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A Crazy Campaign: Despite Funny Lines and a Great Central Performance, DETC's 'Election Day' Is Diminished by Real-World Goings-On

A Crazy Campaign: Despite Funny Lines and a Great Central Performance, DETC's 'Election Day' Is Diminished by Real-World Goings-On

Feb 17, 2018 10:45  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

How auspicious to open a show on Chinese New Year. Gung hay fat choy , by the way, and welcome to the year of the dog. People born under this sign are loyal, honest, just, socially popular, helpful and ...

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Artists Among Us: The PSAM Artists Council Partners With UCR-Palm Desert to Show Off a Lot of Local Talent

Artists Among Us: The PSAM Artists Council Partners With UCR-Palm Desert to Show Off a Lot of Local Talent

Feb 15, 2018 11:15  |  Stephen Berger

The Coachella Valley is a vibrant community for the arts—a place where aesthetics still matter. Not only is it a spectacular setting; it is rich in design, architecture and the visual arts.

The area ha...

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Western Lit: A New Book Focuses on the Man Who Helped Take the Sierra Club From Hiking Group to Political Force

Western Lit: A New Book Focuses on the Man Who Helped Take the Sierra Club From Hiking Group to Political Force

Feb 08, 2018 15:45  |  Joshua Zaffos, High Country News

In June 1966, a full-page advertisement appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post , warning readers: “Now Only You Can Save Grand Canyon From Being Flooded … For Profit.”

David Brower, the Sie...

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A Special Kind of Actor: Stage, Screen and Voice Star Richard Kind Brings 'A Man and His Prostate' to the Annenberg Theater

A Special Kind of Actor: Stage, Screen and Voice Star Richard Kind Brings 'A Man and His Prostate' to the Annenberg Theater

Feb 06, 2018 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

You know Richard Kind’s face from numerous TV shows and films—and you certainly know his voice from iconic animated movies such as Toy Story 3 and Inside Out .

Kind is also a talented stage actor—and he’s ...

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Mae West in Motion: Coyote StageWorks' Brilliantly Acted 'Dirty Blonde' Is Perfect for 'The Year of the Woman'

Mae West in Motion: Coyote StageWorks' Brilliantly Acted 'Dirty Blonde' Is Perfect for 'The Year of the Woman'

Feb 03, 2018 15:00  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

In the program notes for Dirty Blonde , Coyote StageWorks Founding Artistic Director Chuck Yates mentions he has wanted to present this play, which focuses on Mae West, since the theater’s inception 9 y...

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Two Generations of Abstract Excellence: Art Palm Springs Honors a Southern California Father-and-Son Duo as Artists of the Year

Two Generations of Abstract Excellence: Art Palm Springs Honors a Southern California Father-and-Son Duo as Artists of the Year

Jan 29, 2018 13:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

A note from the editor: As we were going to press with this story in our February print edition, we learned that Ed Moses had passed away, on Wednesday, Jan. 17—just five days after I interviewed Andy...

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Honoring the Old and the New: Michael Hinkle, of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Says the Museum Has a Lot to Celebrate During Modernism Week 2018

Honoring the Old and the New: Michael Hinkle, of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Says the Museum Has a Lot to Celebrate During Modernism Week 2018

Jan 29, 2018 11:15  |  Brian Blueskye

Modernism goes beyond architecture; the movement rippled through fashion, music, literature, philosophy and so much more.

This fact is something the Palm Springs Art Museum is highlighting during Moder...

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An Arts Incubator: Palm Desert's CREATE Center Celebrates Its First Anniversary With a New Home

An Arts Incubator: Palm Desert's CREATE Center Celebrates Its First Anniversary With a New Home

Jan 22, 2018 10:20  |  Stephen Berger

Times are tough for community-oriented arts programs.

Despite record-setting prices for art at auctions, funding for public art and education is evaporating—or has already dried up. School districts ha...

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