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Local dance students learn hip hop from master dancer Sebela Grimes of Rennie Harris Puremovment

Forty dance students from Santa Rosa High School ArtQeust and SRJC participated in a master class with Sebala Grimes of Rennie Harris Puremovement today. Grimes, who is also a professor at UCLA, shared lessons in the history and cultural background…
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Local and national hip hop artists make the news. Read the articles in the PD and Bohemian...

These Are the Breaks  Don't call it a comeback—a new generation of breakers in the North Bay carries the original torch by Jacquelynne Ocaña of the North Bay Bohemian Roxrite stands onstage in Moscow, covered in Champagne, having…
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Legendary ‘Los Tigres’ in Santa Rosa...read the articles in the PD and the Bohemian

Legendary ‘Los Tigres’ in Santa Rosa By John Beck |for The Press Democrat When American music critics search for comparisons to describe Los Tigres del Norte, they often call them “the Rolling Stones of Mexico.” It’s a convenient…
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Making hip-hop into high art | By Dan Taylor of The Press Democrat

When the music, dance and art of the hip-hop culture rose up from the streets of New York City in the 1970s, its creators operated well outside mainstream American pop culture. Since then, hip-hop has moved steadily, straight to the center…
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Master class with North Bear a real eye -- and ear -- opener for JC students

Music students at Santa Rosa Junior College got an authentic dose of the American West on Friday. Members of North Bear, a Native American drum and song group from the Northern Plains, presented a master class for the students. One of the pow-wow…
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Website maintenance scheduled, Sunday at 12:30am

Website maintenance scheduled for this Sunday, February 26 may result in service interruptions between the hours of 12:30 - 3:30am.  If you are unable to access the Center's website or complete service requests such as online ticketing during…
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'Don’t Fence Me In' celebrates America’s wide open spaces / By Sarah Linn of The Tribune, San Luis Obispo

National Council for the Traditional Arts presents a show of yodeling, western swing, Native American drumming and Tex-Mex By Bill Watts Yahoo! yodeler Wylie Gustafson is one of several acts that will perform for 'Don't Fence Me In.' By…
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Principle Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz on his upcoming concert with Rich Ridenour...

Maestro Michael Berkowitz will lead the Santa Rosa Symphony in a special pre-Oscar night concert, Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m.  "Great Movies, Grand Piano" is the second performance in the Symphony Pops Series and the concert features pianist…
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Box Office and administrative offices closed Monday, February 20

The Box Office and the Center's administrative offices will be closed for the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday, February 20 and will re-open Tuesday, February 21 at their regularly scheduled hours (noon for the Box Office and 9 a.m. for the…
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Los Tigres del Norte wins the Grammy® for Best Banda or Norteño Album

    News Release – ROGERS & COWAN- February 13, 2012  Los Tigres del Norte Wins The GRAMMY® For Best Banda or Norteño Album “The World’s Most Influential Regional-Mexican Band” Win Their SIXTH GRAMMY Award For Their Historic…
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Decadence for a cause with The Art of Dessert fundraising gala, March 3

Join us for a worthy indulgence, March 3 Now in its tenth year, The Art of Dessert is an opportunity to indulge for a worthy cause as we honor of The Klein Family and Rodney Strong Vineyards, Arts Benefactors of the Year. As the Center's signature…
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Good vs Evil: Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert By John Beck for The Press Democrat

When celebrity chef Eric Ripert first heard of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, the year was 2000. Ripert’s Manhattan restaurant Le Bernardin was still a hard table to land several years after a glowing four-star review in the New York Times. “But…
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Warm welcome for children from Africa

Sonoma County offered a warm welcome to the children of Spirit of Uganda earlier this week. The African children, aged 8-18, arrived at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on Tuesday and were quickly whisked off to Safari West for a fun, complimentary…
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Love in the air, record turn-out for The Wedding Expo

Nearly 3,000 people, including more than 700 brides-to-be flocked to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts this past weekend for The Wedding Expo. It was the 15th Wedding Expo to be held at the Arts Center and the biggest turn-out ever for the…
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Special ticket-offers help broaden horizons with the Spirit of Uganda

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts hopes to bring the Spirit of Uganda to as many people as possible on Wednesday. This special concert is part of the Empower African Children Project and the performers (aged 8-18) represent their homeland’s…
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Ugandan spirit takes the stage by John Beck for The Press Democrat

Unique troupe visits Luther Burbank Center as ambassadors of nation's orphans By John Beck For The Press Democrat Thursday, January 26, 2012 SPIRIT OF UGANDA What: Program of dance, drumming, singing celebration of traditional African music When:…
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After three sold-out shows in two days, performers from The New Shanghai Circus enjoy a quick meal backstage before packing up and heading out...

On Wednesday, The New Shanghai Circus performed in Santa Rosa before approximately 2,700 students and teachers through the Center's Education Through the Arts program.  The students learned about the ancient Chinese culture  and experienced…
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Arts Center receives prestigious world-wide ranking

Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Ranks #89 of Top 100 Theaters Worldwide Santa Rosa, CA (January 23, 2012)—Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Sonoma County’s community arts center, today announced that it has been named…
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Roustabout Theater announces auditions for "Into the Woods" and "Fame, Jr."

Roustabout Apprentice Program: Spring 2012 Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” and “Fame Jr.” Auditions (Actors/singers/dancers ages 11 – 21) “Fame Jr.” auditions:  Saturday, Feb. 11, 1:00 - 6:00pm (Carston Cabaret) “Into the Woods”…
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