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Arts Calendar

Tuesday July 17, 2007

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Midsummer Mozart Kicks Off New Season

By Ira Steingroot, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 17, 2007

For the last two weeks, Maestro George Cleve has been teasing Mozart aficionados with hints of what they can expect at this year’s upcoming 33rd Annual Midsummer Mozart Festival. -more-


The Theater: Impact Briefs: Sinfully Delicious

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 17, 2007

To the strains of “Makin’ Whoopie,” the Impact Briefs 8: Sinfully Delicious ensemble (Steve Budd, Elissa Dunn, Leon Goertzen, Jon Lutz and Monica Coretes Viharo) hits the stage with a round-robin confession, disguised as a survey: The Last Sinful Thing You’ve Done—ran over a frog, poked a badger with a spoon, talked to my ex under an assumed name, shoplifted an onion, mooned the Pope, touched myself and thought of Prince Gomovilas, had a secret orgasm onstage (“Just now?”) ... and the humor gets equally bad in proportion to the sins. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Requiem for the Hat Creek Beavers

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday July 17, 2007

The week before the Fourth of July we were up at Lassen Volcanic National Park watching the traffic at Hat Lake. The place was jumping. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 17, 2007

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Arts Calendar

Friday July 13, 2007

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San Francisco Mime Troupe’s ‘Making a Killing’

Friday July 13, 2007

Promising “more song-and-dance than a Bush Administration press conference,” the San Francisco Mime Troupe will be Making a Killing this weekend, for free, at Cedar Rose Park, a block from Cedar and Chestnut Streets. -more-


SFMOMA Highlights Art of Sculpture

By Peter Selz, Special to the Planet
Friday July 13, 2007

It has been 35 years since the Berkeley Museum brought New York’s Museum of Modern Art exhibition, “Sculpture of Matisse,” to the Bay Area. The current show as SFMOMA permits us to re-examine the great painter’s three-dimensional work. The museum’s press release speaks of his “sculptural masterpieces.” -more-


Trinity Lyric Opera Stages Copland’s ‘The Tender Land’

By Jaime Robles, Special to the Planet
Friday July 13, 2007

This Friday Trinity Lyric Opera opens its second season with Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land at its new home in the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. -more-


Moving Pictures: The Meditative Art of Kiarostami on Display at BAM/PFA

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday July 13, 2007

It’s a perverse world that lets the name of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami remain obscure to the vast Western film-going public. He is considered by many to among the three or four greatest artists in cinema today, the creative force behind some of the most thoughtful and compelling films of the past 25 years. -more-


East Bay: Then and Now: When Southside Apartment Living Was All the Rage

By Daniella Thompson
Friday July 13, 2007

Around the turn of the 20th century, Berkeley was promoted as a City of Homes. In 1905, the Conference Committee of the Improvement Clubs of Berkeley, California published an illustrated booklet bearing this title and featuring various private residences. But the concept of home would soon change. The San Francisco earthquake and fire brought a flood of refugees into the East Bay, and many real-estate entrepreneurs quickly rolled up their sleeves to meet the housing demand. -more-


Garden Variety: Don’t Panic! Ethical Gardening is Possible

By Ron Sullivan
Friday July 13, 2007

I’ve talked about a couple of ethical aspects of gardening over the past two weeks: ethical suppliers and basic kindness to plants, the reason I don’t buy Arizona desert species for my shady, poorly drained Berkeley garden. -more-


About the House: House Photos Are Worth Thousands of Words and Dollars

By Matt Cantor
Friday July 13, 2007

Do you know The Consultant’s Song? It goes: Maybe it’s this way, or maybe it’s that way and I get paid’O in either case’O. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week: Brace Your Chimney?

By Larry Guillot
Friday July 13, 2007

At a retrofit seminar last weekend, I saw a photo of a braced chimney that had fallen in an earthquake, just like its un-braced neighbors. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday July 13, 2007

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CORRECTION

Friday July 13, 2007

Tuesday’s review of Crowded Fire Theater Company’s Anna Bella Eema at Ashby Stage mistakenly attributed last year’s production of The Typographer’s Dream to Crowded Fire. The play was actually produced by Encore Theatre and remounted at Ashby Stage in association with Shotgun Players. -more-