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Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Saturday, March 18, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Given the hatred and divisiveness our country’s socio-political climate has stirred up, Desert Rose Playhouse’s current production, Southern Baptist Sissies , seems timelier than ever.

Del Shores’ play, which won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding L.A. Theatre Production during its original run in 2...

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A Dark Comedy, Indeed: The Actors in 'Lovesport,' an Original Play by Desert Ensemble Theatre Company, Can't Shake Off Stiffness

A Dark Comedy, Indeed: The Actors in 'Lovesport,' an Original Play by Desert Ensemble Theatre Company, Can't Shake Off Stiffness

Saturday, March 18, 2017  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Remember those many old adages about walking a mile in another person’s shoes, or being a fly on the wall in someone else’s house—all sayings that basically mean you never know what goes on behind closed doors? Well, Desert Ensemble Theatre Company’s Lovesport , now playing at the Pearl McManus Theatr...

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Culture, Religion and Identity: CV Rep's Splendid Production of 'Disgraced' Couldn’t Be More Timely

Culture, Religion and Identity: CV Rep's Splendid Production of 'Disgraced' Couldn’t Be More Timely

Saturday, March 11, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

If you’re not a Muslim, imagine being a Muslim living in America today.

Would you be brave enough to wear traditional garb? Would you discuss your heritage openly? Or would fear cause you to change your name and hide who you are? These are some of the questions CV Rep’s fantastic production Disgraced a...

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Western Lit: Teow Lim Goh's Poetry Revisits a Dark Place in the West's Immigration History

Western Lit: Teow Lim Goh's Poetry Revisits a Dark Place in the West's Immigration History

Thursday, March 09, 2017  |  Anna V. Smith

“The grass is dry and golden,

waves scour the headlands,

and the sea churns around me …”

When Teow Lim Goh first walked through the old immigration barracks on Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay, she was waiting to learn her U.S. immigration status.

It was 2010, and Goh, a poet, had received a coveted H...

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A 'Spectrum' of Contemporary Art: Indian Wells' Art Festival Is Back for Year Two

A 'Spectrum' of Contemporary Art: Indian Wells' Art Festival Is Back for Year Two

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  |  Dwight Hendricks

An estimated 450,000 people attend March’s BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament … so what do the other 434,000 people do when the tournament has narrowed down to action in just Stadium 1?

One possible answer: They head over to the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa for the second annual Spectrum I...

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Art Out in the Open: Desert X Is Placing Site-Specific Installations by Renowned Artists Throughout the Coachella Valley

Art Out in the Open: Desert X Is Placing Site-Specific Installations by Renowned Artists Throughout the Coachella Valley

Monday, February 20, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Coachella Valley is home to many arts festivals—but the new Desert X is unlike any arts event ever done here before.

Desert X, short for the Desert Exhibition of Art, is a site-specific contemporary art exhibition, spread out throughout the Coachella Valley, from Feb. 25 through April 30. Artists...

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