Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Kool and Gang and "Celebration" for San Francisco parties

JT Taylor performs 80's solid gold "Celebration"

Planning an anniversary? The song "Celebration" was a solid gold 80's hit, and continues in popularity at corporate events, Bar Mitzvahs, birthdays, and private parties. Arrange celebrity impersonator JT Taylor with band at your next celebratory bash. Yes, there's a "party going on."

Celebrity Gems arranges celebrity impersonator JT Taylor, a tribute to Kool and the Gang, and 80's icons Michael Jackson, Rick James, and James Brown in San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Oakland, Fremont, and Palo Alto. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Entertainment surprise at the Village at Corte Madera, Corte Madera

Hula hooping and juggling duo

Holiday shoppers at The Village at Corte Madera, Corte Madera, CA were treated to five weekends of surprise entertainment.  There was entertainment for everyone, featuring an award winning magician, elf balloon artists, a Nutcracker on Stilts, and a two person hula hooping team. This entertainment was a welcomed respite from the shopping stress of crowds and what to buy for loved ones and friends.

Celebrity Gems arranges hula hoopers and jugglers in Marin, Corte Madera, Novato, San Jose, San Francisco, Danville, Dublin, Oakland, and San Mateo.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dickens Carolers add to the Festive Atmosphere at Anchorage Square, San Francisco

Dickens Carolers by the Christmas Tree

There are two huge Christmas Trees adorning two widely popular tourist attractions at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco-Pier 39 and the Anchorage Square Shopping Center.  Tables were arranged in the courtyard between 'N and Out Burgers and Dick's Last Resort, and diners were treated to the Dickens carolers in front of the colorfully decorated Christmas Tree. Celebrity Gems arranges Dickens Carolers in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Two Caricaturists and Two Face Painters for Surfin Safari theme in Palo Alto

December in Palo Alto meant welcome rain and cold. A Palo Alto law firm threw caution to the wind with their Beachboy Surfin Safari theme. The midway was full of carnival rides and games and long lines waiting for two colorfully attired caricaturists and two surf style face painters.
Is that really me?
Artist James captures the mood

Batman to the batmobile
Gordon takes his time with his artwork

Celebrity Gems arranges face painters and caricaturist in Palo Alto, San Jose, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco,  Oakland, and San Mateo.

Beach Boy party theme in December for Palo Alto law firm

Surfin Safari with Beach Boy party band

Colorful Stilt Walker and Juggler on the runway
Look Mom, I'm ready to join the circus

Passing clubs during the band break

Come rain or come shine, stormy weather or a blue sky, a Palo Alto law firm had their Beach Party theme in December. Here is the ultimate Beach Boy party band,  joined by a two person stilt walking and juggling duo.

Celebrity Gems arranges Beach Boy and Surf bands, jugglers, Stilt Walkers, and balloon artists in Palo Alto, San Ramon, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Fremont, and Tracy.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Elf leaves North Pole for Danville shopping center

A Christmas Elf left the North Pole and Santa's reindeers for the Santa arrival at the Livery and Mercantile (Danville).  Since she anticipated a busy holiday season as Santa's right hand "woman," she decided to ride her unicycle while juggling clubs prior to the Santa arrival.

Club juggling on her unicycle

Spin this plate and let's go to lunch

Celebrity Gems arranges jugglers, unicyclists, and magicians in Danville, San Ramon, San Jose,  Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and San Mateo.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Trio provides respite on Black Friday at San Francisco Bay Area shopping center

Holiday Trio by huge Christmas Tree

In the spirit of Christmas, Holiday Trio at Mall

The crowd for Black Friday at the Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton CA  resembled Fifth Avenue, New York City, after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  A Holiday Jazz Trio, in front of  the huge colorfully decorated Christmas Tree, provided that much needed respite for 1000's of shoppers bargain hunting for family and friends.

Feedback is always welcomed. According to the Mall Marketing Manager, "Thanks for stopping by! Music was great."

