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Gentry: San Diego's "Thinking Man's Magician"

Corporate Speaker from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$1000 - $5000 per event
Nicholas Gentry's Wonder 101: A Thinking Man's Theater is an interactive presentation about the power of the philosophical perspective.

Aimed at lifelong learners and idealistic professionals, this show is a welcome alternative to the crass anti-intellectualism that characterizes so much in entertainment. Gentry uses storytelling, music, and illusion to explore the spiritual, social, and practical benefits of placing interesting questions above easy answers — and while he may amaze you, he will not insult your intelligence.

This is no novelty for passive spectators. It is an experience for the actively curious, led by a Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh professor who spent years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, and teacher in Japan.

Answer the call of curiosity. Discover “philosophical entertainment” – an experience rooted in the heart, and guided by the mind.

Gentry is not only a speaker and magician; he is also:

– a college philosophy and rhetoric professor who has taught at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh

– an excellent bass guitarist who brings old school soul into his show

– a former Peace Corps volunteer who spent two and a half years in Ghana (without electricity or running water) as an HIV/AIDS educator

– a former teacher of English in Japanese high schools

– a former public relations specialist for the American Red Cross of Alaska

– the only person you are likely to meet who has traveled to Timbuktu alone with nothing but a school pack on his back and plastic slippers on his feet!

Be sure to check out the videos below, and feel free to find Gentry's website through your favorite search engine. Simply search for "Nicholas Gentry Magic" in San Diego.

Please note the following:

* Gentry is fully-insured through the International Brotherhood of Magicians

* Gentry's Gigmaster's calendar is not usually updated. Please inquire for availability.

* You can find Gentry on Yelp, or by simply typing "Nicholas Gentry Magic" into your favorite search engine.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

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Absolutely Awesome! Nick Gentry the Thinking Man's Magician performed at our son's first birthday. Kids loved it! It is not a simple task to keep the attention of kids in a large gathering, and Nick did just that and more. His guitar-playing, story-telling and magic tricks were very entertaining and amazing. He had a very nice surprise at the end of the show which the kids absolutely loved -- An adorable animal to pet! Don't tell the kids! Nick was very professional in understanding the audience and improvising accordingly. He also gave us a video to enjoy later. I would hire him again for our little one's 2nd birthday. Absolutely recommended!

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Mr. Gentry was the talk of my housewarming party last Saturday June 27th. He was funny, mysterious and very engaging with our guests. He was punctual and very professional. He did well with our mixed age group, from toddlers to grandparents. I can't think of one thing he could have done better. Definitely made our get together a very memorable one. I am definitely recommending him for other people's parties and any future parties we have. Look no further this is the guy to hire.

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Amazing show. My family and friends all loved his performance. I was receiving compliments all night and even the following day. He had my 2 year old daughter and my 80 year old grandmother on the edge of their seats (and all ages in between as well). I highly recommend Nick Gentry for all occasions and ages. Too bad the ratings only go up to 5 stars because Nick and his "manager/assistant" deserve a lot more than just 5. Hire Nick, you will not be disappointed.

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2015
Oct
3
Birthday Party (Kids)
San Diego, CA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2015
Jun
27
Celebration
San Diego, CA
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2015
Jun
13
Birthday Party (Kids)
Anaheim, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Apr
4
Anniversary Party
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Apr
3
Private Residence
San Diego, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Apr
3
Private Residence
San Diego, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Please note Gentry: San Diego's "Thinking Man's Magician" will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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