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: www.dhstreblechoir.org; * Jazz Choir: www.dhsjazzchoir.org; and * Madrigal Singers: www.davismadrigals.com. 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 https://www.brownpapertickets.com; $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; www.mondaviarts.org, (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 ,

A quirky double bill at Mondavi

Quirky singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III — who shot to fame with his earthy far-left field hit “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road” in 1972 — will team up with acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center. Wainwright’s idiosyncratic body of work includes 2010’s Grammy-winning […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The 2011 Oscar shorts: Tiny sparks, mighty flames

Oscar shorts Four stars Starring: all sorts of folks Rating: unrated, but certainly appropriate for all ages Oscar season — just a few weeks to go! — means it’s time for another cherished part of the annual ritual: the road-show program of Academy Awards short subjects. Until quite recently, access to these short films remained […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

It’s circus time!

Circa members Scott Grobe and Emma McGovern embrace in a dance on the shoulders of Jarrod Dewey as others rehearse maneuvers in The Pavilion at UC Davis on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for their performances Saturday and Sunday at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.mondaviarts.org.

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Salsa Night April 27 benefits Davis Bridge Foundation

Save the date! The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wineaux: How do I love thee? Let me count the wines

I love Davis. I love Rebecca. I love chocolate. I love my kids. I love my grandkids. I love wine. I love my friends. I love my neighborhood. (Unlike most folks polled about electronic use, I do not love my cell phone.) We use the word “love” to express such disparate feelings that it must […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

MFA candidates present choreographies

Two new back-to-back choreographies by graduating master of fine arts candidates Folawole and Kevin O’Connor will be showcased this month in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. O’Connor’s piece fuses live vocal, music, dance and aerial rope circus arts in an examination of what community means in contemporary society. […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,