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Can the Show Go On? Theater Companies Don't Know When They'll Be Able to Take the Stage Again—but a New Alliance Is Helping Them Support Each Other Until That Time Comes

Can the Show Go On? Theater Companies Don't Know When They'll Be Able to Take the Stage Again—but a New Alliance Is Helping Them Support Each Other Until That Time Comes

Jul 22, 2020 09:45  |  Jimmy Boegle

Before everything went to hell, the Coachella Valley theater community was enjoying, by far, its most successful season ever.

CVRep was reveling in its first full season in its gorgeous new home, the C...

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Moving Open Call From the Stage to the Screen: The McCallum Theatre's Annual Local-Talent Showcase Moves to Video and Will Air on KESQ

Moving Open Call From the Stage to the Screen: The McCallum Theatre's Annual Local-Talent Showcase Moves to Video and Will Air on KESQ

Jul 17, 2020 11:35  |  Matt King

Every year, the McCallum Theatre showcases local performers via its Open Call Talent Project—but the series of April shows, like so many other events, was a casualty of the coronavirus epidemic.

Howeve...

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Free Yuks: Socially Distanced Comedy and Magic Is Coming Twice a Month to The River in Rancho Mirage

Free Yuks: Socially Distanced Comedy and Magic Is Coming Twice a Month to The River in Rancho Mirage

Jun 16, 2020 11:45  |  Staff

(Editor's note: After one show, this comedy series has been discontinued.)

It may seem like nothing’s funny anymore—but producer/comedian Max Mitchell would beg to disagree.

Max Mitchell’s Comedy and Ma...

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The Goals of the Desert AIDS Project’s Star-Studded 'Voices of Hope': Entertain, Raise Money, and Serve as a Test Run for Other Virtual Events

The Goals of the Desert AIDS Project’s Star-Studded 'Voices of Hope': Entertain, Raise Money, and Serve as a Test Run for Other Virtual Events

Jun 14, 2020 16:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

Many local nonprofits depend on large signature events to raise a significant portion of the money they need.

However, large events are currently not safe—and won’t be until the COVID-19 pandemic is ov...

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Pandemic Stories: How One Desert Tattoo Shop Owner Is Coping With the Shutdown—and How She Plans to Safely Reopen

Pandemic Stories: How One Desert Tattoo Shop Owner Is Coping With the Shutdown—and How She Plans to Safely Reopen

May 26, 2020 16:05  |  Kevin Allman

Perhaps you’ve thought about getting some work on your arm, or maybe adding some colorful scales to the massive dragon inked on your back. Maybe you have a yen for a nipple-piercing … or something mor...

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Pandemic Stories: The Children's Discovery Museum, the CV History Museum and the PS Art Museum Cope With the Closure—and Develop Reopening Plans

Pandemic Stories: The Children's Discovery Museum, the CV History Museum and the PS Art Museum Cope With the Closure—and Develop Reopening Plans

May 25, 2020 12:55  |  Matt King

The coronavirus has made a lot of people realize they’ve been living life with a gross underappreciation for human connection—including the ability to go to a museum and learn with others.

So … how do ...

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Divas, Tony Winners and a Sad Clown Who Sings: The McCallum Theatre—With Fingers Crossed—Announces a Packed 2020-2021 Season

Divas, Tony Winners and a Sad Clown Who Sings: The McCallum Theatre—With Fingers Crossed—Announces a Packed 2020-2021 Season

Apr 22, 2020 11:35  |  Jimmy Boegle

Mitch Gershenfeld has been booking shows at the McCallum Theatre for more than two decades now—and it’s a vast understatement to say he’s never experienced a season like this.

The longtime McCallum pre...

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Pandemic Stories: The Only Person I Can Interview In-Person Is My Husband—So He Told Me the Story About How His Clarinet Saved His Life

Pandemic Stories: The Only Person I Can Interview In-Person Is My Husband—So He Told Me the Story About How His Clarinet Saved His Life

Apr 09, 2020 17:15  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Ted Pethes is a lifelong musician who is about to turn 92.

In this time of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are pausing to reflect on the twists and turns of their lives—and looking back at his lo...

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