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Mamie Van Doren Celebrates Palm Springs Connection with Exhibit

The Palm Springs Historical Society celebrates 1950s blonde bombshell and former Miss Palm Springs, Mamie Van Doren with the opening of her exhibit Oct. 25.

Judy Tenuta Ready to Dish Dirt for AIDS Benefit

Comedian Judy Tenuta will dish the dirt about her Hollywood encounters with stars like Bea Arthur and Joan Rivers during an AIDS Assistance Program benefit on Nov. 1 in Palm Springs.

Dan Schawbel: Uniqueness Will Attract Millennials to Area

Dan Schawbel will share his expertise on millennial employees and customers in today’s marketplace at the 2014 Coachella Annual Economic Summit on Oct. 30 in Palm Desert.

Ghouls’ Night Out

Halloween is always hot in Palm Springs — and we’re not just talking about the temperature. So get your costume ready, pick your venue, and prepare for an unforgettable night.

BalletBoyz Brings 'Cool' Approach to Dance in McCallum Theatre Show

BalletBoyz, an all-male troupe, has brought a radical and amazing approach to dance, and will appear Nov. 6 at McCallum Theatre as part of the Palm Desert International Dance Festival.

40 Under Forty: Kelly McLean

Splash House co-founder Kelly McLean had aspirations of being a performer herself, starting her own girl pop group in Los Angeles and doing some acting in Palm Springs.

Nadia G. Explores Palm Springs Cuisine With New Cooking Channel Show

Nadia G.'s favorite ingredient in cooking is comedy and her new Cooking Channel show recently came to Palm Springs to explore unique cuisine and have a few laughs.

The Man Behind Coachella

15 years ago, Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett launched a music festival that reinvented the valley’s youth tourism market.

Visionary - Joshua Otten

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - Otten notes that the area is an ideal place for companies looking to relocate. “There’s a great appreciation for hard work here.

Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

Philanthropy Visionary - As chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Jeff L. Grubbe is one of five council members who oversee all tribal business.

Palm Springs Modern Committee to Host Annual Preservation Awards

Palm Springs Modern Committee’s Annual Preservation Awards Gala on Oct. 4 will honor contributions in preservation, restoration, renovation or adaptive reuse of a midcentury modern residential or commercial property.

10 Reasons to Attend Modernism Week Fall Preview

Here are 10 reasons to attend Modernism Week's Fall Preview in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, Oct. 10-13.

What to Do Labor Day Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

Labor Day Weekend marks the symbolic close to summer, but it's also a long weekend filled with music, food, and a host of activities in Greater Palm Springs.

"Top Rock" Commands Stage at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

"Top Rock" brings a brash, rockin' musical tribute to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs on Friday and Saturday nights through September.

Palm Springs Horoscope - August 2014

Just persevere through these tough times, and know that the hard way will become the right road in 2015.

Palm Springs Horoscope - July 2014

Entering Leo on July 16, Jupiter ramps up the social calendar. There will be more summer parties than last year — expect an overbooked schedule.

Star Power

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honors philanthropic superhero Lynda Carter for shattering stereotypes and blazing new paths for generations of women.

Golden Eye

Capitol Records music video producer and desert resident Danny Lockwood lends his Midas touch to top artists.

A Climate for Culture

It may be 100-plus degrees outside, but it’s always a cool 75 inside Palm Springs Art Museum and its sister Palm Desert location, The Galen.

Palm Springs Horoscope - June 2014

Mercury goes retrograde June 7, a seemingly backward motion the planet makes through the sky.

Palm Springs International ShortFest Posts Online Films

The 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market has chosen the first 10 films chosen to represent the ShortFest Online Film Festival.

Restaurant Week Kickoff Creates Record-Breaking Excitement

If the food and the crowd at the Restaurant Week kickoff at Pirch are any indication, this year’s 10-day promotional event, May 30 to June 8, is likely to break records.

Hot Tickets

This month, the play’s the thing in the desert. From epic drama to camp comedy, there’s no better time to see some of the Coachella Valley’s most talented performers.

Lindsay Wagner Sets Acting Retreat at Palm Springs Hilton

Lindsay Wagner, best known for her starring role on The Bionic Woman, will offer a week-long advanced acting retreat, July 13-19, at the Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs.

