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CV Weekly is 5 Years Old!

CV Weekly is 5 Years Old!

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin It's hard to believe that we are actually celebrating our 5 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...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

PAUL RODGERS (BAD COMPANY, FREE, THE FIRM) READY TO ROCK FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25

PAUL RODGERS (BAD COMPANY, FREE, THE FIRM) READY TO ROCK FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:15 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin It’s no secret that Paul Rodgers has one of the most distinctive and respected voices in rock music history. He first garnered  popularity with the international hit song “All Right Now,” back in 1970 with his band Free, who went on to release four...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Promise Kept with New Masterpiece Album in Progress

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Promise Kept with New Masterpiece Album in Progress

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan While it was clear Neil Young could have held us captive on his own during his first weekend performance at Desert Trip 2016, the entrance of his band of choice, Promise of the Real, featuring Lukas and Micah Nelson, took things to a whole other level of sound...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Dana Carvey Performs at Fantasy Springs Friday, March 24

Dana Carvey Performs at Fantasy Springs Friday, March 24

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Dana Carvey burst on the comedic scene back in the mid-80s as part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. During his 6 year stint on the show he created many memorable characters including “Church Lady,” “Garth” and Hans” to name a few. He also brought...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Hope for Isaiah, Four Year Old Cancer Fighter

Hope for Isaiah, Four Year Old Cancer Fighter

By | March 22, 2017 at 9:09 am | No comments

Live Music and FUNdraising at Big Rock Pub, Monday, March 27th, 6 pm By Tanya Moreno, Desi Strong Foundation Meet four-year-old Isaiah. He has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer for over a year now. He loves his Marvel Comics superheroes, especially The...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

1st Annual Derby Downs to Benefit BBBSD

1st Annual Derby Downs to Benefit BBBSD

By | March 22, 2017 at 9:00 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert (BBBSD) is proud to announce its 1st Annual “Derby Downs: A Night at the Races” Fundraiser.  This will be a spirited evening of horse races, betting, food, drinks and auction to be held on Saturday, March 25th,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

THE RIVER AND FOREVER 21 PRESENT FESTIVAL FASHION AT LIVE SHOW ON APRIL 8

THE RIVER AND FOREVER 21 PRESENT FESTIVAL FASHION AT LIVE SHOW ON APRIL 8

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:50 am | No comments

First-ever fashion presentation at The River highlights latest looks for concert-goers and many more By Joe Enos Rancho Mirage-- The River, the Palm Springs area’s popular entertainment center for shopping and dining in Rancho Mirage, has partnered with fashion retailer...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Alexandra Miklosova and Seth Cash

Alexandra Miklosova and Seth Cash

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:41 am | No comments

By Avery Wood From a big, comfortable orange couch in the home that they share, Alexandra Miklosova and Seth Cash make their MyCityEveryday webcast about events across the valley on Facebook Live. Though the couple does not host every episode, they are the ones in charge of...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Power Couples, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:13 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Desert X is site specific and artists from different parts of the world were invited to participate. Doug Aitken is known for his site-specific installations. The Geffen recently mounted an exhibition of his 20-year career for Desert X Aitken created...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

5th Annual Free Medical, Dental & Vision Clinic to be Held at the Riverside County Fairgrounds March 31-April 2, 2017

5th Annual Free Medical, Dental & Vision Clinic to be Held at the Riverside County Fairgrounds March 31-April 2, 2017

By | March 22, 2017 at 7:25 am | No comments

California CareForce, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing free health, dental,  and vision services to residents all over California, will be returning to the Riverside County Fairgrounds for its 5th annual Coachella Valley Clinic Friday, March 31st; Saturday,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Health & Fitness, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Dynamic Programming and Non-Profit Partnerships – Check it Out This Weekend at Spectrum Indian Wells

Dynamic Programming and Non-Profit Partnerships – Check it Out This Weekend at Spectrum Indian Wells

By | March 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm | No comments

Spectrum Indian Wells is a four-day contemporary art experience featuring top galleries, art publishers, and established studio artists from across the U.S. and around the world. The show will run this weekend from Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19 at the Renaissance Indian...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

Dallas Lawyer/Artist Launches Tempestuous, the First Online Art Gallery of its Kind, Transforming the Fine Art Business Model

Dallas Lawyer/Artist Launches Tempestuous, the First Online Art Gallery of its Kind, Transforming the Fine Art Business Model

By | March 15, 2017 at 11:00 am | No comments

Tempestuous Studio Allows Artists to Promote and Sell Their Work While Receiving Legal Counsel, Branding and Promotion, and More; Art Enthusiasts Gain Access to Original Works and Trial Periods  Joanna Hogrefe, a Dallas-based lawyer, artist and art activist, today...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

