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Explore Palm Springs: City is Filmmaker Haven

Explore Palm Springs: City is Filmmaker Haven

Varied landscape transports audiences to Africa, Arabia, or a western town
The Palm Springs International Film Festival draws thousands of film enthusiasts from all over the world to the Coachella Valley, but the desert has for many decades been a haven for filmmakers.
Tony Hawk Shows He Can Still Fly at Palm Springs Skateboarding Event

Tony Hawk Shows He Can Still Fly at Palm Springs Skateboarding Event

Sport's legends perform in front of appreciative crowd
Tony Hawk was among a group of professional skateboard legends brought together by two-time skateboard world champion Eddie “El Gato” Elguera of Palm Desert in Palm Springs.
Where to Pick Up Winning Bites for Super Bowl Viewing at Home

Where to Pick Up Winning Bites for Super Bowl Viewing at Home

Save more time for the game with these fully-prepared food options
Whether you tune-in to watch play-by-play, half-time entertainment, or the much-anticipated commercials, Super Bowl Sunday has everyone ready for some prime time eating.
Bill Clinton Outlines Community Health Initiatives in Palm Springs

Bill Clinton Outlines Community Health Initiatives in Palm Springs

Desert Regional Medical Center outlines HIV testing, physician training programs
Former President Bill Clinton spoke on the importance of special initiatives to improve the health and wellness of the Coachella Valley as part of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Blueprint for Action.
La Quinta Resort Becomes Gateway to Coachella Valley Equestrian Events

La Quinta Resort Becomes Gateway to Coachella Valley Equestrian Events

Newly refurbished rooms offer a blend of the past with comfort of the present
Long known for its golf and tennis, La Quinta Resort and Club has become a gateway to the Coachella Valley's world class equestrian events.
David Brighton Brings Electrifying Glam Rock Act for Modernism Week Party

David Brighton Brings Electrifying Glam Rock Act for Modernism Week Party

David Bowie tribute performance to benefit Palm Springs Modern Committee
The world’s best David Bowie tribute artist, David Brighton, will bring back 1970s glam rock during 2015’s Modernism Week on Feb. 14 to benefit the Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Returns

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Returns

Musical entertainment ranges from Brett Eldredge to Andy Grammer
The 69th annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival returns to the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio, Feb. 13-22, to kick off the fair season.
Modernism Week Peaks Interest in Palm Springs Midcentury Home Market

Modernism Week Peaks Interest in Palm Springs Midcentury Home Market

House maintains integrity of its 1959 design inside and out
With Modernism Week swiftly approaching, this is the ideal time to spotlight some classic midcentury modern homes on the market starting with a 1959 home in Palm Springs designed by Charles Dubois along with William Krisel and Dan Palmer.
Winter Wonderland Weddings Boast Sunny Desert Style

Winter Wonderland Weddings Boast Sunny Desert Style

The coolest season creates warm memories for couples and guests alike
Winter white weddings in the Greater Palm Springs Area don’t include a blanket of snow, but beyond the perfect weather is picking the right venue and what that means for you and your guests.
Modernism Week Makes CAMP with New Event Headquarters

Modernism Week Makes CAMP with New Event Headquarters

Attendees will have a place to congregate, talk midcentury, during 10-day event
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Modernism Week, the annual confab of modernistas, a central headquarters, CAMP, has been created to schmooze, sashay, and satiate your thirst.
Michael Childers Will Tell the Stories Behind his Hollywood Star Photos

Michael Childers Will Tell the Stories Behind his Hollywood Star Photos

Celebrated photographer will share his collection, documentary film
Michael Childers built a career photographing portraits of Hollywood stars, but it was the stories behind the photos that audiences will have privy to when the Rancho Mirage resident speaks Jan. 25 at the Annenberg Theater.
Wondrous Waters

Wondrous Waters

Soak, relax, and rejuvenate in California's Spa City
The naturally hot mineral waters beneath Desert Hot Springs offer pure magic. Here’s where you can soak in the benefits.
Explore Palm Springs: Bob Hope Desert Classic

Explore Palm Springs: Bob Hope Desert Classic

The legend steps in to create the desert's biggest golf attraction
When he was asked to lend his name and support in the early 1960s, the Thunderbird Invitational Pro-Am became the Bob Hope Desert Classic, creating a major stop on the PGA Tour for years to come.
Carey Lohrenz Exhorts Women to be 'Fearless' at Humana Challenge Event

