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An In-Depth Look at the 25th Annual PSIFF

An In-Depth Look at the 25th Annual PSIFF

By | January 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm | No comments

The 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will launch on Friday, January 3 with the U.S. Premiere of opening night film Belle directed by Amma Assante, and screenings playing throughout the day. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 12 with Le Week-End...

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Sun and Sail Club

Sun and Sail Club

By | December 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm | No comments

Their debut album, Mannequin, is now available for digital download By Noe Gutierrez Cover and Photos By Chris Miller (Imagine Imagery) Picture this; Chris Miller, the phenomenal photojournalist, and I are driving a long dirt road onto a sprawling horse property with acres...

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Astrella Inc Launches Luxury T-Shirt Line

Astrella Inc Launches Luxury T-Shirt Line

By | December 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Cover an Photos by Chris Miller (Imagine Imagery). Taken at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs During my first interview, I sat down with Astrella, her husband Jason Rothberg (producer), Tommy Flanagan (“Chibs” on Sons of Anarchy), Rob Patterson...

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Palm Springs Festival Of Lights Parade

Palm Springs Festival Of Lights Parade

By | December 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm | No comments

Suzanne Somers Named Celebrity Grand Marshal of 22nd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade; Local Restaurateur Patty Delgado Named “Guardian Angel,” Barbara & Jerry Keller, Community Grand Marshals By Amy Blaisdell Actress, health and wellness entrepreneur...

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Is “Black Friday” the Best Day to Shop?

Is “Black Friday” the Best Day to Shop?

By | November 27, 2013 at 2:46 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby During the five days of over indulgence a/k/a the Super Bowl of Shopping a/k/a Thanksgiving weekend, which day are you most likely to get the best deal when shopping? Is it Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, The yet-to-be-named Sunday or...

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SUPER PET ADOPTION FESTIVAL IN THE LAND OF OZ

SUPER PET ADOPTION FESTIVAL IN THE LAND OF OZ

By | November 13, 2013 at 2:50 pm | No comments

By Janet McAfee Calling all Coachella Valley animal lovers! On November 23rd and 24th, the Whitewater Park in Rancho Mirage will transform into a magical Wizard of Oz themed animal adoption festival aptly called, "There's No Place Like A Home". Loving All Animals' Super Pet...

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Dr. Lombardo’s Art of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lombardo’s Art of Plastic Surgery

By | November 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil The best looking cosmetic surgery patients are the ones who look like they never had any specific work done at all. They are the ones who look refreshed, rested, as if time had stood still. It takes skill of hand and vision to achieve such results, and...

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Desert Arc’s Italian Festival

Desert Arc’s Italian Festival

By | October 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Come celebrate Italian heritage with great Italian food, terrific entertainment and a wonderful family fun zone, when Italy meets Rancho Mirage at the 3rd Annual Italian Festival at Whitewater Park on November 2nd and 3rd benefitting Desert Arc....

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BB’s Monster Rock Halloween Bash!

BB’s Monster Rock Halloween Bash!

By | October 23, 2013 at 8:02 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;...

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“Prost” to Oktoberfest Palm Springs!

“Prost” to Oktoberfest Palm Springs!

By | October 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil It’s time to strap on your Lederhosen, dust off that Stein and brush up on a little Umpapa music. For the most popular reason to drink beer is coming to Palm Springs with Oktoberfest 2013. The world renowned festival will be spilling over into our...

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Chili Frenzy Comes to Palm Springs

Chili Frenzy Comes to Palm Springs

By | October 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil The aromas of slow cooking meat embraced in a blanket of passionate Chili’s and earthy spices float through the air, as your taste buds start to come alive. It conjures up flavors so rich, that you can begin to taste it before it even enters your...

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Dali’s Llama’s “Wild Rumpus” Anniversary Show

Dali’s Llama’s “Wild Rumpus” Anniversary Show

By | October 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm | No comments

Live Bands, Dali's First Vinyl Record Release and “Lo Desert Sound” Documentary Preview Saturday, October 5th @ the Palms Restaurant in 29 Palms By Lisa Morgan On Saturday, October 5, the Palms Restaurant indoor/outdoor venue in 29 Palms will risk utter incineration...

