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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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SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE & CELEBRATE VINYL

SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE & CELEBRATE VINYL

By | April 16, 2015 at 1:32 am | No comments

Record Store Day, This Saturday, April 18th Record Alley Hours:  10am – 9pm By Lisa Morgan The Record Alley participates in Record Store Day every year. Celebrated internationally on the third Saturday of April each year, the day celebrates the art of music, most...

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You Can Take the Man Out of the Desert but You Can’t Take the Desert Out of the Man.

You Can Take the Man Out of the Desert but You Can’t Take the Desert Out of the Man.

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:34 pm | No comments

Desert Rock Legend Brant Bjork performs at Coachella By Tracy Dietlin Homegrown desert rock legend Brant Bjork will take the stage at Coachella Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 10 & 17. Bjork, who will be promoting his new album, Black Flower Power, assured me...

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13TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL

13TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL

By | April 2, 2015 at 12:56 am | No comments

A BROAD SPECTRUM OF ARTISTS AND ACTIVITIES BRINGS FLOURISH AND FINESSE TO THE EVENT By Alison Elsner Just as an impressionist painting represents an overall image that, up close, reveals a significantly greater number of brushstrokes and juxtapositions of color than first...

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Happy 3 Year Anniversary CV Weekly!

Happy 3 Year Anniversary CV Weekly!

By | March 26, 2015 at 3:14 am | No comments

By Publisher and Editor Tracy Dietlin March 29 will mark the 3 year Anniversary of CV Weekly being in print and online.  As the Owner, Publisher and Editor of CV Weekly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made this publication become the success...

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Saxony Group Fashion Week™ El Paseo Celebrates 10 Years

Saxony Group Fashion Week™ El Paseo Celebrates 10 Years

By | March 19, 2015 at 2:43 am | No comments

Runway shows, American Designers and more Fashionistas than ever before! By Judith Salkin The Coachella Valley seems to have a habit of taking the ideas that skeptics doubt will ever take off and turning them into some of the most desirable events attended by lovers from...

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Desert CrossFit Hosts First Annual Wellness Fair

Desert CrossFit Hosts First Annual Wellness Fair

By | March 12, 2015 at 3:45 am | No comments

Desert CrossFit is thrilled to host the first annual “Just for the HEALTH of it!” Wellness Fair, set to take place on March 21st from 12-4 p.m. The event will bring together 20+ specialized vendors, in an effort to promote health and wellness to all local residents and their...

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For the Ultimate Four Day Fine Art Experience, it’s Still La Quinta Arts Festival!

For the Ultimate Four Day Fine Art Experience, it’s Still La Quinta Arts Festival!

By | March 5, 2015 at 3:45 am | No comments

By Kathleen Hughes You wait for it. You anticipate it. THIS is definitely the place to be! La Quinta Arts Festival, ranked #1 Fine Art Festival the Nation for three consecutive years, is slated Thursday through Sunday, March 5 - 8, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm at La Quinta Civic...

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Travis Meadows

Travis Meadows

By | February 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm | No comments

"An orphan who turned into a preacher, a preacher who turned into a songwriter, a songwriter that turned into a drunk, a drunk that is learning to be a human being." by Lisa Morgan “I run into people every day in search of authenticity. They want to discover the real...

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Slightly Stoopid, Ozomatli and Fishbone to Headline at the 2015 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Slightly Stoopid, Ozomatli and Fishbone to Headline at the 2015 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

By | February 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm | No comments

Craft beer and wine tasting pairs with five live bands and amazing art installations  on February 28th, 2015 By Lynn Bremner Empire Music Ventures is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at the Empire Polo...

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Like No Place Else! Palm Springs is in Demand and Ultra-Cool

Like No Place Else! Palm Springs is in Demand and Ultra-Cool

By | February 12, 2015 at 12:55 am | No comments

Join Mayor Steve Pougnet for the State of the City, Feb. 19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center By Amy Blaisdell The City of Palm Springs is experiencing a historic renaissance as one of the hippest, most happening, ultra-cool resort destinations in Southern California and...

