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Arts Calendar

Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:48:00 AM

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Gospel Concert Benefits Berkeley High

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:40:00 AM

“Bringing Down the House for Berkeley High,” a benefit fundraiser for the Berkeley High School Development Group, featuring gospel and spirituals by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, will be held Saturday in the school’s Schwimley Little Theater, Allston Way at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. -more-

By Ken Bullock

Druid Theatre Brings 'The Playboy of the Western World' to Rep
Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:42:00 AM

Druid Theatre Co. of Galway on Ireland’s West Coast—the first professional theater company in Ireland outside Dublin—will present their celebrated staging of John Millington Synge’s comic masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World (1907), along with Synge’s earlier short play, The Shadow of Glen, next week, presented by CalPerformances in association with Berkeley Rep. -more-

Altarena Playhouse Stages ‘Bat Boy’ in Alameda

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:49:00 AM

“In a cave many miles to the south/Lived a boy with fangs in his mouth ...” Teenage spelunkers bring back a bundle with pointed ears after caving near their hometown of Hope Falls, West Virginia. And the local citizenry is up in arms—and song—over the advent of Bat Boy in their fold, where the slaughterhouse is empty because the cattle are scrawny and moribund, and the social event of the year is the revival meeting. -more-

Jewish Community Center Presents ‘Degenerate Music’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:50:00 AM

Degenerate Music,” a remarkable program of songs and compositions by German composers and lyricists, many of them Jewish, branded as “Degenerate Artists” by the Nazis, will be performed this Sunday at the East Bay Jewish Community Center, as part of the Jewish Music Festival. -more-

Expressionism and Escape

By Justin DeFreitas
Monday October 06, 2008 - 10:18:00 AM

German Expressionism Collection -more-

East Bay: Then and Now—Will the Real William Heywood Stand Up?

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:51:00 AM
Built in 1917, the Heywood Building at 2014 Shattuck Ave. included offices for its architect, James Plachek, and its owner, William H. Heywood.

Lumber magnate Zimri Brewer Heywood was found dead in his bed on July 31, 1879. He was 76 years old and had spent the last two years of his life in Berkeley, presumably at 709 Delaware St. He was buried at Lone Mountain Cemetery in San Francisco, and his death and burial were duly inscribed in the ledger of the Church of the Good Shepherd, of which he was a founding member. -more-

About the House: Knobs, Tubes and French Resistance

By Matt Cantor
Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:53:00 AM

As the noted theologian Matthew Fox was heard to say, after a year-long, papally-ordered vow of silence, “Now, as I was saying…” -more-

Community Calendar

Thursday October 02, 2008 - 09:28:00 AM

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