Tuesday, April 29, 2008
There are other ways to spend time at shopping centers and malls, in addition to buying that latest video game, two piece bathing suit, and a latte grande at Starbucks.
Bring the family to Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton or The Great Mall of the Bay Area in Milpitas, California for the Saturday "Kids Club." This member only club offers once monthly children's entertainment on Saturdays, in addition to coloring books and discount coupons. The two person musical duo "Cotton Candy" performed children's songs, games, and riddles, while a clown made customized balloon art. This entertainment was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire family.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
For a Rat Pack-Night at the Sands theme, our Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra lookalikes mixed and mingled, and made fabulous photo-ops, during a 125-person cocktail reception at the Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco). The three impersonators worked as a team, singing and dancing, and moving through the crowd. Sammy Davis, Jr. served as the emcee, announcing dinner, in the main ballroom of the Venetian Room.
The 50's and 60's Rock and Roll era came alive for an open house event for Aegis Living of Fremont. The gals were dressed in poodle skirts with white blouses, and the guys were dressed in jeans and white shirts. The decorations consisted of mock 45 RPM records dangling from the ceilings, and refreshments consisted of rootbeer floats, jaw breakers, Wrigley's gum, and hamburgers and hot dogs.
Our one-man band played the keyboards and sang do-wop and solid gold rock and roll hits. Our headline dancers, AKA "San Francisco Jitterbugs" performed a high-energy 20-minute dance show, and later circulated in their audience, and got everyone up and dancing.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Summer is a great way for shopping centers to host Saturday concerts, and for cities to host a music series. Music attracts shoppers to malls, where they remain to listen to the music, and to shop at stores. Stores that most benefit are restaurants, ice-cream shops, and candy stores.
For cities, a concert series is a great way to enhance community-pride.
Examples: The Rock and Roll band "Mersy Beach" is a great draw at Harbor Bay Landing (Alameda), for their summer concerts. The country and western band Silver Creek was a fan favorite at Larkspur Landing (Larkspur).
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Warmer weather means summer picnics, and a good reason for companies to have their barbeques, and for families to celebrate birthday parties under the summer sun.
Music adds to the festive nature at outdoor events, with Hawaiian, Caribbean, and Dixieland music, being the most requested styles. In addition, this music is acoustic, meaning that there doesn't need to be a power source.
For children, balloon artists, facepainters, and magicians are the entertainers of choice.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, and Sacramento are alive with ethnic performers. One of our most popular themes is, "The Streets of San Francisco." Pictured are ideas to make your next celebration memorable and fun. For that lively beat, a Brazilian and Latin trio, had everyone up and dancing for a De Anza College (Cupertino) noontime event.
Our Asian zither and hammer dulcimer trio, are shown at a model home opening.Chinese Lion Dancers were the sensation for an association event at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel.