Friday, December 18, 2015

Harpist adds ambiance to Christmas open house

Harpist plays Christmas and popular music
There was a lovely ice sculpture and Christmas Tree in the lobby

There was a festive holiday atmosphere at the annual family and friends Christmas open house at the Parkview Assisted Living facility in Pleasanton, CA. A harpist played Christmas and popular music with a background of a colorfully decorated Christmas Tree and a snowflaked Ice Sculpture. Celebrity Gems arranges harpists in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, and Walnut Creek.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer lights up the sky at San Francisco Bay Area shopping center

There was double good news at the Pacific Commons Shopping Center in Fremont.A storm brought much-needed rain to Northern California; there was a blue cloudless sky for the tree lighting later that afternoon. #pacificcommons
Rudolph's blinking Red Nose led the way to the tree

Kids gather around the balloon making elves

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" from the Dickens Carolers

Juggler with Nutcracker Toy Soldiers Marching Band

Celebrity Gems arranges balloon making elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Dickens Carolers,  the Nutcracker Toy Soldier Marching Band, magicians, and jugglers in Fremont, Union City, Hayward, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Celebrity Gems arranges Menorah balloon artist in Castro Valley

Castro Valley Boulevard in Castro Valley was all aglow for the annual Menorah Lighting ceremony for the first night of Chanukah. Chanukah, which is a Jewish celebration, commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks in the 2nd Century BCE. A fun and festive celebration, a balloon artist sculpted Menorah and Dreidel balloons while the local Chabad rabbi lit the first candle on his huge metal Menorah.
A balloon Menorah, with kids gathering around, 1st night of Chanukah

A great miracle happened there

Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists, face painters, and caricaturists in Castro Valley, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, San Mateo Hillsborough, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Harpo Marx sighting at re-opening of Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Harpo with Broadway Plaza News heralding the opening in 1951

Step right this way for the reopening of Macy's

He didn't speak but he made his presence known, for the reopening of Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek. Harpo, of the famed Marx Brothers from the 1930's, used a horn, a whistle, and other props at the Re-Opening of Broadway Plaza and Macy's. Why Harpo? Harpo performed his irreverent antics at the original Ribbon Cutting of Broadway Plaza in 1951. It was nostalgia galore, when impersonator Harpo greeted shoppers with a replica Broadway Plaza News dated November 8, 1951.

The event planner was delighted:

"Thanks so much for sending this over. Sergue was amazing as Harpo Marx! A true professional and an a an absolute delight to work with. Much appreciated.

Have a beautiful weekend!"

Celebrity Gems arranges mime, celebrity impersonators, the Marx Brothers, Charlie Chaplin, and Marilyn Monroe in Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, San Mateo, Belmont, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stoneridge Shopping Center all aglow with Santa arrival

Kids go front and center, with a close-up look at the Toy Soldiers

Two singing Elves and the nationally acclaimed Tap Dancing Christmas Trees were the warm up acts for Santa's arrival at Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton.  A Toy Soldier Marching Band, with pomp and circumstance, led the procession for Santa's royal entrance.  Celebrity Gems arranges the tap dancing Christmas Trees and Balloon making Christmas elves in San Francisco and San Jose.
Tapping down Broadway at Stoneridge Mall
Hats off for Santa
Raise your hands and join us for "The Elf Chorus"
How many reindeer pulled Santa's sleigh?

Royal Trumpets Herald in Santa at San Francisco Bay Area Mall

Toy Soldier Marching Band led the way for Santa 
"Here Comes Santa Claus" with Heralding Trumpets and Santa

There was pomp and circumstance with Santa's arrival at Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton. Four Toy Soldiers, three with Beefeater trumpets and the fourth with a drum, led the procession. They later strolled the Mall, played popular Christmas music, and the kids posed for pictures with Santa and the marching band. Celebrity Gems arranges the Toy Soldier Marching Band, balloon making Christmas elves, and face painters in Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Celebrity Gems arranges Pirate Show with Captain Hook and Tinkerbell at San Francisco Bay Area shopping center

The City of Alameda was the former home of the Alameda Naval Air Station. For a Halloween theme at the Alameda Landing Shopping Center, pirates landed their ships and mingled with the kids in their colorful costumes. Tinker bell carried a hidden treasure map and kids hunted for clues for a buried treasure chest of candy.

Tinker bell and Captain Hook reveal a buried treasure map

Ahoy matey, here's a sword balloon
Kids fly through the air, with Tinkerbell

Pirate face painter shows her artwork

Celebrity Gems arranges Pirate Shows, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and Peter Pan, balloon artists, and face painters in Alameda, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Ramon, San Jose, San Mateo, Fremont, and Hillsborough.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Michael Jackson impersonator joins Zumba Class and Thriller at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

Thriller with Michael Jackson impersonator and dancer

Michael Jackson impersonator dances with the band
It was "Thriller" and Michael Jackson for a Halloween promotion at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville. Celebrity Gems arranges impersonator Michael Jackson in Danville, Blackhawk, San Jose, San Mateo, Oakland, San Francisco, and Fremont.

