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The 2012 Desert Road Trips Issue

12/03/2012 ● By Steve

Join The Sun Runner Magazine for our first Desert Road Trips Issue, featuring the Southern Loop from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea, Borrego Springs and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, to Felicity - the center of the world and home of the Museum of History in Granite, to Yuma, Arizona, Castle Dome ghost town, Quartzsite, and more!

Film Talk By Jack Lyons

11/09/2012 ● By Steve

The 13th Annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (BBLIFF) presented some of the best feature length, short films, documentaries, and student films in a film festival that MovieMaker magazine said was one of the “Top 25 Festivals worth the entry fee.”

Desert Theatre By Jack Lyons Sun Runner Theatre Editor

11/09/2012 ● By Steve


I caught up with a busy Gary Daigneault (via telephone), longtime past president of Theatre 29’s board of directors and the driving creative force behind the success of the Twentynine Palms community theatre from its inception in 1999. Original founders John (deceased) and Carol Calveri (now living in Colorado) have handed over the reins of operation to Brian and Patti Tabeling, and Daigneault, all of whom are still very much connected with the theatre.


The Clean House Brings Fanciful Melodrama to Life in the Groves Cabin Theatre

10/12/2012 ● By Steve

"The Clean House" brings a fanciful and bittersweet story alive at The Groves Cabin Theatre.

The Sun Runner's 2012 Desert Travel Issue

10/01/2012 ● By Steve

The digital edition of The Sun Runner Magazine's 2012 Desert Travel Issue.

Jack Lyons' Film Talk for August/September, 2012

09/03/2012 ● By Steve

The HOT issue here in the valley, other than the weather, is the upcoming Big Bear Lake International Film Festival taking place just up the road in the cool climes of the Big Bear Lake resort area, September 13-16.

Review: Theatre 29's "Actress" Provides Sibling Drama

08/16/2012 ● By Steve

“Actress,” written and directed by Twentynine Palms part-time resident Josh Lazar, is an interesting little drama of sibling rivalry between two sisters who harbor New York acting ambitions. The sisters yearn to break free of their suffocating home situation and are anxious to follow their individual dreams. But, actually accomplishing those dreams, isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Desert Beat Theatre

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

The Palm Canyon Theatre of Palm Springs gets the nod as the first live theatre venue in the valley to be featured. With that settled, my next order of business was to seek out play director Scott Smith and get his thoughts about his upcoming September 7-9 production of the classic comedy “Harvey,” by Mary Chase. I caught up with Scott while he was driving his car and we agreed to a call back once he was off the road.


The Sun Runner's 6th Annual Desert Writers Issue

08/01/2012 ● By Steve

The Sun Runner Magazine's 6th Annual Desert Writers Issue features author Robin Maxwell and her latest book, JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan, as well as fiction, essays, and poetry by desert writers, and reviews by Literary Editor Delphine Lucas of desert-related books.

Jack Lyons' Theatre Beat for June & July, 2012

06/01/2012 ● By Steve

DESERT THEATRE BEATByJack Lyons,Sun Runner Theatre EditorWith sizzling summer temperatures, come diminished live theatre productions. Out here, in both the hi- and low desert, that’s a fact of life. R