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Western Lit: Pam Houston Shares Personal Tales About Rural Living in 'Deep Creek'

Western Lit: Pam Houston Shares Personal Tales About Rural Living in 'Deep Creek'

Jun 13, 2019 14:50  |  Michael Berry, High Country News

When your homestead in the Colorado Rockies is threatened by wildfire, it’s easy to believe you have a front-row seat at the Apocalypse. In her recent memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Count...

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Shows for the Community: Encore Wants to Present Affordable Theater With a Message

Shows for the Community: Encore Wants to Present Affordable Theater With a Message

Jun 06, 2019 14:15  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

There’s a new entry in the Coachella Valley theater scene: Meet the Encore Theatre District.

Encore began in February 2017, when artistic director Tiffanie Patscheck and her son, Jeremiah Rhoads, took ...

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High Desert Destinations: Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley Have a Lot to Offer Lovers of Visual Arts

High Desert Destinations: Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley Have a Lot to Offer Lovers of Visual Arts

May 23, 2019 11:00  |  Stephen Berger

Summer looms large on the horizon. Months of triple-digit temperatures take their toll, and we all look for ways to escape the heat—even if only for a brief period.

The high desert cities of Joshua Tre...

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Laugh Legend: Jo Anne Worley Returns to Michael Holmes' Purple Room

Laugh Legend: Jo Anne Worley Returns to Michael Holmes' Purple Room

May 22, 2019 13:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

I asked Jo Anne Worley what the audience can expect from her shows at the Purple Room this Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25.

“A lot of singing—mainly comedy singing,” she replied. “And what I like to...

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Western Lit: Historian Gordon Chang's New Book Reminds America of the Chinese Workers Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Western Lit: Historian Gordon Chang's New Book Reminds America of the Chinese Workers Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

May 16, 2019 10:30  |  Nick Bowlin, High Country News

At a 1969 celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad, 2,000 miles of track that linked the Central Pacific Railroad to the Eastern rail network, Transportation Secretary John Volpe crowed: “Who else...

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Religious Rejection, Then Redemption: Steven Fales' Refreshed 'Confessions of a Mormon Boy' Arrives at Oscar's

Religious Rejection, Then Redemption: Steven Fales' Refreshed 'Confessions of a Mormon Boy' Arrives at Oscar's

May 09, 2019 10:15  |  Jimmy Boegle

Steven Fales has performed his Confessions of a Mormon Boy one-man show all over the world since its debut off-Broadway more than 13 years ago—but the show may never have happened without the support of...

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Western Lit: Two New Books Examine What Trees Can Teach Us About the Environment—and Ourselves

Western Lit: Two New Books Examine What Trees Can Teach Us About the Environment—and Ourselves

May 08, 2019 13:30  |  Sarah Gilman, High Country News

A big tree can seem monolithic and solitary—several armspans of girth, a towering crown. Trees, though, are often part of a community. Through a network of roots and fungal threads, they can warn each...

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The Power of Environment and Memory: CVRep's 'Good People' Is a Marvelously Acted Look at the Conflict Between Truth and Rationalization

The Power of Environment and Memory: CVRep's 'Good People' Is a Marvelously Acted Look at the Conflict Between Truth and Rationalization

May 05, 2019 11:40  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

We’ve reached the end of the season at most of the valley’s theater companies—sob! But what a year it’s been, and what a great way to end it: with Good People , at Coachella Valley Repertory.

Have you se...

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