June 2013

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Palm Springs Power Hurler Ready to Make his Pitch

Palm Springs Power Hurler Ready to Make his Pitch

Summer baseball primes him for Division 1 collegiate challenges ahead
Palm Desert native Keaton Hernandez is ready for the demands of Division I college baseball. But he'll need a recharged summer with the Palm Springs Power to help prime him for the challenge.
Weekender: Palm Springs Air Museum, Metallica, Neil Diamond Tributes

Weekender: Palm Springs Air Museum, Metallica, Neil Diamond Tributes

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 27-30
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.
The Herd Follows Donna the Buffalo to Pioneertown

The Herd Follows Donna the Buffalo to Pioneertown

Band members live in various parts of the country, but come together on music
There’s a love affair that musicians have with Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. Just ask Tara Nevins from the band Donna the Buffalo.
Oscar's Keeps its Cool, Even When the Temps Rise

Oscar's Keeps its Cool, Even When the Temps Rise

Downtown Palm Springs restaurant serves up Californian menu with European flare
Oscar’s Cafe & Bar in downtown Palm Springs is ready to accommodate our adventurous souls on a large patio with a lovely fountain and the requisite misters.
Curiosity Links Ray Bradbury's Work, Multi-Dimensional Artists

Curiosity Links Ray Bradbury's Work, Multi-Dimensional Artists

Palm Springs Art Museum brings both mediums together for viewing audience
The Palm Springs Art Museum -Palm Desert will screen episodes from The Ray Bradbury Theater series to coincide with the opening of an art exhibition featuring multi-dimensional works.
Good Tunes, Greater Cause

Good Tunes, Greater Cause

'Jazz It Up' benefits ACT for Multiple Sclerosis in Palm Desert
Bill Marx, son of the late Harpo Marx, will bring his all-star band to headline the fifth annual 'Jazz It Up' from 5-8 p.m. June 30 to benefit ACT for Multiple Sclerosis in Palm Desert.
Tommy Bahama Hosts 20th Anniversary Party on El Paseo

Tommy Bahama Hosts 20th Anniversary Party on El Paseo

Palm Desert location will sport special weekend menu to mark company milestone
Tommy Bahama-Palm Desert will mark the company's 20th anniversary milestone with a special weekend menu, giveaways at its retail store, and an Island Time Happy Hour.
Live Show Captures Michael Jackson's Music Legend

Live Show Captures Michael Jackson's Music Legend

Kenny Wizz sings, dances just like the late 'King of Pop' at Agua Caliente Casino
Kenny Wizz has gained international notoriety as one of the best Michael Jackson impersonators in the world that began with his strong resemblance to the late 'King of Pop'.
Where to Spend Your Fourth of July

Where to Spend Your Fourth of July

Greater Palm Springs area presents several fun-filled choices
July 4th lands on a Thursday this year, but the weekday backdrop has not stopped the greater Palm Springs area from putting on a red, white and blue spectacular.
Modernism Week Returns Fall 'Season Kick-Off' Event

Modernism Week Returns Fall 'Season Kick-Off' Event

Columbus Day weekend has architectural tours of Mid-Century, Desert Spanish styles
Modernism Week in Palm Springs will once again tantalize architectural fans with a fall “season kick-off” over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, Oct. 11-14.
Pair of French Films Sweep Top ShortFest Awards

Pair of French Films Sweep Top ShortFest Awards

Audience favorites play on final day of Palm Springs film festival
Two French films swept the top awards at the 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America, at Sunday’s (June 23) awards event.
Desert Business Association Seeks to Diversify LGBT Ranks

Desert Business Association Seeks to Diversify LGBT Ranks

Janet Malachowsky is the first lesbian president in more than a decade
Janet Malachowsky is the first lesbian president of the Desert Business Association in more than 10 years, and she plans to expand the horizons of the LGBT organization.
Mecca Location Becomes More Than Just Backdrop to 'The Charlatan'

Mecca Location Becomes More Than Just Backdrop to 'The Charlatan'

Box Canyon Road gives short film its big picture feel
Box Canyon Road in Mecca became more than just a backdrop for the short film, 'The Charlatan', but an integral part to its story. The film premieres June 22 at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars Honors KC and the Sunshine Band

