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Celebrity Lookalikes – life of the party!

Looking for Something Different for Your Next Party?

Celebrity Impersonators add a “wow factor” to any event!
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From Oldies  Characters to Novelty Impersonators EncorENTERTAINMENT provides fun, unique & memorable performers to delight your guests

Put lots of Pizzazz into your parties & special events!

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Chaplin 1A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED” – Charlie Chaplin. Bring smiles to your guests as they are amused by the antics of silent film start Charlie Chaplin. He’ll pantomime and perform sleight of  hand magic to dazzle your guests . Great for 20s theme parties and events.

 

OLDIES CHARACTERS:

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Marilyn, Elvis, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Sinatra, Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Buddy Holly, Bogie, Mae West, James Dean, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball & Desi,

HOLLYWOOD STARS:

Marilyn, Elvis, James Dean, Tom Cruise, Jessica Simpson, Jack Nicholson, Cliff Clavin, Bill Murray, Austin Powers & Felicity, Peewee, The Godfather, Clint Eastwood, Cher, Kramer (Michael Richards), Johnny Depp, (Jack Sparrow) Streisand (guy) Joan Rivers (guy) Morgan Freeman. Columbo(Peter Falk), Borat., Mr T., Woody Harrelson

EncorENTERTAINMENT brings glamour, comedy and heroes & heroines of the silver screen to life at your party!

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MUSIC STARS!Elvis-YG

Elvis,
Michael Jackson,
Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Simpson, Blues Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Tom Jones, Janis Jopin, Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Prince, Neil Diamond, John Lennon, , Cyndi Lauper, John Denver, Britney, Gene Simmons, Jimmi Hendrix, .Steven Tyler Aerosmith tribute, Rod Stewart, Beatles tribute, Janice Joplin.

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NOVELTY CHARACTERS:

Batman, Robin, Joker, Catwoman, the Penguin, theBatmanRiddler, Betty Boop, Snow White, Barbie, Elvira, Phantom of the Opera, Superman (Clark Kent), Wizard of Oz characters, Star Trek Next Generation characters, Storm Troopers, Planet of the Apes, classic Halloween & Christmas Characters.

OTHERS:

ObamaDCSideBarack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Tom Brady, Jeff Gordon, Ted Kennedy, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, Abe Lincoln, John & Sam Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, Colonial Minutemen, Betsy Ross, John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, George Washington, Uncle Sam, and a few other historical people, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Parcells, Also: Female impersonators, Hawaiian Hula dancers, Mariachi Bands, Jugglers, magicians, psychics, caricature & balloon artists, mimes,. Stillwalkers, Facepainters, Professional Models & actors, Paparazzi Photographers, Mentalists, Comedians.

CALL EncorENTERTAINMENT
508-993-1999
sgrace@encorent.com
www.encorent.com

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: Day Out With Thomas

June 21, 22, 23 & 24Edaville Logo

Day Out With Thomas™ :
The GO GO Thomas
Tour 2013™

Edaville USAa fun family amusement park in South Carver, MA.

This family fun park is less than an hour from both Boston and Providence.
Located at 5 Pine St, Carver, MA 02330
(508) 866-8190

Day longEveryone’s favorite steam engine, Thomas the Tank, chugs into Edaville for 12 special dates in 2013!  Take a magical ride on a life-size Thomas.  Spend the day immersed in the storybook world of Thomas and meet his kindly but stern boss, Sir Topham Hatt.  Enjoy great live music and storytelling, Thomas-themed activities and temporary tattoos at Imagination Station as well as unlimited use of 12 amusement rides – all included in your admission.

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Join in on the fun when on Friday June 21 & Saturday June 21,  EncorENTERTAINMENT‘s Mr. Chris’ Kid-Time Music Show will be appearing at Day Out with Thomas  Tank!!! Performances run throughout the day beginning at  10am.  Mr Chris Kid Time Show
You’ve seen Mr. Chris playing for over a decade with the most popular New England children’s bands (hint: he’s “Jammed” with puppets and “Flooked” with the beans)
Now Mr. Chris is performing his own brand of fun, dance and music that keeps kids laughing, clapping and moving!  Oh and by the way… the parents LOVE it too!!
Mr. Chris’ kid versions of great songs like “Three Little Birds” (Bob Marley) and “Yellow Submarine/Octopus’ Garden” (The Beatles) are just a few of the hits that family members of all ages love and enjoy.  Oh, and did we forget to mention bubbles, hand puppets, sing-a-longs, hula hoops, giant beach balls…. whew….. too much fun!!!!!!!!!!
For more information about Mr. Chris’ Kid-Time Music Show contact EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999