Celebrity Gems arranges Jazz Trios, Holiday trios, and Dickens carolers in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, Fremont, and San Rafael.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Toy Soldier and Dancing Christmas Trees down Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley

Castro Valley Boulevard was all aglow with the Third Annual Light Parade and Meet on the Street. There were antique cars, colorful lit wagons advertising local business, and a large float hosted by a local politician dressed as an Elf. A highlight of the Parade were bright green tap dancing Christmas Trees and a Toy Soldier on Stilts, marching in formation up and down the Boulevard.
Trees tap dance to Jingle Bell Rock
Gimme 5
Attention, forward march
What? Dancing Trees on the Boulevard?

Celebrity Gems arranges Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, Stilt Walkers, costumed characters, in Castro Valley, San Jose, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento.

Balloon making Elves sculpt balloons at Northgate Shopping Center, San Rafael

Balloon making elves sculpt candy cane balloons during Santa's arrival at the Northgate Shopping Center, San Rafael. The Sugar Plum Fairy and Charles Dickens added to this festive occasion.
kids gather around for their balloon

Balloon making Elf twists a candy cane balloon

Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists in San Rafael, San Jose, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.

Sugar Plum Fairy and Charles Dickens at Northgate Mall, San Rafael

Sugar Plum Fairy with goodies

Santa, Sugar Plum Fairy, Kids, and colorful Candy Cane

Dickens, circa 1850, reads from one of his novels

What a magical way to begin the Christmas holiday season.  Santa made an early visit, and was greeted by families, in the colorfully decorated courtyard of the Northgate Shopping Center, San Rafael, CA.  The Sugar Plum Fairy and Charles Dickens added to the splendor, by strolling through the crowd, passing our goodies, and posing for photos. Celebrity Gems arranges costumed characters, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Charles Dickens in San Rafael, San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Walnut Creek San Mateo, Oakland, and Fremont.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Asian performers launch Celebrity Cruises to the Orient

Two Asian greeters hosted 60 tour guides at the launch of Celebrity Cruise Ships to ports of call in Asia. The tour guides were awed with the visual displays of new Asian ports of call at a VIP dinner hosted by Celebrity Cruise Lines the E and O Asian Kitchen, San Francisco.

According to the event planner: "They were awesome! 
Next time we will hire them for a longer time as everyone wanted to take pictures with them.
They were beautiful elegant and delightful to work with.
Well done! 
Thanks again!" 
Asian Greeters at Celebrity Cruise launch event in San Francisco

Celebrity Gems arranges improvisational actors and actresses in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Mateo.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Crooner delights the ladies at Girls Night Out, Pleasanton mall

Pop and Standards with Laurent's band

"Save the Last Dance for Me"

Heartthrob crooner Laurent added that perfect beat to "Girls Night Out" at the Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton. Here's Laurent and his band, delighting his audience with Grammy Award Winner Michael Buble's solid gold hits. Celebrity Gems arranges dance bands and song stylists Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louie Prima, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, and San Jose.

A Fortune Teller and A Caricaturist for "Girls Night Out" at Pleasanton mall

Good tidings for this couple's future

"Mom's always know best" revealed by tarot card reader

Girls line up for their caricature

It was "Girls Night Out" at the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton. A fortune teller and a caricaturist attracted long lines, proving their popularity with the ladies.  This mall added to the much deserved recognition night for the girls with prize drawings and healthy beverage and food samples. Celebrity Gems arranges Caricaturists and Fortune Tellers in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Mateo.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hawaiian music and Hula Dancers in Oakland

Hula dancers bring Hawaiian Islands to Oakland

Hawaiian and Tahitian music

The historic and elegant estate of The Dunsmuir House, Oakland was the perfect setting for an Hawaiian theme. Hula dancers and Hawaiian music added the perfect backdrop to the lush trees and well manicured green lawn.  

We welcome feedback from the event planner: "All were wonderful especially the band.  We and the client very much enjoyed them!!!"  

