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Anniversary Gives Rialto Cinemas Founder Chance to Reflect

Ky Boyd opened his first Rialto movie theater 20 years ago in Sonoma County. Today, there are three Bay Area Rialtos, including one in Sebastopol. At those theaters, live and taped opera, ballet, and drama mix with Hollywood blockbusters and art house flicks. Boyd came by the station recently to talk with news director Steve Mencher about his lifelong love of movies, and the future of the business. Rialto Cinemas home page.

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Educators Release Plan For Expanding Arts Education

Nearly 80 percent of Sonoma County high schools do not offer comprehensive, arts education. That’s according to an analysis by the local non-profit, Creative Sonoma. Creative Sonoma released what it calls an “arts education framework for 2020” in early December. KRCB’s Adia White tells us what that…

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Santa Rosa Symphony, SSU Chorus Shine in Mozart Requiem

On Sunday, January 5 at 3 pm join KRCB and host Steve Mencher for a broadcast of the Santa Rosa Symphony performing Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K.626. This is Mozart's final work; it was unfinished at his death. In the past, orchestras have used a version of the piece completed by Mozart's pupil…

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Author Ibram X. Kendi Says "Not Racist" is Not Enough

Ibram X. Kendi, won the National Book Award in 2016 for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He spoke at the Sonoma County Library earlier this month about his latest book How to Be an Antiracist. It goes beyond the first book to offer prescriptions for…

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Béla Fleck Wows Santa Rosa in Fire-Shortened Concert

Banjo master Béla Fleck came to town as hundreds of thousands in Sonoma County returned to their homes on the heels of the Kincade fire. Due to limited rehearsal time, the orchestra played only one…

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Journalist Lowell Bergman Shares Tales of a Storied Career

In the film The Insider, Al Pacino plays crusading journalist Lowell Bergman, as he takes on the tobacco industry and his bosses at the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. This fall, Bergman sat before a…

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