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We'll Buy! Coyote Stageworks Is Back, With Help From the Amazing Emerson Collins, in the Wonderful 'Buyer and Cellar'

We'll Buy! Coyote Stageworks Is Back, With Help From the Amazing Emerson Collins, in the Wonderful 'Buyer and Cellar'

Saturday, March 28, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Chuck Yates and his Coyote Stageworks are back!

They have a great new show, Buyer and Cellar , with a spectacular new script, in a gorgeous new venue—the theater at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center. Coyote Stageworks completely dominated the win list in last season’s Desert Theatre League awards...

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Rags to Riches: Woodman/Shimko Gallery Shows Off the Japanese Art Form of Tenugui

Rags to Riches: Woodman/Shimko Gallery Shows Off the Japanese Art Form of Tenugui

Friday, March 27, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

Who would endeavor to elevate the lowly, utilitarian dish rag into a highly collectible art form? The Japanese would—and the reasons why can be discovered at Woodman/Shimko Gallery in Palm Springs.

Dating back to 800 AD, tenugui, first made in woven silk, were used use in religious rituals. By the ea...

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Theater Being Born: Dezart Performs Preps for Its Annual Play Reading Festival

Theater Being Born: Dezart Performs Preps for Its Annual Play Reading Festival

Tuesday, March 24, 2015  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

It all started because Michael Shaw and Dezart Performs co-founder Daniela Ryan wanted to bring more new live theater to the Coachella Valley.

In those first days of what would become the Play Reading Festival, performances were held in a small art gallery. Shaw and Ryan would solicit new scripts fro...

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Clean Comedy After Dark: Cash Levy to Perform at the Purple Room

Clean Comedy After Dark: Cash Levy to Perform at the Purple Room

Monday, March 23, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The After Dark series at the Purple Room continues to showcase a type of talent not often found performing in Palm Springs—and such will be the case on April 10 and 11, when comedian Cash Levy will take the stage.

Levy has recorded a special for Comedy Central, and performed on The Late Late Show With...

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A Success With Two Names: Palm Springs' Andrew Neiderman May Be History's Best-Selling Ghostwriter

A Success With Two Names: Palm Springs' Andrew Neiderman May Be History's Best-Selling Ghostwriter

Monday, March 16, 2015  |  Brane Jevric

Best-selling author Andrew Neiderman holds two prolific jobs.

The Palm Springs resident writes novels under his own name—46 so far, in fact. Seven of his novels have been made into films—most notably The Devil’s Advocate , starring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.

He’s also the ghostwriter f...

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Local Playwright Does Good: Desert Ensemble Shows Off Two Fine One-Acts by Tony Padilla

Local Playwright Does Good: Desert Ensemble Shows Off Two Fine One-Acts by Tony Padilla

Saturday, March 14, 2015  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

For many years, Coachella Valley audiences have enjoyed the works of award-winning playwright Tony Padilla. He was co-founder of the Playwright’s Circle with Marilee Warner, and is now enjoying success with his own company, Desert Ensemble Theatre.

A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Tony ha...

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