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Happy Hour Goes to the Dogs at Riviera Palm Springs

It was Yappy Hour  at the fabulous Riviera Resort & Spa Palm Springs! The event for National Dog Day on August 26th brough pooches poolside at the pet friendly resort.  From 4 until 6:30 pets and their owners enjoyed many treats. For the humans there were drink specials and snacks. The dogs enjoyed fresh chilled water and and special dog treats. 

As the dogs lined up for our cameras, (photos below)  they told Coachella Valley News: "Arf arf, woof, grrr" and then they wagged their tails. we asked Ernie, the Coachella Valley News Wonder dog to translate and he told us they wanted to thank The Riviera for inviting them, and they praised the sponsor, Loving All Animals. One young pup was there waiting to find his new home. He said this organization works hard to rescue animals and find them proper homes. Another doggie told us he hopes everyone will help Loving All Animals.  And arf, arf from another guest who reminds us to tell everyone Banfield Pet Hospital was giving away doggie bags.


Local Circus Troupe Dazzles at Family Fun Night In Indio

Families were mesmerized by the dazzling Flowbox Family Fun Night that took place at the Indio Performing Arts Center in Indio, CA on August 1, 2015.
The event kicked off with play time where children and parents smiled and laughed as they colored in coloring books at an arts and craft station. Children and adults also hula hooped with hoops of all colors and sizes as well as snapped photos in a photo booth where they were excited to see the photo printed immediately.
An announcer soon encouraged attendees to take their seats as the amazing Flowbox performers were about to take the stage.
The performance began with two performers dressed in stunning circus ring leader costumes who danced around the audience waving colorful fabric in the air like wings. They boasted stunning smiles as they spun

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Get Tickets now for Modernism Week Preview

Modernism Week will host its Fall Preview over the Columbus Day holiday weekend (October 9-12, 2015) in the greater Palm Springs area. Highlights during the four-day schedule include a festive opening night Preview Reception at the Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition, in its new location at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Modernism Week and its community partners will also host tours of Sunnylands; exclusive tours of the Frank Sinatra house; a Palm Springs neighborhood home tour; The Rat Pack Experience" party; architectural walking tours; Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, including a special edition hosted by Charles Phoenix; a cocktail reception in support of Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House, as well as tours of Frey House II; the popular “Lost, Saved and Endangered” lecture and tour; and much more.
 “We’re excited to hold the Fall Preview opening night party at the Modernism Show & Sale’s new location at the Palm Springs Air Museum,” said Lisa Vossler Smith, Executive Director of Modernism Week. “Thanks to their participation, the generosity of our sponsors, and the efforts of local partner organizations, this October weekend event has been designed to provide a preview of our 11-day festival in February. We hope it will be enjoyed by visitors and desert residents alike.” 
The Modernism Show & Sale at the Palm Springs Air Museum will feature 40 premier national and international dealers offering furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century, and introducing 21st century items. 
The show will open with an Early Buying Preview Reception to benefit Modernism Week on Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m. Weekend show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Participation in events and tours helps support the mission of Modernism Week, a 501 (c)(3) organization. Local participating organizations include Palm Springs Preservation Foundation; Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Council and the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion; Palm Springs Historical Society; Palm Springs Modern Committee; PS One; Sunnylands; and others. The City of Palm Springs is the Presenting Sponsor of Modernism Week. Modernism Week Fall Preview Dates - continued Modernism Week • Tickets for the Modernism Week Fall Preview go on sale at 12 p.m. PDT, on Saturday August 1, 2015. All events are open to the public
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Summer Shout Outs

Hi Gang...

Our view during our recent trip to Santa BarbaraI told you we were forgoing our every Monday missive, so I can travel for my new radio show "CruisingCA: The Golden State Travel Show"  I also promised updates, so here a few items of note:

I saw  and loved the new musical revue VITAMIN Q by Eric Lane Barnes. It is on stage through July 26 at Deser Rose Playhouse.  Have a fun evening of light summer entertainment with a great cast of zanies who will thoroughly entertain you from start to finish. Don't miss this one! Get your tickets here:

Now playing at Palm Canyon Theatre is "The Hot Mikado."  Our Charlen Faris has a review, which you will find on  

And while you are there, we have a previiew of the fall edition of Moderism Week and previews of shows coming your way from out local theatres for the 2015-2016 season.

Talk to you soon;



Dates Announced for Fall Modernism Show & Sale

CVNews File PhotoThe Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition will take place in conjunction with Modernism Week’s Fall Preview over the Columbus Day holiday weekend (October 9-11, 2015), in its new location at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Featuring 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers with items representing all design movements of the 20th Century, and introducing 21st century items, the Fall Edition is a more intimate version of the annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale held in February, which celebrated 15 years in 2015.

Produced by Dolphin Promotions, whose shows are among theth century decorative and fine arts in North America, highlights during the three-day Modernism

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"HOT MIKADO" sizzles at Palm Canyon Theatre

Matthew Ryan ("Nanki Poo"), Ben Reece ("Pooh Bah", and Enrique Barajas ("Pish Tush") (Photo by Charlene Faris)"HOT MIKADO" simply sizzled the Palm Canyon Theatre stage during Friday evening's (07-10-2015) opening night performance that runs through July 19th!  In front of a minimalist backdrop (elegant red, black and white), the dancers/singers (led by Dance Captain Allegro Angelo) belted out "We Are Gentlemen of Japan" to get the show underway and to introduce their ranking as the nobility of Japan. Thus, the hilarity began and was nonstop at such a fast moving pace that the show ended before we realized it. (My friend, Cathy Lake, was my guest, and she just loved her first show to see at PCT.)
This popular satirical musical (currently playing coast to coast and in between) was written by David H. Bell and debuted in 1986 as a spin off from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," an operetta set in the 1940s. The music is adapted by Rob Bowman. PCT's fun-filled presentation is directed by Tee Quillin, an

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Dezart Performs Brings New Plays to Life in 2015 2016

The 2015/2016 Season from Dezart Performs begins with the Off-Broadway comedy THE RECEPTIONIST by Adam Bock. This 2008 Outer Critic nominated play takes a hilarious and provocative look at the business world through the eyes of a gossipy, matronly receptionist named Beverly. THE RECEPTIONIST runs November 13 thru November 22.

The World Premiere of SUICIDE DOGS, will be the group's second show of the season, was the winner of this spring's Annual Play Reading Festival. The drama-

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Musical Fun coming to PCT in 2015 2016

From “The Addams Family” to “A Streetcar Named Desire”, there is truly something for everyone.  In it’s 19th Season, Palm Canyon Theatre is the valley’s oldest source of live theatrical entertainment. Located in the beautiful Uptown Design District and centrally located to everything Palm Springs has to offer. Located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs at the corner of Alejo and Palm Canyon Drive,  you can now drop by and get your season subscriptions. You can also call the box office at 760-323-5123.
Individual ticket sales begin August 1st.

 Here is the entire list of shows:

Broadway Series: 8 Shows $210, 4 Shows $120

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