New Freedom Jazz Choir performs in Santa Rosa

The new HJF (Healdsburg Jazz Festival) Freedom Jazz Choir, a chorus of more than 100 voices, led by jazz bassist Marcus Shelby and accompanied by his 17-piece orchestra, will perform Saturday, May 18, in Santa Rosa. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino [...]

By | May 14th, 2013|0 Comments

10th and last ‘Twisted Christmas’ variety show at Glaser Center

Every year during the holidays, we can count on seeing some version of “The Nutcracker” and “The Christmas Carol,” but local journalist, playwright and actor David Templeton likes to do something different. This year he’ll present “Twisted Christmas Live No. 10,” his 10th annual “literary-comedy-variety show,” at the Glaser Center, [...]

By | November 29th, 2012|0 Comments

Plan 9 gets a staged reading at Glaser Center

In 1956, shortly before “Dracula” film star Bela Lugosi died, he appeared in some odd bits of footage shot by low-budget film writer and director Edward D. Wood, Jr. Some of that film found its way into the notoriously bad movie “Plan 9 from Outer Space,”  which premiered in 1957 [...]

By | October 9th, 2012|0 Comments

‘St. Pat’s Without the Bar’ in Santa Rosa

We tend to link St. Patrick’s Day with drinking, don’t we? Perhaps that stems from an ethnic stereotype, or maybe it’s just because a lot of the live music available is in nightclubs. But it’s not all about green beer and bars. Glaser Center in Santa Rosa hosts [...]

By | March 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Kate Wolf remembered in two tribute concerts

Newcomers to Sonoma County must wonder why they hear so much about Kate Wolf. Although the folk singer and songwriter died at age 44 of leukemia in 1986, her spirit and music are still alive throughout Northern California. Those who don’t know Wolf’s work can get an easy [...]

By | February 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Shakepeare, Vegas-style, in Santa Rosa

A Shakespeare play set in a Las Vegas nightclub? Not such a stretch, really. After all, the Bard's timeless comedy, "Twelfth Night," is basically about a cross-dressing love triangle. Disguised as a boy, Viola fends off advances from Olivia (a torch singer in this version) and pines instead [...]

By | December 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Comedians gather for cancer benefit

Bay Area comedians will gather Saturday, May 21, to raise money for a Petaluma woman's battle against brain cancer. Titled “Tumor Be Gone,” the show is designed to help Kimbell Jackson cover her medical bills. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Performers [...]

By | May 17th, 2011|3 Comments

Glaser Center stages ‘Rachel Corrie’

"My Name is Rachel Corrie," starring Santa Rosa actress Mandy Cimino in the title role, will be presented Sunday, Feb., 13, at Glaser Center. The performance, directed by Lois Pearlman, is part of a benefit for a Sonoma County organization that supports Palestinian human rights. Corrie, a 23-year-old [...]

By | February 9th, 2011|0 Comments

‘Santaland Diaries’ returns to Santa Rosa

For the past two Christmas seasons, actor David Yen has played cranky Crumpet the Elf in a one-man show based on author David Sedaris' humorous memoir about working as a Santa's elf at Macy's. The show has played at various Sonoma County venues during that time. This year, [...]

By | December 13th, 2010|0 Comments

Glaser performs at the Glaser

The Glaser Center in Santa Rosa will present actress, playwright and performance artist Sherry Glaser in her solo show, "Oh My Goddess," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. Subtitled "A One-Woman Comedy of Biblical Proportions," the show casts Glaser as two characters: Ma, "God's better half," [...]

By | October 11th, 2010|1 Comment