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Nick and Armando “Mando” Flores: A Team of Music All Stars

By Lisa Morgan If there was a Musician's League with an All Star Team, brothers, Armando aka "Mando" and Nick Flores would easily make the...

Se7en4 – Let’s Get High and Fight – Album Review

The Epitome of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll By Jack St. Clair From the outset of “Incomplete”, the opening track to Se7en4’s first official release,...

2014 Summer Extravaganza

Coachella Valley bids as Southern California’s top summer destination with the launch of “2014 Summer Extravaganza” Awakening the desert with music and fashion, powered by philanthropy Four...

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Week 6 Winners

Halfway to the finals and week #6 was jam packed bringing 22 performers out to compete at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! The...

STURGILL SIMPSON “MetaModern Sounds In Country Music” (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty...

By Eleni P.Austin Singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson isn’t a household name. But he should be. Simpson is thirtysomething Country singer whose sound recalls the Outlaw movement...

COACHELLA VALLEY ART CENTER: Do. Or Do Not. Here There Is...

By Rich Henrich Tucked away inside the stylish mid-century modern architecture that was once home to the CV Printing Company in downtown Indio, the Coachella...

Animal Hoarding, and a Transformation

By Janet McAfee Hoarding is a horrible form of animal cruelty, affecting about 250,000 animals every year. These cases sometimes involve hundreds of animals, and...

Jeff’s Summer Picks at Total Wine

By Rick Riozza For any of you wine lovers who have somehow missed the behemoth of a liquor store, Total Wine & More in Palm...

Fresh Agave Mexican Bar and Grill

By Raymond Bill Each year, I cannot help but notice the number of year round residents continues to rise. The Coachella Valley is growing and...

ANOTHER LOOK AT “NOAH”

The home video release of Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH this week rekindled a soft wave of debate between those who were vexed that the movie...

A Square Fits Into a Circle

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Circle by Dave Eggers Fiction ----- Ever wonder just how far this whole crazy internet idea will go? In Dave Eggers’ The Circle...

THE VEGANIZATION OF MEAT

By Haddon Libby Did you know that 80% of the world’s farmland is used to support the meat and poultry industries? According to Popular Science,...

1st DUI? Now What?

By Dale Gribow With temperatures hitting 118 last week many of our neighbors drank too much beer and foolishly got behind the wheel of a...

July is dedicated as National Grilling Safety Month

 Send the Right Smoke Signal - SAFETY! “July, August and right into Labor Day we use our barbeques than any other months. Firefighters respond to...

Sharing some Educational, Fun & Delicious Events

Nearly everyone has thought of writing a book. Have you? How about a friend? The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (which is for men, too)...

Desert Heat Escape: Partying on the Pen

By Denise Ortuno Neil When the sun goes down in the OC the party scene lights up, especially in the Newport Beach neighborhood of the...

There’s A New Captain At Clippers’ Helm

By Julie Buehler It’s easy to make fun of the guy who is running around a stage screaming and yelling, jumping up and down and...

THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, RANCHO MIRAGE BRINGS LUXURY WELLNESS TO PALM SPRINGS...

With a stunning two-story setting on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, North America’s newest Ritz-Carlton Spa has become a desert sanctuary like...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of July 31 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): If a farmer plants the same crop in the same field year after...

SIMPLIFY BY LETTING GO

By Bronwyn Ison Take a look around your office, house, closets, kitchen cupboards and especially your garage. What do you see? An environment organized or...

Seven Ways to Manage Monsoon Season

By Sunny Simon It is a fact that weather affects our moods. Individuals living in harsh climates may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder during the...

Be Conscious of What You Ingest

By Dr. Peter Kadile Doc, I’ve been having a lot of heartburn lately. I don’t want to take medication for it, what can I do? -Matthew,...

Pappy & Harriet’s

A Legend, An Institution and the 2014 CV Music Awards “Best Live Performance Venue” Award Winner by Lisa Morgan When their plane out of New York...

Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Golden Palm Star on Prestigious Palm Springs...

 July 30, Mayor Pougnet Names Vanderpump Celebrity Grand Marshal of 23rd annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, Dec. 6, 2014 World famous Bravo TV...

Cathedral City Festival Park: A Strategic Plan

By Rich Henrich Along Highway 111, you may have noticed a patch of vacant land beside the former Desert IMAX theatre in Cathedral City or...

