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Audience participation is a must when 'Rocky Horror' returns

The 'Rocky Horror Picture Show,' America's campiest and best interactive movie returns to the California Theatre (351 Railroad Ave.) on Friday, Oct. 28, as a pre-Halloween treat.

 The longest-running midnight movie of all time (starting at 10 p.m. in go-to-bed-early Pittsburg) spoofs Hollywood horror shows in such a way that audiences can't help but laugh and participate in the fun. There will be live "shadow casting" of the movie along with preshow entertainment by The Bawdy Caste.

When the California Theatre first showed the movie two years ago, it was a sellout -- so get your tickets early. Tickets are $12 with survival kits also offered for an additional $3. There are eight items in the survival kit, including glow sticks and confetti. Doors and bar open at 9 p.m.




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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.

Third PEAHOF Induction Ceremony

scheduled Oct. 16 at Creative Arts Building

Fifteen of Pittsburg's iconic artists, including 12 graduates of Pittsburg High School, will be honored Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Creative Arts Building (250 School St.) as the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame hosts its third Induction Ceremony.

 The Class of 2016 honors the Anderson Sisters, Terrence Brewer, Dan Daniels, Rosie Gaines, Luis Gutierrez, Walt Hill, Zilfert Johnson, Chris Lanzafame, Steve Lopez, Peter Riso, Curtis Ohlson and Ozeal Warren.

General admission tickets ($10) are available at the Pittsburg Historical Society Museum (515 Railroad Ave.) and the Railroad Book Depot (650 Railroad Ave.). General admission and reserved tickets ($20)

Tickets ($20) for the "After Party" reception honoring the inductees at the Pittsburg Senior Center (300 Presidio) after the ceremony are SOLD OUT!

PEAHOF President Ralph Ramirez complimented PEAHOF Hall of Fame chair Theresa Jones for her committee's work in selecting candidates who were elected by PEAHOF members. 

"I think this may be our best class yet. It shows the depth, breadth and diversity of the arts in Pittsburg," said Ramirez of the class that includes a nationally recognized artist, an award-winning writer and musicians who toured nationally with major stars and also had strong community ties. 

"It's amazing that a small town such as Pittsburg would be the home of so many artists that have made lasting contributions to the arts," said Ramirez.   

"We are proud of this class because so many have made important contributions to the arts in Pittsburg and because they have shared their art at the highest levels nationally," said Jones. 

The First Baptist Church Choir, Latinos Unidos folkloric dancers from Pittsburg High School, Jim Coniglio, who starred as Teyve in the recent Pittsburg Community Theatre production of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' and PEAHOF Hall of Famer Nicky DePaola will provide entertainment during the Induction Ceremony. 

The class includes Ozeal Warren, who served as Minister of Music for over 50 years at First Baptist Church and shared her gifts as a pianist and organist with other Pittsburg churches. She also directed an annual Easter oratorio 'Old Ship of Zion' for combined Pittsburg churches. 

Luis Gutierrez, a PHS graduate who later substituted in the Pittsburg Unified School District, is a nationally recognized artist whose modernistic style is reflected in a variety of artistic methods. He has had shows at numerous galleries and colleges, and his works have earned a variety of honors. He has also mentored many artists, including Pittsburg's Victor Bagno. 

Steve Lopez, the lead columnist at the Los Angeles Times and author of 'The Soloist,' has won numerous journalistic and broadcast honors. He has written for Time and Sports Illustrated and was also the lead columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Three inductees toured with some of the 20th Century's most popular performers. 

Rosie Gaines was recruited by Prince to be a member of his New Generation Band after he heard her cutting a demo record for the Pointer Sisters and immediately hired her as a vocalist and keyboard player. She also wrote songs for him. 

Curtis Ohlson toured with Ray Charles for a number of years as his bass player and later with Buddy Rich. He has also appeared on many movie soundtrack albums. 

Pete Riso, a child prodigy as a drummer, toured with legendary jazz presenter.  He is also a talented artist and played on Pittsburg's legendary national championship Pop Warner Mallards team in 1963. 

The Anderson sisters (Stella Rivers, Dorothy Stanton, Lillie Woods and Lois Anderson) were one of Pittsburg's first gospel groups, appearing at many Pittsburg churches. The quartet, known for both traditional and contemporary gospel, were honored recording artists who appeared with America's top gospel, blues and jazz performers at a variety of concerts and festivals.    

 Walt Hill revived the music scene in Pittsburg at his Rib Pit Restaurant featuring PEAHOF Hall of Famers such as Abercrombie Sr., Raymond Glasper, Leola Jiles, Dan Daniels and Nicky DePaola. He brought music to the Seafood Festival and created the First Sunday Jazz Series that continues today. 

Terrence Brewer, a former PHS drum major who also participated in many drama productions during his high school years, is recognized as the Bay Area's top jazz guitarists whose albums have consistently hit the charts. He has played more than 2,500 gigs, including the Monterey and San Francisco Jazz Festivals, and has served as an Artist in Residence at Los Medanos College. 

Dan Daniels played with Stevie Wonder as a teenager, but his musical roots are in Pittsburg with the Santoso Family, which owned the Liberty Hotel, and Walt Hill. The keyboard player has been given the nickname 'The Maestro' by his peers and has teamed with DePaola winning awards as the East Bay's top musical duo. 

Zilfert Johnson has combined his organizational abilities and love of gospel to create a variety of gospel groups over six decades, including the Pittsburg Community Choir that recorded an album in the Creative Arts Building. He has also shared his gifts on keyboards to play for choirs in many Pittsburg churches. 

Chris Lanzafame helped revive the Pittsburg Community Band and is a regular in the pit orchestras at Pittsburg Community Theatre musicals with his sons. He plays with PEAHOF Hall of Famer Chooch Lombardo's popular band, Four Hits & A Miss, and also plays in a family band. As the University of California Marching Band Drum Major in 1976, he organized and directed the 129-member band's national tour as the official California participant in the Bicentennial Celebration.


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____ $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.


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