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Fly Boys

Palm Springs Air Museum will open new wing dedicated to Korean, Vietnam wars over Memorial Day weekend.

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When Nazi Fieldmarshall Hermann Goering saw a P-51 Mustang flying over Berlin, “he knew the war was lost,” according to historical accounts. The Mustangs were fast and powerful, and could fly six-hour missions. “They went like hell,” according to Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson, author of  To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace. Their success and longevity carried

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Sit Among the Flowers

Los Angeles camera artist Johnny Nicoloro displays his art of colorful photos in frames and on chairs.

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Although Los Angeles based camera artist Johnny Nicoloro has been photographing flowers for years, he just recently took his images “out of the box” and printed them on fabric for chairs. His double images of flowers on paper are coupled with the same image on a round-back chair on display now until the end of June at the Ted Casablanca

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Viggo Mortensen Does His Homework for Captain Fantastic

Actor among trio honored along with"10 Directors to Watch" at Variety Brunch.

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Before accepting the role of Ben in Captain Fantastic, Viggo Mortensen had a few questions. Maybe more than a few. He sent a 15-page email to director Matt Ross with a whole slew of thoughts about how to attack the story. “Before Viggo came to set, I sent him a box of 12 or so books, books that I thought

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Dogs’ Day Out

The New Year Cluster brings top dogs from across U.S. to Kennel Club of Palm Springs show.

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Born to run. That’s the life of Ari and Rainey, a couple of desert-dwelling Salukis preparing for the New Year Cluster, an American Kennel Club–licensed event featuring all-breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials in January. The two pups will join an expected 7,000 entrants at the annual Kennel Club of Palm Springs event, Jan. 5–8 at the Empire

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Riding into the Sunset

There is just the right horse with your name on it at Coyote Ridge Stables.

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There is nothing around for miles except desert wilderness. You hear the call of hawks and other birds. Your view is the breathtaking San Bernardino mountains. The air is fresh. Civilization seems far away. Your horse sighs. You sigh. Trail guide Sue Lund points to a distant peak. “Trail riders are stunned when I point out the top of the

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Going Bananas

The International Banana Museum peels back the truth on why we do the splits over this fruit.

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Yes, we do have bananas. And lots of them. The International Banana Museum located in Mecca near the Salton Sea has more than 20,000 banana-related items to peruse. But first you have to sit at the banana bar and enjoy a banana shake, ice cream soda float, banana split or chocolate-covered banana. Don’t forget to sample one of four different

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Sheltered Tribute

The Palm Springs 9/11 Memorial is a multi-faceted remembrance of the fallen firefighters.

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It’s usually the crowded, compact cities of the world like Cairo or New York that shelter secrets, but even a place wide open to the sun like Palm Springs has a few. And there’s a compelling one that’s practically under your nose: the 9/11 Memorial at the Palm Springs Airport Fire Station. It’s on El Cielo Road, the main approach

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The Hills Are Alive

Peninsular bighorn sheep are superbly adapted to their mountainous desert home. Bighorn Institute is finding success helping humans become better neighbors.

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NATURE Six hikers shade their eyes and squint toward rocky folds and craggy outcroppings a few hundred feet away along the steep southern face of Oswit Canyon. A couple of them peer through binoculars, scanning the hot, dry, inhospitable hillside. Although it seems just desolate desert, this neighborhood is deceptively vibrant. It’s home to a complicated ecosystem that includes lifeforms

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Bring the Beach to Palm Springs

Sandscapes' sculpture remains from Spa Resort Casino's special event (as long as rain stays away)

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A bit of the beach experience remains at the Spa Resort Casino’s south parking lot in Palm Springs for potentially the duration of the summer. The sand sculpture courtesy of Sandscapes was created for the casino’s Sandsational Summer outdoor festival on July 2. The triple-digit heat may make desert dwellers scamper for shade, but it has no impact on the

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Kick off Your Sunday Shoes

"Footloose" closes out the Palm Canyon Theatre season with a rousing reason to get up and dance

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Jacqueline LeBlanc grew up at Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs. She joined the community theater’s Kids Camp at the tender age of 8, and made her acting debut in a main-stage show when she was 12. Thirteen years later, LeBlanc, 25, has two-stepped from child actor to choreographer, hoofing it with her fellow cast members for Palm Canyon’s upcoming