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BAND OF THE WEEK: URBAN BURN

URBAN BURN rocks the house wherever they perform! The band’s eclectic  repertoire is perfect for any event — private parties, weddings, fund-raisers, colleges, festivals and fairs. Members Alex, Brian , and Chris have been life-long fans of Reggae, Funk, and Rock music. Their varied influences are reflected in the band’s diverse set list. From the Reggae classics of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, to the Soul anthem’s of Marvin Gaye and Ben E. King, to the iconic Rock hits of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix, and the current chart topping songs of John Mayer and Bruno Mars… this trio plays it all!!! (Their set list also includes songs from The Police, Parliament/Funkadelic, Prince, The Beatles, Sublime, The Temptations, B.B. King,The Doors, Led Zeppelin… and much more!)

When you’re looking for a band that will please everyone at your event, URBAN BURN is the perfect fit! For booking and more information call:
EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: Spinner Celebrates! Live Auction & Gala

Friday, March 8

fund logoSPINNER CELEBRATES!  32nd Anniversary Spectacular Fundraising Gala
To Be Held at New Bedford Whaling Museum Friday Evening, March 8, 2013

Spinner Publications will hold its “Spinner Celebrates!” 32nd Annual Fundraising Gala at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Friday evening, March 8th, from 6 to 10 p.m. Highlighting the event will be a live auction of paintings and other works by renowned local artists, antique artifacts, rare books, and collectibles. There will be an open-bar cocktail party catered by Russell Morin Fine Catering; live jazz music by John Harrison and Dori Legge; and a silent auction, followed by the presentation of an original short movie including never-before-seen vintage film clips of New Bedford.Dori & JH 403

Tickets are priced at $75 and can be purchased at www.spinnerpub.com or by calling (508) 994-4564 through March 1st. Supply is limited; early reservations are recommended. Proceeds will support the nonprofit publishing company’s educational projects and new books, including A Picture History of New Bedford, due out in June 2013.

A Live Auction featuring art from some of the area’s most celebrated names will be the primary attraction at the Spinner Celebrates!  32nd Anniversary Fundraising Gala to be held at New Bedford Whaling Museum, Friday evening, March 8, 2013.

Headlining the Live Auction are works from these well-known artists:    Arthur Moniz
Severin Haines                                 Arthur Moniz                               Everett S. Allen
John Gamache                                 John Magnan                             Robert Henry
Robert Duff                                       Chuck Hauck                               Dionysios Skaliotis
Al Doucette                                      Judith Klein                                Anthony Fisher
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Additionally, a silent auction will feature antique objects—such as Pairpoint glass—rare books, signed prints, and gift items from merchants, restaurants, artisans and museums throughout the area.

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Spinner Publications is a New Bedford-based, award-winning publisher of books, videos, and calendars focusing on the history and culture of southeastern New England. Among its most popular titles are Lincoln Park Remembered, A Picture History of Fairhaven, Drifting Toward the Southeast, Portuguese Spinner, Cranberry Cooking for All Seasons, Brick by Brick, Branded on My Arm and in My Soul and the Spinner anthology series, People and Culture in Southeastern Massachusetts. Perennial favorites are the two calendars, The New England Fisherman and Historic Southeastern New England.  For more information, contact Spinner Publications at (508) 994-4564, visit www.spinnerpub.com, or look up Spinner Publications on Facebook.

