Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Executive Director of Tribal Administration, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and Athena Award Winner, Betty Callies

Betty Callies

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Betty Callies moved to Northern California in the early 1980s. She worked in the Bankcard Industry then became a Certified Court Reporter in San Francisco specializing in pre-trial litigation. In 2007, Betty was hired as the in-house court reporter for the Agua Caliente Band of …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Athena Award Winner Shari Kelley of Shari Kelley Events

Shari Kelley

Shari Kelley, CEO of Shari Kelley Events, has been creating parties in the desert since 1978 and lists among her clients, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Palm Springs Air Museum, Eisenhower Hospital and Jim Houston, Stacey and Greg Renker, Donna MacMillan, Annette Bloch, Arlene …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Dave McAdam, Founder of Homestead Modern

Dave McAdam

Dave McAdam earned a degree in journalism from San Diego State University and then began his professional life in community newspapers in Orange County, California.  He eventually was named Executive Editor overseeing 15 newspapers published in south Orange County by a subsidiary of Media General, Inc. After 10 years in …

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Greater Palm Springs Pride Announces Grand Marshals in Concert with Landmark SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Greater Palm Springs Pride (pspride.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community enhancement organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Established in 1986, the organization continues to serve as a catalyst for celebrating the strength, equality, …

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Palm Springs: A Music Mecca and All That Jazz

    Greater Palm Springs is known for many things, among them a world-class resort lifestyle, celebrities, art, and architecture. With the widespread popularity of music festivals such as The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival, Stagecoach Festival, and Palm Springs’ own Splash House, music joins that illustrious list as well. Bruce Fessier, …

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Greater Palm Springs Pride Unveils 2015 Marketing Campaign

Greater Palm Springs Pride recently unveiled artwork [pictured at right] created by renowned, mid-century modern artist, Nat Reed as the cornerstone of the 2015 marketing campaign for Palm Spring Pride Festival and Parade scheduled to take place November 6-8, 2015 in downtown Palm Springs. “We wanted to take our marketing …

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