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REPORTER: Adam

EMAIL: adamsart@desertdailyguide.com

ADAMSARTEXPOSE’

ART AS A REMEDY FOR POST

PANDEMIC AND OTHER STRESS

ISSUES

Covid has shown a reduction in

cases and everyday activities are

slowly coming back however, various

psychiatric journals and articles have

recognized the psychological reactions

that many of us have experienced as

a result of Covid. Issues of loneliness

and anxiety have caused reactions

of feeling fear, anger, sadness,

worry, numbness, or frustration. Add

to these issues is the increase in the

white supremacist topic, racist mass

shootings, and democracy under

attack from insurrectionists. Changes

in appetite, energy, and activity levels.

concentration and decision-making are

some of the physiological reactions to

stressors.

night’s sleep, eating healthy, and some

outdoor activities such as hiking or bike

riding can also be helpful.

There has been a recent uptick in

people using their creative abilities

to help them cope. Engaging in or

experiencing the arts has been on the

increase. Music is always therapeutic

and can be very helpful in difficult times.

The participatory arts and projects in

photography, painting, and drawing

help in keeping people concentrated

in a project. Studies have shown that

spending as little as 45 minutes on an

art project can be physically beneficial

by relieving stress, increasing critical

thinking skills, and improving memory

There are some simple actions

recommended that can help in

reducing some of the mentioned

reactions. Activities such as keeping

a regular schedule, getting a good

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On the Cover

Toolshed kids off some Memorial Day

weekend celebrations. Have some fun

and salute those who fought for the very

freedoms we enjoy today.

This Day is a federally recognized holiday

in the United States for mourning the U.S.

military personnel who have died while

serving in the United States armed forces.

It is observed on the last Monday of May.

It was formerly observed on May 30 from

1868 to 1970.

Also VETERANS FOR PEACE AMVETS

POST 66 will host 16th Annual

MEMORIAL DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON

and service Monday May 30, 2022

One of the Last Surviving Tuskegee Airmen

Requests Birthday Cards for His 100th

Birthday

“Oh, I’ll read every one of them.”

Meghan Overdeep, Senior Staff Writer

By Meghan Overdeep

Updated May 02, 2022

Retired Sgt. Victor W. Butler is turning 100

this month, and the WWII vet only has one

wish: birthday cards.

Butler is believed to be the last surviving

Tuskegee Airman in Rhode Island, WJAR

reports.

“Oh, I’ll read every one of them,” he told

the Providence-based news station.

the WWII Army Air Forces.

“The airfield was very nice. It was the visit

to the town that was bad,” he recalled

to WJAR. “Being in Tuskegee, Alabama, it

wasn’t very acceptable to white people

for black soldiers to be walking around.”

More than 900 men trained at Tuskegee

from 1940 to 1946. About 450 deployed

overseas and 150 lost their lives during that

period.

“You could say that one of the things we

were fighting for was equality,” the late

Charles McGee told The Associated Press

in 1995. “Equality of opportunity. We knew

we had the same skills, or better.”

Butler, who enjoys doing puzzles to

“occupy the time,” shared a little bit of

well-earned wisdom.

“Just enjoy life as it is. Be thankful,” he told

WJAR. “I’m thankful that I have a nice

wife, and a nice home to live in.”

“There are so many people that have

lost their home and I am very fortunate

to have a nice home and wife and my

family who come to visit me often,” he

added.

Butler is turning 100 on May 21. If you

would like to send him a birthday card,

you can mail it to:

Victor W. Butler

C/O Gary Butler

P.O. Box. 3523

Cranston, RI 02910

Butler was a mechanic for the legendary Events

Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-Black unit of

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For Immediate Release

February 18, 2022

Contact: info@desert-stonewall.org

First-time Candidates Derek Marshall (CA-23) and Will Rollins (CA-41) are seeking

to unseat Republican incumbents Obernolte & Calvert

DESERT STONEWALL DEMOCRATS ENDORSES TWO

OPENLY GAY CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS

PALM SPRINGS, CA – Desert Stonewall Democrats (DSD) are proud to announce their

endorsement of two members of the LGBTQ Community, Derek Marshall and Will Rollins, in their

quest to represent CA-23 & CA-41 respectively in the United States Congress.

Derek Marshall is an openly gay progressive Democrat, community organizer, and longtime

LGBTQ+ rights activist. After studying politics and international relations, Derek moved to

Germany to help found a global research initiative for the United Nations and later joined the

online travel agency KAYAK as Director of Internationalization. When he returned to California,

Derek organized for affordable housing and climate justice, continued his lifelong LGBTQ+

activism, and cut his teeth on several progressive Democratic races. Marshall spent much of the

2020 cycle in Nevada as a staffer for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential bid. He currently resides in

Victorville, CA, where his 2022 campaign is based.

