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Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:15:00 PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 25 -more-


‘In My Corner’ at New Black Box Theater

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:27:00 PM

A man dances salsa in silhouette, then bobs and weaves like a fighter in the ring, backed by a tight piano trio. Lights up; Joe Orrach turns and tells us, “When I was 17, I signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force for the next four years of my life. After three, they decided they had enough. I could’ve told them that after a week!” -more-


Round Belly Theatre Presents ‘Living Room’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:28:00 PM

When director Mario Gonzales welcomed the audience to Round Belly Theatre Company’s performance last Sunday at West Oakland’s Noodle Factory, offhandedly acknowledging it was Father’s Day, there was some irony: Living Room, billed as an ensemble piece, is more about what keeps the family apart than together, no one more estranged than dear old dad. -more-


Revenaugh, Floyd DVD Offers Rare Glimpse of Music Making

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:28:00 PM

Berkeley pianist Daniell Revenaugh remembers, during his student days in the late 1950s at Florida State University, walking at night by a former slave cabin near the campus in Tallahassee, hearing composer Carlisle Floyd, best-known for his nine operas, including Susannah, working on his Sonata for Piano. -more-


Low Bottom Playaz: Plays by Marvin X and Opal Adisa Palmer

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:29:00 PM

In the shady backyard of the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, a grand old Victorian just a few blocks up Peralta Street from West Oakland BART, The Low Bottom Playaz present two short plays, and the actors’ lines as they perform are textured by the rustling of leaves in the breeze at this outdoor venue. -more-


'Thoroughly Modern Millie' at Contra Costa Civic Theatre

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Monday June 29, 2009 - 02:43:00 PM

A Midwestern gal takes a bite of the Big Apple, gets her hair bobbed, dances the Charleston in a speakeasy and is busted in a raid; falls for the first ne’er-do-well she meets, instead of the successful boss she’s determined on; evades the toils of White Slavery—and lives happily ever after. -more-


Aurora Presents 'Jack Goes Boating'

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Monday June 29, 2009 - 02:22:00 PM

Jack Goes Boating, Bob Glaudini’s play now onstage at the Aurora, is a little bit of a double work-buddies comedy—Jack and Clyde drive limo for Jack’s uncle; Lucy supervises Connie, selling grief seminars in a funeral home phone tank—combined with a couples comedy, though these four are no Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice, much less the lost souls of Carnal Knowledge. -more-


Architectural Excursion: In Glen Ellen, a Pig Palace, a Wolf House and Other Wonders

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:19:00 PM
London lived and worked in this cottage from 1911 until his death in 1916.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of two articles on the Sonoma County town of Glen Ellen. -more-


About the House: Children, Falls And the Building Code

By Matt Cantor
Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:17:00 PM

I have a major pet peeve (well, many major pet peeves, actually) with the building codes. They say far too little about places where people, particularly little people, can fall, and the area in which my knickers get most fully twisted concerns the accessibility of windows. -more-


Community Calendar

Thursday June 25, 2009 - 06:13:00 PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 25 -more-