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Summer Sounds

Summer Sounds

Summer’s Dance Floor Divas By Max Jimenez   After a period of commercial decline, dance music is back in a big way.   The revival is largely tied to the soaring popularity of electronic dance music, or E.D.M., and music acts like David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. But a bunch of new talent has been...
Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up By Chris Astrala   This month with our music theme we wanted to introduce you to some of the new and veteran local DJ talent who are spinning at a club near you. They promise to get your feet tapping and fingers snapping to their beats. So check out their web pages...
Not Coming Down  Tony Moran and Martha Wash – Their Newest Collaboration Soars up The Dance Charts

Not Coming Down Tony Moran and Martha Wash – Their Newest Collaboration Soars up The Dance Charts

Not Coming Down Tony Moran and Martha Wash – Their Newest Collaboration Soars up The Dance Charts By Shawn Larson   It has been seven years since dance powerhouses Tony Moran and Martha Wash have collaborated on a club track. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tony Moran is the two-time Grammy nominated...
Latin Music fans Celebrate 50 years of Salsa

Latin Music fans Celebrate 50 years of Salsa

Latin Music fans Celebrate 50 years of Salsa By Richie Martinez Right from the start, Fania Records and its subsidiaries exceeded everybody’s expectations. The label was created in 1964. Fania created a unique sound: the apex of tropical music, combined with the swing of big band jazz and the gritty vibe of American R&B. The...
Gay Travel 2014 Ready for your Summer Escape

Gay Travel 2014 Ready for your Summer Escape

Gay Travel 2014 Ready for your Summer Escape By George Zander   For decades, it has been known that gay and lesbian folks are in every country continent in the world. All of us in our Desert have favorite destinations; some are made from dreams and some from reality. Therefore, in a sense all destinations...
Come Fly with Me 10 Stand-out LGBT Travel Companies

Come Fly with Me 10 Stand-out LGBT Travel Companies

Come Fly with Me 10 Stand-out LGBT Travel Companies As Peter Hoeg once said, “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotion.” Whatever the reason you travel, to magnify those emotions or just to get away and unwind, you know you want to go somewhere. Be it boat, plane, train, car, horseback, regardless of how you...
Top 10 least gay-friendly holiday destinations worldwide

Top 10 least gay-friendly holiday destinations worldwide

Top 10 least gay-friendly holiday destinations worldwide Responsibletravel.com, with help from the Human Dignity Trust, an NGO (Non-governmental organization) fighting for LGBT rights globally, has compiled a list of what it believes to be the least friendly vacation destinations for the LGBT community. The list is in no particular order. Uganda: Land of the awe-inspiring...
A GAY DAD’S FATHER’S DAY

A GAY DAD’S FATHER’S DAY

A GAY DAD’S FATHER’S DAY By Hans Hirschi Becoming a father once had this dreamy quality to it. I was seven years old when I first knew the names of my future kids Sascha, Pascal and a third that got lost in the passage of time. There was also a wife in that picture somewhere....
2nd Annual Food Issue!

2nd Annual Food Issue!

Palm Springs Flavor : The 2014 Chefs of the Desert By Chef Andre Carthen They’re hot, succulent, savory, sexy and delicious…and their food is good too! Yes, I’m talking about this year’s Chefs of the Desert and I’m very happy to say that I’ve had them all…their food, that is. Like the people that flock...
Food & Wine: Making that Perfect Match

Food & Wine: Making that Perfect Match

Food and Wine: Making a perfect match If you have ever stood before an aisle of wine completely baffled by what to serve at your next dinner party, you are not alone. Whether red or white, dry or sweet, the options can be overwhelming. Two wine experts from The Art Institutes system of schools have...
Is Gluten-Free the way to go?

Is Gluten-Free the way to go?

DON’T JUMP INTO A GLUTEN-FREE DIET WITHOUT THE FACTS By Linda Bergersen Gluten-free has become this decade’s nutritional buzzword, but do you really need this type of diet? Not everyone does. But if you’ve been tested, and know you are gluten intolerant, beware of the gluten-free foods on the market; most are not nutritiously sound....
Evening Under the Stars: Put On Your Dancing Shoes in Support of AIDS Assistance Program

Evening Under the Stars: Put On Your Dancing Shoes in Support of AIDS Assistance Program

Evening Under the Stars: Put On Your Dancing Shoes in Support of AIDS Assistance Program Since its founding in 1991, AIDS Assistance Program of Palm Springs remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Initiated by a small group of concerned citizens led by the...