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Dan Taylor - Features Staff Reporter

Features writer at The Press Democrat

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The Latest Stories By Dan Taylor

Local filmmaker Steve Seager’s new documentary, ‘Urban Inferno,’ chronicles the first 12 hours of October's devastating blaze.
'We were looking for an idyllic town that felt like it could be anywhere in America,' said one of the executive producers for the hit Netflix series. See where else the show filmed locally.
Now in its fifth year, Shakespeare in the Cannery presents its last season of live theater at Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square.
Analy High graduate Cameron Britton has been nominated for an Emmy for his role as a murderer in the Netflix smash ‘Mindhunter.’
'We sing about what we see when we go out to the streets to see what is happening in the world. This is one of the things that people really enjoy about us. They can identify with us,' said lead singer Dr. Shenka.
'Time & Place,' running through September at the Art Museum of Sonoma County, offers four artists’ views on how humans and nature change our surroundings.
A comedian from Santa Rosa appeared on the popular NBC talent show this week.
'I was completely overwhelmed. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn‘t think,' said 'Gothic comedian' Oliver Graves after winning 'yes' votes from all four judges on Tuesday's night's episode. See his performance.
Jurnee, one of seven finalists from season 16 of 'American Idol' touring with the cast this summer, talks about what fans can expect at the local show and what's next for the openly gay singer.
Joseph Rodota, a Sacramento author with Sonoma County roots, explores the infamous hotel in a new book.
Dallas Caroline, 17, was a bit nervous when she first sang for a television audience of millions on NBC’s 'The Voice.' Now, the Santa Rosa teen is riding a wave of success with new fans and shows in Sonoma County and beyond.
Charles Lloyd, Julian Lage, Bill Fressell, Ravi Coltrane and other jazz stars are scheduled to perform June 1-10 during the 20th anniversary Healdsburg Jazz Festival.
The Transcendence Theater Company opens its seventh Broadway Under the Stars season at Jack London Park in Glen Ellen.
North Bay Cabaret producer Jake Ward marks the fourth anniversary of his quest to keep burlesque and vaudeville alive in Sonoma County.
Two people were shot outside a bar on Stony Point Road early Sunday, leaving one critically wounded.
Authorities said 600 structures are threatened as multiple fire agencies attack the uncontrolled blaze. 'You could hear the snapping of the burning trees and the bang of people’s propane tanks,' said one of the thousands forced to flee the blaze.
After almost two decades as leader of the artist training program, Mario Uribe can point with pride to more than 200 art pieces scattered around Santa Rosa, all created by young people.
Pop vocal group En Vogue, county singer Clay Walker and rock bands 38 Special and Smash Mouth will perform at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, opening June 20.
Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith and Little Big Town headline the fifth annual Country Summer Music Festival kicking off today at the fairgrounds.
Hollywood director Scott Baker grew up in Sonoma County and returns to screen his first feature film, '5th Passenger.'
Summer Repertory Theatre at Santa Rosa Junior College is going dark for the first summer since the program started in 1972.
From Latin pop singer Emmanuel to comedian Jim Gaffigan, the summer lineup at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts looks very promising.
Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville celebrates its 100th anniversary with a big-name beach party concert starring The Goo Goo Dolls and Shaggy, plus a second day of blues.
A Santa Rosa cartoonist was inspired by the movie, and now his 'Black Panther' cover has been chosen for Marvel’s comic release later this month.
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with Charles Lloyd, George Cables, Julian Lage, Bill Frisell and more.