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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

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 record of supporting arts, education and health programs, including a recent $3 million gift to the Sonoma Valley Hospital. Now in its fourth year, the Transcendence Theater Company is contracted… Read More »

TV actress Sutton Foster sings at Jack London Park

The Transcendence Theatre Company will present two-time Tony Award-winning acress and singer Sutton Foster in concert Thursday, Aug. 1, at Jack London Historic State Park in Glen Ellen. Foster, best-known on Broadway for her Tony Award-winning performances in “Anything Goes” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” also originated leading roles in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Little Women,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Shrek the Musical.” Currently, Foster stars in ABC Family’s new series “Bunheads.” Foster was first seen on television on “Star Search” at age… Read More »

Guided horseback tours return to Jack London State Park

After two years, the Triple Creek Horse Outfit is returning to Jack London Historic State Park in Glen Ellen to offer horseback riding to the public. Erin Ellis and Dominic Bettinelli, founders and owners of the Triple Creek Horse Outfit, moved their operation to Kunde Estate Family Winery when the state budget crisis threatened to close state parks. Now the 10-year-old company is back at Jack London Historic State Park, offering guided horseback tours through the more than 20 miles… Read More »