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The Desert Scene
19 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
The Desert Scene: Tribute to Six Celebrities
2022 has started off rough with six celebrities passing away and leaving with a legacy of their exceptional work. Bonnie G and Brayan Mendoza pay their respects to these six important and highly influential artists. Spanning from sitcoms to music and film. They are: Betty White, Ronnie Spector, Bob Saget, Sidney Poitier, Marilyn Bergman and Peter Bogdanovich.
14 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
The Desert Scene: The Desert Hot Springs Spider-Man
Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Does Whatever A Spider-Man Can! Spins A Web, and Walks Around Endlessly! LOOK OUT, Here comes the Desert Hot Springs Spider-Man! Listen, and find out who this mysterious figure walking around the city of Desert Hot Springs.
12 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
The Desert Scene: Walter Mueller
Walter Mueller is the Director of Development at Olive Crest. An organization that aims to prevent and ultimately end child abuse. Providing everything from counseling to foster care service, and a golfing tournament! Yes, even golfing. Their fundraising Golf Tournament is coming up, and he has the info to get you an invite! Listen in with Brayan Mendoza and Bonnie G, see if you can volunteer or play a round for a great cause!
14 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
The Desert Scene: Jacquelyn James
Transgender entertainers in Palm Springs take center stage on this edition of The Desert Scene with Bonnie G and Brayan Mendoza. With the reopening of hip dinner show establishment AsiaSF, comes The Ladies of AsiaSF Palm Springs. Bonnie and Brayan talk with Jacquelyn James. All the performers are transgender women and each brings their own personalities to lip-synced renditions of party playlist classics, pop tunes and Broadway show favorites. Learn more about this fun and exciting venue.Visit AsiaSF Palm Springs online.
12 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
The Desert Scene: Alexis Hunter aka Rachel Lansing
Alexis Hunter, the author who was 1950's TV actress Joi Lansing's secret love and identified as her sister Rachel Lansing to maintain the cover of their true relationship, is a resident of the Coachella Valley. Her book about Lansing came out in 2015, but she has now turned her creative talents to jewelry. She joins Bonnie G and Brayan Mendoza to discuss her line and that it serves a great cause on this episode of The Desert Scene.
13 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
The Desert Scene: Siobhan Velarde
Siobhan Velarde is a singer, actress and all-around entertainment dynamo. A favorite with audiences throughout the Coachella Valley, she appears on a regular basis in Cathedral City at Runway. She returns to The Desert Scene to talk with Bonnie G and Brayan Mendoza about her performances and the success she has enjoyed with live audiences, and events yet to come at this hip West Valley hotspot.
47 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
The Desert Scene: Bonnie & Brayan's 2021 Holiday Special
Jingle Jangle your way into Bonnie G. and Brayan Mendoza’s holiday party. Radio111’s entertainment scene co-hosts are joined by Dutch Haling. He’s a radio and theatre legend and together they reminisce about merry ole holiday memories, they quiz each other on trivia, recite poetry, and even sing a cappella. This year, The Desert Scene crew also features seasonal tunes by artists Patricia Welch and Bill Lohnes.
18 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
The Desert Scene: Jan Lupia, Mama's House
Bonnie G. and Brayan Mendoza welcome Jan Lupia, founder and executive directors of Mama's House. The organization is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of providing shelter and resources to women in crisis. Jan discusses their upcoming February event featuring a special guest speaker.
12 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
The Desert Scene: Steven Sondheim Tribute
One of the absolute greats of Broadway has seen the final curtain fall. While Steven Sondheim was 92 years old, it was quite sudden and not expected when he recently passed. Bonnie G. and Brayan Mendoza pay their respects in this conversation and tribute about the great playwright.
17 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
The Desert Scene: Jeff Barnett, Singer
Entertainer Jeff Barnett loves to sing and he joins Bonnie G. and Brayan Mendoza on this episode of The Desert Scene. They discuss Jeff's extensive musical career, risks, love, and he provides a preview for his upcoming performance at Runway in Cathedral City in January.
12 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
The Desert Scene: David Fraschetti, 2nd Annual Pinot Noir Festival
Wine Master David Fraschetti joins Bonnie G and Brayan Mendoza to discuss his 2nd annual Pinot Noir Festival on January 8th in Palm Springs. He shares his passion for Pinot Noir, and how this event came to town. Tickets are available by CLICKING HERE.
12 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
The Desert Scene: The Alec Baldwin Buzz
Brayan Mendoza and Bonnie Gilgallon talk about the controversial ABC News interview between Alec Baldwin and George Stephanopoulos. What does the actor need to do next as he walks the tight-rope of being sorry and empathetic and not ending up in deeper legal trouble in the aftermath of accidentally killing a cinematographer on location in New Mexico? They discuss his controversial statements.
19 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
The Desert Scene: Tim Bruneau
The multi-talented Tim Bruneau brings Love, Light and Laughter to The Desert Scene as he talks about his upcoming joyful holiday celebration, along with the California Desert Chorale's amazing opportunities. The performance is on December 12, at 3 pm.For more information: https://www.californiadesertchorale.org
83 minutes | Nov 20, 2021
The Desert Scene - November 20, 2021
Bonnie Gilgallon and Brayan Mendoza talk with Denise Strand, one of the stars of This Side of Crazy. She talks about theatre, Del Shores, her past performances, and life itself. Bassist Jenise Fryatt brings up her musical career ranging from Karaoke to her current gig with band Dragonwolfe. Lois Bourgon pops on to talk about her latest cabaret show, along with reminiscing about her past work, and about the legendary Debbie Reynolds.
83 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
The Desert Scene - November 13, 2021
Bonnie Gilgallon and Brayan Mendoza present a very musical, whimsical and fashion-forward episode filled with a variety of guests. Singer Jeffrey Scott Adair talks about his versatile musical career and the Youth Theatre. Singer/Magician Jim Bentley talks magic, love, and music. Fashionista artist Susan Stein previews her upcoming art show.
83 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
The Desert Scene - November 6, 2021
Bonnie Gilgallon and Brayan Mendoza discuss a wide array of topics including casting for the movie Wicked, and are always joined by a diverse party of guests! Broadcaster/Stand Up Comedian Fritz Coleman talks Aging Gracefully, a pandemic benefit show. Musician/Radio Host Brad Mercer jazzes up the space by promoting his gig at the Lit Lounge. Then Saxophonist Will Donato checks in to chat about his latest events, and his billboard number one hit Infinite Soul.
83 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
The Desert Scene - October 30, 2021
The Desert Scene with Bonnie and Brayan continues to feature a diverse array of amazing guests and topics. Filmmaker Chip Miller comes on to talk about prop safety on movie sets, advising "Never assume, confirm everything". Singer Patricia Welch promotes her show Evening of Elegance, and the art of singing. Finally, Amanda McBroom, singer and songwriter of "The Rose", talks about her unique career and her newest show at the Purple Room.
83 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
The Desert Scene - October 23, 2021
Producer and Singer Clifford Bell brings his Virtually Yours concert series to the discussion on this week's The Desert Scene with Bonnie G and Brayan Mendoza. Author David Perry talks about events at the Purple Room in Palm Springs and his plans for an upcoming book. And, director Chuck Yates shares the details on his upcoming performance of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
83 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
The Desert Scene - October 16, 2021
This week, Bonnie Gilgallon and Brayan Mendoza talk about local cultural event with Artistic Director Ron Celona who discusses the latest happenings at the CV Repertory. Professor Jeanette Knight shares details about the improv festival and the joys of improv. Then, Singer Brian Scott shares details about his musical career. Plus, other pertinent news from the world of arts and entertainment.
84 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
The Desert Scene - October 9, 2021
Juicy entertainment news stories, union strikes, and pop culture history are all in the spotlight on this week’s The Desert Scene. Along with that, Brayan Mendoza and Bonnie Gilgallon are joined by Singer Kristi King, who talks about her Legends show at Frankie's. Dezart's Artistic Director Michael Shaw discusses the theatre's upcoming season and its first-ever musical Girlfriend. And, Jerome Elliot, Artistic Director of the Desert Ensemble Theatre Company, joins the conversation this week to talk about his organization’s eleventh season opener, Reunited.
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