Jul 05

KWXY, the ‘Sound of Palm Springs’ for Fifty Years, Returns to FM at 107.3.

KWXY, the ‘Sound of Palm Springs’ for Fifty Years,
Returns to FM at 107.3.

Heritage Radio Station Founded in 1964 Still A Local Favorite

KWXY, the valley’s only Beautiful Music station, is returning to the FM dial, effective immediately,” said Jack Broady, General Manager of locally-owned RR Broadcasting. The station’s new home is 107.3 FM, thanks to RR Broadcasting’s acquisition of a new digital FM translator.

“We will continue to simulcast the station at 1340 on the AM dial for the time being,” Broady continued. “But listeners who love the unique “Sound of Palm Springs” the station is known for, can now hear it in digital stereo at 107.3 FM. We will, of course, also continue streaming the station in stereo via the internet for all of our seasonal listeners who like to ‘take the station home with them’ during the Summer.”

KWXY is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in the Coachella Valley this year, having been founded in 1964 on 1340 AM. It is one of the area’s only “heritage” stations, and is one of the very few remaining beautiful music stations in the country. “Eventually, the station will transition fully into Legend 107.3,” said KWXY Program Director, Bradley Ryan. “Reflecting its history, and its unique heritage here in the valley.”

“The Palm Springs area has a unique listener base,” Ryan continued. “People here really appreciate the music of the Great American Songbook, and especially the vocalists who made this music famous throughout the world. Frank Sinatra figures prominently in the KWXY play list, as do favorites like Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, Dinah Shore, and more.”

Fans of KWXY will also discover contemporary artists on the station, reflecting the amazing revival of the music of the Great American Songbook in recent years. Artists like Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole,  Michael Feinstein, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Rod Stewart and local favorite, Barry Manilow.”

Music Director, Don Wardell, who began his career with the BBC, and earned a Grammy for his work with the recordings of Frank Sinatra, has been with KWXY for nearly twenty years. “I think the key to the station’s longevity is its adherence to sound and the spirit of the Great American Songbook,” Wardell says, then adds with a twinkle of his eye, “plus a little magic and fairy dust.”

Magic it may be, but KWXY’s unique sound continues to find an audience in the Coachella Valley, and throughout the world, as listeners tune in via radio, and via internet, to hear its masterful vocals and instrumentals. “In recent years, we’ve been able to track the number of listeners who are streaming the station on the internet,” noted Broady. “And the numbers are really astounding. We’ve also been astounded by the average length of time spent listening to the stream. People literally listen to KWXY for hours at a time. You know, it’s sort of ironic. In radio, we’ve all been trained to think of listenership in terms of the terrestrial signal, so seeing these kinds of numbers coming from new media (internet streaming) from what we think of as a heritage format is pretty amazing.

As local residents, valley visitors, and people throughout the world rediscover and fall in love with the sound of the Great American Songbook, KWXY has become the favorite for an entirely new generation of listeners. “Mid-Century Modern aficionados adore this music,” says Mel Hill, Local Sales Manager for RR Broadcasting. “The entire Mid-Century Modern movement is a perfect match for the KWXY sound, and the lifestyle it evokes – chic cocktail parties, sunsets by the pool, leisurely dinners, riding around in a sleek 1960s convertible – an almost mythical aesthetic that’s been recaptured – first here in Palm Springs, and now, throughout the country and the world.”

Listen to KWXY at 107.3 FM, 1340 AM, or on the web at  http://www.kwxy.com/

 

Jul 05

Enjoy Dinner And A Movie Every Saturday Night this Summer with Camelot Theatres’ Dinner And A Movie Film Series

Enjoy Dinner And A Movie
Every Saturday Night this Summer with Camelot Theatres’
Dinner And A Movie Film Series

Starting Saturday, June 28th, Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will begin a new “Dinner and a Movie” Film Series –  bringing some of the biggest blockbuster movies ever to hit the Big Screen back to the BIG Screen!

“We plan to present a favorite blockbuster movie every Saturday night,” said Camelot Theatres Manager Matt Christensen. “Most of these films are available on DVD, but let’s face it. These films were made to be seen on the big screen and there’s just nothing quite like seeing them that way. Even better, they’ve all been digitally remastered, and feature full theatre quality sound, so the experience is going to be really magical.”

