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Set Your Week To Defrost

Set Your Week To Defrost

By | March 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm | No comments

By DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Recently, I heard from friends in the Midwest, y’know that hearty land of mashed spuds, basement tornado hideouts and winter temperatures that try one’s soul. It reached 40 degrees last weekend after a season that made a few daft denizens want to go...

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Feeling Regal in March

Feeling Regal in March

By | March 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm | No comments

By Diane Marlin-Dirx “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings,” wrote English poet Robert Louis Stevenson in a “Child’s Garden of Verses.” Well we’re not kings, nor queens (perhaps we’ll cop to Divas), emperors,...

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Oh, Before You Go…

Oh, Before You Go…

By | February 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm | No comments

By Diane Marlin-Dirkx There are enough down-time recreational activities hereabouts to keep you spinning through the week and weekends at warp speed, or at least enough to make you dizzy. That’s why you live, or visit, our fair desert paradise. To wit: Golf, tennis,...

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Dress To Impress

Dress To Impress

By | February 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm | No comments

By Diane Marlin-Dirkx Oh, what to wear. What to Wear. So many events. So many venues. So little time. Is a luncheon? A dinner? An evening at the theatre? An occasion with pals? Acquaintances? His? Or yours? (It makes a difference.) Some people you want to impress? Or some you...

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Love & Fun Are In The Air

Love & Fun Are In The Air

By | February 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

By  Diane Marlin-Dirkx Hello! Do you know what day it is tomorrow? (if read on 02/13/14) Here’s a double yodel, just in case: HEL-LO! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Now, don’t knock yourself out with that slap to the forehead, but open the storage compartment up there,...

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February in the CV

February in the CV

By | February 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm | No comments

By Diane Marlin-Dirkx Fashionista Alert! Recently, we noted the most encouraging, albeit brief, item in another weekly, namely Time magazine. In a bold humongous font, the headline unequivalently screamed— the clarion call even heard by those in the back of the plane, “In...

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February is Full of Stars!

February is Full of Stars!

By | January 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm | No comments

Bruce Vilanch To Star in Musical Theatre University's Production of Hairspray (January 31-February 2) Emmy winning actor/comedian Bruce Vilanch joins several Broadway Veterans and the students of Musical Theatre University in their very first fully-staged musical production,...

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I Know What You’re Doing These Next Few Weeks…

I Know What You’re Doing These Next Few Weeks…

By | January 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm | No comments

HAVE FUN & HELP ANIMALS! DESERT HORIZONS COUNTRY CLUB PRESENTS THE LETTERMEN IN CONCERT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NON PROFIT ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP Grab your guy or gal, polish your dancing shoes, and get ready for a memorable night with Reunion, formerly known as The Lettermen, for...

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Mark Your Calendars!

Mark Your Calendars!

By | January 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm | No comments

IT’S BACK! FANTASY SPRINGS’ IMPROV COMEDY SERIES MAKES A COMICAL RETURN FOR THE 7th SEASON You’ll be laughing all the way to the slots in the coming months. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Improv Comedy series opened for a 7th season on January 10th with some of the...

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January 2014 Is Full Of Entertainment!

January 2014 Is Full Of Entertainment!

By | January 9, 2014 at 3:11 am | No comments

THE DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE TO PRESENT “NITE CLUB CONFIDENTIAL” The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present Miss Joey English in Dennis Deal’s “mid-century modern” jazz musical Nite Club Confidential. The...

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New Year Starts With Exciting Events

New Year Starts With Exciting Events

By | January 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm | No comments

THE DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE TO PRESENT “NITE CLUB CONFIDENTIAL” The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present Miss Joey English in Dennis Deal’s “mid-century modern” jazz musical Nite Club Confidential. The...

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Polo, Stage Plays, Comedy, Spa Tour & Golf Expo

Polo, Stage Plays, Comedy, Spa Tour & Golf Expo

By | December 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm | No comments

OPENING DAY AT ELDORADO POLO CLUB Sun. January 5. Matches at 12pm & 2pm Public Welcome/Free Tailgating Eldorado Polo Club is pleased to announce the launch of yet another exciting season of world class polo right here in the Coachella Valley. For over 50 years players...

