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August Appearances 2023

8. Celebrating the life of Bill Jones w/ his partner Alex Picardi and Director/Producer John Bowab @ Jerry Keller’s “Lulu”. Lovely time…”absolulu”.

7. R.I.P. Dear Bill Jones. You not only fed our tummys, you fed our hearts..along w/ Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, The Beetles, Elizabeth Taylor. Bet the Carousel is spinning in Heaven today.
6. Preparing for “Hurricane Hilary” w/ the FIRST TROPICAL STORM WARNING and Flood Watch EVER issued here in Paradise. Expecting more rain in a day than we get in a year PLUS 50 mph winds.  Building an ark and lowering the Koi Pond.
5. The Joey English “Talk of Stars” features Joel Douglas of the legendary Douglas Family.

4. Aug., 12, Amazing “Dinner w/ Tigers” up close and personal. www.DinnerWithTigers.com, FABULOUS evening thanks to Steve Kanold’s www.act-tours.com. I got to FEED them!!!! 
3. Sending prayers to the people of Western Maui as they fight for life against the deadly wildfires in “Paradise (NOW) Lost”.
2. R.I.P. Robbie Robertson 7.5.43 – 8.9.23.  Thanks for the music and leaving it with us.
1. Remembering JonBenet Ramsey’s birthday. Aug., 6, 1990.

July Appearances 2023

#12 – Belated bday celebration for Talk of the Desert’s Melinda Read @ “849”.
#11 – 7.23.23 – “Father” Lalo Tachiquin officiating over a 25 year “renewal of vows” for his sister and brother-in-love @ Casa Del Monte in Yucca Valley.  Food, fun, fellowship and family.
#10 – R.I.P. Tony Bennett…the voice, the soul, indeed “the very heart”, not only of San Francisco but the very fabric of our lives. 8.3.26 – 7.21.23. Blessed performance memories of appearing together @ “The Roostertail” in Detroit, MI. 
#10 – R.I.P. Grace Robbins, 4.9.32 – 7.19.23.  Ex-wife of literary legend Harold.
#9 – July 20 and thereafter on demand, hear my “Talk of Stars” interview w/ acclaimed pianist and composer John Bayless on the show. www.johnbaylessmusic.com
#8 – July 18 – Happy Birthday to “Joey Pal” and Media Maven Melinda Read.
#7 – July 17 Happy Birthday to the lovely Lucie Arnaz…one of the “seventeeners”. lol.
#6 – July 13 – CVReps exciting offering of Miguel Bernal’s Flamenco Dancers.  Exhausted from just watching!!!
#5 – July 7 The heartbreaking loss of Leanna Bonamici, here far right, w/ the Original Media Mavens.  So many gone much too soon. RIP Leanna.  Send us a documentary from Heaven.
#4 – July 5. Appearing w/ Lalo Tachiquin (and Steve Kanold) @ ACT-Tours’ FREE Travel Club of the Desert.
#3 – Hear the fabulous Terri Ketover on the show talking about “Do The Right Thing” and so much more.

#3 – 7.4.23 Happy American Birthday to Harold Matzner.
#1 – Happy 4th of July.  God Bless America.  Happy Birthday….On you, 247 looks good.

June Appearances 2023

10. “Joey Pal” Marty Wiviott lovin’ the gazpacho @ Jerry Keller’s “LuLu California Bistro”.  Soup-er!!!!
9. June 26 – Having a “black manhattan” @ Harold Matzner’s fabulous “Spencer’s” Restaurant w/ new “Joey Pals” Chris and Torrey from Dallas, TX.
8. June 25 – R.I.P. Astrologer (to Merv Griffin, Nancy Reagan and our show) and long-time Joey Pal…Dana Haynes.
7. June 18, Happy Father’s Day.  All of us had one and some of us ARE one.  Missing my Daddy.  Victor Lawrence Marquis 1914-1975.
7. June 17, Happy Birthday to Barry Manilow….the WORLD is so glad you were born.
6. P.S. City Mgr., Scott Stiles and Police Chief Andrew Mills w/ the cast of the “Dallas”  Reunion VIP party.
5. June 13 – Dan Gore’s continued his Fabulous Production “Cast of Dallas” reunion @ “Oscar’s”.  AMAZING!!!!
4. June 12, great VIP reception @ Dan Gore’s “Luchows” for the cast of “Dallas”.  Here w/ Charlene Tilton.
3. June 8, 2023, Miss Joey English being honored w/ the “Be The One” award by the American Legion Judge Advocate for the Dept. of CA., Area 5 District 21, 1st Vice Commander, Amado Salinas. WHAT AN HONOR!!!! Be the One | The American Legion
2. Supermodel Beverly Johnson’s “In Vogue” one-woman show was brilliant AND beautiful on June 3, 2023. What a face.
1. Happy Birthday Linda Williamson June 1, @ “Maracas” of course. Ole’

