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A life-long love of the arts and theater can start with LBC’s Family Fun Series 2022-23 Season launches this month

Doktor Kaboom stands on stage in a bright orange lab coat with a pair of black goggles pushed up over his yellow hair, which stands on end like he stuck scissors into an electric socket. In his hand, he clutches four long ribbons, each attached…

Tucson International Mariachi Conference

LBC Youth Mariachi Ensemble Returns Triumphant From Its First International Conference Thanks to your recent contribution this past May, 36 high-achieving, youth mariachi musicians from local underserved communities had an unforgettable…

Performances on the rise at LBC lift the spirit of Sonoma County

Entertainment is at the heart of LBC’s mission, right alongside enrichment and education. It’s one of our promises to contribute to the quality of life in the North Bay. When performances vanished from our stages during the pandemic, we…

2022 summer camps are back - live!

Remember summer camp? The fresh air and sunshine? The endless fun with pals? Making new friends? Because of the pandemic, kids lucky enough to attend LBC Summer Camps three years ago had to sit in front of a computer to participate. Things…

Ukulele students surprise Art of Dessert patrons

At this year’s Art of Dessert gala on April 9, something magical and unexpected happened. We started off by asking for a handful of our Bellevue Elementary School ukulele students to perform for guests. When invited, 50 youngsters threw up…

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…
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