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Arts Calendar

Friday January 05, 2007

FRIDAY, JAN. 5 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday January 05, 2007

NEW SHOW AT BERKELEY ART CENTER -more-


Moving Pictures: ‘Painted Veil’ a Long Journey Over Rough Terrain

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday January 05, 2007

Based on a novel by Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil, opening today at the Albany Twin, tells a mannered and melodramatic tale. The actors are great—Edward Norton and Naomi Watts deliver fine performances as a couple navigating the difficult terrain of both their young marriage and of cholera-ravaged rural China—but it’s just not enough to carry the weight of a burdensome drama. -more-


The Theater: Local Stage in 2006 Was Worthy of a Curtain Call

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday January 05, 2007

The dawn of a new year, as I reflect on the stage performances of 2006 ... if the old holiday adage is true, that good things come in small packages, it’s particularly true of theater in the East Bay. Last year held a few welcome surprises, and they were mostly on the boards trod by small companies. -more-


Howard Wiley Makes Recording of his Angola Project

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday January 05, 2007

“Don’t switch the groove up at the beginning of the solo,” says Oakland saxophonist Howard Wiley across the studio to his drummer, Sly Randolph, then counts out a cue for the rest of the ensemble of singers and instrumentalists. -more-


About the House: The Real Deal About Condo Inspection

By Matt Cantor
Friday January 05, 2007

I’m always afraid to start talking about the practice of home inspection, fearing that it will seem self-serving but hey, I can serve myself! Actually, I think this sort of discussion is valuable and I wouldn’t try to waste your time if it weren’t. I never fail in my awareness that a column becomes birdcage liner pretty darned quick when it doesn’t provide something of worth. -more-


Garden Variety: Hardy and Engaging: Rowntree and Native Plants in New Edition

By Ron Sullivan
Friday January 05, 2007

Oh boy, did I get a great Yule present. Joe gave me a copy of the new edition of Lester Rowntree’s classic Hardy Californians. If no one gave you one, remedy that immediately. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday January 05, 2007

FRIDAY, JAN. 5 -more-