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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 Music Legend

Walt Hill dies in Seattle

 

 

Walt Hill, who reinvigorated the Pittsburg music scene, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Seattle, his wife Bobbi reported to friends on Facebook. Hill had been suffering from bladder cancer.
Hill, closely associated with longtime friend Quincy Jones and Ray Charles while growing up in Seattle, came to Pittsburg in 1983 and opened the Rib Pit Restaurant. While many people came for Hill’s great barbeque offerings, still more came to enjoy the music as he provided great live music reminiscent of the famed Pittsburg clubs from the 1940s and ‘50s.
Hill featured the Norman Abercrombie Trio as his house band and also was the lead vocalist. The Rib Pit became a popular spot for Bay Area musicians to come to jam and perform. Artists such as Leola Jiles, Raymond Glasper, Dan Daniels, Jerry Oakes, Ranzell Merrit, C.L. Jones and Barbara Hunter were regulars at the Rib Pit.
Hill introduced music to the first Pittsburg Seafood Festival featuring the Norman Abercrombie Trio on the corner of 6th and Railroad. In 2003, he created the First Sunday Jazz, Blues & Broadway dinner show at the Liberty Hotel. The First Sunday shows still continue at the Pittsburg Yacht Club.
Hill began singing as a youngster in his father’s church choir. He later took up alto sax to get to play in bands with whom he could sing. Once he became known as a singer, he retired his sax. He performed with Bumps Blackwell and toured with Jay McShan.
Hill’s vocal stylings as a young man so impressed Mercer Ellington that Ellington arranged a vocal audition for Hill with his father, Duke Ellington.