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Get your tickets for “It’s a Wonderful Life” play at Antioch’s Nick Rodriguez Theater, Dec. 9-11, 16-18

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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Former Antioch student, Carina will perform as National Headliner for Brentwood Tree Lighting Festival, Saturday, Nov. 26

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Carina sings, plays keyboards and guitar during her concert. See her live at the Streets of Brentwood, this Saturday night, November 26th.

Carina sings, plays keyboards and guitar during her concert. See her live at the Streets of Brentwood, this Saturday night, November 26th.

carina-closeupBy Carina Sherborne

I am coming back to the Antioch area on my first music tour, and am booked as the National Headliner at the Streets of Brentwood Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, November 26.

I am 19 years old and live in a small town outside of Seattle. Both of my parents graduated from Antioch High School and all of my family, except my mom, Amy (Anderson) DeAngelo O’Hearn, still live in the area including my grandmother who is a teacher at Dallas Ranch Middle School and my father who is a resident of Brentwood. I attended Sutter Elementary in Kindergarten and Belshaw Elementary in first grade before attending 16 schools across the county as we travelled with my active duty military step-father. Through my struggle to settle in each new state, to fit in, and find friends, I held on tightly to dreams of being a famous musician.

After settling in Washington, I continued training, and began writing and was well on my way in the industry at 16 when my mother became very ill. Now a single parent family, we were faced with the news that my mom was dying, and I chose to put my dreams on hold on heels of having just made it through 4 rounds on American Idol. I left high school my Junior year and attended online school, was caring for my deathly ill mother, and raising my brother while also attempting to keep afloat my mom’s dream – the business we started together called Pop Star Kids which is a school that trains kids to sing and perform. In 2014, my mom had a life saving surgery at University of Washington and although had a very low chance of survival was able to pull through. Today, I have a healthy mom and we have a thriving business in our town which I run with her.

Following this tumultuous time in my life, I was apprehensive, and struggled with getting back in to music, but knew as I graduated High School in 2015 that this is all I have ever wanted to do. Going against the grain, I turned down acceptance letters to college, and invite from American Idol producers to join the shows last season, and once again began pursuing my dream of musical stardom. Through the help of my family members in Sacramento, and all of our supportive east county family residents I was able to release my debut EP on my 19th birthday on July 28th this year! The first week of sales put me on the national Pop Charts topping out at number 54 above Meghan Trainer and even Prince, while my debut video went viral with over 300K views in a week and my life was forever changed!

My music is now on over 50 radio stations nationwide, more than 15 worldwide, and available on every and any streaming site, as well as Pandora. I currently hold the #3 spot in Seattle Pop Charts and am ranked #83 nationally. I just got signed to a producer in Nashville who’s team will be producing my next single which we will release in early 2017.

That team has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, and feel this song is a “smash hit.” I will be debuting this song on stage at the Streets, along with all the original music off the EP and future releases.

The headliner spot at the Streets has spun off an entire West Coast tour which kicked off in Seattle November 19th with stops in Portland, Sacramento and the East Bay, along with more venues as we travel back to Seattle.

My show in Sacramento is the day before the Streets performance, where several big name reps will be in the house to hear me debut my EP, and I will be joined there by the producers who worked in kind on my EP, including Sammy-nominated Patrick Grizzell of Proxy Moon, Kai O’Hearn who graduated from Antioch High, and the legendary David Houston who has worked with Cake, The Deaftones, Club Nouveau just to name a few and was as an engineer on my EP project.

My music is currently on the desk of FM102.5 in Sacramento and I will be interviewed live on the radio in Sacramento while I am in town this week.

More than anything, I want people to know how thankful I am to have such amazing support and secondly to know that no matter how hard life gets, or how impossible it may seem to reach your dreams, it can be done and I am proof of that. To some this may look like an overnight success story, to me it has been a long and winding road that has lead me back full circle to my home in the East Bay.

You can find my music and all other information at www.facebook.com/officialcarinamusic and www.officialcarina.com.

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Antioch’s Lynn House Gallery’s new exhibit focuses on transportation

Monday, November 21st, 2016

transportation-photosTraveling to and from East Contra Costa County is getting easier every day.  Highway 4 is one of the most congested roadways in the nation and the Highway 4 projects are adding significant capacity to the corridor by adding two additional travel lanes in each direction, including a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane for carpools and buses. In addition, the median of the reconstructed highway will be wide enough to accommodate the upcoming extended BART services from the current terminus at Pittsburg/Bay Point to a new station at Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch.

Our East County Artists will be showcasing transportation in the upcoming art exhibit at the Lynn House Art Gallery from November 19th – December 10th. The exhibit is entitled “Planes, Trains, Automobiles and More!” and will feature transportation in every mode. From high capacity transportation (trains/planes) to solo occupancy (walking, roller skating) transportation in every form will be celebrated.
The artists who exhibit their work at the Lynn House Gallery are very supportive of each other and have developed personal and professional friendships. For this exhibit, we’re had a new type of judging. Each artist received a ballot and they decided the winners (except for Honorable Mention). At the artist reception and/or during the open exhibit, participating artists will complete a ballot and leave it with the docent. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the exhibit based on votes. Artists cannot vote for themselves. Awards are: 1st Place $100; 2nd Place $70; 3rd Place $50, Best of Show $150 and Honorable Mention $30.

