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Abbey Road performs at California Theatre as part of 125 city tour
PITTSBURG, CA – Almost everyone knows that The Beatles are one of the most acclaimed bands in rock and roll history because their music has the hypnotic qualities that made teenage girls scream and artists today and yesterday cite them as one of their influences.
While many of us don’t have the opportunity to see the two surviving Beatles Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr live in concert these days, the closest thing to watching an actual Beatles concert will be Abbey Road – A Tribute to the Beatles on Friday, August 21 at 7:30 pm at the California Theatre in Pittsburg.
With their tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world.
Three costume changes cover the full range of the Beatle experience and beyond, with authentic early black Beatle suits, Sgt. Pepper’s regalia and Abbey Road attire. Hear the piccolo trumpet solo on Penny Lane and the full orchestration of A Day in the Life. Relive the emotional intensity of Paul’s moving Yesterday solo, as well as the high energy of stadium songs like Twist and Shout and other Beatle hits.
“The show delivers!” said the L.A. Times. “If you see one tribute show, see this one – smart and loads of fun,” said the O.C. Register. “This is the ticket for you,” said the Idaho Statesman.
The band recently concluded a three month run at the Harrah’s Reno showroom and will perform a 30 show residency at the Harrah’s Laughlin showroom this summer. Abbey Road also headlines Harrah’s Tahoe and Houses of Blues across the country. The Abbey Road band performs in musical biography of the Beatles called “In My Life,” which performed to a capacity audience at the California Theatre last year.
The show in Pittsburg is part of a 125 stop tour of the U.S. and Canada. The show has been touring since 2008.
Abbey Road – A Tribute to the Beatles plays at the California Theatre in Old Town Pittsburg on Friday, August 21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 – $45 and may be purchased online at www.PittsburgCaliforniaTheatre.com, by phoning 925.427.1611 or by visiting the theatre box office. The box office is open Tuesday – Friday from noon – 5 pm and one hour before shows. The California Theatre is located at 351 Railroad Avenue in Old Town Pittsburg, California. The show is appropriate for all ages.
The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch (ACFA) continues their partnership with Antioch’s Umpqua Bank and features five artists in the upcoming exhibit. The bank is a perfect venue for local artists to showcase their work, which changes every two months. The featured artists are: Dianne Curtain, Nordyn Anderson, Jerome Gibson, Margarida Moniz and Paul Yang.
Umpqua Bank is located at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, excluding bank holidays.
ACFA is currently seeking artists for the ongoing exhibit. The Umpqua exhibit changes every two months. If you are interested in participating, please email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.
For more information visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.
According to Wikipedia, “Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states.
By 1865, there were an estimated 250,000 slaves in Texas. As news of end of the war moved slowly, reach Texas until May 1865, and the Army of the Trans-Mississippi did not surrender until June 2. On June 18, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Island with 2,000 federal troops to occupy Texas on behalf of the federal government. On June 19, standing on the balcony of Galveston’s Ashton Villa, Granger read aloud the contents of ‘General Order No. 3′, announcing the total emancipation of slaves:
‘The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.‘”
It has now become a worldwide celebration. For more information, visit www.juneteenth.com. To purchase tickets to the event, call the the California Theatre at (925) 427-1611 or go online to www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. For more information about the visit www.grownwomendance.org.
Celebration of Art exhibit returns to the Antioch Historical Society Museum for 10th year, starting SaturdayTuesday, June 16th, 2015
The Arts & Cultural Foundation, once again in partnership with the Antioch Historical Society, will host the 10th Annual Celebration of Art 2015 Exhibit at the Antioch Historical Society Museum. This is a non-juried exhibit with no required theme, with up to 60+ local artists participating in the event. The event begins on Saturday, June 20th, with an artist reception from 2-4 PM. The exhibit continues through Saturday, July 22nd. The event, artist reception and entry to the museum are free.
The Antioch Historical Society Museum is located at 1500 West 4th Street, Antioch and is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, from 1-4 PM. Admission is free. Please visit www.Art4Antioch.org/CelebrationOfArt/asp for more information. For questions, please email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.
Partial list of registered artists: Barbara Silverman, Betty Espindola, Beverly Knight, Beverly C. Turner, Beverly Martinez, Charles J. Fox, Jr., Chris Anway, Clyde Cox, Dianne Curtain, Easy Gonzales, Fred Hoskins, Gary Durate, Gloria Cannon, Janice Dilbeck, Jeff Strawther, Jerome Gibson, Joel Summerhill, Joyce Jenkins, Julia Starr, Katie Casey, Kay Kirby, Ken Tomlin, Kyoko Campbell, Laurie DiMaggio, Margarida Moniz, Michael Pohl, Michele Eakin, Michelle Brady, Michelle Brokaw, Nordyn Anderson, Patty Geyser, Paul Schorr, Prudence Capelle, Robert Lee Haycock, Rosa Prado, Rosalinda Grejsen, Sal Valencia, Sherry Cummings and Shirley DiMecurio.