Camelot Theatres, which has the widest movie screen in the desert, will begin the revival screenings every Saturday evening at 9:30pm, but wants movie-goers to know that they can start their evenings early with dinner and/or a cocktail at the Camelot Internationale Cafe and Bar.

“The cafe and bar will both open at 7pm,” said Chef Hector Salviatore. ”Each week we’ll be creating a special $15 prix fix menu that has been themed to match that week’s movie. We’ll also have our regular Happy Hour menu and be offering Happy Hour pricing at the bar, plus themed specialty drinks and $6 Margaritas.”

The Camelot “Dinner and a Movie” Film Series, which is presented by MIX 100.5 FM and RR Broadcasting, will open with the 1975 thriller JAWS, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name, JAWS is widely regarded as the prototype of the Summer Blockbuster genre of films. It became the highest-grossing film in history at the time, and it was the most successful motion picture of all time until the release two years later of Star Wars. Other films in the series include Caddieshack, Tootsie, The Breakfast Club, The Princess Bride, Top Gun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dirty Dancing, and more. Movie Tickets are only $ 6.50 each.

For a complete list of films and/or additional information about the Camelot “Dinner And A Movie” Film Series, visit the Camelot Theatres website at http://www.CamelotTheatres.com

 

Jul 05

MIX 100.5 FM, RR Broadcasting and The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs present The MIX 100.5 FM AcousticPalooza!

MIX 100.5 FM, RR Broadcasting and
The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs present The MIX 100.5 FM AcousticPalooza!
Coming to The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
Labor Day Weekend 2014!

Featuring ANDY GRAMMER, EARLY MORNING REBEL, and Three of the Desert’s Best Acoustic Acts!

MIX 100.5 FM – The Desert’s Best MIX, The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs and RR Broadcasting are pleased to announce a new musical event, The MIX 100.5 FM AcousticPalooza, coming to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs on Sunday, August 31st. The MIX 100.5 FM AcousticPalooza will include live performances by ANDY GRAMMER (“Keep Your Head Up”, “Fine By Me”, “Lunatic”, “Ladies”, “Biggest Man in L.A.”, “Numbers”, “Stepping Stone”, “Couple More Sleeves”, “Fireflies”, and “The Pocket”) and EARLY MORNING REBEL (“Life Boat”, “Hold On”, “Howl at the Moon”, “Find an Easier Way”.) as well as performances by three local acoustic acts which will be selected by MIX 100.5 FM listeners.

“Our listeners really love our Acoustic Lounges,” said Bradley Ryan, MIX 100.5 Morning Show Host and Program Director. “So we thought we’d kick the Acoustic Lounge concept up a notch by bringing in two headliners and adding a local contest element to it. We’re hoping to attract a wide variety of acoustic acts that our listeners can view on our website, then vote on. The AcousticPalooza Local Artist Contest starts today.”

To participate in the AcousticPalooza Local Artist Contest, local artists/bands are invited to submit their original acoustic videos to Mix 100.5 FM via the MIX 100.5 FM website, http://www.mix1005.fm, or by email to: AcousticPalooza@mix1005.fm. Video submissions will be accepted through Friday July 25th at 5pm PST.

Starting Monday, July 28th at 6am, submissions will be posted on http://www.mix1005.fm, and listeners will be invited to visit the website, watch the videos, and vote for their favorite. Voting will run from July 28th through Friday August 22nd at 5pm PST. The top 3 vote-getters will be announced ON-AIR during the Bradley Ryan Morning Show (Weekday Mornings: 6am – 10am) on Monday, August 25th. The three winning bands will then be invited to join national headliners ANDY GRAMMER  and EARLY MORNING REBEL at the The MIX 100.5 FM AcousticPalooza on Sunday,  August 31st, 2014, at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. The show is FREE (21 and over), and will run from 6pm to 9pm.

Jun 11

KWXY, the ‘Sound of Palm Springs’ for Fifty Years, Returns to FM at 107.3.

KWXY, the ‘Sound of Palm Springs’ for Fifty Years,
Returns to FM at 107.3.

Heritage Radio Station Founded in 1964 Still A Local Favorite.