The Howlin' Brothers Take Cues from Musical Inspirations

The Howlin' Brothers are about to release their second album, TROUBLE, on the heels of appearing at Stagecoach Music Festival.

LeAnn Rimes Tackles Raw Honesty in Her Music

LeAnn Rimes makes a stop at Spotlight 29 Casino on the cusp of a reality TV show appearing on VH1 and sharing a more raw honesty in her music.

Earth Wind & Fire Maintains Busy Concert Schedule

Earth Wind & Fire continues to maintain a busy concert schedule thanks to a musical sound that has touched five generations of fans.

The Wailin' Jennys Find Right Combination as Trio

Since bringing on Heather Massey seven years ago to join Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, The Wailin' Jennys have forged fan bases in Canada and the U.S.

Transcendent Tunes

The high desert reverberates with inspiration and creativity during the Joshua Tree Music Festival in a fusion of dance, music, and art.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the day in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla.

The Art of Romanticism

Gallerist Jorge Mendez brings Latin American works to Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District

Palm Springs Horoscopes - May 2014

Taurus (April 20–May 20) - Bulls are excellent assessors. Time to update the valuation on relationships. It takes a lot to rile you, and your loyalty is beyond measure.

Lifestyles of the Local and Famous

For almost a century, the desert’s magical allure has seduced Hollywood celebrities and business titans looking for the perfect getaway to call “home”

Stagecoach: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ashley Monroe, Crystal Gayle

Day Two of Stagecoach Music Festival brought several familiar faces for country music fans, like Crystal Gayle and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Michael Childers Unveils Latest Work at El Paseo Gallery

Michael Childers, renowned photographer and Rancho Mirage resident, will show his latest series of work, Fusions, April 27 in Palm Desert.

White Hot

Jeffrey Sanker ups the ante in celebration of his annual White Party Palm Springs’ silver anniversary.

One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

One11 plays Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party April 16 in what could be a launching pad for this talented La Quinta-based band.

McCallum Theatre Has Always Felt Like Home to Stage Manager

As stage manager at McCallum Theatre for the past 16 years, Joanna Fookes oversees the production of Open Call, a local talent show set for April 17-19.

Michael Bolton Relishes Singing in Desert Symphony's 25th Anniversary Concert

Michael Bolton is a big fan of the Palm Springs area, but will derive even greater enjoyment from connecting with his audience April 12 during the Desert Symphony's 25th anniversary gala.


Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the greatest festivals on earth, drawing people from all parts of the globe to experience its magic.

Turn On, Tune In, Rock Out

From street performances to poolside parties and live music shows, the Coachella Valley is prime stomping ground for new and established acts.

Sherryl Nova

“Is this bad or good?” is by far my most frequently asked question. My response is there is no “bad” or “good”; there is only a reaction to the situation.

Pitch Perfect

As the Desert Symphony celebrates its 25th anniversary the symphony’s conductor, Gary Berkson, shares stories from the grand stage.

A Desert Soundtrack

From the rat pack to modern-day indie rockers, musicians have been finding inspiration in the Coachella Valley since the 1950s.

Where the Trees Have No Name

U2 found creative inspiration in the high desert for their 1987 album, The Joshua Tree.

Haute Safari

When you think you’re too old for Coachella, A Bedouin-style tent is the way to go.

Pioneers of the Honky-Tonk

Harriet Allen Lefevre, one of the original owners of Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, reminisces about the famed roadhouse’s rootsy beginnings.

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.

Chelsea Lately's Heather McDonald is One Funny Mother

Comedian Heather McDonald likes clothes from Trina Turk, so imagine how she feels coming to Palm Springs to perform her act and take a break from "Chelsea Lately".

Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tourney Rocks to New Fundraising High

The jam session of the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament rocked the Marriott Desert Springs Feb. 28 in Palm Desert.

March 2014 Horoscope: A Time to Review and Realign

Retrograde Mars lingers in Libra through late July. During this time, alliances are challenged and the balance of power is precarious.

To the Follies, With Love

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies may be closing forever May 18, but in true Follies style, it’s going out kicking.

