(Palm Desert, CA) – Everyone loves a parade! The Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade’s Golden Anniversary will shine even brighter as the special guest band the USC Trojan Marching Band performs for thousands of parade-goers along the El Paseo corridor. Parade planners are thrilled with the news:
“There is an abundance of USC Alumni here in the desert, and when the idea was bought to them, the Trojan Club of the Desert rallied in support of getting the ‘Spirit of Troy’ here. We can’t thank the club enough, especially the major sponsors: Jerry and Anne Linehan; Dick Shaloub; Helene Galen; Plaza Dental Group – La Quinta; Trojan Club of the Desert and special thanks to Trojan Paul Salata from Orange County.
There will be forty marching from USC along with the Palm Springs Bag Pipe Band, about ten marching bands from the Coachella Valley and over 100 floats and decorated carts from local businesses, clubs and nonprofits. It is set to be the best parade yet, and we want to invite you to join in the fun as well.” – Mike Hardin, The Lock Shop, Parade Chairman
Now is the perfect time to join in the fun. Local businesses, nonprofits, schools and associations are starting their float designs and building a game plan in preparation for Sunday, October 26, when scores of entries, marching bands and the USC Band will head down famous El Paseo as the 50th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade.
This year’s theme is “Palm Desert on Parade – Through the Decades ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and Present Day.” The parade is presented by the Auen Foundation.
“This is very exciting for everyone. We can hardly wait to see the USC Trojan Marching Band coming down El Paseo in our very own community parade!” said Catharine Reed, Program Director for the Auen Foundation.
The City of Palm Desert and the Five-Star Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce continue to be the Title Sponsors of the event. The all-day festivities include the interactive children’s area on Larkspur, VIP Main Street seats, FREE Senior Seating, cart show, Palm Desert Rotary pancake breakfast and even more! Now taking reservations for all levels of participation and involvement.
Visit www.GolfCartParade.com for entry forms, seating options, maps and more. For additional information about participating, please email email@example.com or call 760-346-6111 ext. 301.
Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce 72559 Hwy 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260 P: (760)346-6111 F: (760)346-3263
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
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The Premiere Cultural Weekend of the Year Where Art Meets Design
PSFAF is strategically scheduled over the popular President’s Day weekend (Feb, 13-16) traditionally one of the most highly populated weekends of the year in the region. The Coachella Valley explodes in population from 400,000 permanent residents to over 800,000 during this prime time 3 day weekend.Additionally, thousands of design lovers, interior designs and architects will already be planning their visit to the Convention Center as the fun and well attended 14th Modernism Show and Sales is held in the adjacent exhibit hall. It’s a rare opportunity for the region’s second-home owners, art loving snowbirds, and weekend visitors to experience not only modernism design- but the very best in post-war and contemporary art. The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is the Desert’s largest and widest selection of fine art, ever- with $100 million in art for acquisition, 2,500 important works of art showcased by 60+ renowned galleries from around the world.
The Premiere Art Fair in the Southwest During the Height of the Season
The third annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2014 returns to an eagerly awaited audience. The 2013 edition successfully uncovered one of the nations’ best kept secrets – that the Palm Springs region is a sparkling cultural mecca during the winter. In 2013, a substantial 12,000 acquisition oriented art lovers flowed into the Palm Springs Convention Center. The results were stunning with millions of dollars in art sales recorded by the 53 exhibiting galleries. Many attending art cognoscenti referred to the fair as “the best looking art fair in Southern California”. Anchored by the region’s most revered dealers, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair in 2013 demonstrated that the wealthy, acquisition/art driven resort community will support a major international art event.
The Press Document the Success
The show attracted a flurry of rave reviews on Examiner, Coachella Valley Art Scene, ArtInfo and theDesert Sun. The press were eager to define and document the discovery a new market of art lovers who were ready, willing and able to embrace and support such a stellar entry in the art fair circuit.
Fairgoers were Dazzled and Impressed
The desert was buzzing after opening night as fairgoers were amazed by the world-class quality of the post-war and contemporary art on display, the impeccable production standards which included 12 ft high walls, awe-inspiring common are public installations and an impressive speaker program. The 2013 fair will raise the bar even higher.
An Art Oasis in the Desert
Once the playground of movies, captions of industry and world leaders, the region has evolved into a respected art oasis in the Southern California desert with a vibrant cultural scene devoted to the visual arts. It home to an expanding major arts museum (5,000 member The Palm Springs Art Museum- our opening night beneficiary), a vibrant art gallery scene (with 20 + galleries) and a remarkably strong base of highly savvy art patrons and collectors. The region is comprised of some of the highest -income zip codes on the west coast,, such as Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells. After the rousing success of the first year, Palm Springs region is set to be the gracious host to the second year edition. – with festivities beginning February 14, St Valentine’s Day 2013, at the spectacular and readily accessible Palm Springs Convention Center.