Arts & Eventz

Arts Calendar

Tuesday June 05, 2007

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 -more-


The Theater: A True New York ‘Death of a Salesman’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday June 05, 2007

A cellist strikes up in pizzicato as an older man, dressed in the fashion of the late ‘40s, shambles onstage at the Julia Morgan Center, gazing out above the audience as if down the road—or into the past. A crowd forms, staring at him—and disperses. A woman’s voice is heard, calling his name. “I’m tired to the death!” And Willy Loman, brilliantly rendered by Corey Fisher, is home again, in Traveling Jewish Theatre’s remarkable version of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. -more-


The Theater: Theater Groups Stage 3 Weeks of ‘365’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday June 05, 2007

Leave it to the Shotgun Players to organize a posse to go after weeks 26, 27 and 30 of playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ monumental, year-long, nationwide collaborative theater project. -more-


Daily Planet Wins 6 Peninsula Press Club Awards

Tuesday June 05, 2007

The Daily Planet’s Justin DeFreitas swept two categories at the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Saturday night at Foster City’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. The contest is sponsored by the Peninsula Press Club. -more-


Green Neighbors: Elderberry Tree Stands in the Margins

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday June 05, 2007

Elderberry is a bit more a tree than last column’s rose is, but we usually see it as a shrub: multi-trunked, relatively small. But the wonderful natural history writer Donald Culross Peattie called it a tree, and I’ve seen western pewee and other tree-nesting birds make themselves homes in tall specimens; that’s good enough for me. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday June 05, 2007

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 -more-


Open Call for Essays

Tuesday June 05, 2007

As part of an ongoing effort to print stories by East Bay residents, the Daily Planet invites readers to write about their experiences and perspectives on living healthy. Please e-mail your essays, no more than 800 words in length, to firstperson@berkeleydailyplanet.com. We will publish the best essays in upcoming issues. -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday June 01, 2007

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 -more-


Moving Pictures: Gaia Arts Center Hosts Disability Film Festival

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday June 01, 2007

The Superfest International Disability Film Festival, the world’s longest running film festival dedicated to films by and about the disabled community, takes place this weekend at the Gaia Arts Center in downtown Berkeley. -more-


Benefit Rounds Up West Coast Jazz Talent

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday June 01, 2007

Bay Area percussionist and educator Babatunde Lea will host a benefit Monday with a stellar lineup of West Coast jazz musicians to raise money for medical treatment for his middle daughter, championship athlete Tanya Lazar-Lea. -more-


Berkeley World Music Festival Hits Telegraph

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday June 01, 2007

By KEN BULLOCK -more-


East Bay Then and Now: The Slater-Irving Connection Was Sealed in Paraffine

By Daniella Thompson
Friday June 01, 2007

When Captain John Slater died in January 1908, a newspaper obituary declared him to have been “part owner in steamship companies with Captains Dudreau and Miles [sic]” and his family “among the largest property owners in the north end.” Slater’s employers were captains Boudrow and Mighell, owners of the California Shipping Company and residents of 1536 and 1533 Oxford Street, respectively. The writer of the obituary may have exaggerated Slater’s role within the Boudrow & Mighell company, just as Slater’s land holdings appear to have been inflated beyond their actual extent. -more-


Garden Variety: Getting to Know Your Neighbor’s Garden

By Ron Sullivan
Friday June 01, 2007

It’s summer—a month from St. John’s Eve, but no longer quite the juvescence of the year—and time to take a deep breath. If you’re more organized than I am, as most humans are, you’ve got almost everything in the ground and watered and fertilized, at least sufficiently for the time being, and things are hinting at bearing fruit. -more-


About the House: The Trouble with Damp Basements

By Matt Cantor
Friday June 01, 2007

Some things are always a bad idea. Karaoke with your boss, bell bottoms on chain driven motorcycles, long-haired thoracic surgeons or pesto-flavored ice-cream. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday June 01, 2007

“Triangle of Life” – Watch Out! -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday June 01, 2007

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 -more-