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Tuesday May 15, 2007

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Fourth Street Hosts Annual Jazz Festival

By Ira Steingroot, Special to the Planet
Tuesday May 15, 2007

Photograph: Wayne Wallace will be appearing at the Jazz on Fourth Street Festival this weekend. -more-


The Theater: Eastenders Present ‘Fear and Misery of the Third Reich’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday May 15, 2007

Before the opening scene of the Eastenders’ production of Bertolt Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the Third Reich—which opens Thursday, May 17, at the Jewish Community Center for a four-show run, after four days last week at San Francisco’s Traveling Jewish Theatre—there are projections of National Socialist posters of happy comrades, of mother and child, the cheerful false face of Nazi propaganda for the German public and the world. -more-


Wild Neighbors: The Travels and Tribulations of the Hoary Bat

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday May 15, 2007

Cal Day at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) is a reliable venue for stories. Last year it was a conversation with a maybe eight-year-old naturalist about gopher snakes at the Berkeley Marina. This year I wound up talking to a young woman who was presiding over a tabletop display of dead bats. One in particularly caught my eye, a larger-than-average bat with a striking two-tone wing pattern: a hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus). -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday May 15, 2007

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Friday May 11, 2007

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Friday May 11, 2007

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‘The Hip Hop Project: Rap Goes New Age

By Gar Smith, Special to the Planet
Friday May 11, 2007

You may not be a fan of the rap industry, but if you’re looking for a movie with more heart and soul than a dozen Dream Girls, check out The Hip Hop Project, which opens today (Friday). And there’s something else that sets this film apart: all the profits from ticket sales are being donated to youth art programs. -more-


Young, Salas and Lockett: Poetry at City College

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday May 11, 2007

“He can sing you jazz, the songs,” said Richard Silberg of Poetry Flash, introducing Al Young, California’s Poet Laureate, a Berkeley resident, as one of three readers, with Floyd Salas, also of Berkeley, and Reginald Lockett of Oakland, Tuesday night, in a round robin: “They’ll riff back and forth ... in sweet conclave!” -more-


Garden Variety: A Place with Natives and Edibles for a Good Cause

By Ron Sullivan
Friday May 11, 2007

Ploughshares Nursery is a unique operation. Located off Main Street on the former Alameda Naval Air Station, across from the Rosenblum Winery and the ferry terminal, it’s owned by the Alameda Point Collaborative. The Collaborative describes itself as a “supportive housing community,” with 500 formerly homeless people—veterans, domestic violence survivors, children and adults with disabilities—living in converted Navy housing. It offers counseling, life skills coaching, and job training, through the nursery and otherwise. Proceeds from the plants you buy at Ploughshares go to the Collaborative. -more-


About the House: What To Do About Mold Spores in the House

By Matt Cantor
Friday May 11, 2007

There are few things in life as embarrassing as having to ask your hostess what’s in the casserole. I know. I’ve been doing this for the last 15 years or so since having finally figured out after many distressing years that I’m not good friends with bovine products. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday May 11, 2007

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