“The Indian Wells Tennis Garden facility is second to none outside the Majors,” tennis star Jim Courier says. “The year it came into being was a moment where the bar was raised for other tournaments around the world.”
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway brings the mountain to the people
Steve Nichols recalls that his father, Culver Nichols, was on the first or second car on the tramway’s opening day.
People to our east may have the Grand Canyon, Gateway Arch, and Broadway, but they also have intolerant immigration rules, tornadoes, and stressful traffic. People to our west may have Pacific Ocean beaches and Sunset Boulevard, but they also have fog and stressful traffic.
Today’s architects take inspiration from early masters and run with it
Attendees at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Feb. 9 should take particular note of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s bow tie. In November, the Modern Family star and his fiance, Justin Mikita, launched their collection of silk bow ties at TheTieBar.com, with all proceeds benefiting gay rights charities.
In November, Monty Hall taped the 50th anniversary show of Let’s Make a Deal, an occasion he calls “amazing, because I am only 41 years old.”
A master violist, Donald McInnes retired from performing in 2009, but teaches at USC Thornton School of Music and Music Academy of the West (which in August bestowed upon him its Distinguished Alumni Award).
Although McCallum Theatre ties its 25th anniversary to the beginning of life on opening night, its history traces to 1966, when Palm Springs pioneer Pearl McCallum bequeathed $250,000 for construction of a performing arts center.
Since November 2011, Angela Romeo and videographer/editor Steve Tanguy have filmed interviews with almost 100 artists in the Coachella Valley and other Southern California cities, San Francisco, and Arizona. She posts the 30-minute documentaries every two weeks on Vimeo and YouTube.