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Travel the world with Yolo Mambo

Yolo Mambo will bring its unique multicultural blend of world music and jazz to the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, Jan. 25, in Davis. The band’s trans-global rhythms echo music from Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape Verde, France, Spain, New Zealand and the United States. Songs include originals and standards from Etta James to Lila […]

Lucy Kaplansky brings engaging folk, pop to The Palms

The New York Times calls Lucy Kaplansky a rare vocal talent and “a truly gifted performer … full of enchanting songs.” Blending country, folk and pop, she has the ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Zukerman, Royal Philharmonic return to play Elgar, Mozart, Brahms

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is in the midst of a 16-city North American tour, marking the orchestra’s 70th anniversary. They’ll visit the Mondavi Center on Saturday, Jan 23, at 8 p.m., performing under the orchestra’s principal guest conductor, Pinchas Zukerman, who also will be the violin soloist. If you’re experiencing a momentary tingle of déjà vu, your […]

January 15, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Brazilian-born singer to traverse jazz, bossa nova, samba styles

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in the late 1960s, Luciana Souza grew up in a family of bossa nova innovators, maturing into an artist with strong roots in jazz, and a sophisticated lineage in world music. As a bandleader, Souza has been releasing notable recordings since 2002, including her six Grammy-nominated records “Brazilian Duos,” “North and […]

January 27, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cirque Alfonse to juggle hatchets in rollicking tribute to rustic Quebec

Cirque Alfonse is a young troupe from Canada, performing in the “nouveau cirque” tradition. The group’s latest creation draws on the group’s Quebeçois country roots. With axes flying, logs rolling and fiddles blazing, “Timber!” is an acrobatic celebration of the lumberjacks, loggers and traditional farm life in Quebec. Inspired by their real-life family farm in the woods […]

January 22, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

New ‘Messiah’ DVD, recorded at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, available

The formal release date is March 1, but people attending the Jan. 25 performance by the American Bach Soloists at Davis Community Church can buy “pre-release” copies of the group’s new DVD/Blu-ray recording of the Handel oratorio “Messiah.” The recording also is for sale from the American Bach Soloists online at www.americanbach.org/media/index.html. The recording costs […]

January 22, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Outstanding acting is driving force of STC show

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. in Sacramento When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 14 Tickets: $34-$38, available at tickets.sactheatre.org, at 916-443-6722, and at the Wells Fargo Box Office, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. The Sacramento Theatre Company […]

January 17, 2016 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

The Gallery at Woodland Healthcare opens with work of Anne Magratten

The Gallery at Woodland Healthcare will celebrate its grand opening with an exhibition featuring the original art collection of Anne Magrattan. A reception is planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, with music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The show is presented by Dignity Health and curated by YoloArts. The gallery is on the […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists present all-Bach program, with instrumental works and two cantatas

The American Bach Soloists will open their 2016 set of concerts at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, with “Bach Favorites,” an all-Johann Sebastian Bach program of cantatas and works for violin that display the composer’s multi-faceted genius in a variety of settings. Artistic and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas will […]

January 22, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yamato returns with new show featuring high-energy taiko drumming

The Japanese taiko group Yamato — known for its thunderous and highly athletic drumming, as well as its high-tech lighting and theatrical staging — returns to the Mondavi Center on Friday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Founded in Japan in 1993 by Artistic Director Masa Ogawa, Yamato is committed to celebrating the ancient Japanese art form of taiko […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC musical produces nonstop laughter and fun

‘The Producers’ Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive in Davis When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 31 Tickets: $9-$18, available at www.dmtc.org or 530-756-3682 “The Producers,” now playing at Davis Musical Theatre Company, is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 film […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Wild, wacky, zany screwball comedies are next up in Classic Film Festival

Classic screwball comedies are the featured films in the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge’s upcoming Classic Film Festival. Screening dates are Sundays, Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and each screening begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free but […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

British choreographer brings dancers in ‘digital skins’ to Mondavi

British choreographer Wayne McGregor brings his dance company to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Jan 20, at 8 p.m. for a performance of his full-length piece “Atomos,” which premiered at the Sadler’s Wells theater (a noted dance venue in London) in 2013, earning praise from The Guardian for its “thrilling flights of grandeur and lyricism.” […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Okee Dokee Brothers present family-oriented show today

The Okee Dokee Brothers — winners of a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album — will visit the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan 10, with a family-oriented show. It will feature outdoorsy songs with vocals, banjo and guitar, describing their month-long trek on the Appalachian Trail, from their most recent album “Into the Woods.” […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,
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