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Coachella 2014: Outkast, Chromeo, The Afghan Whigs

Coachella 2014: Outkast, Chromeo, The Afghan Whigs

Coachella 2014, Weekend Two is in full swing at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.
Nick Vujicic Conquers Fear Through Peace, Purpose

Nick Vujicic Conquers Fear Through Peace, Purpose

Inspirational speech touches on overcoming pain, bullying
Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, and his personal spiritual journey has brought his inspirational words before millions.
Desert Cancer Foundation Raises Funds For Patients in Need

Desert Cancer Foundation Raises Funds For Patients in Need

Crack $400,000 mark from 20th anniversary events
The Desert Cancer Foundation's A Round For Life has raised more than $400,000 at the 20th Anniversary of the events held March 30-31.
Hyatt Palm Springs Changes Name, Reaffirms Community Roots

Hyatt Palm Springs Changes Name, Reaffirms Community Roots

Spruces up pool area, restaurant, Hoodoo Lounge
A downtown Palm Springs fixture since 1990, Hyatt has reaffirmed its community roots and changed its name from Hyatt Regency Suites to Hyatt Palm Springs.
10 Things To Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

10 Things To Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for April 17-20
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.
Tachevah 2014: Yip Yops, CIVX, One11, CLASSIXX

Tachevah 2014: Yip Yops, CIVX, One11, CLASSIXX

Second annual event showcases local music groups
In a celebration of a growing local music scene, the second annual Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party debuted three Coachella Valley bands April 16.
Explore Palm Springs: 1969 Pop Festival

Explore Palm Springs: 1969 Pop Festival

Crowd-control issues, youth's death led to ban on outdoor concert permits
The Palm Springs Pop Festival held in April 1969 resulted in crowd issues, a death of a 16-year-old boy and a stop to outdoor concert permits being issued.
Tinto Palm Springs Chef Dazzles with 'Dinner in the Garden'

Tinto Palm Springs Chef Dazzles with 'Dinner in the Garden'

Features innovative modern Spanish and Basque cuisine
Chef Jose Garces, who owns Tinto at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, returned to dazzle with his second annual Dinner in the Garden.
Own a Piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Own a Piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

First hotel to be crowdfunded by an online property marketplace
Own a piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, the first hotel to be crowdfunded by an online property marketplace.
Blasting Echo Continues to Reverberate in Coachella Valley

Blasting Echo Continues to Reverberate in Coachella Valley

Creating, sharing music keeps them among top local bands
Blasting Echo, despite missing the Tachevah Block Party 2014, continues to refine its sound as one of the top local bands in the Coachella Valley.
One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

La Quinta-based quartet sense this is an important time in their young rock lives
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

McCallum Theatre Has Always Felt Like Home to Stage Manager

Joanna Fookes helps make Open Call a continual success story
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.
PSRAR's 85th Anniversary Event Celebrates Public Interaction

PSRAR's 85th Anniversary Event Celebrates Public Interaction

Organization welcomes public to share in achievements
The Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors' 85th anniversary event is about recognizing the organization’s achievements and sharing it with the public.
Pegasus Riding Academy Seeks Roof for Outdoor Arena

Pegasus Riding Academy Seeks Roof for Outdoor Arena

Annual Easter Brunch focuses funding year round facility
Pegasus Riding Academy, which hosts its 19th annual Easter Brunch April 20, is trying to raise funds for a weatherproof roof over its open arena.
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Lineup Spotlights Guest Speakers

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Lineup Spotlights Guest Speakers

Barbara Hale, Nancy Olson will make appearances
The 2014 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, May 8-11 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, features several guest speakers as part of each film screening.
Coachella Parties: Where to Find Them in Palm Springs Area

Coachella Parties: Where to Find Them in Palm Springs Area

Coachella musical influence can be found away from the main stage
The Coachella Music and Arts Festival sprouts several spin-off parties at venues all over the Greater Palm Springs area.
10 Places to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Palm Springs Area

10 Places to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Palm Springs Area

Plenty of choices available across the Coachella Valley
Leave that Easter Brunch to someone else and enjoy the freedom highlighted by good food and drink across the Greater Palm Springs area.
Suzan Hanson's Opera Voice Transcends Music Genre

Suzan Hanson's Opera Voice Transcends Music Genre

Returns to sing at "Opera Under the Stars"
Suzan Hanson has found success as a performer that transcends theatre, drama, music, dance, and art as a professional opera singer.
Coachella 'Reflects' Artist Phillip K. Smith's Work

Coachella 'Reflects' Artist Phillip K. Smith's Work

"Reflection Field" is Coachella Valley artist's largest installation
Festivalgoers at Coachella will have the added treat of seeing the latest and largest light installation from Coachella Valley artist Phillip K. Smith, III.
Real Estate, Tourism Continue Climb in Greater Palm Springs

