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LIVE Magazine is an exclusive entertainment magazine designed for good times. Established in 2006, it is a biweekly art and entertainment hard copy and web publication highlighting art and entertainment events, shopping and dining venues in Palm Springs, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. Other content includes commentary on celebrities, films, shows, human interest, emerging artists, charity events, travel and inspirational pieces. Contact us through email: LevvyCarriker@gmail.com Phone: 760-409-1234 Best time to phone is 11AM-2PM Pacific. LIVE Magazine covers events in Palm Springs, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. We have over 2.4 Million web viewers on our last 104 issues! See today's total here: www.yumpu.com/user/cre8live

NOV 2017

VOLUME 11

ISSUE #264

M A G A Z I N E . TV

1st Annual Palm Springs International

Animation Festival 2017

BRIAN NEIL HOFF

DIMITRI HALKIDIS

GENNINE FRANCIS

SHARON SILLS

MARILYN MAYE

CHRIS MANN

#PEOPLE #INTERVIEWS #DINING #CHARITY #PLACES #ENTERTAINMENT


Bianca Rae

Gal Gadot

Branden & James

Jeff Timmons

JULY

2017

LIVEMAGAZINETV

INTERVIEWS

Entertainment NEWS from around the Coachella Valley

Watch for it on Spectrum!

Janie Hughes

M A G A Z I N E . TV

Levvy Carriker

Beverly Johnson’s Palm Springs Walk of Stars

...credited for many “firsts” in her

industry and in Palm Springs.

PEOPLE INTERVIEWS DINING CHARITY PLACES ENTERTAINMENT

Amber Lane

Kat Kramer at TRIO Restaurant

Rory Snyder

Upcoming Recording Artists at Wangs

Odessa Christiana

Mayor Robert Moon, Donna MacMillan,

Bill Nicholson and more at

Palm Springs Art Museum

Laurie Weitz and Willie Rhine at EIGHT4NINE


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OF THE BATTLE BITCHES! OF THE BITCHES!

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AN EVENING AN WITH EVENING AN WITH EVENING SHARON WITH SILLS SHARON SILLS SHARON DAVE SILLS DAMIANI DAVE & DAMIANI DAVE & DAMIANI &

MARILYN MAYE MARILYN MAYE MARILYN SASS, SEX MAYE & SASS, SONG! SEX & SONG! SASS, SEX RENE & OLSTEAD SONG! RENE OLSTEAD RENE OLSTEAD

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by Levvy Carriker and Juli Ragsdale

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DINNER AT 5:00 DINNER AT 5:00 DINNER AT 5:00

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*Ticket and Dinner purchase *Ticket and (separate) Dinner required. purchase *Ticket(separate) and Dinner required. purchase (separate) required.

Note that when Friday and Note Saturday that when main Friday stage and show Note Saturday that tickets when main are Friday purchased, stage and show Saturday dinner tickets reservations are main purchased, stage are show automatically dinner tickets reservations are purchased, made are for your automatically dinner party reservations 6:00. made for are your automatically party at 6:00. made for your party at 6:00.

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LIVEMAGAZINET

NOV 2017

VOLUME 11

ISSUE #264

M A G A Z I N E . TV

1st Annual Palm Springs International

Animation Festival 2017

BRIAN NEIL HOFF

DIMITRI HALKIDIS

GENNINE FRANCIS

LINDA CLIFFORD

SHARON SILLS

MARILYN MAYE

CHRIS MANN

PAGE 26-29

#PEOPLE #INTERVIEWS #DINING #CHARITY #PLACES #ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:

www.yumpu.com/user/cre8live

FOUNDING

Publishers/Editors/Owners

Brian Neil Hoff

Founder & Festival Director

PAGES 34-37

Dimitri Halkidis

Festival Executive

Director and Founder of

Boo2Bullying

Juli Ragsdale

@Gmail.com

Levvy Carriker

@Gmail.com

Associate Publishers

Janie Hughes and Bob Dill.

PAGES 46-47

CHRIS MANN

LIVE Magazine is a biweekly entertainment publication highlighting art and

entertainment events, shopping and dining venues. The magazine inspires

readers to recognize they are part of a greater global community and to

inform them how to manifest their part by becoming involved in local community

efforts. Other contents include commentary on films, shows, human

interest stories and the inspirational musings.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Sean Borg, Peter Brandt, Levvy Carriker, David Wallace Crotty, Frank

Failing, Luis Gavela, Janie Hughes,, Dimitri Halkidis, John Hedges, Juli Ragsdale, Dane Andrew

RED CARPET INTERVIEWS: LIVE Magazine

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Andy Ashton, Sean Borg, Levvy Carriker, Janie Hughes,

Sal Mistretta, Juli Ragsdale, Jake Olson

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DISTRIBUTION: Desert Fox Distribution, Jim Fox

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ON THE COVER: Palm Springs Uptown eatery,

TRIO Restaurant celebrates 8th Anniversary

with an uplift and a song! Linda Clifford

entertains. Read the story pages 26-29


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• Phone: 760.322.4422 PurpleRoomPalmSprings.com


DINNER SHOWS

THE DESERT’S PREMIER SUPPER CLUB

FRI. 11/3

SAT. 11/4

BONNIE KILROE

TRIBUTE TO PATSY KLINE!

FRI. 11/10 & SAT. 11/11

JACKIE BEAT & SHERRY VINE

BATTLE OF THE BITCHES!

FRI. 11/17

Where

Palm Springs

Plays!

SAT. 11/18

AN EVENING WITH

MARILYN MAYE

FRI. 11/24

SHARON SILLS

SASS, SEX & SONG!

SAT. 11/25

DAVE DAMIANI &

RENE OLSTEAD

...AND ON SUNDAYS

SCOT BRUCE

TRIBUTE TO THE KING!

AJ LAMBERT

THE SINATRA TRADITION CONTINUES!

STARRING

MICHAEL HOLMES

DINNER AT 5:00

SHOW AT 7:00

TICKETS: 800-838-3006

TICKETS: 800-838-3006 or online at PurpleRoomPalmSprings.com

Dinner: 6pm* Show: 8pm

*Ticket and Dinner purchase (separate) required.

Note that when Friday and Saturday main stage show tickets are purchased, dinner reservations are automatically made for your party at 6:00.

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• Phone: 760.322.4422 PurpleRoomPalmSprings.com


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A REFRESHED TRIO RESTAURANT BURSTS WITH FLAVOR AND COLOR

by Juli Ragsdale

LIVEMAGAZINETV

TRIO, where Palm Springs EATs,DRINKs and MEETs has reopened

after a two month closure due to fire, smoke and water

damage. “When bad things happen it’s important we turn it

around and make it a good thing”, said owner Tony Marchese. “I

decided to give TRIO a refresh. It’s like when you look at someone

and you say to yourself: She looks good. Has she had work

done or not?”

TRIO is open seven days a week. They have an amazing 3 course

prix fixe from 11 to 6pm (for only $19.99). Happy Hour runs daily

from 11am to 7pm in the bar and a portion of the patio. Dinner is

nightly, 3-10 pm, and runs until 11pm Friday and Sunday for late

night fun.

TRIO will be celebrating their eighth year in November with

another over the top live event. This time featuring legendary

disco diva, Linda Clifford performing her hits like Red Light,

Runaway Love and Shoot Your Best Shot. Tony Marchese is

known for his philanthropic activities with so many groups and

this evening is no exception. A portion of the evening proceeds

go to AIDS Assistance Program and Palm Springs High School

Arts program.

Tony pledged, “ I promise Palm Springs an amazing next eight

years.” Tony continued,” Thank you for all your support. I never

take for granted what we have and what we are building. See

you soon!”

It is the same TRIO, now beautifully refreshed with paint and

wallpaper from Farrow & Ball. There are some amazing new

fixtures from Design Within Reach, and Uptown’s Christopher

Anthony. The carpeting is by Flooring Innovations. There are

Shag art pieces as well as new artwork from Colin Fisher Studios.

And the list of freshening continues.

They have added some various new items to all the menus. I

anticipate the Coachella Valley Dates with special daily preparations,

and the Norwegian Ocean Trout (similar to its cousin

Salmon but with a creamy texture and rich flavor).

The refreshed TRIO is a must see, er, taste! Whether because

like us, you sorely missed a true favorite venue, or because you

have previously indulged in the fun as a guest. TRIO is not new.

It is just improved as we all do in age. This year they will celebrate

their eighth year! Kudos to Tony and the crew for making

this a legendary venue and a true Uptown style setter for Palm

Springs.


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Worship location: Demuth Community Center

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DESERT DENTAL

ALTERNATIVES

Bruno Lemay, DMD

acid to decalcify the tooth. It is called dental

plaque and it forms very quick after eating.

The better hygiene a person has, the less

they will have decay. It takes both sugar and

plaque to decay a tooth. The more you brush

and floss, the more plaque removed and the

less risk of decay.

Additionally, elderly patients also tend to have

more decay. It is more obvious with elderly

patients who are loosing their dexterity, and

in general they tend to eat more sweets more

often, and not brush as often.

There is also another component that needs

to be explained here. In the mouth there are

several types of bacteria. Some are responsible

for gum disease and some are responsible

for decay. Some people may have the best

hygiene and still have gum disease and some

who have the worst hygiene may not suffer

from gum disease at all. This is because they

do not have the bacteria responsible for gum

disease. Same thing for decay. Some people

will be more susceptible to decay then others

even if they eat just a little sugar and have

decent dental hygiene. That is because they

have that kind of bacteria in their mouth in a

higher rate then another person. But that is

not a reasonable excuse. More brushing

and plaque control with a topical fluoride

application daily, preferably with a special

personal tray made at the dental office will

help.

Very rarely a person will suffer from gum

disease and a high rate of decay. It is

generally one or the other. If someone has

a high rate of decay, in general they will

not suffer from gum disease like bone loss,

periodontal pockets and tooth mobility.

It is a proven fact though, that the better

the dental hygiene you have and the better

your diet is in terms of limiting sugar intake,

the healthier your gums and teeth will be.

So, it is not true that decay affect only

kids. As long as you have one tooth in your

mouth you are subject to get decay if you

leave dental plaque on it and eat sugar!

The best way to prevent that is to have

good dental hygiene at home and brushing

after any sugar intake, and to visit your

dentist 2 to 3 times a year.

Dr. Bruno Lemay

Do you think that dental cavities are

problems only for children?

It is a general belief that cavities are for kids

only. But in fact, cavities affect all ages!

The reason why cavities are more prevalent

in children is mainly the fact that they tend

to eat more sugar and have poor hygiene

habits. However, when looking at the cause

of decay, which is basically plaque with the

presence of sugar, it is easy to understand

that cavities can happen at any age even if

your mouth is full of crowns.

Of course there are some people who have

teeth that are softer then others and are

easier to decay but that affects only 1% of

the population. Basically any diet rich in

sugar will increase your chance of decay.

Soft drinks, candies and anything sweet

will have a potency to create decay in the

presence of dental plaque. Of course in

order to create decay there has to be the

bacteria that will transfer the sugar into

Dr.

Bruno

LEMAY

760- 324-4450

www.LemayDental.com

www.facebook.com/DesertDentalAlternatives

69450 Ramon Road Cathedral City, CA 92234


Michael Holmes’ Purple Room

Welcomes

Executive Chef Alen Badzek

Award-Winning Chef Is Among Nation’s Finest.

September 30, 2017, Palm Springs, CA – Michael Holmes’

Purple Room is pleased to announce that award-winning

Chef Alen Badzak has been hired as the club’s new

Executive Chef. Badzak, who has worked in the Coachella

Valley since 2012, studied the Culinary Arts in Europe,

and brings a wealth

of experience, as

well as his four star

Zagat-Rated cuisine

to Michael Holmes’

Purple Room.

“We are super excited

to have Chef Badzak

on board,” said owner

Michael Holmes. “He

is a great addition

to our team, and his

menu has already

earned praise from a

number of our returning

customers.”

oct 22

pandora

mystere

oct 29

eddie

d-lite

Mon. nov 6

ava

stone

Badzak says that

although he did not

completely rework

the menu, he did add

his own personal touch to each of the dishes he decided

to keep. “We wanted to retain several of the more

popular dishes,” he says. “But in each case, I tested the

recipe, and tasted the dish myself. After that, I made a

few adjustments. I like very intense flavors, whether they

are subtle or strong. For me, flavor always comes first.

After that, it’s presentation. The end result is a successful

execution of both.”

Updated main dishes on the dinner menu include the

Half Jidori Chicken, stuffed with sun dried tomato and

basil, and served with a Dijon cream sauce, along with

sides of garlic spinach & risotto; a half rack of New

Zealand Lamb, served with Parmesan herb polenta, and

sauced with a demi red wine reduction; a Creekstone

Farms New York Steak that has been rubbed with an Applewood

smoked rub, and served with Gruyere whipped

mashed potatoes and asparagus; and Pork Tenderloin

Medallions, served with Creamy risotto and blueberry chutney.

New additions to the dinner menu include a Seafood Tower with Grilled lobster

tail, shrimp, and scallops, served with a warm quinoa salad and rosemary

infused butter; Seared Ahi with Jasmine rice, julienne vegetables, and a soy

citrus sauce; Porcini Ravioli with Prosciutto, Madeira, truffle cream sauce, and a

balsamic reduction; and Linguini Bolognese with Veal, beef and porcini mushrooms.

“We’ve also added a suggested wine pairing to each main dish on the

dinner menu,” Badzak continued, “because adding the wine intensifies both the

gustatory and the olfactory flavors of the food.”

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room is open Tuesday through Sunday, with Happy

Hour daily from 4pm to 6pm (4pm to 5pm on Sundays). Enjoy complimentary

entertainment from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Tuesday through Thursday, and ticketed

dinner shows with nationally recognized talent on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit purpleroompalmsprings.com.

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760.325.9264

www.wangsinthedesert.com

Welcome to WANGS!

THE

COOLEST

PLACE IN THE DESERT

424 S Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA


Celebrate at The Coolest Place in the Desert With No Cover Shows,

Fantastic Daily Happy Hour & Award Winning Cuisine!

424 S Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 | Reservations 760.325.9264

WWW.WANGSINTHEDESERT.COM


PAN ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Right here in our Desert paradise!

LIVEMAGAZINETV

by Juli Ragsdale and Levvy Carriker

Wang’s in the Desert opened in 2004 and continues to build

and grow. Lonnie Landers, who once invested in a couple of

friends’ dream, is now the sole owner of the award-winning Pan

Asian restaurant. Located in beautiful downtown Palm Springs,

Wang’s concept is Pan Asian Cuisine combining different types

of cooking influences including Sichuan, Cantonese, Mandarin,

Japanese, Thai and Korean. Wang’s uses only the finest and

freshest ingredients found throughout Asia and the Pacific. For

years the restaurant has been awarded for its amazing cuisine.

