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Bionic Beauty

She packed a punch as TV’s The Bionic Woman, but Lindsay Wagner’s presence at Comic Con Palm Springs will intrigue fans with her showbiz legacy as well as her holistic side.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Female role models blossomed in the 1970s and, to be sure, Lindsay Wagner was at the forefront of it all. As The Bionic Woman, a TV spin-off from the testosterone-infused The Six Million Dollar Man, Wagner garnered an Emmy for her soulful portrayal of Jaime Sommers, an Oaji, California, school teacher, who becomes a fierce government ally when she is

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Making History, Again

At the age of 80, Palm Springs' Trini Lopez is writing his own songs in a collaboration spurred by fellow musician Joe Chavira.

JIM POWERS Arts & Entertainment

In early 1964, Trini Lopez shared the stage at a popular music hall in Paris, France, with a group he had never heard about before. “You’re going to be sharing the bill with a group called The Beatles,” Lopez recalled being told by promoters. “I didn’t know who they were. I didn’t. You know? It was great. We did great.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Animal

A new biography of screen siren Ava Gardner shows that her enduring legacy includes Palm Springs and Frank Sinatra.

Jeremy Kinser Arts & Entertainment

Despite being an award-winning actress and a top box-office draw during her heyday, Ava Gardner often generated more attention for her tumultuous personal life than her film roles. A bona-fide Hollywood legend for her unparalleled good looks (she was famously touted by MGM as “the world’s most beautiful animal”), Gardner lived up to the fanciful billing with an active social

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The First Lady of American Screen

Bette Davis films highlight August's selections from the Palm Springs Cultural Center Community Theatre.

Site Staff Arts & Entertainment

Bette Davis takes center stage at the Camelot Theatres during the month of August as one of the top 100 actors/actresses included in the Best Actor/ Best Actress Series by Palm Springs Cultural Center Community Theatre. Films featured are: Now, Voyager, The Great Lie, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, and Of Human Bondage. The films are shown at noon, Monday through Friday, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Davis is a

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“Listen to the Music,” All the Time

Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston reveals the secret ingredient behind the band’s brand of indelible sing-alongs.

Mike Mettler Arts & Entertainment

The Doobie Brothers seem to be as popular today as they were during their 1970s heyday, and founding guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston has a theory as to why that’s the case: It’s all about connecting with people. “That [decade] was the zenith of our career, and we were everywhere,” says Johnston. But the appeal of the band’s music hasn’t fizzled and

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The Power of Lynda Carter

She gained worldwide fame as Wonder Woman in the 1970s and Carter is back in the spotlight as the new WW film soars, stirring nostalgia for the original series. Now, she’s bringing her soul-stirring concert tour to Comic Con Palm Springs.

GREG ARCHER Arts & Entertainment

Politically women may still be waiting for that figurative glass ceiling to shatter, according to entertainer Lynda Carter, but no matter how you spin it, the world cannot escape the lasso of truth that is female empowerment. “We are so much more than just ‘the woman’,” Carter says. The longtime chanteuse, who carved out a successful singing career before, during,

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Artistic Plunge

Linda and Greg Maxson have gone from showing their art in the casita of their Palm Desert home to a expansive gallery space at the Backstreet Art District.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

When the husband-and-wife artistic team of Linda and Greg Maxson retired from Dow Chemical, their lifelong dream of owning a gallery took shape in small, calculated business steps. For three years, they hosted monthly art shows out of a casita at their Palm Desert home to showcase Linda’s paintings, prints, sculptures and tiles. With a solid backing of regular customers last year,

World Famous Crochet Museum.

The Nature of Expressionism

In the High Desert, 
artist Angel Chen 
harnesses the elements.

Steven Biller 111 East, Arts & Entertainment

ART An easing sensation consumes your body shortly after you exit Interstate 10 at Highway 62 near Palm Springs. First comes the relief of leaving the traffic in your dust and then the awe of the imposing mountains as you ascend into the High Desert. The feeling tapers as the road, aka Twentynine Palms Highway, stretches toward Joshua Tree and

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Gigamesh Will Keep Splash House Dancing

The second Splash House installment in August brings together a rock-star lineup of DJs, including Big Gigantic and Kaytranada.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

Matthew Thomas Masurka, better known as Gigamesh, is a Minneapolis-based three-time multiplatinum music producer and DJ. One of the most versatile and talented names in the indie-dance genre, the 34-year-old is probably best known for his remix of Foster the People’s single “Pumped Up Kicks.” Gigamesh’s early influences include Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, and Radiohead. His Miley

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Nile Rodgers Brings Summer “Chic” to the Desert

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer has connection to Greater Palm Springs through Tina, Frank Sinatra.

Anthony Grant Arts & Entertainment

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Nile Rodgers has been either cranking out or crafting hits for decades now, counting everyone from global goddesses like Diana Ross and Madonna to pop legends like Duran Duran and David Bowie as colleagues and friends. But Rodgers’ connections to music greatness extend to Greater Palm Springs and back to his first record deal