Real Estate, Tourism Continue Climb in Greater Palm Springs

Economic forecast indicates bounce back from recession is solid, but tepid
Real estate and tourism continue their upswing in Greater Palm Springs, fueling continued local economic recovery, according to experts at the Coachella Valley Economic Forecast Conference.
Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Names CEO

Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Names CEO

DaVina Lara comes from Newport Beach Association of Realtors
DaVina Lara has been named CEO of the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors board of directors.
Palm Springs Climbs to No. 17 in TripAdvisor Ranking

Palm Springs Climbs to No. 17 in TripAdvisor Ranking

Cracks top 20 in Travelers Choice awards for Destinations
After finishing 23rd last year, Palm Springs has improved six places to No. 17 in this year’s TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations.
Fitz & The Tantrums Ready to Share Stage at Tachevah Block Party

Fitz & The Tantrums Ready to Share Stage at Tachevah Block Party

Welcomes chance to share experience with local bands set to perform
Fitz & The Tantrums headline the second annual Tachevah Block Party April 16 in downtown Palm Springs plus the debut of several local bands.
Khool Pool Opens in Time for Palm Springs Pool Season

Khool Pool Opens in Time for Palm Springs Pool Season

Pools become centerpieces during music festivals, special events
Khool Pool, a pop-up store located in north Palm Springs, opens April 11 in time for the opening weekend of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.
Mario Pikus Opens the Door to His Rancho Mirage Art Studio

Mario Pikus Opens the Door to His Rancho Mirage Art Studio

Artists home tour part of Rancho Mirage Cultural Festival
Four Rancho Mirage artists will open the doors to their home art studios April 12 during the Rancho Mirage Cultural Festival.
Palm Springs Art Museum Prices Famous Artwork at "99 Bucks"

Palm Springs Art Museum Prices Famous Artwork at "99 Bucks"

More than 700 works hide identity of artists until purchased
A well-known artist or even your favorite celebrity could be the creator of a piece of artwork at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s “99 Bucks” fundraiser.
Sunnylands Provides Perfect Backdrop for Yoga Class

Sunnylands Provides Perfect Backdrop for Yoga Class

Free sessions run through April 25
There's no "stretch" in getting one's desert weekend off to a lucid start with yoga at Sunnylands Gardens in Rancho Mirage.
How to Dress for Coachella, April Music Fests

How to Dress for Coachella, April Music Fests

Rock the arts scene with these essential beauty and fashion finds
With events like Coachella, the Dinah Shore Weekend, White Party, and Stagecoach filling the valley in April, self-expression takes center stage.
Coachella 2014: Where to Party in Palm Springs Area

Coachella 2014: Where to Party in Palm Springs Area

There are plenty of alternatives to enjoy the influence of Coachella
From world famous DJs and LA’s finest indie music groups to pool parties, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival’s second home has become Palm Springs.
(Merv) Griffin Ranch Reopens La Quinta Doors

(Merv) Griffin Ranch Reopens La Quinta Doors

Lennar plans to build homes on 240-acres in South La Quinta
Lennar has reopened homes for sale at Griffin Ranch, once touted by the late talk show host and media mogul, Merv Griffin.
Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children

Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children

Palm Desert–based clothing designer employs conservation practices
Leslie Shockley lives by the motto, "Walk the talk", which has guided her toward creating Tea With Iris, a chic collection of comfortable, eco-friendly garments for women and children.
Michael Bolton Relishes Singing in Desert Symphony's 25th Anniversary Concert

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

Singer makes first appearance at McCallum Theatre
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.
College of the Desert Eyes Palm Springs Mall in Expansion Switch

College of the Desert Eyes Palm Springs Mall in Expansion Switch

North Palm Springs campus proposal falls apart without Southern California Edison solar project
The Palm Springs Mall has once again become a focal point for College of the Desert's campus expansion plans.
Barbara Hale Will Open Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Barbara Hale Will Open Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Palm Springs festival celebrates black and white classic movies
The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival marks its 15th year May 8-11 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
Inbee Park Chases Elusive Back-to-Back Kraft Nabisco Titles

Inbee Park Chases Elusive Back-to-Back Kraft Nabisco Titles

Last repeat winner was Annika Sorenstam in 2001-02
For a player known as the LPGA's "Silent Assassin," Inbee Park's 2013 campaign created a din of enthusiasm that would voice across the sporting world and make women's golf front page news around the globe.
10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for April 3-6
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.
Modernism Week Attendance Exceeds 45,000

Modernism Week Attendance Exceeds 45,000

Event makes 10 percent jump over 2013
Attendance at the 2014 Modernism Week broke the 45,000 mark or an increase of more than 10 percent over 2013, according to event officials.
Desert Concorso Puts Pedal to the Metal in Palm Desert

Desert Concorso Puts Pedal to the Metal in Palm Desert

Inaugural event brings dream sports cars for car buffs to ogle
Desert Concorso's inaugural splash March 30 at the Shadow Mountain Golf Club in Palm Desert brought more than 100 sports car owners from across Southern California much to the delight of onlookers.
Explore Palm Springs: Darryl F. Zanuck Estate

