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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Catalanotto, Peter Writing and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In my presentation, I show and explain my creative process from inspiration to finished book. I give the children clear examples of how to get ideas from combining everyday life with imagination and how to develop those ideas. I teach them the critical thinking involved in finding their best ideas—that writing and illustration involves a lot of decision making. I also draw, showing tips and techniques that inspire children to be more creative. Each program is tailored to different grade levels--all age appropriate, so every student leaves my program empowered and inspired to write and draw. Teachers love that much of my program reinforces what they're teaching, yet they also learn new approaches to teaching writing to children. I think it's important to show students what they're learning in school, I use in real life. My website has testimonials from recent visits.
$351- $500
DiLorenzo, Kris Bombshells, Goombahs, Nonnas, and Wiseguys: Will the OTHER Italian Americans Please Stand Up? Performing Arts- Theater
This original one-woman show, supported by the Westchester Arts Council and the New York Foundation on the Arts, is Italian American actress Kris Dean's take on the ridiculous and demeaning media stereotypes of Italian Americans. With the help of fictional characters, including movie superstar Gina Sophia Maria Anna Claudia Virna Giulettia Silvana Scucciacicolone and reformed Red Brigade terrorist PollyOanna X Ronzoni, Kris takes you on a ride through reality, where you'll be introduced to real Italian American achievers. Be prepared to laugh, learn, eat─ and sign a petition to get Connie Francis into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
$351- $500
Powell, Jack Jack Zucchini Songwriting Workshops Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
During a 60- to 75-minute session, students explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the school receives a CD recording containing the students’ song (as well as an online downloadable Mp3 version to share with parents!) Jack uses live recording “loop” technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, trumpet, and vocals (He's always adding new instruments and sounds to the mix.
$201- $350
BRIER, MARK COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA Performing Arts- Other
A COMEDY SHOWCASE FEATURING FIVE OR 6 COMEDIANS HOSTED BY COMEDIAN MARK BRIER THE HOST OF LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARy mark has been a comedian and comedy writer for over 35 years
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy The Works of Pete Seeger - Another Ground Breaking Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook has had the privilege to perform alongside Pete several times per year at concerts and festivals since the two met in 2003. Along the way, Spook has learned a lot of Pete's favorite songs and the stories behind them. He's even contributed verses to one of Pete's newer songs and sang on his latest CD. Pete Seeger will turn 94 on May 3, 2013. This program looks at the legacy, struggles, songs and stories of one of Americas most beloved folk singers - the man who gave us If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. An excellent program for Festivals, Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.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
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
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
!, Spook Handy The Songs of Peter Paul and Mary History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
There's a great picture of the Beatles back stage at the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 staring in awe at Peter Paul and Mary. The Beatles knew they were in the company of incredible and important musicians. This trio did more to make American folk music accessible to the masses than anyone else. People all over the world sang along to "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Blowin in the Wind." And audience members can't help but sing along with Spook as he leads them through this heart-opening, educational, and voice-raising program! (Occasionally, Spook is joined by Paul Prestopino who toured with PPM for 15 years as a back up musician.) An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. WEAVING THE WILD by Annie Hickman Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Annie Hickman presents an inspirational program combining visual arts and dance as she welcomes the audience into her magical world of transformation. Annie demonstrates her exquisite costumes, woven out of basketry materials, and uses music and dance to bring them to life. While transforming from one creature to the next, she shares her stories, creative inspirations, and artistic techniques that combine to make her a unique multi-media artist.
$501- $1000
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi HOLIDAYS OF LIGHTS Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
HOLIDAYS OF LIGHTS is a multicultural celebration of our fall/winter holidays Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Diwali through stories and song. Through all we experience the good always shines on fill us with hope and to inspire us to better heights. Fun stories, puppet plays and many songs and games fill this joyous highly interactive program. This program is based on a show created and performed at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY – a major force in Children’s Programming in Westchester County. As always, our shows are tailored to your needs and AS ALWAYS – we invite the audience to LEND US A HAND!
$351- $500
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