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Lasers Light Up Fantasy Springs Bowling Center

Turn off the lights at Fantasy Springs Bowling Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, and one of America’s oldest recreational sports literally illuminates a whole new persona - laser bowling.

The Purple Room Audience May Recognize Shelagh Ratner's Voice First

Once she appears Sept. 20 at The Purple Room Restaurant & Stage in Palm Springs, it’s likely audience members will have an “aha!” moment upon hearing Shelagh Ratner’s voice.

Charles Busch Brings His Own Show to Copa Palm Springs

Charles Busch, who has portrayed female characters for most of his theater career, will personify Old Hollywood in his solo desert show debut.

Max Adler Delves into Gay Character Again With 'Saugatuck Cures'

Max Adler, known for his breakout role on 'Glee', has a busy fall in store between three films and two TV shows, but locally he can be seen in 'Saugatuck Cures' during Cinema Diverse Palm Springs.

6 Ways to Indulge Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara offers a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture and legendary Southern California lifestyle.

Bernard Hoyes Displays Signature "Rags" Series at Palm Springs Cultural Art Festival

Known for his “Rags” series and colorful spiritual “Revival” series, Bernard Hoyes will participate for the first time in the Palm Springs Cultural Art, Food & Wine Festival.

Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Mark 10th "Campout" Fest

On the verge of a double-album release, Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven hit the 10th anniversary of “CampOut” festival, Sept. 11-13, at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown.

Hungry? Thirsty? Craft Brew Event at Ace Hotel Satisfies Both

Whether you’re hungry or thirsty, both can be catered to at the Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend, Sept. 12-13, at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs.

George Lopez Keeps His Stand-up Act for Adults Only

Comedian George Lopez, whose TV work has made him a familiar voice to kids, says his Sept. 6 show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is really just for adults.

Gary Allan Showcases Artistic Freedom at Pechanga Casino

At 46, Gary Allan considers himself set free — free to pursue personal and creative opportunities, and free to produce and sing his own music.

5 Fun Places to Take Your Kids In Greater Palm Springs

Here are five ways to entertain the kids, indoors or outdoors, in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Bobbie Eakes Helps Launch New Season at Purple Room

Bobbie Eakes is doing her part to keep the resurgence in Palm Springs going with live stage appearances and her own boutique, Studio BE, opening soon.

Andy Grammer Returns to Acoustic Roots for Palm Springs Appearance

Andy Grammer, who will appear Aug. 31 at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, is a rare specimen in today’s world of manufactured pop stars backed by small armies of songwriters and stylists.

Touché! Desert Fencing Academy Offers a Lifetime of Swordplay

Step inside Desert Fencing Academy in Palm Desert and you will understand why it's a lifetime sport with students ranging in age from 7 to 83.

Where You Can Splurge on Ice Cream in Palm Springs Area

As the lazy days of summer come to a close, splurge on a unique ice cream “shoppe” experience in The Greater Palm Springs area.

5 Features to Explore in Summerland, California

The next time you find yourself stuck in traffic on U.S. 101, take a worthwhile detour to the artsy, eclectic hillside beach town of Summerland, California.

Stay Cool and Rock Out With Indoor Miniature Golf

Rather than tell his kids to find something to do this summer, Jody Erdahl actually created that something: Rock’n’Roll Mini Golf in La Quinta.

Top 10 Road Trip Videos in Greater Palm Springs Area

Some of the most unique and interesting places to visit are within an easy drive of the Greater Palm Springs area.

12 Places to Dine During Dog Days of August in Palm Springs

August in the Palm Springs area means some restaurants close, but which ones remain open? We've put together a list of a dozen with a table waiting for you.

Evan Christopher Returns to Idyllwild to Headline Jazz in the Pines

Evan Christopher will return to one of his musical homes in Idyllwild when he headlines the 21st annual Jazz in the Pines, Aug. 16-17.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Unleashes "Top Rock" Entertainment

New music, new dance numbers and special effects highlight the return of the "Top Rock" musical tribute show to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.

Jeremiah Clark Embraces Role as Traveling Musician

Jeremiah Clark prefers to travel by train, giving him a chance to see the country and bring those experiences into his music.

Belinda Carlisle, The Go-Go's Still Got the Beat

Belinda Carlisle splits her time between the U.S. and France, loves yoga, and oh, she just also happens to sing six weeks a year with her pop/rock band, The Go-Go’s.

Desert AIDS Project Helps Inspire Cameron Neilson's Song

Palm Springs is not only a second home for singer Cameron Neilson, it's also a source of inspiration for his hit, 'All Equal on the Dance Floor'.

'The Voice' Puts Tessanne Chin's Life into Hyper Drive

Tessanne Chin's life has gone to hyper drive since her dramatic win of Season 5 of NBC’s singing competition show, The Voice.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Salutes Military in July

For more than a decade, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has set aside the month of July to pay tribute to military personnel – active and retired.

Amy & Freddy's 'Musical Marriage' Takes on New Meaning

Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, who have shared a musical marriage on stage for 18 years, will take on new roles when Freddy marries his partner and Amy officiates the wedding.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club Brings Positive Vibe to 'Summer School'

Summer school has never been a good reason to celebrate until the Ace Hotel & Swim Club fashionably borrowed the name for its upcoming art and music collaboration in Palm Springs.

Lou Cutell Held Off Writing Until Late in Comedic Career

Lou Cutell, a regular on Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers', was once self-conscious of his English skills but has become prolific on and off stage late in his career.

Theo Von Collects Mementoes Since Feeling Lure of TV World

Comedian Theo Von is a scrap-booker, and he's had plenty of mementos to collect during his meteoric rise on TV to working with Howie Mandel on the game show, "Deal With It".

Tacos & Tequila Infuses Mexican Flavors into Fourth of July Standards

The true potential of Mexican cooking and how it can enhance even traditional Fourth of July items like hamburgers and hot dogs can be found at Tacos & Tequila at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.

Indio Municipal Golf Course Lights Up the Sky

Reputed to be among the longest par-3 golf courses in the country, the Indio Municipal Golf Course is the only track in the desert to be lit at night.

Ross Mathews Makes Palm Springs Stop to Promote Drag Star

Ross Mathews has felt at home in Palm Springs since his first visit, and the talk show host will return to introduce drag superstar Jackie Beast to desert audiences.

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Palm Springs Area

The temperature may be rising, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of things to do for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

Prime Tee Time

The thermostat isn’t the only thing surging come summertime in the desert. Concurrent to triple-digit temps, opportunities for excellent golf rates and playing pace rise in kind.

"JAWS" Will Open Camelot Theatres' Saturday Night Film Series

Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will begin a new “Dinner and a Movie” Film Series, opening with the 1975 thriller, JAWS, on June 28.

Jen Kirkman Says She's Happy Being 40, Single...Really!

Jen Kirkman is happy and single at age 40, but no one will believe her, which provides excellent fodder for her comedic act.

Alix Korey Helps Put Cabaret Into Desert Theater Scene

Alix Korey has found a sense of success since moving to the Palm Springs area, and now she's sharing her talents in a cabaret theater setting.

Taylor Kitsch Makes Directorial Debut in Palm Springs

Unlike a majority of the directors of films set to screen at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, actor Taylor Kitsch’s film, Pieces, has already had an offer to be made into a full-length feature.

Lynda Kay Brings 'Mad Men' Elegance to Trevor Project Event

Performer Lynda Kay pays homage to her favorite era, midcentury modern, every time she takes stage from her big hair, sultry voice, and sparkly costumes.

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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
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