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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Jack London Park troupe to perform at Wells Fargo Center

The popular Transcendence Theater Company, which has built a large fan base with its outdoor shows in Jack London State Historic Park, will move indoors for a new series called “Transcendence at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.” The company, made up of musical theater performers with Broadway and national touring company credits, will present a one-night only concert, titled “Oh, What a Night,” on June 24 at Wells Fargo Center, and return Dec. 4-5 to put on its first-ever… Read More »

Ryan Adams performs May 22 at Wells Fargo Center

At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, you can hear anything from big band music to children’s songs, but in May, the hall will rock. Ryan Adams will bring his current concert tour to the Wells Fargo Center  at 8 p.m. May 22. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, March 13, for $49-$59. His 2014  album, “Ryan Adams,” released on Pax-Am/Blue Note, was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including best rock album, and best rock song and best rock… Read More »

Tickets on sale for two Steely Dan shows in April

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 6,  for two Steely Dan concerts in April at Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. The band’s founders and core members, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, have worked with various supporting musicians and backing vocalists over the past four decades, selling more than 40 million records worldwide. The Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers’ hits include “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “F.M.” Steely Dan will perform at… Read More »

Diana Krall concert rescheduled for Aug. 18 at Wells Fargo Center

Jazz singer Diana Krall and pianist will perform Aug. 18 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, as part of her newly rescheduled “Wallflower World Tour.” Krall was previously scheduled to perform at Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 13, 2014, but canceled that show, along with the rest of her fall U.S. tour, because on ongoing complications caused by a severe case of pneumonia. The five-time Grammy Award-winner will tour in support of her newest album, “Wallflower,”… Read More »

Moody Blues, ZZ Top coming to Wells Fargo Center in April

British rock legends The Moody Blues will bring their “Timeless Flight — The Polydor Years” spring tour April 29 to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. The center also announced that the Texas rock blues band ZZ Top (pictured above) will play there April 22. Both shows will start at 8 p.m. Tickets for both shows go on sale at noon Friday, Jan. 23, available online at wellsfargosfargocenter.arts, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the center box… Read More »

Diana Krall concert at Wells Fargo Center canceled

Jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall’s previously announced Nov. 13 concert at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has been canceled, along with the rest of her fall U.S. tour. Suffering from ongoing complications caused by a severe case of pneumonia, the five-time Grammy Award-winner has postponed release of her new album, “Wallflower,” until 2015. “Wallflower” was slated for North American release Oct. 21 by Verve Records,  and the U.S. leg of her “Wallflower World Tour” had been scheduled to… Read More »

Mario Cantone of ‘Sex and the City’ plays May 9 at Wells Fargo Center

Actor, comedian and singer Mario Cantone, best-known as flamboyant wedding planner Anthony Marantino on the HBO series “Sex in the City,” will perform May 9 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Cantone will be backed by musical quartet for the cabaret-style style show, to be presented in the center’s main theater. His stage credits include the Tony-nominated, one-man show “Laugh Whore,” Terrence McNally’s award-winning dramatic comedy “Love! Valor! Compassion!” on Broadway, and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Public Theater… Read More »

Jerry Seinfeld plays May 16 at Wells Fargo Center

It won’t be a show about nothing when comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs May 16 at Santa Rosa the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale at noon April 4 for the TV and standup comedy star’s two shows in May, at 7 and 10 p.m. The comedian famously described his situation comedy, “Seinfeld,” which ran from 1989 to 1998 on NBC, as “a show about nothing.” Ticket prices are $128, $96.50, and $78. For tickets: 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org… Read More »

Wells Fargo Center partners with two additional arts groups

The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has formed new partnerships with two local arts organizations, the North Bay Stage Company and Sonoma Latin Arts. The North Bay Stage Company was started by former members of the Raven Players, a theater company that performs at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg. (The Raven Theater is opening a second site in Windsor.) Wells Fargo Center will now have two resident companies:  North Bay Stage Company and the Roustabout Theater, a training program… Read More »

Dave Chappelle adds second show at Wells Fargo Center

Tickets for a second show at 10 p.m. Oct. 13 by comedian Dave Chapelle at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts go on sale at noon today, Wednesday, Sept. 25. His first show, at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, was announced  last Friday, Sept. 20, and tickets sold out in less than an hour. The comic is best-known for his Comedy Channel TV series, “Chappelle’s Show,” which he left in 2005 after two seasons. Chappelle is currently out on the  nationwide… Read More »