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Arts Calendar

Tuesday May 22, 2007

TUESDAY, MAY 22 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday May 22, 2007

SONGS AND POEMS OF BERTOLT BRECHT -more-


The Theater: Berkeley Playwright Makes Hometown Debut

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday May 22, 2007

In a swirl of scenes that quickly alternate between darkness and light, at first very different in what they show, then interpenetrating, Just Theater stages the Bay Area premiere of Berkeley native Anne Washburn’s “text about message,” I Have Loved Strangers, for just three more performances, through Saturday. -more-


Green Neighbors: The Tough, Sweet Beauty of Cecile Brunner Roses

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday May 22, 2007

It’s been a crappy year for wildflowers, but a great one for roses. When I mistook something for a startling pink tree and then realized it was a ‘Cecile Brunner’ rose climbing fifteen feet up a utility-pole guywire, and then did the same double-take for the same cultivar climbing a tree on Sacramento Avenue, I decided to write about roses this week. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday May 22, 2007

TUESDAY, MAY 22 -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday May 18, 2007

FRIDAY, MAY 18 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday May 18, 2007

BERKELEY ART CENTER CELEBRATES 40 YEARS -more-


Moving Pictures: A Long-Lost Classic Finally Gets its Due

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday May 18, 2007

In the prologue to his 1945 novel Cannery Row, John Steinbeck articulated the difficulties inherent in capturing a real time and place in a work of artistic fiction, likening the process to that of a marine biologist attempting to capture the most delicate of specimens. Ultimately, Steinbeck concluded, it is easier to simply open the jar and let the little creatures ooze in of their own accord, and this is the approach he took to his novel—“to open the page and to let the stories crawl in by themselves.” -more-


Freight and Salvage Presents ‘The Great Night of Rumi’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday May 18, 2007

“Alas, alas, that so bright a moon should be hidden by the clouds.” From this first translation of Rumi into a European language, circa 1780, by Sir William Jones in his Grammar of the Persian Language, through Ralph Waldo Emerson’s solitary version of a Rumi poem, to today’s outpouring of interpretations, the great mystic poet of Islam has become the bestselling poet in English today. -more-


Live Oak Park Hosts 24th Annual Himalayan Fair

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday May 18, 2007

Berkeley’s Himalayan Fair celebrates its 24th year in Live Oak Park this weekend. It might be its last as the city of Berkeley has increased restrictions on the event which may force it to move next year or shut down, according to fair organizers. -more-


East Bay Then and Now: Captain Slater’s House Is an Early Classic Colonial

By Daniella Thompson
Friday May 18, 2007

Not every house in Berkeley can boast of an illustrious resident. Fewer can boast of two. Fewer yet can demonstrate a connection between the two notables. The house at 1335 Shattuck Avenue is one of the latter. -more-


Garden Variety: There’s Still Something for Gardeners at The Gardener

By Ron Sullivan
Friday May 18, 2007

One might be forgiven for thinking otherwise, but there are things to buy at The Gardener that actually have something to do with gardens. -more-


About the House: Ask Matt: Foundation Caps

Friday May 18, 2007

Hi Matt: Enjoyed your excellent article on foundation capping.One thing that I sometimes mention to my clients is that the faulty grade problem may sometimes be solved by simply digging away the dirt and debris that has accumulated against the foundation. This of course is the most economical solution when a complete foundation replacement isn’t needed for structural reasons! Do you think this is an okay observation to make? -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday May 18, 2007

Nightmare On Elm Street? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday May 18, 2007

FRIDAY, MAY 18 -more-