Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend! My Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies...EVER! 


Labor Day weekend is upon us and to celebrate the working class, I compiled my Top 10 Best Labor Day movies list. These films all pay homage to the labor movement. Did your favorite make it to my list? Check it out!



Also check out "Blue Collar," "Gung Ho," "Hoffa," "Clerks"

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Baby Goats, Brian Wilson, and More! My Fun Desert Adventures This Week! 


Monday began with a visit to Desert Adventures Eco-Tours in Indio, CA. Every time there's an earthquake in the valley, folks want to partake on their tour because they're sitting smack dab on the San Andreas Fault! Take a look:

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Tuesday, I went to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino because all week we have been talking about local destinations for Labor Day weekend! Brian Wilson, and one of the founding father of the Beach Boys, Al Jardine, will perform at the resort together! How cool is that?

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Wednesday, my adventure continued at The Living Desert! Their theme is BABIES IN BLOOM! Why? Because there are many cute babies at the zoo! I met a baby porcupine (they're called porcupet do you know that?) named Tootsie, and baby goats! Take a look:

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Also on Wednesday, I visited Jessup Auto Plaza because they're the sponsor of our practice walks every Saturday morning to prepare for the Palm Springs Tram Challenge benefiting the United Way of the Desert. The charity attached to this Saturday is the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City:

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Let the Oscar Games Begin -- Check Out "Foxcatcher" Trailer! Steve Carell is Mesmerizing! 


All I can say is WOW! Steve Carrell is the subject of this brand new trailer of "Foxcatcher" from esteemed and respected auteur, Bennett Miller ("Capote," "Moneyball").

Based on the true story of John du Pont, Carell personifies the multimillionaire who was convicted of killing his friend, Dave Schultz (played by Mark Ruffalo), an Olympic champion freestyle wrestler. Channing Tatum stars as Ruffalo's brother, Mark, a wrestler.

I can see Oscars all over this movie! Miller won Best Director at this year's Cannes, and the film is getting ready to flex its muscles at Telluride, Toronto, and New York film festivals!

Take a look at "Foxcatcher" trailer below:



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From Environmentally-Friendly Dog Park to Unusual Musical Instruments, See My Fun Adventures This Week! 


Monday started with my visit to a fun group of Cathedral City residents. They gathered together to build an enviromentally-friendly dog park! Take a look:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


We also took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at our station, KMIR/NBC in Palm Springs:

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Wednesday, we explored arts in education at Rancho Mirage High School and its Helene Galen Performing Arts Center. I was so happy and encouraged that students are still learning culture through arts!

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KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


We also explored the 2014 Make a Difference Day! Yes, I'll be walking bright and early this Saturday!

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And this morning, Thursday, we explored the Chapman stick! It's a rare and unusual musical instrument that's part drums, piano, and more! Great artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel have used this instrument! Michael Kollwitz, a longtime Chapman stick musical artist, explains the instrument which is celebrating its 40th birthday this year!

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


So what am I doing tomorrow, Friday? It's all about movies! Coming up, my movie review of "If I Stay" starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley. I visited Palm Springs High School so I could play the cello (just like in the movie)! So how many kisses does "If I Stay" get? Find out tomorrow!



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"The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews 


Two big films for you this weekend – we have “The Expendables 3” for action fans and “The Giver” for drama/sci-fi/fantasy fans. In “The Expendables 3,” Sylvester Stallone gathers his past teammates and combine them with a new cast to battle the big bad villain played by Mel Gibson. Harrison Ford and Kelsey Grammer join in on the fun for the first time.

We also have “The Giver” from the popular young adult novel by Lois Lowry. Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep give supporting performances to our hero played by Brenton Thwaites.

Which movie is worth your time and money? Take a look:



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