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Gene Evaro, Jr:  Eight Albums and a Decade Later, There is Much to Celebrate

Gene Evaro, Jr:  Eight Albums and a Decade Later, There is Much to Celebrate

By | December 28, 2016 at 10:49 am | No comments

New Year’s Eve Show, Hi-Desert Cultural Center, Joshua Tree: Doors Open @ 9 p.m. By Lisa Morgan Eight self-produced albums and several self-booked and self-promoted tours later, Gene Evaro Jr. and his road tested tribe of troubadours have seen their efforts pay off in a...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s Eve Events

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

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa I want my New Year’s Eve! Step back to the 80s and party like a video star on December 31st at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. Ring in the New Year big time this year at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.  Watch your...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, 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

Coachella Valley Culinary Invitational

Coachella Valley Culinary Invitational

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm | No comments

On Friday, January 13th 2017, nationally renowned chefs converge on the Coachella Valley & team up for first-ever local Coachella Valley Culinary Invitational, held to benefit Coachella Valley youth by establishing a scholarship and mentor program This will be a...

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

Desert Woman’s Show: Celebrating 10th Fabulous Anniversary

Desert Woman’s Show: Celebrating 10th Fabulous Anniversary

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm | No comments

January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa Proceeds earmarked for local charities including Parkinson’s Organization The Desert Woman's Show is celebrating its fabulous diamond anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa...

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

ICONIC GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING R&B SINGER MARY J. BLIGE TO PERFORM AT FANTASY SPRINGS

ICONIC GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING R&B SINGER MARY J. BLIGE TO PERFORM AT FANTASY SPRINGS

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm | No comments

Mary J. Blige is one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and five American Music Awards, Blige is a global superstar and...

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

Jimi Fitz and Friends: A CV Christmas

Jimi Fitz and Friends: A CV Christmas

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:17 am | No comments

By George Duchannes Saturday December 10 music lovers gathered at the McCallum Theatre for Jimi Fitz and Friends a CV Christmas, which was an amazing experience. Hearing all around town how talented each and every single performer was going to be sure had me excited for what...

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

COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS

COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:20 pm | No comments

COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS… is excited to begin a new chapter with our family and partners the heralded Coachella Valley Weekly the periodical pillar in arts and entertainment. Every month CCPS plans to contribute articles, information, stories, the latest news and info regarding...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Events

Voice of the Valley Grand Finale

Voice of the Valley Grand Finale

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm | No comments

In 2011 Alexander Yepremian of AY Productions created Voice of the Valley, a search for the greatest singers in Southern California. In this, it’s 6th Season, he, along with Ben Smith of UK Dance Academy have brought their Vocal Competition to the Coachella Valley. After...

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A SEASON OF STARS IS LINED UP FOR THE “CONCERTS UNDER THE PALMS”

A SEASON OF STARS IS LINED UP FOR THE “CONCERTS UNDER THE PALMS”

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:50 pm | No comments

OUTDOOR LIVE MUSIC SERIES AT SPA RESORT CASINO Spa Resort Casino presents a new season of Concerts Under the Palms, a series of outdoor live music shows in a unique setting at the corner of Indian Canyon and E. Andreas Road in downtown Palm Springs starting on November 12,...

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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...

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CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CHEETAH DAY AT THE LIVING DESERT

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CHEETAH DAY AT THE LIVING DESERT

By | November 30, 2016 at 6:18 am | No comments

Fun Day of Activities Planned on December 4 in Honor of the Cheetah Join The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens on Sunday, December 4 to help celebrate International Cheetah Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To mark the day, The Living Desert will have numerous cheetah spot conservation...

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I stopped for a Sax Pack and…

I stopped for a Sax Pack and…

By | November 30, 2016 at 4:41 am | No comments

  I had the greatest time thanks to someone who is always so great with me and one of the sweetest people I know, Tracy Dietlin of the CV Weekly. Knowing I love all types of music but have a deep love for Smooth Jazz, Tracy gave me an “assignment” from my regular CV...

