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Max Donaldson - Master Storyteller

Max Donaldson
is a professional speaker who has entertained a wide variety audiences across the US - - part comic, part showman, historian, and entertainer who provides an unusual insight into Americana.

This unique assemblage of historical trivia, of the famous and infamous, began in 2001 when he discovered an engraving error on the tombstone of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker's grave in Kansas City. The inaccuracy of "Bird's" legacy inspired his very first rubbing (a graphic reproduction of the actual tombstone).

This private collection of grave rubbings, combined with a plethora of historical trivia, along with historical background, has grown to include frontier legends, film stars, musicians, authors and many other notable historical figures...His extensive collection of celebrity grave rubbings are included in his show titled

Max with the Littleton Symphony

Max narrates the Littleton Symphony Halloween concert

"Stories Under The Stones" - a delightfully and insightful account of history that includes subtle trivia along with the "truths and lies" (after the fact) of a multitude of memorable American celebrities.

Are you ready for a presentation to your club or organization that is fresh, humorous and fun? Join Max for a memorable presentation of entertainment and historical flashbacks...

To schedule a presentation by Max, for your service organization, club, classroom, organization, or Max Donaldson today.

Paradise Valley Rotary - Scottsdale AZI want to thank you for sharing your stories with my Rotary group.
The people you talked about were familiar to all of us, the stories were extraordinary. I am a history buff, but I have never heard any of these stories in a history book.
Your delivery was fast and fun. The jokes you sprinkled in made everyone laugh and served as great segue into your next story. Hope to see you next year.

Michael Allison
Paradise Valley Rotary
Scottsdale AZ

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Max, everyone at our special Holiday luncheon enjoyed
your show so much yesterday, that they are already
asking me to book you back for an encore show. You
truly do know how to have fun, and it shows in your
presentation. We'll have you back, and thanks for
giving us some wonderful laughs and memories.

Marie Lindvall, Board Member
Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.

Master Storyteller

Laughs to the Max!
Max Donaldson - Master Storyteller
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Frontier Legends
Hollywood Celebrities
Comics to Jocks
Native Americans

Dear Max,
Thank you for your charming show, Stories Under the Stones. You have such a wonderful gift to keep all these celebrities alive in our minds. We at the Harrison Regent all hope that you will pay us another visit soon.

Brenda and Residents
Harrison Regent
Ogden Utah

Eureka Class Reunion - May 2009 - KansasMay 2009 - "Max Donaldson is truly a master storyteller! He weaves his performance with humor, fact and drama! He may even sprinkle it all with a little “inside dirt”. His mid-West style is blended with a metropolitan flair! Max will keep you entertained along a journey that will have you laughing until you cry! You will be surprised and delighted as his tales and celebrity research Eureka Class Reunion 2009unfold before your eyes. The inspiration for his “Stories Under the Stone” will have you reminiscing about people and characters we all know and love! Max can definitely enlighten you to the rest of the story! The Eureka (Kansas) High School Alumni Association booked Max to entertain as our main program Max entertains the class reunion in Eureka, Kansasfor our banquet! His performance had everyone on the edge of their seats and laughing during the entire show! Max is a must see for any event and occasion!"
-Donelda Perkins - Eureka High School Alumni Association

Lions Club of DenverMax Donaldson recently appeared before our group and more than exceeded our expectations. He is both an excellent speaker, humorist, and entertaining showman. He displays an uncanny passion for his unique hobby of grave rubbing and literally captivates his audience with interesting obscure facts of his celebrity subjects. My fellow Lions and I thoroughly enjoyed Max's outstanding presentation. His books are equally entertaining. I would highly recommend Max Donaldson to any group seeking something new and different. You will decidely not be disappointed. - Lions Club of Denver

"Stories Under the Stones" was exceptionally entertaining, amusing, and informative, bringing back so many memories of people and events that played big parts in our lives. The pace and material selection was perfect! I'm always interested in audience reaction to different programs brought in, and this one was full of elbow nudging comments like, "Boy, I remember him!" I don't know how the presentation could have been improved. Thank you for a great evening! We will certainly have you back, and soon. - Barbara Anderson, Activities Director Medalion Communities Colorado Spgs CO

Testimonial letter from JACK IMEL -

Jack Imel Max,

I want you to know how much I enjoyed your recent presentation of "Stories Under the Stones." I can sum it up with one word...."Great!"

You certainly had the attention of your audience, and they really loved it. I can't believe how fast the time went. I wanted to hear more of your wonderful stories.

As my ex-boss Lawrence Welk would have said: "A-Wunderful, A-Wunderful!"

Jack Imel
Entertainer and Producer
Welk Productions

funny, informative, engaging and entertaining
"His shows are as memorable as they are unique ..."

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