FASHION WEEK EL PASEO™ 2017 SCHEDULE

FASHION WEEK EL PASEO™ 2017 SCHEDULE

By | March 15, 2017 at 10:40 am | No comments

The 2017 schedule has been announced for the El Paseo Jewelers’ 12th annual Fashion Week El Paseo™, presented by Franklin Loan Center, taking place March 18-25, 2017 at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert, California.  This premier eight-day fashion and...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Fashion Week, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

7th ANNUAL PALM DESERT FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

7th ANNUAL PALM DESERT FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

By | March 15, 2017 at 10:38 am | No comments

PRESENTED BY AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA RETURNS MARCH 24-26, 2017 The highly anticipated culinary event–taking place in the heart of the Coachella Valley–announces its star-studded 2017 chef lineup, including appearances by Gail Simmons, Tory McPhail, and Aarti...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

Round The Corner: A Mobile Record Store Unveils Their Grand Opening at The Hood Saturday, March 18

Round The Corner: A Mobile Record Store Unveils Their Grand Opening at The Hood Saturday, March 18

By | March 15, 2017 at 10:22 am | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane We all know vinyl has made quite the comeback. Last year, records outsold CDs for the first time since the 1980s, and a few months back, records outsold digital downloads. If that doesn't speak volumes for the vinyl resurgence, I'm not sure what...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

TICKETS FOR POPULAR BREW AT THE ZOO AT THE LIVING DESERT ON SALE NOW

TICKETS FOR POPULAR BREW AT THE ZOO AT THE LIVING DESERT ON SALE NOW

By | March 15, 2017 at 10:13 am | No comments

Eighth Annual Event Features Unlimited Samples of Beer, Wine & Food Over 50 breweries and restaurants take over The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens on Saturday, April 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., for the eighth annual Brew at the Zoo presented by MacLean Capital Advisors....

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

The Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises $2,227,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® This Weekend – Exceeding $2 Million Goal

The Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises $2,227,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® This Weekend – Exceeding $2 Million Goal

By | March 15, 2017 at 9:32 am | No comments

At a check presentation and awards ceremony on Sunday, March 12th at the Classic Club, it was announced that the 7th Annual Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament raised $2,227,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® – surpassing a $2 million goal set by its Coachella...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

One I Call – Sherin Guirguis Captures the Essence of Desert X

One I Call – Sherin Guirguis Captures the Essence of Desert X

By | March 15, 2017 at 8:36 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo One of Desert X’s goals is to bring art in public spaces and to have that art interact with the environment. One I Call captures that goal in a way no other piece has done. Created by Egyptian born artist Sherin Guirguis the beautiful rendered...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

Marvel’s Iron Fist Explained

Marvel’s Iron Fist Explained

By | March 15, 2017 at 8:32 am | No comments

By Thomas Novak If you’ve been following the series of Netflix shows based on the Marvel properties, then you’ve probably seen the trailers and teasers for Iron Fist, which premiers on March 17th. But, as is the case with a lot of these shows, some of us are left...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

Zelda’s Nightclub Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Zelda’s Nightclub Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:40 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Zelda’s Nightclub will be hosting its 40th anniversary party on Saturday, March 11 to celebrate being one of the longest-standing nightclubs in the Coachella Valley and according to owner Mike McCormick, “there is no doubt this is going to be the event of...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Inside the La Quinta Arts Festival

Inside the La Quinta Arts Festival

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:35 am | No comments

By Avery Wood The 35th annual La Quinta Arts Festival took place last weekend, March 2-5, 2017 at the La Quinta Civic Center Park. The festival showcases 220 artists, some local and some that traveled internationally to display their pieces. According to Kathleen Hughes,...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

The Beach Boys’ BRIAN WILSON Set To Play Fantasy Springs Casino

The Beach Boys’ BRIAN WILSON Set To Play Fantasy Springs Casino

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:30 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour comes to the desert on Saturday March 18th at The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino to celebrate one of the greatest albums ever made. Famed Beach Boy Brian Wilson, composed, arranged and produced this...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

A Ragtag group of Artists and Musicians: Michael Sembello, Cameron Chaney, Jan Jaques & Taylor Sherill

A Ragtag group of Artists and Musicians: Michael Sembello, Cameron Chaney, Jan Jaques & Taylor Sherill

