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Adele Browne

Artist's Narrative

"100% Pure Corn"  Traditional folk artist Adele Browne tells Appalachian folktales because "the old stories that came across the ocean so long ago were changed by our pioneer ancestors; infused with wit and humor that is uniquely American. Whenever I trace one of these adventures to see how it started out, somehow the mountain version is always closer to my heart. It's the folks gathered 'round that bring a tale to life, so there's got to be a corny refrain or a musical catch phrase for a chorus of voices, so each telling is group experience."

Availability

Upon request.
Fees listed are for Columbus area schools. This act originates in the Athens area.

Programs Available

Halloween Time (All grade levels)
Bats and cats, and long, bony, fingers scratching on the walls! (All in fun and not REALLY scary... adapted to age.)

**All programs can be tailored to meet school needs. Original and family stories are included in every program.

Activity Options:
Halloween Time
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Fees: $250/ $100 each addt'l
  • Requirements: 150 students max. Preferably open space needed for artist to move around in.

Little Christmas (All grade levels)
A look at old-time customs in a spirit of holiday fun, with songs and stories of the season.
Activity Options:
Little Christmas
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Fees: $250/ $100 each addt'l
  • Requirements: 150 students max. Preferably open space needed for artist to move around in.

Grandfather Tales and Ozark Humor (Grade levels 3-Adult)
Traditional stories adapted to the American pioneer spirit. Audience participation required!
Activity Options:
Grandfather Tales and Ozark Humor
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Fees: $250/ $100 each addt'l
  • Requirements: 150 students max. Preferably open space needed for artist to move around in.

Appalachian Stories (Grade levels K-5)
Humorous stories with audience participation, rhymes, and songs, all about animals and families.
Activity Options:
Appalachian Stories
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Fees: $250/ $100 each addt'l
  • Requirements: 150 students max. Preferably open space needed for artist to move around in.