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Jimi Fitz and Desert Lexus Jazz

Jimi Fitz and Desert Lexus Jazz

By | April 30, 2015 at 12:16 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Jimi Fitz is a literal polymath of the entertainment industry.  I could have used the term “Renaissance Man”, but that just does not seem an original enough description for the depth, breadth or the unique qualities of this musician, songwriter, performer,...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

PALM SPRINGS LIFE’S “TOP WOMEN IN BUSINESS” AWARDS 2015

PALM SPRINGS LIFE’S “TOP WOMEN IN BUSINESS” AWARDS 2015

By | April 30, 2015 at 12:15 pm | No comments

ACCOMPLISHED MEMBERS OF WOMEN LEADERS FORUM TO BE HONORED By Kristy Kneiding Women Leaders Forum (WLF) is proud to announce five accomplished members have been nominated for Palm Springs Life’s “Top Women in Business” awards and will be honored at a luncheon on...

Posted in: Columns, Events

THE LIVING DESERT’S BREW AT THE ZOO

THE LIVING DESERT’S BREW AT THE ZOO

By | April 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm | No comments

FEATURING MORE THAN 40 RESTAURANTS & PREMIUM BEVERAGES  “Saving Wildlife, One Beer at a Time” on May 2 By Kristy Kneiding More than 40 restaurants and premium beverages are providing samples and sponsoring The Living Desert’s 6th Annual Brew at the Zoo to be held...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Second Open Call for Coachella Valley Community Trust’s Academy of Musical Performance (AMP)

Second Open Call for Coachella Valley Community Trust’s Academy of Musical Performance (AMP)

By | April 30, 2015 at 11:59 am | No comments

WHEN:   Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHO:  Youth completing 6th through 11th grades at the end of June 2015 are invited to perform to be considered for acceptance into this summer program. WHERE:  Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC)  45175 Fargo Street,...

Posted in: Columns, Events

Stagecoach 2015 in Review

Stagecoach 2015 in Review

By | April 30, 2015 at 11:56 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan I have to thank Goldenvoice for once again giving country music fans an opportunity to see some of our music genre’s greatest, most legendary icons.  For a moment, we were captivated by those who lived and created and brought us into a world gone by – an...

Posted in: Columns, Stagecoach

Lakota

Lakota

By | April 30, 2015 at 11:41 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez In case you have been living under a rock for the past couple of decades, let me be the first to let you know that, believe it or not, “Desert Rock” is a thing. Conceived and birthed right here in the Coachella Valley, desert rock (sometimes referred to...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Twerp Rocski

Twerp Rocski

By | April 30, 2015 at 11:38 am | No comments

By Monica Morones The Neighborhood Twerp is what they call him.  David Duvigneaud also known as Twerp Rocski is a local undergound DJ and M.C. known for being one of the only DJ’s to spin records still in the valley.  With crates stacked on crates, Rocski’s collection...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Elektric Lucie: Local Rockers Need Your Support!

Elektric Lucie: Local Rockers Need Your Support!

By | April 30, 2015 at 11:34 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Elektric Lucie has become a respected staple in the Coachella Valley Music scene and this Thursday, April 30th they will be the only local artists competing against 7 other bands in the first round of  "Hard Rock Rising" which the promoters are describing...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

HARD ROCK RISING

HARD ROCK RISING

By | April 30, 2015 at 11:24 am | No comments

PRESENTED BY HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS  On April 30th and May 7th area musicians will be competing in the local segment of Hard Rock Rising, the world’s most far-reaching battle of the bands. Eight groups from around the Palm Springs and Southern California area are...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Desert Daze

Desert Daze

By | April 30, 2015 at 11:18 am | No comments

By Monica Morones With the festival craze almost over, Moon Block’s 4th annual Desert Daze, happening May 2nd at a remote magical location in Mecca called The Sunset Ranch Oasis, is going to be just what you need after the madness of Coachella and Stagecoach.  This serene...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

KC & The Sunshine Band and Village People

KC & The Sunshine Band and Village People

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:46 am | No comments

Performing Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8 pm, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino By Lola Rossi Get ready for a night of dancing to your favorite Disco tunes from the 1970s. The last time KC and The Sunshine Band performed with The Village People at Fantasy Springs, was on July 6,...

Posted in: Columns, Valley Rhythms

Appreciating Jazz at Shanghai Reds

Appreciating Jazz at Shanghai Reds

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:34 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell The desert turned out to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a national and local smooth jazz lineup hosted by Ruth Ruiz of RR Class Act Entertainment (who books all the artists that appeared) at Shanghai Reds. Entertainers and fans alike packed the event...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns

COLIN HAY  “Next Year People” (Lazy Eye Records/Compass Records)

COLIN HAY  “Next Year People” (Lazy Eye Records/Compass Records)

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:27 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin When MTV was in its infancy, no band was more ubiquitous on the music channel than Men At Work.  Colin Hay was the band’s quirky front man. But if all you know about Hay is outback tales of traveling in a “fried out kombi” eating vegemite sandwiches,...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Bart Lounge

