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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 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.


15 new PEAHOF Inductees honored

The Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame added 15 new Inductees at its sixth Induction Ceremony on Oct. 5. 

Inductees were Neno Aiello, LaMar Anderson, Benjamin Arroyo, Terry Blinks, John Christensen, Chester Farrow, Sharonmarie Fisher, Andrew Hill, Terry Jones, Richard Lay, Ralph Ruiz, John J. Siino III and Vocal-Ease (Julie Enea, Betsy Kohler and Carol Zbacnik). They bring the total number of Pittsburg artists honored to 96. 

Fisher, Hill and Jones were inducted posthumously. Fisher was represented by her son, Phillip Maldonado, who has followed in his mother's footsteps as a musician. Hill was represented by Dr. David Hardiman Sr., leader of the San Francisco All-Star Big Band and professor emeritus and former head of the jazz studies program at City College of San Francisco. Jones was represented by his mother, Theresa, a PEAHOF founding member and PEAHOF Inductee herself. 

Entertainment was provided by Blinks, the youth cast from the PCT production of 'Annie,' a trumpet duet by Christensen and Hardiman and song stylings by PEAHOF Inductee Nicky DePaola.

Dinner at the event, which was held at the Pittsburg Youth Development Center, was catered by the New Mecca Cafe with dessert provided by Ramar Foods.


2018 Inductee Frank DeRosa passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame sadly announces the loss of another member after 2018 Inductee Frank DeRosa passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15.

DeRosa, 92, was one of America's pre-eminent car customizers whose imagination and vision landed him in 12 different Halls of Fame and on the pages of 138 magazines. He and his son, also named Frank, were featured on the Discovery Channel's 'Monster Garage.'

He and friendly rival George Barris were called the Kings of the Kustomizers, with DeRosa known as the King of the Mercs for his work on Mercurys.
DeRosa, who quit high school to join the Navy after the outbreak of World War II, opened a shop in 1949, that is still in operation today on Harbor Street in Pittsburg.
 


PEAHOF Executive Board Member

Tony Jimenez dies

 

 Tony Jimenez

The Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame lost a valued member when Executive Board Member Tony Jimenez, 71, a native and life-long resident of Pittsburg passed away two days after the Oct. 5 Induction Ceremony. 

As was his way, Jimenez immediately pitched in to provide last-minute help in making the ceremony run smoothly. 

He was always willing to share his skills to help people expand their horizons and hone their leadership skills and had been scheduled to go to Houston that week to conduct leadership training for a major corporation. 

He was always a strong supporter of the arts in Pittsburg, attending musical events on a regular basis.

He was an inspiration to all he connected with, and we are richer for having him generously sharing his experiences and knowledge with us. 

 


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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.

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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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