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Western Lit: Brandon Shimoda Sifts Through His Family's History—Including the U.S. Internment of Japanese Americans

Western Lit: Brandon Shimoda Sifts Through His Family's History—Including the U.S. Internment of Japanese Americans

Dec 05, 2019 11:05  |  Abby Manzella, High Country News

In The Grave on the Wall , poet and essayist Brandon Shimoda focuses on what remains after great loss. In this work of lyric nonfiction, he writes about his grandfather, Midori Shimoda, who died after y...

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A Night of Wintry Bliss: Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services Throws a Big Party to Raise Both Awareness and Much-Needed Funds

A Night of Wintry Bliss: Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services Throws a Big Party to Raise Both Awareness and Much-Needed Funds

Dec 02, 2019 11:35  |  Jimmy Boegle

On Dec. 7, the folks with Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services will transform the Pacific Hangar of the Palm Springs Air Museum into a “winter wonderland.” The goals: Raise money for the organizat...

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Campy Comedy at Its Best: Desert Rose Again Celebrates 'Christmas With the Crawfords'

Campy Comedy at Its Best: Desert Rose Again Celebrates 'Christmas With the Crawfords'

Nov 30, 2019 14:30  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Desert Rose Playhouse is kicking off the holiday season in high style with a return of Christmas With the Crawfords , created by Richard Winchester and written by Mark Sargent. Artistic director Robbie ...

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Show Tunes Gone Silly: CVRep Brings Back Its Twisted Broadway Fundraiser

Show Tunes Gone Silly: CVRep Brings Back Its Twisted Broadway Fundraiser

Nov 24, 2019 12:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

If your holiday schedule is not yet completely packed, take note: Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre is bringing back its popular Twisted Broadway fundraiser.

What makes these revues of show tunes twiste...

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A Holiday Zoo: The Living Desert Brings the Nighttime Cheer with WildLights

A Holiday Zoo: The Living Desert Brings the Nighttime Cheer with WildLights

Nov 21, 2019 14:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

For the 27th year in a row, the unique WildLights holiday extravaganza at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert will be one of Santa’s favorite stops in the Coachella Valley—so much so that...

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A Fly on the Wall: CVRep's 'Dinner With Friends' Is a Well-Acted, Quiet Exploration of the Nature of Relationships

A Fly on the Wall: CVRep's 'Dinner With Friends' Is a Well-Acted, Quiet Exploration of the Nature of Relationships

Nov 10, 2019 12:40  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre has begun its first full season in the company’s wonderful new playhouse in Cathedral City—and, rather appropriately, this season’s theme is “New Beginnings.”

The...

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Demonic Possession, Passion and Puppet Sex: Dezart Performs' 'Hand to God' Is a Perfectly Cast, Hilarious Dark Comedy Tour de Force

Demonic Possession, Passion and Puppet Sex: Dezart Performs' 'Hand to God' Is a Perfectly Cast, Hilarious Dark Comedy Tour de Force

Nov 09, 2019 10:00  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Great theater should do more than just entertain us. Ideally, it challenges us, uplifts us—or stuns and outrages us, and perhaps forces us to re-examine some of our core beliefs. Dezart Performs’ prod...

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Elevated Enjoyment: The Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival Offers a Lot of Fun—Both in the Sky and on the Ground

Elevated Enjoyment: The Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival Offers a Lot of Fun—Both in the Sky and on the Ground

Nov 04, 2019 14:30  |  L.A. Rowell

Look … up in the sky! It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s a hot-air balloon—and you could be in it!

The Sixth Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon and Food Truck Festival will take place Friday through ...

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