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Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:11:00 AM

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Subterranean Shakespeare’s ‘The Bronte Cycle’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:05:00 AM

Subterranean Shakespeare, working their way through the Shakespearean canon in Monday night staged readings (they’re at number 25 now), will finish out the year with something different: playwright John O’Keefe’s The Bronte Cycle, performed on two Monday evenings, Dec. 7 and 14, at the Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship on Cedar Street. -more-


Berkeley Symphony Presents Stucky, Stravinsky, Sibelius

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:06:00 AM

Joana Carneiro will conduct the Berkeley Symphony in Steven Stucky’s Radical Light and Elegy from August 4, 1964, Jean Sibelius’ Seventh Symphony, and Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919 version), tonight (Thursday) at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Auditorium. -more-


‘La Danse’ Fundraiser for Dancer’s Group

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:08:00 AM

Come join us in the dark and we will shine new light on the world.” -more-


Pacific Film Archive Presents the Work of Otto Preminger

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:09:00 AM

Otto Preminger: Anatomy of a Movie,” a 14-film retrospective of the famed Hollywood director’s work, opened last weekend at Pacific Film Archive. The series, which continues through Dec. 20, ranges from the romantic film noir Laura (1944) to the bizarre 1968 LSD crime burlesque Skidoo (starring Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Mickey Rooney, George Raft—and Groucho Marx as God) and includes such well-known titles as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), St. Joan (1957), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Exodus (1960) and Advise and Consent (1962). -more-


Sacred and Profane Presents Holiday Concert

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:10:00 AM

Spain and the New World: A Holiday Concert” will be performed by Sacred and Profane, the Berkeley- and Oakland-based chamber chorus, now in its 32nd season, that specializes in a cappela music of different periods and places, at 8 p.m. Friday night at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Bancroft Way. -more-


Oakland PEN Awards

Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:11:00 AM

Oakland PEN will present the 19th Annual Josephine Miles Literary Awards for 2009 from 3–6 p.m. Sunday at Anna’s Jazz Island, 2120 Allston Way to Doren Robbins, Charles L. Robinson and Al Young, Herbert Gold, Janice Blue, E. Paolo Caruso, and Richard Bruce Nugent—as well as Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Awards to A. D. Winans, Harriet Rohmer and Kristen Lattiny, and the Censorship Award to Jefferson Morley. A brief reading by the winners and reception will follow. Free admission. -more-


Golden Thread Presents ReOrient, an Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 12:09:00 PM

ReOrient, Golden Thread’s annual festival of one-acts about Middle Eastern identity, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, Thursday through Saturday nights and Sunday late afternoons through Dec. 13 at the Thick House on San Francisco’s Potrero Hill. -more-


Golden Thread Stage Live Online International Theater Presentation

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday December 08, 2009 - 03:44:00 PM

A male writer wants his girlfriend’s opinion of a story he’s written. The writer is in the States; the woman in question is living in Cairo. The text could be obliquely about their relationship, or at least his attitude about relationships, with Arab women in particular. What are her thoughts? “Be frank, even brutal,” he says. The writer—and lover—is asking for it. -more-


Community Calendar

Thursday December 03, 2009 - 08:56:00 AM

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