The Rancho Mirage Observatory, which opened in March, is just beginning to flex its programming capabilities this summer.
Coachella Valley students have a unique opportunity to experience the rich history of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in a classroom that has no walls. The Tribe’s Junior Ranger Program brings students ranging from preschool to college level to Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, a picturesque setting that allows full interaction of the surrounding terrain, floral, and fauna.
Imagine a gourmet Italian dinner, designed by a French chef, on a plaza overlooking a golf course, with a dozen seven-story-high hot air balloons glowing nearby. Add a glass or two of Chianti, plus a chance to make new friends, with music and dancing, and you’ve got a quintessential desert evening that is part of Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon
When the costume and set designer at Palm Canyon Theatre took on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, they knew the play created the biggest questions of their careers: How do you include a life-sized tour bus onstage and create as many as 120 costumes with 40 headpieces from scratch? “We’ve tried to stay true to the original movie from 1994,”says
Gary Rust will do just about anything to ensure his place in the U.S. Running Streak Association remains intact. Since 1983, Rust has run at least once a day to ranked 44th in the country with 34.28 consecutive years. The No. 1 ranking belongs to another Californian, Jon Sutherland, whose streak dates back to 1969 or 17,671 consecutive days. The
At 10,000 feet, Chris Dabolt calmly turns the engine off. The propeller’s spin lulls to a complete stop. Cool, crisp air wafts through the clear cockpit canopy. It’s serene and beautiful. We are gliding. A minute ago we were sitting in a powered aircraft. Now that craft has become a glider. What an incredible way to view the Santa Rosa
You can see the antlers perched on Jen’s head, but what artist David Fairrington reveals about her in his painting is her spirit. Fairrington saw it in Jen’s eyes when she finally agreed to pose for him as part of the Red Kimono Series that will make its valley debut Oct. 6 at the Desert Art Center (DAC) in Palm
Classic rock stalwarts REO Speedwagon is in the midst of its 50th year as a band, and while they are taking that milestone in stride, they have noticed the fan response of late has been among the most vocal they have ever experienced. “Some of the audience reaction we’ve been getting has just blown me away,” admits REO frontman/chief songwriter
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.
“I adore all of you!” declares legendary celebrity photographer, producer, and humanitarian Michael Childers to the admiring audience. The man of the hour, looking rock-star rad in a black sharkskin jacket, op-art shirt, and black satiny slacks, is on the mic at the VIP after-party of his annual mega-benefit, One Night Only. Childers, who’s been christened “The Man With the