June 2014

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Posh Palm Springs Hotel Redefines What Customers Seek in Service

Posh Palm Springs Hotel Redefines What Customers Seek in Service

Each room has a distinctive look
POSH Palm Springs Hotel is redefining its own name, bringing a new level of personable service and hospitality.
Guests Can Download Movies at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Guests Can Download Movies at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Becomes one of first hotels to offer streaming option
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will equip all rooms with complimentary Nexus Tablets and Google Chromecast, enabling customers to stream movies and TV shows without additional hotel fees.
Ross Mathews Makes Palm Springs Stop to Promote Drag Star

Ross Mathews Makes Palm Springs Stop to Promote Drag Star

Talk show host believes desert is a good home for Jackie Beat
Ross Mathews has felt at home in Palm Springs since his first visit, and the talk show host will return to introduce drag superstar Jackie Beast to desert audiences.
Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Palm Springs Area

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Palm Springs Area

Here is a breakdown of events across the Coachella Valley
The temperature may be rising, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of things to do for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.
Prime Tee Time

Prime Tee Time

Get great rates on summer golf in the Coachella Valley.
The thermostat isn’t the only thing surging come summertime in the desert. Concurrent to triple-digit temps, opportunities for excellent golf rates and playing pace rise in kind.
"JAWS" Will Open Camelot Theatres' Saturday Night Film Series

"JAWS" Will Open Camelot Theatres' Saturday Night Film Series

Bringing back blockbuster movies made for the big screen
Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will begin a new “Dinner and a Movie” Film Series, opening with the 1975 thriller, JAWS, on June 28.
Explore Palm Springs: Summer in the City

Explore Palm Springs: Summer in the City

Villager Magazine ad shows hot summer buys in 1955
Though they may not be apparent to an outsider, there are many alluring things about Palm Springs from June through August.
Jen Kirkman Says She's Happy Being 40, Single...Really!

Jen Kirkman Says She's Happy Being 40, Single...Really!

Comedian is recognizable from 'Chelsea Lately'
Jen Kirkman is happy and single at age 40, but no one will believe her, which provides excellent fodder for her comedic act.
Alix Korey Helps Put Cabaret Into Desert Theater Scene

Alix Korey Helps Put Cabaret Into Desert Theater Scene

CV Rep slates summer musical trio that is fun to listen to
Alix Korey has found a sense of success since moving to the Palm Springs area, and now she's sharing her talents in a cabaret theater setting.
Chinese Film Collects Palm Springs Best of ShortFest Award

Chinese Film Collects Palm Springs Best of ShortFest Award

Poland's 'Joanna' captures Jury Award
Carry On, a Chinese film focusing on a father’s efforts to save his family during the brutal withdrawal of Japanese forced at the end of World War II, captured the Palm Springs Best of ShortFest Award.
Explore Palm Springs: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Explore Palm Springs: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Dream built on idea of feeling cool peaks of Mt. San Jacinto
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway began as a dream to view the Coachella Valley from the cool peaks of Mt. San Jacinto.
Colony Palms Hotel Hires New Chef for The Purple Palm

Colony Palms Hotel Hires New Chef for The Purple Palm

Restaurant also undergoes full renovation
Greg Stillman's hiring as the new executive chef at The Purple Palm comes as the Palm Springs restaurant undergoes a full renovation.
10 Things to Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

10 Things to Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 19-22
Palm Springs Life 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.
Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Claims Gold at Beer Judging

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Claims Gold at Beer Judging

Win top prize in Barley Wine Ale category at Los Angeles event
Babe's Bar-B-Que a& Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage brought home a trio of medals from the recent Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition.
Virgin America Renews Palm Springs Connection

Virgin America Renews Palm Springs Connection

Airport's busy climate brings airline back for seasonal business
With more passengers coming through Palm Springs International Airport, Virgin America will be back with return flights to San Francisco and New York.
Brian Marki Fine Art Honors Late Mentor's Work in Palm Springs

Brian Marki Fine Art Honors Late Mentor's Work in Palm Springs

Debuts paintings as part of Summer Open House
Brian Marki is paying back on Sandro Negri's mentorship by debuting the late artist's work in Palm Springs when the new Brian Marki Gallery hosts a Summer Open House June 20.
Ted Hope Heads Palm Springs ShortFest Forums, Panels

Ted Hope Heads Palm Springs ShortFest Forums, Panels

Indie film guru, Fandor CEO to discuss film experiences
The Palm Springs International ShortFest welcomes filmmakers and industry attendees for the ShortFest Forums and Panels during the festival, June 17-23.
Taylor Kitsch Makes Directorial Debut in Palm Springs

Taylor Kitsch Makes Directorial Debut in Palm Springs

Seeks audience reaction to "Pieces" and its future
Unlike a majority of the directors of films set to screen at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, actor Taylor Kitsch’s film, Pieces, has already had an offer to be made into a full-length feature.
Moby Makes a 'Splash' at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Moby Makes a 'Splash' at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