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EVENT OF THE WEEK:

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Ocean Voices Book Release:
Poetry Reading and Book Signing

To Be Held at New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Local poets whose work appears in Ocean Voices: An Anthology of Ocean Poems will read their poems at a book release event held in New Bedford Whaling Museum’s auditorium, Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. The poetry reading will start at 2 p.m. with a book signing following the reading. Ocean Voices will be available for purchase on that day. The event is free and open to the public. Ocean Voices: An Anthology of Ocean Poems is edited by Everett Hoagland and published by Spinner Publications.
 Readers scheduled are: Everett Hoagland, Laurie Robertson-Lorant, Claudia Grace, Susan Grace, Askia Toure, Ken Hartnett, Catherine McLaughlin and Maggie Cleveland._MG_9872

Ocean Voices is a collection of poems inspired by the sea. Walt Whitman is one of these voices, as are masters such as Melville, Dickinson and D.H. Lawrence. Celebrated twentieth-century and modern-day poets appear in the book, such as Pablo Neruda, Askia Toure, Amiri Baraka, Mary Oliver, Robert Francis, Derek Walcott, Lucille Clifton, Catherine McLaughlin and authentic fisherman poet, David Densmore. New England poets Claudia Grace, Laurie Robertson-Lorant, Susan Grace and former New Bedford poet laureates John Landry and Everett Hoagland also lend their voices.
Editor Everett Hoagland chose poems that speak directly about the ocean, using it as an evocative backdrop, poems written with a mix of autobiography, literary skill, and artful personification. “Since many of us in the New Bedford area live in or near a seaside community” explains Hoagland, “I put together this collection by poets from cultural backgrounds who variously give voice to the ocean’s impact on our thoughts and lives. The hope is that the anthology will help foster appreciation for the ocean and raise consciousness about the immediate need to care for it. As the ocean goes, so go we.”
In his Foreword, Hoagland advises us to hold this book to our mind’s ear, “just as we held sea shells to our outer ear during childhood visits to the seashore, and we shall hear the sea’s measured music…as well as moans from slave and convict ships.” In the book’s Introduction, Laurie Robertson-Lorant, noted author and Melville biographer, reminds us that although the ocean has been a source of creative inspiration and spiritual insight to human beings for millennia, human ignorance, greed and heartless disrespect for it have produced a continent-sized island of plastic known as “the Pacific gyre.”
Everett Hoagland is Emeritus Professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and former Poet Laureate of New Bedford, Massachusetts (1994-1998). He is the author of several books including This City and Other Poems, and Here: New and Selected Poems. Professor Hoagland is published in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry 2002, The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, The Body Electric, African American Literature (eds Wardi & Gilyard), Liberation Poetry, Bum Rush The Page, and many others. His periodical publications include The Massachusetts Review, The American Poetry Review, The UUA WORLD. He has read his work to audiences in Asia, Africa, Latin America and all over the USA.
Spinner Publications is a New Bedford-based, award-winning publisher of books, videos, and calendars focusing on the history and culture of southeastern New England. Among its most popular titles are Lincoln Park Remembered, A Picture History of Fairhaven, Drifting Toward the Southeast, Portuguese Spinner, Cranberry Cooking for All Seasons, Brick by Brick, Branded on My Arm and in My Soul and the Spinner anthology series, People and Culture in Southeastern Massachusetts. Perennial favorites are the two calendars, The New England Fisherman and Historic Southeastern New England.  For more information, contact Spinner Publications at (508) 994-4564, visit www.spinnerpub.com or look up Spinner Publications on Facebook.

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EVENT OF THE WEEK:

February 16th & 17th

HARRIFEST 2013
Celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the Tribute to George Harrison.Feb. 17 George Harrison

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE HARRISON TRIBUTE PRESENTS HARRIFEST 2013 a festival celebrating the music of the George Harrison and the Beatles, while raising money cancer support charities (Bristol County Visiting Nurses (Hospice) and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Performers include Octopus’s Garden, the Mockers, The Oh Nos, The Cryers, One Sweet Dream (McCartney Tribute), Glass Onion, Rattled (a Wilbury tribute), Thatcher Harrison, Loose Salute, Sherman and the Waybacks and more…… Special guests include Brute Force (the King of Fuh), Shaun Weiss, son of Nat Weiss, the Beatles lawyer, who attended both Ed Sullivan shows, the Shea Stadium show and the Apple rooftop concert, and more… Includes a free after party, singalong/playalong jam at the hotel restaurant, Seaport Grill. Venders include custom Beatle art by For You Glue (the lovely Kathy Joyce), Beatle merchandise from the Nevermind Shop, Liverpool Productions and Steve Freedman’s Beatle’s Collectibles. Saturday, February 16, 2013 the bands begin in the afternoon and run until 11:00 PM. Then everyone is a musician as we start the after party jam!! All players and singers of all abilities welcome to participate. The next morning we will have a special Beatle Breakfast hosted by Cha Chi of WZLX’s Breakfast with the Beatles. Cha Chi will tell stories and trivia, have giveways and show you some rare Beatles memorablia.

