Thursday, December 26, 2013

Elvis impersonator wows crowd in Pittsburg, CA

Rob sings an Elvis ballad

"Peggy Sue," made famous by Buddy Holly, sung by Rob

Elvis impersonator Rob didn't step on anyone's blue suede shoes and he didn't treat his audience like fools.  He did gain kudos for a corporate Christmas event in Pittsburg, CA.  Rob performed his Elvis tribute show and as an added attraction sang two solid gold hits from rock legend Buddy Holly.  According to the event planner:

Hi Stan:

There was no “Crying in the Chapel” with Rob Ely because everyone enjoyed listening to him.  Great stage presence, wonderful voice!  A bunch of people started dancing.  Even my boss (the President!) asked ME to dance!  He definitely made the ladies’ hearts go pitter patter.

Celebrity Gems arranges Elvis impersonator Rob for events in Pittsburg, Antioch, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Pleasant Hill, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Hayward, and Oakland.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Heralding Trumpets add Holiday cheer at Pleasanton mall

The Heralding Trumpets were a great diversion during the Christmas holiday rush at the Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton, CA. Many shoppers paused by the huge Christmas tree and Santa to listen to "Gabriel's Trumpets" and their snazzy renditions of Christmas favorites, popular, classical, and show tunes. Applause and appreciation were the best holiday gift given to the trumpeters.
fanfares and Christmas favorites near the huge Christmas tree

leader Frank Davis leads Gabriel's Trumpets

Facebook followers shared their feedback to the Mall Marketing Manager:

"Thanks Stan!  The customers are really enjoying the holiday music!  We're getting a lot of positive feedback on Facebook!" 

Celebrity Gems arranges jazz trios and heralding trumpets in Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Magician typifies Gold Rush and Pier 39 San Francisco

Big Al as the Circus Barker, Great Mall of the Bay, Milpitas
How did Big Al pull my Card?

Big Al is "the Magician" for San Francisco and Pier 39 themes. His three card monte and find the ball under the three cups is legendary. Card manipulation and ball under the cup may be illegal with tourists on Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, but is the perfect entertainment for Casino and Barbary Coast themes. Big Al was the strolling magician for a casino theme at the Lafayette Park Hotel, Lafayette.

The event planner was pleased: 

"Good morning, Stan

The holiday party went off without a hitch last night. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.  The magician and fortune tellers were well received, especially Big Al.

  My bosses two children attended with his wife and they loved him. Everyone that came to me said that they liked the entertainment. Thank you for your help with making our event a huge success."

Celebrity Gems arranges magicians in Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dickens carolers add Christmas cheer at Palo Alto Shopping Center

Children joined the carolers and sang Jingle Bells

Music with your Cafe Mocha? Dickens Carolers in front of Peet's Coffee

Four Dickens carolers added that Christmas cheer as they strolled thru the Town and Country Village Shopping Center, Palo Alto. Shoppers stopped and listened and children joined the Dickens carolers and sang Jingle Bells and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  Celebrity Gems arranges Dickens carolers, Santa, and holiday elves in Palo Alto, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, San Mateo, Mountain View, Walnut Creek, and San Mateo.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Cheer at Marin California shopping center

Holiday duo spread Christmas cheer

A holiday duo by the huge Christmas tree added to the enjoyment of shopping at the Strawberry Village Shopping Center in Marin, CA.  Celebrity Gems arranges jazz duos and Dickens carolers in Marin, San Mateo, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Walnut Creek.

Carmen Miranda impersonator and Mardi-Gras juggler at Samba theme in Danville

Welcome to the Samba Samba party

Here's play money for the Casino

Magician with a fan with mini lights

Mardi Gras magician and Carmen make a colorful duo

What a perfect combination  Mardi Gras magician and a Carmen Miranda impersonator set a Copa Cabana tone at the Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville. Celebrity Gems arranges Magicians and celebrity impersonators in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and San Mateo.  

Juggler serves as Meeter and Greeter for Samba theme in San Ramon

A juggler sets a fun and upbeat tone at a Samba event at the Crow Canyon Country Club, San Ramon. Celebrity Gems arranges ambient entertainment, jugglers, and magicians in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Fremont.
Juggler next to Balloon Bouquet was a meet and greet

Caricature artists and Fortune tellers at Samba Theme in San Ramon

Caricaturist draws keepsake
I predict a happy 2014
Here's what the tarot card shows

Caricaturist provides "time out" at Casino event

Caricaturists gave partygoers a keepsake and fond memory at a Samba party at the Crow Canyon Country Club, San Ramon. Tarot card readers had their fortunes predicted for year 2014 at the Crow Canyon Country Club. Celebrity Gems arranges caricaturists and tarot card readers in San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Danville, Fremont, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dorothy is looking for the Wizard at Palo Alto family event

Dorothy and Company followed the Yellow Brick Road
Oh my, that balloon is real scary
Someone help me find my heart
Glenda the Good Witch and her Fairy Wand

"If I only had a Brain" I would know where I am

Dorothy sings and dances with her "posse" somewhere over the rainbow in Palo Alto.  She's joined by the Cowardly Lion who is a afraid of going right or left; and, the Tinman, looking for his heart.  Glenda the Good Witch waved her magic wand wishing everyone "good cheer" during their journey in Emerald City. Celebrity Gems arranges costumed characters and improvisational actors in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Campbell, San Francisco, San Jose.

Las Vegas magician performs as the Wizard at Palo Alto family event

Audience member looks for the Di in a magical box
Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz was the theme at a family event hosted by a Palo Alto law firm. A Wizard magician, direct from Las Vegas, dazzled the families with a variety of tricks and illusions. A highlight was when a child wrote his name on a playing card and the magician picked his card from the deck, positioned squarely in his mouth.
Wizard spits out the child's card

Celebrity Gems arranges Magicians in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, San Jose, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Mateo.

