Modernism Week 2017 – A Force to Be Reckoned With

For more than 15 years, what has become known as Modernism Week has grown annually by leaps and bounds, now bringing more than 75,000 people to our beautiful desert to revel in all things “modern.” Begun as a call to arms to preserve midcentury modern architecture—loosely defined as structures designed and built from the forties…

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Save the Date For Rancho Mirage’s ANA Inspiration

Not only is the ANA Inspiration the first LPGA major championship of the year, it’s been played at Rancho Mirage’s Mission Hills Country Club since its 1972 inception. You may know it best by one of its previous monikers. Until 1980, it was the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle, shortened to the Colgate-Dinah Shore in 1981,…

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The 2017 Rammys

The annual Hollywood awards season kicks off in high style right here in the Palm Springs Valley with early January’s Palm Springs Film Awards, part of the yearly Palm Springs International Film Festival. The Golden Globes follow before giving way to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Grammys, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and, of…

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The Writers are Coming, the Writers are Coming!

On January 28th and 29th, some 70 best-selling authors, moderators, and special guests—not to mention approximately 1,200 readers!—will converge at the Rancho Mirage Public Library to take part in 76 events at the Fourth Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival. I realize that—since passes to this incredibly popular event sold out within hours in March of…

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Stars, Stagecoach, and Sophia

First, the Palm Springs International Film Festival announced that Casey Affleck (“Manchester By the Sea”), Ruth Negga (“Loving”), and Tom Hanks (“Scully”) are the first three of a dozen or more movie stars to be fêted at its annual Awards Gala on January 2, 2017. www.psfilmfest.org Then event promoter Goldenvoice declared that the headliners for…

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