Upcoming Events at El Campanil Theatre

Grammy Winners Mariachi Divas on Saturday August 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Get ready for a south-of-the-border evening of cheerful music with southern California’s own Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. The Divas are a unique, multi-cultural, all-female ensemble. Winner of the 2009 Grammy® award for best regional Mexican album of the year, you can often find them strolling the streets as official mariachis of Disney’s California Adventure.

Adults: $27 Seniors (62 and older): $24 Child (Under 18): $15

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Stompy Jones on Sunday August 21 at 4:00 pm

Stompy Jones showcases vintage jump style rhythm and blues. The band recreates the historic sounds of the 1940s such as shuffle drumming and bounce piano and combines them with a sense of the contemporary. It performs a full calendar of club dates, concerts and festivals throughout California.

Stompy Jones is San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin’ rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm and explosive stage show. Whether appearing at a posh supper club, concert hall, festival or down the road a piece, the solid sounds of these journeymen of jump are delivered in the romping, joyous, overwhelming style of jazz that came to be know as Rock and Roll!

Also on Stage – John & Charissa Ratto (& friends) “North American Open Swing Champions, San Francisco Shag Jam Champions and participants in the 2007 National Jitterbug Championships”.

Adults: $27 Seniors (62 and older): $24 Children (Under 18): $15

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American Center of Philippine Arts on Saturday August 27 at 3:00 p.m.

The youth of ACPA’s Students Enriched in Education & Dance (SEED) program will be presenting dances and music from the various regions of the Philippines accompanied by live rondalla (stringed-ensemble) and percussion music. SEED students will be sharing the stage with guest Philippine
performing arts companies Barangay Dance Company, Kawayan Folk Arts and Parangal Dance Company.

Adults: $ 10 Seniors (62 and Over): $ 8 Child (17 and Under): $ 5

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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) on Sunday August 28 at 2:00 pm

Starring: Frederic March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo. Runtime: 2 hours 52 min

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage.

Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancée’s feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon his arrival, and each crisis is a microcosm of the experiences of many American warriors who found an alien world awaiting them when they came marching home.

Adults: $6 Seniors (62 and older): $5 Child (Under 18): $5

EXTRA SPECIAL FEATURE – Book Signing … Sarah Sundin’s Latest Novel BLUE SKIES TOMORROW
Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but at least his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life. As he courts Helen Carlisle, a young war widow and mother who conceals her pain under a frenzy of volunteer work, the sparks of their romance set a fire that flings them both into peril. After Ray leaves to fly a combat mission at the peak of the air war over Europe, Helen takes a job in a dangerous munitions yard and confronts an even graver menace in her own home. Will they find the courage to face their challenges? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?

Blue Skies Tomorrow is the third book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

Sarah Sundin lives in Antioch with her husband and three children. When she isn’t ferrying kids to soccer and tennis, she works on-call as a pharmacist at Sutter Delta Medical Center and teaches Sunday school. She is the author of the Wings of Glory series—A Distant Melody(Revell, 2010), A Memory Between Us (2010), and Blue Skies Tomorrow (August 2011). Please visit her website at http://www.sarahsundin.com.

What’s special about this book? Over half the story is set in Antioch. The hero and heroine see a movie (Cover Girl) at El Campanil, and the heroine puts on a “Vaudeville for Victory” children’s pageant and fundraiser at the theater. And look closely at the cover.

For more information: www.ElCampanilTheatre.com,

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