Today starts our big KGAY 106.5 Vacaya LGBT+ Vacations “Song of the Day” contest. For those of you in California, you have a chance to win a Caribbean cruise in February. Many in the valley are wrapping up or back from their summer vacations. It’s hard to think that just a year ago we were still canceling events.
In fact, I just met with the Palm Springs International Film Festival team to put in place our media sponsorship. Last year’s festival was canceled as COVID fears lingered. If you saw President Joe Biden on 60 Minutes last evening, he spoke of us no longer being in a “pandemic”, but rather finding ways to live with COVID as we do with many other viruses.
A big shoutout to a group of unsung volunteers who work together each year to put on the Positively Aging Project held Saturday. I come in to emcee the event and wanted to acknowledge the work of these people shown here!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway
KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ VACATION to the Caribbean for a full-ship LGBTQ+ cruise! You’ll be sharing and celebrating with 3,000 new friends in February 2023. You’ll set sail from Fort Lauderdale onboard “Celebrity Reflection” for 7 nights while enjoying world class dining, star-studded entertainment, signature VACAYA activities and mind-blowing parties! Listen for the VACAYA LGBT+ Caribbean Cruise Song of the Day at 8 AND 5 and then go to the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page. Put in the name of the song, and you’re entered. The more days you play, the more chances you’ll have to WIN! (One entry per day). Brought to you by VACAYA, Visit Lauderdale, and KGAY 106.5!
2022 Business Expo and Taste of Palm Springs
The Palm Springs Chamber or Commerce presents the 2022 Business Expo & Taste of Palm Springs on Wednesday, September 21 from 5–9 pm at Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Come learn about Palm Springs’ businesses and have the opportunity to taste bites from several of the city’s best restaurants. Over 100 local businesses will showcase their products and services, and included will be a taste of more than 40 valley restaurants, wine and beer tasting, a cocktail bar, and live entertainment from Britain’s Finest – The Complete Beatles Experience. Get tickets
The Dinah is Here!
The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend 2022 is continuing the legend with a show-stopping all-female entertainment line-up from Wednesday, September 21–Sunday, September 25 at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. Headlining acts include Fletcher, Haviah Mighty, Cassidy King, IV4, Zolita, IV Jay, Siena Liggins and 80s music iconic superstar, Taylor Dayne, offering a palette of incredibly talented female pop singers, rising artists as well as new queer talent all poised to make a major impact in 2022 and beyond. You can still get your tickets at a discount up to the day before it starts, so don’t wait and end up paying full price at the door, starting September 21. Get tickets
Vote KGAY and John Taylor for Best of Desert 2022
The Desert Sun has opened the final round of voting for Best of Desert 2022, celebrating and recognizing the best our community has to offer, and both KGAY 106.5 and KGAY Morning Host John Taylor are among the nominees in the Local Radio Station and Radio Personality categories, respectively! Both can be found under the “Media” category of the ballot. Votes can be placed through Friday, September 30. Vote today!
OKLAHOMA – Reviewed by Stephen Radosh
Our Gay Desert Guide theatre reviewer Stephen Radosh is back from the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with a review of the 2018 revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical OKLAHOMA, directed by Daniel Fish, playing now through October 16. As Radosh says, Fish “blew off the dust, rethought the entire show from top to bottom…” and this “fresh new approach lets us experience the depth of the book and the score as never before.” Read more
Social Square Dance Class
A Modern Social Square Dance Class is beginning Monday, September 19 and continuing every Monday from 6:30–9 pm at the Cathedral City Senior Center. No partner nor experience is needed, and everyone is welcome to come and make new friends. There will be 50 calls in 12 weeks, for just $6 per class. More info