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ROCK OUT TO KNOCK OUT HUNGER!

ROCK OUT TO KNOCK OUT HUNGER!

By | September 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm | No comments

City of Palm Springs Office of Sustainability Partners with FIND Food Bank for the 1st annual “Rock Out to Knock Out Hunger". Fundraiser Slated for Saturday, Sept. 28. Palm Springs Resident Jim Houston to Match Up to $10,000 Dollars in Donations            By Amy...

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Follow the R Buckle Road to The Date Shed

Follow the R Buckle Road to The Date Shed

By | September 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm | No comments

Saturday, September 21st @ 8pm and Find a Whole Lotta Love and Charity. By Rachel Montoya R Buckle Road, a local 7 piece, all original, country rock band, is earning the respect and loyalty of those in love with the country music genre and even those who are not. With...

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Lights! Camera! Action! At The Palm Springs Film Factory

Lights! Camera! Action! At The Palm Springs Film Factory

By | September 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil There’s no argument that the Coachella Valley has long been a respite for Hollywood movie stars and heavy hitters in the entertainment industry, with its close proximity to the entertainment capital, it’s a no brainer. But over the years the...

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THE SALTON SEA – The Valley’s Great Challenge

THE SALTON SEA – The Valley’s Great Challenge

By | September 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm | No comments

By H. Simmons What if you could be at the sea in less than an hour, where there is no traffic or crowds and it’s easy to park? Wouldn’t it be great to kayak, jet ski, water ski or sailboard on glassy water? How about swim, scuba dive, fish or just relax on the...

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Tilted at Night

Tilted at Night

By | August 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil As if there weren’t enough reasons to go to the Tilted Kilt in Palm Desert, with their hot servers, hosts and bartenders, fabulous food, drinks, pool, foosball and of the course sports. But now the brilliant minds at the Tilted Kilt have turned it up a...

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Date Shed Presents: Queensryche

Date Shed Presents: Queensryche

By | August 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Starring Geoff Tate “The Original Voice" Friday, August 23rd Doors open @ 8pm $20 Ages 18 + By Lisa Morgan Once again, the Date Shed has managed to procure a headliner that has created a vociferous buzz throughout the valley. Friday, August 23rd, the infamous...

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Something Crafty’s Brewing in the Coachella Valley

Something Crafty’s Brewing in the Coachella Valley

By | August 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm | No comments

By Marissa Willman Before you dare crack open another Bud Light, it’s time to elevate your drinking palate with a taste of what’s going on in the Coachella Valley’s local craft beer scene. More and more local restaurants are dedicating a handle or two to craft beers,...

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RANDALL EMMETT: SUPER PRODUCER

RANDALL EMMETT: SUPER PRODUCER

By | August 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons    Randall Emmett produced 2 GUNS, the top new movie of last weekend. If his name is not yet familiar, it will be. Barely into his 40s, he has, by my count, produced close to 80 films. That’s an incredible achievement -- more movies than Jerry...

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Peak Power: The CPV Sentinel Energy Project Meets Demand

Peak Power: The CPV Sentinel Energy Project Meets Demand

By | July 31, 2013 at 2:31 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons There’s a stretch west of Indian Canyon Avenue in the direction of highway 62 on Dillon Road where residential life quickly drops away and the scenic desert expanse becomes industrialized with high intensity power lines, solar farms and wind turbines....

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Bombshell Betty’s Palm Springs

Bombshell Betty’s Palm Springs

By | July 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm | No comments

  Part of the Fastest Growing Sport for Women in the Nation By Lisa Morgan   “The first thing I ever learned in roller derby is to fall, and in the author world I believe that same rule applies.” author― Elizabeth J. Kolodziej Roller Derby, one of the few sports...

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SE7EN4

SE7EN4

By | July 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm | No comments

Lock up your daughters, wives and girlfriends cuz Dirty Nick and the Se7en4 Boys are Back in Town By Tracy Dietlin During a two part interview with the guys from Se7en4, first with Nick Flores (frontman) and Pete Burquez (guitar) in person before their rehearsal in LA and...

