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World’s Largest All-Girl Party, The Dinah, Returns for 22nd Year in Palm Springs

Monday Mar 5, 2012
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Palm Springs, CA - More than 15,000 women from all over the world will gather in Palm Springs for The Dinah, also known as The Dinah Shore Weekend, the legendary all-girl party and music festival slated for March 28-April 1, 2012.

The five-day event has been in Palm Springs for 22 years, and coincides with the Ladies Professional Gold Association’s Kraft Nabisco Championship Golf Tournament (formerly the Dinah Shore Golf Championship).

"The Dinah will remain in Palm Springs and is expected to be the largest in the Dinah’s history," said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Tourism. "We look forward to welcoming all the attendees to enjoy the special festivities, our community, the sunshine and perfect weather."

Created and produced by Mariah Hanson under the Club Skirts marquee, the lesbian party attracts top-DJs, celebrity sightings and live entertainment, including past performances by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Pat Benatar, Natasha Bedingfield, Chely Wright and Salt’n Pepa.

This year’s 2012 entertainment lineup features Grammy-Award Winning Music Legend Chaka Khan, Nina Sky, Pussycat Doll, Jessica Sutta, Wynter Gordon, CeCe Peniston, cast members of The Real L Word, and a Q&A with Meredith Baxter moderated by Suzanne Westenhoefer.

"The Dinah will remain in Palm Springs and is expected to be the largest in the Dinah’s history," said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Tourism.

The epic five-day weekend will be entirely emceed by E!’s "Chelsea Lately" full-time writer and "roundtable" performer, Fortune Feimster, who will give Dinah-goers a taste of her hilarious comedic medicine when she also hosts the "Laughing Loud 4" Comedy show by Suzanne Westenhoefer, Karen Williams and Jessica Kirson (NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice" & "Last Comic Standing".)

Event Highlights:
Opening party with Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta performing at the new Zelda’s Nightclub
The Dinah "White Party" featuring Nina Sky and Winter Gordon at Riviera Palm Springs Hotel.
The legendary Chaka Khan will perform at Saturday night’s largest dance party at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
All-day pool parties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Closing Party at Zelda’s Nightclub with CeCe Peniston, know for hits "Finally" & "Keep On Walking."

Palm Springs is home to two women resorts, Casita Laquita and Queen of Hearts. The Riviera Palm Springs is the headquarter hotel for The Dinah 2012 and special room rates are also being offered at Hilton Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs, Saguaro Palm Springs, Courtyard by Marriott, Hyatt Regency Suites, Spa Resort Casino and Shilo Inn.

Palm Springs is less than two hours from major Southern California cities and easily accessed with direct flights. Palm Springs is the ultimate desert playground for outdoor adventure, art and culture, dining and nightlife.

For travel information, go to http://www.visitgaypalmsprings.com/ and http://www.thedinah.com/

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