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INDUSTRY PIONEER STEVE DeANGELO TO SPEAK AT CITY OF COACHELLA’S SOCAL...

CalCannabis Director Richard Parrott, Canndescent CEO Adrian Sedlin and California Employment Development Director Patrick Henning added to lineup that features top political and industry...

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival Ramps Up

By Heidi Simmons Summer officially arrives this week and there is hardly a better way to enjoy the long hot days than spending time in...

PSISFF: Artists-in-Residence

By Heidi Simmons Palm Springs Film Society, the nonprofit organization behind the PSISFF, has joined forces with the luxury vacation rental giant Acme House Company...

SHORTFEST CHOICE PICKS

By Robin E. Simmons Choosing a program to see can be overwhelming when the options are so plentiful.  Here are some recommended categories and titles...

Off the Wall

By Crystal Harrell The high desert music scene is filled with psychedelic sound waves and bohemian beats, but one Yucca Valley-based punk rock band is...

Bikini Trill Provides a Friday Night Thrill

By Tricia Witkower “It’s a dry heat.” That’s what I promised LJ, vocalist of Bikini Trill, ahead of her band’s first Coachella Valley show this...

CHASE MARTINEZ

2019 Coachella Valley Music Award Winner Best Radio/DJ Personality By Noe Gutierrez Growing up in Long Beach, California and moving to the Coachella Valley in 1982...

TONY TORNAY

By Noe Gutierrez Probably best known as the drummer for American Desert Rock band Fatso Jetson, Tony Tornay has a storied history within the desert...

Have a Unique Beverage Experience at Ding Tea

By Denise Ortuno For exotic tea and juice drinks that will tantalize your taste buds, Ding Tea in La Quinta is the place to be. The...

2019 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES LINE-UP

The 25th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase 369 films including 60 World Premieres, 25 International Premieres, 46 North American Premieres, 17 U.S. Premieres and...

Nick Hales and Stevie Jane: Acoustic Bliss in the Desert

By Esther Sanchez It’s clearly no secret that the Coachella Valley is bursting with a plethora of musical talent from pretty much every genre there...

SINGER DON MCLEAN SOUNDS OFF ON CRITICS, POLITICS AND THE ENDURING...

By Mike Felci According to Don McLean, the most important quality for a songwriter is having something to say. And he would know, having written...

GREGORY LITTLE

2019 CVMA WINNER ‘BEST SOUND ENGINEER’ By Noe Gutierrez There are many overlooked champions in the Coachella Valley and High Desert music scenes. One such hero...

EMPTY SEAT

2019 COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ‘BEST ALTERNATIVE BAND’ & ‘BEST FRONT WOMAN’ By Noe Gutierrez In my estimation, the darlings of the 2018-2019 year in...

Cool Down with Sweet Treats at Flavors

Get some chilly relief from the heat with a bevy of cold treats, at Flavors in Palm Desert By Denise Ortuno It’s that interesting time of...

Joy Meredith: The Joy of Palm Springs!

Written by Talie Rosa Anyone who is even remotely involved with the ins and outs of Palm Springs knows the name Joy Meredith. Joy has...

Where to Have Summer Fun in the Desert

By Crystal Harrell It’s difficult not to notice the scorching temperatures once June comes around in the Coachella Valley. Luckily, there are plenty of fun...

AMP Summer Music Camp for Teens Returns for Year 5

Valley Teen Musicians Join Forces to Form Bands and Learn the Music Industry Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) is pleased to announce the final list...

FERNANDO VICICONTE “Traitors Table” (Fluff & Gravy Records)

By Eleni P. Austin                 Fernando Viciconte isn’t a household name, but he really should be. He has had a thriving career as a solo...

Hotel Milo – Santa Barbara CA

By Lynne Tucker Hotel Milo is in the heart of Santa Barbara’s beloved West Beach, a favorite hangout for local residents and visitors alike. On...

TAMI & JOAN, FOSTER MOMS EXTRAORDINAIRE

By Janet McAfee Bonded by their love for dogs, Joan Pendley and Tami Jay are a mother and daughter foster team dedicated to saving the...

Beaujolais, Bistros & Burgundy

By Rick Riozza It’s great to be checking in with you readers again as my wife and I continue with our European Wine Tour, where...

THE LASTING APPEAL OF LIGHT BEER

By Aaron Ramson America’s Prohibition was at its peak when 8-year-old Joseph Owaldes received a chemistry set from his mother as a gift. A bright...

PIX FOR AND ABOUT DEAR OLD DAD

By Robin E. Simmons Father’s day is a great day to see a movie with dad and family.  Wonderful films that prominently feature cool dads...