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Paul Rodgers Makes a Rare Appearance at Spotlight 29 as He Kicks Off His 9 City North American Tour

Paul Rodgers Makes a Rare Appearance at Spotlight 29 as He Kicks Off His 9 City North American Tour

By | February 5, 2015 at 4:32 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Rolling Stone ranked Paul Rodgers #55 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time. The platinum selling vocalist and co-founder of the British rock group Bad Company will be performing at Spotlight 29 Casino on Saturday, February 14 at 8pm. He...

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Lo Sound Desert: A Silver Screen Rock Doc on the Desert Scene

Lo Sound Desert: A Silver Screen Rock Doc on the Desert Scene

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:39 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich It all started with a drum beat. Then another and another. Centuries would pass but the ancient winds would sound again. The sand was blinding but the vision was clear. Make music not rules. And so it began, the creation of a sound, a scene and a sub-culture...

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3rd Annual Faith, Hope and Pups – An Event and a Love Story

3rd Annual Faith, Hope and Pups – An Event and a Love Story

By | January 22, 2015 at 5:08 am | No comments

Sunday, February 8th, starting at 11am at the Empire Polo Club by Lisa Morgan Three of our valley's hardest working organizations are joining forces during the month of love, once again, to play match maker. The 3rd Annual, Faith, Hope and Pups event will bring out...

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WOMEN LEADERS FORUM “WOMEN WHO RULE” AWARDS LUNCHEON

WOMEN LEADERS FORUM “WOMEN WHO RULE” AWARDS LUNCHEON

By | January 15, 2015 at 1:38 pm | No comments

Trina Turk, Peggy Cravens, Selby Dunham and Fern Rudd to Be Recognized at 3rd Annual Fundraiser Tickets are on sale now for Women Leaders Forum (WLF) of the Coachella Valley’s 3rd Annual “Women Who Rule” Fundraiser. Trina Turk, Peggy Cravens, Selby Dunham and Fern Rudd...

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JT’s Diner: Enjoy An American Tradition

JT’s Diner: Enjoy An American Tradition

By | January 15, 2015 at 11:25 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin You don’t always have to go to a fine dining restaurant to pamper your palate. Sometimes a family diner with quality service and delicious food at affordable prices will tickle your taste buds just as well. That’s what happened recently when my husband...

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Opening Weekend At Empire Polo Club Kicks Off This Weekend

Opening Weekend At Empire Polo Club Kicks Off This Weekend

By | January 8, 2015 at 4:13 am | No comments

With Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” on January 9th and Opening Day and Hat Day on Sunday, January 11th. By Lynn Bremner Empire Polo Club welcomes the public to their polo matches. Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” matches are on the second Friday of the...

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Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015

By | January 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons It’s that wonderful time of year when the stars descend and movie buffs arrive to celebrate cinema. The 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival begins on January 2 and runs through the 12th. Over the 10 days, 192 films from 65 countries will...

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Ring in the New Year at Riviera Palm Springs with Frank Sinatra Jr.

Ring in the New Year at Riviera Palm Springs with Frank Sinatra Jr.

By | December 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm | No comments

A very special New Year’s Eve celebration with Frank Sinatra Jr. along with a spectacular 8-piece band. An iconic playground of the past, characterized today by its Old Hollywood glamour with a fresh, contemporary twist, the Riviera Palm Springs will evoke a magical evening...

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CV Weekly Presents A Benefit Show at The Date Shed

By | December 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm | No comments

A Night of Local Music to benefit Street Life Project and FIND Food Bank Saturday, December 20 from 5pm -1:15am CV Weekly is showing its support of the community's homeless population with a rockin' benefit on Saturday, December 20 at the Date Shed in Indio for FIND (Food In...

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Hey Coachella Valley! Are you ready to catch the Palm Springs BUZZ?

Hey Coachella Valley! Are you ready to catch the Palm Springs BUZZ?

By | December 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm | No comments

New FAST and FREE Trolley Service Begins Friday, Dec. 19 By Amy Blaisdell The City’s ultra-cool new trolley service begins on Friday, Dec. 19 and you’re invited to ride the BUZZ at a fun and festive launch party at 5 p.m. on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm...

