The WildLights Festival at The Living Desert, sponsored by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation , will open the holiday season on Wednesday, November 21st 2012. This magical event, now in its 20th season, is presented by the City of Indian Wells and runs select nights over the holiday season. With over 750,000 twinkling lights illuminating the park after dark, this annual event turns the desert into a holiday wonderland. Come join us for “Holidays Around the World” featuring new light displays, international food and beverage offerings, Camel and Carousel Rides, Holiday Entertainment, Wildlife Wonder Shows, and much, much more!
The Living Desert is a 1200 acre facility that specializes in the plants and animals found throughout the deserts of the world. Many exotic and endangered species can be seen in natural surroundings.
Desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation.
The Living Desert is a 1200 acre facility that specializes in the plants and animals found throughout the deserts of the world. Many exotic and endangered species can be seen in natural surroundings such as bighorn sheep, oryx, cheetahs, wolves, striped hyenas, thick-billed parrots, leopards and golden eagles. The botanical gardens represent over 1500 species, indigenous to the arid areas of North America and Africa. A state-of-the-art wildlife hospital allows visitors to interact with the staff while procedures are being performed on animals. A children’s discovery center and desert play park, live animal shows, endangered species carousel, G-scale garden railroad, and many other features can be found in this unique zoo which sits in the middle of the Coachella Valley, just 15 miles east of Palm Springs.
Format: Pro-Am play for first 54 holes. Each of the 156 pros will play with a different amateur partner each day on different courses for three days. On Sunday, the low 70 professionals and ties will play the final round of the 72-hole PGA TOUR tournament at the Palmer Private at PGA WEST.
Palmer Private at PGA WEST (host course)
Nicklaus Private at PGA WEST
La Quinta Country Club
Humana Challenge Daily Tickets Now on Sale
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Daily tickets are now on sale. In addition to grounds tickets, daily and week-long clubhouse badges and tickets to Club 17, a popular venue introduced at last year’s Humana Challenge, are on sale. Pro-Am positions and hospitality packages are also on sale and can be purchased at www.HumanaChallenge.com or by contacting the tournament office at 760-346-8184.
About Humana Inc.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s website at www.humana.com.
About the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation works to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation’s work has resulted in more than 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 18,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 55,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world.
And Clinton Global Initiative members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of more than 400 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit clintonfoundation.org, read our blog at clintonfoundation.org/upclose, and follow us on Twitter @ClintonFdn.
About Desert Classic Charities
Since its inception, Desert Classic Charities, the charitable entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has contributed more than $52 million to the Eisenhower Medical Center and surrounding Coachella Valley nonprofit organizations. Its scope of giving is broad and includes structured and mentoring programs for children, social services, and food and safe shelter for the less fortunate. Desert Classic Charities is dedicated to continuing its mission to serve human needs in the Coachella Valley and beyond by generating funds and opportunities through the Humana Challenge.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning 120 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, and the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions has reached $1.86 billion.
The PGA TOUR’s website is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Charity: Since 1960 Desert Classic Charities, the nonprofit entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has donated more than $52 million to Eisenhower Medical Center and numerous other local nonprofit organizations. Most recently, the 2012 Humana Challenge announced record donations of nearly $2.1 million to local organizations.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA
As Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama, Leon Panetta shares with audiences his candid insights on global politics and world affairs, U.S. intelligence, defense and cyber security strategies and the global economic challenges of the 21st century. Commended by President Obama as “a man who hasn’t simply lived up to the American Dream, but who’s helped us protect it,” Panetta’s successes in office are marked with major historical milestones such as guiding the military’s formal exit from Iraq, beginning troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and ending a NATO campaign which ridded Libya of Moammar Gadhafi. At the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency during the height of the Iraq war, Panetta was most notably responsible for overseeing the operation that resulted in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice. As Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, Panetta is credited with being a powerful negotiator in balancing budgets, honed while serving as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and his years chairing the House Budget Committee while a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lauded for his integrity, honesty and character, Panetta served as an Army intelligence officer and received the Army Commendation Medal along with numerous other awards throughout his distinguished career. Panetta is co-founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, a nonpartisan study center which helps meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
LISA LING & LAURA LING
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Acclaimed journalists and authors
With many gripping stories to tell, the Lings will detail the harrowing experience of one sister’s arrest in North Korea and another sister’s fight to set her free, along with other stories full of compassion and hope.
Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of Our Americaon the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In the first two seasons, she embedded in a Midwest town ravaged by an onslaught of heroin and got exclusive access inside an anti-gay religious movement. She also witnessed the manifestation of PTSD in returning veterans of war and went undercover to investigate the under-age sex trafficking of minors in the nation’s capital.
