'The Purple Room' Busy on Final Weekend Before Summer Break
Debby hit the Billboard Charts twice in 2012 with “Never Give Up” (Billboard #9) produced by San Francisco based DJ Phil B and “Key to Your Soul” (Billboard #21) co-written with DJ John LePage & Jeff Fedak. The latter continued her ongoing relationship with Del Shores who directed an accompanying anti-bullying music video and a starring role in the feature film Blues for Willadean alongside Oscar winning actress Octavia Spencer and Beth Grant.
Today, Debby continues to pump up the volume on dance floors worldwide and live with her rock/soul band. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her new double album “Free2B”; her first offering of both rock and dance. Get Tickets
And Saturday, it's the critically acclaimed The Judy Show starring Michael Holmes. Get Tickets
"Repeat 'Party'! The Desert Rose Playhouse Brings Back Last Summer's Hit Feel-Good Comedy for a Six-Week Run"
Desert Rose’s future was up in the air, thanks to a substantial financial loss caused by the company’s critically lauded yet poorly attended production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches earlier in the year. Meanwhile, the LGBT community was reeling from the Pulse Nightclub massacre, which had taken place just 12 days before." Read Jimmy Boegle's complete story in Coachella Valley Independent as seen in our Bookmarks section. See "Party" through July 30th and tell them GayDesertGuide sent you!
Palm Springs Swing and Mix 2017 This Week! Some Events are Free!
Events open to the public are: Thursday night (June 29th) dance at Hunters Bar at 6:30 with local PS caller Terri Sherrer. On Friday, back at the hotel, it's a poolside swimsuit parade and in-the-pool square dancing fun at 4 pm, followed by the welcome dance at 7 pm. On Saturday, Opening Ceremonies and Grand March are at 10 am. PS Mayor Robert L. Moon, as well as local celebrities, Bella Da Ball, and noted comedian, Steve Heyl will be making appearances. A contra dance is open to the public on Saturday night 8-10 pm. No experience is needed as each pattern is taught right there. Contras are a great way to have fun, and are "extremely flirtatious," stated Gary Dougan, organizer. "We also have our Honky Tonk Queen competition at 10 pm followed by piano bar fun in the hotel lobby. On Sunday, the public is invited to our poolside Hunky Trunks King competition, as well as our Country/Western Hoedown, featuring 2-step and line dancing at 9 pm." Swing & Mix!
IndepenDANCE Day Party to Benefit AIDS Assistance Program
Outfest 2017 Kicks Off Next Week in L.A.
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films to an audience more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered the preeminent LGBT film festival in the world. More Info
Special Musical Performance by Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Confirmed for Comic Con Palm Springs 2017
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 include Stan Lee, Marvel Comics founder, Rob Lefeild, artist/creator of Deadpool and Cable, and actress Dana Gaier (voice of “Edith” in Despicable Me). The three-day event offers a special VIP dinner with Stan Lee, more than 450 merchandise exhibitors and a special concert performance by Lynda Carter. The inaugural event last year attracted more than 15,000 attendees, and this year it is expected to attract nearly 25,000.
The event will start on Friday, August 25. When the doors officially open, attendees will be able to peruse the aisles of exhibitors who will offer rare and vintage collectable materials and interact with dozens of celebrities and comic artists who will offer autographs and pose for photographs.
Her performance on Saturday, August 26 at 8 p.m. will take place in a custom-built intimate theater in the Palm Springs Convention Center. The 90-minute show will feature her distinctive versions of jazz, blues, country and pop songs from her popular “The Other Side of Trouble” tour. This will be the VERY first time the actress and singer will attend and perform at any Comic Con event. Tickets for this special performance range from $35 – $85, with the option to purchase VIP Warrior Princess tickets for $400 or the Ultimate Backstage VIP experience, priced at $1,200. Get Tickets
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