Wang’s has won the Desert Sun Newspaper’s ‘Best of the Valley’

award for Best Chinese Restaurant for the last three years in

a row.

Diners’ Choice, just ranked Wang’s in the Top 10 most ‘Vibrant

Bar Scene’ in The Greater Palm Springs area, as rated by over

400,000 OpenTable users. And it is no wonder that the feedback

from thousands of local diners indicates their fun. In the

last year alone, Wang’s raised the bar for local entertainment.

Landers completely amped up the exposure of local talent and

national talent, such as America’s Got Talent finalist, Brian Justin

Crum. Six nights a week you can find real artists entertaining

in a huge variety of genres!

Relying on tried and true relationships which had grown with his

success, Lonnie engaged LIVE Magazine TV in the pursuit of an

even more incredible marketing campaign. We began to create

custom television advertisements to illustrate the varied entertainment

and dining offerings that are Wang’s! The place is a wondrous

carousel of fun and it has been a challenge to capture just a

part of it in thirty second bites! Here are just a few of them:

https://youtu.be/rmFCcFUFY58


Wang’s has won the Desert Sun

newspaper’s ‘Best of the Valley’

award for Best Chinese Restaurant

for the last three years in a row.

For Dinner Reservations

760.325.9264

https://youtu.be/jN1XZqcm-GA

LIVEMAGAZINETV


It was a warm summer night when we shot the TV commercial

featuring the Pan Asian Cuisine at Wang’s in the

Desert. The kitchen was already in high gear as they

prepped their daily freshness..The scent of garlic and

ginger wafted as we began our set ups. This commercial

was scripted and written in a slow pace to show Wang’s

as a place to slow down a little, have an amazing dinner

and then some fun out on the patio with cocktails and a

full menu as well. The appetizers are delicious. Some of

our favorites are the fish and chips. So fresh and lightly

crunchy...so good! Soups are always great in this season

with the fresh cool mountain air. The patio at Wang’s is

such a fun place to hang out. It is a super great place to

bring out of town guest so that your friends can mingle

and enjoy meeting local business owners, real estate

agents, industry people and tourist alike who tend to

hang out at Wang’s.

Check out our star of the commercial, David Lane, who is

not only a great manager but a cool person who cares a

great deal about his customers.

We were finished by nine or so that night so we wrapped

up and joined the crowd on the patio for some bites and

drinks! Then we ordered a dinner to take home for lunch

the next day, right?


The first commercial we produced

featured Gennine Francis.

We captured Gennine’s essence as she

captured the Essence of Whitney!

Gennine performs every other Sunday

on the patio at Wangs in the Desert.

Get there early for the good seats!

https://youtu.be/j-kzS8XeiHI

https://youtu.be/ZhEiI8Edff0

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https://youtu.be/FKTlgiad5g0


We were excited to make the commercial featuring Alex Santana as we have known Alex

for several years and have watched his career expand. Alex brings romance and a sense

of big city entertainment in a smaller and quaint up close venue, Actually called The Venue

at Wangs! Amber Lane has been busy building up an incredible line-up at Wangs. Amber

also manages the ever changing website considering all the entertainment changes

and specials. So we just got some amazing clips of Alex! Check out the commercial and

most importantly come to Wang’s and see Alex in person and enjoy the great food!

https://youtu.be/xMBiGLJV1ls

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y Levvy Carriker

LIVEMAGAZINETV

Linda Clifford has made her mark among the classic R&B

singers and also as a legendary disco diva. Electrifying audiences

with her music and widely celebrated performances, this

multi-talented and dynamic entertainer’s accomplishments are

vast.

TRIO Restaurant is celebrating their 8th Birthday and owner,

Tony Marchese would like for you all to come, see, and hear

Linda Clifford sing songs like, “If my friends could see me now?”.

It will be a night of fun celebration at TRIO.

Using her talent for numerous charitable causes, Linda has

raised over $1,000,000 the last time you performed for

them! You helped raise that , you know?

Linda: (laughter begins) You know , when I heard that I was

like...wow, that is so wonderful! But I think a lot of people in

Palm Springs and AAP helped make that happen…

Levvy: We are so happy to have you back in town!

Linda: I am so thrilled to be back! And I keep telling my husband

because he has never been to Palm Springs. I tell him

“honey you have to go!” So he will be coming with me.

Levvy: He will have a great experience

here in Palm Springs!

Linda: Yes. It is such a beautiful place

and has that hometown feel. The people

are so nice. It’s like a big family.

Levvy: Speaking of family, how

many children do you have?

performed at the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon,

The Ronald McDonald House Benefit with American Idol’s Clay

Aiken and Divas Simply Singing, which benefits the Angel Food

Network, delivering food for adults and children with AIDS/HIV.

So please come be a part of a magical night in the newly

remodeled TRIO Restaurant November 6th, 4-6PM (Call for

details).

I have interviewed Linda before and it is always a delight and a

memorable one at that! I literally danced the night away to her

music! Our conversation lasted about 30 minutes.

Levvy: Linda first I want to thank AAP, all of their supporters,

and you specifically, Linda. With your help and name, AAP

Linda: I have a boy and a girl. My

son has given me two beautiful

grandchildren. And my beautiful

daughter is in Los Angeles. We are

all spread out.

Levvy: I know how time can fly and loved ones live far

away. I have fond memories of sitting around with high

school friends and listening to your music while we all had so

much fun as teenagers. Your career started in 1972 and I can

remember all the fun TV shows you were in. I loved these

types of shows. This is what inspired me to be involved in the

music business on the video side of things. There you were on

‘American Bandstand’ , ‘Soul Train’ and on the Billboard at #1

and then the Grammys, where you received a coveted nomination.

The 70’s brought us disco . How did you blend your Blues and

Jazz to disco?


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Linda: You know it was such a strange

thing. It happened that one of the secretaries

from the record label that I was

signed to had me come in for a meeting.

They said, “We want you do this song for a

Broadway show. It turned out to be , “If you

friends could see me now!”. They put the

track down and had these amazing vocal

parts and the music was just so awesome.

I became convinced. And that is how it all

started.

Levvy: Linda ,what advice do you have for

up and coming artists?

Linda: Treat people the way you want to be

treated.

Levvy: You make the audience have so

much fun with your music...I love that!

Linda: You know you can feel that. When I

am on stage I can literally feel the audience.

Levvy: We might call that ‘Radiant Energy’

and that you have, Linda Clifford!

Linda: Well thank you Levvy. That’s nice. I

am just so happy to back at TRIO Restaurant

and with all of you wonderful people in

Palm Springs!


“WHERE PALM SPRINGS EATS!”

November 5th

4-6pm (Call for details)

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Wang’s owner, Lonnie Landers


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1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival

presented by Boo2Bullying on November 9-11.

Tickets will be available on www.psiaf.org

This fun family event will feature screenings of more than 34 categories,

300 short and 6 full length films from 103 countries over three

days. Films from Cannes, Annecy, Sundance, and Tribeca as well as

Oscar and Grammy winners will be presented in the Palm Springs Art

Museum’s Annenberg Theater, Richards Center for the Arts at Palm

Springs High School and the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage.

In addition to the screenings and a local animation competition,

a full complement of panel discussions, seminars and social events

will provide the forum for an estimated 400 attending filmmakers,

directors, writers, visual artists and students from around the globe to

showcase their work and celebrate Global Animation film making.

