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Arts Calendar

Tuesday April 24, 2007

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday April 24, 2007

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Marian McPartland Embodies Jazz History

By Ira Steingroot, Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 24, 2007

If you’ve seen the film A Great Day in Harlem, you may have noticed that of the 57 jazz legends who showed up to be photographed by Art Kane standing on the stoop of a Harlem brownstone at 17 East 126th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues on an August morning in 1958, only three of them were women and only one of the three was white. -more-


The Theater: Aurora Production Satirizes Contemporary Architecture

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 24, 2007

A young Asian woman in a fashionable, low-cut black dress and high heels busies herself with last minute fussing over the white bulk of an architectural model, positioned on a table elevated enough so that she needs to climb above it on a high tech stepladder to reach down into its interior. -more-


‘Price of Fire’ Spotlights Unknown History of Latin America

By Conn Hallinan, Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 24, 2007

There was a time in history when travel diaries were the way people in London, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam found out about the countries they had yoked to their imperial ambitions. India, Sumatra, and rural Donegal—the places that funneled raw materials and gold into the great imperial centers—came alive in journals and long letters to leading newspapers. Most of the diarists focused on the exotic, but not a few accurately predicted that no matter how many dragoons were sent to terrorize the Irish countryside, insurrectionary groups like the “Whiteboys” would appear in their wake to burn down a landlord’s house. Or divined that all the “khaki boys” in the British Army would never quell the fierce Pushtin tribesmen of the Northern Frontier. -more-


Green Neighbors: Welcome the Flowers That Bloom in the Spring

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday April 24, 2007

Having ranted about the allergenic pollen from certain flowering trees—the sorts one might not even think of as “flowering” except in the taxonomic sense—allow me to spend a few inches on thanks and praise for their more conspicuous brethren. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday April 24, 2007

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 -more-


Corrections

Tuesday April 24, 2007

In an April 13 story on labor relations in the Berkeley schools, a school employee’s name was misspelled. Her name is Anita Thomson. -more-


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-