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Welcome to the revamped magazine, where a new year heralds a fresh look infused with the power of data science. We're excited to unveil our updated format and would love to hear your feedback! Moving forward, we plan to enrich our content with augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. This issue features new stories, a live play, and a selection of more mature content, as we strive to bridge the gap between the past, present, and the future that awaits.

Welcome to the revamped magazine, where a new year heralds a fresh look infused with the power of data science. We're excited to unveil our updated format and would love to hear your feedback! Moving forward, we plan to enrich our content with augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. This issue features new stories, a live play, and a selection of more mature content, as we strive to bridge the gap between the past, present, and the future that awaits.

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THEDDG<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1 2024<br />

PALM SPRINGS<br />

“Happy Women’s History Month to all the<br />

amazing women and gender-diverse individuals<br />

in the LGBT community! Your unique experiences,<br />

voices, and contributions enrich our history<br />

and shape our future. This month, we celebrate<br />

all women, including those who identify as<br />

transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, and more.<br />

Your strength, courage, and resilience inspire us<br />

all. Here’s to honoring your journeys, amplifying<br />

your stories, and creating a more inclusive world<br />

where everyone’s identity is celebrated.<br />

Cheers to you, history-makers!”<br />

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Cellblock 13<br />

The new neoprene Battle Harness and Jock.<br />

L E AT H E R & F E T I S H<br />

G E A R L E AT H E R C O G E A R L E AT H E R G E A R S TO R E S<br />

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REPORTER: Adam EMAIL: adamsartexpose@gmail.com ADAMSARTEXPOSE’<br />

of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day along with parades,<br />

green beer, and wearing green.<br />

The influence<br />

of St. Patrick<br />

in Ireland also<br />

brought along<br />

with it the<br />

repression of<br />

certain lifestyles.<br />

Gays and others<br />

The month of <strong>March</strong> invokes the Irish in<br />

in the LGBTQ<br />

everyone. Green is the color of the month.<br />

community<br />

Wearing green in Ireland initially meant something<br />

were severely<br />

different. During the Irish Rebellion<br />

MARCH THE MONTH OF THE IRISH<br />

REBELLION, WEARING GREEN, AND<br />

AN IRISH ARTIST WHO BROUGHT GAY<br />

ACCEPTANCE TO THE GREEN ISLE<br />

in 1700s wearing green was punishable under law.<br />

Those caught were tethered on a chain and forced<br />

to be taunted in public. In 1798 the Society of<br />

Irish Rebellion wore green to protest British<br />

repression. This brought about the wearing of<br />

green to celebrate what is now called St. Patrick’s<br />

Day.<br />

The original St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated<br />

for bringing Christianity to Ireland. The<br />

commemorations were usually subdued and<br />

religious in nature until the 1960s when<br />

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland became more like the<br />

raucous celebrations as they were found in the<br />

U.S.. Large numbers of immigrants from Ireland<br />

came to the United States during the 1800s and<br />

early 1900s. They contributed to the establishment<br />

criticized and ostracized in<br />

society. Another Patrick,<br />

Patrick Hennessey an Irish<br />

artist who grew up in the<br />

repressed era during the early<br />

1900s made inroads with his art<br />

by illustrating the exclusion and<br />

shunning fostered on gays was wrong.<br />

He began his art training in the 1930s at the<br />

Dundee College of Art in Scotland. Here he<br />

met his life partner Harry Robertson Craig.<br />

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CONTENTS<br />

V0lume 28 Issue 9<br />

MARCH 1 ST<br />

02 TOOL SHED<br />

Palm Spring everything bar, Casual mornings, After work wind down and at<br />

night comes alive with the hottest leather men in the vaelly<br />

07 GEAR LEATHER & FETISH<br />

Great Gear for the bar, street and locker room, plus the best toys,<br />

O6<br />

restraints,lube and playroom equipment. Palm Springs’ (soon, San Diego’s)<br />

TED FIRTH’S HORNY & HIGH<br />

New breathtaking comics series looking at the sex and drug culture in<br />

London cums to the US.<br />

09 ADAMSARTEXPOSE’<br />

<strong>March</strong> the month of the Irish rebellion, wearing green, and an Irish artist who<br />

brought gay acceptance to the green isle<br />

26 BAR FOOD RESORTS AND MORE<br />

32 VISITORS GUIDE<br />

Where to go and who to do!<br />

41 OUT CAST<br />

A play is born<br />

42 TECH TALK<br />

A review of new and emerging technology.<br />

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DDG MEDIA GROUP.<br />

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Kristine W in Palm Springs!<br />

The Beloved Diva headlines “Defying Gravity” Show<br />

By Steven Boyce<br />

Kristine W, Billboard<br />

Magazine’s 8th Greatest<br />

Dance Artist of All Time, will<br />

be in Palm Springs April<br />

25-28 for four shows with the<br />

Palm Springs Gay Men’s<br />

Chorus! The performance<br />

will be part of “Defying<br />

Gravity”, the chorus' annual<br />

spring concert, taking place<br />

at PS Art Museum Annenberg<br />

Theater.<br />

The diva is best known for<br />

hits including 1994’s “Feel<br />

What You Want”, her first<br />

single to reach #1 on<br />

Billboard, “Land of the Living”<br />

and “Stars.” Her newest<br />

single, out now, is “By Your<br />

Side”. A new album is<br />

expected this summer.<br />

Visit www.kristinew.com<br />

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are GENERATED AT DDG tested<br />

and safe. You will be redirected<br />

to Amazon.com, which operates<br />

under different terms and privacy<br />

policies than<br />

NationalGeographic.com. As<br />

National Geographic participates<br />

in multiple affiliate marketing<br />

programs, certain purchases made<br />

through these links may earn<br />

National Geographic a<br />

commission.<br />

Are<br />

You<br />

puzzled<br />

BY AGE<br />

This gorgeous, 1,000-piece vintage national parks puzzle from<br />

Cavallini & Co. will keep you entertained for hours. It happens to<br />

most of us—we misplace our keys or forget the name of a movie<br />

or an acquaintance. But that doesn’t mean becoming more forgetful<br />

as we age is inevitable.<br />

In fact, National Geographic’s science team recently shared<br />

a few things we can do to keep our memories sharp. Among<br />

them are “exercising, eating healthfully, getting good sleep,<br />

socializing, and challenging our mind”—the same tips that can<br />

also help lower our risk of diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, and<br />

