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A Ragtag group of Artists and Musicians: Michael Sembello, Cameron Chaney, Jan Jaques & Taylor Sherill

A Ragtag group of Artists and Musicians: Michael Sembello, Cameron Chaney, Jan Jaques & Taylor Sherill

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:26 am | No comments

By Avery Wood In an unmarked warehouse right in Cathedral City, a ragtag group of artists strive to contribute to the burgeoning culture here in the Coachella Valley. This group comprises Michael Sembello, the musician responsible for the song “Maniac” from the movie...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Jason Nutter

Jason Nutter

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:22 am | No comments

By Morgan James Jason Nutter is a talented musician who not only shares his passion for music with audiences from Coachella Valley to Los Angeles, but with children and adults with special needs and of all abilities. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Jason has performed with...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Esjay Jones

Esjay Jones

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:21 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Esjay Jones, local musician; songwriter; and music producer, has achieved celebrity-like status in our community as well as in Los Angeles. Between her weekly performances at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, her numerous productions there, her work with local...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocked the Show at Agua

Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocked the Show at Agua

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:20 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels It was just one month into their 2017 tour when Lynyrd Skynyrd brought their Southern Rock to the Show at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. Upon entering their March 3rd concert, the first thing I noticed was the sprinkling of cowboy hats and baseball...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

UNTAMED: A Rock Opera from Kara Aubrey

UNTAMED: A Rock Opera from Kara Aubrey

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:19 am | No comments

7pm on Saturday March 18th @ Palm Desert Civic Center Park By Morgan James Although each person in this world walks his own path, we are not alone. So many of us share in similar experiences, good and bad, learning and growing into our own, along the way. Kara Aubrey has...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

CV Music Showcase Round 4 Winner: 5th Town

CV Music Showcase Round 4 Winner: 5th Town

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:18 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Congratulations to the band 5th Town who were the winners at the fourth preliminary competition of the CV Music Showcase held last Sunday at The Hood Bar & Pizza. Band members include Chelsea Sugarbritches (vocals) Linda Lemke Heinz (vocals, flute), Josh...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Celebrity Jam at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs: Papparazzi

Celebrity Jam at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs: Papparazzi

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:16 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell What a night! Celebrity Jam Latin night at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs was a great evening of music and dancing to the sounds of Bob Desena Latin Jazz band, Amsterdam Connection, Alex Santana and Khea Emmanuel. Eve Holmes sat in as well. Guests were...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

RICK SHELLEY “Hope Wrapped In Razor Wire” (1909 Miles West Records)

RICK SHELLEY “Hope Wrapped In Razor Wire” (1909 Miles West Records)

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:15 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin Some people are born to make music, even if they never get famous from it, even if they never make a living off it. They’re compelled to write songs and play, it’s as essential as breathing and eating. This has definitely been the case with Rick...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 2

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 2

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:12 am | No comments

The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City week #2 was an incredible display of multi-talented performers. Our contestants spanned several genres and really gave it their all. Each week new performers are still finding their way to us...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Logan: Hugh Jackman’s Swan song

Logan: Hugh Jackman’s Swan song

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:10 am | No comments

By Thomas Novak After 17 years of fighting, clawing, and chewing on cheap cigars as Marvel Comics’ Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is retiring from the movie role that made him a household name. Before exiting the role however, he manages to leave audiences in awe of his final...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Donation Box, Desert X and Artist Gabriel Kuri

Donation Box, Desert X and Artist Gabriel Kuri

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:30 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Born In Mexico Brussels based artist Gabriel Kuri is known for his repurposed installation work. He melds installation’s environment and impacts it with the socio-political consequences of our human actions. As Desert X is a very site specific exhibition...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Artistic Expressions – The Collaboration of Neighbors

Artistic Expressions – The Collaboration of Neighbors

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:25 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo As the Coachella Valley welcomes Desert X and Desert Island for the second year the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert Center and the Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council present one of the largest exhibitions of local, living artists in the...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Hazards of Pet Chewing

