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The El Gato Classic Returns to Palm Springs

January 26-27 at The Palm Springs Skate Park and Hard Rock Hotel By Jason Hall The El Gato Classic is returning to Palm Springs on the...

Interview with Christian Hosoi

By Jason Hall CVW: How did you get started skating? Christian Hosoi: “I grew up in LA. Born and raised. My parents were from Hawaii. My...

Interview with Ozzie Ausband

By Jason Hall CVW: What is it about skating that drives you to it? Ozzie Ausband: “Well, I started in 1973 in Pennsylvania of all places....

Robert Vargas: Artist, Muralist will Showcase His “Legend Series” Portraits at...

By Avery Wood Los Angeles artist Robert Vargas will be visiting Palm Springs to attend the El Gato Classic skate event on January 26 and...

LOCAL MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Armando “Mondo” Flores

By Tracy Dietlin This column is all about local musicians that play in more than one band concurrently. Each week we will focus on one...

Kilos Cantina: There’s a new Club in Town

By Kristen Elaine Accomplished. A Master of One’s destiny. Felipe Oros, at age 28 can be considered a man living the American dream. Felipe had...

Hard Rock Palm Springs Hosts National Bands to Record at Their...

By Jason Hall Black Lips are an indie band from Georgia. They got their start in 1999 and have been going strong since. They gained...

Michael Bolton: Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist to Perform...

By Tracy Dietlin Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide,...

HYMNS TO NINKASI

By Aaron Ramson Ever since 3,800 years ago when some ancient Sumerian wrote the “Hymn to Ninkasi” - a sprawling prose that was both an...

Morgan James of The Sieve & The Saddle

By Kristen Elaine “Some believe in destiny, some believe in fate, but I believe that happiness is something that we create.”  -Anonymous, maybe, in fact...

PSIFF: The Stars Aligned

By Heidi Simmons The 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival wrapped on Monday January 15th.   For three amazing weeks, moviegoers enjoyed traveling to unique...

Michael D’Angelo Performs at Venus De Fido and Chef George’s Picasso...

By Lola Rossi Join vocalist, Michael D’Angelo and Friends performing every Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for Desert Dance Night with Dance Instructor...

THE HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS & VAI ACADEMY!

By Noe Gutierrez A couple weekends ago, The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs hosted guitar genius Steve Vai and his Vai Academy Guitar Camp. Featured...

CAT STEVENS/YUSUF “The Laughing Apple” (Cat-O-Log Records/Decca Records)

By Eleni P. Austin Chances are if you hear the name Cat Stevens, you have warm musical memories of Folky, slightly spiritual songs performed by...

STRIKE A POSE – The World of Film and the Eye...

By Angela Romeo We are all still in the movie phase as the Palm Springs International Film Festival closes.  But film lives on in the...

Sparky Lights Up Their Lives

BY JANET McAFEE Rebecca Pikus spotted this tiny Terrier puppy on Facebook on a San Bernardino City Shelter networker’s page.  She contacted Loving All Animals...

Promises…Promises: The Wine Game 2018

BY RICK RIOZZA You recognize this line already: “Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends—we’re so glad you could attend . ....

Fill up with All You Can Eat, at CJ’s Stir It...

By Denise Ortuno Hungry diners can fill up with delicious dishes at CJ’s Stir It Up Mongolian Grill & Sushi Bar all you can eat...

ON A DANGEROUS TRACK

BY ROBIN E. SIMMONS NOW PLAYING: THE COMMUTER We meet insurance agent Michael (Liam Neeson) on his regular commute home, which -- after being contacted by a...

Dragon’s Vengeance

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz – Fiction ----- Who can forget The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?  Protagonist...

No Flu For You!

Not you again? I seem to see you everywhere. At the bank, the gym, the receptionist...you were the one disgustingly sneezing, coughing and hacking...

THE STATE OF RETAIL

By Haddon Libby According to the National Retail Association, this holiday season saw the strongest retail sales growth since 2011, up 5.5%.  Online sales were...

DROPPING A DIME

For those of a certain age we remember public phone booths where the caller would put a dime into the receptacle and a call...

TWO TO SEE AT PICKFORD’S D’PLACE

BY ROBIN E. SIMMONS How nice it is for movie lovers to have the opportunity to see two current, critically praised films in what must...

Desert Beat: Celebrating Marta Becket and her legendary Amargosa Opera House

By Steve Brown One of the Mojave Desert's greatest cultural treasures is Marta Becket and her Amargosa Opera House in the “town” of Death Valley...

