The Dueling Drag Divas

Chi Chi Rones And Joanna has teamed up to bring their All-Live Comic Celebrity Impression show to Oscar’s Café And Bar in Palm Springs for two nights in November and December.

Emmy-Award Winner Chi Chi Rones (Peter Garcia) and Joanna (Joe Schmitz) bring you a night you will never forget. Come see these two great entertainers as they battle it out onstage (singing in their own voices) with Back to Back comedic impressions of dueling Tina Turners, Barbra Streisand vs. Bette Midler, Mama Cass vs. Karen Carpenter, Battling Judy Garlands, Cher, Bette Davis, Eartha Kitt, Dame Shirley Bassey, Billie Holiday, Ursula from The Little Mermaid and a Male Medley with Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis! The show is always different and ever changing and you never know which celebrities will show up! This high-energy comedy show is not to be missed. Come and see what audiences from around the world are raving about!

Joanna and Chi Chi Rones first met working the same venue in Puerto Vallarta a year and a half ago. They decided to put together a show titled “The Taco Belle and the Dairy Queen” (since Joanna is from Milwaukee and Chi Chi loves Taco Bell) but changed the title at the last minute to “Dueling Drag Divas”. Word about their partnering quickly spread amongst the locals and tourists and all six shows sold out. Success followed them to Ogunquit, Maine where they have played to SOLD OUT shows the past two summers at Mainestreet.

In addition to performing summers and winter in Ogunquit and Mexico, the Dueling Drag Divas also perform throughout California, DC, Florida, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.

Those in Palm Springs will remember Chi Chi Rones as she co-hosted Desert Aids Project’s Dancing with the Desert Stars with John Barrowman (2012) and Scott Nevins (2011).

The Dueling Drag Divas will be performing two shows on Thursday November 13th and December 11th at 7 PM at Oscars Café and Bar located at 125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way #108, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 325-1188

$15 Tickets are available online at or $20 cash at the door.



Friday, November 14th, 2014 7:30pm until 10:00pm Kick off the Culture Club Fall US Tour by celebrating through the art of Boy George. SHAG the store & M Modern Gallery (and courtesy of Josh Agle) Proudly Present “BOY GEORGE POP ART REMIX” Fine Art Exhibition & Reception. To commemorate the long awaited Reunion Tour, a once in a lifetime Art Show will take place at SHAG the store (a Fine Art Gallery), in Palm Springs, CA, showcasing Boy George’s innovative style that has driven his success throughout his multifaceted career. Few musical groups epitomized the sound and culture of the 80’s like Culture Club (and their ever provocative front man Boy George). “Boy George Pop Art Remix” (35 years of Boy George)

Boy George Art Exhibition & Reception with Limited Edition Prints & merchandise for sale featuring art collaboration by Boy George, Richard Duardo & Germizm. Reception on Friday, November 14th, 2014

7:30pm until 10:00pm (Boy George art will remain at SHAG the store through Sunday, December 14th) Note: Josh Agle (aka SHAG) art prints and merchandise will also be available at SHAG the store during the duration of the “Boy George Pop Art Remix” reception and exhibition.

This Event is FREE & open to the Public
Complimentary Cocktails & Non Alcoholic Beverages will be served
(This event will be well attended, so consider arriving early)
This Exhibition to be held at SHAG the store
(the first and possibly only non Josh Agle art show at the store)
Located at:
725 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA  92262
(next to Trio Restaurant in the Uptown Design District)

Call us at 760 322-3400 or visit for additional exhibition details


Stonewall Gardens: Senior Living with Dignity & Style

Stonewall Gardens, Palm Springs’ first senior assisted living village for the LGBT community and friends will soon be open. Located at 2150 North Palm Canyon Drive in the Uptown neighborhood of Palm Springs, is a 24-unit community operated by Northstar Senior Living; one of the premier providers of senior living in the country. “A full-time licensed nurse and 24 hour professional care staff cater to residents’ needs so they can enjoy resort style living to the fullest, with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said Executive Director Dee Wieringa. “ Stonewall Gardens is not a retirement community,” Wieringa continues, “but rather a place where LGBT seniors and their friends can be cared for in a supportive environment that celebrates their life experience”

Originally built as a 1950’s bungalow style resort, Stonewall Gardens offers stylish midcentury modern design, beautiful desert landscaping, and serene water features. Amenities include chef prepared meals served in an intimate ding room with a beautiful fireplace or in one of the many al fresco dining areas, an outdoor entertainment area for parties and BBQ’s and a patio with every apartment.

Located close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues, the community consists of two one-bedroom apartments, two shared apartments and twenty deluxe studios. Stonewall Gardens is close enough to the vibrant Uptown Design District while still being quiet and secure.

Regarding the need for an assisted living community with a focus on LGBT seniors, Steve Kregel, Chief Operating Officer at Northstar Senior Living explains, “ Unfortunately, many LGBT seniors face open discrimination as a result of their sexual orientation and often go back into the closet when selecting an assisted living facility. Now these deserving seniors can live in a safe and caring environment where they are free to be themselves”

Stonewall Gardens, believing in compassionate care. It’s not just an idea – it’s a way of life.

For much more info please visit Stonewall Gardens at