Thursday, July 26, 2012

Soul of Motown band Electrifies Audience at Palo Alto shopping center

The rock and roll, soul, and motown band, Top Shelf, was the perfect match for 1000+ audience members at Town and Country Village, Palo Alto. Top Shelf sang the classic hits of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Aretha Franklin, and The Isely Brothers. For their finale, they dedicated "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor to the ladies in their audience.

Celebrity Gems arranges motown, funk, rock and roll, and blues bands in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and San Ramon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kids Gasp for air during Puppet show in Danville

Children gasped for air during a Puppet show in Danville. A magician, with purple hair and a purple cap, sawed a clown in half.

After the clown was restored, there was a dancing bear puppet, a friendly lion puppet, and an elephant puppet that squirted water at her audience.

The finale of the 35 minute puppet show was a bear puppet balancing on one leg on the high wire, made more perilous since there was not a safety net.

Celebrity Gems arranges puppet shows, balloon artists, face painters, magicians in Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, Concord, Hillsborough, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and Concord.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tribute to Motown captivates audience at San Francisco shopping center

Stacy's Tribute to Motown and the classic hits from the 50's to the 80's attracted an enthusiastic crowd at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, Alameda. Her Motown trio was the perfect touch on a bright and sunny afternoon, with some people picnicking on the grass and under the huge clock tower.

Stacy belted out the Motown and Disco hits of Diana Ross, Etta James, Dione Warwick, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Natalie Cole, and "The Girl from Ipanema." Her trio also included the classic hits of George Gershwin and Cole Porter.

Celebrity Gems arranges Motown, Disco, and classic Rock and Roll bands in Alameda, Oakland, Fremont, San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It was Dancing in the Street with 60's Rock and Roll band in Palo Alto

A 60's Surf and Rock and Roll band had their audience "Dancing in the Street" and dancing in the parking lot at a two hour concert in Palo Alto. In addition to Martha and the Vandellas' solid gold hit, this California Beach Party band played the hits of Buddy Holly, Elvis, the Four Seasons, the Coasters, Aretha Franklin, and would you believe, Dean Martin.

A highlight was when Sandra got her audience of toddlers and adults on stage, grooving to the hit song "Hand Jive" made famous by Johnny Otis.

Celebrity Gems arranges Rock and Roll bands, a Dean Martin Frank Sinatra Rack Pack Show, Surf music, in Palo Alto, San Jose, San Ramon, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Oakland, and Fremont.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kids go through Hoops at Pirate event in Danville

Kids went through hoops and danced in a Conga line at a Pirate theme for Kids Club at
Blackhawk Plaza in Danville. Erin brought big hoops and mini hoops, performed a hula hoop demonstration, and led a hula hoop dance to the 1978 hit song "YMCA."

Celebrity Gems arranges hula hoopers, jugglers, Stilt Walkers in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Francisco, Fremont, Hillsdale, Woodside, Oakland, and Fremont.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Brazil and Carnaval music at Alameda shopping center

The sounds and flavor of Brazil were showcased at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center in Alameda. Sandra sang hit songs of the top Brazilian and Carnaval vocalists at a three hour Saturday afternoon concert. Her energy and verve attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd, most of whom signed up for their mailing list. Sandra was accompanied by a four piece ensemble, with internationally acclaimed Richard Nelson Hall on keyboards.

Celebrity Gems arranges Brazilian, Cuban, and Carnaval music in Alameda, Dublin, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and San Mateo.

Pirate Show for Kids Club in Danville

Ahoy Maty. A Pirate Show with Tink was a huge hit at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville. This interactive Pirate Show with Tinkerbelle included magical fairy dust, singing, and dancing. A highlight included the Pirate with Tink holding a decorative limbo stick-"How low will they go" with the kids scooting under the stick.

 Both performers also chimed in with the kids, dancing to the Cha Cha Slide. There were photo ops galore, with Moms and Dads taking photos of their kids with the Pirate and Tink.

Celebrity Gems  arranges Kid Club Pirate Shows in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, and San Mateo.                          

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Magician Wows Kids in Danville

Award winning magician Heather wowed the kids at a 40 minute audience participation show at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville. Here is magician Heather, levitating a match size doll, juggling a crystal ball, and magically changing the shape of a rope.

Celebrity Gems arranges magicians and children acts in Danville, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin,  San Jose, San Francisco, Fremont, Hillsborough, and San Mateo. We also theme entertainment, including jugglers and musical acts for Earth Day in San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Swing Band at Alameda Shopping Center

A swing and dance band added that classy touch at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center in Alameda. Their music hit the right notes on a delightful sunny day. Shoppers were treated to the music of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Bobby Darin, Sinatra, and Dean Martin.

Celebrity Gems arranges dance bands, swing, and popular music from the 30's, 40's, and 50's in Alameda, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Francisco, and San Mateo.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Stage Manager and Entertainment for Fremont Park Festival

Two staff members from Celebrity Gems served as Stage Managers for "Healthy Parks, Healthy People," an all day festival at Quarry Lakes Regional Park, Fremont.

We were responsible for the sound and staging, and moving each act on and off the stage. These acts included a Rock and Roll band, hip hop dancers, Chinese, Peruvian, and Hawaiian dancers.

The East Bay Regional Parks were delighted. Here is feedback:

THANKS very much Stan for your invaluable assistance and professionalism at the Festival.
Everything connected to the sound and staging went very smoothly. THANKS.
Your feedback is much appreciated!
Your invoice has been submitted. You should get your check within 2-3 weeks.

Celebrity Gems arranges Rock and Roll bands, ethnic entertainment, Hip Hop and Salsa dancers in Fremont, Union City, Hayward, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, and San Jose