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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Talavera, Alex Hieronymus Bogs Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hieronymus Bogs is a one-man troupe whose artistic mission is to create and inspire. Bogs's imaginative approach to musical performance combines elements of poetry, theater, and the visual arts. Garbed in the attire of a traveling pilgrim (a metaphor for the creative journey), Bogs sings his original folk songs accompanied by his banjo, harmonica, bells and foot percussion. He interweaves his performances with short storytelling vignettes and recitations of William Blake, while incorporating simple props like a spool of red ribbon, or a bucket of river rocks to enhance the overall visual experience. His welcoming voice and emotive music are akin to artists like Woody Guthrie and George Harrison who often addressed themes overlooked by many entertainers. With songs like “The Infinite Possibilities of Universal Love” and “The Muse's Welcome,” Bogs's performances are thoughtful and engaging, encouraging viewers to realize the heights of their own creative potential.
$201- $350
Parisi, Rita Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight, supernatural stories from the 20th century Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A presentation of three ghost stories spanning from early 20th century through mid century from Irish author, Rose MacCaulay, British Author, Agatha Christie and American author, Virginia Layefsky. This is not a reading. This is theatrical storytelling where the stories have been adapted faithfully using the author's own words. Includes lighting, props and costumes.
$351- $500
Albert, Michael Michael Albert Modern Pop Art Experience at the Library History,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Michael Albert Pop Artist & author of "An Artist's America" (Henry Holt, 2008)brings his Modern Pop Art Experience to the Library which includes a Pop Art Show (of prints--formal(gallery) or informal (tape & tacks)), Artist/author presentation & talk, Hands-on Cereal Box Collage (Recycled Pop Art Workshop & FREE Art Gift giveaway for all participants..it is also a great opportunity for P/R
$351- $500
Rivest, Robert Fizz, Boom, Read: Science in Motion Summer 2014! Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Science in Motion is a mesmerizing blend of comedy and science that enthralls both children and adults. Robert Rivest comically explores how scientists and artists see the world around us. Through an exciting use of mime, comedy and informative science tie-ins, Robert Rivest inspires his audience to see science in a new light. His comic examples of everyday science and are educational gems, advancing any science curriculum. His enthusiasm for science is so infectious that hard to reach students are often the first to volunteer for interactive pieces. Experience Science Kinetically! People love mime illusions, Robert Rivest shows the science behind it!
$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
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
Robinson, Tyrone City Mouse, Country Mouse Performing Arts- Theater
Molly the Mouse sings and dances her way into your heart as she takes on the adventure of a lifetime... Along the way Molly learns the true meaning of friendship. A tap dancing cat, TONS of catchy tunes, and FUN for the whole family! Bring Molly and her friends to your library!
$501- $1000
DiLorenzo, Kris SHAKESPEARE’S WOMEN: THEY’RE NOT WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Juliet’s a romantic teenager, Lady Macbeth’s an evil conniver, Kate’s an untameable shrew─ wrong! Shakespeare never paints a one-dimensional portrait. There’s much more to these and other females like Queen Margaret, Hermione, and Tamara, than meets the eye─ and you may be very surprised by what they’re really like. The clues to their personalities are in Will's original scripts. Actress Kris Dean performs Shakespeare’s women the way he wrote them, not the way we’re used to seeing them. You'll never look at them the same way again! Kris trained at the Royal National Theatre Studio in London, studied with Royal Shakespeare Company members, and was a master student of director Patrick Tucker, London’s Original Shakespeare Company founder. She has played many classical roles on the New York stage and appeared in Provincetown and Boston, as well as in her own one-woman show. Kris is a member of SAG and AFTRA
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Brazilian Romance - The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Brazilian Romance - Bossa Nova and the Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim From the very first song, this concert enchants and delights. Audiences are brought back to the 1960's sound of Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66, reminiscing and singing along to The Girl From Ipanema and many more of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s evergreens. Sonny & Perley together with world-multi-percussionist Brian Melick and a bassist capture the essence of the sultry romance of bossa nova. Perley effectively draws the audience in with both English and Portuguese interpretations of lyrics. You don’t have to be Brazilian to love this concert; just in the mood for a night of romance, captivating rhythm and to be transported to some place warm and tropical! The Post Star review says “To their Brazilian and American fans alike, Sonny & Perley have a style that is as irresistible and authentic as the Ipanema girl herself.”
$351- $500
Schembri, Pamela Telling Stories, Writing Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Pamela Schembri, professional storyteller and author of the easy-to-read series Second-Grade Friends (Holt)presents a fascinating and lively program which combines the writing process and its relationship to storytelling. If you can tell it, you can write it - and people understand this connection after listening to her speak. Using storyboards, journal excerpts and folktales, this is a great program to motivate young writers.
$351- $500
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