Political Commentator, Syndicated Columnist, Best-selling Author “The most powerful force in American conservatism”
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, Charles Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold and original writing—from the famously liberal People for the American Way (which presented him their First Amendment Award) to the staunchly conservative Bradley Foundation (which awarded him their first $250,000 Bradley Prize).
Since 1985, Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. It is published weekly in more than 400 newspapers worldwide.
Krauthammer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. He is also a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX’s evening news program, Special Report with Bret Baier.
For three decades, his influential writings have helped frame the very shape of American foreign policy. He coined and developed The Reagan Doctrine (TIME, April 1985), defined the structure of the post-Cold War world in The Unipolar Moment (Foreign Affairs, Winter 1990/1991) and outlined the principles of post-9/11 American foreign policy in his much-debated Irving Kristol Lecture, Democratic Realism (AEI Press, March 2004).
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough calls him “without a doubt, the most powerful force in American conservatism.”National Review featured him on its cover as “Obama’s critic-in-chief.” Der Spiegel calls him “the leading voice of America’s conservative intellectuals.” New York Times columnist David Brooks says that today “he’s the most important conservative columnist.”
Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, Krauthammer was educated at McGill University (B.A. 1970), Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar in Politics) and Harvard (M.D. 1975). While serving as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, he published several scientific papers, including the discovery of a form of bipolar disease, that continue to be cited in the psychiatric literature.
In 1978, he quit medical practice, came to Washington to help direct planning in psychiatric research in the Carter administration, and began contributing articles to The New Republic. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale. He joined The New Republic as a writer and editor in 1981. His New Republic writings won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.
From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is president of The Krauthammer Foundation and chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost classical Jewish music. He is also a member of the Chess Journalists of America.
His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, is a Number 1 New York Times bestseller.
Platon brings his photos to life as he shares with audiences the inspiring stories behind the photos and connects on a human level to the human condition and humanity of his subjects.
Having one’s portrait taken is an intimate experience. As Shakespeare put it, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” For Platon, it is an intimate collaboration and a visual interview—both in front of and behind the camera. Having photographed world leaders, celebrities, our men and women in the military, civil rights leaders and human rights champions, Platon seeks to answer the question, “Who is this person?” A gifted communicator and storyteller, he now shares with audiences some of the most poignant and mesmerizing stories behind the photos that will take you on a roller coaster of emotions—from laughter to tears. After shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire,GQ and The Sunday Times magazine, Platon developed a special relationship with TIME magazine, producing over 20 covers. In 2007, he photographed then-Russian Premier Vladimir Putin for TIME’s Person of the Year cover—winning him 1st prize at the World Press Photo Contest. In 2008, he became the staff photographer for The New Yorker, where he has produced a series of large-scale photo essays which included President Obama’s inauguration, the U.S. military, portraits of world leaders and the civil rights movement. The world leaders project resulted in his second book, Power, which brings readers face to face with the major world leaders of our time. In this one-of-a-kind collection, Platon turned his lens on over 100 international leaders from across the political spectrum to create a profound portrait of global power. Shot over a three-year period at the United Nations, and captured with unique candor and insight, these photographs offer an intimate glimpse of the personalities behind the public faces of the world’s most powerful decision-makers. In 2009, Platon teamed up with the Human Rights Watch to help them celebrate those who fight for equality and justice in countries suppressed by political forces. His projects highlight human rights defenders from Burma as well as the leaders of the Egyptian revolution. His passionate and spellbinding story of photographing Aung San Suu Kyi for the cover of TIME—just days after her release from house arrest will have you holding their breath. Platon recounts his session with Aung San Suu Kyi and the 9-hour car chase through Burma as he fled the country to bring the film back to the U.S. His presentation promises to leave you wanting more from this master of his craft.
Astrophysicist, author, and science communicator “Host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.
In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the US Aerospace Industry. The final report was published in 2002 and contained recommendations (for Congress and for the major agencies of the government) that would promote a thriving future of transportation, space exploration, and national security.
In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy, dubbed the “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” commission. This group navigated a path by which the new space vision can become a successful part of the American agenda. And in 2006, the head of NASA appointed Tyson to serve on its prestigious Advisory Council, which will help guide NASA through its perennial need to fit its ambitious vision into its restricted budget.
In addition to dozens of professional publications, Dr. Tyson has written, and continues to write for the public. From 1995 to 2005, Tyson was a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine under the title “Universe.” And among Tyson’s ten books is his memoir The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist; and Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, co-written with Donald Goldsmith. Origins is the companion book to the PBS-NOVA 4-part mini-series Origins, in which Tyson served as on-camera host. The program premiered on September 28 and 29, 2004.
Two of Tyson’s recent books are the playful and informative Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries, which was a New York Times bestseller, and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, chronicling his experience at the center of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status. The PBS/NOVA documentary “The Pluto Files,” based on the book, premiered in March 2010.
