Sunday, December 21, 2014
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‘The Hobbit, The Battle of Five Armies:’ At last, the grand finale!

“The Hobbit, The Battle of Five Armies” 3.5 starts Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace, Aidan Turner, Christopher Lee Rating: PG-13, for intense fantasy action violence and some truly scary monsters Narrative bloat aside, this Hobbit trilogy builds to a crowd-pleasing conclusion By Derrick […]

Tom Rigney and Flambeau to play

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will help ring in the new year at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. This band specializes in Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans groves, and beautiful ballads and waltzes. Rigney composes most of the songs, although the shows are spiced with classics from the […]

DMTC plans New Year’s Eve party

Davis Musical Theatre Company plans a show and party on New Year’s Eve. The gala will feature a preview performance of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” followed by a buffet dinner at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. It starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and will last into New […]

‘Before Midnight’ screening is tonight

Don’t miss tonight’s (Friday, Dec. 19) showing of The International Film Series, “Before Midnight” (2013, U.S., directed by Richard Linklater, 109 min.). The films, running the first and third Fridays of each month, are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m. […]

Hammer Museum curator is next up for Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Anne Ellegood, senior curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, is the speaker at the next Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the UC Davis department of art and art history. The lecture is set for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Art Annex on the UCD campus. For directions, visit […]

STC’s plans ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screening, discussions

Sacramento Theatre Company plans a free discussion of “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at STC’s Main Stage Lobby, 1419 H St. It will center on the themes of the story and how those themes relate to the community today. The talk will be led by the Rev. Myron J. Cotta, auxiliary bishop […]

DMTC announces auditions for ‘Sweeney Todd’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, “Sweeney Todd,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 4-5, with callbacks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. Auditioners need to attend only one of the first two nights. The show will be directed by Steve Isaacson with musical direction by Jonathan Rothman and Steve […]

Easing the stress during college application season

By H.C. Cuevas November is upon us and we’re deep into the college application season. It’s an annual ritual for high school students who are excited about the prospect of moving on to college of their choice, newfound independence and a host of new ventures awaiting them, yet it is also a period that students and parents alike […]

‘Interstellar': a way, way out film

“Interstellar” 3.5 stars Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Mackenzie Foy, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace and one other individual who shall remain a surprise Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, perilous action and brief profanity   Grim sci-fi parable is rather full of itself By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

Poetry reading by Richard Alan Bunch planned

Davis poet and author Richard Alan Bunch will give a poetry reading on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Mary Stephens Branch of the Yolo County Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis, in the Blanchard Room. He will be reading poems from his recent book “Intimate Nights: New and Selected Poems.” His poems […]

Auditions set for Cole Porter musical comedy ‘Anything Goes’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company continues its 30th anniversary season with auditions for the musical comedy of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” The show that launched the career of the great Ethel Merman in the 1930s sails into the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center for auditions at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 9-10, with callbacks at […]

Elect Schaupp to Assembly

On Election Day I urge you to vote for Charlie Schaupp for California Assembly. Charlie is a lifelong resident of Yolo County, long engaged in civic and governmental affairs. Our family has known Charlie for more than 20 years. We know him to be dedicated to learning the facts about the issues, a hard worker, careful […]