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Welcome to the all-new <strong>2023</strong> 2024 season of the <strong>DDG</strong>. A groundbreaking LGBT magazine that saw<br />

many awards won and broke many news items for over 25 years, and continues today. The history of Palm<br />

Springs is the history of <strong>DDG</strong> since 1994. We lived and loved with you, cried with you, and sometimes<br />

spoke up for you. Our love for life with equality is evident in every issue we curate and publish for all our<br />

locals and visitors. Our items and events are each tailored to our interest, and we do it online without<br />

a paywall of any kind (not even email) and in print as needed, available in select advertiser locations.<br />

But you might find us anywhere LGBTQ find welcome, as our world has become very reachable.<br />

Mike and I desired to bring new ideas to Palm Springs and were happy to see our Palm Springs<br />

grow and our Cultural Center collaborate with AI to Produce a remarkable film. The future is bright,<br />

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PUBLISHER: Will Paige<br />

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Photographers: Marko<br />

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J T says he started photographing the male form about 20 years<br />

ago when he was a film student at the California Institute of the<br />

Arts. At that time it was primarily a hobby. Filmmaking is his<br />

major journey with horror films being his favorite topic, about<br />

7 years ago he became more serious about photographing the<br />

male form.<br />

He moved from the L.A. area just prior to the pandemic. He had<br />

established his website while in Southern California and was<br />

concerned about moving to Portland, Oregon if models would be<br />

available. He said L.A. is full of exhibitionists but many models<br />

were hesitant about doing nude photo shoots in that it might<br />

“hurt their non-existent acting careers”. He pointed out to the<br />

models that “ even the Ex-First Lady had nude photos”,<br />

He started with 4 models in Portland which he says were more<br />

open and pleasant to work with than some of the L.A. models.<br />

T J says,”Many of the models do not feel they are the model<br />

type. They don’t have the musculature and the physique of<br />

the commonly hunky model. However, after they have seen<br />

photographs taken of them and see how they look in the eyes of<br />

others they gain a sense of conviction and self-empowerment.”.<br />

J T says whenever he works with a model before and during a<br />

shoot “they brainstorm, share concepts and one idea leads to<br />

another”.<br />

The J T Seaton Photography website offers a variety of viewing<br />

enjoyment including a Nude Photo Gallery which includes<br />

photoshoots with individuals and couples. A new concept<br />

Gallery called Nude Boys Read. Which has models reading<br />

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excerpts from short stories, poetry, and music lyrics while being<br />

completely undressed, a different way to appreciate being read<br />

to.<br />

His website also includes short films which he has produced<br />

varying in length from 8 to 20 minutes. These include a few<br />

horror films which are J T’s interest, and erotic films with titles<br />

such as “Morning Shower”, “Art House Blue Film,” and “By<br />

The Fire”. Many of these Galleries can be accessed without a<br />

membership but viewing the films and some of the more erotic<br />

content requires a non-recurring membership of $5.00 a month<br />

to TJ Seaton Photography. He is also available for portrait photo<br />

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CENTER STAGE <strong>2023</strong><br />

“Transcending Barriers, Creating Community”<br />

presented by<br />

The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert and Eisenhower Health<br />

Palm Springs, California – Sept. 12, <strong>2023</strong> – The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert<br />

is proud to present Center Stage <strong>2023</strong>. This year’s event is themed Transcending<br />

Barriers, Creating Community. Proceeds from Center Stage will benefit The Center’s<br />

programs and services that support LGBTQ+ people living in the Coachella Valley.<br />

CEO, Mike Thompson states: “While a supermajority of Americans support LGBTQ+<br />

people, there are extremists, including some elected officials, who use hate-filled<br />

speech and targeted legislation to further marginalize members of our community.<br />

In recent months, drag performers and transgender people are among those most<br />

at-risk, which is why it’s important to transcend these barriers by building the safety<br />

that comes with being in community.”<br />

This year we are proud to honor a local legend known for her big character and<br />

equally big heart; Drag personality, Bella da Ball, (aka: Brian Wanzek). Bella is an<br />

enthusiastic and passionate supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. She has been<br />

proclaimed as a socialite ambassador and advocate for human rights. Her collection<br />

of achievements is long and well deserved and includes a Star on the Palm<br />

Springs Walk of Stars, and Safe Schools Desert Cities Champion for Youth Award for<br />

LGBTQIA Youth in The Desert. Adding to her long list of distinctions, The Center will<br />

recognize Bella with our Legacy Award, honoring the lasting impact she has made<br />

on the desert’s LGBTQ+ community.<br />

Event Details:<br />

Date: Friday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 20, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Time: 5:30 – 9:30PM<br />

Venue: The Palm Springs Air Museum<br />

Tickets available at: give.thecentercv.org/centerstage<br />

Presenting Sponsor: Eisenhower Health<br />

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CONTACT:<br />

Mary Martin-Coor<br />

Event Manager<br />

Volunteers in Medicine<br />

Mary.Martin-Coor@cvvim.org<br />

(760) 625-0737<br />

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine to Host<br />

Drag Me to Giving Under the Stars Benefit<br />

[Palm Springs, CA, August 28, <strong>2023</strong>] Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM)<br />

will host its annual fundraiser, Drag Me to Giving Under the Stars, on Saturday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

7, <strong>2023</strong>, at 6:00pm. The event will be held at a private residence. Address and<br />

additional details will be given upon ticket purchase.<br />

Hosted by Richard Odell and Andrew Uris, and emceed by desert doyenne Bella da<br />

