David J Castello

David J Castello is the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operating Officer for the Castello Cities Internet Network (PalmSprings.com, Nashville.com, WestPalmBeach.com, etc). His debut novel, The Diary of an Immortal (1945-1959) was published in 2016.

The Music of Elton John to Highlight Food Samaritans’ “Evening Under the Stars” Gala

Got your tickets yet? The Food Samaritans (AAP) legendary annual gala is just around the corner! The 27th annual “Evening Under the Stars” gala will feature the music of Elton John in a show titled “Almost Elton John,” starring Craig A. Meyer and featuring the Rocket Band. The performance, along …

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Nancy Sinatra Makes Rare Public Appearance at Palm Springs’ Plaza Theatre

Have you been following what’s been going on with the historic Plaza Theatre in the heart of Palm Springs? The city of Palm Springs, led by former council member J.R. Roberts, has launched a campaign to restore the grand dame Plaza Theatre to its former glory. It’s a sizable undertaking …

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Malibu-based Artist Claudia Taylor to Ace Palm Springs!

So much going on this month in Palm Springs—the season is in full swing! If you’re looking for something interesting to do as Palm Springs Modernism Week (February 13 – 23, 2020) is wrapping up, I’ve got a tip for you: check out Malibu-based artist Claudia Taylor’s show at Ace Hotel …

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Modernism Week 2020 Highlights Landscape Design and Outdoor Living

Modernism Week, the February festival that highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California, will offer a series of presentations, book signings and its always-popular Modern Garden Tour, focused on midcentury and contemporary landscape architecture and design. All …

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Catch “The Fantasticks” starring Broadway’s Sal Mistretta!

Acqua California Bistro and David Green’s Musical Theatre University continue their outstanding and very entertaining series of dinner theatre with a performance of The Fantasticks. The production is presented by the City of Rancho Mirage and starring Broadway’s Sal Mistretta, Ben Reece, and a talented cast of alumni from MTU …

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Mark Your Calendar’s for Mizell’s Annual “Stars Among Us” Gala

It’s December 31st as I write this and, after a frantic round of holiday travel back east, I’m heading back to Palm Springs to enjoy a relaxing New Year’s Eve under the bright desert stars, followed by an invigoration January 1st hike up Lykkin trail—one of my absolute favorite ways …

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Modernism Week Announces Schedule for its 15th Annual Festival in February 2020

Happy Holidays, friends! I know it seems like we’re barely done with 2019…where does the time go? But the New Year will soon be upon us, and our calendars will be completely consumed before we know it. Before your days are all committed, please do mark this very special event …

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Braille Institute of America to Open Its 3rd Coachella Valley Center

Braille Institute of America (BIA) is pleased to announce the opening of its third neighborhood center located in Palm Desert at the El Paseo Plaza. The new Coachella Valley center, scheduled to open on Tuesday, January 21, will be located at 74-245 Highway 111 Suite E101, Palm Desert, at the …

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A Lot of Buzz about The Hive: New Coworking Space Coming to Palm Springs!

Local business owners Melissa Cronin and Mark Anderson have announced the arrival of The Hive Coworking, coming in January of 2020 to central Palm Springs. The 5,000 sq. ft. workspace will be located in the iconic Anderson Travel building—the most recently constructed office building on the Tahquitz corridor in Palm …

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