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The 7th Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine

The 7th Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine

The 7th Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine   All-Star Chefs And Extraordinary Programing is what’s in store for this year’s Food & Wine Presented By Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. This highly anticipated culinary event comes your way on March 24-26, 2017. The festivities include a soirée at the iconic Ford Estate, Gerald and...
Mod Madness: Modernism Week 2017

Mod Madness: Modernism Week 2017

Mod Madness: Modernism Week 2017 By Bob Bogard   Modernism returns February 16-26, 2017, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in Palm Springs. For the twelfth year, the 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes...
The 2017 Steve Chase Awards Gala

The 2017 Steve Chase Awards Gala

We’re So Excited! The 2017 Steve Chase Awards Gala.   Over 1,500 D.A.P. supporters will walk the red carpet at the Palm Springs Convention Center when they attend the 2017 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala benefitting Desert AIDS Project on February 11.   For 23 years, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala has raised millions...
4th Annual Gift Guide

4th Annual Gift Guide

4th Annual Gift Guide   Well it’s that time again and if you are starting to wonder what to get those certain special people in your life, we might be able to help. The Standard Magazine Holiday Gift Guide will perhaps give you some ideas with unique and fun items. You will find gifts from...
Celebrating Community for 30 years

Celebrating Community for 30 years

Celebrating Community for 30 years By Ron DeHarte   From an evening musical and house parties to becoming the second largest event in Palm Springs, Pride has always brought the community together.   The Greater Palm Springs Pride organization commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street and celebrates the advances made toward...
Changing the Face of Comics

Changing the Face of Comics

Changing the Face of Comics By Chris Astrala   Writers and illustrators of comic books are talented individuals who tell stories as well as illustrate them. Comic book illustrators who identify as LGBT use that identity in the production of their work. This can be by way of cartoon fantasy depicting a tolerant and accepting...
Creating an Artful Community

Creating an Artful Community

Creating an Artful Community   Life long artist and Coachella Valley native Debra Ann Mumm is making an impact in the desert art scene. With 30 years of artist materials training and numerous painting workshops, this Palm Springs High School and College of the Desert alumni is the creator of Venus Studios LLC, a business...
Rainbow Fashion Week

Rainbow Fashion Week

Rainbow Fashion Week One Designer’s Vision   Rainbow Fashion Week returns to New York City – one of the four fashion capitals in the world – for the third consecutive year kicking off Manhattan’s pre-Pride events with eight days of queer fashion shows, June 17-24, 2016. When it comes to Fair-a-Porter … green is the...
Where Do I Go?

Where Do I Go?

Where Do I Go? By Chris Astrala   Robert Louis Stevenson once said “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Whether your reason to move is to experience something new, re-experience something you have loved or to just get...
Take Five with Travel Guru

Take Five with Travel Guru

Take Five with Travel Guru, Casey Zilionis   Casey Zilionis is owner of CruiseC2C, Palm Spring’s newest travel agency. With over thirty years in the travel industry, Casey’s career has taken him around the world as an international flight attendant, a tour guide, and an advertising executive for various cruise lines. Now he’s living his...
Evening Under the Stars

Evening Under the Stars

AIDS Assistance Program/Food Samaritans Expands it Services By Bob Bogard   AIDS Assistance Program – Food Samaritans was founded 25 years ago with the goal of helping the most at-risk members of the Greater Palm Springs community – people who are low-income and compromised by HIV/AIDS. It recently expanded its services to include people suffering...
Paddling Against The Stream Club Artists Fight To Survive The Digital Age

Paddling Against The Stream Club Artists Fight To Survive The Digital Age

Paddling Against The Stream Club Artists Fight To Survive The Digital Age By Shawn Larkin   Adele and Taylor Swift are making loads of money as their honest song writing, paired with catchy tunes, top the charts with platinum sales. Yet, they are proving to be the exception to the rule. It turns out that...