Carey Lohrenz Exhorts Women to be 'Fearless' at Humana Challenge Event

Shares insights from being first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy
Carey Lohrenz' experiences as a pioneer military aviator have given her insights that she shared Jan. 20 at the Executive Women’s Day at the Humana Challenge.
Humana Challenge Prediction: Patrick Reed Will Repeat as Champ

Humana Challenge Prediction: Patrick Reed Will Repeat as Champ

In his way will be Zach Johnson, but not Phil Mickelson
The 56th playing of the Humana Challenge may prove to be one of its best with a field featuring defending champ Patrick Reed and crowd favorite Phil Mickelson. But who will win?
Where There’s Smoke, There’s BBQ in Greater Palm Springs

Where There’s Smoke, There’s BBQ in Greater Palm Springs

Bring on the meat sweats. Here is a list of great bets for barbeque in the Coachella Valley.
Mitt Romney and the Quest for the White House

Mitt Romney and the Quest for the White House

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Presidential Nominee shared his political and personal views in Indian Wells
Mitt Romney remained silent on whether he plans to run for President in 2016 during his Desert Town Hall stop on Jan. 19, and instead focused on his solutions for economic and social issues.
Two Bunch Palms Keeps Its Hideaway Quality Intact After 75 Years

Two Bunch Palms Keeps Its Hideaway Quality Intact After 75 Years

Resort's soothing waters still make it a place to rejuvenate
Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort, the famed hideaway of the rich and famous, is still a place to rejuvenate and nourish the body, mind and soul, as the Desert Hot Springs property marks its 75th anniversary in 2015.
Tommy Shaw, Styx Rekindle Connection to Palm Springs Area

Tommy Shaw, Styx Rekindle Connection to Palm Springs Area

Bobby Riccio's passing cut ties for awhile, but Shaw has started a new chapter in the desert
Coming to Palm Springs rekindles a lot of good memories for Styx leader Tommy Shaw, who after a long absence from the desert has started a new chapter.
Sage Francis Looks for 'Memorable' Show At The Date Shed

Sage Francis Looks for 'Memorable' Show At The Date Shed

The lines between East Coach and West Coast rap have disappeared
Now a 40-something white guy from the rural area of Rhode Island, Sage Francis still channels his lyrical writing roots into his music, and plans to share it with Date Shed fans on Jan. 24.
Salton Sea Plays Host to Pelican Days Birding Festival

Salton Sea Plays Host to Pelican Days Birding Festival

Gain a close look at more than 400 species
The Salton Sea & Desert Interpretive Association’s Third Annual Birding Festival, Jan. 23-25, offers an array of field trips, seminars, expert speakers, workshops and bird-watching experiences.
Tony Hawk is Among World-Class Skateboarders Coming to "El Gato Classic”

Tony Hawk is Among World-Class Skateboarders Coming to "El Gato Classic”

Palm Desert's Eddie Elguera uses Palm Springs event to salute pioneers of sport
Palm Desert's skateboarding legend Eddie Elguera has put together an all-star list of the sport's finest, including Tony Hawk, for his inaugural “El Gato Classic” in Palm Springs.
La Quinta Artist Creates Colorful Splash for Southwest Arts Festival Poster

La Quinta Artist Creates Colorful Splash for Southwest Arts Festival Poster

“Desert Falls” painting looks like captured falling waters
Dennis Nagatani’s cascade of colors falling from different directions will be the eye-catching cover for the 29th Annual Southwest Arts Festival, Jan. 23-25, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
Explore Palm Springs: Joseph Magnin Store

Explore Palm Springs: Joseph Magnin Store

Liberace attends high-end store's opening
Liberace attended the ribbon cutting ceremony when Joseph Magnin’s opened a high-end specialty department store on Jan. 2, 1970, in Palm Springs' Desert Fashion Plaza.
18@TWINPALMS Offers Midcentury Modern Influence with 21st Century Tech

