Singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst performs at The Palms

Singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst, who is known for her insightful writing and warm voice, will perform at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Austin Nevins will accompany her on guitar. Anna Laube will open the show. Delmhorst was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and now lives in the hills of western […]

Festival supports KDVS’ musical freedom

KDVS’ annual festival, Operation Restore Maximum Freedom XV, will feature live music from local artists, food from Raja’s Tandoor and Redrum Burger, beer from Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery, live screen printing and crafts provided by the Sacramento Indie Craft Fair. Featured musical artists are Pedestrian, Male Gaze, Feed Me Jack, Minnow, Unconditional Arms, Le Fomo, […]

Applegate brings Disney favorites, ‘Firebird’ to the stage

Check it out What: Applegate Dance Company presents “The Firebird” ballet and the “Storybook Dance Medley” When: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 in advance at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St., or $17.50 at the […]

Acme slates auditions for ‘Argonautika’

Acme Theatre Company invites all graduating eighth- through 12th-grade students to audition for its summer production of “Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts.” Auditions will take place Wednesday through Saturday, June 3-6. Rehearsals begin June 15 and will run from 3:45 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in preparation for performances July 31-Aug. 9. […]

‘Fiddler’ auditions set for young performers

Young performers are invited to audition for “Fiddler on the Roof,” a summer production by the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater Division. Auditions will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 18-19, with callbacks at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Performers are […]

Young people are the stars in DMTC’s ‘Snow White’

Several years ago, I wrote a feature article about the opportunities for children to participate in theater in this area — groups like the Woodland Opera Company’s Rising Star Workshop and Youth Summer Theater Camp, and the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young People’s Theater program. They’re active programs that have only grown since my original article. […]

Red Union Blue will play at winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the sounds of Red Union Blue, a melodic country-pop/rock music group with powerful vocals and strong vocal harmonies, at Wine’d Down on Thursday. Formed in 2012, Red Union Blue has been playing throughout the Sacramento region. This performance features Chris Lee, Trena Thompson and Rich Desideri performing Red Union Blue’s […]

Art Theatre of Davis to present evening of classic one-acts

Check it out What: Art Theatre of Davis presents “Playing With Fire,” an evening of three one-act plays When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $18 in advance at and $20 at the door Info: [email protected] or 530-902-5589 The Art Theatre of […]

Auburn Symphony joins University Chorus for Mondavi concert

The Auburn Symphony makes its annual visit to the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in a concert that also will feature the UC Davis University Chorus and pianist Richard Cionco, a longtime member of the music faculty at Sacramento State. Conductor Peter Jaffe has put together a program drawing on American and Latin […]

Rising baritone Philippe Sly returns with songs by Schubert

Check it out Who: Baritone Philippe Sly, performing songs by Schubert, joined by guitarist John Charles Britton When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $32 general, $11 students and children; or 530-754-2787 Baritone Philippe Sly — who delighted a capacity crowd with his singing […]

‘Titan of the Telecaster’ to play at The Palms

Bill Kirchen and Bobby Black are together again for a tour, including a stop Friday, May 15, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. Guitar Player Magazine dubbed Kirchen the “Titan of the Telecaster.” Rolling Stone said he’s “an American treasure” and “one of our best.” Kirchen was originally known as co-founder […]

Bluegrass music will fill the park Wednesday

The Notorious Shank Brothers will play bluegrass music at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, May 13, in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. Band members are Al Shank, mandolin, lead and tenor vocals; Ken Eldridge, guitar, lead, tenor and baritone vocals; Erik Shank, five-string banjo and baritone vocals; and Curtiss Pflager, upright bass. Al […]

Jazz-N-Pops concert tickets are on sale now

The Davis High Jazz Choir will cap its 2014-15 season with its annual Jazz-N-Pops concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The audience will enjoy favorites from throughout the year, small-group pops as well as a fun flashback to the 1960s and ’70s with […]

UC Davis Jazz Ensembles give spring concert

The Jazz Ensembles of UC Davis will perform their spring quarter concert on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. under the direction of Sam Griffith. Featured will be a mix of traditional and modern jazz works, including “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” by Count Basie (1904-1984), “Say When” by J.J. Johnson (1924-2001), “A Little Minor Booze” […]