2005 Black History Month Local Hero Awards

Feb 10, 2005 | 0 comments

The studios of KPBS were transformed into a beautiful setting fit for the Academy Awards last week as Union Bank of California and KPBS gave its annual salute to Local Heroes Awards. The event, narrated by Robert and Delores McNeely, both senior Vice Presidents with Union Bank, was a first class event with great food catered by Magnolias and a host of Who’s Who in San Diego’s African American Community.

This year’s honorees were Jennie Hamilton, founder of Community Actor’s Theatre; Freddie M. Jackson, retired educator; Vincent E. Mudd, owner and President of San Diego Office Interiors; Cecil H. Steppe, President and CEO of the San Diego Urban League; John and Gerri Warren, Publishers of the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper and Reverend George Walker Smith, Founder of the Catfish Club who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

“This award will not be given every year, but when deemed appropriate,” said Bob McNeely.

Doug Mepland, General Manager of KPBS started the evening’s activities with a statement about their commitment and support. The event was attended by about 100 friends and family members of the honorees at no cost to them or their guest. The 45 second videos produced on each honoree will air throughout the month of February as a tribute to Black History Month.

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Military Discounts

“Open Mic”

Every 4th Monday at 7pm. Poetry, Spoken Word, Comedy, Sing or Dance, Musical Instrument, Share, Magic Tricks, etc… all ages. (except May, November, & December) Sign-in between 6:30 & 7pm. $5.00 suggested Donation

*FOR ALL SHOWS & EVENTS: In an effort to keep our Patrons safe: *ATTENDEES are asked to do SOCIAL DISTANCING and wear a FACE MASK upon entering the theatre, and continue to do so, during the duration of all indoor shows. HAND SANITIZING STATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. Enhanced air flow has been added. We thank you for your cooperation.

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Juneteenth Fest Outdoor Event

You are invited to join Community Actor’s Theatre as they celebrate JUNETEENTH IN JUNE 2023, 10am to 5pm., at “Gloria’s Mesa” Amphitheatre, the opposite end of the beautiful Chollas Lake Park. About 4 blocks right down the hill from Community Actor’s Theatre. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE INFORMATION! FREE Family oriented Entertainment & Free Parking.  A Day of Family Fun! There will be a variety of Vendors, so come prepared to shop! We need and appreciate your on-going support!

CAT’s NEXT 7-Day Cruise

Please consider joining us on CAT’s next cruise in 2024. Place & dates will be announced in the spring of 2023. Please notice for it. FUN Cruise, please call Jennie at: 619-581-2634 or 619-807-7059 Thank you!

AUDITIONS & ACTING CLASSES

Auditions: OPEN AUDITIONS FOR: “THE MAIN LINE” – A MUSICAL REVUE – Written and directed by Jennie Hamilton. Auditions date: Sat. Oct. 29, 2022 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm African American male & female actors ages 40-70 are needed. Singing ability will be a plus.  Auditions consist of reading from the script. No appointment required…just show up, sign up and go from there. Please bring a recent headshot or picture and resume and conflicting rehearsal days. Must be dependable and available for the full run of the show, which will be every weekend in February 2023. You may also check back here monthly. (See us on Facebook, LinkedIN, our Marquee or Poster at CAT theatre) Thank you for your interest.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH AGES 7-15 – Acting Workshop Classes, running every Sat., Sept. 10th., through Dec. 3, 2022, 10am-12noon for ages 7-15, $75.00 per student a month. Their culminating activity will be a play, Dec. 9, 10, at 7:00pm. and Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 at 3pm. Instructor: Miss Marvell

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ADULTS AGES 16 & UP,  ACTING WORKSHOP CLASSES, $85.00 per adult, A MONTH.  Students will meet every other Saturday from 10am – 1:00pm. Acting Classes will meet, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 11/26, ENDS on 12/3, 2022. Registration is on-going. Instructor: Mr. Lorenzo Rodriguez. (The culminating activity will be Dec. 9 – 11, 2022). Fri/Sat at 7pm., Sun. at 3pm. “A Christmas Story” by the Children & Youth, & “A Showcase” by the Adult Class, running back to back as one-show. Please wear a mask during each class. SEE BOTH ACTING WORKSHOP SHOWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE, RUNNING ON THE SAME DATES, BACK TO BACK. FAMILY ORIENTED SHOWS!