Saturday— Doors open at 1:30; Show 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday- Breakfast with Cha Chi 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Seaport Inn & Marina, 110 Middle St, Fairhaven MA. More info: 774-319-3579

Fairhaven, MA is located 4 hours from NYC/NJ, 1 hour from Boston and this is a long weekend!! WHOO HOO! Special Hotel room rate at the Seaport Inn and Marina of $97.60 including taxes and fees !!!! www.seaportinnandmarina.com; Tickets and more information available soon! Please feel free to share this “invite” with all your fab friends!!!

Feb. 17 Harrifest

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PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: ANIMAL ANTICS

Everyone loves Cuddly Baby Animals!

EncorENTERTAINMENT provides  a variety of animal programs for birthday parties, libraries, seniors, schools, festivals and other fun events!

Adorable baby animals, birds, cuddly hamsters, ponies, ducklings, chicks, baby goats all bring smiles to young and old.
Who doesn’t light up when they hold a cute kitten or puppy?
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The Baby Farm

cute-baby-bunnyPerfect for  Birthday Parties, or small and personal get togethers.
The Baby Farm includes a lamb, baby goats, a piglet, chicks, ducklings and baby bunnies. Approximately 20-25 animals.  Great when space is an issue, and  the Farm can come right inside! There is always an attendant to help out with the animals and answer all  questions. As an added bonus, a professional Face  Painter or pony rides can be included.
A cute, lovable bunny or chick is just waiting to be cuddled!
Can anything be more adorable?

Miniature Animal Farm

Meet and pet full grown animals in miniature sizes. This farm includes a large fenced in area and approximately 10-12 animals. These animals may include Nigerian Dwarf goats, miniature sheep, a miniature horse, alpacas, dwarf bunnies, bantam chickens (tiny chickens) or call ducks (the smallest domestic breed of duck). Most of the animals from the Miniature Farm, started out in the Baby Animal Farm, so they are very used to being handled and truly love the attention
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The Main Event

Perfect for large group parties, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and much more.  The Main Event may include any combination of the following, the Baby Animal Farm, the Miniature Farm, Professional Face painter, and 1 or 2 Ponies for pony rides. The Main Event is the complete package…twice the staff and all the fun!
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Animal Therapy

Whether it be a Nursing Home, Senior Day Care, Long Term Care or Special Needs Facility, what better way to do therapy than with baby animals?  Animals  may include baby bunnies, ducklings, kittens, and a goat or lamb.  Baby blankets are provided to hold the animals, and an attendant is present at all times to ensure safety and cleanliness.
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Living Nativity

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas!Living Nativity
Along with  Mary and
Joseph, the nativity is recreated with a donkey, Camelid, goats and
sheep. Fencing can be set up
in a variety of ways, to work
with your needs.

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PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Cool Reptiles

Marla’s Reptile Exhibit brings the wild things to you!

Reptiles are cool! Marla-tortoise

Educational and fun wildlife programs are great for birthday parties, outdoor events and festivals, libraries and schools.

Reptiles are one of the most misunderstood and feared groups in the animal kingdom. They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. Marla’s program brings reptiles up close and personal and dispels these fables!

Live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and crocodilians and some venomous species and amphibians await to meet you.

In school and educational programs, Marla’s focus is to dispel myths and give scientific facts on wildlife. She explains why laws and regulations protect wildlife and wildlife habitats from human pressure and our activities, including criminal acts such as poaching, habitat destruction, species exploitation and how wildlife managemant protects and preserves wildlife and wild life habitats.

The program is produced in a variety of formats that follow the frameworks of school curriculum including the MCAS.

Presentations are one hour in length. Discounts are offered on multiple shows. Programs can also be tailored to the age or grade level of your intended audience.

Topics include natural history, biology, adaptations, habitats, poaching , species exploitation, their managemant and why and how the laws and regulations protect them.

Live reptiles and birds of prey are used for illustrative purposes to focus on their biology, physiology, and function in the ecosystem.

Marla Isaac, naturalist, artist, falconer and professional reptile handler has more than 30 years experience with large constrictors, crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, lizards, amphibians and venomous snakes of the genus crotalus the rattlesnakes.

