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Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Golden Palm Star on Prestigious Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Golden Palm Star on Prestigious Palm Springs Walk of Stars

By | July 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm | No comments

 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 personality, restaurateur and humanitarian, Lisa Vanderpump, one of the stars of the “Real Housewives of Beverly...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Cathedral City Festival Park: A Strategic Plan

Cathedral City Festival Park: A Strategic Plan

By | July 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm | No comments

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 perhaps the one behind the theater complex. Once a visionary plan with promise, the progress on Cathedral City’s downtown development...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories

Lady Gaga Joins the Fight to Save Our Water, but What About Nestle’?

Lady Gaga Joins the Fight to Save Our Water, but What About Nestle’?

By | July 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm | No comments

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 The Doors. This famous line from rock legend Jim Morrison blasts through my alarm clock. It’s time to get up. I need to shower. I...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, News

Desert Heat Escape: OC Fair Fun!

Desert Heat Escape: OC Fair Fun!

By | July 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm | No comments

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. The aroma of popcorn and corndogs and fried everything fill the air with piercing screams from exuberant passengers on bright neon rides....

Posted in: Columns, Travel

Rock N Roll Meets Mini Golf

Rock N Roll Meets Mini Golf

By | July 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm | No comments

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 traditional miniature golf courses are a good source of family fun, the Rock N Roll Mini Golf in La Quinta is anything but...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Business

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Contest Week 5

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Contest Week 5

By | July 23, 2014 at 6:38 pm | No comments

Week 5 brought excitement at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! Even more new performers came pouring in this week as well as many of our regulars! Mike Sick-boy brought his fans and brought a confident and rockin' performance to take home 1st place and a Musicians Outlet...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

Make the Music Go Acoustic! Punk Legends X Unplug at Pappy & Harriet’s

Make the Music Go Acoustic! Punk Legends X Unplug at Pappy & Harriet’s

By | July 23, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comments

By Shawn Mafia “Friends warehouse pain, attack their own kind . . . a thousand kids, bury their parents,” sang John Doe and Exene Cervenka in unison. The big black desert sun had already sunk down behind the mountains surrounding Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Slipping into Darkness

Slipping into Darkness

By | July 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm | No comments

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, talented, and no strangers to the social scene, these guys tore up the main stage at Coachella Music Festival in 2013, with an...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

BLACK KEYS “Turn Blue” (Nonesuch Records)

BLACK KEYS “Turn Blue” (Nonesuch Records)

By | July 23, 2014 at 5:33 pm | No comments

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 Blue. The Black Keys formed in 2001. Guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney grew up in the same Akron, Ohio...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Art Awakens the World at Gallery 446

Art Awakens the World at Gallery 446

By | July 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm | No comments

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 on the wall, above the pool table. An iconic JFK thought-bubbles Teach Peace as he looks over the empty foosball field. World Cup fatigue has...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns

Keeping Kitty Inside

Keeping Kitty Inside

By | July 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm | No comments

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 most cat rescue groups will require you to keep the cat you adopt from them indoors. Some people still think that cats are happier if they have the "freedom"...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

A World’s View from a Castle Wine

A World’s View from a Castle Wine

By | July 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | No comments

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 wine. But as soon as getting to the Belle Marie/ Chateau Dragoo property, off Interstate 15 just north of Escondido, I thought again what I always think...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice

TRICKY FINGERS

TRICKY FINGERS

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm | No comments

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 – but I was hypnotized by the precisely controlled, cool, black and white images and nearly expressionless...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners

True Wit

True Wit

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm | No comments

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 International to celebrate the world that all things comicdom entails and...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns

SOUR GRAPES

SOUR GRAPES

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm | No comments

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 doing things like suing him and threatening impeachment. Why? Speaker of the House, John Boehner, plans on suing the President for failing...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby

Mistakes Auto Insurance Companies Want Victims to Make

Mistakes Auto Insurance Companies Want Victims to Make

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm | No comments

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 the victim to hire an attorney. They try to convince the injured party they can handle the claim themselves. Without an attorney...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

HOT PURPLE ENERGY’S PRESIDENT NATE OTTO APPOINTED TO CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

HOT PURPLE ENERGY’S PRESIDENT NATE OTTO APPOINTED TO CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Hot Purple Energy is proud to announce that its President, Nate Otto, has been selected to serve on the City of Palm Springs Sustainability Commission for the 2014-2015 year. “It is an honor to be a part of this committee, serving a cause that is very important to me and...

Posted in: Columns, News

Look Before You Lock!

Look Before You Lock!

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm | No comments

Beat the Heat, Check the Back Seat, Look Before You Lock or KISS - Keep Infants Safe and Secure all have the same message; “leaving children in cars is dangerous and even deadly reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.” Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips

ShareKitchen is Cooking Up Success this Summer!

