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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.


PEAHOF selects new leaders


PEAHOF Inductee Jesse DeTorres and Cathy Taumoepeau were elected to the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame's Board of Directors, and Theresa Jones, one of PEAHOF's founding members, was re-elected in the just concluded board election.

Ralph Ramirez will serve as President Emeritus for the 2018 Board, acting as a liaison with PEAHOF's new Executive Board comprised of Dr. Laura Canciamilla. Osbaldo Garcia, Tony Jimenez, Nancy Parent and Mike Stoiber.

PEAHOF Inductee Gerald Glasper was elected by board members to serve as Vice President. Taumoepeau was elected Secretary, and Sandi Lee will serve again as Treasurer. PEAHOF Inductees Chooch Lombardo and Dr. Dorothy Stanton and Betty Wallace are also members of the Board. Jones will head the Induction Selection Committee.

The 2018 calendar year will be a big one for the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame as it will select members for its fifth Hall of Fame class. It is also looking to expand its mentoring program and create a living memorial for Inductees to be placed in the Creative Arts Building and Pittsburg Historical Society Museum.

PEAHOF Inductee Jesse DeTorres and Cathy Taumoepeau were elected to the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame's Board of Directors, and Theresa Jones, one of PEAHOF's founding members, was re-elected in the just concluded board election.

Ralph Ramirez will serve as President Emeritus for the 2018 Board, acting as a liaison with PEAHOF's new Executive Board comprised of Dr. Laura Canciamilla. Osbaldo Garcia, Tony Jimenez, Nancy Parent and Mike Stoiber.

PEAHOF Inductee Gerald Glasper was elected by board members to serve as Vice President. Taumoepeau was elected Secretary, and Sandi Lee will serve again as Treasurer. PEAHOF Inductees Chooch Lombardo and Dr. Dorothy Stanton and Betty Wallace are also members of the Board. Jones will head the Induction Selection Committee.

The 2018 calendar year will be a big one for the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame as it will select members for its fifth Hall of Fame class. It is also looking to expand its mentoring program and create a living memorial for Inductees to be placed in the Creative Arts Building and Pittsburg Historical Society Museum.

 


PEAHOF mourns losses of two Inductees

  

Sam Wesley Sr. and Guillermo Muniz, members of the 2015 Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame Induction Class, both passed away Thanksgiving week after long illnesses. Both were featured in Dr. Ronald McDowell's frieze, 'A Symphony in Art' in the Creative Arts Building.

Wesley, who was born in Mississippi, was steeped in the blues tradition but didn't begin playing seriously until moving to Richmond in 1952. Shortly after that, he moved to Pittsburg and began playing in a band with fellow PEAHOF Inductee Raymond Glasper that performed all over Northern California. The band was featured on legendary disc jockey Gene Nelson's television show with its lively blues and rock-n-roll renditions.

Although he was a guitar player, Wesley, whose son Sam Jr. is also a leading blues guitarist, was interested in the flute and would create, play and give bamboo flutes to youngsters in his El Pueblo home. Wesley, who also played a traditional flute with its side mouthpiece and created and patented a new flute with a mouthpiece at the end of the instrument that has become a staple of many flutists.

Muniz, best known as the owner of the New Mecca Cafe, was known as Mr. Pittsburg because of his generosity and civic involvement.
A native of Mexico where he was a star cyclist, Muniz loved to sing, taking pride in the fact that he had sung the National Anthem before both A's and Giants' games as well as numerous local sporting events. He was also called upon to sing his heartfelt rendition of "Ave Maria" at funerals. He also performed with local groups at concerts with his signature song being "De Colores."

He was also a poet and inspirational speaker to youngsters as well as a patron of the arts.
 


ADOPT-A-SEAT

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.

 


 

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