18@TWINPALMS Offers Midcentury Modern Influence with 21st Century Tech

New development breaks ground in Twin Palms neighborhood
Palm Springs Modern Homes has just broken ground on 18@TWINPALMS, which will include 18 single-family, one-story detached Modernist homes in Palm Springs.
Humana Challenge Will See a Calmer, Controlled Pat Perez

Humana Challenge Will See a Calmer, Controlled Pat Perez

Sunday play is key to repeating magic of 2009 win
Long known for playing with a hot-blooded temper, PGA Tour veteran Pat Perez comes to the Humana Challenge with a newfound calm to couple with his new wife and solidified golf game.
8 Brunch Styles for Every Taste

8 Brunch Styles for Every Taste

With so much to do in the Coachella Valley, it’s easy to miss a meal. Start your day off right with these local options.
With so much to do in the Coachella Valley, it’s easy to miss a meal. Start your day off right with these local options.
USC School of Architecture Dean Speaks on Chinese Urbanism

USC School of Architecture Dean Speaks on Chinese Urbanism

Lecture starts Architecture and Design Council series
Using China as an example, Qingyun Ma, Dean of USC School of Architecture, will speak Jan. 31 in Palm Springs on the growth of urbanism and how new architecture practices need to be instituted.
Red Carpet Ready

Red Carpet Ready

Find the perfect dress for this glamorous awards season
Find the perfect dress for this glamorous awards season.
Newstalk 920's Matt McKay Shares his Humana Challenge Predictions

Newstalk 920's Matt McKay Shares his Humana Challenge Predictions

One of the valley's top golf minds picks his favorite courses to play
Matt McKay, whose The Elevated Tee program airs on Newstalk 920 in Palm Springs, gives his take on the Coachella Valley's golf scene, his favorite courses, and what to expect at the upcoming Humana Challenge.
Dave Wakeling, The English Beat Ready to Conquer The Hood Bar

Dave Wakeling, The English Beat Ready to Conquer The Hood Bar

New album debut is just around the corner
As a famous British Two Tone SKA musician in The English Beat and later as half of the popular duo General Public, David Wakeling has had his share of the limelight.
Palm Springs Adds New Bars, Clubs to Start 2015

Palm Springs Adds New Bars, Clubs to Start 2015

Venues cater to a variety of bar-hoppers
Just when you thought the festivities of the holiday season were over, three local bars recently opened to toast The New Year and inject some new excitement to the bar, lounge and club scene in downtown Palm Springs.
Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Earns National Ranking

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Earns National Ranking

Belgian Vanilla Blonde Ale tapped as one of the top 10 by Beerinfo.com
Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage serves one of the top-10 ranked Belgium pale ales in the country, according to Beerinfo.com.
Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo Marks 10th Anniversary

Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo Marks 10th Anniversary

Palm Springs Life event offers eight-day fashion, lifestyle extravaganza in March
Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2015, set for March 21-28, marks its 10th anniversary with Saxony Group as the title sponsor and a host of runway shows and events.
Start the New Year Right

Start the New Year Right

Keeping your fitness resolutions is easy with these workouts
Whether you live here or are just visiting, the Coachella Valley offers an abundance of programs and expert coaches to jump-start your journey to wellness.
New Wedding, Party Rental Trends Emerge for 2015

New Wedding, Party Rental Trends Emerge for 2015

Rental outfitters are showcasing new pieces, introducing new collections
Choice is the big word for 2015 Weddings, a year that promises couples the freedom — and the rental inventory — to blend genres, mingle eras and curate a party landscape that’s more out of the box than inside a mold.
"Selma" Captures Best Narrative Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

"Selma" Captures Best Narrative Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

Festival attendees also choose "Keep On Keepin’ On" as Best Documentary
This year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival attendees selected "Selma" as the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award winner for Best Narrative Feature.
La Quinta Museum Offers Antique Appraising

La Quinta Museum Offers Antique Appraising

Discover what value there is in a family heirloom
If you’ve always wondered what that family china or oil on canvas is worth, the La Quinta Museum is providing the perfect opportunity Jan. 11.
Palm Springs International Film Festival Names Foreign Film Winners

Palm Springs International Film Festival Names Foreign Film Winners

Russian film "Leviathan" leads pack
Setting the stage for the year’s film festival circuit, the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has named its juried award winners Jan. 10 after this year's festival screened 196 films from 65 countries.
Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces 2016 Dates

Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces 2016 Dates

27th edition will start New Year's Day
With the 2015 edition heading into its last days, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its 2016 dates will be Jan. 1-11.
James Franco Is the Ingenious Gentleman of Hollywood

James Franco Is the Ingenious Gentleman of Hollywood

The actor attended the premiere of his students’ "Don Quixote" during PSIFF
Actor James Franco and his USC graduate students unveiled their class project, 'Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha', during a screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
La Quinta Country Club's Connection to Humana Challenge Spans 50 Years

La Quinta Country Club's Connection to Humana Challenge Spans 50 Years

As desert's historic Pro event evolves, course maintains its excellence
With the departure of two PGA West courses following this year's Humana Challenge, the La Quinta Country Club remains the one constant dating back 50 years.
2015: New Year, New You

2015: New Year, New You

Easy tips to getting organized, eating better, and dressing smart
To start 2015, the only resolution you have to make is to yourself. Here are tips on getting organized, eating better, and dressing smarter from Palm Springs designer Dann Foley.
dish Creative Cuisine Elevates Palm Springs Dining Scene

dish Creative Cuisine Elevates Palm Springs Dining Scene

Each meal has its own surprise “amuses”
dish Creative Cuisine opened its doors to a sold-out dining room New Years Eve packed with loyal foodies who had been awaiting the opening of the restaurant in its new Uptown Design District location in Palm Springs.
AC/DC, Jack White, Rapper Drake Headline Coachella 2015

AC/DC, Jack White, Rapper Drake Headline Coachella 2015

Tickets go on sale Jan. 7
Metal rockers AC/DC, alt rock king Jack White, and smooth rapper Drake headline the released lineup for the 2015 Coachella Arts and Music Festival set over two consecutive April weekends in Indio.
Spirit/Will/Loss Documentary Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Spirit/Will/Loss Documentary Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Producer relates to film's message of overcoming physical disabilities to maintain your creative self
Six years ago sidelined by a stroke, Zeb Newman could have never imagined winding up in Palm Springs this week to promote the world premiere of a documentary film, Spirit/Will/Loss, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
2015 Season Makes its Official Start at Empire Polo Club

2015 Season Makes its Official Start at Empire Polo Club

Traditional “Opening Day & Hat Day”
The 2015 Polo Season makes its official start in the Coachella Valley at noon Jan. 11 with its “Opening Day & Hat Day” at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
For the Birds: Australian Budgies Return to The Living Desert

For the Birds: Australian Budgies Return to The Living Desert

Exhibit allows guests to interact, feed birds
The Birds of the Australian Outback exhibit is back at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, giving guests a chance to walk amongst the adorable budgies and even feed the birds with seed sticks.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne Hang Out at Parker Palm Springs After Party

Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne Hang Out at Parker Palm Springs After Party

Downton Abbey's Allen Leech enjoys the dance floor
Hundreds of Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala attendees flocked to the Parker Palm Springs and danced until the wee hours on Jan. 3.
Where to Party Like a Star

Where to Party Like a Star

Up your chances of spotting an A-Lister and treat yourself to the Hollywood experience at these celebrity-frequented spots
Up your chances of spotting an A-Lister and treat yourself to the Hollywood experience at these celebrity-frequented spots.
Palm Springs Embraces Stars at Awards Gala Red Carpet

Palm Springs Embraces Stars at Awards Gala Red Carpet

"The Imitation Game," Brad Pitt steal show with unique presentations
Palm Springs gave a warm reception to Hollywood's A-list celebrities at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3.
Variety Fetes Steve Carell, Chris Rock, and Rob Marshall

Variety Fetes Steve Carell, Chris Rock, and Rob Marshall

Post Awards Gala brunch continues star-studded weekend
Variety's Sunday Brunch has become the hottest event of the entire Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Signe Baumane Finds Freedom in Making "Rocks in My Pockets"

Signe Baumane Finds Freedom in Making "Rocks in My Pockets"

Animation proves best tool to explain untold story of depression and mental illness in her family
Signe Baumane could have felt trapped in her family’s history of debilitating depression. But through her work as an animator, Baumane found her freedom to produce "Rocks in My Pockets," which screens this week in the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Anna Mastro's Return to Palm Springs is About Fun and Film This Time

