UCD grad’s art on display in Sacramento

An exhibition of recent works by UC Davis graduate Phil Amrhein titled “Seeing Black,” continuing his exploration of the void, will be on display March 2-31 at the Axis Gallery, 1517 19th St. in Sacramento. This new series of black paintings explores the relationship between brushed line work and fields of sprayed paint, Amrhein said. […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lonesome River Band brings award-winning bluegrass to The Palms

Since forming 30 years ago, the Virginia-based quintet Lonesome River Band has been one of the most popular and influential acts in bluegrass. Lonesome River Band will make its debut at The Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20. Since its 1991 breakout CD “Carrying The Tradition,” Lonesome River Band has been […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Electric slide guitarists bring black gospel to Mondavi

That’s the ticket What: Robert Randolph presents The Slide Brothers When: 8 p.m. Friday, with a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25-$59 general, $12.50-$29.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Friday’s concert at the Mondavi Center by The Slide Brothers brings together several performers in a black gospel […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

‘Tis a pity poor directing overshadows strong performances

Check it out What: ” ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” Where: Science Lab Building Lecture Hall, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Cost: $5 Information: 530-752-1915 I find myself on the horns of a dilemma about Studio 301’s production of “Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” playing at the UC Davis Science and Lecture […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert to raise funds for Yolo Hospice

Andrew Corbett, with special guests Joe Craven and Laura Sandage, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The concert is a fundraiser for the Davis-based nonprofit Yolo Hospice. Yolo Hospice provides expert and compassionate hospice care, community bereavement support and public education […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage returns for four-night run at Mondavi

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage — who left a favorable impression with Mondavi Center audiences when he appeared with violinist/fiddler Mark O’Connor in 2010 — returns for a four-night visit next month. Lage will perform Wednesday through Saturday, March 6-9, in Mondavi’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, appearing with his group, which features cellist Aristides Rivas, percussionist Tupac […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists present rare sounds

Check it out Who: American Bach Soloists When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, with a 6 p.m. pre-concert talk by musician Deborah Nagy Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $22-$60 general, $20-$55 seniors and students; www.americanbach.org, 415-621-7900 Two Baroque-era instruments that are rarely encountered in the present day — the viola d’amore and the oboe […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Free concerts announced for Solano County Fair

The Solano County Fair will continue its tradition of providing the best summer entertainment value in the area with five nights of headline concert entertainment included free with the price of admission during the Solano County Fair, July 31-Aug. 4. Scheduled bands include eclectic funk band WAR (Aug. 1), R&B legends The Spinners (Aug. 2) […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Spring singing starts this week

The Free Range Singers will begin the first of two six-week spring sessions on Tuesday. The group meets weekly from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, and is directed by Laura Sandage, with assistance from Katie Henry. All voices are welcome, regardless of musical background, including children […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Beautiful Creatures': A sumptuous charmer

“Beautiful Creatures” 3.5 stars Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann Rating: PG-13, for carnal behavior, violence and occasional profanity Popular teen-lit series makes a thoroughly absorbing jump to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Fantasy fans mourning the departure of the Harry Potter […]

Mixed-media exhibit at Gallery 1855

Judith Monroe will have an exhibition of her photo-based three-dimensional, mixed-media works at Gallery 1855 throughout March. The gallery, at the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and artist’s reception is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Blue Tones to perform at Village Homes

The Blue Tones will be the featured performers from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East, Davis. The Blue Tones have been playing the Great American Songbook and jazz standards throughout the region for more than five years. Known for Lynette Kimura’s lead vocals, […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians will jam in the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lonesome River Band to play at The Palms

The multi-award winning Lonesome River Band will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. The group is celebrating its 30th anniversary. They started the party at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention and Awards Show, where the band took home […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,