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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.


 New PEAHOF Board Elected

 

Four returning members and three new members were elected to the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame Board of Directors by PEAHOF members.

 

The new board includes Betty Brown, Theresa Jones, Sandi Lee and Ralph Ramirez, who had previously served on the board, and Javier De La Cruz, Gerald Glasper and Tom Lewis.

 

Brown, who is a member of the first class inducted into the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame last October, was one of the founders of Pittsburg Community Theatre.

 

Jones, who chairs the PEAHOF Induction Committee, is the wife of Louis Jones, who was also inducted into the HOF last year. She sings with her husband's band, Louis Jones & the Cavaliers.

 

Lee, who serves as PEAHOF secretary/treasurer and created the PEAHOF website, logo and newsletter, has ties to the entertainment industry. Her late husband, Don Lee, played lead guitar with Buck Owens as one of the Buckaroos.

 

Ramirez, who played in a number of Pittsburg bands, is the PEAHOF fundraising chair and served as the organization's president.

 

De La Cruz is a strong believer in the arts and was a member of the Pride of Pittsburg, Pittsburg High School Marching Show Band.

 

Glasper is one of Pittsburg's most popular entertainers and is the vocalist for his Project 4 Band. He was a member of the first PEAHOF induction class.

 

Lewis, founder of the Pittsburg Creative Arts Building Corporation, spearheaded that groups efforts in raising over $500,000 to restore all the seats in the building. He was also a leader in the project to recognize the Pittsburg Mallards, the 1963 Pop Warner national champions.


Pittsburg Mourns Two Singers

Two award-winning Pittsburg singers, Barbara Jean Davis and Sharonmarie Fisher, passed away this spring.

Barbara Jean Davis

Davis, 57, a gospel singer, featured as a lead singer on albums by gospel legends James Cleveland and Moses Tyson Jr., passed away on March 14.

 

Sharonmarie Fisher

Fisher, 63, a versatile singer whose repertoire ranged from rock, soul and blues to country and adult contemporary, died in a single-car accident on May 24 while headed to a performance.

 

Both singers are featured in Dr. Ronald McDowell's frieze, "A Symphony In Art" in the lobby of the Creative Arts Building.

 

Both got their starts in Pittsburg and showed talent at a young age. Fisher won a local singing contest at age 10. Davis began singing at age five and was trained in voice and piano from Hattie Griffin and was one of the youngest performers in the Trumpets of Joy Jr.

 

At age 11, Davis sang with the Pittsburg Community Choir and was on their 1967 album "What a Fellowship," as the lead singer on the title song. By age 15, she was the Director of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Jr. Choir, working closely with her uncle and aunt, Rev. Isaiah and Geneva Brown.

 

Davis appeared with the Edwin Hawkins Singers on their Grammy Award-winning recording, "Oh Happy Day."  She was a lead singer on "When He Comes" recorded by the Gospel Workshop of America with Cleveland and Isaac Douglas, "I'm So Glad Jesus Lifted Me" and "I Can Do All Things Through Christ" with the Voices of Christ and Helen Stephens and "Standing in the Need" with Tyson's World Class Gospel Jubilee.  She also toured with Emmit Powell & the Gospel Elites.

 

She hosted and instructed many gospel workshops with her longtime colleague and mentor Zilfert Johnson. She was also Minister of Music at St. Mark at Bethel Baptist Church where she took her greatest delight in developing young people's voices, cultivating them and offering professional training.

 

Fisher, who performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., was best known for her country songs. She won the 1996 American Eagle Award as "Instrumentalist of the Year" from the Country Music Association and was selected keyboard player of the year three times by the California Country Music Association. The CCMA also awarded her the Album of the Year for "Send Down an Angel" she recorded with her son Philip John Maldonado. The album also included the Song of the Year, "It Feels Good to Feel Good."

 

Shortly before her death, she received the Legendary Female Rock and Soul Vocalist Award at the Yuba Sutter Butte's Music Award Ceremony.

 

Fisher was infected with HIV in the mid-1980s by her partner who had not told her he was HIV positive, but she battled the disease and became a leading spokesperson and one of the nation's top fundraisers while doing benefit concerts for children stricken with AIDS as well as other worthy community causes.

 

In addition to her benefit work, she also served as a mentor for youngsters and other musicians.