heart disease.<br />

Our favorite way to keep our memories sharp? Jigsaw puzzles,<br />

a hobby that bloomed among adults during the pandemic<br />

and continues to grow. And experts agree that strategy-based<br />

games and puzzles can help.<br />

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Going Viral?<br />

As I get older losing my hair, I find a lot<br />

talk about going viral. I must say, I truly<br />

enjoyed every second of my 15 minutes of<br />

fame. Looking back, I realize that perhaps I<br />

get a little carried away, like a football player<br />

scoring a touchdown excess celebrating fine<br />

or penalty or whatever and your teammate’s<br />

drunk uncle punches the ref. But I’ve learned<br />

that it’s important to find a balance and not let<br />

our excitement overshadow our achievements.<br />

Let’s always strive to own our successes while<br />

remaining humble, gracious, and mindful of our<br />

actions as other BS.<br />

Going viral can be a bit unpredictable, but<br />

there are some strategies that can increase the<br />

chances of what ever your viral. To protect the<br />

name and likeness of your project, consider the<br />

AI augmented following strategies:<br />

Trademark Registration: Registering your<br />

project’s name and logo as trademarks can<br />

provide legal protection against unauthorized<br />

use by others.<br />

Copyright Protection: Copyright can protect<br />

original content such as website design, articles,<br />

and graphics. Ensure that you own the rights to<br />

all content on your site and consider registering<br />

copyrights for key elements.<br />

Privacy Policies: Implement clear privacy<br />

policies that explain how you collect, use, and<br />

protect personal information. Comply with<br />

relevant data protection laws such as GDPR or<br />

CCPA.<br />

Terms of Use: Establish terms of use that<br />

outline the rules for using your website,<br />

including restrictions on the use of your name<br />

and likeness.<br />

Monitor and Enforce: Regularly monitor the<br />

internet for unauthorized use of your name and<br />

likeness. Take prompt action to enforce your<br />

rights if you discover infringement.<br />

Legal Assistance: Consider consulting with a<br />

lawyer who specializes in intellectual property<br />

and internet law to help you navigate the<br />

complexities of protecting your name and<br />

likeness.<br />

Licensing Agreements: If you wish to allow<br />

others to use your name or likeness, consider<br />

entering into licensing agreements that clearly<br />

define the terms of use and compensation.<br />

Domain Name Protection: Register relevant<br />

domain names related to your project to prevent<br />

others from using them for unauthorized<br />

purposes.<br />

Social Media Policies: Establish guidelines<br />

for the use of your name and likeness on social<br />

media platforms to maintain consistency and<br />

protect your brand.<br />

By implementing these strategies, you can<br />

help protect the name and likeness of your<br />

project and maintain control over its use.<br />

NEXT ISSUE: Part 2 Hey! That’s not fair use<br />

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One Week to Go for California<br />

Arts Council Grant Review Panelist<br />

Applications<br />

Panelists serve as field representatives across<br />

creative sectors with opportunities for grantmaking<br />

insight and professional development<br />

The California Arts Council has just over<br />

one week left in its open call for applicants<br />

to serve on peer-review panels for the 2024<br />

grant season. The state art agency is seeking<br />

arts and cultural practitioners from disparate<br />

communities statewide to volunteer for a critical<br />

role in the grant application process as grant<br />

review panelists. Applications for the panelist<br />

opportunity will close on Friday, <strong>March</strong> 8.<br />

Grant panelists work both independently and<br />

virtually alongside other panelists to evaluate<br />

grant applications, ensuring an equitable, honest,<br />

and thorough review and ranking process. The<br />

panel experience provides great insight into<br />

the grant-making process and can serve as a<br />

professional development practice for their<br />

career and artistic goals.<br />

Prospective candidates must be California<br />

residents age 18 or older with experience in a<br />

wide range of artistic, cultural, and social fields,<br />

including, but not limited to:<br />

Artists and cultural practitioners of all<br />

disciplines<br />

Arts learning for youth<br />

Cultural placekeeping/creative placemaking<br />

Cultural development<br />

Youth advocacy<br />

Arts programming of, for, and by people with<br />

disabilities<br />

Social service, justice, community building<br />

Adult, juvenile detention/court<br />

Nonprofit management<br />

Arts programming for veteran populations<br />

As an appreciation for our volunteer panelists,<br />

individuals who complete their panel service will<br />

receive a $300 honorarium to subsidize them for<br />

their attendance at two to three virtual meetings<br />

and rank submission activities. Panelists make a<br />

four- to six-week commitment to read and rank<br />

roughly 30-50 applications by the grant review<br />

deadline. An average of 30-60 minutes of time<br />

is needed to appropriately review and rank each<br />

panel application.<br />

Panelist applications will be open for the 2024<br />

period from January 12 through <strong>March</strong> 8, 2024.<br />

Previous applicants from past grant seasons are<br />

strongly encouraged to reapply to ensure that<br />

you are included in the current season’s panel<br />

pool. Panelists selected to serve during the 2024<br />

grant season will be contacted by CAC staff<br />

between April and July.<br />

Complete details are available on the Grant<br />

Panels page of the California Arts Council<br />

website. arts.ca.gov/grants/panels/<br />

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“Beautiful and very special, a very unique<br />

style. Sexy, sad, a melancholic mood... the<br />

story is very internal, it tells a truth only the<br />

gut understands”<br />

—Ralf König (The Killer Condom, Konrad<br />

and Paul)<br />

TEd Firth’s Horny &<br />

High is a breathtaking comics series<br />

looking at the sex and drug culture in London,<br />

blending sex and humor and tragedy in a bracing<br />

series of stories. Northwest Press is bringing<br />

Volume I of the series to readers in the U.S. and<br />

Canada on Kickstarter!<br />

American edition of the series, starting with<br />

Volume I, to introduce his fantastic work to a<br />

wider audience.<br />

Horny & High, Volume I will be a new, 72-page<br />

edition of the U.K. release, distributed to retailers<br />

and readers in the U.S. and Canada by Northwest<br />

Press. It contains the stories “The Nightbus”,<br />

“Chillout”, and “♬” as well as hookup profile<br />

portraits and some new graphics and extras.<br />

For more preview artwork and lots more about<br />

Horny & High, Volume I, check it out on<br />

Kickstarter now through <strong>March</strong> 20th.<br />

http://kck.st/3I1XDZ9<br />

The first volume has gone<br />

through four shorter printruns<br />

in the U.K., but has<br />

never before been published<br />

in the United States.<br />

Northwest Press is producing<br />

an offset-printed North<br />

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Quartz of Milk<br />

Raunchy Rapper Releases “C*m Pirate”<br />

By Steven Boyce<br />

Gay rapper Bryce Quartz will<br />

celebrate the release of his new<br />

single, “C*m Pirate”, in Los<br />

Angeles on <strong>March</strong> 17th with a live<br />

performance at Precinct.<br />

At the show, he will unveil two<br />

versions of his “C*m Pirate”<br />

music video: a safe for work edit<br />

with tongue in cheek scenes<br />

featuring sexy bears and pirates<br />

and an explicit, JustForFans<br />

exclusive, with scenes of Bryce in<br />

a sling engaging in activities<br />

rarely seen in music videos.<br />

“C*m Pirate is everything my fans<br />

want and more from me and<br />

proves that I’m one of the<br />

raunchiest rappers in the scene<br />

right now,” the artist says.<br />

Visit BryceQuartz.com.<br />

Follow Bryce @RealBryceQuartz<br />

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The Secret Garden.<br />

Join us for a truly unique theatrical<br />

event presented after hours within<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum’s<br />

