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Fun with Family Dysfunction in ‘August’

Fun with Family Dysfunction in ‘August’

By Theda Kleinhans Reichman   Playwright Tracy Letts’s “August: Osage County” was the darling of Broadway — garnering five Tony Awards during its run, plus the Pulitzer Prize. Now this acclaimed comedy-drama has arrived on the screen, adapted by Letts. Meryl Streep stars as the totally messed-up matriarch of a family so dysfunctional your family […]

Heavyweight Contender Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola To Meet And Greet Fans At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Heavyweight Contender Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola To Meet And Greet Fans At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

INDIO, CALIF. (Dec. 4) – The final Golden Boy Live! event of 2013 on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will be one to remember, as a trio of spectacular matchups have been added to the televised portion of the Friday, Dec. 13 card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Already featuring “Riverside […]

Sanchez In, Parks Out in DHS

Sanchez In, Parks Out in DHS

Story & Photos by Bruce Montgomery DESERT HOT SPRINGS – It was standing room only at the Desert Hot Springs City Council when it met at the Carl May Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3.   It was a particularly momentous and emotional time for various city representatives and the residents in attendance. It marked Yvonne […]

Of Christmas Trees and Decadent Treats

Of Christmas Trees and Decadent Treats

PALM SPRINGS – Nowhere else can you attend a quartet of philanthropic events, rub shoulders with world-class artists, sip a goblet filled with Vichy Catalan water and then cap the evening with a scrumptious strawberry butterscotch milkshake — crowned with a homemade doughnut and light-as-a-feather marshmallow — all in the same month. Parties flow like […]

Dance Yourself Fit with a Star

Dance Yourself Fit with a Star

By Larry Jameson “Karina Smirnoff has delighted us over the years with her performances on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and we are thrilled to have her at The Westin Mission Hills teaching our guests and local residents through her new DanceFIT-KS sessions,” said Ross Meredith, general manager. “This will be a weekend everyone will enjoy.” […]

‘Frozen’ Melts Hearts, Raises Bar for Artistry

‘Frozen’ Melts Hearts, Raises Bar for Artistry

By Theda Kleinhans Reichman   “Frozen,” the latest animated fairy tale from Disney, was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” which was first published in 1845. Dating back to the early days of Walt Disney Productions, the story piqued the interest of Walt himself. And as they did with Andersen’s beloved “The Little […]

A ‘Top Rock’ Kick-Off

A ‘Top Rock’ Kick-Off

PALM SPRINGS – The new Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs debuted Top Rock, the first of its offerings under its entertainment banner The Edge, to help preview the 20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards last Friday, November 8. The invitation-only occasion was held to announce those who will be honored at the next Steve Chase […]

Happy Trails at YMCA’s Hoedown at Sundown

Happy Trails at YMCA’s Hoedown at Sundown

RANCHO MIRAGE – The YMCA held its 26th annual Hoedown at Sundown at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa last Saturday, Nov. 9. This fun-filled event raises money for the YMCA’s 44 sites in the Coachella valley through ticket sales and silent and live auctions. There were tables of silent auction items and 11 live […]

Hero Dedication

Hero Dedication

Our Hero sculpture by Tony and Karen Barone was dedicated on November 9th at the Palm Springs Fire Station. Our Hero sculptures have been given all over the Desert in various colors to Community venues. Mayor Steve Pougnet and Councilwoman Ginny Foat were featured speakers at this dedication. Fireman were present and stood for photos […]

Hands of Christ Ministries Presents 2nd Annual Dinner and Live Auction

Hands of Christ Ministries Presents 2nd Annual Dinner and Live Auction

The Coachella Valley Christmas Store wisely combines the message of hope with the joy of the Christmas Season! The Narrow Door along with the LOV Movement and other collaborative partners throughout the Coachella Valley, are celebrating the 10th year of The Coachella Valley Christmas Store.  We are committed to identifying needs of valley families throughout the […]