KWXY, the valley’s only Beautiful Music station, is returning to the FM dial, effective immediately,” said Jack Broady, General Manager of locally-owned RR Broadcasting. The station’s new home is 107.3 FM, thanks to RR Broadcasting’s acquisition of a new digital FM translator.

“We will continue to simulcast the station at 1340 on the AM dial for the time being,” Broady continued. “But listeners who love the unique “Sound of Palm Springs” the station is known for, can now hear it in digital stereo at 107.3 FM. We will, of course, also continue streaming the station in stereo via the internet for all of our seasonal listeners who like to ‘take the station home with them’ during the Summer.”

KWXY is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in the Coachella Valley this year, having been founded in 1964 on 1340 AM. It is one of the area’s only “heritage” stations, and is one of the very few remaining beautiful music stations in the country. “Eventually, the station will transition fully into Legend 107.3,” said KWXY Program Director, Bradley Ryan. “Reflecting its history, and its unique heritage here in the valley.”

“The Palm Springs area has a unique listener base,” Ryan continued. “People here really appreciate the music of the Great American Songbook, and especially the vocalists who made this music famous throughout the world. Frank Sinatra figures prominently in the KWXY play list, as do favorites like Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, Dinah Shore, and more.”

Fans of KWXY will also discover contemporary artists on the station, reflecting the amazing revival of the music of the Great American Songbook in recent years. Artists like Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole,  Michael Feinstein, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Rod Stewart and local favorite, Barry Manilow.”

Music Director, Don Wardell, who began his career with the BBC, and earned a Grammy for his work with the recordings of Frank Sinatra, has been with KWXY for nearly twenty years. “I think the key to the station’s longevity is its adherence to sound and the spirit of the Great American Songbook,” Wardell says, then adds with a twinkle of his eye, “plus a little magic and fairy dust.”

Magic it may be, but KWXY’s unique sound continues to find an audience in the Coachella Valley, and throughout the world, as listeners tune in via radio, and via internet, to hear its masterful vocals and instrumentals. “In recent years, we’ve been able to track the number of listeners who are streaming the station on the internet,” noted Broady. “And the numbers are really astounding. We’ve also been astounded by the average length of time spent listening to the stream. People literally listen to KWXY for hours at a time. You know, it’s sort of ironic. In radio, we’ve all been trained to think of listenership in terms of the terrestrial signal, so seeing these kinds of numbers coming from new media (internet streaming) from what we think of as a heritage format is pretty amazing.

As local residents, valley visitors, and people throughout the world rediscover and fall in love with the sound of the Great American Songbook, KWXY has become the favorite for an entirely new generation of listeners. “Mid-Century Modern aficionados adore this music,” says Mel Hill, Local Sales Manager for RR Broadcasting. “The entire Mid-Century Modern movement is a perfect match for the KWXY sound, and the lifestyle it evokes – chic cocktail parties, sunsets by the pool, leisurely dinners, riding around in a sleek 1960s convertible – an almost mythical aesthetic that’s been recaptured – first here in Palm Springs, and now, throughout the country and the world.”

Listen to KWXY at 107.3 FM, 1340 AM, or on the web at  http://www.kwxy.com/

Apr 21

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Announces Complete 2014 Schedule.

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Announces Complete 2014 Schedule.

The complete screening schedule for the 2014 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, California on May 8-11 is now available online at www.arthutlyonsfilmfestival.org.

“This year’s lineup of outstanding films along with an eclectic mixture of guests makes our fifteenth edition a collaborative celebration of noir that can’t be missed”, declared Alan K. Rode, the festival’s producer and host.

In addition to The Window with the scheduled appearance of star Barbara Hale, and Sunset Boulevard with Academy Award® nominee Nancy Olson, the entire twelve-film program has been finalized with additional guest appearances by actress and Academy Award® nominee Terry Moore, authors Victoria Wilson and Kate Buford, along with Susie Lancaster, widow of Burt Lancaster, and Susan Andrews, daughter of Dana Andrews.

Film Noir Foundation President Eddie Muller and noted film scholar Foster Hirsch are also scheduled for film introductions and guest interviews.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

 Tickets and Passes are available at the Camelot Theatres Box Office, and on-line at http://www.arthurlyonsfilmnoir.org

All Film Noir screenings will be held at Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road in Palm Springs.

2014 SCHEDULE

Thursday May 8th

7:30 PM The Window (1949) RKO/WB 73 minutes.
Actress Barbara Hale is the scheduled guest star for The Window

Friday May 9th

10:00 am Roadblock (1951) RKO/WB

1:00 pm Too Late for Tears (1949) United Artists.

4:00 pm Sunset Boulevard (1950) Paramount.
Actress Nancy Olson is the scheduled guest star for Sunset Boulevard

7:30 pm Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Paramount.
Author Victoria WilsonA Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True 1907-1940,
is the scheduled guest for Sorry, Wrong Number

Saturday May 10th

10:00 am Southside 1-1000 (1950) Allied Artists/WB

1:00 pm Storm Warning (1951) Warner Bros.

4:00 pm The Killers (1946) Universal-International.
Kate Buford, author of Burt Lancaster, An American Life and Susie Lancaster,
widow of actor Burt Lancaster are the scheduled guests for The Killers.

7:30 pm Shack Out on 101  (1955) Allied Artists 80 minutes.
Actress Terry Moore is the scheduled guest star for Shack out on 101.

Sunday May 11th

10:00 am Deadline U.S.A.  (1952) Fox

1:00 pm Laura (1944) Fox.
Susan Andrews, daughter of actor Dana Andrews is the scheduled guest for Laura.

4:00 pm Out of the Past  (1947) RKO/WB

The Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Film Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Mar 23

Where On Earth Will We Get Safe Water? The American Documentary Film Festival Tackles This Question Head-on With SlingShot.

Where On Earth Will We Get Safe Water?

The American Documentary Film Festival
Tackles This Question Head-on With SlingShot.

 Having enough safe potable water is certainly one of the biggest challenges facing human populations today.  The new documentary, SlingShot, focuses on inventor Dean Kamen (Segway Human Transporter) and his 15-year quest to solve the world’s safe water crisis.

Kamen is a modern-day hero whose inventions, mostly medical devices, help people in need and ease suffering.  He is also a man who just might have enough passion, will, and innovative thinking to create a solution for the planet’s biggest challenge – having enough safe, potable water for its growing population. 

Half of all human illness is the result of water borne pathogens, and Kamen has invented an energy efficient vapor compression distiller that can turn any unfit source of water into potable, safe water.  This film traces the story of Kamen’s water purification machine from its earliest days through recent trials in five schools in rural Ghana and beyond.

SlingShot

See it Friday, March 28, at 6:00pm

CSUSB PD Campus, Oliphant Auditorium

37500 Cook Street, Palm Desert CA 92211

Tickets: $ 10
To purchase tickets, visit the Camelot Theatres Box Office in Palm Springs, or go to: http://www.showclix.com/event/3814145

The 2014 Edition of The American Documentary Film Festival
opens on Thursday, March 27th, and runs through
Monday, March 31st.

Presented by Nationwide Insurance

The American Documentary Film Festival

is a Palm Springs Cultural Center program.

For more information,
visit http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/ 

Mar 20

American Documentary Film Festival To Screen the Visually Stunning Documentary, Antarctica: A Year On Ice

American Documentary Film Festival To Screen the Visually Stunning Documentary, Antarctica: A Year On Ice 

Experience an entire year with the people who work in the harshest conditions on Earth.  For the first time, we get a complete, unflinching look at everyday life on the mysterious frozen continent of Antarctica.

To create Antarctica: A Year on Ice, legendary photographer Anthony Powell spent 10 years (and nine long winters) clocking the continent on camera:  from the 24-hour darkness of winter to desolate, stunning polar vistas (blazing aurora, freezing ice storms) and the creatures and humans who are based there.  Time-lapse imagery — Powell’s speciality — evokes the ever-changing patterns of polar life.

A visually stunning feast for the eyes.

Antarctica: A Year On Ice

See it Monday, March 31, at 4:30pm
Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs

Tickets: $ 10
To purchase tickets, visit the Camelot Theatres Box Office in Palm Springs, or go to: http://www.showclix.com/event/3814145

The 2014 Edition of The American Documentary Film Festival
opens on Thursday, March 27th, and runs through
Monday, March 31st.

Presented by Nationwide Insurance

The American Documentary Film Festival

is a Palm Springs Cultural Center program.

