Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup.

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8 p.m., the legendary BOZ SCAGGS (Tickets: $49-$69) will thrill Sonoma County fans with carefully handpicked songs from Al Green to The Band, plus much more! Multiple Grammy Award winning, multiplatinum songstress Colbie Caillat (Tickets: $55-$65) will present an evening of hits, including "Bubbly," "Brighter Than the Sun," and the gold-selling single, "Try," on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.

On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Tickets: $35-$49), America's largest touring magic show, returns to Santa Rosa with their new show "Believe the Impossible," featuring an evening of grand illusions, levitating women, escapologists, comedy magic, sleight of hand, and more! On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.,

The Center will present the 42ND ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO COMEDY COMPETITION SEMI-FINALS (Tickets: $46). Join Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. as they try to save the day from their sneaky villians-Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl in PJ MASKS: LIVE (Tickets: $34-$99), a brand new, fully-immersive live show based on the wildly popular Disney Junior cartoon.

From Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3, 2017, Transcendence Theatre Company will present TRANSCENDENCE'S BROADWAY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR (Tickets: $39-$139), featuring your favorite holiday songs,

Broadway-style! Following several previous sold-out appearances, psychic medium John Edward (Tickets: $60-$150) returns to The Center on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 12 p.m. in an intimate experience that is sure to captivate audiences.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, May 19 at noon and are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa).

BOZ SCAGGS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017 at 8 P.M.
TICKETS: $49-$69
"I'm at a point where I'm having a lot of fun with music, more than ever," Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding album, A Fool to Care. "It's like I'm just going wherever I want to go with it." You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction when Boz returns to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on August 1. The inspirational heart of his new album lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs' musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of "Hell to Pay" and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band's "Whispering Pines." Fans who have followed Scaggs' remarkable career dating back to the late sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly appreciate Scaggs' characteristically deft touch as a singer. With hits such as "It's Over," "Lowdown," "What Can I Say," "Lido Shuffle," "Harbor Lights" and (from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack) "Look What You've Done to Me," it's sure to be a good time!

Colbie Caillat
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017 at 7 P.M.
TICKETS: $55-$65
Colbie Caillat is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who has sold over six million albums and ten million singles worldwide. Her breakthrough hit "Bubbly" remains "one of the best-selling digital tracks in history" and her multi-platinum debut COCO hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, while her gold-selling sophomore set Breakthrough landed at #1. 2011's All of You yielded the gold "I Do" and platinum "Brighter Than The Sun," which enjoyed over twenty film and television placements.

In 2014, Caillat released her fourth full-length album, Gypsy Heart, which landed in the Top 20 of Billboard's Top 200 Chart fueled by the strength of her gold-selling single "Try." Co-written by legendary producer and singer-songwriter, Babyface, "Try" became one of the biggest performing songs featured as iTunes "Single Of The Week." Quickly amassing nearly 40 million YouTube/VEVO views, the single's inspirational companion video became a global viral sensation and reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Video Chart. At radio, that success continued as the song went Top 10 at Hot AC. The album also drew widespread acclaim from People, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, and many more, while she made appearances on Good Morning America, Meredith Vieira, Dancing with the Stars, The View, The Voice and more.

An international live draw, Caillat has played sold out venues everywhere alongside everybody from John Mayer to Sheryl Crow. Beyond music, she's an avowed spokesperson and supporter for ASPCA, Save The Music, Farm Sanctuary, and The Humane Society of the United States.

MASTERS OF ILLUSION: BELIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
TICKETS: $35-$49
America's largest touring magic show, returns to Santa Rosa after a popular 2016 performance! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You will see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances, vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers all rolled up into one live show! Only the best, most unique, amusing, astounding and amazing performers have been chosen to perform in this huge stage phenomenon. And it's all LIVE! No camera tricks, no computer graphics, just amazing illusions in real time in front of a live audience.

PJ MASKS: LIVE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.
TICKETS: $34-$99
PJ MASKS: LIVE is a super-heroic, brand new live show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from their sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe! You've NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before - leaping, flipping and climbing - live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new PJ-MASK songs you've never heard before! Don't sleep through it - watch the PJ Masks save the day, live on stage at the LBC!
PJ Masks © Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014

THE 42ND ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO COMEDY COMPETITION SEMI-FINALS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 at 8 P.M.
TICKETS: $46
The San Francisco Comedy Competition is one of the most prestigious comedy contests in North America-launching the careers of people like Ellen Degeneres and Louis CK. It's an outrageously funny evening where you will see the comedy stars of tomorrow competing for their chance at fame and fortune.

Hundreds of comedians audition each year to compete in the San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition. Only 30 are chosen.

In its first year, Robin Williams came in 2nd.

Many talented comedians have since emerged from this annual event to become major stars. It could be argued that The Comedy Competition helps turn them into diamonds as it is a true contest that develops its contestants by forcing them to adjust to a variety of audiences-in Comedy Clubs, colleges, casinos and theaters-while enduring the strain of an extended road trip.

1977 Comedy Competition Champ Dana Carvey went on to "Saturday Night Live."1979 Champ Marsha Warfield went on to "Night Court" to star as Roz the bailiff. 1982 finalist Kevin Pollak has achieved a major film career, as has 1987 finalist Rob Schneider.

Two first runners up-Ellen Degeneres in 1985 and Mark Curry in 1989-landed their own TV series. Fame has not always come quickly but eventually as in the case of 1991 finalist Louis C.K. who now claims the ultimate credit: a self-titled TV series.

With this history and much more, the San Francisco Comedy Competition has a well-earned reputation as an important showcase of young entertainers who will make it.

TRANSCENDENCE'S BROADWAY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017 at 2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 at 2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
TICKETS: $39-$89; VIP: $129-$139
Are you ready for the best holidays ever?!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and it's time to celebrate Broadway-style with this breathtaking holiday celebration for all ages overloaded with magical moments, and spectacular song and dance.

Join us for this exciting and new Broadway tradition packed with showstoppers, holiday favorites, and modern twists on some of the world's most uplifting & cherished songs.

Performers scheduled to appear have been featured in Broadway shows such as Wicked, 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, and many more.

Transcendence Theatre Company is an award-winning nonprofit arts organization comprised of artists with professional experience from Broadway, movies, and television. Named "Theater Of The Year" by Broadway World San Francisco, Transcendence is a wine country favorite for locals and tourists alike.

Come experience what BroadwayWorld.com dubbed "goosebumps from start to finish" and what the Huffington Post proclaimed "...completely blew me away."

John Edward
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018 at 12 P.M.
TICKETS: $60-$100; VIP: $150
JE Media, Inc. presents psychic medium John Edward
John Edward is one of the world's most sought after psychic mediums and author of several critically acclaimed New York Times best sellers including "Crossing Over: The Stories Behind the Stories" and "After Life: Answers from the Other Side" and his most recent book "Infinite Quest." He has captivated audiences worldwide on his internationally acclaimed talk shows, "Crossing Over" & "Cross Country." Don't miss this intimate event with John Edward.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup

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