ON THE COVER — British-born artist Billie Coyne moved to Cathedral City a few years ago with her husband because they simply love the desert. After we saw her artwork, evocative as it is of French Impressionism, we had the craziest idea. What would happen if Skins Game stars Tiger and Freddy wound up in one of Bille's scenes?
Nell Shipman: Silent No More
By Ann Japenga. Silent-film star nell Shipman was a pioneer, making films featuring female heroes and humane treatment of animals. But by the time she retired in Cabazon, she was bitter and lonely. A compelling story.
The Year of Living Culturally
The most complete guide to art, culture and performances in the desert including:
On the Boards
By Jeff Britton. Critic Britton looks at some of the more promising upcoming theater events in Southern California.
By Robert Crane. Palm Desert resident D.J. Hall paints her favorite desert themes.
By Sarah Hagerty. The new Palm Canyon Theatre opens.
Against the Wall
By Richard Kawecki. The tromp l'oeil style of muralist Gerry L. High.
The Glass Man Cometh
By Fritz A. Frauchiger. Noted art critic Frauchiger looks at the amazing work of glass artist Dale Chihuly who has taken up residence here in the desert.
Waiting for Godot?
By Diana Marcum. The real story behind the Village Center controversy.
Children's Discovery Museum
By Karen Oppenheim. Update on the highly anticipated museum.
And in Other News
By Stewart Weiner. Updates on upcoming events.
The Realm of the Coyne
By Christopher Wren. The remarkable work of Cathedral City artist Billie Coyne.
A Day in the Life of McCallum
By Sarah Hagerty. From the front office to backstage, a peek into theater life.
The Official 1997 Skins Game Program
Fred Couples faces the formidable challenge of Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara and the hard-charging Tiger Woods in TV's most-watched golf event, held at Rancho La Quinta Country Club.