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Music Circus season off to good start with ‘My Fair Lady’

Music Circus kickoff What: ‘My Fair Lady’ When: 7:30 p.m. nightly; 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through June 14 Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40-$83; (916) 557-1999; www.californiamusicaltheatre.com Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” is the lead-off to another fun Music Circus season. (It will be followed […]

Filmmaker eyes history of iconic music venue

In the late 1970s, an old South Davis barn used by local thespians was converted into a music venue called The Palms Playhouse.

Despite its lack of air-conditioning or heat, its rickety folding chairs, or its location in a field, The Palms had a 27-year run. With its outstanding acoustics and intimate setting, it was a musical oasis in the Central Valley.

The Palms has since moved to Winters, but many fans still miss the old Davis venue. Local filmmaker Alvin Remmers is one of those fans. He’s working on a Palms documentary, which he hopes to premiere at …

Davis singers perform ‘Music That Matters’

Check it out What: Concert by Moti Fox-Libet and Duval Speck to benefit “Better Days,” a documentary about ALS When: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 14 Where: Davis Community Church sanctuary, 412 C St., with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Admission: Free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude “Music […]

Montoya’s sizzling blues-rock brings the heat

Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” The Boston Globe succinctly states that Montoya’s music is “hot, blistering soul.” Those sizzling blues will come to The Palms on Saturday, June 13, when Montoya takes the stage at 8 p.m. From […]

Yolo Mambo celebrates ‘Twist of Fate’ at The Palms

If you go Who: Yolo Mambo, releasing its new CD, “Twist of Fate” When: 8 p.m. Friday, June 12 Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $15, available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out For the […]

Acoustic music set at Wine’d Down Thursday

Wind down your week and kick off summer at Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. This week’s music features Marty Cohen, lead vocals and songwriter, and the Sidekicks —Ken Rabiroff (vocals, lead/bass guitar) and Jeff Sears (vocals, bass/lead guitar). Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks have established themselves as […]

Hear Hagen on Fridays on KDRT

Jug player Wayne Hagen steps away from his jug to create a bit of musical mayhem on “Outta Style,” a live show on KDRT, 95.7 FM, that airs Fridays from 8:30 to 9 p.m. The show replays at 9:30 p.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Hagen is one of many disc jockey […]

Wealth of Nations will play a free concert

Wealth of Nations will return to the E Street Plaza at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, to perform a mix of original tunes and covers of hits by the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and other favorites. The plaza is in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. Special guest Aviel Haberman […]

Wineaux: Looking for good food and wine in paradise

To celebrate a Very Special Event, I took a deep breath, put aside my extreme reluctance to fly, and boarded a plane all the way — 1 hour, 15 minutes — to San Diego. San Diego the beautiful, San Diego surrounded by the sea, San Diego of the almost-always-70 degrees, San Diego of the towering […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rockabilly to fill Picnic in the Park on Wednesday

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies will play Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. The Pleasant Valley Records recording artists are a solid Northern California-based rockabilly band. They breathe new life into classic covers and feature retro-style […]

June 09, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See a ‘Slice’ of California artists’ best work

The Pence Gallery’s “Slice” exhibit, now in its fourth year, represents a sampling of current concerns in art, as juried by public art curator Shelly Willis. The exhibit represents work in all media by California artists, and takes place from July 8 through Aug. 20 at the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Willis […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Story of musical legends captivating, touching

‘Love & Mercy’ Four stars Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Brett Davern, Graham Rogers and Bill Camp Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, profanity and drug use   Strong performances anchor this mesmerizing account of The Beach Boys By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Brian Wilson’s life story […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Dystopian California, zombie university come to life on stage

New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki and Davis author Carolyn Waggoner will bring their visions of dystopia and zombies to Stories on Stage Davis on Saturday, June 13. The readings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, at 212 D St. The suggested donation is $5. Lepucki’s novel “California” paints a challenging picture […]

June 09, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Evita’ opens June 19 at DMTC

Check it out What: “Evita,” presented by the Davis Musical Theatre Company When: June 19-July 12, with performances at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors; a $2-per-ticket facility fee is added to all transactions; dmtc.org or […]

June 09, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,
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