Arts & Events

AROUND & ABOUT THEATER: Breaking News--Philip Kan Gotanda Appointed as Professor for UC Theater, Dance & Performance Department

By Ken Bullock
Thursday March 20, 2014 - 05:53:00 PM

Philip Kan Gotanda, playwright known for such plays as The Wash, Day Standing on Its Head and the libretto for Manzanar, a symphonic work about the relocation camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, has just been appointed professor in the Department of Theater, dance and Performance Studies at UC-Berkeley, where he has in the past been artist in residence (as well as at Berkeley Rep and Stanford). -more-

AROUND AND ABOUT MUSIC: Atlantic Crossing: New Century Chamber Orchestra With Chanticleer--Tuesday, First Congregational Church

By Ken Bullock
Thursday March 20, 2014 - 05:50:00 PM

Across the ocean from New York to Europe--that's the program for Atlantic Crossing, the collaborative concert of New Century Chamber Orchestra, led by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, with all-male chorus Chanticleer, this Tuesday at 8, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way (near Durant & Dana). -more-

Press Release: Berkeley Public Library selects Noll & Tam Architects and Planners For Improvements to the Central Library Interior Public Spaces

Friday March 21, 2014 - 11:07:00 AM

The Berkeley Public Library is pleased to announce that the award-winning design firm of Noll & Tam Architects and Planners has been selected to provide a full range of programmatic, architectural and design services for its Central Library. Renovations of the interior public spaces will improve the layout of collections, lighting, placement of the public computers, and address the need for quiet and group study areas, as well as adequate and appropriate space to meet the needs of teens and youth. After a competitive process, the firm was selected based on their extensive library design and building experience. -more-