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Palm Springs Art Museum’s 3rd Annual Galen New Year’s Resolution 5k Color Run

Palm Springs Art Museum’s 3rd Annual Galen New Year’s Resolution 5k Color Run

By | December 17, 2015 at 1:40 am | No comments

Welcomes Runners and Walkers of All Skill Levels By Chris Clemens The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K Color Run begins and ends at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden on Saturday, January 9th, from 8 to 10 a.m. Runners,...

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THE UNTOUCHABLES LIVE @ THE DATE SHED

THE UNTOUCHABLES LIVE @ THE DATE SHED

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:58 am | No comments

It's Happening in Indio This Friday, December 11th @ 9 p.m. By Lisa Morgan It all started simply enough.  The 20 year old that had thoughts of becoming a carpenter, went out with a couple of friends one weekend to a club they'd been hearing about.  Jerry Miller could not...

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EL GATO CLASSIC CHAMPIONS THE FUTURE WITH LEGEND TONY HAWK

EL GATO CLASSIC CHAMPIONS THE FUTURE WITH LEGEND TONY HAWK

By | December 3, 2015 at 2:56 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are home to numerous legendary characters from golf pros to movie stars and rock stars but one legend you may not be aware of is Palm Desert resident and Professional Skateboard legend Eddie“El Gato” Elguera. An early...

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Come Celebrate the Holidays Palm Springs Style!

Come Celebrate the Holidays Palm Springs Style!

By | November 25, 2015 at 11:44 pm | No comments

City of Palm Springs Holiday Tree Lighting and 24th Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Right Around the Corner! By Amy Blaisdell Come celebrate the holidays Palm Springs style at the city’s spectacular signature holiday events in December. We’ll kick off the...

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Paris

Paris

By | November 19, 2015 at 1:24 am | No comments

Of Cowardice and Courage: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité By Rich Henrich Paris, 2015. A black, unassuming Seat sedan hides between cars and streets lights and passersby on a lively French street. Inside a cache of AK-47 assault rifles await. It’s a Friday like any other...

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Palm Springs International Health & Fitness Festival

Palm Springs International Health & Fitness Festival

By | November 12, 2015 at 5:11 am | No comments

Set for November 13 – 15 at the Palm Springs Air Museum Hear from Leading Authorities Andrew Ordon, MD & Ritu Chopra, MD, NFL Players and More By Michelle McLaughlin The first annual Palm Springs International Health & Fitness Festival November 13 – 15 is a...

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Travis Meadows:  Heating Up the Heart of Music City One Hot Song at a Time

Travis Meadows:  Heating Up the Heart of Music City One Hot Song at a Time

By | November 12, 2015 at 5:06 am | No comments

Performing at Schmidy's Tavern, Palm Desert, Friday, November 13 8pm By Lisa Morgan I never questioned if the guy was good.   My friend Jon Eben, former bandmate turned Nashville resident, songwriter and guitar slinger, was never known to be a bullshiter, nor did he ever...

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INAUGURAL INDIO CALIFORNIA STATE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP AND FESTIVAL

INAUGURAL INDIO CALIFORNIA STATE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP AND FESTIVAL

By | November 5, 2015 at 3:28 am | No comments

SET FOR NOVEMBER 14 AT INDIO GOLF COURSE Free event to feature barbecue competitions, live music and craft breweries As many as 50 of the best pit masters in the state will be competing for a prize pool of up to $10,000 at the inaugural Indio California State BBQ Championship...

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Desert Arc Brings Italy to Indian Wells, Celebrating All Things Italian!

Desert Arc Brings Italy to Indian Wells, Celebrating All Things Italian!

By | October 29, 2015 at 4:12 am | No comments

The 5th Annual Italian Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 7th & 8th from 11am to 5pm in Indian Wells at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel. Free general parking and shuttle is located at Miles and HWY 111. Desert Arc hosts over 40 vendors. This will include...

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BB’s 31st Annual Halloweekend

BB’s 31st Annual Halloweekend

By | October 22, 2015 at 2:46 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...

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8th Annual Concet For AUTISM Set To Rock The Coachella Valley

8th Annual Concet For AUTISM Set To Rock The Coachella Valley

By | October 15, 2015 at 5:43 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich My son is five. Last night he just said ‘Dadda’ to me for the first time. The father beamed, moved by a moment that might not have ever happened had it not been for Randy Corti, founder of Lumpy’s Foundation. “That was the coolest thing that has ever...

