There’s Still Time to Enter the Contest!

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ Creative Sonoma announces the third annual Next Level program for local musicians and bands slated to take place in early 2019. T e program consists

of three components: a day-long


conference focused on “Expanding Bound- aries” and featuring regional and national music experts; a song- writers contest for the opportunity to have an original song work- shopped and recorded with some of Nashville’s best

session players;

now in its third year, contin- ues to off er our professional musicians great opportunities to expand their business skills

this year, ‘Expanding Bound- aries’ will help our musicians position themselves for col- laborations, recognition and work well beyond our County borders.” T e Contest: Sonoma County songwriters are invited to submit a demo tape to be con- sidered for the oppor- tunity to have the track workshopped and re- recorded with a back- ing band drawn from Nashville’s fi nest musi- cians. T e live remote re- session will

cording and a

grant program that will award fi ve $2500 grants to local mu- sicians to take their careers to the Next Level. “T is program,

and professional networks in order to move forward,”


Supervisor James Gore, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “T e theme of the conference

occur as a live webcast at the Next Level Conference on Feb- ruary 10, 2019 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

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Workshop With Brenda Tharp

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ Winter is a great time to capture the drama of nature! Join us in an educational and inspirational photography workshop con- ducted by local Brenda Tharp, and learn how to create more expressive

photographs of

nature. We’ll begin at Heron Hall with a visual presentation of key concepts that can help make a picture stronger, in- cluding discussions on learn- ing to see, composing for max- imum impact, creating visual depth, choosing the best shut- ter or aperture, interpreting vs. recording the scene, and how to use special in-camera tech- niques to create impression- istic effects.

$125. Pre-reg-

istration required. Limited to 15 participants, only 5 spots available! 9:00am-5:00pm FOR MORE INFORMATION: Or contact Christine Fontaine, Director of Education


grams. Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. (707) 527-9277 x102 christine@lagunafoun-

16 • January 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. Time spent with cats is never wasted. ~ Sigmund Freud AIR

Inspirational Photography

February 24th

Romantic Masters Series:


Sebastopol, CA. ~ Robyn Carmichael:

Piano Concert

and Commentary. Sebastopol Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm, Please join acclaimed pianist ROBYN CARMICHAEL for another

ing chapter of her ROMAN- TIC

exciting and engag- MASTERS SERIES:

TABLEAUX A LA RUSSE! Explore Four Great Russian Composers who helped defi ne the Russian Soul in music: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Scria- bine and Rachmaninoff. Don’t miss this unique combination of words, music and images at THE SEBASTOPOL CEN- TER FOR THE ARTS, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 at at 4:00 pm! For tickets: Visit - $15 in advance, $20 day of per- formance, $10 students, chil- dren 10 and under free. Phone: 707.829.4797

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