Sunday, December 9, 2018

A Great Miracle Happened Here

Eight Candles burned brightly over the Ice Scupture 
Yes, this Rainbow is very colorful

Eight candles burned brightly and remained lit on the Menorah Ice Sculpture on the last night of Chanukah and Winter Wonderland. Chabad of Castro Valley hosted their annual Chanukah celebration at Palomares Hills with face painting; snow globes; and fishing for dreidels. Traditional holiday food included potato latkes, jelly doughnuts, and tomato soup.  Celebrity Gems arranges face painters in Castro Valley, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and San Francisco.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Anchorage Square serves up a Holiday Dessert

The Piccola Carolers sang by the lovely decorated Christmas Tree in the courtyard of the Anchorage Square Shopping Center, San Francisco. What a fabulous location in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. The huge crowd enjoyed their burgers and fries at In and Out and their doughnuts at Krispy Kreme. For an added dessert with zero calories they were treated to holiday carols from around the world. Celebrity Gems arranges carolers and Santa Claus in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. #anchorage square san francisco
Hark the Carols, Angels Sing
Burgers, Fries, Doughnuts, and Music

Thursday, December 6, 2018

East 14th Street in San Leandro aglow with Menorah Lights and Christmas Tree

Tourists from around the world marveled at the 100 foot Christmas Tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in mid-town Manhattan. Why go to New York when there were two lightings in San Leandro? For the fifth night of Chanukah, five Menorah candles were lit and in the background there were Christmas Tree lights. A balloon artist and a dancing dreidel added to the festive Holiday of Lights.
Dancing Dreidel and Dancing Rabbi
I crown you Queen of Chanukah 
Chanukah songs in front of the Menorah

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Chanukah Winter Wonderland at San Francisco Bay Area Mall

Balloon artist sculpts Dreidel Balloon 
Tri-Valley Chabad wishes Happy Chanukah

The Festival of Lights with a huge Menorah commemorating the Jewish victory for religious freedom was celebrated at Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton. A balloon artist sculpted a Menorah with eight balloon candles lit up, and children formed a line for their balloon. #stoneridge shopping center

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Have Yourself a Merry Merry Latin Christmas

Santa Claus Cha Cha'd to Latin music

A Latin Trio led the Santa procession at a San Francisco shopping center. Santa arrived on a sleek fire truck with sirens wailing and horns honking-his reindeer belonged to Reindeer Union 535 and took a much needed break. After the procession, the Latin trio performed Center Court. 
Celebrity Gems arranges Latin and Brazilian music in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Oakland. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Neither Rain, nor Snow, nor Sleet, nor Hail

Mail carriers are a hardy bunch; they'll deliver mail in all weather conditions.

Add-in Piccola Carolers and the Winter Wonderland Fairy. These performers delivered two hours of entertainment during the worst environmental disaster in California history-the wildfires and air pollution. Their performance kicked-off the huge Christmas Tree lighting at a San Francisco Bay Area shopping center and continued inside the Food Court. Celebrity Gems arranges Dickens Carolers and the Winter Wonderland Fairy in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and Oakland.
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
Winter Wonderland Fairy interacts with children

Saturday, November 3, 2018

One ring Circus at San Francisco Bay Area Shopping Center

One San Francisco Bay Area Shopping Center made it a family fun and safe Halloween. Children trick or treated at the mall stores, and; the mall arranged a special added attraction. Ladies and Gentlemen and children of all ages made it to the well-lit center court for two 30-minute shows featuring a Juggler flipping clubs while balancing on her unicycle.  And, a balloon artist made spooky Halloween balloons. The marketing manager was pleased. "Everything was fabulous yesterday. The Juggler on her unicycle and the balloon artist were terrific. Thanks for everything." Celebrity Gems arranges jugglers and balloon artists in San Francisco, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, and San Ramon.
Front row seat for the Juggler riding her unicycle

Monday, October 15, 2018

Gardening in Fairfield, CA

Children planted seeds in mini-pots and there were basil plant giveaways at a Fairfield, CA home opening with a garden theme. The developers hoped that families purchased their homes; and, that the seedlings matured into full-size plants. A face painter and a balloon artist tended the garden.

