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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Durst, James Work o' the Weavers/Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit single, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, the Weavers ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness and exuberance never before heard, they enjoyed surprising success until they were caught up in the hysteria of the Cold War anti-communist witch-hunts of McCarthism and HUAC, blacklisted and driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert and the Vanguard recording of the event gave heart to a generation and served to kindle the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folk performer would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story and timeless songs. Adhering faithfully to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Marthat Sandefer & Mark Murphy) repertoire includes the beloved familiar songs--as well as some the Weavers never sang, but might be singing were they still active today. Rousing, refreshing and relevant.
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Caring and Sharing (ages 3-5) Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose as she presents songs that encourage self-esteem and caring for others.
$201- $350
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
O'Carroll, Magician Debbie The Small World Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Magician Debbie O'Carroll's magic hat is on the fritz! Where in the world can she find a new one? Will she choose a wizard's hat from England, a sorcerer's turban from India, a conjurer's cap from China, a genie's fez from Turkey, a fairy godmother's hood from France, a seanachie's tam from Ireland, or a sprite's headdress from Ghana? Ages 4 to 11 will delight in this magical quest around the globe.
$201- $350
Reynolds, Jackie Clown Skills WorkShop Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Magic, easy juggling, basic ventriloquism, balloon twisting, and clown character fill this two hour workshop. Bring home balloon animals, juggling stuff, your puppet and cool magic tricks. You'll be proud! (One hour programs available.) Great for elementary and middle school kids.
$201- $350
Gertsacov, Adam Acme Miniature Flea Circus Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
The Acme Miniature Flea Circus is an authentic Victorian style flea circus that features Midge and Madge, trained fleas, who perform Spectacular Circus Stunts As Seen Before (and on top of) The Crowned Heads of Europe. The show was deemed one of the top shows at the Minnesota Fringe, Montreal Fringe, Piccolo Spoleto, San Francisco Fringe, and many others. The Los Angeles Times said: -'Professor Gertsacov has the audience (and the performers) in the palm of his hand.' Many other quotes and a video, are available at http://www.trainedfleas.com.
$501- $1000
Mahoney, Daniel Writing with Pictures Workshop Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In my program the students learn the nuts and bolts of picture book making, from what the jacket's job is to how and why I choose the illustrations for a particular manuscript I'm working on. I share with the children everything I utilize while creating a picture book : rough sketches, story board, dummy book, and final artwork that actually goes in the book, as well the art I created that didn't make it in. Then the students become the authors as I illustrate the story they conjour up in a round robin storytelling session. I sketch it all out on a large pad of paper, then the students get to keep my art to make up stories of their own!
$501- $1000
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta Garbage Many Stories Many Worlds Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Super star vocabulary words Reduce, Reuse & Recycle open up a world of stories with an entertaining look at the environment & the multifaceted topic of garbage! Stories even include garbage archeology & history. Using storytelling, puppets, and a bit of music Greta begins this journey traveling to Egypt, London, then west across the globe to return home where puppets Jasmine & Tessy present their audience driven show.
$101- $200
Nugent, Margie The Art of Henna Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Learn about the art of henna - how to mix it, why it's used, what the designs mean. Perfect for holiday celebration or as a full class. Everyone leaves with a henna and an appreciation for this ancient art form. Handouts provided.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Welcome In The Spring Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Welcome in the Spring! with the very best of spring folklore, nature tales and contemporary stories. We'll meet Kate in Kate's Acorn, who gets a special surprise when she helps to save the earthworms - in the end her first acorn grows into an oak! In Kite's Tale, two best friends create an unusual kite that wings us across the sky in a hilarious fantasy of kite strings, bird's nests and song. Welcome in the Spring is the perfect accompaniment to this joyful season. "What a perfect Welcome to the Spring your storytelling program was! The children loved each story and you captivated the entire audience with your charm." Jeanne Hoffman, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA
$351- $500
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