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Western Lit: The Man Who Created the Country's First Wild Horse Sanctuary Tells His Story

Western Lit: The Man Who Created the Country's First Wild Horse Sanctuary Tells His Story

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  |  Lee Allen

You’ve heard of The Horse Whisperer . Now, meet The Horse Lover , a cowboy on a mission to save wild mustangs—1,500 of them, all nickering and snorting at the Mustang Meadows Ranch in South Dakota.

“When my brother told me he’d agreed to keep hundreds of wild mustangs on his ranch, I thought he’d tempora...

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Warmth Needed: A Lack of Chemistry Hampers Desert Rose's '2 Boys in a Bed'

Warmth Needed: A Lack of Chemistry Hampers Desert Rose's '2 Boys in a Bed'

Saturday, August 23, 2014  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The season at the Desert Rose Playhouse doesn’t officially begin until September, so two-man-play 2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night is what artistic director Jim Strait calls a “lagniappe,” a delightful Cajun word you rarely hear outside of the South—meaning a “little bit extra.”

While this extr...

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It's Not a Paradox: Artist Cynthia King's Black-and-White Clayboards Use Simplicity to Create Complexity

It's Not a Paradox: Artist Cynthia King's Black-and-White Clayboards Use Simplicity to Create Complexity

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

Coachella Valley artist Cynthia King keeps things simple.

Her website puts it succinctly: She “currently works in the simplest of mediums, black ink on a white ground, to create intricately detailed representational works of art. She creates fine lines and weaves them into an often familiar yet compl...

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Western Lit: A Filmmaker Chronicles a Small Western Town—Poorly—in the Compelling Novel 'Calamity Jane'

Western Lit: A Filmmaker Chronicles a Small Western Town—Poorly—in the Compelling Novel 'Calamity Jane'

Friday, August 15, 2014  |  Phyllis Barber

After nearly two decades of literary silence, former mystery writer Bernard Schopen is back with Calamity Jane , a new novel that asks serious questions about the West.

His protagonist, independent filmmaker Jane Harmon, returns triumphantly from Hollywood to Blue Lake, Nev., to showcase The Last Roundu...

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Western Lit: The Turbulent Life of a Native American Woman in the 19th Century Is Chronicled in 'Katie Gale'

Western Lit: The Turbulent Life of a Native American Woman in the 19th Century Is Chronicled in 'Katie Gale'

Friday, August 08, 2014  |  Annie Dawid

In Katie Gale, anthropologist Llyn De Danaan chronicles the life of a 19th century Salish (Pacific Northwest Native American) woman who married a white man, gave birth to four children, became a successful oysterwoman, suffered greatly in a divorce settlement, and watched two of her children die of ...

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August Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

August Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Friday, August 01, 2014  |  Staff

Film

Dive-in Movie at Wet ’N’ Wild: Grown-Ups 2

The Dive-in Movie is included with park admission. Play during the day, and stay late to enjoy the film poolside. Grown-Ups 2 will start after dusk on Friday, Aug. 1, and the park will be open until 10 p.m., weather permitting. Admission prices vary. Wet ’...

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