Grab your guy or gal, polish your dancing shoes, and get ready for a memorable night with Reunion, formerly known as The Lettermen, for a not-to-be-missed concert that will raise much-needed funds for Keeping Animals Safe Everyday (KASE). Desert Horizons Country Club in Indian Wells is hosting the benefit concert on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Nostalgia will reign supreme when Reunion performs all their chart topping hits including, “When I Fall in Love,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Theme From a Summer Place,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” and many more.
“This concert is going to be a blast from the past, and every audience member will be helping us save animals,” says Nanci Kovac. “We’re hoping to raise enough funds at the concert to save at least 20 animals during the first half of the New Year.”
KASE is an animal welfare organization that specializes in providing medical treatment and rehabilitation to lost and abandoned animals in the Coachella Valley. For the volunteers of KASE, helping a wounded or abandoned animal regain health and find a loving home is a labor of love. Yet, treatment and surgeries to save injured animals is expensive. Some of the many animals rescued by KASE include Ringo, who suffered an acid attack before being abandoned; Sydney, a hit and run victim who went through seven hours of surgery; and Jilly, who lost a leg due to an old, untreated injury. For these three animals, the outcome was positive and they’re all now healthy and in loving homes.
“The work we do is hard, heart wrenching, and expensive, but for those of us who love animals, there’s really no other option,” says Kovac. “We are dedicated to helping injured animals regain health, and by doing so, lower the Coachella Valley animal euthanasia rate.”
All concert proceeds will benefit KASE. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 for the concert, and $20 to attend a VIP after party with gourmet appetizers and a no host bar. The VIP party gives fans an opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the group for conversation and photos.
Desert Horizons Country Club is located at 44-900 Desert Horizons Drive, Indian Wells. For tickets, or more information, call 760-567-1989 or go to www.kaseanimalcharity.com.
About KASE: Keeping Animals Safe Everyday (KASE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of injured, lost, abandoned and otherwise homeless animals. Contact KASE at kasekids@gmail.com. Donations can be sent to K.A.S.E., P.O. Box 682, Thousand Palms, CA 92276. For more information, go to www.kaseanimalcharity.org.

Join Loving All Animals for this monthly event! Yappy Hour is like “Happy Hour”, but you can bring your well behaved dog on a leash to join the fun at Don Diego’s Mexican restaurant, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at 749-69 Highway 111, in Indian Wells (corner of Cook). We will be on the outside patio.
Our monthly Yappy Hours are a chance for animal lovers to mingle, enjoy food and beverages, and meet some of our adoptable dogs. Don Diego’s is a popular local Mexican restaurant, and our group will gather on the outside patio where the pooches are allowed. Loving All Animals is a Palm Desert based animal welfare organization that joins with both national and local animal organizations to stop the euthanasia of adoptable animals. Enter your own dog in the costume contest for a chance for him to win a prize and be “Dog Diego of 2014”. Fabulous raffle prizes. Food, drinks, music, fun, and a chance to meet some adoptable critters! A percentage of all sales will benefit Loving All Animals. Check our website at www.lovingallanimals.org or call (760) 834-7000 for more information.
Mosey Bravo brings its highly charged sound to the Southern California for two shows.
The pop rock band will be performing its catchy music in the Hi – Desert at Pappy and Harriets Road house in Pioneertown, Thursday January 30th 9PM with another show the next night Friday the 31st at Kokopelli’s Cantina in Yucca Valley at 8 pm. Mosey Bravo melds folk rock, country and 60’s British rock influences. The writing is rich in contemporary song craft and the sound is singular in nature. Vocalist, composer and guitarist Michael Callan, is responsible for the bands design. His lyrics look at humanity and the forces of our time. Callan has played with George Harrison and performed in Chuck Berry’s band. He also performs as an acoustic guitar instrumentalist. Mosey Bravo includes Kip Powell on electric bass and Mike De Gelder on percussion.
Pappy and Harriets – 53688
Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA 92268
Kokopelli’s Cantina 57154 29 Palms Hwy Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Tickets Available Now for the 5th Annual Spa Tour!
Celebrating the beautiful healing hideaways of California’s Spa City, the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce along with the Hoteliers Association of Desert Hot Springs will host the 5th Annual Spa Tour on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Overlooking the Palm Springs area, Desert Hot Springs is home to dozens of boutique resorts known world-wide for their natural, healing, hot mineral waters and represent various styles to include Mid-century Modern, Moroccan, casual, classic and clothing optional. Spa Tour is an amazing opportunity to see several of these properties in one evening, and the beauty that rests within.
Tickets are available for the 5th Annual Spa Tour and can be purchased Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm by calling the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce at 760-329-6403 or in person at 11-999 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs. Available ticket levels and prices are as follows:
VIP Tour: $125 if purchased by January 10th, $150 from January 11th
 (VIP Tour ticket includes: Welcome Reception at the new Essense restaurant located in Two Bunch Palms Resort, swag bag, spa robe, guided coach tour, one additional drawing entry and an After-Tour Party at Miracle Springs Resort)
Guided Coach Tour: $40 if purchased by January 10th, $50 from January 11th
Self – Guided Tour: $20 if purchased by January 10th, $30 from January 11th
*All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable

