Opera Guild of the Desert

19th Annual Opera In the Park, April 9, 2017

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Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert delivered an afternoon of glorious singing at the 19th annual Opera in the Park, organized by a winning trio — president Bruce Johansen, artistic director Andrew Eisenmann, and musical director Mona Lands. Joanne Vilardi, the guild’s executive director, welcomed guests to the program at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs before turning the stage

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Mystical magic and a big brass band for annual MS Gala, March 5, 2017

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An evening of “Magic and the Zodiac,” benefiting ACT for Multiple Sclerosis and conceived and created by ACT for MS gala co-chairs Marc Byrd, Richard DeSantis, and Nancy Stone, had everyone cheering and dancing. ACT for MS founder Gloria Greer’s photo flashed briefly on the screen before DeSantis lauded the exercise programs started by his late wife Lynn, who was

ACT for Multiple Sclerosis

8th Annual Jazz It Up Benefiting ACT for Multiple Sclerosis, July 10, 2016

Indian Wells Golf Resort – The Pavilion offers picturesque setting for event

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Cool Jazz for a Hot Night was this year’s theme, and boy did they deliver the goods! The event benefiting ACT for Multiple Sclerosis began with members of the Coachella Valley Boys and Girls’ Club’s Heatwave Jazz Band performing. Board member and entertainer extraordinaire Bill Marx took over after 30 minutes, and then the party really got going. Silent auction

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POP Pets On Parade Annual Awards Luncheon, July 9, 2016

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa hosts annual celebration of pets

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Where’s the one place where you can eat lunch with your pet indoors, and not worry about making noise or disturbing anyone? The annual Pets On Parade Awards Luncheon, of course! Silent and live auctions supplement the dollars raised from the ads placed in the annual POP book. Dan McGrath returned as emcee and live auction host. Pegasus board of

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Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Honors Harold Matzner, May 7, 2016

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs dates from the 1940s when Cabot Yerxa homesteaded 160 acres and constructed a 35 room, 5,000-square-foot pueblo out of found and repurposed materials. Approximately 250 guests arrived at the Pueblo to enjoy their 10th Annual Gala in the cool, night air while celebrating Harold Matzner’s

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Palm Springs International ShortFest Opening Night, After Party – June 21, 2016

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Six award-winning shorts provided a wonderful mix of animation, live narrative, and documentary to open the 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest, North America’s largest short film festival and market place. Palm Springs Mayor Rob Moon opened the festivities, followed by Festival Chairman Harold Matzner, who graciously acknowledged Camelot Theatre owners Ric and Rozene Supple. “This is a $500,000 educational endeavor

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17th Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Opening Night, May 12, 2016

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Ah, the glory of black and white film screened in 35 mm projection! Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival producer and host Alan K. Rode welcomed more than 500 attendees to the festival’s opening night at the Camelot Theatre. A Palm Springs Cultural Center Presentation, Rode thanked founders Ric and Rozene Supple, managing director Michael C. Green and the entire staff