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McCallum Theatre Schedules 'Imaginative' Slate of Acts

McCallum Theatre Schedules 'Imaginative' Slate of Acts

2016-17 Season opens with The Underwater Bubble Show
The Underwater Bubble Show is just one of the remarkable acts planned for McCallum Theatre’s 2016-17 season.
Explore Palm Springs: Road to Nowhere

Explore Palm Springs: Road to Nowhere

Proposed development never gained traction, and left an abandoned road in its place
The road that scales the hill at the intersection of Highway 111 and Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs has always generated curiosity from onlookers.
Sunnylands Screens Movie Trio from 1960s

Sunnylands Screens Movie Trio from 1960s

May also marks ticket sales for final house tour of season
May is the month for ticket sales to the final Sunnylands House Tour of the season and the screening of three 1960s films on the Great Lawn.
Your Day on Court

Your Day on Court

Most local tennis players are accustomed only to hard surfaces, but there are clay and grass options as well here in the valley.
Tennis enthusiasts in the Coachella Valley can enjoy the green, green grass of home year-round with some of the best lawn tennis venues in the nation.
Staying Motivated When You Don't Feel It

Staying Motivated When You Don't Feel It

We still have to find the emotional resources to revitalize our perspective and morale
Despite all this knowledge and technical know-how, everyday life is still a stamina-challenging and anxiety-promoting emotional test.
Ambassadors Serve Warm Welcome at Dining Out For Life

Ambassadors Serve Warm Welcome at Dining Out For Life

For eight years, “professional volunteer” JoAnn Morford has brought her community spirit to this one-night event that benefits Desert AIDS Project
JoAnn Morford couldn't think of a better way to spend her time than volunteering, especially as a dining ambassador at Dining Out For Life on April 28.
Midcentury Modern Mystery

Midcentury Modern Mystery

During their restoration of an historic building, the partners at Harcourts Desert Homes uncovered all its classic features but not so much about its past
Palm Springs might be a small town, but it’s chock full of historic buildings with stories to tell, including the new home of Harcourts Desert Homes.
Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven

NASCAR great Kyle Petty and his posse trade cars for motorcycles to ride across America in support of sick kids
NASCAR racer Kyle Petty will launch his motorcycle caravan fundraiser, Charity Ride Across America, on April 30 from the Riviera Palm Springs.
Village People Sure to Ignite Palm Springs Event

Village People Sure to Ignite Palm Springs Event

AIDS Assistance Program's "Evening Under the Stars"
Village People will likely have people out of their seats and onto the dance floor during the AIDS Assistance Program's "Evening Under the Stars" gala on April 30.
Modern Meets 
The Vintage

Modern Meets 
The Vintage

One look at the first new home built for sale at The Vintage Club in 12 years confirms 
the iconic club’s ongoing transformation is nothing short of enlightened
Club Member and developer Elizabeth Benton has launched a new era of fully automated and architecturally distinct homes within The Vintage Club.
10 Desert Golf Courses You May Have Missed

10 Desert Golf Courses You May Have Missed

These courses may not receive as much publicity, but they each have a quality that deserves your play
Golf writer Judd Spicer lets you in on his 10 most overlooked golf courses in Greater Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: Shirley Temple

Explore Palm Springs: Shirley Temple

Child star spent a lot of time promoting events in Palm Springs
In preparation for the Calvary Ball on April 10, 1942 in the gardens of The Desert Inn, publicity shots were taken with actress Shirley Temple and officers at the Field Club.
V Palm Springs Offers Poolside Company with Elixir

V Palm Springs Offers Poolside Company with Elixir

Menu features Asian-Fusion barbecue along with cocktails leaning toward "modern Tiki Tropical"
Elixir Pool Bar & Grill gives the new V Palm Springs a food presence poolside.
Cycle Savvy

Cycle Savvy

One local group regularly rides as much for friendship as for fitness
Hundreds of cyclists from the Greater Palm Springs area hit the road multiple times per week with mapped routes from the La Quinta Cove to downtown Palm Springs.
Palm Springs Resorts Attract Coachella Fashionistas

Palm Springs Resorts Attract Coachella Fashionistas

Moet & Chandon events emphasize the look for festival's first weekend
Moet & Chandon chose a pair of Palm Springs resorts to kick off the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in fashionista style.
Revisiting the Remodel

Revisiting the Remodel

The nation reads about it, you play it: looking back on Tom Fazio’s Mountain Course updates a year later
In the December issue of Golf Digest, the publication’s panelists named the Mountain Course at The Vintage Club the “Best New Remodel.”
Cat Cora Favors Teaching People How to Cook

