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Organizers say it was a 'difficult decision' to cancel this year's event at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville, scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day.
The inaugural Pet-a-Llama Comedy Festival will present some 40 acts over three days at two Petaluma venues.
As part of the fifth annual ‘Latino Cultural Experience,’ two youthful mariachi ensembles will perform at the Luther Burbank Center.
The weekend events brought more than 2,000 people to SSU for music and stories.
'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.
The garden will reopen with a new exhibit featuring work by three Bay Area artists in September.
In his new role at the Sonoma Community Center, where he started work as creative programs manager last spring, Eric Jackson has found a job that fulfills more than one dream.
'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.
Analy High graduate Cameron Britton has been nominated for an Emmy for his role as a murderer in the Netflix smash ‘Mindhunter.’
All proceeds from the events will benefit first responders who suffered losses in the October fires.
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.
Now in its fifth year, Shakespeare in the Cannery presents its last season of live theater at Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square.
The country star is bringing her Christmas concert to the Luther Burbank Center in December. Get tickets starting Friday.
Local filmmaker Steve Seager’s new documentary, ‘Urban Inferno,’ chronicles the first 12 hours of October's devastating blaze.
'Time & Place,' running through September at the Art Museum of Sonoma County, offers four artists’ views on how humans and nature change our surroundings.
'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.
A comedian from Santa Rosa appeared on the popular NBC talent show this week.
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.
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.