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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Comic Will Durst at Studio E, Last Day Saloon

For Sonoma County comedy fans, December will be the best of times and the Durst of times. Nationally known Bay Area political satirist and stand-up comic Will Durst has two shows scheduled in the area this month. Durst will make his Studio E debut at the venue near Sebastopol, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets cost $21. For reservations and directions: (707) 823-5316, jeffm5@sonic.net. Durst and his wife, comedian Debi Durst, will join comics Johnny Steele, Michael Bossier and… Read More »

‘Twisted Christmas’ in Santa Rosa

Tired of the same old  holiday fare year after year? Maybe you’re ready something a little bit … twisted. North Bay writer and actor David Templeton (above) hosts his seventh annual staged reading and variety show, “Twisted Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5,  at Glaser Center in  Santa Rosa. A few samples of what you’ll see: * Satirist Will Durst reads “Crumbs at Midnight.” * Actor Tim Kniffin performs “Mr. Spock’s First Christmas.” * KRSO Radio’s Steve Jaxon reads… Read More »

Name that blog

The time has come to rename this blog. The word “Arts” doesn’t cover it all. It doesn’t describe a blog that includes political humor by Will Durst, one-liners by Eric Idle, a long list of accordion jokes and a short shot at the latest “Star Trek” film. It is true that I do try cover visual arts and theater in Northern California and shall continue to try, even though both scenes have grown huge, and I am not an army.… Read More »