Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announces $1 Million commitment from Marcia and Gary Nelson towards completion of current renovation phase

The Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operates Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, announced a $1 million commitment from Marcia and Gary Nelson—Sonoma County philanthropists and LBC Honorary Board members—towards the multi-phase Bridge to the Future renovation project of the Center. LBC will recognize this generous donation from the Nelson family by naming the 18,000 square foot outdoor courtyard, accessed through the center doors from the Lytton Rancheria Grand Lobby, the Marcia and Gary Nelson Family Grand Plaza. This grand plaza is a significant feature of the renovation project currently underway to increase accessibility, enhance patron experience, and improve safety and security to the facility.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES “AMERICAN IDOL” WINNER SCOTTY MCCREERY AND RAIN–A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that it has added two shows to its 2018–19 lineup—"American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery performs his country hits on Thursday, April 25, 2019 and RAIN—A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES brings their show The Best of Abbey Road Live to Santa Rosa on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS NAMES ASHLEIGH WORLEY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Following an extensive search, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts names Ashleigh Worley as its new Director of Education and Community Engagement, effective November 12, 2018. Worley will be responsible for the long-term vision, goals, and tactical strategies for the arts integrated school-based and lifelong learning community-based programs of LBC which reach over 40,000 children and adults each year.

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ICONIC TEXAS ROCK TRIO ZZ TOP RETURNS TO LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Following a sold-out performance in 2015, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced iconic Texas rock trio ZZ Top will return to Santa Rosa on Tuesday, January 22, 2018.

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MICHAEL CARBONARO LIVE! COMES TO LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

From the hit series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV, Michael Carbonaro will bring his signature blend of bizarre antics, audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and mind-blowing magic to Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN LEWIS BLACK AND E! ENTERTAINMENT STAR TYLER HENRY

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts brings Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black’s THE JOKE’S ON US TOUR on Sunday, January 20, 2019 and Hollywood medium Tyler Henry’s LIFE LESSONS I’VE LEARNED FROM THE DEPARTED on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announces $1 Million commitment from Marcia and Gary Nelson towards completion of current renovation phase

The Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operates Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, announced a $1 million commitment from Marcia and Gary Nelson—Sonoma County philanthropists and LBC Honorary Board members—towards the multi-phase Bridge to the Future renovation project of the Center. LBC will recognize this generous donation from the Nelson family by naming the 18,000 square foot outdoor courtyard, accessed through the center doors from the Lytton Rancheria Grand Lobby, the Marcia and Gary Nelson Family Grand Plaza. This grand plaza is a significant feature of the renovation project currently underway to increase accessibility, enhance patron experience, and improve safety and security to the facility.

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FOLK BAND THE WOOD BROTHERS COME TO LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that Nashville-based folk band The Wood Brothers will come to Santa Rosa on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 8 p.m.

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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts expands Education and Community Engagement Department with hiring of José Soto as Music Specialist

The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced an expansion to their Education and Community Engagement Department with the addition of José Soto as Music Specialist, effective immediately.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS ADDS FIVE NEW SHOWS TO 2018–19 SEASON—HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY AND PERFORMANCES BY TONY BENNETT AND ARLO GUTHRIE

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced five new shows that will join its diverse 2018–19 season. Tony Bennett, 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician, will perform at LBC Tuesday, December 11, 2018; the popular comedy show Whose Live Anyway returns on Sunday, February 17, 2019; American folk legend Arlo Guthrie performs in Santa Rosa as part of The Alice Restaurant’s 50th Anniversary Tour on Thursday, March 28, 2019; Friends! The Musical Parody also returns to LBC on Tuesday, April 30, 2019; and American roots musician Keb’ Mo’ plays at the Center on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2018 COMES TO LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 will come to Santa Rosa on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. The show—based on the 15-time Emmy® Award-winning TV series that sparked America’s fascination with dance—features the hottest show-stopping routines from Season 15, as well as original pieces choreographed specifically for the tour.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES GRAND REOPENING OF SCULPTURE GARDEN FOLLOWING OCTOBER 2017 WILDFIRES

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that it will reopen its outdoor Sculpture Garden Thursday, September 13, 2018 with Harmonies, an exhibition featuring works by Bay Area artists Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn. This is the first exhibition to be held in the public garden since the October 2017 wildfires, when the entire garden’s landscaping was destroyed as well as many of the monumental old-growth redwood sculptures on display by renowned local artist Bruce Johnson.

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WORLD OF DANCE LIVE TOUR JUST ADDED TO LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS’ 2018–19 SEASON OF SHOWS

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that the World of Dance Live Tour will come to Santa Rosa on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. Featuring the best local and national dancers from across all genres, World of Dance Live Tour brings excitement and creativity straight from the hit NBC television show to the stage at Luther Burbank Center.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES GRAMMY-NOMINATED GIN BLOSSOMS & BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS AND MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST PAULA ABDUL

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced two additional shows as part of its 2018 lineup. A double billing of rock groups Gin Blossoms & Big Head Todd and The Monsters comes to LBC Thursday, September 13, 2018.  The multi-talented Paula Abdul makes her LBC debut Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES LISA ANN HILARIO AND ANNA LOBDELL HUDSON TO THE LUTHER BURBANK MEMORIAL FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, announced that it has confirmed two new board members. The Foundation welcomes Lisa Ann Hilario, attorney with Spaulding McCullough & Tansil, LLP, and Anna Lobdell Hudson, Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Banking of Exchange Bank.

The Foundation also announced that Paul A. Wilcock, community volunteer, enters his fourth year as Board Chair; Susan Preston of Professional Program Insurance Brokerage enters her second year as Secretary and begins her first year as Vice Chair; and Alan Seidenfeld of Black Oaks Asset Management dba Parliament Hills Vineyards, LLC begins his first year as Treasurer.

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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announces 2018–19 Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced the return of the Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series for the 2018–19 season. Featuring six shows for young audiences and their families, this educational and interactive series serves as part of LBC’s commitment to present dynamic family entertainment in Santa Rosa.

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DEREK HOUGH BRINGS DEREK HOUGH: LIVE! THE TOUR TO LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that two-time Emmy® Award-winner and eight-time nominee for Best Choreography Derek Hough will come to Santa Rosa with his new show Derek Hough: Live! The Tour on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES RANDY NEWMAN, “THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY,” AND DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY ON TOUR!

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced three additional shows as part of its 2018 lineup. Award-winning songwriter Randy Newman will perform his signature mix of songs Saturday, August 4, 2018. In honor of the duo’s 50th anniversary, “The Simon & Garfunkel Story” comes to LBC Friday, October 5, 2018.  Mickey Mouse, the Muppet Babies and more will be making their way to Santa Rosa as part of Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS ADDS 18 NEW SHOWS TO 2018–19 SEASON

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts made its spring announcement of 18 new shows added to the 2018–19 season, continuing to showcase chart topping musicians, compelling dance companies, groundbreaking storytellers and authors and a wide range of holiday performances, all appealing to diverse audiences. Highlights include performances by Norah Jones, Jim Gaffigan, Gipsy Kings,
Aida Cuevas, Anne Lamont and Eve Ensler, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Black Violin
and Complexions Dance Company.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND THE SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY ANNOUNCE THE 2018–19 SYMPHONY POPS SERIES

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for the 2018–19 Symphony Pops Series, to be presented in the Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Now in its 14th year, the Sunday afternoon concert series introduces audiences to the great depth and range of sounds of the Santa Rosa Symphony and acclaimed soloists, through the music of legendary Motown artists, dynamic divas, and tributes to pop sensations.

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