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September Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

September Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Saturday, August 30, 2014  |  Staff

Film

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

A varied combination of feature films, documentaries and short films created by and/or about thematic issues related to the LGBT community is shown Thursday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 21. Individual screenings $13; all-access $1...

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September Theater: 'Seminar' at DTW; 'Anita Bryant' at Desert Rose; 'Tommy' at Palm Canyon; and Much More!

September Theater: 'Seminar' at DTW; 'Anita Bryant' at Desert Rose; 'Tommy' at Palm Canyon; and Much More!

Friday, August 29, 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 Man Who Created the Country's First Wild Horse Sanctuary Tells His Story

Western Lit: The Man Who Created the Country's First Wild Horse Sanctuary Tells His Story

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  |  Lee Allen

You’ve heard of The Horse Whisperer . Now, meet The Horse Lover , a cowboy on a mission to save wild mustangs—1,500 of them, all nickering and snorting at the Mustang Meadows Ranch in South Dakota.

“When my brother told me he’d agreed to keep hundreds of wild mustangs on his ranch, I thought he’d tempora...

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Warmth Needed: A Lack of Chemistry Hampers Desert Rose's '2 Boys in a Bed'

Warmth Needed: A Lack of Chemistry Hampers Desert Rose's '2 Boys in a Bed'

Saturday, August 23, 2014  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The season at the Desert Rose Playhouse doesn’t officially begin until September, so two-man-play 2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night is what artistic director Jim Strait calls a “lagniappe,” a delightful Cajun word you rarely hear outside of the South—meaning a “little bit extra.”

While this extr...

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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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