Bart Lounge

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:21 am | No comments

Grand Opening  May 1, 2015, Displaying Tim Burton Artwork After nearly a year in the making, Bart Lounge is pleased to announce its Grand Opening Weekend beginning Friday, May 1, 2015. The festivities will start at 8:00PM featuring the debut of owner Michael Murphy’s private...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories

Suave & Brassy Sauv Blanc

Suave & Brassy Sauv Blanc

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:20 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza The hot weather strikes fast in our desert wine community, so the time is nigh to grab some tasty and revitalizing Sauvignon Blanc.   And while you’re reaching for a bottle of that tingling wine, does the title of this article qualify as a...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

PLAN A CULINARY FANTASY FOR MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

PLAN A CULINARY FANTASY FOR MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:18 am | No comments

This Mother’s Day, let mom relax and enjoy the talents of Fantasy Springs’ world class chefs. There are special offerings to be had in three of our restaurants. If a casual relaxed dining experience is what mom loves, then POM is the perfect pick. For $36 she can enjoy...

Posted in: Columns, The Pampered Palate

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GETS REAL

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GETS REAL

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:16 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons EX MACHINA Alex Garland writes and directs a visually striking and intellectually stimulating movie about Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a young programmer at the world's largest internet search giant, who “wins” an in-house competition to spend a...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

The Mrs. Goes Missing    

The Mrs. Goes Missing    

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:14 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Stranger by Harlan Coben Fiction ----- Violence against women is at an all time global high.  So it makes sense that literature would reflect this unfortunate statistic.  In Harlan Coben’s The Stranger (Dutton, 389 pages), suspicion points to...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME AND LOVE THIS MOTHER’S DAY

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME AND LOVE THIS MOTHER’S DAY

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:12 am | No comments

By  Maria M. Miranda What do you plan to get for Mom this Mother’s Day? If she’s like most Americans, she probably feels time-constrained and the hours she spends with family and friends are precious. So, in addition to giving her flowers or a card, give her a gift...

Posted in: Columns, Community

Entrepreneurs, Angels & Politicians

Entrepreneurs, Angels & Politicians

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:10 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby When it comes to starting a business, the Coachella Valley does not have a competitive edge over many other places throughout the Southwest.  As a result, our area has to develop its own opportunities as state taxes and a lack of skilled workers serve as...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY BREAKS SILENCE AND REVEALS THE SECRETS OF THE “SHIT HITTING THE FAN FACTOR”…aka THE “OY VEY FACTOR”

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY BREAKS SILENCE AND REVEALS THE SECRETS OF THE “SHIT HITTING THE FAN FACTOR”…aka THE “OY VEY FACTOR”

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:08 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow My articles are inspired by the calls I receive from prospective clients during the week. A few days ago I got a call from a client who was leaving Stagecoach on Saturday when he was hit by an elderly couple running a red light. The Oy Vey factor kicked in...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

Hey Hombre, Listen Up! Señoritas too…

Hey Hombre, Listen Up! Señoritas too…

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:06 am | No comments

I know it’s Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, but too much alcohol makes you look and act foolish, and it’s also a factor in aggressive and unwanted behavior.  Be the bigger hombre and just “let it go” if you have an unpleasant encounter with someone who may be under the...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

HealthGLO Run/Walk

HealthGLO Run/Walk

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:04 am | No comments

On Saturday May 2nd, there will be a GLOW IN THE DARK Run/Walk (1 mile/5K) beginning and ending at City Hall in Cathedral City. If you have not participated in this type of event, what makes it event different is that the walkers and runners are doused in glow-in-the-dark...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

How Important Is The Vetting Process?

How Important Is The Vetting Process?

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:02 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler With the NFL draft upon us, fascinating developments in the Josh Hamilton saga and so much invested in NHL and NBA playoffs, it might be fun to step back and ask a simple question: Where do these guys come from? How are free agents chosen, prospects...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

U.S. Open: Sleepy Washington town proves with foresight that our Valley can be great again…

U.S. Open: Sleepy Washington town proves with foresight that our Valley can be great again…

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:00 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler “Chambers Bay will forever have the moniker of a U.S. Open Course,” said course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. “Only 27 active courses (since World War II) have that moniker. From my perspective, no higher honor could have been given.” Jones Jr....

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

DARREN F.X. CLAIR, M.D. OPENS OFFICE IN RANCHO MIRAGE

DARREN F.X. CLAIR, M.D. OPENS OFFICE IN RANCHO MIRAGE

By | April 30, 2015 at 9:58 am | No comments

By Janet Newcomb The office of Dr. Darren Clair has announced the opening of his third Southern California Vibrance Rejuvenation Center specializing in vibrant health and wellness in all stages of life. His mission is to change the delivery of health care services from...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 30, 2015 at 9:56 am | No comments

Week of April 30 © Copyright 2015 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Chris Moneymaker was employed as an accountant in Tennessee. On a whim, he paid $39 to enter an online poker tournament. Although he knew a lot about the game, he had never competed professionally....

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

Blues Buster

Blues Buster

By | April 30, 2015 at 9:54 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon I awoke before dawn troubled by a disturbing nightmare. Upset and wide awake I roamed around the house in the dark thinking if I moved away from the bedroom dream remnants could not pursue me. I was wrong. Not only did they latch on to me during the early...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

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