Stories on Stage presents authors Yiyun Li and Lois Ann Abraham

The Stories On Stage Davis 2014-15 season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 13, with readings from “Kinder Than Solitude,” a new novel by Yiyun Li, and “Circus Girl and Other Stories,” a collection by Lois Ann Abraham. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The suggested donation […]

Nora Jane Struthers brings fresh take on Americana to The Palms

Nora Jane Struthers writes fresh original compositions in a classic Americana vein that richly shows off her skills as a sensitive and intelligent writer and a warm and persuasive vocalist. Struthers’ most recent recording, her second, is called “Carnival.” Considered both “ambitious” and “literate,” “Carnival” is 14 original songs and marks the recording debut of […]

Local teen actress Ana Chan wins Elly Award

Ana Chan won an Elly Award Sunday for leading actress, playing “Ursula the Sea Witch” in the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young People’s production of “The Little Mermaid.” She was the only actor from the Davis/Woodland area to win an award. The Youth Division Ellys were presented by the Sacramento Area Regional Theater Alliance at […]

Davis rock legends The Skins to reunite for one night

From 1969 to 1979, The Skins rocked the Davis music scene. Now, for the first time since 1994, The Skins will perform a reunion concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $15, available at Armadillo Music, Watermelon Music and at the door. […]

Eliza Gilkyson brings folk credentials to The Palms

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Eliza Gilkyson — who has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles — recently released her 20th album, “The Nocturne Diaries.”On Friday, Sept. 12, she will perform at 8 p.m. at The Palms Playhouse in Winters, with Nina Gerber accompanying on guitar. The daughter of legendary […]

Young artist gathers peers for benefit exhibition

How do you use your abilities to help others? That’s a question that senior artist Wenhui Sophia Lu asked herself at an uncommonly young age. Lu, however, has found an answer. “When I was younger I just used art to paint the image in my head,” Lu said. “But now I want to influence, to […]

Five Three Oh! featured at Davis winery

Five Three Oh!, a Davis-based acoustic trio, will perform at Sundstrom Hill Winery for this week’s Wine’d Down Thursday. The group features Chris Pilon on guitar and vocals, Michael Ann Pedone also on guitar and vocals, and Eileen Jaffe, vocals and kazoo. From folk to blues to original tunes, their wide-ranging mix of music is […]

Woodland Opera House presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The Woodland Opera House will present the classic Broadway musical “Hello, Dolly!” opening Friday, Sept. 12, and running Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 5. There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. The show is underwritten by Tom and Meg Stallard. Winner […]

Nine Davis artists chosen to show in KVIE Art Auction

Nine Davis artists will have their work shown and auctioned in KVIE’s Art Auction in mid-September. One of the pieces, submitted by Cindy Wilson, received a juror award, according to a news release. The nine pieces accepted into the auction are: * Marieke deWaard’s “Pomegranate,” airing Sunday, Sept. 21, at approximately 6 p.m.; * Marie […]

View photographer Dennis Letbetter’s work at 1855 Gallery

An exhibition by internationally known photographer Dennis Letbetter will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout the month of September. The exhibit is viewable during the gallery’s normal hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and reception for Letbetter will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 […]

Second ‘City’ isn’t sinful enough

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ 2.5 stars Rating: R for nudity, sexual content, brief drug use and relentless brutal violence Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Bruce Willis, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Meloni, Christopher Lloyd Unfocused stories minimize our involvement with this lurid sequel By […]

Stephen Steinbrink leads Third Space pop show

There must be something in the rain in the Pacific Northwest to have such a vibrant music scene. From grunge to riot grrrl to indie rock, Washington state has long been a hotbed for music. Continuing that tradition is the experimental pop, singer-songwriter style of Stephen Steinbrink. Steinbrink and his band will perform Tuesday, Sept. […]

Wineaux: Yes, she’s the winemaker

Berryessa Gap’s Nicole Salengo gets a lot of “You’re the winemaker?” She’s young (and looks even younger), she’s female (yes, winemaking is still a male-dominated enterprise), she’s the opposite of arrogant and snobby (the stereotype of a winemaker that is, alas, sometimes accurate). She’s also smart, articulate and passionate about her craft. A couple of […]

Mackey to be featured at Poetry Night

Award-winning poet and novelist Mary Mackey will perform from her new book of poetry at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Mackey has published seven collections of poetry, including “Sugar Zone,” winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence (Marsh Hawk Press 2011), and her […]