galleries and gardens.<br />

Experience the enchanting revival<br />

of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s<br />

Victorian classic, The Secret<br />

Garden, in this musical adaptation<br />

by Tony Award and Pulitzer<br />

Prize winner Marsha Norman<br />

and Grammy Award winner Lucy<br />

Simon.<br />

When young Mary Lennox loses<br />

her parents to a cholera outbreak<br />

in India, she is sent to live with her<br />

hermit uncle, Archibald Craven,<br />

and his bedridden son, Colin. In<br />

the haunting house upon the hill,<br />

Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s<br />

hidden, overgrown garden and is<br />

determined to revive its beauty.<br />

. The show features Broadway<br />

veterans Kevin McMahon and<br />

Brent Schindele, and a cast of 20<br />

students from the Palm Springs<br />

Unified School District, selected<br />

by MTU via a conservatory<br />

audition.<br />

Musical Theatre University and<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum, in<br />

association with Neon Noir present<br />

an immersive and atmospheric<br />

musical production of<br />

20<br />

Celebrated chef Gabriel Woo<br />

will curate a bespoke menu and specialty drinks<br />

inspired by settings and elements of The<br />

Secret Garden, offered during the show’s two<br />

intermissions (included in the price of all tickets).<br />

Additionally, as part of the VIP experience ticket,<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum will host an intimate<br />

pre-show cocktail reception.


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COMING SOON<br />

GET ON THE LIST!


Going back to Ireland a few years after receiving<br />

accolades for his art throughout the British Isles.<br />

During the 1940s his work took on a more”<br />

homosexual visual subtext” as quoted by a gallery<br />

curator.<br />

and how many of his paintings exhibit similar<br />

emotions about repression. This display of similar<br />

subjects in his painting brought both popularity<br />

and criticism from art critics and galleries.<br />

Later in his career,<br />

Hennessey’s paintings<br />

gained the most popularity<br />

in the U.S. galleries. It<br />

is also recognized that<br />

the way he portrayed his<br />

subjects helped bring<br />

about a more open<br />

acceptance of LGBTQ<br />

lifestyle in the British Isles<br />

and beyond.<br />

He and his partner lived in Ireland but during<br />

the early 1950s, they moved to Morocco where<br />

they lived during the harsh Irish winters. As<br />

he aged the length of time spent in Morocco<br />

became longer. His work consistently reflected his<br />

recognition of gay life and the emotional aspects<br />

of that lifestyle dealing with sexual orientation,<br />

psychological alienation, and coming out issues.<br />

One of his paintings in particular titled “Sean<br />

Alone” which he completed later in his career<br />

shows an adolescent boy sitting at the edge of<br />

a edge of a canal as his friends are diving and<br />

playing in the water. Sean the protagonist of the<br />

painting is sitting alone watching his friends afraid<br />

to join them in that being undressed may show his<br />

arousal and expose his gay feelings. This is how<br />

Hennessey described the topic of this painting<br />

May the green of shamrocks or green beer<br />

bring the “luck of the Irish to you”. and a pot<br />

of gold at the end of your rainbow, Happy St.<br />

Patrick’s Day!<br />

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We carry only the finest quality leather<br />

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GAY/GAY FREMDLY BARS if we missed<br />

any let us know or do not. Because The<br />

Dude abides.<br />

Palm Springs<br />

Dick’s on Arenas: A popular gay bar with a<br />

friendly atmosphere and a patio. It is located<br />

at 301 E Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262<br />

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill: A Mexican<br />

bar and grill with a relaxing ambiance and<br />

refreshing drinks. It is located at 350 S Indian<br />

Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 2.<br />

Tool Shed: A casual levi gay bar buy day sand<br />

leather by nigh with a BACK PATIO and a<br />

jukebox. It is located at 600 E Sunny Dunes Rd,<br />

Palm Springs, CA 92264 3.<br />

Toucan’s Tiki Lounge: A popular gay bar with a<br />

Hawaiian tiki-theme and a lively atmosphere.<br />

It is located at 2100 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm<br />

Springs, CA 92262 4.<br />

Streetbar: A lively gay bar with karaoke nights<br />

and drag shows. It is located at 224 E Arenas<br />

Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 5.<br />

Oscar’s: A popular gay bar with a lively<br />

atmosphere and a patio. It is located at 125 E<br />

Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262<br />

5.<br />

Chill Bar: A casual gay bar with a dance floor<br />

and a patio. It is located at 217 E Arenas Rd,<br />

Palm Springs, CA 92262 5.<br />

Hunters Palm Springs: A premier LGBTQ+ oasis<br />

in Palm Springs that offers an unforgettable<br />

experience combining exquisite dining,<br />

vibrant nightlife, and a welcoming, inclusive<br />

atmosphere. It is located at 302 East Arenas<br />

Road, Palm Springs, CA, 92262<br />

Stacy’s: A popular lesbian bar in Cathedral City<br />

that offers karaoke nights and drag shows. It is<br />

located at 220 E Arenas Rd, Cathedral City, CA<br />

92234<br />

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BlackBook: A trendy cocktail lounge in<br />

downtown Palm Springs that offers live music<br />

and DJs on weekends. It is located at 315 E<br />

Arenas Rd #101, Palm Springs, CA 92262<br />

QUADZ: A casual gay bar with pool tables and<br />

karaoke nights. It is located at 200 S Indian<br />

Canyon Dr #100, Palm Springs, CA 92262<br />

DESERT HOT SPRINGS<br />

Playoffs Sports Lounge: A friendly and eclectic<br />

sports oasis with 12 high-definition big screen<br />

televisions that show all the major sporting<br />

events and many of the sports packages,<br />

including the NFL Sunday Ticket. It is located at<br />

12105 Palm Dr, <strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs, CA 92240<br />

Cathedral City<br />

The Barracks: A popular gay bar with a leather<br />

theme, pool tables, and a patio. It is located<br />

at 67625 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA<br />

92234<br />

Roost Lounge: A cozy bar with a vintage vibe<br />

and a patio. It is located at 68718 E Palm<br />

Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234 <strong>1.</strong><br />

Runway: A trendy gay bar with a dance floor<br />

and a patio. It is located at 68300 Gay Resort<br />

Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234<br />

Sunshine Cafe: A popular gay bar with a lively<br />

atmosphere and karaoke nights. It is located<br />

at 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City,<br />

CA 92234<br />

AMP Sports Lounge: A sports bar with a friendly<br />

atmosphere and a patio. It is located at 68718<br />

E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234<br />

Studio One 11: A modern gay bar with a dance<br />

floor and karaoke nights. It is located at 67555<br />

E Palm Canyon Dr Ste A103, Cathedral City, CA<br />

92234<br />

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BAR| FOOD | RESORTS AND MORE...<br />

