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Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:29:00 PM

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Machiavellian Dealings at Central Works

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:27:00 PM
Richard Frederick and Michael Navarra in Central Works’  Machiavelli’s The Prince

A copy of Leonardo’s “Battle of Anghieri” adorns the wall, its howling tangle of warriors and horses breaking the calm of the sparely appointed office where two men in suits will meet—a reunion, after many years, between student and teacher. -more-


‘Loot’ Takes Comic Turn at Masquers in Richmond

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:25:00 PM

We can’t accept the evidence of a ghost. The problems it poses would be insuperable.” There’s no ghost, but there is a load of equally questionable evidence, though hard to say what it could prove, in Joe Orton’s Loot, that catastrophically funny play now on stage at the Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond. -more-


Anna Leads a Busy Weekend at Downtown’s Jazz Island

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:27:00 PM

Music is the way I interpret the world,” said Anna De Leon of Anna’s Jazz Island. “That’s been true my whole life. And it’s how I view my place in the world, too.” -more-


Puppet Shows at Children’s Fairyland

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:28:00 PM

Bruce Sedley—“Skipper Sedley” and “Sir Sedley” of Bay Area TV during the 1950s and ’60s—will make a rare appearance Saturday with his puppet, King (or Professor) Fuddle, at Children’s Fairyland, by Lake Merritt in Oakland, where he’ll present the millionth Magic Key for the theme park’s Talking Storybooks, an invention of his own in the late ’50s, to one of Fairyland’s young visitors. -more-


An ‘Articulate Enthusiast’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:29:00 PM

Lifelong Learning” is the slogan, the motto of Berkeley Adult School, which starts up anew with enrollment on Sept. 8. Its teachers can bring an astonishing wealth of life experience to their courses, and not always what their academic or professional background might indicate. Perhaps this is something fundamental to a program aimed at students looking to renew old interests, refresh longtime preoccupations—or discover new pursuits—during or after their own vocational commitments. -more-


About the House: Words of Advice When Dealing With a Neighbor

By Matt Cantor
Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:29:00 PM

Everyone’s different. Now, isn’t that a novel comment? OK, so it isn’t a fresh idea but it’s true. My wife and I are different. I’ll bet you and your partner, spouse or closest friend are pretty different too, but, by the grace of some deity, alien influence or, maybe, the Constitution, we manage to get along or at least act out some version of concord in our daily affairs. -more-


Community Calendar

Thursday August 27, 2009 - 01:01:00 PM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 -more-