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Three Still Standing comedy film screening and stand-up at California Theatre in Pittsburg, Saturday night, April 18

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Includes Pittsburg native Johnny Steele

Award-Winning “3 Still Standing” Film Screening

with Live Comedy from the Stars

Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00PM

with After Party at EJ Phair

Three stand-up comedians seek fame and fortune in the hottest comedy scene in the world: San Francisco in the 1980s. There they meet rising stars Robin Williams and Dana Carvey. Success, it seems, is just one good stand-up performance away. Soon, Will Durst, Larry ‘Bubbles’ Brown and Johnny Steele are being courted by agents and studios. We follow them on a 30-year journey that is both hilarious and moving, through comedy’s boom and bust, and into their current scramble to survive as artists. 3 Still Standing offers a rare glimpse into the art and business of making people laugh.

After the screening the three stars, Larry ‘Bubbles’ Brown, Will Durst, and Pittsburg native Johnny Steele, will present comedy and commentary about the film. This is a night you don’t want to miss.

Performance(s):
Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00 PM

Ticket(s):
Single tickets are $25

Tickets with after party at EJ Phair are $41

For more information, visit www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com.

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Brazil night returns to Tailgaters in Antioch this Saturday, April 18

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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Contra Costa County Fair runs May 28 through May 31, 2015 in Antioch

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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

Mark your calendar for this year’s Contra Costa County Fair happening May 28th through May 31st, at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

Contra Costa Fair logo full 300x264 Contra Costa County Fair runs May 28 through May 31, 2015 in AntiochWelcome to 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 arena events, 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, Superlicious performing on Friday, May 29th, Journey Unauthorized performing Friday, May 29th & Saturday, May 30th, Metalachi and Cover Me Badd also on Saturday, May 30th, and Hispanic Musical Celebration on Sunday, May 31st.

All concerts are FREE with admission to the Fair.

While visiting the Fair, enjoy other highlights such Circus Imagination, Splash Dogs, Great American Duck Races, Wood Carvers, Undead Betty Roller Derby, Stock Car Races, Livestock and more!!!

Visit www.contracostafair.com for more information. The fairgrounds are located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch.

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Antioch’s Lenard “The Kyd” Jackson to star in “My Block” musical at LMC in April

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

My Block Antiochs Lenard “The Kyd” Jackson to star in “My Block” musical at LMC in AprilBeginning Thursday, April 16 the international, first hip hop musical to be performed on the West Coast entitled “My Block” will be presented at the Los Medanos College Little Theater.

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Lenard “The Kyd” Jackson

Starring actor/comedian/musician and Antioch resident Lenard “The Kyd” Jackson, this exciting love story is set amidst an all-too-real life of bad choices made between two friends and the consequences that result. Written by Federico C. Bartolo, III and directed by Nick Garcia, the play includes riveting performances, dancing and original music.

The musical runs everyday except Sunday through April 27. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. There is one matinee on Wednesday April 22, at 10 a.m.

Tickets are available at the theater: $10 General Admission, $7 with LMC student or military ID, or $5 with high school or middle school ID.

Los Medanos College is located at 2700 E Leland Road in Pittsburg.

Pictured is Lenard The KYD Jackson and Federico C. Bartolo III

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Line dancing lessons during Country Kick-It at Tailgaters in Antioch, tonight

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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Antioch’s Toree McGee releases new music CD, tops local radio chart

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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By Allen Payton

“Amen” the new single by Antioch singer Toree McGee, was released on Tuesday, March 31 on iTunes, Google play, Amazon, and Spotify.

KRTY San Jose, 95.3 FM, has been playing it for the past several weeks or so and appeared at #1 on their “Hot 9 at 9″ chart, four nights in a row.

The song is receiving positive reviews from listeners on iTunes.

“Amazing! This song is so much fun! Makes me want to dance and sing along! It has a great beat and the vocals are AMAZING! Can’t wait for the whole album to come out!” wrote one commenter.

“Great song and a wonderful voice,” stated another.

The 2004 Deer Valley High grad was trained for 10 years by local voice teacher, Nuhad Levasseur.

“I always knew Toree had the potential to be a huge country star, one day,” Levasseur said. “I’m so very proud of her and excited that her journey has started.”

Toree recently spent some time in Nashville, which helped advance her musical career.

“I’m waiting to hear back from Sony on the date for the full EP release date,” Toree stated.

To hear more of her country rock songs, visit her page on Reverb Nation at www.reverbnation.com/toreemcgee. To learn more about Toree, visit www.toreemcgee.com.

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Music by the Green at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, Thursday evening

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

6:00pm to 9:00pm: Music, Food, Fun and Libations

Featuring the music of David McClellan

An award winning actor/singer, David has performed on stages throughout the Bay Area, toured as a singer with professional shows throughout the USA, Canada and toured Japan as “El Gallo” in “The Fantasticks”.  David recently appeared in Brentwood’s “Broadway Under The Stars” production of “Guys & Dolls” as Arvide, and “Hot ‘n’ Cole, a Cole Porter Celebration!”

For more information visit www.LoneTreeGolfCourse.com.

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Grammy Winner Mads Tolling: Mads Men at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre, April 12

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

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Internationally renowned violinist Mads Tolling makes his El Campanil Theatre debut on Sunday, April 12 at 3pm with his program entitled Mads Men: A Celebration of Instrumental Hits from the 1960′s Mad Men Era. The program includes popular TV & Movie Themes and Top 10 hit recordings ranging from “Mission Impossible”, ”The Pink Panther”, and “Meet The Flintstones” to “Georgia On My Mind” and “Classical Gas.”

Antioch’s Nicholas Crossen (“American Idol” contestant, Season 12) is the Guest Vocalist to perform classics including the Theme from “A Summer Place”, “A Time For Us” (from Romeo & Juliet), “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), and “What A Wonderful World.”

Having recently and triumphantly debuted his Violin Concerto composition with The Oakland East Bay Symphony, Mads is originally from Copenhagen, Denmark.  He won two Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover albums, was nominated for a third Grammy this year, and is a featured Yamaha Artist.

He has appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious Jazz Festivals and performance venues, and continues to tour nationally and internationally with over 1,000 concert appearances to his credit from around the globe.  He is a former member of both Turtle Island Quartet and Stanley Clarke’s band.

Joining Mads in his Mads Tolling Quartet are world-class musicians Colin Hogan at piano, Sam Bevan on bass, and Eric Garland on drums.

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Mads Tolling

Two-Time Grammy Award Winner MADS TOLLING

MADS MEN: A Celebration of Instrumental Hits from the 60′s Mad Men Era

with local Guest Vocalist Nicholas Crossen

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 at 3pm

El Campanil Theatre

602 W. Second Street, Antioch CA 94509

Box Office: (925) 757-9500

Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students $10

(Youth under 18: Free when accompanied by an Adult or Senior)

www.elcampaniltheatre.com/mads-tolling.html

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