Rio Theater salutes horror film director William Castle

Sebastopol author Joe Jordan vividly remembers the day he found out about the work of classic low-budget horror film director William Castle. “The date was Oct. 31, 1999. ‘House on Haunted Hill’ was being aired on television as part of a Halloween showcase. Two days earlier the Geoffrey Rush remake [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

‘Russian River’ film screens in Sonoma

The documentary film “The Russian River: All Rivers,” a close look at the condition of the 110-mile waterway, will screen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Commnunity Center. The screening will be followed by an informal discussion with the filmmakers, William Sorenson and Stella [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Guerneville man appears on ‘Jeopardy’

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek with Nic Pereira of Guerneville Nic Pereira, a pool and spa maintenance contractor from Guerneville, will compete on the ABC- TV quiz show "Jeopardy." The episode airs at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, March 6) on KGO, Channel 7. "Jeopardy" began  its 31st season last [...]

By | March 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Fest lineup announced

Eddie Palmieri. (Photo by Juan Cruz) The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, scheduled to run from May 29 to June 7, will include a two-day mini-festival titled “Jazz and the Music of the Americas,” featuring prominent Latin musicians with a jazz connection, and jazz artists with a feel for Latin [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

New World Ballet plans four-day workshop

New World Ballet, a Santa Rosa-based dance school, will mark Black History Month with a four-day dance celebration and workshop Feb. 26-March 1. The program will feature guest instructors with extensive performance experience and will include five classes, all at New World Ballet, 3273 Airway Drive, Suite D. The schedule [...]

By | February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Tickets on sale for two Steely Dan shows in April

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 6,  for two Steely Dan concerts in April at Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. The band’s founders and core members, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, have worked with various supporting musicians and backing vocalists over the past four decades, [...]

By | February 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Diana Krall concert rescheduled for Aug. 18 at Wells Fargo Center

Jazz singer Diana Krall and pianist will perform Aug. 18 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, as part of her newly rescheduled "Wallflower World Tour." Krall was previously scheduled to perform at Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 13, 2014, but canceled that show, along with the [...]

By | January 21st, 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

Smokey Robinson stars at Kate Wolf Music Festival

The godfather of soulful Motown music headlines at a festival named for a beloved California folksinger, when Smokey Robinson stars in June at the Kate Wolf Music Festival in Laytonville. The 20th annual festival held in honor of Wolf, who died in 1986 at age 44 of leukemia, will run [...]

By | January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Moody Blues, ZZ Top coming to Wells Fargo Center in April

British rock legends The Moody Blues will bring their “Timeless Flight -- The Polydor Years” spring tour April 29 to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. The center also announced that the Texas rock blues band ZZ Top (pictured above) will play there April 22. Both [...]

By | January 14th, 2015|0 Comments