Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opens in San Francisco

As a high school student in New York, young Carol Joan Klein changed her name to Carole King. She set out to become a songwriter at age 16, but got pregnant and married her songwriting partner, lyricist Gerry Goffin at 17. And at age 18, in 1960, she [...]

By | September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

100 Thousand Poets for Change returns Sept. 27-29 to Santa Rosa

In 2011, Guerneville poet and web site editor Michael Rothenberg came up with the idea of staging poetry readings all over world on the same day, coordinated via the Internet. He called the project “100 Thousand Poets for Change.” While the idea grew that first year to include [...]

By | September 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 10th, 2013|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|74 Comments

Axis Dance Company of Oakland to perform in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park

Sonoma County’s contemporary dance fans have two chances to see local performances by the internationally recognized Axis Dance Company of Oakland. Axis, known for choreography that integrates dancers both with and without physical disabilities, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Glaser Center, [...]

By | August 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Santa Rosa saxophonist plays in USAF band at Wells Fargo Center

When the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West plays Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, you might spot a familiar face onstage. Senior Airman Isaac Lamar of Santa Rosa plays saxophone with the band. He’s a 1998 graduate of Piner High School and also received an [...]

By | August 9th, 2013|0 Comments

48 Hour Film project comes to Santa Rosa

The 48 Hour Film Project, a global filmmaking competition, comes to Santa Rosa this month. At the kickoff for the two-day event on Aug. 16, registered teams will convene from 6 to 7 p.m. at Depot Park in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square. Each team will receive a movie genre, a [...]

By | August 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Dave Koz plays Aug. 17 at Rodney Strong Vineyards

The Rodney Strong concert series presents eight-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz on Aug. 17. The concert starts at 5 p.m. at the vineyard, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, just south of Healdsburg. Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot also will perform. Koz’s new CD, "Dave Koz and Friends [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Artist Todd Barricklow and his GolemDrones come to A Street

Santa Rosa artist Todd Barricklow, whose old-fashioned, big-wheeled bicycles were always a hit at the Handcar Regatta, presents a new project this weekend. "GolemDrone," an installation of ceramic figures, tiles and woodblock prints, will be featured 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4, during the Artwalk weekend [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|0 Comments

IL VOLO trio plays Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord

The Italian pop opera trio, IL VOLO, plans a nationwide U.S. Live Nation tour from Aug. 25 to Sept. 29, which will bring them to Sleep Train Pavilion  in Concord at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. The group features Piero Barone, 20, Ignazio Borschetto, 18, and Gianluca Gioble, [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|0 Comments