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A Master of Language: Desert Ensemble Probes the Meaning of Relationships With Tony Padilla's 'For a Reason'

A Master of Language: Desert Ensemble Probes the Meaning of Relationships With Tony Padilla's 'For a Reason'

Feb 11, 2019 10:45  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The script is the star.

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company has produced eight plays written by Tony Padilla during its eight seasons. And get this: English is his second language!

There are precious few author...

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A Hoot of a Good Time: Coyote StageWorks Pays Tribute to Country-Western Music With 'Honky Tonk Laundry'

A Hoot of a Good Time: Coyote StageWorks Pays Tribute to Country-Western Music With 'Honky Tonk Laundry'

Feb 02, 2019 14:10  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Honky Tonk Laundry , presented by Coyote StageWorks, has boot-scooted into the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs.

Are you ready, darlin’? Because the laughter, the music, and the sheer fun of this produ...

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Western Lit: A Basque Writer Transplanted to the West Takes a Critical Look at America in 'Nevada Days'

Western Lit: A Basque Writer Transplanted to the West Takes a Critical Look at America in 'Nevada Days'

Jan 31, 2019 12:30  |  Sierra Standish, High Country News

The Basque Country of northern Spain and southern France is a land of misty coastlines and damp mountains—green and soft. Yet in the 19th and 20th centuries, many Basques immigrated to some of the dri...

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Making Art Active: The Goal of Art Palm Springs Is to Make Art an Experience—Not Something to Simply Be Viewed

Making Art Active: The Goal of Art Palm Springs Is to Make Art an Experience—Not Something to Simply Be Viewed

Jan 29, 2019 12:00  |  Stephen Berger

This year’s Art Palm Springs—the large annual art show that takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center—kicks off with an Opening Night VIP Preview on Thursday, Feb. 14, and runs through the ent...

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The Hollywood-Modernism Connection: How Did Our Dusty Little Community Become Such a Hotspot for Modernism? Our Arts Writer Breaks It Down

The Hollywood-Modernism Connection: How Did Our Dusty Little Community Become Such a Hotspot for Modernism? Our Arts Writer Breaks It Down

Jan 28, 2019 13:10  |  Stephen Berger

I love signature events, and they don’t get any more “signature” in the Coachella Valley than Modernism Week. It has become the defining celebration of the things this city stands for—iconic architect...

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Pondering Art and Race: CV Rep's 'White' Sparks the Viewer's Intellect, if Not the Viewer's Emotions

Pondering Art and Race: CV Rep's 'White' Sparks the Viewer's Intellect, if Not the Viewer's Emotions

Jan 27, 2019 12:50  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

With the show White , the Coachella Valley Repertory Company is bidding farewell to its longtime Rancho Mirage location in the Atrium. In March, the company will move into its new home in downtown Cathe...

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A Star Turn: Judith Chapman Is Stunning as Tallulah Bankhead in Desert Rose's 'Looped'

A Star Turn: Judith Chapman Is Stunning as Tallulah Bankhead in Desert Rose's 'Looped'

Jan 19, 2019 14:10  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Most valley theater-lovers are familiar with the work of Judith Chapman, either through her work onstage in The Belle of Amherst and Blythe Spirit , or stints on soap operas like The Young and the Restless...

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A Trip Back in Time: Dezart Performs' 'Perfect Arrangement' Perfectly Captures the Charm and Terror of the 1950s

A Trip Back in Time: Dezart Performs' 'Perfect Arrangement' Perfectly Captures the Charm and Terror of the 1950s

Jan 13, 2019 10:20  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Ah, the 1950s. The fashions alone … what a time!—and Dezart Performs has brought it all to life with Perfect Arrangement , now playing at the Pearl McManus Theater at the Palm Springs Woman’s Club.

The t...

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