Not your Grammies Grammys

The 2012 Grammy Awards broadcast was the second highest-viewed Grammy show in its history. No doubt Whitney Houston’s recent death had an impact. It was a recurring theme throughout the night. The tributes were tastefully done. LL Cool J opened with a prayer. It was an odd sight though, seeing Lady Gaga somberly bowing her […]

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Dance therapy helps cancer patients, survivors

Cancer patients and survivors are invited to join free dance movement therapy classes at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The classes run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 23-May 17, with no session April 5. Nandi Szabo, a registered dance movement therapist, will be the instructor. To register, call (916) 529-1079 […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Craft Center instructor’s work on exhibit

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Hollow,” flame-worked sculpture and vessels by Craft Center flame-working instructor Andrew Phillips, in an exhibit opening Friday and continuing through March 16. Located in the South Silo Building on the UCD campus, the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Tree-O featured at Rominger West’s Happy Thursday

Lively tunes by Tree-O, catering by Stone Soup and discounted wine by the glass will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s weekly happy hour, Happy Thursday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. George Haver, Rick Palkovic and Jamie Knapp come together to make the ultimate […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Guided tour highlights Nature’s Gallery Court

Nature’s Gallery Court, a new feature in the UC Davis Arboretum, will be highlighted during a free public tour of the Arboretum beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. “Nature’s Gallery” is a ceramic mosaic mural composed of more than 140 tiles hand-crafted by UCD students and community members. The tiles showcase drought-tolerant plants from the Arboretum […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Folk music jam session set Friday

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 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 join your fellow […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis High School choir auditions set for mid-March

Audition applications for the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir, Jazz Choir and the Madrigal Singers are now available at all attendance offices at the junior and senior high schools. The forms are also available on the following choir websites: * Advanced Treble Choir:; * Jazz Choir:; and * Madrigal Singers: All choir audition applications must be postmarked […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kurosawa’s last film to be screened Friday

“Madadayo,” a 1993 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. Guests will hear introductory comments by retired UC Davis professor Isao Fujimoto before the screening. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Titanic’ auditions set at DMTC

Auditions for “Titanic: The Musical” are planned this month at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. DMTC will present the musical in April, 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic. The theater company will recreate the last meal served aboard the ill-fated luxury cruise liner as a fundraiser. Auditions […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Country singer kicks off big-name series at The Davis Graduate

Check it out Who: Country singer David Nail When: 8:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. Tickets: $22 presale, visit; $27 at the door; patrons must be 18 or older Put on your cowboy boots and hats, country music fans, and head to The Davis Graduate, the premier country spot in town. […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Bass-baritone Eric Owens comes to Mondavi, direct from the Met

Details Who: Bass-baritone Eric Owens and pianist Robert Spano When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$72 general, $17.50-$36 students;, (530) 754-2787 For bass-baritone Eric Owens, his role as Alberich the dwarf in the Metropolitan Opera’s current production of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle of operas, […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Grammy-winning album has multiple links to UC Davis

The album “Lonely Motel: Music from Slide” — which picked up a Grammy Award  on Sunday night for Best Small Ensemble Performance — features artists with multiple links to UC Davis. Composer Steven Mackey, who also plays electric guitar on the album, earned his bachelor’s degree in music in 1978 at UC Davis. Mackey came […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Conversations with Writers series brings Klinenberg to UC Davis

The UC Davis University Writing Program Conversations with Writers Series presents Eric Klinenberg, social scientist, who will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in 126 Voorhies Hall at UCD. Klinenberg is professor of sociology, public policy and media, culture and communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. His new […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Winters author to speak Monday at library

The public is invited to meet Winters author Dorothy O’Neil at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at the Winters Public Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. O’Neil, author of “Images of America: Winters,” which was published in 2009 by Arcadia Books, will share her experiences and many of the images she collected while […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,