hrc palm springs garden party

A Garden Party to Remember

More than 800 people attend the annual HRC Palm Springs Garden Party. This year’s Advocate for Equality Award recipients speak up on the power of unity and the importance of raising awareness on key issues.


The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) remains the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization with more than 2 million members. Locally, significant reminders of the importance of human rights are clearly visible, such as the annual HRC Palm Springs Garden Party. This edition marks the 18th year for the elaborate event (Nov. 4), and it celebrates local agents of change with The Advocate

Mike Tyson

Still Packs a Punch

Mike Tyson has braved career highs and lows and major hits to his personal life but somehow managed to come out the other side victorious. He reveals all in a refreshingly candid one-man show at Morongo Casino.

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Mike Tyson was once “the baddest man on the planet” and the youngest boxer to hold all three heavyweight titles. But nearly a decade ago, an emotional turn inward seemed to unleash a new kind of beast — one brave enough to get up on stage and actually poke fun of himself. The result has fueled a surprisingly robust second

Ariana Savalas

Who Loves Ya, Baby?

She learned how to live a life with meaning from her famous late father, Telly Savalas, whose TV alter-ego inspired a generation. Today, his daughter Ariana finds purpose by performing music with bold burlesque twists.

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Ariana Savalas is a provocative chanteuse. She went from one-time jazz singer inspired by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Julie London to one of the most sought-after cabaret performers whose burlesque and vaudeville showmanship never fails to generate buzz. An ongoing collaboration with Post Modern Jukebox, the hip outpost founded by Scott Bradlee that spins popular modern music into

allan carr

Capturing Allan Carr

Jeffrey Schwarz’s captivating documentary about the filmmaker at Cinema Diverse reveals how the mastermind behind Grease and La Cage aux Folles went from fabulous to infamous. Yet few people knew the real Allan Carr. Until now.


“The 24-hour job that I happen to like very much — my business life and my social life — is all mixed together. People wait so long to have ‘the moment.’ And I am having the moments right now.”
 So muses Allan Carr in the The Fabulous Allan Carr, which closes Cinema Diverse, Palm Springs’ LGBTQ Film Festival on Sept.

Buddy Rich

Drumroll, Please

Buddy Rich was dubbed ‘the greatest drummer to ever to draw breath.’ As his daughter, Cathy Rich, preps the long-awaited film version of her late-father’s remarkable life and career, she keeps his legacy alive with a new band and an honor on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

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Buddy Rich was a genius percussionist, not to mention a prolific philanthropist with strong ties to Palm Springs. There were so many facets to the legendary drummer, in fact, that his daughter, Cathy Rich, has devoted much of her life honoring her late father, who died in 1987. But this year, she pulled out all the stops. Because 2017 marks

Lindsay Wagner

Bionic Beauty

She packed a punch as TV’s The Bionic Woman, but Lindsay Wagner’s presence at Comic Con Palm Springs will intrigue fans with her showbiz legacy as well as her holistic side.

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Female role models blossomed in the 1970s and, to be sure, Lindsay Wagner was at the forefront of it all. As The Bionic Woman, a TV spin-off from the testosterone-infused The Six Million Dollar Man, Wagner garnered an Emmy for her soulful portrayal of Jaime Sommers, an Oaji, California, school teacher, who becomes a fierce government ally when she is

Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter

The Power of Lynda Carter

She gained worldwide fame as Wonder Woman in the 1970s and Carter is back in the spotlight as the new WW film soars, stirring nostalgia for the original series. Now, she’s bringing her soul-stirring concert tour to Comic Con Palm Springs.

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Politically women may still be waiting for that figurative glass ceiling to shatter, according to entertainer Lynda Carter, but no matter how you spin it, the world cannot escape the lasso of truth that is female empowerment. “We are so much more than just ‘the woman’,” Carter says. The longtime chanteuse, who carved out a successful singing career before, during,

Palm Springs Mayor Rob Moon, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, Comic Con Palm Springs Founder Christopher Spellman.

Comic Con Palm Springs is Back

Founder Christopher Spellman reveals major highlights for event’s second year, including the return of Stan Lee, a bigger Zombie Walk, and concert with "Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter.

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Lynda Carter, Stan Lee, Lindsay Wagner and The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton. These celebrated pop culture figures may be in the spotlight at Comic Con Palm Springs this year, but it’s Christopher Spellman, the event’s founder/executive producer who continues to generate ample applause. It’s no easy feat launching a major Comic Con event — anywhere — for the first time.

Frank Caliendo

Inside the Mind of Frank Caliendo

He hears voices, but it's a good thing. A master of impressions, Caliendo says he takes the silly approach when it comes to impersonating President Donald Trump.

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Sports titans John Madden and Charles Barkley have so much in common with Presidents Trump, Clinton, and Bush. They all share precious real estate in the creative and adventurous mind of master impressionist and comedian Frank Caliendo. Of course, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, the entire cast of Seinfeld, and a bold mix of various sports commentators and figures have been


Laugh It Up

Beth Lapides’ comedy legacy returns to Palm Springs with 'UnCabaret' at Ace Hotel & Swim Club.

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Twenty-five years ago, writer-comedian Beth Lapides launched UnCabaret in Los Angeles, an inventive outing for comics near and far. But something profound happened along the way. Over time, as the likes of Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Alec Mapa, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher and Bill Maher, to note a few, hit the stage, the endeavor managed to reclaim comedy as