Stagecoach – California’s Country Music Festival

2014 stagecoach California's country music festivalThe 2014 Stagecoach Music Festival takes place on April 25-27, 2014 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. What could be better than sun, palm trees and the opportunity to see all these talented artists singing your favorite songs?

This is one of country music’s most anticipated events of the year with a lineup full of top-of-the-line country acts, with Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan headlining the multi-day performances. Continue reading

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Marilyn says good-bye

Forever Marilyn Palm Springs DowntownThe Forever Marilyn Statue by artist Seward Johnson, will leave Palm Springs at the end of March, 2014 after 22 months.

A community farewell event to say goodbye is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, at 6pm, during Palm Springs Village Fest in downtown.

The Forever Marilyn statue was first scheduled to stay in Palm Springs for one year, until June 2013, but two extensions made by the sculpture’s owner allowed it to stay here until next month. From Palm Springs, the sculpture will travel to Hamilton, New Jersey for a life-time retrospective exhibition and gala honoring its creator, 84-year old artist Seward Johnson, at the 42-acre sculpture park Grounds For Sculpture.

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BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells Tennis Garden

March 3-16, 2014 at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.2014 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells Tennis GardenThe BNP Paribas Open is the largest two-week combined ATP & WTA professional tennis tournament next to the four majors including the US Open, Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Located in the beautiful destination resort of Palm Springs, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the second largest tennis stadium in the world with 16,100 seats. Continue reading

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Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2014

Coachella Music Festival 2014This year’s edition will be held over two weekends April 11-13 and April 18-20  Indio, California (Empire Polo Grounds) and the official 2014 lineup includes headlining musical acts from OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire. Continue reading

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2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will take place January 3 -13, 2014. The prestigious Awards Gala will be honoring the best achievements of the filmic year including Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughet, Steve McQueen, Bruce Dern , Tom Hanks and many more. Hosted by Mary Hart, the Gala will be held Saturday, January 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.photoB

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees annually for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.

The festival  honorees in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Danny Boyle, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet.

For more information, call 760-322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or visit www.psfilmfest.org.

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Free Holiday Concerts at Forever Marilyn

marilyn2Two free holiday concerts will be held December 21 and 22, 2013 in Downtown Palm Springs, at the Forever Marilyn sculpture by artist Seward Johnson at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.

Holiday music will fill the park with performances by “Celine Dion” tribute performer Brigitte Valdez, local band, “New Sensations”, and the group, “Just Like THAT!”. Special guest performances by the PS High School Madrigal Singers will be on Saturday and by the Xavier High School Choir on Sunday. The show on December 21st will begin at 7:30 pm.  The show on December 22 will begin at 6:30 pm.

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WildLights Festival at The Living Desert

The Living Desert’s annual Christmas WildLights festival is one of the Coachella Valley’s most adored and sparkling holiday traditions.

WildLights at The Living Desert will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 29 – 30
  • December 6, 7, 13, 14, 19-23, 26-31

Featuring about one million lights, along with Santa Claus, wildlife shows, camel and carousel rides, and food and drinks, according to the zoo.

Tickets for adults are $10, $8 for individuals 62 and older, children ages 3 to 12, zoo members and military with identification. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.

The Living Desert is located at: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260.               For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit http://www.LivingDesert.org.Wildlights_950x469

The Living Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated to conservation and education. It is a family friendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for visitors that are remembered for a lifetime.

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