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Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Jun 23, 2018 19:00  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Believe it or not, I have 10 years of experience with female incarceration! Yes, me!

OK … it was as a weekly volunteer at the Riverside County Jail in Indio. But still …

For most of us, there is somethi...

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A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

Jun 21, 2018 12:40  |  Dwight Hendricks

Everybody loves a good wedding. However, whether the nuptials are for a family member, an old friend, or an ex, the best part of the wedding is the reception.

“All right! Everyone out on the dance floo...

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Hooray for Clay: Palm Springs' Silica Studios Offers Ceramic Artists a Place to Commune and Create

Hooray for Clay: Palm Springs' Silica Studios Offers Ceramic Artists a Place to Commune and Create

Jun 14, 2018 15:15  |  Stephen Berger

Do you remember what it was like to play in the mud? Well, Silica Studios in Palm Springs has elevated this cherished childhood memory into an artistic experience.

For 15 years, owners Daric Harvie, Do...

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Funny Business: Aspiring Standup Comic Jacob Cantu Hopes His Monthly Comedy Night at The Hood Is the Start of Something Big

Funny Business: Aspiring Standup Comic Jacob Cantu Hopes His Monthly Comedy Night at The Hood Is the Start of Something Big

Jun 12, 2018 18:10  |  Brian Blueskye

There’s not much of a standup comedy scene in the Coachella Valley—but The Hood Bar and Pizza and aspiring local comedian Jacob Cantu are hoping to change that.

Cantu has often made people laugh during...

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Western Lit: Memoir 'Narrow River, Wide Sky' Shows What It's Like to Be Poor in the Shadow of Luxury

Western Lit: Memoir 'Narrow River, Wide Sky' Shows What It's Like to Be Poor in the Shadow of Luxury

Jun 07, 2018 15:15  |  Mary Slosson, High Country News

In her poignant memoir Narrow River, Wide Sky , Jenny Forrester unflinchingly shares the gritty details of what she calls her “American trailer trash Republican childhood” in rural Colorado, and the ser...

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Honoring Doris Day: CV Rep Hosts Actor/Singer Scott Dreier's Cabaret Tribute to the Legendary Performer

Honoring Doris Day: CV Rep Hosts Actor/Singer Scott Dreier's Cabaret Tribute to the Legendary Performer

Jun 06, 2018 11:15  |  Dwight Hendricks

Later this month, Coachella Valley Repertory’s summer series will bring The Doris Day Project , by Scott Dreier, to the desert.

Any millennials reading this may ask: Who is Doris Day? My answer: She is t...

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A Message of Liberation: Juan-Manuel Alonso Celebrates Palm Springs and Those We Have Lost in New Murals at the LGBT Center

A Message of Liberation: Juan-Manuel Alonso Celebrates Palm Springs and Those We Have Lost in New Murals at the LGBT Center

May 17, 2018 12:45  |  Stephen Berger

Juan-Manuel Alonso is a familiar figure at Palm Springs art events. He is tall and handsome, usually with shoulder-length silver hair and a beard. He dresses colorfully and is quick with an interestin...

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Food Trucks, A Classic Film and Lots of Fun: Street Food Cinema Comes to La Quinta

Food Trucks, A Classic Film and Lots of Fun: Street Food Cinema Comes to La Quinta

May 10, 2018 11:00  |  Dwight Hendricks

Live music. Food trucks. Massive “Beast” slobber … and baseball, circa 1962. That’s what you’ll find at Street Food Cinema, coming to La Quinta Park on Saturday, May 26.

Street Food Cinema began in Los...

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