Ball, this entertaining event will feature drag performances by Marina Mac, Sassy Ross,<br />

and Vanity Halston with the musical stylings of Bill Lohnes. There will also be a jewelry<br />

boutique, curated by La-De-Da Jewelry, with a special selection of baubles and<br />

bangles available for purchase. Entertainment is sponsored by Barton CPA.<br />

Tickets for the event are $100 per person and include cocktails and heavy appetizers<br />

provided by The Butler Did it. Proceeds from the evening support the programs and<br />

services of CVVIM in providing healthcare to the uninsured and underserved residents<br />

of the Coachella Valley.<br />

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cvvim.org.<br />

About Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM)<br />

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, the only free healthcare clinic in the desert,<br />

never charges patients for the services they receive. Our clinics, located in Indio and<br />

Palm Springs, provide care by licensed and qualified professionals who volunteer their<br />

time and expertise to provide culturally sensitive care to low-income members of our<br />

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Palm Springs Cultural Center Collaborates with AI to Produce<br />

"Machine Dreams: A Cinematic Voyage Into the World of AI" Film Series<br />

Do Androids Dream of Electric Film Revivals?<br />

Embark on a fascinating journey with Machine Dreams: A Cinematic Voyage<br />

Into the World of AI, an innovative film series showcasing iconic movies that have<br />

shaped our understanding of artificial intelligence. The series is presented by the<br />

Palm Springs Cultural Center in collaboration with ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence<br />

chatbot developed by OpenAI. Enhancing this cinematic experience are AIgenerated<br />

introductions, video, and poster art, seamlessly blending cutting-edge<br />

technology with classic cinema for an unforgettable adventure. The film lineup<br />

for Machine Dreams is a product of direct collaboration between PSCC Program<br />

Director Lauren Wolfer and ChatGPT.<br />

The series kicks off on <strong>Oct</strong>ober 5th with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Each film,<br />

including Ex Machina, The Terminator, Her, The Matrix, Ghost in the Shell (original<br />

animated), WarGames, and concluding with Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial<br />

Intelligence on December 7th, will be introduced by ChatGPT via AI-generated<br />

video presentations, providing a unique and immersive journey into AI's influence<br />

on filmmaking. Screened at the Historic Camelot Theatre, this series delves into the<br />

ethical and societal implications of AI, pushing the limits of traditional cinema.<br />

ChatGPT shares, "We're excited to offer this innovative fusion of AI technology and<br />

cinematic storytelling, sparking thought-provoking conversations on the potential<br />

and challenges of artificial intelligence."<br />

Lauren Wolfer adds “Collaborating with AI on this series has been both intriguing<br />

and eye opening. Above all, we are thrilled to present great cinema in our<br />

exceptionally well-equipped Historic Camelot Theatre”<br />

Don't miss out on this unique cinematic experience—secure an ALL ACCESS FILM<br />

PASS and experience the entire series! Tickets and passes are available here<br />

.<br />

psculturalcenter.org/special-events<br />

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For Immediate Release:<br />

Jeff Hocker<br />

760-409-1530<br />

jeffhocker1@gmail.com<br />

Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus<br />

P.O. Box 4082<br />

Palm Springs, CA 92263<br />

760-219-2077<br />

www.PSGMC.com<br />

Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus<br />

Announces <strong>2023</strong>-2024 Season<br />

Hope Diamond and Kristine W to Collaborate<br />

in "Ring! Swing! Sing!" and "Defying Gravity"<br />

(Palm Springs, CA) September 27, <strong>2023</strong>... Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus returns to its performance<br />

home at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theatre for the <strong>2023</strong>-24 season with "Ring! Swing!<br />

Sing!" December 14-17, <strong>2023</strong> and “Defying Gravity” April 25-28, 2024. Due to popular demand PSGMC<br />

has added a 4th show for each concert on Thursday nights.<br />

"Our holiday and spring concerts are a collection of uplifting and inspiring music, unforgettable guest artists<br />

and collaborators, along with new programs and initiatives that will expand the Chorus' message of love<br />

and inclusion to new audiences and new communities," said Jerry R. Soria-Foust, Artistic Director,<br />

PSGMC.<br />

He goes on to say, "For our holiday concert "Ring! Swing! Sing!" Hope Diamond is the perfect addition to<br />

our show, as she sparkles with style, grace and artistry. Her gospel roots and impressive Jazz chops, make<br />

her a unique and important voice to join with the 90+ singers of the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus.<br />

Audiences will be tapping toes, clapping hands, and smiling from ear to ear!"<br />


Hope Diamond (pictured) is an international vocalist based<br />

in the Coachella Valley. Her album, Awaken is out on<br />

Spotify, iTunes and other media outlets. It features music<br />

arranged and performed by the Paul McDonald Big Band.<br />

Hope is an important musical force in Southern California<br />

where her dynamic, yet sultry vocals are regularly featured<br />

in clubs and concerts. Now with the release<br />

of Awaken which reached #23 on the Jazz week charts in<br />

<strong>2023</strong> and remained in the top 50 for 12 weeks, she is<br />

becoming well-known across the U.S and globally on radio<br />

broadcasts and performances.<br />

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Her fans enjoy the mash up of her tunes jazzy and soulfulness with a Big Band flair. She often highlights<br />

amazing tunes from her album, while also presenting songs from the great American songbook. A soulful<br />

artist with beautiful attire who can belt a high note clear across the room without a mic. Hope is a riveting<br />

presence from the time she hits the stage through her final encore. "I'm thrilled to highlight my holiday<br />

season with all of these amazing singers in the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus," said Hope.<br />

