Home-schooled children may study ballet, puppets, theater at Opera House

The Woodland Opera House Education Program will offer classes for home-schooled children this academic year, including ballet, fun with puppets and a theater arts workshop. All classes will take place at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Ballet is an introduction to basic positions with an emphasis on body posture, rhythm and […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Study theater, dance at Woodland Opera House

Registration is being taken now for fall classes offered through the Woodland Opera House Education Program. Drama classes include “The Play’s the Thing,” for children ages 7-9 and “Acting A to Z,” for children ages 10-16. “The Play’s the Thing” is designed to develop the young actor’s creativity and confidence through the use of theater […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

DMTC, Woodland Opera House, Emerson snag Elly Award nominations

More than 400 Elly nominees for the 2011-12 season were announced at an informal nomination reception Sunday, Aug. 12, in Sacramento. Actors, directors, technicians and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called. This year’s theme was Old Hollywood and the historic Tower Theatre was resplendent with a red carpet, […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

WOH honors actors, others with Chesley Awards

At the 23rd annual Gene A. Chesley Awards presentation Aug. 11, the Woodland Opera House celebrated the many volunteer actors, crew members, board of trustees and WOH Guild members who were responsible for the success of the 2011-12 season of plays and musicals. This year, the Nadine Salonites Board of Trustees Award went to Kathleen […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Swing to the beat with The Undulations

An eclectic mix of early blues, jazz and swing music will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday when The Undulations perform at Picnic in the Park. The music runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in the park, Fourth and C streets. The band has performed regionally, on the East Coast and in parts of Europe […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Earthquake Street Festival will shake up downtown Winters

Summer is just about over when Winters’ Main Street fills up at the end of August, and the community gathers to enjoy plenty of food, friends and free entertainment. It’s the Earthquake Street Festival, one of the biggest events of the year, and this year’s street party will have more to offer than ever. It […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC benefits from Race for the Arts

Supporters of the Davis Musical Theatre Company will join the 14th annual Race for the Arts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in William Land Park. The park is at 15th Avenue and Land Park Drive in Sacramento. DMTC will have a booth at the festivities, which benefit California nonprofit performing, cultural and visual arts […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Ruby Sparks': Fantasy with a whimsical glow

“Ruby Sparks” Four stars Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliot Gould, Alia Shawkat Rating: R, for profanity, sexual candor and brief drug use Fresh, provocative concepts are one of cinema’s great treasures: unexpected delights — often in quiet, unassuming packages — that catch our fancy because they […]

KVIE auction features 16 Davis artists

SACRAMENTO — Celebrating KVIE public television’s 31 years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the 2012 KVIE Art Auction will showcase more than 300 works of art by emerging, well-known and world-renowned Northern California artists. KVIE’s art curator, D Neath, announced that 16 Davis artists were chosen […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Brother-sister duo featured at August Performers Circle

Davis brother-sister duo Jackson and Gemma Vanover are the featured performers at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle, taking place Monday, Aug. 27, in Davis. Sporting rich sibling harmonies and an eagerness to take to the stage and perform, the two count Jack Johnson, Norah Jones and The Civil Wars among their influences. The Vanovers […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See Jerusalem at photo exhibit

A multi-year photographic study of the Old City of Jerusalem, by London photographer Beni Rubinstein, will be on exhibit throughout Sept. 26 at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free reception and open house will […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Tradition maintained in Music Circus’ ‘Fiddler on Roof’

Details What: “Fiddler on the Roof,” presented by Sacramento Music Circus When: Through Sunday, at 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: Start at $30; (916) 557-1999, www.tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Music Circus is presenting “Fiddler on the Roof” this week, […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Regulate guns via price

I rarely write critically in this column about cigarettes and smoking or guns and shooting because alcohol and drinking, which has made my career and sustained my family, is a member of that legal but controversial troika of activities controlled by the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). These things are legitimately in […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

String band mastery showcased at The Palms

The Palms Playhouse will present two groups at the forefront of progressive string music on Thursday — Darol Anger & The Furies and Joy Kills Sorrow. Anger is the groundbreaking violinist who, since 1977, and has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with Republic Of Strings, The Turtle Island […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,