Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The means aren’t justifying the ends

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 20 years. My husband had a great job that allowed him to support me while I completed my education. Our financial situation diminished, but as long as we could share responsibilities, it was OK with me. When I entered the job force, there was a radical shift. I became […]

Who among us deserves the label ‘creative’?

In college, my friends and I draped ourselves over dorm furniture and jawed about each other’s personalities and talents. Bobbie was good at math and science. Susan read fast and had a great memory. Marilyn was outgoing and Doreen was mysterious. I wanted “sexy” but had to settle for “not afraid to talk to new […]

The Red-Headed Stranger came a-callin’ and y’all just sat there

Davis, we need to have a little chat. It’s time to loosen up. Clearly, you fear your bodies, and what they might do, as if one tapping toe might lead to uncontrollably twerking the person next to you. It’s like you you’re doing Irish step-dancing arms from the waist down, too. Case in point: Willie Nelson’s […]

Good posture can make you feel better

By Sharon Naylor Are you a slumper? Check your posture right now to see if your shoulders are rounded forward and your back curled. Chances are you’ve eased into your natural posture: slouched down, head in alignment with your spine, shoulders back, back not straight. And your brain may be paying the price. Researchers […]

‘Draft Day’: Quite a fumble

“Draft Day” Three stars Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Tom Welling, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Griffin Newman Rating: PG-13, for occasional profanity Dumb melodrama intercepts what should have been a solid sports drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic I’ve no doubt that a compelling film could be spun […]

MFA candidate mounts a performance

Deirdre Morris, a candidate for a master of fine arts degree in theater and dance at UC Davis, has created a site-particular performance on and around Lake Spafford in the UCD Arboretum. “Site particular” refers to a direct engagement with the landscape being worked in and through the time and place of the structured presentation. […]

Jam with folk musicians on Friday

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little […]

Music livens up Monticello in April

Music with your meal will be featured throughout April at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. The schedule includes: * Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 5-7 p.m.:  Bassoonist Ricardo Rosales provides musical accompaniment for weekly wine tasting, hosted by Davis Enterprise “Wineaux” columnist Susan Leonardi; * Fridays, April 11, 18 and 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Bob Wren […]

Delta blues sweep into Central Park

Guitar Mac and the Blues Express bring the Delta-style blues of B.B. King and Muddy Waters to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 p.m. till dark. Guitar Mac hails from Cotton Plant, Ark., but his music is pure Mississippi Delta Blues. The band has been a regular at the Sacramento Blues Festival and […]

Justis plays at Wine’d Down Thursday

Singer/songwriter Mike Justis has been playing a unique brand of folk, blues, and Americana music for 30-plus years. He and his band, the Mike Justis Band, are well-known throughout Northern California. This week, he will be playing for Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, and will be joined by bassist Steve O’Neill and guitarist […]

Band concert to feature premiere of new piece by local composer

The Davis High School Symphonic Band will premiere a new piece by Davis composer Garrett Shatzer during a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Shatzer’s piece is titled “Afraid of Love,” which he said “comes from the final words of the poem ‘Crater […]

Take a ride in a ’59 Sprite

When Glen Byrns said of his 1959 Austin Healey “Bugeye” Sprite, below, “It’s a go out in the country and blow your hair back kind of car,” Enterprise photographer Fred Gladdis took him up on it. Gladdis explains the experience here: We take a short drive west on Russell Boulevard down the avenue of trees. […]

Photos chronicle vet prof’s Egyptian experience

A free, public photo exhibit by UC Davis veterinary professor Mary Christopher, who arrived in Egypt as a Fulbright Scholar just before the revolution began in 2010, will open with a reception Wednesday, April 9. The exhibit, including images of the people and animals of Egypt, will be held in UC Davis’ Valley Hall from […]

Jaoudi showcases her art in film

Davis resident Maria Jaoudi, a professor of humanities and religious studies at Sacramento State, will present a film about her paintings at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in Sacramento. A question-and-answer session will follow. Admission to the screening is free, but guests will need to pay regular […]