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Coachella Valley Brewing Company Celebrates their 2 Year Anniversary

Coachella Valley Brewing Company Celebrates their 2 Year Anniversary

By | October 8, 2015 at 3:12 am | No comments

By Kira Golden Tucked away in a little corner of Thousand Palms, Coachella Valley Brewing Company seems like the type of place you can only find if you already know where it is. After two years though, it’s hardly a secret anymore. CVB’s locally crafted beer can be found...

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Peter Mikulak: A Man on Fire!

Peter Mikulak: A Man on Fire!

By | October 1, 2015 at 2:38 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Peter Mikulak, a former street artist, has an amazing upcoming One-Man show - "Urban Rebirth" opening at Studio 714 on Sat. October 3.  After returning to Palm Springs this August he has been creating at breakneck speed -- which is this Sagittarian's normal...

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Time to “FLY” with LORIALLA

Time to “FLY” with LORIALLA

By | September 24, 2015 at 10:42 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Amazing things can happen when people work as a team. Huge success can come when a community works together. And when the team and community have a strong leader the sky is the limit. And sometimes you can even make things “FLY”. On Friday, October 2nd...

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Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

By | September 17, 2015 at 2:46 am | No comments

Palm Springs Art Museum Presents the Acclaimed Exhibition By Chris Clemens Palm Springs Art Museum opened the highly anticipated exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe on September 5, which will be on view through December 13, 2015. The exhibition merges...

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Hollace: Defining A New Generation Of Rock

Hollace: Defining A New Generation Of Rock

By | September 10, 2015 at 12:07 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin And the winner is Hollace. That was the announcement made 2 weeks ago when Fortune Finder Music Group held their 2nd Annual “Summer Showdown: Battle of the Bands” at The Hood in Palm Desert. It was tough competition between the 3 bands that made the...

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Chelsea Sugarbritches: Birthday Diva

Chelsea Sugarbritches: Birthday Diva

By | September 3, 2015 at 3:37 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Saturday, September 5th, five awesome bands and all of the cool kids will be gathering at Schmidy’s Tavern in Palm Desert to rock out in celebration of the CVMA’s 2015 “Best Female Vocalist” Chelsea Rowe, AKA, Chelsea Sugarbritches. Front-woman for...

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CV Weekly Partners with Schmidy’s Tavern for a Benefit in Support of Musician’s Outlet

CV Weekly Partners with Schmidy’s Tavern for a Benefit in Support of Musician’s Outlet

By | August 27, 2015 at 12:35 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens CV Weekly has partnered with Schmidy’s Tavern in Palm Desert to hold a benefit to raise money in support of Musician’s Outlet. The event takes place Saturday, August 29 from noon until closing, featuring live entertainment that includes popular local...

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House of Broken Promises

House of Broken Promises

By | August 19, 2015 at 7:35 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez If any band is the ultimate contradiction of its name, it’s House of Broken Promises. The rock power trio out of Indio, CA has navigated its way on the back of one original album, Using the Useless (Small Stone Records 2009) and has claimed title to their...

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Johnette Napolitano

Johnette Napolitano

By | August 13, 2015 at 3:30 am | No comments

Q&A With a So-Cal Icon By Esther Sanchez Johnette Napolitano has had an impressive music career that has spanned decades. To the excitement of local music geeks such as myself, she will be performing her newest material at two, intimate acoustic shows at BART lounge in...

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The Date Shed

The Date Shed

By | August 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm | No comments

Opening Up 3 Nights A Week Starting September 25 by Tracy Dietlin Most valley residents would agree that The Date Shed, aside from the casinos, is the premier concert venue in the desert. Boasting a large stage with top-notch sound and lighting, a comfortable green room...

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BARDOT NIGHTCLUB OPENS JULY 31 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS

BARDOT NIGHTCLUB OPENS JULY 31 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS

By | July 30, 2015 at 3:01 am | No comments

Hollywood Hotspot Brings New Nightlife Experience to Palm Springs By Laura Hunt Little The highly anticipated opening of Bardot Nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs offers locals and visitors a unique, upscale club experience in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs....

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Sun & Sail Club – “Time Is Meaningless In The Face Of Eternity”

Sun & Sail Club – “Time Is Meaningless In The Face Of Eternity”

By | July 22, 2015 at 9:34 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Over a year and a half ago, hallowed photographer Chris Miller of Imagine Imagery and I met the members of Sun & Sail Club at Scott Reeder’s (bass) home/ranch/studio on the outskirts of the desert for a photo shoot and interview. At that meeting the...

