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Enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre, this weekend

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

nutcracker-2016x250_origThe Ballet Company of East County presents

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 16 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 18 at 12:00 pm  & 4:00 pm

Reserved Seating

Performance Length: 1 hour 15 mins.

Tickets: Orchestra (Ground Level): $20; Loge (1st Level Upstairs): $18; Opera (2nd Level Upstairs): $16

Scouts can receive a patch. Remember to order it while checking out.

The Ballet Company of East County is celebrating its 11th Anniversary presentation of The Nutcracker. This timeless holiday classic is sure to delight your entire family! Special meet and greet opportunities! (Before the Saturday 7:00 pm Sunday 4:00 pm shows).

El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. 2nd Street in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown.

For tickets call (925) 757-9500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com/the-nutcracker.html.

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Holiday shoppers enjoy Breakfast with Santa Claus, free entertainment at Antioch’s Somersville Towne Center

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Santa rocks out with Lori, RJ and the Dancing Trees at Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo courtesy STC

Santa rocks out with Lori, RJ and the Dancing Trees at Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo courtesy STC

The Breakfast with Santa Claus at Antioch’s Somersville Towne Center on Saturday morning, December 10th, was a huge success, with well over a hundred people from Antioch and East County in attendance.

The Soca Sisters and Company steel pan band performed for holiday shoppers at the mall.

The Soca Sisters and Company steel pan band performed for holiday shoppers at the mall.

“Lori and RJ were amazing as always,” said mall Marketing Manager Shannon Skinner. “We had the Tap Dancing Trees join them, as well.

Delta Bowl supplied the breakfast and Starbucks provided the coffee.

“Everyone had a wonderful time,” she added.

That afternoon, holiday shoppers also enjoyed free entertainment with the joyful sounds of the  Soca Sisters and Company steel pan band.

There’s more to see, do, enjoy and buy at East County’s only enclosed mall including the Musical Toy Soldier Guard, this Saturday, December 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Somersville Towne Center is located at 2550 Somersville Road in Antioch. For more information “like” their Facebook page and click on Events, or visit www.somservilletownecenter.com.

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Make plans now to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Tailgaters in Antioch or Brentwood

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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Enjoy the Golden Hills Community Church Christmas musical Saturdays, Dec. 17 & 24

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

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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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