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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Author runs to book signing, from Petaluma to Sebastopol

Jaimal Yogis is an author and journalist who believes in facing his fears. So it’s no surprise he plans a 17-mile run, from Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma to the Copperfield’s in Sebastopol, where he will speak at at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. He invites others to run along with him. “This run makes me nervous, because it’s a long distance, but it’s in overcoming these controlled physical fears that can help us better manage the unexpected stress of daily… Read More »

Local rappers pay tribute to 49ers in ‘Roll Call’ video

The 49ers are hot, heading into the National Football Conference championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, against the Atlanta Falcons. And a couple of local rappers are basking in that warmth with a video titled “Roll Call,” which rattles off the names of entire 49er roster. So far, the video has racked up nearly 72,000 hits on YouTube. Rappers BoBo NorCo (Sean McBride) and Really Real (Will Cunningham), both of Santa Rosa, shot the video at the Candlestick parking lot Dec.… Read More »

Great Russian River Race not just for pros

There will be some top paddlers competing in the second annual Great Russian River Race, but don’t get the idea you have to be one of them to join the fun. “While 20 percent of the field are serious paddlers, the remaining 80 percent are out for a fun day on the river, followed by a great party with live music, local food, wine and beer, and kid’s activities,” said organizer Tony Hansen. Advanced paddlers will compete in the 15-mile… Read More »

Peggy Fleming to appear at Schulz Museum

First, tennis legend Billie Jean King paid a visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum in January. Next up is figure skating star Peggy Fleming, Olympic gold-medal winner and three-time World Champion figure skater, scheduled to speak at the museum at 1 p.m. April 14. Both appearances are connected with the museum’s current exhibit of classic “Peanuts” comic strips about women in sports. “Leveling the Playing Field,” running through mid-August, is a salute to the 40th anniversary of Title IX,… Read More »

Sebastopol sculptor in SF’s ‘Art of Baseball’ show

You might think that art and sports never intersect, but sometimes they do. Case in point: The 15th annual “The Art of Baseball” exhibit, opening March 24 at the George Krevsky Gallery at 77 Geary St. in San Francisco, near Union Square. The show, set to run through April 28, includes 76 drawings, paintings and sculptures by 46 artists from across the country. One of those artists is Mike Carey of Sebastopol, whose 30-pound stone carving, “Burn It in There,”… Read More »

Harlem Globetrotters play at Santa Rosa Junior College

The Harlem Globetrotters return Wednesday, Jan. 11, to the Santa Rosa Junior College to show off their skills, as both athletes and clowns, and raise money for the college’s athletic programs. The clown princes of the basketball court also appeared at SRJC in early January last year and the year before. The performance starts at 7 p.m. in the Haehl Pavilion on campus. Admission costs $28-$82. For tickets: http://harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets.