January 2013

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Weekender: Yo-Yo Ma, Earth, Wind & Fire, PGA WEST Golf Show

Weekender: Yo-Yo Ma, Earth, Wind & Fire, PGA WEST Golf Show

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for Jan. 31-Feb. 3
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.
Desert Modernism: What's Old is New Again

Desert Modernism: What's Old is New Again

Palm Springs architect William F. Cody created the country club look at Tamarisk, Eldorado and Seven Lakes
A new column featuring Modernism expert Robert Imber will focus on the architecture and design of the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s, such as St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs.
Former President Clinton Applauds Coachella Valley for Health Initiatives

Former President Clinton Applauds Coachella Valley for Health Initiatives

Small size, diversity of area create opportunity to make big impact
Former President Bill Clinton came to Katherine Finchy Elementary School on Jan. 16 to thank local school administrators for making student health concerns a priority.
10 Places to Watch the Super Bowl

10 Places to Watch the Super Bowl

Where will you watch the game? Share your suggestion with us
From a nude gathering at Terra Cotta Inn to a full-day of food and fun at Dickie O'Neil's, Super Bowl Sunday has something for everyone.
Coachella Valley's Home Buyer Number at All-Time High

Coachella Valley's Home Buyer Number at All-Time High

Market Watch LLC forecast shows 'positive kiss' to median price as distressed market evaporates
As the number of foreclosures disappears by the end of 2013, Market Watch LLC believes the demand for new home building in the Coachella Valley will return in 2014.
Nerves of Steele: Idyllwild Pro Loves Home Cooking

Nerves of Steele: Idyllwild Pro Loves Home Cooking

Flashes of his past at PGA West, desert courses comes full circle
Brendan Steele enjoyed the large gallery of family and friends that followed him at the recent Humana Challenge.
Chef Goes for 'Broke' in La Quinta

Chef Goes for 'Broke' in La Quinta

Broke Eatery brings Creole Cuisine to the desert
Despite some financial ups and downs, Broke Eatery has fans of creole cuisine craving jambalaya, cornbread and twice-cooked pork ribs.
Hotel California Ranks No. 1 for Best Service by TripAdvisor

Hotel California Ranks No. 1 for Best Service by TripAdvisor

Several Coachella Valley hotels earn kudos from travel website
TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers' Choice awards hotels in six categories based on compiling review data from its 60 million monthly website users.
Tyler Severance: Living Life on a String

Tyler Severance: Living Life on a String

Current U.S. National Champ promotes 2013 Southern California Yo-Yo Championships
Yo-yoing has shaped the direction of his life, and Tyler Severance likes that he can still cut loose, push limits and have it all come back on him.
Weekender: Southwest Arts Festival, 'Legally Blonde', El Mirador

Weekender: Southwest Arts Festival, 'Legally Blonde', El Mirador

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Jan. 24-27
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.
La Quinta Eagle Scout Brings 9-11 Memorial to the Desert

La Quinta Eagle Scout Brings 9-11 Memorial to the Desert

Memorial dedication doubles as Andrew Davis' Eagle Scout ceremony
La Quinta teen Andrew Davis saw more than two years spent on his Eagle Scout service project come to fruition with the official dedication of a 9-11 memorial in his hometown.
Wine-making Brings Actor Kyle MacLachlan Back Home

Wine-making Brings Actor Kyle MacLachlan Back Home

Makes stop in Palm Springs to expand market of 'Pursued by Bear' label
Best known for his acting in “Dune”, “Twin Peaks”, "Sex and the City" and “Desperate Housewives”, Kyle MacLachlan's wine venture casts him as a traveling salesman.
American Documentary Film Festival Honors Peter Coyote

American Documentary Film Festival Honors Peter Coyote

Veteran actor to receive "Making A Difference, One Film At A Time" award
His name may not ring a bell, but his face does from movie and TV credits. Peter Coyote is known as much for his acting as his activism.
Cork & Fork Broadens Appeal to Food Audiences

Cork & Fork Broadens Appeal to Food Audiences

New York sophistication and L.A. cool collide in La Quinta
Cork & Fork is the perfect location to steal away for a girls’ night out, a romantic first date or an ideal spot to bring someone who is new to the area.
'El Paseo Cruise Night' Makes Debut

