Attempted kidnapping in Desert Hot Springs

Attempted kidnapping in Desert Hot Springs

On December 26, 2011 at approximately 7:57PM the Desert Hot Springs Police Department received a frantic 911 call from a woman reporting she was the victim of an attempted kidnapping that occurred at Two Bunch Palms Trail and Ocotillo Road. The victim told police two black adult men had followed her as she walked home […]

From Tripoli to Damascus: Arab wild geese take wing

From Tripoli to Damascus: Arab wild geese take wing

Libya’s former rebels are urging Syrians to follow their revolutionary path. Hundreds of mercenaries, some of them former terrorists, are ready to take up arms again to help overthrow President Assad. In less than three months, Libyan rebels have gone from being hailed as liberators to being condemned as occupiers, reports RT’s Oksana Boyko. People […]

One Act Play At Joslyn Senior Center On Veteran’s Day

One Act Play At Joslyn Senior Center On Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 11, 2011 marks the eighty-three year anniversary of the “Great War to End all Wars – World War I.   Once designated as Armistice Day but now known as Veteran’s Day, November 11th is a day set aside as a way to honor all American veterans. “Return Fire”, the one act dramedy written by […]

Dezart Performs 2011 Play Reading Festival Winner Opens

Dezart Performs 2011 Play Reading Festival Winner Opens

  Dezart Performs, the Palm Springs-based performing troupe, holds a play reading Festival every year in April.  At the end of the four-day festival an “audience favorite”, is selected based upon the number of ballots received with the highest marks.  The Festival winner then receives a fully produced production in December: sets, costumes, lights and […]

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Irving Berlin Musical

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Irving Berlin Musical

December is almost always a Christmas-themed month when it comes to entertainment and the theatre and the movies in particular.  The Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) has decided not to break with that tradition.  They have, however, chosen to present a somewhat different approach to the normal Christmas season story.      Irving Berlin’s wonderful score from […]

Music Legend Burt Bacharach Premeire’s New Musical

Music Legend Burt Bacharach Premeire’s New Musical

Jack Lyons Theatre and Movie Critic It’s been over forty years since singer/composer/icon Burt Bacharach created a new stage musical.  His last effort, “Promises, Promises”, burst onto the Broadway stage with a book by Neil Simon and lyrics by Hal David in 1968 and ran for over 1200 performances establishing him as a force in […]