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, HAIRSPRAY. Vilanch will reprise his critically acclaimed turn as Edna Turnblad in the Tony Award winning musical, based on the cult film by John Waters, alongside Broadway actors Sal Mistretta, Lisa Robinson and Gwen Stewart, and featuring the talented, young Musical Theatre University students.
Musical Theatre University presents “Hairspray” January 31 and February 1 both at 8:00 pm and February 2 at 2:00 pm. Tickets, priced at $15-$35. can be purchased at www.hgpac.org, Performances are held at The Helene Galen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Rancho Mirage High School, 31001 Ratter Road, Rancho Mirage, For further information on “Hairspray” or Musical Theatre University call (760) 202-8642 extension 7. Tickets: www.HGPAC.org.

Palm Springs Writers Guild Features Panel Discussion on: “Writing a Reality Novel”
February 1st Program From 2:00pm-4:00pm At The Rancho Mirage Library Featuring Three Established Authors Offering “Insider Insights On Researching, Writing and Publishing Reality Topics For Today’s Market.
Meetings Are Open To Non-Members. There is no charge for this event sponsored by Palm Springs Writers Guild
The Palm Springs Writers Guild’s monthly meeting and program is on Saturday, February 1 from 2:00pm -4:00pm at the Rancho Mirage Library. The afternoon’s panel features; Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Author of Ambition and Jim McFarlin – Author of Aftershock: A Novel. The panel will be moderated by noted author, Jim Misko. Those attending will hear first-hand about the realities of researching, writing and publishing reality topics for today’s competitive marketplace.
Upcoming monthly Palm Springs Writers Guild monthly meetings/programs for 2014 include; The Grammar Game, 2014 Annual Short Story Contest, Desert Writers Expo, Cracking Screen Story Structure and the Annual Day of New Works.

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Rolls Out the Red Lanterns for Chinese New Year
Year of the Horse Celebration Includes “Package of Good Fortune,” Parade, Festivities and Fireworks
It’s a feast for the senses as La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort rolls out the red lanterns for Chinese New Year 4712 – the Year of the Horse. Honoring annual Chinese traditions with a fresh desert spin, the resort announces its first annual Year of the Horse Celebration set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 (public welcome) as well as a new “Package of Good Fortune,” resort food and beverage specials and a value-added retail program.
Set on 45 lush acres rife with colorful gardens, 41 pools and radiant winter sunshine, La Quinta Resort & Club’s new “Package of Good Fortune” includes guestroom accommodations, breakfast for two and a Citrus-inspired welcome amenity for revelers set on celebrating the season in style. Keeping with tradition, guests will also receive a crisp red envelope upon check-in stocked with lucky casino dollars.
The Package of Good Fortune also includes a variety of retail perks including a VIP Coupon Book at Desert Hills Premium Outlets – the quintessential desert shopping experience with 130 retail outlets including Gucci, Versace and Jimmy Choo – 18 percent discount at The Bungalow Shop and Spa La Quinta Oasis Shop, bicycle rental specials ($8.00/hr.;$28.00/day) and complimentary shuttle service to nearby Fantasy Springs Casino.* Available January 27 through February 10, 2014, rates start at $308.00/double occupancy, excluding taxes and resort fee ($27.00), based on availability. To book visit www.laquintaresort.com/resort/special_offers/ or call +1 760 564 4111.
Celebrated during the second new moon after the winter solstice, Chinese New Year stems from a long custom of honoring family and reunions, warding off evil spirits and beckoning good luck for the future. Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, this worldwide event is marked with a traditional lantern festival, dragon dance and fireworks display.
La Quinta Resort & Club will honor the New Year with a “Year of the Horse Celebration” staged at the alfresco Resort Plaza. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the event kicks off with a variety of family games and activities, authentic Chinese-influenced food and beverage specials and an ongoing video presentation. At 7:00 p.m., the festivities heat up with a colorful dragon parade and acrobatic performance and culminate with an elaborate fireworks display over the resort on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
*Shuttle service to Fantasy Springs Casino offered Friday through Sunday only, January 30 – February 3, 2014.

Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
611 S. Palm Canyon Drive in the Desert Sun Center in Palm Springs, CA * 760-864-9900
Open to all poets to share their original poems. Mika Young will open with poetry and song. Organic “goodies”. Also offering wine, beer, coffee, desserts.
Michael L. Walters Performs His Rendition of Famed Character
Renowned actor, vocalist, and female impersonator Michael L. Walters will take the Purple Room stage by storm in “A Royal Audience with Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna,” on Sunday, February 9 and Monday, February 10, 2014. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm with the performance at 7 pm and reservations are recommended. Tickets for the dinner show are $40 per person and may be purchased by calling 760-322-4422 or by visiting purpleroompalmsprings.com. Walters will also make a special late night appearance at 9 pm on Sunday for $20 per person (cocktail and food menus available).
A fun-filled evening of glamour and sidesplitting laughter featuring glittering gowns, outrageous comedy, and original musical numbers, the show is a full-scale homage to the fabulous Dame Edna. Michael Walters, who first donned the wisteria coif and rhinestone glasses in 2001, never dreamed he would still be performing the character today. His impersonation has received the blessing of Dame Edna’s original creator, Barry Humphries, who Walters had the honor of appearing with in 2010.
The legendary Purple Room is open for dinner from 3 pm to midnight Tuesday through Sunday, with a late night menu served from 11 pm until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays, and top quality entertainment six nights a week (closed Mondays). For reservations and more information about upcoming performances and shows, call 760-322-4422 or visit purpleroompalmsprings.com.

Grab your dance shoes and join us for the original multi-charity dance competition fundraiser, Dancing with Our Stars. Always a popular event, local professional dancers share the dance floor with community members for the charity of their choice. Since 2006 we have raised over $350,000 for 76 charities.
Event tickets for Dancing with Our Stars, Sunday, February 16th at 5 pm at the Agua Caliente Casino are $90 and include one vote for the charity of your choice. Votes are $20 each and can be purchased in advance of the live competition to support your favorite participating charity.
The following charities and dancers providing a magical, inspiring evening of dance are:
o CASA – Galiena Jacobs & Dennis Gimenez
o Red Hot Ballroom – Genevert Tan Martz & Isa Lapaj; Traci Kaylor & Don Ramos
o Safehouse of the Desert – Frank Dimick & Kristin Staszek
o Soroptimist House of Hope – Rose Marie Rae & McNeil Atwood
Also enjoy the tantalizing non-charity Pro/Am competition from our dance community featuring Elvia Gomez & Tim Dawson and Lowell Fox dancing with Elizabeth Wood & Nancy Gardea. In the non-charity Amateur competition are Kathy & Mike Rodier and Kathleen Collins & Sonny Routt. A special treat is the competition of three couples from our local schools featuring Red Hot Ballroom’s “Red Hots”.
Celebrate the Valentine’s Day weekend with the special person in your life and enjoy romantic entertainment by our hostess Sharon DiHaworth, dinner, the dance competition and dancing for all the guests several times throughout the evening. Hosts will be on hand to dance with guests.
For additional information, contact lynne@acharityaffaire.com, 760-218-1687 or go to www.dancingwithourstars.com.

In celebration of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, Trio Restaurant in Palm Springs will once again host “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” beginning at 4:30 pm, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. The glittering evening will include the now signature ‘orange’ carpet arrivals, and a special greeting from dynamo hostess and local celebrity, Bella da Ball. Proceeds from this event will benefit AIDS Assistance Program. Those in attendance will view the Oscars® pre-show and awards presentation on special screens.
“Traditionally, this has truly been a magical evening of dining, drinks, and the greatest awards show on earth,” says Tony Marchese, co-owner of Trio. “You immediately feel the energy and the excitement as our guests wait with anticipation for the winners, and everyone in attendance has such a wonderful time. It’s hard to believe this is our fifth year hosting this event, and each one seems to be more magnificent than the last.”
Tickets for Hollywood’s Biggest Night start at $125 per person for bar seating, $150 for general seating, or $175 for VIP/premium seating, which includes a prix-fixe dinner, well drinks, wine, and champagne. Tickets should be purchased in advance by visiting www.aidsassistance.org or by calling AAP at 760/325-8481.
“You don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to experience the magic and excitement of Oscar night, and Trio is the best place in the Valley to view one of the most entertaining and highly anticipated awards shows in the world,” says Mark Anton, CEO/Executive Director of AIDS Assistance Program.
Haute 4 Help Fashion Show
March 7, 2014 7pm @ Westin Mission Hills
Produced by Valerie A. Powers Smith, Esq. & Dr. Mark J. Smith

