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Thursday February 18, 2010 - 09:07:00 AM

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‘Sylvia’ Comes to Life at the Ashby Stage

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 09:04:00 AM

The cats not only talk, they sing—at one point, in an over-the-top performance of what must be their national anthem—or prowl above the soapy-looking cardboard bubbles overflowing their mistress’ forlorn tub, hypnotizing her to relieve her anxieties of homelessness ... and maybe score an open can of tuna while Sylvia’s in a trance. -more-


Verismo Opera Performs ‘La Traviata’ at Hillside Club

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 09:05:00 AM

Verismo Opera will perform Verdi’s masterpiece, perennial favorite La Traviata, this Sunday afternoon at the Berkeley Hillside Club as part of a 14-performance tour of the Bay Area that will continue in Mill Valley (Feb. 27-28), Vacaville (March 7) and Vallejo (March 27-28). -more-


The Most Dangerous Man in Kensington

By Gar Smith, Special to the Planet
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 09:08:00 AM

The Oscar-nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America is like Avatar for activists. Slip into this movie and suddenly you’re riding shotgun on Daniel Ellsberg’s shoulder as the Pentagon war planner turned peace activist makes the fateful decision that will eventually topple a president. But, for all its national and geopolitical ramifications, Dangerous Man is a hometown product. Daniel and Patricia Ellsberg reside in Kensington and co-directors Rick Goldsmith and Judith Ehrlich are based in Berkeley. Goldsmith has an office at the Saul Zaentz Media Center in West Berkeley; Ehrlich teaches film at Berkeley City College and rents workspace over Bubi’s. -more-


February DVD releases: 'Make Way for Tomorrow', 'Howards End'

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 08:56:00 AM

Make Way for Tomorrow -more-


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Thursday February 18, 2010 - 08:51:00 AM

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