Director offers insights into Nelson Gallery exhibit

Nelson Gallery director Renny Pritikin will lead visitors on an informal tour of the gallery’s current exhibition, “Poking at Beehives,” beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Also included in the discussion will be selections from the Fine Arts Collection on view at the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. “Poking at Beehives” features artists Peter Edlund, Leslie […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

A Wonderland of music Thursday at The Palms

Carolyn Wonderland brings vibrant blues and beyond to The Palms Playhouse on Thursday. A triple threat with her diverse songwriting, soulful vocals and guitar goddess status — all featured on more than 20 CDs, nine of which are solo releases — “she has a pedigree in this business that’s hard to match,” a news release […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘In the Next Room’ is a satisfying experience

Check it out What: “In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play,” presented by Capital Stage; contains adult themes and content When: Through Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays; with a special Valentine’s Day performance at 8 p.m. Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Pottery and Pickled Pig and Patrick

These days there are small craft breweries in all sorts of odd places. Of course, I expect to find small breweries in the larger cities of most countries and am rarely disappointed. After all, large cities are where the people live who will drink the beer and placing the brewery near the market always makes […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Popular Trocks return to Mondavi

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is one of the most popular dance troupes in the United States — they sold out their previous appearance at the Mondavi Center in 2010. This company of professional male dancers performs the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, achieving high comedy by incorporating and exaggerating the […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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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