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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Flurry of “Nutcracker” ballet shows due in Sonoma County

If you can’t get through the weekend, or the rest of month, without seeing a holiday ballet, you’re in luck. Sonoma County dance schools and others offer half a dozen productions of “The Nutcracker,” and more: “The Nutcracker” — Petaluma School of Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Evert B. Person Theatre, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $12-$25. 762-3972, petalumaschoolofballet.com. —  Ballet Califia. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m.… Read More »

Send us your Scrooges and Suglarplum Fairies

OK, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to compile the annual Press Democrat story listing local productions of “The Christmas Carol,” “The Nutcracker”  and other holiday season classics. We do our best to get them all, and after doing this for a long time, we already know about many of the shows. But every year, after the story runs, someone inevitably feels left out. So, this time, let’s get proactive. Send us the information NOW. We need it… Read More »