For the spring concert “Defying Gravity,” the Chorus presents a concert that celebrates the human spirit<br />

and inspires us all to break the bounds of gravity and soar beyond the limitations put on us.<br />

Named by Billboard Magazine as the #8 Greatest Dance<br />

Artist of All Time and the #3 greatest from the Last<br />

Decade (trailing only Madonna and Beyoncé), Kristine W<br />

(pictured) is a proven lasting talent.<br />

Through nearly twenty-five years in music, she has<br />

consistency delivered songs that touch hearts and souls<br />

and compel bodies to find the mighty groove out on the<br />

dance floor. She’s had 17 #1 singles, tying Mariah Carey<br />

for the sixth-most Billboard #1 dance hits. In addition,<br />

Kristine made waves in the cabaret circuit, starring<br />

alongside her longtime friend, the Emmy®<br />

Award winning TV personality,<br />

style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author, Carson Kressley. Together, the<br />

dynamic duo toured the USA, presenting lovely evenings of comedy and jazz music classics in a live stage<br />

show called Straight Up with a Twist.<br />

"A warrior for the LGBTQ+ community and cancer survivor makes her appearance in "Defying Gravity" a<br />

perfect fit. You won't want to miss this exhilarating concert,” said Jerry R. Soria-Foust, commenting with a<br />

big smile from ear-to-ear.<br />


The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus is under the Artistic Direction of Jerry R. Soria-Foust. Joel Baker is<br />

the Principal Accompanist and Martin Coogan provides ASL.<br />

Jerry R. Soria-Foust joined the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus in September 2021 as a professional<br />

music educator and arts leader, with a career spanning more than 25 years. For more information about<br />

Jerry and the Chorus Leadership and Artistic Team CLICK HERE!<br />

About Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus:<br />

Through musical excellence, community outreach, and civic responsibility, the Palm Springs Gay Men’s<br />

Chorus, seeks to entertain, inspire, and educate the culturally diverse community in which we live.<br />

For a variety of ways to support the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus or to purchase tickets,<br />

visit www.PSGMC.com. Press inquiries should be directed to Jeff Hocker, Hocker Productions at 760-409-<br />

1530 or jeffhocker1@gmail.com.<br />

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In the News...<br />

On the Cover Sen. Dianne<br />

Feinstein of California, trailblazer<br />

and champion of liberal priorities,<br />

dies at age 90 image: 1997 Then San<br />

Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein carries a candle as she leads an<br />

estimated 15,000 marchers also carrying candles during a march<br />

in memory of slain Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor<br />

Harvey Milk in San Francisco, Nov. 28, 1979. In the background is<br />

a sign that says “Gay Love is Gay Power.” (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma,<br />

Fair use:)<br />

This writer cries because I was that<br />

young adult, sexually active, closeted<br />

gay male cruising Boston before and<br />

after 1979. I was off to boot camp two<br />

years later, but I did not know her whole<br />

story until the first movie came out in<br />

1983.<br />

I believe gay history to be a primary<br />

obligation for all gay rags. We are<br />

keepers of the memory of our gay<br />

history, as is done in our city and a few<br />

other cities that save our history and<br />

host LGBT-positive events that shape our<br />

young gay lives.<br />

History prevents future gay hate from<br />

flourishing and will never again be as<br />

existential as it was for many of us in<br />

the past. All our gay lives benefit from<br />

it, and just as significantly, we get<br />

healthier. We all learn as each of us<br />

contributes, especially our elders, whom<br />

I once collectively called wise old folk<br />

because THIS is where all the dominos of<br />

knowledge are stored. All I know for sure<br />

is we will sorely miss her.<br />

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Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs<br />

LGBTQ+ Film Festival to host Special<br />

“One Night Only” Screening of BIG EASY<br />

QUEENS on Monday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 9.<br />

September 27, <strong>2023</strong> - Palm Springs, CA<br />

- On Monday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 9th, the Queens<br />

of New Orleans are invading Palm<br />

Springs for an evening of queer horror,<br />

madness and mayhem! Eighty minutes<br />

of it to be exact. Because that’s the<br />

runtime for BIG EASY QUEENS, the new<br />

horror film set in the steamy underworld<br />

of New Orleans!<br />

BIG EASY QUEENS follows Minnie<br />

Bouvèé, Mob Queen of the Quarter,<br />

and her rivalry with her arch-nemesis,<br />

Poodles Makenzie. After Minnie<br />

Bouvèé has Poodles Makenzie’s crew<br />

brutally slaughtered, she braces for the<br />

blowback; what she doesn’t expect,<br />

however, is to be stalked by a creepy<br />

masked figure who leaves behind<br />

bouquets of gardenias and terrifying<br />

notes. Is this Poodles’ revenge, or the<br />

work of Minnie’s estranged sister who<br />

stole her man years ago and has<br />

suddenly reappeared in her life?<br />

BIG EASY QUEENS has everything you<br />

might expect from a queer horror movie<br />

about New Orleans - voodoo, zombies,<br />

drag queens, and tons upon tons of<br />

campy delight soaked in blood, gristle,<br />

and glitter. Oh, and Gardenias. Lots of<br />

Gardenias!<br />

If you’re intrigued, and you should be,<br />

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Shedding Tears of Faith<br />

