Dec. 14: Sheila E with Dave Koz and Friends at the Wells Fargo Center



I was out for a walk recently when I heard “The Glamorous Life” blasting out of my neighbor’s garage, sounding just as fresh as it did in 1984, when Sheila E. was lured into Prince’s purple-jeweled velvet lair of wonder and taken on as His Majesty’s protégé. But even back then, Miss Escovedo didn’t need Prince’s backing to totally rule over everything. Let’s face it: Sheila E. is a total badass, and if you don’t agree you can go back to hanging out with Lars Ulrich in his Danish man cave. The woman could paradiddle her way out of an Antarctic winter, melting glaciers along the way with her mad timbales skills. See Ms. E. in action as part of the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas show on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $39-$69. 707.546.3600.

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