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Contra Costa County Fair opens Thursday, runs through Sunday

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Exciting arena events, a concert series, carnival rides, livestock, exhibits and more!

Contra Costa County Fair opening day is Thursday May 28th –Sunday, May 31st at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

FAIRadise, is the theme for a fun planned four day event for Fair-goers of all ages. The Contra Costa County Fair is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting free shows, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and hundreds of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and at affordable prices!

For main stage entertainment, the Fair’s 2015 concert series features: Summer Beach Party and Chris Gardner Band on Thursday May 28th. Journey Unauthorized and Superlicious performing on Friday May 29th, Foreigner Unauthorized, Metalachi and Cover Me Badd on Saturday May 30th and Live Hispanic Musical Celebration Sunday May 31st with entertainment from 2pm – 10pm.

All concerts are FREE with admission to the Fair.

While visiting the Fair, enjoy other highlights such Circus Imagination, Sealife Encounter, Flo the Clown, Splash Dog, Duck Races, RC Car Races, Barnyard Adventure, Roller Derby much more.

The fair is sponsored in part by the Antioch Herald.

Visit www.contracostafair.com for more information including promos and discounts.

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Registration now open for El Campanil Theater Summer Drama Camp

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

There will be two half-day sessions.

Session One: June 22 through June 26 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session Two: July 6 through July 10 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages: 8-16

Fee: $150 per session

Attendees will learn the magic of theater and improve their acting skills with comprehensive theater training. They will have fun with improvisations, theater games, music & dance, performing scenes and one-acts, monologues, creating characters, all the while expanding their talent.

Not only will they learn about acting and auditioning, but will flourish in a supportive and safe environment, use their imagination, have fun with costumes and props, make new friends and get prepared for ECCT’s next theater season. The will gain the necessary building blocks to grow as a performer.

El Campanil Theatre Summer Drama Camp is taught and directed by Artistic Director, Sharon Redman. Ms. Redman has had over 26 years’ experience in theatre and cultural arts. She is an accomplished actor, director and cultural arts instructor.

Online Registration: www.elcampaniltheatre.com/summer-camp.html

Phone: (925) 757-9500

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Antioch’s Lenard “the KYD” Jackson stars in movie at film festival in June

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Lenard “The KYD” Jackson

 

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Papa Doo Run Run, the Phantom Returns, Memorial Day Weekend at El Campanil Theatre

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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Saturday Night – Papa Doo Run Run

AMERICA’S MUSIC ~ CALIFORNIA’S BAND

Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:00 pm

Tickets: Adults: $27 Seniors (62 & Over): $ 25

Youth (Under 18): Free when accompanied by an adult or senior.

RESERVED SEATING

Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, PAPA DOO RUN RUN, quickly discovered their forte – they sounded like the Beach Boys! That sound led them to surf music icons, Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 Papa toured North America with the duo. In the 80s Papa graduated from J&D to the Beach Boys, and toured and recorded with members of that band throughout the next 2 decades. The group also had an unprecedented 15-year run as the “Celebrity House Band” at Disneyland from 1975-90! In the mid 80′s Papa Doo became the darlings of corporate entertainment, performing at up to 150 corporate events a year! Their fun packed show is still a favorite of dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
Papa’s 1975 Top 40 hit “Be True To Your School” reached No. 1 in California. Their ground breaking CD “California Project” (1985) exploded onto the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at no. 17 and earned the band their second Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination. Additionally, Papa Doo Run Run appeared in, and recorded the soundtrack album for the CBS-TV movie “Deadman’s Curve”. The band currently has 10 CD releases and a full length DVD.

Today, Papa Doo Run Run still performs worldwide. Their act encompasses all the great Classic Rock hits of the 60′s and 70′s, with a special emphasis on their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys. Their best kept secret… Papa Doo Run Run is who the Beach Boys call when they need someone to fill in in their band.

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Sunday – Franc D’Ambrosio

“I’ll Be Seeing Youz” …A Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Tickets: Adults: $27 Seniors (62 & Over): $25

Youth (Under 18): Free when accompanied by an adult or senior.

RESERVED SEATING

Franc D’Ambrosio – I’ll Be Seeing Youz…A Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of WWII. The show features more stories from Franc’s colorful family and remembers the Greatest Generation with a nostalgic walk through the popular music of WWII.

San Francisco’s longest-running Phantom of the Opera star presents his program of song and stories – and, of course, a medley of Phantom tunes. D’Ambrosio’s resume includes an Academy Award Nominated film, an Emmy Award Nominated television show, a four-time Tony nominated Broadway show, two Grammy Considerations, and a National Theatre Award Nomination.

Some think (including me) that the War Years were the best of times. The music then was real music.Not electronic gimmicks. These World War ll songs sure bring back the memories, as Franc sings “Long Ago and Far Away”, “Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning”, and that tear jerker “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Lee Hartgrave (Beyond Chron).

Tickets May Be Purchased in Advance: At the Ticket Office 604 W. Second Street (Next Door To The Theatre) Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 1 hour before showtime or by phone: (925) 757-9500 or ONLINE

Convenience Fees: When You Buy… At The Box Office: No Fees; By Phone: $2.00 Per Order; Online: $1.50 Per Ticket; Email Tickets: No Charge; Will Call: No Charge; Mail Tickets: Add $ 2.00 Per Order.

El Campanil Theatre is located in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown, at 602 West Second Street.

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Job Fair for Contra Costa County Fair this Saturday, May 16

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

There will be lots of positions to be filled!

WHAT: The Contra Costa County Fair will be holding a Job Fair and interviews on Saturday May 16th. Applications and interviews will take place for the 2015 Contra Costa Contra Costa County Fair which will be held Thursday May 28th – Sunday May 31st . Available positions include but are not limited to: parking and ticket sellers, ticket takers, parking attendants, customer service representatives, janitorial staff, maintenance staff, security guards and more.

Fair Management and Department Supervisors are looking for people with a strong work ethics and a high level of customer service who want to be part of the Contra Costa County Fair event. Interested applicants must bring their photo ID and a social security card to the Job Fair. Applications will be available to fill out on-site or are available on-line in advance at www.contracostafair.com

WHEN: Saturday, May 16th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Contra Costa County Fairgrounds Office, 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509

WHY: Each year the Contra Costa County Fair hires roughly 50 – 100 people to work at the annual event, not including the local employees hired directly by our individual food vendors, carnival providers and Livestock department.

We are looking for top-notch workers who believe in keeping the Contra Costa County Fair a place where families can expect superior customer service. The goal with the Job Fair is to create a greater level of awareness among Contra Costa County residents that these job opportunities exist at the Contra Costa County Fair. The fact that we are hiring hard working local residents creates a big opportunity for those looking for work.

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Artists’ Open Studios in Antioch and East County, May 16 and 17

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Winter Creek by Mark Roberts

Local artists welcome you to visit their studios the weekend of May 16 and 17 during the popular Contra Costa Open Studios event. Meet the artists, enjoy a wide variety of original fine art, chat with fellow art-lovers and shop for unique, creative gifts. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their techniques and some will offer hands-on art activities.

Groups of artists are sharing studios in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Discovery Bay. Each group has its own unique personality, so visitors are encouraged to plan a fun weekend of studio-hopping. Most studios will be open Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For a complete guide to the artists and a studio map visit www.contracostaopenstudios.com.

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Beer Fest on Saturday to benefit Special Haven in Antioch

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Enjoy Cinco de Mayo Week at Tailgaters in Antioch and Brentwood

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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