Parralox Rocks the 80s<br />

By Skip Sheffield<br />

The electronic pop band,<br />

Parralox, fronted by out singer<br />

John von Ahlen, continues its<br />

mission to champion the<br />

synthesized wave pop sound of<br />

1980s-era Depeche Mode and<br />

Pet Shop Boys. Its newest<br />

single, “Tears of Faith,” the first<br />

release from its Genesis album,<br />

is a down-tempo electronic<br />

dance arrangement about<br />

broken relationships and the<br />

hope for reconciliation. It<br />

features the vocals of actress<br />

Jane Badler and signifies real<br />

growth for the band as they<br />

celebrate their fifteen year<br />

anniversary.<br />

“Tears of Faith” is an ambitious<br />

track that allows Parralox to<br />

exhibit its own unique style and<br />

a perspective that will no doubt<br />

appeal to fans, young and old.<br />

It will be exciting to see what<br />

comes next.<br />

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digital platforms.<br />


you should join us! The film will be fab,<br />

and the Q&A after will be fantastic!<br />

Can’t wait? Tickets are available at<br />

CinemaDiverse.org<br />

Screening starts at 7:30pm. One Night<br />

Only! Be there!<br />

Prestigious Pride Honors Awards<br />

Celebrate Remarkable Advocates<br />

September 26, <strong>2023</strong>, Palm Springs,<br />

CA -- Greater Palm Springs Pride<br />

announced recipients of the annual<br />

Pride Honors Awards, a beacon of<br />

recognition for outstanding contributions<br />

to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.<br />

Award recipients will be celebrated<br />

at a ceremony on Monday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

16, <strong>2023</strong>, at the Hilton Palm Springs.<br />

The awards announcement marks the<br />

approach of Pride Week in the region<br />

under the theme of “Drag Now. Drag<br />

Forever!”<br />

The awards recognize the tireless efforts<br />

of six individuals and one organization<br />

who have advanced the cause of<br />

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,<br />

and queer individuals, shaping a more<br />

inclusive world for all.<br />

<strong>2023</strong> RECIPIENTS<br />

• Spirit of Stonewall Community Service<br />

Award: Miss Patsi<br />

• Spirit of Stonewall Volunteer of the<br />

Year: Beverly Sweigart<br />

• Stonewall Spirit of Pride Award: Jase<br />

Nagaia<br />

• Spirit of Stonewall Friend of Pride:<br />

Greg and Dee Dee Barton<br />

“This is not a group that seeks attention<br />

or applause. They quietly serve, and we<br />

are grateful for the profound impact<br />

they have had and continue to have<br />

in our community,” said Ron deHarte,<br />

President and CEO of Greater Palm<br />

Springs Pride.<br />

“The awards ceremony promises to be<br />

a night of inspiration and celebration,<br />

bringing together LGBTQ+ activists, allies,<br />

and supporters from all walks of life.<br />

Recipients embody the spirit of Pride,<br />

and their work has created positive<br />

change. We are proud to honor these<br />

champions of diversity, unity, and love,”<br />

added deHarte.<br />

Sponsors: The Pride Honors Awards have<br />

been made possible by the support from<br />

the Desert Care Network, Hilton Palm<br />

Springs, and La Crema Wines.<br />

Tickets: Tickets for the <strong>Oct</strong>ober 16<br />

awards reception are available at<br />

pspride.org under the events menu<br />

• Spirit of Stonewall Lifetime<br />

FDA to Hold Virtual Public Meeting<br />

Achievement Award: Donald Beck and Listening Sessions on Strategies to<br />

• Spirit of Stonewall Organization of the Reduce Added Sugars Consumption in<br />

Year: Brothers of the Desert<br />

the United States<br />

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration<br />

(FDA) invites the public to register for<br />

the virtual public meeting and listening<br />

sessions on strategies to reduce added<br />

sugars consumption in the United States,<br />

which will be held on November 6-8,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>. The purpose of the public meeting<br />

and listening sessions is to explore<br />

what federal agencies, communities,<br />

and private industry are doing to<br />

encourage the reduced consumption<br />

of added sugars. During the event,<br />

there will be presentations to provide<br />

background on added sugars and<br />

discuss strategies for reducing added<br />

sugars in other countries; panel sessions<br />

on federal, industry, and community<br />

approaches to reduce added sugars<br />

consumption; and multiple opportunities<br />

for participants to submit questions and<br />

share information through the listening<br />

sessions.<br />

Questions for consideration during the<br />

public meeting, including the panel<br />

sessions, should be submitted through<br />

the registration process by <strong>Oct</strong>ober 12,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>. Registration for the November 6th<br />

public meeting will remain open until<br />

the start of the meeting.<br />

There will also be two days of facilitated<br />

listening sessions (November 7th and<br />

8th) to offer participants the opportunity<br />

to provide feedback on next steps to<br />

reduce added sugars consumption<br />

in the U.S. Participants are required to<br />

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register by <strong>Oct</strong>ober 20, <strong>2023</strong>, to attend<br />

