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. […]

For the Reichs, singing is a family affair

The Reich family will perform a special concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Cantors Barry, Linda and Brian Reich are the children of Israel Reich, who was the cantor at Congregation Beth Shalom in San Francisco for many years. The three children are fifth-generation cantors and now […]

Briefly: Chamber singers will visit Sunday

The 29-voice chamber choir on tour from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., will perform a concert of vocal music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 630 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. In lieu of tickets, a free-will offering will be suggested. The Chamber Singers, conducted by Scott Tuomi, have toured nationally […]

It’s not hard work to enjoy ‘9 to 5, the Musical’

“9 to 5, the Musical,” this week’s production at the Sacramento Community Center, is a pleasant piece of fluff, without the heart or the intensity of the 1980 movie and, except for the title song, without any songs that you will remember once the curtain goes down. But it has fun, it has frenetic dance […]

Point of Brew: Truth in advertising for beer labels

With ordinary domestic beers, I know perfectly well what I am getting with every bottle, six-pack and case of beer I buy. Miller/Coors/ABI products, in the mainstream, have been the way they are today for many years and hold no surprises for me. I pay my money and get what I expect, that is, what […]

Kendrick keen to perform Verdi Requiem on Saturday

Just the ticket What: Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra performing the Verdi Requiem When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $30-$40 general, $15-$20 students, http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will bring the massive Verdi Requiem to the Mondavi Center in a performance at […]

Briefly: ‘The Emperor’s Club’ screens Friday

“The Emperor’s Club,” a 2002 film starring Kevin Kline and directed by Michael Hoffman, will screen Friday evening as part of the International Film Series. All are welcome at International House, 10 College Park in Davis, for refreshments at 7:30 p.m. and the screening at 8 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to […]

‘Sound of Music’ opens in Woodland

One of the most beloved musicals of all times, “The Sound of Music,” will open Friday at the Woodland Opera House. Featuring an irresistible Rodgers and Hammerstein score including “Do Re Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Every Mountain,” the show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with […]

‘The Emperor’s Club’ screens Friday

“The Emperor’s Club,” a 2002 film starring Kevin Kline and directed by Michael Hoffman, will screen Friday evening as part of the International Film Series. All are welcome at International House, 10 College Park in Davis, for refreshments at 7:30 p.m. and the screening at 8 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to […]

X marks ‘The Mystery Spot’ at California Stage

What do Santa Cruz’s Mystery Spot and Sylvia Plath have in common? They are both part of playwright Steve Lyons’ new play, “The Mystery Spot,” now at California Stage in Sacramento, directed by Ray Tatar. Lyons — whose plays have won multiple awards and been produced in London, Edinburgh, New York City, Boulder, Los Angeles, […]

People: A big night at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony is the only place you’d find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band. The rock hall’s latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Leon Russell, and after all the speeches were done the […]