For five seasons, beginning in the fall of 2006, Tyson appeared as the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA’s spinoff program NOVA ScienceNOW, which is an accessible look at the frontier of all the science that shapes the understanding of our place in the universe.
During the summer of 2009 Tyson identified a stable of professional standup comedians to assist his effort in bringing science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program StarTalk. Now also a podcast, StarTalk Radio combines celebrity guests with informative yet playful banter. The target audience is all those people who never thought they would, or could, like science.
Tyson is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson.” On the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.
In February 2012, Tyson released his 10th book, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present, and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. Currently, Tyson hosts a 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series COSMOS, on the FOX network.
Tyson is the first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium. Tyson lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican Nominee for President
The Honorable Mitt Romney was the 2012 Republican nominee for President. As the Governor of Massachusetts, he led a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and a period of sustained economic expansion. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, Romney balanced the budget every year of his administration and restored fiscal discipline to his state. By eliminating waste, streamlining the government, and enacting comprehensive economic reforms to help spur growth in Massachusetts, Romney helped the state achieve a surplus that totaled nearly $1 billion. Aside from his strong budget management, he was a catalyst for changing Massachusetts’ education and healthcare programs. Prior to his time as Governor, Romney was President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Governor Romney started his career in business in 1978 as a Vice President of Bain & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1984, he left Bain & Company, Inc. to co-found Bain Capital, where he worked until 1998
Dennis E. Spurgin DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) is currently serving the people of the Coachella Valley, Morongo Basin and the Banning Pass with the sole purpose of: “Getting you back to your life!” He does this by helping you feel better as quickly as possible. He will reduce pain and increase mobility with no unnecessary treatments. Dr. Spurgin has been successfully treating patients with acute to chronic pain for over 40 years.
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He is a member of the Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club. He has been a member of 3 different clubs over the last 20 years and held the position of President.
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Get your passes now and join the party at North America’s largest and most celebrated short film festival, with more than 320 great new shorts, 400 participating filmmakers from around the world,nightly parties and receptions at Palm Springs’ favorite nightspots and restaurants, seminars featuring well known filmmaking talents, major press figures and leading industry experts and a whole lot more! It’s the desert’s favorite summertime celebration, featuring the brightest lights of the world’s up-and-coming filmmakers, biggest cinematic surprises and coolest special events. Less is always more at ShortFest!
Opening Night and Closing Night tickets and 6-Packs for the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market are on sale now. For Passes or Opening and Closing Night Tickets, Click Passes or to purchase 6-packs, click on Buy 6-Packs.
For additional information, please call the Festival office at 800-898-7256 or 760-322-2930.
ABOUT PALM SPRINGS DESERT RESORTS RESTAURANT WEEK:
Founded in 2007, Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week showcases the diverse dining opportunities in Greater Palm Springs. In just seven years, this annual event has grown from fewer than 30 participating restaurants, hotels, spas, and attractions to over 100 in 2014. Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week is produced by an organizing committee comprised of restaurateurs, hoteliers, and additional business leaders from throughout the Valley—in conjunction with Palm Springs Life magazine—working to promote business and tourism in the region. Featuring dining deals, exclusive hotel packages, and special rates at area attractions and spas, the Restaurant Week’s signature “Eat. See. Stay.” experience provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore Palm Springs and its neighboring communities—at an exceptional value.
Participating dining establishments throughout the Coachella Valley are offering three-course, prix fixe dinners priced at $26 or $38 per person (tax, beverage, and gratuity not included). These exceptional values enable restaurants to showcase their signature dishes and allow food lovers the opportunity to explore the incredible diversity of cuisine in the Valley. In addition— and a unique aspect of Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week—hotels and area attractions are also offering special rates, perks, and amenities available exclusively during Restaurant Week. Please visit www.palmspringsrestaurantweek.com for a full listing of specials and participants.
Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 8, 2014
ABOUT PALM SPRINGS DESERT RESORTS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
The Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week Association, Inc. officers and committee members represent a cross-section of prominent restaurateurs and hoteliers from throughout the Coachella Valley, as well as operators of local attractions and publications, executives of local tourism boards, and members of the Palm Springs Life magazine staff. Officers include Ex Officio Kim Crandal, President Tony Marchese (Owner of Trio Restaurant and the Purple Room in Palm Springs); Vice President Eric Morcus (Director of Sales for the Kaiser Family Restaurant Group, with locations in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and Indio); Secretary Marc Lodovico (General Manager of Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells); Treasurer Juliana Manion- Copley (Owner of Copley’s on Palm Canyon in Palm Springs); and Director of Communications Bob Schneider (Operator of Desert Adventures—Red Jeep Tours in Palm Desert). Overall, the 21-member committee represents award-winning restaurants, acclaimed resorts, golf clubs, influential local publications, attractions, and area convention and visitor bureaus.
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
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.