Friday, November 12, 2021

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Calaveras Arts and Music Awards For 2021

Creative Copperopolis presents the second annual CAMMIES recognition awards show honoring local artists, musicians, bands, performing arts groups and producers. This show will be taped live for TV broadcast and there will be live internet radio transmitting through Cal.Net on and other internet music stations. The gala event at the Copperopolis Armory starts off with a Red Carpet photo opportunity Pre-Awards show, no host cocktail dinner reception and social hour. 

The 7pm presentation will lead to the recognition awards and showcase. 

An “After Party” follows the show at 10pm featuring Dr. Tequila’s Mission Mob. 

Advance tickets are available on EventBright, limited seating.


The Copperopolis Armory

695 Main Street Copperopolis CA 95228

Saturday January 15th, 2022

3pm - 5pm Pre-awards Show 

5:30 - 6:30 Artist Dinner reception

7pm - 10pm Awards Presentation Show

10pm - 12 After Party Dance


Presented and sponsored by

Creative Copperopolis, CABA, Murphys School of Music, Cal.Net, Event City, Hawaiian Spring Water, Ruff Boys Movie, Barron Entertainment Law.

Accommodations at the National Hotel, Jamestown.


Contact: Richard Varrasso

Cell 510-676-4358



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Celebrity Chef Brings In Money For NFL Children's Charities

On Monday I was the CELEBRITY CHEF at the NFL Alumni Golf tournament in the Hayward Hill
honoring football great, Daryle Lamonica. The TPC Stonebrae course on the crest of the east bay hills
has fabulous greens and a breathtaking view of the entire Bay Area. Playing for the Dennis Sanfilippo
group was Ted Sanchez and Danny Zezzo (who later was the auctioneer) along with pro Keith Millard
from the Minnesota Vikings.
During the dinner, I was allowed to describe my Lasagna Dinner and crack a couple jokes with Lamonica.
Zezzo jacked up the auction and the 8 person full course dinner offering received a whopping $400 from
a generous family from Woodside. I was very happy with the outcome and great support for the club and
promise to make the dinner a spectacular party! And thanks to Jesse Battle for a great sound system!

Photo: RV and
Daryle Lamonica

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Calaveras county land holder, lottery winner and filmmaker Dennis Sanfilippo
recently announced the closure of Nashville country music label Big 7 Records
and digital D7 Sounds LLC worldwide music production out of Copperopolis
to turn all assets, catalog and benefits over to a new Calaveras county nonprofit
organization called the Creative Community Cooperative.
Concentrating on filmmaking, he is in production of his second film “Rough Boys”,
produced here in Calaveras county starring local blues celebrity Charlie Brechtel.
His first silver screen release “Rebel on the Highway” was partially filmed on one of
his larger ranches on Pool Station Rd and in Lake Tulloch’s finest lakefront home.
Local actors, producers and staff were used.
Rich Varrasso, who managed the Big7 musical affairs is now renamed
Executive Director of the new community networking NPO Trade Board.
Turning old record company assets into a new Creative Community will not only
benefit the local gig economy (musicians, artists, actors, producers and support)
but also allow world-wide market access through digital technology brought here
to the county.
“We need to make films and produce our own music scene here in the Motherlode,
there are so many talented folks to be promoted.” claimed Varrasso about the newly
formed chamber of talent.
The Creative Community Cooperative has a new website and they are offering a FREE
2019 Copper Membership while things are coming together. Unlike most other business
associations, the Creative Community will be Cooperative. And that’s the promise.
Official break-out August 1st 2019.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

DAY ON THE GREEN is back !!!

I would like to announce my participation in the NEW “Day On The Green” series presented by Got Live Entertainment. The original D.O.G concerts are now a generation and a half in our past but memories of the realities of tackling the huge crowd on the green to see the iconic bands was a definite mark on our modern culture. The event’s iconic baton skipped over another planet to land in the lap of local radio broadcaster and concert promoter, Wayne Coy.
Coy trademarked the Brand, started Got Live Entertainment in an office next to KKIQ, and scheduled the first of the new series of concerts on September 10th at the Cal State Hayward Pioneer Stadium. Besides helping to run the production day of show, I will also be part of the marketing team to promote the concert. You will be hearing more about the visions and plans Wayne has for this and more Days On The Green. Stay tuned and please support this first event!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Animal Years in New York City...

The Root-rocking band, Animal Years performed on November 17th, at Rough Trade NYC. They celebrated their new single, “Give It Up.” and featured their previous single "The Sun Will Rise." in their set enjoyed by my son, Richie, who is now working in New York and went to their gig. He said these guys were on the mark for a new band; we should be seeing a lot more from this ensemble! For a taste of their sound, check out their last video, “Forget What They’re Telling You,” starring Bailey Noble (True Blood) and tune into my show at to hear their songs in my current playlist. They sure have some great publicists, other bands should watch how these guys climb the ladder of success. I can hear them from here! Animal Years in New York City...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Every time I give MicroSoft a chance, I hate them even more! DO NOT load MS v10 even if they give it for free. My desktop (fairly new) couldn't handle it, had to call them 3 times, finally went backwards to 8.1 and it's still messed up. The new IE "edge" sucks, I don't like it and it holds your machine hostage and won't let you download Firefox or Chrome. I HATE MicroSoft, their shit has never worked right since the very beginning ( which I was there from the start). They need to get it right after all the money they soaked us all these years. DO NOT LOAD WINDOWS 10 !!!