Certificates presented to young Davis musicians

Following statewide tests that concluded earlier this month, the Music Teachers’ Association of California awarded Certificates of Merit to 260 piano, violin and cello students from 21 music studios through live auditions and ear-training and music theory tests in Davis. The goals of the Certificate of Merit are: * To provide a systematic and comprehensive […]

Performers Circle meets Monday

Yolo Mambo, a local band that adapts popular songs to a Latin and Caribbean grove, mixed in with straight-ahead salsa-folk, is the featured performer at Monday’s session of the Village Homes Performers Circle. The gathering runs from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. The free event […]

Thursday Live! concert set at Odd Fellows Hall

Waiting for Bruce and Newz Makers will rock the house on April 7 at the Thursday Live! concert at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free, and beer, wine and sodas will be for sale. All ages are welcome. […]

Briefly: Sonnets are basis of a love story

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble presents “The Sonnet Project,” an original love story featuring the poetry of William Shakespeare’s sonnets. Told through music, the narrative follows a writer and his beloved as they struggle against the allure of time and the ever-seductive muse. The play is directed by Gia Battista and Steph Hankinson, with music composed by Richard Chowenhill. […]

‘Great Divide’ author feted at opening

Roberta Price will discuss and signs copies of “Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture” (University of New Mexico Press) at an exhibit opening Thursday, March 31, at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. The opening reception will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the exhibit will continue through […]

Advanced Treble Choir performs Saturday

Get ready to put yourself in a New York state of mind: The Advanced Treble Choir from Davis High School will give Davis audiences a chance to hear the wide range of music the choir will sing on its upcoming trip to New York City. The concert takes place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Natsoulas Gallery, […]

Russian orchestra, Russian music at Mondavi

Details What: The St. Peterburg Philharmonic, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and featuring cello soloist Alisa Weilerstein When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $45-$89 general and $22.50-$44.50 students, http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Mondavi Center will feature a Russian orchestra with a distinguished history performing Russian music on Saturday, […]

By the time we get to Phenix

The Lisa Phenix Band — featuring Lisa Phenix on guitar and lead vocals and Steve Wall on acoustic guitar, mandolin and back-up vocals — brings its unique mix of folk and American music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The family-friendly event runs from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in […]

Cedar Rapids: Droll undercurrents

Mark Twain’s innocents abroad never had it THIS rough. Tim Lippe is a small-town guy through and through: an unsullied soul who seems quite content to remain within the sheltering boundaries of tiny Brown Valley, Wis. He sells peace of mind as an agent for locally based BrownStar Insurance, and he’s good at it; people […]

Artist plans plein air painting workshop April 16

Local residents are invited to join plein air painter Deladier Almeida on a trip to Goat Rock Beach on Saturday, April 16, for an all-day painting workshop. Located in northwestern Sonoma County, Goat Rock Beach offers views of the ocean and the mouth of the Russian River, while providing a sheltered location to paint. The […]

All’s well that ends well in ‘The Foreigner’

By Germaine Hupe “The Foreigner,” a comedy with the message that “good always triumphs over evil, but let’s have fun along the way,” will be presented by the Winters Theatre Company in six performances April 1-10. The play pokes gentle fun at the naïveté of rural Southerners, but makes some of them the heroes and […]

Teslim brings ancient traditions to Davis

Teslim — a duo featuring Bay Area musicians Kaila Flexer on violin and Gari Hegedus on oud, Turkish saz, Greek lauoto and other (mostly plucked) stringed instruments — will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. The duo performs Greek, Turkish and Sephardic […]

Briefly: Folk music jam set in Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The dek is on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

Artists can learn digital tips to promote their work

Artistic mediums such as ceramics, fiber, oil and watercolor painting used by today’s 21st century artists are similar or identical to the media and techniques that have been used for numerous centuries in the creation of art. What is unique for 21st century artists are the computer-based methods now available for communicating and promoting artwork. […]