Panels include; Thursday. November 9 Special programing at the Tolerance

Education Center, Rancho Mirage 1pm screening of “Weeds”

followed by“The Making of Weeds” WEEDS is the story of a little

Dandelion struggling to get from the dry, barren side of a driveway

to the other side, where water is plentiful and the grass is greener.

After watching neighboring weeds wilt and die, the dandelion faces a

decision - take action or suffer the same fate. Weeds is also screening

on Nov 10th at 4 PM at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art

Museum in the Best 3D Animated Drama Category

November 9, Charlene Mosley and Tiffanie Mang, artists from “Loving

Vincent.” November 10, “Academy of Dream Awards” Conversation

Panel with Dani Bowman, Joel Anderson & Project Passion. “Animation

is a very difficult form of art and can take a great deal of time to

create, if you’re disabled that challenge is magnified. PSIAF is absolutely

honored to celebrate some of the talented animators, who

despite their disabilities, have created incredible animated short films.

We will be featuring these powerful shorts from The US, Slovakia,

Sweden and the UK.”

November 11, Conversation Panel with Dreamworks and Sony animator,

Wallace Colvard and Guests include Director, Producer Kevin Hudson,

Sequence Supervisor at Walt Disney Paula Goldstein and Jinko

Gotoh, producer of Finding Nemo. November 11, Chance Raspberry

lead animator of “The Simpsons” with PSIAF Festival Director, Brian

Hoff. Special appearance by Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon and

Philanthropist Donna MacMillan to unveil their Cartoonied images by

the artist.

Children’s Animated Short Films, Being that kids are enthralled by

animation, PSIAF plans to feature animated films geared towards

kindergarteners and preschoolers. These fun and colorful films will hail

from Chile, Romania, Argentina, Israel, Taiwan, France and The US.

This special segment is specifically geared for these kids (5-10 years) to

experience new and different ways of storytelling, as well as introducing

them to animation from other countries, expanding their view of

art around the world and many different cultures.

great together. In this category you will experience some of the years

most celebrated music videos from around the world including Elton

John’s 1972 version of Rocket Man which has gained a mass critical

acclaim. Prepare to be rocked!

Elton John’s classic 1972 track finally has an official music video. Majid

Adin and Stephen McNally bring you a film of urgent humanity and personal

longing. It draws on Majid’s personal experience as a refugee after

fleeing his native Iran, travelling across Europe, spending time in the

infamous Calais jungle and successfully securing asylum here in the UK.

This long-awaited official music was commissioned as part of THE

CUT - a global competition in collaboration with YouTube to celebrate

the 50 year hit- making partnership of Elton John and Bernie

Taupin. Majid’s treatment was chosen above entries from 50 different

countries by a selection committee comprising illustrious talents

Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg

and PES. Rocket Man and the other two videos commissioned in the

competition, for Bennie and the Jets & Tiny Dancer premiered at this

year’s Cannes Film Festival 2017.

They have received more than 2,700 submissions in a variety of styles

ranging from 2D, 3D,Stop Motion, Hand Drawn, Watercolor, Paper,

Sand, Oil Painting, Abstract and Experimental. According to Brian Neil

Hoff, Director and Founder of the PSIAF and the Palm Springs High

School Animation LAB, “Animation if a powerful form of art with the

ability to educate, inform and inspire a new world of storytelling with

unlimited possibilities. The goal and passion with this new Festival

is to celebrate amazing animated films, the talented artists and

their teams from all over the world.” “Art is what binds us together

and what prompts us to ask questions of ourselves and of others. As

artists, we have the ability to challenge and transform the world and

inspire a new way of thinking through various art mediums such as

film making,” explains Dimitri Halkidis, Founder of Boo2Bullying, the

nonprofit organization based in Palm Springs and Los Angeles which

seeks to promote understanding, engagement and unity against

bullying and intolerance.

Proceeds from the Palm Springs International Animation Festival will

benefit Boo2Bullying’s School Programs, New Initiatives and Scholarships.

LGBT Animated Shorts, are particularly special since they reach a

younger audience who are still coping with coming out as Gay, Lesbian,

Bi or Transgender. Relatively new are the LGBT animated short stories

that inspire a new generation to feel they can be themselves and

find acceptance even in schools where bullying and social acceptance

remains a big issue. We’re honored to share these powerful animated

films with a community that understands the larger struggle and the

hope of a future where we can find love, acceptance and tolerance.”

Animated Music Video Category, Since the inception of MTV some of

the coolest songs have been told through animation, allowing for an

unending world of creativity. Animation and music have long gone

Brian Neil Hoff

Founder & Festival Director

Dimitri Halkidis

Festival Executive

Director and Founder of

Boo2Bullying


SCREENING SCHEDULE

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 9, 2017 ANNENBERG THEATER

LOVING VINCENT (2017) 95 min. – Animation | Biography | Crime | Poland

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life

in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most

celebrated artists. Breakthru Films Oscar Winning Animation Production Co. “Peter and

the Wolf, won an Academy Award for Best Short Film 2008 Directed by Hugh Welchman.

The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the

characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters

closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his

death. Loving Vincent features over 120 of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. The plot,

drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people

and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death. Every shot is painted just as

Vincent himself painted.

9:00AM Museum Members 5:00PM RED CARPET 5:30PM SCREENING

Tehran Taboo (2017) 90 min. – Animation | Drama | Austria, Germany

In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran

are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society. Blunt, angry and eye-opening,

Tehran Taboo offers a scathing portrait of Iran’s largest city. Think of it as Short Cuts

meets Persepolis, although that facile shorthand does not begin to get at just how much is

going on, plot and character wise, in Ali Soozandeh’s brisk animated feature.

8:00PM RED CARPET 8:30PM SCREENING

9:30PM VIP OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 10, 2017 ANNENBERG THEATER

BILAL: A New Breed of Hero (2017) (U.S. Premier) 105 min. – Animation | Action |

Dubai A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior abducted with

his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice

rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events,

this is a story of a real hero who narned his remembrance in time and history.

6:00PM RED CARPET 6:30PM SCREENING

9:00PM VIP AFTER PARTY

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 10, 2017 RICHARDS CENTER of the ARTS

JUNK HEAD (2017) 115 min. – Animation | Action | Adventure | Stop-Motion | Japan In the

distant future, Man has become nearly immortal but the species has lost the ability to eproduce.

A race of clones designed for manual labor rebelled over a millennium ago and now live in a subterranean

labyrinth where they continue to mutate into ghastly abominations. An intrepid human

explorer ventures into the darkest caverns in search of lost genetic information. A stop-motion

film made entirely by one man, Takahide Hori (aka Yamiken); based on the 30 minute short released

in 2013, that took over 4 years to assemble

1:00PM RED CARPET 1:30PM SCREENING

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 11, RICHARDS CENTER of the ARTS

LITTLE HEROES (2017) 116 min. – Animation | Action | Adventure | Venezula .Set

more than two hundred years ago, Arturo, Pilar and Tico, three brave children from different

backgrounds, discover an amazing secret: the key to helping Simon Bolivar defeat

the enemy’s army. The time has come to fight for freedom and the troops move forward

with vigor. A great friendship is born through this epic adventure.

Paper Animated - PG13 Paper animation is a unique form of art that

includes cutout animation as a form of stop-motion animation. This specific

genre uses flat characters, props and backgrounds cut from materials such as

paper, card, stiff fabric or photographs. Tension and emotion is created through

every folded sheet of paper, carefully captured through individual frames placed

together to tell a powerful and interesting story.