Will Rollins is a former federal prosecutor who focused on counterterrorism and

counterintelligence cases in Southern California. After helping to prosecute some of the

insurrectionists who attacked the US Capitol on January 6th, Will decided to challenge Republican

Congressman Ken Calvert, who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Coming of age at a time when being gay was literally a crime in some states, Will and his partner

Paolo know that government-sponsored discrimination has lasting effects on all Americans, our

economy, and our national security. Will is running for Congress to bring justice and

accountability back to Washington.

Chair David Weiner commented, “We are very proud at Desert Stonewall Democrats to support two

excellent candidates and members of our community as they seek to represent ALL residents living in

these two Southern California Congressional Districts, replacing two incumbents who both voted in

lock-step with the previous President. Their views are much more in line with our members as well as

a plurality of the residents in their Districts. We are excited to work to support their campaigns and to

flip these two seats from Red to Blue.”

Desert Stonewall Democrats is the largest LQBTQ Democratic club in Riverside County. It was

founded in 1999 and achieved official recognition as a chartered club by the California Democratic

Party in that year. In 2002, DSD hosted the National Stonewall Democratic Federation convention in

Palm Springs. With over 210 members and through monthly meetings, DSD is an active force in

helping elect LQBTQ candidates as well as those who support LQBTQ causes, in many cases

providing funds to candidates that it endorses. Through its social media, newsletters, and expert

panel discussions DSD seeks to inform and educate all Democratic voters in the Coachella Valley

about candidates and issues affecting them. DSD hosts regular voter registration drives, and our

volunteers can be found most Thursdays at Palm Springs VillageFest.

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Join us on May 30 for Our Annual

Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair

Join us as we salute and honor those

who made the ultimate sacrifice with a

1 pm ceremony followed by a Missing

Man formation and dropping of red and

white carnations from a CH-47 Chinook

Helicopter.

The day will also feature:

Music from Heatwave Jazz Band

Food for sale from Carl’s Jr., Smokey Lips

BBQ, 1320 Street Tacos, Luigi’s SlushLife,

Victory Canteen, and Ben & Jerry’s

Kids’ activities and Harpo the Clown

Flight exhibitions throughout both days

Warbird rides start at $125 (advanced sale

online at psairmuseum.org)

On Monday, May 30 Air Fair starts at 10

am and the Flower Drop Ceremony starts

at 1 pm.

while serving our country. Hunter Lopez’

family is the most recent Gold Star Family.

Returning after a few years’ absence is

the PB4Y Privateer and NEW this year is

the Franklin D. Roosevelt / Harry Truman

Presidential Armored Limousine, courtesy

of Petersen Automotive Museum in Los

Angeles.

VETERANS. MEMORIAL DAY

AWARDS LUNCHEON

SET FOR MAY 30!!!!!

NICOLINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

35-325 DATE PALM DRIVE SUITE 111

CATHEDRAL CITY CA $25 ITALIAN BUFFET

INCLUDES TAX AND TIP DESSERT AND

BEVERAGE

SLIDING SCALE FOR LOW-INCOME

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “VFP”.

CALL TOM SWANN HERNANDEZ

(760) 324-5670

FOR RESERVATIONS. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Kids 12 and under enter free with paid

adult admission! Regular admission ranges

from $18 - $20 per person.

The flower drop honors and memorializes

all veterans who lost their lives defending

the US. The white carnations are in honor

of those who fought in WWI, WWII, Korea

and Vietnam. The red carnations are in

honor of those who died in more recent

conflicts including the Persian Gulf, Desert

Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with

the carnations, a dozen roses will be

added in honor of local Gold Star Families

– those local families who lost loved ones

Memorial Day Weekend at CCBC

Fri, May 27 – Mon, May 30

Join CCBC for Memorial Day Weekend

- May 27 to May 30, 2022. CCBC is the

largest clothing optional gay resort for men

in the USA.

MAY 30 Memorial Day Drone Light Show

Drone light show on Memorial day! Big

Bear will be featuring a drone light show

over our beautiful Big Bear Lake. The light

show is presumed to begin at 9 pm.

Due to the presence of the young eaglet

in the bald eagle nest, a fireworks show is

too risky due to the noise and pyrotechnic

activity. Great fun for early adopters.

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Of the visual art activities, photography

can be uncomplicated since the

smartphone has taken up much of the

technical issues of photography for us.

Finding subjects can be as easy as

people around you, animals, plants, and

architecture. Searching for photos that

Plein Air the phrase for working in the

environment to paint what is seen in the

landscape is one technique. Working

outside also gives you the additional

health aspect of being in the fresh

air. Figurative work directly from live

models of people or animals leaving it

up to your personal interpretation

of drawing or painting in classical

realism or abstractly.

