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Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame located
in the lobby of the historic Creative Arts Building
in Pittsburg, CA
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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
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.
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 Board Elected
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
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.
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
played in a number of Pittsburg bands, is the PEAHOF
fundraising chair and served as the organization's
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
Pittsburg Mourns Two
award-winning Pittsburg singers, Barbara
Jean Davis and Sharonmarie Fisher, passed
away this spring.
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.
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
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.