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Author Archive: Jeff Hudson

UCD music department honors Holoman with all-day symposium

The UC Davis music department will honor professor emeritus D. Kern Holoman with an all-day symposium Saturday, May 3, with multiple talks and panel discussions in the Mondavi Center. The events, which are open to the public, include: * 10:30 a.m.-noon: Beverly Wilcox (UC Davis): “From the Salle des Cent Suisses to the Salle des Concerts […]

Mondavi to screen Branaugh’s ‘Henry V’ on Monday

The Mondavi Center’s Focus on Film series concludes on Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. with a screening of actor/director Kenneth Branaugh’s 1989 film version of Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” The screening will be preceded by a talk at 6:30 p.m. by associate professor Elizabeth Constable of the women and gender studies department at UC Davis. […]

County board debates proposed salary hike for superintendent

WOODLAND — Does the Yolo County superintendent of schools deserve a 7.5-percent increase in salary just a few months before he’s due to retire? That was the question debated Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of the Yolo County Board of Education, which is considering a proposal to boost Superintendent Jorge Ayala’s salary by $12,657 this […]

New mosaic mural reflects Peña family history

A new mosaic mural in downtown Davis — depicting the long history of the Peña family in this region, and located at a site where the late Narcissa Peña lived for decades — was dedicated recently. The mural by artist Mark Rivera is the latest addition to the Davis Transmedia Art Walk, which features nearly […]

Team Blend hosts fundraiser for Nicaragua project

Team Blend — a group of high school students from Da Vinci Charter Academy who are designing bike trailers and a public service announcement system for use in the rural village of Sabana Grande in Nicaragua — will co-host an Indian fundraising dinner Sunday. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall at Davis Community […]

Vocal Art Ensemble prepares for U.K. tour with local performances

The Vocal Art Ensemble has earned a reputation for its worldly music, presenting ethnic pieces alongside historic and modern repertoire at every concert since the group’s inception in 2008. The Davis-based choral group even received national recognition for its unique style of programming, winning the American Prize for creative programming and collaboration in 2012. This […]

Chamber Music Society to present Mahler, Copland classics at Mondavi for Earth Week

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will present a special concert in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Schoenberg/Riehn arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” (“The Song of the Earth”) plus the original chamber music version of Aaron Copland’s ballet score “Appalachian Spring.” The […]

Empyrean Ensemble to premiere new pieces written in honor of Holoman

The Empyrean Ensemble — the professional new music group based at UC Davis — will celebrate longtime music professor D. Kern Holoman with the premiere of new works that were composed in Holoman’s honor during the Empyrean concert on Monday, April 28. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the […]

Tom Adams seeks Davis school board seat

Longtime Davis resident and parent Tom Adams is one of the applicants seeking the appointed seat on the Davis school board, and he plans to run in November, probably for the two-year seat. Both the appointment process and the special election for the two-year seat are necessitated by the resignation in March of trustee Nancy […]

KDVS launches fund drive on Monday

Campus and community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, kicks off a week of on-air fundraising and fundraising events starting at midnight Monday. The on-air fundraiser continues through Sunday, April 27. KDVS DJs will break from normal programming and ask listeners and supporters to donate to the station at fundraiser.kdvs.org or by calling 530-754-KDVS. Listeners who […]

Appointee process clarified; staffing decisions postponed

At its meeting Thursday evening, the Davis school board spelled out the process by which an interim trustee will be appointed and heard a proposal from Superintendent Winfred Roberson covering proposed staffing increases, now that the school district’s financial picture is recovering from seven years of budget cuts. The district is proposing to hire 12 […]

Chuck Rairdan joins school board race

Chuck Rairdan, recently a member of the Davis school district’s Strategic Planning Committee and father of two in the public schools, is seeking a seat on the Davis school board. He has applied for the appointed position and intends to run in the Nov. 4 election. Rairdan said he believes the district is at a […]

Jazz singer Sachal Vasandani to play four nights

Sachal Vasandani is a Chicago-born jazz vocalist who attracted attention when he was named Down Beat magazine’s Collegiate Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 1999. He has worked with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. His 2006 debut recording, “Eyes Wide Open,” led to tours and opening for artists such as jazz trumpeter […]

Eight candidates seek appointment to vacant school board seat

Eight candidates seeking appointment to a vacant seat on the Davis school board filed by Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline. The appointee, who will be selected at a special school board meeting on May 8, will serve until November, when the two years remaining in the term will be filled at a special election. The vacancy […]

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