While we can’t advocate gay cruising in Palm Springs<br />

area.The following tips from our friends at gays-cruising.<br />

com might. Remember you can avoid sexually transmitted<br />

diseases, always use a condom. When finished, remember to<br />

collect everything (condom wrappers, tissues, etc.) and leave<br />

the environment clean. Leave only foot prints!<br />

Leave your valuables at home<br />

In many cruising areas there are malicious people who take<br />

the opportunity to steal valuables. Therefore, when you go to<br />

practice cruising, try not to carry money, jewelry, etc., and if<br />

possible try to be accompanied.<br />

Education and respect above all else<br />

Not everyone in cruising areas is looking for the same thing<br />

as you. If they tell you NO, respect and do not disturb, just as<br />

you’d like to be respected.<br />

Don’t hook up with minors<br />

Remember that it is totally forbidden to mess with children<br />

under 18. Don t trust, Verify that the person you’re flirting<br />

with is of legal age.<br />

Report any attacks<br />

If you ever experience any form of aggression, intimidation,<br />

theft, or extortion while cruising, it’s important to report it to<br />

the local authorities. To be prepared, it’s always a good idea to<br />

gather information about your cruising partner such as their<br />

name, description, and license plate. The <strong>Desert</strong> <strong>Daily</strong> <strong>Guide</strong><br />

(DDG) has been a strong supporter of various political and<br />

self-care issues relevant to the LGBTQ community, often<br />

presented in publication with bits of humor. However, it’s<br />

crucial to remember that our interest and support for LGBTQ<br />

issues are critical, and many local print magazines are facing<br />

closure. Losing these publications could result in losing an<br />

essential perspective on the local village vibe!<br />

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In<br />

The<br />

News...or not<br />

The Human Rights Campaign, a prominent<br />

LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, is highlighting<br />

the significant increase in anti-LGBTQ+ bills<br />

being pushed by extremist lawmakers in state<br />

legislatures nationwide. This legislative assault,<br />

supported by groups labeled as hate groups by<br />

the Southern Poverty Law Center, is creating a<br />

hostile environment for LGBTQ+ individuals and<br />

threatens their rights and existence.<br />

In 2023, a record-breaking 520 anti-LGBTQ+<br />

bills were introduced in state legislatures, with over<br />

220 targeting transgender and non-binary people.<br />

A total of 70 anti-LGBTQ+ laws were enacted,<br />

including bans on gender affirming care for<br />

transgender youth and laws allowing misgendering<br />

of transgender students. This year saw more anti-<br />

LGBTQ+ bills than in the previous five years,<br />

with a rise in LGBTQ Erasure bills stripping legal<br />

protections and rights for LGBTQ+ individuals.<br />

Notable trends include increased efforts to prevent<br />

trans youth from accessing necessary healthcare,<br />

banning transgender students from school sports,<br />

and introducing “bathroom bills.” States like<br />

Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas were<br />

particularly active in advancing anti-LGBTQ+<br />

laws.<br />

If you are the victim of a hate crime, it’s important<br />

to take several steps to ensure your safety and wellbeing:<br />

Safety First: If you are in immediate danger, call<br />

911 or your local emergency number.<br />

Seek Medical Attention: If you are injured, seek<br />

medical attention as soon as possible. Your health<br />

and safety are the top priorities.<br />

Report the Crime: Report the hate crime to<br />

the police. Provide as much detail as possible<br />

about the incident, including descriptions of the<br />

perpetrator(s) and any witnesses.<br />

Document Evidence: If you can do so safely,<br />

take photos of any injuries or damage caused<br />

by the hate crime. Keep any relevant physical<br />

evidence, such as clothing or objects, in a safe<br />

place.<br />

Seek Support: Reach out to friends, family, or a<br />

support group for emotional support. You may<br />

also consider contacting a local victim advocacy<br />

organization for assistance.<br />

Know Your Rights: Familiarize yourself with<br />

your rights as a victim of a hate crime. Many<br />

jurisdictions have specific laws and resources for<br />

hate crime victims.<br />

Follow Up: Stay in touch with law enforcement<br />

and follow their instructions. Keep records of any<br />

communications related to the incident.<br />

Consider Legal Options: Depending on the<br />

circumstances, you may want to consult with a<br />

lawyer to explore your legal options.<br />

Remember, you are not alone. There are resources<br />

and support available to help you through this<br />

difficult time.<br />

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NATURIST<br />

Family DeAnza <strong>Desert</strong> Sun Resort<br />

Starland Community <strong>Desert</strong> retreat<br />

Sea Mountain Luxury Nude Resort and<br />

Spa Hotel DHS<br />

SOCAL Nude beaches which are also<br />

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

Blacks Beach Nude Beach in San Diego<br />

is located just north of La Jolla Shores<br />

and beneath the Torrey Pines bluffs.<br />

Pirate’s Cove, Avila Beach<br />

Corona Del Mar is one of California’s<br />

best nude beaches.<br />

SERVICES<br />

AMVETS Express Reservations: free round<br />

trip to Loma Linda VA clinic to<br />

760-699-8849<br />

Transgender Community Transcc.Org<br />

Palm Springs Gay<br />

Men’s Chorus 760-219-2077<br />

Palm Springs Leather Order of the <strong>Desert</strong><br />

760 272-5553<br />

Palm Springs Pride<br />

Pspride.Org<br />

Prime Timers of the <strong>Desert</strong><br />

info@ptod.us<br />

FEDERAL PROGRAMS<br />

Lifeline Support for Affordable<br />

Communications<br />

www.fcc.gov/lifeline-consumers<br />

2023 Affordable Care Act Plans - Check<br />

to See if You Qualify<br />

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS<br />

Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place<br />

in downtown Palm Springs on Palm<br />

Canyon Drive every. villagefest.org<br />

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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Visitor <strong>Guide</strong><br />

Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in 1938<br />

as the Palm Springs <strong>Desert</strong> Museum at La Plaza in<br />

downtown Palm Springs. Natural science exhibits,<br />

ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly,<br />

offering picturesque and spectacular vistas<br />

of the valley floor below. Once you reach the<br />

Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy<br />

two restaurants, observation decks, natural history<br />

museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and<br />

over 50 miles of hiking trails.<br />

The Indian Canyons<br />

Cahuilla Indian artifacts, and hiking excursions<br />

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

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

reservation Online before arriving at the Museum.<br />

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Summer<br />

Pass Ticket Adult & Seniors $85 (ages 3-10) $45<br />

Valid for parking and unlimited Tram rides Chill<br />

in Cooler Temperatures April 1 Through July<br />

31, 2023.—World’s largest rotating tram car—<br />

travels over two-and-one-half miles along the<br />

breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting<br />

riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San<br />

Jacinto State Park. During your approximately<br />

NOTICE: On <strong>March</strong> 16, the Indian Canyons<br />

will ONLY be open to participants of the<br />

Richard M. Milanovich Legacy Hike & 5k<br />

Run.<br />

Click here to sign up.<br />

Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon<br />

is one of the areas of great beauty<br />

in Western North America.<br />

Its indigenous flora and fauna,<br />

which the Cahuilla people so<br />

expertly used, and its abundant<br />

Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) are<br />

breathtaking contrasts to the stark rocky gorges<br />

and barren desert lands beyond. A moderately<br />

graded foot path winds down into the canyon for<br />

picnicking near the stream, meditation, exploring,<br />

hiking or horseback riding. Information call 760-<br />

323-6018 www.indian-canyons.com located at<br />

38520 S. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs Uber/<br />

Lyft Drivers are required to display company<br />

stickers in their windshield hours vary by season.<br />

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<strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs, February 28, 2024: <strong>Desert</strong><br />

