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Arts Calendar

Tuesday April 18, 2006

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Arts: Musical Tranformations in New Opera ‘Chrysalis’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 18, 2006

East Bay composer Clark Suprynowicz and San Francisco playwright John O’Keefe have joined forces for the new opera Chrysalis, “a hallucinatory riff on cosmetic surgery and genetic manipulation,” to be premiered by Berkeley Opera, April 22-30, at the Julia Morgan Theatre on College Avenue. -more-


City’s Reunion of Trees Includes Ancient Dawn Redwood

By Ron Sullivan Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 18, 2006

The dawn redwoods don’t mind the soggy weather; they’re leafing out more or less on schedule. I suppose they evolved with wetter weather to begin with, so no surprise there. In other ways, this tree has been full of surprises. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday April 18, 2006

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Arts Calendar

Friday April 14, 2006

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Arts: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ Plays at the Berkeley Rep

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Friday April 14, 2006

A match struck in darkness on the “veranda” of a tenement fire escape to light a cigarette is the first illuminating ray in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, at Berkeley Rep, as Williams’ young “double,” would-be poet Tom Wingfield (Erik Lochtefeld) slowly drawls out, in Delta Faulknerian, the introduction to his nostalgic narration of a “memory play.” -more-


Moving Pictures: Seeking Redemption in the Words of the Bard

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday April 14, 2006

It can be tempting to dismiss violent criminals, to simply lock them up and write them off. The details of their crimes justify it for us, allowing us to make them into monsters, to dehumanize and judge them. -more-


Appraisal Extravaganza: Our Own ‘Antiques Roadshow’

By Marta Yamamoto Special to the Planet
Friday April 14, 2006

Is there really a secret behind the crystal perfume bottle passed down from your grandmother? What about the French landscape you bought at a hotel liquidation sale in Hawaii for $5? Could it be valuable? Join the Appraisal Extravaganza and these mysteries will be solved. -more-


Arts: New Paintings at Turn of the Century

By Robert McDonald Special to the Planet
Friday April 14, 2006

Six major paintings and 10 small landscapes on paper, all in mixed media by Micaela Gardner, are on view through April 30 at Turn of the Century Fine Arts. -more-


About the House: Getting the Hang of Hanging Things on Walls

by Matt Cantor
Friday April 14, 2006

I know you’re out there. You who are easy prey for handywomen and contractors. You who don’t fix things. Yes, I know you’re there. Well come out of the closet and go boldly where your uncle Filbert never went. Where you mother never dared to tread. Today we are going to hang something on the wall. Yes, You CAN do it. -more-


Garden Variety: Garden Enhancements Go Local for Rocks

By Ron Sullivan
Friday April 14, 2006

There’s a lively side discussion going on within a California native-plants email list about how to garden with the least impact. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday April 14, 2006

FRIDAY, APRIL 14 -more-