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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Santa Rosa rappers’ video tribute to Super Bowl-bound 49ers scores a hit

Santa Rosa rappers Bobo (Sean McBride) and Really Real (Will Cunningham,) are riding high with their video, “Roll Call,” a tribute to the Super Bowl-bound. In fact, the rappers plan to go to the Super Bowl themselves this Sunday, Feb. 3, in New Orleans. The 49ers’ National Football Conference championship Jan. 20 over the Atlanta Falcons gave a big boast to “Roll Call,” which now has almost 200,000 hits on YouTube. “The song is trending on Twitter under #ROLLCALL as… Read More »

Where to watch the Super Bowl

After several decades of running sports bars, Armand Ausiello has come up with a suprising theory about Super Bowl Sunday: Sometimes it’s better for business if the home team doesn’t make it to the big game. “The slower days were the years the 49ers made it all the way to the Super Bowl, because all the fans threw big parties for their friends at home,” Ausiello observed. When the Niners get to the National Football Conference championship game and lose,… Read More »

Super Bowl fans, who’s your pick? And why?

I’ve been covering the arts for much longer than I ever plan to admit in public. But lately, I’ve strayed — very cautiously — into a little bit of sports writing. If you can call it that. I’ll never be a serious threat to Bob Padecky, Lowell Cohn and the rest of that crowd, but I did write a story on Snoopy’s Adult Hockey League that’s scheduled to run Sunday, Jan. 30, in The Press Democrat. (A couple of decades… Read More »