DHS grad to give recital in Carmel

Clarissa Lyons, a Davis High School graduate and winner of the 2012 Carmel Music Society Vocal Competition, returns to the coastal city for an 8 p.m. recital Friday, May 31, at the Sunset Center. While at DHS, Lyons sang with the Madrigals. For more information, visit http://www.carmelmusic.org/concerts_2012-13/09-clarissa-lyons/index.html.

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Capital Stage mounts rare production of Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’

Check it out What: “Hedda Gabler” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through June 16 Tickets: $24-$35 general Info: 916-995-5454 or www.capstage.org Ordinarily, Sacramento’s Capital Stage specializes in contemporary plays, usually with contemporary settings. But for the next few weeks, the company is […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holoman returns to conduct Dvorak, Tchaikovsky with UCD Symphony

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will wrap up the 2012-13 season with a 7 p.m. concert Sunday, June 2, in Jackson Hall. And as is always the case in June, when the orchestra plays the final program of the season, there will be moments of recognition for those students who are about to leave UCD […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Four locals sing at Carnegie Hall

The Sacramento Valley Sweet Adelines International Chorus — which boasts four local singers — has been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Laurie Halen, Judy Halloran, Michelle Igo and Mary Surkala will join 74 other women on stage. Their songs will be reflective of barbershop music as well as contemporary a cappella […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local photographers work published in online magazine

Davis photographer Andrea Stone is one of seven artists featured in the May/June issue of LensWork’s online publication — LensWork Extended #106. “In a world where it seems nearly impossible to create something uncommon and original, Andrea Stone has managed to do just that with her ‘City Reflections Project,’ ” a news release stated. Stone’s […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Raise a glass for charity at Beerfest

The annual Davis Beerfest takes place this year from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Sudwerk parking lot, 2001 Second St. The event is again shaping up to be a terrific happening and a major fun time. We have 40 confirmed breweries attending so there will be no shortage of beers. The […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Dogs of War’ tweaks Shakespeare to highlight working class

In the know What: “The Dogs of War” Where: Wyatt Pavilion Theatre, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $5 donation suggested at the door; limited seating — first-come, first-served Rating: PG-13 Shakespeare’s comedies do boffo box office at summer theater fests. And the tragedies can draw a crowd — when a […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Summer’s eve jazz concert Wednesday

The Davis High School Jazz Band — fresh from its festival performance at Disneyland — will perform its “Jazz for a Summer’s Eve” concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Music director Tom Slabaugh will lead the band through a series of jazz standards. A donation of $10 […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tickets going fast for Country 4 Coaches II

Last year, 3,000 country music lovers poured into the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland to scream, cheer and dance as some of their favorite performers played their hits. On Friday, May 31, Country 4 Coaches is back to raise more money for sports programs at Woodland public schools. Event organizers say tickets are selling fast, […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to sing in Memorial Day weekend concert

That’s the ticket What: “Let Freedom Ring,” music and poetry about Abraham Lincoln featuring the Davis Children’s Chorale, among other performers When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: St. Francis Church, 112 26th St., Sacramento Tickets: $10-$40, with active military and children 18 and under are free; www.cameratacalifornia.net The Davis Children’s Chorale will take part in a […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

YoloArts receives National Endowment for the Arts grant

YoloArts is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an National Endowment for the Arts works grant, NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced in a news release. YoloArts will receive $15,000 to support Art Farm: Opening Juried Exhibition and Festival, which will feature the new work of Northern California artists inspired by farming, farmland […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Justis comes to RootStock

The Mike Justis Band will perform a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at ​RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Justis and his band, based in Northern California, have been playing their brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. The Mike Justis Band consists of Steve McLane, electric and acoustic […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS Concert Choir places second

The Davis High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Karen Gardias, competed at The Music In the Parks Festival at American Canyon High School on Saturday. The choir performed three songs and placed second in the competition. It also was awarded the Esprit de Corps trophy for overall good citizenship and representing the school […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

June lineup set for Monticello

For a free side of music, enjoy meals at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., in June. Wednesdays features acoustic open mic night, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. hosted by Jan Peters. Bob Wren plays his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Saturdays, June 1, 8 and 29, feature Ken Kemmerling […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,