Spotlight: An Interview with Lisa Vossler Smith of Modernism Week

Lisa Vossler Smith and her husband Phillip K. Smith III

Lisa Vossler Smith is the Executive Director of Modernism Week and is passionate about promoting cultural tourism and the rich heritage of the Palm Springs desert region.  Lisa attended Indio High School and grew up in La Quinta where she began her early career training at La Quinta Hotel under the leadership of her mother, Judy Vossler. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, Lisa pursued a career path in special event management, which eventually led to her employment at the Palm Springs Art Museum where she was most […]

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Make This Season Merry: A Guide to Sparkle & Shine Palm Springs-style!

Spending the holidays in Palm Springs? Lucky you! There’s nothing like the clear starry skies of a Palm Springs December night, and the days are picture perfect: sunny and bright with the bluebird skies cradling the mountains—and the perfect temperature to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities: golf, tennis, hiking, cycling, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, tours, and so much more…

Want more? You got it! Greater Palm Springs offers a wealth of activities and events to entertain you day and night during this holiday season…from farmer’s markets to Handel’s chorus, make this season sparkle and shine Palm Springs-style! Here are some of […]

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Scott White, President and CEO at the Greater Palm Springs CVB

Since December 2010, Scott White has served as President and CEO at the Greater Palm Springs CVB. Scott previously served as the Executive Director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau where he oversaw the promotion of San Antonio’s $11 billion visitor industry.  Scott also served as the Executive Vice President of the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he made a successful bid for Super Bowl XLII in 2008. Having hosted the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Phoenix, Scott was instrumental in bringing the series to San Antonio in 2008 with the […]

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Mark Jones (Photo: Hank Godlewski)

Mark Jones is Chief Creative Officer of Palm Springs-based Brighthaus Marketing. Mark and his business partner, Brian Vatcher, specialize in helping businesses both large and small with critical assessment, strategy development and execution. They specialize in Integrated Community Marketing—a practice of helping the right customers find and fall in love with businesses both online and offline through a mixture of online marketing, social media, public relations, outreach, and strategic partnerships.

Mark lives in Palm Springs where he serves as co-producer of Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert, and as host and co-manager of the Tuesday Nite Social […]

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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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Come Celebrate the Holidays in Palm Springs!

Amy Blaisdell

A special Spotlight guest post by Amy Blaisdell, Communications Director, City of Palm Springs.

Palm Springs, with our year-round sunshine and relaxed desert lifestyle, is truly like no place else when it comes to celebrating the holidays in high style! The City is currently the hippest and most happening resort destination in Southern California and beyond–and there’s so much to see and do, you can’t possibly get bored, especially in December!

Here are a few fun and festive recommendations on special holiday events you simply won’t want to miss in the City of Palm Springs!

Thursday, Nov. 29, 5 p,m, […]

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