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Coachella Fest 2014 Rocks the Valley

Coachella Fest 2014 Rocks the Valley

Coachella Fest 2014 Rocks the Valley Coachella Fest featuring more than 150 acts performing on several stages kicks off April 11-13 and April 18-20. As in past years, the same lineups will play two consecutive weekends. Coachella Fest has established itself in the recent years as one of the country’s premier music festivals. A reunited...
You can be a Hero when you  Dine Out, Fight AIDS

You can be a Hero when you Dine Out, Fight AIDS

You can be a Hero when you Dine Out, Fight AIDS By Barry Dayton   Pam Grier and Mondo Guerra will kick it off with a cooking lesson at D.A.P. Pam Grier and Mondo Guerra are featured as cartoon superhero spokespersons in the current Dining Out For Life TV commercials and online campaign, along with...
TBRU

TBRU

Boots, Buckles & Bears TBRU 19 “Cowboys and Bears” Ready or not Dallas, here they come! A “Party with a Purpose” that donates thousands of dollars to deserving local charities; that’s what the Texas Bear Round-Up is all about.  Through the help of priceless volunteers, generous donations and willful sponsors, this celebration of bear brotherhood ...
The Dinah Shore Weekend 2014

The Dinah Shore Weekend 2014

All You Need to Know About The Dinah Shore Weekend 2014 By Stephanie Brooke Smith In a little less than a month from now, the largest, and most well-known lesbian events in the world is coming for its 24th annual festivities in Palm Springs! Yep, you guessed it: The Dinah Shore Weekend, presented by Club...
Jason Dottley’s Return to Love Story

Jason Dottley’s Return to Love Story

  Jason Dottley’s Return to Love Story Star of TV’s Sordid Lives On Life and Love After Divorce By Mick Sandoval   When Sordid Lives star Jason Dottley married his long-term partner, playwright-filmmaker Del Shores, in 2003, the pair imagined theirs would be a love to last a lifetime. Together, the ‘first couple of West...
The Bears Converge on Palm Springs IBC 2014

The Bears Converge on Palm Springs IBC 2014

Are you ready for a party?  Bears from around the world are coming to Palm Springs to make a big splash! The first International Bear Convergence event will be held in Palm Springs, President’s Day Weekend, 2014. The event attracting men from all over the world, associated with the LGBT subset known as ‘Bears”, will...
The Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival brings Hollywood to Palm Springs The Palm Springs International Film Festival has grown into one of the world’s most popular — about 140,000 people attended last year, many from outside the area —as a showcase for international cinema. The festival essentially takes over the town for 10 days, with...
The Incomparable Jane Krakowski

The Incomparable Jane Krakowski

The Incomparable Jane Krakowski By Chris Astrala Jane Krakowski gives new meaning to the term “Triple Threat.” She has excelled as an actor, a dancer and a singer. And oh boy can she sing! These talents earned her a much-deserved Tony award for the Broadway musical Nine. From Broadway to London, from the silver screen...
30 Years of service by Desert AIDS Project …

30 Years of service by Desert AIDS Project …

30 Years of service by Desert AIDS Project … Supported by 20 years of Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards The very first Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on February 13, 1995 … which has grown to become one of the “must-attend, hot tickets” on the Coachella Valley social calendar … was first staged 10 years after Desert...
Throwing That Perfect Party Chef Andre’s Tips on Holiday Entertaining

Throwing That Perfect Party Chef Andre’s Tips on Holiday Entertaining

Entertaining 101 “Entertaining is all about making guests feel at home in your home!” …aah the holidays, food, family and fun; also stress, worry and expectations! Because successful entertaining depends on so much more than just great food, the pressure of doing it all and having it turn out just right can really be over...
theStandard

theStandard

In each issue of theStandard you will find new TRENDS in fashion, music, books, movies, tech & home decor.
Winter’s Hottest Club Tracks

Winter’s Hottest Club Tracks

Winter’s Hottest Club Tracks By Jimmy Newsum A chill may be in the air but our nation’s gay dance floors show no sign of cooling down.  DJs and remixers are working overtime to keep the dark confines and pulsing rhythms of their rooms hot and sweaty.  Here are the top scorchers playing this holiday season....