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A 'Dare' You Should Take: Desert Rose's World-Premiere Production Is a Well-Acted, Terrific Piece of Theater

A 'Dare' You Should Take: Desert Rose's World-Premiere Production Is a Well-Acted, Terrific Piece of Theater

Apr 21, 2018 13:45  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Artistic director Jim Strait has never played it safe when choosing material to produce at the Desert Rose Playhouse. Local audiences have come to expect edgy fare from the valley’s only LGBT theater ...

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The Art of an Icon: Heather James Fine Art Offers a Rare Chance to Experience Paintings by Sir Winston Churchill

The Art of an Icon: Heather James Fine Art Offers a Rare Chance to Experience Paintings by Sir Winston Churchill

Apr 20, 2018 16:35  |  Stephen Berger

Sir Winston Churchill is an iconic giant. He was a renowned statesman, a two-time British prime minister, a Nobel Prize-winning author—and perhaps even a savior of Western civilization.

However, most p...

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From Mars to 'Rent' and Beyond: The McCallum Theatre Announces Its 2018-2019 Season

From Mars to 'Rent' and Beyond: The McCallum Theatre Announces Its 2018-2019 Season

Apr 15, 2018 19:04  |  Jimmy Boegle

For lovers of the performing arts who reside in the Coachella Valley, Christmas figuratively comes in April every year—because that’s when the McCallum Theatre announces what gifts it is bringing to t...

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The Evening the Stars Come Out: Michael Childers' 'One Night Only' Charity Extravaganza Returns to the McCallum Theatre

The Evening the Stars Come Out: Michael Childers' 'One Night Only' Charity Extravaganza Returns to the McCallum Theatre

Apr 06, 2018 11:00  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

As I sat in Michael Childers’ gorgeous Rancho Mirage home—his award-winning photographs adorning the walls—he told me the story of how the hugely successful One Night Only show came to be.

The star-studd...

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The Family Business: Marlon Wayans Returns to the Area for a Comedy Show at Spotlight 29

The Family Business: Marlon Wayans Returns to the Area for a Comedy Show at Spotlight 29

Apr 04, 2018 07:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Marlon Wayans has come a long way since In Living Color , Scary Movie and Requiem for a Dream .

Last year, NBC gave him his own television series, Marlon . After premiering for 10 episodes in the fall of 2017,...

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Evenings With Art: Monthly Art Walks in Palm Springs and Cathedral City Are Cultural Delights

Evenings With Art: Monthly Art Walks in Palm Springs and Cathedral City Are Cultural Delights

Apr 02, 2018 11:10  |  Stephen Berger

Several monthly art walks take place in the Coachella Valley. They’re pleasant ways to spend cool (or perhaps not-so-cool) desert evenings.

The galleries involved all put on their best faces, and many ...

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Moms Take the Spotlight: Dezart Performs' 'Motherhood Out Loud' Is a Riveting Joy

Moms Take the Spotlight: Dezart Performs' 'Motherhood Out Loud' Is a Riveting Joy

Mar 31, 2018 20:10  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

When a reviewer puts down her pen because what’s happening onstage is just too darned riveting to take any more notes, you know you’ve got a hit—and such was the case with opening night of Motherhood O...

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Stories Told in Song: Opera in the Park Returns for Its 20th Year

Stories Told in Song: Opera in the Park Returns for Its 20th Year

Mar 27, 2018 15:00  |  Dwight Hendricks

Everyone is doing it. Well, all the coolest people are, at least.

Of course, we’re talking about opera.

What did you think we were talking about? In Quantum of Solace , James Bond was climbing around the ...

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