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Program
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Description
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Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
$351- $500
Booking, Unbound Spook Handy - America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music
America's Story through Folk Songs traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$351- $500
O'Malley, James James O'Malley Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
The View From A Song Presenting the fine art of contemporary story telling through song. A flavored blending of Americana, Roots and Folk music reflecting everyday life's struggles, foibles, laughter and tears. During this concert/lecture, O'Malley lets each song do the talking and invites the audience to interview the song as seen thought the eyes of the composer. James O'Malley is regarded as one of the most respected of contemporary folk artists in this region. An eloquent performer and celebrated songwriter, audiences who've experienced his concerts are embraced by a warm and powerful performance. He has performed for years and has released 3 CDs on his own label. James is a New York native and lives in Center Moriches, N.Y. and enjoys the intimacy of library settings. ...His artistry goes beyond the songs, having seen James perform many times, I am beginning to appreciate how each song is a loving relationship for him, like a child, he never seems to tire of bringing each one to life for the audience. We are always mesmerized. Thank you... Laura Jones - Jones Review
$351- $500
Hanford, Thomas Chimneyside Tales History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chimneyside Tales is actually a series of programs on American History from the 1600s through the 1800s. Titles include THE NEW WORLD (1600s), IN THE GOOD OLD COLONY DAYS (1700s), YORK STATE YARNS (1800s)and SONGS OF THE SEA (1800s). These programs are perfect for age 5 and up but can be adapted for younger children if necessary. Historically correct clothing and instrumentation are featured. Audience role playing with puppets, painted masks and props is a also featured.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - MISS NELSON IS MISSING Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it's too late – for them! This lighthearted musical from Two Beans Productions reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value!
$1001- $3000
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
Levin, Ira and Julia Dig into Reading- Bookworms Unite! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dig into Reading: Bookworms Unite! Come join us as we unearth adventures And legends, sing and dance to songs of magic plants, dinosaurs, rubber chickens and so much more! Help act out the stories and discover the hidden treasures worth digging for within BOOKS that connect us all.
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi ARRRRRRR YOU READING? Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Perfect for SUMMER READING!!Sail the Seven Seas (and Five Oceans) in search of TITLES TO TREASURE. Inspire your young readers with stories and songs from our treasured classics and tour new found literary treasures! We'll walk the Piratical Plank and go FISHING FOR TITLES - a wonderful interactive game to be treasured by all.ARRRRR! We'll embark on a quest for treasure filled with clues and songs for you. Gigi® and Family and Friends lead the rollicking good time with a PLETHORA of PIRATES and Puppets and Plenty of Puns... Guaranteed to be sooo much fun. Multi-award winning singer and educator, Gigi® is from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band®.
$351- $500
Marshall, Nate Nate & Kate- Folk Duo Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Our main Nate & Kate Show is a mix of original Americana, traditional folk songs, and eclectic covers rich with vocal harmony, played mainly on guitar, cello, banjo, and harmonica. The show also features some story-telling and light banter, plus juggling choreographed to cello. Suitable for all ages, but best for listening audiences. Show can run 45min-3hrs. We can provide sound for smaller venues. See and hear more at www.nateandkatemusic.com.
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Be a Friend, Not a Bully Interactive Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this interactive concert students will sing together and take on roles of characters showing empathy, compassion, caring, perseverance, friendship and bullying. Exercises will be used to demonstrate welcoming and unwelcoming body language. The music and performing will add some excitement and levity to a very real and current issue. Children will love being on stage. Singing together is a very powerful uniting force! All music is original and fully orchestrated. Cue cards are used to help students sing along.
$351- $500
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