May Appearances 2023

15. Happy Birthday Ruta Lee on May 30…..the World is so glad you were born.
14. Memorial Day Blessings
13. Taping the show on 5.25 w/ Supermodel Beverly Johnson, Cindy, Joey and Mandy.  
12. R.I.P. Tina Turner.  11.26.39 – 5.24.23.  Thanks for the music and leaving it w/ us….AND THOSE LEGS.
11. R.I.P. George Maharis. 8.1.28 – 5.24.23.  Traveling Route #66 in Heaven.
10. R.I.P. Jim Brown. 2.17.36 – 5.18.23
9. May 23, P.S. Chamber honored Jerry Keller on his 88th bday w/ the 461 star. WHAT A PARTY @ LuLu. 
8. MDR Fitness Guru and “Joey Pal” Pat Riley is a COVER GIRL!!!! Join Pat Boone and me in our daily “MDR Fitness Tabs” regime and get your own cover shot!!!! www.mdr.com.
7. HAPPY 35th BIRTHDAY to my wonderful son, Tyler.
5. Sat., May 13 great food, fun and fellowship w/ Lucie Arnaz and Marty Wiviott et al @ Lanny and Mark’s fabulous home “Villa San Vito”. Magical dinner by “Arturo”.
4. Wed., May 10; The Neuro Vitality Center’s “Open Mic” w/ talented pianist “Mr. Personality” Joel Baker 
3. P.S. Chamber’s David White hosting the regular Tues., networking “lead$” luncheon @ “Casa Blanca’s.
2. May 6, – “Tour De Palm Springs” Celebration @ Tim Esser’s wonderful “Party house”. 20 mayors, city council members and CEO’s plus 20 non profits!!!!
1. Happy Cinco De Mayo from our Hacienda to yours.  Ole’

April Appearances 2023

#8 – 4.30 – “Catch-up” lunch w/ Viacom Media legend Norman Feuer @ LuLu’s.
#7 – 4.29 – Remembering Leslie Jordan’s on his birthday (“Brother Boy”).  Miss you every day.
#6 – 4.26 – Lainie Kazan @ “Oscars Palm Springs”.  Meet me there.
#5 – 4.25.16 – Happy “Catbday” to Sonny Cool Cat who found his “forever home” w/ us from Animal Samaritans 7 years ago today!!! PPPuuuuuurrrrfect.
#4 – 4.23 – Palm Springs International Piano Competition “bling party” w/ Liberace. FABULOUS event w/ Joe G. and Tracey E.
#3 – 4.11 “Eaglemania” The world’s best Eagle’s Tribute Band w/ the Desert Symphony @ the McCallum.  Welcome to the Hotel California!!!
#2 – Have a blessed “egg-cellent” Easter. Bunny Hugs!!!
#1 – Riding in a 1987 Mercedes for the 85th “record-breaking'” Birthday Parade tomorrow for the City of Palm Springs.  

Have an “egg-cellent” Easter

February 2023 Appearances

#12 – 2.27 – “Tools for Tomorrow” w/ Karen & Tony Barone.
#11 – 2.21 – “Once” @ CVRep is a brilliant, Tony winner.  Don’t miss this. www.cvrep.org.  

#10 – 2.19 Steinway Society’s Ruth Moir gifting em-cee Joey a lovely crystal microphone.   
#9 – 2.19 “Talk of the Desert’s” Melinda Read, Former Playboy Bunny Beth Robbins, em-cee “Voice of the Desert’s” JE @ the Steinway Society’s. 

#8 – R.I.P. Raquel Welch. 9.5.40 – 2.15.23
#7 – Don’t miss “Dreamboats” show 2.28 @ Oscar’s Palm Springs.  
#6 – Gypsy bday w/ Bruce Vilanch @ P.S. Cultural Center & Leslie Ann Warren/”Victor-Victoria” tribute.
#6 – Happy 91st bday Gypsy @ Jerry Keller’s “LuLu” w/ Ruta Lee.  All show-biz PLUS cotton candy from Jerry.
#4 – 2.13 – Dan Gore, of Oscar’s, gets an HRC Award.
#3 – 2.13 – Community Service Awards @ P.S. City Hall.  YAY DAN GORE (5th from Left, back row).
#2 – 2.12 – Fred “The Hammar” presenting an autographed football to the winner @ “Super Bowl Party” @ LuLus.
#1 – 2.12 – Speaking @ the Yucca Valley Center for Spiritual Living.  

January Appearances 2023

#8. R.I.P. Cindy Williams 8.22.47 – 1.25.23.  Oh Dear “Shirley” Schlemiel!! Schlimazel!! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!!!
#7. 1.26.23 – “Top of the World” music of the Carpenters w/ the Desert Symphony @ the McCallum.  Fabulous.

