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Ted Quinn
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Ted Quinn is an artist, musician and cultural activist, as profiled in the documentary, 'Nowhere Now: the Ballad of Joshua Tree;” Host of the Local Music Showcase on Z107.7 FM in Joshua Tree, California. As President and Music director for Morongo Basin Arts Council, Quinn produced two compilation CD's, featuring many of the desert's most interesting musicians, while presiding over the 2011 Hwy 62 Art Tours, the area's largest annual Arts event. Since moving to Joshua Tree in the mid-nineties, Quinn has produced ten albums of his original music, including several which were recorded over a decades-long relationship with the legendary Rancho de la Luna studio. Quinn has hosted thousands of performances at weekly open mics, currently presenting dozens of singers, songwriters, poets and comedians, weekly, at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown and at the Joshua Tree Saloon. Quinn's professional career began one half century ago, as a child actor in Hollywood.
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    San Francisco photojournalist Candacy Taylor followed her interest in the social dynamics of traditional female work roles to Twentynine Palms and never looked back. Salons and diners are her subjects of choice.
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    Multi-disciplinary artist Jenifer Palmer Lacy specializes in capturing the stark geography of the Southwest in her work.
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    Hwy 62 Art Tours has evolved into a major arts happening in Southern California and it includes performances by the desert circus fantasy group Zircon Wish.
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    At the Pagan Fancy Dress Ball and Benefit, the artists, musicians, eccentrics and oddballs who populate the close-knit community of Joshua Tree are building their own renaissance, high in the desert.
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    Fifteen years after his last show of new work, Mark Bulwinkle's sculpture installations decorate the inside and out of Harrison House in Joshua Tree.
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    Shari Elf,an artist, singer-songwriter, raw foods chef, community builder, self-healer and 'enforcer of goodness,' makes art from discarded and found objects.
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    After 29 Palms, a half hour past Joshua Tree, which is as far as anyone would likely go, you have found the most unlikely of places, the Glass Outhouse Gallery and the opening night of "Archetype and Anarchy" is in full swing.
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    Regulars at the Joshua Tree Saloon in San Bernardino County include the odd combination of old bikers, faded rock stars, Silverlake hipsters, Marines, and, of course, cowboys.
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  • Entry
    San Francisco photojournalist Candacy Taylor followed her interest in the social dynamics of traditional female work roles to Twentynine Palms and never looked back. Salons and diners are her subjects of choice.
  • Entry
    Multi-disciplinary artist Jenifer Palmer Lacy specializes in capturing the stark geography of the Southwest in her work.
  • Entry
    Hwy 62 Art Tours has evolved into a major arts happening in Southern California and it includes performances by the desert circus fantasy group Zircon Wish.
  • Entry
    At the Pagan Fancy Dress Ball and Benefit, the artists, musicians, eccentrics and oddballs who populate the close-knit community of Joshua Tree are building their own renaissance, high in the desert.
  • Entry
    Fifteen years after his last show of new work, Mark Bulwinkle's sculpture installations decorate the inside and out of Harrison House in Joshua Tree.
  • Entry
    Shari Elf,an artist, singer-songwriter, raw foods chef, community builder, self-healer and 'enforcer of goodness,' makes art from discarded and found objects.
  • Entry
    After 29 Palms, a half hour past Joshua Tree, which is as far as anyone would likely go, you have found the most unlikely of places, the Glass Outhouse Gallery and the opening night of "Archetype and Anarchy" is in full swing.
  • Entry
    Regulars at the Joshua Tree Saloon in San Bernardino County include the odd combination of old bikers, faded rock stars, Silverlake hipsters, Marines, and, of course, cowboys.