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Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Wyatt Orme

On Oct. 8, 2008, several elite leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—also known as the LDS or Mormon Church— went on the air  and urged members in California to boost their involvement in defeating the state’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

The LDS Church was one of the last to...

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Art Outside: Eighteen Sculptures Begin a Two-Year Residency on Palm Desert's El Paseo

Art Outside: Eighteen Sculptures Begin a Two-Year Residency on Palm Desert's El Paseo

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Locals often tell visitors to the Coachella Valley that they must sample the high-end shopping and dining experience that is El Paseo, in Palm Desert.

The pristine boulevard is the valley's answer to renowned destinations like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or Fifth Avenue in New York City. However, th...

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Master on Display: Christian Hohmann's Joan Miró Exhibit Is One of the Best Art Shows You'll See This Year

Master on Display: Christian Hohmann's Joan Miró Exhibit Is One of the Best Art Shows You'll See This Year

Monday, November 17, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

Coachella Valley residents have a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the development and creative world of a 20th-century master: Joan Mirό.

Along with Picasso and Chagall, Mirό set standards by which the works of other 20th-century artists are judged, and you can see why at Christian Hohmann F...

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Dated No More: Palm Desert Stage Presents a Fresh, Funny Version of 'The Odd Couple' at IPAC

Dated No More: Palm Desert Stage Presents a Fresh, Funny Version of 'The Odd Couple' at IPAC

Sunday, November 16, 2014  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

To be honest, I was dreading it.

Even though the Indio Performing Arts Center is the most comfortable theater in town (the angle of the rake for the audience area guarantees that every cushy seat gives perfect visibility; it has lots of leg room; and there are cup-holders like at the movies!), the gh...

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A Multi-Layered Musical: Desert Rose's Hilarious 'Scrooge in Rouge' Offers Surprising Depth

A Multi-Layered Musical: Desert Rose's Hilarious 'Scrooge in Rouge' Offers Surprising Depth

Saturday, November 15, 2014  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The very premise is outrageous: At an English music hall, 17 of 20 cast members have been stricken with food poisoning, leaving only three people to perform all the roles in their presentation of A Christmas Carol .

At opening-night of Scrooge in Rouge at the Desert Rose Playhouse, the three actors-as-ac...

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Honor the Egg: A Wonderful Cast Makes Dezart Performs' '5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche' a Big Hit

Honor the Egg: A Wonderful Cast Makes Dezart Performs' '5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche' a Big Hit

Saturday, November 15, 2014  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

You don’t have to be a gay woman or a fan of quiche to thoroughly enjoy 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche , the 2014-2015 season-opening production by Dezart Performs.

Written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood, the five-character play opened in Chicago in 2011, then hit off-Broadway in 2012; it was named a Be...

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