Eric Russell

Eric Russell is an award-winning magician who has been entertaining with his unique style of comedy magic for over 15 years. He has the ability to captivate smalls groups with close-up magic using cards, coins and everyday objects AND can perform his magical illusions onstage for hundreds. Eric has entertained at corporate gatherings, charity galas, private parties, shows for children, high schools and universities. He has even done magic on the streets of Baghdad when he was deployed with the U.S. Army!

Eric’s laugh-out-loud magic will keep you and your guests entertained and energized. With fun audience participation, a friendly demeanor, and amazing sleight-of-hand skills, he will make your event memorable for everyone.

Live Online!

John Chamberlin – event host, blogger and podcaster (YaJagoff Media) – is LIVE online at your event, interviewing the hosts, talking with guests and sharing information about your charitable organization and the gala. Sometimes joined by his podcast co-host, Rachael Rennebeck, your followers at home will enjoy the easygoing, impromptu conversations while viewing live footage of the party, the guests, the red carpet or live auction in real time on Facebook Live, or through coverage of your event that will be available for viewing in days to follow.

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Chris Rodell

Chris Rodell is a writer and contemporary author based in Pennsylvania. His offbeat travel features and essays have appeared in some of the most prestigious magazines in the country including Esquire, People, Maxim, Men’s Health, Details and more. He is the timeline curator for and is a frequent blogger on his own

Chris is the author of two books. His debut “The Last Baby Boomer” has been described as “Kurt Vonnegut meets Christopher Moore”, and “Use All The Crayons” offers over 500 tips on entertaining and more. Chris also taught creative nonfiction at Pittsburgh’s Point Park University.

Beauty Slap

Beauty Slap is an electro-brass-thunder-funk machine of four horns, computer and keys. The thunderously funky screams of a traditional brass quartet meet the heaviest grooves modern dance music has to offer. Beauty Slap performs a powerfully groovy live show that is all about making you move!

Dr. Mike Hutchinson “Animal General”

Dr. Mike Hutchinson is the Pittsburgh area’s foremost expert on animal health and behavior. He has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years and his expertise includes practicing as an equine, small animal, wildlife and exotic veterinarian. Dr. Mike is also the leading practitioner in stem cell therapy and regeneration. Among the 20,000 surgeries he’s performed, he has done over 1,000 Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Transplant procedures on cats, dogs, camels and a bird. Dr. Mike’s expertise has made him a highly sought after speaker at both national and international conferences, specifically on the uses of animal stem cells. With such experience, he has received numerous awards and accolades from breed clubs, the Cat Fanciers’ Association, and Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). He was given an honorary position on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, received a distinguished service award for his 12 years of service as a veterinarian for the for the Nassau County, New York Mounted Police Force in Eisenhower Park, and was presented with the “Rising Star Award” from the Veterinary News Network.

Fans and listeners of KDKA will be familiar with Dr. Mike as host of the weekly Animal General, which helps keep the pets of Pittsburgh happy and healthy and owners well-informed. He has done countless interviews and is a regular guest on KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live. His new Animal General podcast covers all aspects of animal health and behavior, with Dr. Mike expertly answering questions and offering tips and advice. You can listen to the weekly podcast on the Pittsburgh Podcast Network.

Dr. Mike is the founder of Animal General in Cranberry Township, a practice that offers staff with exceptional experience with dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and exotic animals, along with being Chairman of the Board of VivaTech International. He has an undergraduate degree in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University and a D.V.M degree from Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine.