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Jazz Up Your Festival Experience

Top spots to eat and explore in Idyllwild as you groove through the Jazz in the Pines weekend.

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Idyllwild summers are a cool blend of music, art, dining, dancing, and relaxation in the great outdoors, and Jazz in the Pines fans have plenty of adventure options outside the confines of the festival grounds. The 24th annual jazz event returns Aug. 12–13 with a fusion of young rising talent and much-loved regulars filling the lineup, featuring 27 bands from

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A Nod to the Past

La Serena Villas’ luxury features recapture the property’s romantic allure of the 1930s.

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In the 1930s, when Palm Springs visitors might have rolled into town humming “In the Mood” or “Cheek to Cheek,” the white Spanish-eclectic bungalows at La Serena Villas were a popular hideout for those seeking a leisurely romantic getaway. The musical score of our lives has changed, but romance is alive and well again at this property on South Belardo

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Comedy is Serious Stuff

Have some laughs at the Joshua Tree Improv/Comedy Festival, and find out why the people on stage value the human connection.

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Coleman is part of the same Second City machine that has produced Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Martin Short and Joan Rivers. The Second City operates out of Chicago, Hollywood, and Toronto. Radner, the co-creator of the original Saturday Night Live’s annoying yet loveable TV news anchor, Roseanne Roseannadanna, is the subject of the opening

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Actress Kate Bosworth Comes to Palm Springs to Work

Her husband, director Michael Polish, will also participate at ShortFest.

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Actress Kate Bosworth has been to Palm Springs for “down time,” soaking up the heat, reading and eating “great food at The Rooster and the Pig”. This time she will be put to work as a juror at the Palm Springs International ShortFest. Bosworth, known for Superman Returns and roles in films like Straw Dogs and Still Alice, will be

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Cool Climbing Haven

When the temps rise, Desert Rocks offers climbers a cool place to learn the ropes or hone their climbing skills.

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The rush can be addictive: The adrenaline of uncertainty. The triumph of success. Will you reach the next handhold? Can you make it to the top? It’s a long way down. The sun is blazing. Your hands are sweating. The fear, excitement, and total-body workout challenge every bit of trust in yourself, your gear, and your partner. Scaling to success

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Palm Springs ShortFest is Tall on Talent and Fun

Here are 10 must-see films from Festival Director Lili Rodriguez

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From immigrants to vampires and incarcerated parents, Palm Springs International ShortFest, June 20-26, draws a diversity of subjects as well as celebrities. Actress Kate Bosworth (Remember the Titans, Blue Crush, Young Americans) joins this year’s jury of media and critics at the Oscar and BAFTA qualifying event, which is the largest short film festival in North America, according to organizers.

Beach Road Trip

Do the Dance, Man

You can shake to reggae and soca in the desert at Beach Road Trip in Cathedral City.

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Put off that trip to Florida. You can dance to reggae and soca in the desert at Beach Road Trip (BRT) Weekend, May 26-28, in Cathedral City. Try jerked chicken with “festival” (fried dumplings) while dancing to Jamaican American Charly Black, known for his Top-10 hit Party Animal and Kerwin Du Bois of Trinidad (Too Real and Circles), plus a

Palm Springs Air Museum

Fly Boys

Palm Springs Air Museum will open new wing dedicated to Korean, Vietnam wars over Memorial Day weekend.

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When Nazi Fieldmarshall Hermann Goering saw a P-51 Mustang flying over Berlin, “he knew the war was lost,” according to historical accounts. The Mustangs were fast and powerful, and could fly six-hour missions. “They went like hell,” according to Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson, author of  To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace. Their success and longevity carried

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Close Encounters in Joshua Tree

Acclaimed astronomer Jacques Vallee is among the speaker lineup at Contact in the Desert, billed as the largest UFO Conference in the world.

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Visitors to Joshua Tree would be hard-pressed not to be affected by the eerie other-worldly quartz monzonite boulders with imaginable faces, a night sky resplendent with brilliant stars, the sense of deep quiet in an area steeped in historical native American habitation, and the wonderful awakening to a sunrise that makes you feel new. Beyond connecting with yourself, some of

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Fit for a King

Fans will celebrate 50 years since Elvis and Priscilla Presley's wedding night at Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs.

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See related story: Elvis’ Palm Springs Hideaway Transcends Passage of Time Ochoa says Elvis and Priscilla also spent part of their honeymoon at Graceland and at their Circle G Ranch in Mississippi. “They got dressed up again and did a repeat of their wedding at Graceland for friends and family who hadn’t been able to go to Las Vegas,” he