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Upcoming Events

Amy’s Purpose nonprofit organization, will hold its annual fundraiser at the historic estate Casa de Monte Vista in Palm Springs where the 2013 award-winning movie, Behind the Candelabra was filmed. This event will celebrate the legacy of Palm Springs' premiere, dog lover, the legendary, Liberace!
Oct 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Casa de Monte Vista Estate,
696 N Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA


                                         AN EVENING OF LIBERACE PARTY AND CONCERT INFORMATION

                                                   GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!


There are only a handful of individuals in the entertainment industry who, after death, continue as cherished legends to the masses of all ages.  Most will think of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe.  No one can deny that there is another legend who is as popular now as he was in his heyday and that is the one and only effervescent Liberace.  


Each one of these legendary stars is now often represented by tribute artists – some outstanding, some not so much.  If you are a Liberace fan and would like to experience an up close and personal essence of this famous entertainer, you won’t want to miss Amy’s Purpose fundraiser An Evening of Liberace concert on Sunday evening, October 13 at the magnificent, historic Casa de Monte Vista estate in Old Las Palmas where the 2013 Liberace movie Under the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas, was filmed. 


The number one Liberace tribute artist in the country, David Maiocco, is flying in from the East Coast to perform.  David doesn’t just sound or play like Liberace, he IS Liberace.  Also performing during the concert is Liberace’s protégé and Las Vegas entertainer extraordinaire Jere Ring.  Ring can do it all: sing, act, comedy, write, and, of course, brilliantly play the piano.  


“We’re heralding Liberace’s pageantry and animal advocacy,” said Amy’s Purpose event producer Bruce Fessier, “but we are also celebrating the fun and majesty of his music to remind folks of what a great pianist he was. He was the first to fuse classical and popular music with elaborate production numbers, paving the way for Elton John, Queen, and Barry Manilow. He not only inspired Elvis Presley with his costumes, but he also spent time with Elvis as his Las Palmas neighbor.”


Guests will also experience a pre-concert show by Cabaret artist Francesca Amari, known for her one-woman acts about Linda Ronstadt, Gilda Radner, and the girl singers of the 1950s and 60s. She will perform in the patio lounge from 6:45 to 7:45. There will be many extra attractions that include psychics, models, a cigar lounge, a George Clooney’s Tequila bar, various vendors, and sideshows.


Amy's Purpose, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization IRS Tax Exempt EIN #86-1898526 dedicated to pet safety and predator awareness by providing community-based education programs and offering full local student vet assistance scholarships to help rectify the current emergency veterinarian care crisis.  




Tickets are available in three tiers:  Guests have several opportunities to support this benefit for improved veterinary services and pet safety education. You can go directly to for information and online payments for the three different ticket tiers.


OPTION 1. Pay for a student's $3,200 tuition to the College of the Desert veterinary assistant class at the PaCE (Personal and Career Education) campus in Palm Desert and get two tickets with premier access to "An Evening of Liberace" by emailing or calling Amy's Purpose chair DeAnn Lubell at or (760) 220-8713. Premier access includes two special dinners at Eight4Nine restaurant in Palm Springs, parking at Eight4Nine, round-trip transportation to the Liberace

concert and party on a party bus, and reserved seating for the concert. Wine and dinner start at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 with the last return shuttle boards at 9:30 p.m.

OPTION 2. Pay for the "Evening of Liberace" concert and party at Casa de Liberace in Palm Springs, plus a special dinner at Eight4Nine for $450 by contacting Willie Rhine at or (760) 808-1077. A $450 ticket includes dinner and parking at Eight4Nine, round-trip transportation to the Liberace concert and party on the party bus, free wine, beer, or soft drinks, and a crudité station catered by Lulu California Bistro. Wine and dinner start at 5 p.m. with the last return shuttle boarding at 9:30 p.m.


