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Connection Through Craft: The MAEX Academy, an Arts-Focused Nonprofit, Commissions a Painting With a Message of Unity

Connection Through Craft: The MAEX Academy, an Arts-Focused Nonprofit, Commissions a Painting With a Message of Unity

Nov 19, 2020 15:40  |  Matt King

Art adds color to our life. Imagine how dark and gloomy the world would be without music, movies, paintings, books and other forms of artistic expression.

The MAEX Academy is doing its part to ensure t...

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Discovering the Drains: An Excerpt From Matthew O'Brien's 'Dark Days, Bright Nights'

Discovering the Drains: An Excerpt From Matthew O'Brien's 'Dark Days, Bright Nights'

Nov 13, 2020 15:15  |  Matthew O'Brien

The hundreds of people living in the flood channels of Las Vegas have provided one of the more fascinating and enduring international stories of the past two decades. This underground community has re...

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Frontier Kitties: An Excerpt From the New Book 'A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History'

Frontier Kitties: An Excerpt From the New Book 'A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History'

Oct 30, 2020 08:00  |  Paul Koudounaris and Baba the Cat

America was still a more callous world than not for cats. But our status was in the process of being forever changed by some of history’s bravest and most determined felines.

The United States offered ...

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Setting the Stage: The Shows Go On, Virtually, at CVRep's Theatre Thursdays—and the Company Hopes to Soon Bring In-Person Shows to the Cathedral City Amphitheater

Setting the Stage: The Shows Go On, Virtually, at CVRep's Theatre Thursdays—and the Company Hopes to Soon Bring In-Person Shows to the Cathedral City Amphitheater

Oct 21, 2020 13:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

There has been almost no programming from the Coachella Valley’s theater companies since the pandemic arrived and ruined everything in March—with one notable exception: CVRep, and its Theatre Thursday...

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A Virtual Laugh Riot: The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Returns—Virtually, of Course—in October

A Virtual Laugh Riot: The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Returns—Virtually, of Course—in October

Sep 25, 2020 09:00  |  Stuart Cohn

Anyone need a good laugh? A chuckle? A giggle?

If you answered “no,” we want whatever mind-altering substances you’ve been taking. But if you’re like the rest of us, subsisting on a daily diet of COVID...

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Drive-In Musical: The Brand-New North Star Theatre Company Plans to Launch in October With an Outdoor Performance of 'West Side Story'

Drive-In Musical: The Brand-New North Star Theatre Company Plans to Launch in October With an Outdoor Performance of 'West Side Story'

Aug 27, 2020 15:30  |  Matt King

Thespians everywhere have been aching for the day they can re-enter the world of theater, which was shut down suddenly—along with almost everything else—in March.

The brand-new North Star Theatre Compa...

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Culture Outdoors: The Palm Springs Cultural Center Has Big Plans for the Fall—Starting With the Return of LGBTQ Film Fest Cinema Diverse

Culture Outdoors: The Palm Springs Cultural Center Has Big Plans for the Fall—Starting With the Return of LGBTQ Film Fest Cinema Diverse

Aug 26, 2020 13:45  |  Jimmy Boegle

In September, the Palm Springs Cultural Center will reach the six-month anniversary of being shut down—along with all other venues across the state—by COVID-19.

While the doors of the Cultural Center b...

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A Mystery in Orvieto: An Excerpt From David Eugene Perry's New Novel 'Upon This Rock'

A Mystery in Orvieto: An Excerpt From David Eugene Perry's New Novel 'Upon This Rock'

Aug 17, 2020 10:15  |  David Eugene Perry

An American couple in Italy investigates the suicide of a cleric in the picturesque city of Orvieto—and finds themselves plunged into a conspiracy that may destroy the Catholic Church in the new thril...

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