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Michael Murphy – Artist and Entrepreneur

Michael Murphy – Artist and Entrepreneur

By | July 16, 2015 at 1:37 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Throughout his childhood years growing up in Fontana, Ca., Michael Murphy had a love for art and a desire to express himself artistically. As the owner of the recently opened, Cathedral City hot-spot, BART Lounge, this 28 year-old guy appears to possess more...

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2015 Palm Trees and Tattoos

2015 Palm Trees and Tattoos

By | July 9, 2015 at 2:14 am | No comments

2nd Annual Tattoo Convention @ Hard Rock Hotel, Palm Springs. Friday, July 10th - Sunday, July 12th. Weekend Pass $25 (Pre-sale) By Lisa Morgan Thousands poured into the doors of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs last year for the inaugural Palm Trees and Tattoos...

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Independence Day Weekend Roundup of Places to Go

Independence Day Weekend Roundup of Places to Go

By | July 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm | No comments

Celebrate early with Fireworks on the 2nd at Fantasy Springs   When: Thursday, July 2nd * FIREWORKS BLAST OFF AT 9PM Where: Eagle Falls Golf Course * 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino invite the...

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Local Valley Governments Unite to Proclaim June 28th Transgender Pride Day

Local Valley Governments Unite to Proclaim June 28th Transgender Pride Day

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm | No comments

@ TRANS-PRIDE PICNIC, Sunday, June 28th, 1pm @ Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs By Lisa Morgan Cover Photo by Michael Hunter June 28th stands as a historic reminder of the literal, physical fight for human rights from within the LGBT community of Greenwich Village in 1969....

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THE REBEL NOISE: THE STORY OF A SIX PACK AND AN EGG SHAKER

THE REBEL NOISE: THE STORY OF A SIX PACK AND AN EGG SHAKER

By | June 18, 2015 at 3:14 am | No comments

UPCOMING SHOWS: THE HOOD FRIDAY @ 9PM, BART LOUNGE SATURDAY @ 9PM By Rich Henrich The year was 2012. Leo was slinging drinks at the bar. Damn good drinks, too. I know, I had at least a few in between bites of tasty street tacos. “You should meet my girlfriend,” he said....

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES 2015 LINE-UP

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES 2015 LINE-UP

By | June 11, 2015 at 4:06 am | No comments

June 16-22, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs Festival to Showcase Shorts Directed by Katie Holmes, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tara Fitzgerald and Starring Troian Bellisario, John Cusack, Loretta Devine, Robert Forster, Taissa Farmiga, Patrick Fugit, Janeane Garofalo, Kat...

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John Garcia: A Desert Icon Goes Solo

John Garcia: A Desert Icon Goes Solo

By | June 4, 2015 at 3:01 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez A quick google search for Coachella Valley native, John Garcia will immediately bring you a plethora of results about a singer/songwriter who was the frontman and founding member of historic, game-changing bands such as Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida & Vista...

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It’s Back! Restaurant Week returns to Coachella Valley

It’s Back! Restaurant Week returns to Coachella Valley

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm | No comments

10 days of Special Menus and Prices at Nearly 100 Restaurants Across the Valley begin Friday By Judith Salkin It’s the week foodies across the Coachella Valley circle three times in red on their calendar! Palm Springs Restaurant Week 2015 begins tomorrow (May 29) and...

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Swim To Win

Swim To Win

By | May 21, 2015 at 3:06 am | No comments

Olympic Champions Help Give Coachella Valley Children Swimming Lessons & Water Safety Training By Kira Golden Steve Little, founder of Swim to Win, says he likes to start with the end in mind. “I figure out what my goal is and work backward from there.” With regards...

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The CV Music Awards

The CV Music Awards

By | May 14, 2015 at 2:07 am | No comments

Recognizing the Best of the Valley’s Independent Musicians and Bands on Sunday, May 17 By Tracy Dietlin Got your tix for the 2rd Annual CV Music Awards? Time is running out to get the tickets at the pre-event price of $25 for the Sunday, May 17 show at the Riviera Palm...

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The Men’s Issue

The Men’s Issue

By | May 7, 2015 at 3:43 am | No comments

From the Publisher: In this issue you will find 20 of the most interesting and influential men in the Coachella Valley. They were all chosen for different reasons, but one thing they all have in common is their sense of humanity, charity and the desire to make the Coachella...

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Jimi Fitz and Desert Lexus Jazz

Jimi Fitz and Desert Lexus Jazz

By | April 30, 2015 at 12:16 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Jimi Fitz is a literal polymath of the entertainment industry.  I could have used the term “Renaissance Man”, but that just does not seem an original enough description for the depth, breadth or the unique qualities of this musician, songwriter, performer,...

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