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Mall Art: The Westfield Palm Desert's STREET Party Celebrates Culture, Music and Food

Mall Art: The Westfield Palm Desert's STREET Party Celebrates Culture, Music and Food

Oct 21, 2018 11:45  |  Brian Blueskye

Let’s face it: When you think “shopping mall,” you don’t think “cool cultural events.” Yet for the past three years, that’s exactly what’s happened at the Westfield Palm Desert with the popular and ev...

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New Beginnings: The Excellent Production of 'The Sugar Witch' Proves the Desert Rose Playhouse Is in Good Hands

New Beginnings: The Excellent Production of 'The Sugar Witch' Proves the Desert Rose Playhouse Is in Good Hands

Oct 06, 2018 19:25  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Life is all about change, and there have been some major changes at the Desert Rose Playhouse this season—all of which bode well for the theater’s future.

After years of putting on excellent, edgy prod...

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On Their Own: After 50 Years Under the Wing of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Artists Council Is Becoming Independent

On Their Own: After 50 Years Under the Wing of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Artists Council Is Becoming Independent

Sep 28, 2018 08:30  |  Stephen Berger

The Artists Council was established 50 years ago when the Palm Springs Museum was still primarily a natural history and science museum. The purpose of the council was to sponsor exhibitions of local a...

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Western Lit: 'Kings of the Yukon' Explores a Fishing Culture Collapsing—as Reality TV Moves In

Western Lit: 'Kings of the Yukon' Explores a Fishing Culture Collapsing—as Reality TV Moves In

Sep 27, 2018 13:50  |  Ben Goldfarb, High Country News

During one of his many visits to the Northwest Territories, Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams , was asked by a native elder how long he intended to stay. Before Lopez could respond, the elder, who’d ...

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Funny in Love: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman Kick Off Season 2 of Palm Springs Speaks

Funny in Love: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman Kick Off Season 2 of Palm Springs Speaks

Sep 19, 2018 16:35  |  Dwight Hendricks

On Oct. 2, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History , a book by Hollywood comedy couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, is being released—and three days later, the hilarious duo will kick of...

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Western Lit: Two New Memoirs Tell Stories About the Beauty—and Dangers—of Living in the Wild

Western Lit: Two New Memoirs Tell Stories About the Beauty—and Dangers—of Living in the Wild

Sep 06, 2018 10:00  |  Laura Pritchett, High Country News

Those of us who are ravenous readers of books set in the American West are used to stories of living life on the edge, off the grid, out of the box.

But two new memoirs, both debuts, take isolation and...

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Western Lit: Luis Alberto Urrea's New Novel Reflects on Family Relationships That Transcend the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Western Lit: Luis Alberto Urrea's New Novel Reflects on Family Relationships That Transcend the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Aug 30, 2018 13:30  |  Sarah Tory, High Country News

Last winter, at a talk in Aspen, Colorado, author Luis Alberto Urrea described his childhood in a rough San Diego neighborhood near the border, where his family moved from Tijuana during a tuberculosi...

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PSAM at 80: The Palm Springs Art Museum Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary With an Exhibit of New Acquisitions

PSAM at 80: The Palm Springs Art Museum Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary With an Exhibit of New Acquisitions

Aug 16, 2018 15:30  |  Stephen Berger

The Palm Springs Art Museum is celebrating its 80th anniversary with an exhibition of 80 works of art recently added to its permanent collection. The exhibit showcases the wide-ranging collections the...

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