parlor magic

70th Birthday Party Magic – Private Event Phoenix, AZ

70th Birthday Party Magic – Private Event Phoenix, AZ

I don’t get a lot of calls for summer time parties; A bit hot in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. However, I had the pleasure of performing at a 70th birthday party the other day. It was held at a local restaurant and attended mostly by family members. The 70th birthday party boy (I think we are always little boys when it comes to birthdays) was a very kind man who was taken by the love his...

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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 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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Gene Urban Launches New Parlor Show

Gene Urban Launches New Parlor Show

By Gene Urban I’ve been working on a new parlor magic show designed for small corporate groups. The show, entitled Magic 101… Theory & Explanations, is a series of magical vignettes that demonstrates why magic and mentalism confounds the modern mind. The show has evolved out of the most common question I am asked by guests… “How do you do that?” Rather than give some flippant...

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holiday party entertainment scottsdale and phoenix AZ

holiday party entertainment scottsdale and phoenix AZ

Planning for a holiday party can make the holidays just that much busier. Finding good party ideas, choosing the right food, venue, decor and entertainment are just part of the job.  Choosing the right entertainment, however, has never been easier… just hire Gene Urban the valley’s best known magician and mentalist. Gene Urban has provided holiday party entertainment for individuals,...

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Parlor Magic – Private Party Scottsdale, AZ

I love to perform magic at private parties. Since much of my work is corporate events, performing at a private party offers a more relaxed, intimate environment. Most of the time I perform close up magic, yet sometimes I perform a standup style show also known as parlor magic. So what is parlor magic? Well Wikipedia has a great description: Parlor magic is done for larger audiences than close-up...

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when you hire a magician ask good questions

when you hire a magician ask good questions

People often hire a magician for a private party in their home. Some clients want close up magic, while others want a stand-up or parlor magic show. Quite often a host wants a mix of both. Hiring a magician to perform close up magic doesn’t require much pre planning while a stand up show does. I ask people to think about the following when they want me to perform a stand up show for all the...

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magic at arizona biltmore resort

magic at arizona biltmore resort

Gene Urban has a long history of performing magic at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ. When Gene moved to Scottsdale Arizona he became the in-house magician at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. It was an amazing time as the resort held a five star rating and was the place for major corporate functions and a stopping point for dignitaries world wide. During his tenure at the Arizona Biltmore...

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magician at sheraton downtown Phoenix

magician at sheraton downtown Phoenix

Associations and corporate groups staying at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix know the best magician to hire for their events, business functions, hospitality parties is Gene Urban. Gene Urban has been entertaining corporate and business groups at Valley hotels like the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix for over two decades. His incredible close up magic and mentalism astounds guests and gets...

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