Caricaturists display their artwork at Wizard of Oz theme in Palo Alto

Caricaturists show their artwork 

There were long lines for both artists

Families and children had a wonderful keepsake from The Wizard of Oz theme hosted by a Palo Alto law firm. There were long lines and happy people, with the payoff that they left this family event with a caricature suitable for framing. Celebrity Gems arranges caricaturists in Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Great Miracle Happened Here

Balloon Artist twists Dreidel balloon

Guitarist welcomes the sixth night of Chanukah

There was a joyous celebration for the sixth night of Chanukah at the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton. The candles were lit, signifying the "miracle of the oil, a balloon artist sculpted dreidel and sword balloons and a guitarist sang Chanukah songs. There were craft tables, including Menorah making, and the crowd voted on the most artistic Menorah. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists, guitar players, and jazz trios in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo, Fremont,  and Mountain View.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nutcracker Toy Soldier Marching Band leads parade down Castro Valley Boulevard

Toy Soldiers marching band kick off Castro Light Parade

Juggling Elf ponders his next move

The Toy Soldier Marching Band in formation led the Light Parade down Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley. This family friendly band returned for the second year, back by popular demand. Juggler Jeremy strolled down the boulevard on his Unicycle, whistling Brazilian songs and Jingle Bells. Celebrity Gems arranges marching bands and jugglers in Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento.

American Girl grand opening attracts 1000's at Stanford Shopping Center

American Girl store rivals FAO Schwarz in NYC

Balloon artist sculpts balloons for Crowd control

Kids watch magician turn a large rope into smaller rope

There were 1000's of girls with their parents and grandparents for the American Girl Grand Opening at the Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. American girl dolls are a cultural phenomena, with girls dressing their dolls to look like themselves and girls taking their new sister doll to the American Girl salon, inside the American Girl store.  A balloon artist, a magician, and a juggler-all dressed in classy attire, were entertaining the girls as they waited in long lines. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists, magicians, and jugglers in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo, and Walnut Creek.
Heart balloons are a perfect touch for American Girl dolls

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer goes AWOL from Santa's Sleigh

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer took a much needed rest to scope out the Livery and Mercantile, a Danville CA shopping center. Rudolph, glowing red nose and all, used his GPS to locate the Livery before leading the eight reindeers on Santa's sleigh. The reindeer made himself available by posing for pictures and telling the kids to expect his arrival on Christmas evening. A face painter complemented his surprise visit by face painting Christmas scenes and rainbows.
Please repeat your question

Yes, I'll be leading the way on Santa's sleigh

Award winning face painter

Celebrity Gems arranges costumed characters, Christmas entertainment, and Face Painters in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Trapeze Artists fly above crowd at Circus theme fundraiser

Trapeze Artists entertain between four course gourmet dinner
Acrobats fly through the air in perfect formation

Trapeze artist swings on the rope high above audience

Rope twirling by huge chandelier

Trapeze and rope artists fly through the air at Night Circus themed fundraiser at the Bankhead Theater,  Livermore. Black and White were the colors and the trapeze artists were the perfect match. There were three acts during the four course gourmet dinner, center stage.  The event planner was ecstatic: 

"Hello Stan,
 Thank you so much.  I cannot tell you enough how fantastic it was to work with you.  You are truly wonderful.  Trapeze Arts, Andrea and Mark, as well as Nanka, were all beyond fantastic.  It was such an amazing event. I can’t thank you enough.  You are the best at what you do.  I appreciated your presence at the event. 

Thanks again for everything."

Celebrity Gems arranges trapeze artists, acrobats, and hand balancers in Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Fremont, and Sacramento

Contortionist twists body and soul at Livermore fundraiser

A contortionist was one of the characters in the best selling book "Night Circus." This was the theme, and black and white were the colors, for the fundraiser at the Bankhead Theater, Livermore. A contortionist took center stage, dressed in black and white, displaying body art, movement, and acrobatics. She was that perfect theatrical circus touch while guests mixed and mingled in the lobby.
Contortionist as Body Art

Contortionist twists body at donor display in lobby

Ribbon Twirling leads the way to gourmet dinner

Celebrity Gems arranges contortionists and acrobatic performers in Livermore, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Fremont, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo, Sacramento, and Hillsborough

Stilt Walkers Tower above crowd in Livermore

Stilt Walkers mix it up with Crowd

Wow, how did you get that tall?

Andrea plays the Accordion with Mark on Stilts as Pied Pipers

Two Stilt Walkers served as greeters, and mixed and mingled, during "The Night at the Circus" fundraiser at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. They typified the circus by rising above the crowd and serving as "ice breakers." Mark and Andrea later were Pied Pipers, leading the crowd to the ballroom stage and a gourmet four course dinner, with Andrea playing her accordion. Celebrity Gems arranges Stilt Walkers in Livermore, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont, and Oakland.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dogs put their Trainers through Hoops at Danville Shopping Center

Trained dog and Lana jump through hula hoops

Rescue dog pushes dog behind the wheel in his Smart Car

Dog jumps through hoops and over three audience members

Five trained rescue dogs took center stage at a Dog Circus hosted by the Blackhawk Kids Club, Blackhawk Plaza, Danville.  Lana, the dog trainer, explained how she rescued dogs at shelters and trained them to jump through hoops, catch frisbees, and climb up a ladder and slide down a shoot. There were photo ops and a question and answer session where a five year old asked how long it took to train a frisbee dog.  Celebrity Gems arranges trained dog shows in Danville, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Fremont, and San Mateo.
Dog leaps through the air and catches frisbees