Haute 4 Help Fifth Annual Fashion Show
Being held at Mission Hills Country Club, and is again, shaping up to be an event not to miss on anyone’s social calendar!
This year will repeat a runway fashion show to showcase the fashion donations for auction, but will also feature additional items available for purchase. Well-known Couture designers have already committed to the event. All purchases will receive a receipt from Desert Aids Project.
Wine, beer & fashionably chic tapas will be served throughout the evening which will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and the live auction will start around 8:15 p.m.
For tickets, call 760-323-2118, visit desertaidsproject.org or e-mail info@haute4help.org.

PSWIFT to Honor Women who have Smashed Through the Glass Ceiling
The film and television industry was founded by a small group of visionary men, but over the past 100 years it has been women such as Mary Pickford, Ida Lupino and Sherry Lansing who have proved it isn’t simply a man’s world.
To honor the pioneering women of the industry and those working today as actors, directors, producers and writers, the Palm Springs chapter of Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT) will present the 6th Annual Broken Glass Awards on March 8 at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.
The event is one of the highlights of the Coachella Valley’s social season!
It includes red carpet arrivals that attract media from all over Southern California, dinner and a show featuring the honorees, presenters and Coachella Valley performers that are all open to the public to purchase tickets.
The 2014 slate of honorees and presenters are set to be announced in January, and as they have in past years, will to honor the women who have dedicated their lives and talents to making the film industry a better place for all women to work.
As they have since the 2008 creation of the Broken Glass Awards, PSWIFT slate of honorees will include Broken Glass Awards who live and work in the Coachella Valley, as well as Los Angeles-based industry leaders.
Broken Glass Awards are given to women who have distinguished themselves as successful pioneers in the arts and philanthropy. Past BGA honorees include Jacqueline Bissett, Della Reese, Suzanne de Passe, Gale Ann Hurd, the Team Todd sisters, Kim Waltrip, Gloria Greer, Donna Mills, Raquel Welch, Shirley Jones, Alfre Woodard, Ruta Lee, Mary Hart and philanthropists Jackie Lee Houston, Helene Galen, Barbara Keller, Lisa Houston.
For more information on the 2014 Broken Glass Awards, contact Judith Salkin at FG Creative at (760) 773-1707 or judi@fgcreative.com.

Following the release of his bestselling, Grammy® nominated new album, Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke makes a tour stop at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, March 28th. Robin will be joined by special guests, DJ Cassidy and K. Michelle.
This spring tour comes on the heels of Robin receiving the honor of top-selling single of 2013 for “Blurred Lines” with 6.5 million units sold. The bestselling track also became one of the few songs to sell more than 6 million in 2013, and is additionally among only 26 singles to have moved more than this many units in the history of the Billboard charts.
This past summer marked the debut of Robin Thicke’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, Blurred Lines. The collection debuted at #1 on Billboard Top 200 while, “Blurred Lines,” the single, continued its 12-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making Robin the first artist to take the top spot on both lists since December 2012 and only the 17th act to earn the distinction in the past ten years. “Blurred Lines” scored the highest audience ever recorded and broke records by climbing to #1 on 5 radio charts simultaneously – the first time this has ever been done by an artist.
The musician, composer, and actor, released his critically acclaimed debut album, A Beautiful World, in 2003 under the name “Thicke.” Soon after, he came out with his breakthrough second release, 2006’s The Evolution Of Robin Thicke–now on the way to double platinum status. The award-winning multiplatinum superstar returned to center stage in 2008 with Something Else, a joyful and modern tribute to the ‘70s soul and pop records that was revered by critics as one of the best soul albums in years. In December of 2009 Robin released Sex Therapy. The title song was hailed by critics as “the sexiest song of the year.” Robin’s fifth studio album, Love After War was released in December of 2011.
Most recently, Robin received three Grammy nominations including “Record of the Year,” “Best Pop Vocal Album,” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” The third single off of the Blurred Lines, “Feel Good,” is available now.
Tickets for the 8PM performance go on sale January 24th for $109, $89, $69, $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.