the listening sessions. There will be a<br />

maximum number of participants for<br />

each session.<br />

Beginning on November 6, <strong>2023</strong>,<br />

a Regulations.gov docket (docket<br />

number FDA-<strong>2023</strong>-N-3849) will open for<br />

comments related to the event topic.<br />

Electronic comments must be submitted<br />

on or before January 22, 2024.<br />

A night under the stars in the “City Of<br />

Stars” at Los Angeles State Historic Park<br />

overlooking the downtown skyline on<br />

this Saturday, September 16th.<br />

Featuring Academy Award® winning<br />

composer Justin Hurwitz conducting<br />

his Oscar® winning score and songs<br />

to the Academy Award® winning film,<br />

performed live by a 52-piece orchestra<br />

and Jazz band, this is an LA experience<br />

not to be missed. The Hollywood Bowl<br />

has John Williams and Los Angeles<br />

State Historic Park will light up the night<br />

this Saturday, Sept 16th with Justin<br />

Hurwitz. La La Land, the Lionsgate<br />

film written and directed by Damien<br />


“Male Femininity”<br />

Queen Sir Jet Serves Genderfluid Pop<br />

By Tyler Winn<br />

“A fan once made a comment on<br />

a photo of mine that I think<br />

describes me best,” singer<br />

Queen Sir JET reflects. “He<br />

wrote, ‘JET, you’re just a really<br />

pretty girl in the body of a hot<br />

dude.’“<br />

She sings about it in the high<br />

energy dance single, “Male<br />

Femininity,” that she hopes will<br />

inspire listeners to shun society’s<br />

ideas of what they should<br />

conform to and embrace their<br />

true selves.<br />

Produced by Velvet Code, the<br />

innovative song follows Queen<br />

Sir JET’s previous hit track,<br />

“Empowered Bottom.”<br />

“I’m happy with who I am: a softspoken<br />

feminine man who enjoys<br />

wearing lingerie and dresses<br />

over his crazy, big muscles,”<br />

Queen Sir JET adds.<br />

Queen Sir JET’s “Male Femininity” is<br />

being distributed by So Fierce Music<br />

available on all major digital platforms.<br />

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Chazelle, grossed nearly $450 million at<br />

the worldwide box office, earning 14<br />

Academy Award® nominations and<br />

six Oscars®, including an Oscar® for<br />

Chazelle as Best Director.<br />

There will be a display of the original<br />

character costumes and the film’s neon<br />

Seb sign for photo opportunities. The<br />

event’s “Another Day of Sun” Platinum<br />

Seating Section will offer guests the<br />

ability to preorder bottle service, picnic<br />

dinners, and charcuterie, as well as<br />

access to VIP amenities. Doors and<br />

activities open at 5:30pm; opening<br />

performance begins at 6:45pm; feature<br />

presentation starts at 7:30pm.<br />

Tickets are on sale now via www.<br />

streetfoodcinema.com<br />

Welcome back to the great outdoors!<br />

SFC returns to picnic style in the grass<br />

and under the sun. LA’s moveable<br />

cinema feast presents over 50 events<br />

is SoCal’s largest outdoor movie series<br />

that combines four carefully curated<br />

elements into one amazing experience<br />

with popular outdoor movies, street<br />

food, audience games, live music and<br />

more.<br />

Next outdoor event OCTOBER 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />


The Autry Museum - 4700 Western<br />

Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027<br />

ADVANCE TICKETS: General Admission<br />

$22 door $27<br />

TIME: Doors 5:30pm. Band 6:45pm. Movie<br />

8:00pm.<br />

Founded in 2012, SFC has grown into a<br />

citywide community of entertainment<br />

and food enthusiasts reaching every<br />

corner of LA. As a recognized and<br />

beloved event series, SFC has become<br />

a preferred partner for movie studios<br />

and entertainment platforms to engage<br />

fans. Now entering its 12th year, SFC is<br />

thrilled to celebrate movies, food and<br />

music outdoors once again.<br />

On <strong>Oct</strong>ober 11th,<br />

come celebrate<br />

National Coming<br />

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Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce<br />

Announces Palm Springs Walk of the<br />

Stars to Honor Leslie Jordan with<br />

462nd Star<br />

Palm Springs, CA – The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce will<br />

honor actor, comedian, and storyteller, Leslie Jordan with the<br />

462nd star on the Palm Springs Walk of the Stars, sponsored by<br />

donations through the Del Shores Foundation. The star will be<br />

unveiled at the Downtown Palm Springs Park on Friday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

20, at 11 a.m., four days before the one-year anniversary of his<br />

untimely passing.<br />

“We are immensely thankful that we have the honor to pay<br />

tribute to the remarkably talented and dearly departed, Leslie<br />

Jordan, with the 462nd star on the Palm Springs Walk of the<br />

Stars,” said Palm Springs Chamber CEO, Nona Watson.<br />

Leslie Jordan’s career onscreen and onstage was prolific. He was<br />

an actor, playwright, comedian, and gay icon best known for<br />

his Emmy-winning turn as “Beverley Leslie” in Will & Grace and<br />

the iconic “Brother Boy” in Sordid Lives. He appeared in more<br />

than 130 movies and TV shows in his long career including<br />

memorable turns in American Horror Story, The Cool Kids, Boston<br />

Legal, Hearts Afire, The Help, Southern Baptist Sissies, A Very<br />

Sordid Wedding, and Call Me Kat. He sold out multiple tours<br />

of his standup comedy, and the tour supporting his book My<br />

Trip Down the Pink Carpet went to Off-Broadway and London.<br />

He also released an album of reimagined gospel songs called<br />

“Company’s Comin’” featuring duets with Tanya Tucker, Brandi<br />

Carlisle, Eddie Vedder, Dolly Parton and more. He served as the<br />

Honorary Co-Chair of the Del Shores Foundation.<br />

The Star Dedication ceremony will be hosted by Del Shores<br />

(Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies) and Emerson Collins<br />