The public relations agency was pleased, "Both performers were on-time and exceeded expectations. Thank you, Stan, for arranging them."
Bright and colorful earth balloon

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Superheroes and Princesses at San Francisco Bay Area Shopping Center

The children dressed in their Halloween finest previewing their costumes two weeks before Halloween. There were superheroes and fairy princesses waiting patiently in-line for their balloons at a San Francisco Bay Area shopping center. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists in Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and San Francisco.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

San Francisco Bay Area Shopping Center goes Latin

Latin songs and Dancing

The Latin Band "Ritmojito" under a starry night on the patio of Whole Foods Supermarket, Persimmon Place, Dublin. Romantic, Cha, Cha, and Merengue by a female vocalist and her band ended the three-part "Summer Concert Series." Celebrity Gems arranges Latin and Salsa music in Dublin, San Ramon, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.

Celebrity Gems arranged Comedians at San Francisco Bay Area College

Students at a San Francisco Bay Area College took a break from mid-terms and enjoyed the antics of three comedians at "Comedy Night." The highlight occurred when the headliner danced with an audience member to Celine Dion's Titanic. Celebrity Gems arranges comedians in San Francisco, Moraga, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and San Francisco.
Gluten-free diets and Cauliflower 
Comedian rips "She's a Lady" by Tom Jones

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Spooktacular Doggy Day at a San Francisco Bay Area Shopping Center

Puppy poses for his picture
Puppies get ready to Trick or Treat
Yappy Dog Day was the theme at a San Francisco Bay Area shopping center. Since the date was an October Sunday, the puppies were in costume waiting for their treats which included a ready to be framed artwork by a San Francisco Bay Area Caricaturist. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Caribbean Steelband at Silicon Valley apartment rental-Celebrity Gems arranged a Caribbean Steel band in the San Francisco Bay Area

Caribbean music and a BBQ at apartment opening

A Caribbean Steel Band, a cooking demonstration, and a BBQ were the perfect recipe for a model home rental open house in Cupertino. Celebrity Gems arranges Caribbean Steel Bands in Cupertino, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bluegrass and Country band at Harvest Festival-Celebrity Gems arranged a bluegrass band in Union City

Traditional Bluegrass and Country mus
Brightly colored carnival booths

There was an old-fashioned harvest festival with carnival games, a popcorn and cotton candy booth, and a bouncy house at the annual Harvest Festival at a Union City retirement home. A Bluegrass and Country and Western band added that perfect music for a country hoedown. Celebrity Gems arranges Bluegrass and Country and Western music in Union City, San Francisco, and San Ramon.

They were the Oldies and they were the Goodies-Celebrity Gems arranged a Rock and Roll band in Daly City

Who Wrote the Book of Love? 

They sang these songs on the street corners of Philly, on American Bandstand, and at Alan Freed's 50's Roll and Roll Show at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn.  A 50's and 60's Rock and Roll Band played oldies but goodies for a VIP party at a San Francisco Shopping Center. Yes, the band included the do-wop song made famous by "Little Caesar and the Romans." Those oldies "Brought back songs from the past and memories of you." According to the event planner, "The 50's Band was awesome. We received a lot of compliments." Celebrity Gems arranges Rock and Roll and Do- Wop music in Daly City, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville, and San Francisco.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Upscale Fremont Model Home Opening-Celebrity Gems arranged a Piano and Flute duo

For an upscale model home grand opening in Fremont, CA, a pianist who played on a baby grand piano and a flutist added that classy ambiance. In addition to classical and Latin jazz, the model home was staged with high-tech amenities and modern art-work. Celebrity Gems arranges pianists, Jazz Duos and Jazz Trios in Fremont,  San Jose, and San Francisco.

