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The Sparrow Hotel Alights in Palm Springs

The Sparrow Hotel Alights in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS – Here is this much-renovated city’s ultimate “motel” makeover success story: The Sparrows Hotel. The property was formerly the EL Rancho Lodge, which opened in the 1950s as a roadside motel and languished for years until Doug and Josie Smith stepped in and transformed it into a Western-themed mini-resort with 19 guestrooms. The […]

“ANNIE”’S GOT YOUR FUN:

“ANNIE”’S GOT YOUR FUN:

The non-profit Marquee Academy of Performing Arts, 441 S. Palm Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs, held a sneak preview last Saturday evening of its upcoming production of “Annie.” The youthful and talented cast will be performing the show at 7 p.m. Oct. 17-19, Oct. 24-26 and Nov. 1-2.  There will be a dinner theatre fundraiser, […]

Deciding on Cosmetic Procedures Confidently

Deciding on Cosmetic Procedures Confidently

Everyone has heard about a cosmetic procedure that left a patient unsatisfied or worse. But don’t let those anecdotes scare you. There are plenty of qualified, talented doctors available for every procedure.   Whether you’re investigating a tummy tuck or laser fat removal, don’t rush to the first doctor in the phone book. For better […]

COACHELLA VALLEY ARTS CENTER: PROMOTING ALL ART FORMS, VALLEY-WIDE

COACHELLA VALLEY ARTS CENTER: PROMOTING ALL ART FORMS, VALLEY-WIDE

INDIO – Walk into the Coachella Valley Arts Center (CVAC) and you are immediately struck by the actual—and potential—for this 17,000 foot art space. Although located in downtown Indio CVAC, founded in 2011, is the focal point for creative efforts, valley-wide. Founder/Executive Director Bill Schinsky describes CVAC as a place where “people challenge their individual […]

Burning Man and the Meaning of Life

Burning Man and the Meaning of Life

Every year, tens of thousands of people converge in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to create a temporary city of epic proportions. The hundreds of lines of RVs wait under the desert sun as thousands of people pour into Black Rock City. It can take up to six hours to get through the entrance gate and […]

Little Black Dress & Pearls for a Cause

Little Black Dress & Pearls for a Cause

Special event—Saturday, July 27 at Azul in Palm Springs, Little Black Dress and Pearls For a Cause, benefitting American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Doors open 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m. with Carol Kamenis, Keisha D., Jersey Shore, Jerome Elliott, Charles Herrera, Sassy Ross, Eve Holmes, Roger Snofsky, Francesca Amari, Shann Carr and more. Bella […]

The Great Escape – Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show

The Great Escape – Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show

By Lizette Bond   They rode in, they drove in, were trailered in or towed in. They arrived by night or in the early morning fog. They came for the show. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 over 5,000 spectators and more than 350 display vehicles arrived on the campus of the Boys Republic in Chino […]

Let’s Make Our Own Marilyn

Let’s Make Our Own Marilyn

The “Forever Marilyn” statue is leaving Palm Springs Sept. 10. After that, her fate is up for grabs to the highest bidder. So far Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong are bidding for her. Palm Springs also is vying for her to come back in December 2015. Aftab Dada, chairman of P.S. Resorts raised $78,000 from […]

Beating the Heat at 3rd Corner

Beating the Heat at 3rd Corner

SAN DIEGO – If you’re looking for a cool place to beat the desert heat, then a visit to one of the 3rd Corner Wine Shops and Bistros should top your agenda. With last weekend’s temperatures hitting 118 degrees, we headed for San Diego’s beaches. As the temperature gauge dropped, it was comforting to find […]

Immortality Project Funding Increased To Include Study of Immortal Jellyfish

Immortality Project Funding Increased To Include Study of Immortal Jellyfish

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded University of California at Riverside philosophy professor John Martin Fischer an additional $100,000 to its original $5 million dollar grant of 2012 to support research on issues related to immortality. This latest grant will fund four graduate fellowships at UCR — two each for the next two academic years […]

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