Urinetown Comes to the Spreckels Theater (Aired: February 13, 2020)

Urinetown: The Musical
Spreckels Theater Company
February 14 – March 1, 2020

In response to a severe water shortage, private toilets have been banned, pay-to-pee public ones are owned by the Urine Good Company, and violators are sent to Urinetown, a mythical penal colony from which they never return. But the spirit of pee-for-free rebellion is afoot. This satiric musical-comedy created a splash in 2002, grabbing ten Tony nominations and winning for Best Book for a Musical and Best Original Score. It takes aim at the justice system, capitalism, bureaucracy, politics—and public toilets.

Don’t be scared off by the title, this is satire at its best. Prepare to laugh until you…

Advisories: Potty humor, threats of violence, rapidly moving images.

Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Music Direction by Lucas Sherman
Choreography by Michella Snider
Directed by Jay Manley

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
Thursday 2/27 at 7:30 pm

$36 General
$34 Senior (62+)
$32 Student
$12 Youth (18 and under)

Codding Theatre
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 588-3400  

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Raven Theater Healdsburg (Aired: February 12, 2020)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – SOLD OUT
Raven Theater Healdsburg
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Heart Space & The Raven present, An Evening with Ladysmith Black Mambazo performing two Sets!

Don’t miss this transformational Grammy Award-winning South African group. Proceeds to benefit Live Music Lantern & The Raven.

About Ladysmith Black Mambazo:
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Five-Time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Since the world discovered their powerful a cappella vocals from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people the world over. Now led by the four sons of group founder Joseph Shabalala, after joining the group almost twenty five years ago, an infusion of youthful energy and the promise of a bright future has a firm grip within the group. It was Nelson Mandela who anointed the group ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,’ a designation the members carry with them with the highest honor. In 2017 the group released two albums that both were nominated for Grammy Awards, a first for a World Music group. On Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World, Ladysmith Black Mambazo shares their uplifting message with audiences of all ages through their music and the stories behind the songs. Their second album of 2017, Shaka Zulu Revisited, celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first Grammy Award-winning album and fittingly won Best World Music Album that year.

About Live Music Lantern:
Live Music Lantern is a Sonoma County-based 501(c)3 that provides self-care in the form of live music to educators and social service providers. Since their inception in August of 2014, they have gifted over 3500 tickets to social service providers/educators in Sonoma County. In addition, as part of our Music is Care (MIC) program, we provide music healing concerts at schools and social service organizations.

Raven Performing Arts Theater:
The mission of the Raven Performing Arts Theater is to provide an inviting venue for performing arts and a vibrant center for community educational and public service activities. Specifically, to provide a long-term home for community performance groups including schools, churches, clubs, and public and private organizations. To offer programming that encompasses a variety of professional performances including dance, acting, music, and festivals. To provide a learning environment for children and adults, as individuals and in groups, to learn many aspects of theater operation, production, and presentation.

$35 General
$55 Gold Circle

Raven Theater Healdsburg
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Kouzov Duo Come to Community Church of Sebastopol (Aired: February 11, 2020)

Kouzov Duo
Community Church of Sebastopol
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

For the fifth concert in Redwood Arts’ Ruby Anniversary Season,  we present the exciting Russian cello and piano Kouzov Duo.  The St. Petersburg Musical Herald praises them with “This unusually difficult program, the five sonatas of Beethoven, was played with exceptional mastery, deep musicality, perfect taste, and style.”

Cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in recitals, and in chamber music performances. He has appeared with the St. Petersburg Symphony, the National Symphony of Ukraine, and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic (Czech Republic), and the Symphony Orchestra “Classica” (Russia). He was awarded First Prize at the International Beethoven Competition in the Czech Republic and is a two-time laureate of the International Festival-Competition “Virtuosi of the Year 2000” in Russia, and the winner of the New York Cello Society Rising Star Award. He has appeared at prominent concert halls throughout his native Russia.

Recently, Mr. Kouzov made his recording debut on Naxos with three C.P.E. Bach Gamba Sonatas and a recital CD “Two Hundred Years of Cello Masterpieces” on Marquis Classics. Mr. Kouzov is a founding and active member of the Manhattan Piano Trio, with whom he has captured First Prizes at the Plowman and Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competitions. In addition to his concert activities, Mr. Kouzov is a devoted teacher and is an Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Illinois.

Known for her passionate interpretations and impressive technical facility, the Russian pianist Yulia Fedoseeva enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She has given hundreds of performances throughout Russia, Holland, Portugal, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and in the United States. In 2009 Yulia’s performances were seen and heard in Phil Grabsky’s documentary “In Search of Beethoven,” which was broadcast internationally and shown in movie theaters worldwide.

Yulia has won many awards, including in 1997 a Special Prize at the International Piano Competition in Jurmala, Latvia, in 2000 Grand Prix and First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition “Coast of Hope” in Dobrich, Bulgaria, in 2004 First Prize at the Maria Yudina Piano Duo Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Yulia is a devoted teacher and has been on faculty at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Lyceum for Highly Gifted Children.