DJ spins spontaneity with 'Splash House' crowd
Moby entertained a packed house during "Splash House" weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs - one of three Palm Springs festival locations.
Lynda Kay Brings 'Mad Men' Elegance to Trevor Project Event

Lynda Kay Brings 'Mad Men' Elegance to Trevor Project Event

New signature event aids LGBTQ youth
Performer Lynda Kay pays homage to her favorite era, midcentury modern, every time she takes stage from her big hair, sultry voice, and sparkly costumes.
YouTube Propels Christina Bianco Before Bigger Audiences

YouTube Propels Christina Bianco Before Bigger Audiences

She wows then with her impressions and her own voice
YouTube transformed Christina Bianco into an overnight sensation, and her act gives audiences a taste of her own voice along with her impressions of others.
Reel Sizzle

Reel Sizzle

Catch the best new films at the Palm Springs International ShortFest
The Palm Springs International ShortFest marks its 20th anniversary June 17-23, so grab a cold drink and popcorn and settle into your seats to view some of 2014’s best short films.
Middle Ridge Winery Pays Tribute to Idyllwild Deer Art

Middle Ridge Winery Pays Tribute to Idyllwild Deer Art

Wine release features labels honoring deer sculptures
Middle Ridge Winery will introduce a special wine label series to commemorate the Idyllwild Deer Sightings and benefit the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.
'Tom in America' Touches on Gay Feelings of Married Men

'Tom in America' Touches on Gay Feelings of Married Men

Screens during Palm Springs International ShortFest
'Tom in America' explores the arousal of homosexual feelings in an older married man during the Palm Springs International ShortFest, which opens June 17.
Dana Leong Takes Musical Aspirations to New Heights

Dana Leong Takes Musical Aspirations to New Heights

Anchors McCallum Theatre Institute's Summer Session
Dana Leong will bring a sound that fuses electronic hip-hop, funk rhythms, and rock propulsions with classical cello and trombone to McCallum Theatre Institute's Summer Session.
10 Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs This Weekend

10 Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 12-15
alm Springs Life 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.
Catering is Best-Kept Secret at Ruth's Chris Steak House Palm Desert

Catering is Best-Kept Secret at Ruth's Chris Steak House Palm Desert

Visibility at events like Coachella help spread word
Ruth's Chris in Palm Desert has won the chain's top catering sales award for the past four years, but catering is one of the restaurant's best-kept secrets.
Princess Peach Earns Most Popular in Pets on Parade Contest

Princess Peach Earns Most Popular in Pets on Parade Contest

Roxie Davenport will grace August cover of Palm Springs Life
The most popular and cover worthy pets have been chosen for the 2014 Pets on Parade Contest presented by Palm Springs Life.
Whole Foods Vendor Fair Creates Expansion Shot for Indio Couple

Whole Foods Vendor Fair Creates Expansion Shot for Indio Couple

Recently inked papers to move home business to manufacturing facility
An Indio couple looking for bigger players to market their health bar product, TRUELicious, participated in the Whole Foods Vendor Fair in anticipation of the store's Palm Desert opening in late September.
Explore Palm Springs: Fireman’s Fish Fry

Explore Palm Springs: Fireman’s Fish Fry

Tradition continues today to show support for local firefighters
Since the inaugural Palm Springs Fireman’s Fish Fry in June 1931, Palm Springs has annually supported its local fire fighters.
Reception Honors Life of Palm Springs Life Publisher Milt Jones

Reception Honors Life of Palm Springs Life Publisher Milt Jones

Milt left a legacy by the time he gave those around him
Frank Jones was one of five speakers to share their thoughts June 4 before a full ballroom at a reception honoring Palm Springs Life Publisher Milt Jones, who passed away May 21 at 84.
Esquire Chooses Palm Springs as 1 of 8 Sexiest U.S. Cities

Esquire Chooses Palm Springs as 1 of 8 Sexiest U.S. Cities

Las Vegas grabs No. 1 spot
Palm Springs is ranked among the 8 sexiest cities in America by Esquire magazine, sitting at No. 5. Las Vegas was chosen No. 1.
Poolside Ushers in New Era of Electronica

Poolside Ushers in New Era of Electronica

Brings alternative sound to Splash House Palm Springs
Poolside’s debut album in 2012 ushered in a new genre of electronica that was a soothing alternative to the dubstep sound dominating DJ sets.
Julie Goldman Combines Her Masculine, Feminine Sides

Julie Goldman Combines Her Masculine, Feminine Sides

Lesbian comedian headlines Joshua Tree Pride Festival
Her personal presentation can be considered stereotypically more masculine, but lesbian comedian Julie Goldman doesn't care. She is happy being herself.
What to Buy Dad for Father's Day in Palm Springs Area

What to Buy Dad for Father's Day in Palm Springs Area

While the kids may be set to purchase traditional Father’s Day fare, we’ve assembled a unique assortment of fun experiences and gift items.
Saxophonist Great Frank Morgan Finds Redemption in Documentary

