AMFM Fest

EDWARD JAMES OLMOS AND CHRISTIAN SESMA TO BE HONORED AT AMFM FEST

EDWARD JAMES OLMOS AND CHRISTIAN SESMA TO BE HONORED AT AMFM FEST

By | November 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich This year, AMFM Fest is proud to recognize two distinct individuals for their contributions to community and the arts. Christian Sesma, a local restaurateur, turned Hollywood director, will receive the inaugural Hillery Vision Award. The award will be...

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ANIMAL LOVERS: EMBRACE FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS AT AMFM FEST

ANIMAL LOVERS: EMBRACE FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS AT AMFM FEST

By | November 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich One of the main messages of my show is to bring attention for animal shelters, and the many homeless pets and rescue efforts out there. Gregory Popovich Popovich, according to the International Juggling Association is the “the best juggler in the...

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Producer of WALLY!! Award Winning Films Jason Miller

Producer of WALLY!! Award Winning Films Jason Miller

By | November 13, 2014 at 12:48 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Three films produced by Jason Miller, two of which are WALLY!! Award winners, will be showcased at this year’s AM FM Fest of Art. music. film and more, which takes place November 13th -16th in Cathedral City. The San Diego State University student...

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2nd Annual AMFM Festival 2014 LIVE MUSIC

2nd Annual AMFM Festival 2014 LIVE MUSIC

By | November 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15th, 6pm-10pm Mary Pickford Theater Grounds, Cathedral City, CA AMFM Festival After Party @ Schmidy's Tavern, Palm Desert Sunday, November 16th, 9pm By Lisa Morgan As a witness to the inaugural event, I can attest that the...

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Quiet Riot and Dave Grohl Take Center Screen at AMFM Fest

Quiet Riot and Dave Grohl Take Center Screen at AMFM Fest

By | November 6, 2014 at 2:29 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich "If everybody got a chance to see Rye Coalition they’d go again. If they could FIND their records they’d buy millions of them. These guys are badass & they can f#@king smoke anybody." Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Producer CV Weekly will present two...

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FILM 4 CHANGE Presents Social Documentaries At AMFM Fest

FILM 4 CHANGE Presents Social Documentaries At AMFM Fest

By | November 6, 2014 at 2:25 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich This year, Film 4 Change presents a series of documentaries on health and immigration. From personal choices changing one man’s life to the battle one family must face to fight for the life and rights to treat their child and an inspiring treatment for...

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2nd Annual AMFM Fest Presents Ed Asner & Mark Rydell In a Stage Screen Event

2nd Annual AMFM Fest Presents Ed Asner & Mark Rydell In a Stage Screen Event

By | November 6, 2014 at 2:20 am | No comments

Thursday, November 13th and Saturday, November 15th at the Mary Pickford Theater, Cathedral City By Stephanie Bell The 2nd Annual AMFM Festival kicks off its weekend of art, film, music, and more with writer/director Brian Connor’s short film and short play starring...

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Wally! Award to Be Presented at AMFM Fest

Wally! Award to Be Presented at AMFM Fest

By | November 6, 2014 at 2:15 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil The AMFM Fest (Art, Music, Film and More) will be the stage for this year’s presentation of the Wally! Award on Sunday, November 16th in Cathedral City. The award will be given to this year’s film students who won out on the Pitch Program in the...

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AMFM ARTIST RAYMOND LEE SCHWARZ SHARES THE SOUTHWEST

AMFM ARTIST RAYMOND LEE SCHWARZ SHARES THE SOUTHWEST

By | October 30, 2014 at 4:12 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich “The desert is freedom. It’s the land, the sky. It’s a wide, open landscape. You can be who you want to be. You know, there’s not a lot of people around to f#@$ with you. I should have been born here but it took me twenty years to get here,” says...

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AMFM FEST TO FEATURE AIRBRUSH ARTIST GRANT KOSH

AMFM FEST TO FEATURE AIRBRUSH ARTIST GRANT KOSH

By | October 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich AMFM FEST: art, music, film and more sponsored by Cathedral City Nov. 13-16th will feature Santa Fe artist Grant Kosh. I spoke with Grant about his work, his aspirations and how he started creating art. CV WEEKLY: How did you start doing art? Grant Kosh:...

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SCHMIDY’S TAVERN SETS THE STAGE FOR AMFM FEST CLOSING NIGHT

SCHMIDY’S TAVERN SETS THE STAGE FOR AMFM FEST CLOSING NIGHT

By | October 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich AMFM Fest: art, music, film and more sponsored by Cathedral City will close this year’s festivities with a Wrap Party, sponsored by CV Weekly, at Schmidy’s Tavern in Palm Desert. The bands are set and ready to take the stage. This year’s line up will...

