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Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley From Paris to Rio History,
Performing Arts- Other
From Paris to Rio--Music of French origin pre 1960 to Brasilian Music post 1960. This live performance of concert vocalist/percussionist Perley Rousseau and keyboardist Sonny Daye highlights the music of Edith Piaf and other French artists prior to the making of the film “Black Orpheus”, and then focuses on the Brasilian music that was subsequently brought to the United States in the 1960's.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's AMERICAN TALL TALES History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Learn the fascinating whoppers that helped develop the American spirit as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Annie Christmas come to life! Created especially for younger audiences.
$501- $1000
Levin, Ira and Julia Lighten Up Edgar Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
A presentation of the lighter side of Poe which includes a musical ode to the poet, short stories and humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs. It is a light-hearted way to celebrate Poe without tearing up the floorboards.
$201- $350
Science Stories, Amy Gargiulo Science Stories Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Discover the Science in Every Story with Science Stories Science can be found in every story your child reads. Some scientific concepts are apparent, while others are hidden deeper within the pages of the story. During a Science Stories workshop, your child will be entertained through reading their favorite stories, then educated through a hands-on scientific experiment or a demonstration of a scientific concept found within the story. We will bring our Science Stories workshops right to your door! Each workshop is created to meet the educational standards and interests of children in Grades 3-6. All workshops can be modified for younger grades. Book a workshop for your library, elementary school, after-school center or camp today.
$101- $200
Pace, Frank COMEDIAN FRANKIE PACE Performing Arts- Other
A national headliner, performing since the early days of Seinfeld. Frankie's performances have always proven to be a hit never a miss. Joan Rivers dubs him a lovable madman. Bill Boggs calls him Whacky Frankie Bill Ervelino of the New York Post exclaims The room was filled with so much good nature laughter, you wouldn't hear a tractor trailer fall through the roof. With the help of Eddie Murphy Frankie's first national performance was on Saturday Night Live where he met Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joe Piscopo and Jim Belushi. His other TV credits include FOX TV, A&E, The Sopranos, The Apollo Comedy Hour and Comedy Central's Make Me Laugh. Frankie was also on The Cosby Show and The Joan Rivers Show and hosted his own show on USA's Night Flight called Rick Shaw's Takeout Theatre, playing numerous characters. Whether Frankie performs in Casinos like the Mohegan Sun Arena in front of 6000 or just an intimate country club private party, you'll enjoy the talents of this gifted comedian. More credits include: Saturday Night Live, Flight of the Conchords, Comic Strip Live, Comedy Tonight, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Carolines Comedy Hour, HBO, Cinemax, etc; etc;
$501- $1000
Bady, Robin GHOST Tales - For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award winning storyteller Robin Bady draws from her own experiences as well as the wealth of literary, folk, historic and local tales and songs to create age appropriate programs. With the youngest children, she mixes songs with stories, which moderates any fear factor! For the oldest youth and adults, Robin often sets up an open mic, and encourages people who have their own story to share. Giggling Ghosts and Scary Songs - for the younger children True and Not So True Tales - elementary age Ghost Tales of....(whatever town, county, state...fill in the blank) Ghost Story: An Open Mic Every culture has its ghost stories, whether funny, silly, true, historic and/dor downright scary. Which do you want to hear?
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'BAWSHOU & the WATER DRAGON' A Traditional Chinese Hero Pageant for 'Every Hero Has A Story' SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dig deep into a cave of the earth--the Sun has been captured by a Fearsome Dragon and hidden away. The HERO of our tale is Bawshou, a young man who courageously rises to the challenge of freeing the Sun. With the help of a golden phoenix, a small parcel of earth, a magic robe, and a heroic dream, Bawshou travels afar to seek out and rescue the Sun, for the good of his people and all the land. Children actively participate as they portray the flowing river, the sounds of the sea, the playing of the gong, the dancing stars, and much much more! The artists evoke a magical atmosphere in this important Chinese tale, employing authentic oriental techniques and traditions including stylized dramatic forms and movement, mythology, exotic costumes, and unusual musical sounds. Chinese folk instruments (erhu, p’i p’a, guzheng harp, sona, Chinese Theatre drum, flutes & whistles, and gong) are featured, combining to make this unforgettable performance piece a joyous celebration of oriental culture. 'Bawshou' was commissioned by the Springfield MA Museum of Fine Arts in 1994. (see accompanying Chinese Dragon Mask Workshop/Parade).
$351- $500
Lewis, Alan I Grew Up On A Farm Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I am the author of the children's book, I Grew Up On A Farm. I come dressed as a farmer in overalls, straw hat and red handkerchief. I bring with me farm paraphanalia such as; a wooden chicken crate, chicken hook, egg baskets (with wooden display eggs, different colored eggs, large feed sack, realistic toy chickens, and other farm implements. I tell stories of my experiences growing up on a farm using the various farm implements. I then read my book to the group. It is on Power Point format, so large audiences are not a problem. The book and presentaion are non-fiction and are aligned to the NYS Standards for Social Studies, 2nd- 4th grade. Free 4 page teachers guide. Check out www.IGREWUPONAFARM.COM
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith THE FANTASTIC ANIMATION FESTIVAL - Cartoons from the Cinema to the early days of Television Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Folks, this a first as far as my presentations go. Here is another delightful program that you can bring the whole family to. Watch as I recount the history of animation and cartoons from the earliest days of the cinema to it's glory days on National TV syndication which in turn resulted in made for TV cartoons. The highlight of this program includes a 16mm film presentation of classic animation made for the movie houses and cartoons made for TV. Come and see your favorites, from Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd to Huckleberry Hound and The Pink Panther, this is a program that will not disappoint the young and old alike. Book early, this program will move like a hot cake.
$101- $200
of New Zealand, Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre Taonga Treasures Genealogy,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Taonga Treasures is an interactive program which highlights the cultural treasures of the Maori, the Indigenous people of New Zealand. These treasures include family, homeland, native language, geographic landmarks, stories, songs, regalia and challenge the audience to think of non-tangible items as treasures. Told in storylike form and supported by songs and dances, this program includes English narrations and loads of audience participation.
$1001- $3000
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