'El Paseo Cruise Night' Makes Debut

Palm Desert couple encourage vintage car owners to drive those classics
Vintage cars are fun to look at, but a Palm Desert couple is banking more people want to see them cruising El Paseo on a Friday evening.
Weekender: Chaka Khan, Gay Bishop, Temptations

Weekender: Chaka Khan, Gay Bishop, Temptations

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for Jan. 17-20
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.
'Pad Yatra' Director's Journey Turns Personal

'Pad Yatra' Director's Journey Turns Personal

Wendy Lee's volunteer work leads to filming a quest to save the Earth's third pole.
Produced by Michelle Yeoh and narrated by actress Daryl Hannah, the film gains a receptive audience at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Inspiration in Breakfast

Inspiration in Breakfast

Plans to eat her way across the country; readers tell her what restaurant
Lee Rice plans to eat at a breakfast spot in every U.S. state based on votes from readers of 'Little Lee’s Breakfast in America'.
Vin Scully Colors Benefit Luncheon in Dodger Blue

Vin Scully Colors Benefit Luncheon in Dodger Blue

Luncheon benefits the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Medical Center
"The Voice of the Dodgers" will be the guest speaker at the annual Uncles Sports Luncheon on Jan. 22 at the Hyatt Indian Wells Resort and Spa.
Linda Gerard: Still Going With the Flow

Linda Gerard: Still Going With the Flow

She once sang backup to Barbra Streisand, but the career she chose was all hers
Since coming to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, the sassy singer has found a new audience and has a new album featuring songs spanning her 50-plus-year career.
Joshua Tree Fills Perfect Role in James Dean Film

Joshua Tree Fills Perfect Role in James Dean Film

Black & white film screens during closing weekend of Palm Springs Film Festival
Zircon Circus ranch outside of Joshua Tree National Park sets the tone, mood for film before James Dean became a Hollywood icon.
Helen Hunt Leads Oscar Nominations

Helen Hunt Leads Oscar Nominations

Actress graces January cover of Palm Springs Life
Naomi Watts, Sally Field and Bradley Cooper were just some of the stars who attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala to receive an Oscar nomination.
Elvis & Kool and  the Gang

Elvis & Kool and the Gang

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for Jan. 10-13
Palm Springs Weekender - Here are suggestions for the weekend of Jan. 10-13, 2013 in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities.
Celebrity Chefs, Wine Experts Named for Food & Wine Festival

Celebrity Chefs, Wine Experts Named for Food & Wine Festival

Lineup features a cross-section of culinary and wine tastes
From Gourmet Magazine to MasterChef finalists, and even a Soap opera star, the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert offers something for everyone.
Fans Gain Glimpse of Future Tennis Stars

Fans Gain Glimpse of Future Tennis Stars

National Collegiate Tennis Classic features top-ranked teams, players
Boasting a field of the nation's top-ranked men's and women's college teams and players, the National Collegiate Tennis Classic is nicknamed "the Wimbledon of College Tennis".
Desert Duo Create Landscape Luxury

Desert Duo Create Landscape Luxury

Scott Sohn, Wayne Connor have partnered on award-winning designs for 25 years
The creativity of Scott Sohn and Wayne Connor has resulted in some of the most innovative, award-winning landscape designs in the Coachella Valley.
Gay Softball Tourney Benefits HIV/AIDS Patients

Gay Softball Tourney Benefits HIV/AIDS Patients

Palm Springs Winter Classic features 80 teams
Hundreds of softball players from the LGBT community will converge for the Palm Springs Winter Classic in February.
Ace Hotel Tapped No. 1 for Beer Selections

Ace Hotel Tapped No. 1 for Beer Selections

The Tablet Hotels Magazine singles out Palm Springs location
The Palm Springs hotel has earned the No. 1 spot as the 'Hotel for the Beer Geek' based on rankings from The Tablet Hotels Magazine.
McCallum CEO Speaks on Artists' Quirks, Booking Acts

McCallum CEO Speaks on Artists' Quirks, Booking Acts

Broadway gains foothold because of its wide appeal to Coachella Valley audiences
From finding that one chicken for Steve and Edyie to competing for acts against a tougher economic backdrop is just the tip of the iceberg of Mitch Gershenfeld's job.
Potter Breaks New Ground Again in 'Ginger & Rosa'