For more information,
visit http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/

Mar 20

American Documentary Film Festival Examines Urban Farming in Urban Fruit

American Documentary Film Festival Examines Urban Farming in Urban Fruit

Urban farming has a revival in Los Angeles.  We follow four urban gardeners’ struggle against the City and their families to reclaim a skill that seemed lost.  Rishi Kumar gave up a a promising IT career to start an urban farm in his parents’ backyard.

Ron Finley lives in South L.A., a food desert, where there are few alternatives to fast food.  Ron decided to teach people how to grow food in front of their homes, which turned out to be in violation of City code.   He fought back against the City and became an internet sensation.

Adam and Jenna Barber are a young hipster couple growing vegetables and raising chickens in Mid-City.  They grow food for themselves and trade the surplus to a local restaurant for dining credit.

Urban Fruit

See it Saturday, March 29, at Noon

Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs

Tickets: $ 10
To purchase tickets, visit the Camelot Theatres Box Office in Palm Springs, or go to: http://www.showclix.com/event/3814569
The 2014 Edition of The American Documentary Film Festival
opens on Thursday, March 27th, and runs through
Monday, March 31st.

Presented by Nationwide Insurance

The American Documentary Film Festival

is a Palm Springs Cultural Center program.

For more information,
visit http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/

 

Mar 20

American Documentary Film Festival Breaks Down Retirement Home Stereotypes with The Mayor

American Documentary Film Festival Breaks Down Retirement Home Stereotypes with The Mayor

What is life really like at the retirement home? Is it what you might expect? Well, that depends. If you think it’s all about people sitting around waiting for the end to come, The Mayor will prove you wrong. This amazing documentary provides a “fly on the wall” view of a group of octogenarians living life to the fullest. They’re funny, active, smart, catty and even a little bit wild. Who are they? Well, there’s Sam, the quick-witted, widowed, eighty-eight-year-old Brooklyn native, for whom the film is named. Sam isn’t really a Mayor, but his personality is so infectious, he’s earned the nickname. Then there’s the ever so bawdy Ceil Schwartz and her affable, but somewhat tuned-out husband, Eddie. There’s also the prim, but cheeky Dorothy Wyll, who later reveals herself to be the director’s grandmother. The list goes on, and so do the daily lives of the residents. The filmmaker follows them as they go about their daily business – joking over breakfast, shuffling around the hair salon – even sharing secrets and gossip behind closed doors. And in between, he interviews them, discovering that as they struggle to defy cultural expectations, and make their golden years meaningful, they are also redefining the perceptions of what it’s like to grow old.

The Mayor

See it Thursday, March 27, at 12:30pm

Indian Wells Theater, CSUSBPDC

37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert CA 92211

Tickets: $ 10

To purchase tickets, visit the Camelot Theatres Box Office in Palm Springs,

or go to: http://www.showclix.com/event/3814640

The 2014 Edition of The American Documentary Film Festival
opens on Thursday, March 27th, and runs through
Monday, March 31st.

Presented by Nationwide Insurance

The American Documentary Film Festival

is a Palm Springs Cultural Center program.

For more information,
visit http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/

Mar 20

American Documentary Film Festival to Screen Park Mark: A Story of Homelessness and Addiction in Iran

American Documentary Film Festival to Screen Park Mark: A Story of Homelessness and Addiction in Iran

Homelessness is a worldwide phenomenon that affects people from all cultures and from all walks of life. Now meet Mark – the protagonist of Park Mark – he’s a homeless man (and crack Cocaine addict) who lives in the parks of Tehran by day, and steals from donation boxes (that stand on nearly every street corner) by night.

Mark, we discover, was once a wealthy Iranian citizen living in America, with a wife and children. Then he discovered crack. Now, fate and addiction have pushed him to the margin of society and turned him into an outcast. 

Park Mark offers an unflinching look at the life of an addict living on the streets of Iran. Following Mark, filmmaker Baktash Abtin bears witness to the traumatic events that occur in Mark’s life on a daily basis, and provides insight into the secrets of Tehran. This film is a powerful story of a man quite aware of his painful reality.

Park Mark

See it Friday,  March 28, at 1:30pm

Camelot Theatres 

Tickets: $10

 To purchase tickets, visit the Camelot Theatres Box Office in Palm Springs, or go to: http://www.showclix.com/event/3814150