Sports titans John Madden and Charles Barkley have so much in common with Presidents Trump, Clinton, and Bush. They all share precious real estate in the creative and adventurous mind of master impressionist and comedian Frank Caliendo. Of course, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, the entire cast of Seinfeld, and a bold mix of various sports commentators and figures have been
Watching movies as a kid were more than a form of escape for Lily Rodriguez. It turned out to shape her career path. Rodriguez, who grew up in Indio and graduated from Coachella High School, describes herself as an “indoor kid” who would watch movies from morning to bedtime. “So, my parents were kind of very protective parents,” Rodriguez says.
Actress Kate Bosworth has been to Palm Springs for “down time,” soaking up the heat, reading and eating “great food at The Rooster and the Pig”. This time she will be put to work as a juror at the Palm Springs International ShortFest. Bosworth, known for Superman Returns and roles in films like Straw Dogs and Still Alice, will be
Splash House Palm Springs fosters an intimate yet riotous environment that takes the music festival concept out of the sweltering desert landscape and brings it poolside. Splash House Splash House has grown from approximately 600 people in 2013 to nearly 6,000 for its most recent installment, June 9-11, according to festival organizers. Festivalgoers are shuttled between the Renaissance, the Riviera,
From immigrants to vampires and incarcerated parents, Palm Springs International ShortFest, June 20-26, draws a diversity of subjects as well as celebrities. Actress Kate Bosworth (Remember the Titans, Blue Crush, Young Americans) joins this year’s jury of media and critics at the Oscar and BAFTA qualifying event, which is the largest short film festival in North America, according to organizers.
The Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase 338 films including 46 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 42 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres for its 23rd edition, June 20-26. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 60 countries around the world. There are 55 curated programs, which will screen June 20-26,
Twenty-five years ago, writer-comedian Beth Lapides launched UnCabaret in Los Angeles, an inventive outing for comics near and far. But something profound happened along the way. Over time, as the likes of Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Alec Mapa, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher and Bill Maher, to note a few, hit the stage, the endeavor managed to reclaim comedy as
The DJs will spin their music at three Palm Springs hotels, providing three times the fun for the first weekend of Splash House, June 9-11. A second weekend is slated Aug. 11-13, at the same three hotels. Coachella’s stepchild festival is bringing heart-thumping music poolside for the fifth year. Big Gigantic performed on day one of the Coachella Valley Music
Lee Waisler calls it “an inspirational environment.” The compliment holds weight from an artist whose dimensional paintings and sculpture, sometimes socially and politically charged, have made him an artistic force to be reckoned with for almost 40 years. Waisler is among the diverse group of like-minded creatives residing at Sol Palm Springs, a postmodern community of 46 homes. Sol’s desert
Perez Road in Cathedral City is fast becoming an art mecca for galleries and studios. Many artists and gallery owners are flocking to the industrial area with low rents and high ceilings to create and display their art. Throughout the summer, Second Saturday Art Walk on Perez Road will host a four-hour gallery crawl from 5-8 p.m. that is free