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David Fairrington is Seeing Red

The desert artist helps the women who pose in the Red Kimono Series make a bold statement about who they are. See its Greater Palm Springs unveiling Oct. 6 at the Desert Art Center.

JIM POWERS Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen - Attractions

You can see the antlers perched on Jen’s head, but what artist David Fairrington reveals about her in his painting is her spirit. Fairrington saw it in Jen’s eyes when she finally agreed to pose for him as part of the Red Kimono Series that will make its valley debut Oct. 6 at the Desert Art Center (DAC) in Palm

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REO Speedwagon ‘Keeps Pushin’ On’

REO band members reflect how they have always been able to roll with the changes by continuing to “conquer the stage.”

Mike Mettler Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen - Attractions

Classic rock stalwarts REO Speedwagon is in the midst of its 50th year as a band, and while they are taking that milestone in stride, they have noticed the fan response of late has been among the most vocal they have ever experienced. “Some of the audience reaction we’ve been getting has just blown me away,” admits REO frontman/chief songwriter

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Come Sail Away With Styx

A Sept. 15 stop in the desert will include their hits, but also songs from a new album released over the summer — the first in 14 years.

Mike Mettler Arts & Entertainment

Since 1999, Styx has averaged well over 100 shows a year uninterrupted, and there’s no signs of them slowing down anytime soon. “To see a band that can do it live like Styx does — that really sets the standard for your expectations,” observes Styx keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, who has played every single one of those aforementioned shows for the

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Drumroll, Please

Buddy Rich was dubbed ‘the greatest drummer to ever to draw breath.’ As his daughter, Cathy Rich, preps the long-awaited film version of her late-father’s remarkable life and career, she keeps his legacy alive with a new band and an honor on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Buddy Rich was a genius percussionist, not to mention a prolific philanthropist with strong ties to Palm Springs. There were so many facets to the legendary drummer, in fact, that his daughter, Cathy Rich, has devoted much of her life honoring her late father, who died in 1987. But this year, she pulled out all the stops. Because 2017 marks

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Tango Americano

A trio of exhibitions reveals 
Latin America’s artistic legacy in the 
desert and beyond.

Steven Biller 111 East, Arts & Entertainment

ART Six years ago, we marveled when more than 60 museums and cultural institutions across Southern California opened simultaneous exhibits tracing the rise of the L.A. art scene. The shows, funded by the Getty Foundation as part of its Pacific Standard Time initiative, dissected the region’s revered light and space movement (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego), intersection of music

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Bionic Beauty

She packed a punch as TV’s The Bionic Woman, but Lindsay Wagner’s presence at Comic Con Palm Springs will intrigue fans with her showbiz legacy as well as her holistic side.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Female role models blossomed in the 1970s and, to be sure, Lindsay Wagner was at the forefront of it all. As The Bionic Woman, a TV spin-off from the testosterone-infused The Six Million Dollar Man, Wagner garnered an Emmy for her soulful portrayal of Jaime Sommers, an Oaji, California, school teacher, who becomes a fierce government ally when she is

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Making History, Again

At the age of 80, Palm Springs' Trini Lopez is writing his own songs in a collaboration spurred by fellow musician Joe Chavira.

JIM POWERS Arts & Entertainment

In early 1964, Trini Lopez shared the stage at a popular music hall in Paris, France, with a group he had never heard about before. “You’re going to be sharing the bill with a group called The Beatles,” Lopez recalled being told by promoters. “I didn’t know who they were. I didn’t. You know? It was great. We did great.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Animal

A new biography of screen siren Ava Gardner shows that her enduring legacy includes Palm Springs and Frank Sinatra.

Jeremy Kinser Arts & Entertainment

Despite being an award-winning actress and a top box-office draw during her heyday, Ava Gardner often generated more attention for her tumultuous personal life than her film roles. A bona-fide Hollywood legend for her unparalleled good looks (she was famously touted by MGM as “the world’s most beautiful animal”), Gardner lived up to the fanciful billing with an active social

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The First Lady of American Screen

Bette Davis films highlight August's selections from the Palm Springs Cultural Center Community Theatre.

Site Staff Arts & Entertainment

Bette Davis takes center stage at the Camelot Theatres during the month of August as one of the top 100 actors/actresses included in the Best Actor/ Best Actress Series by Palm Springs Cultural Center Community Theatre. Films featured are: Now, Voyager, The Great Lie, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, and Of Human Bondage. The films are shown at noon, Monday through Friday, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Davis is a

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“Listen to the Music,” All the Time

Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston reveals the secret ingredient behind the band’s brand of indelible sing-alongs.

Mike Mettler Arts & Entertainment

The Doobie Brothers seem to be as popular today as they were during their 1970s heyday, and founding guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston has a theory as to why that’s the case: It’s all about connecting with people. “That [decade] was the zenith of our career, and we were everywhere,” says Johnston. But the appeal of the band’s music hasn’t fizzled and