Charlie Thomas is a local theatrical director, actor, producer, stage designer and playwright with over thirty-five years’ experience in both professional and non-professional live theatre, film, television, and radio. His pedigree includes most of the…

4TH ANNUAL BIG READ SET TO KICK OFF IN SEPTEMBER

LISTEN TO THIS STORY HERE: Big Read Morongo Basin will kick-off it’s 2022 event with a community open house at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center on September 10th. The National Bestseller “There There” by Tommy Orange will be the anchor for the month-long program of free events and activities - bringing together community organizations, local businesses, artists, curators and educational institutions to engage a wide range of community members around the themes of the book. The NEA Big Read Morongo…

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FAMILY MUSICAL ROALD DAHL’S “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” AT THEATRE 29

LISTEN TO THIS STORY HERE: Beware of giant travelling fruit! Theatre 29 begins their 2022-23 season with the Roald Dahl classic, “James and the Giant Peach." The family-favorite musical will open Theatre 29’s wildly anticipated 2022-2023 season. Theatre 29 and Director Katie Fleischman are thrilled to announce the cast of the highly anticipated first production of the upcoming season, “ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.” Based on the beloved 1961 children’s book, the musical playfully…

JOSHUA TREE SUMMER THEATRE PRESENTS “TONIGHT IN SPOON RIVER”

LISTEN TO THIS STORY HERE: Last season’s smash hit summer theatre series - the Joshua Tree Summer Theatre Under the Stars - returns for a second season running July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 on August 5th ,6th and 7th with showtimes at 8:15pm. Played under the canopy of Joshua Tree’s wondrous night skies, director Howard Shangraw brings “Tonight in Spoon River” to life with a talented cast of nine actors portraying over 65 characters, including: Abe Daniels, Dawn Davis, Shannon Mary Dixon, Kevin…

2022 PIONEER DAYS SEEKS ARTISTS FOR OUTHOUSE RACE TROPHIES

LISTEN TO THIS STORY HERE: The 2022 Pioneer Days celebration will kick off on Saturday, October 1 at Freedom Plaza in downtown Twentynine Palms. After a long hiatus, the Outhouse Race is making its way back to this community celebration! The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is looking for seven talented local artists to design one of this year's Pioneer Days Outhouse Race trophies sponsored by Ace Hardware. In true outhouse fashion, artists will be tasked with designing a desert scene…

10TH ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO SEEKING ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

LISTEN TO THIS STORY HERE: Calling all artists! The 10th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo juried exhibition is putting out a call for submissions for their internationally recognized annual exhibit. The theme of submitted artworks should be depicting or inspired by the natural aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Approximately 50 artworks will be selected for the juried exhibition this November at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery, plus featured in an exhibition…

NEW ART EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT BLACK ROCK ART GALLERY

Another new art exhibition opens tomorrow, Joshua Tree National Park announced a new art exhibition by former Mojave National Preserve Artist in Residence, Natalie Larsen. Land Escape is a series of works on paper about her 2019 residency. Through intricate and layered drawings, Larsen creates a rich depiction of the Mojave Desert. The exhibition will run from this Sunday (July 10) through August 27 at the Black Rock Art Gallery in the Black Rock Nature Center (9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd, Yucca…

NEW SPACE-THEMED EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is hosting a group exhibition showcasing artwork that is inspired by outer space. Entitled, “SPACE, AN EXPLORATION”, member artists will share work that reflects mankind's observation and admiration of the great beyond. Our unique view of the celestial night skies from our desert home provides some of the most striking starry views of the celestial space. The exhibition will be on view beginning July 9th with an artists’ reception from 6 – 8pm through August 28…