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TOP PSIFF PROGRAM PICK: “MODERN MASTERS”

By Robin E. Simmons The first PSIFF program selection I always check is for “Modern Masters.” This year’s selection showcases 12 excellent films from acclaimed...

Happy New Year!

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX We breathed our last “Goodbye” to 2014 last night before drifting off to sleep, and this morning greeted the New Year with...

The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K

By Kira Golden On the brisk morning of December 27th, about five hundred runners gathered at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert to...

DJ John Paul is Quickly Making a Name for Himself

By Craig Michaels Born in Bronx, New York, John Paul spent his teen years in Hastings, Florida before signing a contract to become a Marine...

Tom Edward’s Battle Winning Feisty Joe

By Lisa Morgan There was a surprise winner in the Red Hot Battle of the Bands last Sunday, where 22 bands competed for prizes and...

A Musician’s Musician Coming Into His Own in 2015 – Mike...

"Mike Pygmie is a 'Whizard' on the guitar. He writes melodic songs that are very complex, original and inspiring - Rush meets Black Flag,...

John Stanley King

Set to Pack the House Every Friday and Sunday Night @ Vicky's of Santa Fe in 2015 By Lisa Morgan After cutting back on his bookings...

ANGUS & JULIA STONE (Republic Records)

By Eleni P. Austin Angus and Julia Stone grew up surrounded by music. Their parents, John and Kim, were a Folk duo before Julia, Angus...

Art On El Paseo

By Rebecca Pikus Every two years the City of Palm Desert's Art in Public Places Commission selects 18 Sculptures to be proudly displayed on the...

New Year’s Resolutions for Animal Lovers

By Janet McAfee Animal lovers are special people with wonderful hearts who appreciate the affection and companionship our cats and dogs provide to us throughout...

The Last Picture Show Wine Pairing

By Rick Riozza Hey! Once again we vino literati get to dream out loud with our favorite film and wine pairing schemes as we join...

“BOYHOOD” — BEST MOVIE OF 2014?

By Robin E. Simmons  This wonderful film doesn’t just follow the youthful life of six year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his family, it fully...

Great Adaptations

By Heidi Simmons If you go to the movies during this award season, you will most likely see a movie adaptation from a book. Over...

La Plaza Theatre

By Denise Ortuno Neil If you close your eyes you can almost see it. A long red carpet laid out as some sort of landing...

The Desert Rose Playhouse To Present “LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!”

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present Terrence McNally’s LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! opening Friday, January 16,...

Lower Oil Prices = Prosperity and Peace?

By Haddon Libby As we start the New Year with the hope and promise of a better tomorrow, we have some very good news on...

DUI? REFUSE THE FST OR BREATH TESTS (Read how herein)

By Dale Gribow Most readers of CV Weekly do not realize that the Breath test at the scene and (FST) Field Sobriety Tests (finger to...

New Year’s Resolution or Rookie Firefighter?

We always to start a recruit fire academy every January. Like a New Year’s Resolution, it’s traditional. Before recruits learn basic firefighting skills, the first...

NFL Season Wrap Up- Can The Seahawks Repeat??

By Julie Buehler I want to write about the deep, searing pain I feel right now as Jim Harbaugh prepares to move to Ann Arbor...

Buckle up, NFL Playoffs are here…

By Flint Wheeler Vegas Insider released its end-of-the-season odds for each team winning the Super Bowl, and the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are...

Beautiful Face of Recovery Conference for Women

By Denise Ortuno Neil There are all kinds of addictions. From drugs, to alcohol, gambling and even sex. For women, there has been a sort...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of January 1 © Copyright 2014, 2015 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Most salamanders reproduce by laying eggs, but the alpine salamander doesn't. Females...

POSTURE YOURSELF

By Bronwyn Ison Stand up straight, draw your shoulders back and pull in your stomach. These commands may resonate and be familiar words you heard...

Giving a Nod to Nostalgia

By Sunny Simon Soon the dismantling will begin. Trees with sparking lights will vanish. Fancy holiday wrappings and greeting cards with lovely sentiments will be...

Styes, Headaches & Arthritis

Dear Dr. Kadile, I noticed a painful, red bump on my lower right eyelid this morning, It looks like a pimple near the eyelashes,...

Merry Christmas! We Love Tradition.

