Grateful Dead tickets once high, now some go cheap

The Grateful Dead's long, strange, 50-year trip, to end with the four surviving members performing two concerts in Santa Clara this weekend and three more in Chicago in early July, has gotten a bit stranger. When the Chicago concerts were initially announced early this year, Ticketmaster priced tickets from $59.99 [...]

By | June 26th, 2015|1 Comment

Jack London Park troupe to perform at Wells Fargo Center

Transcendence Theater Company at Jack London State Historic Park. The popular Transcendence Theater Company, which has built a large fan base with its outdoor shows in Jack London State Historic Park, will move indoors for a new series called “Transcendence at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.” The [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Gabriel Kahane performs March 29 in Sebastopol

Gabriel Kahane Singer, songwriter and pianist Gabriel Kahane, who spent his teenage years in Santa Rosa and has gone on to gain national attention, will perform Sunday, March 29, in Sebastopol. He’ll perform his own material from his latest album, “The Ambassador,” released last year. The album was [...]

By | March 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Nelson Family of Companies sponsors Transcendence Theater

The Nelson Family of Companies, a Sonoma-based staffing and recruiting corporation, will sponsor the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the Transcendence Theater Company, which performs outdoors every summer at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. Gary and Marcia Nelson of the Nelson Family of Companies, have a long [...]

By | January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Documentary film ‘John Brown’s Body — At San Quentin Prison’ screens in Santa Rosa

  San Francisco filmmaker Joe DeFrancesco will screen his documentary, “John Brown’s Body -- At San Quentin Prison” Saturday, Jan. 17, in Santa Rosa. The film follows rehearsals for a production of the Pulitzer Prize-wining play “John Brown’s Body” by Stephen Vincent Benet at San Quentin, performed by nine inmates [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Santa Rosa composer up for an award

A lot of fuss is made over composers who write the musical scores for movies and stage musicals, and rightly so. But there’s a lesser-known category of compositions for theater, known as “incidental music,” primarily used in plays in the background and/or between scenes. Trained musicians write that, too. One [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Wells Fargo Center partners with two additional arts groups

The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has formed new partnerships with two local arts organizations, the North Bay Stage Company and Sonoma Latin Arts. The North Bay Stage Company was started by former members of the Raven Players, a theater company that performs at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg. [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opens in San Francisco

As a high school student in New York, young Carol Joan Klein changed her name to Carole King. She set out to become a songwriter at age 16, but got pregnant and married her songwriting partner, lyricist Gerry Goffin at 17. And at age 18, in 1960, she [...]

By | September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Talent booker Rick Bartalini to work for Green Music Center

Rick Bartalini, who booked big-name acts and other entertainment for 11 years at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, is now working for the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park. Earlier this month, Bartalini joined the staff of On Campus Presents, which promotes concerts, [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|74 Comments

Toad in the Hole Pub plans fifth annual Mostly Python street party

Do you like music? Do you like BBQ? Do you like Monty Python? Do you like being silly in the street? That’s how the web site for the Toad in the Hole Pub in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square pitches "Mostly Python," its fifth annual block party and street [...]

By | July 26th, 2013|0 Comments