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Arts Calendar

Friday March 03, 2006

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 -more-


Arts: PBO Celebrates Mozart’s 250th Year By IRA STEINGROOT Special to the Planet

Friday March 03, 2006

He may not look a day over 35 on the foil wrapper of the stale chocolate kugels that pay homage to the greatest musical genius the world has ever known, but Mozart turned 250 on Jan. 27 of this year. More to the point, although the wrapper his music comes in may seem hoary with age, the music wrapped inside has aged like fine wine, becoming fresher, younger and more delicious over the years. -more-


Arts: What Happened to King Lear’s Daughters’ Mother? By BETSY HUNTON Special to the Planet

Friday March 03, 2006

Seven Lears which opens tonight on the campus at Zellerbach Playhouse will close after next weekend. -more-


Arts: ACT Performs August Wilson’s ‘Gem’ By KEN BULLOCK Special to the Planet

Friday March 03, 2006

The Gem of the Ocean, the next-to-last play August Wilson wrote, is finishing a run at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater this coming weekend. -more-


Arts: Pacific Film Archive Screens Films By and About Women By JUSTIN DeFREITAS

Friday March 03, 2006

Over the next few weeks, Pacific Film Archive is presenting two series dedicated to women. -more-


Arts: Deception, Transgression and Regression By JUSTIN DeFREITAS

Friday March 03, 2006

A spate of German-themed films has made and continues to make its way to Berkeley theaters, from last year’s Downfall, about the final days of Adolph Hitler, to current and upcoming releases such as Fateless, about the Nazi occupation of Hungary, Summer Storm, the story of a young German boy’s sexual awakening, and Before the Fall, a coming-of-age film set in one of Hitler’s schools for the elite. (Before the Fall will be reviewed in this space next week.) -more-


East Bay Parks Have Designs on Your Time By MARTA YAMAMOTO Special to the Planet

Friday March 03, 2006

Who’s ready to try something new? Want to track wildlife, plant heirloom potatoes, cast your line in that perfect loop, team up with your favorite llama or discover the culture of the Tuibun Ohlone? Sound compelling? Read on. -more-


East Bay:Then and Now: Arts & Crafts on the Fire’s Edge By DANIELLA THOMPSON

Friday March 03, 2006

Rounding the bend from La Loma Avenue onto Le Conte Avenue on Berkeley’s Northside, the eye can’t miss a large brown-shingle structure in mid-block. Crowned by cascades of steep overlapping gables, this quintessentially Arts & Crafts building sports a curious appendage on its southeast corner: an octagonal turret with a domed roof previously covered with mosaics but now bare. -more-


About the House: Be Aware of Lead Poisoning in Older Homes By MATT CANTOR

Friday March 03, 2006

Writing this column is going to be harder than usual. It’s no fun. I like talking about how people screw things up and sometimes it’s funny and sometimes it’s just exasperating but what I have to talk about today is genuinely tragic. Please bear with me because it’s extremely important. -more-


Garden Variety: The Magic of Going Native (with Plants) By RON SULLIVAN

Staff
Friday March 03, 2006

Some of us like plants from all over the world in out gardens. Some of us like native Californians. (Some of us, like me, mix them.) Some of us take that native thing to apparent extremes, and people like that have the perfect place in Berkeley: Native Here Nursery. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday March 03, 2006

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 -more-


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Tuesday February 28, 2006

TUESDAY, FEB. 28 -more-


Books: Josephine Miles: Berkeley’s Emily Dickinson? By Phil McArdle Special to the Planet

Tuesday February 28, 2006

In the middle of the 20th century a happy coincidence made Berkeley home to two poets, Josephine Miles (1911-1985) and Alan Ginsberg, who bore at least a passing resemblance to a pair of their celebrated predecessors, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. -more-


Central Works Presents ‘Shadow Crossing’ By KEN BULLOCK Special to the Planet

Tuesday February 28, 2006

The shadowy figure of a ranchero, lightly strumming a guitar and intoning lines in Spanish about leaving home due to poverty and necessity, looms before the screen in the Berkeley City Club on which the tall cactus and stony land of the border are projected, along with an English translation of the song’s mournful words. -more-


Apfelbaum Leads Berkeley High Jazz Band in March 6 Show At Yoshi’s By IRA STEINGROOT Special to the Planet

Tuesday February 28, 2006

Public school jazz education began in Berkeley in 1966 when Herb Wong, the principal at Washington Elementary, offered a jazz class to his music students. It wasn’t long before every school in the district had a jazz band. -more-


California Ravens: A Unique and Complex Species By JOE EATON Special to the Planet

Tuesday February 28, 2006

Ravens are complicated birds. Spend enough time with them and you’ll learn that there’s no such thing as “the raven”—a standard one-size-fits-all set of behavioral traits. They’re as wonderfully various as we are. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday February 28, 2006

TUESDAY, FEB. 28 -more-