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Tickets to Benefit Pittsburg High Marching Band
Dan Daniels Tribute
9th at 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm at Pittsburg's Creative Arts
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We at The
Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame are paying
our last respects to one of the all-time great " keys" men!
donation's are $10 that are going to The Dan Daniels
Memorial Scholarship Award given by The Pittsburg
Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame. Hosted by PEAHOF's
Nicky DePaola, who worked with " The Maestro's" as a Duo
for the past 13 years. There will be 10 special guest
speakers along with a few musical moments and more....
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PCT to present ghostly good time with Blithe
Spirit at California Theatre
Pittsburg Community Theatre will reprise its
2003 presentation of the Noel Coward play
‘Blithe Spirit’ with four performances March 3-5
at the California Theatre (351 Railroad Ave.).
Written in 1941, the comedy ran a record 1,997
performances in London despite being in the
middle of World War II.
In the play, novelist Charles Condomine invites
a medium named Madame Arcati to conduct a séance
as he gathers material for a new book, but
Madame Arcati accidently brings back the spirit
of his temperamental first wife, Elvira. Elvira,
seen only by Charles, creates havoc as she tries
to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife,
Ruth, who later dies and then joins Elvira in
haunting the hapless Charles.
Directed by Barbara Halperin-Jacobs, ‘Blithe
Spirit’ will be performed Friday, March 3 at 8
p.m., Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and
Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for
adults, $18 for seniors and students, $12 for
current military and veterans and $10 for
Help select PEAHOF induction
The fourth class of Pittsburg
Entertainment & Arts Hall of Famers will be
inducted in October.
Committee chair Theresa Jones invites anyone
interested in helping select nominees to contact
Perhaps you have a person you
would like to see nominated or perhaps you would
like to become part of the PEAHOF Induction
Committee. Although you have to be a PEAHOF
member to vote for Hall of Fame inductees anyone
is welcome to participate in the selection of
nominees with the committee.
nominees must have a biography on the PEAHOF
for selection include Pittsburg connection,
recognition and honors and cultural
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The Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of
Fame will be located in the lobby of the
historic Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg
High School campus.
Included in Hall of Fame experience is a 90-foot
frieze depicting Pittsburg’s cultural history
created by internationally known artist and
Pittsburg native Dr. Ronald McDowell.
An interactive display will provide you with an
up-close-and-personal look at members of the
Hall of Fame.
The Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of
Fame seeks to recognize local musicians,
performers, artists and writers, commemorating
their achievements and impact upon the cultural
life of Pittsburg in hopes of educating
and inspiring the youth of Pittsburg to use and
expand their creative abilities to enrich the
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol
comes home to host clinic
Pittsburg High graduate and Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame inductee Faye Carol is returning home to conduct PEAHOF's first Concert Mentoring Series event.
Carol will work with student singers from Pittsburg schools and churches at a special clinic in the Little Theatre of the Creative Arts Building on Saturday, March 18. She is visiting Pittsburg schools on March 7 to help create more interest among students to attend.
Mountain Mike's Pizza, Little J's, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Bravo's Pizza, Costco and Pizza Guys are providing free lunches for the students.
Unfortunately, a planned concert to feature the students with Carol had to be cancelled.
Carol has won numerous awards, including three Bay Area Cabaret Gold Awards, Top Star Award, Singer of the Year and later Entertainer of the Year. East Bay Express readers voted her their Singer of the Year award in 2008.
In addition to her PEAHOF induction, Carol is an Oakland Blues Walk of Fame inductee and received the City of Berkeley Lifetime Achievement Award, Jazz Journalists Association Bay Area Jazz Hero Award, the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce Jazz Heritage Award, the KPFA Bay Area Living Legend Award and the Sylvester Music Heritage Award.
HS Marching Show Band will benefit
from PEAHOF Annual Dinner on April 22
The Pittsburg High School ‘Pride of Pittsburg’ Marching Show Band will be the beneficiary along with the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame at PEAHOF’s third annual benefit dinner on Saturday, April 22 at the Elks Club (200 Marina Drive).
Tickets for the dinner are $55 ($50 for PEAHOF members) and tables for 10 for $500. This year’s dinner will be catered by La Veranda with main-course choices of Swai Picatta or Tri Tip with Mushroom Sauce. Vegetables and Polenta are included with the main course. Appetizers, salad, French bread and dessert will also be provided.
Pittsburg Community Theatre and the Pittsburg Community Band were beneficiaries at the first dinner. The Pittsburg Police Activities League shared in the proceeds last year.
This year’s dinner is to help raise funds for the band’s trip to Rome to participate in the Italian city’s 2018 New Year’s Day Parade.
“We are happy to help the band,” said PEAHOF President Ralph Ramirez. “Their trip to London left lasting impressions for band members as well as Londoners who saw them at the parade. We’re sure this year’s trip will be a positive experience, and we want to support the students in any way we can.”
Pittsburg High musicians will perform at the dinner.
Tickets available online at:
PEAHOF members can order tickets on-line for $50 by using the special members-only designation.
Pittsburg Chamber, Railroad Book Depot
PEAHOF inductee Dr. Ronald McDowell
to be featured in New Yorker article
Pittsburg artist Dr. Ronald McDowell, a member of the first class of inductees in the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame, will be featured in an article written by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker magazine later this month.
Dr. McDowell, who painted the ‘A Symphony in Art’ frieze in the lobby of the Creative Arts Building, is known for both his paintings and sculptures.
Dr. McDowell was recently commissioned by the state of Alabama to create at statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the city of Montgomery, where he came to prominence in the Civil Rights Movement after Rosa Parks’ refusal to vacate her seat on a city bus. The ensuing strike was one of the first major organized actions of the Civil Rights Movement.
Historic play on Port Chicago 50
to be performed in Berkeley
Port Chicago 50,’ which earned rave reviews while playing to packed houses at Pittsburg’s California Theatre in February returns to the Bay Area for four performances March 17-19 at the Berkeley Black Repertory Theater (3201 Adeline St.).
The powerful play written by director Dennis Rowe and David Shackelford received standing ovations during four performances at the California Theatre. After the final performances, one of the play’s key characters, now in her 90s, was brought on stage.
The play surrounds the deadly July 17, 1944, explosion at Port Chicago that killed or injured 710 people. After the explosion, survivors, who had never been properly trained on the loading of ammunition and explosives, were rushed back into the hazardous duty under the same conditions. Fifty refused and were ultimately court martialed.
The play proved so popular in Pittsburg that the Berkeley Black Repertory Theater invited Rowe, Shackelford, who performs in the cast, and veteran television and movie actor Hal Williams, who stars as the central character Freddie Meeks, to bring the play to Berkeley.
Performances will be Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. VIP seats, including a complimentary glass of wine/champagne, are $35, general seating is $30 and $25 for veterans, seniors and students. Tickets are available at the theatre box office through Brown Paper Tickets (800) 838-3006 or on-line at www.blackrepertorygroup.com. Information: (510) 652-2120.
Pittsburg becomes comedy hot spot
thanks to partnership with Tommy T’s
The question of whether Pittsburg can handle headliner talent was answered affirmatively on Saturday, Feb. 25, when comedian George Lopez performed in three sellout shows at the California Theatre.
The two evening performances sold out in one day in the 300-seat theatre with a waiting list of 150 more. Promoter Tommy Thompson, owner of Tommy T’s in Pleasanton (5104 Hopyard Rd.), and Crystal Watts, who runs the California Theatre were able to add a third afternoon show that sold out in two hours.
“I wasn’t surprised at all that the last show sold out,” said Watts.“It was a beautiful thing,” said Thompson, a long-time friend and golfing buddy of Lopez.
“It’s what’s going on all over the country. Comedians are selling out all over the country. I can name 40 comedians who sell tickets.”
Thompson has partnered with the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation to do comedy shows at the California Theatre.
“Pittsburg shows comedians lots of love,” said Thompson, who had a sellout with Mo’Nique earlier in February and also brought Bruce Bruce to the California Theatre. “Bruce Bruce loves it so much he wants to shoot his next special there.”
The comedy shows have done well because of Thompson’s connections and the fact he can bring comedians working at his club early to appear in Pittsburg.
“It works out well because Pleasanton and Pittsburg are far enough apart that the people don’t cross each other, although we do get Pittsburg people coming to Pleasanton,” he said.
“Crystal and the California Theatre do a great job with productions. George had a great experience there. He was real impressed. The sound, the spotlights were all great.”
Family - $150
Individual - $100
Family - $50
Become a PEAHOF
If you’re not a dues-paying
member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts
Hall of Fame, please sign up now by
Yearly membership dues are $30
for individuals and $50 for families. Lifetime
memberships are $100 for individuals and $150
for families. Memberships include voting rights
and free tickets to the annual Induction
Ceremony as well as discounts on selected events
PEAHOF memberships bring benefits
Becoming a member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall
of Fame can be a win-win proposition for you.
Members receive free tickets to the PEAHOF 2016 Induction
Ceremony scheduled for October. Members
receive discounts at other PEAHOF events.
individual memberships are available for $30. One-year
family memberships are available for $50. Lifetime members
are available for $100
and $150 for families. Memberships can be purchased on-line.
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proceeds will go towards the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts
Hall of Fame located in the lobby of the historic Creative
Arts Building in Pittsburg, CA
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Be Part of the Legacy of
Historic Creative Arts
Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to become a part of Pittsburg’s
history by adopting a seat in the historic
Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High
School campus. Take pride in knowing that your
gift will benefit future generations.
The Creative Arts Building’s
history includes performances by legendary
artists including: Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles,
Stevie Wonder, James Brown and the San Francisco
Exciting changes have
taken place in Contra Costa County’s largest
theatre which opened in 1959. A $9 million
renovation project has brought the building up
to state-of-the-art standards allowing for
quality productions. Make a tax-deductible
donation to ensure maintenance of seats and
support for youth mentoring programs in the
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complete the form with your details and return
with cash, check, money order made payable to
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You may mail your tax-deductible donation to
PEAHOF, 4476 St. John Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565.
Adopting a seat is a perfect remembrance for
your children, grandchildren, spouse, parent,
grandparent or special friend or loved one. It
is a perfect way to honor birthdays,
anniversaries, graduations, dedications,
holidays and special events.