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Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:44:00 AM

MONDAY, JUNE 30 -more-

‘The Busy World is Hushed’ at Aurora

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:46:00 AM

Beneath stained glass windows, among piles of books in a study (Eric Sinkkonen’s set), an Episcopal clergywoman (Anne Darragh as Hannah) is interviewing a young writer (Chad Deverman as Brandt) amid the scholarly clutter, showing him a photocopy of an ancient manuscript, which she thinks may be the earliest, most historically authentic gospel quoting Jesus’ words. -more-

Old Recordings by The New Age Get New Release on CD

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:46:00 AM

From playing the ’60s Berkeley coffee house scene and the Fillmore and Avalon in San Francisco to Fritz Perls’ Big Sur seminars; from trading off “quiet” sets with Country Joe & The Fish’s “dance” sets at Pauley Ballroom and performing at the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park, to being featured as the hippie band in a Hollywood mock-up of the Be-In (The Love-In, 1967), The New Age played a new kind of acoustic music, with roots in folk, flamenco and the blues, Indian ragas, Middle Eastern, Japanese, gamelan, European classical and improvised music. -more-

A Lament for Cody’s

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:47:00 AM

I moved to Berkeley five years ago next month in part because of the promise of job with a regular paycheck just a dozen or so blocks from Cody’s Books. -more-

Mirabai Ensemble at Takara Sake

By Ken Bullock
Thursday June 26, 2008 - 10:00:00 AM

Mirabai Ensemble, the remarkable vocal group, performing an original blend of a wide variety of musical styles, will sing this Saturday at 8 p.m. in the tasting room of Takara Sake (Addison at Fourth Street). Tasting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. -more-

East Bay: Then and Now—Weltevreden Was Berkeley’s ‘Premier Residence’ 100 Years Ago

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:49:00 AM
Weltevreden, the Moody home at 1725 Le Roy Ave., was Berkeley’s most famous residence in the early 20th century.

When banker Volney Delos Moody (1829-1901) married the widowed schoolteacher Mary Robinson in the mid-1880s, he gave up the house of his first marriage and moved to 838 Alice Street in West Oakland. The neighborhood, now on the southern edge of Chinatown, was considerably tonier in those days. The Canoe Club had its boat house at the foot of Alice Street, and one of Moody’s neighbors was Solomon Lewis, owner of a famed Oakland jewelry store and reputedly San Francisco’s first hotelier, who resided at 854 Alice St. -more-

Open Homes In Focus: Two Arts & Crafts-style Homes Open This Weekend

By Steven Finacom
Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:51:00 AM
The shingled 2512 Russell St. has chimney, window boxes, and casement windows on the street façade.

Two local houses, both currently for sale, provide an enticing glimpse into the Bay Area’s Arts and Crafts past. -more-

About the House: Good Neighbors Make Fences

By Matt Cantor
Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:54:00 AM

Having browsed the local flea market for years, I have consistently observed that many of the dealers-in-miscellanea seem resolutely unable to confine themselves to the stalls they have been issued. -more-

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Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:30:00 AM

MONDAY, JUNE 30 -more-