For the person who wants to

explore art more intensely, there

are various groups and experiences

available in the local area. Desert

Art Classes, Palm Desert, Colleger

of the Desert offers a variety of

art classes in most areas of art

production. Desert Art Center,

has a variety of classes. Gay Artists

Group, primarily non-instructional,

interactive group activities in

figure drawing, painting, and

body casting in an encouraging

are unrehearsed can be playful and

fun. All and more of these subjects can

be photographed from various angels

shading and lighting.

The activities of painting and drawing

can be done on a purely recreational

basis without spending a lot of money

to accomplish them. A few of the more

common painting and drawing styles

artists follow today can be used by

the beginner. Modernism” abstract,

contemporary are, exploring art in a

nontraditional way, colors, shapes,

impressions of your own personal vision

drawn or painted on various surfaces.

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Vol 26 Issue 35 05.25.22

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Pride Anthem

Wils Performs LGBTQ Night at Dodger Stadium

By Ben Benson

Wils, a popular Asian

recording artist who

brought a voice of change

for the LGBTQ+

community in Singapore

when he came out as gay,

will perform the American

National Anthem at

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FEATURED

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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

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RIO AZUL MEXICAN Style Rest. & Bar

Best authentic Mexican style restaurant

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with a funky vibe and fantastic food,

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Two Men of

Taunton Project

Part

3

The story

If you are a student of Critical Race

Therory you can see it in the following

passages as the pilgrams had quicky

vilified people the inadverntly feel the

occupied.

Two Men

of Taunton

is about

revolution,

as it

happened.

It might suprise some that Plymouth was

not the Pilgrims’ first landing spot in the

New World.

Weeks before coming ashore in

Plymouth, the Pilgrims docked in at

what is today Provincetown Harbor. In

fact, the first written document alluding

to government in the new colony, the

Mayflower Compact, was signed by

41 Pilgrims while still aboard the ship in

Provincetown Harbor.

The landing place is like a samll ocean

swamp, commemorated only with a

plaque and a small park located in

the middle of the rotary at the end of

Commercial Street. It is appropriately

called ‘Pilgrims’ First Landing Park.’

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ROBERT TREAT PAINE

Memorial Statue, Taunton

Two long-vanished Yankee gentlemen, with

the hope that another generation may find

profit or pleasure in reading of men who

held high seats in the councils of their day.

The fact that a Taunton resident was a

signer of the Declaration of Independence

demonstrates the influence the city had

during the Revolutionary War!

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Good Works.

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WORSHIP WITH US ONLINE

SUNDAYS AT 10 AM

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BUSINESS Directory

MASSAGE

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GENERAL SERVICES

Red’s Hauling. We remove trash and

unwanted items. Garage clean outs.

Red 760-288-6956

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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

SOCAL Nude beaches 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.

CALENDAR

-Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, 2022.

-Sunday, June 19, 2022 Father’s Day

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Promoting Independent Cinema in the

Coachella Valley Palm Springs Cultural

Center’s Historic Camelot Theatre,

Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm

Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Rd

Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

psculturalcenter.org

desertfilmsociety.org

Upcoming Screenings

“IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE” (SOUTH

KOREA)

PALM SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER’S

HISTORIC CAMELOT THEATRE, SATURDAY,

JUNE 4, 2022

10:00 AM :::: DOORS OPEN AT 9:30

AM FOR COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE &

PASTRIES.

FREE TO DESERT FILM SOCIETY MEMBERS

–OR- $15 CASH AT THE DOOR.

Guided Nature Walks

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Check schedule. pstramway.com

Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place

in downtown Palm Springs on Palm

Canyon Drive every. villagefest.org

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum

760-329-7610

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297

Indian Canyons 760-323-6018

Palm Springs Aerial Tram

760-325-1449

Palm Springs Air Museum

760-778-6262

Palm Springs Art Museum

760-325-7186

Sunnylands

760-328-2829

Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483

Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500

FRIENDS OF THE DESERT

MOUNTAINS celebrate Friends’

champions and accomplishments

November 10th services hikes various

events check schedule

desertmountains.org

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FREE COMMUNITY LISTINGS

AAP - Food Samaritans (760) 325-8481

Eisenhower HIV Clinic (760) 834-7930

DAP/ DOCK Clinic (760) 992-0492

Borrego Health (Stonewall Medical

Center) Cathedral City 760-507-3310

Veterans Records https://vetrecs.

archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.

html for vet or family or with written

authorization.