Hazards of Pet Chewing

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:20 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee Charlie, my brother's dog, died on the operating table during surgery after swallowing part of a rubber ball.  The object ruptured his esophagus. Charlie's family is heartbroken over the loss of their 3-year-old Shepherd mix dog, and wondering what they...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

The Two True California Wines

The Two True California Wines

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:15 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza At haste it seems, we continue to cover the comforting red wines of the season before our desert heats again and we seek out thirst-quenching white wine.  And as true Californians, we certainly wish to pay homage to two of our “native” grapes that have...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

La Brasseries Marvelous Manhattan

La Brasseries Marvelous Manhattan

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:10 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil There seems to be a new trend happening in cocktails, or should I say, a resurgence of classic drinks making a monumental comeback. Old school concoctions such as the Side Car, Old Fashion, Negroni and the Manhattan are being ordered with enthusiasm from...

Posted in: Columns, Happy Hour Hotspot, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

THE LAST MUTANT RISES

THE LAST MUTANT RISES

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:05 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: LOGAN Already a massive hit with audiences and critics alike, this final Wolverine outing is the best of all.  Hugh Jackman’s tenth turn as Wolverine is surprisingly subtle, heartfelt, psychologically compelling and emotionally...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:00 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  Fiction ----- Human beings are not designed to be alone.  Often, when people lose the one they love, it is a lonely and painful adjustment to continue on with life.  In Fredrik Backman’s A Man...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Sax, Wine and Rock n Roll!

Sax, Wine and Rock n Roll!

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:58 am | No comments

In a field dominated by mostly male artists, saxophonist Mindi Abair rocked the stage last Saturday night at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa; all part of the “Grooves at the Westin Jazz Series.” Mindi Abair, the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Jobs of the Future

Jobs of the Future

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:37 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby Your future job may not exist yet.  The World Economic Forum reported that automation will eliminate more than 7 million jobs over the next three years while creating 2 million new jobs.  That means 5 million will be displaced with limited...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

WHAT DO BNP TENNIS AND RHYTHM WINE AND BREWS HAVE IN COMMON?….DUI’S

WHAT DO BNP TENNIS AND RHYTHM WINE AND BREWS HAVE IN COMMON?….DUI’S

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:30 am | No comments

  By Dale Gribow People flood to the desert to enjoy some of our biggest attractions and besides Coachella and Stagecoach there is not much bigger than BNP TENNIS which started this week. People sit in the stands and walk around in the hot sun watching tennis and...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Cockroaches in Your Desert Home

Cockroaches in Your Desert Home

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:22 am | No comments

By Bruce Cathcart Few things can ruin a good night’s sleep faster than the sound of a cockroach skittering up your bed sheets in the dark, then across your spouse’s naked torso before leaping onto your face.  If the little scratchy sounds their feet make doesn’t...

Posted in: Columns, Real Estate, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

March Madness Gets Underway

March Madness Gets Underway

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:20 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler So here it goes. This is a unique year, because there is no clear-cut favorite to win the national championship. Some years, there is a dominant team that is a top-heavy choice to cut down the nets. Other years, you can point to four or five teams and say...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:10 am | No comments

Week of March 9 © Copyright 2017  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): As soon as you can, sneak away to a private place where you can be alone -- preferably to a comfy sanctuary where you can indulge in eccentric behavior without being seen or heard or judged. When...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Okay, What’s The Deal With The Thyroid Gland?

Okay, What’s The Deal With The Thyroid Gland?

