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Pandemic Stories: As the COVID-19 News Intensified, Local Theaters Struggled With the Decision on Whether or Not to Remain Open. Then the Decision Was Made for Them.

Pandemic Stories: As the COVID-19 News Intensified, Local Theaters Struggled With the Decision on Whether or Not to Remain Open. Then the Decision Was Made for Them.

Mar 16, 2020 14:20  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume and Jimmy Boegle

Ron Celona looked weary as patrons entered the CVRep Playhouse in Cathedral City for the Saturday, March 14, matinee performance of The City of Conversation.

This was supposed to be a bustling, packed w...

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Let's Hear it for the 'Boys': Palm Canyon Theatre Gets Set to Stage a Classic 1968 Gay-Themed Play

Let's Hear it for the 'Boys': Palm Canyon Theatre Gets Set to Stage a Classic 1968 Gay-Themed Play

Mar 12, 2020 15:45  |  Kevin Allman

To the characters in The Boys in the Band , someone like Pete Buttigieg would have been inconceivable—a happily out (and married) man who was a serious candidate for the U.S. presidency.

When Boys premiere...

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Raw, Real and Relevant: Desert Rose Playhouse's Beautiful Thing' Tells a Story of Young, Forbidden Love

Raw, Real and Relevant: Desert Rose Playhouse's Beautiful Thing' Tells a Story of Young, Forbidden Love

Mar 08, 2020 12:05  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing was first performed in London back in 1993, when revealing one’s homosexuality was much scarier, but the play’s themes of forbidden love and the struggle for self-accep...

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Western Lit: A Longtime Charles Bowden Reader Remembers the Complicated Author Through Two Newly Released Books

Western Lit: A Longtime Charles Bowden Reader Remembers the Complicated Author Through Two Newly Released Books

Mar 05, 2020 14:40  |  Laura Paskus, High Country News

Even now, six years after Charles Bowden died, I still roam around bookstores, hoping I missed an old title of his, or wondering if an editor has unearthed a long-lost manuscript. Ever since I first e...

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Legendary Leaps: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the McCallum

Legendary Leaps: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the McCallum

Mar 03, 2020 09:00  |  Kevin Allman

Chalvar Monteiro was 11 years old when he first saw the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. One of his four sisters worked at a performing-arts center in New Jersey, and he came away marveling at “not...

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Work, Life, Drama: An Amazing Cast Brings to Life Dezart Performs' Fantastic 'Sweat'

Work, Life, Drama: An Amazing Cast Brings to Life Dezart Performs' Fantastic 'Sweat'

Mar 01, 2020 11:50  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Work: Love it or loathe it, it determines everything about you. It affects where you live, what you drive, how you dress, the hours you keep, how you shop, who shares your life, whether you rent or ow...

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Western Lit: In 'Billionaire Wilderness,' Sociologist Justin Farrell Explores the Ways Wealth Shapes Wyoming and the Rest of the Western U.S.

Western Lit: In 'Billionaire Wilderness,' Sociologist Justin Farrell Explores the Ways Wealth Shapes Wyoming and the Rest of the Western U.S.

Feb 27, 2020 14:25  |  Carl Segerstrom, High Country News

Jutting more than 7,000 feet from the valley floor, the Teton Range offers some of the United States’ most dramatic vistas. But the jagged peaks are mirrored by equally sharp economic divides in the c...

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Building Dance in the Desert: The Palm Springs Dance Project Shows Off Its Efforts With a Series of March Performances and Events

Building Dance in the Desert: The Palm Springs Dance Project Shows Off Its Efforts With a Series of March Performances and Events

Feb 20, 2020 14:00  |  Andrea Gomez

The Palm Springs Dance Project has burst onto the scene as a new and exciting dance program that merges professionals with local students—and the public will get to see the fruits of the program durin...

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