Saxophonist Great Frank Morgan Finds Redemption in Documentary

Film shows late musician's talents against backdrop of drug abuse and jail time
'Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story' reveals both the talents and struggles of the late great saxophonist set for its world premiere at the LA Film Fest.
Coping Tips for Caregivers

Coping Tips for Caregivers

Author Beth Witrogen shares her experiences and insights on coping as a caregiver
Beth Witrogen, the author of 'Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal', shares her experiences and insights on coping as a caregiver.
10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 5-8
Palm Springs Life 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.
Splash House Ready to Rock Trio of Palm Springs Locations

Splash House Ready to Rock Trio of Palm Springs Locations

Second year features buzz-worthy electronic musicians and DJ’s
Splash House inspires poolside bliss, which is exactly what brother and sister event organizers Kelly and Tyler McLean envisioned for the Palm Springs concert series.
Neile Adams Says Affairs Spelled End to Marriage to Steve McQueen

Neile Adams Says Affairs Spelled End to Marriage to Steve McQueen

Author marks 20th anniversary of her book on late actor
Best known for "The Great Escape", "Papillon", "Bullitt" and "The Thomas Crown Affair", actor Steve McQueen’s legend lives on — with a little help from his first wife, Neile Adams.
Explore Palm Springs: The Desert Inn

Explore Palm Springs: The Desert Inn

Nellie Coffman's vision brought visitors to the desert
Palm Springs was a desolate desert landscape, but Nellie Coffman saw an oasis and built the Desert Inn in the 1920's.
Fariad Connects His Paintings to Outside World via YouTube

Fariad Connects His Paintings to Outside World via YouTube

He will be featured speaker at Idyllwild Plein Air Festival
For practically every painting he creates, artist Fariad will film it, add original music and posts the videos on YouTube.
Three Sixty North Bar & Grill Makes 1st Restaurant Week Appearance

Three Sixty North Bar & Grill Makes 1st Restaurant Week Appearance

Gallardo family helps turn Palm Springs locale around
Since the Gallardo family took over last fall, the Three Sixty North Bar & Grill in Palm Springs has done a 180 and is participating in Restaurant Week.
Kathy Griffin Brings 93-Year-Old Mom for Desert Stop

Kathy Griffin Brings 93-Year-Old Mom for Desert Stop

First female comedian to win Grammy for Best Comedy Album since 1986
The incredibly hilarious and sharp-tongued comedian Kathy Griffin is coming to town after becoming the first female comedian since 1986 to win a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
Summer Salad Recipe: How to Stay Cool, Eat Well

Summer Salad Recipe: How to Stay Cool, Eat Well

Appetito Cal-Italian Deli in Palm Springs offers a tangy, cool salad
As summer temps climb, a succulent summer salad may be your coolest option thanks to a recipe from Appetito Cal-Italian Deli in Palm Springs.
Discover the Dinosaurs Takes Palm Springs Back in Time

Discover the Dinosaurs Takes Palm Springs Back in Time

Walk through exhibit area offers museum quality and animatronic creatures
The Discover the Dinosaurs show roars back into the Palm Springs Convention Center, June 7-8, featuring nearly 60 interactive exhibits.
America's Dewey Bunnell Still Feels Stage Fright

America's Dewey Bunnell Still Feels Stage Fright

More than four decades later, their music continues to resonate
America's Dewey Bunnell recalls the name for the group came after watching Chicago name their band after a city. “We thought, ‘We could be the country’.”
2014 Aviation Summit Returns With Plane Parade

2014 Aviation Summit Returns With Plane Parade

Palm Springs streets fill with roar, feel of planes
The Parade of Planes is back as part of the 2014 Aviation Summit, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Perfect  Pairing

Perfect Pairing

Steamy nights and cold microbrews are a match made in heaven.
In the heat of summer, quench your thirst with refreshing sips of ice-cold beer created right here in the Coachella Valley.
Show Your Best Assets

Show Your Best Assets

Make a statement with perfectly fitted swimwear and stylish accessories.
Whatever your idea of idle recreation, you can shine in swimwear and comfortable, chic clothing to keep you looking hot.
Sensational Salads

Sensational Salads

Light but satiating summer entrées hit the spot in hot weather.
Temperatures are rising, so banish the thought of cooking after a long, hot day.
Wine & Roses Hotel Meets Accommodation Desires

Wine & Roses Hotel Meets Accommodation Desires

Versatile to serve escape weekend, wedding or business retreat
Wine & Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa offers an experiential trip of the senses with celebrated cuisine and premium resort service.
A Climate for Culture

A Climate for Culture

Admire cool works of art in comfort at Palm Springs Art Museum’s two locations.
It may be 100-plus degrees outside, but it’s always a cool 75 inside Palm Springs Art Museum and its sister Palm Desert location, The Galen.
Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings

Escape the desert sizzle with a trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
For daytrippers in need of a quick sojourn a 10-minute ascent on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Mount San Jacinto State Park provides the perfect reprieve.
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