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Repeat 'Party'! The Desert Rose Playhouse Brings Back Last Summer's Hit Feel-Good Comedy for a Six-Week Run

Repeat 'Party'! The Desert Rose Playhouse Brings Back Last Summer's Hit Feel-Good Comedy for a Six-Week Run

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

When Desert Rose Playhouse opened David Dillon’s Party last year on June 24 for a six-week run, the circumstances surrounding Desert Rose—the valley’s only LGBT theater company—and the LGBT community as a whole were rather bleak.

Desert Rose’s future was up in the air, thanks to a substantial financial...

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Live: Chris Rock at Fantasy Springs, June 9

Live: Chris Rock at Fantasy Springs, June 9

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

On Friday night, June 9, Chris Rock’s “Total Blackout Tour” made a sold-out stop at Fantasy Springs—and his no-holds-barred, raunchy humor on various subjects was a hit.

First, one important detail: The tour is called the “Total Blackout Tour” for a reason—and that blackout includes cell phones. The ...

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Western Lit: Polarizing Neighbor—a New Book Tries to Make Sense of the Hated Coyote's History

Western Lit: Polarizing Neighbor—a New Book Tries to Make Sense of the Hated Coyote's History

Tuesday, June 06, 2017  |  Lawrence Lenhart, High Country News

First things first: Coyote. When you read the word, how many syllables do you hear? Your answer, according to Dan Flores, author of Coyote America , may be “immediately diagnostic of a whole range of belief systems and values.”

The ki-YOH-tee versus ki-yote divide is one of the best indicators of a person’...

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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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