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WHAT IS IT ABOUT SPRING,
EASTER, AND, EGGS?
Ancient civilizations celebrated the
vernal equinox or the beginning of
spring in a variety of ways from a
Roman god who castrated himself
when he attempted to marry a mortal
and was dissuaded by his god lover,
to horse races, throwing roses, to a
Chinese myth of a goddess swallowing
an egg. In Japan a festival as part of
Shintoism prior to WWII that celebrated
“imperial ancestors’ Many weird myths
commemorate the celebration of
The vernal equinox is a celebration of
spring observing the life cycles returning
to life after a winter of being dormant,
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birds laying eggs, animals birthing their
offspring, plants blossoming, etc. In the
Christian religion, spring is a celebration
of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after
being crucified by a Roman emperor.
Throughout history, eggs have been an
integral aspect of the celebration of
spring. In a previous article on the arts
of Ukraine, a mention was made of the
pysanka decorated eggs. These were
decorated eggs using a wax resist or
a method called batic where color is
interspersed between the wax resist to
create elaborately decorated eggs
which were given as gifts to friends and
During the late 1800s, the Roamnof
Tsars who ruled Russia were inspired
by the Ukrainian batic designed eggs
commissioned Peter Carl Faberge a
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Silas is Golden
Helix Studios Introduces Its Newest Stud
By Robbie Todoro
Born and raised in Sin City,
Silas Brooks made his adult film
star debut in the Helix film,
Finally You. Since then, he has
appeared in numerous films
including his latest, Tech
Support, where he stars as a
tech hottie who is hired to fix a
couple’s “slow computer". In
real life, Brooks is something of
a computer wizard, at least
when it comes to graphic
design. We got to know him a
Who is the love of your life?
Lil babies, my Pitbull pup!
I want to get into 3D CGI. That’s
hopefully my endgame after
How did you find your way
into adult film?
When I turned 18, I started
applying to all the top studios.
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Vol 26 Issue 29 04.13.22
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On the cover!
Mike and Carol Balasa, longtime Palm
Springs PFLAG supporters, donated
20 years worth of PFLAG newsletters,
and a PFLAG scrapbook to the LGBTQ+
History & Archives of the Desert.
We want to thank them for this
significant gift which ensures that the
history of the PFLAG - Desert Cities
chapter that has been a resource
to parents and friends of LGBTQ
individuals will be saved and preserved.
Of special interest is the PFLAG
Scrapbook that the Balasa’s kept for
many years with news stories of interest
to PFLAG of events and stories that
happened here within the Coachella
Pictured are Carol & Mike Balasa with
Julie Warren, Co-Chair of the LGBTQ+
History & Archives of the Desert,
admiring the scrapbook.
Please know that the Archives
is continually looking to expand
its collection with donations of
memorabilia, newsletters, magazines,
brochures and LGBT souvenirs that
helps us preserve and archive the
LGBTQ+ history of the Coachella Valley.
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AMP Sports Lounge Everyone is
welcome here at this local friendly bar
in the heart of Cathedral City plaza,
A sports bar with a twist featuring your
favorite sports and daily happy hour. All
the big sports games will be shown on
seven huge TV screens.
68-718 E Palm Canyon Dr #201,
Cathedral City, CA 92234
RIO AZUL MEXICAN Style Rest. & Bar
Best authentic Mexican style restaurant
in the valley. With patio and Bar. Home
of an original and distinct interpretation
of Mexican food & Longest running
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SUNSHINE CAFE Nearly as perfect as it
gets! Known as a local hole in the wall
with a funky vibe and fantastic food,
frequented by celebrities, politicians
36815 Cathedral Canyon CC
RUNWAY RESTAURANT & BAR
The valleys premier arts and
entertainment. Featuring American
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CCBC RESORT 18+ 760 324-1350
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CCBC is the largest clothing optional
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Located just a few minutes from
downtown Palm Springs, Our 3.5 acre
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Resort is a feast for all your senses, with
a special flair for Southern (California)
NEW! Descanso is the first men’s resort to open
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WORSHIP WITH US IN PERSON
SUNDAYS AT 10 AM
3601 E. Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs
Demuth Community Center
God’s Love &
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Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC
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MALE KNEADS Exceptional, Sensual,
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HEY GUYS...take a break from life and
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something therapeutic, restorative and
sensually tailored to your needs. I am
well trained and provide a session that
is unparalleled. Say hi and tell me how I
can make your body feel awesome! The
massage is done on a table. I see
people at my location.
I am off Ramon by Sunrise.
Red’s Hauling. We remove trash and
unwanted items. Garage clean outs.