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Especially during the Holidays when you can go off-trend and pull everything you’ve loved and enjoyed for years, some since childhood, and...

Ring in the New Year at Riviera Palm Springs with Frank...

A very special New Year’s Eve celebration with Frank Sinatra Jr. along with a spectacular 8-piece band. An iconic playground of the past, characterized today by...

New Year’s Eve in the Coachella Valley

By Lisa Morgan BB's New Year's Eve Masquerade Party is back for its 31st year, and, as we have come to expect, he and Hard...

A Great Night at the Date Shed Benefits All!

By  Tracy Dietlin As Owner and Publisher of CV Weekly I am proud to announce that our benefit at The Date Shed this past Saturday...

Thanks to the Retail & Hospitality Workers

By Denise Ortuno Neil You’re out there in the thick of it, with the other countless shoppers purchasing a variety of goods for the holidays,...

MAKE-A-WISH OPENS PALM SPRINGS OFFICE

Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire recently announced the opening of its third office, located in Palm Springs. The chapter is headquartered in...

TILTED KILT OPEN MIC COMPETITION FALL EDITION Finalists

What a finale it was for the Fall/Winter Grand Finals of the Open Mic Competition at the Tilted Kilt on Wednesday December 17th. 12...

Lootenant

By Monica Morones Anthony Germaine Walker also known as Lootenant, has an intriguing story of fame and struggle at an early age and the reality...

RED HOT Battle of the Bands

22 of the Valley's Best Bands, Benefiting the RED HOT BALLROOM After School Program THIS SUNDAY, December 28th 11:00 am - 9 pm, $10 @...

ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS “lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar”...

By Eleni P. Austin Robert Plant has always possessed a restless spirit. He was born deep in the Black Country of West Bromwich, Staffordshire in...

Buddy, A Hollywood Story

By Janet McAfee Buddy is an amazing dog with an equally amazing story. He once belonged to a Los Angeles animal acting group along with...

Candace’s Choice Sparklers at Total Wine

By Rick Riozza Total Wine & More in Palm Desert is the largest wine, spirits, and beer store in our galaxy. It’s so large that...

BEST MOVIES OF 2014?

By Robin E. Simmons This year, especially the last six months, has delivered a rush of excellent films. In no particular order, here’s my top...

2014 Favorites

By Heidi Simmons I love to read a good story. Few things compare to being completely engaged in a compelling narrative. Reading is an intimate, personal...

Last Minute Gift Ideas –  Give the Gift of Life!

Is there that hard to buy for someone special in your life? I don’t think anything could be more special than to say Happy...

Celebrating the Spirit of Giving, Sharing and Growing in 2014

ShareKitchen is celebrating the 2014 holiday season reflecting on the spirit of giving, sharing and growing we've enjoyed over this past year. We are...

HOW THE WORLD CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE

By Haddon Libby Here in the United States, it seems that the most popular way to ring in the New Year is with a flute...

WHAT DOES IT COST FOR A LETTER?

By Dale Gribow I get this question many times every week. I explain to the caller that it is like calling a doctor over the...

Holiday Classic A Gift For Local Sports Fans

By Julie Buehler Kawhi Leonard won the most recent NBA Finals MVP. But before he did that he played in the Max Prep Holiday Classic. During...

Why Kobe Bryant is no Michael Jordan!

By Flint Wheeler Now that Kobe Bryant has just surpassed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list I’m reading articles all over mainstream media talking...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of December 25 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Hell is the suffering of being unable to love," wrote novelist J. D....

BE A MASTERPIECE

By Bronwyn Ison Another year has transpired. Did you accomplish your goals? Are you preparing for new ventures? Are you strategizing how you can achieve...

Sharing the Limelight

By Sunny Simon I am a huge fan of the TV program “The Voice” for two reasons. I enjoy the entertainment but more importantly, I’m...

CV Weekly Presents A Benefit Show at The Date Shed

A Night of Local Music to benefit Street Life Project and FIND Food Bank Saturday, December 20 from 5pm -1:15am CV Weekly is showing its support of the...

How many days before the Big HO HO HO?

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Eight (8) Days, 192 Hours, 11,520 minutes---more or less, cupcake---discounting closed stores and miscalculation by a sprinkles-jammed calculator on my desk. ....

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