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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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Sittable Art: Artists Beautify Another Round of Benches Along Palm Canyon Drive

Sittable Art: Artists Beautify Another Round of Benches Along Palm Canyon Drive

Aug 10, 2020 16:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

If you’ve been in downtown Palm Springs recently, you may have seen—or even sat on—one of the 10 newly painted public benches now adorning the downtown sidewalks on Palm Canyon Drive between Amado and...

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Can the Show Go On? Theater Companies Don't Know When They'll Be Able to Take the Stage Again—but a New Alliance Is Helping Them Support Each Other Until That Time Comes

Can the Show Go On? Theater Companies Don't Know When They'll Be Able to Take the Stage Again—but a New Alliance Is Helping Them Support Each Other Until That Time Comes

Jul 22, 2020 09:45  |  Jimmy Boegle

Before everything went to hell, the Coachella Valley theater community was enjoying, by far, its most successful season ever.

CVRep was reveling in its first full season in its gorgeous new home, the C...

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Moving Open Call From the Stage to the Screen: The McCallum Theatre's Annual Local-Talent Showcase Moves to Video and Will Air on KESQ

Moving Open Call From the Stage to the Screen: The McCallum Theatre's Annual Local-Talent Showcase Moves to Video and Will Air on KESQ

Jul 17, 2020 11:35  |  Matt King

Every year, the McCallum Theatre showcases local performers via its Open Call Talent Project—but the series of April shows, like so many other events, was a casualty of the coronavirus epidemic.

Howeve...

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Free Yuks: Socially Distanced Comedy and Magic Is Coming Twice a Month to The River in Rancho Mirage

Free Yuks: Socially Distanced Comedy and Magic Is Coming Twice a Month to The River in Rancho Mirage

Jun 16, 2020 11:45  |  Staff

(Editor's note: After one show, this comedy series has been discontinued.)

It may seem like nothing’s funny anymore—but producer/comedian Max Mitchell would beg to disagree.

Max Mitchell’s Comedy and Ma...

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The Goals of the Desert AIDS Project’s Star-Studded 'Voices of Hope': Entertain, Raise Money, and Serve as a Test Run for Other Virtual Events

The Goals of the Desert AIDS Project’s Star-Studded 'Voices of Hope': Entertain, Raise Money, and Serve as a Test Run for Other Virtual Events

Jun 14, 2020 16:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

Many local nonprofits depend on large signature events to raise a significant portion of the money they need.

However, large events are currently not safe—and won’t be until the COVID-19 pandemic is ov...

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