NFL’s Final Four Has Three Surprises…

By Flint Wheeler Four teams are left in the NFL playoffs, and only one boasts a top-tier quarterback. The NFC Championship Game will feature a pair...

IRONMAN 70.3 COMES TO INDIAN WELLS AND LA QUINTA

By DeAnn Lubell IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta to take place on December 9, 2018; general registration to open January 18, 2018. The inaugural event...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2017, 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Many American women did not have the right to vote until August 18, 1920. On...

TRUST

By Bronwyn Ison Placing your trust in another person is exceptionally valuable.  I’m certain you’ve had your own lessons in life.  When we trust another...

Sticker Shock with 2018 Cannabis

BY RUTH HILL R.N. Recreational cannabis is legal. The regulations being implemented are slow to materialize and in some cases too onerous for dispensaries, cultivators...

What Interviews and First Dates Have in Common

by Sunny Simon      My new client Kate, was overly concerned about the results of an job interview she had several days prior. When I...

THE 11TH ANNUAL DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

January 13-14, 2018 marks the 11th anniversary of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage!  The lucky first...

PSIFF: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

By Heidi Simmons Palm Springs has always had a close connection with Hollywood – it still does.  The history of our desert is filled with...

PSIFF 2018: LAST MINUTE PICKS

BY ROBIN E. SIMMONS If you’re thinking it’s too late to find movies to enjoy at the Palm Springs International film festival, it’s not.  Here’s...

PSIFF: “Directors to Watch” & “New Voices New Visions”

By Heidi Simmons With all the fun, and fascinating people, and exciting festival hubbub, there can be a gnawing anxiety that you might be missing...

THE CALIFORNIA DESERT’S NEWEST NATIONAL MONUMENTS

BY STEVE BROWN In April, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review all national monuments created by previous...

INDIAN WELLS MUSIC FESTIVAL BOASTS ROCK, BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY

Popular Music Event Expanded into Two-Day Multi-Genre Festival in 2018 GRAMMY award-winner Jonny Lang and Jon Batiste & the Dap Kings will headline the Indian...

JEM Steakhouse at Spotlight 29 Now Serving Lunch

By Tracy Dietlin I recently dined, for the first time, at JEM Steakhouse inside of Spotlight 29 Casino. My husband and son- in-law had eaten...

FOR SALE: Recreational Marijuana!

By Heidi Simmons Palm Springs in winter is one of the best places to be in the country.  People are lining up not only to...

Eldorado Sunday Polo Opening Day kicks off a season of world...

On an absolutely perfect opening day afternoon – presented by Ketel One – in front of a huge crowd, Grant Palmer’s Antelope Junior (Grant...

Local Desert Town Hall Poetry Contest to Honor Caroline Kennedy

Desert Town Hall, presented by The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, is accepting submissions for a poetry contest in honor of former Ambassador...

African American Heroes Timothy Bradley, Jr. and Fred “The Hammer” Williamson...

The entire Palm Springs community is invited to join City leaders, members of the Public Arts Commission and the City’s Dr. Martin Luther King....

Neave Trio

To Perform In Palm Springs, CA on January 29, 2018 Live On Stage, Inc. and PS Concerts announce International piano trio as part of...

CLASSIC ROCK GIANTS EDDIE MONEY AND STARSHIP featuring MICKEY THOMAS

TEAM UP FOR ONE NIGHT AT FANTASY SPRINGS IN MARCH Classic rock giants Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas are teaming up to celebrate...

BACKSTAGE JAZZ- A 420 Jazz Soiree by Patte Purcell

By Patte Purcell It has been my pleasure to produce unique smooth jazz events for the last 7 years in the desert. We’ve had the...

Get Hoppin’ with the Third Annual Swing ‘N Hops Street Party...

A City of Palm Desert First Weekend Featured Event Palm Desert kicks up its heels and swings into full gear again this February when the...

3rd Annual CV Weekly Music Showcase – Round 2: The Winner...

By Tracy Dietlin Sunday night’s CV Weekly Music Showcase at The Hood Bar & Pizza gave us worthy and enjoyable performances from all four bands....

MARGO PRICE “All American Made” (Third Man Records)

By Eleni P. Austin Country Music has always been a musical genre that championed conservative standards. “God, Guns, Family And Country” seemed like an unspoken...

Robin Przybysz: Conversations About the Feminine

By Angela Romeo The Southern California beach life is a far cry from the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers. Robin Przybysz has more...

Helping Our Community Cats

BY JANET McAFEE You see the little creatures scurry through restaurant parking lots, foraging for food in trash cans and handouts from patrons.  Many Coachella...

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Michael Bolton: Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist to Perform...

By Tracy Dietlin Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide,...