Palm Springs Walk of Stars Honors KC and the Sunshine Band

Band earns identity, tops charts during 1970s Disco era
KC & The Sunshine Band, which became the first act to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period since the Beatles in 1964, will be honored with a star by the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
Welcome First Day of Summer at Curve Palm Springs

Welcome First Day of Summer at Curve Palm Springs

Hotel hosts poolside party with signature food, drinks, games and prizes
The Curve Hotel Palm Springs is kicking off the official “first weekend of summer” June 22 with a festive pool party featuring signature food, drinks, games and prizes.
Lounge in Palm Springs Sophistication

Lounge in Palm Springs Sophistication

Tropicale Restaurant and Coral Seas Lounge introduces the Copa Room
The Copa Room, the sister establishment to the Tropicale Restaurant in Palm Springs, is scheduled to open Fall of 2013, featuring 6,000 square feet of dance floor, bar area and performance stage.
Jazzercise Founder Brings Desert Feel to Fitness Industry Icon

Jazzercise Founder Brings Desert Feel to Fitness Industry Icon

For more than 40 years, Judi Sheppard Missett has kept Jazzercise a distinctive lifestyle
Instead of the traditional landscaping you might expect to see on a road lined with corporate-like buildings in a seaside resort city like Carlsbad, the front entrance to Jazzercise’s corporate headquarters has desert plants complete with cactus.
Weekender: Palm Springs ShortFest, Cyndi Lauper, MC Hammer,

Weekender: Palm Springs ShortFest, Cyndi Lauper, MC Hammer,

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 20-23
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.
Palm Spring ShortFest Panels: Hear from Film Industry Notables

Palm Spring ShortFest Panels: Hear from Film Industry Notables

Writers' Forum has Alexi Hawley of ABC's 'Body of Proof', Katherine Lindberg of ABC's 'Tomorrow'
Starting June 21, prominent film industry figures and other organizations will participate in three days of Palm Springs ShortFest forums and events covering emerging trends and new practices in the global film community.
Nicolino's Stays True to its Recipes, Beliefs

Nicolino's Stays True to its Recipes, Beliefs

Oldest Italian restaurant in Coachella Valley once catered to stars like Sinatra, Bono
Restaurants come and go all the time. But Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant, which is the oldest Italian family restaurant in the Coachela Valley, has real staying power.
Palm Springs Psychologist Knows Weight Loss Struggles Personally

Palm Springs Psychologist Knows Weight Loss Struggles Personally

Dr. Judi Hollis shares her lasting approach to weight loss at CV Rep event
Palm Springs psychologist Dr. Judi Hollis will emphasize the “How of Eating is More Important Than the What” June 22 at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theater in Rancho Mirage.
Riviera Palm Springs Offers Cool Alternative on Thursday Nights

Riviera Palm Springs Offers Cool Alternative on Thursday Nights

"Hot as Hell" promotion opens resort's amenities to non-hotel guests
The Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa is offering a cool way to beat the heat every Thursday night from 6 to 10 p.m. starting this week (June 20) through Oct. 20.
Steady as it Grows

Steady as it Grows

Key indicator suggests Fed sensitivity to the housing recovery
Home prices are higher, but there is concern that the Fed’s Quantitative Easing program might create another price bubble or that rising mortgage rates of the last few months will stop the housing recovery.
Coachella Valley Housing: Buy, Sell or Hold

Coachella Valley Housing: Buy, Sell or Hold

November 14, 2012
In this presentation Market Watch explains in detail the Distress Housing Market Model used to predict the 20% price gain in the Valley’s housing markets in 2012.
AMFM Fest Bestows Awards on First Class of Films

AMFM Fest Bestows Awards on First Class of Films

Inaugural ceremony includes Dennis Lee Hopper Award to actor Viggo Mortensen
The AMFM Fest handed out awards to its first class of films shown during the four-day festival in Cathedral City, including Gary King's "How to Write a Joe Schermann Song" for Best Film.
Gay vs. Straight Plays Out on Streets of Palm Springs

Gay vs. Straight Plays Out on Streets of Palm Springs

Documentary captures fervor over Palm Springs High School Marching Band's participation in Gay Pride Parade
The appearance of the Palm Springs High School marching band in the Palm Springs Gay Pride Parade created a fervor captured in a documentary film featured in this week's Palm Springs International ShortFest.
In Viridian to Play at Global Day of Discovery

