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Fan tas y S p r i n gs R es ort Ca sino Magazine Issue 1

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Po w w o w - F a n t a sy Springs R esort & Casino, Special Events Center N ove m b e r 2 6 28 , 2 0 1 0 H o s t e d B y The Cabazon Band Of Mission Indians, The P owwows F e a t u r e Nat i v e A m e r i c a n Drums, Dancing And Signing, Plus A rts A nd Crafts A nd Tr a d i t i o n a l N a t i v e A merican Foods. (760) 238-5770 ~ Photo by Allen Lawrenc e



Resort Hotel • • • • • • •

A Complete Destination Resort Special Offers First Class Amenities Exciting Activities Spectacular Golf Nautilus Fitness Center Fabulous Shopping

Located in the beautiful Palm Springs area, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino offers all you need for a fun-filled getaway or complete destination vacation. Whether your fantasy includes luxurious hotel rooms, exciting Vegas-style gambling options, fabulous dining, world-class entertainment, golf or poolside lounging, you’ll find it all here. This 250room Palm Springs hotel features brand-new luxurious rooms many with spectacular mountain views. The hotel rooms are fourstar caliber with comfort amenities for both leisure and business travelers. Must be 21 or over to reserve accommodations in the hotel.


A Premier Palm Springs Gaming Destination Walk through the doors of Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and you’re immediately transported to a world of elegance, exciting ambience and good luck. This award-winning casino in the Palm Springs area is home to 2,000 of the hottest slots and video poker, 40 table games, the action-packed casino-floor Springs bar, friendly hosts and dealers, and the Fantasy Rewards Club – offering guests the best perks and rewards of any desert casino. Fantasy Springs offers world-class gaming at a desert oasis setting, close to anywhere in southern California. Readers of Casino Player magazine consistently vote Fantasy Springs their favorite in Palm Springs. They always find the newest and hottest games, low table minimums and high stakes. These are just a few of the things that make Fantasy Springs Resort Casino a premier gaming destination in Southern California. Must be 21 or over to gamble in the casino.


Casino A Premier Palm Springs Gaming Destination Your Favorite Slots! Credit Application Great Table Games Action Video Poker (Try it FREE!) Lots Of Bingo Fun! State-Of-The-Art Off-Track Betting Responsible Gaming Bus Information Winners


Live at Fantasy Springs Resort’s Special Event Center

Darryl and Cindy Pearl


Story by Lisa Robyn Lawrence ~Photos by Catherine Jardine Earth, Wind & Fire hit the audience, with “Boogie Wonderland” and got the entire house on their feet at Fantasy Springs Resort’s Special Event Center, in Indio, near Palm Springs California. They just kept hitting us with their songs that blew the audience away with “Shining Star” “Singasong” and a most awesome cover of the Beatles’ “Got To Get You Into My Life,” just to name a very few. During their numerous instrumental riffs, showcasing the incomprehensible mastery of their craft, the music went on well into the night. It was impossible to sit down; we just had to boogie with them. The palpable music vibrated our chests with a most unbelievable upbeat, sensation. Who could dwell on anything negative during an all enveloping performance by the masters of the musical fusion of R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Pop, African, South American

and Funk, all blended so deliciously into a most exquisite package of tasty, auditory, visual and spiritual sensations? They were steaming HOT. The visionary, founding EWF member, Maurice White, was born Dec. 19, 1941, in Memphis, Tenn., where he was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. White’s musical signature bears the indelible evidence of this background. “We live in a negative society,” White once told Newsweek magazine. “Most people can’t see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine … I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners’ spiritual content.” Friday, we were fortunate to have, three of the original band members performing, Ralph Johnson on drums,

congas, percussion and vocals; Verdine White on bass and vocals; and Philip “The Voice” Bailey, whom Johnson likened to “a fine red wine that keeps getting better and better.” The band also consisted of an incomparable array of exotic percussion instruments, bongos, congas, chimes and African kalimba along with traditional drums, guitars, bass, keyboards, brass horn, sax and some nearly impossible, mindbending vocals and slick choreography. It was truly exceptional musical experience. Attending Friday’s performance, as a 50th birthday gift from his thoughtful daughter, was an overjoyed Darryl Pearl and his lovely wife Cindy. Darryl admits that he has been a fan of Earth, Wind & Fire for more than 33 years. Happy Birthday Darryl, hope your spirits were raised through the roof like all the rest of us. It was a soul-touching, musical extravaganza of the highest magnitude. Ciao for now.


Coming September 4th



8PM · SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th 2010 SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER TICKETS: $49 - $89 • Purchase Tickets

Special Offers MEAT LOAF CONCERT HOTEL SPECIAL One Night Package from $399 (Promo Code: MTLOAF10) INCLUDES: Deluxe Room for 2 2 Premium Seat Tickets $20 in Free Play $100 Restaurant Credit for Bistro or POM

Call 800-827-2946 for Reservations. Some people think big. Some people think huge. And then there’s Meat Loaf. For the past 35 years, the man born Marvin Lee Aday has been a towering monument on the musical landscape. His legendary 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell transformed this former high school football player, nightclub bouncer and stage actor into one of the great American rock ‘n’ roll icons. That record, with its staggering operatic sound and impassioned vocals, has sold more than 43 million albums worldwide - still one of the biggest-selling records ever. Meat Loaf’s reputation as one of music’s greatest artists was underlined by such masterpieces as Dead Ringer (1981), Bad Attitude (1984) and the Bat Out Of Hell sequels Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993) and Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006). Other artists might have tried to match his scale and copy his sound, but no one has come close. Now, more than 30 years after he exploded onto the world stage, Meat Loaf is back with a new record, Hang Cool Teddy Bear (a title taken from a line in the classic Russ Meyer trash movie Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls). From opener Peace On Earth to closer Elvis In Vegas, its 13 tracks drag the classic Meat Loaf sound kicking and screaming into the 21st century. “I wanted it big, I wanted it dramatic, I wanted a rock record,” says Meat Loaf. “Yes, it sounds like a Meat Loaf record. But it sounds different too - it sounds new, it sounds fresh. It speaks to you in a different way.”


Coming September 5th

MARY J. BLIGE 8PM · SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER TICKETS $59 - $109 • Purchase Tickets Special Offers


One Night Package from $469 (Promo Code: MJB10) INCLUDES: Deluxe Room for 2 2 Premium Seat Tickets $20 in Free Play $100 Restaurant Credit for Bistro or POM

Call 800-827-2946 for Reservations. For what’s sure to be a fun-filled Labor Day weekend, Mary J. Blige has been confirmed to play her very first concert in the Palm Springs area on Sunday, Sept. 5th at 8pm at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The nine-time Grammy award winning artist plans on playing songs from her 2009 release, “Stronger with Each Tear” and hits from her long R & B career. Blige has recently appeared as a guest judge on American Idol, 30 Rock and several film projects. She and opera singer Andrea Bocelli recently released a duet of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”


Open daily for dinner at 5pm For reservations or information call: (760) 342-5000

Dining FINE DINING The Bistro CASUAL DINING • POM Tuesday Night BBQ Thursday Night Italian Feast • The Fresh Grill Buffet • The Pizza Kitchen • Starbucks Coffee • Lique - All-American Burgers, • Tacos and Sandwiches • LIT - Our newest bar & lounge

A world of flavor, textures and ambience await you at the Bistro. Start your Bistro experience with a handcrafted, specialty cocktail at the stunning mahogany bar. The Bistro specializes in exciting, contemporary fine cuisine including succulent seafood and tantalizing sushi selections. You’ll also enjoy carefully dry-aged on site, hand-carved, premium USDA beef. The Bistro offers an enticing array of salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, sure to impress the most discriminating of palates. Guests have the option to dine inside with a view of the exhibition kitchen, or outside overlooking palm trees and a beautiful courtyard. Reservations are recommended. View Menu • Reserve Your Table FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO The Best In Palm Springs Dining


Golf • • • • • • •

Eagle Falls Golf Course Course Description Rates Online Reservations Contact Information Directions Gallery

Renowned architect Clive Clark has taken a parcel of our local desert and carved a masterpiece with elevations and water features not usually seen on a golf course that is open for public play. This 18-hole, 6,715 yard par 72 challenge will test the low handicapper, but yet provide an enjoyable and fair test of golf for the average player. Stay and play at our Palm Springs hotel for the ultimate golf getaway Call (760) 238-5633 for tee times at Eagle Falls Golf Course

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