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Beverly Johnson Named Celebrity Grand Marshal of 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Beverly Johnson Named Celebrity Grand Marshal of 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

By | November 22, 2016 at 7:00 am | No comments

Chief Bryan Reyes, Timothy Bradley, Jr. and Nelda Linsk Named Community Grand Marshals By Amy Blaisdell Local resident and world famous super model Beverly Johnson, the first African American model to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine, will lead the march along Palm Canyon...

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This Upcoming Spring… at Fantasy Springs Casino

This Upcoming Spring… at Fantasy Springs Casino

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:30 am | No comments

ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER PAUL ANKA RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN MARCH With over 500 songs to his credit including “My Way,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” and the theme from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” Paul Anka is one of North...

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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...

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jimi FITZ and Friends – A CV Christmas

jimi FITZ and Friends – A CV Christmas

By | November 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm | No comments

McCALLUM THEATRE - Saturday – December 10 – 8:00pm By DeAnn Lubell It’s a hometown holiday celebration as jimi FITZ, CV 104.3’s Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, gathers together with the Valley’s best talent for an evening of hits and holiday treats on Saturday,...

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STING BRINGS HIS “57TH & 9TH TOUR” TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

STING BRINGS HIS “57TH & 9TH TOUR” TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

By | November 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm | No comments

FOR A VERY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AT AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA * FEBRUARY 11, 2017! Tickets on sale November 21 at 8:00 a.m. Sting brings his 57th & 9th Tour to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Southern California’s premier concert...

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Amanda Shires Carving Out Her Own “Piece of Land” From a 15 Passenger Van

Amanda Shires Carving Out Her Own “Piece of Land” From a 15 Passenger Van

By | November 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Coming to Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneer Town Palace Friday, November 18th By Lisa Morgan Singer/Songwriter Amanda Shires did not come from a family of music.  Still, she has found herself surrounded by some of Americana’s greats in large part to her skill, both...

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Drum Hall to Open for Fishbone

Drum Hall to Open for Fishbone

By | November 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan According to his sponsor, Spaun Drums, Steven Hall is “arguably one of the hardest hitting more precise drummers in the So Cal music scene.” Son to Steve Hall Sr. (aka "Ballsy Hallsy") of local metal legends STORMER,  Steven continues to build that...

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Bill Engvall performs at Spotlight 29 Casino on November 19th in Coachella

Bill Engvall performs at Spotlight 29 Casino on November 19th in Coachella

By | November 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Comedian Bill Engvall, best known for being one third of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy troup alongside Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, will be performing in the Coachella Valley on Saturday November 19th, 2016 at Spotlight 29 Casino....

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IL DIVO

IL DIVO

By | November 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez IL DIVO’s ‘Amor & Pasion’ tour has taken them through Boston, New York, Nashville, Houston, Portland, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Coachella Valley Weekly spoke with operatic tenor and former heavy metal front man Urs Buhler as he and the band finished up...

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Comedy at Fantasy Springs Casino

Comedy at Fantasy Springs Casino

By | November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm | No comments

MULTI-AWARDING WINNING COMEDIAN KATHY GRIFFIN BRINGS HER "CELEBRITY RUN-IN" TOUR TO FANTASY SPRINGS IN JANUARY Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winner, and NY Times bestselling author Kathy Griffin is bringing her critically-acclaimed "Celebrity Run-In" Tour to the Special Events...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events

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...

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Desert Arc Brings Italy to Rancho Mirage, Celebrating All Things Italian!

Desert Arc Brings Italy to Rancho Mirage, Celebrating All Things Italian!

By | November 9, 2016 at 10:40 am | No comments

The 6th Annual Italian Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 12th & 13th from 10am to 4pm in Rancho Mirage at the Rancho Mirage Community Park. Free general parking and shuttles are located at the River. Desert Arc hosts over 40 vendors. This will include...

