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Sign up now for summer rock star mini-musical

Director Mindy Manville is offering her annual “Rockstar” summer mini-musical camp for students in grades 2-6 during the weeks of Aug. 3-14. This challenging two-week camp allows all participants to choose their own solos drawn from lyric- and age-appropriate current and classic rock and pop songs. Artists included in this year’s camp will include Imagine Dragons, Taylor […]

‘Artist’s Connection’ episode 3 features Barry Melton, Steve Kotarek and Annie Aronson

Barry Melton of Country Joe and the Fish, local musician Steve Kotarek and Annie Aronson of Bay Area duo Hobbyhorse will be the guests this month on “Artist’s Connection” episode 3, and discuss their thoughts about preparing for live shows. Inspired by the famed program “Inside the Actors Studio,” “Artist’s Connection” focuses on what drives musicians […]

Hear some April Fool’s night jazz

Jazz pianist Dick Livingston will perform from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Stonegate Café & Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd., Suite 121. Owners Rubi and Rosy will be the hosts. Music will include a variety of genres, including ballads, rags, blues, boogie and popular. Guests are invited to snack on bakery goods while enjoying […]

‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ a delightful family show

Family musical What: ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: Reserved seats are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 62 and older and $8 for children 17 and under. Balcony seats are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call […]

New theater works at UC Davis examine war, sex, technology and more

New performance works at UC Davis examine war, sex, technology, cross-dressing and more. The pieces, by master of fine arts students in the department of theater and dance, will be presented in two programs with the umbrella title “Point of Departure.” Performances are April 7-12 on the UCD campus. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation […]

‘The Art of Being an Aggie’ features photographs, paintings by Hollingsheads

In “The Art of Being an Aggie,” UC Davis graduate Sharon Dianne Hollingshead shows color interpretations of black-and-white photos (street scenes, water scenes and buildings, from the 1920s and ’30s) by her late father-in-law, Paul W. Hollingshead, a member of the New York Institute of Photography’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Also showing are her Northern California […]

30 years of dance in Davis with Pamela Trokanski

An elegant figure fitted with trailing black gauchos graced the sleek dance floor, accompanied by a gentle acoustic melody in tune to her barefoot progression. The audience looked on, supportive and absorbed.

Allegra Silberstein, the first poet laureate of Davis and a member of Pamela Trokanski’s Third Stage dance company, recited a poem in tribute to the 30th anniversary celebration of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater on Saturday, March 14.

Spreading cheerful vibes and the idea that aging is not defined by inactivity, Silberstein has been dancing with Trokanski for 20 years.

Martha Davis and The Motels to play the Dixon May Fair

The Dixon May Fair will feature Martha Davis and The Motels in the Friday night concert during this year’s fair, May 7-10. Singer-songwriter Martha Davis, who was born and raised in Berkeley, burst onto the new wave music scene on Sunset Strip with The Motels and was immediately signed to Capitol Records. The band garnered […]

Mischief to play at Picnic in the Park

Mischief brings vintage rock ‘n’ roll to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, April 1. The Davis Farmers Market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and music goes from 5 p.m. to dusk. The Davis Food Co-op sponsors the live music from local bands at Picnic in the Park through Oct. 28. Mischief plays […]

Yolo Mambo will play at winery

First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the music of Yolo Mambo, a band well known in Northern California. The band’s rhythms transport listeners to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape Verde, France, Spain and New Zealand. Yolo Mambo blends spicy cha-cha, jazz, bossa nova, samba, salsa and folk with the dynamic vocals of Catherine LeBlanc […]

Preview Art Studio Tour participants’ work at The Artery

From April 2 to 15, The Artery, as one sponsor of the Davis Art Studio Tour, will showcase many of the artists on the tour, scheduled for April 11 and 12. The public can come to The Artery, meet tour artists, preview artwork and enjoy light refreshments at the free reception, 7 to 9 p.m. […]

‘Get Hard’ comes across as rather limp

‘Get Hard’ 2.5 stars Starring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Edwina Findley Dickerson, T.I. “Tip” Harris, Paul Ben-Victor and Greg Germann Rating: for pervasive crude and sexual content, relentless profanity, graphic nudity and drug references Will Ferrell’s new comedy owes everything to his co-star By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic If […]

Smokey Brights to perform at Sophia’s

Smokey Brights with Aan will play at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Davis. Tickets are $5 at the door. Smokey Brights is known for 1970s-influenced rock and pop with well-crafted songs.

Thursday Live! plans a blues party

Thursday Live! is having a blues party on Thursday, April 2, including three local blues acts: Clarence Van Hook, The Evan Daly Blues Band and The Hucklebucks. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., Davis. Donations are graciously accepted. The Hucklebucks, from Sacramento, […]

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