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Theatre Segment – June 5, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – Theatre Segment

MCCALLUM THEATRE w/ Jeff Norman, V. P of Communications and Public Affairs re: 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– REPORT on the activities @ the Theatre during the Pandemic. The educational programs continued virtually thru the efforts of Kajsa, the Ed. Dir. of the Theatre.
– REPORT that these educational programs are available in archived form for teachers.
– REPORT on the “Ghostlights” Series they’ve had.
– REPORT on the new CEO, Jamie Grant and his plans and dreams for the future.
– 12.3 Theatre will open after 632 days of shut-down w/ “HairSpray”. Tickets went on sale in early May. Many shows are already sold out!!!
– REPORT that if you make a donation of @ least $100. you get to purchase your tickets in advance of the general public.
– DISCUSSION that the McCallum is NON-PROFIT. Their budget is $6 million a year so your support is important.
– REPORT on the Broadway Series for next Season. “Hairspray”, “Jersey Boys”, “Beautiful”, and “Fiddler On The Roof”.
– REPORT on the returning shows; National Geographic Series; Tribute to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme; the Divas; 10 Tenors; Pink Martini; Michael Feinstein salute to Judy Garland;
– REPORT on the partnership w/ Eisenhower Health to be certain the Theatre is safe and in compliance w/ all protocols and procedures.
– REPORT on their participation in the Cultural Leaders group that has been so supportive of smaller local venues here in the Valley throughout the shut-down.
(760) 340-ARTS (2787)


cont. Theatre Segment – June 5, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 2 – cont. Theatre Segment

COACHELLA VALLEY THEATERS w/ Tracey Essex re: CVRep Executive Director.
– UPDATED REPORT on CA. performing arts organizations. CA State Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee recently passed Senate Bill 805. Creates a critical funding infrastructure to help small non-profit performing arts companies comply w/ AB5.
– REPORT that L.A. Country will soon be moving into the Yellow tier allowing reopening of most theaters. Hope to have a full re-opening by June 15.
-REPORT THAT TIX ON SALE FOR THE Waring International Piano Concert June 24th. Ron Celona will announce CVRep’s new season themed “Hopes, Dreams & Expectations” soon.
– REPORT that June 23, Miss Firecracker Contest.
– REPORT from Michael Shaw that they will kick off the new season w/ a musical in October.
-REPORT there will be a teen conservatory from July 22 to July 31. Regular season beings in October w/ “The Merry Wives of Windsor”.
– REPORT on McCallumTheatre has season tickets on sale since May.
– REPORT that Palm Canyon Theatre will have their “in person” 25th annual Children’s Theater Camp June 14 – July 24.
-REPORT the “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” will be on stage 9/20 to 9/5.
– REPORT that Broadway is back!!!. More than a dozen theaters are starting to sell tickets. Summer should see all of the theatres open. Shows: “Six”; “Dear Evan Hansen”; “Ain’t Too Proud, the Life & Times of the Temptations”; “Diana”. Plug for A.C.T.’s New York Broadway Show Tour. Details @ www.act-tours.com and (760) 322-1247.
– REPORT that Branson, Missouri still has all theatres open and is experiencing brisk ticket sales. Has NEVER SHUT DOWN. “Minim iCircus”; “Illusion Magic Show”, etc. www.bransonshows.com.
email: tessex@nullcvep.org
(760) 861-1006)


Museum Segment – June 5, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 3 – Museum Segment

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM w/ Scott Slaven re: Director of Marketing, Communications and Graphic Design. 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT: Need to get your tickets in advance. Thursdays between 5 and 7, Kids get in FREE. Still get tickets @ www.psmuseum.org.
– REPORT that there are 5 new exhibitions; 1. Agnes Pelton Desert; 2. Agnes Pelton Landscape; 3. Helen Lunderberg; 4. Glass, “pure, simple and beautiful forms”; 5. July 1 – Robert Longo’s 7 Charcoal drawings.
– REPORT on how delicate glass etc. from the permanent collection is moved in and out of the Museum. The museum has storage units around the Valley that are climate controlled.
– REPORT on the “History of Suspended Time, A Tribute to the Impossible” car in front of the Museum.
– REPORT that the Architecture and Design Center is staying closed until September and will open w/ “The Modern Chair”.
– DISCUSSION that “Forever Marilyn”. No date for installation yet.
(760) 322-4800)


“Go Green” Segment – June 5, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – “Go Green” Segment

