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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Rogers, Robert The Underground Adventures of Rudy Root, Jr. Nature- Gardening,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
He's one part gardener, one part elf, definitely someone who takes his job seriously and let's his curiosity take him wherever it goes. Rudy Root Jr. is ever vigilant about life underground. The roots of newly planted seeds that travel way down through the dirt; the insects and rodents who make their homes in the dank, dark earth; the mineral treasures that lie hidden from view. It's one adventure after another with Rudy as our guide.
$351- $500
merwin, chris Chris Merwin eclectic music program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Chris Merwin-solo eclectic show. This show is truly one of a kind. Featuring Buddhist meditation music and folk songs on the Japanese shakuhachi flute, old time blues, gospel, and Hawaiian music on 1920s acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitars, and some Appalachian influenced folk music on the ten stringed Colombian tiple. Cultural and historical background is given for the music and instruments making this show highly educational as well as entertaining. The instruments in this program are works of art and of the highest quality, and very few people will see or hear them anywhere.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Join In! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common 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 villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song. “My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA
$351- $500
Handy, Spook America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Friedman, Jeffrey MonsterMaker Craft Program Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Crafts
A serpent with seven eyes, the face of a lion, and three tails? Anything is possible when children's imaginations and creativity run wild in the MonsterMaker program, which combines storytelling and craft-making into a single activity. During the performance of a creepy monster story, the children in the audience are called upon to fashion the MONSTERS that the character in the story must confront by using their imaginations and craft materials including Styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners, clay, molds, and cloth to produce effigies of something fearful. The crafters then help the performer to conquer these creatures by constructing the tools that inspire the bravery and confidence required to defeat them.
$201- $350
Christopher, Dale Life and Times of Matt Christopher, Presented By his son Dale Christopher Health & Fitness- Sports,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dale’s stories include periods of his Dad’s life and how he started writing. He also talks about the process of writing and his own involvement working with his Dad. Dale talks emphasize his father’s life values and the many joys of reading. He brings precious mementos to share with his audience and wears a vintage 1938 New York Yankee uniform, depicting the era that his Dad played for a semiprofessional New York Yankees team. Dale's stories are exemplified in his book, Behind the Desk With Matt Christopher (Little Brown, 2004)
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna The Piggy Bank Show-- Saving Spending & Sharing (ENGLISH-SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The Money Show is a Song & Puppetry program that teaches young children about the value of money in a fun, age-appropriate way. Saving, spending smart and sharing are concepts presented using interactive songs, puppetry, stories and colorful , interactive props. Meet Anna's puppet friends, LuLu the Singing Llama, learn from Macdonald about how he got his farm, meet Bernardo the Banker as he explains what it means to save. This show was created for the Newark Library, presented in several branches, and is under written by the PNC Bank. Anna created a popular BILINGUAL English-Spanish version for this library.
$351- $500
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
Barkan, Paul Michael THE BEATLES' Magical Use of the Orchestra Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Presented by Paul Michael Barkan, Music Technology Professor at the John Lennon Center for Music at Five Towns College, this lecture will explore the trailblazing use of the symphony orchestra and the recording studio in the music of the Beatles. This not-to-be-missed multi-media presentation promises to be lively, entertaining and full of video clips of the Beatles' songs and musical examples!
$201- $350
Hanford, Thomas Chimneyside Tales History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chimneyside Tales is actually a series of programs on American History from the 1600s through the 1800s. Titles include THE NEW WORLD (1600s), IN THE GOOD OLD COLONY DAYS (1700s), YORK STATE YARNS (1800s)and SONGS OF THE SEA (1800s). These programs are perfect for age 5 and up but can be adapted for younger children if necessary. Historically correct clothing and instrumentation are featured. Audience role playing with puppets, painted masks and props is a also featured.
$201- $350
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