THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES

Lisa’s Stagecoach 2015 Round Up

Lisa’s Stagecoach 2015 Round Up

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:58 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan The theme for this year’s Stagecoach seems the multi-hyphenated-roots-genre-artist, along  with many legendary names who were some of the first to be called “Cross-over” artists. To steel a phrase from headliner Miranda Lambert, “This ain’t my...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Stagecoach

Clare Dunn – Already Won

Clare Dunn – Already Won

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:51 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan I have to tell you, that I like this woman’s music, but I like the person even more.  Clare Dunn is the girl you want to hang out with.  Whether she’s wielding melt-your-face lead lines on her electric guitar, slinging out killer vocals over well penned...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Stagecoach

Balsam Range = Badass Bluegrass

Balsam Range = Badass Bluegrass

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan “Bluegrass is difficult music to play that’s what draws us to it. It’s just you and your hands and your voice theres no homogenization of it.  The sounds that come off your fingers and out of your mouth are pretty much what you’re going to get.” -...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Stagecoach

Andrew Combs – An Artist Beyond His Years

Andrew Combs – An Artist Beyond His Years

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:39 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan There are some songwriters that make other songwriters kick rocks when they hear them:  Bob Dylan, John Prine, Leonard Cohen...all of which have a lifetime of experience to draw from, poetically give every poet and writer something to strive for.  Andrew...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Stagecoach

George Strait and The Charlie Daniels Band Coming to Spotlight 29

George Strait and The Charlie Daniels Band Coming to Spotlight 29

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:38 am | No comments

THE TROUBADOUR EXPERIENCE, CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF GEORGE STRAIT Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. The concert honors one of country music’s most legendary musicians, George Strait. With over 60 chart-topping songs, The Troubadour Experience features authentic performances of...

Posted in: Columns, Events

The Crowd Snake and other Coachella Phenomena

The Crowd Snake and other Coachella Phenomena

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:32 am | No comments

By Laura Little The annual convergence that is Coachella provides an opportunity to experience culture at all levels. From noteworthy musical performances by tried and true acts, to up-and-coming bands performing for the first time on a massive stage, to grand scale art, to...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories

It’s all about the big “S”

It’s all about the big “S”

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:28 am | No comments

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Sustainability.  That’s the word of the new millennium.  In the 80’s the word was “paradigm”. In the 90s, it was “re-purposing”---turning an old sock into a dust-rag, perhaps.  And now, ladies and gentlemen, as we get ready to dance thru...

Posted in: Columns, Don't Be Clueless in the Coachella Valley

GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS LITTLE BIG TOWN

GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS LITTLE BIG TOWN

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:16 am | No comments

SET TO PLAY FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO JULY 3RD By Bradley Ryan Grammy Award-winners, Little Big Town bring their unparalleled four-part vocal harmonies to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  Their smash hits “Pontoon,” “Your Side Of The Bed,” “Day Drinking” and...

Posted in: Columns, Events

Country Brunchin’: The Ultimate Country Music Experience

Country Brunchin’: The Ultimate Country Music Experience

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:15 am | No comments

COMES TO HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS  April 23-26 Featuring Live Performances, Giveaways and Meet-n-Greets by Laura Little Join Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs and Sony Music Nashville April 23 – 26 as they partner up to celebrate country music with four days of exclusive...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Slim Man

Slim Man

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:09 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell Musical entertainment icons continue to gravitate towards the desert.  Last year a celebrated musical artist who's run the genres from rock, to blues, to smooth jazz moved to Palm Springs. He's called Slim Man and brings a wealth of experience and artistry...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Feature Stories

Feel the Love: Earth, Wind and Fire Returns

Feel the Love: Earth, Wind and Fire Returns

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:07 am | No comments

Earth, Wind and Fire returns to Fantasy Springs Casino in The Special Events Center this Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 8 p.m. By Lola Rossi This concert is sure to be another high energy and elaborate stage show with great vocals, top notch musicians, and a hot horn section,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Valley Rhythms

2015 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo and Country Fair

2015 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo and Country Fair

By | April 23, 2015 at 12:54 am | No comments

The 2015 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo and Country Fair will return from April 30th – May 3rd in Palm Springs and Banning. The annual rodeo festival, produced by the Greater Palm Springs Chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association (GSGRA), will welcome hundreds of rodeo...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Bettye LaVette “Worthy” (Cherry Red Records)

Bettye LaVette “Worthy” (Cherry Red Records)

By | April 23, 2015 at 12:46 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin During the first half of the 20th Century, with the advent of the phonograph record, Pop Music became, well, popular. In that era, songwriters wrote, musicians played and singers sang. Hoagy Carmichael wrote “Stardust,” studio musicians recorded the...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Potty Training is Possible

Potty Training is Possible

By | April 23, 2015 at 12:43 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee My dog, Scarlett O'Hara, was rescued from an animal hoarder in Hemet who kept 135 dogs and 35 cats in a small house.  Unable to imagine the neglect these animals experienced, I named her after a famous fictional survivor.  However, the process of potty...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

Antinori’s Renaissance at Pinzimini Wine Dinner

Antinori’s Renaissance at Pinzimini Wine Dinner

By | April 23, 2015 at 12:35 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza Well—there’s no better way to enjoy a grand finale than to showcase one of the most famous and greatest wineries in the world.  The family-owned 26 generation Italian wine company, Marchesi Antinori, will provide a stellar portfolio of world class wine to...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

dish Creative Cuisine to Give 33% of Sales to Help Make 10th Dining Out for Life Record-Breaking

dish Creative Cuisine to Give 33% of Sales to Help Make 10th Dining Out for Life Record-Breaking

By | April 23, 2015 at 12:18 am | No comments

Join dish Creative Cuisine Thursday, April 30 for Dining Out For Life as they will donate 33% of sales that will power HIV/AIDS services and prevention efforts at Desert AIDS Project. Make your reservations today at 760-322-7171 to help make the 10th Dining Out For Life a...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate

MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET BRUNCH AT CAVA AND A MONTH OF SPA DELIGHTS

MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET BRUNCH AT CAVA AND A MONTH OF SPA DELIGHTS

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:30 pm | No comments

May 10 At RENAISSANCE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA Mother’s Day will be celebrated throughout May at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, as the resort’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet will be presented at CAVA restaurant from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 10....

