February 2013

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Dionne Warwick to Attend Whitney Houston Film Screening

Dionne Warwick to Attend Whitney Houston Film Screening

Legendary singers are part of Drinkard Family profiled during AmDocs
Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick come from the same family tree, The Drinkards, who are profiled in the opening film of the American Documentary Film Festival.
Tachevah Concert Will Fill Gap Between Coachella Dates

Tachevah Concert Will Fill Gap Between Coachella Dates

Fans vote for three unknown bands to join headliner
The Spa Casino and Resort in downtown Palm Springs will host a free outdoor concert and block party April 17 sandwiched between Coachella Music and Arts Festival dates.
Luxury Pet Care is Worthy of Command to 'Stay'

Luxury Pet Care is Worthy of Command to 'Stay'

The Pet Hotel at Barkingham Palace creates second home feel for pets
Amenities once deemed for only people are now common for pet boarding, like Pilates, a heated pool, massages,and wellness programs.
The Cool Kid’s Guide to the TEDActive Conference

The Cool Kid’s Guide to the TEDActive Conference

Here are the best locations to go for fun and fuel in the area
TED, which attracted speakers like the late Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, spawned TEDActive, a gathering of innovators and curious leaders meeting annually in the Coachella Valley.
Weekender: Kathy Griffin, Modernism Week, Frankie Valli

Weekender: Kathy Griffin, Modernism Week, Frankie Valli

What's on your agenda? Here are our suggestions for Feb. 21-24
Weekender 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.
'For the Record' Pays Musical Tribute to Film Directors

'For the Record' Pays Musical Tribute to Film Directors

Series returns to Ace Hotel Palm Springs starting with Penny, Garry Marshall
Featuring Penny and Garry Marshall, the Coen Brothers and Robert Zemeckis, this L.A.-based musical troupe sings the songs from the movies they directed.
Couple's Love of Mid-Century Look Began in Palm Springs

Couple's Love of Mid-Century Look Began in Palm Springs

Minnesota transplants carry Modernism spirit to living at The Desert Star
Originally designed by Howard Lapham and built in 1956 as an apartment hotel, The Desert Star in Palm Springs has morphed into a condo association.
Red Dress Party Benefits LGBT Center Services

Red Dress Party Benefits LGBT Center Services

Michael Holmes of "The Judy Show" will host second annual event
Michael Holmes of 'The Judy Show'will host the second annual event, which encourages solidarity by wearing red as a symbol to support people who have been ostracized.
Splashy Saguaro Hotel Colors Reflect Desert Wildflowers

Splashy Saguaro Hotel Colors Reflect Desert Wildflowers

Architects recall debate, furor over 14-color scheme during Modernism Week
A year after the paint job and debate, the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs has gone from being chastised as being too splashy to representing the city's fun side to visitors.
Wine Expert Michael Green Leads Grand Tasting Event

Wine Expert Michael Green Leads Grand Tasting Event

More than 100 wines will be represented at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert
Three wine seminars will take place daily during the Grand Tasting of the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert in March.
Joshua Tree Houses Make Living Simple

Joshua Tree Houses Make Living Simple

Blu Homes' Pre-Fabricated houses use 50 percent less energy
Tim Disney’s home sits off a road that leads to Joshua Tree National Park, a steel framed pre-fabricated living quarters and guest house that rests amongst stacked boulders and stark desert landscape.
Tickets Still Available for Modernism Week Events

Tickets Still Available for Modernism Week Events

From PreFab Showcase to Marrakesh Country Club, there is still much to be seen
While many tours and parties are sold out, Modernism Week enthusiasts can still enjoy a variety of opportunities.
Photo Gallery: Modernism Show, m modern Gallery

Photo Gallery: Modernism Show, m modern Gallery

Crowds pack events 'cause they love their Modernism
Modernism Week in Palm Springs is in full swing, engaging enthusiasts and newcomers alike with one-of-kind style.
Modernism Week Off to an Elegant Start

Modernism Week Off to an Elegant Start

Even split between returnees, newcomers keeps event fresh, relevant
Modernism Week got off to a splashy start Thursday with the start of Illuminated Modern and the opening party at Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs house.
The Cool Kid’s Guide to Modernism Week

The Cool Kid’s Guide to Modernism Week

Where I’ll eat, play, hang, and learn
Modernism Week is all about architecture, but you still need to eat, shop and determine the best places to enjoy the event.
Artist Finds New Resolve After Liver Transplant

Artist Finds New Resolve After Liver Transplant

La Quinta's Tom Savage will exhibit his paintings at this weekend's Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
After undergoing a liver transplant nearly a year ago, La Quinta artist Tom Savage finds himself in a better place physically and emotionally.
Weekender: Modernism Week, Bonnie Rait, Date Festival

Weekender: Modernism Week, Bonnie Rait, Date Festival

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for Feb. 14-17
Weekender 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.
Grammy-Nominee Moby Will Sit on Modernism Panel