In Viridian to Play at Global Day of Discovery

Palm Springs band’s tenacity leads it back to Renaissance Esmeralda stage
Palm Springs' In Viridian produces a melodic indie rock sound punctuated with jangling guitar riffs, catchy melodies and Arturo Ramirez’s infectious vocals.
Documentary Gives Visual Insights to Gay Families

Documentary Gives Visual Insights to Gay Families

Idyllwild Arts Academy student starts with her own gay Dad
Eighteen-year-old Katherine Kearns is already an accomplished film director whose short documentary, 'A Family Like Mine', will screen at the highly regarded Palm Springs International ShortFest, which runs June 18-24.
Bringing the Salton Sea to Life in Photos

Bringing the Salton Sea to Life in Photos

Project spurs photographer Christina Lange to take active environmental role
In her current photography exhibit at the La Quinta Museum, Christina Lange attempts to dispel negative rumors surrounding the Salton Sea.
AMFM Fest: Day 4 Schedule

AMFM Fest: Day 4 Schedule

On the fest's final day, actor Viggo Mortensen is honored
Actor Viggo Mortensen will be honored with the Dennis Lee Hopper Award on the final day of AMFM Fest in Cathedral City.
Family Traditions Celebrate 40 Years at Las Casuelas Nuevas

Family Traditions Celebrate 40 Years at Las Casuelas Nuevas

Delgado name, classic Mexican recipes shape one-of-a-kind restaurants
From the grand hacienda styled restaurant to the Delgado name, Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage continues a family legacy dating back to the rich traditions of generations past.
AMFM Fest: Day 3 Schedule

AMFM Fest: Day 3 Schedule

Actor Michael Madsen, Terraplane Sun headline activities
Day 3 of AMFM Fest in Cathedral City is highlighted by actor Michael Madsen's poetry reading at the Ace Hotel and Terraplane Sun with a midnight concert.
Ed Asner Finds Promise From the Open Road

Ed Asner Finds Promise From the Open Road

Cross-country trip to Los Angeles in 1961 proved pivotal to actor's career
Actor Ed Asner lent his narrative voice to the documentary, "America Road", which premieres tonight (June 14) at the AMFM Fest in Cathedral City.
The Softer Side of Cedric Bixler-Zavala

The Softer Side of Cedric Bixler-Zavala

How indie music’s rebel turned balladeer with the help of a good woman
Cedric Bixler Zavala's latest record is a departure from the sound so many of his fans might be accustomed to. He recorded an album full of love songs.
AMFM Fest: Day 2 Schedule

AMFM Fest: Day 2 Schedule

A full slate of music, industry 'insider' panels and plenty of flicks
The four-day AMFM fest really gets going with an 'insiders' panel featuring studio execs, producers and directors, plus a loaded musical lineup.
AMFM Fest Lists Today's Opening Day Schedule

AMFM Fest Lists Today's Opening Day Schedule

Opening night gala showcases photography of actor Viggo Mortensen and others
The AMFM Fest in Cathedral City gets underway today (June 13) with the Opening Gala at the Mary Pickford Theater and a full slate of films.
Michael Madsen Finds a New Audience in Poetry Writings

Michael Madsen Finds a New Audience in Poetry Writings

Actor is in town to attend AMFM Fest, read his poems at Ace Hotel event
Actor Michael Madsen published his first book of poems when he owned a house in Rancho Mirage’s Thunderbird Heights. Three additional books later, he is back in town to read from one.
Weekender: AMFM Fest, Doobie Brothers, Lavender Festival

Weekender: AMFM Fest, Doobie Brothers, Lavender Festival

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 13-16
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.
Family Influence Brings Out the Soul of Mexico

Family Influence Brings Out the Soul of Mexico

Mom and her four sons mix their own recipes, traditional fare, and a few surprises
Soul of Mexico's extensive menu is filled with family recipes, traditional Mexican fare, and a few surprises at its Indio location.
Ace Hotel's "For the Record" Salutes Robert Zemeckis

Ace Hotel's "For the Record" Salutes Robert Zemeckis

Live theatrical concert experience honors the music from director's movies
The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs will honor director Robert Zemeckis with its “For The Record: Zemeckis”, which takes the music from the his movies and transforms them into a live theatrical concert experience.
These Cats Are Simply Purrrrfect

