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100 Things to Do in Palm Springs Before You Die, Second Edition

The seductive beauty of palm trees and soaring mountain peaks bring people from around the world to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. And with 360 days of sunshine each year, the ways to discover this desert paradise are endless. 100 Things to Do in Palm Springs Before You Die contains itineraries and tips on what you'll discover in Greater Palm Springs—a sun-kissed community comprised of nine cities. Get outside and hike through the natural wonder at Indian Canyons. Head up high on the Aerial Tramway or down low into the San Andreas Fault. Or check out the endless string of local celebrations, like the Tamale and Date Festival or, for music and art lovers, Coachella and the brand-new Desert X. More interested in old-school cool? Don your finest “desert casual” fashion for a night at The Purple Room, the choice hangout of the famed Rat Pack. As a longtime resident and seasoned traveler, author Lydia Kremer provides both a local’s insight and a penchant for discovery to her own backyard. With this book as your guide, you won’t miss a thing in this glamorous desert oasis.

About the Author:
Lydia Kremer, 
a travel writer for two decades, has been a resident of Palm Springs for more than twenty-five years. She is a veteran marketing and public relations professional and a widely published freelance writer. her features have appeared in numerous publications. She specializes in travel writing but also writes on a wide range of topics, including architecture, history, art, and culture.

Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline

The Nashville Sound is a sound heard all around the world. It is not just the sound of country music; music from Nashville includes Big Band, rhythm and blues, gospel, Christian, jazz and classical. Nashville music goes back a long way and embraces artists and songs that have no borders. “Music City U.S.A.” isn’t just a catchy slogan, it is an accurate description of the sounds of Nashville from Davy Crockett’s fiddle to the Fisk Jubilee Singers to rock classics from Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers to the Nashville Sound of Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold and beyond. The Nashville Sound is a rainbow of music.

Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline explores Nashville’s rich history in music that encompasses not only country music but also gospel music, contemporary Christian music, rhythm and blues, rock’n’roll and classical music. Nashville is a musical gold mine and this book follows the development of music and the music industry in Nashville from the nineteenth century until today.

About the Author:
Don Cusic 
is Curb Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont University. He is the author of a history of country music (Discovering Country Music), biographies of Roger Miller, Eddy Arnold, Hank Williams and others; The Beatles and Country Music, Elvis and Nashville, Saved by Song: A History of Gospel and Christian Music and others. As a songwriter he has had songs recorded by Bobby Bare, Peter Noone, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Stevens, Lynn Morris and others.

Events & Updates

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, for a presentation and book signing at Philadelphia City Institute Library (1905 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103) from 6:30-8 p.m.

— November 14, 2018

Book Signing

Join Rich Grant and Irene Rawlings, authors of 100 Things to Do in Denver Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Tattered Cover Bookstore (2526 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80202) from 7-8 p.m.

— November 14, 2018

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, for a presentation and book signing at Cherry Hill Public Library (1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034) from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

— November 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Marijean Oldham, author of 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Beer Run (156 Carlton Rd Ste 203, Charlottesville, VA 22902) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

— November 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers and Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Sun Harvest Citrus (14601 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33912) starting at 1 p.m.

— November 16, 2018

Book Signing

Join Kevin Gibson, author of 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Speed Art Museum (2035 S 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208) from 6-8 p.m.

— November 16, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation at Maplewood Library (7550 Lohmeyer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63143) at 1 p.m.

— November 17, 2018

Presentation

Join Jan Jacobi, author of Young Lincoln, for a presentation at Maplewood Library (7550 Lohmeyer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63143) at 1 p.m.

— November 17, 2018

Book Signing

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's With St. Louis, Second Edition, for a book signing at Main Street Books (307 S Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301) from 1-3 p.m.

— November 17, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, Second Edition, for a book signing at Half Price Books (630 N McKnight Rd., University City, MO 63132) from 1-5 p.m.

— November 17, 2018

Presentation

Join Kristen Hare, author of 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die, Second Edition, for a presentation and book signing at USF St. Pete (140 7th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— November 17, 2018

Presentation

Join Kathryn Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati, for a panel discussion and book signing at Boone County Public Library-Main Branch (1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

— November 17, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a books signing at Chico's in Miromar Outlets (10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL  33928) from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

— November 18, 2018

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, for a presentation and book signing at William Penn House (1919 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19103) from 8-9:30 p.m.

— November 19, 2018

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, Second Edition, for a presentation at Missouri River Regional Public Library (214 Adams St., Jefferson City, MO) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

— November 19, 2018

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of An Icon, for a presentation for the Affton Historical Society at Oakland House (7801 Genesta, St. Louis, MO 63123) at 1:30PM.

— November 20, 2018

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Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an IconSecond Edition, for a presentation at Oakland House (7801 Genesta, Affton, MO) starting at 1:30 p.m.

— November 20, 2018

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Join Kathy Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Behringer-Crawford Museum (1600 Montague Rd., Covington, KY 41011) at 2 p.m.

— November 24, 2018

Book Signing

Join E. R. Bills, author of 100 Things to Do in Texas Before You Die, for a book signing at Galveston Bookshop from 2-5 p.m.

— November 24, 2018

Book Signing

Join Elizabeth Licata, author of 100 Things to Do in Buffalo Before You Die, for a book signing at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court, Buffalo NY 14216) from noon until 2:00 p.m.

— November 24, 2018

Author Event

Join members of the Spokesman-Review staff, authors of 100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die, for an event at The Bing Theater (901 W Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99201) from 7-9 p.m.

— November 27, 2018

Presentation

Join Kathy Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati, for a presentation at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center (620 Greenup St., Covington, KY 41011) starting at 6 p.m.

