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A BRIEF AND RAMBLING HISTORY OF OKTOBERFEST IN AMERICA

By Aaron Ramson If Instagram had been around in the early 1800’s, French Courtesan Therese Charlotte Luise would have been a ‘gram darling. She’d no...

NBA Betting Systems To Profit Over Time…

By Flint Wheeler NBA 2K18 season is upon us and CV Weekly has you covered at the wager window. In the case of basketball, having...

MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA: HISTORY AND BEAUTY AROUND EVERY CORNER

The Cornerstone of Downtown Riverside By Lynne Tucker “It is the most unique hotel in America. It’s a monastery, a museum, a fine hotel, a home,...

S.M.A.R.T

BY BRONWYN ISON Another year has nearly transpired.  Did you accomplish your goals?  Are you preparing for new ventures?  Are you strategizing how you can...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Electra is an action-packed story written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. It features epic characters taking...

How to Get to the Top

By Sunny Simon      While scrolling down the LinkedIn home page, I paused to observe a short video. I guess it was the blond hair...

Universal Bank of Wisdom: Open for Business

By Elizabeth Scarcella and Aimee Mosco What if you had access to a Universal Bank of Wisdom that contained the answers to all of your...

13th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival – A Global Music...

The Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival (JTMF) promises a diverse, lovingly curated line up from around the globe against a stunning desert backdrop.  The...

THURSDAY NIGHT’S FEATURED PERFORMER: Mustafa Akbar

By Haddon Libby Kicking off this year’s Joshua Tree Music Festival on Thursday are Mustafa Akbar and Raul del Moral at 5:30p followed by Akbar...

A SHAMANIC GLOBAL ODYSSEY: House of Hamsa

By Haddon Libby Be forewarned that House of Hamsa’s live improvisational sets leave many concertgoers in trance-like states while absorbing the essence of their music...

PSYCHEDELIC SOUL – The Monophonics

By Haddon Libby “One of the best live soul bands that I have ever seen!” says Al Bell, co-founder of the legendary Stax Records. To those...

Provoked to Perform at Joshua Tree Music Fest with Desert Rhythm...

By Tracy Dietlin Born in San Jose, but living in the desert since 2000, 32-year-old local hip hop performer, Provoked, will once again join some...

INSTIGATOR – COMING OF AGE

By Noe Gutierrez With two of its members having graduated last year and the remaining two now seniors at La Quinta High School, metal champions...

JC’s Patio Cafe Rebooted!

By Denise Ortuno The quaint and cozy JC’s Patio Cafe on El Paseo in Palm Desert has been rebooted with an updated bar and décor,...

Special Bonus Weekend for Cinema Diverse

Sept 24, 2018 Palm Springs, CA- Following a successful weekend at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival...

THE CABAZON BAND OF MISSION INDIANS TO HOST BENEFIT CONCERT FOR...

What: The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is hosting a benefit Jazz concert featuring The Brian Nova Trio with Paul MacKey to celebrate FIND...

END of SUMMER BASH at Kilos Cantina

By Avery Wood After a trying summer with record-breaking heat, the Second Annual End of Summer Bash is a great way to celebrate the end...

Palm Canyon Theatre engages all generations

By Cara Van Dijk The Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) is riding into its 22nd season in uptown Palm Springs with Oklahoma! The very first collaboration...

MADELEINE PEYROUX “ANTHEM” (Decca Records)

By Eleni P. Austin                 If it were possible for Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf to have a musical love child, her name would be...

Amazing Dogs Know What We Say!

BY JANET McAFEE Many years ago, a friend and I were traveling through the Coachella Valley to one of the private no-kill shelters.  My friend...

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine Awards for our Valley

By Rick Riozza Since 1981, Wine Spectator has been giving awards to restaurants with excellent wine programs.  This year they write, “Every wine list tells...

COMING SOON!

By Robin E. Simmons THE SISTERS BROTHERS Director Jacques Audiard’s reimagined western adapted from the novel by Patrick deWitt is an unsettling and witty exploration of...

Space Man Verses Cyber Space

By Heidi Simmons ----- An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green - Fiction ----- What would an extraterrestrial visit to this planet look like and what would be their...

Falling Right Into Fire Season

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna This is the first week of fall, and with it comes Santa Ana wind season. Though fire season is year round,...

Facility recognized as a premier building energy storage operation in the...

By Chris Clemens The iconic state-of-the art Mary Pickford Theatre today hosted a ”Flip the Switch” event, showcasing a self-sustaining Renewable Energy plant housed at...

LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF THE INJURED AND CRIMINALLY ACCUSED THE ABC’S OF...

