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Terrifyingly Timely: After the Election and Another Shooting, Dezart Performs' 'Church and State' Is a Powerful, Near-Flawless Production

Terrifyingly Timely: After the Election and Another Shooting, Dezart Performs' 'Church and State' Is a Powerful, Near-Flawless Production

Nov 10, 2018 10:00  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

After a decade of Dezart Performs producing excellent, thought-provoking plays, one would expect artistic director Michael Shaw to open the company’s 11th season with something special—but the product...

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Western Lit: A New Novel Follows Two Wanderers on a Westward Journey to Find Mythic Beasts

Western Lit: A New Novel Follows Two Wanderers on a Westward Journey to Find Mythic Beasts

Nov 07, 2018 16:30  |  Jamison Pfeifer, High Country News

About two-thirds of the way into Carys Davies’ folkloric novel West , the widowed farmer John Cyrus Bellman recalls a riverboat encounter with a Dutch land agent and the agent’s wife. The unpolished far...

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A Clinic on Acting as Actors: Coyote StageWorks Kicks Off Its 10th Season in Fantastic Fashion With 'The Understudy'

A Clinic on Acting as Actors: Coyote StageWorks Kicks Off Its 10th Season in Fantastic Fashion With 'The Understudy'

Nov 03, 2018 15:25  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Until now, I was always haunted by the line about “first-nighting” in that song “Autumn in New York.” But after seeing Coyote StageWorks’ newest show at the lovely Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, Th...

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Drag Diva: Bianca Del Rio, Winner of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' and Self-Described 'Clown in a Dress,' Makes Her Palm Springs Debut

Drag Diva: Bianca Del Rio, Winner of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' and Self-Described 'Clown in a Dress,' Makes Her Palm Springs Debut

Oct 31, 2018 07:00  |  Dwight Hendricks

I recently asked a reality-TV star about politics.

“I never thought I’d run for president … but if America wanted a bankrupt, second-rate reality star with bad makeup and hair, it could’ve been me!” Bi...

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For the Women: Thoughts on the Pride Events for Queer Women (and Their Allies) From Someone Who's Been There From the Dyke March Start

For the Women: Thoughts on the Pride Events for Queer Women (and Their Allies) From Someone Who's Been There From the Dyke March Start

Oct 29, 2018 14:30  |  Shann Carr

This Pride, the lesbians in Palm Springs have scheduled tons of fun!

But first, a little background.

The first official “Dyke March” event in the United States was part of the 1993 LGBT March on Washing...

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A Revelatory Show: CV Rep's Season-Opener 'How I Learned to Drive' Powerfully Tackles the Topic of Sexual Abuse

A Revelatory Show: CV Rep's Season-Opener 'How I Learned to Drive' Powerfully Tackles the Topic of Sexual Abuse

Oct 28, 2018 10:50  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The season opener for Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre is How I Learned to Drive . That’s a subject in which I am very interested, since I’m the only person I know who has never —since I got my driver’s...

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A Lot of Varied Art: Woodman/Shimko Gallery Is Known for Its 'Gay' Art—but It Offers So Much More

A Lot of Varied Art: Woodman/Shimko Gallery Is Known for Its 'Gay' Art—but It Offers So Much More

Oct 23, 2018 10:00  |  Stephen Berger

In October each year, a trailer pulls up in front of a gallery at the north end of the design district in Palm Springs. It’s packed full of art.

Behind the wheel is gallery owner Woody Shimko (right). ...

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Mall Art: The Westfield Palm Desert's STREET Party Celebrates Culture, Music and Food

Mall Art: The Westfield Palm Desert's STREET Party Celebrates Culture, Music and Food

Oct 21, 2018 11:45  |  Brian Blueskye

Let’s face it: When you think “shopping mall,” you don’t think “cool cultural events.” Yet for the past three years, that’s exactly what’s happened at the Westfield Palm Desert with the popular and ev...

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