Lgbt community center

760-416-7790 thecenterps.org

American cancer society

800-227-2345

Coachella Valley sexual assault

(760) 568-9071

Desert Legal aid: 760-832-9770

Stonewall democrats:

desert-stonewall.Org

Desert winds freedom band

760 776-2700Gay artists -760 835 0727

Transgender Community

Transcc.Org

Palm Springs Gay

Men’s Chorus 760-219-2077

Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert

760 272-5553

VETERANS. MEMORIAL DAY

AWARDS LUNCHEON

SET FOR MAY 30!!!!!

NICOLINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

35-325 DATE PALM DRIVE SUITE 111

CATHEDRAL CITY CA $25 ITALIAN BUFFET

INCLUDES TAX AND TIP DESSERT AND

BEVERAGE

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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “VFP”.

CALL TOM SWANN HERNANDEZ

(760) 324-5670

FOR RESERVATIONS. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Prime Timers of the Desert

760-424-8014.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Every THURSDAY

5pm - 7pm

610 Belardo Rd.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for

Dialogue and Development

21 May

Towel Day on May 25 is an annual

holiday created to celebrate author

Douglas Adams by his fans. Adams

wrote the classic sci-fi novel, “The

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

On this day, fans carry towels around

everywhere they go.

Palm Springs Pride

Pspride.Org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nona Watson, CEO, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce

P: 760-325-1577 E: nwatson@pschamber.org

THE PALM SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TO OFFER FREE TRIBUTE BAND CONCERT SERIES

MIRAGE-FLEETWOOD MAC

Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m.

PALM SPRINGS, May 25, 2022 – From February through July 2022, the Palm Springs

Chamber of Commerce, working in collaboration with James Elliott Entertainment, will host a

series of free, monthly tribute band concerts at the new Palm Springs Downtown Park.

The tribute band performances will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Only acts who look, sound, and perform like the real thing will be featured.

June 1, 2022, features Mirage – Fleetwood Mac. Our final tribute band for this season will be

Brad Ford & Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival on July 6 th .

The concert series is FREE and open to everyone. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and

enjoy live entertainment in our beautiful new downtown park.

Co-producer James Elliott Entertainment has more than 20 years of experience in the music

industry. His company books acts at several casinos, and currently provides tribute bands to the

Lake Arrowhead Concert Series.

Sponsors of this series are the City of Palm Springs, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, PS

Resorts, and Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels. To market the entire affair, the Chamber will

enlist the assistance of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism as well as Visit Greater Palm

Springs.

“Our city now has the perfect outdoor venue in which to host a concert series like this,’ says

Chamber CEO Nona Watson, adding that all current COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.

“Our goal is to bring visitors and residents from throughout the Coachella Valley to downtown

Palm Springs during the middle of the week so as to provide a boost to our local bars,

restaurants, and retail businesses. We also believe these special events will increase hotel

room nights thanks to those attending weekend conventions and events extending their stays.”

Dates and links to the tribute band websites can be found on the Chamber’s website at

pschamber.org.

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Pride Anthem

Wils Performs LGBTQ Night at Dodger Stadium

By Ben Benson

Wils, a popular Asian

recording artist who

brought a voice of change

for the LGBTQ+

community in Singapore

when he came out as gay,

will perform the American

National Anthem at

Dodger Stadium on

Friday, June 3; part of The

Los Angeles Dodgers

ninth annual LGBTQ+

Night.

“The last time I sang to a

stadium of 44,000 people

was in Singapore,” recalls

Wils. “At the time, I was

still in the closet and living

in fear. This time, I will be

performing as an openly

gay man, in front of a

supportive crowd of

people from my LGBTQ+

community. I couldn’t be

more excited!”

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Grab a coffee,

take the survey,

make a difference.

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Wils grew up in Singapore, a country that has a law that criminalizes

same-sex relations. When he alerted his Singapore-based music label

that he intended to come out as gay, they immediately dropped him

and deleted his Instagram page, disconnecting Wils from his 300K

followers on the platform. Undeterred, a defiant Wils released his

next single, “Open Up Babe,” independently.

“So many LGBTQ+ kids reached out to me after watching my music

video to tell me how it helped them to find the courage to come out to

their family,” Wils says.

Now a full-time resident of Los

Angeles, Wils is excited to sing The

Star-Spangled Banner to his

hometown fans. “This country gave me

a place to be me. A place to nourish

my art and to love and be loved.”

The singer will

share the stage

with baseball

luminaries Billy

Bean and

Glenn Burke

who have also

publicly come

out as gay.

heywils.com

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Whichever way you decide to make art

as a Pandemic stress reliever enjoy it as

a refreshing activity.

environment find a listing in the Desert

Daily Guide. These are a few of several

art experiences available in the local

areas to experience art by making art.

All of these suggestions are examples of

relieving the stressors of Covid. They can

be done with a group or individually

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Zoom Mass every Saturday at 430.

Call or 442-282-8389 or visit stgilesaltadena.org for more details.

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