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WISEMAN REUNITED

WISEMAN REUNITED

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm | No comments

@ the Hood Bar and Pizza, Saturday, June 29th, 9PM Special Performances by The Secret Post and Mighty Jack By Lisa Morgan “We didn’t know what we had.” This is the reflection of every single member of the band Wiseman who stole center stage in the local desert...

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Jimi Fitz

Jimi Fitz

By | June 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez You can hear Jimi ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald on his radio show ‘Fitz In the Morning’ every weekday from 7 to 10 a.m. on 102.3 KJJZ. With his new album Jimi Fitz you’ll hear that distinctive voice plus a lot more. Fitz has a complete career in the music and...

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Dennis Hopper Award Presented to Artist and Actor, Viggo Mortenson

Dennis Hopper Award Presented to Artist and Actor, Viggo Mortenson

By | June 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan According to co-directors, Rich Henrich and Robert Galarza, of this weekend’s AMFM Festival, Viggo Mortensen will receive the fourth annual Dennis Lee Hopper Award at this year’s inaugural event in Cathedral City. Mortensen, an actor, writer, poet and...

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Get Your Speed On at Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing

Get Your Speed On at Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing

By | June 5, 2013 at 3:33 am | No comments

By Marissa Willman The desert’s first indoor kart racing facility is serving up high-speed thrills on electric, emissions-free karts this summer in Cathedral City. Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing opened its doors in April. Locals have been revved up for the promise of...

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Restaurant Week: It’s More Than Dining Out

Restaurant Week: It’s More Than Dining Out

By | May 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Get ready to lift your forks for the 2013 edition of Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week that starts tomorrow and runs through June 16. This is the time of year for visitors and valley locals to discover the joys and hidden gems in Coachella Valley...

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Gram Rabbit

Gram Rabbit

By | May 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm | No comments

Getting the Spotlight They Deserve Headlining at the AMFM Festival June 14 By Lisa Morgan If you have yet to hear the creatively rich, innovative, unique, genre coalition of musical integrity that is Gram Rabbit, then drop what you’re doing and make amends immediately. ...

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DATE SHED “NO COVER LOCALS” NIGHT:  Smile Empty Soul/Drop the World/Deadend Paradox

DATE SHED “NO COVER LOCALS” NIGHT: Smile Empty Soul/Drop the World/Deadend Paradox

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:53 am | No comments

@ The Date Shed Saturday, May 18th @ 9pm, 18+older By Lisa Morgan The Date Shed is once again exploiting the fact that any excuses for not joining them on a Saturday night are simply invalid.  In what has become standard protocol for the place, the Date Shed is bringing...

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Living with Autism and Building New Dreams ~ A Mother’s Perspective

Living with Autism and Building New Dreams ~ A Mother’s Perspective

By | May 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm | No comments

by Lisa Morgan There are those who live and walk among us, drawing daily from a deep well of courage that many of us will never have to tap. The demands, sacrifices and challenges they face on a moment by moment basis, go unrecognized by most. There are regular prejudices...

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Brew at the Zoo 2013

Brew at the Zoo 2013

By | May 2, 2013 at 10:32 am | No comments

By Nyla Patzner Over 2,000 craft beer and food lovers will ascend up the hill to The Living Desert where more than three dozen vendors will be serving their beers, wines, cider, menu favorites, and sweet treats at the zoo’s Brew at the Zoo, happening Saturday, May 4th,...

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Stagecoach Country Music Roundup, 2013

Stagecoach Country Music Roundup, 2013

By | April 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Once again, Stagecoach is descending upon our desert with a diverse mix of country music, old and new providing three days of country music gluttony. The mix of artists includes those popular to today’s commercial country radio, those that are only heard on...

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Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2013, Week One: Favs and Fails

Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2013, Week One: Favs and Fails

By | April 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan I truly believe I may be a finalist in the “Cool Mom of the Year” award as I have been given the extreme, giddy pleasure of attending the second weekend of Coachella Fest with my 21 year old son as members of the press (insert unbridled worship of my...

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