Recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist John Legend has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. He will once again bring his talents to the stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, April 6th.

Legend launched his career as a session player and vocalist, contributing to best-selling recordings by Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West before recording his own unbroken chain of Top 10 albums — Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), and Evolver (2008) –each of them reaching #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts.

His debut album, Get Lifted, earned eight Grammy nominations; won Best New Artist, Best R&B album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Ordinary People while selling more than three million copies worldwide. His follow-up album, Once Again, earned an RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy award for “Heaven”, which also won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. In 2008, he released Evolver, his third Top 10 album and embarked on an extensive world tour with his ten-piece band.

In 2010, Legend and the band The Roots released Wake Up!, a compilation of music from the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and social consciousness which won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.

Throughout his career, he has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he launched the Show Me Campaign (, an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty.

Legend was awarded the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, and the 2012 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award.

In early 2012, Legend released one of the hottest singles of his career, the chart-topping hit “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris, which sat atop the Urban AC radio chart for six consecutive weeks. Legend is currently in the studio working on his new album Love in the Future, which is being produced by Kanye West.

Tickets for the 8PM John Legend performance go on sale Friday, February 1st for $89, $69, $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at



IL DIVO, the world’s foremost classical crossover quartet, will bring their new BEST OF IL DIVO tour to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for their first ever show in Indio on Saturday, May 18th.

This new show will see Il Divo perform with a full orchestra, their signature classical interpretations of popular songs across their whole career catalogue. The world’s first and still the best classical crossover group – Urs Buhler, Carlos Marin, David Miller and Sebastien Izambard – have sold over 26 million albums, enjoyed over 50 number ones, chalked up 160 gold and platinum sales in over 33 countries. Proving the lack of geographical boundaries to their romantic and timeless repertoire, Il Divo have become a global touring phenomenon. Their 2012 fourth world tour saw them perform an incredible 134 shows across 46 countries on 6 continents.

Their amazing career knows no bounds.  Highlights include appearing at the opening and closing ceremony of the 2006 Fifa World Cup, touring as special guests to Barbra Streisand, a 2009 performance at President Obama’s Purple Inauguration Ball and recently at a special concert for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle.

Many of the tracks for the new Best of Il Divo show have been chosen by their fans all over the world and will include favorites ‘Somewhere’, ‘Unbreak My Heart’, ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘Adagio’ as well as several new songs such as ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (in Italian), ‘I Will Always Love You’ (in Spanish) and ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ (English) from their recent global Greatest Hits album release.

Urs Buhler says “As a singer you can never take for granted what you do, every note is a balancing act. But every night I step on stage so proud of what we do. I have learned so much these past 8 years, had so many wonderful experiences and cherished every moment. These Best of Il Divo shows for us and hopefully our fans, mark what has been an incredible journey so far.”  For more information on the tour go to www.ILDIVO.COM

Tickets for the 8PM Il Divo performance go on sale February 15, for $99, $79, $59 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at



The word “glamour” means a “magic spell,” in the sense of an alluring attraction, and Palm Desert couturier Fe Zandi’s designs are known around the world for their glamor and femininity. On Friday, February 22, she will present her 2013 Spring/Summer collection to an elite audience of fashionistas who appreciate fine fabrics and what this gifted designer does with them.

A native of Iran, Fe started designing clothes for her dolls at an early age and eventually graduated at the top of her class from the Paris Academy of Fashion Design in London.  Her first job was as a costume designer for the famous Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, which led to apprenticeships with Parisian Designers Jean Patou and Pierre Balmain. As her name and fame spread through fashion circles around the world, she opened her first glamorous salon in Beverly Hills in 1996, and made headlines with her fall collection show at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston that same year. Today, she has a magnificent salon on prestigious El Paseo in Palm Desert.

The Fashion Show Luncheon will take place at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy. Indio. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. with a Reception & Preview featuring a Silent Auction, Furs and Jewelry. The Luncheon and Fashion Show doors open at noon. Tickets are $125 per person, and reserved tables of 12 are available when paid by one table host. Additional information and tickets are available by phoning the Tournament Office at 760-674-8447.