(The People’s Couch and RENT on FOX) and will feature stories<br />

from friends including Sordid Lives co-stars Newell Alexander<br />

(August: Osage County), Rosemary Alexander (A Very Sordid<br />

Wedding) and Ann Walker (A Country Christmas Harmony),<br />

Southern Baptist Sissies co-star Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone, A<br />

League of Their Own and Claws), Call Me Kat co-star Cheyenne<br />

Jackson (American Horror Story and 30 Rock), lifelong friend<br />

and assistant Bart Stevens with a performance by Danny Myrick<br />

(“Company’s Comin” and “Let It Slide”).<br />

WHAT: 462nd Star on the Walk of the Stars<br />

WHO: Leslie Jordan<br />

WHEN: Friday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 20th, <strong>2023</strong>, at 11:00 a.m.<br />

WHERE: Downtown Palm Springs Park<br />

“Leslie Jordan was my friend, my muse, my confidant, my<br />

brother for over 37 years. Leslie would love this honor,” Del<br />

Shores said. “He adored Palm Springs and gave back to this<br />

beautiful community for decades. I miss him every day, we all<br />

do. Now, we can be reminded of his amazing legacy to our<br />

entertainment, our laughter, and to our LGBTQ+ community by<br />

visiting his Palm Springs’ star.”<br />

The Del Shores Foundation:<br />

The Del Shores Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission<br />

to The Del Shores Foundation’s mission is to find and facilitate<br />

the development of new southern queer artistic voices through<br />

bringing together artists and working professionals, amplifying<br />

new work and connecting artists to platforms for the creation of<br />

the work. For more information on the Del Shores Foundation,<br />

please visit www.delshoresfoundation.org.<br />

Please contact walkofthestars@pschamber.org or call the Palm<br />

Springs Chamber of Commerce at (760) 325-1577 for additional<br />

information on Palm Springs Walk of the Stars.<br />

National Book Festival: How<br />

Ya’ll Doing?: Misadventures and<br />

Mischief from a Life Well-Lived<br />

with Leslie Jordan. 2022.<br />

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Palm Springs Cultural Center to<br />

Present<br />

The Latsos Four Hand Piano Duo in<br />

Concert on Sunday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 22nd<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 2, <strong>2023</strong> - Palm Springs, CA - The<br />

Palm Springs Cultural Center is proud to<br />

present Giorgi Latso and his wife Anna<br />

Fedorova Latso (The Latsos Piano Duo)<br />

in concert on Sunday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 22nd at<br />

7pm. The Latsos are well known to local<br />

audiences, and are a favorite among<br />

many concert organizers and promoters<br />

throughout the world, some of whom<br />

have called their performances “thrilling<br />

and flamboyant.” The MTNA State<br />

Conference hails their “intelligence,<br />

liveliness and enormous charm.’’<br />

American composer Joe Giarrusso, who<br />

created and dedicated some fourhand<br />

pieces especially for them. During<br />

the concert, they will be perform two of<br />

these pieces - Suite for Palm Springs, Op.<br />

90, and Ode for Four Hands, Op. 88a.<br />

The Latsos have recorded a number of<br />

unusual and largely unknown treasures<br />

from the duo-piano repertoire, including<br />

all the Schubert duets and duos, and<br />

also arranged two-piano and piano<br />

four-hands transcriptions from American<br />

movie scores by composers such as<br />

John Williams, Erich Wolfgang Korngold,<br />

and John Philip Sousa.<br />

Tickets to the concert are available at:<br />

PSCulturalCenter.org<br />

The Latsos have developed a close<br />

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Playoffs Sports Bar<br />

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Dick’s on Arenas.<br />

Rio Azul<br />

Tool Shed<br />

Toucan’s<br />

Streetbar<br />

Oscar’s<br />

Chill bar<br />

Hunters<br />

Stacy’s<br />

BlackBook<br />

QUADZ<br />

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CCBC<br />

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Sea Mountain Luxury Nude Resort and<br />

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SOCAL Nude beaches which are also<br />

called “free beach”, or “clothingoptional”.<br />

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and beneath the Torrey Pines bluffs.<br />

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June through September from 7:00 p.m.<br />

until 10 p.m.<br />

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum<br />

760-329-7610<br />

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297<br />

Indian Canyons 760-323-6018<br />

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Welcome!<br />


SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

3601 E. Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs<br />

Demuth Community Center<br />

God’s Love &<br />

Good Works.<br />

760.327.3802<br />

www.bloominthedesert.org<br />


SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

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Palm Springs Aerial Tram<br />

760-325-1449<br />

Palm Springs Air Museum<br />

760-778-6262<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum<br />

760-325-7186<br />

Sunnylands<br />

760-328-2829<br />

Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483<br />

Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500<br />


New Additions<br />

Coachella Valley Volunteers in<br />

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Las Palmas Medical Center<br />

