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Celeste Friedman


Celeste Friedman has charmed audiences of all ages as a singer-songwriter, author, pianist, vocalist, radio personality, and keynote speaker, since the late 1970's. A featured performer at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, her songs are beautifully crafted, witty and cut with vivid imagery. Celeste is a member of The Society of Children's Book Authors and Illustrators, The Ohio Artists and Presenters Network and The Children's Music Network.


Other songwriter/artists who Celeste performs with are guitarist Craig Goodwin, storyteller Barry Weaver, and multi-instrumentaist Sarah Goslee Reed. Together with these fine artists, or as a solo entertainer, Celeste presents creative art and music education in schools, libraries and community centers throughout the USA.


In addition to recording her originals for children, Celeste rolled into 2003 on tour throughout Ohio with her special "O" Is for Ohio progam, celebrating Ohio's Bicentennial. "O" Is for Ohio will continue to be a musical education program for all ages and is also available in a nostalgic format for senior citizens.


A couple of Celeste's Programs:


"O" is for Ohio

A Native Ohioan, Celeste brings you stories of Ohio's history, its famous inventors, eight U.S. Presidents from Ohio, the roots of Ohio's industry, the Ohio State flag and symbols, as well as Ohio's role in changing our nation and our world. Celeste shares her original songs about the great Buckeye State...



Celeste presents an all original musical-reading program for shools, libraries, and private events. Featuring "Read Me," Said the Book, Celeste's eclectic mix of originals for children are matched to recommended book titles.


Other Credits...

Celeste has been a member of "Guess Who's Coming To Read" since the early eighties. In 1990, she sponsored youth activity events in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, as Program Director of WIJY Radio. Her music has been featured as the themes for the MDA Labor Day Telethons in 1995 and 1997 on affiliate WSYX-TV in Columbus, Ohio and nominated for two Pat Weaver awards, spotlighting Friedman as a visionary in creative arts. In 1997, Celeste organized the "Just A Little Step" program, linking central Ohio elementary students with local projects like Make A Difference Day. For this project, Celeste was honored by The Points of Light Foundation.


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