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Arts Calendar

Tuesday February 13, 2007

TUESDAY, FEB. 13 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday February 13, 2007

International Bookfair -more-


The Theater: Harrison’s ‘Young Caesar’ at Yerba Buena

By Jaime Robles, Special to the Planet
Tuesday February 13, 2007

Conductor Nicole Paiement and Ensemble Parallèle present the world premiere of Lou Harrison’s Young Caesar at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Feb. 16 and 17. -more-


The Theater: TheatreFIRST’s Stunning Revival of ‘Nathan the Wise’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday February 13, 2007

TheatreFIRST brings to the stage G. E. Lessing’s masterpiece, Nathan the Wise, the original play of ideas (and of religious and cultural toleration and understanding) in the modern sense at the Old Oakland Theatre in a witty and exhilarating production in Edward Kemp’s illuminating new translation. -more-


Towhee Duets: The Private Life of a Plain Brown Bird

By Joe Eaton, Special to the Planet
Tuesday February 13, 2007

Talk about your misperceptions: for years, I thought the California towhees in my yard were having boundary issues. Two towhees would fly toward each other, one or both uttering a loud squealing call that was nothing like their normal “chip” or “tsip.” It sure sounded like fighting words. The towhees would appear to confront each other with fluffed-out feathers. Then they’d break off and go back to scuffling through the leaf litter for bugs. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday February 13, 2007

TUESDAY, FEB. 13 -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday February 09, 2007

FRIDAY, FEB. 9 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday February 09, 2007

ACTIVE ARTS THEATER FOR KIDS -more-


Ed Reed Celebrates New Release at Anna’s

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday February 09, 2007

Jazz singer Ed Reed will celebrate the release of his first CD, Ed Reed Sings Love Stories, this Saturday (Feb. 10) at Anna’s Jazz Island, performing a rare date with the stellar band that made the album, led by Berkeley favorite (now New York-based) Peck Allmond, a triumph for an unusual vocalist of real excellence, whose hour is long overdue. -more-


Moving Pictures: Documentary Tells Stories of the Wrongly Incarcerated

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday February 09, 2007

There are more than 400 prisoners in the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, rotting away with little or no recourse to the law, no contact with families or lawyers or the governments of the nations from which they came. Tragic as the situation may be, these men are almost celebrity cases in comparison to the hundreds or possibly thousands of wrongly incarcerated men who bide their time in our state and federal prisons. -more-


The Theater: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Masquer’s Playhouse

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday February 09, 2007

An old Brooklyn mansion, stuffed with memories—and more than memories—of an eccentric, even grisly past, presently populated by two smiling old spinsters who only want to help lonely men find peace; one nephew, a gangster, who barges in with his drunken plastic surgeon, Dr. Einstein; a chorus line of Irish cops; and the other nephew, in love with the minister’s daughter next door, himself the grisliest thing of all—a drama critic. -more-


Berkeley Poets Garcia and Krech Read at Moe’s Books Monday

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday February 09, 2007

Luis Garcia and Richard Krech, two lifelong Berkeley poets, will read for Monday At Moe’s, the series produced by Owen Hill at Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave., 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12. -more-


East Bay Then and Now: Builder-Artist A. H. Broad Left His Mark on Berkeley

By Daniella Thompson
Monday July 07, 2008 - 10:51:00 AM

If you’ve ever dined in the rear portion of the Great China restaurant on Kittredge Street, you might have noticed that this space is markedly different from the front part. Redwood board-and-batten wainscots; redwood doors and window trim; a beamed tongue-and-groove ceiling with elegantly carved brackets; and a doorway incorporating a fan of Victorian spindlework all suggest that these rooms were part of a former home. -more-


Garden Variety: Another indoor garden shop — Are we ready for spaceflight yet?

By Ron Sullivan
Friday February 09, 2007

A couple of months ago, I wrote about Berkeley Indoor Gardens, an indoor gardening (surprise!) store down at the tidal end of University Avenue. I got to feeling bad because I hadn’t written about the other indoor gardening store across the street. This one even advertises on KPIG, my favorite radio station. (So does Memphis Minnie’s, home of the best Sunday brunch in San Francisco. Don’t take my word for it—go eat!) -more-


About the House: An Introduction to the AFCI Circuit Breakers

By Matt Cantor
Friday February 09, 2007

Breakers of the space-age: In 2003 there were over 73,000 electrical fires and nearly 600 resulting deaths, not to mention about a billion dollars in property loss. Most of these fires were caused by electrical “arcing.” -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday February 09, 2007

FRIDAY, FEB. 9 -more-