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Tuesday May 01, 2007

TUESDAY, MAY 1 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday May 01, 2007

ETHNOPOETICIST READS AT MOE’S -more-


Savall’s Skill Lends Immediacy to Performance

By Ira Steingroot, Special to the Planet
Tuesday May 01, 2007

Before going to hear the work of a particular classical composer, which, for me, usually means Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Mahler, or Satie, I try to listen to recordings of the pieces on the program before hand. Listening ahead not only makes the melodies performed familiar, it also gives the live concert a nostalgic resonance, and suggests a context for the music, both the original moment of its creation in time by the composer, and its creative intervening afterlife. -more-


BHS Revives ‘Hair’ for 40th Anniversary

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday May 01, 2007

Students at Berkeley High will “Let the Sunshine In” by performing a 40th anniversary celebration—and critical examination—of the musical Hair, this weekend and next on campus at the Florence Schwimley Theater. -more-


TheatreFIRST Struggles to Survive in Oakland Arts District

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday May 01, 2007

TheatreFIRST, Oakland’s only resident theater company, will perform the West Coast premiere of John Arden’s 1959 antiwar masterpiece, Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance, opening this Friday at 8 p.m., and running through May 27 at the Old Oakland Theatre, 481 Ninth St., just north of Broadway. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Where’s Poppa? The Case of the Fatherless Lizards

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday May 01, 2007

If you visit Mount Diablo this time of year and walk the Fire Interpretive Trail that circles the summit (highly recommended for wildflowers, including the locally rare bitterroot), you’re almost sure to meet one or more of the resident California whiptail lizards. Sometimes they dash across the path from one shelter to another, demonstrating why they’re also called racerunners. But I’ve had some escort me along their personal stretch of trail, keeping a wary eye on me all the while. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday May 01, 2007

TUESDAY, MAY 1 -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday April 27, 2007

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday April 27, 2007

POETRY READING TO HONOR GINSBERG -more-


Moving Pictures: A Portrait of the Artist as a Bad Father

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday April 27, 2007

Architect Glen Small, feeling unappreciated, with no books or significant critical studies of his work in print, drafted his will and testament with a special request: He bequeathed to his middle daughter Lucia the task of writing his biography. His hope was that she would document his achievements and thus firmly establish his professional reputation once and for all. He wasn’t sick; he was just bitter, and wanted the story to be finally told. -more-


‘Savage War of Peace’ Author Alistair Horne at The Hillside Club

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday April 27, 2007

Noted historian and author Alistair Horne, whose book A Savage War of Peace (1977), on the French war against Algerian rebels (1954-62), has been reprinted by the New York Review with a new preface that draws parallels with the War in Iraq, will lecture and be interviewed Monday, 8 p.m., at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., in a coproduction with Moe’s Books. -more-


Garden Variety: Use Your Garden Water Wisely and For Pleasure

By Ron Sullivan
Friday April 27, 2007

After driving past for months and months, I noticed an opportune parking space and misbehaved badly enough to get it, and so I finally got inside the Sahara Import shop on Ashby just east of Shattuck. -more-


About the House: The Question of Capping to Keep Pests Away

By Matt Cantor
Friday April 27, 2007

I guess I have to remember to stay off of my horse else be in danger of falling off and damaging my backside. The industry (if you can call it that) that I’m employed in is fairly new and often mistaken for other adjacent trades (e.g. a friend referred to me as an appraiser the other day) including, not surprisingly, the structural pest control industry (often referred to as termite inspectors). -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday April 27, 2007

Can You Stem the Water Tide? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday April 27, 2007

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 -more-