Thursday, January 29, 2015

‘Joseph’ production a fun, lively, energetic show

Check it out What: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Jan 27 through Feb 1 Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater Tickets: $22–$89 More information: Andrew Lloyd Webber was only 19 years old when he was asked to write a piece for a […]

A rose by any other name — if there is one

Some time ago, I wrote a column about limitation and exhaustion of necessary resources by growth of the human population. The metaphor I used spoke of yeast growing and fermenting in a grape must or in hopped wort by which, as far as the yeast is concerned, the result of its action is nothing more […]

Acclaimed guitarist Adrian Legg to play at The Palms on Saturday

Voted Guitarist of the Decade by Guitarist magazine and Best Acoustic Fingerstylist four years in a row by readers of Guitar Player, Adrian Legg is a nimble and inventive fingerstyle guitarist who uses a custom electric-acoustic hybrid guitar to create a densely and delicately woven sound. Joe Satriani says that Legg, who will appear at […]

Show explores the evolution of dance

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will present “Davis Dance Project 2015: Darwin and Dance: The Evolution of Contemporary Movement,” exploring how dance style changes over time. This year’s show looks at the cultural, historical and personal idiosyncrasies that influence the development of modern and contemporary dance. While it may sound a bit stuffy, it’s actually […]

When measles spreads from Disneyland, it’s a small world after all

By Rachel Rabkin Peachman The latest measles outbreak, which began at Disneyland in California between Dec. 17 and 20, is spreading. The seven confirmed cases first reported less than two weeks ago have quickly multiplied to 70 confirmed cases as of this writing. This includes two cases in Utah, two in Washington and one in Mexico. […]

From innovation parks to innovative buildings and planning

By Susan Rainier Last spring, the city of Davis received three responses from developers to its request for expressions of interest for innovation business research parks. The Planning Department wants to fast-track completion of required studies, analysis and discussion — including consideration of alternatives — for a March 2016 Measure R community vote on two of the […]

‘Inherent Vice': A very bad trip

“Inherent Vice” 2.5 stars Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Eric Roberts, Hong Chau, Jena Malone and Martin Short Rating: R, for profanity, graphic nudity, sexual content, constant drug use and occasional violence Bizarre touches overwhelm unsatisfying Thomas Pynchon adaptation By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This deranged […]

Gallery 1855 presents Ellie Ivanova’s ‘Archive of Abandoned Dreams’

During February, Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, will feature “Archive of Abandoned Dreams” from Bulgarian-born artist Ellie Ivanova. A free opening reception will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Ivanova is best known for her luminous dreamlike studies characterized by their exquisite use of light and […]

Guitar-vocal duo will perform at DCC

The guitar and vocal duo, Ryan Hernandez & Kaz, will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, as part of the Davis Community Church Concert Series. Well-known throughout the Sacramento area for their music, the duo will perform an eclectic mix of soulful rhythm and blues, popular tunes, jazz and Latin music. It […]

‘American Sniper': a well-focused drama

“American Sniper” Four stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, Keir O’Donnell, Sammy Sheik Rating: for strong and disturbing war violence, and frequent profanity U.S. military hero gets a thoughtful, if overlong screen bio By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic What price a man’s soul? Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is the thoughtful study […]

Davis Idol tickets on sale now

Davis Idol 2015 is coming, giving local students a chance to show off their singing talents and compete to be named Davis’ best high school singer. Preliminary rounds featuring 24 contestants will take place Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, with the red-carpet finale on Saturday, Jan. 31. All shows begin at 7 p.m. […]

Dean of nursing to address changes in health care

The Davis Senior Center will host a free presentation on evolving health-care systems at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the center, 646 A St. Heather Young, associate vice chancellor for nursing and founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, will discuss changes in America’s health-care system, including expectations and […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: [email protected] U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

Ferguson, Mo., in Yolo County, Calif.

By Cruz Reynoso As we saw in Ferguson, Mo., and we have seen in Yolo County, procedures used by district attorneys raise more questions than answers in incidents of police shooting. Any killing of a fellow human being demands the attention of our society. No peace officer goes to work each day thinking that he […]