Bergman film to be screened Friday

“The Inn of the Sixth Happiness,” a 1958 U.S. film directed by Mark Robson, 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 […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society presents Baroque program on Saturday

Details What: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento concerts When and where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1420 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students; The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento presents  a program focusing on Baroque music on Saturday […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Longtime local musician Bob Adams performs Friday

Locals are invited to stop by RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday to enjoy the music of Bob Adams. Since 1976, Adams has been a performing musician and composer, working variously as a jazz pianist, acoustic bassist and organist; he’s played electric bass and guitar in rock, funk and […]

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A world away from Los Angeles, but ‘it is well with my soul’

Hear more What: Gratitude Concert featuring Vatrena King, with guest Laura Sandage When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $20 general, $10 children, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane; or at the door One might not expect homespun lessons on gratitude and […]

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Holiday hijinks with Christmas Jug Band

The Christmas Jug Band — “the kings of 100 percent acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks” — brings its offbeat holiday cheer to The Palms on Sunday. Featuring an all-star lineup of NorCal musicians, including Paul Rogers (of Those Darn Accordions), Austin de Lone (Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Bill Kirchen) and Tim Eschilman (Commander Cody Band), the […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

The Huddys perform songs of the season

The duo of Bryan and Julie Huddy will perform a collection of Christmas songs celebrating the season with joy and familiar melodies at 7 p.m. Sunday at Atria Covell Gardens. Bryan performs on acoustic guitar and Julie contributes electric bass; both are singers. The public is invited to this free event at the retirement community […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ira Gershwin’s music featured at Citizens Who Care benefit concert

Tickets are available now for the 20th annual Citizens Who Care benefit concert, “ ‘s Wonderful: The Great Lyrics of Ira Gershwin.” Ira Gershwin is best known for his work with his younger brother George, producing one of the most successful and prolific collaborations in popular music history. Ira also worked with other great composers, […]

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Friday Night Live features Davis flutist

Flutist Sue Anne Sheya returns to the Rominger West Winery tasting room for another performance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The winery, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, will feature wine by the glass during the Friday Night Live event. Sheya is an active flute performer and teacher in Northern California and is the […]

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St. Martin’s celebrates the season with joyous music

The joint choirs of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will present the Festival of Nine Christmas Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the newly refurbished and redecorated church at 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is a particularly Anglican Christmas tradition, but many carols are familiar to all. The […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Pleasant Valley Boys make for a Happy Thursday

Guests at Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, will sip on discounted wine by the glass and enjoy lively tunes from the Pleasant Valley Boys on Thursday. In addition, Stone Soup Catering will serve fresh and flavorful “California comfort food” at Happy Thursday, which runs […]

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Davis High grads celebrating musical accomplishments, new albums

Three relatively recent graduates of Davis High School — drummer Colin McDaniel, soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and saxophonist/pianist Morgan Jones — are celebrating recent musical accomplishments. Colin McDaniel A 2010 Davis High graduate, McDaniel is celebrating the release of a new CD “Skewed Reflections,” featuring his several original compositions, including the DownBeat award-winning “Skewed Reflections.” […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Leads become leaders, making ‘Nutcracker’ timeless

As fun as performing in the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” is, from the music to the dancing to the costumes, it’s often the interaction with the teenagers who teach them everything that leaves the deepest impact of all.

For years afterward, in fact, children will spot their leaders around town, working at Nugget, teaching a swim lesson, passing them on a sidewalk downtown, and respond with a shriek of joy: “That’s my ‘Nutcracker’ leader!”

It’s no wonder, then, that many of these children grow up to be leaders themselves, sharing their love for the “Nutcracker” year after year with the kids who follow in their footsteps. And they do so with a sense …

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Reception Sunday honors photographer

“The Yolo Causeway: Mediator of Space and Time,” an exhibition of photographic work by Terry Nathan, will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. An open house is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Hear children sing for Christmas

The Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler, will present “A Christmas Concert” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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