|In The Shadow Of The Mountain - Luigi Del Bianco & Mount Rushmore|
Award-winning storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather and tells the story of Luigi Del Bianco and his unique contribution to the carving of our nation’s greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore.
Historic photos and documents in a PowerPoint presentation make the story come to life! Lou uses maps, timelines and primary sources to show an Italian immigrant’s journey to America and the fulfillment of his dream of being the Chief Carver on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Lou’s humor and engaging personality entertains as well as educates, as he reveals little known facts about this well known monument. This program contains wonderful historical and cultural content presented in a personal and age appropriate manner, followed by a Q&A session.
Grades K-12 & Adult
(Photo shows Luigi DelBianco working on Lincoln's eye.)
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|Island Breeze - Caribbean Festival|
Experience a carnival atmosphere as Island Breeze brings a Caribbean celebration to you!
Enjoy the sounds of steel drums, percussion, bass, and vocals. Feel the rhythmic pulse of calypso, the infectious beat of reggae, and the foot-stomping drive of merengue, mambo, and plena.
Hear how beautiful other styles of music - from Rock to Bach - sound on the steel drums. The audience will be amazed when Island Breeze demonstrates how a traditional American song can be changed into Caribbean style.
Students will participate in singing, dancing, and clapping. Selected volunteers will be invited to play percussion instruments, dance the limbo, and try their hand at the steel drums. Grades K-12
Great Family & Community Program Too
|Legend of Sojourner Truth|
Born a slave, Sojourner Truth, through her words and actions, influenced the lives of Americans and people around the world.
Her story is told in a new and innovative way as the performers in this assembly play the part of writers intent on penning a unique version of Sojourner’s life.
Using a little “creative magic” the writers find themselves on a trip back through time with Sojourner as their spirit guide.
They experience the danger of living as blacks in America during Sojourner’s lifetime and witness first-hand her exchanges with family, abolitionists, spiritualists, suffragettes, the Freedman’s Bureau, and her friends in Battle Creek, Michigan.
A question and answer period follows the performance and is an integral part of this program.
Alicia Washington brings Sojourner Truth to life, not only as a woman of extraordinary courage and electrifying presence, but also as a gifted and passionate human being.
Grades 3-12 • College & Adult Program Also Available