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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mischief, Merry Did You Know? Show History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
hat did Queen Anne Boelyn have to hide? Who were the Loomis Gang and The Montezuma Marshmen? This program features music and poetry that tells of the mysteries and stories of the past! Topics may include (among others): Perhaps a silly song about Vikings and a tale of stolen pirate treasure! WSilly humor and puns included free of charge. So now you know! Interesting fact-oids to annoy your friends with!
$201- $350
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
Brian Chevalier, Susan Hamlin & Reading ROCKS!! Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other,
Music
*Upbeat, totally engaging reading show for all ages! PARP Parents as Reading Partners Kickoff or Finale Assembly. Award winning songwriters. Also Workshops for the classroom.
Rock the Magic of Reading & Literacy with this upbeat, original musical 45 minute assembly program for your school or library.
'We try to do themes that get kids excited and interested in reading,' say Brian and Susan. Instill a lifelong love of reading in children. Songs about Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry Potter and Amelia Bedelia have kids singing along and turning the pages.
*Perfect for your PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) kickoff or finale.

*Reading ROCKS!! rocks with humor, sincerity, inclusiveness, fine original music, great performances and non-stop enthusiasm. For busy teachers and parents, it's easy: We'll arrive ready to tie in to your existing literacy program. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fun... and the results!
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley I'll Take Romance History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
I’ll take Romance-Songs of love, romance and heartache Sonny and Perley along with bassist Tom Charlap present a concert about what makes the world go round. Drawing from a wealth of music from around the world sung in some of the romance languages as well as in English, this concert presents the many faces of love ( young love, old love, unrequited love, comedic, obsessive, etc ) as seen through the eyes of world renowned composers such as Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Burt Bacharach, Edith Piaf, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others.
$351- $500
Russian, Duo Russia & Beyond! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
From Russian roots to classical favorites, from vocals to ragtime, the Russian Duo is a magical collaboration between a Siberian virtuoso balalaika and an American concert pianist. This international project was born out of love of traditional music and classical elegance, and a wish to share this repertoire in a vibrant, cross-cultural musical experience.
$501- $1000
Stock, Judy Reading, Rhythm & Rhyme Literature- Other,
Music,
Other
Judy Stock has been performing for children for over 25 years. She has experience performing for families and for all ages along with years of experience teaching and working with preschoolers. Judy combines her musical talents and love of reading in this program which encourages children to use their imagination and explore the world of books. Using poetry, tongue twisters, songs, short stories and instruments, Judy leads her audience through an exciting program where they are active participants in discovering the joy of reading. Judy performs using the banjo, guitar, pennywhistle, jaw harp, nose whistle, spoons and more! Judy writes and performs songs to go with the theme of each summer reading program. Please visit her web site for references and more information. www.judystock.com
$201- $350
Byers, Kathy TWO CHARACTERS' EDUCATION Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Lydia’s new CD: We All Have Lunch is also a 2012 Parents’ Choice Award winner. Yes, entertainers can be Characters, and so are each and every one of our kids! The song, Friends Forever, Kathy and Lydia wrote when they had a slight disagreement on where the next iPod recording should go in rehearsal. Sample Setlist: WHO WE ARE MAKES A DIFFERENCE HEY, IT’S MY TURN FOOD PANTRY FOREVER FRIENDS I AM SNAKE SO MANY WAYS TO BE SMART WHY DO TURTLES CROSS THE ROAD? WHAT CAN ONE LITTLE PERSON DO? WATER THE LUNCH SONG THE GOLDEN RULE STICKS THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO RAINBOW OF COLOR WHO WE ARE MAKES A DIFFERENCE
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: Parent and Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This presentation uses guitar and puppets to foster and nurture the bond between parent and child.
$201- $350
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Firebird Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 55 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird. Explore Character Ed. themes such as: cooperation, friendship, courage, self - esteem and responsibility, in our newest puppet production.
$501- $1000
Holder, Chris Family Storysinger Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Family concerts have been a specialty of Chris' for years - full of singalongs, tall tales, jokes, lies and riddles, plus an occasional storysong from Chris' own family. Lots of audience participation for a happy, fun-filled, tuneful event.
$501- $1000
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