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Arts Calendar

Tuesday February 12, 2008

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Project Opera Stages Leoncavallo’s ‘Pagliacci’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday February 12, 2008

Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s “gritty realism” classic of verismo opera, the tale of the fatal crossover between stage and real life in a troupe of carnival performers, will be performed by Project Opera, founded by musical director-conductor Robert Ashens, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights at the Hillside Club, on Cedar near Spruce, a venue associated with the beginnings and early years of Berkeley Opera—and one which has recently seen a diverse renaissance of concert programming. -more-


Historical Society Opens GAR Vet Group Records

By John Aronovici
Tuesday February 12, 2008

Items on Display at Berkeley Main Library -more-


Hummingbird Mysteries: How They Make That Dive Noise

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday February 12, 2008

It may be cold outside, but it’s already spring to the Anna’s hummingbird, and courtship and nesting are well under way. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday February 12, 2008

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Temescal Labs Stages Present a Double Bill

By KEN BULLOCK - Special to the Planet
Friday February 08, 2008

Temescal Labs, the innovative Oakland theater company (nee Ten Red Hen) that notably staged both The 99-Cent Miss Saigon and Clown Bible at Willard Metalshop Theater, is performing Clean, a work-in-progress about Silicon Valley and toxicity, which includes the story of Hans Reiser, on a double bill with Brittney Brown Ceres’ Bodily File, 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) and Saturday at CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St. near Ninth Street in San Francisco. -more-


Jan Faulkner’s ‘Ethnic Notions’ Go Up for Sale

By Ira Steingroot - By Ira Steingroothe - Special to the Planet
Friday February 08, 2008

Sometime in the early 1960s, Jan Faulkner, an undergraduate at Lincoln University in Missouri, saw some paper ephemera featuring black stereotypes and began a collection that has since been exhibited in museums, featured in monographs and the subject of a film documentary produced by Marlon Riggs in 1986. -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday February 08, 2008

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The Rise and Fall of a West Coast Knitting Pioneer

By Daniella Thompson
Friday February 08, 2008

For seven decades spanning the period from the 1880s to the 1950s, San Francisco was an important hub in the American knitting industry. It became so thanks to one Swiss immigrant: John Jacob Pfister (1844–1921). -more-


Music to Your Ears

By Ron Sullivan
Friday February 08, 2008

I’m listening to the mow-n-blow couple working their way through the neighborhood. I’m about bored with things that roar and go bang, especially in the garden, especially at midday because, surprise, I work right here at home. To judge by the time they’ve spent on the token lawn in front of the apartment next door, the various gas-powered gadgets don’t save much time and they must make the work as hard with their weight as the average push mower, weed whip/scythe, or rake would with just repetitive motion. Don’t get me started on what errant weedwhackers do to tree trunks; I ranted sufficiently last week to keep my diastole high. -more-


The Care and Feeding of Floor Furnaces

By Matt Cantor
Friday February 08, 2008

One of the most common features in our early 20th century housing stock is that imperishable ruffian of the heating world, the floor furnace. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday February 08, 2008

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