Grammy-Nominee Moby Will Sit on Modernism Panel

Joins KCRW's Frances Anderton to chat about L.A. architecture at Ace Hotel
Moby’s records have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, but he has a real passion for L.A. architecture.
Save-A-Pet Slates First Fundraiser

Save-A-Pet Slates First Fundraiser

Tennis tournament will shed exposure, raise funds for non-kill shelter
Founded in Desert Hot Springs 30 years ago, Save-A-Pet will conduct a fundraiser tennis tournament and auction April 7 at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.
Artist's Work Tests Line of Realism

Artist's Work Tests Line of Realism

Sculptures are part of Palm Springs Fine Art Fair at Convention Center
Marc Sijan's one man museum exhibitions have broken attendance records throughout the country. His hyper realistic sculptures have been collected and exhibited throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.
Cold War Kids Fine Tune Intense, Emotional Sound

Cold War Kids Fine Tune Intense, Emotional Sound

Fullerton’s favorite sons bring their sound to Pappy & Harriet’s
Since Cold War Kids' inception in 2004, it has wowed the college music charts and impressed crowds from Coachella to Reading Festival in the UK.
Pan Am Still Flies Thanks to Actor's Collection

Pan Am Still Flies Thanks to Actor's Collection

Major Crimes' Philip Keene brings 3,000-plus items to Modernism Week exhibit
Major Crimes actor Philip Keene remembers when flying offered a sense of escapism. His Pan Am collection will be part of Modernism Week at The Saguaro Palm Springs.
Artist's Desire to Engage Audience Spurs Studio 55 on El Paseo

Artist's Desire to Engage Audience Spurs Studio 55 on El Paseo

Joe Graziano realizes his dream of opening Palm Desert location
After more than 30 years in the agricultural business in Oregon, artist Joe Graziano has taken his dream public with the opening of his Palm Desert studio.
Mitch's on El Paseo Serves Variety of Appetites

Mitch's on El Paseo Serves Variety of Appetites

Fans of the former Augusta Restaurant will see familiar faces
Mitch’s on El Paseo began serving lunch and dinner at the beginning of February, breathing new life into the former site of Augusta Restaurant with a culinary concept that offers Japanese dishes.
10 Places to Take Someone Special for Valentine's Day

10 Places to Take Someone Special for Valentine's Day

Have you booked your plans? Share yours with us
Whether you're looking for a quick hit with flowers or a full-fledged getaway weekend, here are some Valentine's Day choices to consider for you and your Sweetheart.
Rider Hopes Tour de Palm Springs Helps Sanctuary Take Flight

Rider Hopes Tour de Palm Springs Helps Sanctuary Take Flight

Event raises awareness, funds for local causes like The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary
Chelsea Lee Gilbert is making her first ride in Saturday's Tour de Palm Springs, hoping to shed exposure on The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary run by her parents.
Weekender: STYX, Itzhak Perlman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Weekender: STYX, Itzhak Perlman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Feb. 7-10
Weekender 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.
OperaArts Expands Reach With Annual Special Event

OperaArts Expands Reach With Annual Special Event

This weekend's tribute to opera legend leads to staging special event on yearly basis
This weekend's tribute to opera star Barbara Smith Conrad and her documentary, 'When I Rise', has spurred OperaArts Palm Springs to continue staging such events on an annual basis.
Director, Actress Have Palm Springs Ties in "Side Effects"

Director, Actress Have Palm Springs Ties in "Side Effects"

Soderbergh, Zeta-Jones help movie deliver tension-rich story
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and director Steven Soderbergh, no strangers to the Palm Springs area, reunite for a steamy, adult thriller in Side Effects.
Sean Patrick Flanery-Led Film Sets Up Base in Palm Springs

Sean Patrick Flanery-Led Film Sets Up Base in Palm Springs

Azul Tapas Lounge becomes one of many Palm Springs stops for 'Hidden Away' film
A Hollywood movie crew took over Azul Tapas Lounge Wednesday morning to film a scene from 'Hidden Away', which was drawn to the desert by the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Desert Hot Springs Spa Tour: It's What's in the Water

Desert Hot Springs Spa Tour: It's What's in the Water

Fourth annual event showcases city's rejuvenating mineral water
The fourth annual Spa Tour is not about the latest trends, but why Desert Hot Springs calls itself California's Spa City.
Morongo Casino Restaurants Stand Out in the Desert

Morongo Casino Restaurants Stand Out in the Desert

Tacos & Tequila, Natural 9 Noodle Company offer contrasting looks, tastes and ambiance
A pair of restaurants at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa - Tacos & Tequila and Natural 9 Noodle Company - offer contrasting looks, tastes and ambiance.
CV Rep Plays Are Meant to be Challenging

CV Rep Plays Are Meant to be Challenging

Explore relationships that scream conflict, but forge common ground
Coachella Valley Repertory's six-play season adds a new dimension to local theatre offerings with topical issues.
Pastry Chef Makes Food Creations on Canvas

