Desert's Got Talent

Desert's Got Talent

May 06, 2018 5:30 pm

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Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs


Desert’s Got Talent is Boo2Bullying's first annual talent showcase—featuring the breakout stars of tomorrow. They will eature singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and other performers of all ages, with winners to be decided by the audience.

The purpose of this inaugural event is two-fold: (1) to give performers the opportunity to self-express, promote unity against bullying and intolerance, and encourage, educate and engage our communities; and (2) to raise awareness and funds for Boo2Bullying programs and new initiatives.

WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday, May 6, Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262. 5:30 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. 6:30 Talent Showcase competition begins. 8:00 Awards presented.

HOST AND Musical Guest: KMIR-TV’s “Desert Living” host Bryan Gallo will serve as emcee for the evening. A surprise musical guest will perform at the showcase competition.

AUDITION DATE AND LOCATION: April 8 (10 AM – 3 PM) at Marquee of Performing Arts, 441 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262.

EVENT COMMITTEE: Rob Lebow, Jose Serrano, A.J. Mayers, Bryan Gallo, Scott Schroeder, and Dimitri Halkidis

MEDIA AND SPONORSHIP CONTACT: Dimitri Halkidis, 310.435.8528,

ABOUT BOO2BULLYING Founded in 2011, Boo2Bullying provides outreach, education, mentoring, inspiration and support for youth and their families. We are a consortium of artists and visionaries dedicated to transforming this generation into one of strength and empowerment. We seek to eradicate bullying, intolerance and discrimination by educating schools and parents about accepting diversity and giving young people the tools to connect with and positively impact those around them.

kSchool Assemblies and Groups – We facilitate a conversation on issues surrounding bullying nationally. Guest speakers point out helpful ways to stand up, speak out, and raise awareness about all types of bullying. Q & A dialogue between the bullied and the bully is encouraged at assemblies and in smaller groups (e.g., at Palm Springs High School, Boys and Girls Clubs, Tolerance Education Center, Desert Hot Springs Library, Gospel Fellowship Church, and others).

Mothers Against Bullying – Mothers speak out about experiences with their own children, warning signs to look for, and how to advocate for your child and fight back against bullying.

Art Therapy – Mitigating the effects of bullying through arts and crafts, dance, music, and art exhibitions showcasing youth artists.

Mentoring in Schools – Working with guidance counselors, we match bullied students with Boo2Bullying mentors who can inspire the students to stay in school, quit drugs and alcohol, seek help, and improve their self image.

Community Outreach – Boo2Bullying participates in festivals and parades, including the US Marines Toys for Tots program, Well in the Desert, Desert Arc, AIDS Walks, PRIDE Festivals, Back2School Backpack Drive, Transgender Community Picnic, and more.

Boo2Bullying is a registered 501(C)(3) organization. Their Federal tax ID number is 45-5473347.

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EVENTS    |    Annenberg Theater





Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




Drs. Ernest & Dorothy Garcia


Arts Sustainers

Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


Arts Advocates

Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


Arts Friends

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









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