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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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Western Lit: A Fantastic New Memoir Reflects on an Isolated Upbringing in a Survivalist Mormon Family

Western Lit: A Fantastic New Memoir Reflects on an Isolated Upbringing in a Survivalist Mormon Family

Aug 07, 2018 16:40  |  By Jenny Shank, High Country News

Tara Westover’s astonishing debut memoir, Educated , chronicles how she grew up on a southern Idaho mountain in a survivalist Mormon family, never setting foot in school—but eventually earned her doctor...

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Desert as Muse: The Hi-Desert Cultural Center Brings More 'Desert Stories,' and New Exhibits at a Brand-New Visual-Arts Space

Desert as Muse: The Hi-Desert Cultural Center Brings More 'Desert Stories,' and New Exhibits at a Brand-New Visual-Arts Space

Jul 23, 2018 16:00  |  Dwight Hendricks

The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a mere 35 miles from downtown Palm Springs. It’s a place where artists from around the world have come to express themselves while being surrounded by nature.

The cente...

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Experimental and Conceptual: The Desert-Centered Works of Cristopher Cichocki Get the Spotlight at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Experimental and Conceptual: The Desert-Centered Works of Cristopher Cichocki Get the Spotlight at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Jul 19, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

The desert isn’t just a place to create art for Cristopher Cichocki; the desert is also his muse—and at times, his art includes actual pieces of the desert. His works have showcased the beauty, the da...

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Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Jul 12, 2018 13:30  |  Claire Thompson, High Country News

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books form some of my earliest literary memories. Reading them—first with my mom and then on my own—sparked my fascination with stories of the past, memories of true-...

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Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Jun 23, 2018 19:00  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Believe it or not, I have 10 years of experience with female incarceration! Yes, me!

OK … it was as a weekly volunteer at the Riverside County Jail in Indio. But still …

For most of us, there is somethi...

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A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

Jun 21, 2018 12:40  |  Dwight Hendricks

Everybody loves a good wedding. However, whether the nuptials are for a family member, an old friend, or an ex, the best part of the wedding is the reception.

“All right! Everyone out on the dance floo...

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Hooray for Clay: Palm Springs' Silica Studios Offers Ceramic Artists a Place to Commune and Create

Hooray for Clay: Palm Springs' Silica Studios Offers Ceramic Artists a Place to Commune and Create

Jun 14, 2018 15:15  |  Stephen Berger

Do you remember what it was like to play in the mud? Well, Silica Studios in Palm Springs has elevated this cherished childhood memory into an artistic experience.

For 15 years, owners Daric Harvie, Do...

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