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Blues guitarist returns to Armando’s during album release tour

Blues guitarist returns to Armando’s during album release tour

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A noted blues guitarist and songwriter who later moved to Austin, Texas, billed as the “live music capital of the world, is returning to his Bay Area roots for a tour marking the release of his seventh album. One of his stops is at Martinez’s Armando’s. Mighty Mike Schermer gained recognition locally […]

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One-person play ‘I Am My Own Wife’ a moving experience at the Campbell

One-person play ‘I Am My Own Wife’ a moving experience at the Campbell

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor One-person plays are always a little hectic, and “I Am My Own Wife,” Onstage Theater’s newest play at the Campbell, is no exception. Actor Randall Nott wears a single costume throughout the play, and while the set has a number of distinct locales, they shift fluidly from one […]

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Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez high school students are being invited to enter the 2019 Congressional Art Competition by the city’s two members of the House of Representatives, District 05’s U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and District 11 U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier. The two are hosts in their respective districts for the art competition. Their districts include different portions of […]

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National Park Service hosts a Springtime Saunter

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Another lovely day, mostly solid sunshine. Took a fine and fragrant walk up the west hills with Wanda and Helen, who I am glad to see love walking, flowers, trees and every bird and beast and creeping thing” – John Muir, April 12, 1895 Join a National Park Service ranger for a Springtime Saunter on […]

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Martinez Arts honors women with SWAN Day

Martinez Arts honors women with SWAN Day

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – As it has for the past 11 years, the Martinez Arts Association will be honoring women in art during the 12th annual SWAN Day. SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now, and it’s an international holiday that celebrates the creative power of women, said Dorrie Langley in the Arts Association’s announcement of […]

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9th Annual Albany FilmFest to run from March 16 to March 24

9th Annual Albany FilmFest to run from March 16 to March 24

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

ALBANY, Calif – Complex subjects, human-centered story-telling, and pure entertainment will give filmgoers a kaleidoscopic view of the world we live in at this year’s Albany FilmFest. A week of film events includes documentary, narrative, and animated shorts from local and global independent filmmakers. “More than ever before, our filmmakers are using their films to […]

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Martinez Museum open house, March 3

| February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Amen! exhibit, featuring seven Martinez churches, at the Martinez Museum at 1005 Escobar, will be on display through Thursday, March 28. We invite the Martinez community to an informal Open House on Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1 pm – 4 pm. Plan to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the Amen! exhibit and […]

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MSA gallery seeks plein air entries

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Main Street Arts Gallery is seeking entries for its first springtime plein air exhibition, Samantha McNally has announced. Deadline for painters to enter is April 19. The show will be displayed at the gallery, 613 Main St., May 3-31, with a reception at 4 p.m. May 11. The juried exhibition, “Looking Out […]

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‘Fuddy Meers’ is a don’t miss

‘Fuddy Meers’ is a don’t miss

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By CHARLIE JARRETT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor “Fuddy Meers” is a remarkably well written, very dark comedy, which the B8 Theater company opened in Concord this past week. The story centers around Claire (Jan Lee Marshall) a psychogenic amnesiac, who wakes up every morning with no prior memory of her past. This rare occurrence happens where […]

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‘Noises Off’ on stage at beautiful California Theater

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By CHARLIE JARRETT Martinez Gazette Contributor I have a treat for you as this week’s review allows me to introduce a production that I have always enjoyed. Although I have seen it a number of times, and I have always seen it done well, this production of Noises Off is no exception. In addition, this […]

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