NATURIST DAY PASSES
Gay Men CCBC Resort
Family DeAnza Desert Sun Resort
Starland Community Desert retreat
Sea Mountain Luxury Nude Resort and
Spa Hotel DHS
Nude beaches in California which are
also called “free beach”, or “clothingoptional”.
Blacks Beach Nude Beach in San Diego
is located just north of La Jolla Shores
and beneath the Torrey Pines bluffs.
Pirate’s Cove, Avila Beach
Corona Del Mar is one of California’s
best nude beaches.
April 17 Alohana: A Palm Springs
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Celebration of Tiki Culture returns
firstname.lastname@example.org Easter Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00
pm outside the Palm Springs Cultural
Center, 2300 E. Baristo Rd. Entrance Fee
is $5. TIKI BARS are provided by the Palm
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Springs Cultural Center and feature five
signature cocktails- including rum until
it “rums” out. Attached is a schedule
events including food vendors. Final list
of market vendors to come.
Islanders Laua: Authentic Hawaiian
Food prepared by Chef Gemeni
Mildred’s: Burgers, Hotdogs, Fries
PS Cookie Guy
Tiki Marketplace with vintage, new
again, and modern items, Drag
by Miss Bea Haven
Little Kahuna Tiki Surf Band
Tiki Talk on WITCo by Tiki Cy
Kuhai Palm Springs Hula
April 21 Boxing’s most beloved
heavyweight fighter, Gerry Cooney has
been announced as the special VIP
Guest at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
on the Thursday, April 21 fight card.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and matches
begin at 6 p.m.Tickets to the event start
at $25 and are available at the Fantasy
Springs Resort Casino box office, by
calling (800) 827-2946, or online at www.
May 1 The Desert Winds Freedom Band’s
final concert of our 20th Anniversary
season is a FREE, fun POPS Concert, on
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the
Bochner Auditorium of Temple Isaiah
located at 332 W. Alejo Road, Palm
May 11 The Harvey Milk Coachella
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Breakfast is Proud to Recognize
Mayor Annise Parker With the 2022
(Palm Springs, CA) March 21, 2022…
The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
Committee announces that Mayor
Annise Parker will be this year’s recipient
of the Harvey B. Milk Legacy Award
at the 10th Annual Coachella Valley
Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on
Wednesday, May 11, 2020 at 9:30
AM at the Palm Springs Convention
Center. Proceeds benefit Coachella
Valley youth through Gay-Straight
Alliance clubs and LGBTQI youth-related
programs. Cole Brett-Burks a Palm
Springs High School graduate will be
given the Outstanding Youth Award.
Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place
in downtown Palm Springs on Palm
Canyon Drive every.
Guided Nature Walks
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Check schedule. pstramway.com
FRIENDS OF THE DESERT
MOUNTAINS celebrate Friends’
champions and accomplishments
November 10th services hikes various
events check schedule
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Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Historic
Apr 9 CONFETTI – China & U.S. – 86 min –
The film centers around a
traditional Chinese family who face a
number of obstacles after their daughter
is diagnosed with dyslexia.
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297
Indian Canyons 760-323-6018
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483
Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500
FREE COMMUNITY LISTINGS
AAP - Food Samaritans (760) 325-8481
Eisenhower HIV Clinic (760) 834-7930
DAP/ DOCK Clinic (760) 992-0492
html for vet or family or with written
Lgbt community center
American cancer society
Amvets: Veterans club 760-324-5670
VETERANS. MEMORIAL DAY
SET FOR MAY 30!!!!!
NICOLINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
35-325 DATE PALM DRIVE SUITE 111
CATHEDRAL CITY CA $25 ITALIAN
INCLUDES TAX AND TIP DESSERT
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jeweler to design jeweled eggs for
Easter gifts for their wives and mothers.
Between 1885 and 1917, 45 of the
Imperial eggs as they were called had
been designed for the Tsars. At the
outbreak of the Russian revolution in
1918 the eggs designed for that year
were not delivered. The Faberge family
fled Russia. The Faberge name was
revived in Paris during the 1940s and
the eggs associated with luxury and
creative design were revived and are
again considered one of the rarities of
trinkets for the wealthy. One of the last
of the Imperial eggs was sold at auction
two years ago for $33 million dollars.
insert imperial egg
Spring also signifies the phrase, “A young
man’s fancy turns to love”. The U.K.
The commercialization of the Easter
holiday has brought about various
trends and characters such as colored
eggs, chocolate eggs, Peter Rabbit,
and the numerous Easter egg hunts
sponsored by various churches,
community organizations, and even
the white house. Have an enjoyable
holiday, eating chocolate eggs, Easter
egg hunting, or appreciating the
sunshine of the spring weather.
artist Henry Scott Tuke has prominently
displayed this in his paintings of young
men in various romantic situations.
