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live classical music on Tues- day, December 31, at 6:00 pm at the Petaluma Historical Li- brary & Museum. The Pulsa- tors along with special guests, Sarah Baker and Andre De Channes, grace the Redwood Cafe stage as a benefit concert for the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County. Reggae band, Sol Horizon performs at Santa Rosa’s Rock Star Uni- versity House of Rock. Hopmonk Sonoma offers a free NYE show with Roem Baur, reservations recom- mended.

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iconic Christmas Eve

scene in the 1944 movie enti- tled, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” has Judy Garland's charac- ter, Esther, gleefully sing- ing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to cheer up her despondent five-year-old sister, Tootie. On that note, here are some musical ideas to make the holidays a bit brighter! Sonoma County’s own, Transcendence


atre Company, showcases the songs of the season with a delightful, fun-filled extrav- aganza.


Broadway Holiday Spectac- ular” is a family-friendly fes-

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tive journey featuring singing and dancing by the talented cast, playing at Luther Bur- bank Center for the Arts De- cember 6-8. Make it a yearly holiday tradition. Sonoma Conservatory of

Dance hosts their annual Teddy Bear Tea Party on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm at the historic Sonoma Valley Wo- man’s Club. The fundraiser event benefits talented young dancers by directly funding dance scholarships for those families with financial need.

Enjoy a scrumptious tea-time and dance performance along with a Teddy Bear Giveaway! “The Magic Toy Shop” was first performed 100 years ago in London in 1919. Sonoma Conservatory of Dance has adapted the classic ballet for the modern audience. Enjoy the live performances on De- cember 14 & 15 at the extraor- dinary Sebastiani Theatre. Select one of the following

New Year’s Eve shows as a warm welcome to 2020: The 11th Annual New Year's

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topol features Americana mu- sic by Hot Buttered Rum and the Highway Poets. Twin Oaks Roadhouse in Penngrove has

a free show by Hell and The High Water. The Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma presents New Year’s Eve on Broad- way with “The World Goes Round” show. Eric Lindell & The Reds host their “New Year’s Eve 25 Year Reunion 2019” show at the Forestville Club. Blues legend, Charlie Musselwhite rings in the New Year at the Mystic Theatre. Whatever you do this hol-

iday season make sure music is a part of it! Remember, con- cert tickets make great gifts! Wishing you and yours a very Merry one!

DECEMBER 2019 Musical Notes in Sonoma County

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