Fundraising concert ‘s Wonderful

Citizens Who Care presents its 20th annual benefit concert, “ ‘s Wonderful: The Great Lyrics of Ira Gershwin,” Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ira Gershwin is best known for his work with his brother George — one of the most successful and prolific collaborations in popular music history.

Their many hits include “Fascinating Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “’S Wonderful,” “How Long Has This Been Going On,” “I’ve Got A Crush On You,” “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “A Foggy Day,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay.”

After George’s death, Ira worked with …

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

UC Davis art faculty’s work showcased at exhibit

It’s been a wonderful beginning to the new year at the Pence Gallery. Our exhibit, “Between the Quotes: Work by the UC Davis Art Faculty,” continues through Feb. 29. Spanning two rooms, the exhibit looks at recent work by 12 members of the art department, and includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and video by these […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

It’s the End of Music as We Know it

The music industry, as we know it, is on life support and facing extinction. I recently ran into an old friend who has been in the music industry for over a decade. I have nothing but respect for this woman- who I’ll call “Mary.” With passion, enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic, Mary built a […]

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Tumble Through the Tropics with city gymnasts, dancers

The city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center seeks participants for the Tumble Through the Tropics show. The students will cartwheel with pirates, tumble with flamingos and hula with Hawaiian dancers. This performance is open to everyone age 3 and older who is enrolled in Tumbling Tutus, Tiny Tumblers, Junior Jumpers, Fantastic Flippers and all […]

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Violinist performs all five Mozart violin concertos Saturday

Details Who: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine plays all five of Mozart’s violin concertos; a 7 p.m. talk with Mondavi Center executive director Don Roth precedes the concert When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis Tickets: $35-$72 general, $17.50-$36 students;; (530) 754-2787 Violinist Rachel Barton Pine — a performer […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Filmmaker Oliver Stone speaks at Mondavi on Friday

Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will speak at 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Distinguished Speakers series at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. Stone — a man who is seldom at a loss for words when it comes to discussing his take on American history and politics — won Academy Awards […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis High Idol crowned

Sierra Clark impresses the judges with “I Know Where I’ve Been” from the musical “Hairspray” and wins the title of Davis High Idol at the Advanced Treble Choir’s seventh annual fundraiser competition Saturday night. Clark is a senior at Da Vinci High School. Davis High School junior Andrew Block earned the audience’s vote and won the […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Exhibit showcases ‘visual truth’ of civil rights movement

A summer’s journey to Mississipi and Tennessee provides the inspiration for February’s exhibition, “Untold Stories: Searching for Dignity on the Freedom Rider Trail,” at Gallery 625. The show opens Friday and features the drawings, paintings, photographs and video works of Terry Turner, an artist, educator and activist. Gallery 625 is in the County Administration Building, […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘Frida’ screens Friday at I-House

“Frida,” a 2002 American/Mexican film directed by Julie Taymor, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at […]

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New community chorus forms in Davis

A new community chorus open to singers of all levels without audition is starting in Davis, under the leadership of Laura Sandage and Katie Henry. This local group, dubbed the Free Range Singers, will be part of the Ubuntu Choir Network, an organization of choirs from all over the United States and Canada that are […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kinder musicals return to Davis Art Center

“Mini-Musicals” director Mindy Manville will again be offering her “Kinder” version of these popular classes when she presents “It’s a Bug’s Life,” beginning in late February at the Davis Art Center. This charming, age-appropriate musical was written by the director and includes fun songs about bugs and the gardens they live in. “Mini-Musicals” allow for […]

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Revue skewers Broadway’s best

Check it out What: “Forbidden Broadway” When: Through March 18, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Where: Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: Starting at $33, available at the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office, 1419 H St., Sacramento; by phone at (916) 557-1999; […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Holy Rosary welcomes visitors during Catholic Schools Week

An open house and math night with an art and poetry show will highlight this year’s observance of National Catholic Schools Week at Holy Rosary School in Woodland. The events are part of the nationwide celebration of Catholic education during the week of  Jan. 29-Feb. 3. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service,” […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Wrens play Mozart sonatas at Covell Gardens

Residents of Atria Covell Gardens, a Davis retirement community, will enjoy a concert by local musicians Bob and Donna Wren at 7 p.m. Saturday. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature Mozart’s violin and piano sonatas. Atria Covell Gardens is at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. For more information, […]

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