Anna Mastro's Return to Palm Springs is About Fun and Film This Time

Her directorial debut combines with premiere of "Walter" at film festival
Anna Mastro has always had fun in Palm Springs dating back to her childhood, but now she gets to take it a step further with the premiere of her directorial debut, Walter, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The Theory of Everything Delicious

The Theory of Everything Delicious

Chef Brad Toles’ award-worthy dishes are starring at the Palm Spring International Film Festival Gala
Chef Brad Toles and his team have been working non-stop for the last four weeks in order to deliver another impeccable dining experience to the 2,400 guests that will attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala on Jan. 3.
Director Jeremy Garelick Draws His Own Buzz for "The Wedding Ringer"

Director Jeremy Garelick Draws His Own Buzz for "The Wedding Ringer"

Comedic talents gain recognition at Variety Luncheon
Jeremy Garelick, whose words have provided the one-liners to some of the funniest comedy films in recent years including The Hangover, has caught the attention of Hollywood’s elite with his directorial debut of "The Wedding Ringer".
Jack Nicklaus: 'Average Golfer Can't Relate to Today's Pro'

Jack Nicklaus: 'Average Golfer Can't Relate to Today's Pro'

Legendary golfer visits his rejuvenated North Course at Toscana Country Club
To close out 2014, the great Jack Nicklaus visited Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells to tour and touch-up design elements for ongoing construction of the final eight holes of the club's North Course.
Explore Palm Springs: President Gerald Ford

Explore Palm Springs: President Gerald Ford

Former President served as Grand Marshal of the 1978 Tournament of Roses Parade
President Gerald Ford served as Grand Marshal for the 1978 Tournament of Roses Parade, and posed for publicity photos with Rose Queen Maria Lynn Caren at his Rancho Mirage home.
Toscana Families Open Their Homes to Military Members for Thanksgiving

Toscana Families Open Their Homes to Military Members for Thanksgiving

Host 50 U.S. Marines and Sailors from 29 Palms Military Base
More than 50 Marines and Sailors enjoyed Toscana Country Club for Thanksgiving as one of nine clubs participating in the American Friends of our Armed Forces (AFAF) annual program hosted by Coachella Valley families.
A Body in Balance

A Body in Balance

The trainers at The Vintage Club Fitness and Wellness Center will help you move better, feel healthier, and gain more strength
The Vintage Club Fitness and Wellness Center has long helped Members stay fit by helping them adhere to a basic tenet of modern fitness: Change up your workout.
Discover the Fun of Golf with SilverRock Resort's Get Ready Golf Program

Discover the Fun of Golf with SilverRock Resort's Get Ready Golf Program

5 days, small-group instruction ideal for beginners
SilverRock Resort can take the intimidation factor out of golf and replace it with a fun and enjoyable experience thanks to its Get Golf Ready program.
Golf Tip: How to Hit the Ball Farther

Golf Tip: How to Hit the Ball Farther

It's not how fast you swing - it's how you swing fast!
If playing better golf is on your to New Year resolution list, here’s a tip from PGA pro David Woods that might start you in the right direction.
Take 'Comfort' During Winter with TRIO Palm Springs' Menu

Take 'Comfort' During Winter with TRIO Palm Springs' Menu

Sandwich selections will warm up your lunch
Winter is the season for comfort food, and that culinary concept is executed to perfection year ’round at TRIO Palm Springs.
Pick the Best Cover of Palm Springs Life for 2014

Pick the Best Cover of Palm Springs Life for 2014

Readers: Share your favorite and why
As 2014 comes to a close, we take a look back at the people, places, and even the animals that graced the cover of Palm Springs Life magazine, and ask you to tell us your favorite and why.
Best-of-Fest Foodie Stops for Palm Springs International Film Festival

Best-of-Fest Foodie Stops for Palm Springs International Film Festival

As the Palm Springs International Film Festival hits town starting Jan. 2, here are some suggestions for serious film viewers on where to grab a quick bite before and in-between showings.
PSIFF: Your Insider’s Guide

PSIFF: Your Insider’s Guide

Here’s all you need to know about this star-studded, high-profile film festival.
Here’s all you need to know about this star-studded, high-profile Palm Springs International Film Festival.
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