These Cats Are Simply Purrrrfect

Cat fanciers show off their prized possession in Palm Springs
Cat shows are more than just about showing off your favorite feline. It's a regular social scene, just like the June 8 show at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Greenwich Village Gave Voice to a Generation

Greenwich Village Gave Voice to a Generation

Documentary examines how this New York neighborhood galvanized the 1960s
During the turbulent 1960s, the music coming out of Greenwich Village not only banded a generation together, but put into the words the distrust with government and the anti-war movement.
'Something More Beautiful' in Store for Beth Orton Fans

'Something More Beautiful' in Store for Beth Orton Fans

The British singer makes a bold return after six-year hiatus from recording, touring
Beth Orton is everything one might imagine her to be - cool and dreamy - just like her music even after a six-year hiatus from recording and touring.
Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival Celebrates Progress

Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival Celebrates Progress

June 15 event may coincide with U.S. Supreme Court decision on Prop 8
This year’s fifth annual Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival on June 15, which carries the theme “A Celebration for Progress”, comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is about to rule on the validity of Proposition 8.
'Juneteenth' Honors African-American Culture, Heritage in Coachella Valley

'Juneteenth' Honors African-American Culture, Heritage in Coachella Valley

Fatherhood theme helps to dispel myth of men's role in families
Sandra Austin recreated a version of 'Juneteenth' with an 'honoring ceremony' to celebrate African American culture and heritage in the Coachella Valley, and benefit the Family Heath & Support Network's foster care program.
Gram Rabbit Develops 'Vivid, Colorful' Style in Joshua Tree

Gram Rabbit Develops 'Vivid, Colorful' Style in Joshua Tree

Despite commercial success, band stays true to its unique desert sound
The Joshua Tree-based rock group Gram Rabbit will play headliner to the inaugural AMFM Fest June 14 in Cathedral City, and the Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival June 15.
William Charles Tanner Creates 'Modern' Thinking Architecture

William Charles Tanner Creates 'Modern' Thinking Architecture

O'Donnell House, Palm Springs Community Church come before mid-century era
Before Palm Springs was incorporated as a city in 1938, architect William Charles Tanner's noteworthy work included the Thomas O’Donnell House.
Merv Griffin Estate in La Quinta Sells for $7 Million

Merv Griffin Estate in La Quinta Sells for $7 Million

Will be used as a vacation rental for conferences
Merv Griffin's 39-acre equestrian estate in La Quinta, which had become a party house for the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, has sold for $7 million.
10 Places to Take Dad for Father's Day

10 Places to Take Dad for Father's Day

Celebrate with a meal, take in a ball game or get out of town
From price fixe menus to buffet brunch or fun activities, there is no shortage of ideas to treat Dad on Father's Day in the Palm Springs and surrounding desert communities.
Cyndi Lauper Could Make Tony Awards History

Cyndi Lauper Could Make Tony Awards History

The Broadway hit 'Kinky Boots' elevates pop star to composer superstardom
Since the 1980s, Cyndi Lauper has influenced the Billboard charts and legions of followers. However, her latest endeavor primes to conquer another frontier: the Broadway composer superstardom.
Mary Hart, Burt Sugarman Keep Music in the Lives of Children

Mary Hart, Burt Sugarman Keep Music in the Lives of Children

Couple helps to fund Harmomy Project to serve at-risk kids
Part-time Palm Desert residents Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman recently opened their Beverly Hills home to spread the word about the Classics for Kids Foundation.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies to Close its Doors for Good

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies to Close its Doors for Good

The 2013-14 season will bring an end to 23 years of entertainment
After 23 years, The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies' 2013-14 season, titled 'The Last Hurrah!', will also be its last.
Weekender: Paul Anka, Jewel, The Beach Boys

Weekender: Paul Anka, Jewel, The Beach Boys

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 6-9
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.
Summer Groove, The Beach Boys Still Go Together

Summer Groove, The Beach Boys Still Go Together

Tour celebrates those unmistakable harmonies at Morongo Casino
The Beach Boys are back, and better than ever, satisfying fans with new material and greatest hits. Teens, adults, and even parents of adults must celebrate the return of this Southern California treasure.
Piero's Pizza Vino Cranks up the Heat