555 E. Tachevah, Bldg 1W, Ste 204<br />

Palm Springs CA 92262 760-342-4414<br />

cvvim.org<br />

Directory<br />

Lgbt community center<br />

760-416-7790 thecenterps.org<br />

American cancer society<br />

800-227-2345<br />

Coachella Valley sexual assault<br />

(760) 568-9071<br />

Desert Legal aid: 760-832-9770<br />

Stonewall democrats:<br />

desert-stonewall.org<br />

Desert winds freedom band<br />

760 776-2700<br />

Gay artists -760 835 0727<br />

Transgender Community Transcc.org<br />

AAP - Food Samaritans (760) 325-8481<br />

Eisenhower HIV Clinic (760) 834-7930<br />

DAP/ DOCK Clinic (760) 992-0492<br />

Borrego Health (Stonewall Medical<br />

Center) Cathedral City 760-507-3310<br />

Veterans Records https://vetrecs.<br />

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These fun events combine shopping for fresh fruits and<br />

vegetables, gourmet foods, flowers, crafts, and many other<br />

interesting items with an “Ask the Master Gardener” information<br />

table. Master Gardeners are present to answer your gardening<br />

questions, hand out a wide range of materials on gardening<br />

topics, and present “how to do it” gardening demonstrations.<br />

This is where you can find us at farmers markets in <strong>Oct</strong>ober:<br />

CORONA--Saturday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 7, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm at 203 S.<br />

Main St. (Corona Mall)<br />

PALM SPRINGS--Saturdays, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 14 & 28 from 8:00 am-12:30<br />

pm at 2300 E. Baristo Road<br />

DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE--Saturday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 14, from 8:00 am-<br />

2:00 pm at Main Street, between 5th and 6th<br />

TEMECULA--Vail Ranch HQ--Tuesdays, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 3 & 24, from 9:00<br />

am-1:00 pm, 32115 Temecula Parkway (Between Kohl’s and<br />

Ross)<br />

Have a Gardening Question...Ask our<br />

TEMECULA--Promenade Mall--Wednesdays, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 4 & 25,<br />

UC Master Gardener of Riverside County<br />

from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 40820 Winchester Road (JC Penney<br />

Helpline! Email your question(s) to:<br />

parking lot)<br />

Desert Area: anrmgindio@ucanr.edu<br />

MURRIETA--Sundays, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 1 & 15, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm,<br />

West County: anrmgriverside@ucanr.edu<br />

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The Sounds of Music<br />

Out Country Singer Ty Herndon to Open<br />

Sand, Stars & Guitars Music Series on<br />

Saturday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 7th.<br />

September 26, <strong>2023</strong> - Palm Springs, CA<br />

- Popular country singer Ty Herndon<br />

will open the second season of the<br />

Sand, Stars & Guitars Music Series at<br />

the Palm Springs Cultural Center on<br />

Saturday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 7th. Herndon began<br />

his career in the 1980s as a member of<br />

the Tennessee River Boys, a predecessor<br />

to the country band Diamond Rio.<br />

Herndon quit the band early on before<br />

gaining his first national exposure as a<br />

competitor on Star Search. Herndon<br />

made his debut on the music charts in<br />

1995 with his number-one single, “What<br />

Mattered Most”. This was followed that<br />

same year by the release of his first<br />

album, also titled What Mattered Most.<br />

Ty Herndon has charted a total of 17<br />

singles on the Billboard Hot Country<br />

Songs charts. This figure includes three<br />

number-ones: “What Mattered Most”,<br />

“Living in a Moment” and “It Must Be<br />

Love”. His singles “I Want My Goodbye<br />

Back”, “Loved Too Much”, “A Man<br />

Holdin’ On (To a Woman Lettin’ Go)”,<br />

and “Hands of a Working Man” all made<br />

top ten on the same chart.<br />

In 2014, Herndon gained media<br />

attention when he came out as gay,<br />

becoming the first mainstream male<br />

country music singer to do so. He stated<br />

that he had been in a gay relationship<br />

for several years at this point, and that<br />

his ex-wife and several close family<br />

members already knew. Herndon reissued<br />

“What Mattered Most” in June<br />

2019 with the song’s pronouns changed<br />

to reflect a gay relationship. This rerecording<br />

appeared on Got It Covered,<br />

and Herndon commented that he<br />

wished he could have recorded the<br />

song in that fashion at the time of its<br />

original release. Many of the songs on<br />

House on Fire, including the title track,<br />

are about the stigmas that Herndon<br />

felt he faced as a gay man in country<br />

music, typically a more conservative<br />

genre. Ty married his boyfriend,<br />

Alex Schwartz, on August 27, <strong>2023</strong> in<br />

Nashville.<br />

The Second Season of the Sand, Stars<br />

& Guitars Music Series includes nine<br />

monthly concerts featuring a wide<br />

variety of well-known artists from the<br />

worlds of Country music, Bluegrass, Folk<br />

and Blues. Ty Herndon will be followed<br />

by Becky Buller & Ned Luberecki on<br />

Saturday, November 11th and Levi Kreis’<br />

ninth annual Home for the Holidays<br />

Holiday Concert on Friday, December<br />

8th. All shows start at 8pm. Tickets are<br />

available at PSCulturalCenter.org<br />

Enjoy a free ‘Concert In The Park’<br />

Thursday <strong>Oct</strong> 5!<br />

Featuring Classic Journey!<br />

PALM DESERT, Calif. – September 30,<br />

<strong>2023</strong> – The City of Palm Desert invites<br />

the community to attend the first of four<br />

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Thursday <strong>Oct</strong>ober 5 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm! The series kicks off with “Classic Journey,”<br />

an amazing Journey tribute band<br />

featuring the legendary Franky Dee and a<br />

band that plays the iconic anthems and<br />

ballads that made Journey famous.<br />

The public is welcome to bring chairs and picnic baskets, or enjoy delicious<br />

creations offered by food trucks parked by the amphitheater. The series continues<br />

