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Close Up Magic at Private Party – Private Party Scottsdale, AZ

Close Up Magic at Private Party – Private Party Scottsdale, AZ

Wow, it’s been a busy couple month performing magic. Last night’s show was a private party in Scottsdale where I performed close up magic. Close up magic is my specialty using cards, coins, books and common-place object I find on tables and such. I think this is the best kind of magic as it is intimate and happens right in front of the guests eyes. Last night the guests really liked...

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close-up magic for corporate event Phoenix AZ

Just finished a great night performing close-up magic at a corporate event in Phoenix AZ. The weather was perfect as the clients and staff of Broadsoft gathered for an evening of merriment held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ. Some know I was a magician for Lucent Technologies and other telecommunications companies during the dot com era, so performing magic for a telco giant like...

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halloween party ideas and entertainment phoenix scottsdale az

I just booked a wonderful Halloween party in N. Central Phoenix. This is an annual event with lots of Halloween entertainment, including magic. Party planners tell me magic is one of the top ideas and choices for a Halloween party and I agree. Often times  I perform in an Arabian Nights costume or in normal cloths so as not be be confused with the guests. If you are hosting a Halloween party in...

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60th Birthday party magic in phoenix, AZ

I received a call asking me to perform for a friend’s father-in-law’s 60th birthday celebration. We decided I’d perform a bit of close-up magic first and follow it with a 30 minute stand up magic and mentalism show. The twist was it was an eastern Indian family party. About 80 friends were gathered to celebrate. Most wore traditional garb that was colorful and festive. Many of the women...

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Wonderful Magic stirs the soul

I love to see wonderful magic performed. Every once in a while there is a trick, illusion or mystery that simply makes my soul feel better… like a smile that starts deep inside.  This is something I try to impart in my own work as a magician. This past August Marco Tempest, a Swiss magician living in New York, created a spectacular bit of magic mixed with technology and presented it at...

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Planning a 50th birthday party in Phoenix az

Are you planning a 40th, 50th or 60th birthday party?  I got a call last month from someone who was doing exactly that. It was her 50th and she wanted to add entertainment to her party. She thought about how wonderful magic was and wanted to hire a magician to make her party more special and interactive. We discussed options for the party. Would close up magic or a small stand up show be best?...

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gene urban performs magic at realty event

I just got an email saying I was tagged by social media guru Jeff Turner. I was a guest at the grand opening of a new real estate brokerage in Scottsdale last Thursday. As often is the case, I was asked to do a bit of close-up magic. Jeff pulled out his IPhone and caught some impromptu card magic and posted it on YouTube. It was a fun party and got to catch up with some old friends and meet many...

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hire a trade show magician Phoenix AZ

hire a trade show magician Phoenix AZ

Companies attending trade shows at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix AZ often want someone to draw great crowds to their trade show booth. Luckily they can hire one of America’s top trade show magicians right here in Phoenix, AZ. For over 2 decades Gene Urban has been drawing huge crowds at trade shows across the planet. His client list is long and well known with names like...

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magical entertainment paradise valley party

magical entertainment paradise valley party

By Gene Urban I always look forward to Saint Patrick’s Day. We have lots of Irish in our family and my friends Mike and Linda host their annual party in Paradise Valley, AZ. 2011 marks my 6th year entertaining the guests that travel from across the US to attend. Yes, it is that fine a gathering. After 6 years of performing magic and mentalism at this Paradise Valley party it is more like...

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gene urban magician – four seasons resort magic

gene urban magician – four seasons resort magic

Have you are or are going to an event at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale AZ? Perhaps you’ll see magician and mentalist Gene Urban, a often seen performer at the Resort. If you’ve never been to the Four Seasons in Scottsdale you are in for a treat. It is a very magical place. The setting is magnificent with exceptional views of Scottsdale and Phoenix; You can literally see for...

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