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:05 am | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Common complaints that patients come to see me for are fatigue and weight gain. They want to know if their thyroid is functioning properly.  An underactive thyroid can contribute to low energy levels and weight gain, but what about if the thyroid is...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Friends Are the Spice of Life

Friends Are the Spice of Life

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:00 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon The day I met Carol I knew I wanted to be exactly like her. Approximately twenty years later, I’m still aspiring to emulate the many loving characteristics my friend shares with the world. Although I will probably never reach the level of a Carol clone, I am...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Make A Splash! 35th La Quinta Arts Festival

Make A Splash! 35th La Quinta Arts Festival

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Thursday to Sunday, March 2 to 5 Named #1 Fine Art Festival in the Nation by Art Fair Sourcebook (2013, 2014, 2015) and #3 in 2016, the 35th La Quinta Arts Festival returns to the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus this Thursday through Sunday, March 2-5 2017. Join us for...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Star-Studded Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament

Star-Studded Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament

By | March 1, 2017 at 9:31 am | No comments

Bringing 75 Celebrities, One-of-a-Kind Music Events and BMW Race to the Desert March 9-12  7th Annual Fundraising Weekend Raises Funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® The seventh annual Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament will return to the desert from March...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

13th Annual Desert Smash – A Charity Celebrity Tennis Event

13th Annual Desert Smash – A Charity Celebrity Tennis Event

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:40 am | No comments

Jon Hamm Hosts Charity Tennis Event Featuring Top-Ranked Tennis Pros and Hollywood Celebrities Benefitting St Jude Children’s Research Hospital By Brittney Levine The Desert Smash is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in Hollywood with the...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Desert X – The Journey Begins

Desert X – The Journey Begins

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:37 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo  Desert X has now become reality. As the inaugural event takes over the Coachella Valley a perfect opportunity to showcase ecotourism is upon us. The event runs through April 30th.  Desert X involves 16 artists: Doug Aitken, Lita Albuquerque, Will...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

NEXT DESERT ROOTS MUSIC HOUSE CONCERT ON MARCH 8 PRESENTS AUSTIN SINGER/SONGWRITER REBECCA LOEBE

NEXT DESERT ROOTS MUSIC HOUSE CONCERT ON MARCH 8 PRESENTS AUSTIN SINGER/SONGWRITER REBECCA LOEBE

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:35 am | No comments

Desert Roots’ House Concert Series Features Intimate Poolside Performances Desert Roots Music will present its next performance by singer Rebecca Loebe on Wednesday, March 8 at the historic, midcentury modern Desert Star resort in Palm Springs. Following five successful...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Musician Giselle Woo, Letting Local Be Heard Around the World the World

Musician Giselle Woo, Letting Local Be Heard Around the World the World

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:32 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich This weekend, the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System will hold the 77th Annual International IBS Conference and Awards in New York City where KCOD, College of the Desert’s student-run radio station has been nominated for multiple awards. One nomination is...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Musician Profile: David Macias

Musician Profile: David Macias

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:30 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich The Yucca Valley musician just returned from an urgent mission- to find his dog. “He escaped, I was worried he would be coyote feed. You know it’s open desert, you hear the dogs being eaten all the time. Gene Navarro’s dog just got attacked by a coyote...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

COLIN HAY “Fierce Mercy” (Lazy Eye Records/Compass Records)

COLIN HAY “Fierce Mercy” (Lazy Eye Records/Compass Records)

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:28 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin If you look up the term “Raconteur” in the dictionary, you will probably see a photo of Colin Hay. The man is a born yarn-spinner and storyteller. Best of all, he sets his stories to music. He is probably best known as the front-man for Men At Work, one...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Academy of Musical Performance: Onward and Upward in 2017

Academy of Musical Performance: Onward and Upward in 2017

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:25 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) is a non-profit music education organization created for young musicians in the Coachella Valley who are seeking the complete rock band experience. With grant funding from Goldenvoice, AMP has been able to achieve its...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 1

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 1

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:22 am | No comments

By Morgan James Week #1 of the CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City brought on some enthusiastic performers who took the stage with confidence and conviction. Live video feeds filled social media and photos flashed throughout the...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017