Pre-Stagecoach Party at Jackalope Ranch + the Stagecoach Lineup for this Weekend!

Photo: StagecoachFestival.com

Now that Coachella 2017 is in the rearview mirror, gear up for Stagecoach this weekend (April 28 – 30), also at the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, CA. If you’re not familiar with Stagecoach festival, it’s a power-charged blend of country, alt-country, classic rock, and more. The lineup this year includes headliners Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney, as well as Jerry Lee Lewis, .38 Special, The Zombies, Son Volt, Justin Townes Earle, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Tommy James and the Shondells, Cyndi Lauper, Los Lobos, Cowboy Junkies, The Long Ryders, The Blasters, The Sadies, John Moreland and more.

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with JD Samson of EVERYONE, an International Pride Party

JD Samson is best known for her time as one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project Le Tigre, as well as with her band MEN. For more than a decade JD’s career as a singer, producer and DJ has landed her at the intersection of the music, art, activism, and fashion. During that time she has toured the world, produced songs for Grammy Award-winning artists, released multiple albums to critical acclaim, and engaged in direct support with a wide-range of progressive social and political causes. JD’s New York parties have become legendary worldwide and she’s thrilled to be teaming […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with James “Gypsy” Haake

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with James “Gypsy” Haake

James Haake never imagined he’d find fame and success dressed in outlandish women’s clothes. After dancing on Broadway, he opened a club in New York called “Gypsy’s” and his wicked sense of humor and A-list crowd made the club a hit. Gypsy then moved to Los Angeles and starred in the cabaret version of “La Cage aux Folles” in Beverly Hills for 11 years. Celebrities were a constant fixture at “La Cage” and Gypsy got to know them all, and soon Gypsy was cast in movies, including “To Be or Not To Be,” “The Morning […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Trini Garza of Live It Up Productions and Top Rock

Trini Garza began his musical career as a teenager, singing and dancing in theme parks, cruise ships and corporate shows. He has directed shows for various theme parks in the US and Japan. Shortly after he was hired as the Production Associate Director for a large Corporate Production Company. He musically directed and choreographed large corporate events and tours for most of the top companies in the world. He was then hired on to co-direct and co-choreograph the New Year’s Eve Gala Event for the MGM Grand, and continued on to musically direct and choreograph a variety of shows and […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Comedian Shann Carr

Shann Carr

With 30 years of exclusively gay standup experience, comedian Shann Carr’s storytelling style makes you feel like you’re sitting in your living room with an eccentric friend who has your entire dinner party in stitches. She just took her first break from touring with the last 10 years being at sea with the worlds largest gay travel company, Atlantis Events. 

Shann is also the Executive Producer of The Moxie Studios, a company working to build a home for the burgeoning industry of gay*ish entertainment production in Palm Springs, CA. In the last few years, The Moxie Studios has produced several media-based events […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with the “Voice of the Desert,” Joey English

An internationally known singer, musical comedy actress, and the emcee or V.O.G. of most of the premier events in the Coachella Valley, the “Voice of the Desert” is in her 18th year of producing her own radio and television programs, airing four different radio shows every Saturday  from 2 to 6pm on KNEWS 970/1140/1250 AM and 94.3 FM Radio, and archived at www.joeyenglish.com.

Most of the leaders of the Valley’s hundreds of charitable organizations have graced her microphones as well as the A-list of entrepreneurs behind them, and the stars who headline their events. Devoted to her family and friends, Joey continues to perform, produce and […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Springs!

A beautiful afternoon by the pool in sunny Palm Springs.(Photo Credit: Kate Buckley)

For this PalmSprings.com Spotlight, Kate Buckley has invited Lizz Riggs, fellow Palm Springs travel writer, editor and blogger, to share her thoughts on how to best create a memorable Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Springs!

Many think of Memorial Day as the beginning of summer, and celebrate this three day weekend in a warm destination where there’s always fun to be had! Everyone loves vacationing during this three day weekend, and Palm Springs is a great choice because the weather is perfect, but there are also tons of […]

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Rock and Roll Legend Lou Christie Makes Palm Springs Follies Debut!

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies!

Lightnin’ Strikes Plaza Theatre Stage Starting January 8th, 2013!

Lou Christie’s chart topping, multi-million selling career as a songwriter, recording artist, and performer started in a two-track studio in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, his rural hometown near Pittsburgh. His first million-selling song, “The Gypsy Cried,” transformed a local choirboy, Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, into Lou Christie—national teen idol, while still a teenager himself! No longer a teenager, but still a three-octave musical phenomena, he makes his Follies’ debut January 8 through March 9, 2013.

“Two Faces Have I” was Christie’s next big hit featuring his stratospheric falsetto. Then, his […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Annette Bloch

Annette Bloch

Philanthropist and civic leader Annette Modell Bloch was born in Philadelphia where she lived until her marriage to Richard Bloch, founder of H&R Block. She and her late husband have three daughters, seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. A breast cancer survivor and philanthropist, Annette is president of the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation and oversees the Bloch Cancer Hotline. She is a trustee of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Also in Palm Springs, she has received a Meritorious Gold Palm Star for her enduring and selfless contributions to charitable causes. Annette’s has worked tirelessly on behalf of heart […]

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