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Restoring the Plaza Theatre – J.R. Roberts is Leading the Way

  • Posted By: March 16, 2020

By Barbara Beckley

“Be careful! If you spend enough time in Palm Springs you’ll end up living here!” laughs J.R. Roberts, Palm Springs booster extraordinaire.   

He speaks from experience. J.R. fell in love with Palm Springs’ sunny, stylish lifestyle more than 20 years ago and quickly bought a vacation home. “I’ve always had a passion for architecture. One of my favorite things to do is buy, restore and live in vintage houses.” One vintage house led to another and in 2000 J.R. purchased and restored the iconic 1954 Edris House, designed by architect E. Stewart Williams.

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Easy Come, Easy Go at PSP

  • Posted By: January 15, 2020

While most airports create stress for the traveler, the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) reduces stress. Ranked third in a survey of America’s most stress-free runways, PSP packs your worries away and brings you in for a perfect landing. From the moment you arrive, you will encounter local art, luscious libations, and accessibility galore.

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Quick Guide to the Canyons of Palm Springs

  • Posted By: January 07, 2020

By Kevin Perry

When you enter Palm Springs, a rush of acceptance and possibilities flood your soul. That’s because the welcome mat was rolled out for you centuries ago. The Cahuilla Indians inhabited the canyons surrounding our hometown for over 5,000 years, infusing the land with innovation and warmth. In fact, the indigenous peoples referred to the region as Sec-he, or “boiling water.”

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Ala Mod(e)

  • Posted By: October 31, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Reflection offers a glimpse of who we are and how far we have come. Our foremothers and forefathers built a legacy that connects yesteryear with the now and here.

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Movies Filmed in Palm Springs

  • Posted By: June 28, 2019

The desert vistas of Palm Springs transport moviegoers to a sun-drenched oasis and our signature architecture towers in the minds of film buffs and matinee connoisseurs. Let’s roll back the years and go on location to see how our humble hometown has spun some of Hollywood’s greatest yarns…

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Viva Palm Springs

  • Posted By: June 10, 2019

“Speak now or forever hold your peace.” These are the familiar yet ominous words spoken at most weddings, but it was the gossip uttered before Elvis’ nuptials that almost doomed the whole ceremony.

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History of famed Bob Hope House

  • Posted By: June 06, 2019

By Randy Garner

 

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Palm Springs: A Cultural Oasis in the Desert

  • Posted By: October 03, 2018

By Lydia Kremer

Most of the world knows Palm Springs is a sublime Southern California desert oasis where towering majestic mountains and palm trees come together in dramatic fashion offering stunning vistas. But Palm Springs is steeped in a rich cultural heritage, too.

Its past history and current social life are inextricably woven which gives visitors much to celebrate!

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Endless Sunny Days and Languid Nights

  • Posted By: October 01, 2018

By Lydia Kremer

The sun in Palm Springs is one of our most popular attractions. That’s because the sun smiles on Palm Springs 360 days a year!

When other cities are having rain, gloom, or frigid temps – you can count on Palm Springs’ warm sunny days for poolside lounging, hiking, biking, and all outdoor adventure including shopping, dining, and exploring.

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Palm Springs Confidential: A Hollywood Pedigree

  • Posted By: August 24, 2018

By Lydia Kremer

For more than 80 years, Palm Springs has been a magnet for the rich and famous. Sure, the Brits have the royal family but the City of Palm Springs lays claim to its own royalty – Hollywood royalty.

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