Harvest some of Rowland’s red-hot blues at local fundraiser

The Kyle Rowland Band returns to grace the stage of the 12th annual Blues Harvest on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. Fueling his red-hot blues will be riffs by special guest Barry “the Fish” Melton. The event is organized by Friends of Adult Day Health Care […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center SF Jazz High School All-Stars to perform free courtyard concert

Prior to Wednesday’s 8 p.m. performance by the SFJAZZ Collective inside the Mondavi Center, there will be a free 6:30 p.m. performance in the outdoor Corin Courtyard, adjacent to the box office, by the Mondavi Center SF Jazz High School All-Stars. The group features several of the Sacramento region’s most talented teenage jazz players. The […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

SFJAZZ Collective’s 10th anniversary tour visits Mondavi on Wednesday

That’s the ticket What: SFJAZZ Collective When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, with a 7 p.m. talk by Rob Tocalino, former associate director of marketing with SFJAZZ Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Starting at $25; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The SFJAZZ Collective will visit the Mondavi Center for a concert […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music featured at Fun Time Follies

Weekends can be quiet for senior citizens in Davis, so why not shake things up? All are welcome at the Fun Time Follies music event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis. The afternoon will feature musical talent of all ages and is free to […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

AnDa Union draws on music from tribes that Genghis Khan unified

The members of AnDa Union are young musicians who find inspiration in the old (and in some cases largely forgotten) songs that reflect the different traditions and languages of the people of Inner and Outer Mongolia. It’s a culture that, for many Californians, is still pretty exotic. They perform on indigenous instruments like the morin […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Piano/percussion quartet visits with intriguing instrumental works

The quartet known as Ensemble Yarn/Wire consists of two pianists and two percussionists — with kits that include, depending on the occasion, anything from gongs to metal pipes to marimbas — with the hammers inside the piano and the mallets used on the percussion instruments combining to create new and unusual sounds. Based in New […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Julie & the Jukes to play at Picnic in the Park

Julie & the Jukes bring their classic blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. This local band – which features Julia Simon, bass and vocals; Stan Powell, harmonica; Dan Callnon, drums; Charles Oriel, guitar and vocals — plays […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Street Play’ rolls into The Artery for November

Anne Miller’s “Street Play” — a collection of images that reflects her response to the urban landscape — will be on display Nov. 1-26 at The Artery, 207 G St. Rather than focusing on architecture or typical street scenes, Miller moves in close with her camera to capture intriguing details hidden in plain sight. Abstracting […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sacramento Ballet opens season with ‘Rite of Spring’

The Sacramento Ballet opens its season with three pieces featuring the groundbreaking music of Igor Stravinsky. “The Rite of Spring,” with choreography by Ron Cunningham, Sacramento Ballet’s co-artistic director, is set to Stravinsky’s 1913 score, which was so modern that it triggered a small riot in the theater at the Paris premiere, though the piece […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Carrie': Still raising the roof

“Carrie” 3.5 stars Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort Rating: R, for bloody violence, disturbing images, blasphemy, profanity and sexual content Strong performances aren’t enough to save this odd-duck remake By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Sissy Spacek was 27 when she starred in 1976’s […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Curmudgeon to perform at Village Homes

Curmudgeon is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers’ Circle, Monday, Oct. 28, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Ron Bean and Ray Frank are Curmudgeon. Drawing inspiration from many lands and traditions, these skilled players apply the autoharp and guitar to a wide variety of music not […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for YoloArts Art Farm Harvest Gala

Tickets are on sale now for YoloArts’ annual party for art and agriculture, the Art Farm Harvest Gala. The event is a fundraiser for the arts and land preservation in Yolo County. Original art, juried prize awards, food, wine, music and an art “harvest” and silent auction are all part of the fun. The event […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fundraiser to help DHS Baroque Ensemble

The Davis High School Baroque Ensemble is playing host to a fundraiser — featuring music, wine, appetizers and a silent auction — from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Tickets are $30 and available by emailing [email protected] Proceeds will help pay for the group’s trip to Italy.

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sac Choral Society to present Handel organ concerto, Haydn Mass

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will give one of its “Stained Glass Concerts” — featuring sacred music in a sacred space — on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive in Sacramento. On the program will be an Organ Concerto in B-flat by G.F. Handel (from his Op. 4 set, […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,