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New concert hall in Sonoma named after 'Peanuts' character
New concert hall in Sonoma named after 'Peanuts' character

In the classical-music world, concert halls are typically named after philanthropists and other major donors who have given substantial sums of money to help make the new building a reality. But in what may be a first, a performance venue at Sonoma State University in Northern California will bear the name of a comic-strip character -- albeit one with a high musical pedigree. Schroeder Hall -- a modest, 250-seat venue located at the public university's Green Music Center -- will have its opening later this month. The hall is named in honor of the "Peanuts" character Schroeder, the precocious boy who enjoys playing the music of Ludwig van Beethoven on his toy piano. A...

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