In the Key of Life

South African opera stars to perform at American Documentary Film Festival opening night gala

Gloria Trevi Continues to Set the Pace in Latin Music

Gloria Trevi continues to set the trends in Latin music from outrageous outfits to soulful songs that reflect her culture.

Desert Willow Golf Resorts Offers Triple Crown of Entertainment

Desert Willow Golf Resort’s Music and Dining Under the Stars series pairs live music with a delectable spread of gourmet fare, all staged on Desert Willow’s stunning outdoor terrace.

Horoscope for February: Waves of Transformation

While Aquarius is known as the “water bearer” (medieval wood carvings as far back as the 16th century characterize the sign as a person holding a water vessel), it might be more accurate if he or she were instead holding air tanks.

Tribal Seeds Plants Firm Roots in Reggae Sound

Brothers Tony-Ray and Steven Rene Jacobo formed an extended family in Tribal Seeds, which plays Feb. 1 at The Date Shed in Indio.

Bandleader Tommy Dorsey Puts Michael Dante on Hollywood Path

Rancho Mirage resident Michael Dante thought his future was in baseball, but a chance meeting with renowned bandleader Tommy Dorsey sent him on a path to Hollywood.

"I Live to Sing", "Gloria Victoria" Lead AmDocs Opening Night

The screening of “I Live to Sing” at the American Documentary Film Festival will include an appearance the film's three stars, who will give a live musical performance March 27.

Indian Wells Art Festival Selects 2014 Poster Artist

Julie Dunn, an award winning fine artist whose unique style, known as “Tempera Batik” painting on paper, has been selected as the 2014 Indian Wells Arts Festival poster artist.

Fashion Week El Paseo Reveals 2014 Lineup

Fashion Week El Paseo 2014 will mark the debut of JM Couture, the return of Project Runway and internationally acclaimed designer Zang Toi, March 16-22, under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent in Palm Desert.

Shirley MacLaine Says Sinatra Built "Homey," Not Extravagant

Shirley MacLaine, who spent many weekends in Palm Springs tagging along with the infamous Rat Pack, will shares stories of her colorful career Jan. 19 at McCallum Theatre.

La Quinta Arts Festival Secures Pair of No. 1 Rankings

La Quinta Arts Festival has been named the No. 1 Fine Art Show and No. 1 Fine Craft Show in the country for 2014 by the prestigious Art Fair SourceBook.

OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire Headline Coachella 2014 Lineup

OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire will headline The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 lineup after being released Jan. 8.

Things to Do This Weekend: Snoop Dogg, Kathleen Madigan

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.

Rancho Mirage Artist Creates One Name Following

In an age where practically every artist is posting images via social media, TAIRA has remained refreshingly nonpromotional despite having her work shown in galleries and museums all over the globe.

'Lone Survivor' Producer Calls Film a 'Life-Changing' Project

Part-time La Quinta resident Randall Emmett has produced more than 70 movies, but describes his latest, 'Lone Survivor', as “life-changing”.

Food for Thought: 'The Mercury Factor' Benefits from New Title

The Mercury Factor, which helps open the Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan. 3, was once known by another name, but the change was for the better.

Wild Child

Legendary film and television director Jim Frawley says the secret to The Monkees’ great success was free-form improvisational jazz.

The Power of Love

“Well, I’ll tell ya what happened,” Gavin MacLeod says in his native New York accent. This is how he begins all of his stories — some sad, some joyous, and almost all laced with humor.

Alien Territory

In February, Palm Springs resident actress Chelsea Gilligan will become a household name when American teenagers tune into The CW’s new series Star-Crossed.

Lights, Cameras, Action!

Celebrating its 25th year, Palm Springs International Film Festival enjoys its place as a go-to destination for Academy members and starry-eyed visitors

Tales from the Crypt

Andrew Neiderman holds the longest literary franchise in history — 26 years.

Party Like a Star

Rub shoulders with the Hollywood crowd at these hot spots


The shimmering stainless steel sculpture at the entrance of Palm Springs Art Museum punctuates a new era for the institution.

U.S. Premiere of "Belle" Opens Palm Springs Film Fest

The Palm Springs International Film Festival showcases new and veteran directors, respectively, by opening Jan. 3 with "Belle" and closing Jan. 12 with "Le Week-End".

