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1977 San Diego guide to street entertainment

Mimes, puppeteers, clowns, dancers, even a knife thrower

Larry Cisewski and assistant

Live entertainment is like frosting on the cake at a private party. The addition of a performing artist makes any occasion a memorable experience. A clown for children’s birthday parties, a belly dancer for bachelor parties, a magician for social parties, a mime artist for wine-and-cheese parties; the list of San Diego entertainers for private functions ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. Easy to attain, financially reasonable, and pleasant to witness, these artists can add that exciting spark to an ordinary, friendly get-together.

Performance rates and styles vary from artist to artist, and for this reason comparative shopping is encouraged. Also, bear in mind that many entertainers have a full schedule and would appreciate calls several weeks in advance. Here is the largest list ever published of San Diego’s most popular private entertainers:

MUSIC

Piparoos, Vocal trio, 233-4020

Bo Bom Beave, Ragtime band, 440-8663

Something “Elsa”, Accordionists, 726-0244

Fly-By-Nyte Revue, Vintage music, 295-8206

Dave Torzillo Orchestra, 273-1760

Werner Hirzel, One-man band, 420-0229

Hunt ’n’ Peck, Bluegrass music, 297-1346

The Troubadours, Polka band, 298-9017

Raisin’ Cane, Barbershop Quartet, 724-7087

MIMES

Mark Wenzel, 231-9357

Larry Aragon, 465-4002

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Jim Tucker, 299-1759

Mr. Trash, 222-2064

Z Mime Troupe, 461-4537

Sandy Sax, 427-9266

Third Century Players, 281-2621

Miminos, 449^5625

DANCE

Dezerae, Belly dancer, 275-2161

Airaena, Belly dancer, 566-4056

Solome, Belly dancer, 271-1916

Princess Shalimar, Belly Dancer, 449-0421

Casha Dancer, 224-1611

Rayna’s Spanish Ballet, 475-3425

The Regal Tahitians, Polynesian Dancers, 298-1781

Nadia, Belly dancer, 477-1776

Aloha Sweetheart, Polynesian dancer, 477-2509

California Belly Dance Association, 222-6055.

CLOWNS

Curly the Clown, 224-3887

Fireplug the Clown, 292-1277

Make-Believe the Clown, 287-1915

Buzz-o the Clown, 284-7056

Turtles McGonigal the Clown, 271-8271

Kazoo the Clown, 264-5883

KGB Chicken, 297-2201

California Clowns, 280-7396

Lisa Lollipop the Clown, 233-3022

Magic Clown and Co., 444-8517

Dolly the Clown, 423-2210

Squeeky the Clown, 747-6088

Flappo the Clown, 284-7050

MAGICIANS

Brandon Scott, 459-4396

Rotten Richard, 583-1944

Howard Harris, 463-4847

J.P. Jackson, 292-9520

Chuck Martinez, 298-6533

Ken Noyle, 299-6627

Great Scott, 297-4308

Ted Gibbings, 222-1125

Brian Myers, 276-4049

PUPPETEERS

Puppets Please, 462-1333

Lamb’s Players, 447-7017

OTHERS

Larry Cisewski, Knife thrower, 286-1794

Kit Summers, Juggler, 224-3887

San Diego Unicycle Club, 423-4604

Gerald Roberts, Pyrotechnic Engineer, 224-6606

Charly Kohlmyer Associates, Cake Jumpers, 235-9520

Bill Bennett, Ventriloquist, 755-2387

Dr. James Downs, Hypnotist, 468-3483

Thor the Thunder God, Emcee, 224-1754

Santa Claus, St. Nick, 238-1433

Wally the Walrus, Outrageous Character, 222-6363

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Live entertainment is like frosting on the cake at a private party. The addition of a performing artist makes any occasion a memorable experience. A clown for children’s birthday parties, a belly dancer for bachelor parties, a magician for social parties, a mime artist for wine-and-cheese parties; the list of San Diego entertainers for private functions ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. Easy to attain, financially reasonable, and pleasant to witness, these artists can add that exciting spark to an ordinary, friendly get-together.

Performance rates and styles vary from artist to artist, and for this reason comparative shopping is encouraged. Also, bear in mind that many entertainers have a full schedule and would appreciate calls several weeks in advance. Here is the largest list ever published of San Diego’s most popular private entertainers:

MUSIC

Piparoos, Vocal trio, 233-4020

Bo Bom Beave, Ragtime band, 440-8663

Something “Elsa”, Accordionists, 726-0244

Fly-By-Nyte Revue, Vintage music, 295-8206

Dave Torzillo Orchestra, 273-1760

Werner Hirzel, One-man band, 420-0229

Hunt ’n’ Peck, Bluegrass music, 297-1346

The Troubadours, Polka band, 298-9017

Raisin’ Cane, Barbershop Quartet, 724-7087

MIMES

Mark Wenzel, 231-9357

Larry Aragon, 465-4002

Sponsored
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Jim Tucker, 299-1759

Mr. Trash, 222-2064

Z Mime Troupe, 461-4537

Sandy Sax, 427-9266

Third Century Players, 281-2621

Miminos, 449^5625

DANCE

Dezerae, Belly dancer, 275-2161

Airaena, Belly dancer, 566-4056

Solome, Belly dancer, 271-1916

Princess Shalimar, Belly Dancer, 449-0421

Casha Dancer, 224-1611

Rayna’s Spanish Ballet, 475-3425

The Regal Tahitians, Polynesian Dancers, 298-1781

Nadia, Belly dancer, 477-1776

Aloha Sweetheart, Polynesian dancer, 477-2509

California Belly Dance Association, 222-6055.

CLOWNS

Curly the Clown, 224-3887

Fireplug the Clown, 292-1277

Make-Believe the Clown, 287-1915

Buzz-o the Clown, 284-7056

Turtles McGonigal the Clown, 271-8271

Kazoo the Clown, 264-5883

KGB Chicken, 297-2201

California Clowns, 280-7396

Lisa Lollipop the Clown, 233-3022

Magic Clown and Co., 444-8517

Dolly the Clown, 423-2210

Squeeky the Clown, 747-6088

Flappo the Clown, 284-7050

MAGICIANS

Brandon Scott, 459-4396

Rotten Richard, 583-1944

Howard Harris, 463-4847

J.P. Jackson, 292-9520

Chuck Martinez, 298-6533

Ken Noyle, 299-6627

Great Scott, 297-4308

Ted Gibbings, 222-1125

Brian Myers, 276-4049

PUPPETEERS

Puppets Please, 462-1333

Lamb’s Players, 447-7017

OTHERS

Larry Cisewski, Knife thrower, 286-1794

Kit Summers, Juggler, 224-3887

San Diego Unicycle Club, 423-4604

Gerald Roberts, Pyrotechnic Engineer, 224-6606

Charly Kohlmyer Associates, Cake Jumpers, 235-9520

Bill Bennett, Ventriloquist, 755-2387

Dr. James Downs, Hypnotist, 468-3483

Thor the Thunder God, Emcee, 224-1754

Santa Claus, St. Nick, 238-1433

Wally the Walrus, Outrageous Character, 222-6363

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