Cat Cora Favors Teaching People How to Cook

She has cooked for top dignitaries, but teaching someone to cook ranks higher
She has cooked for President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, but it's teaching people how to cook that brings Cat Cora the most joy.
10 Must-Have Picks to Spruce Up Your Home

10 Must-Have Picks to Spruce Up Your Home

Dann Foley shares his top 10 picks from a recent trip to the Dallas Market Center
During a recent trip to the Dallas Market Center, Dann Foley came home with 10 Must-Have Picks from the trade show.
Custom Community

Custom Community

The new development of Siena Vista Estates in Rancho Mirage may be modest in size, but its homes offer buyers plenty of inclusive high-end upgrades
The wisdom that “two heads are better than one” means buyers will be intrigued when they preview Siena Vista Estates in Rancho Mirage.
Spring Spa Specials Focus on Fitness, Fresh Look

Spring Spa Specials Focus on Fitness, Fresh Look

Time to prep for summer pool season
April in the desert is a transition time, when the snowbirds start packing up and those lucky enough to stay start working on pool-worthy bodies.
 Opportunism is the Compromise of Authenticity

Opportunism is the Compromise of Authenticity

Opportunism is commonly employed by the oversized American ego
We conventionally and blindly tend to conflate opportunity and opportunism.
Play it Again

Play it Again

I love rock ’n’ roll So put another dime in the jukebox, baby I love rock ’n’ roll So come an’ take your time an’ dance with me*
The digital divas look more like a computer on steroids than a music box, and the songs cost more than a dime, but you can still nurse a beer to the musical accompaniment of your choice.
Palm Springs Resorts Host Coachella Pool Parties

Palm Springs Resorts Host Coachella Pool Parties

Music will be in the air again all weekend
Palm Springs resorts will be back in action for Coachella Weekend 2 with a host of poolside music events.
Sela Ward Shares Her Paintings at Palm Desert Gallery

Sela Ward Shares Her Paintings at Palm Desert Gallery

She will be seen s the U.S. President in "Independence Day Resurgence" in June, but actress Sela Ward's real passion is her visual art on display in Palm Desert.
Explore Palm Springs: Early Push for Women

Explore Palm Springs: Early Push for Women

Thomas O'Donnell recognized early that Palm Springs was founded by women
Thomas O’Donnell took the Palm Springs Women’s Golf Tournament in 1938 to recognize the accomplishments of women in city history.
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Leads 2017 Speaker Series

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Leads 2017 Speaker Series

Desert Town Hall opens with Kelly sharing his historic one-year mission in space
Desert Town Hall will opens its 2017 speaker season with U.S. astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain, Scott Kelly.
Palm Springs Movie Magic on Display

Palm Springs Movie Magic on Display

Vintage movie posters illuminate the love affair between Hollywood and Palm Springs at a special event hosted by ACME House Company at The Five Hundred building
The connection between Palm Springs and Hollywood through Jim Cook's vintage movie poster collection are on view at The Five Hundred building in Palm Springs.
Taste Top Italian Wines at Rancho Mirage Event

Taste Top Italian Wines at Rancho Mirage Event

Ritz-Carlton Chef Bruno Lopez will pair exquisite menu for a complete wine and culinary experience
The best of Italian wines comes to the Coachella Valley paired with the celebrated cooking of Executive Chef Bruno Lopez, April 23-24, at The Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage.
Palm Springs Offers Poolside Parties to Complement Coachella Weekend

Palm Springs Offers Poolside Parties to Complement Coachella Weekend

Hotels bring music experience with poolside aesthetics
While Coachella and Stagecoach dominate the valley over the next three weekends, four hotels have created poolside music events to bring the experience to Palm Springs.
Coachella: Where to Eat, Shop Within 15 Minutes of Polo Grounds

Coachella: Where to Eat, Shop Within 15 Minutes of Polo Grounds

Suggestions on staying fueled up for the music marathon and some unique shopping outlets
To stay fueled for the music marathon, you'll need some close dining suggestions during the next two weekends of Coachella in Indio.
 Putting it all Together

Putting it all Together

Creating a life of our own design is not only challenging, it is fun
Creating a life of our own design is not only challenging, it is fun — adult fun.
V Palm Springs Debuts 1st of Two Dining Destinations

V Palm Springs Debuts 1st of Two Dining Destinations

Poolside bar & grill coincides with boutique hotel;s opening; Solstice to follow in fall
V Palm Springs invites you to experience its poolside bar and grill, Elixir, launching in mid-April. The hotel’s restaurant & lounge, Solstice, will follow in September.
Culinary Clockwork Keeps James Beard Gourmet Luncheon Ticking