DESERT WATER AGENCY w/ Ashley Metzger re: 1200 S. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT on her TWO sons, Dillon and Chase.
– REPORT on the delivery process for Chase during Covid.
– REPORT that the lobby @ DWA will re-open soon. Ashley is back @ work @ the office.
– DISCUSSION of summer and water issues. Water use peaks. State wide drought, but not in the CV. Northern and Southern California have the drought issues. We are on top of a huge aquifer.
– REPORT on the DWA incentives to help people make the right water choice. www.dwa.org/phase.
– REPORT that DWA is working to finalize a water shortage plan in case of some kind of emergency. Hearing information on this; www.dwa.org/uwmp.
– REPORT on all the aid available for help w/ water bills. Up to $200/yr. in assistance.
– REPORT that our water is tested www.dwa.org/wqr for water quality reports. We have NO LEAD in our system.
– REPORT that the DWA’s Webinars will continue. All archived ones and dates of upcoming ones are on the website.
(760) 323-4971)


“Tech Talk” Segment – June 5, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – “Tech Talk” Segment

EGGHEAD IT w/ Dennis Shelly re:
– QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals”.
1. Should I turn off my computer when I go on vacation? (“yes” if your computer is older, “no” if it’s newer.)
2. What is ransomware? (Computer files are attacked and stolen and held for ransom. Monies need to be paid and then you get your data back.)
– REPORT on how Dennis can “take over” your computer and NOW also your phone and IPad remotely, monitor hacks, and run all diagnostic checks for $50./month for up to 3 devices. Spam Assassin is one of his programs.
1. $20/month – Standard program – Covers 1 user, 3 devices. Anti-virus and discount rates for on-site service.
2. $34. – Advanced program. – Anti-virus and unlimited “over-the-phone” support.
3. $50/month – Premium program. – All of the above PLUS data back up and security.
– ANNOUNCEMENT that Dennis’s anti-virus program is rated higher than Lifelock.
3. How can I prevent hacking? (best way to prevent is to sign up w/ Dennis for his monitoring programs.)
4. How can I erase myself from the Internet? (you can’t.)
– DISCUSSION about keeping yourself and your information SAFE. Use common sense.
(760) 205-0105)


DAPHealth/Revivals Segment – June 5, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – DAPHealth/Revivals Segment

MR. COMMUNITY w/ Steven Henke re: 1695 N. Sunrise Way, P.S. 92262.
– REPORT on Ruta Lee’s book signing @ “Just Fabulous” on May 30.
– REPORT on the “upward trend in retail” and the “circular economy” that Revivals is such a part of. Younger folks feel this attitude is better for the environment.
– REPORT on 4 REVIVALS @ www.revivalsstores.com @ all four stores. Open 7 days a week. 10 to 6 PM. All precautions and protocols are in place.
– REPORT on the opening of Revivals Store #4 in Indio. Monroe and Hwy., 111. 18,000 square feet. Great Vietnamese restaurant next door. Great selection of previously owned wedding dresses @ this new store.
– REV Club (Revivals Extreme Values) email once a week w/ notice of a festival of savings in June, since the new store is in Indio, the CITY OF FESTIVALS. Sign up on the Revivals web site; www.revivalsstores.com.
– REPORT that in the P.S. store you can fill a basket of books for $5. Thru June.
– REPORT that all 4 Revivals Stores (Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert and Indio) are now open 10 AM to 5 PM, Mon. – Sat., and 10 AM to 4 PM, Sundays.
– REPORT that 75% of each store is resale. 25% is new merchandise. ALL proceeds benefit DAP Health.
– REPORT on how to win a $1,000. shopping spree @ Revivals. Enter on the web site to win the end of June.
– DISCUSSION of Community Events; Stagecoach and Coachellafest will be back next April; the Marilyn Forever Statue coming back; the renewed business our restaurants are doing.
– REPORT on “Mimosa Men” show @ Oscars. www.oscarscabaret.com for tickets.
– REPORT on “Wildest Restaurant and Bar” being new to the Joey English Show. www.wildestrestaurant.com.
– REPORT on Billy Reed’s chicken pot pie.
(760) 323-2118)


Rest in Peace

Tina Turner R.I.P. 11.26.39 – 5.24.23

George Maharis R.I.P. 8.1.28 – 5.24.23

Jim Brown R.I.P. 2.17.36 – 5.18.23

Gordon Lightfoot R.I.P. 11.17.38 – 5.1.23

Memorial Day Blessings…”freedom is NOT free”

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