Ambient background music for a model home opening

Thursday, September 13, 2018

No Grapevines at the Persimmon Place Shopping Center, Celebrity Gems arranged a Motown Band

Two hours of solid gold Motown
Reach Out, I'll be There

Fans of 60's and 70's Motown did not need to go to their favorite Livermore winery and hear rumors as they strolled through the grapevines. "I Heard it through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye was one of the hit songs featured by Top Shelf's Tribute to Motown at the Persimmon Place Shopping Center in Dublin, CA. 
Celebrity Gems arranges motown and rock and roll bands in Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Palo Alto, and San Francisco #persimmon place shopping center Dublin."

Thursday, August 23, 2018

We Got You Babe, Celebrity Gems arranged Sonny and Cher

Sonny and Cher encouraged bidders to loosen  their wallets

Two icons from the heady Rock and Roll decades of the 60's and 70's were hospitality greeters at the silent auction hosted by Help is on the Way XX1V.  Sonny and Cher strolled the auction floor encouraging bidders to select their favorite items while posing for pictures. "The Beat Went On" since these two "Hollywood Walk of Fame" stars added levity and raised increased funds for several non-profit agencies. Celebrity Gems arranges Sonny and Cher Impersonators in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Hillsborough, and Oakland. #helpisontheway

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Latin music enlivens shoppers

Shoppers at a Palo Alto shopping center paused, listened, and clapped their hands to the Latin and Rock music of "Ramon G Live." As a very versatile musician and vocalist, Ramon Garcia played the Conga and the Flute.  Celebrity Gems arranges Latin and Rock and Roll music in Palo Alto, San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco. #townandcountryvillage.
Latin and Classic Rock and Roll 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mickey Mouse Magician-Celebrity Gems arranges magicians in San Francisco Bay Area

A Magician changes three sponge balls into a Mickey Mouse head
His chosen card re-appears

There was sponge ball magic when a Magician asked a child to close his hand around three sponge balls. Presto! Chango! the child opened his hand and a Mickey Mouse sponge head appeared. There was also a top hat and red suspenders balloon artist making bow and arrow balloons at a Bay Area Disney promotion. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists and magicians in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Jose, and Fremont.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Gumbo and Hush Puppies in Dublin

New Orleans and Zydeco was the theme for the first Wednesday concert at the Persimmon Place Shopping Center in Dublin, CA. There were no Beignets and Po'Boys served on the Whole Foods Patio. There was the San Francisco Bay Area favorite Cajun band, Zydeco Flames belting out New Orleans blues and classic rock. How authentic? Lloyd Meadows played the Washboard and was the lead singer. #persimmonplace
"Hello Josephine, how do you do?"
Colorful balloon decorations on the Whole Foods patio

Monday, August 6, 2018

Modern Day Marimba, Celebrity Gems arranged Marimba duo in Palo Alto

Classical music and Latin Jazz on the Marimba

The Marimba originated in Africa and was one of the earliest man-made instruments. "The Charlie Barreda Marimba duo" featured classical music, Caribbean, and Latin jazz at a Palo Alto shopping center. Celebrity Gems arranges the Marimba duo and Latin Jazz in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Jose. #tandcvillage

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Kool Jazz at Kara's Cupcakes

A Jazz Duo was the icing on the cake on the patio of Kara's Cupcakes, Palo Alto. Celebrity Gems arranges jazz duos in Palo Alto, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco. #tandcvillage

Saturday, July 28, 2018

No Red Nor Blue but Purple all Over-Celebrity Gems arranged Prince in San Francisco

