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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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In Praise of Plants: The 14th Annual Desert Garden Community Day Celebrates the Desert's Varied Vegetation

In Praise of Plants: The 14th Annual Desert Garden Community Day Celebrates the Desert's Varied Vegetation

Oct 01, 2019 14:30  |  L.A. Rowell

Now that the scorching summer temperatures are (mostly) behind us for the year, it’s appropriate to think about doing things outside. Like, for example, gardening.

That means it’s a perfect time for th...

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Oy Vey! The Encore Theatre District Kicks Off the 2019-2020 Show Season With the Enjoyable '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother'

Oy Vey! The Encore Theatre District Kicks Off the 2019-2020 Show Season With the Enjoyable '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother'

Sep 28, 2019 11:00  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The Independent is starting our seventh season of theater reviews—and the first of this new season celebrates the emergence of a new theater company.

Well, the Encore Theatre District isn’t really “new”:...

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Behind the Bash: Party Planner Extraordinaire BB Ingle Moves His Halloween Event to The Show at Agua Caliente

Behind the Bash: Party Planner Extraordinaire BB Ingle Moves His Halloween Event to The Show at Agua Caliente

Sep 23, 2019 16:00  |  Andy Lara

BB Ingle is, without a doubt, one of the Coachella Valley’s premiere party-planners.

He’s been producing events locally for more than 35 years now, and one of his biggest events is his annual Halloween...

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Back to the '60s! Modernism Week's Fall Preview Includes More Than 50 Ways to Celebrate Palm Springs' Midcentury Vibe

Back to the '60s! Modernism Week's Fall Preview Includes More Than 50 Ways to Celebrate Palm Springs' Midcentury Vibe

Sep 19, 2019 11:00  |  David Kenniston

No annual event is more beloved—and as specific to Palm Springs—as Modernism Week.

The February program, a celebration of the city’s history as a playground and showcase for midcentury modern architect...

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Overcoming Indoctrination: Cathy Schenkelberg's One-Woman Show Explains How Scientology Almost Ruined Her—and How She Escaped

Overcoming Indoctrination: Cathy Schenkelberg's One-Woman Show Explains How Scientology Almost Ruined Her—and How She Escaped

Sep 16, 2019 16:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

Cathy Schenkelberg is coming to the valley to perform her renowned one-woman show,  Squeeze My Cans: Surviving Scientology , for one reason: Scott Smith.

“He’s been my friend since (we both lived in) Chi...

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