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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
Eisenberg, Jeff Junior Jam Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Jeff Eisenberg, has created a dynamic, interactive, educational and fun musical show with catchy original songs taken from his three popular children's recordings, Junior Jam, Junior Jam 2 and NAPPA and Children's Music Web Award winning, Junior Jam 3. The songs focus on language concepts, social skills and experiences of daily living, and, inspire children to explore their surroundings. Jeff's music has been heard on XMkids Satellite Radio and is enjoyed by everyone young and old.
$351- $500
Zimmerman, Michelle A BUTTERFLY BLAST! Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along and capture the fun as award-winning author Michelle Zimmerman reads her children's book "Can't Catch a Butterfly". The butterfly fun continues as she leads an indoor butterfly hunt, butterfly games, songs and a simple craft.
$201- $350
Nugent, Margie Balloon Twisting Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Other
The art of balloon twisting is mesmerizing. Who wouldn't want to learn? We offer balloon twisting as an addition to our other programs and as a stand-alone class. For the classes we supply everything including the pumps. We have taught this program successfully at various camps.
$101- $200
Kruk, Jonathan Fizz + Boom = Invention Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
This program will intrigue older children with the compelling stories and skits of several inventors and their inventions. Fulton and the steamboat, Edison and the electric light, Hedy Lamarr and radio waves, plus the surprising secret behind the invention of the telescope. Ask for a tale on your favorite inventor. The bibliography includes; Ideas That Changed the World by DK Publishing, and Spectrum Spread & Hedy Lamarr by Rob Walters.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna The Money Show-- Saving Spending & Sharing (ENGLISH-SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE) Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
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.
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Lou's Thanksgiving Show Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through storytelling and song, children will learn what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans meant by being thankful. In this 50 minute program, authentic Indian legends as well as folk songs handed down from our earliest settlers will be shared by all! Children will get a chance to say what they're thankful for. Both educational and fun, with lots of participation.
$201- $350
LiMarzi, John The PUTNAM CHORALE Winter Season Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The Putnam Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Douglas Anderson, announces its Winter 2007 program. The Chorale will offer three programs for the enjoyment of the community: 1) Two Cantatas by J.S. Bach. With Orchestra and Soloists.Saturday, November 17 at 8PM; First United Methodist Church, Brewster, NY Sunday, November 18 at 3PM First United Methodist Church, Cold Spring, NY #80: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott #140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme 2) FREE family Holiday Concert - Seasonal Favorites and Special pieces Sunday, December 2 at 3PM First United Methodist Church, Brewster, NY 3) MESSIAH SING ALONG (Audience Participation) Sing along to the wonderful melodies of Handel with the Chorale and a live Orchestra Saturday, December 8 at 8PM Gilead Presbyterian Church, Carmel, NY For further information call 845-878-6818 or check our website at www.putnamchorale.org. Sponsors and Patrons are welcome as are non-singing volunteers to help our operations. YOU are welcome! Come and enjoy fine music at local venues.
Up to $100
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's HOUDINI: THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG History,
Performing Arts- Theater
The son of poor immigrants is inspired by a borrowed book and becomes the world’s greatest illusionist! Broadway theatre veteran Patrick Garner presents an interactive program with a little bit of magic, a heap of motivation, and a whole lot of fun.
$501- $1000
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