1:00PM SCREENING

Classic & Traditional Animated - PG13 Animation has a rich history and is the act of

creating the illusion of movement through still images. This method actually began

hundreds of years ago. After a number of pioneers began creating animated shorts in the early

20th century (1914’s Gertie the Dinosaur being a notable example), the very first feature-length

animation created using traditional methods was entitled “El Apóstol.” Traditional animation is a

technique where each frame is drawn by hand. This technique was the dominant form of animation

in cinema until the advent of computer animation. The collections of shorts in this segment

will take you back in time to the beginning of this amazing and unique visual art form.

2:00PM SCREENING

Hand Painted Animated - PG13.In this technique, slow drying paints are used on

a glass canvas, which allows the animator to manipulate the art and photograph them

simultaneously. Sometimes turpentine is used in the paints, which makes it easier for the

animator to work on the paintings. It’s a tough and laborious task being that you have

to paint on a glass canvas. After much blending in post production, this form is a true

aesthetic treat.

3:00PM SCREENING

THURSDAY,- NOVEMBER 9, 2017 ANNENBERG THEATER

Amazing Stop-Motion- R Stop motion animation (also called “stop frame animation”)

is animation that is captured one frame at time, with physical objects that are

moved between the frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it

creates the illusion of movement. The short animated films in this segment take you

into dramatic stories from around the world in a realistic looking fantasy of hand-crafted

dolls and sets that will inspire endless thought and conversation.

4:00PM SCREENING

5PM LOVING VINCENT (2017) 95 min. Animation | Biography | Crime | Poland

Loving Vincent artists with special live painting & demonstration.

LGBT Animated Shorts - PG13, R. The international LGBT community faces

challenges every day, and is especially hard on our LGBT youth who need to feel

supported. LGBT animated shorts have recently become popular with the wildly successful

Oscar nominated short film “In a Heartbeat ever-changing world of risk taking

storytelling. Animation has largely been targeted towards our youth and animated

films have historically been neutral in the story. However, as the world evolves, more

people have felt the need to express their stories to reach a larger audience young and

old. The LGBT animated shorts are particularly special since they reach a younger audience who are still coping with

coming out as Gay, Lesbian, Bi or Transgender. Relatively new are these LGBT animated short stories that inspire a

new generation to feel like they can be themselves and find acceptance even in schools and a society where bullying

and social acceptance remains a big issue. These powerful animated films stand as a voice for the larger struggle and

the hope of a future where we can find love, acceptance and tolerance.

7:30PM SCREENING

8PM TEHRAN TABOO (2017) 90 min. Animation | Drama | Crime | Iran

9:00PM VIP AFTER PARTY

3D Animated Dark Comedy, Twisted & Mysterious - PG13

Prepare to be captivated, confused and mesmerize by the bizarre dark mysterious stories

in this series of disturbing animated shorts that will leave you questioning your own

sanity.

10:30PM SCREENING

8:00 AM RED CARPET 8:30PM SCREENING

SHEEPS & WOLVES (2017) U.S. Premier 85 min. – Animation | Action | Adventure

| Comdey | Russia. In a magical faraway land, in a picturesque little village nestled

among green meadows and rolling hills, lives a flock of carefree sheep. But their pastoral

and stress-free life is interrupted when a pack of wolves sets up camp in the nearby

ravine. In accordance with ancient traditions, the retiring pack leader Magra announces

that his future successor must prove his right to lead by vanquishing his rivals. When

the powerful and blood-thirsty Ragear steps forward, the only wolf brave enough to

challenge him is Grey, the pack’s favorite, but a hopeless goof ball.

6:00PM RED CARPET 6:30PM SCREENING

9:00PM VIP AFTER PARTY

THURSDAY,- NOVEMBER 9, 2017 ANNENBERG THEATER

Fantasmagorie(1908)- PG13. 11AM Hand Drawn Animated Take a journey back in time to

experience the history of animation through traditional hand drawn shorts. The shorts celebrate

how animation started, including “Fantasmagorie” which is known to be the first animated film

ever made in 1908 by French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl.

11:00AM SCREENING

Watercolor Animated - PG13

There are many forms of animation but nothing more beautiful than watercolored shorts. Each

frame is carefully painted and paired with scoring that can take up to months or even years of

work. Watercolor animated shorts are inspiring and beautiful whether they unfold on a paper

backdrop or a canvas.

12:00PM SCREENING

FRIDAY,- NOVEMBER 10, 2017 ANNENBERG THEATER

9AM Abstract Animated Shorts - PG13 Explode your mind in a visual spectacle

of light and sound through a series of amazing abstract animated shorts from all over the

world, including “Virtual Actors Chinese Opera” an animated short with 3D CGI Chinese

dancers moving to the sounds of traditional Chinese percussion music that is both

mesmerizing and fascinating.

9:00AM SCREENING

Sand & Salt Animated Shorts - PG13

Sand animation is a very difficult technique requiring the artist to illustrate

images using grains of sand or salt on a table or backlit glass. The result is a

visually stimulating, beautiful and power art form of storytelling.

10:00AM SCREENING

Powerful, Dark & Mysterious 3D - PG13

From some of the most talented animators around the world comes a series of shorts

that will blow your mind as some of the most thought-provoking animated shorts in

this festival. From dark to mysterious, to odd and compelling, the films in this segment

will leave a lasting impression.

11:00AM SCREENING

TICKETS: WWW.PSIAF.ORG

ONE DAY PASS $35 | THREE DAY PASS $75 | VIP ALL ACCESS $275


FRIDAY,- NOVEMBER 10, 2017 ANNENBERG THEATER

Global Issues | Socially Relevant Animated Shorts Our world faces many

challenges, and animation is one of the most powerful ways to tell a story through social

media. Animation has the ability to inform, educate, transform, and inspire a new generation

of innovative stories that can help shape the world. In this very special segment

you will see films from all over the world in various styles, sharing power and important

stories about humanity. Our fragile environment needs the hope these animations

provide, to help heal a wounded world through hope and compassion.

12:30PM SCREENING

1:30 PM 3D Animated Sci-Fi | Fantasy - All Ages Escape into a galaxy of adventure

in this amazing series of sci-fi fantasy animated short from all over the world that

will take you deep into space and time.

1:30PM SCREENING

VFX and Rotoscoping Animated Shorts VFX or Visual Effects is one of the most

amazing forms of animation technique and is achieved by mixing real film, shooting

with animated objects or characters to create fantasy scenarios into reality. VFX requires

extremely complex effects to create a compelling and powerful visual experience. The

film in these segments are sure to leave lasting impressions.

3:00PM SCREENING

3D Animated Drama Shorts -Teens, PG13 The animated films in this segment

express beautiful and dynamic 3D scenes and characters. Although the subject matter

is painfully unfair, we are taken into a familiar world where life’s pains and struggles are

turned into lessons of love and hope. Ultimately leaving us moved and optimistic.

4:00PM SCREENING

Animated Music Videos - PG13, R. Since the inception of MTV some of the coolest

songs have been told through animation, allowing for an unending world of creativity.

Animation and music have long gone great together. In this category you will experience

some of the years most celebrated music videos from around the world including

Elton John’s 1972 version of Rocket Man which has gained a mass critical acclaim.

Prepare to be rocked!

