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Arts Calendar

Friday April 20, 2007

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday April 20, 2007

‘PARTNERS IN PAINT’ -more-


Moving Pictures: Finding Poetry Amid the Horror of World War II

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday April 20, 2007

Kon Ichikawa directed nearly 30 films in his native Japan before anyone took much notice of him. He was a studio director, taking assignments and completing them dutifully if not artfully. It was only when he and his wife/co-scenarist Natto Wada began developing their own projects that Ichikawa received his due recognition. -more-


Hertz Hall Hosts Medieval and Modern ‘Carmina Burana’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday April 20, 2007

Composer Carl Orff’s 20th century “scenic cantata,” Carmina Burana, and the 13th century collection of songs that inspired Orff’s “reimagining” will both be performed—probably for the first time ever in this format, “back to back, recto to verso”—by the University Chorus and Chamber Chorus with guest soloists and musicians, under the direction of Marika Kuzma. -more-


East Bay Then and Now: Daniels Excelled in Developing and Marketing Scenic Beauty

By Daniella Thompson
Friday April 20, 2007

Nobody recognized the commercial value of natural scenery better than Mark Daniels. -more-


About the House: Strapping Young Water Heater Turns 10 Years Old

By Matt Cantor
Friday April 20, 2007

I am a total crank. I admit it. I can’t help myself. I think this just the way Lord Shiva made me and there ain’t too darned much I can do about it. Some things just rile me, chafe and get under my pink semi-translucent skin and one of those things is the utter and thorough inability of just about everyone in the building trades to properly strap a water heater. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday April 20, 2007

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 -more-


Arts Calendar

Tuesday April 17, 2007

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday April 17, 2007

CAHILL, KUBERA PLAY RILEY’S ‘WALTZ’ -more-


The Theater: Actors Ensemble Presents ‘Lysistrata’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 17, 2007

After the audience has been seated in Live Oak Theatre to a medley of old hits arranged thematically, like “Prisoner of Love,” “It’s a Man’s World,” “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” and “I’m Glad That You’re Sorry Now” (as well as “Please, Please, Please,” particularly poignant), there’s a drumroll, some commotion behind—and strange glances under the hem of—the draped red curtain, then the entrance of the masked chorus, two young women who toss their masks into the audience with, “Okay, we’re, like, the chorus ... 411—a very bad year to be an Athenian. It’s sucky!” -more-


Chinese-Cuban Revolutionaries Still Lead Cuba

By Barbara Greenway, New America Media
Tuesday April 17, 2007

All serious readers, whether scholarly or general interest, place a special value on first-hand accounts of historical events. Memoirs, autobiographies, interviews of “regular people” who find themselves immersed in historic times bring that history to life as no author can. This is why the new book, Our History Is Still Being Written, has such an important role to play in modern Chinese history. -more-


Wild Neighbors: En Garde! Jays Discover the Pointed Stick

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday April 17, 2007

I know: another corvid column. But bear with me. Every now and then I trawl the technical literature at the UC library, and this time I found a jay-and-crow story in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology that’s too good to keep. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday April 17, 2007

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 -more-