There was entertainment for everyone, including a face painter dressed in a muumuu and a balloon artist with a flower lei and straw hat. Celebrity Gems arranges Hawaiian music, Hula dancers, face painters and balloon artists in Oakland, Fremont, San Jose, San Francisco, Napa, and Walnut Creek.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hollywood impersonators and superstars at huge San Francisco Benefit

Katy Perry sighting at fundraiser

Sandra wears the best of San Francisco
Card mastery by Merloch the Magician gains applause

Hollywood meets San Francisco for the 20th Annual "Help is on the Way" fundraiser in San Francisco. This fundraiser, for four non-profits, attracts the best of San Francisco celebrity impersonators and nationally acclaimed Hollywood superstars. The goal: raise much needed funds for those people most in need.

This video, hosted by Marla Silva, says it all:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIOVGbKRgyo&feature=youtu.be

Celebrity Gems is proud to contribute to this cause. Celebrity Gems arranges impersonators Katy Perry, magicians, and costumed characters in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo, Fremont, Hillsborough, and Walnut Creek.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Caribbean Steel Band at corporate luncheon in Concord, CA

Afternoon in the tropics with Caribbean music

A Caribbean Steel Band Trio added music from the tropics at a corporate event in Concord, CA. "The Soca Steelband" always receives raves for their lively music, stage presence, reliability, and repertoire.

According to the Event Planner: "Hi Stan, Sharon and her group were wonderful as always."

Celebrity Gems arranges Caribbean Steel Bands in Concord, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Menlo Park, and San Mateo.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Improvisational actors and Celebrity Cruise Promotion, San Francisco

Fancy food and champagne, with the sailors joining in
Winners received gift packs and cruise upgrades

Everyone is a winner with Celebrity Cruises
You have to enter to win

Larkspur Ferry passengers were treated to fancy food, champagne, and jazz music, compliments of  Celebrity Cruises, at their boarding from the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco.  This promotion was a launch announcing Celebrity Cruise trips to Alaska from San Francisco.  Two sailors as improvisational actors gave each person a chance to be a winner with classy prizes and upgrades compliments of this Cruise Line. 

The event planner was ecstatic: "Thank you Stan, they were fabulous!!!!!"

 Celebrity Gems arranges improvisational actors and costumed characters in San Francisco, Oakland, Redwood City, Sacramento, and San Jose.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back to School Balloon Artist at Pleasanton shopping center

Back to School Balloon Artist in Chemistry lab coat

The couple on the 2nd level can wait in line for their balloon

A balloon artist wearing glasses and dressed in a chemistry lab coat reminded the kids that it's "Back to School" at Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists, face painters, and magicians in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Fremont, San Jose, and Oakland.

Monday, August 25, 2014

San Francisco Sandra character at San Francisco Fundraiser

San Francisco Sandra touts the City by the Bay

Look up at my headdress and notice the cable car

San Francisco Sandra and James Brown

Why buy Fodor's Travel Guide to San Francisco? See the best of San Francisco's tourist attractions in one location, "The Palace of Fine Arts" San Francisco. San Francisco Sandra was one of the highlights during cocktails and hors d'oevres for the fundraiser "Help is on the Way."Joining this colorful costumed character wearing a headdress of a cable car, the Trans America Building, and Napa vineyards were impersonators Marilyn Monroe, James Brown, Katy Perry, Dumledore the Magician, and Captain Jack the Pirate. Celebrity Gems arranges costumed characters and celebrity impersonators James Brown, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Mateo, and Sacramento.

Katy Perry and James Brown sightings at huge San Francisco fundraiser

"This is How we Do"

It's a Man's World and a Woman's too

Katy Perry works her charm at SF fundraiser

"Get on Up" with James Brown

There was a Katy Perry impersonator and a James Brown impersonator at the "Night of the Stars" fundraiser for "Help is on the Way" San Francisco. Both impersonators mixed, mingled, and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and their adoring crowd. Celebrity Gems arranges a Katy Perry impersonator and a James Brown impersonator in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, Oakland, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Fremont, and Pleasanton.

Marilyn Monroe sighting at huge fundraiser in San Francisco

Marilyn Monroe with Marilyn painting and Beatles photo

The biggest icon, pin-up girl, and movie queen from the 50's, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator at the "Help is on the Way" fundraiser, San Francisco. Celebrity Gems arranges a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, a Michael Jackson impersonator, and Elvis impersonator in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, and Sacramento.