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Dinner in the Canyons 2011 was held at the Magnificent Palm Oasis of Andreas Canyon.

Story and Photos by Pat Krause Dinner in the Canyons 2011 was held at the Magnificent Palm Oasis of Andreas Canyon. The Canyon was the Ancestral Home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Museum and all its programs. Approximately, 400 guests arrived to be greeted by Museum Officials as they...

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 sound, props, music, the works. ...

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 the movie “White Christmas” starring...

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 the pop vocal genre.  He...

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents “The Fantasticks” The Musical

Jack Lyons Theatre and Movie Critic “The Fantasticks” has been billed as the world’s longest running musical, with 17,162 performances chalked up to its credit and still counting.  Since 1960, when the charming “little musical that could” debuted off-Broadway, there has been a production of the Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical performing somewhere in New York City for forty-two years (the...

Wynonna Judd at the McCallum Theatre

Story and Photos by Pat Krause Wynonna Judd graced the stage at the McCallum Theatre on Oct. 28th. Hundreds of Wynonna fans filled the Theatre to capacity. There were NO empty seats when Nanotecnologia she walked on stage. She arrived on stage to a thunderous applause from the crowd. Wynonna was accompanied by a pianist and 3 guitarists. She...