5:00PM SCREENING

6PM BILAL: A New Breed of Hero (2017) 105 min. – Animation | Action | Dubai

9:00PM VIP AFTER PARTY

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 10, 2017 RICHARDS CENTER of the ARTS

Arcade of My Dreams -Teens, PG13. Animation is a very intricate form of art that can

take a great deal of time and detail but can be particularly hard if you have special needs.

PSIAF is honored to celebrate some of these talented animators who despite their challenges,

have created amazing animated short films. We are featuring films with powerful

stories by artists with disabilities from USA, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.

9:00AM SCREENING

10AM Conversation Panel with Dani Bowman, Joel Anderson & Project Passion

3D Animated Fantasy Adventure - PG. Go on a journey into a fictional

universe of magic and supernatural dreams in these amazing fantasy stories.

Be prepared to endure an explosion of color in an exciting visual fantasy

world transcending space and time.

10:30:00AM SCREENING

2D Animated Shorts, Children, Kids - G

Children and families love animation and PSIAF will be featuring animated films for a

young audience, geared towards preschool and Kindergarten. This series of fun, colorful

films include animation shorts from Chile, Romania, Argentina, Israel, Taiwan, France and

the USA. This special segment encourages children to experience new and different ways

of storytelling as well as introduces them to animation from other countries, expanding

their view of art from around the world.

11:30:00AM SCREENING

1PM JUNK HEAD (2017) 115 min. – Animation | Action | Stop-Motion | Japan

2D Animated - Fun, Action, Adventure - G

Buckle up and get ready for an adventurious roller coaster

ride of 2D animated short films from the world. Non stop action, prepare to

be thrilled!

4:00PM SCREENING

Fun Stop-Motion - Kids & Family - G. Fun never stops in this Stop-Motion world

featuring some of the year’s best selected animated short films, wise, funny Claymation

tale of lives lived on the edge of society. Sometimes, wacky, silly and humorous !

5:00:00PM SCREENING

Winter & Holiday Animated - Kids, Family. The holidays are a magical time when

families comes together to celebrate. In this fun winter segment viewers will be enchanted

by stories from all over the world and what the holiday season means to all of us. From

Christmas trees to shooting stars, this category is a heart-warming celebration for all.

7:30PM SCREENING

Experimental Animated Shorts - G. With animation there are no rules to opening

the doors of unlimited creativity. The films in this category take us to a large world of

images and sounds, a visual journey of art exploding through moving objects from

every day life. Be prepared to be amazed!

8:30PM SCREENING

PM 2D Odd, Twisted & Mysterious Animated - PG13. If you like odd, twisted

and disturbing stories, you don’t want to miss this bizarre collection! These deranged

animated shorts filled with dark humor and crazy characters will make

you laugh as well as leave you with a warped look at the world!

9:30PM SCREENING

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 11, 2017 RICHARDS CENTER of the ARTS

8AM LITTLE HEROES (2016) 116 min. – Animation | Adventure | Venezuela

3D Animated Heartwarming Stories - PG. As we all face challenges in life, it’s

the stories of hope that can inspire us all to make a change in our world, to take the

time to lift up a friend in need or lend a hand to someone who is down. These are the

stories that will make you stop and realize how fragile and beautiful we all truly are.

11:00AM SCREENING

12:PM Arts Institute Gallery Reception Poster Contest Exhibition & Signing

Art Exhibition showcasing the top 20 PSIAF Poster Contest entries. Winning Artist signing limited posters, benefiting the Arts Institute of Palm Springs High School.

3D Animated Comedy - Kids & Family. Prepare to laugh until you cry

with these hilarious animated shorts from all over the world. As we all know,

some of the silliest stories come from the most outrageous situations. Rest

assured our audience will leave with a smile on their faces!

12:30PM SCREENING

1:30PM - 2:30PM Chance Raspberry-lead animator of “The

Simpsons” Panel with PSIAF Founder & Festival Director, Brian Hoff.

Special appearance by Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon and Philanthropist

Donna MacMillan to unveil their Cartoonified images by the artist.

1:30-2:30PM

Sonic Boom-Animated TV Series Fun, Action, Adventure. If you’ve always loved

Saturday morning cartoons then you’ll love this fabulous fun category of animated

TV shows from all over the world including Teen Choice award nominee “Sonic the

Hedghoge.”

3:00PM

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 11, 2017 RICHARDS CENTER of the ARTS

4 - 5 PM Conversation Panel with Wallace Colvard & Guests

Wallace Colvard - Dreamworks and Sony Animator. Kevin Hudson - Director/Producer of Weeds, the animated short.

Paula Goldstein - Sequence Supervisor at Walt Disney Animation. Jinko Gotoh - Producer of Finding Nemo and board

member of Women in Animation.

3D Animated Romantic Comedy-Shorts - G. In this category you will have the pleasure

of finding humor in the wild roller coaster of love and romance. These films will melt your heart and make

you laugh, what’s better?!

5:30PM

Cool Stop-Motion Animated - G . Casting a spell of still shots, handcrafted

characters, and homemade settings, stop-motion animation has been dazzling viewers

since its first appearance in the late 1800s. It requires a grueling process that, when executed

perfectly, creates the illusion of seamless movement. And often, the months and

even years that filmmakers filter into their stop-motion endeavors prove to be worth

the effort, producing jaw-dropping works of meticulous art. In this fun category be taken

into a miniature movie set for a fun adventure of unique cool characters and stories.

6:30PM

3D Dark Animated Shorts - PG13 . With intensely real 3D images go deep inside

the bold stories in this powerful dark segment of animated shorts that will leave you

terrified, confused and forever haunted on by the characters and scenes created by

these amazing stories from around the world.

9:30PM

2D Animated - Drama, Teen, Adult, Family. The stories of our life unfold through

traditional 2D animation from all over the world, taking us back to our childhood and

memories that will last for the rest of our lives.

6:30:00PM SCREENING

TICKETS: WWW.PSIAF.ORG

ONE DAY PASS $35 | THREE DAY PASS $75 | VIP ALL ACCESS $275


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The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® Special Events Committee will be

hosting the Annual Harvest Auction, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on

Wednesday, November 23rd at the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs.

The perennial event, now in its ninth year, has become a holiday tradition for the local

Association’s membership. Auction items consist of gift cards, artwork, and baked goods

donated by REALTORS®, Affiliate members and local businesses. In addition, there will be

a Treasure Chest raffle. The tickets are $25.00 each with two chances to win a gift basket.

The Auction will be the third and final fundraiser for 2017. In early summer, the Special

Events Committee hosted “Feed the Hungry” campaign for The Community Food Bank in

Palm Springs. They raised $10,270 in financial donations. The Spring Fling held in March and

the upcoming Harvest Auction, raise money for the local charities, Sanctuary Palm Springs,

the Boys and Girls Club Valley Wide and Desert Escrow Association Scholarship Fund.

When asked his thoughts on the upcoming event, PSRAR 2017 President Lucio Bernal

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The delicious Thanksgiving dinner from Lulu California Bistro in Palm

Springs- always a desert favorite- will also be served at Acqua California

Bistro in Rancho Mirage this year, making holiday dining twice as nice

and convenient for everyone in the valley. ! And for those who are

dining at home but not cooking, Lulu and Acqua are offering dinners

that can be picked up at either restaurant or delivered.

Thanksgiving dinner at Lulu is a tradition with a four-course feast that

includes your choice of four delicious soups, four beautiful salads, and

10 delectable entrées ranging from traditional oven roasted turkey

and honey glazed ham, fresh Atlantic salmon, prime rib, filet mignon

and more. Desserts are just as sumptuous with six choices that include

classic pumpkin pie and apple crisp. There’s ! always a party at Lulu in

downtown Palm Springs and meals are served with a smile at Acqua at

the River so these are the places you’ll want to be for Thanksgiving.

