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Western Lit: Spouses of the Men Who Developed the Atom Bomb Are Memorialized in the Deft Novel ‘Wives of Los Alamos’

Western Lit: Spouses of the Men Who Developed the Atom Bomb Are Memorialized in the Deft Novel ‘Wives of Los Alamos’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  |  Jenny Shank

In her deft debut novel, Colorado writer TaraShea Nesbit imagines the lives of the wives of the men who were stationed in New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

Nesbit writes in the collective voices of the women, whose physicist husbands su...

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Faces on Film: Shari Belafonte Celebrates Her Photography and Her Birthday for a Great Cause

Faces on Film: Shari Belafonte Celebrates Her Photography and Her Birthday for a Great Cause

Thursday, September 11, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Shari Belafonte is best known as an actress, but she’s also done modeling and singing—and now she’s focusing on photography.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, she’ll be celebrating her 60th birthday at Gallery 446 in Palm Springs as part of the Face Off Exhibition . The evening will serve as a benefit for the Lili...

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A Class With Class: Desert Theatreworks' 'Seminar' Is a Superb Hit

A Class With Class: Desert Theatreworks' 'Seminar' Is a Superb Hit

Saturday, September 06, 2014  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The Phillips-Martinez boys have done it again. Lance, the artistic director of Desert Theatreworks, and Ron, its executive director, have hammered out a hit with Seminar , the play that opens the company’s new season at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert’s Joslyn Center.

How did they do it?

Well, ...

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Western Lit: An Artist With a Tragic Past Tries to Travel the Road to Redemption in 'The Painter'

Western Lit: An Artist With a Tragic Past Tries to Travel the Road to Redemption in 'The Painter'

Friday, September 05, 2014  |  Traci J. Macnamara

If it’s possible to paint in words alone—to create a wildly colorful story of grief in sentences layered like one of van Gogh’s swirling night scenes—Colorado author Peter Heller accomplishes it in his second novel, The Painter , narrated by artist Jim Stegner. A fly fisherman with a violent streak, S...

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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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