Culinary Clockwork Keeps James Beard Gourmet Luncheon Ticking

Writer dons her chef apron to learn what it takes to put on kick-off event to Palm Desert Food + Wine Festival
Our food writer donned her apron strings and became part of the culinary machine that helps create the James Beard Gourmet Luncheon at Palm Desert Food + Wine Festival.
Estate  of Grace

Estate of Grace

In this first of a series of day trips, we didn’t want to leave. Neither will you.
Experience a full day at the sprawling, 200-acre Rancho Mirage estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg known as Sunnyands.
White Party Palm Springs Wears Sunday Best

White Party Palm Springs Wears Sunday Best

The biggest gay party in the country draws big crowds, top-notch entertainment
White Party Palm Springs came to a close April 10 with the type of splash the event has been associated with for more than 25 years.
Phases is in the Right Place, Right Time

Phases is in the Right Place, Right Time

Indie electro-pop band ready to let sparks fly at Coachella debut on April 16, 23
Phases, an LA indie electro-pop band, expertly mixes nostalgia for ’60s vibes with modern recording sensibilities as it preps for its debut at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
Tight, Bright, Beautiful Gowns Cinch Fashion Week El Paseo

Tight, Bright, Beautiful Gowns Cinch Fashion Week El Paseo

Marc Bouwer’s finale fed the runway fantasy with glamour and feminine mystique
South African-born designer Marc Bouwer is synonymous with glamorous eveningwear, making him a fitting choice for the closing night of Fashion Week El Paseo.
Dame Zandra Rhodes Brings Down the House

Dame Zandra Rhodes Brings Down the House

Five decades of fashion culminate at Fashion Week El Paseo with red rose petals strewn across a chic black runway
Zandra Rhodes' fashion show on April 8 at Fashion Week El Paseo, simply put, was unforgettable, from clutching start to performance-art finish.
FIDM Students Put Diverse Backgrounds on Runway Display

FIDM Students Put Diverse Backgrounds on Runway Display

Inspirations range from origami to mermaids to the magic of a perfectly placed flower or pearl
A delighted and diverse crowd cheered on 10 debut FIDM designers from around the globe as they unveiled their collections at Fashion Week El Paseo.
The Real Thing

The Real Thing

How thoughtful that the producers 
of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals located those events so close to Indio
Coachella and Stageoach festivalgoers have no excuse not to sample some of the best Mexican food in the valley.
Chicago Boys Will Make Your Meal 'Hearty'

Chicago Boys Will Make Your Meal 'Hearty'

Hearty Boys' Steve McDonaugh pairs his mixology genius with Dan Smith's cooking wizardry
The Hearty Boys from Chicago will demonstrate food and drink pairings at Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, April 8-10.
Fashion Week El Paseo Packs Twice the Shine

Fashion Week El Paseo Packs Twice the Shine

Grayse and The Jewelry Bar tap into the desire for elegance and experimentation
“A Night of Diamonds and Grayse” was a night of matches well made at Fashion Week El Paseo, pairing locally designed fashions with international names in jewelry.
Zandra Rhodes Has Collection You'll Love to Wear

Zandra Rhodes Has Collection You'll Love to Wear

British designer's portfolio includes Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Helen Mirren
British designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes is jumping over the pond to share her classic signature styles and latest collection on April 8 at Fashion Week El Paseo.
Art is Architecture: The Designers of Project Runway Trunk Show

Art is Architecture: The Designers of Project Runway Trunk Show

Informal atmosphere allows customers to peruse, purchase outfits from the designer's collection
All the designers at the Project Runway Trunk show were walking tall on April 6 at Fashion Week El Paseo.
Project Runway Designers Surprise, Delight … and Confuse

Project Runway Designers Surprise, Delight … and Confuse

Led by Palm Springs' Michael Costello, Fashion Week El Paseo presented 10 collections from stars of the hit TV series in a display of wowsome creativity
Bare shoulders, toned tummies, long legs, and décolletage were some of the biggest stars of the Stars of Project Runway show on April 5.
You Wear 
It Well

You Wear 
It Well

Proper attire at this month’s music festivals 
calls for function as well as form
Dressing for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival communicates your artistic appetite.
Fashion Week El Paseo is Home for Project Runway Stars

Fashion Week El Paseo is Home for Project Runway Stars

Michael Costello brings a heavy-hitter lineup of fashion greatness to area
Michael Costello, who earned a big break by appearing on Season 8 of Project Runway, headines the April 5 Stars of Project Runway show at Fashion Week El Paseo.
"El Paseo Rocks" Ready-To-Wear For All Ages

