Coachella Valley Symphony ‘Christmas in Vienna’

Brought back and revamped, the Christmas dinner and symphony concert “Christmas in Vienna” was a sold out experience.  Celebrating their 25th anniversary and providing a tribute to founder Jeanette Banoczi who passed this summer, the talents of the Coachella Valley Symphony and the Buddy Rogers…

Palm Springs Celebrates Progress On Downtown Project

Though yet to be completed, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the progress completed on the downtown Palm Springs project took place, complete with giant scissors and refreshments. All this was accompanied by a free concert and grand fireworks display, underwritten by Palm Springs International Film Festival…

Mary J. Blige Nabs “Breakthrough Performance” Award at PSIFF

MARY J. BLIGE TO RECEIVE BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE AWARD AT 29th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA Palm Springs, CA (December 7, 2017) – The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Mary J. Blige with the Breakthrough Performance Award…

Saoirse Ronan To Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Actress Honor

In her role as a high school teen trying to escape her life, Saoirse Ronan puts on a performance to remember in “Lady Bird” and earns a Desert Palm Achievement Award. Says Chairman Harold Matzner of her performance, “Saoirse Ronan delivers one of the most outstanding…

Harold Matzner: The Brilliant Enigma

In this follow-up to a November article discussing the influential philanthropist of many hats, a few Coachella Valley’s more influential residents discuss their relationships with Harold Matzner, how their organizations became involved with him, and the brilliance behind the man whose name has become synonymous…