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Robert Duvall, "Birdman" Director to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Awards

Robert Duvall, "Birdman" Director to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Awards

Both are previous festival honorees
Decorated actor Robert Duvall will receive the Icon Award and Academy Award-nominee Alejandro G. Iñárritu will be presented with the Director of the Year Award for "Birdman" at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival's annual Awards Gala on Jan. 3.
Explore Palm Springs: Ronald Reagan

Explore Palm Springs: Ronald Reagan

Gathering draws many party leaders, including Gerald Ford, Pat Buchanan, and President Richard Nixon
The Republican Governors’ Association gathering in Palm Springs in December 1968 brought plenty of political firepower, including then Govenor Ronald Reagan, Congressman Gerald Ford, Pat Buchanan, and the President-elect, Richard Nixon.
SilverRock Resort's Randy Duncan Solid as a Rock Amidst Changes

SilverRock Resort's Randy Duncan Solid as a Rock Amidst Changes

Course under goes renovation with hotel plans next in line
Randy Duncan, SilverRock Resort’s general manager and director of golf, has been a fixture amidst as renovations to the course and now talk of hotel expansion has brought all kinds of buzz to the La Quinta course.
Lance Bass, Michael Turchin Wedding has its Beginnings in Palm Springs

Lance Bass, Michael Turchin Wedding has its Beginnings in Palm Springs

Couple met here, visit often, and hang out at Ingleside Inn
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin will tie the knot on Dec. 20 as part of a E! network TV special, but the romance began nearly four years ago in one of their favorite places to visit: Palm Springs.
Desert by Design

Desert by Design

Architectural Designer Guy Dreier shares a long and illustrious legacy with The Vintage Club
Palm Desert architect Guy Dreier’s nature-inspired approach to residential design was an ideal fit when The Vintage Club made its debut in 1980 at the foot of Eisenhower Mountain.
Win Tickets to Screenings at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Win Tickets to Screenings at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Win a 6-pack of tickets to the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival by correctly guessing which of these stars to be honored at the Awards Gala will grace the January 2015 cover of Palm Springs Life magazine.
Holiday Dining Reaches New Heights at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Holiday Dining Reaches New Heights at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Pines Café, Peaks Restaurant offer different experiences
If you are searching for a special dining experience over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, perhaps you should look up to the Peaks Restaurant atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
MLB Umpire Dale Scott's "Coming Out" Has Palm Springs Connection

MLB Umpire Dale Scott's "Coming Out" Has Palm Springs Connection

Couple make the desert their retreat from hectic pro baseball life
For Major League Baseball umpire and part-time Palm Springs resident Dale Scott, the phrase, "You're Out," has taken on a new meaning after recently revealing that he is gay.
Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

Ring in the new year at a party that suits your style. 3, 2, 1 ... Cheers!
Ring in the new year at a party that suits your style. 3, 2, 1 ... Cheers!
Terry Fator Celebrates Christmas With Fantasy Springs Show

Terry Fator Celebrates Christmas With Fantasy Springs Show

Ventriloquist recalls tough times before "America's Got Talent" win changed his life
Calling himself a total 'Christmas nut', comedian and ventriloquist Terry Fator brings a holiday-themed show Dec. 20 to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Offers New Year's Eve Extravagance

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Offers New Year's Eve Extravagance

Suite lets you celebrate 2015 in desert style
If your idea of the perfect New Year's Eve involves a quintessentially modern desert experience with ultimate pampering, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage has a room in mind.
Frank Sinatra Jr. Helps Bring in 2015 at Riviera Palm Springs

Frank Sinatra Jr. Helps Bring in 2015 at Riviera Palm Springs

Will sing tunes from his legendary Dad’s repertoire and his own
Frank Sinatra Jr. will help New Years Eve revelers bring in 2015 when he performs at the Riviera Palm Springs featuring songs from his legendary father and Palm Springs icon, Frank Sinatra, and his own.
Indian Wells Golf Resort Hosts Pro-Am Invitational

Indian Wells Golf Resort Hosts Pro-Am Invitational

Tourney format combines teams from top golf clubs in Southern California
The Indian Wells Pro-Am Invitational golf event will tee-off Jan. 31, 2015 at the prestigious Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort.
Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

No time to plan your holiday shopping list in advance? Fear not: we have you covered with these out-of-the-box suggestions.
No time to plan your holiday shopping list in advance? Fear not: We have you covered with these out-of-the-box suggestions.
Joel Dessaules Design Creates Private Swim Club Vibe in Palm Springs

Joel Dessaules Design Creates Private Swim Club Vibe in Palm Springs

Home maintains authenticity of a 1969 midcentury modern home
Palm Springs interior designer Joel Dessaules had just three months to renovate and decorate this 1969 midcentury modern home so it would be ready for its close up during the 2014 Modernism Week Home Tours.
The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge Puts New Twist on Wine Pairings

