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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Orleans with the Citations

Friday, December 27th, 2013

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Antioch First Missionary Baptist Church choir to perform Christmas cantata this Saturday and Sunday

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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Classic movie, foreign film & the Nutcracker at El Campanil Theatre in December

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
COMING IN DECEMBER
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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
 Classic movie, foreign film & the Nutcracker at El Campanil Theatre in December
Saturday December 14, 2013   1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Tickets: Adults: $8  Seniors (62 & Over): $7
Youth (Ages 6 – 17): Free With Paid Adult or Senior
GENERAL SEATING
t’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift”, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and privately published in 1945. The film is considered one of the most loved films in American cinema and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season, alongside popular classics such as Holiday Inn, A Christmas Carol, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis and Miracle on 34th Street.
The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Ward Bond
Genre: Drama / Family / Fantasy
Runtime: 118 min.
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The Ballet Company of East County Presents The Nutcracker
 Classic movie, foreign film & the Nutcracker at El Campanil Theatre in December
Saturday December 21, 2013   12:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Sunday December 22, 2013   12:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Orchestra Section (Downstairs): $20
Loge Section (Upstairs): $18
Opera Section (Upstairs): $16
RESERVED SEATING
The Ballet Company of East County is pleased to announce its ninth annual production of The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday tradition that brings a young girl’s Christmas dream to life. This beautiful production is geared towards children’s enjoyment but will also entertain the young at heart.
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
NOTE: SPECIAL OFFER FOR (BOTH) 4:00 PM SHOWS ONLY
“Land of Sweets Gala”
Doors will open at 3:00 pm and you will be given the opportunity to take pictures with the dancers.
Don’t forget to order your Scout Patches when you buy your tickets.
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International Film Showcase Presents – Joyeux Noel
 Classic movie, foreign film & the Nutcracker at El Campanil Theatre in December
Sunday December 29, 2013   1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Tickets: Adults: $8  Seniors (62 & Over): $7
Youth (Ages 10 – 17): Free With Paid Adult or Senior
GENERAL SEATING
In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.
Director: Christian Carion
Cast: Diane Kruger, Natalie Dessay, Benno Fürmann
Genre: Drama / History
Language: French, German, English
English Subtitles
Runtime: 116 min.
Rated: PG 13
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JAN 26 – FRANC D’AMBROSIO’S HOLLYWOOD - MATINEE
FEB 1 –   MARIACHI DIVAS
FEB 8 –   THE SUN KINGS
FEB 16-  2 T
O FLY - MATINEEMAR 1 –  DELTA BLUES FESTIVAL BENEFIT CONCERT
MAR 15 – ALMOST ELTON JOHN
MAR 16 – USAF COMMANDERS JAZZ  ENSEMBLE - MATINEE
APR 12 – ABBACADABRA
APR 27 – JONI MORRIS - MATINEE

 

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Golden Hills choir to perform free Christmas Unplugged musical

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra performs the works of Russian composers and more for East County

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Guest trumpeter Dr. Jonathan Knight performs with the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Timothy M. Stuart at Los Medanos College, Saturday night, November 23, 2013.

By Allen Payton

A small gathering of East County residents enjoyed a wonderful concert by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Saturday night at Los Medanos College

The concert opened with Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein with the full orchestra, which was then reduced to just seven instruments for a condensed, six-song version of L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) by Igor Stravinsky.

It was followed by the full orchestra, again, playing Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in A minor, with Dr. Jonathan Knight providing a superb performance on trumpet, to round out the first set of the evening.

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Antioch residents Jennifer Baston, left and Stuart Gillespie, play violin with the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra at LMC, Saturday night.

Led by Music Director and Conductor Timothy M. Smith, who was Professor of Music at Cal State East Bay for 22 years, the orchestra is made up of volunteer musicians ranging in age from under 20 to over 80, who come from various fields of employment, as well as students.

Two Antioch residents, a husband and wife team of violinists, Stuart Gillespie and Jennifer Baston, recently joined the orchestra.

Gillespie has been playing violin since he was in third grade, and Jennifer, a violin teacher in Pleasant Hill, started playing six years, later.

If you missed Saturday night’s concert, you can catch the orchestra performing the same one on Sunday night, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

The orchestra will be performing at Antioch’s El Campanil Theater on May 10th, 2014. For more information about the orchestra, visit www.ContraCostaChamberOrchestra.org. For tickets to the El Campanil concert, visit www.ElCampanilTheatre.com.

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Nature’s Canvas exhibit by Delta artists at Antioch’s Lynn House Gallery in October

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Begins Saturday, October 5

Painting Natures Canvas exhibit by Delta artists at Antiochs Lynn House Gallery in October

Painting by Gloria Cannon

The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is proud to present the works of artists living in and around the Delta at the Lynn House Gallery.  With the many hills and valleys, along with East Bay Regional Park properties, artists have an abundance of opportunities to capture nature and all its wonders in many art forms. The Nature’s Canvas Exhibit, will feature nature, in all mediums. The Lynn House Gallery is located at 809 West 1st Street in downtown Antioch. The exhibit begins on Saturday, October 5th, with an artist reception from 2-4 PM. Nature’s Canvas exhibit continues through October 26th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM. The artist reception and exhibit are free to the public. |

Participating artists are: Nordyn Anderson, Gary Augustino, Lori Azzolino, Steven Bloom, Gloria Cannon, Prudence Capelle, Sandra Carrigan Berkson, Jo Cotarelo, Clyde Cox, Jean Cucuel, Laurie DiMaggio, Michele Eakin, Ezra J. Engle, Betty Espindola, Sandy Gangwer, Lon Givens, Easy Gonzales, Danny Grace, Kathleen Henderson, Carol Jurczak, Karen Kelly, Kay Kirby, Jolynn Lacasse, Ellen LaVaccare, Julia Offord, Patricia Puryear, Alma Renko, Nancy Roberts, Lisa Salazar, Paul Schorr, Carol Sideman, Julia Starr, Joel Summerhill, Ken Tomlin and Beverly Turner.
For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/Nature’s_Canvas.asp, email: Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Executive Director Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

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Art exhibit at Umpqua Bank in Antioch during October and November

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Sherry Cummings painting Art exhibit at Umpqua Bank in Antioch during October and November

Painting by Sherry Cummings

The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch’s continuing partnership with Antioch’s Umpqua Bank, located at 3700 Lone Tree Way, continues as a venue for local artists to showcase their work. The exhibit changes every two months. The second exhibit for the ongoing display opens October 3rd and ends on November 22nd. Art can be viewed from 9 AM to 5 PM (Umpqua’s operating hours) . There is a free artist reception on Thursday, October 17th, from 5-9 PM. The featured artists for the October / November Exhibit are: Sherry Cummings, Mary Lamb, Jeannie Wallen, Joel Summerhill, Ken Tomlin. For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/UmpquaBankExhibit-Oct-Nov2013.asp or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925.325.9897.

Currently seeking artists for the ongoing exhibit.

Jeannie Wallen painting Art exhibit at Umpqua Bank in Antioch during October and November

Painting by Jeannie Wallen

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.

 

 

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Annual Delta Blues Festival Saturday in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Delta Blues Festival Antioch California 2013 Annual Delta Blues Festival Saturday in Antiochs historic downtown Rivertown

The annual Delta Blues Festival returns to Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown this Saturday, September 21st in Waldie Plaza on 2nd Street, starting at Noon and running until 8 p.m. Best of all it’s FREE!

So bring your lawn chair and get their early for a good spot to watch and listen to all the bands they have lined up, for this year’s show.

For details please visit www.deltabluesfestival.net.

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