Pastry Chef Makes Food Creations on Canvas

Palm Springs' Leslee Adams turns painting hobby into a second career
Leslee Adams still caters to customers with her pastries, but the Palm Springs High School grad is quickly being noticed for her artistry as a painter.
Opera Star Will Show Her Inspirational  Biopic to Valley Audiences

Opera Star Will Show Her Inspirational Biopic to Valley Audiences

OperaArts event pays tribute to international star Barbara Smith Conrad and her poignant documentary, 'When I Rise'
Stripped of the lead role in a college opera because of the color of her skin in the late 1950s, Barbara Smith Conrad's courageous stance is the crux of a three-day event by OperaArts in Palm Springs.
Brothers Keep on Shucking, Open Restaurant

Brothers Keep on Shucking, Open Restaurant

Customer interaction remains priority at Ruben and Ozzy's Oyster Bar & Grill
Specializing in internationally influenced seafood dishes, brothers Ruben and Ozzy Lopez build on their reputation honed at Beach House, Shanghai Red’s.
Hot Picks

Hot Picks

Editor's choices for shouldn't miss activities.
McCormick's Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions, Bad Girl Comedian Kathy Griffin, and Musical Theater Diva Elaine Paige.
Best Of The Best

Best Of The Best

You picked 'em!
You vote. We reveal. That’s how Best of the Best works. You weigh in weekly at www.palmspringslife.com/best on the best people, places, and things in the Coachella Valley.
Swing With Sinatra

Swing With Sinatra

Charity tournament celebrates 25 years
This month, when not penciling in your own tee times, plan your schedule around the Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Technologies Celebrity Invitational. The tournament benefiting Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center celebrates its 25th anniversary Feb. 21-23 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
Space-Age Bachelor Pad Dining

Space-Age Bachelor Pad Dining

Style Meets Flavor During Palm Springs Modernism Week
Some of Palm Springs’ hippest restaurants enjoy the spotlight each February during Modernism week. These sharp-looking establishments serve up cuisine and ambiance that celebrates America’s post-war era of optimism and creativity.
Ride Like the Wind

Ride Like the Wind

Take to the open road in retro style
Picture a winding road with more curves than Marilyn Monroe as it rises and falls beneath your feet. The 50cc motor scooter you’re commandeering hums and purrs as it hugs each turn. Find your ride at one of these rental locations.
Sleek Home Accessories

Sleek Home Accessories

Modernist style influences Décor
The communities of Greater Palm Springs are packed with stores of every stripe offering myriad products that evoke the ’50s and ’60s.
Hipster Chic

Hipster Chic

The indie style invades Palm Springs
Celebrities like Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, Ryan Gosling, and Lenny Kravitz are known for their signature styles. You can snag their best looks locally.
Calling All Creatives

Calling All Creatives

A quick guide to getting social across the desert
To some,the Greater Pa Palm Springs area may provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. For others, it’s a vast playground with must-sees for creative types.
At The Casinos

At The Casinos

When it comes to live entertainment, local casinos rock — literally. Here’s a sampling of what’s hot and happening.
Art Attack!

Art Attack!

Eight things to see and do at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair returns Feb. 14-18 to Palm Springs Convention Center with a lineup of galleries and programs that will inspire, educate, and entertain.
The Sexiest Chocolate Desserts

The Sexiest Chocolate Desserts

So rich, so decadent ... What are you waiting for?
The ancient Mayans are known for a number of contributions to modern society, but none is more cherished than the combination of chocolate and chili peppers.
Modernism Week Arrives

Modernism Week Arrives

Celebrate Past Genius and Futuristic Design
Modernism Week (Feb. 14-24) celebrates the works of visionaries like Richard Neutra, Paul Williams, and Albert Frey to name a few. Participate in lectures, educational events, and parties. Enjoy tours of private residences in places such as William Cody Glass House, commercial buildings, and architectural gems favored by those who admire the midcentury modern movement.
Film Fest Favorite Comes to the Camelot

Film Fest Favorite Comes to the Camelot

Let My People Go!
French director Mikael Buch debuted his romantic comedy, Let My People Go! at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Not only did the audience leave a lasting impression on him, but, so did the desert.
The Ten Tenors

The Ten Tenors

This Isn’t Your Mother’s Opera
You will know The Ten Tenors by its bold incorporation of contemporary style, rock ‘n’ roll musical influences, and the time-honored traditions of opera.
The Feel-Good Plan

The Feel-Good Plan

Romantic Relaxation for your head and heart
This Valentine’s Day, try our trio of spa favorites to release stress, soothe your weary mind, and let love flow.
Hear Me Roar!

Hear Me Roar!

Helen Reddy Makes a Triumphant Return
Say the name “Helen Reddy” to anyone who was around during the 1970s, and they will probably respond by belting out the lyrics to her greatest hit, “I Am Woman.”
Uptown, Baby

Uptown, Baby

New stores breathe life into the desert
Uptown Design District in Palm Springs continues to grow and engage casual window shoppers, to dedicated collectors of all things midcentury modern.
Design-Inspired Dining

Design-Inspired Dining

Modernism has sparked a revival of cool, retro restaurants beyond Palm Springs’ Uptown District.
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