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge Puts New Twist on Wine Pairings

Palm Desert restaurant continues to push the envelope
Known for adventurous ingredients and unique flavor combinations, Chef Engin Onural has begun a unique paired wine and sushi dinner event at The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge in Palm Desert.
Toscana Country Club's North Course Shaping Up to be Desert Marvel

Toscana Country Club's North Course Shaping Up to be Desert Marvel

Newest desert addition set to open in November 2015
Scheduled to debut in November of 2015, Toscana Country Club's North Course designed by legend Jack Nicklaus will mark the desert's first championship course opening since 2007.
Explore Palm Springs: Elvis Presley Meets Richard Nixon

Explore Palm Springs: Elvis Presley Meets Richard Nixon

The "King" asks to become a federal agent to fight "drug use and the hippie culture"
Just before Christmas in 1970, Elvis Presley left the phone number to his Palm Springs home in a letter to then President Richard Nixon asking to become a federal agent for the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Discovery Shop Rancho Mirage Offers Holiday Shopping Alternative

Discovery Shop Rancho Mirage Offers Holiday Shopping Alternative

Store offers high-end items to benefit American Cancer Society
Looking for treasures, especially unique, high-end designer clothing — and you love landing a deal in the name of supporting a worthy charity — consider a trip to the Discovery Shop in Rancho Mirage on your list of holiday shopping must-dos.
Farmers' Markets Offer Options for Hungry in a Hurry

Farmers' Markets Offer Options for Hungry in a Hurry

There are bountiful options on site to satisfy your craving for healthy, local fare
Did you know a full range of food choices exist at Farmers Markets across the Greater Palm Springs area for a fresh and local breakfast or lunch?
Kaoru Mansour Brings Mix of East, West Styles of Art to Heather James Gallery

Kaoru Mansour Brings Mix of East, West Styles of Art to Heather James Gallery

Artist says combination evolved out of life experiences
A perfect blend of past and present, east and west, images from nature designed with mixed materials, Kaoru Mansour is the Ying Yang songbird artist.
12 Ways to Make Your Holiday Merrier

12 Ways to Make Your Holiday Merrier

From concerts and cabaret to musicals and ballet, these events make the holidays in the Coachella Valley even more special
From concerts and cabaret to musicals and ballet, these events make the holidays in the Coachella Valley even more special.
The Grand Del Mar is a Golfer's Delight Getaway

The Grand Del Mar is a Golfer's Delight Getaway

Picturesque setting provides escape with a host of activities
For desert dwellers seeking a refined, nearby weekend getaway, The Grand Del Mar in San Diego bears exceptional results just a mere two-plus hour drive toward the coast.
Indio International Tamale Festival is a Foodies Delight

Indio International Tamale Festival is a Foodies Delight

Tamale Eating champ, Best Tamale winner make return for 23rd annual
Expect to see Charles G. Bill Jr. defend his three-time crown as tamale-eating champ at the 23rd annual Indio International Tamale Festival, Dec. 6-7. The free-admission festival attracts more than 100,000 people.
Lisa Vanderpump Will Preside Over Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Lisa Vanderpump Will Preside Over Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Reality TV star has developed connection to city through her philanthropic efforts
A place on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars and now Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump will be the Celebrity Grand Marshal of the 23rd annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 6.
Walking Tour of the Inns Exudes Palm Springs' Holiday Spirit

Walking Tour of the Inns Exudes Palm Springs' Holiday Spirit

Free event gives you close look at properties of the Historic Tennis Club area
The annual Walking Tour of the Inns is a prime example of Palm Springs creating a Christmas experience that delivers a holiday feel unique to the desert.
David Oyelowo Nabs Breakthrough Performance Award from Palm Springs Film Fest

David Oyelowo Nabs Breakthrough Performance Award from Palm Springs Film Fest

Performance is attracting critical acclaim
David Oyelowo will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor for his critically acclaimed performance as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Selma" at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
Chino Canyon Palm Springs House Melds into Boulders

Chino Canyon Palm Springs House Melds into Boulders

New Modernist home provides mountain views, plenty of space
Architect James Cioffi's design takes advantage of the boulders and uses them in the landscape of this new home in the Chino Canyon neighborhood of Palm Springs.
"The Imitation Game" Garners Ensemble Award from Palm Springs Film Fest

"The Imitation Game" Garners Ensemble Award from Palm Springs Film Fest

Movie tells true story of breaking the German's secret code during World War II
"The Imitation Game" will receive the Ensemble Performance Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3.
Anne Rice, son Christopher Share Joint Book Signings in Palm Springs

