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Friday August 07, 2009 - 09:54:00 AM


Ideal Bread West: Lacy’s Legacy at the JazzSchool

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:44:00 AM

Josh Sinton recalled his mentor, the late Steve Lacy, famed as one of the great soprano saxophone players, an accompanist to Thelonius Monk and other jazz masters and as a prolific composer, while talking about the band he’ll lead, Ideal Bread West, in a program of Lacy compositions this Saturday night at the Jazz- -more-

Orwell’s Menagerie Rides into Town for Show in John Hinkel Park

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:45:00 AM

“All Animals Are Equal — But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.” -more-

Golia and Friends Bring Jazz with Strings to Flux 53

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:45:00 AM

“I prefer just to call it music,” L.A. multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia replied to questions about the material and style of an unusual collaborative performance tonight, simply titled Vinny Golia and Friends, at Flux 53 in Oakland—a new, independent arts center on the site of the Egypt Theater, which closed last year after 35 years of community arts programming. -more-

‘Growing Up in Oakland’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:45:00 AM
Young filmmakers at work for the Growing Up in Oakland Youth Film Festival.

Growing Up In Oakland: Youth Film Festival will be presented from 2 to 5 p. m. this Saturday at the Peralta Hacienda, the six-acre historical park at the restored Antonio Peralta House (listed on the National Register), dating from 1870, in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Admission is free; tours of the Peralta House are $3. -more-

The Cinematic Poetry of Hiroshi Shimizu

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:46:00 AM

Japanese director Hiroshi Shimizu, nearly unknown in the West, was a friend and sometime collaborator of his better-known contemporary Yasujiro Ozu. -more-

Other New Releases From Criterion

Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:47:00 AM

The Last Metro -more-

East Bay Then and Now: A Yankee Bricklayer’s Creation, Bonita Hall Endures

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:48:00 AM
Bonita Hall was built in 1905 as a warehouse with a lodge hall on the second floor.

On the corner of Bonita Avenue and Berkeley Way stands an elegant Colonial Revival brick building that might have been transplanted whole from a New England town, where it might have served as a Masonic lodge. -more-

Stimulus And Response

By Matt Cantor
Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:48:00 AM

Forced-air heating is stupid. I’m sorry if that’s what you’ve got; it’s also what I have, so you can feel bad for me, too. It’s not that we’re stupid. It’s just that heating air is a dumb way to heat space. It noisy, it’s dirty, it’s not especially efficient and it takes up a huge amount of space in a home. In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, let me apologize, go back, slow down and explain what forced-air heating is. -more-

Community Calendar

Thursday August 06, 2009 - 10:39:00 AM