Laura Ling, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women in 2009, was detained by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. She and a colleague were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States. She has since sought to shine a light on the issue of trafficked women as well as to bring greater attention to the plight of other imprisoned journalists around the world.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Political Strategist, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Bestselling Author, Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist
With over two decades of experience in the political arena, Karl Rove is an iconic political strategist, whose provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time.
Karl Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.” Before Rove became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups. His clients included over 75 Republican U.S. Senate, Congressional, and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden. As a Fox News contributor, Rove provides a “genuine feel of inside knowledge,” says David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun television critic. Megan Garber, of the Columbia Journalism Review, says Karl Rove has “focused his punditry on what he knows best: strategy.”
BENJAMIN CARSON, M.D.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Inspiring Storyteller and New York Times Best-selling Author
Ben Carson’s remarkable journey from tough, inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon celebrates and illustrates the power we all have to excel and influence others.
As the son of a single mother in a tough urban neighborhood, Carson was running with the wrong crowd and failing in school, feeling as though he had no way out. He could easily have spiraled downward, but he chose another path. Driven by a passion for science and helping those less fortunate, Carson pursued medicine and he would ultimately become one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world. Carson’s riveting presentation inspires audiences to take charge of their lives, no matter what obstacles confront them. Soft-spoken yet charismatic, Carson commands the stage. He captivates people with a compelling presentation that’s humorous, insightful and thought provoking─showing them the keys to turning great challenges into still greater triumphs. Carson had to take his own advice recently when an aggressive form of cancer struck and his focus turned to survival and recovery. It was just the latest chapter in Carson’s life, once again proving the power of the determined mind. Carson’s life is chronicled in the original TNT movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. He is author of several books including the New York Times best seller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great.
Join us January 3 – 13, 2014 as the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival will feature a stellar line-up of over 100 films from more than 60 countries, special events and gala receptions.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Danny Boyle, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet.
PALM DESERT, Calif. – The sounds of the holiday season will come alive with “Christmas at the Pops!” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Indian Wells Theater at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.
The concert, which begins at 2 p.m., will feature Kirsten and Stan Chandler singing favorite holiday hits, including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “White Christmas” and “O Holy Night.”
Kirsten Chandler originated the role of Cindy Lou in the musical hit “The Marvelous Wonderettes” and re-created the role of Magenta in the award-winning revival of “The Rocky Horror Show.” When not performing on stage, Kirsten provides the singing voice of Pocahontas for Disney’s radio, television and special events, and can be heard as Princess Daria in the animated feature “Princess and the Pea.”
Stan Chandler is perhaps best known for creating the role of Jinx in the Off-Broadway hit “Forever Plaid” and can be heard on the original cast album. He has gone on to direct the show for many regional theatres across the country, and starred in the movie version on DVD. He also has reprised his role as Jinx in the popular holiday offering “Plaid Tidings.”
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling the Indian Wells Theater Box Office at (760) 341-6909.
The Indian Wells Theater is located at 37-500 Cook St., between Gerald Ford and Frank Sinatra drives.
For more information about the 2013-2014 concert series, visit the Indian Wells Theater website at www.IWTheater.com.
For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107 or email@example.com.
PALM DESERT, Calif. – Tribute artists Rob Garrett and Rosanna Telford will perform as Neil Diamond and Connie Francis, respectively, at the Indian Wells Theater at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.
Garrett returns by popular demand. He performed at the Indian Wells Theater last year to a packed house.
Like his iconic counterpart, Garrett was born in New York City. He began learning to sing and play guitar at the age of 13. In 1974, his parents relocated to Las Vegas, which still remains his home. In 1980, he formed the group “Rock n’ Roll Heaven,” and for 15 years, achieved prominence as the leader and front man of Las Vegas’ premiere “oldies” and classic rock group. The band earned a large local following, performing consistently in various bars, clubs, lounges and showrooms around Las Vegas.
In 1994, aware that the celebrity impersonator industry was becoming a huge business, Garrett decided to perform as his all-time boyhood idol (and musical influence), the legendary Neil Diamond. Garrett auditioned for “Legends in Concert,” which was known as the most popular celebrity impersonator production show in the world. He got the job and worked with “Legends” for the next 5 years.
Today, he has established himself as the world’s most popular and requested Neil Diamond tribute artist, earning the title “King of Diamonds.” He continues to set the standard in the industry by performing his tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter around the country in venues usually reserved for national/name acts.
In 2008, Garrett received the “Male Musical Tribute Artist of the Year” award in Las Vegas. This marked the first and only time that such an award was presented to a “Neil Diamond” act. Since 2009, he and his band have been performing on rotation at the Cannery Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas. In Jan. 2011, they performed a sold-out, standing-room-only, show to more than 550 people as a special tribute concert commemorating Neil Diamond’s 70th birthday and forthcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Veteran Las Vegas columnist Norm Johnson wrote, “Of all the tribute artists running around Las Vegas (and elsewhere), there is none better than Garrett.”