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:26 am | No comments

By Avery Wood In an unmarked warehouse right in Cathedral City, a ragtag group of artists strive to contribute to the burgeoning culture here in the Coachella Valley. This group comprises Michael Sembello, the musician responsible for the song “Maniac” from the movie...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Jason Nutter

Jason Nutter

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:22 am | No comments

By Morgan James Jason Nutter is a talented musician who not only shares his passion for music with audiences from Coachella Valley to Los Angeles, but with children and adults with special needs and of all abilities. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Jason has performed with...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Esjay Jones

Esjay Jones

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:21 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Esjay Jones, local musician; songwriter; and music producer, has achieved celebrity-like status in our community as well as in Los Angeles. Between her weekly performances at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, her numerous productions there, her work with local...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

CV Music Showcase Round 4 Winner: 5th Town

CV Music Showcase Round 4 Winner: 5th Town

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:18 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Congratulations to the band 5th Town who were the winners at the fourth preliminary competition of the CV Music Showcase held last Sunday at The Hood Bar & Pizza. Band members include Chelsea Sugarbritches (vocals) Linda Lemke Heinz (vocals, flute), Josh...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Make A Splash! 35th La Quinta Arts Festival

Make A Splash! 35th La Quinta Arts Festival

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Thursday to Sunday, March 2 to 5 Named #1 Fine Art Festival in the Nation by Art Fair Sourcebook (2013, 2014, 2015) and #3 in 2016, the 35th La Quinta Arts Festival returns to the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus this Thursday through Sunday, March 2-5 2017. Join us for...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Star-Studded Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament

Star-Studded Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament

By | March 1, 2017 at 9:31 am | No comments

Bringing 75 Celebrities, One-of-a-Kind Music Events and BMW Race to the Desert March 9-12  7th Annual Fundraising Weekend Raises Funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® The seventh annual Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament will return to the desert from March...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

13th Annual Desert Smash – A Charity Celebrity Tennis Event

13th Annual Desert Smash – A Charity Celebrity Tennis Event

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:40 am | No comments

Jon Hamm Hosts Charity Tennis Event Featuring Top-Ranked Tennis Pros and Hollywood Celebrities Benefitting St Jude Children’s Research Hospital By Brittney Levine The Desert Smash is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in Hollywood with the...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Desert X – The Journey Begins

Desert X – The Journey Begins

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:37 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo  Desert X has now become reality. As the inaugural event takes over the Coachella Valley a perfect opportunity to showcase ecotourism is upon us. The event runs through April 30th.  Desert X involves 16 artists: Doug Aitken, Lita Albuquerque, Will...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

NEXT DESERT ROOTS MUSIC HOUSE CONCERT ON MARCH 8 PRESENTS AUSTIN SINGER/SONGWRITER REBECCA LOEBE

NEXT DESERT ROOTS MUSIC HOUSE CONCERT ON MARCH 8 PRESENTS AUSTIN SINGER/SONGWRITER REBECCA LOEBE

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:35 am | No comments

Desert Roots’ House Concert Series Features Intimate Poolside Performances Desert Roots Music will present its next performance by singer Rebecca Loebe on Wednesday, March 8 at the historic, midcentury modern Desert Star resort in Palm Springs. Following five successful...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Paparazzi Alfie Pettit DRG Brunch at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Paparazzi Alfie Pettit DRG Brunch at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:20 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell Ok, it's not jazz, but it sure is a lot of fun! Alfie Pettit aka Arial Trampway puts on one great party at the DRG Brnch at Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs. Sunday's a fun day starting at 11:00 am. The show starts with a parade of the performers through 'The...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Follies Singers Debut at the Tram

Follies Singers Debut at the Tram

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:15 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels It’s been almost three long years now since the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies closed its doors at the Plaza Theater in downtown Palm Springs.  During its 23 seasons, the Follies described itself as a “Broadway-caliber celebration of the music,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE DESERT HOST 1ST ANNUAL DERBY DOWNS: A NIGHT AT THE RACES

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE DESERT HOST 1ST ANNUAL DERBY DOWNS: A NIGHT AT THE RACES

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:12 am | No comments

By Nyla Patzner         Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert will hold their 1st Annual “Derby Downs: A Night at the Races” Fundraiser at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells. It will be a spirited evening of horse races, betting,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Asadero Los Corrales Delivers with Authentic Fare!

Asadero Los Corrales Delivers with Authentic Fare!

By | March 1, 2017 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil Asadero Los Corrales delivers in so many ways! The Coachella Valley restaurant quietly sits as one of THE BEST Mexican eateries in the desert. Specializing in authentic homemade Sinaloa fare, with excellent service and lingering flavors, they will leave...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Good Grub, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017