Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Fast Lane in Palo Alto

Undercover cop Sonny Crockett serves jello shots

The 80's TV Show Miami Vice was known for its illicit drugs, Ferraris, and double-breasted satin suits. Undercover cop Sonny Crockett, wearing his "cool watermelon sunglasses" was a fixture at the hip nightclubs and on the mean streets of Miami. He and his partner busted Columbian drug lords and assorted bad guys. A Sonny Crockett lookalike mingled served jello shots and looked for suspicious party crashers. The partygoers were in safe hands- his Dade County badge and handcuffs were prominently displayed. Celebrity Gems arranges a Sonny Crockett/Don Johnson lookalike in Palo Alto, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and San Ramon.

Country Hoe Down in Union City

The Masonic Home in Union City had an old-fashioned country fair and barbeque for their Harvest Festival and tour of their new facility-Acacia Creek. As a replica to the huge Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton,  there was Country and Western and Bluegrass music, a petting zoo, and games of chance including "Flip the Frog" and the ring bottle toss. Enjoy ice-cream and custard? Rita's Custard and Ice-Cream served their delectable goodies from their brightly decorated food truck.

Traditional bluegrass music with a fiddler and banjo player
A Merry-Go-Round bouncy house and carnival booths.

Celebrity Gems arranges bluegrass and country and western bands and carnival games in Union City, Hayward, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

College goes to the Caribbean

Freshmen Back to School with Caribbean music and a BBQ
BeGreat  Cheerleaders from the Saint Mary's Gaels

Lively Steel Pan music from Trinidad, St. Maarten and Jamaica greeted Freshmen at their orientation at St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA.  There were Student Activity Booths for students to sign-up, including the affirmation "Be Great," from the Saint Mary's Gaels cheerleaders. Here's wishing a perfect record for the St. Mary's Gaels Basketball team and a productive and meaningful year for all the students at St. Mary's College.  Celebrity Gems arranges steel drum bands and music from the Caribbean in Moraga, Walnut Creek, Fremont, San Jose, and San Francisco.





Monday, August 21, 2017

Sgt. Pepper and his Lonely Heart Club Band

The year 2017 marked the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper and his Lonely Hearts Club Band. Paul McCartney and we hope "You Enjoyed the Show" was the strolling Beatle in the lobby at the silent auction for "Putting on the Glitz," the glamorous fundraiser for AIDs and Meals on Wheels.
Celebrity Gems arranges impersonators Paul McCartney and Marilyn Monroe in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Walnut Creek.
Yes, your Beatles album is my all-time favorite
Sgt. Pepper with the Beatles and Marilyn

Surprise visit by Marilyn at glitzy fundraiser

Marilyn Monroe with her golden blond hair and her gorgeous low cut red dress was the surprise guest at the "Putting on the Glitz" fundraiser at the Herbst Theater, San Francisco. A Marilyn painting of the Icon 60's Pin-Up Girl was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Posing Marilyn by this artwork upped the ante. Celebrity Gems arranges impersonators Marilyn Monroe, Paul McCartney, and Dean Martin for events in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Oakland.
Marilyn ups the bidding for the Marilyn artwork
Marilyn with Sgt. Pepper

Magicians add Intrigue and Mystery

Her chosen card on Jack's smartphone
Linking rings by master magician Merloch

Two magicians added to the glitz and glamour at the hugely successful "Help is on the Way XX111 at San Francisco's Herbst Theater. A random card selected from the deck showed up on Jack's smartphone. Kim the Magician with his linking rings attracted a crowd. Not sure if the flower bouquet was a surprise meant for the Magician. Celebrity Gems arranges magicians in San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Have the King at your next Celebration

"Are you Lonesome Tonight?" Hook up with Elvis
You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog

The month of August marks the 40th Anniversary of Elvis' death. Many of us mourn his passing. He continues to be the Icon at the Legends in Concert Show in Las Vegas, and; his songs continue to be on Billboard's Top of the Charts 100 hits. Planning a 60's theme? Arrange our Elvis impersonator at your next corporate event, class reunion, sock hop, and birthday. Celebrity Gems arranges an Elvis impersonator; a Marilyn Monroe impersonator; a Dean Martin impersonator; a Michael Jackson impersonator for events in Alameda, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Walnut Creek. #southshorecenter

