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LBC Programs Extend the Enrichment Potential of School Shows

LBC Programs Extend the Enrichment Potential of School Shows While School Shows do put a feather in our cap as Sonoma County’s predominant and far-reaching nonprofit arts education resource, several correlative LBC programs, including…

Using School Shows to Strengthen Reading Skills

On a recent visit to Steele Lane Elementary school in Santa Rosa, LBC donor Julia Grant was impressed to see LBC’s From Page to Stage Reading Initiative in action. Later that week, Steele Lane’s third graders would see LBC’s performance…

Stories come to life onstage to create better outcomes for all students

To Sonoma County students, there’s almost nothing like the magic of one of LBC’s School Shows. Thanks to ongoing support from donors, members, and sponsors, this year, LBC is presenting 27 of them – up from 22 last year– signaling a…

LBC’s Mariachi Bands Shine in Unforgettable Stage Experiences

LBC’s commitment to our after-school community mariachi program is probably most distinguished by the performance opportunities we strive to offer our students. December was no exception, presenting each of the three levels of players with…

New Dance Class Added to CARE Program

LBC has added a new dance class to its Creative Arts for Resilience and Expression (CARE) program, which provides arts experiences for youth from high-risk environments at Caritas Village. In partnership with Catholic Charities and with sponsorship…

December Events Gathered Community Around the Arts

When we say the LBC is Sonoma County’s gathering place for the arts, we’re not exaggerating! Thanks to the donors and members who make our community events possible, in December alone, more than 36,000 locals came to the LBC to enjoy a variety…

LBC and Creative Sonoma to present arts educator of the year award

Deadline for submissions: January 12, 2024 – LBC and Creative Sonoma have teamed up to present the first Sonoma County Arts Educator of the Year Award, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of…

Mariachi Student Becomes First Californian and First Latino to Win National Talent Competition

Congratulations to LBC mariachi student Adrian Soto, winner of the 75th Annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) talent competition at the 96th annual convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 16-year-old is the first student from California and…

Donors Turn LBC Gifts Into Tributes

In September, we shared the story of LBC donor Lorraine Tunzi, who worked with the LBC to create a way for family and friends to designate their donations to a fund in her daughter Ashley’s name. A few other donors shared memories of loved…

14th Annual Fiesta De Independencia Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in Sonoma County

With the most festive time of the year upon us, we’re highlighting scenes from one of our most festive community cultural events of the year: Fiesta de Independencia! With the generous sponsorship of Redwood Credit Union, for the 14th year,…

Give the Gift of Live Performance: 5 Reasons Tickets Make the Best Presents

The holiday season is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to spread joy and make memories with your loved ones. If you're looking for a thoughtful and unique gift idea, consider giving the gift of live performances from Luther Burbank…

New Online Tool Makes Estate Planning Easier

Are you finding it challenging to create your estate plan? Unsure of where to start or how to leave a meaningful legacy for your loved ones and causes you're passionate about? Luther Burbank Center for the Arts has a solution to simplify the…
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