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If a virus could sing

If a virus could sing

If a virus could sing … Could this musical version of COVID-19 help us defeat the disease?By George Moretti We’re all now familiar with the spiky look of the coronavirus protein. But what do you think it might sound like? An engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown us. By assigning musical...
Coping with COVID-19 by Using the Power of Music

Coping with COVID-19 by Using the Power of Music

In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella Ciao” – “goodnight, beautiful” – together into the night. Musicians in a Dutch symphony filmed themselves playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” individually – then assembled a compilation video titled “From Us, For You.” In Columbus, children played their cellos from their...
New Releases

New Releases

With this quarantine at times comes creativity. Here are a few artists who haven’t let this time get them down and have come up with fantastic results. Billy Porter Releases New Single – ‘For What It’s Worth GRAMMY®/EMMY®/TONY®-winner Billy Porter has released a soul-stirring cover of Stephen Stills’ “For What It’s Worth,” as performed by...
Sir Elton John Comes to Palm Springs (Almost)

Sir Elton John Comes to Palm Springs (Almost)

By Chris Astrala On May 2 2020, Meyer and his backup group, the Rocket Band, will bring pop classics such as “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets” and “Crocodile Rock” to Evening Under the Stars at the O’Donnell Golf Course in Palm Springs. The one-night event will showcase Sir Elton John’s most memorable musical moments...
Message from AAP/Food Samaritans Executive Director, Mark Anton

Message from AAP/Food Samaritans Executive Director, Mark Anton

In these difficult and uncharted times, AAP – Food Samaritans’ focus on supplying nutritional support, as it has been for the last 30 years, is of #1 importance to us. Although these unprecedented times are proving to be a struggle for many, including us, we want you to know we fully intend to continue to...
Delicious Trends

Delicious Trends

By Chef Andre Carthen Today’s food trends are more inline with a fashion jungle profile. What was hot yesterday, might kill you today. Not so long ago, everyone was pushing ORGANIC. What was supposingly better for you, could kill your bank account. Then came SUPERFOODS and KALE, the new end all, be all. Kale Cesar...
A Perfect Sight: Modernism Week 2020

A Perfect Sight: Modernism Week 2020

Modernism Week’s signature event will take place February 13-23, 2020, celebrating fifteen years of highlighting midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and vintage culture in Palm Springs. For it’s fifteenth year, the 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – this is the 20th anniversary...
Desert AIDS Project:  Removing Roadblocks to Human Potential

Desert AIDS Project: Removing Roadblocks to Human Potential

Desert AIDS Project:  Removing Roadblocks to Human Potential By Steven Henke Desert AIDS Project CEO, David Brinkman is expected to share DAP’s vision for the future during the event. “Desert AIDS Project’s story includes a long history of identifying and responding to epidemics,” he said.  “We intend to pay forward what we’ve learned during our...
The Standard Magazine: 2019 Revisited

The Standard Magazine: 2019 Revisited

When looking back at 2019 one has to say that it most definitely was at times, unbelievable. The old adage that “Truth can be Stranger than Fiction” comes to mind.  So instead of rehashing all of the crazy, we decided that the Year in Review we would revisit some of the articles featured on the...
Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition By Ethan Thorpe If you are like most people you haven’t given the holidays much thought. Granted the reminders have been in the stores since before Halloween, pumpkin carving kits right next to Christmas tree ornaments. Although it may not feel like it, but the holiday season is upon us...
The Holidays…From a Queens Point of View

The Holidays…From a Queens Point of View

It may not feel like it but, like it or not the holidays are just around the corner. With that in mind we wanted to bring you a bit of holiday fabulousity, fierceness, & fun and what better way to do that but by hearing from a few members of Palm Springs Drag Royalty and...
Millions of Moments of Pride

Millions of Moments of Pride

By Ron deHarte Welcome to Greater Palm Springs Pride! We are thrilled to kick off this Pride season under the worldwide theme of Millions of Moments of Pride. We will gather in Palm Springs to educate, inspire, and commemorate our diverse community. Together, we honor the past and empower each other to live our authentic,...