She is a well known lecturer in Southeastern Massachusetts and has expanded her interest into the art of falconry the ancient sport of hunting wild game with a raptor, raptor rehabilitation specializing in osprey rehab and great horn owls and research for raptor conservation.

As a naturalist and falconer Marla strives to bring an understanding of biodiversity to people by allowing them to meet some interesting and fascinating animals trusted in her care by wildlife agencies, state and federal. As ambassadors of the wild, these animals  through Marla, tell their story and this understanding presents reasons why we must preserve, protect and appreciate the wonders of nature and life itself whether we use it as a renewable resource or not.

Perfect for schools, colleges, universities, environmental groups, scouts, religious groups, camps, corporate events, park & recreation, zoological parks, clubs, native american events, nursing homes, animal organizations, festivals, fairs, family events, halloween events, and sportsman events.

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: Habitat for Cats Adoption Day

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Habitat for Cats is holding an adoption day  on  January 19, from 12-3 p.m. at  Habitat for Cats Adoption Center and Post Care Facility at 1322 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford MA.

All cats have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for Feline Leukemia, defleaed, and dewormed. The cost to adopt is $100 for adult cats and $120 for kittens five months and younger. Please bring adequate equipment (i.e., a cat carrier) to take your new friend home. An adoption application and contract are required.

The adoption fee will assist in paying for the cost of medical and foster care (generally valued over $200).

Adoption days are held every month because HFC looks forward to finding forever homes for all of their special kitties! Adoptions can also be scheduled by appointment. Call 508-961-CATS (2287) for more information.

Habitat for Cats operates in the Westport and New Bedford areas. For more information, visit http://www.habitatforcats.org.

Adoption Information

Habitat for Cats cats and kittens have received the following medical treatment prior to adoption:

A general veterinary examination is performed. Habitat’s cats are healthy to the best of our knowledge. They are rescued cats, often with unknown histories, but any known pre-existing illness/condition will be discussed. We recommend that adopter establish a relationship with their own vet and the new pet.

All cats and kittens (as young as 8 weeks) are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Habitat uses veterinarians experienced in performing pediatric spay/neuter. Refer to the Resources link for more information on this subject.

Cats and kittens have received de-worming and flea protection medications (as required).

Cats/kittens have received, at least, one distemper (FVRCP) vaccination. Kittens require a booster distemper vaccination 3-4 weeks after the date of their first vaccine. Consult your veterinarian for vaccine protocol & schedule.

Cats, age permitting, have received a rabies vaccination. Any cat with the potential of getting outdoors, should be vaccinated for rabies.

Cats and kittens are tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and occasionally tested for feline AIDS (FIV) (as appropriate for their age).

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PERFORMER OF THE WEEK – Newby Grace

NEWBY’S MUSIC SHOW — an outstanding musical show, creates lots of fun, energy & musical entertainment at parties for all ages!!

NewbyNewby’s interactive singalong & fun musical performance includes songs the whole family can enjoy and “perform” — becoming the “stars of the show.” Newby plays keyboard and sings familiar songs for everyone to clap their hands, stomp their feet and sing along ! Easy to play, fun musical instruments like kazoos, triangles and bells are handed out and give kids a chance to be part of the show. Children’s party, schools, pre-schools or library shows — Newby brings super fun to every  kind of party and event.

For birthday parties Newby has created a fun Scavenger Hunt especially for the birthday child!! The idea started when Newby’s nieces and nephews celebrated birthdays! He would hide clues written on pieces of paper -hidden tucked under the sofa, near a lamp, next to the toaster, etc – these clever little poems  directed the birthday child to the next clue until they finally found a special hidden birthday present just for them! The children had such a ball with this that Newby has incorporated the “Scavenger Hunt” in his Birthday Party Package.

Newby is also a member of Soul Unit, a high energy 5 piece R & B soul band. Soul Unit is available for private parties, clubs, wedding receptions, and any type of event that is looking for an excellent upbeat band! Soul Unit’s funky and soulful tunes will keep  guests entertained and dancing the night away.  His vocals and keyboard bring to Soul Unit, the fullness and passion of a lifelong love for music. Stevie Wonder is his favorite artist of all time and biggest musical influence.  Newby performs renditions of R & B, jazz, blues & soul music in an inimitable soulful and heartfelt style.

Newby's band

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