Young performers sought for ‘Music Man’ auditions

The Young Performers Theatre of the Davis Musical Theatre Company will host auditions for Meredith Willson’s theater classic, “The Music Man,” next week. Auditions will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, with select callbacks on Wednesday. Auditions are open to actors ages 7 […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Holoman to sign books at Sunday’s concert

Professor D. Kern Holoman, conductor emeritus of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, will sign copies of his new biography of conductor Charles Munch (published by Oxford University Press) at the orchestra’s concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Holoman will be in the lobby at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UCD. Conductor Christian Baldini […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

For the record

Ben Cross, who will sing a solo at this weekend’s Davis Chorale concerts, is a seventh-grader at Harper Junior High School, not Holmes, as reported in Wednesday’s edition.

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Retiring band leader puts a coda on his career

Pay tribute What: Retirement reception in honor of band director Fred Lange When: Following the free Senior Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., adjacent to DHS After many years — including countless concerts, band trips and […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Hear music on weekends at Monticello

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout May. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25. On Saturdays, pianist Donna Wren can be heard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 5, […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ballinger plays Sunday at I-House

Singer/songwriter Erica Ballinger will perform at Sunday’s music series at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. She is known for her bold, precise alto voice, smooth jazz-rock guitar playing, and intelligent songwriting. “From heavy metal ballads to African-American spirituals, Ballinger presents a style uniquely her own, both subtle and engaging,” a news release said. The […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Don’t take or buy wine from strangers

On a recent visit to The Big City, I was taking in the sights and sounds and smells of the Ferry Plaza Farmers market when I noticed a sign on a vendor’s table: “I never buy food from strangers.” Although my parents’ admonition “Never take food from strangers” had to do with fear of child-snatching […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Author will read from her first novel

Katherine Longshore of Davis, a young-adult fiction author, will celebrate the launch of her first book, “Gilt,” at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at The Avid Reader. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Gilt,” which is set in the court of King Henry VIII, tells the story of Kitty Tylney, a […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

A damaging whitewash

Someone used white paint to vandalize a ceramic mural, created by FamiliesFirst children in the 1980s, on The Davis Enterprise pressroom building at Third and G streets. The vandalism was discovered Tuesday morning, along with a spray-painted drawing on a wall near Tibet Nepal and graffiti writing outside Davis Funeral Chapel on D Street, although […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Bernstein, Rutter pieces highlight chorale performances

The Davis Chorale, directed by Alison Skinner, and the Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler, will present two concerts of music by Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter twice this weekend. Performances are planned at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The program includes Rutter’s […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bands wanted for Celebrate Davis!

Celebrate Davis! is still looking for middle school and high school bands to participate in the event’s Battle of the Bands. If you, or someone you know, is interested in performing for 10,000 people at this community festival, email [email protected] with a band biography, sample of music (if possible), style of music and instrumentation. The […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony to feature new concerto, German baritone

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, with German operatic baritone Wolfgang Brendel When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 adults, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra presents a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday that will feature the premiere of a new concerto […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

This ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is lots of fun

Check it out What: “Little Shop of Horrors,” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 20 Where: Main Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38; half-price tickets available one hour before each performance, subject to […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Comedy show comes to Luigi’s starting Monday

Bay area comedian Ray Molina has teamed with Australian comedian Tim Logan to produce and host a weekly comedy show at Luigi’s Slice, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. Launching Monday at 8 p.m. and continuing each week at the same time, The Comedy Space will showcase some of the best talent from Sacramento and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,