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06/09/08

Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog

Checking out the Boomer scene for play, dining and entertainment in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities. Another weekend approaches and it's time for fun. Especially Boomer dads because Sunday is Father's Day. There are some good wine happenings this weekend. One such event is the Summer Wine Bar Festival at Rattlesnake from 5-8 p.m. Friday, located at 75200 Classic Club Blvd. in Palm Desert. For $50, you can score cheese, artisan breads, honeyed nuts and two small plates matched to two-ounce tasters of eight wines, along with a sweet treat. The wines are from the Henry Wine Group and Ray Crouteau. Not too shabby! Saturday is for Boomer music! None other than Eric Burdon & The Animals take to the stage at 8 p.m. at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Pl. in...

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06/06/08

Fall in love with Palm Springs Desert Resorts Cities

Romance is in the air Experience the magic of Palm Springs, while taking advantage of special summer ratesRekindle the spark in your relationship with a romantic getaway to our quaint desert paradise. Settle in at one of our secluded bed and breakfasts and take the day to relax poolside under the azur sky. Sip a tropical cocktail and bask in the summer sun. Retreat to a private suite and indulge in a spa treatment for two. Enjoy an aromatic massage and feel smooth to the touch for that special someone after a refreshing salt soak. Indulge in the finest of spa amenities at reduced summer rates.As the sun sets behind the mountains, enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio of a fine French or Italian restaurant. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride down Palm Canyon Drive as the village lights up...

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06/02/08

Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog

Checking out the Boomer scene for entertainment and fun in the Palm Springs area! Welcome, Boomers! There’s some really fun happenings this weekend. Let's kick this off with music. Can you say Charlie Daniels? YES! I first heard him back in my misspent youth when he played “Uneasy Rider.” I really identified with the saga of the long-haired hippy whose car breaks down in Mississippi. I used to live in Alabama. I even had long hair ... back when I HAD hair. Of course, my hair and outlook on life have changed a bit since then, as has Charlie’s. His patriotic numbers, especially since 9/11 make me stand proud. Then, of course, there’s his signature “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” There's darn few folk can saw a fiddle like Charlie! He’s onstage this...

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05/29/08

The Dark Films Are Back!

The EighthAnnual Palm Springs Film Noir Festival opens tonight with The Killers, starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Casavetes, Clu Gallagher, and Ronald Reagan. The beautiful Miss Dickinson will be on hand to discuss making this film with this roster of great actors. Based on a Hemingway short story, this neo-noir film is a classic. The schedule of 14 films and special guests is awesome and fans of this genre will be thrilled by the selection assembled by Founder Arthur Lyons, his wife Barbara, and his dedicated associates. Arthur's untimely death is a blow to his many fans and noir lovers but this festival will be upbeat just as he would want it. Tickets are available at the Camelot Theatres box office or at the Camelot web site: www.camelottheatres.com 2300 Baristo Rd. Palm...

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05/27/08

Celebrity sighting in Indio, California

Miss California 2006 and recital and opera singer Jacquelynne Fontaine was spotted lunching at the new trendy eatery Pom at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino while in the Coachella Valley to sing for the troops.In town from May 23-25, Fontaine performed during the 5th Annual "A Salute fo the Troops" benefit in Coachella.

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05/21/08

Palm Springs Film Noir Festival: Schedule of Films, Thursday, May 29 - Sunday, June 1.

2 0 0 8 S C H E D U L E O F F I L M SMatinees $11.50 / Evenings $13.50 / All-Access Passes $110.00THURSDAY, MAY 29 OPENING NIGHT7:30 pm "The Killers" (1964)Guest: Angie DickinsonFollowing the film, All-Access Pass Holders will enjoy theOpening Night Celebration at the Camelot Theatre. No-Host Bar.FRIDAY, MAY 3010:00 am "The Chase" (1946)Alan K. Rode book signing:"Charles McGraw - Film Noir Tough Guy"1:00 pm "The Threat" (1949)4:00 pm "Treasure of Monte Cristo" (1949)Guest: Margia Dean7:30 pm "Lady In The Lake" (1947)Guest: Jayne MeadowsSATURDAY, MAY 3110:00 am "Smooth As Silk" (1946)1:00 pm "Dead Reckoning" (1947)4:00 pm "Man In The Vault" (1956)Guest: Karen Sharpe Kramer(Time to be announced)...

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05/20/08

Memorial Day Celebration in Cathedral City

Remember and SaluteJoin local mayors and residents at the city's 3rd annual Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. on May 26 at the Forest Lawn Cathedral City, 69855 E. Ramon Road.There will be music by the patriotic band Freedom Creek, a color guard, rifle salute, and wreath laying ceremonies. The keynote address will be read by nationally acclaimed public speaker David K. Aaker.Guests will receive patriotic souvenirs, collector pins and sun visors. There will also be free hot dogs, ice cream and water. More info, (800) 204-3131 or www.forestlawn.com.

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05/19/08

Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog

Guilty as charged! I’m a Baby Boomer. I rocked out in the ’60s and ’70s, and while my body (and I hope my judgment) has matured, many of my tastes emerged from that exciting era. I've been known to plan my evening around a PBS Peter, Paul and Mary special. Fortunately for us more mature residents, the Coachella Valley has a lot to offer of interest to our generation … more than golf, that is. Take the Palm Springs Air Museum at 750 N. Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs for example. My dad fought in “The Good War” and I picked up an enduring interest in all things World War II, especially old Warbirds. On Memorial Day this coming Monday, a vintage B-25 Mitchell, the same type that bombed Japan in the daring Doolittle raid in 1942, drops 1,500 red and white carnations in...

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05/19/08

Summer in Palm Springs — Great Deals, Shopping, Spas, and Dining in the Palm Springs area

Get Away, Girlfriend! Summer is coming and Palm Springs has something for all you ladies Experience the luxurious life for less with amazing summer deals and discounts perfect for the well-deserved girlfriend getaway. This is the time of year to take advantage of the finest shopping, pampering, and dining. Think massages and pomegranate martinis. Start with a manicure and pedicure, followed by a deep-tissue massage, a detoxifying body wrap, and an invigorating facial or herbal scrub. Whether your visit is a girlfriend getaway or a special occasion, you’re in good hands here. At Spa Las Palmas, the 150-minute bridal package includes a Pure Fiji Ritual and a Rose Stone Porfyr facial. For a true health and wellness makeover, visit We...

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05/16/08

Palm Springs Entertainment this weekend — May 16-17

Last minute ideas for some fun in Palm Springs this weekend.Everything from great musicians, boxing and horse racing.Got music on your mind? Check out the Joshua Tree Music Festival, running all weekend.The blends of music are mindblowing — punk-rocking fiddlers, beat boxing folk singers and trumpet and trombone rockers. With this medley of artists and montage of music, there's truly something for everyone.Tonight’s lineup 6:05 p.m. Lynx featuring Jamie Janover, dance grooves, hip hop to folktronic7:30 p.m. B-Side Player, reggae, funk and Latin grooves8:55 p.m. Afromotive, 10-piece afrobeat ensemble10:00 p.m. JJ Grey & Mofro, funk to countryMidnight Ghostland Observatory, soul infused indie rockSaturday, May 16 Lineup12:40 p.m. Jethro...

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