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Dine In and Rock Out at Big Rock Pub, the Newest Dining in the East Valley,

Dine In and Rock Out at Big Rock Pub, the Newest Dining in the East Valley,

By | February 15, 2017 at 11:38 pm | No comments

Plus So Much More! By Chris Clemens All of the ingredients have come together for a unique dining experience at Big Rock Pub, the newest dining venue in the East Valley. Located at Indian Springs Golf Club and open to the public, the restaurant presents a Rock & Roll...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Local Business, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

Hot Purple Energy Goes Red For Women

Hot Purple Energy Goes Red For Women

By | February 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Tis the season to celebrate the heart -- the quintessential symbol of love and affection. For centuries, this country and many others have fondly embraced Valentine’s Day as a cherished cultural tradition where we joyfully take the opportunity to express...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

City of Palm Desert Gets Hoppin’ with the Second Annual Swing ‘N Hops Street Party on El Paseo

City of Palm Desert Gets Hoppin’ with the Second Annual Swing ‘N Hops Street Party on El Paseo

By | February 2, 2017 at 5:00 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens Palm Desert kicks up its heels and swings into full gear again this February when the City presents the exciting second annual Swing N’ Hops Street Party – an outdoor extravaganza celebrating swing dance, craft beer, and live music in the heart of Palm...

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

SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL INDIO EXPANDS TO FOUR DAYS FOR 2017

SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL INDIO EXPANDS TO FOUR DAYS FOR 2017

By | January 25, 2017 at 11:51 pm | No comments

“Mole’s Eye View” by Photographer Nancy Roux selected for annual poster image The Southwest Arts Festival, Indio 2017 has announced that it has expanded its annual art Festival to now run for four days, Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, 2017, which will...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Murkocet CD Release Party

Murkocet CD Release Party

By | January 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm | No comments

Presented by Mystic Avalanche Entertainment  Saturday, January 21 at The Hood Bar & Pizza Show starts at 9:00pm Free Show 21 & over By Tracy Dietlin This Saturday let the beatdown begin! Murkocet’s CD release party, for their highly anticipated debut album,...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Diamond Anniversary of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

Diamond Anniversary of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

By | January 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm | No comments

The Desert Woman's Show is celebrating its fabulous diamond anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa and promises to be bigger & better than ever. Every attendee will have the opportunity to win a 1.00 ct. round diamond from El Paseo...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017

By | January 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons After such a challenging 2016, what better way to welcome and celebrate a new year than with an international film festival!  The Palm Springs International Film Society presents its 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival with all the...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season

Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season

By | December 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm | No comments

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Club is pleased to announce the dates of their 2017 Polo Season. Sunday Polo kicks off on Sunday, January 1st with two featured matches at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. The official “Opening Day & Hat Day” at Empire Polo Club is...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Polo, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

BB’s 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

BB’s 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Hot off the huge success of the Halloween Bash, BB Ingle will be hosting the 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party on Saturday night, December 31st. This will be the 3rd year that the event is being held at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

The First Annual LiveWell Festival

The First Annual LiveWell Festival

By | December 15, 2016 at 12:21 am | No comments

Takes place on January 7, 2017 at Palm Desert Civic Center Park from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. The festival is the brain child of Seth Cash, also owner of MyCityEveryday, and his partner Alexandra Miklosova. Cash shared with me how the idea for this event came about: “The idea...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

An Interview with Alfie Pettit

An Interview with Alfie Pettit

By | December 8, 2016 at 1:55 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin I recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of the desert’s most colorful characters, Alfie Pettit, aka Arial Trampway. In the short time I’ve come to know Pettit I found him to be a very warm-hearted person who cares about his community,...

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Jimi “Fitz” Fitzgerald the Man of Many Hats Brings us A CV Christmas at The McCallum

Jimi “Fitz” Fitzgerald the Man of Many Hats Brings us A CV Christmas at The McCallum

By | November 30, 2016 at 6:20 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin It's no secret that Jimi Fitz wears many hats in the entertainment business, but on Saturday, December 10 at The McCallum Theatre this multi-talented man will be performing front and center as the “Star in the Spotlight.” He will be surrounded by several...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories

The RENOVA RINK @ THE RIVER Is Now Open For Holiday Ice Skating In Rancho Mirage

The RENOVA RINK @ THE RIVER Is Now Open For Holiday Ice Skating In Rancho Mirage

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm | No comments

By Joe Enos Holiday Spectacular on Ice featuring Richard “Mr. Debonair” Dwyer and champions from the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club and a tree lighting ceremony are scheduled for November 29 The Renova Rink @ The River, the Palm Springs area’s and this season’s...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

9TH ANNUAL CONCERT FOR AUTISM BENEFIT SET TO ROCK

9TH ANNUAL CONCERT FOR AUTISM BENEFIT SET TO ROCK

By | November 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories

BBQ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND FESTIVAL RETURNS TO INDIO

BBQ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND FESTIVAL RETURNS TO INDIO

By | November 9, 2016 at 9:53 pm | No comments

Event Features Pitmasters From Across The Country The Lights at Indio Golf Course: 83040 Ave 42, Indio Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Free Admission The Indio California State BBQ Championship and Festival is returning to the desert November 12th.  The...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories

Healthy Essentials:  Living Better With Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market

Healthy Essentials:  Living Better With Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market

By | November 3, 2016 at 10:25 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons "We want our customers to achieve optimal health," said Starkie Sowers, Director of Education, Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market.  "We are absolutely committed to assisting and educating our clientele."    On two...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

STREET: The 2nd Annual Free Fest Celebrating Urban-inspired Art, Music, Food & Fashion

STREET: The 2nd Annual Free Fest Celebrating Urban-inspired Art, Music, Food & Fashion

By | October 28, 2016 at 3:11 am | No comments

Unfolds Friday, November 4, 5pm - 10pm at The Deck, the Third Level Parking Area Under the Stars at Westfield Mall Palm Desert By Tracy Dietlin Keeping in sync with their penchant for showcasing performers in unconventional settings while uniting art and commerce, The CV Art...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories

BB’s 32nd Annual Halloweekend

BB’s 32nd Annual Halloweekend

By | October 20, 2016 at 10:04 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil It’s that special creepy time of year when thoughts of witches, vampires and ghosts fill the imagination and ghouls come out to play. And if you live in the Coachella Valley, it’s also when the most anticipated party of the year takes place, BB...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories

My Desert Trip Experience: EPIC

My Desert Trip Experience: EPIC

By | October 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin My first festival was in North Carolina when I was 15. Since then I’ve been to numerous festivals including, the US festival in San Bernardino in the 80s, Lilith Fair, Coachella and Stagecoach many times, and bunches of smaller festivals as well. Desert...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

SUNLINE:  A WI-FI Ride

SUNLINE: A WI-FI Ride

By | October 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Tired of driving in traffic, wish you had time to read an ebook on your commute? Then why not climb aboard a SunLine bus and enjoy a stress-free wireless ride! "Wi-Fi will allow our riders to accomplish many things while getting to their destinations in...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

The Women’s Issue 2016

The Women’s Issue 2016

By | September 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm | No comments

From Publisher Tracy Dietlin: It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce to you in the following pages CV Weekly’s Top 12 Most Interesting & Influential Women of the Coachella Valley for 2016. While there are many deserving women in the valley, with several of...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, The Women's Issue

The Men’s Issue 2016

The Men’s Issue 2016

By | September 22, 2016 at 2:58 am | No comments

From Publisher Tracy Dietlin: It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce to you CV Weekly’s Top 12 Most Interesting & Influential Men of the Coachella Valley for 2016. While there are many deserving men in the valley, with several of them actually being part of...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, The Men's Issue

From Being Flustered to Becoming The Flusters – The Ascension: Season One

From Being Flustered to Becoming The Flusters – The Ascension: Season One

By | September 15, 2016 at 5:50 pm | No comments

Album Release Party: Extended Play No. 1 Friday, Sept 30th at The Hood in Palm Desert, 8 p.m. $5 Cover, 18 and Over By Lisa Morgan We have a sizeable music community in our combined high and low deserts, lush with talent and potential. There is rarely an evening that isn't...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

CVRep Conservatory Announces 2016 Fall Schedule of Classes and Open House

CVRep Conservatory Announces 2016 Fall Schedule of Classes and Open House

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:53 am | No comments

Interview By Tracy Dietlin The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Conservatory will kick off the expanded 2016-2017 educational season with two Open Houses, so prospective students can meet the instructors and find out about the unique educational opportunities the CVRep...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Theatre