Burger Records: No Need to Ask, 'Where's the Beef?'

Burger Records is back at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs to bring in 2014 with a New Year's Eve jam featuring The Blank Tapes.

The Hood Palm Desert: Part of Something Cool

The minute you walk in The Hood Pizza Bar & Pizza in Palm Desert, it fits you like a glove. Punk just got cooler.

Copa Palm Springs Adds to Downtown Nightlife

There will be plenty of noise coming from the building that once housed an auto paint shop when Copa Palm Springs opens Dec. 13.

Healthy and Fit at 75

Palm Springs Art Museum celebrates its anniversary by honoring the past and charting a course for the future

Perfect Taste

Driven by passion and a pursuit of quality, Justin Baldwin has amassed an art collection as big and bold as his 32-year-old winery

A Long Weekend of Fine Art

Sixty galleries from around the country will exhibit their artists’ best work Feb. 13-16, 2014, at the third annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Sing Out Strong

The California Desert Chorale’s 20th anniversary season opens this month with Handel-ing the Holidays, featuring arrangements of carols and 30 minutes of G.F. Handel’s Messiah.

Sites for Sore Eyes (and Ears)

HDTS has expanded into a 10-day festival across thousands of miles of open desert and two-lane highway, from its headquarters in Joshua Tree (where permanent sites welcome visitors and host activities)

In Lucid Stead, Phillip K. Smith III demonstrates reverence for land and light

Philip K. Smith III’s Lucid Stead is a remote and ephemeral monument to light in all its shifting, blinding, beckoning, alienating, meditative, magical, natural, and artificial splendor.

Visual Poetry

Grateful for the magic of his surroundings, Forrest Moses deconstructs the details and paints his truth

Film Fest Celebrates Connection to Director Stanley Kramer

Director Stanley Kramer would have turned 100 this year, but his legacy of cutting-edge movies lives on thanks to the inaugural Stanley Kramer Film Festival, Nov. 15-17, in Palm Springs.

Broadway Meets Rock 'n' Roll at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

The inaugural "Top Rock" show begins a monthly series at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs called “The Edge”, which combines Broadway with rock ‘n’ roll.

Moving Pictures

Diebenkorn, one of California’s - and America’s - most significant postwar artists, depicted landscapes and figures with the flair of the Abstract Expressionists.

Dining With Jackie

The saucy novelist spills the latest Hollywood gossip at an exclusive dinner benefitting AIDS Assistance Program

Getting Personal

"Would you like me to read to you?" "Life," he begins, "is the greatest show on Earth …" His voice, deep, his charm, on, he draws you in.

One More Look at You

On the eve of his 10th McCallum Theatre performance, Jack Jones reflects on his life and career in and out of the desert

Two for the Show

Top-notch comedy and drama come to Palm Canyon Theatre this month with performances of two critically acclaimed productions: Avenue Q (Nov. 8-17) and Other Desert Cities (Nov. 22-24).

Chef David Erickson Raises Bar on Event Food

David Erickson, the executive chef and co-owner of Carousel Catering, has planned an eclectic menu for the The Desert Cancer Foundation's Halloween Gift of Life Celebration.

Film Fest Spotlights Director Stanley Kramer

The Stanley Kramer Film Festival will include special screenings of six of the director's best-known films, and special appearances from his widow, Karen Sharpe Kramer, and his daughter, Katharine “Kat” Kramer.

La Quinta Museum Shows Off "Creativity"

La Quinta Museum will come alive starting Oct. 10 with "Creativity in La Quinta Take II" featuring 31 Coachella Valley artists.

New Attitude

Harry Wayne Casey, aka KC, founder of KC and the Sunshine Band, lives like a rock star in the desert — but without the star trappings.

October 2013 Horoscope

Tension between established structure and the need for change permeates our lives, and we must deal with this energy. We are called to put out fires in our personal environment.

Beauty in the Wild

Autumn in the desert, with its kaleidoscope of colors and textures, sets the stage for the season’s first art event. The 13th annual Rancho Mirage Art Affaire.

An Affair of the Art

Serafina’s elaborate, sometimes psychedelic, jewelry draws you in with details and intricate knotting that defies the possibilities of the human hand.

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