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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Faces of Recovery and the Common Thread of Hope

The Faces of Recovery and the Common Thread of Hope

By | June 17, 2016 at 2:34 am | No comments

"It's all for you I do this. It's how you want me, trust me. It's all waiting inside: love, compassion, a deeper understanding of self and a shift from the animal brain to a compassionate mind; accepting love and owning your actions. It's all there in that bottle too: freedom,...

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DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN SESMA COMES HOME TO SCREEN VIGILANTE DIARIES

DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN SESMA COMES HOME TO SCREEN VIGILANTE DIARIES

By | June 12, 2016 at 2:20 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich Sound the horns! Call in the jesters…the sons of Gondor have returned! You will be hard pressed to find anyone as proud to call the Coachella Valley home as award winning Hollywood director, Christian Sesma. The Valley native returns to share another...

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WE ARE NOT ALONE: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

WE ARE NOT ALONE: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

By | June 3, 2016 at 2:02 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich Contact in the Desert returns to Joshua Tree June 3-6, 2016. The multi-day conference is designed around an immersive experiential environment with leading scholars from around the world as well as a few media personalities that add to the serious nature of...

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Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Luncheon

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Luncheon

By | May 28, 2016 at 2:09 am | No comments

JetBlue Airlines Named “Large Business of the Year;” Palm Springs Modernism Week, Arrive Hotel Developers, Palm Springs Style Magazine, Bella daBall and Other City Stars Honored June 2 at the Renaissance Palm Springs By Amy Blaisdell As the City of Palm Springs...

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The 2016 CV Music Awards

The 2016 CV Music Awards

By | May 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm | No comments

Recognizes the Best of the Valley’s Local Musicians and Bands on Sunday, May 22 at The Riviera in Palm Springs. 4:00pm-9:15pm Got your tix for the 3rd Annual CV Music Awards? If you purchase your tickets now you can take advantage of the pre-event price of $25. If you wait...

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Randy Craig Hewitson

Randy Craig Hewitson

By | May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm | No comments

Randy Craig Hewitson, 60, Palm Desert, Ca passed away on Friday April 22nd at Eisenhower Medical Center. He suffered from complications of heat exhaustion and kidney failure which eventually lead to his death. He was born December 26, 1955, in Winnipeg, Canada son of Elbourne...

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JOHN DOE “Westerner” (Cool Rock Records/Thirty Tigers)

JOHN DOE “Westerner” (Cool Rock Records/Thirty Tigers)

By | May 12, 2016 at 6:14 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin Forty years ago Punk Rock snarled, scratched, spit and elbowed its way into the cultural zeitgeist. The popular mis-conception is the genre was created in London, England. But it’s truly and purely American idiom. Proto-Punks like the MC5 and Iggy and...

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Coachella Valley Music Showcase Finale At The Hard Rock!

Coachella Valley Music Showcase Finale At The Hard Rock!

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:29 am | No comments

Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 PM sharp * Doors open at 7:00pm It all comes down to this... By Esther Sanchez Over the past five months, 20 local musical acts of varying genres met up at The Hood Bar and Pizza in Palm Desert to battle it out for the chance at one of five coveted...

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Chris Stapleton and Other Hot Picks for Stagecoach 2016

Chris Stapleton and Other Hot Picks for Stagecoach 2016

By | April 29, 2016 at 1:20 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan The 2016 Stagecoach Country Music Festival lineup could easily be considered the best to date, at least in this country music fan’s not-so-humble opinion.  I say this with the  exception to last year's festival wherein the “golden-powers-that-be” gave...

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The 2016 CV Music Awards

The 2016 CV Music Awards

By | April 29, 2016 at 1:14 am | No comments

Recognizing the Best of the Valley’s Local Musicians and Bands on Sunday, May 22 at The Riviera in Palm Springs Got your tix for the 3rd Annual CV Music Awards? If you purchase your tickets now you can take advantage of the pre-event price of $25. If you wait until the day...

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brightener

brightener

By | April 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm | No comments

By Morgan James A whirlwind of a week was in store when Will Sturgeon got the call from Goldenvoice asking if his band, brightener, would play at The Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Saturday. Just five days away, Will expertly coordinated his fairly newly formed band and...

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Top Picks for Coachella 2016

Top Picks for Coachella 2016

By | April 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm | No comments

“I'm all over the place with my musical interests, so Coachella is a rad way to see/experience my iPod shuffle live!” – Katie Cathcart, of the award winning local band, Bridger. By Lisa Morgan Every year I walk onto the Empire Polo grounds transformed for the...

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COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS

COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS

By | April 7, 2016 at 4:07 am | No comments

Coming to the Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel August 26-28, 2016 By Jennifer Wallis Get ready to suit up!  World famous PALM SPRINGS is jumping into the comic book festival game with it's very first COMIC CON, coming to the Palm Springs Convention...

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2016 Indian Wells Arts Festival, Your Passport to Global Perspectives

2016 Indian Wells Arts Festival, Your Passport to Global Perspectives

By | March 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm | No comments

April 1-3 event presents an International Palette at Indian Wells Tennis Garden Book a virtual trip around the world and head right down the road to the Indian Wells Arts Festival, where you can absorb how ancient crafts are fueling 21st century thoughts over a RumChata...

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CV Weekly’s 4 Year Anniversary

CV Weekly’s 4 Year Anniversary

By | March 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm | No comments

It's hard to believe that we are actually celebrating our 4 years in print with this week's issue. It seems like just a year ago I was out talking to people about the new publication I was starting, with my mock paper in hand, with BB Ingle on the cover. As the Owner,...

