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50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

Fifty US hospitals charged uninsured patients an average of ten times more than they should have to provide medical care in 2012, a new study found. This equates to a patient who’s treatment should have…

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DICKENS CLASSIC NOVEL “A TALE OF TWO CITIES ON STAGE AT ‘A NOISE WITHIN’ THEATRE IN PASADENA

DICKENS CLASSIC NOVEL “A TALE OF TWO CITIES ON STAGE AT ‘A NOISE WITHIN’ THEATRE IN PASADENA

Nineteenth century English novelist Charles Dickens, is one of the English-speaking world’s greatest writers. His many novels validate his talent for creating memorable characters along with a gift…

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DICKENS CLASSIC NOVEL “A TALE OF TWO CITIES ON STAGE AT ‘A NOISE WITHIN’ THEATRE IN PASADENA

DICKENS CLASSIC NOVEL “A TALE OF TWO CITIES ON STAGE AT ‘A NOISE WITHIN’ THEATRE IN PASADENA

Nineteenth century English novelist Charles Dickens, is one of the English-speaking world’s greatest writers. His many novels validate his talent…

NSPIRATIONAL ‘OUR TOWN’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE


NSPIRATIONAL ‘OUR TOWN’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE


Playwright Thornton Wilder’s, arguably quintessential philosophical play, “Our Town”, is a snapshot study of 20th-century American small town life.  Written…

“BIG NIGHT”

“BIG NIGHT”

By Lisa Lyons Award-winning playwright Paul Rudnick is known for his comic takes on gay culture set against the backdrop…

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE PRESENTS A NEIL SIMON HILARIOUS COMEDY

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE PRESENTS A NEIL SIMON HILARIOUS COMEDY

If only it were possible to roll back time to the 1960’s, 1970’s and 80’s when America’s favorite and funniest…

HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARK ARRIVES IN SAN DIEGO WITH ENERGY AND FLAIR

HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARK ARRIVES IN SAN DIEGO WITH ENERGY AND FLAIR

Hamlet has to be the most ‘traveled’ character in all of theatrical performed history. Its been around for over 400…

MATH ‘SAVANT’ SOLVES A MYSTERY AT AHMANSON THEATRE

MATH ‘SAVANT’ SOLVES A MYSTERY AT AHMANSON THEATRE

Plays and movies about ‘math savants’ have a certain amount of appeal when they’re crafted in a traditional linear format…

KEN LUDWIG’S WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY “ROBIN HOOD”

KEN LUDWIG’S WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY “ROBIN HOOD”

The great Neil Simon deservedly earned his soubriquet as the ‘king of comedy’ with sheer brilliance and longevity; two components…

IN ‘”KING OF THE YEES” A FATHER & DAUGHTER RE-DISCOVER  THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN

IN ‘”KING OF THE YEES” A FATHER & DAUGHTER RE-DISCOVER THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN

Special to Desert Local News by Lisa Lyons, Theatre Critic California native Lauren Yee is an award-winning playwright with an…

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAN FRANCISCO’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ REVOLUTION

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAN FRANCISCO’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ REVOLUTION

Theatre critics have been known to wander from their traditional ‘two-on-the-aisle theatre seats to sally forth in the cities where…

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE SERVES UP A DELICIOUS COMEDY/FARCE IN SOLANA BEACH WITH “AT THIS EVENING’S PERFORMANCE

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE SERVES UP A DELICIOUS COMEDY/FARCE IN SOLANA BEACH WITH “AT THIS EVENING’S PERFORMANCE

Comedy/Farce is a tricky genre to do well.  Many theatre companies in America have tried to mount successful productions over…

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE STAGES FUZZY HEADED DRAMEDY “AT THE OLD PLACE”

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE STAGES FUZZY HEADED DRAMEDY “AT THE OLD PLACE”

It appears that the famous North Carolina novelist and writer Thomas Wolfe, was correct in his observation about ‘one not…

PALM CANYON THEATRE SOARS TO THE MUSIC OF “IN THE HEIGHTS”

PALM CANYON THEATRE SOARS TO THE MUSIC OF “IN THE HEIGHTS”

When the Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) of Palm Springs, CA opened its doors twenty years ago it made a promise…

THE POWER OF QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOVE ON STAGE AT LA’S GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

THE POWER OF QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOVE ON STAGE AT LA’S GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

What are the odds of a play whose premise is underpinned with quantum physics, bees, and the seductive power of…

2nd ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE IMPROV/COMEDY FESTIVAL RUNS JULY 7-8-9 AT HDCC

2nd ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE IMPROV/COMEDY FESTIVAL RUNS JULY 7-8-9 AT HDCC

If you love ‘IMPROV’ theatre, especially comedy/improv theatre, then the High Desert Cultural Center (HDCC), in Joshua Tree, CA is…

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TOPICAL BUT GLOOMY DRAMA REGISTERS WITH JOB LOSS AMERICA

TOPICAL BUT GLOOMY DRAMA REGISTERS WITH JOB LOSS AMERICA

Now is the winter of our discontent… job wise that is.  And the problems of the American economy and the…

SMART, SEXY, FILM DRAMA ABOUT LOVE AND LIFE CHOICES RESONATES

SMART, SEXY, FILM DRAMA ABOUT LOVE AND LIFE CHOICES RESONATES

How many times have we all pondered those lamentable words, ‘If I had the chance to live my life all…

CLOSING OUT 2016 WITH THREE MOVIE – MINI REVIEWS

CLOSING OUT 2016 WITH THREE MOVIE – MINI REVIEWS

As the year 2016 comes closer to becoming the year 2017, it may be a good time to sample three…

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50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

Fifty US hospitals charged uninsured patients an average of ten times more than they should have to provide medical care in 2012, a new study…

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Throw away your driving license: Google launches new self-driving car

Throw away your driving license: Google launches new self-driving car

Google is building a fleet of 100 electric driverless cars and hopes to start testing them by the end of the year. They may take…