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Sunday
Aug242014

Monday Shout Outs

Happy Monday from:
Jim Fordyce and CoachellaValleyFun.com

I hope everyone had a fun weekend. I was downtown Thursday night and at the show Friday night. That show is the new one from  the Desert Rose Playhouse. The gang there raised the curtain on its new season with “2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night.” I enjoyed what was another look into gay llife with this show. It's about two guys who are having a one-night stand and the conversation that takes place after the nookie. Ryan Dominguez plays Daryl, and Chris Horychata is Peter, and they are both superb. CAUTION: This is adult stuff with full-frontal gayness. The show runs for the next two weekends.

Coming Up:

Lots of Labor Day Fun things to do. Our friends at Wet 'n' Wild invite you to drop by. The Purple Room will have a new menu just in time for the weekend, and you can also head up to the mountain, where there is Labor Day fun at the tram and an art event in Idyllwild. 

Sunday
Aug242014

Purple Room reopens with New Chef, Shows

The folks at the  Purple Room joined host Jim Fordyce for this week's edition of "Coachella VAlley Business Weekly."  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

was the gust on thisWhen the Purple Room Restaurant and Stage in Palm Springs reopens after a short summer break this week, look for a new chef, new menu, new handcrafted cocktails and new shows. The Purple Room re-opens on Thursday, August 28, and everyone there is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Town as the new executive chef.

Town is a graduate of the prestigious New England Culinary Institute. She also studied in Italy at Ristorante La Torre in Casale Monferrato, where she

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Sunday
Aug242014

Art Showcase adds to Labor Day Weekend in Idyllwild

A family of three artists will showcase their art in ArtSpresso Gallery, located in the enchanting and artistic mountain town of Idyllwild tis weekend

It taked palce August  30 & 31, 2014, from 11:00am-5:00pm ArtSpresso Art Gallery, 54380 N. Circle Dr., in Idyllwild.

The artists will be present during the exhibit hours on both days as you view and purchase some originals and some Giclée prints on canvas and infused metal.

Sunday
Aug242014

Labor Day Schedule means Tram Fun 

On Labor Day, September 1, 2014 the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will observe holiday hours with the first Tram up at 8:00 a.m., the last Tram up at 8:00 p.m. and last Tram down at 9:45 p.m. Trams depart at least every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour.  
Guided nature walks are offered free of charge by volunteers of the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area on Saturdays and Sundays through August 31. These walks feature a choice of two easy trails – the Desert View Trail, a 1½-mile loop beginning at 11:00 a.m. or the Long Valley Nature Trail, a ¾-mile loop beginning at 1:30 p.m.
And another of the State Park’s “Family Days” will be held

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Sunday
Aug242014

"2 Boys In Bed" Now On Stage at Desert Rose

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 I enjoyed “2 Boys In A Bed On A Cold Winter’s Night” It was another look into gay llife. This time, two guys have a one night stand and this is the conversation that takes place after the nookie. Ryan Dominguez plays Daryl and Chris Horychata is Peter and they are both superb. CAUTION: This is adult stuff with full frontal gayness"

Jim Fordyce - Cochella Valley News

 

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present the comedy 2 BOYS IN A BED ON A COLD WINTER’S NIGHT, by James Edwin Parker, opening Friday, August 22, 2014 for a three-week run.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM an

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Sunday
Aug242014

Desert Theatreworks to presents Broadway comedy "Seminar" 

The Broadway hit "Seminar" will open the fall season at Desert Theatre Works beginning September 5, 2014. 
"Seminar" follows four young writers: Kate, Martin, Douglas, and Izzy, and their professor, Leonard. Each student has paid Leonard $5,000 for a ten-week-long writing seminar to be held in Kate's Upper West Side apartment. As tensions arise and romance falls between students, they clash over their writing, their relations, and their futures.
This Play features: Luke Rainey as Leonard), along with Mari Kerber,

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Sunday
Aug242014

COD Announce Season on Stages

The College of the Desert Theatre Arts department is pleased to announce the upcoming 2014-2015 theatre season. The season begins with one of the most mutated, time warped phenomena in the history of show business, "The Rocky Horror Show", with music, lyrics, and book by Richard O’Brien. The rock musical is a campy tribute to the science fiction and “B” horror movies of the late 1940’s through early 1970’s. It tells the story of a newly engaged couple finding their way into the home of a mad transvestite scientist in the midst of unveiling his new creation. With iconic musical numbers such as “The Time Warp” & “Sweet Transvestite”, "The Rocky Horror Show" isn’t your normal theatre going

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Sunday
Aug242014

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company Announces 4th Season

Fresh off of eight Desert Theatre League Award nominations for last season, Desert Ensemble Theatre Company has revealed its 2014-15 season.  Producing Artistic Director Tony Padilla and Artistic Director Rosemary Mallett have announced an eclectic range of world premieres, regional premieres, concert-readings and cabaret for the company’s fourth season.  All performances will take place in the Pearl McManus Theater at the Palm Springs Women’s Club, 314 S. Cahuilla Road in Palm Springs.

