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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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