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World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

Many are called to become piano virtuosos, but few, very few, are chosen.  Fortunately for audiences of LA’s Geffen Playhouse, Hershey Felder likes the intimate confines of the Gil Cates theatre. Hershey Felder, the brilliant and creative concert pianist also had theatrical ambitions to go along with his life as a world class entertainer. Fifteen […]

New plastic surgery hit: ‘Vacation breasts’

New plastic surgery hit: ‘Vacation breasts’

The plastic surgeon known for developing the 24-hour “insta breast” procedure is working on a new kind of saline injection that would allow for “vacation breasts,” or a temporary impression of larger breasts for two to three weeks. Dr. Norman Rowe, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, said he has had insta breast customers who […]

St. Joseph Players Present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

St. Joseph Players Present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

St. Joseph Players of Yucca Valley are presenting Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical nostalgic comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs”.  It’s one of Neil’s personal favorites even to the point of writing the lead character of Eugene Jerome based directly on his own experiences growing up as a teenager in Brooklyn, NY during the 1930’s and the Great Depression. […]

‘F**k it, I quit’ – Alaska TV reporter resigns on air to fight for marijuana legalization (VIDEO)

‘F**k it, I quit’ – Alaska TV reporter resigns on air to fight for marijuana legalization (VIDEO)

A former television reporter for an Anchorage, Alaska CBS News affiliate is for once making headlines instead of reading them announcing her resignation Sunday evening by saying live on air: “Fuck it, I quit.” Charlo Greene’s unexpected sign-off came seconds after she finished playing her audience a report concerning the Alaska Cannabis Club — an […]

Medical marijuana workers start unionizing with government help

Medical marijuana workers start unionizing with government help

Marijuana may still be illegal at the federal level, but the US labor board believes pot workers still have the same rights as any other American employee. According to the Huffington Post, attempts to unionize by medical marijuana workers in Maine have attracted what some may think to be an unlikely government ally: the National […]

Gifts from space: Sochi winners will receive extra meteorite-studded medals

Gifts from space: Sochi winners will receive extra meteorite-studded medals

Some Olympic winners who will win their gold medals on February 15 will receive medals embedded with tiny fragments of last year’s Chelyabinsk meteorite. The date hasn’t been randomly chosen – February 15, 2014 will mark the one-year anniversary of the meteorite strike that caused much damage in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the […]

The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert held its annual fundraising dinner and Gala

The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert held its annual fundraising dinner and Gala

The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert held its annual fundraising dinner and Gala on Tuesday Dec. 3rd. There were full Gala Tickets available for a select number that included Dinner at four local restaurants prior to the concert. Restaurants were Cuistot, Jillian’s, La Spiga and Wally’s. Tickets could be purchased for the concert only. The […]

Elena Bulatova Fine Art Opening in Palm Springs

Elena Bulatova Fine Art Opening in Palm Springs

Elena Bulatova Fine Art features original mixed media paintings on canvas in Bulatova’s  distinctive abstract expressionism style along with remarkable original carved paintings on panel and bronze sculptures by Delos Van Earl, abstract paintings of Larry Weitz and unique “Screw Art” by Efraim Mashiah.  Additional artists will be featured in monthly exhibitions beginning in 2014.  […]

West Coast Premiere Of Dezart Performs Comedy Drama Play “Exquisite Potential”

West Coast Premiere Of Dezart Performs Comedy Drama Play “Exquisite Potential”

“Exquisite Potential” by playwright Stephan Kaplan, is having its West Coast Premiere at Dezart Performs in the Pearl McManus Theatre in Palm Springs.   The comedy drama is one of two plays that ended in a tie as “audience favorite” from Dezart Performs annual staged play reading festival in April of this year.  The winner […]

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