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AMFM FEST, A CELEBRATION OF ART, MUSIC, FILM AND MORE

AMFM FEST, A CELEBRATION OF ART, MUSIC, FILM AND MORE

By | October 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm | No comments

RETURNS TO CATHEDRAL CITY NOV. 13-16 By Rich Henrich The second annual AMFM Fest presented by Film 4 Change, the City of Cathedral City and UltraStar Mary Pickford Theater makes its return to Cathedral City town square once again with art, music, film and more. This year’s...

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The Pedestrians and Ry Bradley Headline the Musical Acts at 2nd Annual AMFM Festival

The Pedestrians and Ry Bradley Headline the Musical Acts at 2nd Annual AMFM Festival

By | October 8, 2014 at 8:19 pm | No comments

Local and National Musicians Converge on Cathedral City The Coachella Valley-based band, The Pedestrians, headlines the musical line up for AMFM’s 2nd Annual Festival on Friday, November 14th. The popular homegrown band, have a special mix of funk and punk rock, with a...

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2nd Annual Art, Music, Film & More (“AMFM”) Festival

2nd Annual Art, Music, Film & More (“AMFM”) Festival

By | September 11, 2014 at 4:04 am | No comments

Filmmakers, Musicians, and Artists from Around the Country Will Gather in Cathedral City for the 2nd Annual AMFM Festival. Runs November 13 - 16, 2014 in Cathedral City, CA. The AMFM Fest: Arts, Music, Film and More sponsored by Cathedral City celebrates its second season...

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The 2013 AMFM Festival: An Experience of a Lifetime

The 2013 AMFM Festival: An Experience of a Lifetime

By | June 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan The resounding echo of the all creative forces brought together under one roof by the first annual AMFM Festival was “Inspirational!” It is no small feat to inspire those, whose daily work is to be inspirational, but Rich Henrich and Robert Galarza,...

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2013 AMFM Awards

2013 AMFM Awards

By | June 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan In an emotionally inspiring and moving ceremony that filled the Buddy Rogers Theater inside the Mary Pickford with artists of all genres and expressions, the first annual AMFM Festival honored the best of the best. Awards given in film, music, photography and...

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Coachella Valley Weekly Presents Local Bands to Perform at AMFM Festival

By | June 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm | No comments

Friday, June 14 7pm- Los Mumblers: Our desert’s very own upbeat,Indie Rock, Surf, Garage Punk, Psychosilly, Jungle, Tropical Music & Cumbias bit of brilliance. When you're disgusted with life and feel like a brute, give them a listen and they'll give you something new to...

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Dennis Hopper Award Presented to Artist and Actor, Viggo Mortenson

Dennis Hopper Award Presented to Artist and Actor, Viggo Mortenson

By | June 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan According to co-directors, Rich Henrich and Robert Galarza, of this weekend’s AMFM Festival, Viggo Mortensen will receive the fourth annual Dennis Lee Hopper Award at this year’s inaugural event in Cathedral City. Mortensen, an actor, writer, poet and...

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Wild Horses and Renegades

Wild Horses and Renegades

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm | No comments

Carrying the Burden of Man’s Original Burden Bearers Film Screening at AMFM Festival, Cathedral City ~ June 13-16th By Lisa Morgan As Viggo Mortensen and director James Anaquad Kleinert prepared the video introduction to Spirit Riders, a documentary that was to be...

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The Character of Jason Mewes

The Character of Jason Mewes

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan When I was given the chance to interview Jason Mewes, I had no idea what to expect. Would I be talking to the explicit, misogynistic yet somehow endearing stoner character known as “Jay” of “Jay and Silent Bob” fame? Was Mewes truly like the iconic...

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Jason London

Jason London

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm | No comments

Avarice “It will give you anything at the cost of everything” Screening at AMFM Festival, Cathedral City By Lisa Morgan Avarice (a-ve-res), by definition, is an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than one needs or deserves. The movie features an extremely...

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David Zayas

David Zayas

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm | No comments

(Lt. Angel Batista from Dexter) Taking another Command in JUNCTION Screening at AMFM Festival, This Weekend, Cathedral City By Lisa Morgan Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, David Zayas’ aspirations of becoming an actor seemed lofty and unattainable. After...