For who are dining at home this year, Lulu is offering a four-course

Thanksgiving dinner for six people that can be picked up at Lulu or

Acqua or delivered to your desert home. The Dinners To Go feature

your choice of three soups, three salads, a choice of traditional main

courses which include oven roasted turkey, honey glazed ham or turkey

and ham, prime rib and a dessert selection.

Lulu has plenty of room for everyone on Thanksgiving from outdoor

dining on its heated, covered street-side terrace to tables and cozy

booths in the main dining room, and tables for large parties and groups

in its festive mezzanine dining areas. Acqua features heated, outdoor

patio dining with spectacular river and mountain views, the River Room

for families and large parties, and a dining room that’s always buzzing

with excitement.

Thanksgiving dinner is served

from 1-9 pm, with a special

Holiday Happy Hour menu

at the bar. Breakfast will be

served from 8 am to noon.

Reservations are strongly

suggested and can be made

at Lulu by calling 760-327-

5858, or at Acqua by calling

760-862-9800. Thanksgiving

dinner is $39.99 for adults,

$19.99 for children under 12,

and a 20% gratuity optional.

For Thanksgiving pick

up orders, delivery, and

Thanksgiving catering, please

contact Emily Morrison

at events@lulups.com, or

call 760-218-2392. Orders

may be picked up at Lulu or

Acqua. Prices start at $240.

Meals can be delivered to

Palm Springs, Cathedral City,

Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert

and Indian Wells for a $50

charge.

Lulu California Bistro has been serving Thanksgiving dinners since first

opened its doors in 2011 and has served its delicious California cuisine

to over two and one-half million guests since opening. Owners Barbara

and Jerry Keller have made very careful choices in creating “Palm

Springs’ hippest ! restaurant.” From the decor to the meticulous choice FOR!IMM

of incredible dishes on the menu, everything is designed to give guests

the experience of pleasurable dining in the “hot THANKSGIVIN

spot” of the Coachella

Valley. There’s always a party at Lulu.

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Acqua California Bistro is the latest creation from the Keller family. JOE@B

Serving the same menus as Lulu and opened this past summer, Acqua

marks the return of the Kellers to Rancho or!order!dinner!to!go!for!

Mirage. Fast becoming

the go-to restaurant in the mid-valley, Acqua is a family affair: many !

areas of the restaurant house “Papa’s Walls” -- galleries of bright

contemporary THANKSGIVING!DINING!!

and modernist paintings by Barbara Keller’s 105 year old

father, Marvin Cohn. At Acqua, they serve smiles.

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y Levvy Carriker and Juli Ragsdale

LIVE Magazine

It is a time when the entire world is attacked. Only this time by

weather! What could be causing these catastrophic events?

The film Geostorm is set in the not too distant future. Existence

on Earth can be controlled by weather machines.(ie. ‘not so distant

future’)

From the Producer of ‘Independence Day’ ....’Geostorm’ shakes

up the planet. Amazing special effects and colorization.

It is a very interesting film and incredibly shot .

WHO IS IN CONTROL?

After an unprecedented series of natural

disasters threatened the planet, the world’s

leaders came together to create an intricate

network of satellites to control the global

climate and keep everyone safe. But now,

something has gone wrong—the system built

to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s

a race against the clock to uncover the real

threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes

out everything...and everyone along with it.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Skydance present,

a Skydance production, an Electric Entertainment

production, a film by Dean Devlin,

“Geostorm.” It will be distributed in 3D and

2D in select theaters and IMAX, by Warner

Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment

Company.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence

Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut

with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring

Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”),

Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish

(“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”),

Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,”

“Warcraft: The Beginning”), Eugenio Derbez

(“How to Be a Latin Lover”), with Oscar nominees

Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and

Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).

Butler stars as Jake Lawson, a scientist

who, along with his brother, Max, played by

Sturgess, is tasked with solving the satellite

program’s malfunction. Cornish stars as Secret

Service agent Sarah Wilson; Lara as Ute

Fassbinder, the ISS astronaut who runs the

space station; Wu as Cheng Long, the Hong

Kong-based supervisor for the satellite program;

Derbez as space station crew member

Al Hernandez; with Garcia as U.S. President

Andrew Palma; and Harris as Secretary of

State Leonard Dekkom. The film also stars

Zazie Beetz (upcoming “Deadpool 2,” TV’s

“Atlanta”), Adepero Oduye (“The Big Short,”

“12 Years a Slave”), Amr Waked (“Lucy,”

“Syriana”), and Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal

Instruments: City of Bones,” “Season of the

Witch”).

The film, written by Dean Devlin & Paul

Guyot, was produced by Skydance’s David Ellison,

Devlin, and Skydance’s Dana Goldberg.

Herbert W. Gains, Electric Entertainment’s

Marc Roskin and Skydance’s Don Granger

are the executive producers. Rachel Olschan

of Electric Entertainment and Cliff Lanning

co-produce.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes

director of photography Roberto Schaefer

(“Finding Neverland,” “Quantum of Solace”);

production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli

(“White House Down”); editors Ron Rosen

(“Godzilla”), Oscar nominee Chris Lebenzon

(“Crimson Tide,” “Top Gun”) and Oscar

nominee John Refoua (“Avatar”); costume

designer Susan Matheson (“The Big Short,”

“Safehouse”); and VFX supervisor Jeffrey A.

Okun (“Clash of the Titans,” “The Day the

Earth Stood Still”). The music is by Lorne

Balfe (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”).

“Geostorm” has been rated PG-13 for destruction,

action and violence. www.geostorm.movie

ABBIE CORNISH as Sarah Wilson

(L-r) AMR WAKED as Dussette and EUGEN-

IO DERBEZ as Hernandez

(L-r) AMR WAKED as Ray Dussette, ADEPERO

ODUYE as Eni Adisa, ALEXANDRA MARIA

LARA as Ute Fassbinder, ROBERT SHEEHAN

as Duncan Taylor, GERARD BUTLER as Jake

Lawson and EUGENIO DERBEZ as Al Hernandez

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In 1969, while a cultural revolution with a soundtrack to match

swept through the free world, there was still one place that refused

to change with the times: newsrooms. Good Girls Revolt follows a

group of young female researchers, Jane Hollander (Anna Camp),

Patti Robinson (Genevieve Angelson) and Cindy Reston (Erin Darke)

at News of the Week, who simply ask to be treated fairly. Their

revolutionary request, led by lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton (Joy

Bryant), will spark convulsive changes and upend marriages, careers,

sex lives, love lives, and friendships. The pilot is inspired by the landmark

sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich’s book,

The Good Girls Revolt.

PREMIERE: October 28, 2016 on Prime Video

NUMBER OF EPISODES: 10 hour-long episodes

STARRING:

Genevieve Angelson as Patti Robinson

Anna Camp as Jane Hollander

Erin Darke as Cindy Reston

Chris Diamantopoulos as Finn Woodhouse

Hunter Parrish as Doug Rhodes

Joy Bryant as Eleanor Holmes Norton


Like a drill routine, STEP takes off at a brisk-pace with a fly-on-thewall

style camera that drops the audience directly into the worlds

of its young heroines. Lipitz worked closely with cinematographer

Casey Regan and their small, tight-knit film crew to create a style

of following the girls that would be immersive without ever being

intrusive.