Rosanna Telford was born in Arlington, Va. At the age of 9, her family moved to Costa Rica where she began her singing and acting career. Along with English, she also speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
Telford has performed for many years in Costa Rica, Spain and the United States. She has recorded more than 200 jingles and voiceovers for television commercials in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She also served as a music teacher and coach for many aspiring singers for television contests similar to “American Idol.”
This multi-talented singer and actress infuses her American, Portuguese and Latin background into each performance. Telford recently moved to Las Vegas and has already made numerous singing performances at “The Hit Parade” at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino and “Talk of the Town” at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino.
Telford is considered one of the best jazz and contemporary singers in Costa Rica, and her Christmas CD, launched in Dec. 2011, has been a huge success.
Tickets are $35 or $40 and can be purchased by calling the Indian Wells Theater box office at (760) 341-6909. Parking is included in the ticket price.
Proceeds from the show support the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, which enrolled its first freshman class this fall.
The Indian Wells Theater at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus is located at 37-500 Cook St.
For more information about upcoming concerts and events taking place at the Indian Wells Theater, visit www.IWTheater.com.
For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus website at www.pdc.csusb.edu.
December 6-15, 2013 Arthur Newman Theatre
Directed by Lance Phillips-Martinez
Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm
Married Alive! is a new musical that celebrates the ups and downs of marriage. In Married Alive!, Erin and Paul have just gotten married and couldn’t be more excited. Ron and Diane have been married for years and aren’t so excited anymore. Poignant and hilarious by turns, Married Alive! uses a series of vignettes to affectionately explore the adventure of marriage. From honeymooning to “honey-not-tonight,” from couples’ therapy to Christmas with the in-laws, from first pregnancy to dealing with teenagers, this musical comedy has it all.
Married Alive! With book and lyrics by Sean Grennan and music by Leah Okimoto, first premiered at the American Heartland Theater in Kansas City in 2006. The Desert Theatreworks production marks the Southern California premiere of the four-person musical-comedy.
“I am honored to have been a part of the California premiere of this fantastic show.” Says Director/Artistic Director Lance Phillips-Martinez. “I think the audiences in the Desert are in for a rare treat with Married Alive! I am extremely happy that I could add this show to our inaugural season. Although virtually unknown in the Desert, this show has a bit of everything for everyone! It’s festive (including a Christmas farce scene), lighthearted, playful and touching. The show moves with lightning speed and makes you feel warm all over – everything that audiences want this time of year.”
For TICKETS: (priced $23-$25)
or call (760)980-1455
or visit the Joslyn Center Lobby
Group rates and student rush tickets also available
Call the box office (760)980-1455 for details.
Animal Samaritans operates a spacious, state-of-the-art veterinary clinic with experienced and highly-skilled veterinarians. In addition, our Second Opinion Program ensures that when you bring your pet to Animal Samaritans you will receive quality vet care at the most affordable price in the Coachella Valley or your office visit is free.
SECOND OPINION PROGRAM
Bring the cost estimate from your original or first veterinary appointment with you, and we will provide the care your pet needs for at least 20% less or your visit is free.
• Pet Vaccinations
• Pet Dental
• Office Exams
• Spay & Neuter
• Stone and Tumor Removal
• Laceration Repair
• Deworming & Heartworm Testing
• Diet & Exercise Consultation
• Blood work
• Pet Microchipping and more.
We commit to reducing animal homelessness, neglect, and the euthanasia of adoptable animals by providing quality and affordable veterinary services (including spaying & neutering), by operating a no-kill shelter for homeless animals, pet adoptions and pet fostering, and through charitable outreach programs to children, seniors and the disabled.
ROBERT MILLS, DVM
Both Dr. Mills and Dr. Sheltraw graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinarian School. Prior to Animal Samaritans, Dr Mills worked at The Ramona Animal Shelter in Hemet and the Escondido Humane Society. He also ran his own equine medical practice, and worked many years in small veterinarian services. At home, he is the proud owner of two dogs, three cats, and a pair of turtles, all of them rescued from shelters.
JAMES SHELTRAW, DVM
Affectionately known as our singing verinarian, Dr Sheltraw ran his own animal hospital for more than 40 years in Northern California, where he once x-rayed a 200 lb sea lion for the U.S. Navy. Prior to that he worked at The Berkeley Humane Society. Since April of 2009, our vet with the golden tongue has been working with Animal Samaritans, performing spay and neuter operations, pet dental, and pet wellness services.
ROLLAND REGENCY, DVM
Dr. Regnery, a graduate of the UC Davis Veterinary School, joins Animal Samaritans after several years with VCA Animal Hospital in Rancho Mirage. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he learned his second language while living in Peru on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There he helped locals manage alpacas during a two year stint with the Peace Corps. His family includes two shih-tzus, an Australian shepard, and a “shaggy dog” mix.
Animal Samaritans Veterinary Clinic
72120 Petland Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276