Keri Carr Band blends country rock, traditional Mexican music

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues with a free outdoor performance by the Keri Carr Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The concert is at the Rotary Park Gazebo on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center. Called “Sacramento’s supreme torch singer,” Keri Carr (formerly of […]

Davis Flute Choir gets classical and jazzy

Details What: Davis Flute Choir’s 28th annual Summer Music Concert When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $8 general/$5 students, Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets at the door will be $10 Info: (530) 756-4100 The Davis Youth Flute Choir will perform […]

Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin at Sophia’s July 23

Traveling from the laid-back beaches of Santa Cruz, Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin brings its mix of blues, soul and reggae with a touch of elastic funk to Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Suite E in downtown Davis, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Wooster features the lead vocal duo of Brian Gallagher and […]

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Funky Skunk Railroad steams into town

Reggae/ska favorites Funky Skunk Railroad will pull into downtown Woodland on Saturday night, July 16, for their third annual “Concert in the Courtyard” at Steve’s Place Pizza, 714 Main St. The trio will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Known for their exotic rhythms and engaging melodies, Funky Skunk Railroad plays a […]

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You won’t be blue with the Notorious Shank Brothers

The sounds of traditional bluegrass music will fill Central Park on Wednesday evening, courtesy of the Notorious Shank Brothers. They’ll perform from 5 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the Picnic in the Park celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. “If you like hard-core bluegrass, you’ll love their repertoire of classic song and instrumentals from […]

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Fly to Never Never Land with DMTC’s young actors

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ 2010-11 season will close with a visit to Never Never Land, complete with pirates, mermaids, Indians and Lost Boys. “Peter Pan” will be presented at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, beginning Friday and continuing through July 24. Curtain times are 7:15 p.m. Fridays and 2:15 […]

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Be a rock star at the Davis Art Center

Mindy Manville and her Manville Mini-Musicals present the annual “Rock Star” mini-camp at the Davis Art Center beginning Monday, July 18, and ending with a performance on July 29 on the center’s atrium stage. This camp is geared toward students in grades 3-7 who enjoy singing, and every person who enrolls will be given a […]

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Writing is no sin for Davis author

Meet the author Who: Author Beth McMullen of Davis, signing copies of her first novel, “Original Sin” When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Info: (530) 758-4040 What if a government spy were the mother of a toddler? Davis author Beth McMullen asked herself that question, and her answer […]

Anderson sings the blues at The Palms on July 14

Grammy Award-winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson, most widely known as the musical partner of country star Dwight Yoakam, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Anderson collaborated with Yoakam from 1986 to 2003, producing, arranging and playing on his recordings that sold more than 25 million copies. He […]

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Wine-tasting benefits FARM Davis

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine-tasting of summer whites and rosés from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15. The cost is $1 per taste, and proceeds benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services for underserved and transient populations and rehabilitates […]

Davis artist represents U.S. at ceramics symposium

Davis artist Marc Lancet is the United States’ representative to the International Symposium of Wood-Fired Ceramics in Kohila, Estonia, which got under way July 4 and continues through July 24. Lancet joins ceramic artists from more than a dozen countries in a three-week intensive international art exchange. Artists will share studio space, ideas and inspiration […]

Sunflower art on exhibit at Thompson’s office

Art selected from the recent NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition will be on display at Rep. Mike Thompson’s district office in Woodland through the remainder of July. “I’m pleased to support the important work that the National Alliance on Mental Illness does in Yolo County,” Thompson said in a news release. “Art is a terrific way to involve […]

‘Horrible Bosses': Pretty horrible, all right

“Horrible Bosses” Two stars Starring: Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Donald Sutherland Rating: R, for pervasive profanity, crude and sexual content, and drug use Imitation isn’t merely the sincerest form of flattery; in Hollywood, it’s a way of life. When some bottom-feeder unexpectedly made a fortune with “Saw,” […]

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Filmmakers capture everyday people doing extraordinary things

A couple somebodies care about nobodies. Two filmmakers with Davis ties are shying away from mainstream media’s unquenchable appetites. They’re not focusing their lens on famous-for-being-famous celebrities like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. They’re not focusing on political scandals du jour — What famous person is getting married to that other famous person?! He fathered […]

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