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Threshold Choir taking new requests

The Davis Threshold Choir has been active in the community for 13 years. The all-female Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. “The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort,” a […]

‘Spotlight': The Fourth Estate rules!

‘Spotlight’ Five stars Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Jamey Sheridan, Billy Crudup and Len Cariou Rating: R, for profanity, sexual candor and dramatic intensity Investigative reporters shine in mesmerizing, factual drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Crusading newspaper journalists have been a cinema staple ever […]

Donations needed for Children’s Alliance community giveaway

Next Saturday, Nov. 21, hundreds of needy families will descend on Westfield Village Elementary School in West Sacramento and — thanks to the generosity of local businesses and community organizations — leave with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal, as well as clothing, blankets, coats and toys. The Yolo County Children’s Alliance has organized and hosted this […]

Fourth Annual California Banjo Extravaganza brings banjo and bluegrass all-stars to The Palms

Move over, dueling banjos, and make way for the Fourth Annual California Banjo Extravaganza. This year’s line-up features Riley Baugus, Ryan Cavanaugh and Bill Evans on five-string banjos and a back-up band of top pickers. The California Banjo Extravaganza is created for just a handful of concerts, one of which is at The Palms Playhouse,13 […]

Jeremy Pinnell to visit ‘Live in the Loam’ on KDRT

Honky-tonk country singer Jeremy Pinnell is scheduled to appear on “Live in the Loam,” on Davis’ community radio station, KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show will air live and also stream at http://kdrt.org from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. “Live in the Loam” is a showcase featuring musicians and bands traveling through the area. […]

Concerts will support music education in Davis

Music lovers are invited to celebrate music in the public schools at the annual Harmony in Our Lives concerts, presented by the West Valley Chorus on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Proceeds will be donated to Davis School Arts Foundation to support local music […]

‘The Peanuts Movie': Good grief!

‘The Peanuts Movie’ Five stars Starring: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Pig-Pen and the rest of the gang Rating: G, and suitable for all ages Beloved comic strip makes a fabulous return to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic It’s truly amazing. Philippe Petit’s 1974 wire-walk between […]

Comings and Goings: Are you ready for some retail?

Four new boutiques are on their way ­to downtown — three of them on G Street. That’s right. Not another bar, restaurant or tapioca tea shop. (OK, maybe I spoke too soon on the last one). Clothing stores Miyamo, ShopCuffs and Philanthropy will join the upcoming Vault Skate Boutique in the next couple of months. I’ve […]

Novozymes tabbed as Best Place to Work in Science Magazine survey

Novozymes — the Danish-based company that has long maintained a research facility in Davis — ranked No. 1 on Science Magazine’s annual Top Employers list released last week. The magazine polled employees in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related industries to determine the 20 best employers globally. The key driving characteristics of the ranking were “Innovative leader in the […]

South African novelist will read her work Thursday

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes novelist and UC Davis professor emerita Lynn Freed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. She will perform at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in Davis. Freed is a South African writer and novelist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares, Vogue, The Washington Post, Newsweek, […]

2016 spring Mini-Musical ‘Teen Beach’ now enrolling

“Teen Beach” has been chosen as the spring Manville Mini-Musical for students in second through sixth grades. This lively combination of songs from the two recent Disney movies will begin Jan. 7, and the evening performance will take place on April 22. Mini-Musicals, celebrating 20 years of children’s music programs in Davis, are non-audition, after-school […]

YoloArts set to host eighth annual Art Farm Gala at Hotel Woodland

Yolo County’s agricultural and artistic diversity will be celebrated at YoloArts’ Art Farm Gala from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Included in the evening will be food and wine harvested from local farms, the announcement of the art exhibition’s juried award winners, and a silent auction featuring […]

British novelist Zadie Smith to speak at Mondavi on Nov. 6

Novelist Zadie Smith — born 40 years ago in London to a Jamaican mother and an English father — speaks at the Mondavi Center on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. Smith’s novels deal with issues including race, class and identity. “White Teeth,” published in 2000, became a bestseller and was included in Time Magazine’s list […]

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