Tag: palm springs events

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Performer David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Storyteller, musician, poet, actor, writer and music therapist David Gonzalez is a one-of-a-kind artist. He has created numerous productions that combine compelling drama, music, and multimedia; all of which enchant audiences nationwide with stories of love, hope, courage, and wisdom. His awards are too numerous to mention, his projects prodigious, but it …

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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, …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Angelina Coe, Executive Director of Shelter From The Storm

Angelina Coe

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, I am honored to feature Angelina Coe, Executive Director of Shelter From The Storm, the Coachella Valley’s only victim assistance organization. Their mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Shelter From …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: Kim Laidlaw of Animal Samaritans

Kim Laidlaw

For this week’s PalmSprings.com Spotlight, Kate Buckley invited Kim Laidlaw, the newly appointed Director of Development of Animal Samaritans, to share more about her journey and the very important work she does for this Coachella Valley nonprofit, as well as upcoming events—have a blast while supporting Animal Samaritans—and other ways to …

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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 …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Lisa Vossler Smith of Modernism Week

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 …

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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, …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Mariah Hanson

Mariah Hanson

Mariah Hanson is the founder and CEO of the world-famous “Club Skirts Presents The Dinah,” the largest lesbian event in the world and the original version of the modern Dinah Shore Weekend of festivities in Palm Springs. More than an event promoter, Mariah is an avant-garde business entrepreneur, who in …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Artist Lon Michels

Lon Michels

The son of a fifth-generation stone mason, Lon Michels learned perspective from his father’s work. Michels grew up in the small Midwestern town of Marquette, Wisconsin and followed his mother’s artistic lead early on. “I remember that she would throw flowers in a pattern across the floor and then make paintings …

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