October 1997

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About The Cover: The centerpiece of The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, Riff Markowitz, poses amidst a bevy of
chorines in celebration of the show's fantastic (and unexpected by many)
success. Now Palm Springs is attributing the rebirth of downtown to Markowitz's fun show which re-opens next month at the Plaza Theatre. Photograph by Paul Rumohr.


How The Follies Saved Palm Springs

How one man's supposedly nutso idea turned around downtown Palm Springs. Exclusive interview with impresario Riff Markowitz.

The Impact of Sports

Everything you wanted to know about how golf, tennis and polo affect the local dollars.

States of the Econonmy

How retailing, tourism and real estate are helping the local economy. A city-by-city guide.

The New Gray Forecast

As Baby Boomers age, it helps the economy. Read what the experts are saying about our bright future.

Profile: Brewmeister and Novelist Andrew Neiderman

The man behind the Palm Springs Brewery is also the man behind the work of V.C. Andrews. How he pulls it all off.

Multiplex Maina

What's behind the newest boom in the movie biz out here.

A Clear Case of Desert Fever

The forecasts are rosy. Read how the desert has prepared for the next big wave of immigration from Southern California cities. Includes sidebars on the current state of Indian gaming, the new burgeoning gay economy, a trippy look at the future, a visit to Palm Springs' new state-of-the-art high school, an interview with developer John Wessman and more!
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