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High Energy

With her judging duties on “American Idol” coming to an end after this season, Jennifer Lopez isn’t about to slow down. Instead, the superstar is launching a high energy Las Vegas show and is starring in a new television series— “Shades of Blue”—where she plays a police detective. Read more...



Puck's Progress

Wolfgang Puck introduces his newest restaurant concept, WP Kitchen + Bar, in Palm Desert. Read more...



NEXT MONTH PREVIEW

Next month our readers weigh in on their favorite dentists, which is helpful information when you’re in the market to spruce up your smile. We also point out some of the many great places to get a good pizza, which come in handy when your schedule is packed and you don’t want to cook. Read more...



Los Lonely Boys

See Los Lonely Boys at Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, on February 26; showtime 8 p.m. Read more...



Winning Ride

Chevrolet’s latest Camaro is strutting its stylish stuff, but not just because it looks good. Read more...















Snow Wonder

With the promise of a hefty El Niño this winter, ski resorts in Big Bear Lake and Wrightwood are holding out hopes for a killer season. The monster El Niño of 1997-98 dropped more than 300 inches of snow in the local mountains, according to weather officials. Don’t miss the annual Torchlight Parade on New Year’s Eve at Big Bear Lake’s Snow Summit. For more information see bearmountain.com, snowsummit.com or the Big Bear Lake Visitor’s Center at bigbear.com. For Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, see mthigh.com.

MASTER’S TOUCH

With a career that spans several decades in California’s wine business, most of it in Northern California, George Bursick is excited about the rich, decomposed granite soil—“untapped potential,” he calls it—of the Temecula Valley. Read more...


HAPPY HOUR TREATS

Wolfgang Puck has brought his newest restaurant concept, WP Kitchen + Bar, to Palm Desert. Puck designed the menu with plenty of tasting opportunities and small plates. Included on the happy hour menu are Fritto Misto and the Moscow Mule, shown at left. House cocktails, wines, prosecco and beer are available from $5–$7. Happy hour takes place 3 to 6 p.m. daily in the bar + lounge and on the patio. 73-130 El Paseo, Palm Desert; (760) 568-2700, wolfgangpuck.com

Los Lonely Boys

Performing has been a way of life for Los Lonely Boys. Before they were teenagers, brothers Ringo, Jojo and Henry Garza were the backup band for their father as he pursued his own music career in Nashville during the early 1990s. Read more...


WINNING RIDE

Chevrolet’s latest Camaro is strutting its stylish stuff, but not just because it looks good. The 2016 model was recently named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year because it is “one of the finest driving vehicles in the world,” says the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Loh. Read more...

FRINGE BENEFITS

A carryover from spring, fringe is still going strong, taking its inspiration from the Southwest more than the Wild West. A balance between fun and sophisticated, fringe adds texture and drama to an outfit. It is also one of those “less is more” style elements, so while you’ll be able to find it on dresses, jackets, purses and just about anything else designers can place it on, limit your look to one fringe piece at a time, and keep that piece in a relatively neutral or muted color.


ANNETTE HOEGNER

Annette Hoegner used to organize events for the clothing company she worked for. Realizing she loved that process more than her actual job, she got a business license, attended an accreditation course, and launched Classic Touch Events in 2005. Read more...