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Santa Run, Polo, Comedy, Spas, Golf Expo, and Wellness Festival

Santa Run, Polo, Comedy, Spas, Golf Expo, and Wellness Festival

By | December 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm | No comments

2ND ANNUAL SANTA PAWS 5K RUN/WALK TO BENEFIT GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT Spread the cheer-Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us for the 2nd Annual SANTA PAWS 5K, Saturday, December 21st in Palm Springs-BENEFITTING GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT. Awesome fun event -Santa suit, event...

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Comedy, Writers, Models, and Pets

Comedy, Writers, Models, and Pets

By | December 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm | No comments

COMEDY NIGHT AT AZUL STARRING LA’S HOTTEST COMICS DECEMBER 14, 2013 Comedy Night at Azul Starring LA's Hottest Comics announces its Saturday, December 14, show featuring comic stars CARLEASE BURKE of Showtime’s Shameless, ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and Fox’s The...

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Pow Wow, Car Show, Art, Comedy, Models, and Santa Paws

Pow Wow, Car Show, Art, Comedy, Models, and Santa Paws

By | December 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm | No comments

SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO HOSTS A WEEKEND OF TRADITIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE AT THE WINTER GATHERING POW WOW Winter Gathering POW WOW Set For December 6-8, 2013 Native American culture will come alive with Native American song and dance at the festive Winter Gathering...

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WildLights, Benefits, Bioterrorism, Classic Cars & More

WildLights, Benefits, Bioterrorism, Classic Cars & More

By | November 27, 2013 at 2:33 am | No comments

WILDLIGHTS CELEBRATES 21st SEASON AT THE LIVING DESERT Almost a Million Twinkling Lights Illuminate the Park with Holiday Joy WildLights Kicks-Off Friday, November 29th at 5:30 p.m. WildLights at The Living Desert, one of the Coachella Valley’s most adored and sparkling...

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Hydroponics, Bingo, Camels, Jazz, & More!

Hydroponics, Bingo, Camels, Jazz, & More!

By | November 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm | No comments

GRAND OPENING DISCOUNT HYDROPONICS Saturday, November 16 from 10am-6pm This Saturday, Discount Hydroponics will be having their Grand Opening Event from 10-6 with FREE tacos and drinks from Noon-3pm courtesy of tacomen.com They will also be raffling off over $10,000 in...

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Benefits, Discovery, Camel Rides, Funk and More!

Benefits, Discovery, Camel Rides, Funk and More!

By | November 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm | No comments

CHARITY WINE TASTING EVENT HELPS FAMILIES AFFORD EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR THEIR CHILDREN 3rd Annual Wine Tasting to Benefit Rosie’s Kids Friday, November 8th 2013 * 7pm – 10pm at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Cost: $50 Individual ~ $90 Couple Rosie’s Kids is...

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Pride, Photography, Wine Tasting, Cupcakes, And More!

Pride, Photography, Wine Tasting, Cupcakes, And More!

By | October 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm | No comments

ASI CELEBRATES 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND HOSTS PRIDE WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY AT RAYMOND | LAWRENCE Four years ago this Pride Weekend, Raymond Mc Callister and Larry Abel launched their Art • Style • Innovation boutique in what soon became known as the Uptown Design District. In...

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PARADES, ANNIVERSARIES, BOOK SIGNINGS AND MORE!

PARADES, ANNIVERSARIES, BOOK SIGNINGS AND MORE!

By | October 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm | No comments

GOLF CART PARADE KICKS-OFF EL PASEO SEASON OF EVENTS First Weekend Art Walk, New Shops and Extended Hours The El Paseo Shopping District is heating up while the Coachella Valley cools down for the 2013-2014 season. With the change in seasons comes much anticipated signature...

