Jack Lyons

Mc Callum Theatre To Feature Sandy Hackett’s Tribute To    Frank, Dean, Sammy, And Joey With “The Rat Pack Show”

Mc Callum Theatre To Feature Sandy Hackett’s Tribute To    Frank, Dean, Sammy, And Joey With “The Rat Pack Show”

The Coachella Valley is Frank Sinatra country.  Both he and Dean Martin were part-time residents with many ties to the area.  Barbara Sinatra (Lady Blue Eyes) still remains a force in desert charities as Founder and Chairwoman of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Hospital.  Both Frank and Barbara were deeply committed to helping […]

Local Theatre Fundraiser A Huge Success

Local Theatre Fundraiser A Huge Success

     Dezart Performs, the Palm Springs-based theatrical group, best known for its season of professional stage readings and its Annual Play Reading Festival every April, held a highly successful fund raiser last Saturday, at the Palm Springs Women’s Club.      The gala evening began with a VIP Reception of friends and supporters of Dezart with […]

New Theatre Gives Birth To A Winning Production

New Theatre Gives Birth To A Winning Production

In the world of theatre, a new live-theatre venue opening is always a cause for celebration.  The occasion signals the world’s oldest spoken art form – The Theatre – has added another mirror of society for exploration and examination by playwrights, actors, directors, and creative individuals, right here in the Coachella Valley.      “Coachella Valley […]

Old Globe Theatre Mounts Horton Foote Comedy About Avarice

Old Globe Theatre Mounts Horton Foote Comedy About Avarice

There’s something about southern families and their last wills and testaments that just fascinate Americans. Not to go picking on our southern brethren, but southern playwrights themselves love to write plays about the “the family”, most of them rife with over-the-top characters and situations, and the inevitable “reading of the will”, and lets not forget […]

Portuguese Nobel Laureate In Literature Jose Saramago Up Close And Personal In A Riveting Documentary

Portuguese Nobel Laureate In Literature Jose Saramago Up Close And Personal In A Riveting Documentary

Without sounding too condescending or putting down the average citizen, I think it’s fair to say that we Americans don’t keep close tabs on the ups and downs of the world’s Nobel laureates.  Granted, we have had great success in the sciences and other fields but can only list seven Americans to have received Literature’s […]