Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Ragtime and Jazz pianist Frederick, with his vocalist Ann, performed on a baby grand, for a 40's theme at the Automobile Museum at Blackhawk in Danville, a San Francisco suburb. This talented duo was "the sensation" for a Roaring 20's theme at the Museum. There were over 200 party goers in attendance, with Frederick and Ann adding to the sophistication and ambiance of the Museum, with the Museum's vast array of classic automobiles. A DJ played roaring 20's hits, and songs from the 21st century, for those partygoers who wished to dance.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Phantom of the Opera costumed character for San Francisco, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and San Ramon showcase events
Our Phantom of the Opera costumed character was a "meet and greet" giving the ladies a long-stemmed red rose, at the Palm Event Center in the San Francisco Bay area, located in Pleasanton, California. In-N-Out Burger hosted this Christmas and holiday event, as a thank you to their loyal employees. Hors d'oevres and plated dinners were served in this spectacular setting, with wine barrels displays from the Mitchell Katz Winery.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Sue Lukito Jazz duo added that festive atmosphere at a huge fund raiser hosted by
Nicole Tucker Real Estate, Danville, California. Proceeds from a raffle drawing, and from 20 vendors will be given to several non-profit agencies in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Nicole has hosted this annual fund raiser for many years, and there were 100's of people in attendance, making it a very successful event.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Our Holiday jazz trio and our Christmas balloon making Elf added that festive atmosphere for shopping centers in Moraga, Pleasanton, Milpitas, and San Jose, California. Here's our Holiday jazz trio at Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, California, and our balloon making Elf at the Great Mall of the Bay in Milpitas, Calfornia.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Our Christmas entertainment served as a November "kickoff" for the Danville, California shopping center, The Livery and Mercantile. In addition to entertainment, merchants provided 20% discounts, which added to the crowds. Our balloon artist elf, face painter elf, and juggler with Santa cap were positioned throughout the center, attracting and keeping shoppers. There was also an early Santa arrival.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Popular talk show host John Rothmann, a stalwart on KGO Radio, interviewed Stan Heimowitz, founder of Celebrity Gems Entertainment, on "The End of Parties in the New Economy." For me, and Celebrity Gems, and speaking for the entertainment community, I was thrilled to be interviewed by a real pro. John authored a best selling book about the Middle East, he's a lecturer, and a teacher. Of course, I spoke about the importance of continuing to have parties, how to theme parties, and how parties provide an income for different sectors, especially for blue collar workers. John has an amazing grasp of the facts, does his research, and made me feel completely at ease. My goal is to again be interviewed by John, and I thank everyone, especially my Family, for their support and encouragement.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Don't make it a "Blue Christmas Without You." Our Elvis is available for holiday and Christmas parties throughout Northern California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Dublin, and San Jose. Our Elvis, who has performed for the finer corporate events and casinos, sings his version of "White Christmas," "I'll be home for Christmas," and "Santa Bring my Baby Back."
Picture Tap Dancing Santas at corporate and country club events, with our Toy Soldier and Father Christmas as a "meet and greet."
Friday, October 23, 2009
Looking for a clean comedian to chase away those blues? Celebrity Gems Entertainment specializes in clean comedians for corporate events in San Francisco, San Ramon, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Hayward, and Dublin. Shown here are Dave, at a corporate event at the Diablo Country Club (Danville); Andrew, for a company morale event in San Francisco; and Jeff, for a company party at the Hotel Sofitel, Redwood Shores.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"Dance Away the Blues" was the theme for a 150 person party at the Willow Park Event Center
in Castro Valley, California. Layce Baker's band, "The Black Diamond Band," played the solid gold hits of Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, James Brown, Albert King, BB King, and Howling Wolf.
Georgia and Layce provided the vocals, accompanied by Layce's 12 year old son, who played the keyboards. Layce and his band are icons at blues festivals and country fairs, throughout California.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Casino and Las Vegas themes are the most popular corporate themed event in San Francisco, and for the suburbs in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, and Walnut Creek. Our Company partnered with our favorite casino gaming company, 21-fun Casino, by arranging a DJ who played hip hop, funk, and Rat Pack/Las Vegas tribute songs. We often recommend our "Money Money Girls" as walkaround entertainment.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Keith's seven piece band was a huge hit at a wedding reception held at the prestigious
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco. There were two vocalists fronting this band, and both of them circulated in the audience, getting the party goers on the dance floor. Keith did excellent follow-through, by insuring that the wedding couple completed his questionnaire, with first dance requests, the time line for announcements from family and friends, and the cake cutting.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Planning a Birthday, Wedding, Bar Mitzvah or Retirement Party? Award winning party planner, Barbara, from Celebrity Gems creates memorable theme parties. Shown here are a 50th birthday party favor, a Safari theme and "Diva" inspired mini purse heart place cards!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Celebrity Gems has a full array of Christmas and holiday entertainment. Our "Tap Dancing Christmas Trees" are a one of a kind-they tapped down Broadway, at the Macy's Christmas Parade. They're ideal for company parties, using the ballrooms of hotels, and for shopping centers.
For strolling music, "The Fabulous Flugelhorns," four musicians dressed ala Dickens, are ideal. Traditional Dickens Carolers add that holiday flair.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wow. Our lovely Las Vegas Showgirls made the "Style Section," San Francisco Chronicle, for the "Help is on the Way" Fundraiser at the
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Our entertainers make excellent photo ops in newspapers, highlighting grand openings and fundraisers.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Carlos Godinez Trio entertained with Latin Jazz, Latin, and US ballads, for a back to school event at DeAnza College (Cupertino), a college located 30 miles from San Francisco. Carlos' conga player has performed with the finer bands from New York City and the East Coast, to the San Francisco Bay. Carlos's two hour performance included songs written by him, which are included on his three CD'S.
Guitarist Carlos Godinez performed to a captive audience of De Anza College students for their "Back to School" week. Carlos sings and plays guitar at the finer clubs, wineries, and hotels in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma. Carlos produced several best selling CD'S, including "Take it to the Heart," and "Passport." Carlos is planning a "launch party" in the San Francisco Bay Area for his third CD.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
To attract children and adults at Valley Care Hospital's "Day at Emerald Glen Park," in Dublin, Ca, our performer brought her props, and came prepared. Heather performed the centuries old "linking rings" illusion, chose the correct card selected from the deck, juggled bean bags, and made balloon animals. Her clowning skills were able to engage her audience, and meant that attendees spent more quality time at this booth.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Happy Bird Show was a huge draw at Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton. The parrots sang, raised the American flag, shot basketballs in mini-hoops, and went on shopping sprees, using mini-shopping carts. This audience involvement show is delightful for children, their parents, and their caretakers. The Happy Birds were a recent hit on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," where the parrots endeared themselves to Ellen, her television audience, and to viewers nationwide.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
A Dixieland and New Orleans trio set that All-Americana tone for a "Picnic in the Park" theme and food show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. There were cooking demonstrations and vendor booths in two large halls, with our Dixieland band playing lively music in one of the halls.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Joe Cocker were the headline acts for a San Francisco Summer of Love model home open house in Manteca. These impersonators served as a tribute to the artists who performed at Woodstock, in August of 1969. Santana was also a featured performer.