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Free art exhibit at Umpqua Bank in July and August

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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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.

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Dance performance to celebrate Juneteenth, tonight, Sunday afternoon in Pittsburg

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Juneteenth Dance performance to celebrate Juneteenth, tonight, Sunday afternoon in Pittsburg

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.

 

 

 

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Celebration of Art exhibit returns to the Antioch Historical Society Museum for 10th year, starting Saturday

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
BarbaraSilverman Celebration of Art exhibit returns to the Antioch Historical Society Museum for 10th year, starting Saturday

By Barbara Silverman

DianneCurtain 300x170 Celebration of Art exhibit returns to the Antioch Historical Society Museum for 10th year, starting Saturday

By Dianne Curtain

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.

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Father’s Day Dinner & Comedy Show in Antioch, Friday night – hosted by Antioch’s own Lenard “The KYD” Jackson

Monday, June 15th, 2015

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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

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

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.

Franc DAmbrosio Papa Doo Run Run, the Phantom Returns, Memorial Day Weekend at El Campanil Theatre“The Phantom Of The Opera” Star Returns…

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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