“We always wanted the film to be as much verité, capturing these raw

lives, as possible, and then along the way we added in interviews with

the step team members and their families to connect the scenes into

a stronger narrative,” explains Cantor.

The camera captures the girls’ everyday lives in a verité way as they

buckle down to graduate, apply for colleges and await anxiously to

find out if they got into their top choices. But then the film becomes

a dynamic performance, as the camera sets off with the girls to the

Bowie State step competition, where high school teams from Maryland,

Delaware and Virginia face off.

As they took the stage at Bowie State for the competition, Lipitz

crouched in the wings watching. There would only ever be this singular

moment and she couldn’t be sure of what would actually happen.

“When they were performing at Bowie State, it was like somebody

sprinkled fairy dust over them,” she remembers. “Something had

changed in them. Win or lose, they felt like winners in that moment

because you could see they felt so good about themselves. All of the

teamwork, the coaching, the having people who care about you look

you in the eye and tell you how it is, led to this moment.”

With the shooting wrapped and the girls’ heading off for their last

summer break before their college careers would begin, Lipitz headed

for the editing room with associate editor Arielle Davis and editor

Penelope Falk (JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, BRIGHT LIGHTS:

STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS, MAIDENTRIP)

who is renown for her structural finesse with verité stories.

“The editing was one of the biggest challenges,” notes Cantor. “We really

wanted to balance these different individual stories with the story

of the team and that’s a tough thing to pull off, so it took some time to

figure out exactly how to interweave it all into the final structure.”

More final touches were put on the film with a soulful score from the

team of Emmy-nominated composer Laura Karpman and R&B star

Raphael Saadiq, who was deeply moved by the film.

In cutting the film, Lipitz aimed for a fast-paced entertaining throughline,

but the bottom line was inspiration. “Maybe mothers and fathers

and first-generation students who think that college is not possible

for them will see this and realize they have options,” she says. “Maybe

they’ll realize they can go to a college counselor and set up a meeting

and take advantage of whatever kind of help is available for them. If

that happens, to me that is the ultimate form of success.”

Cantor believes the film will resonate not just with other teens but also

with audiences of all kinds. “I think this is a story that can draw not

only young people but audiences from all walks of lives and anyone

who love good, relevant storytelling.”

The step team members say they hope that when the film hits theatres

it will impact the lives of kids in any situation where they feel they

might not make it.

Sums up Blessin Giraldo: “I want to show the world it doesn’t matter

where you come from—be it girls in urban areas, the suburbs or the

country, you can be whatever you want to be. But you have to be

willing to go after it. Nobody else can tell you who you are. So my main

message to the world would be: don’t let anybody dim your light. Be

genuine and true to yourself at all times.”

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CHRIS MANN

IN “URBAN SONGBOOK: THE NEW STANDARD”

“Urban Songbook: The New Standard,” the brand new concert

from Chris Mann, is the product of what he loves most

about music–the classic, soaring melodies of the Great

American Songbook and the trap-beat rhythms of modern

urban production. Mann says, “If Justin Timberlake were

reinventing standards–that would be Urban Songbook.” Top

it off with original, Top 4o-ready singles and Broadway fan

favorites and you’ve got the recipe for a new standard.

You might know him from NBC’s The Voice, but that’s only one

chapter of the story. In 2012, the world finally got the chance

to meet Mann on his Faircraft/Republic Records debut, Roads,

a bold reimagining of the classical-pop genre. The aptly-titled

album represents the culmination of a long and challenging

journey for this gifted and dedicated young artist, who’d been

pushing forward against what had appeared to be overwhelming

odds. Now, he’s triumphed. The record hit #1 on Billboard’s

Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on the Classical Chart. Meanwhile,

he played to sold out crowds across the U.S. in support of the

collection.

He followed up the album with his very first PBS concert DVD and CD,

Chris Mann In Concert: A Mann For All Seasons and appeared on PBS’

National Memorial Day Concert. During that unforgettable concert,

Chris performed on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol for an

audience of over 300,000 and millions of TV viewers to honor American

service men and women and their families.

He never forgets where he came from though. After studying opera

at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the Wichita, Kansas, native had spent years

singing in clubs and auditioning for record labels without a nibble, until

three years ago, when one classical label took a chance on him. Mann

was working on what would have been his debut album when he was

abruptly dropped, the victim of a wholesale regime change at the company.

Devastated, he started working behind the scenes as a session

singer on Glee, and occasionally getting on camera as a member of the

fictional vocal group the Warblers. He was making a decent living, and

for a while he managed to convince himself that it was what he should

be doing with his career.

After his breakout turn on The Voice, Mann signed with Faircraft. The

decision was a no-brainer for both Mann and label C.E.O. Ron Fair.

“Ron is a believer,” says Chris. “He has a passion for classical crossover

music—he gets it.” Together, they immediately began conceptualizing

of the album project—or projects, including a Wal-mart exclusive

Christmas EP.

“Always on My Mind” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” to “Ave

Maria” and Damien Rice’s “The Blowers’ Daughter,” with the latter

featuring a special guest appearance from Christina Aguilera.

About “The Blower’s Daughter” and singing with Chris, Aguilera says,

“It’s a beautiful song and I really respect the way he’s expressing

himself on the album. Everything from his tone, to his richness, to his

soulfulness comes through loud and clear.”

Mann co-wrote two songs, “Cuore,” based on Bach’s “Air on a G String,”

and the contemporary ballad “Falling.” A widescreen take on Coldplay’s

anthem “Viva La Vida”—which sounds like it was written expressly for

Mann to sing—provides the album with an ecstatic climax.

While Mann chose most of the material himself, it was Fair who

instigated what would become the album’s centerpiece, hooking up

with Paul Anka, who was so taken with Mann’s voice and story that he

reworked “My Way” specifically for Chris. Anka tweaked the lyrics so

that instead of being about a guy looking back, this new version is written

from the point of view of a young man looking hopefully ahead—a

notion central to the theme of Roads.

That Anka would, for the first time ever, massage this Frank Sinatra-associated

standard for him to sing meant a great deal to Mann, whose

late grandfather had himself once headed to L.A. in an attempt to make

it as a Sinatra-influenced crooner, only to shelve his dream, return to

Kansas and start a family. “I was raised on Sinatra by my granddad, so I

have a strong connection to him as I’m pursuing my own dream,” says

Mann in a particularly emotional moment. “If he’d known that I’d one

day be working with Paul Anka, and that I’d be recording the only other

official version of ‘My Way,’ I think he would be so proud and excited.”

About Mann’s take on the classic song, Anka says, “”It’s uniquely

special. [Chris has] now established a whole new level. [My Way] has a

whole new life to it. The arrangement is amazing.”

“‘My Way’ is the anchor of the album, but [lead single] ‘Roads’ is the

cloth from which I want everything to be cut,” he continues. “It was

given to me by Keith Thomas, who produced it, and I connected to it

immediately. The concept is about how life can throw you a curveball

or it can change everything overnight, but either way you have to stay

on this road and it will lead you home. That’s exactly how my road has

been—a marathon that’s brought me to this new beginning.”

Having realized one lifelong dream, Mann acknowledges there are

more dreams still unfulfilled. “I would love to sing on an ancient amphitheater

stage somewhere in Europe,” he says, “and I’ve always fantasized

about winning a Grammy. I can’t wait to see where this road I’ve

been on for so long leads me next.”


Thursday, November 9

2017 8pm

“URBAN SONGBOOK: THE NEW STANDARD”

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