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Sunday
Aug242014

Desert Rose Announces 2014-2015 Season

The desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley’s stage company serving LGBT and Gay-Friendly residents and visitors, has announced its 2014/15 Season of productions: 

 They Are:

ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS by Bryan Christopher Williams (September 26 – October 19, 2014)

“One of the funniest and most exquisitely written comedy-dramas to come along in a long, long while” – Stage Scene LA.

It’s 1977 and 15-year-old Horace Poore’s sexual awakening is hastened by images of Olympic

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Sunday
Aug242014

Dezart Performs Announces 2014-2015 Season

Dezart Performs’ has announced the plays it will perform in its 7th season.

The Palm Springs-based performing arts company’s artistic director, Michael Shaw tell Coachella Valley News that once again the copmany will be  showcasing the work of established and emerging playwrights from across the country for Coachella Valley audiences.

Shaw says, "The new season, its seventh, is full of excitement and features four different offerings presented between November 2014 and April 2015." 

It carries on the long-standing tradition of presenting a full production of the Audience Favorite from the previous season’s Play Reading Series. The overwhelming favorite was “Duck And Cover” by Michael Kimball, and the comedy will be the season’s second offering, with its West Coast Premiere on January 30, 2015 and a run that ends on February 8.

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Sunday
Aug242014

CVRep Announces 2014 - 2015 Season

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Ron Celona, has announced the 2014-2015 Season lineup. The four plays to be produced in CVRep’s intimate 86-seat theater will make you laugh, cry, feel sentimental and proud, be inspired, awed or angry. Enjoy the richness of the American spirit through these thought provoking productions. 

"One of the things I most love about America is learning about our varied cultures and its peoples' ancestry.  This knowledge can help us to understand our differences and appreciate who we are. The four plays that CVRep will be presenting in its 2014-2015 SEASON “THE AMERICAN MELTING POT” will help

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Sunday
Aug242014

Desert Winds Announces 2014-2015 Season

The Desert Winds Freedom Band has announced it 2014-2015 concert line-up and its new performance location.  
Before the concerts begin you can come meet the band and maybe join up. On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 5 – 7 PM at  CRAVE, you can come to the annual mixer to meet members of the band  and maybe join them for the season.

Then the concerts follow:

Saturday, October 25, 2014 –  4 PM:  Desert Winds Jazz Band Concert “All That Jazz” – Jewish Community Center of Palm Springs, Temple Isaiah, Warsaw Ballroom

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Sunday
Aug242014

Woody Allen Casts a Spell with MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

Woody Allen has been creating close to a film a year since 1969.  Some are brilliant (ANNIE HALL, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, BLUE JASMINE to name a few) and others not so great (CELEBRITY, TO ROME WITH LOVE).  But every film he turns out has virtues worth experiencing.  He always has something to say and says it in an intelligent and thought provoking way.

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, his 44th film, is, in my opinion, not up there with his best but is still a very enjoyable confection and a welcome change from the usual summer blockbusters.

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Sunday
Aug242014

Into the Storm: Disaster by the numbers

 by Stephen Radosh  

Rating: 2 out of 4

 

Now Playing at The Mary Pickford in Cathedral City     CLICK FOR SHOWTIMES

INTO THE STORM is this summer’s entry into the disaster genre and sad to say, it lives up to that description in many ways.

Attempting to be another TWISTER, that exciting 1996 film which put Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton in the path of a killer tornado, INTO THE STORM comes off as SHARKNADO with better special effects.

Silverton, OK is about to have one heck of a bad day.  The same holds true for those citizens we get to meet, each one dimensional

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Sunday
Aug242014

Tram Features New Mural While You Wait

Visitors to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Way will now have a news scenic view and it is inside the building.  Mountain station now features two murals from valley artist  Keith Blum.  The murals were unveiled recently and are unique in that they have a 3d quality about them.. One is a fireplace, the other a scenic view of the Caochella Valley

The creation of the murals was carefully documented.  Camera and microphones followed Blum from start to finish for a new reality show called “The Artist” To learn more about that show and the artist, go to www.Keithblum dot com

 

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