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A Campy Christmas Indeed: Desert Rose's 'Crawfords' Is a Silly and Hilarious Drag-Infused Holiday Musical

A Campy Christmas Indeed: Desert Rose's 'Crawfords' Is a Silly and Hilarious Drag-Infused Holiday Musical

Dec 01, 2018 12:10  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Ah, yes, Christmas With the Crawfords … could the title sound any more Norman Rockwell-idyllic? But the very fact that Desert Rose Playhouse has chosen this play as its annual Christmas show should imme...

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Holiday Happenings: There Are a Lot of Festive Things to Do in December; Here's a Quick Primer

Holiday Happenings: There Are a Lot of Festive Things to Do in December; Here's a Quick Primer

Nov 29, 2018 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

The holidays are here again—and that means there are a whole lot of Christmas-themed events going on.

While we could fill pages upon pages of this newspaper with lists of things to do in December, we’v...

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Santa Comes to Cathedral City: Snow Fest Promises Holiday Cheer for All

Santa Comes to Cathedral City: Snow Fest Promises Holiday Cheer for All

Nov 28, 2018 17:00  |  Dwight Hendricks

What says “Christmas” more than candy canes, hot chocolate, Santa’s Village and a slide made of “snow”? While I don’t know the answer to that question, I do know that all of this can be found at the N...

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Creating Beautiful Things: Local Artist and Filmmaker Tysen Knight Shows the Incredible Talents of Homeless Street Artists

Creating Beautiful Things: Local Artist and Filmmaker Tysen Knight Shows the Incredible Talents of Homeless Street Artists

Nov 22, 2018 10:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Tysen Knight was surrounded by street art while growing up—and it inspired him to become a street artist himself.

Now living in Palm Springs, Knight has helped bring street art into the mainstream. He’...

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Magic, Honestly: Penn and Teller Take a Break From TV and Their Vegas Residency to Perform at Agua Caliente

Magic, Honestly: Penn and Teller Take a Break From TV and Their Vegas Residency to Perform at Agua Caliente

Nov 21, 2018 20:00  |  Brian Blueskye

When Penn and Teller first started performing in 1975, the duo was unlike anything else out there.

In 2018 … well, there’s still not anything else out there like Penn and Teller. The comedy/magic great...

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Conducive to Creation: The Desert Art Center's Longstanding Mission Is to 'Stimulate, Educate and Nurture the Visual Arts’ of Local Residents

Conducive to Creation: The Desert Art Center's Longstanding Mission Is to 'Stimulate, Educate and Nurture the Visual Arts’ of Local Residents

Nov 21, 2018 08:00  |  Stephen Berger

The Desert Art Center sits nestled in two historic buildings on Palm Canyon Drive. Founded in 1950, it is the oldest art organization in the Coachella Valley.

The artists who created it 68 years ago ha...

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Terrifyingly Timely: After the Election and Another Shooting, Dezart Performs' 'Church and State' Is a Powerful, Near-Flawless Production

Terrifyingly Timely: After the Election and Another Shooting, Dezart Performs' 'Church and State' Is a Powerful, Near-Flawless Production

Nov 10, 2018 10:00  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

After a decade of Dezart Performs producing excellent, thought-provoking plays, one would expect artistic director Michael Shaw to open the company’s 11th season with something special—but the product...

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Western Lit: A New Novel Follows Two Wanderers on a Westward Journey to Find Mythic Beasts

Western Lit: A New Novel Follows Two Wanderers on a Westward Journey to Find Mythic Beasts

Nov 07, 2018 16:30  |  Jamison Pfeifer, High Country News

About two-thirds of the way into Carys Davies’ folkloric novel West , the widowed farmer John Cyrus Bellman recalls a riverboat encounter with a Dutch land agent and the agent’s wife. The unpolished far...

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