martha reeves

Motown Magic

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Brighten Evening Under the Stars event to benefit AIDS Assistance Program-Food Samaritans.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

True music legends may be rare but they certainly are easy to recognize. Just listen to them. Not their songs, but the way in which they express themselves during a conversation. There’s a breathtaking sense of humility and grace present. Think of it as a different kind of music to the ears. 
To be sure, nobody could argue Martha Reeves’

lou gramm

Life Beyond Foreigner

While the rock group marks 40 years with a tour this summer, lead singer Lou Gramm brings that signature voice to the valley for a free concert.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Lou Gramm’s curly locks may be gone, but his undeniably rich vocals certainly are not. Gramm, who along with Mick Jones, fueled the feverish success of the rock group Foreigner in the 1970s through the 1990s, hits the valley for a free concert April 8 at Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs. While Gramm is first to admit that

david lee murphy

He’s All About Country

David Lee Murphy shares his love for music at ‘The Songwriters’ event during The Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraiser.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

More than 20 years ago, David Lee Murphy climbed the Billboard country charts with “Just Once” and soon found himself saddling up for fame with a series of plucky albums, such as Gettin’ Out the Good Stuff and We Can’t All Be Angels. His Billboard country chart-topper “Dust on the Bottle,” may remain his personal favorite, but when all is

oak ridge boys

Living in Perfect Harmony

Oak Ridge Boys’ Richard Sterban adds depth as the bass to the legendary music act.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Just how low can Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys sing? Low. Really, really low. And yet, as the famous bass for the celebrated Grammy-winning country music act opens about his life, his love of the craft, and the strong bond he shares with his creative comrades — Jon Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden — he exudes a

rich little

‘Little By Little’

Rich Little hit it big impersonating the most famous celebrities of all time, and his wit will shine through at a CV Rep luncheon in his honor.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart, Johnny Carson, John Wayne, Carol Channing, and about 195 other famous celebrities take up space in the living room of Rich Little’s mind. It’s precious creative real estate to occupy, that’s for sure, and Little, the world’s best master mimic, has done a remarkable job of preserving it over the last five decades or so. The

The Pointer Sisters

To the Point

Music pulled Ruth Pointer Sayles of The Pointer Sisters through some of the toughest times in her life, and she will share that legacy at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

At the height of the group’s extraordinary success in the 1980s, The Pointer Sisters gave birth to a slate of hit singles like Fire, Slow Hand, Neutron Dance, Jump, and I’m So Excited. The Oakland-born R&B singers collected three Grammy Awards during their ascent. At the same time, however, something else was on the rise: the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It’s something

susan eisenhower

Growing Up with Mrs. Ike

Susan Eisenhower recalls her grandmother’s deep influence and her family ties to the desert.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

The Eisenhowers certainly made an indelible imprint as one of the more memorable first families of the 20th century. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general and the 34th U.S. president, and his wife, Mamie, made an impression with her style, wit, and unshakeable confidence. That they notably wintered at El Dorado Country Club in Indian Wells forever tied

mitchell zuckoff

Time is of the Essence

13 Hours author Mitchell Zuckoff explains how his book became a Michael Bay–directed blockbuster. Zuckoff appears at the PSIFF “Book to Screen” Symposium next month.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Mitchell Zuckoff is quick to admit that the one thing that truly drives his creative work is the exploration of how individuals behave during their moments of greatest intensity. “I love looking at what allows people to do something extraordinary beyond their conception of what they are capable of, or what everyone else’s conception may be of what they might


Partners in Life

Jim Burba and Bob Hayes’ inventive new book takes the art of ‘relationship’ to new heights.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment, Hotels & Resorts

It takes a certain amount of skill to maintain a personal relationship for 25 years. Factor into the mix a 15-year business partnership and some people would call that a serious test in patience. But for Jim Burba and Bob Hayes, it’s all about staying open-minded and creative. The co-founders of Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and the entertainment production company,


A Wellness Community

Healthcare leaders break new ground and share the rewards of innovation in patient care.

GREG ARCHER Health & Wellness, Vision

From the time Nellie Coffman, the daughter of a Santa Monica hotelier, came to Palm Springs in 1908 to quell her nagging cough and open the legendary Desert Inn, other people seeking a more healthful climate — first for tuberculosis and respiratory treatment, and later for orthopedic and cosmetic procedures — have made the dry desert a magnet for wellness-seekers.