Lady Gaga Joins the Fight to Save Our Water, but What...

By Rich Henrich “Woke up this morning and I got myself a beer! The future’s uncertain and the end is always near…” Roadhouse Blues by...

Desert Heat Escape: OC Fair Fun!

By Denise Ortuno Neil It is simple summer fun. Close your eyes and you can envision the sounds and smells of a typical seasonal Fair....

Rock N Roll Meets Mini Golf

By Craig Michaels Finding an activity the whole family can have fun doing together can sometimes be a challenge, especially living in the desert. While...

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Contest Week 5

Week 5 brought excitement at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! Even more new performers came pouring in this week as well as many...

Make the Music Go Acoustic! Punk Legends X Unplug at Pappy...

By Shawn Mafia “Friends warehouse pain, attack their own kind . . . a thousand kids, bury their parents,” sang John Doe and Exene Cervenka...

Slipping into Darkness

By Monica Morones The three words that come to mind when I hear local band Slipping Into Darkness are: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll! Young,...

BLACK KEYS “Turn Blue” (Nonesuch Records)

Eleni P. Austin There is an old saying, “All true art is born from suffering.” That certainly applies to the new Black Keys album, Turn...

Art Awakens the World at Gallery 446

By Rich Henrich I want to be a celebrity. The words, spray-painted pink on canvas from the hand of a young pigtailed blonde girl hangs...

Keeping Kitty Inside

By Janet McAfee Maybe you grew up on a farm or in a rural area where your pet cat was allowed to roam outside. Today...

A World’s View from a Castle Wine

By Rick Riozza Hey—I thought I was on vacation; I had no agenda, I was just going over to the local winery and taste some...

TRICKY FINGERS

By Robin E. Simmons PICKPOCKET The first time I saw French director Robert Bresson’s PICKPOCKET (1959), I thought it was oddly amateurish and strangely stilted –...

True Wit

By Heidi Simmons ----- Jacky’s Diary by Jack Mendelsohn Hardbound Comic Strip Anthology ----- Beginning today, comic book aficionados and fanatics will gather in San Diego for Comic-Con...

SOUR GRAPES

By Haddon Libby The Grand ‘Ol Party does not like President Obama very much. As they cannot beat him in the election booth, they are...

Mistakes Auto Insurance Companies Want Victims to Make

The more mistakes a victim makes with their PI case, the less the accident claim is worth. At the scene: Initially Insurance companies do not want...

HOT PURPLE ENERGY’S PRESIDENT NATE OTTO APPOINTED TO CITY OF PALM...

Hot Purple Energy is proud to announce that its President, Nate Otto, has been selected to serve on the City of Palm Springs Sustainability...

Look Before You Lock!

Beat the Heat, Check the Back Seat, Look Before You Lock or KISS - Keep Infants Safe and Secure all have the same message;...

ShareKitchen is Cooking Up Success this Summer!

POP-UP ALERT- July 27: Fresh from their wildly successful Avant-Garde ‘Chanel-esq’ dinner event LIGHT, PS Underground jubilantly proclaim “Let them eat cake!”. The underground...

Football 101: It’s Easier Than You Think, But Tougher Than Most...

By Julie Buehler When people find out that I host a sports talk radio show, they often ask, “Did you grow up with a lot...

NCAA – Change Is A Brewin’….

By Flint Wheeler Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby took to the podium Monday morning and wasn't shy about voicing his opinion on the current college...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of July 24 © Copyright 2014 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): A report in the prestigious British medical journal BMJ says that almost one...

VULNERABILITY

By Bronwyn Ison After considerable thought I decided the topic of vulnerability should be explored. Did you know that being vulnerable is exceptionally difficult for...

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

By Sunny Simon The other day the following client email crossed my desk:  “Sunny…I am in the process of spending a few days in Orlando...

John Garcia

By Noe Gutierrez There is no debate that John Garcia’s legacy in music is firmly etched in stone. He is revered all over the world...

The President of the United States invites you to a reception...

Article and Photos by Richard Noble I was at a conference in La Quinta when the original email came in. I knew there was a...

California Fire Wives, Fire Wife Strong!

By Lisa Morgan There are a special few who are the very essence of the word HERO. These are the people who run toward the...

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