Civil litigation is litigation involving private parties as opposed to criminal proceedings. Civil litigation kicks in whenever you want to sue someone civilly. This...

WHAT THE F#%K IS A KOTTBUSSER?

By Aaron Ramson When ancient Sumerians wrote down the first recipe for beer (as covered in the very first installment of Brewtality, which I don’t...

Ryder Cup Profits? Closer Than You Think

By Flint Wheeler CV Weekly digs into the numbers of previous Ryder Cups to help dig out the best bets in Paris this weekend. Who Will...

HYPERTENSION

BY DR PETER KADILE Dr. Kadile, what do the numbers mean when a blood pressure is taken? Elwood, DHS Elwood, the top value for a blood pressure...

EXPECT BLESSINGS

BY BRONWYN ISON You’ve heard the adage, “Expect the unexpected.”  While we are rarely prepared for what life proposes, you can certainly guarantee you will...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do you have any skills at living on the edge between the light and the dark?...

The Importance of Relationship Management

By Sunny Simon      There are many factors contributing to a successful business life. One of the most critical skills, one that should be a...

America is Leading from Behind in Marijuana Research

BY RUTH HILL R.N. Today I am writing about the plethora of scientific knowledge on medical marijuana (MM), seemingly protected by an invisible vail of...

Desert Rhythm Project: An Ever-Evolving Opus of Love and Wordplay

By Lisa Morgan “What’s going down family. It’s your boy Mikey and I’m here with the beautiful Bryanna Evaro…” For 9 months worth of Wednesdays...

Introduction to StickyFest and its founder Greg Gendron

By Jason Hall Stickyfest is a new and interesting take on an older idea here in the desert. Yes, it’s another desert festival, but it...

CINEMA DIVERSE – THE PALM SPRINGS LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL

By Dee Jae Cox In 2007, as California was on the precipice of an era that would recognize marriage equality for the LGBTQ community, (May...

IN THE NAME OF THE DEAD

Coachella Valley Music Awards Winner for ‘Best Metal Band’ 2018 By Noe Gutierrez One of the most persistent metal bands of the last decade in the...

Brant Bjork release Mankind Woman

By Jason Hall Brant Bjork is synonymous with desert rock.  He has been a part of almost all of the most well-known bands coming out...

Sleazy Cortez to release the video for “Mountain Man” this Friday...

By Tracy Dietlin Sleazy Cortez has been killing it here in the valley the last couple years. One of the most popular bands in the...

Liberty and Art: An Alliance of Love & Hate

By Angela Romeo Art can be many things. Sometimes art is just quiet beauty. Sometimes it is beauty with a bite. Metal artist Christopher James’...

When Artists Take on the Legacy of an Historic Artist, More...

By Deogracio Secretario    In 1932, the noted American painter, Agnes Lawrence Pelton, settled in the Cathedral City Cove. For three decades, her home and...

‘Southern Fried Funeral’

By Dee Jae Cox Comedy is an art form.  Wit, humor and pranking can inspire as many unique reactions as there are audience members.  But...

Son Of The Velvet Rat “the late show” (Fluff & Gravy...

By Eleni P. Austin                 Live records can sometimes be a dicey proposition. Back in the ‘60s, Rock N’ Roll was just hitting puberty when...

RIP CHARLIE, A PUPPY MILL TRIUMPH

BY JANET McAFEE In 2009, my cousin Shannan McAfee Smith and her husband Gary Smith received a phone call from Precious Paws Asian and Small...

The First Fruits of Fall

BY RICK RIOZZA Congrats Coachella residents for sustaining through another season of the sun. However, in our desert surrounds, we’ll always enjoy the company of...

Day Tripping for Vince’s Spaghetti

By Denise Ortuno There’s no doubt that we have fabulous Italian restaurants in the Coachella Valley. But if you’re up for a spaghetti adventure and...

PTSD THRILLER

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: LOST CHILD “True Detective” actress Levin Rambin stars in director/co-writer Ramaa Mosley’s new film originally titled “Tatterdemalion.” The pic follows Rambin’s character...

Killer Profile

By Heidi Simmons ----- A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer – Fiction ----- It’s uncomfortable to imagine a job description where the requirement is to get into the headspace...

Salute and Cheers To Firefighters!

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna September is California Wine Month and wine has become so vital to the state, that it deserves a whole month. “Last...

“Hoarder” Versus “Organized Collector”

By Bruce Cathcart Hello September and goodbye Summer!  Too soon?  Probably, but already valley residents are welcoming the cooler mornings and evenings with increased outdoor...

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