Posted in: Columns, The Pampered Palate

Q&A With Movie Director George Tillman, Jr.

Q&A With Movie Director George Tillman, Jr.

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:26 pm | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons At a recent screening of “THE LONGEST RIDE” at Cinemas Palme d’Or, I sat down with producer and director George Tillman, Jr.  Here’s an edited excerpt of that conversation. How did you get attached to “THE LONGEST RIDE? The movies I’ve...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

Nuns Behaving Badly

Nuns Behaving Badly

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:22 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio by Hubert Wolf Non-Fiction ----- Sex scandals in the Catholic Church are certainly nothing new, but in Hubert Wolf’s The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio (Knoff, 479 pages), Vatican archives reveal the Churches’ changing...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

Intimacy “Into You and Me I See” is a Great Read!

Intimacy “Into You and Me I See” is a Great Read!

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:20 pm | No comments

By Craig Michaels Having read Author Tina Marx’s’ first book, The Domino Effect “Faith vs Fear,” I was anxious to read her follow up; Intimacy “Into You and Me I See.” In this 100 page book she explains why there is a reason for every relationship in our lives. I...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

Yellow Cab Cares Program

Yellow Cab Cares Program

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm | No comments

Local cab company to donate a wheelchair-accessible van to the family of a disabled 4-year-old By Judith Salkin Even in the midst of the desert’s busy music festival season, the drivers at Yellow Cab of the Desert are quick to provide a helping hand whenever they...

Posted in: Columns, Community

Your “Trusted” Advisors

Your “Trusted” Advisors

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:10 pm | No comments

By Haddon Libby Some financial advisors and insurance agents make used car salesmen look like a bunch of Mother Theresas (no disrespect to used car salesmen intended). Why? These “trusted” advisors sell variable rate or indexed annuities to the elderly.  They sell...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

ARRESTED AT A CONCERT? YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CRIMINAL TERMS YOU WILL ENCOUNTER.

ARRESTED AT A CONCERT? YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CRIMINAL TERMS YOU WILL ENCOUNTER.

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:05 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you went to Coachella, Stagecoach or Tachevah and got arrested for DUI, Possession of Drugs or Minor in Possession of False ID or Alcohol… you better understand the legal criminal terms below Criminal Act: A criminal act is an act committed by a person,...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

May We Have Your Attention?

May We Have Your Attention?

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm | No comments

You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it and we’ve probably done it one time or another. A car behind speeds impatiently past, as you pull up behind them the light turns green they sit. The car in the fast lane on the freeway driving 55 mph. As you go around them, they’re looking...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

SLOW MONEY will be making their first visit to the Coachella Valley

SLOW MONEY will be making their first visit to the Coachella Valley

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm | No comments

On Monday, April 27th and you are invited! Speaking will be Phil Noble of Sage Mountain Farms, Jed James of Living Herbs, Michael Wangler of Sky Island Organics and SOL Distributors and Angela Janus of ShareKitchen.  The discussion will be about the challenges and...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

Explaining The Strange Signing of Tim Tebow

Explaining The Strange Signing of Tim Tebow

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:50 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler I can’t figure it out, not sure you can either, but our nation and sports culture has a strange fascination with Tim Tebow. There are obscure stats you can point to that might justify it. There are moments you can recall that may describe it. There are...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

Alex Rodrigues proves America is greatest Country in the world.

Alex Rodrigues proves America is greatest Country in the world.

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler Isn’t America great! Land of the second, err third (maybe even 4th) chance?  It’s not the opportunity that makes us great… it’s what we do with the opportunities given to us. Now take a seat, exhale, what I have to say might be hard to swallow. But...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

Are You FITT?

Are You FITT?

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey If you are anything like me, you have aspirations to work out, get fit, eat right, and stick with it.  But then, life happens.  Schedules get crazy; the job becomes demanding, it’s too hot outside, I’m not feeling well… whatever. I have learned...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:35 pm | No comments

Week of April 23 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you're stumped about what present to give someone for a special occasion, you might buy him or her a gift card. It's a piece of plastic that can be used as cash to buy stuff at a store. The...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

LIVING A LIFE OF ZEAL

LIVING A LIFE OF ZEAL

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Living a life full of zeal is what each of us needs to aspire too, and achieve.  Why?  It provides us purpose and propels us to live fully.  To live enthusiastically we can dare to dream and set goals.  We can witness and reap the benefits of what we set...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit

Silence Your Inner Gremlin

Silence Your Inner Gremlin

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:25 pm | No comments

By Sunny Simon Last week we attended Open Call at the McCallum Theater, an event we look forward to every year. This valley is loaded will an abundance of local talent. In addition to the incredible entertainment, I love watching the interview clips shown before each act. One...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

Is Coffee Your Daily Grind?

Is Coffee Your Daily Grind?

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:20 pm | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile I am a regular coffee drinker and I start my typical work day with a cup of fresh coffee at Old Town Coffee Company which is in my office building. The coffee gets my day going and actually helps me concentrate and think clearer. Scientists have discovered...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns

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