Hot Springs Classical Concerts concludes its<br />

tenth anniversary season with concerts on<br />

<strong>March</strong> 17 at Grace Church and <strong>March</strong> 21 at<br />

<strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs High School. More details<br />

and a complete schedule can be found at:<br />

https://www.dhsclassicalconcerts.org/2024<br />

No tickets or reservations are required, but<br />

cash donations at the door are appreciated.<br />

“This has been our most ambitious concert<br />

season to date, and it’s been amazing to see<br />

the outpouring of enthusiasm and support<br />

from the community for these concerts” said<br />

series Founder & Artistic Director, Danny<br />

Holt. Holt was recently honored by the City<br />

of <strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs with a Proclamation<br />

marking January 21, 2024 as “Danny Holt<br />

Day” in recognition of a decade of cultural<br />

enrichment to the community through <strong>Desert</strong><br />

Hot Springs Classical Concerts.<br />

DESERT HOT<br />

SPRINGS CLASSICAL<br />

CONCERTS BRINGS<br />

10TH ANNIVERSARY<br />

SEASON TO A<br />

CLOSE WITH TWO<br />

CONCERTS IN<br />

MARCH<br />

Holt continued: “On a personal note, I’m<br />

excited to perform on the next concert at<br />

Grace Church, with guest violist Molly Gebrian:<br />

we’ll be performing music from our new<br />

album, featuring rarely-heard sonatas by three<br />

trailblazing women from the late 19th and early<br />

20th centuries. Then the final concert of the 2024<br />

season features the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra at<br />

continued on page 29<br />

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<strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs High School–the second<br />

large ensemble we’ve been able to include on<br />

our season.”The <strong>March</strong> 17 concert, Trailblazers,<br />

shines a spotlight on music from the late 19th<br />

and early 20th centuries by Henriëtte Bosmans,<br />

Ethel Smyth, and Dora Pejačević–women who<br />

were unabashedly themselves, defying the social<br />

expectations of their time against the backdrop<br />

of world wars and a global pandemic. Originally<br />

written for cello and piano, all three sonatas are<br />

presented here in new arrangements for viola<br />

and piano, marking a significant contribution<br />

to the viola repertoire. All three sonatas are<br />

featured on the new album, Trailblazers, from Acis<br />

Productions.<br />

Violist Molly Gebrian prioritizes the works of<br />

living composers and those who have traditionally<br />

been excluded from the culture of classical music.<br />

She holds degrees in both music and neuroscience<br />

from Oberlin College and Conservatory, New<br />

England Conservatory of Music, and Rice<br />

University. Previously, she was the viola professor<br />

at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the<br />

University of Arizona. After a decade of teaching<br />

viola at the collegiate level, she will join the faculty<br />

at New England Conservatory of Music in Fall<br />

2024 to teach courses on the science of practicing.<br />

Called “phenomenal” by the late music critic Alan<br />

Rich, and hailed as one of the “local heroes” of<br />

the Los Angeles music scene (LAcitybeat.com),<br />

pianist Danny Holt performs around the globe<br />

in concert halls (Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney<br />

Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl), clubs (Joe’s<br />

Pub, The Blue Whale, Copenhagen Jazzhouse)<br />

art galleries (MASS MoCA, Hammer Museum),<br />

churches, living rooms, and wherever else he<br />

can find a piano and someone to listen. He has<br />

performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic,<br />

Blue Man Group, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the<br />

California EAR Unit, and the Calder Quartet. He<br />

is the Founder & Artistic Director of <strong>Desert</strong> Hot<br />

Springs Classical Concerts.<br />

WHAT: <strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs Classical Concerts<br />

Molly Gebrian (viola) & Danny Holt (piano):<br />

Trailblazers<br />

WHERE:Grace Church 17400 Bubbling Wells<br />

Road, <strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs, CA, 92241<br />

WHEN: Sunday, <strong>March</strong> 17, 2024 4:00 – 5:00 PM<br />

WHO: Molly Gebrian (viola) | www.mollygebrian.com<br />

and Danny Holt (piano) | www.dannyholt.<br />

net<br />

On <strong>March</strong> 21, the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra<br />

presents Play of the Imagination, a program that<br />

encourages listeners to engage the imagination<br />

through expressive, evocative music and highly<br />

descriptive titles. Conductor Lawrence Dale<br />

Harper established the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra<br />

in 1995 as one of the few professional wind<br />

ensembles in the world. The WWO is committed to<br />

expanding the repertoire for winds through commissions,<br />

and has given the premiere performance of several works by<br />

prominent American and European composers.<br />

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carnations from a vintage warbird.<br />

The Palm Springs Air Museum is a living<br />

history museum dedicated to educating the public<br />

about the role Air Power played in preserving<br />

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

preserves, exhibits, and flies aircraft from World<br />

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

Global War<br />

on Terror. A<br />

good portion<br />

of the aircraft<br />

in the collection<br />

are in flyable<br />

condition.<br />

MEMORIAL DAY FLOWER DROP<br />

May 27, 2024 This is a very special day at the<br />

Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial<br />

service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades,<br />

who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In<br />

their honor, we highlight the service with a flyby<br />

and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white<br />

The historic Rock House, also known as “Pil-<br />

O-Rox,” located at 66-050 Third St. in <strong>Desert</strong><br />

Hot Springs<strong>1.</strong> It was built by Colorado mining<br />

businessman Lee Watkins between 1947 and<br />

1949 using local rocks<strong>1.</strong> The house is one of the<br />

last remaining rock structures in the city<strong>1.</strong> The<br />

<strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs Historical Society purchased<br />

the Rock House five years ago and spent more<br />

than $200,000 in donations to fix it up, including<br />

$25,000 from the city last April<strong>1.</strong> The Rock House<br />

is now open to the public as a museum, visitors<br />

center, and small-events venue<strong>1.</strong> The dedication<br />

ceremony took place on January 20, 2024, and it<br />

was the first time the public was allowed to visit<br />

the property.<br />

Friends of the <strong>Desert</strong> Mountains has acquired<br />

over 63,000 acres of open space, protecting our<br />

desert now and for future generations. The Living<br />

<strong>Desert</strong> Zoo and Gardens, 47900 Portola Ave, Palm<br />

<strong>Desert</strong>, CA 92260<br />

The Living <strong>Desert</strong> Zoo and Gardens in Pal<strong>Desert</strong><br />