He is known for his paintings of nude
men, he was also a photographer and
painter of ocean scenes especially
showing ships. Displayed here is one of
his many paintings of which he painted
more than 1300 during his career from
the 1880s to the 1920s.
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Desert winds freedom band
Gay artists -760 835 0727
Gay book club of ps—write to
Palm Springs Gay
Men’s Chorus 760-219-2077
Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert
Palm Springs Pride
Prime Timers of the Desert
5pm - 7pm
1 lb. Bag of Rice
1 lb. Bag of Beans
Macaroni & Cheese
Ramen/Cup of Noodles
Pasta Sauce (Jar or Can)
Green Beans (Can)
Corn (Can) Fruit (Can}
Dry and wet dog & cat food
UPDATED: AD-47 POLL SHOWS
CHRISTY HOLSTEGE WITH
New Polling Data Spotlights Christy
Holstege’s Strong Position in
Primary Race for California’s 47th
PALM SPRINGS, CA --Today, former Mayor of
Palm Springs and current Councilmember
Christy Holstege’s campaign released a
poll memo highlighting her substantial lead
over Republican Greg Wallis in the top
two primary contest to represent Assembly
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Grammy® Award Winning Singer, Songwriter and
Pianist Diane Schuur with the Coachella Valley Symphony
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!
“It’s a Schuur Thing” w/ Diane Schuur
Sunday, May 1, 2022 (3:00 p.m.)
Annenberg Theater, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs
Tickets: $45, $75 & $95
The Coachella Valley Symphony will be joined for a special performance by Grammy® Award winning vocalist in
contemporary jazz, Diane Schuur. Ms. Schuur, nicknamed “Deedles” has released over 20 albums, and has extended
her jazz repertoire to include essences of Latin, gospel, pop, and country music.
The program includes: Hawaii 5-0 theme song arranged by Joseph Hasper, Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein
with musical selections from Diane Schuur “I Just Found Out About Love,” “When October Goes,” “Cry Me A River,” and
so much more!
BUY NOW as this concert will sell out, so call or visit the Box Office at 760-325-4490, 101 Museum Drive or purchase
tickets online from the Symphony’s home page at www.CVSymphony.com.
The mission of the Coachella Valley Symphony is to perpetuate live symphony music and to provide public
performance venues for both accomplished youth and adult musicians, to provide symphonic music education to
young emerging musicians and to support diversity among individuals and within music presentations.
For more information on ways to support the Coachella Valley Symphony, call 760-360-2222 or visit www.
Coachella Valley Symphony
74-710 Highway 111, Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92260-38
Hear Ye Hear Ye
Palm Canyon Theatre presents the
award-winning Broadway musical
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
April 22 – May 1, 2022
Palm Springs, Calif., (April 8, 2022) – Palm
Canyon Theatre (PCT) is spreading
laughter and merriment with Monty
Python’s SPAMALOT. A musical
lovingly ripped off from the
motion picture “Monty Python
and The Holy Grail”
This hilarious musical comedy
tells the legendary story of King
Arthur and the Knights of the
Round Table, as they journey through
England in search of the Holy Grail. With
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle and Music
by John Du Prez & Eric Idle, the musical
tale stars Sir Lancelot (Eric Stein-Steele),
Sir Bedevere (Alan Berry) and the Lady
of the Lake (Jaci Davis.) It also features
insulting Frenchmen, inventive use of
coconuts and a homicidal rabbit.
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT runs April
22 – May 1. Show times are 7 p.m.
on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and
Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are $32-$36. Student tickets are
available for $15 with a valid ID.
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities,
or other information, call the PCT Box
Office at (760) 323-5123 or order online:
PalmCanyonTheatre.org. The Palm
Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North
and Palm Canyon Drive. Box Office
hours are currently Tuesday-Saturday, 10
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is presented through
special arrangement with and all authorized
performance materials are supplied by
Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the
Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.
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Why did you choose to sign
I love everyone who works at
Helix! Garret, Kai, Seth and Travis
are all super fun to hang with.
Spill the tea on your favorite
That’s a tough one! If I had to
name one, I think I would probably
have to say Sam Ledger.
He was so easy to work with and
man, he is a good performer!
Where do you see yourself in
Hopefully working in game
development and/or doing graphic
design work at a major studio.
What celeb would you welcome
sliding into your DMs?
Lil Nas X. I love his music and he
is pretty bad ass.
Photos by Alejandro Palomares
Final message to fans?
I love all the nice letters I receive
from fans at Helix Studios.
They’re always fun to read and I
do read them.
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