"El Paseo Rocks" Ready-To-Wear For All Ages

Shops on El Paseo showcase fashion, flexibility, and friendship
Shop, swoon, and sweat: you can do it all on Palm Desert’s El Paseo Avenue, and it was all on display at Fashion Week El Paseo on April 4.
Music Festival Band Aids

Music Festival Band Aids

The only thing hotter than the weather at Coachella and Stagecoach this year are these performers.
Palm Springs Life provides a shortcut to the hottest bands to appear at Coachella and Stagecoach this year.
Lush Redux

Lush Redux

Reuniting after nearly two decades, these shoegazing pioneers are 
refocusing their musical vision 
in their Coachella debut.
1990s British shoegazing band Lush recently got back together after a 17-year hiatus and is making its Coachella debut April 16.
'Strut Your Style' Winner Walks Runway With Top Models

'Strut Your Style' Winner Walks Runway With Top Models

Jodessa Braga will be part of "El Paseo Rocks" show tonight at Fashion Week El Paseo
Jodessa Braga is the winner of your 'Strut Your Style' contest produced by Palm Springs Life.
Dogs Walk the Walk to 1980s Tunes at Fashion Week El Paseo

Dogs Walk the Walk to 1980s Tunes at Fashion Week El Paseo

Designer fashions on the four-legged set captivated families and benefited the Humane Society
Fashion Week El Paseo’s Le Chien show has become a family-friendly event that includes loyal canine pets in the audience who support the fellow canines on stage.
V Palm Springs Hotel Ready to Excite

V Palm Springs Hotel Ready to Excite

Enjoy this new desert playground that delivers a truly distinct experience
Evoking sensations of luxury, beauty, and sophistication, the V Palm Springs Hotel epitomizes a cosmopolitan yet relaxed atmosphere.
Monique Lhuillier Sculpts Fashion Week Artistry

Monique Lhuillier Sculpts Fashion Week Artistry

Designer's range of styles impresses opening night crowd at Fashion Week El Paseo
Designer Monique Lhuillier showed the opening crowd at Fashion Week El Paseo how she sculpts her looks around the artistry of the female form itself.
Hands-on Artistry

Hands-on Artistry

Hopi artists demonstrate how to create Kachina dolls at Cabot's Pueblo Musem
When Hopi artist Darrence Chimerica begins to carve a kachina doll, only his tiny brushes come from an art store.
Neil Sedaka: 'This is What I Was Born to Do'

Neil Sedaka: 'This is What I Was Born to Do'

Crooner will sing with Desert Symphony at anniversary gala
Desert fans will be treated to Neil Sedaka in person when he performs with the Desert Symphony at its 27th Anniversary Galaon April 9 in Palm Desert.
Best Bars Open for Late Night Owls

Best Bars Open for Late Night Owls

The night becomes you when you know where to find an open door after midnight
While many watering holes in Greater Palm Springs close their doors by 11 p.m., many go past midnight to wrap up the party.
Explore Palm Springs: City Election Day 1940

Explore Palm Springs: City Election Day 1940

Lack of interest forces candidates to look for votes at Desert Circus
The Palm Springs City Council election held on Tuesday, April 9, 1940 took a back seat because of the distracting influence of the Desert Circus.
White Party 
Survival Guide

White Party 
Survival Guide

Even the Romans took occasional breaks from their Bacchanalia. Here are a few ways to
 recharge your party-circuit batteries.
After dancing to hours of remixes during White Party Palm Springs' Military Ball, you’ll need to revitalize before Saturday night’s repeat performance.
Gold Medal Winners Highlight ANA Conference

Gold Medal Winners Highlight ANA Conference

Top women athletes recount their journey of excellence to inspire others
Gold medalists were among a stellar group of women participating in the inaugural ANA Conference to inspire the next generation.
Gale Gand on Palm Springs: 'How Sweet it is'

Gale Gand on Palm Springs: 'How Sweet it is'

Pastry chef will whip up dessert for James Beard Luncheon at Palm Desert Food + Wine
Pastry Chef Gale Gand has a sweet spot for the Greater Palm Springs area.
The Best 
of the Butch

The Best 
of the Butch

If Lea DeLaria has boundaries, no one has yet to map them. This month, the OITNB star brings her straight talk to 
the lesbian event known as The Dinah
The Dinah, a wild and wildly popular three-day lesbian party in Palm Springs. has nothing to do with golf. Or Dinah Shore.
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