A levitation performance by artist Josephine Wister Faure was among scores of compelling installations at the Bombay Beach Biennale. Photograph by Steven Biller.   FILM Lili Rodriguez discusses new role as Palm Springs film fest artistic director (The Desert Sun) Palm Springs International Film Festival recently announced that Lili Rodriguez, who has been in charge of…

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The arts season reaches a fever pitch in March, offering a world-class lineup of performances, exhibitions, and tours across Greater Palm Springs. Culture vultures can visit Desert X installations and many other art and architecture offerings by day, and take in live music and theater by night. Here are our staff’s best bets. Visit our…

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Awardees Peter Tigler and Cat Chiu Phillips will create public art installations to engage residents and visitors in the Coachella Valley. Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs , an innovative grant program created by the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) to support arts-based initiatives with wide-spanning community benefits, has awarded its inaugural grants to artists Peter…

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Val Powelson designed the dramatic parabaloid roofline for the Maranz Residence, one of the featured houses in Mod Mirage, the new book by Melissa Riche. Photograph by Jim Riche.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Meet modern Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs Life) The city’s distinctive homes and neighborhoods finally share the spotlight with its neighbor to the west. In…

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Sixty-six Coachella Valley creative professionals learned market-tested tactics for connecting and engaging with their social media audiences Sept. 12 at Love, Like, Follow, a workshop presented by California Desert Arts Council welcomed at UCR Palm Desert. Experts Stefanie Paquette and Katy Carrier of The Social Bar, a boutique communication and creative content agency in Palm…

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New work by Coachella artist Carlos Ramirez, who  opened his first solo exhibition, The Killing of a Ghost, earlier this year at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New Jersey.   ART & DESIGN Catching up with Carlos Ramirez (Coachella Magazine) After many years of collaborating as part of The Date Farmers, artist Carlos Ramirez is forging…

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CDAC welcomes Calendar entries for performing (music, dance, theater) and visual arts events, as well as heritage festivals, and professional development workshops, salons and classes. Here are our listing guidelines and instructions: 1. Events must be nondiscriminatory and open to the public. 2. Listings must be submitted at least one week (7 days) ahead of…

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