on each Thursday with the following line-up:<br />


<strong>Oct</strong>ober 12: The Mighty Untouchables<br />

This award-winning band will get the crowd<br />

dancing with one-part feverish dance party<br />

and one-part stunning concert experience.<br />

Offering Top 40 Dance, Motown, Disco,<br />

Classic Rock and more.<br />

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Visitors Guide<br />

Palm Springs Art<br />

Museum was founded in<br />

1938 as the Palm Springs<br />

Desert Museum at La Plaza<br />

in downtown Palm Springs.<br />

Natural science exhibits,<br />

Cahuilla Indian artifacts,<br />

and hiking excursions<br />

dominated the institution’s programming. 62+<br />

$14,00 All visitors are recommended to make a<br />

reservation online before<br />

arriving at the Museum.<br />

The Palm Springs Aerial<br />

Tramway<br />

Summer Pass Ticket<br />

Adult & Seniors $85<br />

Child (ages 3-10) $45<br />

Valid for parking and unlimited Tram rides<br />

till July 31,<strong>2023</strong>.—the world’s largest rotating<br />

tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles<br />

along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon,<br />

transporting riders to the pristine wilderness<br />

of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During<br />

your approximately ten-minute journey, tram<br />

cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and<br />

spectacular vistas of the valley floor below.<br />

Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation<br />

8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation<br />

decks, natural history museum, two documentary<br />

theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking<br />

trails.<br />

The Indian Canyons<br />

Fifteen miles long,<br />

Palm Canyon is one<br />

of the areas of great<br />

beauty in Western North<br />

America. Its indigenous<br />

flora and fauna, which<br />

the Cahuilla people so<br />

expertly used, and its<br />

abundant Washingtonia<br />

filifera (California Fan<br />

Palm) are breathtaking contrasts to the stark<br />

rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond.<br />

A moderately graded foot path winds down<br />

into the canyon for picnicking near the stream,<br />

meditation, exploring, hiking or horseback<br />

riding. For more information call 760-323-6018<br />

www.indian-canyons.comlocated at 38520 S.<br />

Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs<br />

Hours<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>. 1 - July 4: daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.<br />

(Last vehicle in at 4 p.m.)<br />

July 5 - Sept. 30: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.<br />

(open only Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Last<br />

vehicle in at 4 p.m.)<br />

No animals allowed.<br />

Uber/Lyft Drivers are required to display<br />

company stickers in their windshield for drop off<br />

and pickup.<br />

The Palm Springs<br />

Air Museum is a<br />

living history museum<br />

dedicated to educating<br />

the public about the<br />

role Air Power played in preserving American<br />

liberties and way of life. The Museum preserves,<br />

exhibits, and flies aircraft from World War Two,<br />

Korean War, Vietnam War and the Global War<br />

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on Terror. A good portion of the aircraft in the<br />

collection are in flyable condition.<br />

Open Cockpit Saturdays<br />

Museum guests are treated to the extra special<br />

experience of being allowed to sit at the controls<br />

and pose for pictures. From 10:30-12:30 each<br />

Saturday, a selected aircraft will be opened up<br />

and made accessible to the public. Museum<br />

Volunteers will also be on hand to answer<br />

questions and provide the historical back drop<br />

for the aircraft you are sitting in.<br />


Like a North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is<br />

an American long-range, single-seat fighter and<br />

fighter-bomber used during World War II and the<br />

Korean War, among other conflicts.<br />

Some Special require additional fees or donation<br />

If you have questions or concerns, please email<br />

giftshop@palmspringsairmuseum.org<br />

745 North Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs,<br />

California 92262<br />

760-778-6262<br />

Also the museum will be bringing three vintage<br />

warbirds to participate in the races this year!<br />

Each year we struggle to make the costs of<br />

insurance for the aircraft. Your donations can<br />

make a difference and we will provide you with<br />

some cool merchandise<br />

as a thank you!<br />



MOUNTAINS Discover<br />

how the desert comes<br />

alive after dark! Do you<br />

know which animals change colors when you<br />

use a blacklight? Using our blacklights, we will<br />

take a short walk along the Art Smith Trail basin<br />

looking for the many nocturnal creatures that<br />

inhabit our desert. And a week-long Summer<br />

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BioBlitz. desertmountains.org<br />

The Living Desert Zoo<br />

and Gardens, 47900<br />

Portola Ave, Palm<br />

Desert, CA 92260<br />

The Living Desert<br />

Zoo and Gardens in<br />

PalDesert is a unique zoo and botanical garden<br />

that specializes in the deserts of the world. Open<br />

daily from 8:00am-5:00pm, with last admission<br />

at 4:00pm. For the most current information,<br />

please visit www.livingdesert.org<br />


Please verify all data before you go.<br />

1. VillageFest on Thursdays<br />

2. Coachella Valley Preserve This area is very<br />

hot during the summer - be prepared. Open<br />

seven days a week. Ultimate wildlife watching<br />

is viewing animals without interrupting their<br />

normal activities.<br />

3. Palm Canyon Drive<br />

4. The Rodeo Drive of desert after the The Shops<br />

on El Paseo Both are walk-able<br />

5. Palm<br />

6. Palm Springs Art Museum Every Thursday<br />

7. Palm Springs Outdoor Public Art Forever<br />

Marilyn,<br />

8. The Rainmaker Fountain at Frances<br />

9. Stevens Park, or the<br />

10. Woman in Glasses mural on North Palm Canyon

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