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Queer Love Songs

Queer Love Songs

Be Steadwell Releases New Album Queer Love Songs By Martha Tang Follow Up To 2017 Album Breakup Songs “Be’s songwriting is fresh and individual in the same personal storytelling way of Joni Mitchell or Carly Simon. Some might think it’s premature to align Be’s Queer Love Songs with such large and iconic artists but much...
Amanda Lepore

Amanda Lepore

Buckle Up Amanda Lepore Takes Fans On A Wild, Fun Ride By Tom Corliss   Amanda Lepore’s “Buckle Up” is flirty and playful song, with a burlesque, retro-pop swing. It is the first single from her soon-to-be-released LEPORE Ep and the first original solo release from the world’s mega-famous transsexual since “I…Amanda Lepore,” her acclaimed...
Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide By Chris Astrala   Every year we say the same things, “Where has the year gone?” “Is it that time already?” “I have no idea what to get him/her/them.” Well it IS that time again and if you are starting to wonder what to get those certain special people in...
James Arena

James Arena

James Arena Takes Us Down Memory Lane By Chris Astrala   James Arena is a published author, freelance writer, host and commentator who has interviewed over 160 singers, songwriters, producers, DJs and mu-sic industry professionals from around the world. James takes a look at the fascinating pop music history through the memories and anecdotes of...
The Center

The Center

The Center: What’s it all About The Center creates a vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way, in Coachella Valley and visitors of all ages, totaling nearly 56,000 client visits annually. A thriving, community-based organization, The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy wellness, educational, support and social programming...
Hot off the Runway

Hot off the Runway

2017-2018 Hot off the Runway By Chris Astrala   From Seventies inspired athletic silhouettes to eclectic patterns and unexpected motifs, the runways came to life in a sea of invigorating men’s fashion trends. A wild animal print jacket here and a sleek velour tracksuit there; looks were political, whimsical, and oft times personal.   Shades...
Somebody to Love

Somebody to Love

Always Overbooked By Terri Schlichenmeyer   Last year was a particularly rough one.   Every time you open a newspaper or turned on the computer or TV, it seemed as though someone – a Hollywood actor, singer, or stage performer you liked – had died. Even now, whether it was six months, a year or,...
Palm Springs Comic Con

Palm Springs Comic Con

Are you ready for some Cosplay? By Bob Bogard   Comic Con Palm Springs will return to the Palm Springs Convention Center August 25-27, 2017 and will feature an array of artists and celebrities, fun programming, colorful costumes, and musical entertainment. Headline celebrities will include Stan Lee, Marvel Comics founder, Rob Lefeild, artist/creator of Deadpool...
The Art of Living Well

The Art of Living Well

The Art of Living Well By Dann Foley   This month at The Standard we are celebrating a summer of Arts & Entertainment. Frankly, I could not have chosen a better editorial theme for the month myself!   It is like a gift to me because I love entertaining! Summer entertaining is really one of my...
Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party

Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party

Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party Raise your glasses high – cocktail parties are the toast of this summer’s entertaining. Don’t know where to start? Think barware, which is nearly as hot as the rising temperatures. That’s why we turned to designer Julie Robbins from Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of vintage and current...
Where Can I Get It?

Where Can I Get It?

Where Can I Get It? By Dann Foley   As a professional designer with more than 30 years of experience in my own firm, I can honestly say that one of the most asked questions I get is, “Where can I get it?” In a world of homogenized retail and internet searches it seems as...
Modernism Visionaries

Modernism Visionaries

Modernism Visionaries   Albert Frey Albert Frey belonged to a generation that believed in a political role for modern architecture, that of social liberation through machine-made, egalitarian and affordable designs. His chosen materials were aluminum, glass, cables and, eventually, the very boulders and sands of the desert where he settled. In a career that spanned...