Daedalus String Quartet to play classical, modern works at UC Davis

There will be two opportunities to hear the Daedalus Quartet — Columbia University’s Quartet-in-Residence since 2005 — at UC Davis this week, as guest artists visiting the UC Davis music department. The group will perform a free one-hour concert on Thursday, Oct. 23, at noon in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center.  This […]

Noted guitarist Chris Proctor to perform at Davis Arts Center

Davis Arts Center presents Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill recording artist, in concert on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at 1919 F St., Davis. Proctor will also teach a workshop for guitar students at the Arts Center from noon to […]

Pianist, cellist featured in Chamber Music Society concert

Pianist Thomas Hrynkiw returns as guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento this weekend, joining cellist Julie Hochman and violinists William Barbini and Kineko Okumura (all of Davis) in works by Brahms and Beethoven. Performances are on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and Sunday, Oct. 19, […]

‘Fury': Much too angry

“Fury” Two stars Starring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Anamaria Marinca, Alicia von Rittberg Rating: R, for profanity and relentless battlefield violence and gore   Grim, mean-spirited war drama is an unpleasant slog By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Classic World War II movies, absent the cynicism and despair […]

Marcia Ball to play at The Palms

Pianist, vocalist and songwriter Marcia Ball will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller has earned worldwide fame for her roadhouse rhythm and blues styling. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a […]

Rumpledethumps to play at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

Rumpledethumps is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, Oct.27, in Davis. Rumpledethumps is a guitar/violin duo that plays mostly originals in the Texas singer-songwriter vein. Their original songs of myth, memory and modern love tackle subjects ranging from happy childhood memories to the fall of Troy. Rumpledethumps features Larry Guenther […]

Stories on Stage Davis presents tales by Lescroart, Montieth

Stories on Stage Davis will offer dramatic readings Saturday, Oct. 25, of mysterious stories by two Davis writers — New York Times bestselling novelist John Lescroart and fiction writer K.E. Montieth. The readings will take place at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. and readings start at 7:30. […]

Misner and Smith enjoying dual roles as actors, musicians in Sacramento show, plan Palms date in December

The Davis-based duo Misner and Smith have earned praise from several reviewers for their work — as actors, and as onstage musicians — in the Sacramento Theatre Company’s current production of “The Grapes of Wrath,” which continues through Oct. 26. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the John Steinbeck novel on which […]

Stories on Stage Davis presents John Lescroart, K. E. Montieth

Stories on Stage, Davis, will offer dramatic readings of mysterious stories by two Davis writers—New York Times bestselling novelist John Lescroart and fiction writer K. E. Montieth on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Pence Gallery. “Just in time for Halloween, literature-lovers in Davis can hear two intriguing tales of suspense,” said Stories on Stage founder […]

DMTC plans Halloween karaoke fundraiser

All singers, and people who think they can sing, are invited to join Davis Musical Theatre Company for a spooky night of karaoke and dessert on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Suite 10. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., singers can choose from more than 700 songs […]

The Rhythm Future Quartet plays at Village Homes Community Center

An evening of Gypsy Jazz with The Rhythm Future Quartet will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East, Davis. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. The quartet features Jason […]

Front Country brings fresh take on bluegrass to The Palms on Friday

Since forming just three years ago, Front Country has become one of the country’s top young bluegrass bands, earning a reputation for soulful vocals, blazing instrumental arrangements and a knack for writing songs that bridge the traditional and progressive camps of bluegrass. When Melody Walker (lead vocals, guitar), Adam Roszkiewicz (mandolin), Jacob Groopman (guitar), Jordan […]

Wineaux: Say it once, say it again, repeat

The chief pitfall of a long-running column: repetition. Regular readers no doubt tire of my tirades against high alcohol and highly manipulated wines, my exhortations to patronize locally owned businesses, my paeans to the pleasures of the table. So I delight in reading “real” wine experts who express the same sentiments, especially when said expert is […]

Pianist, cellist featured in Chamber Music Society concert

Check it out What: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento When and where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State Tickets: $30 general, $25 seniors, $12 students with ID and children Info: 916-443-2908 or cmssacto@gmail.com Pianist Thomas Hrynkiw […]