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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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magic for epilepsy foundation – gala fundraiser

magic for epilepsy foundation – gala fundraiser

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gene urban and friends to open for penn and teller

gene urban and friends to open for penn and teller

Just got confirmation that Gene Urban, magician and mentalist, will be joining a select group of magicians from around the nation to open an evening of magic that ends with a stage performance by Penn and Teller. Gene has been chosen for his close-up card work and mentalism where guests seemingly perform the magic. He will be joined by 3 other top performers from around the country. A little post...

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smart meetings hires gene urban for magic at event

Smart Mettings is one of the top meeting planning companies in the world. They produce events, have a hospitality industry magazine, and recently hired Gene Urban to perform magic at their Smart Event held in Paradise Valley this week. Gene performed strolling magic and mentalism for the dozens of meeting planners and event industry VIP’s in attendance. Smart Meeting’s event planner Ben...

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Gene Urban Performs Magic at the Duce in Phoenix, AZ

Gene Urban Performs Magic at the Duce in Phoenix, AZ

During or after a private party or event, people often ask, “Where can I bring my friends to see you perform magic?” Well, now I can say, “Come by The Duce in downtown Phoenix.” The Duce, located in Phoenix’s warehouse district has been revitalized by Steve and Andi Rosenstein, the original force behind Fitigues. The space offers food, drink, games, clothing, a real soda fountain and...

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Mentalist in Scottsdale – four seasons resort magic

Mentalist in Scottsdale – four seasons resort magic

Gene Urban is a mentalist and magician in Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona. One of his favorite venues to perform is the Four Seasons Resort in North Scottsdale, AZ. Gene says, The Four Seasons is a special resort property. I love its location near Pinnacle Peak gives guests a real feeling of our desert and the views off the patio are simply incredible. Performing magic and mentalism at the Four...

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dining with wizards… a corporate trx production.

dining with wizards… a corporate trx production.

This post is historical in nature and discusses a show called Dining with Wizards Gene Urban co-wrote and produced with Kenton Knepper in the late 1990’s. We provide this as a biographical piece on the career of Gene Urban. Dining with Wizards was a specialty production Gene and Kenton termed “empowerment dinner theater.” The show was perform in short vignettes at corporate dinner...

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gene urban mentalism goes video

gene urban mentalism goes video

Gene Urban was chosen to participate in one of the first training video/dvds for mentalists. Some of the biggest names in the mentalism world gathered in Califormia to produce a 3 part series call the Desert Brainstorm Series. Among the notables were Larry Becker, Docc Hilford, Kenton, Lee Earle, Mark Strivings and Chris Caldwell. The series, produced by A-! Multimedia was a huge success with...

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what is a mentalist and mentalism?

what is a mentalist and mentalism?

We are often asked to explain the difference between what a magician does verses a mentalist. The question also asks the question, what is mentalism? Gene Urban is both a mentalist and magician; So, what’s the difference. Wikipedia defines a mentalism as a performance art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. As a...

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