Arts & Events

Masquers “Closer Than Ever”—winning performances of witty musical

By John A. McMullen II
Friday June 21, 2013 - 08:34:00 AM
Lamont Ridgell, Coley Grundman. J. Scott Stewart, Michelle Pond, Shay Oglesby-Smith, Jennifer Stark

Like the great Bette Davis said, “Getting old ain’t for sissies.” -more-

Around & About Music: Cello Heaven 10-Cello Choir at St Albans

By Ken Bullock
Friday June 21, 2013 - 07:30:00 AM

Cello Heaven, a 10-cello choir led by cellist Burke Schuchmann will play a program featuring the music of Villa-Lobos (his Bachianas Brazilieres & Bach preludes & fugue arrangements for cello ensembles), Brahms and American choral composer Morton Lauridsen, 8 p. m. Thursday, June 27 at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany. Sponsored by Schuchmann's Palomarin Chamber Music Foundation, a donation of $20 for the St. Albans organ fund and Cello Heaven Scholarships is requested. 234-4502; -more-

Around & About Theater: 'The Signatories 1916' from Ireland, Sponsored in Berkeley by Wilde Irish

By Ken Bullock
Friday June 21, 2013 - 07:29:00 AM

After the success last weekend of their 10th annual Bloomsday celebration, including Marion McEvoy's solo show of James Joyce's mother, direct from Dublin, Wilde Irish Productions will sponsor the Berkeley performances of 'The Signatories 1916,' the Easter Rising in Dublin that year as told in music, story and song by Pat Waters & wally Desmond, touring the States after a successful tour of Ireland. Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2, Garden Gate Creative Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue at Ashby. $20. 644-9940; -more-