Performers and Programs

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Agostino, Christopher GOTCHA! Don't Be Fooled Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Finance,
GOTCHA! DON'T BE FOOLED SHOW – Consumer Education Assembly Program. TV commercials, fake psychics, con artists, and carnival games are just some of the things trying to fool students today, in an era when marketers consider children a prime target. Master magician David Levitan presents an entertaining and informative program with real world examples and practical insights into how to avoid being taken advantage of. two versions for grades K-2 and 3-12
$501- $1000
Schnupp, Jeanne Savvy Sightseer - Going Solo! Travelogue Life Skills- Other,
Open the door to independent travel for your patrons by booking a Savvy Sightseer’s Going Solo travelogue! I’ll share my experiences, laugh at some of my blunders (never to repeat!), talk about truly unique friendships I’ve made, and give tips on how to travel well and safely at any age, with any budget. Through my multi-media digital presentation, your guests will learn about: *advantages (and challenges) of going solo *touring options *researching destinations and sights *finding places to eat and stay *striking up conversations *comfortably dining out alone.
$101- $200
Guerrero, Richie Latin Soul/R&B/Jazz Band Multicultural- Other,
Latinology is a dynamic music ensemble that fuses salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bachata, rumba and bolero with the sounds of jazz, soul and pop. Our Latin arrangements in both English and Spanish have an irresistible blend of sophistication and fire. From the jazzy ballads of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, to the salsa beats of Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, to the funky soulfulness of Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder, we play the sounds that span generations!
$501- $1000
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Comedy/Variety Shows Music,
Performing Arts- Clowning
A Barrel of Fun comedy/variety shows may include music, magic, ventriloquism, juggling and lots of audience participation. We have performed over 10,000 shows at a wide variety of venues. We have performed programs in almost 300 libraries, including almost 150 libraries in NY State. We have well over 500 repeat library programs to our credit. Our programs are appropriate for preschool through elementary children and families.For the 2016 Get On Your Mark, Get Set, Read, Read summer reading theme, we are suggesting: Professor Klutzo's Healthy Habits (a comedy- variety show), and Catfish Charlie's The Great Outdoors (Comedy/Music). Comedy shows available are: Professor Klutzo (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic, ventriloquism and juggling. Pete The Pirate (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic and ventriloquism. Bongo Joe (World-wide percussion,stringed instruments and ventriloquism with soft puppet characters.) Catfish Charlie (Comedy/Variety) Camp songs with audience participation, comedy and ventriloquism. Rattlesnake Red (Cowboy character/musical variety) Comedy and ventriloquism. Puppet Shows-See our listing under Puppet Shows. See website for specific descriptions and photos. Many shows are theme-adaptable.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Magical Workshops Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic
Central New York magician Ron Cain offers workshops that help young people enjoy and explore the magical world around them. Each combines class instruction with hands-on activities. IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Ron's SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF MAGIC teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull. A native Texan, Ron graduated from Syracuse University and took graduate classes in social studies education. He has taught at Onondaga Community College and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES.
$201- $350
Presentations & Workshops, Box Out Bullying Box Out Bullying - Parent Workshop Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Bullying does not stop when students leave school grounds. It is important that the entire school community helps create a safe environment for children. That includes parents. The nationally acclaimed Anti-Bullying Parent Workshop is designed to give parents practical tools and useful skills to identify bullying, how to properly work with faculty members and the importance of teaching their children about respect. For more information visit:
$351- $500
Worden, Michael The Murder of Richard Jennings - NY's First Murder for Hire History,
Worden presents a dynamic Powerpoint presentation based on his true historical crime book about the first murder for hire in NY. This 1818 crime and subsequent trial in Orange County, NY, dragged many prominent families into the conspiracy, and four men were sentenced to die on the gallows. Which of them were spared the gallows and which of them were hanged before a crowd of 20,000! And how did one of the murderers end up with a monument in his honor? Historical true crime in an interesting, engaging and entertaining program.
$201- $350
Villa, Anna Maria JAZZ STANDARDS Music,
Performing Arts- Other
ANNA MARIA VILLA IN CONCERT: JAZZ STANDARDS Accompanied by extraordinary jazz musicians, the Italian-born, singer and entertainer will be performing Jazz, Standards, Swing, the Great American Songbook and Pop as well as a selection of International Classics sung in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Her style of singing has been described as smooth, elegant, soothing and smoky. Her entertainment approach is sophisticated and fun. In addition to her music career, she is also an actress appearing on numerous TV shows and Film productions. Artist URL:
$501- $1000
Koullias, Donna Astrology and You Life Skills- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Astrology and You is a fun and educational class that teaches the individuals zodiac birth chart. Through piecing the signs, planets and houses of the chart, we gain a better understanding of ourselves. we learn to think "outside the box" and look at different perspectives as we learn to make better life choices.
$101- $200
Fanning Holdorf, Liz Dance With Me Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
An exciting introductory class for dancers ages 18-35 months plus a caregiver, "Dance With Me" includes creative movement exercises, free play, tumbling on mats, and a story. The use of props, nursery rhymes, and imagination make for a warm, exciting class.
$101- $200
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