Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza

Vocalist Darcia Millar sings in Our Savior’s Worship Choir, this Sunday, April 7 in Our Savior’s Community Church located at 1020 East Ramon Road in Palm Springs. (760) 327-5611. Services are at 8:45 a.m and 10:30 a.m.

Born in Canada, Darcia Millar came to the States when she was three years old with her sister soon on the way. They settled in the San Fernando Valley. Her father was a sheet metal air-conditioning man and her mother was a career woman, as a manager in the high end dress shop, Dexter’s. “I remember Natalie Wood and her family came there to shop,“ said Millar. “The Gabor Sisters and their Mother as well as many other celebrities also shopped there. I was around nine years old at the time.”

She attended Mayall Elementary School followed by Monroe High School in Northridge. Swimming was part of her daily routine from five until fifteen, competing in many swim meets, held at the Santa Monica College. “Kids came from all over California came to compete there.” She always loved singing as a child and would listen to the Beatles, Petula Clark and Barbra Streisand, to name a few.

Her life has taken many twists and turns, like most of us, however, when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior nine years ago, her life was changed forever. She is a very meticulous hard worker running her own business. She says, “If you need loving care, I’ll be there.”  This applies to people, places, plants and pets. For information call (760) 548-0679.

Millar is always there to help people in our community. She has been there many times to help the Well in the Desert, the Christmas Store at Our Savior’s and for many years at the Mizell Senior Center, where I met her during open mic.


Saxophonist and vocalist Pat Rizzo along with pianist and vocalist Patrick Tuzzolino will perform every Sunday from 7 until 11 p.m. in the Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 327-1161 ext. 230. Rizzo will be telling funny stories, never heard before, of his experiences with Mr. Sinatra, the entire Rat Pack; Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, and what was going on in Palm Springs at that time. It will once again be “Celebrity Night” in Palm Springs.