Name: Kenneth A. Yenke
Address: P.O. Box 361633
Strongsville, OH 44136
Phone Number(s): 216.986.2459 - Home
440.238.5363 - Work
216.966.2470 - Fax
Fee: Less than $100
Audience: Adult
Young Adult
Description\Comments: Ken Yenke is a top writer, collector and international appraiser of teddy bears and related memorabilia. He also writes "Yenke Peddler", the antique column for Cleveland''s 25 Sun Newspapers.
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Name: Judy White
Address: 240 Heter St.
Bellevue, OH 44811
Phone Number(s): 419.483.4632 - Home
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Fee: Flexible according to program and mileage. Fees start at $50.
Audience: Children
Description\Comments: A multimedia storyteller who promotes reading for all ages. Judy employs lots of audience participation in all programs. She has secular and religious stories.
Name: Mark Wade, Ventriloquist
Address: 101 Dorchester Dr.
Baltimore, OH 43105
Phone Number(s): 740.862.6122 - Work
Fee: $100 or more
$200, no mileage charges
Audience: Children
Young Adult
Description\Comments: Recently named "America''s Foremost Kidshow Ventriloquist" and is a veteran of over 750 library performances. Also a past "International Ventriloquist of the Year". Develops new library shows every season.
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Name: Laura Taxel
Address: 2954 East Derbyshire Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Phone Number(s): (216)321-4692 - Work
Fee: $100 or more
Audience: Adult
Description\Comments: Author of "Cleveland Ethnic Eats:A Guide to the Authentic Ethnic Restaurants and Markets of Greater Cleveland". Author (as Sara Faye) of "The 7-Day Detox Miracle".
Address: 2781 Cora Mill Road
Gallipolis, , OH 45631
Phone Number(s): 740-245-5586 - Work
740-245-5586 - Fax
Fee: Contact performer for current fee. Fee support program through Ohio Arts Council may partially fund a performance.
Audience: Children
Young Adult
Description\Comments: This British actor presents stimulating solo shows for young people, all participatory and book-based. As Charles Dickens, he stages "A Christmas Carol", while Lewis Carroll's Alice meets many of the famous characters in "Alice and Company". "The Stranger's Voice" is a miscellany of British folktales and songs. "Merlin and Arthur" has a blend of narrative poetry, spectacle, and music, highlighting "The Sword in the Stone", "The Lady of Shalott" and "The Battle of Camlaan". Audience: All ages.
Address: 4021 Lebanon Road
South Lebanon, , OH 45065
Phone Number(s): 513-494-2870 - Work
Fee: Contact performer for current fee
Audience: Young Adult
Description\Comments: Dr. Fred Smart is a magician, humorist, speaker, and motivator. He has performed throughout America and 44 foreign countries. Among the shows he offers are The Old Tyme Magical Medicine Show . You'll roll on the ground as Fred (as Sam Slick, the fastest snake oil salesman in the Midwest) recreates the wonderful event which occurred in every small pioneer town; the arrival of the patent medicine wagon. He also offers a program called Great Attitude which deals with attitude, values, respect, and self-esteem. Length of Program: Varies. Audience: All ages. [email protected]
Name: Roger Sams
Address: 3148 West Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44111
Phone Number(s): . - Home
216.476.0583 - Work
Fee: $100 or more
Audience: Children
Description\Comments: Mr. Sams is a musician and storyteller. He was the 1993 Parent''s Choice Honor Medal Winner for "You Can SingAlong" audiocassette; folktales and folksongs from around the world.
Name: John W. Kilnapp, Special Agent, U.S. Treasury
Address: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
6745 Engle Rd.
Middleburg Hts., OH 44130
Phone Number(s): (216) 522-3080 - Work
Audience: Adult
Description\Comments: Speaks on Prevention of Being a Victim; other crime and crime prevention topics
Name: Women In History
Address: P.O. Box 770682
Lakewood, OH 44107
Phone Number(s): 216.228.4779 - Work
216.228.4779 - Fax
Audience: Family
Description\Comments: Dramatic re-creation of lives of notable women in U.S. history in authentic costume. Non-profit corporation. 11 actresses; more than 60 characters

Contact: Vernice Jackson [email protected]

Name: Phillip Iannarelli
Address: 1727 Beaconwood
Cleveland, OH 44121
Phone Number(s): (216) 382-0529 - Work
Fee: Less than $100
Audience: Choose First
Description\Comments: Garden and travel writer/photographer. Slide programs.
Name: Arc Ancient Aromatherapy and Interiors Gloria Savage and Vanessa Rodriguez
Address: 4257 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland , OH 44135
Phone Number(s): 216.252.7442 - Work
Fee: Less than $100
Audience: Adult
Description\Comments: Arc Ancient brings 20 years of experience in Holistic Health Care and Interior Design. Gloria and Vanessa teach a range of topics including: Feng-Shui, Aromatherapy, Meditation, and Colour Therapy
Name: Matt D'Arcy
Address: 24720 Shoreview Ave
Euclid, OH 44123-1440
Phone Number(s): 216.289.5771 - Work
Fee: Less than $50
Audience: Adult
Description\Comments: Matt D'Arcy is a financial consultant speicializing in financial planning. He has been giving financial talks since 1999.
Name: Francis T. D'Amico, Magician
Address: 3907 W. 157
Cleveland, OH 44111
Phone Number(s): (216)252-8283 - Work
Fee: Less than $100
Varies (Will work with your budget)
Audience: Family
Description\Comments: Costumed, authentic, historical presentations or modern day magic. (Both formal or informal). Also useage of animals when requested, ie:birds, rabbits, chicks, etc...
Name: Antone Coleone
Address: 625 South Mellioian
Ravenna, OH 44266
Phone Number(s): 390.297.4411 - Work
Fee: Less than $100
Audience: Children
Description\Comments: Playwrite and Montel Poetry Contest winner Antone Corleone engages audiences with poetry with humor and impersonations to people laughing then hit them with soothing moral values.
Address: PO Box 23220
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Phone Number(s): 800.878.ACTS - Work
513.542.7858 - Fax
Fee: Contact performers for fee. Free shows and half-off available.
Audience: Children
Description\Comments: The TALENT CENTER offers a great array of shows of all kinds for people of all ages. The center offers all sorts of entertainment including:
  • Music & Dance
  • Puppet Theatre
  • Characters from History
  • Holiday Programs
  • Fund Raisers
  • Magic & Ventriloquists
  • Classical, Jazz, Big Band, & Pop
  • Ethnic, Trans-Cultural Music & Folk
  • Cartooning, Sculpting, Weaving, Photography
  • Theater Performance
  • Jewelry Making & Stained Glass
  • Humor & Storytelling
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