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Before the Tribe Found Its Power: The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Documents the Life of Poor Palm Springs Residents in 'Section 14'

Before the Tribe Found Its Power: The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Documents the Life of Poor Palm Springs Residents in 'Section 14'

Monday, May 25, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

“The minority residents of Section 14 … homes were destroyed by a city-engineered holocaust,” wrote Loren Miller Jr. in a 1968 report to the state attorney general.

Bordered by Alejo and Ramon roads, Indian Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way, Section 14 is one square mile. Today, it’s one of the most valua...

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Western Lit: Christopher Norment Writes a Compelling Love Letter to Desert Aquatic Species in Jeopardy

Western Lit: Christopher Norment Writes a Compelling Love Letter to Desert Aquatic Species in Jeopardy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  |  Ceal Klingler

Relicts of a Beautiful Sea is a wide-ranging, obsessively detailed and oddly inspiring book—an intriguing tapestry of scientific exploration and natural history that also takes turns as a eulogy, a love letter, a poem and ultimately a plea.

In Relicts , Christopher Norment—a professor of environmental s...

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Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

Monday, May 04, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

An exhibit of the works of either Ansel Adams or Dorothea Lange is a “must see.” However, it approaches artistic nirvana when a museum hangs images by both icons in the same show.

The La Quinta Museum is doing just that right now in the exhibit Iconic Light , on display through Aug. 15.

The two greats w...

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May 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

May 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Saturday, May 02, 2015  |  Staff

Comedy

Gabriel Iglesias

The famously fluffy comedian performs. 8 p.m., Saturday, May 2; and 6 p.m., Sunday, May 3. $45 to $75. The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com .

Film

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

This unique festival f...

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May Theater: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Palm Canyon; 'The Magic Show at IPAC'; and Much, Much More!

May Theater: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Palm Canyon; 'The Magic Show at IPAC'; and Much, Much More!

Saturday, May 02, 2015  |  Staff

La Cage Aux Folles—From Palm Canyon Theatre

Georges manages the Saint-Tropez nightclub, featuring drag entertainment. When Georges’ son brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents, things get crazy; at 7 p.m., Thursday; 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday, from Friday, May 15, th...

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Break Out the Lipstick: Thursdays Are a Drag at the Copa

Break Out the Lipstick: Thursdays Are a Drag at the Copa

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Bella da Ball is one of the valley’s most ubiquitous (in a good way) entertainers.

The hostess with the mostess can be found every Monday hosting Trivia Night at the Amigo Room at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club. (Full disclosure: The Independent usually has a strong contingent present at the Ace Trivia Ni...

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