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Western Lit: 'Pale Harvest' Is a Tale of Hope in a Dreary Place

Western Lit: 'Pale Harvest' Is a Tale of Hope in a Dreary Place

Wednesday, March 04, 2015  |  Samantha Updegrave

Set in modern times, in a small “passing-over place” in northern Utah, the debut novel by Idaho author Braden Hepner, Pale Harvest , follows Jack Selvedge, a 20-year-old dairy farmer working his grandfather’s land, struggling against his own indifference.

Young Rebekah Rainsford shakes things up when s...

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Before and After War: Jennifer Karady's Powerful Photos of Soldiers Are a Highlight at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Before and After War: Jennifer Karady's Powerful Photos of Soldiers Are a Highlight at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Monday, March 02, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

The tale told by Jennifer Karady: In Country, Soldiers’ Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan , a powerful photography exhibit now on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum, has three parts; however, gallery visitors get to see only two.

We see the prologue, which lets us know what occurs prior to soldiers...

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March Theater: Buyer and Cellar at Coyote Stageworks; Nunsense at Desert Theatreworks; Dezart Goes 'On the Air'; and Much More!

March Theater: Buyer and Cellar at Coyote Stageworks; Nunsense at Desert Theatreworks; Dezart Goes 'On the Air'; and Much More!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  |  Staff

Buyer and Cellar—From Coyote Stageworks

Emerson Collins ( Sordid Lives ) stars in the comedy Buyer and Cellar , which focuses on the price of fame, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from Friday, March 27, through Sunday, April 5. $45 to $60. At the Helene Galen Per...

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A Vaudeville Primer: IPAC's 'A Handful of Nickels and Dimes' Is Both Educational and Entertaining

A Vaudeville Primer: IPAC's 'A Handful of Nickels and Dimes' Is Both Educational and Entertaining

Saturday, February 21, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

A Handful of Nickels and Dimes opened on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Indio Performing Arts Center to a sold-out house of appreciative vaudeville fans.

The attendees were mostly (very lively!) seniors, but this show would provide an education to any age group, as it deconstructs this fascinating segment of...

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Back to the Future: A Review of Modernism Week's Christopher Kennedy Compound

Back to the Future: A Review of Modernism Week's Christopher Kennedy Compound

Tuesday, February 17, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

As I stepped onto the back patio of Modernism Week’s Christopher Kennedy Compound on Yosemite Drive in Palm Springs, the view of the nearby golf course and the San Jacinto Mountains was breathtaking.

The home and its furnishings weren’t bad, either.

Tour guides explain that the home was purchased by K...

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Western Lit: 'Fourth of July Creek' Is a Bleak, but Beautiful Novel

Western Lit: 'Fourth of July Creek' Is a Bleak, but Beautiful Novel

Friday, February 13, 2015  |  Jenny Shank

Fourth of July Creek , the robust debut of Portland, Ore.-based novelist Smith Henderson, follows the life of Pete Snow, a state social worker in the fictional town of Tenmile, Mont.

At work, Snow is steady and skillful, able to calm frightened children and parse messy domestic situations. But after h...

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