations and many more special effects. Requires professional stage/performance area with ample wing and backstage space.
    $501- $1000
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