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

Standing Ovation: Teen Actor Garrett Hoy Is Unbelievable 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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Millennials on Display: Eight Artists Not Yet 25 Years Old Shine at Gallery 446

Millennials on Display: Eight Artists Not Yet 25 Years Old Shine at Gallery 446

Friday, September 19, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

All of the artists included in Gallery 446’s show 25 Below: Artists Awakening the World are younger than the age of 25. Yes, they are all millennials. However, there is great diversity in how they express their takes on the world—both as it is, and how it was.

Curated by Skyler Gray and Eddie Donaldson...

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The New Season: The McCallum Theatre Adds More Than a Dozen Shows to a Packed 2014-2015 Schedule

The New Season: The McCallum Theatre Adds More Than a Dozen Shows to a Packed 2014-2015 Schedule

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

After the McCallum Theatre announced the addition of more than a dozen shows to the 2014-2015 season, I asked Mitch Gershenfeld—the McCallum’s president, CEO and chief booker—if he was done adding to the lineup.

“There may be one or two more things,” he said. “We may have one or two surprises up our ...

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Western Lit: Spouses of the Men Who Developed the Atom Bomb Are Memorialized in the Deft Novel ‘Wives of Los Alamos’

Western Lit: Spouses of the Men Who Developed the Atom Bomb Are Memorialized in the Deft Novel ‘Wives of Los Alamos’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  |  Jenny Shank

In her deft debut novel, Colorado writer TaraShea Nesbit imagines the lives of the wives of the men who were stationed in New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

Nesbit writes in the collective voices of the women, whose physicist husbands su...

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