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04/17/08

SHOWGIRL - MOTHER OF SEVEN - GRANDMOTHER OF TEN Palm Springs Follies' Glenda Guilfoyle Relishes All Roles

Palm Springs, California (April 14, 2008) The names define Glenda Guilfoyle and her being.She reels them off in sequential order: "Stacy, Stephanie, Karin, Sean, Curt and the twins, Victoria and Vanessa." The oldest, Stacy, is 47 and a burgeoning fine artist of Hawaiian motifs.They are the seven children of the classic septuagenarian hoofer who performs in the chorus line of "long-legged lovelies" for the long-running Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.But wait. Add to her progeny ten grandchildren, from ages 20 to infancy, and again Glenda proudly recites and without a hitch: "Corey, Courtney, Brett, Connor, Maci, Ross, Shane, Kaitlyn, Gabrielle and, the newest one, Lilyana." She displays a sweater that she knitted for the baby. Between shows.While...

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04/17/08

DESERT SPIRIT XIX HONOREES MICHAEL AND STEPHANIE LANDES

Heather James Art and Antiquities to Host Private VIP Cocktail Party to Celebrate American Cancer Society's American Cancer Society's DESERT SPIRIT XIX HONOREES MICHAEL AND STEPHANIE LANDES WHO: Michael Landes, president of Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation and a prostate cancer survivor, and his wife Stephanie, a breast cancer survivor, will onored at a VIP reception for sponsors, chefs, and restaurant owners participating in the upcoming American Cancer Society's Desert Spirit XIX, the Desert's Premiere Food and Entertainment Event, on Sunday, April 27, 2008.WHAT: The VIP reception, which is by invitation only, will be sponsored by the Heather James Gallery on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Special guests are Desert Spirit XIX Presenting Sponsor Eisenhower Medical Center, Host...

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04/17/08

KDI ELEMENTS EXPANDS TO HAWAII

Local company to open Pacific Branch Office in May PALM DESERT, CA - KDI Elements, a full-service design, fabrication and installation company located in Palm Desert, CA is expanding its business to Hawaii. The company will be opening its Pacific Branch Office in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 1, 2008. The KDI Elements Pacific Branch office will mirror the same high quality of products, services, and customer support that are currently offered in their local Desert Branch. They will feature a state-of-the-art Design Center showcasing their products and services staffed with professional design consultants. Services offered will include slab fabrication and installation, tile and stone materials and installation, wood and bamboo materials and installation and carpet material and installation....

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04/17/08

4th Annual Nite Out with the Girlz!

Registration Deadline for "Nite Out With The Girlz" is Noon on MONDAY, APRIL 21st register today at www.womenleadersforum.orgYou don't want to miss this fabulous evening!4:00 p.m. Shopping Extravaganza 6:30 p.m. Dinner & EntertainmentRenaissance EsmeraldaPut on your dancing shoes, grab your girlfriends and let's have fun shopping, eating, dancing and laughing.Our mistress of ceremonies is the lovely & talented Joey English! Miss Joey English brings her considerable talents to the desert after years of performing in nightclubs, theaters and on television across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia. Highlights of her career have included 27 years of singing for such stars as George Burns, Bob Hope, Milton Berle and Rodney Dangerfield. Her impressive songbook...

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04/14/08

Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival Delights California Gourmets

Hundreds gathered in the Spa Casino's Cascade Room Friday, April 11, as VIPs sampled chefs' offerings and sipped examples of Chateau Montelena's vintages. One of Montelena's vintages was a 1998 Chardonny. That year's late harvest and cooler vintage resulted in a fruit-flavor intensity. It is spicier than average, somewhat close to a Riesling. The color is golden with a hint of apple green. It is a delight to the eye, nose, and palate. Montelena also presented its 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Bo Barrett says 2004 was a difficult year — the exceptionally hot and dry weather forced a very short harvest. The result was a wine of rich, deep color and a balanced flavor. In fact, both The Wine Advocate and International Wine Cellar rate this Cabernet Sauvignon...

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04/11/08

C L O S I N G P A R T Y - DIGITAL VS. OIL - FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH 7-9PM

C L O S I N G P A R T YDIGITAL VS. OILMeet the artists, Dan Irvine and Mike Foss, Mingle and Get One Last Glimpse of Their Delicious Work Before It Disappears . . .FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH 7-9PMJ A N S S E N A R T S P A C Ea r t w i n e m u s i c a n d m o r e

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04/11/08

Benefit for Desert Aids Project in Palm Springs, California — Jungle Red, Dahling

Honored with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame for their humanitarian prowess, the drag troupe Les Dames du Soleil wows audiences for another good cause, Desert Aids Project in Palm Springs, California, on Mother's Day, May 11. "Jungle Red, Dahling," a reference and shade of nail polish from the Joan Crawford movie "The Women," is also the show title. The "ladies" dazzle crowds with their elaborate costumes, choreography and fabulous lip-synching. And remember, it's Lay-Dom Due So-lay. Cocktails served at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.Benefiting the Desert Aids Project, the event is at the Wyndham Hotel California Ballroom, 888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs. Preferred seating is $30, general, $20 and standing room, $20. Call DAP for tickets and...

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04/11/08

UFO Cloud Sighting in La Quinta, California

Did anybody else see it? There were a few of the clouds hovering over the La Quinta, California, area Wednesday night that looked like UFOs. I snapped a shot from my cell phone while at the stoplight at Washington St. and 50th Ave. in La Quinta, and sent it to my mother in New York all before the signal turned green, (isn't technology something?). The cloud intrigued me, so I did a little research. They are lenticular clouds, also known as altocumulus. Apparently we get them regularly here in the desert because of the mountains. Various Web sites claim the clouds are "widely known" to be UFOs in disguise. Whatever you believe, look up once in a while, they really are a sight to see.

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04/07/08

Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival makes Coachella Valley home in Indio, California

Country Music Lovers Unite at Stagecoach Trade the cowboy boots for flip-flops — keep the hat, because it's sure to be sunny — and revel at Stagecoach in Indio, California. The event touted as California’s Country Music Festival returns to the Coachella Valley on May 2-4 for its second year at the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio. Stagecoach added a third day, showcasing seasoned and recently reunited musicians and even an American Idol winner. The festival offers all things country. The music’s diversity and increasing popularity have widened the audience and made Stagecoach a hit. Plan to hear mainstream country, bluegrass, folk, roots rock, and alt-country. Expect to see the legendary Eagles, mother-daughter duo The Judds, country music chart-topper Tim McGraw,...

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04/07/08

Forced to Eat Gourmet Food and Drink Exquisite Wine!

My boss at Palm Springs Life, editor-in-chief Steven Biller, is a slave driver. I mean, the guy actually expects me to work on my own time! He wants me to attend the Palm Springs Food and Wine Festival's VIP Event this Friday. I had planned a quiet, intimate evening drinking whatever beer is on sale, dining on a frozen dinner and watching a rerun of Animal Planet. Those exciting plans are now out the window. Instead, I'm forced to rub shoulders with Spa Resort Casino Executive Chef Paul Woods and Camelot Café Executive Chef Hector Eschevarria, all while sampling wines of Chateau Montelena and the cuisine of The Steakhouse Spa Resort Casino. The horror! The horror!

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