#6. 1.24.23 – P. S. Chamber’s “Lead’s Lunch” @  “I Heart Mac and Cheese” hosted by David White.  

#5. 1.17.23 – “Lucy Loves Desi” @ the McCallum Theatre.

#4. 1.8.23 – With the “fabulous” Michael Childers, Just Fabulous owner Stephen Monkarsh @ the booksigning for “The Making of Midnight Cowboy” @…you guessed it, “Just Fabulous”.
#3. More 34th Palm Springs International Film Festival glizt; Jane Fonda – 85, Rita Morena – 91, Lily Tomlin – 83 and Sally Field – 76. Something about “fine wine”, etc.
#2. 1.5.23 – Honored to again be the Voice of God (-ess) for the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Star-studded!!! What a team.  Congrats to Harold Matzner….unbelieveable production IN THE RAIN, yet.
#1. Wishing you “Champagne and Chocolate” (and something “red” of course) to ring in a Happy New Year.

December Appearances 2022

#10. Wishing you “Champagne and Chocolate” (and something “red” of course) to ring in a Happy New Year.
#9. 12.25.22 – Merry Christmas from the Poinsettia House and the “Ex. Mrs. Claus”.
#8. 12.20.22 – GLORIOUS Palm Springs International Piano Competition “Romance For The Holidays” w/ French Horn (which put me thru college), violin (I played thru high school), piano (still do play) and cello (should I take lessons?) lol.  All compositions from the genius of Joe Giarrusso @ CVRep. MAGNIFICENT!!!
#7. 12.17.22 – “Bruce In The USA” @ the McCallum w/ the incredible Desert Symphony. So great I cried and ruined my eye make-up. lol. !!!!!

Steve, Joey and Lalo @ the ACT Christmas Party

#6. 12.10.22 – A.C.T.’s fabulous Christmas Party w/ Steve Kanold and Lalo Tachiquin.  HO, HO, HO.
#5. 12.8.22 – Helene Le Clair hosted friends for dinner and a show; Storm Large @ the McCallum. UNBELIEVEABLE on so many levels.  lol.
#5. 12.9.22 – The Girlfriend Factor @ lunch @ Willie Rhine’s “849” w/ Joan, Joey, Kate and Linda. Try the expresso martini!!!!
#4. 12.8.22 – Tony Award winning play “Fun Home” @ CV Rep in Cathedral City is nothing short of absolutely brilliant.  DON’T MISS THIS!!!!
#3. 12.5.22 – Happy Bday to Walt Disney @ the P.S. Air Museum w/ Patty Newman, hosted by El Paseo Jewelers, Dick Shalhoub, Fred Bell and Ann Greer. Go see the airplane named “The Mouse”!!!!
#2. 12.4.42 – Tram Tree Lighting w/ “Golden Girls” Kate and Joan.  Photo courtesy of Marc Glassman.
#1. 12.4.42 – 3.11.12 – Remembering Chairman Richard M. Milanovich.

November 2022 Appearances

11.26 –  Tony Orlando’s amazing show @ the A.C.C. Ranch Mirage. Thanks to Wink and Sandy Martindale.  Great food, fun, fellowship and ENTERTAINMENT.
11.24 – From my house to yours….have a Blessed Thanksgiving.
11.20 – Remembering Kaye Ballard on her birthday.  Miss the joy she brought to all of us!!!

11.17 – So thankful for another year to share all the heartbeats w/ family, friends and listeners.  Life is such a joy.
11.16 – Remembering Jackson E. Parham on what should have been his 78th birthday.  Missed forever.
11.12 – Sandy and Wink Martindale dining @ Dan Gore’s GREAT NEW CHINESE RESTAURANT…”Luchows” in the RimRock Shopping Center of Palm Springs.
11.11 – Veteran’s Day.  Thank you for your service today and all days.
11.10 – Opening night @ CVREP’s production of Tony Award Winning “Humans”.  Really thought-provoking.  Brilliantly written.
11.9 – Michael Childer’s “One Night Only” was such a triumph @ the McCallum Theater.  Entertainment @ it’s best!!! Get your tickets for next year right now.  AMAZING.
11.8 – Dining w/ “Peaks” owner/chef John Fritch @ Willie Rhine’s “849”.  Great restaurants everywhere in Palm Springs.
11.6 – Marty Wiviott being honored w/ the Entertainment Community Fund Medal of Distinction.
11.6 – The FABULOUS “Say Gay” Pride Parade Community Grand Marshall, the FABULOUS Willie Rhine, AND remembering back when it was my turn as Celebrity Grand Marshall in 2012. We’re all proud.
11.4 – Glad to be a Celebrity Judge for “Broadway In Drag” @ the Palm Canyon Theatre.
11.1 – ACT Travel Club’s guest speaker, Fern Field Brooks (“Maude to Monk and Everything In Between) @ dinner w/ the Cutlers @ Maracas.
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