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

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

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

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

visit www.livingdesert.org<br />

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Women’s<br />

History Month<br />

Dedicated to celebrating the achievements and<br />

contributions of women throughout history and<br />

contemporary society.<br />

10. Oprah Winfrey (1954-present) - Media mogul, actress, and philanthropist<br />

known for her influential talk show.<br />

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Creating a definitive list of the most famous women is challenging due to the<br />

subjective nature of fame and the vast number of influential women throughout<br />

history. However, here is a list of ten of the most widely recognized and<br />

influential women from various fields:<br />

<strong>1.</strong> Cleopatra (69-30 BCE) - Queen of Egypt known for her intelligence and political<br />

prowess.<br />

2. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) - French heroine and military leader who played a key role<br />

in the Hundred Years’ War.<br />

3. Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) - Queen of England known for her strong<br />

leadership during the Elizabethan era.<br />

4. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) - Pioneer of modern nursing and a noted<br />

statistician.<br />

5. Rosa Parks (1913-2005) - Civil rights activist known for her pivotal role in the<br />

Montgomery Bus Boycott.<br />

6. Mother Teresa (1910-1997) - Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary<br />

known for her charitable work with the poor in India.<br />

7. Marie Curie (1867-1934) - Physicist and chemist known for her pioneering research<br />

on radioactivity.<br />

8. Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) - British politician who served as the Prime<br />

Minister of the United Kingdom.<br />

9. Malala Yousafzai (1997-present) - Pakistani activist for female education and the<br />

youngest Nobel Prize laureate.<br />

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Giving Day<br />

MARCH 5 TH<br />

Your donation of at least $5<br />

from now through Coachella<br />

Valley Giving Day on <strong>March</strong><br />

5, can make a difference.<br />

We’re rallying one thousand<br />

supporters to commit and<br />

give so we can continue to<br />

broaden affordable housing and<br />

economic opportunities across<br />

the Coachella Valley. Your gift,<br />

regardless of the size, will help<br />

create an immense ripple effect<br />

in our community.<br />

Here are some random ideas.<br />

Lift to Rise<br />

Now is a great moment to<br />

support Lift to Rise as we enter<br />

a critical time in our long-term<br />

work. Right now, we are talking<br />

to partners and the community<br />

about where our work should<br />

focus in the coming years, and<br />

in a few months, we will unveil<br />

a new strategic Action Plan that<br />

will guide us into 2026.<br />

Six years ago, we set out on<br />

a 10-year plan to build 10,000<br />

new affordable housing units in<br />

the Coachella Valley and reduce<br />

regional rent burden by 30%. To<br />

date, our efforts have led to:<br />

‣ Over 7,000 units in our<br />

Affordable Housing<br />

Pipeline<br />

‣ More than 1,600 units<br />

under construction or<br />

nearing construction<br />

‣ $18 million in loans<br />

deployed to communityprioritized<br />

affordable<br />

housing<br />

‣ 2,500 engaged residents<br />

‣ -70+ dedicated<br />

community partners<br />

<strong>Desert</strong> Winds Freedom<br />

Band<br />

This year, <strong>Desert</strong> Winds<br />

Freedom Band will be<br />

participating in Coachella Valley<br />

Giving Day. Our goal is to<br />

raise $10,000 to support our<br />

daily operations, sustain our<br />

annual scholarship program,<br />

and continue to provide school<br />

outreach through our visiting<br />

composer/clinician initiative. n<br />

<strong>March</strong> 5, 2024. Please visit CV<br />

Giving Day to learn more and<br />

visit the <strong>Desert</strong> Winds page to<br />

donate to the Band.<br />

Friends of the<br />

<strong>Desert</strong> Mountains<br />

Friends of the <strong>Desert</strong><br />

Mountains Funds raised will<br />

be used to keep all Friends of<br />

the <strong>Desert</strong> Mountains public<br />

programs free and accessible<br />

to all community members.<br />

Everything from our guided<br />

hikes to our birdwatching and<br />

stargazing — and including<br />

our special events, volunteer<br />

development, community<br />

science, and environmental<br />

education programs.<br />

<strong>Desert</strong> Hot Springs<br />

Pride<br />

Help the Festival remain free to<br />

the public. With your help, we<br />

already beat last year’s donations<br />

in our first 2023 CV Giving Day<br />

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Event. Help us reach our goal of $3,000 in the<br />