Potter Breaks New Ground Again in 'Ginger & Rosa'

British director headlines Modern Masters Series at Film Festival
British filmmaker Sally Potter pits the Cold War against the sexual revolution through the eyes of two teens played by Elle Fanning and Alice Englert.
'Koch' Reveals Much about the Man, the City

'Koch' Reveals Much about the Man, the City

Documentary among top entries at Palm Springs International Film Festival
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch's rocky tenure propels the film's storyline of the city's rise from fiscal ruin.
Weekender: Oprah's Spiritual Advisor, Film Festival, Polo

Weekender: Oprah's Spiritual Advisor, Film Festival, Polo

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for Jan. 3-6
The 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.
How to Navigate the Palm Springs International Film Festival

How to Navigate the Palm Springs International Film Festival

How big is your appetite? Tips on how to enhance your experience.
Artistic Director Helen Du Toit recommends answering one question: Do you want to feast, snack or enjoy a buffet of films?
Larger Audience Expected for Modernism Week

Larger Audience Expected for Modernism Week

More than 100 events over a nine-day stretch in February
New for 2013 is the Modern Living Expo, a fashion show of film costume design and a 'Mad Men' evening at the site of Jon Hamm's photo shoot for GQ.
Vladimir Cora: His Art Derives from 'Special Moments''

Vladimir Cora: His Art Derives from 'Special Moments''

Painting, sculpting are a way of life for one of Mexico's top artists
Well-known to his followers in the Coachella Valley, the Mexican artist exhibited some of his latest work at Coda Gallery in Palm Desert.
Palm Springs Life Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life Best of the Best

You Picked ’Em!
You vote. We reveal. That’s how Best of the Best works. We ask readers and viewers to weigh in weekly at www.palmspringslife.com/best on their favorite people, places, and things in the Coachella Valley.
Art & Culture — Travel The World Of Cinema

Art & Culture — Travel The World Of Cinema

Explore cultures and storytelling at Palm Springs International Film Festival
New talent, returning masters, and a melding of genres mark this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival, Jan. 3-14.
3 Palm Springs Hikes You Will Like

3 Palm Springs Hikes You Will Like

Hit the Trails this month
Three Select Coachella Valley Hiking Trails: Lost Horse Mine Loop, Big Colorful Canyon, Palm Canyon Trail to the Stone Pools.
Play – Humana Challenge

Play – Humana Challenge

Celebrate Fitness and Great Golf
Idyllic temperatures and high season attract golfers from around the globe. This month, pencil your tee times around the Humana Challenge, Jan 14-20.
Explore Desert Museums

Explore Desert Museums

Expand Your Creative Consciousness
Indulge your passion — from history and celebrities to fine art and architecture. Explore the history and culture by visiting our local museums.
Shop - Rock Your Winter Wear

Shop - Rock Your Winter Wear

Make It a Stylish Season
Winter in the Greater Palm Springs area brings chilly days and lots of nippy evenings. It’s the perfect season to shop for hot winter wear. Whether you need warm clothes for desert nights or to venture out of the Coachella Valley to truly icy climes, you can find what you need locally.
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.
Shop – Oases For Retail Therapy

Shop – Oases For Retail Therapy

Palm Springs offers great shopping at multiple "Malls, Centers, Towns, Drives, and Districts" throughout the valley. Destination shopping at it's finest!
Calendar — Hot Picks

Calendar — Hot Picks

Our editors present their top picks for January activities and entertainment in the Coachella Valley.
Spas — Take a Therapeutic Tour

Spas — Take a Therapeutic Tour

Resorts offer “Aaah!” Experiences
Whether you like your body rubbed with hot oil and stones, scrubbed with date sugar, or wrapped in soothing aloe, Greater Palm Springs spas have one thing in common: They transport you into a state of sheer bliss.
Dine — 10 Places to Eat Healthy

Dine — 10 Places to Eat Healthy

Dine for Your Body and Mind
Omnivores, vegetarians and vegans, rejoice: Dining out is now easier than ever with a growing number of Coachella Valley restaurants taking the organic and sustainably farmed trend seriously by crafting flavor-forward cuisines built around these concepts.
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