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Datebook: May 27-June2

Datebook: May 27-June2

Datebook: May 27-June2
TheReporter.com
VACAVILLE ART LEAGUE & GALLERY -- 34th Annual Juried Art Show, works by local artists, oil paintings and drawings to photography and computer art to watercolor and sculpture, through July 2, at 718 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. ...

Nominate your favorite artist for achievement award

Nominate your favorite artist for achievement award

Every year the City of Vacaville awards two Artist Achievement Awards to recognize special artistic achievements by Vacaville artists. This award is designed to bring official acclaim to local artists for their talents and to further promote the arts in Vacaville. Last year the student award went to the Honey Bee Trio and the adult award went to Bob Green. Who will the award winners be this year?

The Vacaville Arts Advisory Committee, with the support of the Vacaville Community Services Commission, requests that local schools, arts groups and businesses submit their nominations of deserving Vacaville artists for their artistic accomplishments in the following categories: Visual Arts, Music (vocal or instrumental), Dance, Creative Writing, Theatre, Film, Sculpture and Photography. The Arts Advisory Committee will review all applications received and make a selection for one adult winner and one student, 17/under winner.

Fiesta Days launched with food, fun

Fiesta Days launched with food, fun

Fiesta Days launched with food, fun
TheReporter.com
A number of Vacaville residents launched what promises to be a week of fun-filled and fiesta-driven festivities Monday evening with the Fiesta Days kick-off barbecue at the McBride Senior Center. ...

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra to perform 'Family Concert' June 2

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra to perform 'Family Concert' June 2

DAVIS - On Thursday, June 2, at 7:00 p.m., in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will perform a program organized for a family evening. The "Family Concert" program lasts only an hour, and does not have an intermission. Featured are winners of the symphony’s Concerto Competition (Han-ah Sumner) and Composition Readings (Gabriel Bolaños):

• Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
• Bolaños: Cerro Negro
• Beethoven: Allegro moderato from Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, with Han-ah Sumner, piano
• Strauss: Emperor Waltz

Han-ah Sumner regularly plays cello with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, but will be performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major.

Rock opera 'The Who's Tommy' opens at UC Davis

Rock opera 'The Who's Tommy' opens at UC Davis

DAVIS - The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Who’s Tommy directed by Granada Artist-in-Residence Mindy Cooper with music and lyrics by Pete Townshend.  This hit musical, winner of five Tony Awards, is based on The Who's 1969 double album rock opera Tommy. The famous show revolves around young English Tommy who becomes deaf, dumb and blind after witnessing a murder as a boy, and later rises to fame as a pinball wizard.

UC Davis Jazz Bands to perform 'Guests Artists' May 25

UC Davis Jazz Bands to perform 'Guests Artists' May 25

DAVIS - On Wednesday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m., in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, the UC Davis Jazz Bands will perform a program titled “Guest Artists.” Two bands will be directed by Delbert Bump: a larger “big band” and a smaller “combo” band.

Composer, arranger, and saxophonist Gregory Yasinitsky will perform with the ensemble in several pieces, including three pieces of his own. He is an accomplished musician, and has performed with Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, Manhattan Transfer, Mel Torme, and many others. In June, Yasinitsky will become director for the Washington State University School of Music, where he is currently a Regents Professor of Music.

Other guests include Carlos Medrano on congas, and Tim Acosta, trumpet.

NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition deadline approaching

NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition deadline approaching

DAVIS - The deadline is rapidly approaching for NAMI-Yolo's Sunflower Art Competition. Anyone can enter an original art work in any medium that incorporates a sunflower theme.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Children (under 8), Youth (8-12), Teens (13-17), Amateur adults, Professional artists, Schools and other Group installations.

The artist whose artwork is chosen for the sunflower seed cards that NAMI-Yolo sells as part of its outreach and fund-raising efforts will be awarded $100. In addition to artist prizes, the William Albrecht Mental Health Education Award will be given to one educator who best demonstrates how he or she uses the competition to educate students about mental health. This is funded by an annual raffle, which raised $400 for this year's award.

Entries should be submitted at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street in Davis on Thursday, May 26 or Friday, May 27 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.