next 18 days as part of the 2nd Coachella Valley<br />

Giving Day program. We can only do it through<br />

your generosity.<br />

SafeHouse of the <strong>Desert</strong><br />

Please join SafeHouse on this day when people<br />

all over the world come together to make a<br />

difference and YOU can be a part of it. You can<br />

share our campaign to your social media, sign<br />

up to volunteer or even “give” if you can. Every<br />

donation and act of kindness counts!<br />

Mojave <strong>Desert</strong> Land Trust and others<br />

Programs supporting our community improvement<br />

advocating for low-income residents and seniors in the<br />

Coachella Valley. They provide valuable support, offering<br />

access to community opportunities that can improve and<br />

enrich our lives. They also provide education and assistance<br />

during times of stress, ensuring that all members of the<br />

community have the resources they need to thrive. As we all<br />

strive to create a more equitable community by extending<br />

a helping hand to those who need it most, ensuring that<br />

everyone has access to the resources and support we need to<br />

lead fulfilling lives, often without federal or state funding.<br />

Well in the <strong>Desert</strong> Senior Advocates<br />

of the <strong>Desert</strong>, Gay Men’s Chorus,<br />

LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the<br />

<strong>Desert</strong>, Habitat for Humanity, Cheeky<br />

Charity Health, Cabot’s Museum,<br />

Will<br />

THANKS IN ADVANCE<br />

CV Giving Day:<br />

www.cvgivingday.org<br />

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FILM<br />

AT THE<br />

PALM SPRINGS<br />

CULTURAL CENTER<br />

MAR 1 • 7PM<br />

VERTIGO<br />

Hitchcock<br />

Retrospective<br />

MAR 2 • 10AM<br />

DRIFT<br />

<strong>Desert</strong> Film Society<br />

MAR 3 • 3PM<br />

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE<br />

Screwball Sundays<br />

MAR 5 • 7PM<br />

GOONIES<br />

Movies In The Park<br />

Downtown<br />

Palm Springs<br />

MAR 16 • 10AM<br />

LIZA AZUELOS STORY<br />

with GANEE<br />

MAR 17 • 3PM<br />

THE AWFUL TRUTH<br />

Screwball Sundays<br />

MAR 19 • 7PM<br />

THE PRINCESS BRIDE<br />

Movies In The Park<br />

Downtown<br />

Palm Springs<br />

MAR 19 • 8PM<br />

WIZARD OF OZ<br />

SING-A-LONG<br />

Among Friends<br />

Interactive<br />

MAR 27 • 7PM<br />

BELLA!<br />

CONCERTS<br />

THEATRE<br />

MAR 30 • 6PM<br />

PARTS OF PIPPI<br />

A Bawdy Benefit For<br />

A Transformative<br />

Journey<br />

MAR 30 • 6PM<br />

HARVEY<br />

on Easter Sunday!<br />

Screwball Sundays<br />

MAR 4 • 7PM<br />

GLENN MILLER<br />

ORCHESTRA<br />

MAR 9 • 8PM<br />

BILLY GILMAN<br />

SAND, STARS, & GUITARS<br />

MAR 16 • 8PM<br />

LAURA BENANTI<br />

BROADWAY’S BEST<br />

IN THE WEST<br />

MAR 20 • 7PM<br />

HANDS ACROSS<br />

THE 49TH<br />

JAM ON THE ROCKS PROD.<br />

MAR 8 - 17<br />

ELLIE<br />

DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE<br />

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VIP LOUNGE


Palm Springs<br />

Palm Springs<br />

Interactive<br />

CONCERTS<br />

THEATRE<br />

MAR 30 • 6PM<br />

PARTS OF PIPPI<br />

A Bawdy Benefit For<br />

A Transformative<br />

Journey<br />

MAR 30 • 6PM<br />

HARVEY<br />

on Easter Sunday!<br />

Screwball Sundays<br />

MAR 4 • 7PM<br />

GLENN MILLER<br />

ORCHESTRA<br />

MAR 9 • 8PM<br />

BILLY GILMAN<br />

SAND, STARS, & GUITARS<br />

MAR 16 • 8PM<br />

LAURA BENANTI<br />

BROADWAY’S BEST<br />

IN THE WEST<br />

MAR 20 • 7PM<br />

HANDS ACROSS<br />

THE 49TH<br />

JAM ON THE ROCKS PROD.<br />

MAR 8 - 17<br />

ELLIE<br />

DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE<br />

VIP LOUNGE<br />

SUN • 5PM<br />

KEISHA D. LIVE!<br />

FROM THE CARPENTERS<br />

TO CHAKA KHAN<br />

MARKETS<br />

MON • 5PM<br />

MON PETIT SALON<br />

WORLD MUSIC<br />

WITH A FRENCH ACCENT<br />

SAT<br />

PALM SPRINGS<br />

8AM - 1PM<br />

2300 E. BARISTO RD.<br />

SUN<br />

PALM DESERT<br />

8AM - 1PM<br />

72559 HWY 111<br />

WED • 5PM<br />

THE MOD SQUAD<br />

VARIETY SHOW<br />

MOD POP, BROADWAY,<br />

ROCK + MORE!<br />

SUN<br />

MAR 3<br />

8AM - 1PM<br />

Cultural Center<br />

SERVING THE ENTIRE COACHELLA VALLEY<br />

ALOHANA<br />

MAR 28<br />

12PM - 4PM<br />

MAR 7 • 5:30PM<br />

AMERICANA<br />

GUEST HOUSE<br />

FOLK, OPEN MIC<br />

COMMUNITY<br />

MAR 5• 6PM<br />

HARP +LIFE SERIES<br />

BEYOND TESTOSTERONE<br />

THANK YOU!<br />

VOLUNTEERS<br />

MAR 14 • 5:30PM<br />

DUSTY STRINGS<br />

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE<br />

OPEN MIC<br />

MAR 28 • 5:30PM<br />

PS SINGLE GUYS<br />

MIXER<br />

MAR 1, 15, 29<br />

7PM<br />

RAZZLE DAZZLE:<br />

A BROADWAY REVUE<br />

MAR 7 • 7:30PM<br />

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS<br />

PALM SPRINGS SPEAKS<br />

MAR 10 • 10AM<br />

UNITY FEST<br />

HOST ANEKA BROWN<br />

BUY TICKETS<br />

@ psculturalcenter.org, Eventbrite<br />

Palm Springs Cultural Center<br />

2300 E. Baristo Road<br />

MAR 2 • 7PM<br />

COCKTAILS AND<br />

CLASSICS<br />

WITH JEROME ELLIOTT<br />

PSCULTURALCENTER<br />

ARTIST EXHIBIT<br />

AARON ALLEN MARNER<br />

VIP LOUNGE<br />

EVENTBRITE<br />

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SWEENEY<br />

TODD<br />

THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET<br />

STREET INVITES ALL YOU BLEEDERS<br />

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<strong>March</strong><br />

8 - 24,<br />

2024<br />

Palm Springs, Calif.,<br />

(February 20, 2024)<br />

– Attend the tale<br />

of Sweeney Todd,<br />

an unjustly exiled<br />

barber, formerly<br />

known as Benjamin<br />

Barker, who returns<br />

to nineteenth century<br />

London, seeking<br />

revenge against the<br />

judge who framed<br />

him many years ago.<br />

Renaming himself<br />

Sweeney Todd, the<br />

now-mad man vows<br />

revenge against all<br />

who wronged him,<br />

applying his razor<br />

to unlucky customers<br />

and shuttling the<br />

bodies down to Mrs.<br />

Lovett’s pie shop<br />

to supply the pies


lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The<br />

musical opened on Broadway in<br />

1979 and in the West End in 1980.<br />

It won the Tony award for Best<br />

Musical and Olivier Award for<br />

Best New Musical. It has been<br />

revived in many productions and<br />

inspired a film adaptation.<br />

with cheap, fresh meat. Though<br />

many unfortunate souls fall to<br />

his blade, Todd will not find<br />

satisfaction until he slits the<br />

judge’s throat and obtains his<br />

final revenge.<br />

Palm Canyon Theatre’s production<br />

of this dark, gruesome, and<br />

ominous musical showcases 25<br />

remarkably talented local<br />

performers ranging in age from 13<br />

to 75, including Paul Grant as<br />

Sweeney Todd himself, Se Layne as<br />

Mrs. Lovett, Christian Quevedo<br />

as Anthony, Nicole Kennedy<br />

as Johanna, Joshua Rach as<br />

Tobias, and many others. It is a<br />

triumphant, must-see production.<br />

Funny, scary, and disarmingly<br />

moving. An unforgettable tale of<br />

revenge and love.<br />

Sweeney Todd is a dramatic<br />

musical with sprinklings of dark<br />

comedy directed and choreographed<br />

by Derik Shopinski, with music<br />

direction by Steven Smith. Set<br />

and lighting design is done by<br />

JW Layne and projections by Nick<br />

Edwards. The book is written by<br />

Hugh Wheeler, with music and<br />

Sweeney Todd runs at Palm Canyon<br />

Theatre <strong>March</strong> 8 - 24. Show times<br />

are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m.<br />

on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2<br />

p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $38<br />

for adults; $34 for seniors; $17<br />

for students. Group discounts<br />

are available. For tickets,<br />

sponsorship opportunities,<br />

or other information, call<br />

the PCT box office at 760-<br />

323-5123 or order online at<br />

palmcanyontheatre.org. Palm<br />

Canyon Theatre is located at 538<br />

North Palm Canyon Drive, at the<br />

corner of Alejo Road and Palm<br />

Canyon Drive. Box office hours are<br />

Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.<br />

Sweeney Todd is presented through<br />

special arrangement with Music<br />

Theatre International.<br />

Apr 12 - 21, 2024 Apr 12 - 21, 2024<br />

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AI PHOTOGRAPHY TEA & TALK<br />