Purple Prince with Neon Glow Girls
Prince with Kiss

Wearing his purple frilly coat, purple foam shoes, purple glasses, and playing his purple guitar,  Prince was the glamorous celebrity impersonator at an international event company's San Francisco trade show. Celebrity Gems arranges a Prince impersonator, a Michael Jackson impersonator, and a Bruno Mars impersonator in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Walnut Creek.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Margaritas but no beach in Margaritaville-Celebrity Gems arranged Hawaiian music in Pleasanton

Hawaiian duo plays Jimmy Buffet's greatest hits

A Hawaiian duo performed at a corporate event in the Tri-Valley of California.  There was Hawaiian food, mai tais, and margaritas.  The blue ocean and the white sandy beach was not included. Celebrity Gems arranges Hawaiian music in Dublin, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, and San Mateo.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Don't Get Stoned on Sunday Morning

For Johnny Cash's hit song Sunday Morning Coming Down  he guzzled one beer and his second beer was his dessert.  He could have gone to Peet's Coffee in Palo Alto and ordered a Grande Coffee and sat at the Peet's patio and enjoyed the world music of French guitarist Didier Bouvert.
Celebrity Gems arranges guitarists and jaza trios in Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. #tandcvillage
Guitarist Didier and his world music

Sunday, July 8, 2018

For Sinatra fans, their town was Palo Alto-Celebrity Gems arranges Sinatra and Rat Pack in San Francisco Bay Area

What a fabulous day to enjoy coffee and cold drinks at Peet's Coffee in Palo Alto. There were blue skies and a cloudless sunny day with a jazz duo performing Sinatra's greatest hits including "My Town Chicago is." For this afternoon at Peet's, their town was Palo Alto.
The event planner was pleased, "This duo is outstanding." Celebrity Gems arranges Jazz and Pop duos in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek and Oakland
Enjoy Sinatra with freshly brewed coffee and a muffin

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Candy Man made the World look Good

The Candy Man made the World look good, especially for the residents and families at the Masonic Home in Union City. Who could pass up a chocolate kiss, especially when an adorable marionette with mini-tray circled the Masonic Home to Sammy Davis Jr's iconic hit "The Candy Man."
Celebrity Gems arranges puppet and marionette shows in Union City, Hayward, and Walnut Creek.
A chocolate kiss for you from the Candy Man
Could I take more than one?

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Dog Day Afternoon at Danville shopping center

The dogs had their day in the sun at a Danville shopping center. To gain admission to what was billed as "Yappy Hour," dog lovers brought their cherished pet(s) for doggie games on an astroturf lawn and doggie bowls filled with dog biscuits. A DJ played "You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog" and a caricaturist drew the lovely pet(s) with their proud dog owners. Celebrity Gems arranges caricaturists in Danville, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, and San Mateo.
Lines formed with the pet dogs and their owners
Doggie biscuits for doggie treats

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Rock and Roll Thursday at middle school-Celebrity Gems arranged Rock and Roll band in Castro Valley

Students at a Castro Valley Middle School had their own End of the Year Celebration after an academic year of grammar rules, math equations, and science labs. What a wonderful way for them to be energized for their summer of relaxation and fun with a nine piece rock and roll band with dancers. Students rushed to the dance floor and grooved to the electric slide, hip hop, and uptown funk.
Students followed the singer and dancer

Uptown Funk and Bruno Mars

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Guitarist adds Ambience at Model Home opening

A guitarist added that classy touch at a San Ramon, CA,  model home grand opening. Arranging music, in addition to staging homes, is a proven method to showcase an open house. Other musical ideas include Caribbean music with steel pans; Jazz trios, and Latin trios.
We welcome feedback. According to the event planner, "Thank you, Stan, Dix was great."
Music showcases model home openings

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Latin Duo for Community BBQ

Community-wide event for local police and firefighter

The Masonic Home organized a "Thank You" for the local Union City Police and the Union City Fire Department at their Chili Cookoff. A Latin Duo with Guitar and Conga provided soothing background music during their dedication to those "who serve." Celebrity Gems arranges Latin and music from Brazil in Union City, Fremont, Neward, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.