Piero's Pizza Vino Cranks up the Heat

Restaurant's wood-burning oven delivers variety of Neapolitan pizzas
Inside Piero’s Pizza Vino’s kitchen, their wood-burning oven is heated to 800 degrees — all the better for preparing a large variety of authentic Neapolitan pizzas in just 90 seconds.
'I Do' Addresses Gay Marriage Issue in Film

'I Do' Addresses Gay Marriage Issue in Film

Filmmakers believe issue is about human rights, not marriage
Since 'I Do' premiered last year, the timing couldn't have been better with gay marriage and California's Proposition 8 amendment being weighed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Party Like It's Liberace's House

Party Like It's Liberace's House

Owners open doors to Mr. Showmanship's former house for 'Behind the Candelabra'
Owners Betsy Smalley and Garth Gilpin have maintained an ‘open door’ policy ever since they purchased the Old Las Palmas property in Palm Springs, which was owned by Liberace.
Desert Freedom Band Fills Summer Air With Music

Desert Freedom Band Fills Summer Air With Music

The band has grown to more than 65 members since forming in 2001
The Desert Winds Freedom Band will perform its “Summer Pops Concert” at 4 p.m. June 8 in the Community Room of the Rancho Mirage Public Library.
Parenting Made Easier with Movies Made for Babies

Parenting Made Easier with Movies Made for Babies

UltraStar Cinemas Mary Pickford offers "Baby's Night Out" and "Parent Movie Morning"
'Baby’s Night Out' at the Mary Pickford in Cathedral City offers new moms and dads a chance to get out of the house, bring their baby in tow and still enjoy a first-rate movie.
Baby Boomers Meet Desert Housing

Baby Boomers Meet Desert Housing

But will tight credit possibly get in the way? April 26, 2013
The Market Watch seminar on April 26th begins by explaining to us the 8% price gain in the median price per sq. ft. of a Valley home during the first three months of this year.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Jewel is still 'Sweet and Wild' after all these years
Jewel is back to enchant her fans with new music and a tour that will bring her to Agua Caliente Resort & Spa on June 7.
Free Thursdays Feature Films, Art Museum Admission

Free Thursdays Feature Films, Art Museum Admission

Ten foreign films, five comedies bring unique programming to Palm Springs
Every Thursday, the Palm Springs Art Museum will treat patrons with a free movie starting with foreign films for the first 10 weeks followed by five classic comedies for the last five weeks.
Virginia Waring Dies at Rancho Mirage Home

Virginia Waring Dies at Rancho Mirage Home

Her international piano competition is among the best in the country
Virginia Waring, 97, whose name adorned an international piano competition in the Coachella Valley since 2001, died June 2 at her Rancho Mirage home.
Plan a Get-Together at Your Vacation Home

Plan a Get-Together at Your Vacation Home

From dinner parties to garden affairs, here’s how
Vacation homes are a great way to experience Coachella Valley during the summer months. Now that you’re settled into your home away from home, celebrate your arrival with a party.
Palm Springs Ranks as No. 1 Gay Friendly City

Palm Springs Ranks as No. 1 Gay Friendly City

Beats out San Francisco based on specific measures by NerdWallet website
Palm Springs has been chosen the No. 1 gay friendly city in the country – ahead of San Francisco - by nerdwallet.com, based on based municipal laws, community and peer support, and safety and tolerance.
Palm Springs ShortFest Packs a Mighty Punch

Palm Springs ShortFest Packs a Mighty Punch

A-list celebrities, animation, roundtables head summer film festival
The Palm Springs International ShortFest returns with a slew of delicious offerings that will leave cinephiles breathless.
Life of the Party

Life of the Party

Hire a DJ and elevate the status of your event
The DJ Whether you have 10 or 2,500 people at an event, the music sets the tone. A master DJ recognizes the reactions of people to certain records and adjusts the mood accordingly.
Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Throw a sinful soirée in your home away from home.
You just signed on the dotted line. The keys to your vacation home are in your hand. The first thing on your mind: It’s time to party!
The Cha Cha - June 2013

The Cha Cha - June 2013

Two friends. Two opinions. Desert Guide contributor Nick Marcucci and Editor Ebony March discuss their favorite happenings and places in the Coachella Valley.
DIY Spa Treatments

