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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Zuma Zuma acrobatic troupe performs at SSU

Billed as an “African-style Cirque du Soleil,” the acrobatic troupe Zuma Zuma will perform Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Sonoma Sate University in Rohnert Park. The troupe will replace the previously scheduled act,  Step Afrika, which was unable to honor that date because of travel schedule problems, an SSU spokesman said. A 2011 season finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” Zuma Zuma has had sell-out seasons in Europe and an extended run in Australia. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in… Read More »

Comic Wyatt Cenac performs at SSU

Wyatt Cenac — former writer for the FOX-TV animated series “King of the Hill” and correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” — will perform Friday, Feb. 15, at  Sonoma State University. His own one-hour stand-up comedy special, “Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person,” aired last year on Comedy Central. Cenac’s live show at SSU will start at 8 p.m. in Weill Hall at Green Music Center on campus, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Admission costs $10 for students and $20… Read More »

Noam Lemish and the music of Bhutan

Jazz pianist and composer Noam Lemish grew up with dual citizenship, alternating addresses between Israel and Marin County in the U.S. So, he’s used to drawing on multiple cultural influences for his music, but this time he has outdone himself. After living, studying and performing from 2002 to 2009 in Sonoma County, where he became a popular presence at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Lemish went to teach music for a year in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan. While there, he… Read More »