OPTION 3. Purchase $250 tickets at for just the Liberace concert and party at Casa de Liberace (696 North Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, California). A $250 ticket includes parking at the Temple Isaiah parking lot at 332 W. Alejo Road and a shuttle to the nearby Casa de Liberace, plus free wine, beer, or soft drinks, and a crudité station catered by Lulu California Bistro. Shuttle service begins at 6:15 p.m. with the party starting at 6:30 p.m. The last return shuttle is at 9:30 p.m. Arriving by Uber or Lyft is encouraged. For those taking Uber or Lyft rides to the concert and party, the address for Casa de Monte Vista is: 696 North Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, California


The last bus and shuttle board at 9:30. 


**Please scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS and click on the BUY TICKETS tab or go to the event tab to purchase tickets.

For more information, please contact DeAnn Lubell at 760-220-8713 or go online to the website at to directly order tickets.


                               Our Mission

Amy's Purpose is an education 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to coyote and predator awareness and promoting safety information to help protect your beloved pets. Its mission comprises community-based education outreach programs; local student scholarship veterinary assistance scholarships to help rectify current emergency veterinarian care crisis; and offer individuals pet loss grief counseling.

We are working on establishing a streamed speaker's series to address the dangers of wildlife, stray domestic animals, and even humans. Featured guests would include officials from California Department of Fish and Wildlife; published authors of books on predators; company representatives of pet safety aids; veterinarians and other animal healthcare workers; pet owners to talk about their own experiences; and more.

To combat the current animal healthcare workers shortage crises, Amy’s Purpose has partnered with PaCE, a Partnership and Community Education program at the College of the Desert that provides professional development and workforce training for a variety of positions including veterinary assistants. Our goal is to provide scholarships to PaCE students committed to working with local veterinary clinics. The 150-hour course costs $3,195 and is open to all ages. So far, the scholarship effort has been highly successful. To learn more, please go to our tab entitled Vet Crisis/Scholarship Program. We also would like to offer monthly grief group counseling (inhouse and zoom), for those who have lost a beloved pet. We also want to provide social media and website alerts on sightings and attacks, and to give pet owners a place to share their stories. The team at Amy’s Purpose believes in acting with urgency to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing pet safety. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of your pets. We do not advocate harming any wild animal.                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                           BE AWARE - NO FEAR!

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Understanding Pet Predators

            Coyotes are not the only predators that you need to protect your pets from! 



Coyotes and other natural predators are here to stay.  They have inhabited just about every region in the United States from coast to coast.  They are spotted roaming in the deserts, mountains, resort properties, Country Clubs, golf courses, parks, suburban neighborhoods, towns, and bustling big cities, as well as can easily sneak into high-fenced private backyards with ease.  As we humans encroach upon their space more and more, the possibility of coyote and other natural predator encounters increases. It is up to us to take the necessary measures to safeguard our pets to avoid interactions and conflicts. Pet predators are not limited to only coyotes. In fact, about 7% of predator attacks on pets are by bobcats, 2.5% from owls, and .5% from others such as mountain lions, eagles, and hawks. Contrary to popular opinion, raccoons are responsible for less than .001% of pet deaths. Most studies on coyote diets found that domestic cats are not a regular part of a coyote diet. Feline remains were only present in 1-2% of coyote scats.


As a side note, there is another type of predator of pets - the human predator! Beware of unscrupulous individuals who will uncaringly steal your beloved fur-baby. There are FIVE main reasons that pets are being dog-napped: resell is big business now; bait for illegal dogfights; breeding, ransom, and, yes, food source for certain cultures.  Let’s concentrate on the first reason – resale.  Dog thefts are on the increase across the nation.  Case in point, the violent dog-napping of Lady Gaga’s dog in a high-profile neighborhood where crime is low.  Her dog would have fetched a pretty penny on the market.

 We, at Amy’s Purpose, will constantly issue the warning to never leave your pet unattended because of four legged predators, birds of prey and poisonous snakes.  That warning has been extended to pet thieves just watching and waiting to abduct your precious fur babies.  These creeps lie in wait stealing pets out of cars, out of yards, and out of your hands during a walk.  Older and more vulnerable citizens are their favorite targets.  They can run up from behind, push, and snatch.  It is extremely important to make sure your pet is micro-chipped and details are up to date.


                                                                           BE AWARE – NO FEAR – BE AWARE!

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