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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
schnur, jack Judy Garland, Beyond the rainbow Media- Film,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The life and career of Judy Garland with video clips from her films and TV shows. Presenter narrrates program
$101- $200
Cain, Candice The Woodsmen & The Fairy Performing Arts- Theater
A man tells a lie and is turned into a tree by a fairy until he can learn the value of honesty. This interactive play, based on one of Aesop's fables, will teach elementary-aged students the importance of telling the truth. Face painting afterwards!
$101- $200
Clive, Young, The History of Rock Concerts History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Clive Young has been a concert industry journalist for more than 15 years, so The History of Rock Concerts offers an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the multi-million-dollar spectacles that the Rolling Stones and Madonna present today. Weaving facts, humorous anecdotes, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times.

Special attention is paid to

  • The Beatles’ 1965 concert at Shea Stadium
  • Woodstock and its tragic sequel, Woodstock 1999
  • The epic charity event, Live Aid
  • The first rock concert
  • The top 10 biggest music events ever
  • How MTV influenced the modern rock show
  • Why tickets cost so much today
  • How a show is produced
  • Hearing protection tips

    As an added bonus, concert earplugs and hearing conservation pamphlets are provided free for all attendees to take home.

    EXCLUSIVE: While this program features considerable performance footage, The History of Rock Concerts features two video documentaries that are exclusive to this program, showing life behind-the-scenes on recent tours by Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can not be seen anywhere else!

  • $201- $350
    Pelham, Ruth Theme Day Activities Multicultural- Other,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Other
    **Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth will design special concerts, workshops, and residencies for your library's needs. A combination of kinds of programs can be geared to one or more ages focusing on Earth Day, Summer Reading Program, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Holidays, Health & Wellness, and many more. A gala culminating event can bring together the entire community to celebrate the creative efforts of the children. At the heart of all programs are Ruth's original songs of hope and possibility, and her unique perspective as a peace advocate, educator, musician, and community builder.
    $351- $500
    Peralta, Red Rebel Red, Roots Music Songwriter Music,
    Other,
    Performing Arts- Other
    I am a singer/songwriter doing local, regional and national performances of my songs. My music is an original blend of folk, country-blues, western swing and old-style rock & roll, often described as "Roots Rock". In a library setting I present solo (unaccompanied) acoustic performances and answer questions about my work as a songwriter and record producer. I also play with a four piece band, depending upon the venue.
    $201- $350
    Conrad, Bob You are Special: The Magic of Believing in Yourself Performing Arts- Magic,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry
    (Self-esteem show) As a motivational program for children, this presentation is aimed at boosting the self-esteem of every student in the audience. Students are brought onstage to assist and help perform the magic themselves. Magic, comedy and puppetry are combined to convey the following points: The uniqueness of each child. It’s not what’s on the “outside” that matters, it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Persistence: Never giving up no matter what! Why a positive attitude is important. Program includes a section on the topic of bulling. By the end of this show, your students will feel better about themselves while believing, at the same time, that virtually anything is possible for their lives.
    $351- $500
    Singer, Lauren CREATE A PERSONAL MANDALA DRAWING AND POEM Multicultural- Other,
    Performing Arts- Other,
    Visual Arts- Drawing
    In this creative and educational workshop, participants will design a personal mandala drawing and will write a short poem relating to the mandala. Images of Tibetan sand mandalas will be on view and participants will learn about their role in promoting world peace. The ephemeral and individual beauty of the mandala will be highlighted. Students will work with fine colored markers or colored pencils and will have the option of using design tools for added control and complexity. Meditative music will create a relaxing and focused experience. Class is taught by Lauren Singer, MPS, ATR award-winning artist, art teacher and creativity development specialist.
    $101- $200
    Forsyth, Sondra Dance Around the World Performing Arts- Dance
    "Dance Around the World" is a residency for elementary schools. Teaching Artists conduct workshops with up to eight classes, any combination of grades K-5. The residency culminates in two costumed performances of dances from cultures around the globe. See the sample schedule below. We can tailor it to suit your needs. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
    $1001- $3000
    Kronzek, Allan Exploring the Magical World of Harry Potter Literature- Other,
    Literature- Authors,
    Performing Arts- Magic
    Based on Allan's NY Times bestseller, The Sorcerer's Companion - A guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, this visiting-author program combines magical performance, audience participation, and a lively exchange with students to explore the roots of Harry's magical universe in legend, literature and real-life events. Discover the ancient origins of wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology. It is not necessary to have read the Harry Potter books to enjuoy and benefit from this program.
    $501- $1000
    Cain, Ron The Magic of Dreaming Big Performing Arts- Magic,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Introduce young readers to “The Magic of Dreaming Big,” a new magic show inspired by the 2012 summer library reading program theme, “Dream Big – READ!” Appearing as a magical dream-weaver, Ron conjures up illusions using his “Giant Book of Big Dreams (and Little Nightmares).” Children help perform tricks that encourage them to stretch their imaginations and reach for the stars. They even have a chance to picture themselves in a variety of fields, including being a secret agent, movie star, Olympic athlete, and president of the United States. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron performs educational magic shows for libraries and schools throughout the Northeast. Each year, he presents a show highlighting the summer reading program theme. Shows include the Magic of Being Green, Wide World of Magic, Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Capt. HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, and The Case of the Missing Bunny.
    $201- $350
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