For Helene Galen, whose name is prominently displayed on buildings throughout the Coachella Valley and Los Angeles, philanthropy is life.
McCallum Theatre’s series of tribute performances this season, like Bob Anderson’s as Frank Sinatra, proves the truly great never really leave us.
“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
MUSIC It wasn’t Madonna who was “touched for the very first time like a virgin,” it was lyricist Billy Steinberg. It wasn’t Cyndi Lauper who first saw “your true colors shining through,” no, it was the Palm Springs native, Steinberg. The Grammy Award–winning, Songwriters Hall of Fame–inducted songwriter also penned that delectable, Divinyls-delivered line, “When I think about you, I
ART You lean in to hear his every word. You want to, of course, as each sentence is being spoken by one of the planet’s greatest living actors in a mesmeric Welsh rhythm and intonation. But, really, you must lean in: As Sir Anthony Hopkins converses, poolside at his yellow and green country Tudor-style home in Malibu, the Pacific waves
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan creates characters and produces performances that writers describe as “ethereal” and “otherworldly.”
When he became a singer, it was Frank Sinatra’s fabled interpretation of song lyrics that Barry Manilow says informed his early performances.