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Gigamesh Will Keep Splash House Dancing

The second Splash House installment in August brings together a rock-star lineup of DJs, including Big Gigantic and Kaytranada.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Matthew Thomas Masurka, better known as Gigamesh, is a Minneapolis-based three-time multiplatinum music producer and DJ. One of the most versatile and talented names in the indie-dance genre, the 34-year-old is probably best known for his remix of Foster the People’s single “Pumped Up Kicks.” Gigamesh’s early influences include Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, and Radiohead. His Miley

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Nile Rodgers Brings Summer “Chic” to the Desert

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer has connection to Greater Palm Springs through Tina, Frank Sinatra.

Anthony Grant Arts & Entertainment

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Nile Rodgers has been either cranking out or crafting hits for decades now, counting everyone from global goddesses like Diana Ross and Madonna to pop legends like Duran Duran and David Bowie as colleagues and friends. But Rodgers’ connections to music greatness extend to Greater Palm Springs and back to his first record deal

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Pyramid Scheme

Taking ancient forms to the cutting edge,
 the elusive Kas Infinite finds his voice.

Steven Biller 111 East, Arts & Entertainment

ART Artists know when they find the perfect groove. They seize the moment and push it as far as they can possibly go. Everything else in their lives suffers. Chris Sanchez is in one right now, imagining and creating one project after another, aware the sum of his ideas — drawing from street art, land art, light and space, minimalism,

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It’s a Fabulous Life

Michael Childers: "...I want to keep going. I’m a high-wire kind of guy and my mind is full of ideas.”

Brantley Bardin Arts & Entertainment, Valley, Watch & Listen - Attractions

“I adore all of you!” declares legendary celebrity photographer, producer, and humanitarian Michael Childers to the admiring audience. The man of the hour, looking rock-star rad in a black sharkskin jacket, op-art shirt, and black satiny slacks, is on the mic at the VIP after-party of his annual mega-benefit, One Night Only. Childers, who’s been christened “The Man With the

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“Portraits of a City” Showcases Palm Springs’ Diversity Through Photo Exhibit

Five Palm Springs High School students participate in after school project that will continue to gain wall space in the fall.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

When photographer Chari Godakanda agreed to be the artist-in-residence for a joint venture between Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) and the city to showcase the city’s diverse community in photos, he drew from his own background. Born in Sri Lanka, a tiny multicultural island outside of India, to a Catholic mother and a Buddhist father, Godakanda says, “We had

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Kate Bosworth Espouses Mentoring Role at Palm Springs ShortFest

She says her awkward start in acting stayed with her for years, leaving her wondering if she belonged, and spurred her desire to help young artists.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

Kate Bosworth auditioned at an open casting call for her first movie at just 14 years old. She felt awkward and nervous because she had never read lines before. She didn’t have an 8 x 10 headshot, so she brought in the annual family Christmas photo instead. Bosworth believed she was a good match for the movie, which called for

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Facing Mecca Tops Films at Palm Springs ShortFest

Switzerland-based film exploring Syrian refugee facing Swiss bureaucracy to bury his Muslim wife wins pair of awards.

Site Staff Arts & Entertainment

Facing Mecca captured a pair of awards, including Best of Festival, at the 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest during the June 25 closing ceremony at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Facing Mecca director Jan Eric-Mack was also awarded for Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes. VIDEO: View the acceptance speech of Facing Mecca director Jan-Eric Mack for

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Comedy is Serious Stuff

Have some laughs at the Joshua Tree Improv/Comedy Festival, and find out why the people on stage value the human connection.

Julie Pendray Arts & Entertainment

Coleman is part of the same Second City machine that has produced Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Martin Short and Joan Rivers. The Second City operates out of Chicago, Hollywood, and Toronto. Radner, the co-creator of the original Saturday Night Live’s annoying yet loveable TV news anchor, Roseanne Roseannadanna, is the subject of the opening

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Inside the Mind of Frank Caliendo

He hears voices, but it's a good thing. A master of impressions, Caliendo says he takes the silly approach when it comes to impersonating President Donald Trump.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen - Attractions

Sports titans John Madden and Charles Barkley have so much in common with Presidents Trump, Clinton, and Bush. They all share precious real estate in the creative and adventurous mind of master impressionist and comedian Frank Caliendo. Of course, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, the entire cast of Seinfeld, and a bold mix of various sports commentators and figures have been

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Ready for the Big Screen

Lily Rodriguez's love of films leads to a careerpath toward Palm Springs International ShortFest.

JIM POWERS Arts & Entertainment

Watching movies as a kid were more than a form of escape for Lily Rodriguez. It turned out to shape her career path. Rodriguez, who grew up in Indio and graduated from Coachella High School, describes herself as an “indoor kid” who would watch movies from morning to bedtime. “So, my parents were kind of very protective parents,” Rodriguez says.