ShareKitchen is Cooking Up Success this Summer!

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm | No comments

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 duo have announced July’s monthly Sunday Brunch aptly called CAKE. How many ways can PS...

Posted in: Columns, ShareKitchen

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

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

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:20 pm | No comments

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 of brothers?” Well, I guess, but 2 of the 3 are younger, so I guided their blossoming more than they guided mine. My oldest brother was a baseball...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

NCAA – Change Is A Brewin’….

NCAA – Change Is A Brewin’….

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm | No comments

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 athletics model, specifically his displeasure with the ineffectiveness of the NCAA's enforcement standards. In his state of...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm | No comments

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 percent of young pregnant women in the U.S. claim to be virgins. They testify that they have conceived a fetus without the...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology

VULNERABILITY

VULNERABILITY

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm | No comments

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 most people? To be vulnerable means to remove your mask. Removing your mask will mean that everyone will truly...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm | No comments

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 enjoying my favorite theme park. Yesterday I waited patiently in line to board a roller coaster --which is something I never do!  My...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach

John Garcia

John Garcia

By | July 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm | No comments

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 for his work with Kyuss, Unida, Hermano, Slo Burn, Kyuss Lives and Vista Chino. He has at times been perceived as an enigma to many. He is as...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

The President of the United States invites you to a reception at the White House

The President of the United States invites you to a reception at the White House

By | July 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm | No comments

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 possibility I had been invited but wasn’t sure. At first, I was amazed and excited, thrilled beyond containment. No more than a few minutes had passed...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, News

California Fire Wives, Fire Wife Strong!

California Fire Wives, Fire Wife Strong!

By | July 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm | No comments

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 danger that put us, our city, our county, state or country at risk. We often think gratefully of our soldiers, our police force and, of course, our fire...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories

Desert Theatreworks (DTW) seeks local talent for NUNSENSE: The Mega Musical.

Desert Theatreworks (DTW) seeks local talent for NUNSENSE: The Mega Musical.

By | July 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm | No comments

Auditions are Monday July 28, 2014 from 6-9pm the Arthur Newman Theatre, Palm Desert. Applicants must register before auditioning. (if you have already registered, through the season audition form - do nothing and show up Monday 7/28/14 at 6pm) TO REGISTER, VISIT:...

Posted in: Columns, Theatre

THE DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE TO PRESENT “MIXED PLATE” THEIR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER VARIETY EVENT

THE DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE TO PRESENT “MIXED PLATE” THEIR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER VARIETY EVENT

By | July 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm | No comments

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT and gay-friendly communities, is presenting their annual fundraiser event MIXED PLATE on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7 PM. MIXED PLATE is just as it sounds – an eclectic variety show featuring...

Posted in: Columns, Theatre

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Week 4

Tilted Kilt Open Mic Week 4

By | July 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm | No comments

We did it again at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! Week 4 discovered great new talent and we got the crowds roaring fun entertainment and audience giveaways! Newcomers to our competition, Divine Knights, showed up with fans and a winning presence to take home 1st place and...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight

Schmidy’s Haute Lei

Schmidy’s Haute Lei

By | July 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm | No comments

 This Saturday, July 19th @ 9PM Benefiting California Fire Wives Featuring: JoJo Leone, Caxton, Pictures From Eden and Deadend Paradox by Lisa Morgan Season? What "season"? Things don't seem to have slowed down much at all for Schmidy's Tavern, under new ownership for just...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

COURTNEY BARNETT “The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (Milk Records/Mom+Pop Records)

COURTNEY BARNETT “The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (Milk Records/Mom+Pop Records)

By | July 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Haim have received a ton of ink this year. The praise accorded these women has been effusive, almost fatuous. Some of it may be accurate, but truly, the most interesting female artist to emerge in the last couple of years is 26 year...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This

Palm Trees And Tattoos

Palm Trees And Tattoos

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm | No comments

This past weekend was the inaugural event of the first Palm Trees and Tattoos Convention which was held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs. The event was the brainchild of Sean Wood and Tony Francois, co-owners of Tg Tattoo in Cathedral City. Wood said that there were...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories

Potty Training is Possible!

Potty Training is Possible!

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm | No comments

By Janet McAfee My dog, Scarlett O'Hara, was rescued from an animal hoarder in Hemet who kept 135 dogs and 35 cats in a small house. Unable to imagine the neglect these animals experienced, I named her after a famous fictional survivor. However, the process of potty training...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place

10th Anniversary Celebration at Zin American Bistro

10th Anniversary Celebration at Zin American Bistro

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm | No comments

By Rick Riozza Mindy Reed is the owner, food & wine director, and somm of both Palm Springs’ Zin American Bistro and Alicante which are hotspots with the locals and tourists. These eateries have attracted a serious following of foodies for the past ten years where Mindy...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice