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Pittsburg hosts special free music festival

The City of Pittsburg will host a morning of jazz, afternoon of blues and evening of funk of Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Pittsburg Marina (51 Marina Blvd.).
There will be beer, wine and food vendors at the family-friendly event that kicks off at 11 a.m. and continues until 8 p.m.
Attendees are urged to bring blankets or chairs, hats, sunglasses and light jackets. For further information on the event, call (925) 252-4842.
The morning jazz session begins at 11 a.m. with Soul Vision and Chocolate Rice taking the stage at noon.
Blues will be highlighted beginning at 2 p.m. in the afternoon with the LTM All-Star Blues Jam which will feature Alvon Johnson, Margie Turner & the Blackout Band, Naomi Campbell and Hot Ice, Earl the Pearl Stevens, Chuck Wallace and Friends, PEAHOF board member Theresa and PEAHOF Hall of Famer Louis Jones, Bobby Young, Dejeanna Burkes and Sumac.
Evening funk features the Konsept Party Band from 6:30-8 p.m.


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Become a PEAHOF

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If you’re not a dues-paying member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame, please sign up now by clicking here.

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 and merchandise.

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.

One-year individual memberships are available for $30. One-year family memberships are available for $50. Lifetime members are available for $100 for individuals and $150 for families. Memberships can be purchased on-line. 

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The Vision 

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.

Mission Statement

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 community.

PaPa’S BaG: A James Brown Experience

Gerald Glasper recreates James Brown

The legendary entertainer James Brown, who once appeared in the Creative Arts Building, was known by many names - "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business," "Soul Brother Number One" and "The Godfather of Soul."

PEAHOF Hall of Famer Gerald Glasper captures James Brown, raspy speaking voice and all, with a re-creation of the dynamic entertainer at the California Theatre (351 Railroad Ave.) on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in a show called PaPa's BaG (and, yes, it's brand new).

Glasper was nominated as the Northern California Music Awards Entertainer of the Year in May and brought the house down with a James Brown number he performed at the ceremony in Sacramento.

The high-energy performer captures Brown's electricity with his singing and dancing that will make you think you're at the Creative Arts Building in the 1960s watching Brown himself. 

"Even when I was young, I loved James Brown. He inspired a lot of people," said Glasper

"I wasn't old enough to see him at the Creative Arts Building, but my older brother did, and he did James Brown at home. I had to do it, too. You always imitate your big brother."

 Glasper is known for his impersonations of Michael Jackson, Prince, Rick James and, more recently, Bruno Mars, but says fans always tell him he's at his best as James Brown.

 Fellow PEAHOF Hall of Famer Jesse DeTorres convinced to do James Brown after Glasper had done some Michael Jackson songs with DeTorres' band JD & Company.

 "He said, 'You're Mr. Excitement. You're just like James Brown. You should do it,'" said Glasper, who studied tapes of Brown that De Torres loaned him.

 He made his debut as James Brown with DeTorres' band in Reno and was an immediate sensation.   

Brewer, Daniels, Lanzafame, Lopez round out PEAHOF Induction class for October ceremony
Jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer, keyboard player extraordinaire Dan Daniels, community woodwind player Chris Lanzafame and Los Angeles Times columnist and author of 'The Soloist' Steve Lopez were voted into the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame in balloting by PEAHOF members.

The four will join gospel stars the Anderson sisters; Rosie Gaines, best known for her time with Prince as a vocalist and keyboard player; artist Luis Gutierrez; singer and music producer Walt Hill; choral directors Zilfert Johnson and Ozeal Warren; bassist Curtis Ohlson, who played and toured with Ray Charles and Buddy Rich; and drummer Pete Riso, who toured with jazz legend Cal Tjader, in the 2016 Induction Class.

The 2016 Induction Ceremony will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High School campus. Tickets are $20 reserved and $10 general. A reception dinner is also being planned for the inductees. Admission is $20, $15 for PEAHOF members.

"We are so pleased with the 2016 Induction Class," said Theresa Jones, chair of the PEAHOF Induction Committee. "It again shows the diversity and depth of talented artists we have in Pittsburg in the fields of music, fine arts and literary arts."

Brewer, a Pittsburg High School graduate, was the PHS Marching Show Band drum major and also appeared in a number of plays while attending PHS. He is a talented jazz guitarist, who has been voted the Bay Area's best jazz guitarist and has recorded several highly regarded albums.

Daniels' musical roots are in Pittsburg where he was nurtured by Walt Hill and musicians who played at Hill's restaurant and other venues such as PEAHOF Inductees Norman Abercrombie Sr. and Raymond Glasper. The keyboard player has been dubbed 'The Maestro' by his musical colleagues.

Lanzafame, a PHS graduate whose father, Delfo, was inducted in 2015, plays in the Pittsburg Community Band as well as with PEAHOF Inductee Chooch Lombardo's popular '4 Hits and a Miss' band. He and his sons have played for numerous Pittsburg Community Theatre productions, and he even made an on-stage appearance in last year's production of 'Once Upon a Mattress.' He was the drum major of the University of California marching band, leading it on a bicentennial tour of the United States in 1976.

PHS graduate Steve Lopez is the lead columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has also been a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune in addition to writing for Time and Sports Illustrated. He is the winner of numerous writing and broadcast awards and author of 'The Soloist' which was turned into a major motion picture.

Here is how I'd like to help:
____ $175 purchase five-piece drum set
____ $150 purchase a keyboard
____ $150 purchase three-piece drum set
____ $135 purchase an electric bass
____ $115 purchase an electric guitar
____ $100 season pass to all mentoring showcases
____ $75 purchase an acoustic guitar
____ $50 purchase artistic supplies
____ $50 purchase performance arts supplies
____ $50 purchase musical supplies
____ $30 provide a mentor for two sessions
____ Become a mentor myself

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Be Part of the Legacy of Pittsburg’s

Historic Creative Arts Building

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 Symphony!

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 arts.

It’s so easy!!

Choose one of the options below, complete the form with your details and return with cash, check, money order made payable to the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame or use PayPal ... JUST CLICK HERE... 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.

We’re not your Uncle Sam, but we definitely need you. 


PEAHOF elections coming in January

Are you interested in promoting the arts in Pittsburg?

Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall Of Fame members will be electing two members of PEAHOF Board of Directors in January.

If you are interested in joining a group dedicated to promoting the arts in Pittsburg, honoring Pittsburg’s cultural icons and establishing a mentoring program for youngsters, you can make a major contribution to achieving those goals with PEAHOF.

Remember, as Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

So bring your enthusiasm, your insights, your ideas to the board as a member, a volunteer or simply someone interested in advancing the arts in Pittsburg and East County.

Board members must be PEAHOF members. You need not be a member to be nominated. However you must become a member to serve on the board.

Memberships are available on both an annual or lifetime basis. Individual memberships are $30 annually or $100 lifetime. Family memberships are $50 annually or $150.