Anne Rice, son Christopher Share Joint Book Signings in Palm Springs

Mom pens her latest "Vampire Chronicles," while Christopher has a new suspense thriller
Author and Palm Desert resident Anne Rice has brought back her favorite character, Prince Lestat, in a new "Vampire Chronicles" book she will sign Dec. 6 in Palm Springs joined by her son, Christopher, who will also sign his latest book.
Explore Palm Springs: Section 14 Land

Explore Palm Springs: Section 14 Land

“Sub-standard shanties” leads to long-range slum clearance plan bordering downtown
In December of 1956, a three-part plan to improve communication between the Palm Springs City Council and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council was implemented.
Reese Witherspoon will Receive Chairman's Award from Palm Springs Film Fest

Reese Witherspoon will Receive Chairman's Award from Palm Springs Film Fest

Actress brings true story of thousand mile Pacific Crest Trail journey to the screen
Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon will receive the Chairman’s Award for her role in the film, Wild, at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3.
Tinto Palm Springs' Tapas are Back In Time for the Holidays

Tinto Palm Springs' Tapas are Back In Time for the Holidays

Newly re-designed space at the Saguaro Palm Springs features 20 hot and cold Pintxos
Tinto Palm Springs' newly re-designed space offers a more intimate dining and bar area with a mix of small top tables, café height communal tables, and bar seating to go along with the new small plate tapas menu designed for sharing.
Celebrity Christmas Trees Adorn Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs for Upcoming Benefit

Celebrity Christmas Trees Adorn Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs for Upcoming Benefit

Celebrity-sponsored trees up for auction Dec. 5 to aid ACT for Multiple Sclerosis
Celebrities like Lisa Vanderpump, Barry Manilow, Lawrence Luckinbill, and Lucie Arnaz sponsor trees at the 14th annual Christmas Tree Lane, a benefit assisting ACT for Multiple Sclerosis, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs.
Organic Wines are the Perfect Pairing for Desert Dining

Organic Wines are the Perfect Pairing for Desert Dining

A growing list of eateries makes it possible to go organic from fork to glass
Organics doesn’t stop at the plate as a growing list of eateries in the Greater Palm Springs area offer wines made with organic grapes so you can enjoy a meal from fork to glass.
Cheers to the Holidays at TRIO Palm Springs

Cheers to the Holidays at TRIO Palm Springs

Palm Springs restaurant will be open Christmas Eve and Day
Spend the holidays with family and friends at TRIO and leave the cooking to someone else. TRIO will be open regular hours both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, plus offering celebratory specials for New Year’s Eve.
Dann Foley: How to Take the Dread Out of Holiday Gift Wrapping

Dann Foley: How to Take the Dread Out of Holiday Gift Wrapping

Easy tips help you create a visual holiday masterpiece
Many people dread holiday gift wrapping, but Palm Springs' own Dann Foley has some inspirational tips to make the experience feel less like work, easier, and more enjoyable.
Palm Springs Film Fest Screens Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Nominees

Palm Springs Film Fest Screens Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Nominees

Films will compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section
Fifty of the 83 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film will be screened at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, set for Jan. 2-12.
Neil Sedaka Covers 50-Plus Years of Hits in McCallum Show

Neil Sedaka Covers 50-Plus Years of Hits in McCallum Show

Singer says he is working on a Broadway musical of his life, music, and struggles
Neil Sedaka has been performing for more than 50 years, and the legendary singer reveals he is working on a "very serious musical" about his life, struggles, and comeback featuring all of his songs.
The Fazio Factor

The Fazio Factor

Golf course architect Tom Fazio returns to The Vintage Club for a re-model of The Mountain course
Tom Fazio's first two golf courses designed in the Coachella Valley, The Desert and The Mountain at The Vintage Club, marked the birth of a new standard of excellence in country club living.
Phillip Phillips Makes Fantasy Springs Stop Riding Post "American Idol" Success

Phillip Phillips Makes Fantasy Springs Stop Riding Post "American Idol" Success

Singer owns most successful coronation song of any "Idol" winner
Phillip Phillips doesn’t think he’s very interesting. However, fans of the talented musician will strongly disagree based upon his success since winning American Idol Season 11.
Events for the Kid in You

Events for the Kid in You

The Coachella Valley comes alive during the holidays with fun activities that cater to children of all ages
The Coachella Valley comes alive during the holidays with fun activities that cater to children of all ages.
Perfect Party Prep

Perfect Party Prep

"Tis the season to enjoy some glamour. Here’s where to doll up for all the festivities.
The holidays have officially arrived, and whether your sights are set on one special soirée or your calendar is flush with parties, ’tis the season to enjoy some glamour. Here’s where to doll up for all the festivities.
A Taste of the Valley

A Taste of the Valley

Celebrate the desert’s fresh bounty with these delicious dishes.
Celebrate the desert’s fresh bounty with these delicious dishes.
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