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

Two Santa Rosa theaters screen ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Few films have had a lifespan like Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” And this weekend in Santa Rosa, it will live again. The movie, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and ultimately was listed by the American [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Five Sonoma County theaters screen free holiday films Dec. 17

Tired from Christmas shopping? Take at break at the movies for free, and help good causes. For the third year, the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group will screen free holiday films all day Wednesday, Dec. 17, at five local theaters. The films and theaters are: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," Roxy Stadium [...]

By | December 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Country Summer 2015 music festival lineup announced

Headliners for next year's Country Summer 2015 music festival, to be held June 5-7 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Santa Rosa, will include Jake Owen on June 5, The Band Perry on June 6 and Brantley Gilbert on June 7. Tickets go on sale at noon Saturday, Dec. 6, [...]

By | December 5th, 2014|0 Comments

A new sidestreet art gallery in Santa Rosa

You’re not likely to notice one of Santa Rosa’s newest galleries as you drive down the main drag on Mendocino Avenue, but it’s worth a look. The Corner Store Collective Contemporary Art Gallery opened last summer on Ross Street, the one-way, one-block byway between B Street and Mendocino Avenue. In [...]

By | November 18th, 2014|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

Art Trails open studio tour continues Oct. 18-19

If you love the visual arts, there’s nothing better than a chance to meet local artists and see how they work. Continuing through next weekend, art aficionados can visit the work spaces of some 160 artists during Sonoma County Art Trails. That’s a slightly different name for the county’s oldest [...]

By | October 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Author speaks on Dylan in Sonoma

The title of San Francisco writer Dennis McNally’s new book sounds scholarly and serious -- “On Highway 61: Race, Music and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom.” But the subject matter is lively. As the author of “Desolate Angel,” about Beat era icon Jack Kerouac, and “A Long Strange Trip,” about [...]

By | October 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Diana Krall concert at Wells Fargo Center canceled

Jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall's previously announced Nov. 13 concert at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has been canceled, along with the rest of her fall U.S. tour. Suffering from ongoing complications caused by a severe case of pneumonia, the five-time Grammy Award-winner has postponed release of her [...]

By | September 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Healdsburg holds memorial for jazz great Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden Healdsburg Jazz, sponsor of the town’s annual jazz festival, will present a special tribute Oct. 12 in memory of famed bassist Charlie Haden at the SHED Cafe in Healdsburg. Haden, who was honored with a two-day celebration at the 2013 Healdsburg Jazz Festival, died July 11 [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|0 Comments