We have art, acting, music and yes, drama, in the West End. (Aren’t we lucky?) Here’s the latest:

Tim Sarter– is a very hard working West End Musician. He plays in several great bands (Miss Kitty & the Big Dogs, The Hank Band to name only two) and is currently starring in the Heritage Music Theatre production of  “Woody Guthrie’s American Song“. An exuberant musical celebration of America, Woody Guthrie’s American Song tells the life of the rambling folk singer through his words and music. For more information on this show – click here!

Tim Sarter

Tim Sarter

More on Tim Sarter– A Random Act of Culture- Watch what happened when the cast of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” broke into an inspired version of Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” in the produce section of Whole Foods Market in Petaluma. Click Here!

Amber Lee Baker– Another busy West End musician, Amber is just kicking off her Accordion Babes tour promoting the compilation CD of 12 female accordionistas and their awesome calendar. On 12/08/2010: Amber took Best Performance for her rendition of her original “Waltzing By Just Holding Hands” at the West Coast Songwriters Competition – Martinez. As part of her prize, Amber Lee will perform a showcase of three originals at their next competition in February.

Accordion Babes Tour

Accordion Babes Tour

More on Amber– Amber will also be releasing her own new cd, Indelible in February. Check out her new video for her song,  Alpha. It fun, sassy and addictive click here! Mark your calendars for her CD release party on February 5th, Saturday at 8 p.m. at Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St. It’s will be a great West End event. Amber Lee and the Anomalies

Amber Lee Baker

Amber Lee Baker

The Baby Seal Club has been working on their debut cd.  Check out, “The Otter Dance”- click here! It’s something to look forward to but in the meantime,  singer Choklit Chanteuse (one of the West End’s most creative )  is busy at work producing what is bound to be her best creation of all. Yes, a new Baby seal. Best wishes to Choklit and Clifford.

Chocklit & Clifford

Chocklit & Clifford

6th Street Playhouse acting out in the West End: Two new productions plus the 6th Street Improv!

Opening Jan. 7 – “Art” – A sophisticated send-up of modern art framed by the hilarious exploration of loyalty and friendship. Originally produced in 1995 in Paris, French farce meets ‘Seinfeld’ in this play by Yasmina Reza which won a Tony for Best Play in 1998. Opens Jan. 7 through Jan. 23, 2011.

Opening Jan. 14 – “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” – A musical tribute to the “man in black” featuring more than 30 of Cash’s legendary hit songs. Opens Jan. 14 through Feb. 13, 2011.

On Sunday, Jan. 16 – 6th Street Improv! takes over the Studio Theatre and the set of “Art.” Don’t miss the spontaneous and outrageous laugh fest when they perform with this month’s theme entitled “Artistic License.”

For tickets or more information call 707-523-4185 or visit the website at www.6thstreetplayhouse.com The 6th Street Playhouse is located nearby at 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa.

Auditions announcement click here!

Want to act out? Sixth Street School of Drama – WINTER/SPRING 2011 SCHEDULE  Classes available for all ages!

Two sessions are offered: Session I: January 17-March 12, 2011  Session II: March 22-May 22, 2011 Contact Education Director Michael Fontaine at 707-523-4185 x102 or michael(at)6thstreetplayhouse.com

Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at  westend @sonic.net

More West End talent and events  next week, all events now listed on calendar.