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A Fly on the Wall: CVRep's 'Dinner With Friends' Is a Well-Acted, Quiet Exploration of the Nature of Relationships

A Fly on the Wall: CVRep's 'Dinner With Friends' Is a Well-Acted, Quiet Exploration of the Nature of Relationships

Nov 10, 2019 12:40  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre has begun its first full season in the company’s wonderful new playhouse in Cathedral City—and, rather appropriately, this season’s theme is “New Beginnings.”

The...

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Demonic Possession, Passion and Puppet Sex: Dezart Performs' 'Hand to God' Is a Perfectly Cast, Hilarious Dark Comedy Tour de Force

Demonic Possession, Passion and Puppet Sex: Dezart Performs' 'Hand to God' Is a Perfectly Cast, Hilarious Dark Comedy Tour de Force

Nov 09, 2019 10:00  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Great theater should do more than just entertain us. Ideally, it challenges us, uplifts us—or stuns and outrages us, and perhaps forces us to re-examine some of our core beliefs. Dezart Performs’ prod...

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Elevated Enjoyment: The Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival Offers a Lot of Fun—Both in the Sky and on the Ground

Elevated Enjoyment: The Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival Offers a Lot of Fun—Both in the Sky and on the Ground

Nov 04, 2019 14:30  |  L.A. Rowell

Look … up in the sky! It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s a hot-air balloon—and you could be in it!

The Sixth Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon and Food Truck Festival will take place Friday through ...

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Tradition With a Twist: Five Questions With Tizoc De Aztlan, Founder of Run With Los Muertos

Tradition With a Twist: Five Questions With Tizoc De Aztlan, Founder of Run With Los Muertos

Oct 31, 2019 11:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

Take a beloved Mexican tradition. Add a health-and-wellness component to it; throw in some great food and drink; and top it all off with some fantastic music. Finally, put it all in the middle of down...

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For Barbara and Jerry: The Newly Independent Artists Council's Annual Exhibition Pays Tribute to a Couple Who Means So Much to the Organization

For Barbara and Jerry: The Newly Independent Artists Council's Annual Exhibition Pays Tribute to a Couple Who Means So Much to the Organization

Oct 29, 2019 16:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

When Barbara Keller passed away in April at the age of 75, her loss deeply rattled a number of local nonprofit organizations with which she was inextricably involved.

One of those organizations was the...

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'Mormon Boy' Is Back: Steven Fales' One-Man Show Makes a Home at Hotel Zozo Through January

'Mormon Boy' Is Back: Steven Fales' One-Man Show Makes a Home at Hotel Zozo Through January

Oct 15, 2019 10:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

Steven Fales has been doing his one-man show Confessions of a Mormon Boy for a long time—for 18 years, to be exact.

After a 2001 Salt Lake City premiere and 10-week developmental run in Miami in 2003, Mor...

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Western Lit: 'The End of the Myth' Probes the Injustice of Manifest Destiny—and Its Relationship to the 2016 Election

Western Lit: 'The End of the Myth' Probes the Injustice of Manifest Destiny—and Its Relationship to the 2016 Election

Oct 10, 2019 15:00  |  Alex Trimble Young, High Country News

The American West is a region that has been conscripted into the service of the nation’s frontier myth. Nowhere are the absurdities and tragedies of this myth more apparent than in the U.S.-Mexico bor...

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Consummate Campy Chaos: Desert Rose's 'Die, Mommie Die!' Is a Perfectly Cast, Completely Bonkers Theatrical Experience

Consummate Campy Chaos: Desert Rose's 'Die, Mommie Die!' Is a Perfectly Cast, Completely Bonkers Theatrical Experience

Oct 05, 2019 11:30  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Americans have always turned to entertainment to get them through tough times like recessions, wars and political upheaval. Live theater, movies and music soothe our souls and offer a respite from a s...

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