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Arts and Culture

It's Not a Paradox: Artist Cynthia King's Black-and-White Clayboards Use Simplicity to Create Complexity

It's Not a Paradox: Artist Cynthia King's Black-and-White Clayboards Use Simplicity to Create Complexity

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

Coachella Valley artist Cynthia King keeps things simple.

Her website puts it succinctly: She “currently works in the simplest of mediums, black ink on a white ground, to create intricately detailed representational works of art. She creates fine lines and weaves them into an often familiar yet compl...

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Western Lit: A Filmmaker Chronicles a Small Western Town—Poorly—in the Compelling Novel 'Calamity Jane'

Western Lit: A Filmmaker Chronicles a Small Western Town—Poorly—in the Compelling Novel 'Calamity Jane'

Friday, August 15, 2014  |  Phyllis Barber

After nearly two decades of literary silence, former mystery writer Bernard Schopen is back with Calamity Jane , a new novel that asks serious questions about the West.

His protagonist, independent filmmaker Jane Harmon, returns triumphantly from Hollywood to Blue Lake, Nev., to showcase The Last Roundu...

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Western Lit: The Turbulent Life of a Native American Woman in the 19th Century Is Chronicled in 'Katie Gale'

Western Lit: The Turbulent Life of a Native American Woman in the 19th Century Is Chronicled in 'Katie Gale'

Friday, August 08, 2014  |  Annie Dawid

In Katie Gale, anthropologist Llyn De Danaan chronicles the life of a 19th century Salish (Pacific Northwest Native American) woman who married a white man, gave birth to four children, became a successful oysterwoman, suffered greatly in a divorce settlement, and watched two of her children die of ...

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August Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

August Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Friday, August 01, 2014  |  Staff

Film

Dive-in Movie at Wet ’N’ Wild: Grown-Ups 2

The Dive-in Movie is included with park admission. Play during the day, and stay late to enjoy the film poolside. Grown-Ups 2 will start after dusk on Friday, Aug. 1, and the park will be open until 10 p.m., weather permitting. Admission prices vary. Wet ’...

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August Theater: '2 Boys in a Bed,' '39 Steps,' and Much, Much More!

August Theater: '2 Boys in a Bed,' '39 Steps,' and Much, Much More!

Friday, August 01, 2014  |  Staff

2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night—From Desert Rose Playhouse

Set in New York City in 1987, 2 Boys explores the sexual etiquette of one-night stands and is peppered with poignant, humorous and sly observations. The play contains nudity and sexual situations; at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 ...

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Western Lit: The Life of a Wildland Firefighter Is Chronicled in 'Ahead of the Flaming Front'

Western Lit: The Life of a Wildland Firefighter Is Chronicled in 'Ahead of the Flaming Front'

Sunday, July 27, 2014  |  Andrea Clark Mason

Jerry D. Mathes’ second nonfiction book, Ahead of the Flaming Front , portrays the day-to-day life of a wildland firefighter. With a poet’s sense of language, Mathes describes his experiences as a rookie, gaining knowledge as he rises through the ranks.

Mathes works mostly for the Krassel Heli-Rappelle...

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