Since 2013, YoloArts has shepherded Poetry Out Loud in Yolo County. Poetry Out Loud is a free high school program designed to encourage youths to learn about great poetry through the memorization and recitation of poems. The program helps high school students master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence, learn literary heritage and compete for monetary prizes. The lesson plans […]
Weather permitting, Wealth of Nations will sneak in another outdoor show at the E Street Plaza this Saturday starting at 6 p.m. The band plays a mix of originals, R&B, folk rock and, of course, a healthy dose of the Grateful Dead.
I wrote this column some time ago but did not publish it. However, recent comments by some running for high office bring this topic back to my attention. There was a headline in USA Today in the early months of this year that read “America is Guilty of Fostering Hate of Islam.” The column by […]
New Harmony Jazz Band will play in Davis’ Central Park during the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 15 and 29, and Dec. 13. A community jazz jam runs from 2 to 4 p.m. The music is free and suitable for dancing.
Registration is now open for Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Rehearsals begin Jan. 19 and the show runs through Feb. 29. Participation is open to ages 8 through 15. Rehearsals will be held at Peregrine School, 2650 Lillard Drive, Davis, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 […]
Americana jam band Scott Cooper & the Barrelmakers perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec 4, at Berryessa Brewing Company, 27260 Highway 128 in Winters. There is no cover charge. The band is touring in support of Cooper’s new CD “Batik in Blue,” the follow-up from his first CD, which reached No. 5 on […]
Sabaya — Diana Strong (accordion), Briana Di Mara (violin) and Faisal Zedan (percussion) — a newly formed trio of Bay Area musicians performing traditional and original melodies inspired by the music of the Balkans and Near East, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East […]
Longtime radio man Gary Chew joins KDRT, 95.7 FM, for some “3rd Streaming.” This term goes back to 1957 when composer Gunther Schuller talked about mixing classical music with other musical forms. The show is live from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. For repeats of the show, go to KDRT.org. KDRT is Davis’ low-power, public […]
The Akram Khan Company — which visited the Mondavi Center a year ago for the American premiere of “iTMOi” — “In The Mind Of Igor,” an artistic response by choreographer Akram Khan to the groundbreaking “Rite of Spring” ballet of 1913 — returns on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. for a performance of “kaash.” Created in 2002, […]
The UC Davis Early Music Ensemble will present its fall-quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. A donation of $20 general or $10 for students is suggested at the door. The title of the program is “Lamentations and Temptations — English Sacred and Profane.” Explained ensemble […]
DJ Dug Deep does some serious digging through blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, punk and psych to come up with “Electric Compost Heap,” an hourlong show of varied and fun listening on KDRT, 95.7 FM in Davis. “Electric Compost Heap” is live on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. See kdrt.org for repeat shows.
The Lydian String Quartet — founded in 1980, and for many years the quartet-in-residence at Brandeis University, with more than two dozen recordings to their credit — is in town for a short residency as visiting artists in the UC Davis music department. “The Lyds,” as they are known to their friends, will be giving two public […]
Legends of the Celtic Harp will perform their new show, “The Door Between the Worlds,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. “The Door Between the Worlds” is a dramatic journey in music and story into the realms of the Celtic “Otherworld.” The Celtic people have always […]
The UC Davis Jazz Ensembles, directed by Sam Griffith, perform their fall 2015 program in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 general and $10 for students, available at mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.