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Music Appreciation Day celebrates LBC's instrument lending library

For the first time since the pandemic began, LBC hosted a vibrant Music for Schools performance for Sonoma County residents last week on the LBC campus. For many people taking baby steps into public places where masks are no longer required,…

Inspired by their mariachi students, parents take guitar lessons at LBC

“Several years ago, I remember the children were practicing. I heard a note here, a note there – not always the right note,” said Gerardo Martinez with a wry smile. “But they kept getting better, and the music kept sounding better.…

East LA’s Las Cafeteras empowers the voices of social good in Sonoma County

The Sounds of Solidarity ring true in LBC’s first community dialogue What does “community” mean to you? How does art influence a community? What makes you feel like you belong? What does our community need to thrive, today and in…

Mariachi Ensemble will travel nearly 1000 miles to study and perform at international conference

How does a young LBC musician with a heart and soul for mariachi make it to the most prestigious, longest running international mariachi conference nearly 1000 miles from home? First, you’ve got to be performance ready. That is, according…

700+ instruments on loan level the “playing” field for Sonoma County music students

Take 758 Sonoma County students and give them each a seat on the main floor of LBC’s Ruth Finley Person Theater. By the time they all sit down, the entire center and left sections of the main floor would be filled. That’s nearly one-half…

Art of Dessert Returns Live!

When cake is served, every bite elevates the arts in Sonoma County What do you get when you assemble a confetti of 30 eye-popping, jaw-dropping, artistically-detailed cakes, surround them with 300 confection-craving arts enthusiasts, and…

For the love of volunteers, and right back atcha! – Part 2

This is part two of a two-part series on how volunteers help LBC thrive – and vice versa. In 2005, Alicia Carrasco-Aldoney attended an LBC performance of the folk group Quilapayún. They were from her home country of Chile, and she found…

Donors put Professional Development programs over the top!

Recently, we wrote to ask your help in continuing the indispensable work of teachers and teaching artists who enrich the lives and learning of thousands of students in our schools. You agreed that our Professional Development programs in…

Free- and reduced-ticket fund puts the arts within reach across the North Bay

LBC and our donors recognize that too many people in the North Bay do not have access to the Arts. In effect, it does a disserve both to the individuals who are shut out as well as to the whole community, which counts on the arts to invigorate…

For the Love of Volunteers: Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on how volunteers help LBC thrive – and vice versa. Part one tells you why we love our volunteers. Part two tells why they love us – and how you can too. One month after the 2017 Tubbs fire…

Honoring Black artists who have shaped the American story

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts joins the rest of the nation this month in paying tribute to the generations of Black Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. As part of this tribute, we call…
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