The following artists are participating: Adele Boyer, Anna Chunn, Angela Simms, Becky Decierto, Betty Espindola, Beverly C. Turner, Beverly Knight, Beverly Prather Martinez, Cathy Hanson, Charles J. Fox Jr., Clyde Cox, Danny Grace, Easy Gonzalez, Ellen LaVaccare, FROgard Butler, Jerome Gibson, Joel Summerhill, John Tullis, Julia Offord, Julia Starr, Ken Tomlin, Kevin Ashton, Laurie DiMaggio, Marcos Palma, Mark Garcia, Michael Pohl, Michele Eakin, Mike Oria, Nancy Roberts, Paul Schorr, Peter Ruegg, Prudence Capelle, Robin Ruport, Rodney Lal, Ron Kronewitter, Ruth McMillin, Sandra Hart, Sharon Petersen, Thomas Seabury and Trudy Couch. For a current list, please visit http://www.art4antioch.org/transportationexhibit2016.asp

The Lynn House Gallery is located in downtown Antioch across from the Amtrak Station, 809 West 1st Street and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM during exhibits.

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Kick off the season with Motown Holiday Revue at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre, Saturday, Nov. 26

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

motown-holiday-revueA Kickoff To The Holiday Season
Motown Holiday Revue at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre
Featuring Top Shelf
Saturday, November 26, 2016  8:00 pm
Reserved Seating

About The Show
​A hit-filled musical journey through the sounds of MOTOWN, featuring Motown versions of Holiday Classics and Songs from Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson…and more!

TOP SHELF has performed nationally and internationally since 1991, dazzling audiences from San Francisco to Europe with wonderful harmonies and unique live performances. The group has become a Bay Area musical and entertainment cornerstone.

Tickets: Adults: $27    Seniors: (62 & Over):  $25   Youth: (under 18): Free with Paid Adult 602 W 2nd Street, in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown

Call (925) 757-9500 or purchase them online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com

You can buy tickets for no additional fees at the box office. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2 pm and 1 hour before each performance.

If you choose to order by phone, the convenience fee is $2 for the entire order.

If you choose to order online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, the convenience fee is $1.50 per ticket.

There is no Ticket Delivery Fee if you choose to receive your tickets by email or will-call. There is a $2 Ticket Delivery Fee if you choose to have your ticket order sent by U.S. Mail.

For more information click, here.

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One more showing of Peter Pan play by El Campanil Children’s Theatre on Sunday

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

peter-pan-artPresented By El Campanil Children’s Theatre

Sunday October 30, 2016  2:00 pm

General Seating

Based on the novel by J.M. Barrie
Adapted by  Craig Sodaro

This superb adaptation captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favorite story.  The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery.  Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures.  Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily and Wendy becomes everyone’s mother. When the evil Captain Hook captures Wendy and the Lost Boys, Peter Pan comes to their rescue. Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and returns the Darling children to their home.

Performed by the children of El Campanil Children’s Theatre.

Tickets: Adults: $12   Seniors (62& Over): $10   Youth: (under 18): $8

BOX OFFICE AND CONVENIENCE FEES
NOTICE:  Only Orchestra seats are on the ground level. All others require access by stairs.

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. – 2:00 p.m. and 1 hour before showtime or by phone at (925) 757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Convenience Fees: When You Buy At The Box Office: No Fees; By Phone: $2.00 Per Order; Online: $1.50 Per Ticket (Except films: $0)

Ticket Delivery Fees: Email Tickets: No Charge; Will Call: No Charge; Mail Tickets: $ 2.00 Per Order

602 West Second Street in downtown Antioch.

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Halloween at the Antioch Senior Center, Monday, Oct. 31

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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Delta Rotary Club to hold haunted house fundraiser October 29th, 30th

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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The Rotary Club of the Delta Haunted House fundraiser will be held at Dallas Ranch Middle School on Oct 29th and 30th, this year.

Scream Night is Saturday October 29th from 5 pm to 8 pm for the big kids and Spook Day is on Sunday October 30th from 11 am to 2 pm for the little kids with costume parade and trunk or treat – plus a less scary haunted house.

This is our second year – and should be lots of fun.

Entrance is free, but the tickets for the attractions are 50 cents each or 50 tickets for $20. This fundraiser benefits Antioch school libraries.

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Register today for Monster Dash Costume 5K Run/Walk for The Arts, in Antioch, Saturday, Oct. 15

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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5K run/walk on October 15 at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch

The Drama Factory will host a Halloween-themed, athletic event for all ages that includes a 5K run, a one-mile run, and a children’s costume parade through Antioch’s scenic Contra Loma Regional Park. This is a fundraiser that helps keep the performing arts accessible to the community.

Registration fees include a unisex event T-shirt designed by local artist, and director, John Ballesteros; and a finisher’s ribbon. The first 5K overall male and female finishers will be awarded a plaque. The first overall male and female in the one-mile event will receive medals.

Register by Friday, October 7th – today – to guarantee that you will receive a shirt as supplies are limited. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. Spectators are also encouraged to wear a costume.

For more information visit the event Facebook page or to register click, here.

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