THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES

It’s Back! Restaurant Week returns to Coachella Valley

It’s Back! Restaurant Week returns to Coachella Valley

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm | No comments

10 days of Special Menus and Prices at Nearly 100 Restaurants Across the Valley begin Friday By Judith Salkin It’s the week foodies across the Coachella Valley circle three times in red on their calendar! Palm Springs Restaurant Week 2015 begins tomorrow (May 29) and...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate

PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm | No comments

Recently hailed by USA Today as the best U.S. film festival for short films, the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market announced the first 13 films chosen to represent the ShortFest Online Film Festival.  Now in its fifth year, the select films will...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film

Deep breath.. Deeper exhale. Ahhhhh… Summer.

Deep breath.. Deeper exhale. Ahhhhh… Summer.

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:36 pm | No comments

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Family time. Busy views through open windows. Sometimes more heard than seen. Many remembered from repeated hearings every summer from whenever. The musical clink of spoon on glass as Mom mixes lemonade through the over-the-sink kitchen window. A toddler...

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

DESERT AD FED To Announce WOW Advertising Scholarship Winners

DESERT AD FED To Announce WOW Advertising Scholarship Winners

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:31 pm | No comments

Desert Ad Fed, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau and Indio Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 WOW Advertising Scholarship at a ‘Joint Mixer and Creative Pop-up’ on Wednesday, June 3 from 5:30-7:30pm at UltraStar Mary...

Posted in: Columns, Events

John Stanley King Wins CV Music Award for Best Jazz Artist

John Stanley King Wins CV Music Award for Best Jazz Artist

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:23 pm | No comments

By Patte Purcell One of the desert's favorite sons won the CV Weekly Music Award for Best Jazz artist, John Stanley King. John has received 7 CV Music Awards and was also named 'Best of the Best' in the Desert Sun. I interviewed John along with his producer Norman Merten who...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Feature Stories

Tilted Kilt Open Mic

Tilted Kilt Open Mic

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:21 pm | No comments

Week #3 of The Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition Summer edition 2015 brought on 15 musicians and their supportive fans! The $100 weekly cash prize for 1st place, fantastic prizes for 2nd and 3rd places, plus local celebrity to judges Christina and Brett from Caxton, had the...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

TIPTOE STALLONE

TIPTOE STALLONE

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Chris Thomas, AKA Tiptoe Stallone is a guy who wears a lot of hats. An Indio native, Thomas is a hip hop artist, event promoter, father, community leader and youth mentor. His calm demeanor, quiet confidence, inclusive attitude and unifying spirit have...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

CAKES

CAKES

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:04 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez I think it was around 7 years ago that I went to an art show in Palm Springs that was featuring works by a half-dozen or so local artists & among them was a stunningly beautiful brunette whose presence refused to be ignored. With a chic, edgy style,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

PAUL WELLER “Saturns Patterns” (Warner Brothers Records)

PAUL WELLER “Saturns Patterns” (Warner Brothers Records)

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:01 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin When Punk Rock exploded in Great Britain back in 1977, few would have predicted its continued resonance in the 21st century.  Most people dismissed the style as brash and unlistenable. Punk Rock was a reaction to rampant unemployment as well as the...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

JOANNES/LUCAS GALLERY – FROM BELGIUM WITH LOVE

JOANNES/LUCAS GALLERY – FROM BELGIUM WITH LOVE

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Our Desert is being enriched more every day with Europeans & European Sensibilities.  Such is the case with an extremely sophisticated, yet eclectic, gallery in Cathedral City's Artpark.  Gallery Owners & Interior Designers Joannes Van Laer &...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns

Puppies Are Not Products!

Puppies Are Not Products!

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm | No comments

By Janet McAfee “Puppies are Not Products” is the title of a campaign of Best Friends Animal Society to fight the proliferation of commercial puppy mills.  A puppy mill is an inhumane, usually large scale, commercial dog breeding facility where there is no regard for the...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Pet Place

Lovely Loire Wines at the French Open

Lovely Loire Wines at the French Open

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm | No comments

By Rick Riozza Alors! The 2015 French Open Tennis Tournament, one of the world’s four Grand Slam tennis championship events, is now underway at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. It’s the only Grand Slam event played on a clay surface—which is the slowest tennis surface...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

NEVER TOO OLD

NEVER TOO OLD

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED What’s not to love about the antics of an impish centenarian on the loose? Based on the international best seller by Jonas Jonasson, Felix Herngren’s irreverent Swedish comedy is the...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

A Shoot Out With Evil

A Shoot Out With Evil

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- Gathering Prey by John Sandford Fiction ----- For common, everyday, good, and decent people, evil is difficult to comprehend.  It is so irrational that when we hear about it, we find it unbelievable.  They become campfire or slumber party...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

CANARY IN A COAL MINE

CANARY IN A COAL MINE

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm | No comments

By Haddon Libby Cleveland cop Michael Brelo jumps on the hood of Cleveland couple Timothy and Malissa Russell and fires fifteen shots at close distance at this unarmed couple.  The couple had led the police on a high speed chase that at one point had sixty police cars and...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

PALM DESERT LAWYER EXPOSES THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUNGLE

PALM DESERT LAWYER EXPOSES THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUNGLE

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you got arrested or were in an auto accident over the Memorial Day weekend you have found yourself in a jungle. A jungle that is more dangerous than any other in which you could have gotten lost. You do not know what to do. Should you talk to the insurance...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

Shak’in All Over…

Shak’in All Over…

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm | No comments

There’s been a lot of shak’in going on lately both far and near. With 57 members from Task Force 2 of the Los Angeles County Fire Dept returning home and sadly 6 members of the U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton losing their lives to assist with rescue efforts both in Nepal,...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

Breakfast is for Champions… We like breakfast. 

Breakfast is for Champions… We like breakfast. 

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:45 pm | No comments

Studies show that people who skip breakfast have a harder time with weight control as they tend to snack on high calorie foods to ward off hunger. For children, breakfast is critical as their bodies and brains are growing and need more meals and snacks than adults.  Studies...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

The One Thing EVERY Athlete Is But Few Of Them Will Admit

The One Thing EVERY Athlete Is But Few Of Them Will Admit

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler A lot has been said about Tom Brady in wake of the “DeflateGate” scandal. His illustrious legacy tarnished in the eyes of many, his numerous NFL records in question in the minds of others. He’s been called a cheat, a liar, a villain, petty,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Sports Scene

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:41 pm | No comments

Week of May 28 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keith Moon played drums for the rock band the Who. He was once voted the second-greatest drummer  in history. But his erratic behavior, often provoked by drugs or alcohol, sometimes interfered with...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

LIVING COURAGEOUSLY

LIVING COURAGEOUSLY

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:39 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Are you living courageously? While you may think you are doing so, perhaps not? Living with courage translates into coming face-to-face with your fears. Facing our fears is daunting. We may have to work through what we have dusted under the rug. It may be that...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit

Suggestions for Your Organizational Toolbox

Suggestions for Your Organizational Toolbox

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm | No comments

By Sunny Simon Yesterday a mystery package arrived at my door via UPS. Not celebrating anything in particular I wondered about the timing of this gift box. My excitement mounted as I dove into the package. Tucked inside, along with an array of gifts, was a note from my friend...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

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