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Arts Critic Jeff Hudson Previews Music On Sound Advice


Arts critic Jeff Hudson joins us on Sound Advice to highlight some of the music you’ll be able to hear live in the coming months.

Below is some of the music to be previewed.

Goodnight Moon -- Mermaid of Nova Scotia

"This show is based on the famous children’s book from the 1940s, which my parents read to me as a child in the 1950s, and I read to my kids when they were little in the 1990s, " Hudson says. "And I expect to read to my grandchildren someday once my sons get with the program."

The show includes puppetmasters dressed head-to-toe in black, and actors dressed in animal costumes. The stage is illuminated with black lights, so the sets and props glow. Note that the performances are early – you can take little kids to see this one and still get home by bedtime.

Showtimes are at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

Sacramento Baroque Soloists

They are a locally-based period instrument group from Davis, performing on gut-strung violins and cellos.

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez visits Sacramento and Modesto later this month. Their snappy, tight-fitting outfits make them look almost like superheroes. 


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