Cheech & Chong Roll Into Town

Cheech & Chong Roll Into Town

By | September 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm | No comments

Friday, September 2 By Noe Gutierrez Cheech & Chong are the most recognizable comedy team of our time. At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8 p.m. you can witness their classic comedy show live, along with their long-time opening act...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS PLANS GRAND OPENING CEREMONY WITH STAN LEE

COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS PLANS GRAND OPENING CEREMONY WITH STAN LEE

By | August 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm | No comments

The man behind Marvel will cut the ribbon to kick off the big event. Stan Lee is famous for his work with a pencil, but Palm Springs is about to find out how he handles giant scissors! The iconic graphic artist and president and chairman of Marvel Comics will be front and...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Noe Gutierrez: From Rocker to Potential Politician

Noe Gutierrez: From Rocker to Potential Politician

By | August 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Noe Gutierrez is an incredible asset to the Coachella Valley. His ties run deep and hold strong as he actively pursues multiple paths to better the community in which he lives and those citizens within it. A proud father with the swollen heart of a...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Gene Jr. “Too Good to Believe”

Gene Jr. “Too Good to Believe”

By | August 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm | No comments

Album Release Party @ Pappy and Harriet’s, Saturday August 13 By Lisa Morgan The music industry may have no choice but to sit up, pay attention, and show a little faith in Gene Evaro Jr., his road proven ensemble of talented troubadours, and their aptly named, stellar new...

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The Incredible Hulk on Being Bullied and Believing in Yourself: The Story of an Ultimate Fanboy’s Fantasy

The Incredible Hulk on Being Bullied and Believing in Yourself: The Story of an Ultimate Fanboy’s Fantasy

By | August 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Louis Jude “Lou” Ferrigno, perhaps best known to many as “The Incredible Hulk,” brings his brand of inspiration to Comic Con Palm Springs this August 26-28th at the Palm Springs Convention Center. According to their website, Comic Con Palm Springs has...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

WARNING! Zombies Lurching Towards Comic Con Palm Springs!

WARNING! Zombies Lurching Towards Comic Con Palm Springs!

By | July 28, 2016 at 5:50 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin You would have to be living under a rock, if at this point, you haven’t heard about our first ever Comic Con Palm Springs that will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel August 26-28. Being one of their Title/Media sponsors...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Mary Pickford Theatre is now D’Place for Entertainment!

Mary Pickford Theatre is now D’Place for Entertainment!

By | July 22, 2016 at 1:41 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons “We love movies and we are excited about all the changes happening here,” said Damon Rubio, President of D’Place Entertainment the new company operating the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City. “Movies are a communal event and our aim is to...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Film

Behind the Scenes at the Academy of Musical Performance Camp 2016

Behind the Scenes at the Academy of Musical Performance Camp 2016

By | July 15, 2016 at 1:16 am | No comments

"I have been reminded, musically speaking, that it's more important to move someone than to amaze them, because then you've got a shot at changing their world. That's what these kids are giving to me." Deanna Bogart, AMP Coach, Award Winning Blues Singer, Saxophone Player and...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

The 3rd Annual Palm Trees and Tattoos Convention and Retreat

The 3rd Annual Palm Trees and Tattoos Convention and Retreat

By | July 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Featuring B-Real From Cypress Hill So Much More Than You Imagined By Esther Sanchez In 2014, businessmen and entrepreneurs, Sean Wood and Tony Francois, decided to throw a tattoo convention in Palm Springs and apparently it went pretty well. Well enough in fact that they...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories

Get Ready to Suit Up for the first ever Comic Con Palm Springs August 26-28, 2016

Get Ready to Suit Up for the first ever Comic Con Palm Springs August 26-28, 2016

By | June 30, 2016 at 6:07 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Get ready to suit up Coachella Valley because the first ever Comic Con Palm Springs is just around the corner. Tickets are available now for all of the other events except the VIP Stan Lee dinner which has already SOLD OUT!! While the desert has many other...

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Seven Days of Summer Fun: PSISFF

Seven Days of Summer Fun: PSISFF

By | June 24, 2016 at 1:32 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Perhaps the best part of being in the CV during summer is the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. It provides the perfect summer activity: A cool theater with even cooler events and entertainment. Over 54 countries and 328 films will showcase...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Film