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A BRIEF CONVERSATION WITH ED ASNER

A BRIEF CONVERSATION WITH ED ASNER

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm | No comments

By Robin Simmons Chatting with Ed Asner, 83, is like cruising random pages of Wikipedia. You never know what will pop up. He has wide interests and opinions on a variety of fascinating subjects. Asner has extensive film, TV, stage and voice credits, but is perhaps best...

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Gordy Grundy as Gordy Grundy @ AMFM Festival, June 13-16th in Cathedral City

Gordy Grundy as Gordy Grundy @ AMFM Festival, June 13-16th in Cathedral City

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Artist, writer, expressionist and DJ extraordinaire, Gordy Grundy, would describe himself as an “ambassador to the New Age of Aquarius, the Modern Era of Marvel and the Revolution of Reason.” This artist or creative force, if you will, seems to multitask...

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AMERICAN ROAD

AMERICAN ROAD

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm | No comments

By Robin Simmons This meandering and fascinating feature documentary explores the artistic, musical and literary resonances of the mythic and real notion of the open road in America during the middle of the 20th Century. It’s about going off the beaten path and the impact...

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Kim Zsebe

Kim Zsebe

By | June 5, 2013 at 3:29 am | No comments

Emerging Artist, Historian, Philosopher ~ Instigator of Cultural Discussion Showing at AMFM Festival, June 13-16 By Lisa Morgan Somewhere in Milwaukee, a young girl, with no artistic influences to speak of, made a conscious decision to become an artist. How does a girl,...

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The Record Company

The Record Company

By | June 5, 2013 at 3:27 am | No comments

As Genuine as the Vinyl You Grew Up On (Or Wish You Did) At the AMFM Festival, Friday June 14 By Lisa Morgan I am fairly confident that my publisher, bless her heart, doesn’t much like it when I quote other publications in my articles. But out of respect for some...

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Christian Sesma

Christian Sesma

By | June 5, 2013 at 3:22 am | No comments

  Ride shotgun with Jason Mewes in an up-close and bloody world too sexy and too violent for even the grittiest graphic novels. A world you can only visit at... By Lisa Morgan Before I give you the inside scoop on yet another star studded party happening at the...

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Elizabeth Christopher

Elizabeth Christopher

By | June 5, 2013 at 3:12 am | No comments

Creating Magical Passageways Through Love and Creativity By Lisa Morgan    To try and sum up the many parts that make the ever evolving and blooming creative force that is Elizabeth Christopher - woman, daughter, mother, wife, friend, artist, writer, poet,...

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Craig Semetko

Craig Semetko

By | May 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm | No comments

World Renowned Photographer of the Absurd and the Ironic Showing at the AMFM Festival, June 13-16th, in Cathedral City By Lisa Morgan The AMFM Festival is truly bringing together a phenomenal group of artists who are not only the cream of their industries, but some of the...

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The Miracle Dolls

The Miracle Dolls

By | May 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm | No comments

Native American Warped Tour Rock Twins to Play the AMFM Festival & Donate Guitars to the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club By Lisa Morgan Traveling as a power trio, Warped Tour veterans the Miracle Dolls, will be rocking the event of the summer – the AMFM Festival in...

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Comedy Film Nerds Raising the Entertainment Barometer @ AMFM Festival June 13-16

Comedy Film Nerds Raising the Entertainment Barometer @ AMFM Festival June 13-16

By | May 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan What do you get when you combine two stand-up comedians who are also film makers who also “know people” in the industry and want to make oodles of money, or as they say, “Disney” money? NO! Not an online traffic school!!! You get Comedy Film Nerds -...

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“Louis Armstrong and Michael Jackson – Play it Again King” Presented by Scott Christopher

“Louis Armstrong and Michael Jackson – Play it Again King” Presented by Scott Christopher

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:51 am | No comments

Scott Christopher - Photographer, Artist, Poet, Pro Athlete and Dream Catcher Appearing at the AMFM Festival By Lisa Morgan There are those “once in a lifetime” moments that, with a little luck and presence of mind, can be captured forever through photography. There...

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Why I Prefer My Tramps in Stereo

Why I Prefer My Tramps in Stereo

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:46 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Even if this band wasn’t wonderfully unique, even if their lyrics weren’t catchy while still maintaining depth and integrity, and even if their songs weren’t musically crafted and produced with an ear that has the potential to rival T Bone Burnett or Mutt...

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Michael Madsen ~ “Expecting Rain” and Other Musings

Michael Madsen ~ “Expecting Rain” and Other Musings

By | May 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan I had the extreme pleasure to spend the better part of an hour on the phone with the notorious bad boy, Michael Madsen. This deep, analytical thinker, who applies his powers of observation to acting, photography and poetry, was probably one of the easiest...

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