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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

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 »

Alice Cooper, George Lopez, Willie Nelson and Chicago coming to Wells Fargo Center

The 1970s star who turned rock and roll into shock theater, Alice Cooper, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. At his concerts, the rocker charmed snakes and cavorted with mangled mannequins onstage, inspiring the NY Dolls, KISS, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Rob Zombie and others who followed. Cooper’s hits include “School’s Out,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” “I’m Eighteen,” “I Love the Dead” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” Tickets… Read More »

Talent booker Rick Bartalini to work for Green Music Center

Rick Bartalini, who booked big-name acts and other entertainment for 11 years at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, is now working for the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park. Earlier this month, Bartalini joined the staff of On Campus Presents, which promotes concerts, lectures, films, comedy shows and other events at Sonoma State University. “Rick’s background and experience is extensive in the area of popular entertainment and we are excited to have him working with… Read More »