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Davis Conversations with…Derrick Bang

(photo credit: Bill Buchanan) Davis Conversations is a feature series at Davis Life Magazine presenting profiles of local folks who impact our community. Today, we meet Derrick Bang. Derrick has long been the preeminent film critic and Peanuts authority in the area. Despite his loaded schedule writing movie reviews for The Davis Enterprise, creating marketing materials […]

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Sweeney Todd Opens at DMTC

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 TONY’s, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat with Sweeney Todd that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. Not to be missed, “Sweeney Todd” is […]

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Bedtime Stories

I’m told that when I was about two years old, I was left with my step-grandfather while my parents were out for the evening,  and that when they returned a few hours later, I was still awake while he was sound asleep, seated on the floor, his back to the wall, surrounded by books I […]

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Home Sweet Home

They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. I couldn’t agree more. Especially when the distance is six thousand miles by plane, approximately twenty hours of flight time from what I like to call bed to bed; My comfortable bed in Davis, California to a not so familiar bed in a hotel or […]

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All the Trimmings

I love Thanksgiving. Not only for all the obvious reasons. The reason I feel lighthearted as I walk down the aisles of the local Safeway, gathering ingredients for pumpkin pie, is because I can participate wholeheartedly in this holiday. When the cashier asks me what I’m making for Thanksgiving dinner, I actually have an answer. […]

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