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Some Advice: Go See Gloria Loring as Ann Landers in Coyote StageWorks' 'Lady With All the Answers'

Some Advice: Go See Gloria Loring as Ann Landers in Coyote StageWorks' 'Lady With All the Answers'

Saturday, April 15, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Coyote StageWorks’ The Lady With All the Answers , a play by David Rambo, offers an inside look at the life of advice columnist Ann Landers.

Landers was part of American popular culture for decades, offering words of wisdom on everything from marital troubles to the proper method for hanging toilet pap...

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Western Lit: 'The Unsettlers' Tells the Stories of Characters Who Have Gone Far Beyond 'Good Enough'

Western Lit: 'The Unsettlers' Tells the Stories of Characters Who Have Gone Far Beyond 'Good Enough'

Thursday, April 13, 2017  |  Sarah Gilman

For Mark Sundeen, the search began with a guilty meat snack.

After two decades of bumming around the country—first as a outdoorsman stringing together jobs in the rural West, and later as a city-bound freelancer and “money-lung … whose sole purpose was to inhale dollars, transform them into pleasure,...

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Popular in Palm Desert: The McCallum Theatre Announces Its 30th Anniversary Season

Popular in Palm Desert: The McCallum Theatre Announces Its 30th Anniversary Season

Wednesday, April 05, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

Even though Mitch Gershenfeld has been booking shows at the McCallum Theatre for 18 years now, he admits he gets nervous whenever subscriptions for a new season go on sale—as they did on Tuesday, April 4, for the theater’s 30th anniversary 2017-2018 season.

“I get this pain in the pit of my stomach, ...

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People, Pain and Pets: Dezart Performs' 'Chapatti' Is a Master Class in Acting, Directing and Character Development

People, Pain and Pets: Dezart Performs' 'Chapatti' Is a Master Class in Acting, Directing and Character Development

Sunday, April 02, 2017  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Dezart Performs’ description of Chapatti , now playing at the Palm Springs Woman’s Club, includes one actor, one actress, one dog and … HOW MANY cats? Oh, my aching allergies!

Of course, they don’t have actual cats on stage … remember that expression about “herding cats”? They’d be all over the room. And...

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Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

Monday, March 27, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

You are in an art gallery, taking in all the intricacies of a certain painting, when you overhear someone say: “My 4-year old could do that.”

It’s that kind of broad-stroke dismissal that many women painters in the 1940s and 1950s experienced in the art world.

Although many women had thriving art care...

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Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Saturday, March 18, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Given the hatred and divisiveness our country’s socio-political climate has stirred up, Desert Rose Playhouse’s current production, Southern Baptist Sissies , seems timelier than ever.

Del Shores’ play, which won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding L.A. Theatre Production during its original run in 2...

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