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30th Diamond Anniversary Palm Springs Athena Awards “Winter Wonderland” Holiday Gala

30th Diamond Anniversary Palm Springs Athena Awards “Winter Wonderland” Holiday Gala

By | November 9, 2016 at 10:35 am | No comments

Five Extraordinary Women Leaders to Be Honored on Dec. 2 The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Palm Springs will celebrate five outstanding women leaders for their visionary business and community leadership at this year’s 30th Diamond Anniversary Athena Awards...

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COUNTRY SUPERSTAR ALAN JACKSON

COUNTRY SUPERSTAR ALAN JACKSON

By | November 9, 2016 at 9:50 am | No comments

BRINGS HIS “KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR” TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR TWO PERFORMANCES AT THE SHOW MARCH 24 AND 25, 2017! Tickets on sale November 12 at 8:00 a.m. Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort...

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THE EL GATO CLASSIC LEGENDS WEEKEND RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS IN 2017

THE EL GATO CLASSIC LEGENDS WEEKEND RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS IN 2017

By | November 9, 2016 at 8:50 am | No comments

The popular music, art, and skateboarding event plans even more exciting surprises for fans. The El Gato Classic Legends Weekend returns to Palm Springs for the third time, January 13 - 15, 2017. The wildly popular event brings together art, music, and skateboarding as a...

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The 2016 Greater Palm Springs Pride Week celebrates 30 years of change and diversity in city

The 2016 Greater Palm Springs Pride Week celebrates 30 years of change and diversity in city

By | November 2, 2016 at 10:52 pm | No comments

‘Solidarity Through Pride’ Bringing Pride back to downtown where it belongs By Judith Salkin Mmmm. Let’s see, there is a ton of stuff to do this weekend in Palm Springs – and most of it is tied to the 30th annual celebration of Greater Palm Springs Pride. While...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL HEALING FIELD EVENT

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL HEALING FIELD EVENT

By | November 2, 2016 at 10:22 pm | No comments

The opening ceremony will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 5, in Patriot Park Volunteers are needed to help the Rotary Clubs of Cathedral City as they prepare for the 11th annual Healing Field event, which is scheduled to take place from Nov. 5 through 12 at Patriot Park. Patriot...

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The ‘MIX-perience’ of KAABOO 2016

The ‘MIX-perience’ of KAABOO 2016

By | November 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm | No comments

By Laura Hunt Little KAABOO is an experience that is noticeably different from other festivals. The sophomore year festival brought together a multi-generational lineup of genre-spanning musical performances along with top comedians, chefs and visual artists. The four day...

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Snoop Dogg to Headline the 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience along with Pepper and The Expendables

Snoop Dogg to Headline the 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience along with Pepper and The Expendables

By | November 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm | No comments

Experience craft beer and wine tasting from a huge selection of vendors, colorful art installations and live music performed by five crowd-pleasing bands. The 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience returns to Empire Polo Club’s fields on Saturday, March 4th, 2017....

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Rhythm Wine & Brews

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...

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Palm Desert’s ‘First Weekend’ Returns!

Palm Desert’s ‘First Weekend’ Returns!

By | October 28, 2016 at 3:08 am | No comments

STREET at Westfield Palm Desert and More Fun Events Kick Off the Season Nov. 4-6 By Chris Clemens Palm Desert announces the line-up of events and programs slated for the fourth season of the popular PD First Weekend – held the first weekend of each month from November...

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THE 2016 FERRIGNO LEGACY

THE 2016 FERRIGNO LEGACY

By | October 28, 2016 at 3:06 am | No comments

LOU FERRIGNO TO CELEBRATE FITNESS WITH CELEBRITIES, FANS, AND COMPETITORS Fans will meet Lou Ferrigno and a cast of fitness celebrity legends October 28-30th at the Ferrigno Legacy The 3rd Annual Ferrigno Legacy™ presented by Carr Cellular Fitness returns to Agua Caliente...

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