Arts and Entertainment abound throughout the desert cities. Exhibitions, Museums, Live Music Venues and Festivals, Local Stage Productions. There’s a vibrant scene in the Coachella Valley that goes beyond the mainstream. Events around architecture, modernism, fashion, and food also keep the calendar of what’s to see and do full year ‘round. Bonnie Gilgallon hosts The Desert Scene (formerly The Culture Corner) and features interviews and profiles on the people, places and things that make living here fun and fascinating. Updated weekly.
Bonnie has established a solid reputation as a broadcast journalist and stage performer since arriving in the Coachella Valley from Washington, D.C. 20 years ago. For many years, Valley residents hear her daily news reports on KNews Radio. She also created and hosted the weekend entertainment program, The Desert Scene on the same station. She has interviewed many local celebrities as well as visiting stars including Pat Rizzo, Peter Marshall, the late Jackie Lee Houston and Kaye Ballard, as well as Rita Coolidge, Linda Ronstadt, and the late Debbie Reynolds. A multiple Desert Theatre League Award-winning actress, Bonnie has performed in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Laundry & Bourbon, and others. And, she appears regularly at venues including Melvyn's, A.J.'s on the Green, Backstreet Bistro and 360 North. She also hosts Women! on KPSE television and wirtes for the Coachella Valley Independent. Bonnie was also honored with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in May 2017.