The Kouzov Duo are:
Dmitry Kouzov, cellist
Yulia Fedoseeva, pianist

Beethoven: 12 Variation on a theme by Mozart
Bach: Suite #2 for Cello
Brahms: Sonata #1
Martinu: Variations on a theme by Rossini

Artists’ website:

$30 General
$10 Students

Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Highway
Sebastopol, CA 95472

The Living Room Serves Women and Children At Risk of Homelessness (Aired: February 10, 2020)

The Living Room
Ongoing Programs & Services

The Living Room (TLR) offers drop-in daytime services Monday through Friday to women and children who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Our aim is to create a welcoming safe environment where participants can rest, rejuvenate and work towards stability. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to listening to those experiencing homelessness, and to treating every woman and child who comes to The Living Room with kindness, dignity and compassion.

Our Mission
The Mission of The Living Room is to ease adversity and promote stability, dignity and self-reliance for women and children who are homeless, or at-risk of homelessness, in Sonoma County.

We are the only day center in Sonoma County exclusively serving homeless and at-risk women and their children.

Daily services offered at The Living Room:
Hot Breakfast & Lunch, Showers, Laundry, Hygiene Products, Emergency Women’s/Children’s Clothing & Shoes, Pet Support, Computers, Printers & Fax Machine, Phones/Message Center, PO Box Address, Care Coordination with Experienced Staff (By Appointment), Groups & Classes, Community Resources & Referrals, Drop-In One on One Counseling w/ Licensed Counselor (Tuesday & Thursday)

Donation are accepted Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

To volunteer, call (707) 978-4809

Drop-in Center Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Living Room
1207 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 579-0138
email: info@thelivingroomsc.org

Obi Kaufmann Comes to the Finley Community Center (Aired: February 7, 2020)

Obi Kaufmann Presents
Ecological Connectivity and Restoration in Art and Science
Finley Community Center
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Obi Kaufmann, the best-selling author of “The California Field Atlas,” brings his work to the Sonoma County Community on Tuesday, February 11 for an exclusive presentation that includes an introduction to his newest book, “The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource.” The acclaimed naturalist, writer, and artist grew up adventuring around Mount Diablo — and falling in love with it — before deciding in college to pursue a career in visual arts. A lifelong backpacker, Obi wrote his first book, “The California Field Atlas,” after enjoying decades of California summers, with “more days without a roof on the trail than under one in a house.” He integrates his background as an artist and a trained mathematician into his own brand of storytelling — what he calls “systems stories” — melding analysis and aesthetics through nature writing and watercolor paintings to present a new vision for the conservation of California. His books, prints, and cards will be available for sale after the presentation.

Welcome Reception and Talk at 6:00 pm
Join us before the talk for a special opportunity to mingle with Obi Kauffman during a small reception. Ask questions, get your book signed, nosh and enjoy delicious local wines from our partner wineries. There will be a special unveiling of an art piece created by Obi just for Sonoma Land Trust. You’ll also have first dibs on Obi Kauffman prints, cards and books for sale. Limited tickets are available.

For more information:

$25 Reception & Talk / $20 for Sonoma Land Trust members
$12 General / $10 for Sonoma Land Trust members

Finley Community Center Auditorium
2060 W College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

2020 Movie Awards Night Viewing Party at the Rialto (Aired: February 4, 2020)

2020 Movie Awards Night Viewing Party
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Have you ever experienced Hollywood’s biggest awards night with an audience? It is a blast! Join Food for Thought and Rialto Cinemas for an evening of stargazing, suspense, prizes and lots of local color! Food For Thought and Rialto Cinemas will present the awards on Sunday, February 9 LIVE on the big screen with an in-theatre host!

This event is a benefit for Food For Thought.

Red Carpet 4pm Show Begins 5pm

Admission includes beverage, appetizers, costume contest, trivia, prizes, ballot participation and more!

$30 General

Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 525-4840

Candide at the SSU Green Music Center (Aired: February 3, 2020)

Green Music Center – Evert B. Person Theater
February 6 – 16, 2020

Is this the best of all possible worlds?  Follow our hero as he tries to find out in this classic musical. Music by Leonard Bernstein, Music Direction by Lynne Morrow, Stage Direction by Doyle Ott, Produced by The Department of Music.

Candide is in love with Cunegonde, daughter of the house in Westphalia where he has been brought up.  Dr. Pangloss, their tutor, teaches them that everything in this world is for the best, part of God’s universal plan. Candide is then subjected to a knockabout series of disasters to test this theory. Is the world essentially good or essentially bad, and how will Candide find out?

Candide – The Royal National Theatre Version:
Music Direction by Lynne Morrow
Stage Direction by Doyle Ott
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler In a new version by John Caird.

$17 General
$15 SSU Alumni
$10 Seniors (55+) and Student

Evert B. Person Theater
Green Music Center
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 664-2880

Up Street Music Patrons Call for Scholarships (Aired: January 31, 2020)

Up Street Music Patrons
Call for Scholarships

Up Street Music Patrons is a California non-profit corporation who’s stated goal is, “Funding music education, providing musical opportunities to adults and children for personal and cultural enrichment.”

Why music and art matter:
Improves and strengthens social connections
Improves mental health and quality and enjoyment of life
Provides an outlet for creativity and emotions
Improves communication skills
Improves cognitive skills

​Up Street Music Patrons fundraises in order to provide financial aid to students seeking music and theater arts programs, lessons, classes, and instruments.

They produce participatory music opportunities for children and adults.

They encourage collaboration between music and arts organizations in programming and fundraising efforts.

LEARN MORE about their Scholarship programs.

If you would like to donate funds please make your check out to:

“Up Street Music Patrons” and mail to: 569 Jorgensen Street, Cotati, CA 94931