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jimmy buffett party magic Private Event Phoenix, AZ

jimmy buffett party magic Private Event Phoenix, AZ

My friends know I am a huge fan of Jimmy Buffet. Not only is his music fun, he is an excellent entertainer. Since Jimmy Buffett theme parties are fun, Gene Urban has performed magic at many of them. Recently I was called to perform magic at an adult birthday party with a Jimmy Buffett theme. As a Parrot Head myself, I was all over this one. The party had more Jimmy Buffett paraphernalia than I...

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magic for greg stanton fund raiser – The Duce

magic for greg stanton fund raiser – The Duce

I have performed magic at The Duce in downtown Phoenix since they opened their doors. The other day Steve, one of the owners, called and asked if I’d do a show for mayoral candidate Greg Stanton. It was to be a combo birthday celebration and fund raiser. It sounded like a good time to spread the magic. The party was attended by many of Stanton’s friends, family and supporters…...

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magic for epilepsy foundation – gala fundraiser

magic for epilepsy foundation – gala fundraiser

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Gene Urban performs magic – Private Party Scottsdale, AZ

Gene Urban performs magic – Private Party Scottsdale, AZ

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Close up and Stage Magic for AAR – corporate event az

Close up and Stage Magic for AAR – corporate event az

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magic is great wedding reception entertainment

magic is great wedding reception entertainment

I met with two couples this week who asked me to perform magic at their wedding receptions. One knew they wanted me at their wedding since I performed at a friend’s wedding reception last year. I love to hear why people want me adding magic to their wedding party. The couple who saw me last year said it really added a lot to the evening. The table they were sitting at was filled with mostly...

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magic happens at AdOn Network holiday party

magic happens at AdOn Network holiday party

2010 has been a great year from spreading the magic at corporate events, trade shows and holiday parties including a great evening with the gang from AdOn Network at the Buttes in Tempe, AZ. The night started with close up magic. The AdIOn Network people were great fun. They read each others minds, bent silverware, manipulated time and much more. I find engineer types to be some of the finest...

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close up magic in scottsdale and phoenix az, what is close up magic?

close up magic in scottsdale and phoenix az, what is close up magic?

By Gene Urban… close up magician and mentalist I am often asked to explain or define the term close up magic or close up magician. For those of us in the event entertainment business, it is a common term and sometimes we forget that many are unfamiliar… a common problem with all niche businesses I believe. Close up magic is a style of magical entertainment performed with intimate...

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new years party entertainment ideas

new years party entertainment ideas

Are you looking for great New Years Eve party ideas? What kind of fun entertainment can you have at your 2010 New Years Eve party? Have you thought about magic and mentalism? Gene Urban can make your New Years eve party even more fun with card magic, mind reading, mentalism and lots more. Gene Urban adds a lot to a party. His warm authentic manner and exceptional skill with the magical arts has...

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a night of magic at the duce

a night of magic at the duce

Normally I perform magic at The Duce in downtown Phoenix on Thursday nights but this week I had a corporate gig so I came in on Friday night instead. Friday was a busy night with the first opening game of the Sun’s basketball and a wedding rehearsal dinner.  Thus there were a lot of people to play with. Besides the normal card, coin, rope and cups and balls magic, I was able to introduce a new...

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