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Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is now celebrated all around the world—especially in many Southwestern U.S. cities. The focus on coming together to pay tribute to the dead and remember loved ones has made the holiday appealing to many artists and music...

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Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Thursday, October 09, 2014  |  Michael Engelhard

Too hefty to be carried in a hip pocket or even a daypack, William Wyckoff’s How to Read the American West is a field guide unlike any other, with a focus on patterns, variations and the distribution of landscape features.

Inspired by Peterson’s glorious bird books, How to Read the American West draws at...

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October Theater: 'Anita Bryant' at Desert Rose, 'The Chosen' at CV Rep, Lots of 'Young Frankenstein,' Plus More!

October Theater: 'Anita Bryant' at Desert Rose, 'The Chosen' at CV Rep, Lots of 'Young Frankenstein,' Plus More!

Friday, October 03, 2014  |  Staff

Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins—From Desert Rose Playhouse

This comedy is set in 1977 and focuses on 15-year-old Horace Poore’s sexual awakening, hastened by images of Olympic champion Mark Spitz and anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant; at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday, through Sunday, O...

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Standing Ovation: Teen Actor Garrett Hoy Is Fantastic in Desert Rose's 'Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins'

Standing Ovation: Teen Actor Garrett Hoy Is Fantastic in Desert Rose's 'Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins'

Saturday, September 27, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

There is one reason, really, to go see Desert Rose Playhouse’s production of Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins : The absolutely stunning performance by Garrett Hoy as Horace Poore, a young man dealing with the realization that he’s gay in 1970s rural America.

This is not to say there aren’t other great p...

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Homage to the Master: A National Geographic Photog Pays Tribute to Ansel Adams Without Imitating Him

Homage to the Master: A National Geographic Photog Pays Tribute to Ansel Adams Without Imitating Him

Friday, September 26, 2014  |  Wyatt Orme

For 25 years, Peter Essick traveled the globe as a National Geographic photographer, and he was recently named one of the world’s 40 most-influential nature photographers.

In 2010, Essick began “a potentially controversial” project in his native California: shooting in Ansel Adams’ Sierra Nevada—and in...

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A Comedian's Comedian: Bill Burr Bringing the Funny to Spotlight 29

A Comedian's Comedian: Bill Burr Bringing the Funny to Spotlight 29

Monday, September 22, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Bill Burr is a comedian on the rise, thanks to his appearances on the ever-controversial Opie and Anthony radio show, Chappelle’s Show , and most recently Breaking Bad , as Kuby.

On Saturday, Oct. 11, he’ll be performing at Spotlight 29 Casino.

During a recent phone interview, Burr discussed growing up in C...

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