Local theaters garner numerous Elly Awards nods

More than 450 Elly nominees for the 2012-13 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, Aug. 11. Actors, directors, technicians and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called. This past season, 272 shows were submitted by 82 theaters (up from last year’s  244 shows by 78 […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Theater and dance classes open at WOH

The Woodland Opera House Education Program is holding registration for fall classes. Drama classes include The Play’s the Thing for children in second through fourth grades and Acting A to Z for children in fifth through ninth grades. The Play’s the Thing is designed to develop the young actor’s creativity and confidence through the use […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Joni Morris returns to Woodland

Joni Morris will be in concert in her “Legendary Ladies of Country Music” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Woodland Opera House. Morris has been performing her tribute shows at sold-out venues across the country for more than 15 years. She is best-known for her portrayal of the queen of country music, Patsy […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Country swing, King visit RootStock

A free music performance featuring Bonanza King is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at RootStock, 22 Main St., Winters. Bonanza King is an eclectic country swing band fronted by singer Kari King. They play a wide variety of country-related music that make most people want to get up and dance. Most […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Village Homes performers are Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb — Matthew Harral and Mark Pollock — is the featured act Monday, Aug. 26, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle. Harral is a local musician and artist who dabbles in a bit of everything from blacksmithing to leatherwork. He has been involved in the local music scene in various capacities since […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

WOH to hold auditions for ‘Annie, Junior’

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for the Theatre for Families production of “Annie, Junior.” Auditions will be held at the WOH dance studio, 415 Fourth St., at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Roles are available for actors ages 7 to 18. All roles are available. Actors should […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Community Band will play at the Yolo County Fair

The Woodland Community Band returns to the Yolo County Fair for a 6 p.m. performance on Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the West Stage in Rotary Park. The fair is free admission. The concert is a mixture of movie themes, Broadway show tunes and rousing marches. Movie themes and medleys include “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Seventy-Six […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bluegrass bands roll into The Palms

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, a fast-rising bluegrass band based in Virginia, will appear at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., in Winters.  Northern California’s Mountain Laurel Duet will open the show. Tickets are $20. Solivan is a mandolinist and talented vocalist making big waves nationally these days, and […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rhythm Riders return to Woodland Opera House

Johnny and Dee Price and the Rhythm Riders bring their tribute to Johnny Cash back to Yolo County with a 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Woodland Opera House. The Rhythm Riders are dedicated to preserving the original Cash sound. Johnny Price’s vocal and physical resemblance to Johnny Cash has impressed audiences from […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Ambitions’ on display at Craft Center

The UC Davis Craft Center, part of Campus Recreation and Unions, is hosting Monica Riche’s “Ambitions,” a show-and-tell exhibit, through Wednesday, Aug. 28. This exhibit highlights finished, failed and works in progress in a multimedia showcase. There will be an artist’s reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The Craft Center Gallery, in the […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Photo exhibit at Gallery 1855

The works of Jean Ross and Henry Zwartz will be on display Sept. 2 to 30 at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. “Everyday India and Burma” is an exhibition of framed photographic works. The public is invited to a free open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free concert set Saturday at E Street Plaza

David Hafter and Friends — Chris Stabenfeldt and Eric Stitt — will perform a free concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. The band performs folk rock and original sounds.

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist’s work on exhibit at Sculpture SLAM

Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon has a ceramic work included in The California Sculpture SLAM at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. This second biennial exhibition features 38 pieces selected by juror Coleen Sterritt from 303 works, by artists from Mount Shasta to Long Beach. Sculptures in the exhibition have been […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rockabilly comes to Picnic in the Park

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies — Matt Dudman, guitar and vocals; Bart Van Der Zeeuw, snare drum; Jenny Lynn Williams, guitar and lead vocals; and Mark Eagleton, doghouse bass — will play their rockabilly music at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. This four-piece, Northern California band breathes life into classic […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,