Celebrity Gems arranges Bluegrass Band in Petaluma

Bluegrass with Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs

A Bluegrass and Country and Western Band was the perfect fit for a Petaluma, CA shopping center.  What a perfect choice for Petaluma, known for its dairy and chicken farms, olive groves, and vineyards. This down home country band with its banjo player, dobro player, and mandolin player, attracted a huge crowd and was an audience favorite. Celebrity Gems arranges Bluegrass and Country and Western bands in Petaluma, San Rafael, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Oakland, CA.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bluegrass band with Line Dancing in Pittsburg, CA

What a perfect idea for a poolside party. A real estate management company themed their event to Bluegrass with country and western line dancing. She was delighted with the line dancing and bought several CD'S.
The Louvin Brothers and Flat and Scruggs

Celebrity Gems arranges bluegrass bands, country and western line dancing in Pittsburg, CA, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Cupertino,  Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Celebrity Gems arranged a Magician at a Pleasanton CA celebration

Talk about card mastery, his cards appeared from nowhere

Under the Sukkot, with a pretzel roof and graham cracker walls

Tossing multi-colored rings 

Oops, my pin didn't pop my balloon

A magician performed for over 90 children at a Sukkot celebration hosted by Tri-Valley Chabad. Sukkot, a biblical Jewish holiday commemorates the harvest when Israelites lived in temporary dwellings. After the kids made their own Sukkot with graham cracker walls, Nathaniel took center stage with rings, cards, and cut and restore ropes. Celebrity Gems arranges magicians in Pleasanton, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, and Concord.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Celebrity Gems arranged Hula Hooper, Jugglers, and Acrobats at San Francisco Bay Area Mall

Quick question, and no cheating: "What's healthier, a Pizza Pie or a Pineapple?"  What are the ingredients in a vegetarian Stone Soup? These questions and more were posed by the vaudevillian comedy team of Coventry and Kaluza at "Healthy Living/Exercise" at Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton.

Not sure if the recipe for Stone Soup was noted by the parents: a cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, an onion, and six bananas.

They  both juggle, with no dropped pins
One hula hoop is enough; she hula hoops with 40

Kids spin plates; Coventry juggles and spins his plate

Mix six bananas in The Stone Soup

Celebrity Gems arranges acrobats, jugglers, and hula hoopers in San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Jose, Walnut Creek, San Rafael, San Francisco, and San Mateo.

Celebrity Gems arranged Superboy and Supergirl-Super Heroes- at San Francisco Bay Area mall

Kids line up for "The Man of Steel" 

Bow Wow a balloon doggie for a Super Toddler

A happy toddler with his doggie balloon
Supergirl face paints
Let's draw artwork on your arm

Super heroes Superboy and Supergirl at a "Healthy Living, Exercise" theme at the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton. Kids lined up for face painting and balloons from their Super heroes. Celebrity Gems arranges Super heroes, Superboy, Supergirl, costumed characters, the Frozen Show with characters Anna, Elsa, and Kristoph; in Pleasanton, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Celebrity Gems arranged Chaplin mime in Union City

Charlie Chaplin was the perfect compliment to Paul Price's Society Orchestra at the annual Masonic Home (Union City) barbecue.  Chaplin's most famous persona, "The Tramp" was popular in the 1900's.   Here's Chaplin, cane and duster et al, working the crowd, table to table while Paul Price performed swing, tangos and fox trots, early 1900's.
You need some dusting
Hmmm, do you really need a dusting?

"Save the Last Dance for Me"
Celebrity Gems arranges Chaplin, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, Laurel and Hardy, in Castro Valley, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

Pack up your Troubles in your old Kit Bag

"Pack Up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile," was one of the songs featured by Paul Price's Society Orchestra at the Masonic Home (Union City) annual barbeque.  Paul's orchestra was the perfect match for their theme, music from the late 1800's through World War 1.
It was nostalgia for the residents, family and friends

Swing, fox trots, tangos, and waltz

Celebrity Gems arranges music from the 1920's, music from World War 1, in Union City, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Mateo.

A Guitarist and a Magician for 60th Birthday in Livermore

Latin Guitarist Stefan adds that ambiance

Timothy's magic capped off a memorable evening

Peter's 60th Birthday was real special for him and his 50 family and friends. In addition to a day of golf at Wente Vineyards (Livermore), his wife Sophie surprised him by arranging Latin guitarist Stefan followed by a 30 minute audience involvement show with award winning magician Timothy.

So, for Peter and friends, there was entertainment for everyone-music and magic. Celebrity Gems arranges magicians and Latin guitar players in Livermore, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dinosaur and Alien sighting at Pleasanton Shopping Center

Hands up, who wants to volunteer?
Jurassic Dinosaur on top of head 
Have you seen this Alien?
Bubbles, tiny Bubbles

The kids let their imagination "run wild" during the latest Kids Club hosted by the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton CA. A very versatile performer entertained with his fashionable Dinosaur hat and later asked the kids if they spotted a space alien while they had their lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.  Kids love bubbles, and he ended his 40 minute audience involvement show with a flurry of bubbles that wafted throughout the mall. 
Celebrity Gems arranges children's singers and magicians in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco.