Kevin Henry

Detroit has long been known as a city for its contribution to music, and its own native son Kevin Henry stands out as one of the motor city's highly talented entertainers. From the Motown sound of the sixties, to the gospel soul of Aretha Franklin, to the rockin' hits of Bob Seager, and the sultry jazz of Anita Baker, Kevin's repertoire and passion for music has brought him both critical acclaim as well as popular success.

     After relocating to the Palm Springs area with his mother Ce Ce Grant, a talented entertainer and area favorite, Kevin began performing with her in major hotels and nightclubs throughout California. However, it was when he hosted a Sunday night jam session at a local nightclub, that Kevin started playing his music with many of the area's best musicians and put together his own bands including Tonal Eclipse, SavoirFaire, and Jumpstreet. Kevin and his bands have performed all over the world in luxury resorts, on prominent cruise ships, in Las Vegas casinos, and at the legendary Palace Nightclub in Hollywood.

     Throughout his career, Kevin has had the opportunity to perform with many of the industry greats. Famed jazz guitarist, Phil Upchurch recognized Kevin's full musical potential and utilized his vocal, keyboard and writing abilities on his record Revelation. The album includes two of Kevin's original compositions, "When and if I Fall in Love," and "Light of Love." Also, as a keyboardist and vocalist, Kevin backed British recording artist Robert Palmer on his Super Heavy Nova Tour throughout Canada and the United States. Now, Kevin brings his musical expertise to entertain the guests at The Nest Restaurant.

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Keep CDMOD Alive during COVID-19!

COVID-10 RELIEF CONCERT

Like many businesses and nonprofit organizations, Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert (CDMOD) made the difficult decision to close its doors for public safety in mid-March. 

“CDMOD is a private, nonprofit institution that depends on memberships, daily admissions sales, and program enrollment as a majority of its revenue,” said Carol E. Scott, CEO of CDMOD. “This shutdown will be difficult for us to bounce back from. We had to postponed the All-American Discovery Duck Pluck, our signature spring fundraiser. We also had to make a gut-wrenching decision to furlough 25 employees. But, we trust that when stay-at-home orders are lifted, members and donors will come back and support us. In the meantime, we want to offer the community all we can.”

We need each other more than ever right now,” said Scott. “The museum has been a place families have come to rely on for safe family fun for nearly 30 years. And, although we are closed during the pandemic, we are still a community resource and a parental partner by offering children meaningful, constructive playtime activities.” 

Now, “Discover at Home”  programming is offered virtually on CDMOD’s website and its social media platforms. The museum is creating videos for IGTV  and Facebook  Live segments, which are archived on the website for later viewing.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and Saturdays at 10 a.m., Gregoria Rodriguez, Chief Programs and Exhibits Officer, leads a toddler/elementary-age story time. The “Full STEAM Ahead!” video series offers activities inspired by science, technology, engineering, art, and math. “Home Cooking Junior” features fun, kid-friendly recipes. All hands-on activities will consider items already likely at home and make suggestions for substitutions, to minimize leaving the house during the stay-at-home orders. Material lists needed for STEAM and cooking activities are posted in advance on social media platforms, to ensure participants have time to prepare.

Another social post creating a buzz is the museum’s conversation starters. Each Monday, CDMOD’s Instagram and Facebook pages have a question or concept (in both English and Spanish) that parents can ask their kids to get those creative juices flowing, such as, “If you had one million marshmallows, what would you build?” Participants are encouraged to share their responses on the CDMOD social media pages.

“We really miss our families at the museum, and we want to stay engaged. We can't wait to be able to open the doors and have the families come play at the museum,” said Rodriguez.

All online activities are offered at no charge to the community, but donations are greatly appreciated.

FRIDAY JUNE 19TH, FROM 5:00PM - LIVESTREAM