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23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

By | December 3, 2014 at 11:20 pm | No comments

More than 100,000 residents and visitors are expected in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, Dec. 6 for the City’s signature holiday event. Lisa Vanderpump Named Celebrity Grand Marshal. By Amy Blaisdell The parade kicks off every year at 5:45 PM. on Palm Canyon Dr and...

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Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Awards

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Awards

By | November 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm | No comments

Four Remarkable Women Community Leaders to be Honored Dec. 4 By Amy Blaisdell The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Palm Springs are proud to announce four outstanding women leaders in our community will be honored for their extraordinary community service...

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Props & Hops at the PS Air Museum

Props & Hops at the PS Air Museum

By | November 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm | No comments

By Ann Greer Enjoy airplanes? Enjoy tasting craft beers? Then the 3rd Annual Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival at the Palm Springs Air Museum is the place for you this Saturday, November 22, 2014. As of publication deadline, twenty-three craft breweries were confirmed! The...

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Focus on Health & Beauty & Fashion At the 7th Annual Desert Woman’s Show

Focus on Health & Beauty & Fashion At the 7th Annual Desert Woman’s Show

By | November 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm | No comments

If you are a fan of healthy living we encourage you to attend the 7th annual Desert Woman’s Show taking place November 15-16 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa. Many recognized health professionals will be speaking at this year’s event and each morning will start with...

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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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Desert Arc’s 4th Annual Italian Festival

Desert Arc’s 4th Annual Italian Festival

By | October 30, 2014 at 4:56 am | No comments

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 1st and 2nd @ La Quinta's Civic Center Park. New Location, Same Great Italian Charm By Lisa Morgan "As an Italian American, I so appreciate what Desert Arc has done over the years in creating and growing our desert's Italian Festival, and helping...

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BB’s 30th Annual Halloween Bash

BB’s 30th Annual Halloween Bash

By | October 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm | 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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La Quinta Arts Foundation Premiers “Splendor in the Glass” Exhibit & Sale

La Quinta Arts Foundation Premiers “Splendor in the Glass” Exhibit & Sale

By | October 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm | No comments

New Event Culminates American Craft Week October 3-19, 2014 The laurels of the already famed La Quinta Arts Festival (which by the way recently won Coachella Valley Weekly’s Best Art Festival 2014 award) escalated to a new level in 2014 when it was awarded the premier ranking...

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Go Green for Life at the SoCal Energy Summit This Week

Go Green for Life at the SoCal Energy Summit This Week

By | October 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm | No comments

By Josh Zipperman The epicenter of renewable energy. The Great Energy Debate. The future of the Salton Sea. The energy future of the Coachella Valley. Come to the Southern California Energy Summit on October 9-10th in Palm Springs to hear the latest on these and other topics....

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7th Annual Concert for Autism

7th Annual Concert for Autism

By | October 1, 2014 at 7:08 pm | No comments

THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ Schmidy's Tavern, Palm Desert. October 3-4th, 7pm - 1am "If there's one big thing to come out of all of this hard work it is to spread this message: If you're a new parent or just had a child diagnosed, the best thing you can do is get an early...

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Fight Like A Girl Expo, Symposium and Fashion Show Giving Cancer a One-Two-Punch

Fight Like A Girl Expo, Symposium and Fashion Show Giving Cancer a One-Two-Punch

By | September 25, 2014 at 12:16 am | No comments

Friday, October 3rd @ The Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs By Lisa Morgan Better get your tickets while you can to this celestial celebrity event that hopes to land a knockout punch in the fight against cancer. VIP tickets for this glamorously informative affair are nearly SOLD...

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2nd Annual City of Palm Springs “Rock Out to Knock Out Hunger” Dance Party

2nd Annual City of Palm Springs “Rock Out to Knock Out Hunger” Dance Party

By | September 17, 2014 at 11:56 pm | No comments

To Benefit FIND Food Bank, Sept. 26 at Hacienda Cantina By Amy Blaisdell September is National Hunger Action Month and the City of Palm Springs, in support of FIND Food Bank of the Coachella Valley, is encouraging residents to help feed the hungry by dropping off canned food...

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