MELISSA MORGAN FINE ART<br />

Palm <strong>Desert</strong>, CA - February 27, 2024 -<br />

Internationally acclaimed photographer<br />

Michael Childers will exhibit his “AI<br />

Photography” (Artificial Intelligence) at<br />

Melissa Morgan Fine Art from April 5 – May<br />

10, 2024, with an opening reception on April 5<br />

from 4:00-7:00 p.m.<br />

As part of this unique exhibit, Michael Childers<br />

will join forces with master printer and<br />

photographer Stephen Baumbach, who is set to<br />

headline the highly anticipated discussion “AI<br />

Photography Tea & Talk” at Melissa Morgan Fine<br />

Art on April 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Steven<br />

Biller, Editorial Director, Palm Springs Life will be<br />

the moderator.<br />

Michael Childers has captured the essence of<br />

some of the world’s most iconic figures through<br />

his lens. From Hollywood legends to cultural<br />

luminaries, Childers’ portfolio reflects a masterful<br />

blend of artistry and storytelling. His work has<br />

graced galleries and museums worldwide, earning<br />

him accolades and admiration from critics and<br />

enthusiasts alike.<br />

Stephen Baumbach is a visionary in digital imagery,<br />

known for his pioneering work in melding<br />

traditional techniques with modern technology<br />

to push the boundaries of creativity. Baumbach’s<br />

innovative collaborations with Childers have<br />

yielded groundbreaking results, blending traditional<br />

photographic techniques with cutting-edge AI<br />

technology to create mesmerizing works of art.<br />

The “AI Photography Tea & Talk” promises to be<br />

an engaging and enlightening experience, offering<br />

a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of<br />

traditional craftsmanship and digital innovation.<br />

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What’s In Your Sign? OUT<br />

CAST<br />

“What’s In Your Sign?” Is a quirky, offbeat comedy that takes astrology to a whole new level of hilarity. Each episode<br />

details the misadventures of 12 moon people who use astrology to navigate their lives, but with a twist – their signs come<br />

to life as wacky, animated characters who constantly interfere with their plans. From the neurotic Virgo who can’t stop<br />

organizing everything to the overly dramatic Leo who always steals the spotlight, “What’s In Your Sign?” is a fresh take<br />

on the zodiac, full of humor and unexpected twists. Get ready for a cosmic comedy like no other.<br />

WHERE THE STARS ALIGN FOR LAUGHS!<br />

Meet the Loon Aries: Always charging into things<br />

without thinking, then wondering why they’re<br />

covered in bruises. Courageous or just clumsy? You<br />

decide.<br />

Meet the Bull Taurus: Slow and steady wins the<br />

race... unless they get too comfortable on the couch.<br />

Then they’re just slow.<br />

Meet apathy Libra: Balance is key... unless it’s too<br />

much effort. Then they’ll just let everything fall<br />

apart and blame it on the universe.<br />

Appropriately named Scorpio: Mysterious and<br />

brooding, like a character from a bad romance<br />

novel. Approach with caution, or they might just<br />

sting you.<br />

Meet the trouble Gemini: Two-faced? More like<br />

multi-dimensional. They can be your best friend and<br />

worst enemy all in the same breath.<br />

Cry with Cancer: Mood swings like the tides, but<br />

with more tears. Handle with care or risk getting<br />

drenched in emotional turmoil.<br />

Applauding Leo: The world is their stage, and<br />

we’re all just supporting characters. Don’t forget to<br />

applaud their every move, or else.<br />

Meet the dick Virgo: Perfectionists to the core, but<br />

only when it suits them. Otherwise, they’re happy to<br />

cut corners and blame it on someone else.<br />

In the heart of a bustling metropolis, twelve<br />

gay men, each bearing the ironic names and<br />

likeness of Zodiac months, find themselves<br />

thrust together in the jury room of a highprofile<br />

court case. As sexual tensions flare<br />

and tempers rise, they must deliberate the<br />

fate of a fellow citizen accused of a crime<br />

that has gripped the nation. But this is no<br />

ordinary jury room. Picture Jesus Christ, reimagined<br />

as the sharp-witted and irreverent<br />

comedian Bill Burr, guiding this motley crew<br />

Sagittarius: Always on the move, but never quite<br />

sure where they’re going. They’ll figure it out<br />

eventually... maybe.<br />

Capricorn: Ambitious to a fault, but only if it doesn’t<br />

interfere with their nap schedule. Work hard, play<br />

hard, sleep harder.<br />

Aquarius: The rebels of the zodiac, but only because<br />

they’re too busy dreaming up their next big idea to<br />

follow the rules.<br />

Pisces: Creative and compassionate, but also a little<br />

too prone to getting lost in their own fantasies.<br />

Come back to reality, Pisces!<br />

through their deliberations. With his biting<br />

humor and unconventional wisdom, “Jesus<br />

Burr” challenges the men to confront their<br />

biases, question their beliefs, and ultimately<br />

discover the true meaning of empathy and<br />

understanding.<br />

Alright, folks, let’s talk about the Bible. Some<br />

people like to say that it stands for “Basic<br />

Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” Now, I’m<br />

no theologian, but I think that’s pretty clever.<br />

Air quotes “Holey” me, that’s a good one<br />

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TECH TALK<br />

DOES YOUR SITE USE GOOGLE<br />

ADWORDS OR GOOGLE ANALYTICS?<br />

Does your site use Google<br />

AdWords or Google Analytics?<br />

If so, starting in <strong>March</strong><br />

2024, your website must be<br />

compatible with Google’s<br />

Consent Mode v2 in order to<br />

maintain full functionality<br />

of Google Analytics and its<br />

related services.<br />

What is<br />

Google<br />

Consent<br />

Mode?<br />

Google Consent Mode is a<br />

technology introduced by<br />

Google to help website owners<br />

manage how Google’s services<br />

on their sites interact with<br />

users’ consent for cookies<br />

and data collection. It allows<br />

websites to run all Google’s<br />

services (such as Google<br />

Analytics, Google Ads, etc.) in a<br />

way that adjusts their behavior<br />

based on the consent status of<br />

users.<br />

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Google Consent Mode V2 is a<br />

new update to the system that<br />

allows websites to read and<br />

adjust Google Tags based on a<br />

visitor’s consent preferences<br />

regarding personal advertising<br />

and analytics trackers.<br />

Why Google Consent<br />

Mode V2 is important?<br />

Previously, Google Consent<br />

Mode was optional and used<br />

to enable conversion modeling<br />

in Google AdWords. Now the<br />

situation is changing: Google<br />

Consent Mode V2 becomes<br />

mandatory for tracking<br />

anything.<br />

Advertisers and publishers<br />

have until <strong>March</strong> 2024 to make<br />

sure they have implemented<br />

all of Google’s requirements<br />

for the new consent mode.<br />

Time for action!<br />

Google Consent Mode integration is<br />

available for all domains using any<br />

of the Professional plans. All you<br />

need to do is log into the Cookie<br />

Compliance dashboard, go to<br />

Configuration -> Consent tab and<br />

enable Google Consent option.<br />

Why Manage User<br />

Consent?<br />

Consumers increasingly expect<br />

control over the data they share.<br />

Google Analytics, Google Ads, and<br />

other platforms collect and store<br />

information about website visitors<br />

and app users.<br />

Many countries have laws requiring<br />

advertisers to obtain user consent


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