Ready for its Close-up

Palm Springs High School unveils its newly remodeled auditorium.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

A new storage space, dressing rooms, and green room outfit the venue, which also received upgrades to plumbing, sound projection, and electricity. The building was structurally improved to meet California earthquake standards. And the seats are new, too, with classic red fabric that honors the auditorium’s original design. “It was taken back to the bones,” explains Ellen Goodman, executive director


Desert Trip’s Youth Movement

Dubbed as “Oldchella,” the two-weekend rock concert drew a strong contingent of millennials, Generation X-ers.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

“Tonight we’re not going to do any kind of age jokes or anything, okay? But, welcome to the Palm Springs retirement home for genteel musicians.” So said Mick Jagger after playing a song from the Rolling Stones’ new blues album, “Blue & Lonesome,” slated to be their first studio release in more than a decade. But the joke seemed to


Halloween 2016: Where to Celebrate in Greater Palm Springs

We've compiled a list of events for partiers and families alike.

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Get spooked this season with a variety of scary attractions in Greater Palm Springs. From legendary Halloween 2016 parties with over 3,000 people in attendance to family-friendly mystery puppet shows, there are plenty of options for fun and scares for everyone this Halloween. • Scary is Alive at The Haunted House in Rancho Mirage — Fun for the Whole Family:


Beaming with Pride

Del Shores brings a sneak peek of the Sordid Lives sequel to Palm Springs Pride Weekend.

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Clips from the much-anticipated sequel to the cult sensation, Sordid Lives, will be shown Nov. 3 at Camelot Theatre ahead of Palm Springs Pride Weekend. The screening from A Very Sordid Wedding coincides with director/writer Del Shores’ arrival to serve as grand marshal for the Nov. 6 Pride Parade. Joining Shores for the sneak peek will be much of the


BMW Performance Center x Mar Fly + Drive Experience, Oct. 8, 2016

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The sounds of BMW Twin Power Turbo engines revved up to warp speed was music to the ears of patrons attending the BMW Fly+Drive Experience, Oct. 8-9, at the BMW Performance Center West in Thermal. The adrenaline-filled weekend, which coincided with the first weekend of Desert Trip, also featured a Jerome Brunet rock photography exhibition and live music from The


A Slice of the Pie

October is National Pizza Month, and the Coachella Valley has several new fast-casual outlets to celebrate.

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Pizza is America’s most popular food. No, we have no science to back up that statement, but we dare you to deny it’s true. According to an admittedly biased poll by CiCi’s Pizza and reported in the New York Daily News, the average American devours at least 6,000 slices of pizza during the course his or her lifetime. That’s a


Art in the Fast Lane

Spencer "Mar" Guilburt infuses artistic touch to BMW Fly + Drive experience

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MAR may be Spanish for the ‘sea’ but lucky for Desert Trip festival-goers, Los Angeles-based artist Spencer “MAR” Guilburt will bring his unique artistic talents to the desert Oct. 8-9 at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal. A weekend of fast cars and legendary rock music will transform the performance center into a creative, energetic, and interactive BMW Fly +


Rock Stars and Fast Cars

BMW Performance Center West kicks off a historic musical weekend with Fly + Drive experience.

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“Baby, you can drive my car, Yes I’m gonna be a star… Beep, beep ‘n beep, beep! Yeah!” — The Beatles Since rubber first hit the road, musicians have written and sung countless songs about cars. The Who amped up the horsepower in Bo Diddley’s song “Roadrunner,” and Neil Young’s “Long May You Run” was an elegy for his first

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West Elm’s New Branch Office

Local designer Amanda Mills is part of the store’s opening at a new downtown Palm Springs retail/hotel complex.

Erin Peters Home & Design

If Amanda Mills could create a word illustration of what it means to have her products among 15 California-based makers and artisans for the opening of West Elm in downtown Palm Springs, it would be: awesome. “I’m honored to have my art on display at the grand opening, and I’m so grateful to be a part of their awesome local