BOOKS FOR DAD

By Heidi Simmons Dear old dad loves an interesting story.  It’s marvelous how fathers know things.  We count on them to give us good advice,...

Just Cool It!

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna “Temperatures won’t be so cool this week. Add in some humidity and this will put an even greater strain on...

A NEW RED SCARE & ZOMBIES

By Haddon Libby Last week, economists concluded that the Federal Reserve will need to reduce the Fed Funds rate by at least 0.5% to 2%...

YOU LOST YOUR ACCIDENT TRIAL?

You say it is impossible that you lost and your lawyer was at fault? Well let's examine some other reasons. Herein are some of the...

Honoring Your Cultivated Wisdom

By Aimee Mosco “The simple truth is that we naturally cultivate wisdom through the act of living. So, regardless of whether or not you have...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2019  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): We may not have to travel to other planets to find alien life. Instead of launching...

TERPENES: BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE

BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO My favorite terpene is the ultra spicy beta-caryophyllene. Beta-caryophyllene is a terpene that has a sharp spicy nose commonly associated with...

Is Cannabis Dangerous When Taken With Your Other Medications?

BY RUTH HILL R.N. As a nurse one of my responsibilities when assessing patients is determining drug interactions. Computer programs in hospitals and clinics have...

SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT TRIBUTE CONCERT...

Tickets On Sale at the Casino Box Office and Spotlight29.com Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present The Next Best Thing II, a tribute concert...

Paul Rodgers Accepts the ICON Award at the 7th Annual CV...

By Tracy Dietlin The 7th Annual CV Music Awards on Sunday night were absolutely EPIC!!! Not only was Paul Rodgers from Bad Company, Free &...

Annabelle Asylum – Along Comes ‘Spider Bite’

By Noe Gutierrez In all sincerity, Annabelle Asylum scares the shit out of many. The horror-influenced Heavy Metal group have developed a web of sound...

BI·AS – Partial to Rock

Performing LIVE at The Hood Bar & Pizza on Saturday, June 8, 2019 By Noe Gutierrez BI·AS, featuring pioneering original KORN drummer, David Silveria, will be...

KCOD Holds CV Artist Documentary Wrap Party

BY CRYSTAL HARRELL With the recent development of a film curriculum and AS degree program at College of the Desert (COD), students are now able...

Restaurant Week 2019 Begins

BY CRYSTAL HARRELL Restaurant Week has officially hit the desert, providing diners with special discounts and unique deals from over 120 restaurants across Greater Palm...

RICKIE LEE JONES “Kicks” (OSOD Records/Thirty Tigers)

By Eleni P. Austin                 This Spring marked the 40th anniversary of Rickie Lee Jones’ self-titled debut. Ignoring the prevailing trends of Punk/New Wave and...

LOVING SENIOR DOGS, JACQUES’ STORY

By Janet McAfee The small dog scurried down a dirt road in Desert Hot Springs, his throat parched from thirst and his belly ached with...

The Battle and Legend of Bull’s Blood

By Rick Riozza Our final destination on our trip down the Danube is to the beautiful city of Budapest, the capital of Hungary.  I’ve had...

LET’S STUDY CHEAP BEER: SIMPLER TIMES LAGER BEER

By Aaron Ramson When the Boston Beer Company (makers of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and the Angry Orchard line of hard ciders) brewed its first...

A BOUNTY OF BIG SCREEN FUN

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: This is the time of year when the studios release some of their BIGGEST films – not just in scale...

RIGHTEOUS VICTIM

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Lazarus Files by Matthew McGough – Nonfiction ----- Bad things happen to good people.  But, when it’s murder, it is unfathomable that someone who...

The Deadliest Days Of Summer Are Here!

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Do you know about the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer? No, I’m not referring to the danger of heat exhaustion...

DRUG TRENDS

By Haddon Libby The Global Drug Survey was founded eight years ago as an effort to highlight drug use trends as they occur so that...

LET’S TALK TURKEY, WHY YOU CAN’T FIND A LAWYER?

We just celebrated Memorial Day and gave thanks for those that served and died protecting the USA. During this weekend, many of our neighbors...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2019  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "I don't think we were ever meant to hear the same song sung exactly the same...

MYRCENE

BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO As we come up to a year anniversary of Prop 64 taking effect in California, causing a temporary Weed Apocalypse, a...

The 7th Annual CV Music Awards will honor Paul Rodgers (Bad...

STILL TIME TO GET YOUR TICKETS at https://ticketsauce.com/e/7th-annual-cv-music-awards By Tracy Dietlin We are so excited to have in attendance this year, the legendary Paul Rodgers, who...

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