— November 28, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a books signing at Tarpon Lodge (13771 Waterfront Dr., Pine Island, FL  33922) starting at 5:30 p.m.

— November 30, 2018

Book Signing

Join Rich Grant and Irene Rawlings, authors of 100 Things to Do in Denver Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at the North Pole Marketplace in downtown Golden, CO from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

— December 1, 2018

Author Event

Join Ann Smith, co-author of 100 Things to Do in Portland, OR Before You Die, Second Edition, for the Oregon Historical Society's annual celebration of Oregon authors at Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, Oregon 97205) starting at noon. 

— December 2, 2018

Book Signing

Join Adam Sawyer, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Portland, Oregon, for a book signing at Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205) from noon to 4:00 p.m.

— December 2, 2018

Book Signing

Join Adam Sawyer, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Portland, OR, for a book signing at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (2106 Second St., Tillamook, OR 97141) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

— December 2, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a book signing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33907) starting at 11 a.m.

— December 5, 2018

Book Signing

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Fort Myers Beach Library (2755 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL  33931) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

— December 6, 2018

Book Signing

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis and co-author of St. Louis Brews, Third Edition, for a presentation and book signing at Neighborhood Reads (401 Lafayette Street Washington, MO) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

— December 6, 2018

Book Signing

Join Ashley Petry, author of 100 Things to Do in Indianapolis Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Central Library (40 E St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204) at 6 p.m.

— December 7, 2018

Book Signing

Join Ashley Petry, author of 100 Things to Do in Indianapolis Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Central Library (40 E St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204) starting at 6 p.m.

— December 7, 2018

Presentation

Join Kathryn Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati, for a presentation at Le Sorelle Boutique (341 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073) from 6-8 p.m.

— December 7, 2018

Book Signing

Join Ashley Petry, author of 100 Things to Do in Indianapolis Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market (Harrison Center for the Arts: 1505 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46202) from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

— December 7, 2018

Book Signing

Join Beth D'Addono, author of 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die, Second Edition, for a book signing at Treasure Tattoo (2350 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117) starting at 6 p.m.

— December 8, 2018

Author Event

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon at the Frampton Plantation House (1 Low Country Ln., Yemassee, SC 29945) starting at 10 a.m. for Author Under the Live Oaks. This holiday festival celebrates local authors and is also a Toys for Tots toy-raiser.  

— December 8, 2018

Presentation

Join Jon Busdeker, co-author of 100 Things to Do in Orlando Before You Die, Second Edition, for a presentation and book signing at Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801) from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

— December 8, 2018

Author Event

Join Kimberley Lovato and Jill K. Robinson, authors of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die, Second Edition, for an event at Barnes and Noble (313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kimberley and Jill will be "In Conversation" with radio broadcaster & editor-in-chief of San Francisco Books & Travel Peter Robinson. There will be snacks, drinks,  giveaways, and of course some great tips on exploring San Francisco. #stockingstuffer

— December 9, 2018

Presentation

Join Kimberley Lovato and Jill K. Robinson, authors of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die, Second Edition, for a presentation at Book Passage (Ferry Building 1, Embarcadero) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

— December 13, 2018

Presentation

Join Kathryn Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati, for a presentation at Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch (502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011) from 2-4 p.m.

— December 15, 2018

Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon, Second Edition, for a book signing at STL Style (3159 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

— December 15, 2018

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, Second Edition, for a presentation at Six Mile Regional Library's Johnson Road Branch (245 John Rd., Granite City, IL) at 2 p.m.

— January 19, 2019

Presentation

Join Jim Merkel, author of The Making of an IconSecond Edition, for a presentation at Six Mile Regional Library's Johnson Road Branch (2145 Johnson Rd., Granite City, IL) at 2 p.m.

— January 19, 2019

Presentation

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a presentation at Charlevoix Public Library (220 West Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI 49720) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

— January 29, 2019

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, for romantic stories and meals for Valentine's Day at Open Book Bookstore (7900 High School Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027) from 7-8:30 p.m.

— February 7, 2019

Book Signing

Join E. R. Bills, author of 100 Things to Do in Texas Before You Die, for a book signing at Jefferson Carnegie Library from 6-8 p.m.

— February 21, 2019

Presentation

Join Nancy Hamilton, author of 100 Things to Do in Fort Myers and Sanibel Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at the Sanibel Public Library (770 Dunlap Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957) at 2 p.m.

— February 26, 2019

Presentation

Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a presentation at 1 University Blvd., Bluffton, SC 29909 (Hargray Building, Room 156) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

— March 4, 2019

Presentation

Join Carol Ferring Shepley, author of St. Louis Timeline, Second Edition, for a presentation at the Schlafly Branch Library (225 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108) from 7-9 p.m.

— March 6, 2019

Presentation

Join Joni Hirsch Blackman, author of This Used to Be Chicago, for a presentation and book signing at Schaumburg Township District Library (13 S Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL) starting at 7 p.m.

— March 13, 2019

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, for a presentation and book signing at Pyramid Club (1735 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103) from 6-8 p.m. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here: https://www.centercityproprietors.org/calendar#!event/2019/3/14/unique-eats-and-eateries-of-philadelphia

— March 14, 2019

Presentation

Join What's With Chicago? author Ellen Shubart for a presentation at Northbrook Public Library in Northbrook, IL starting at 2 p.m.

— March 23, 2019

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Riverside Public Library (1 Burling Rd., Riverside, IL 60546) starting at 8:30 p.m.

— March 28, 2019

Author Event

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for an event at Leon and Lulu (96 W 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI 48017) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

— April 28, 2019

Presentation

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Mackinac Island Before You Die, for a presentation at Hiawatha Sportsman's Club (Naubinway, MI 49762) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

— July 17, 2019