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12/08/08

Jesus Christ Superstar a Hit at the McCallum

Photography by Robin CarrollSeen and loved by thousands, Jesus Christ Superstar, the original rock opera, was a hit at McCallum Theatre Nov. 28-30. The groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice was performed for five audiences. Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring such notable songs as "Superstar," "Everything's Alright," and "I Don't Know How to Love Him," the musical earned five Tony Award nominations. Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The musical dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his...

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11/25/08

Swing With The Stars At Kraft Nabisco Championship’s Celebrity Pro-Am

For 37 years, the Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Pro-Am has featured some of the biggest names in celebrity golf. From Dinah Shore, Robert Wagner and Dandy Don to Celine Dion, Ben Roethlisberger and Dr. J, the field is always filled with maximum star power.This year, amateur golfers can make some history of their own by playing in the tournament’s Celebrity Pro-Am at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.Open for the first time to the general public, the 2009 Pro-Am will offer an exciting opportunity for golfers to play with LPGA professionals and celebrities from sports and entertainment. This year’s Pro-Am will be played on Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, during Tournament Week. The Kraft Nabisco Championship is the first major tournament of the year on the...

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11/10/08

Art of Food and Wine Palm Desert: And the Winners Are…..

Hundreds of guests were treated to a friendly culinary competition under the stars at The Art of Food & Wine kick-off event Food Flight. Top area chefs and bartenders competed while attendees sampled and picked their favorites. The winners are in: Food Flights Chef CompetitionBeef, presented by Brandt Beef:- Chef Jaime Alejandro, Desert Willow Golf Resort- WINNER Russ Olden, Olden Days Catering – prepared skewered, cold-smoked filet mignon on crostini with horseradish as well as filet mignon tempura skewers with smoked mango chutneyDates, presented by the California Date Administrative Committee:- Roy Luna, Azul Restaurant at the Trilogy Golf Club, La Quinta- WINNER James Corwell, Purple Palm Restaurant at Colony Palms Hotel – prepared dates with seasonal braised...

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11/06/08

Lantana Offers Half off Wines Featured at Fall Event

Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa's Lantana Restaurant will be among local restaurants featured during the two-day Grand Tasting at the Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert taking place through Sunday."We are excited to showcase Lantana's contemporary California cuisine at this upscale food and wine celebration," said Executive Chef Chris Mitchum. "To preview this great event, guests can enjoy eight of the varietals to be featured at the Art of Food & Wine available at our Lantana Restaurant, while also receiving half off any bottle over dinner." The third annual Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert is a four-day celebration attracting thousands of art and culinary enthusiasts from across California and around the country to enjoy the best in art, food...

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11/06/08

Barrie Lynn's Cheese and Wine Adventure

Barrie Lynn, "The Cheese Impresario," will tell you: artisanal cheeses are THE way to entertain. Everyone wants to know more about them — who makes them, how to serve them, how to put a cheese course together, and what wines complement them.Find out answers to these and other questions during The Cheese Impresario's Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventure at The Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8. Attendees of this free seminar will experience a selection of cheddars made by the award-winning cheese makers of Wisconsin and be introduced to cheddars from three to 10 years old. The cheeses will be paired with wines from Summerland Winery.Enjoying the trend of handmade and carefully crafted foods, Barrie Lynn has been seen in USA Today, Variety, Wine...

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10/15/08

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Unveils an Icon Transformed - Riviera Resort & Spa

Following an extensive $70 million modernization, Riviera Resort & Spa -- a legendary 24-acre property that in its heyday played host to luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Elvis Presley -- reopens its storied doors today.Once billed as 'Palm Springs' largest and most famous resort, the revived property -- re-outfitted in a swank Hollywood glam motif with sleek lines, abstract accents and a burst of deep colors -- is located in the epicenter of old Palm Springs, a former mid-century hot spot currently in the midst of a multi-billion dollar renaissance.This iconic resort, which evokes the glamour, allure and ultra-cool chic of 1960s Palm Springs, was purchased by Seattle-based Noble House Hotels & Resorts in 2006. First opened to much fanfare in...

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10/13/08

Pick Up Your Toys

Experience the Millionaire Lifestyle at Fantasy Springs Casino in the Coachella ValleyIf you have ever wondered how the other half lives, now is your chance to peer inside the garages, boat docks and homes of the ultra-rich at the Fantasy Luxury Toy Expo, Oct. 18 and 19 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casinos’ Special Events Center.Many of the most luxurious automobiles, motorcycles and yachts will be on display and ready to take home during this two day event. Check out the custom choppers designed by master motorcycle builder to the stars, Jesse James, and be the first to lay your eyes on the brand new 2009 Limited Edition Carroll Shelby Ford Mustang valued at $89,000. Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage will be previewing the 2009 models from Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche,...

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10/10/08

Celebrate your curls with Brien O'Brien Salon

Get Those Curls Under Control!With the launch of the highly anticipated new and improved Bb Curl Conscious, Brien O'Brien Salon thought this would be the perfect time to throw a party!. Join in the festivities from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 15 for an evening featuring wine, apps, raffle prizes, and of course, CURLS! The salon will re-introduce Curl Conscious, have live models in house, and Brien O'Brien Salon stylists will teach techniques to re-invent your hair with curls! Special guest Laura Lokkesome, the salon's Bumble & Bumble regional consultant will be in house to help launch the product and answer all your questions. Make sure you bring a friend to receive a great gift bag! please RSVP at info@brienobriensalon.com or call 760-778-0333 if you have any questions.

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09/26/08

Palm Springs' Canyon National is Largest U.S. Bank with Tribal Investment

PALM SPRINGS, CA: September 2 6 , 2008 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") reports that, of the six nationally chartered banks with an investment by a Native American Tribe, Canyon National Bank has the largest asset base with total assets at June 30, 2008, of $290 million. The Palm Springs-based Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians owns 43% of the stock in Canyon Bancorp, the single-subsidiary holding company of Canyon National Bank. The Tribe was a founding shareholder when the bank opened in July, 1998, investing $3.6 million of the initial $8 million in capital. Ten years later, Canyon National Bank reported Total Stockholder's Equity of $28 million and a "Well Capitalized" regulatory rating as of June 30, 2008. The Agua Caliente Band of...

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09/26/08

WORLD'S BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS MASTERS WORLD POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS NEXT WEEK IN PALM SPRINGS

The bar will be loaded, the lifter will approach the platform with focused intensity, and the first weight will be lifted on Tuesday, September 30 to open the week long 2008 IPF Masters World Powerlifting Championships presented by CON-CRET. More than 250 athletes, men and women, age 40 years and older from over 30 nations will compete to earn the gold medal and help their national teams be crowned world champions. The Palm Springs Convention Center will provide the perfect conditions and atmosphere for competitors and spectators. Admission is free for spectators.We invite media to join us at the Palm Springs Convention Center to witness the experience first hand, or interview IPF president Detlev Albrings, and USA Powerlifting president Dr. Larry Maile from the championship venue or...

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