Film based on pianist’s life screens at Mondavi Center

The 1993 movie “Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould” — a 98-minute feature film featuring Colm Feore — will be screened at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. The film examines the life of Canadian-born pianist Gould, whose highly idiosyncratic interpretations of J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations — […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Band festival will bring booming brass to Mondavi

Get ready for a big, brassy sound in the Mondavi Center’s resonant Jackson Hall, as nearly 350 band musicians from local schools and universities take the stage for the Causeway Youth Band Festival. On Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., student musicians from more than 50 schools in the region — including the area’s two […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland editor discusses his first novel

James Chatfield, author of “Dead Cat Alley,” will talk about his first novel on Thursday, Oct. 20. The presentation at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St., celebrates National Friends of the Library Week. Chatfield is Jim Smith, editor of The Daily Democrat in Woodland since 1994. At 5:30 p.m., members of the Friends of […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Operatic baritone — and dad — joins Willett Chorus for a day

The youngsters who sing in the Willett Elementary School Chorus got a treat Thursday morning, in the form of a very special guest. Baritone Malcolm MacKenzie, who is the father of Willett fifth-grader Megan MacKenzie, a member of the chorus, dropped by for the group’s early morning rehearsal. MacKenzie is  a Davis High graduate, and […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Laurie Glover and Victor Silverman will discuss their new book “On-the-Road Histories: California” at noon Monday, Nov. 14, in the UC Davis Memorial Union’s bookstore lounge. An incorrect date was published Tuesday. The event, sponsored by the UC Davis Bookstore, is free and open to the public.  

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Chinese zither concert planned at Vets’ Theater

Chiffon Fu will play the Chinese zither (Guzheng) at a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. She’ll be joined by several local Chinese musicians. Fu graduated from the National Taiwan Academy of Art and was grand champion of the prestigious Taiwan National Guzheng Competition in […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Choir members preparing for Community Idol

Details What: Davis Community Idol competition When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $6 in advance, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St., or $8 at the door Members of the Davis High Advanced Treble Choir were pulling double duty this week, both preparing for […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Halloween costume rentals benefit UCD theater, dance department

Need a Halloween costume? Look no further than the UC Davis department of theater and dance’s Enchanted Cellar. UCD students, faculty, staff and community members may choose from dozens of detailed and whimsical costumes inspired by history, popular culture, fantasy and more. New offerings this year include Superman, Catwoman, Spectra from Watchmen, Captain America, Raggedy […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Melton, Madrigals, YCCC host fundraisers in refurbished hall

People who are interested in checking out the refurbished upper hall at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge — and giving an assist to three local nonprofit organizations — may wish to attend one of the following upcoming events in the hall, at 415 Second St. * On Thursday, Oct. 20, Barry “The Fish” Melton and […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Singer-songwriter performs in Davis

Lodi-based singer-songwriter Bart Vogel will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle. Vogel writes and plays indie-pop Americana, ranging from voice-driven blues to reflective guitar instrumentals. His songs thematically focus on the divine, family and what it takes to navigate relationships with both. The free gathering runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

k.d. lang goes back to her roots

Details Who: k.d. lang When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $41-$76 general, $21-$39 students; (530) 754-2787 or What better place to see the “cow-punk” princess, k.d. lang, than the cow town of Davis? Lang and the Siss Boom Bang, along with Teddy Thompson, will […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Rugby football is a sport Americans deserve

Most Americans do not know that the Rugby World Cup contest, which takes place only once every four years, is currently under way in New Zealand. We in the United States are too much engaged in the opening of the football season and closing of the baseball season, with the endless playoffs between this and […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

African children’s choir gives free concert in Woodland

Uganda’s Watoto Children’s Choir will visit Woodland United Fellowship, 240 N. West St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, to share their music, culture and life stories with local schoolchildren and the community. All are welcome and admission is free. Accompanied by music and dance — an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Concert features Sufi devotional songs, Turkish folk music

TimnaTal Music presents a night of Turkish Sufi mystic music, poetry and images at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Latif Bolat, a Turkish singer, composer and scholar, will present a repertoire ranging from Sufi devotional songs and Turkish folk music to classical pieces. His […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,