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Fanatical Fandom: The Spirit of Elvis Is Alive in Desert Ensemble Theatre's 'Graceland' and 'Asleep on the Wind'

Fanatical Fandom: The Spirit of Elvis Is Alive in Desert Ensemble Theatre's 'Graceland' and 'Asleep on the Wind'

Apr 20, 2019 13:00  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The final offering of Desert Ensemble Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season is an unusual show, composed of two one-act plays.

Written by the same author, Ellen Byron, they’re connected by a character who...

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Art Is Healing: La Quinta's Old Town Artisan Studios Helps Spread the Healing Power of Art to Anybody and Everybody

Art Is Healing: La Quinta's Old Town Artisan Studios Helps Spread the Healing Power of Art to Anybody and Everybody

Apr 17, 2019 17:00  |  Stephen Berger

Tucked off a small side street in La Quinta Cove is a sparkling oasis of serenity and inclusiveness—dedicated to the healing power of art.

Founders Richard and Victory Grund created Old Town Artisan St...

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From Melissa to Margaritaville: The McCallum Theatre Announces a Packed 2019-2020 Schedule

From Melissa to Margaritaville: The McCallum Theatre Announces a Packed 2019-2020 Schedule

Apr 11, 2019 14:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

If you’re a data geek like I am, you can have a lot of fun with Pollstar magazine’s annual list of the Top 200 theater venues in the world .

For example: The Coachella Valley’s McCallum Theatre—considered...

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Love, Loss, Laundry: Dezart Performs' 'Maytag Virgin' Is a Literally a Perfect Time at the Theater

Love, Loss, Laundry: Dezart Performs' 'Maytag Virgin' Is a Literally a Perfect Time at the Theater

Apr 06, 2019 10:50  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Dezart Performs Artistic Director Michael Shaw is ending the company’s 11th season on a perfect note with Audrey Cefaly’s Maytag Virgin .

Set in rural Alabama, this charming story follows the burgeoning ...

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The White Party Turns 30: Dance-Music Diva Beth Sacks Gets Ready to Perform at the Biggest Dance Party in the Country

The White Party Turns 30: Dance-Music Diva Beth Sacks Gets Ready to Perform at the Biggest Dance Party in the Country

Mar 29, 2019 11:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

The gay circuit party that helped revitalize Palm Springs is celebrating a milestone.

The White Party will be marking its 30th anniversary this year when it returns to the Palm Springs Convention Cente...

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Setting a Higher Bar: The Newly Independent Artists Council Christens Its New Home in Palm Desert With 'Metamorphosis'

Setting a Higher Bar: The Newly Independent Artists Council Christens Its New Home in Palm Desert With 'Metamorphosis'

Mar 27, 2019 07:30  |  Stephen Berger

The Artists Council is now fully independent from the Palm Springs Arts Museum—and its inaugural exhibition as an independent organization, rather appropriately, is based on the theme Metamorphosis.

The...

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A Multi-Character Tour de Force: Chuck Yates and Alan Denny Hilariously Reprise Coyote StageWorks' First-Ever Show, 'Greater Tuna'

A Multi-Character Tour de Force: Chuck Yates and Alan Denny Hilariously Reprise Coyote StageWorks' First-Ever Show, 'Greater Tuna'

Mar 25, 2019 13:35  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Q: What is a “tuna?”

A: Well, snort , obviously, a fish.

Q: And what else ?

A: HUH?

OK, here it is, confidentially from me to you: A tuna , my darlings, is a kind of prickly pear cactus found in the desert! And ...

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It All Adds Up: Desert Ensemble's 'Proof' Is a Well-Acted Play—and You Don't Need to Like Math to Enjoy It

It All Adds Up: Desert Ensemble's 'Proof' Is a Well-Acted Play—and You Don't Need to Like Math to Enjoy It

Mar 18, 2019 10:05  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

It’s about math.

Oh no! Math was my worst subject in school, and here we are confronted with Proof , a play about real mathematical geniuses—the kind you see standing in front of an entire blackboard fil...

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