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Spectrum Indian Wells Art Show Debuts

Spectrum Indian Wells Art Show Debuts

By | March 17, 2016 at 4:06 am | No comments

Brand new four-day art event with cutting-edge artwork, entertainment, and special performances. Coincides with BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament By Angela Romeo We live in an area of diversity. That is well reflected in our art. The Coachella Valley hosts many events –...

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Desert Age: A Rock & Roll Scene History

Desert Age: A Rock & Roll Scene History

By | March 11, 2016 at 1:02 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The history of the desert music scene has been well documented throughout the past several years and its relevance is undisturbed by the passion desert rock fans in Europe have for the music. They demonstrate this by continuing to flock to events like...

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La Quinta Arts Festival – Experience 4 Days of ART. CULTURE. LIFE!

La Quinta Arts Festival – Experience 4 Days of ART. CULTURE. LIFE!

By | March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm | No comments

With ART as the main attraction, the 34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival showcases the finest in contemporary artworks presented by 220 of the nation’s premier artists arriving from 35 states, Canada and Argentina to exhibit their original works in Ceramics, Drawing &...

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The 5th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

The 5th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

By | February 25, 2016 at 2:45 am | No comments

On March 5th, 2016 taste hundreds of varieties of craft beer and wine. Plus 311 Amber Ale's California debut. Empire Music Ventures is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at the Empire Polo Club.  Taste delicious...

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311 – Doing What They Love On Their Own Terms for 25 Years

311 – Doing What They Love On Their Own Terms for 25 Years

By | February 25, 2016 at 2:44 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan 311, a band that forged its earliest foundations during the 80’s in two neighboring high schools in Omaha, Nebraska, could inarguably be considered one of the most intransigent, persevering, relentless, beloved and athletic rock bands touring today. Fans have...

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BRIDGER “Forces Against Us”

BRIDGER “Forces Against Us”

By | February 25, 2016 at 2:12 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin “I’m feeling young, I’m feeling new, one fire dies another burns/Was down, not out, You’ll learn what we’re about when we take on the fucking world.” That’s Bridger, throwing down the musical gauntlet, on “Young And New.” With that song...

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SCHMIDY’S TAVERN CLOSING

SCHMIDY’S TAVERN CLOSING

By | February 18, 2016 at 2:52 am | No comments

RENT DOUBLED ON COMMUNITY-CENTERED BUSINESS, FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS,MUSIC IS SILENCED By Rich Henrich We often speak about “community” as a sense of place, a gathering of diverse minds aligned by a shared value system to look out for one another. We take pride in...

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MULTI-TALENTED COMEDIAN AND IMPRESSIONIST FRANK CALIENDO

MULTI-TALENTED COMEDIAN AND IMPRESSIONIST FRANK CALIENDO

By | February 11, 2016 at 6:47 am | No comments

BRINGING THE LAUGHS TO FANTASY SPRINGS ON VALENTINE’S DAY By Tracy Dietlin Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life, and he’s set to make audiences laugh at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino...

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El Paseo Shuts Down the Street for Swing ‘N Hops

El Paseo Shuts Down the Street for Swing ‘N Hops

By | February 4, 2016 at 3:17 am | No comments

Featuring the Jennifer Keith Band FREE EVENT Saturday, February 6 from Noon – 4pm By Lisa Morgan and Joni Wright Palm Desert kicks up its heels and swings into full gear this Saturday, when the City presents the exciting debut of “Swing N’ Hops Street Party,” an...

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SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL, INDIO 2016 – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL, INDIO 2016 – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

By | January 28, 2016 at 2:07 am | No comments

Event to Feature Variety of Artists, Wide Range of Artwork, Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival By Cindy Duffy The Southwest Arts Festival, Indio 2016 will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio from Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31, 2016. Featuring...

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WOMEN LEADERS FORUM “WOMEN WHO RULE” AWARDS LUNCHEON

WOMEN LEADERS FORUM “WOMEN WHO RULE” AWARDS LUNCHEON

By | January 21, 2016 at 3:05 am | No comments

Judy Vossler, Lisa Vossler Smith, Madeline Redstone, Dr. Susan Murphy, Ph. D., R.N. and Carolyn Caldwell to Be Recognized at 4th Annual Fundraiser Tickets are on sale now for Women Leaders Forum (WLF) of the Coachella Valley’s 4th Annual “Women Who Rule” Fundraiser. Judy...

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The 8th Annual DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

The 8th Annual DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

By | January 14, 2016 at 1:15 am | No comments

SHOPPING, SHOPPING, SHOPPING… Something For Every Woman Grab your tote and join us for the 8th annual Desert Woman’s Show Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17 from 10am – 4pm daily at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.  With over 60 displays,...

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27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

By | January 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm | No comments

Annual Event Welcomed Host Mary Hart and Festival Honorees Kicking off Awards Season, the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Awards Gala was held Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Palm Springs Convention Center hosted by Mary Hart.  Honorees were...

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NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE CV

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE CV

By | December 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm | No comments

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE RIVIERA PALM SPRINGS RESORT The Riviera Palm Springs Resort is celebrating the New Year in style; with fun and excitement in every venue.  Join us in CIRCA 59 for a delicious Gala Dinner Buffet from 6-10pm; $65 per person.  Party in the New Year at...

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BB’s 32nd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

BB’s 32nd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

By | December 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Hot off the huge success of the Halloween Bash, BB Ingle will be hosting the 32nd Annual New Year's Eve Masquerade Party on Thursday Night, December 31st. This will be the 2nd year that the event is being held at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. BB's...

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