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Arts Calendar

Tuesday February 27, 2007

TUESDAY, FEB. 27 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday February 27, 2007

MYUNG MI KIM AT UC’S DOE LIBRARY -more-


The Theater: Central Works Stages ‘Lola Montez’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday February 27, 2007

It’s tough being king ... Ludwig of Bavaria is a proactive, very public monarch. Nothing, whether extensive engineering projects such as roads and canals, or grandiose museums and other monuments to the arts, is too good for his people, and the exchequer be damned. He’ll find a way to make Munich the envy of even Paris and Vienna. -more-


Books: Author Commentary: Elephant, Reel Founder Tells How He Did It

By Stuart Skorman, Special to the Planet
Tuesday February 27, 2007

Berkeley has long been famous for starting revolutions—especially revolutions that come from the political left. The purpose of this editorial is to make the heretical proposal that Berkeley launch a revolution from the right—a revolution drawn from the heart of the free-enterprise system. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Chemical Weapons: Skin of Newt and Liver of Snakes

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday February 27, 2007

A few columns back I touched on the chemical arms race between newts and garter snakes: the newts loaded with a fugu-like toxin to which the snakes have evolved resistance. Well, there are complexities to that story that I wasn’t aware of, some of which are described in a 2004 Journal of Chemical Ecology article entitled “A Resistant Predator and its Toxic Prey: Persistence of Newt Toxin Leads to Poisonous (Not Venomous) Snakes.” The lead author, Becky Williams, is a UC Berkeley graduate student; she collaborated with Edmund Brodie, Jr. of Utah State University and Edmund Brodie III, now at the University of Virginia. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday February 27, 2007

TUESDAY, FEB. 27 -more-


Correction

Tuesday February 27, 2007

• The Feb. 9 story “Peralta Trustee Questions Financial Priorities of District, Debate Grows over Bond Funds” misquoted Peralta Trustee Abel Guillen following last week’s trustee meeting. Guillen said his vote against the audio visual contract for the renovation of the Peralta Administration Building boardroom was “on principle,” not “symbolic,” as was reported. -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday February 23, 2007

FRIDAY, FEB. 23 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday February 23, 2007

OEBS PREMIERE OF ‘FIRE AND ICE’ -more-


The Theater: ‘Sweeny Todd’ at Contra Costa Civic Theatre

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday February 23, 2007

“A barber had a wife—and she was beautiful!” So sings Sweeney Todd at the start of the eponymous musical by Sondheim, in its last two weekends at Contra Costa Civic Theater in El Cerrito. -more-


The Theater: ‘Cartoon’ Comes to Life at La Val’s

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday February 23, 2007

Asleep in a heap under blue skies with fleecy clouds, the cast of Cartoon is jangled awake and into manic song and dance by an alarm clock, squelched by a mallet-wielding gal, who turns out to be the dictator of the grinning, ‘toonish clan. -more-


Neighbors Riled About Plans to Develop Spring Mansion

By Dave Weinstein, Special to the Planet
Friday February 23, 2007

When the Spring Mansion first appeared in the nearly tree-less Berkeley Hills, almost 100 years ago, it was more than a home for one of the East Bay’s most successful real estate speculators, the man behind Thousand Oaks, the Claremont Hotel, and the town of Albany. It was a gleaming white advertisement for John Hopkins Spring’s newest suburban development, which surrounded the house. And it could be seen from San Francisco. -more-


John Hudson Thomas’ Legacy

By Dave Weinstein, Special to the Planet
Friday February 23, 2007

Unlike many of his contemporaries, the architect John Hudson Thomas has not been forgotten—at least not completely. He has fans who compile lists of his houses, which liberally dot the Berkeley Hills, are also common in Oakland and Piedmont, and can be found as far afield as Los Gatos and Woodland, in the Sacramento Valley. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday February 23, 2007

Alert To Renters & Landlords -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday February 23, 2007

FRIDAY, FEB. 23 -more-