Explore Palm Springs: Darryl F. Zanuck Estate

Hollywood movie mogul held many star parties
Home to movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck for decades, this substantial estate was built in 1935 in the Movie Colony neighborhood.
Indian Wells Arts Festival Serves French-Themed Menu

Indian Wells Arts Festival Serves French-Themed Menu

New Stadium 2 provides permanent kitchens for cooking
Food concessions at this year’s Indian Wells Arts Festival have taken a dramatic turn for the better with the opening of Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Explore Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Explore Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

"1st Fridays at The Galen" offer free opportunity
In less than two years, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is gaining ground with its cutting edge art exhibits and its “urban oasis” sculpture garden.
Tortoise Rock Casino Opens Doors in Twentynine Palms

Tortoise Rock Casino Opens Doors in Twentynine Palms

Has 30,000 square feet, nearly 500 slot machines
With 30,000 square feet of space and more than 2,000 parking spots, the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms is ready to let the dice roll.
Merrill Orr Carves Art Career Out of Stone

Merrill Orr Carves Art Career Out of Stone

La Quinta artist will host interactive demonstration at Indian Wells Arts Festival
Sculptor Merrill Orr won’t be the only one carving stone when he hosts an interactive demonstration for kids at the 12th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival.
Opera Guild of the Desert Boosts Tammie Bradley's Confidence

Opera Guild of the Desert Boosts Tammie Bradley's Confidence

Soprano returns to sing at 16th annual "Opera in the Park"
If Tammie Bradley had doubts about her opera aspirations, the soprano received a confidence booster during last year's Opera Guild of the Desert's voice competition.
'A Fork on the Road' Brings Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert to Airwaves

'A Fork on the Road' Brings Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert to Airwaves

Yeni and Mark DiCarlo interview an array of celebrity chefs
Mark DiCarlo and his wife, Yeni, brought their traveling radio show, A Fork on the Road, to the recent Food & Wine Palm Desert.
Cindy Bradley Trumpets Jazz Music at Palm Springs Festival

Cindy Bradley Trumpets Jazz Music at Palm Springs Festival

Finds life balance as 4th grade band teacher
Jazz trumpeteer Cindy Bradley will jam with a line-up of world-class female jazz musicians at the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.
Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival Strikes a Chord

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival Strikes a Chord

Find audience to celebrate talented female artists
Held the same weekend as Club Skirts Dinah Shore, the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival has secured a foothold showcasing talented female artists.
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Attracts Bigger Crowds, Bigger Names

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Attracts Bigger Crowds, Bigger Names

Event has history of attracting top entertainment, celebrities
Club Skirts Dinah Shore, a five-day celebration known as the biggest party for lesbians all over the world, celebrates 23 years and running April 2-6 in Palm Springs.
Coachella Valley Brewing Rides Craft Beer Popularity

Coachella Valley Brewing Rides Craft Beer Popularity

Thirsty followers help industry show marked growth
The Coachella Valley Brewing Co. plans to stay ahead of the current craft beer craze by marketing its 'farm to glass' approach featuring locally produced ingredients.
Costa Mesa Musings: What's On This Season

Costa Mesa Musings: What's On This Season

Offers world-class fashion to stellar concert hall entertainment
Costa Mesa offers world-class fashion at South Coast Plaza, a palette of award-winning performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, exquisite dining and endless relaxation at an exceptional selection of hotels.
SilverRock Resort Promotes Healthy Living, 'Walk the Rock' Program

SilverRock Resort Promotes Healthy Living, 'Walk the Rock' Program

New clubhouse menu has heart healthy items
SilverRock Resort is promoting healthy living with a “Walk the Rock” golf program allowing golfers to walk and play golf daily starting at 3 p.m.
Spring in Your Step

Spring in Your Step

Explore the desert’s reawakening flora and fauna on a scenic hike
With its warm days and wildflowers in bloom, springtime is ideal for touring the Coachella Valley’s diverse ecosystems on foot.
Turn On, Tune In, Rock Out

Turn On, Tune In, Rock Out

Catch stellar live gigs as music-fest fever sweeps the desert
From street performances to poolside parties and live music shows, the Coachella Valley is prime stomping ground for new and established acts.
Enjoy Fine Wine and Food at Desert Willow Uncorked

Enjoy Fine Wine and Food at Desert Willow Uncorked

Save room for traditional Easter brunch
Spring brings longer days and a warmer climate throughout the Coachella Valley means chances to attend two special events at Desert Willow Golf Resort.
Fresh Ideas

Fresh Ideas

Celebrate Earth Day with exceptional farm-to-table dining
Eating close to the earth means eating foods that have retained the color, nutrition, and flavor that nature intended.
Coachella-Bound?

Coachella-Bound?

Make the most of your experience with these easy tips
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.
Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Earth-friendly skin care treatments get you glowing
In honor of Earth Day, celebrate the glamour in green at these Coachella Valley spots with skin care that’s raw, organic, and gorgeous.
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