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Arts Calendar

Friday January 09, 2009 - 12:24:00 PM

THURSDAY, JAN. 8 -more-


Joel Isaacson’s ‘Walls’ at the GTU

By Peter Selz Special to the Planet
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:29:00 PM
Joel Isaacson’s “Orange Burqa,” 2007, oil on canvas.

Harold Rosenberg, the eminent art critic and friend of the Abstract Expressionists, defined their paintings as “arenas to act in.” -more-


Aurora Theatre Expands

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:31:00 PM

Aurora Theatre recently announced a breakthrough—literally. -more-


SF Library Hosts Reading of Jack Spicer’s Poetry

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:32:00 PM

Forty-three years after the poet’s death in San Francisco, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian, a handsome 496-page volume, easy to hold and to read, has been issued by Wesleyan University Press ($35), with Spicer’s poetry arranged in chronological order, including several of his “serial poems” previously unpublished. -more-


2008 Onstage in Berkeley and the East Bay

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:32:00 PM

Onstage, 2008 was more a year of marking time than of either innovation or astonishing successes. To put it in a different way, the gains of the last year for theater in Berkeley and the East Bay usually showed up in different ways than in the satisfaction over a generally recognized hit. -more-


For Shotgun Players, It’s Once Again a ‘Crazy January’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:33:00 PM

After a packed fall season, with their own openings and other companies’ plays at the Ashby Stage—not to mention their free Election Night party and the special New Year’s celebration that followed a performance of Macbeth—the “can-do” Shotgun Players have embarked on a “Crazy January.” -more-


East Bay: Then and Now—Thornburg’s Storybook Village Succeeded Kellogg’s Farm

By Daniella Thompson
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:35:00 PM
Thornburg Village, popularly called Normandy Village, was built by Jack Thornburg and designed by William Raymond Yelland.

On May 8, 1927, the Development page of the Oakland Tribune devoted its leading column and central photograph to what it called “a unique apartment structure.” -more-


About the House: Talkin’ Jack

By Matt Cantor
Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:34:00 PM

Every few days I pass a house perched ten or fifteen feet up in the air, waiting for a new set of roots to climb up and bolster its weight. -more-


Community Calendar

Wednesday January 07, 2009 - 06:27:00 PM

THURSDAY, JAN. 8 -more-