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Celebrate First Wednesdays: Hiding on the Backstreets, You'll Find Great Art

Celebrate First Wednesdays: Hiding on the Backstreets, You'll Find Great Art

Monday, May 29, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

The Backstreet Art District, tucked away against the mountains off East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, may be hard to find, but once you make the discovery, you will encounter a diverse collection of galleries where you can meet artists, wander through working studios—and possibly find that perf...

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Master of TV, Film and Stand-up: Marlon Wayans Brings His Comedy to Morongo

Master of TV, Film and Stand-up: Marlon Wayans Brings His Comedy to Morongo

Thursday, May 25, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Wayans Brothers are an American institution, thanks to their various comedy TV shows and movies.

The youngest of the Wayans Brothers in showbiz is Marlon, who appeared with his family members on the iconic early 1990s sketch show In Living Color . He’s also known for playing Loc Dog in the ’90s Way...

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Local Theater on the Move: The Coachella Valley Arts Scene Is Thriving—and Theater Organizations Are Looking for Bigger Homes

Local Theater on the Move: The Coachella Valley Arts Scene Is Thriving—and Theater Organizations Are Looking for Bigger Homes

Monday, May 22, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Michael Shaw, the artistic director and co-founder of Dezart Performs, had no idea what he was getting himself into when he helped start the theater company back in 2008.

“I was living in Los Angeles, so I was running the theater with my co-founder at the time,” Shaw said. “I went back and forth … an...

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Lurid Laughs: Desert Rose's 'Clark Gable Slept Here' Combines Murder, Sex and Scandal in a Near-Flawless Production

Lurid Laughs: Desert Rose's 'Clark Gable Slept Here' Combines Murder, Sex and Scandal in a Near-Flawless Production

Saturday, May 13, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Desperate for an escape from the current chaos swirling around us? I have just the ticket: See Clark Gable Slept Here at Desert Rose Playhouse. This terrific play will transport you into another world … filled with lurid sex, glamour, murder—and lots of laughs.

Michael McKeever’s dark comedy opens with...

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The '80s Are Back (for Two Weekends): Five Things to Know About Palm Canyon Theatre's 'Rock of Ages'

The '80s Are Back (for Two Weekends): Five Things to Know About Palm Canyon Theatre's 'Rock of Ages'

Thursday, May 11, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

By the time mid-May comes along, most valley theater companies are about to close their curtains on major productions until the fall—if they have not done so already.

However, such is not the case at the Palm Canyon Theatre. This weekend, the downtown Palm Springs mainstay will open one of its most c...

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Western Lit: Two New Books Explore Love, Loss and the Perspectives of Women During the West's Nuclear Boom

Western Lit: Two New Books Explore Love, Loss and the Perspectives of Women During the West's Nuclear Boom

Tuesday, May 09, 2017  |  Jenny Shank, High Country News

Dozens of nonfiction books have delved into the history of nuclear facilities in the West and the Manhattan Project, detailing the Department of War’s secret acquisition of land in Los Alamos, the rapid emigration of eminent scientists, and their feverish work to build the atomic bomb. But when it c...

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