Sunday, December 30, 2012

Magician hits his Stride in Oakland

Performing magic for children and adults is an art form. There are many San Francisco Bay Area magicians whose magic is geared to adults, since it's challenging to perform child appropriate magic.

Magician James was able to be entertaining for all age groups, and received accolades from the event planner at their annual family Christmas party in Oakland.

According to this event planner:

"Hello Stan:

Just wanted to let you know that Mr. James was a big hit at our Christmas party. The new modified act was a very nice blend. The kids were kept involved and the parents were entertained!
Thank you again. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season."

Here's Magician James, showing a child that linking and unlinking wire hangers is more complicated than it seems.

He also uses a prop known as "Rocky the Raccoon," a squirrel puppet that jumps in and out of mini garbage pail. He is the only known Bay Area magician who uses hand puppets.

Celebrity Gems arranges magicians in Oakland, Fremont, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Mateo, and San Jose.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Brazilian and Hawaiian music and dance in Palo Alto

Brazilian music with Salsa dancers and Hawaiian music with Hula Dancers entertained at an "international theme" in Palo Alto.

The music and dancers added that perfect touch.

According to the event planner:

Event was great – more and more people each year.  Yikes!

Thanks again, for all your help.

Celebrity Gems arranges Hawaiian music, hula dancers, Brazilian music and Salsa dancers in Palo Alto, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Woodside, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Jose.

Famed duo of Chinese Acrobats and Chinese Lion Dancers in Palo Alto

Chinese Acrobats and Chinese Lion Dancers performed at an "international theme" in Palo Alto. Considered to be our most in demand "wow act," these talented performers have entertained to raves at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, at a corporate event in Redwood City, and for private parties in Pleasanton, Woodside, and Walnut Creek.

This multi talented duo has additional skills, adding value by Stilt Walking and by Juggling, and can be booked for multiple hours.

Celebrity Gems arranges Chinese Lion Dancers and Chinese Acrobats in Palo Alto, Redwood City, Woodside, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Mateo, Fremont, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

Monday, December 24, 2012

White Faced Mime as a Meet and Greet in Concord

A traditional white faced Mime was a "meet and greet" and a mix and mingle at a  corporate V.I.P. in Concord, California.

A mime is a creative idea to loosen up a crowd, make great conversation, and a mime makes a dynamic photo opportunity.

The event planner shared her feedback:

"The Mime was AMAZING."

Celebrity Gems arranges Mime in Concord, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Fremont, Oakland, San Mateo, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Tracy, Hayward, and Castro Valley.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Private party in Alameda made memorable with Entertainment

Celebrity Gems made a holiday Christmas party in a lovely 1830's Victorian Home in Alameda memorable, special, and fun, for 70 partygoers.

Our pianist showcased his baby grand piano, there was a strolling and stage show magician, and we arranged the caterer with servers.  We made his party stress free, with entertainment, food, and cheer for everyone.

The pianist included pop, jazz, Broadway show tunes, and; the Magician weaved story telling in his 30 minute stage show. The caterer's appetizers, passed hors d'oeuvres, and desserts were a masterpiece.

The host was delighted:

Hi Stan and Barbara,

The party was a HUGE success. The hardest part was getting rid of friends at the end of the evening. We just love Kim -- as always his magic and his stories make the evening wonderful. Richard was perfect and please let him know how much we enjoyed his play, as did many of our guests. Dawn was perfect for the evening food and festivities -- very professional, efficient and the house looked great afterward. All in all, another wonderful Celebrity Gems event. You guys are the BEST!!!!

Happy Holidays,

Your loyal clients

Celebrity Gems arranges catering, magicians, and pianists in Alameda, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, San Mateo, and Fremont.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Showgirl adds Glamour at Casino theme in Benicia

There are many ways Las Vegas casinos allure gamblers and guests. A Las Vegas Showgirl made a surprise appearance at the Benicia Arsenal, Benicia, at a casino theme hosted by a 100 person company.  Our glamorous Showgirl was a meet and greet, strolled the gaming tables, and posed for pictures.

According to the Event Planner- She was Awesome, very friendly. It turned out great. Thanks again!

Celebrity Gems arranges showgirls and celebrity impersonators Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr., and Austin Powers in Benicia, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Fremont, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo, and Sacramento.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Jazz Quartet for Birthday Party in Sunnyvale

The Kelly Park Trio, with Lisa Lindsey, added that perfect touch for a birthday party in Sunnyvale.
Kelly was perfect in reading the crowd of over 70 partygoers, with a variety of standards, jazz, popular, Las Vegas Rat Pack, and songs from the 60's through the 90's.

The party planner was delighted:

Kelly is a doll.  And so talented.  Lisa is a gem.  The group was so very perfect for the occasion as well as for the intimate space that we had.  The playlist was right on and everyone at the party LOVED the performers as well as the performance.  You said I would love it and you were exactly right.  This was the perfect act for this party.  So much better than what I was originally asking for.  That was a genius move on your part, Stan. 

Celebrity Gems arranges Jazz Trios, Jazz Quartets, and Dance Bands in Sunnyvale, San Jose, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fortune Teller Predicts a rosy future of money and good luck in San Jose

"A Night in Vegas" and Casino Night are one of the most popular themes for corporate events and private parties. A Silicon Valley Hi-Tech Company arranged blackjack and roulette tables, and as an added attraction, a Tarot Card reader. We hope that our fortune teller predicted wealth, huge jackpots, and a rosy future for all the partygoers.

The San Jose event planner was pleased with the Tarot Card reader and her predictions, and wants her back in 2013.

"Dinnie was terrific. I just sent the check by mail today. Hoping to do this next year….."

Celebrity Gems arranges fortune tellers, tarot card readers, palm readers, and caricaturists in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Walnut Creek, and San Ramon.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Michael Jackson impersonator for 80's theme in San Jose

When a San Jose hi-tech company celebrated their 40th Anniversary, they arranged 80's Go-Go dancers, a Ronald Reagan impersonator, and a Dean Martin impersonator.

Our Michael Jackson impersonator, AKA Gerald, surprised and electrified the crowd, leading a Flash Mob to "Thriller" and to "Billie Jean."  Here is Michael, with Las Vegas Showgirls.

According to the San Jose event planner:

"Hi Stan,

The client was VERY happy with the Michael Jackson impersonator. I followed up with Gerald throughout the two weeks prior to the event to make sure he was talking to the flash-mob coordinator and everything was getting settled - and he was great and very responsive!

My client even used the words "magical" when describing him, haha. 

So overall it went very well! Thanks for everything!"

Celebrity Gems arranges a Michael Jackson impersonator, a Dean Martin impersonator, Showgirls, the Flash Mob in San Jose, Fremont, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, Hillsborough, and Sacramento.