DIY Spa Treatments

How to get luxurious hair and skin at home
When searching for a quick pick-me-up, look no further than your own cabinets and shelves. Do-it-yourself spa treatments are an excellent way to maintain proper health and wellness.
Wow-Factor Cocktail Dresses and Party Wear

Wow-Factor Cocktail Dresses and Party Wear

It’s your turn to heat up the desert landscape
Dress to impress this season with the hottest new looks in party fashions. Cocktail attire was shown on runways from Paris to Palm Desert this year
Sexy Sandals

Sexy Sandals

This footwear is anything but pedestrian
Summer is here, and you’re not in style without the latest sandals. Chic gladiators, hip lace-ups, and earthy Birkenstocks are trends that anyone can wear.
Ice, Ice Baby

Ice, Ice Baby

Skate your way into a winter Wonderland
The Greater Palm Springs area is known for its blazing hot temperatures in the summer. But there are plenty of options for keeping cool. Instead of the swimming pool, try the ice rink.
The Par Plan

The Par Plan

A perfect gift for him on Father's Day
From the learned minds of Golf Magazine and the instructional team at GolfTEC comes The Par Plan ($29.95, Time Home Entertainment).
Quiz: What Kind of Cocktail Are You?

Quiz: What Kind of Cocktail Are You?

A lot can be determined about a person based on the kind of drink he or she orders at a bar. To find out what your taste says about you, take our quiz.
Asian Fare With a Trendy Flare

Asian Fare With a Trendy Flare

Sample these exotic flavors of the Orient
Palm Springs is known for its diverse cuisine. From classic American dishes to more adventurous flavors from the Far East, taste it all in the Coachella Valley.
Summer Fun at Any Age

Summer Fun at Any Age

How the generations play, relax, and blow off steam
What makes the generations tick, particularly here in the Coachella Valley? We have a few suggestions.
Weekender: Restaurant Week, Happy Birthday Marilyn, Scotty McCreery

Weekender: Restaurant Week, Happy Birthday Marilyn, Scotty McCreery

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for May 30-June 2
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.
Jesse Souza - Food & Wine Palm Desert 2013

Jesse Souza - Food & Wine Palm Desert 2013

Executive Chef, Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs
Jesse Souza, Executive Chef, Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs prepares Duck confit on a cornmeal crepes with apple slaw & chipotle blackberry sauce at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert 2013
Drew Davis - Food & Wine Palm Desert 2013

Drew Davis - Food & Wine Palm Desert 2013

Executive Chef/Owner Catalan
Chef\Owner Drew Davis of Catalan Restaurant in Rancho Mirage prepares Lobster Piaya and serves the restaurant's own Sangria at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert 2013
Palm Springs Life Publisher Among C-SPAN Interviews

Palm Springs Life Publisher Among C-SPAN Interviews

Network will broadcast Palm Springs historical, literary culture stories from recent visit
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles staff recently visited Palm Springs to gather interviews for a variety of stories on the city’s history and literary culture.
Free Party Celebrates Marilyn Monroe's 87th Birthday

Free Party Celebrates Marilyn Monroe's 87th Birthday

Bash includes musical entertainment, birthday cake to honor the late starlet
The 'Forever Marilyn' statue in downtown Palm Springs will be the site of a free concert June 1 to celebrate the late starlet Marilyn Monroe's 87th birthday.
Power Up: Baseball Returns to Palm Springs

Power Up: Baseball Returns to Palm Springs

Summer league features elite college baseball players
The 2013 edition of the Palm Springs Power welcome back five returning players when the baseball season opens May 31 with a three-game set against the Tucson Nationals at Palm Springs Stadium.
A World of Cool Possibilities

A World of Cool Possibilities

Great Shakes offers gourmet shakes, malts to counter rising temps outside
Inside Great Shakes, a world of cool possibilities reveals itself. There are 25 shakes and malts to check out at this downtown Palm Springs location.
Dining Out Goes Viral During Restaurant Week

Dining Out Goes Viral During Restaurant Week

More than 70 restaurants across the Coachella Valley offer prix fixe dinner menus
The sixth annual Palm Springs Restaurant Week, which begins May 31 and runs through June 16, involves more than 100 participating restaurants, hotels and local attractions across the Coachella Valley.
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Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

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2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.