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2018 INDUCTION CEREMONY
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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.
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
15 new PEAHOF Inductees
The Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame
added 15 new Inductees at its sixth Induction
Ceremony on Oct. 5.
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.
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.
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
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.
Be Part of the Legacy of
Historic Creative Arts
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
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
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 ...
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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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