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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Scalise, Jody Up In Smoke Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Mime
This is a comprehensive tobacco prevention program for elementary school age. It addresses the dangers of tobacco, from ingredients to health issues, tobacco companies tactics to get young people to smoke and addiction. From movie stars to sports figures who chew tobacco, children are informed of the "Tobacco Myth."
$351- $500
Brehm, Kate The Poofs Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
The Poofs are confounding puppet creatures that interact with your guests and provide hours of entertainment. They are available to perform as background guests or center stage performers.
$201- $350
LaRue, Michele Gettysburg: One Woman's War History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Three stories from Elsie Singmaster’s 1913 classic GETTYSBURG--STORIES OF THE RED HARVEST AND THE AFTERMATH: =July the First=: War comes to Gettysburg—where are the armies? =The Battleground=: Lincoln comes to Gettysburg—where will it end? =Mary Bowman=: Sightseers come to Gettysburg—where has it led? In Singmaster’s powerful and specific exploration of a Civil War icon’s physical and emotional terrain, fictional townswoman Mary Bowman lives the war and its legacy—from the first shots at Willoughby Run to the consolation of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, to the country’s healing a half century on. REVIEWS INCLUDE: What you have to offer is priceless. There is almost nothing in the whole big 150th celebration that focuses on women. . . . So masterfully, professionally, affectively and effectively presented… Truly a treasure. --Paula Olinger, Associate Professor, Gettysburg College; Member, Historic Gettysburg Adams County “Michèle LaRue gives a moving portrayal of one woman’s devastating loss during the Civil War. This program is a touching, intimate portrait of the personal toll of war during a crucial time in our history.” --Jan Oblinger, Adult Program Coordinator, Fremont Public Library, Illinois
$201- $350
merwin, chris Chris Merwin eclectic music program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Chris Merwin-solo eclectic show. This show is truly one of a kind. Featuring Buddhist meditation music and folk songs on the Japanese shakuhachi flute, old time blues, gospel, and Hawaiian music on 1920s acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitars, and some Appalachian influenced folk music on the ten stringed Colombian tiple. Cultural and historical background is given for the music and instruments making this show highly educational as well as entertaining. The instruments in this program are works of art and of the highest quality, and very few people will see or hear them anywhere.
$351- $500
Drums of Japan, Ryu Shu Taiko Japanese Dance & Martial Arts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The traditional Japanese Folk Dances and the Martial Arts moves known as KATA, provide a glimpse into the unique YAMATO DAMISHI -SAMURAI SPIRIT-. This spirit has pervaded Japanese culture for hundreds of years and still influences the Japanese today as seen in the popularity of Samurai based Anime & Manga; as well as the countless martial arts studios-dojos- throughout the world. Accompanied by the thunder of the Taiko drums and the elegant sounds of the Koto and Shakuhachi; Karate & Kendo Kata are performed with Samurai Swords, and flying fists and feet. This is juxtaposed with the refined movements of classical Japanese dance. The influence of the martial spirit can be seen in these refined dances as well as the energetic movements of traditional local village folk dances. This program is presented by the Ryu Shu Kan and sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University's Community Outreach programs.
$501- $1000
Ehlert, Dave Mark Twain, 100 Years Later History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mark Twain tells his own story from River Boat Pilot to America's Favorite Storyteller. Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and other characters from Twain's books are brought to life. Twain's quips are interwoven with historical references of his time.
$351- $500
Lazzarini, James Magic of Amore (magic & comedy for all ages) Performing Arts- Magic
Experience edge of your seat fun! Whether your program has 10 people or 100 Amore’s show will amaze and astound. Colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air. Spectacular visual magic combined with music captures the audience’s attention and brings them to a realm of wonderment. Audience participation is the main portion of Amore’s performance. Audience members become the magician’s assistant during the show. Amore utilizes costumes and other props for some hilarious comical routines. Balancing amazing magic and side-splitting comedy, Amore presents an unforgettable show for your event. From the moment the show begins until the grand finale children and adults will be mesmerized and mystified. This performance takes up a small amount of space and you will find it is just right for most locations. Not too big, not too small and perfect for any location. Catering to all ages, this show tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one of a kind performance will make audience members shine in the spotlight. Have your camera ready for memorable moments
$351- $500
Zawaski, Gloria How to open the door to your imagination Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Middletown author Gloria Smith Zawaski has written The Undercover Kids’ Holland Adventure series. The program she introduces to students, with its creative online interactive component and accompanying short story contest, makes this a perfect addition to school programs. Gloria and her characters (as puppets), Katie, Jake and their dog Cooper are available to visit schools. The title of her presentation is “How to open the door to your imagination.” Gloria’s 40-minute presentation is lively, giving the students the opportunity to think about what their Undercover Kids’ Adventure will be all about. The program has been developed for grades 4 through 6. And the books are available for sale at your school and the author will do a book signing. It works great because the program is based on the New York State curriculum guidelines. There is a 40-page Teacher Resource Guide available for download. It is great for cross curriculum programming. According to Gloria, “Children's lives are often too programmed. The Undercover Kids have a chance to lead authentic lives...learn from their own adventures...make their own decisions.”
$501- $1000
Crocker, Keith HAL ROACH - Hollywood's Hidden King of Comedy Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Hal Roach was certainly a well know producer, but so few realize that this man gave us some of the best comedic acts that Hollywood had to offer. From his humble roots being born to Irish immigrant parents in Elmira NY, to his journey to California to become a successful prospector, Hal Roach himself never envisioned becoming the King of Comedy. But he did, giving us Harold Loyd, Laurel and Hardy, The Little Rascals and so many more. This program focuses on Roach's early career and creative output, and will use 16mm comedy shorts to exemplify Roach's output.
$101- $200
Conrad, Bob Abe Lincoln in Person History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
This program will give your students the chance to see the 16th president of the United States and to gain insight into the personality of this remarkable man as he tells the story of his life from a log cabin to the White House. He tells about his family, his children, the importance of learning history. The entertainment of the day , the Medicine Show, he performs magic,operates a marionette of himself,and plays the banjo and the harmonica.
$351- $500
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