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Publisher’s Letter: A Little Rain Must Fall

Palm Springs Life presents its 2017 Annual Desert Living Edition.

Franklin Jones Attractions, Valley

In the desert we learn to value every drop of moisture that comes our way. A shower here is like a surprise gift; a rainstorm seems nothing short of miraculous. But you might imagine that our collective joy was dampened last winter when it started raining in November and then continued to rain. And rain. And rain. As lovely as

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Blooming Beauty

The desert may be inhospitable, but it is far from sterile.

Maggie Downs Attractions, Valley

It was dry in the desert. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, of course. But for me as a recent transplant to the Coachella Valley, the land here seemed particularly parched. The ground was rattlesnake colored but soft, like ash. I was about a mile, maybe two, into the slot canyon, on a hike with a group in an

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Bring Out Your Dead

Comic Con Palm Springs expands Zombie theme with Walk after-party, maze, movie, and café.

Julie Pendray Attractions

There is nothing subtle about being a zombie. “Unlike a typical costume, a zombie costume requires a commitment for people to walk and behave like a zombie (without the brain eating, of course!),” says Christopher Spellman, founder of Comic Con Palm Springs. • See related story: Comic Con Palm Springs is Back At last year’s inaugural Comic Con, Spellman tapped

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Solar Eclipse Viewings Set in Greater Palm Springs

The last total solar eclipse was 40 years ago, and this one will be mainly visible in the U.S. on Aug. 21.

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Greater Palm Springs will host viewing parties during what is being called the Great American Eclipse Aug. 21. The total solar eclipse, the first in nearly 40 years, will cross the United States beginning around 9 a.m. in Madras, Oregon, and finish around 4 p.m. in Columbia, South Carolina. Locally, the solar eclipse can be viewed at three viewing events:

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Where to View 10 Desert Species in Greater Palm Springs

There are guided tours, nature walks, and hikes with experts who can safely show and inform you about these critters.

Karen Graninger Attractions

With all its comfort and luxury, Palm Springs is also located in one of the hottest, driest landscapes on earth. As a result, it features distinct fauna, some of which are endangered and found only in the Coachella Valley. What is the best opportunity to view desert species in their natural habitat? Several valley organizations offer guided nature walks, hikes,

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Modernism Week Fall Preview Adds Fourth Day

"Mini-Modernism Week" will feature more than 40 events, including tours, talks, and parties.

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Tickets are on sale online for Modernism Week’s Fall Preview, scheduled for Oct. 19-22, by visiting modernismweek.com. The Fall Preview has expanded into a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” and will feature more than 40 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public. It also includes the popular Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

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Cool Jazz

Idylllwild Arts Foundation hosts its 24th annual Jazz in the Pines featuring continuous music on three stages.

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The 24th Annual Idyllwild Arts Jazz in the Pines outdoor music festival will be held Aug. 11-13 in the cool airs of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. The festival starts Aug. 11 with a VIP Patrons Dinner and continues throughout the weekend. This year’s event will offer something for every jazz, blues, and

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Comic Con Palm Springs is Back

Founder Christopher Spellman reveals major highlights for event’s second year, including the return of Stan Lee, a bigger Zombie Walk, and concert with "Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter.

GREG ARCHER Attractions, Watch & Listen - Attractions

Lynda Carter, Stan Lee, Lindsay Wagner and The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton. These celebrated pop culture figures may be in the spotlight at Comic Con Palm Springs this year, but it’s Christopher Spellman, the event’s founder/executive producer who continues to generate ample applause. It’s no easy feat launching a major Comic Con event — anywhere — for the first time.

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Jazz Up Your Festival Experience

Top spots to eat and explore in Idyllwild as you groove through the Jazz in the Pines weekend.

Julie Pendray Attractions

Idyllwild summers are a cool blend of music, art, dining, dancing, and relaxation in the great outdoors, and Jazz in the Pines fans have plenty of adventure options outside the confines of the festival grounds. The 24th annual jazz event returns Aug. 12–13 with a fusion of young rising talent and much-loved regulars filling the lineup, featuring 27 bands from

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Motorcyclists Choose Palm Springs as Top 10 Summer Destination

EagleRider ranks desert city fifth behind No. 1 San Francisco, but ahead of San Diego.

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EagleRider has named Palm Springs as the No. 5 summer destination for motorcyclists based on the company’s volume of rentals and tour bookings in the summer months. EagleRider called Palm Springs “an iconic desert destination that has hosted celebrities and sun-seekers alike for decades…” EagleRider makes it easy for tourists to rent the perfect bike for a spur-of-the-moment, one-way getaway