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Program
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Description
Fee
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
Edgecomb, Diane One World, Many Stories: Around the World Folktales History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This performance complements the 2011 reading theme of 'One World, Many Stories.' Join in and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our comon love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England's favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the forests of the Czech Republic to the villages of Africa. Celebrate the diversity of people all over the world using the common elements of story, rhythm and song.
$351- $500
Goldstein, Dana The Road to Freedom: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on The Road to Freedom. Incorporating the spiritual music that became the underscore of the civil rights movement, this production helps young people to recognize that they can change their world peacefully. Geared for students in grades 3-8, this presentational theater piece is ideal for Black History Month and is a perfect addition to any American History curriculum. From his first encounter with racism to his immortal speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King walks students through the experience of the civil rights movement. Students make discoveries with Dr. King as he encounters some of the great minds who fought for freedom before him: Henry David Thoreau, who introduced him to the concept of civil disobedience, and Mahatma Gandhi, who showed him that nonviolent resistance was the most powerful weapon in the fight for equality. This educational and inspiring production is available in January and February. The Road to Freedom is authorized by The King Center in Atlanta, GA.
$1001- $3000
Crocker, Keith BILLY GILBERT - Hollywood's Forgotten Comic Genius Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Billy Gilbert is easily one of the most recognized character actors on screen, yet so few people know anything about him. Born to Metropolitan Opera singers, Billy Gilbert was in Vaudeville since age 12, and upon being spotted by Stan Laurel during a stage show in 1929, was introduced to the world of motion pictures. He ended up working with the major comic talents of the day, including Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, The Little Rascals, The Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. He also acted along side Charles Chaplin, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra. This program celebrates Billy Gilbert's career in cinema, and utilizing various clips from his decades of work shows you why he was one of the favorite foils of Hollywood funny men.
$101- $200
Clive, Young, Homemade Hollywood: The Rise of Fan Films Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Fan films are a new phenomenon in today's popular culture. Regular people are creating their own flicks based on their favorite movies, books, TV shows and more, using video cameras and computers to create complex, unique films. Many fan films are now high-quality efforts, sometimes costing as much as $30,000 to produce!

This program introduces audiences to some of the best fan films around, featuring Batman, Harry Potter, Superman, The Matrix, Snoopy, Darth Vader and more of the world's most famous characters.

I am the author of the first book about fan films, Homemade Hollywood (Continuum, 2008) and run the daily fan film blog, FanCinemaToday.com, so basically I'm the leading expert on this unusual form of underground filmmaking.

$201- $350
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
Gillman, Jackson Riot in the Garden Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Fun-filled science theater celebrating the joys of gardening in interactive song,movement and story. Laugh and learn as we get down and earthy, becoming worms, roots, blossoms and a bountiful harvest in this rollicking romp. Susan Pierce, Special Events Director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association reported: Not only was Riot in the Garden awarded Most Educational at the Common Ground Fair, it was a delightful mix of comedy, music, and stories that delighted people of all ages. It's great to work with someone like Jackson, who can always be depended on to do an outstanding job.
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Gettysburg: One Woman's War History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Three stories from Elsie Singmaster’s 1913 classic GETTYSBURG--STORIES OF THE RED HARVEST AND THE AFTERMATH: =July the First=: War comes to Gettysburg—where are the armies? =The Battleground=: Lincoln comes to Gettysburg—where will it end? =Mary Bowman=: Sightseers come to Gettysburg—where has it led? In Singmaster’s powerful and specific exploration of a Civil War icon’s physical and emotional terrain, fictional townswoman Mary Bowman lives the war and its legacy—from the first shots at Willoughby Run to the consolation of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, to the country’s healing a half century on. REVIEWS INCLUDE: What you have to offer is priceless. There is almost nothing in the whole big 150th celebration that focuses on women. . . . So masterfully, professionally, affectively and effectively presented… Truly a treasure. --Paula Olinger, Associate Professor, Gettysburg College; Member, Historic Gettysburg Adams County “Michèle LaRue gives a moving portrayal of one woman’s devastating loss during the Civil War. This program is a touching, intimate portrait of the personal toll of war during a crucial time in our history.” --Jan Oblinger, Adult Program Coordinator, Fremont Public Library, Illinois
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob Magic From Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Bob Conrad will take your audience on a magical journey to all seven continents, with stop-overs at China, India, France, Africa, Brazil, and Australia. Using large visual aids- Globes, a map of the world, and a talking picture of the Earth, Bob Conrad will give your audience a new insight into the world and its people and cultures. Bob Conrad calls upon a variety of talents including Magic, Storytelling, Puppetry, and Ventriloquism to make Geography fun, interesting and exciting. This unique program is filled with magic, Audience participation and a world of facts.
$201- $350
Lazzarini, James GHOST (a recreation of a Victorian era seance for adults) History,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Mentalist Amore brings you unexplained events and demonstrations from the Victorian era. Witness a recreation of a 19th century séance, experience a first hand account of the Spirit Cabinet, your questions will be answered by the “Mystic Oracle” and a special guest from the other side will assist during the performance. Featuring: The Oracle Act a mediumistic question and answer routine The Spirit Cabinet Table tilting and floating
$351- $500
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