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Tuesday January 23, 2007

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Kent Nagano to Step Down as Berkeley Symphony Music Director

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday January 23, 2007

Kent Nagano, after a meeting with the musicians of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra to discuss his plans, announced Friday that he will step down as music director of the symphony at the end of the 2008-09 season. -more-


The Theater: Ragged Wing Harnesses ‘The Tempest’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday January 23, 2007

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” A series of blackout tableaux like snapshots: Prospero and Caliban; “Melted into air, thin air;” then Prospero alone, touching the rude crown, cloak and staff that accoutered Caliban; then crowning himself, taking up the feathered magic staff: “Our revels now are ended ...” -more-


Afghan Archaeologist Discusses Bamiyan Site

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday January 23, 2007

By KEN BULLOCK -more-


Green Neighbors: The Geographic History of the Bunya-Bunya Tree

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday January 23, 2007

If Chez Panisse were to serve up a menu to match its guardian bunya-bunya, it would include roast haunch of free-range sauropod and a salad of braised organic tree ferns. Maybe some wood-roasted hearts of sago palm and a gingko fruit crème brulee for dessert. If it ever gets around to producing its infamously huge cones—I’ve never seen the big ones here—the bunya-bunya’s seeds are edible, too. How about it, Alice? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday January 23, 2007

TUESDAY, JAN. 23 -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday January 19, 2007

FRIDAY, JAN. 19 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday January 19, 2007

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‘California as Muse’ at Oakland Museum

By Peter Selz, Special to the Planet
Friday January 19, 2007

The Arts and Crafts Movement, which started in England under the leadership of William Morris in the 1880s, advocated a unity of the arts in which architecture of the house and all aspects of its interior were in harmony and designed by craftsmen. It flourished in the Bay Area early in the 20th century with architects like Bernard Maybeck, John Hudson Thomas and many others. -more-


Film Series Screens Rare Jazz Performance Footage

By Galen Babb, Special to the Planet
Friday January 19, 2007

A treasure trove of rare European archival jazz footage has finally made its way to the United States and is being presented in the form of a film and discussion being hosted at 50 public libraries nationwide. -more-


The Hue and Cry of House Paint

By Jane Powell
Friday January 19, 2007

By Jane Powell -more-


About the House: What I Like and What I Don’t Like About Pergo

By Matt Cantor
Friday January 19, 2007

First of all, let’s get our terminology right. Pergo is one brand of laminate flooring and not, by any stretch, the onsly one. There are many brands of laminate flooring, Pergo was just the first. Actually, even that isn’t wholly accurate and why not be accurate? Pergo, a Swedish company, first applied laminate technology to flooring in 1994 and has, in an amazingly short while, completely changed the face of the flooring business. This stuff is everywhere. -more-


Garden Variety: Save Water, Time and Plants With an Irrigation System

By Ron Sullivan
Friday January 19, 2007

We’re still freezing and so are our gardens (My poor red–leaf banana!) and I’m telling you it’s time to think about irrigation? Yes indeed. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday January 19, 2007

FRIDAY, JAN. 19 -more-