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Old School Rock and Roll

We are Family
Get on board The Love Train

There were old school rock and roll and 21st-century hip hop and funk for the fourth concert at Town and Country Village, Palo Alto.  "Uptown Funk" the hit song by Bruno Mars was the band's
 encore. after their two-hour concert, to the standing ovation, cheers, and applause of their audience.  #townandcountryvillage. Celebrity Gems arranges classic rock and roll bands and country and western bands in Palo Alto, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Icons of Rock at Palo Alto shopping center

Fans sway to Purple Rain and Prince
Get funky with Uptown Funk and Bruno Mars
"Jungle Love" and Morris Day
Project 4 band with Kami "I Will Survive"

"The Legends in Concert" is the longest running show on the Las Vegas Strip. A recent legends show featured rock superstars Michael Jackson, Elvis, and Janis Joplin. Why travel to Las Vegas when there is a San Francisco Bay Area impersonator with songs, dance moves, and costuming resembling the superstars?  Rock and roll icon impersonator Gerald wowed his audience with his renditions of Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Morris Day, and Prince. Vocalist Kami added to the icon show with Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. Celebrity Gems arranges impersonators Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars, and JT Taylor from Kool and the Gang in Palo Alto, San Jose, Fremont, Oakland, and San Francisco. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beat the heat with Surf Music

When the temperature hit a high of over 90 degrees at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center in Alameda, many people retreated to the comfort of their air conditioned homes or sun bathed at the pool. For others, Saturday was a shopping day.
The Riptides. a surf and Beachboy band, provided those "Good Vibrations" for those shoppers who needed a setting away from the sun. This Band captivated their audience for three-hours of surf, fun in the sun, and Beatles music. Celebrity Gems arranges surf and Beachboy music in Alameda, San Jose, Fremont, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco.
Surf's up, there's a Wipe-out

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Line Dancing at Palo Alto Shopping Center


No pain at "Barstool Mountain," Moe Bandy's classic hit
Line Dancers danced the night away
Bobby brought back memories with "Sleep Walk" by Santo and Johnny
Country and Western Line Dancers danced in rhythm to the California Cowboys two-hour concert at a Palo Alto shopping Center. Band leader Robert Smith gave a special shout-out to country legend Merle Haggard, with whom he rehearsed his music at Merle's Southern California home. For trivia buffs, his lead guitarist was the guitarist for the 40 million solid gold hit, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." Steel Pedal guitarist Bobby Black brought back memories with his rendition of Santo and Johnny's "Sleepwalk." Celebrity Gems arranges Country and Western bands in Palo Alto, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Fremont, and San Francisco.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Blues and Classic Rock at Alameda Shopping Center

While California is experiencing a Statewide heatwave, there was a comfortable and breezy day at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center in Alameda. Singer Wendy and her talented trio of musicians added to the mellow afternoon by performing to an audience at picnic tables and on a lush green lawn. The band's eclectic mix of 50's and 60's rock and blues and 70's Motown was enjoyed by all.
"Sittin at the Dock of the Bay"
Wendy's trio, with the lagoon in the background

Celebrity Gems arranges blues bands and classic rock and roll and Motown in Alameda, Oakland, San Jose, Newark, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Classic Country and Western at Classy Shopping Center

Steel Pedal Guitar-authentic Country and Western
Follow "The Girl on the Billboard" with Del Reeves

There was Country and Western music the way it was meant to be. The 60's was solid gold country and the heyday of the Grand Old Opry in Nashville  Forget current pop country and rock and enjoy the classics. Mitch and his Royal Deuces performed the solid gold hits from the 60's icons: Del Reeves, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Buck Owens. Celebrity Gems arranges Country and Western and Bluegrass music in Alameda, Hayward, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Celebrity Gems arranges Prince impersonator at Castro Valley Middle School

Billie Jean and Michael Jackson
There was a celebration like no other. The students at Creekside Middle School, Castro Valley had their own fun day at the End of School Year assembly. After a grinding year of tests, homework, and follow the rules, the middle school students let it all hang out by singing and dancing to a classic rock and roll band. Lead singer Gerald wowed his audience by impersonating Prince, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Bruno Mars. Celebrity Gems arranges impersonator Michael Jackson, James Brown, Prince, and Bruno Mars in Castro Valley, San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont, Walnut Creek, and Palo Alto.
"Purple Rain" Prince's number one Billboard Hit
"Uptown Funk" Gerald as Bruno Mars
Prince dances with audience member
Students enjoy their End of the School Assembly



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Balloon Artist for Kids and Moms, too

I'm making this balloon for Mom on her special day
Hey Dad this one's for you
Guess who gets the first balloon

When homebuyers are looking at a new model home development for their all-important move, the challenge is what do we do with the kids. Do their children really want to look at model homes? A balloon artist sculpted a variety of balloons and entertained the kids while their parents compared different floor plans.  It was Mother's Day weekend and the Moms got their own balloon souvenir. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists in Dublin, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.



Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cross Country Skiers in Castro Valley

Cross Country Skiers on concrete, not snow
Rah Rah game leaders divide the kids into groups

Get out the snow skies and divide into two lines for Bat Mitzvah games at a Castro Valley temple. There was no snow but plenty of whipped cream and hilarious tug of war relays at a Castro Valley Bat Mitzvah. Why the whipped cream? Kids stuck their faces in whipped cream to search for juicy fruit fish candy. Celebrity Gems arranges Bar and Bat Mitzvah and Picnic Game Leaders in Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont, and San Jose.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bunny Bash at the Northgate Mall in San Rafael

There was a huge celebration for Northgate mall's 50th Anniversary and Bunny Bash. Joining the celebration was a magician who charmed his audience with a pet raccoon puppet, a face painter whose drawings were an art form, and a balloon artist who sculpted flower balloons. The mall manager joined the fun with an interactive memory game. 
Celebrity Gems arranges magicians, face painters, and balloon artists in San Rafael, Mill Valley, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Walnut Creek.




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bring the Legends in Concert to your VIP event

Legends in Concert superstars 
"I Want to be Loved by You"
Marilyn, Michael Jackson, Elvis, and Janis Joplin 

Planning an award dinner or VIP?  Lights, cameras, action-Roll out the Red Carpet and mingle with the Las Vegas Superstars at your next special event. "The Legends in Concert" has been a staple in Las Vegas and on the Las Vegas Strip for over 35 years. Attracting the best in solid gold singers and dancers worldwide, Celebrity Gems arranges the Las Vegas Superstars for events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Shown here are Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Elvis, and Janis Joplin.  Celebrity Gems arranges superstars John Travolta, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Austin Powers, and Paparazzi in Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Fremont, Dublin, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Caricaturist draws a group-arranged by Celebrity Gems in Atherton

capture your group with a large drawing


A caricaturist typically draws one person or two people. When a Canadian university wanted a remembrance of their class reunion, our caricaturist illustrated the scene with a composite drawing with the college logo. Twenty-five attendees posed for the drawing which was later framed. This remembrance will grace the living room of the host's Atherton home. Celebrity Gems arranges caricaturists in Atherton, Los Gatos, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Oakland, and San Francisco.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Joyous Holiday Magician arranged by Celebrity Gems in Pleasanton

Peanut Butter jar trades places with Jelly jar
Tri-Valley Chabad, located in Pleasanton, hosted their annual Purim party with a sports theme. Some children and their parents dressed in their favorite sports jerseys while other partygoers dressed ala Halloween. Purim, a holiday symbolizing the salvation of the Jews in ancient Persia, included a Chabad Megilla reading, a 30-minute audience participation magic show, and a costume contest. Celebrity Gems arranges magicians in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Mateo, and San Jose.



Friday, February 10, 2017

You've Gotta Have Heart

Surprise your significant other with a live Valentine Day Heart. Use your own creativity and have our improvisational heart-throb actress, with her huge red heart, red beret, and mini-heart earrings, deliver the chocolate candy, the bouquet of roses, and the diamond engagement ring. Camille sings love songs including Nat King Cole's "L is for the way you look for me."  Camille and Celebrity Gems were featured in San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times, right before that special day.

Here's the link: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/10/now-heart-this-confessions-of-a-dancing-valentine/


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Celebrity Gems arranged Chinese entertainment in Milpitas, CA






There was a full array of Chinese entertainment highlighting "The Year of the Rooster" at The Great Mall of the Bay, Milpitas. What a marvelous future in-store for those who believe in symbolism-"The Year of the Rooster" signifies heroes who will do whatever it takes to save the day. with the Rooster having the need for everything neat and organized.
Chinese Lion Dancers with Chinese Martial Arts performed two colorful and lively 30-minute shows;  a Calligrapher drew names in Chinese letters on Silk Fans; and shoppers at the Great Mall of the Bay posed with the Panda.  Celebrity Gems arranges Chinese Lion Dancers, Chinese Calligraphers, and the Panda in Milpitas, San Jose, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.