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‘Rogue Nation': Solid Cruise control

‘Rogue Nation’ 3.5 stars Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, Jens Hultén Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity and action violence   Newest ‘Mission’ action saga should keep fans happy While not quite the exhilarating thrill ride of 2011’s “Ghost Protocol,” which so spectacularly revived […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Arts Center instructors are showcased at August exhibit

“August August,” an exhibit featuring the work of the Davis Arts Center’s instructors, will be on display Aug. 5-31 in the Tsao Gallery at the Arts Center, 1919 F St. The exhibition will include works by Robert Armstrong, Heidi Bekebrede, Sally Besser, Verena Borton, Yea Dale, Linda S. Fitz Gibbon, Marlene Lee, Sara Post, Lucy […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vintage rock set Saturday at winery

Mischief brings vintage rock and roll to First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery on Saturday, Aug. 1. Mischief plays vintage rock and country music favorites by artists such as the Doobie Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett, Linda Ronstadt and Shania Twain. The band has performed […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wealth of Nations plays Saturday

Wealth of Nations returns to the E Street Plaza at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Guest singer Marieka Schrader, a former member of the Davis High School Madrigals, will be joining David Hafter on guitars and vocals, Chris Stabenfeldt on sax and vocals and Will Eichert on guitar. The concert is free and open to […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Roadhouse 51 plays Saturday in Woodland

The Beamer Place Courtyard behind Steve’s Place, 714 Main St. in downtown Woodland, will rock with the lively music of Roadhouse 51, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Aug. 1. Listeners will find their toes tapping and their hips swaying to the band’s mix of country, folk, Latin and ’60s rock and roll. “Join your […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Gallery 1855 shows photographer’s work

Photographer David Best’s work will be showcased at a public reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Gallery 1855. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Light refreshments will be served and local musician Charles Lang will perform. Best will sell and sign copies of his […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lurrie Bell brings Chicago blues to The Palms

Lurrie Bell, who grew up learning from blues legends in Chicago and Mississippi, will perform with his band at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. The son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell picked up his father’s guitar when he was 5 and taught himself to play. He […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Actress, comedian adds singer to her résumé with show tunes tour

TV fans know Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, the wickedly funny cheerleading coach on the series “Glee,” which ran from 2009 to 2015, picking up several Emmy Awards. Movie fans know Lynch for films as diverse as the 2005 mass-market sex comedy “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” to the more highbrow 2009 comedy-drama “Julie and Julia.” Lynch came […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme celebrates 35 years on the stage

At first glance, the Birch Lane Elementary School campus seems deserted during the summertime.

Inside the small multipurpose room, however, a barefoot Camila Ortiz delivers a soliloquy to perhaps 20 high school and college students, occasionally calling for a line.

Ortiz will play Medea in Acme Theatre Company’s upcoming production of “Argonautika,” which opens Friday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

‘Mary Poppins’ flies into the Woodland Opera House

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Woodland Opera House next month. Performances of the musical about the beloved English nanny are planned Aug. 7-30, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The “practically perfect” Broadway musical is based on the Disney film and P.L. […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Delta blues to fill Picnic in the Park on Wednesday

Guitar Mac and the Blues Express will bring their special blend of Delta blues to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. Guitar Mac hails from Cotton Plant, Ark., but his music is pure Mississippi Delta blues. The band has […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

It’s ‘For the Birds’ on KDRT

The Chambers Street Players will perform again, in the second episode of Ruth Chambers’ “For the Birds,” at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The five actors will crowd into the radio station’s small studio — about 4-by-6-feet — with three mics to do the dance of sharing and jumping out of […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters holds auditions for Baker play

The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for its fall production of Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-18, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. All are asked to bring a head shot and résumé, if possible. […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters summer concert series wraps up Thursday

Arann Harris and the Bad Farmers will play a free outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Rotary Park Gazebo in front of the Winters Community Center at Main Street and Railroad Avenue in downtown Winters. Harris and his band bring “one part Muppets, one part summer camp, and two […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,
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