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DON’T BE CLUELESS in the Coachella Valley

By | November 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm | No comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Thursday, November 22, 11am-2pm. Today’s a delicious day, perhaps not for the turkey, but for the lovers of the beautiful, tasty bird, we say, “gobble-on!” The free Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings is being served by...

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DON’T BE CLUELESS in the Coachella Valley

By | November 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm | No comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX What a week ahead. Every pleasure gratified! Every one of the five senses satisfied, perhaps even the sixth---that’s the hairy one about intuitive power. On that score for most of us, the wheel is constantly turning but the hamster is probably...

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DON’T BE CLUELESS in the Coachella Valley

By | November 8, 2012 at 12:59 am | 3 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Speaking of—and for Veterans Day November 11, we want to salute the heroes---and “she-roes,” as poet Maya Angelou calls our other gender in the military---who know that in the words of an anonymous, unrealized poet, “Freedom is never...

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DON’T BE CLUELESS in the Coachella Valley

By | October 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm | One comment

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX We’re already deep into the season of fundraising luncheons that send the bathroom scale into overdrive, the glamour glut of benefit galas with its best-dressed group hugs, the happy meets-and-greets at openings and anniversaries of new ventures,...

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DON’T BE CLUELESS in the Coachella Valley

By | October 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm | One comment

BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Happy Halloween!  Every kid we’ve ever known, including yours truly, has always been afraid of the dark, of things that go bump in the night and sounds too eerie to describe, too horrible to hear through human ears, such as “cackling” which...

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DON’T BE CLUELESS in the Coachella Valley

By | October 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm | 171 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Busy month. Getting into our California dreamin’ mood, we’d like to know why the most important election in our lifetime (presidential, the 6th, for those really comatose) is held in early November? Why not in July when we’re rootin’ around...

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DON’T BE CLUELESS in the Coachella Valley

By | October 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 67 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX There’s nothing like gung ho Team Spirit, or for the more sophisticated desert dweller, Esprit de corps. Call the whole seasonal kumbaya get-together---partying or passing on the bucks for a good cause---an extreme sport because in this community...

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | October 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm | 121 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Like a disaster flick, Carmageddon II was all the rage, as in road-, last weekend when transportation head-honchos shut down a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway for the second time in 14 months! We can’t help but feel sorry for LaLa Land’s...

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | September 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm | 89 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX With every dizzying spin of the planet Earth, where happily it has been decreed that happy is not limited to an hour, where a day without sunshine is ridiculous, where whatever your pleasure, we have it all from sun-up to sun-dip behind the Santa...

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | September 20, 2012 at 7:24 am | No comments

BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX September! Fall!  Autumn! Actually defined as the period between September 22 to December 21 in the northern hemisphere, the big “leaf-fall” and “temp-dip” will be here in just two days. Time moving fast enough for you?  I’ll bet it...

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | September 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm | No comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Is it safe? The kids have shuffled off to school in new shoes (scuff-alert ahead), facing up to new horizons (scowl-alert ahead), looking for all the alien-world like robotic stiffs with hunched, bent backs supporting books, tablets, pens and...

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | September 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm | 168 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted as a result of Monday’s “day off” from our labors, i.e., our national holiday of Labor Day. This work-free day (Yeah, right.) marks the end of summer. It marks the end of watching the butter slip...

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | August 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 860 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Labor Day, by law a national holiday, is celebrated on the first Monday of September. Hallelujah! Get ready for a day off on Monday, September 3rd, as this is the day we celebrate the American worker. And if you’re lucky enough to have a job,...

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | August 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm | One comment

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Every now and again we have to tell you a True Story. Cross our hearts…etc. There was a young couple walking along a river late afternoon of a lovely day (few mosquitoes) in the Midwest countryside, nuzzling and noodling, as young couples do....

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CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P.

By | August 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm | 1,353 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Game On! Well, not quite. However, soon the fashion dress-code climate will evolve from Desert Casual (crop-pants and a food-fight-bright print top for her, khaki shorts and polo shirt for him), to Desert Evening Casual (same as above, but with more...

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