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Mondo Generator Performs at The Date Shed

Mondo Generator Performs at The Date Shed

By | January 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm | No comments

February 4 – Doors Open @ 8pm * 18 & over Presale $10.00 - with Throw the Goat, Doors to Nowhere and Instigator Mondo Generator: An interview with Nick Oliveri, Mike Pygmie and Jeff Bowman Mondo Generator was born out of the world famous Desert band Kyuss.  Nick...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Palm Springs Women’s March

Palm Springs Women’s March

By | January 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons After a dark, rainy inauguration in Washington D.C. and in Palm Springs, Saturday brought beautiful sunshine to the desert along with a peaceful gathering of women, men, children and pets.  “This isn’t a protest, this is to show support for...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Local Politicians and Citizens Discuss Trump

Local Politicians and Citizens Discuss Trump

By | January 25, 2017 at 9:15 pm | No comments

Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez and State Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia spoke at a panel held in Coachella to discuss their intent to protect local populations from potentially detrimental legislation proposed by President Trump. By Avery Wood The panel concentrated on...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories

3 Day Dance Festival Debuts in Palm Springs

3 Day Dance Festival Debuts in Palm Springs

By | January 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm | No comments

As an exciting outgrowth of the Nickerson-Rossi Dance program held at the Annenberg Theater in the spring of 2016, the Palm Springs Dance Festival will take dance programming to the next level in 2017 with 3 consecutive days of eclectic dance performance, education, and...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Big Rock Pub and Indian Springs Golf Club to Host Rock the Ride

Big Rock Pub and Indian Springs Golf Club to Host Rock the Ride

By | January 25, 2017 at 9:05 pm | No comments

A Fundraiser for Desert Cancer Foundation The newest eatery in the Valley, Big Rock Pub, is opening their doors to host Rock the Ride, a kick-off party and fundraiser on Jan. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m.  This event is the official kick-off party for the Palm Springs Cruisin’...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Hollywood Legend SOPHIA LOREN To Grace The Stage

Hollywood Legend SOPHIA LOREN To Grace The Stage

By | January 25, 2017 at 8:55 pm | No comments

At THE SHOW - February 12, 2017 The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa welcomes to the stage Sophia Loren, whom the American Film Institute calls one of the great legends of the golden age of Hollywood. In her only appearance in the Coachella Valley during the national...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Murkocet CD Release Party

Murkocet CD Release Party

By | January 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm | No comments

Presented by Mystic Avalanche Entertainment  Saturday, January 21 at The Hood Bar & Pizza Show starts at 9:00pm Free Show 21 & over By Tracy Dietlin This Saturday let the beatdown begin! Murkocet’s CD release party, for their highly anticipated debut album,...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Throw The Goat

Throw The Goat

By | January 18, 2017 at 7:45 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez From the pine covered peaks of Idyllwild, Throw the Goat has been spreading their infectious, hard-rock grooves throughout the desert empire and picked up a new drummer on the way. With their latest release, “Vote Goat” making ROCKwell UnScene...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Braun Fraulein

Braun Fraulein

By | January 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm | No comments

By Morgan James A professional, hard hitting sound from incredibly experienced and talented musicians would accurately describe Coachella Valley's own, Braun Fraulein. Poignant lyrics, moving melodies, distorted blues rock with driving rhythms encompass the band's prodigious...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

THE RIVER’S MUSIC SHOWCASE Starts This Staurday

THE RIVER’S MUSIC SHOWCASE Starts This Staurday

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm | No comments

By Joe Enos The River in Rancho Mirage has announced the bands playing in its 2017 Music Showcase on six Saturdays beginning this weekend and continuing through April.  These evenings of live entertainment feature top local talent from the Coachella Valley and throughout...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

THE DINAH 2017 CELEBRATES WOMEN WHO HAVE SHATTERED THE GLASS CEILING

THE DINAH 2017 CELEBRATES WOMEN WHO HAVE SHATTERED THE GLASS CEILING

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm | No comments

BUILDING COMMUNITY AND BREAKING BARRIERS Heading straight toward the big three-oh, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend (aka The Dinah) continues to make its presence felt across our country and around the world by raising the visibility of women in all facets of life, from artists,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

CareerBuilder Challenge to Offer Saturday Concert Featuring Fitz and the Tantrums

CareerBuilder Challenge to Offer Saturday Concert Featuring Fitz and the Tantrums

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Popular indie-pop band will headline the event’s Golf and Guitars theme with a concert open to all ticketed spectators immediately after play January 21 on the Stadium Course at PGA WEST “It’s a Whole New Game,” and concert is just one of the many new additions to the...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Barry Minniefield, from “The Voice” Sings in the New Year at Art on Main Street!

Barry Minniefield, from “The Voice” Sings in the New Year at Art on Main Street!

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm | No comments

Premier Sponsor – City of La Quinta Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Barry, man, your soul was off the charts” –Christina Aguilera We are thrilled to announce that Barry Minniefield will be performing at Art on Main Street, a show which features...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Celebrated Restaurant THE CHOP HOUSE Will Open In The JACKALOPE RANCH, INDIO

Celebrated Restaurant THE CHOP HOUSE Will Open In The JACKALOPE RANCH, INDIO

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm | No comments

RESERVATIONS BEGIN JANUARY 20, 2017 Long considered one of the Coachella Valley’s finest restaurants for steaks and chops (on the bone), lobster and fresh seafood by diners, The Chop House at Jackalope Ranch will open in Indio as a destination dining spot. As a dining...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Local Film Cataract Gold Premiers at the Mary Pickford

Local Film Cataract Gold Premiers at the Mary Pickford

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:55 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Locals already know the best desert spots to go when you want to get away from the action of life, but now they can see the same desert landscapes full of western themed action in Cataract Gold, directed by La Quinta resident Paul Kiener and starring Caroline...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Diamond Anniversary of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

Diamond Anniversary of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

By | January 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm | No comments

The Desert Woman's Show is celebrating its fabulous diamond anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa and promises to be bigger & better than ever. Every attendee will have the opportunity to win a 1.00 ct. round diamond from El Paseo...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

THE EL GATO CLASSIC LEGENDS WEEKEND RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS January 13-17

THE EL GATO CLASSIC LEGENDS WEEKEND RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS January 13-17

By | January 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 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...

Posted in: Columns, El Gato Classic, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Q&A WITH PSIFF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Michael Lerman

Q&A WITH PSIFF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Michael Lerman

By | January 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The Palm Springs International Film Festival is at full-speed with screenings throughout the day at six venues.  Filmmakers from around the world have come to share their films with the eager community of world cinema lovers.  The PSIFF is an...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

LGBTQ at PSIFF

LGBTQ at PSIFF

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:55 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The Palm Springs International Film Festival consistently presents and celebrates a line-up of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer films.  Over the years, the LGBTQ themed movies have reflected political and social concerns while making...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 330 Teams

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 330 Teams

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:54 am | No comments

Record Setting 9th Annual Tournament attracts 18,000+ to Valley Synapse Sports has announced the ninth annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival, being held Jan. 16-17, 2016 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal., has been expanded to include competition on 51 fields. A record 330...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Sports Scene, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

CV Music Showcase – Round 3

CV Music Showcase – Round 3

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:52 am | No comments

Rap/Hip Hop Night By Tracy Dietlin It was another great night at The Hood this past Sunday when the CV Music Showcase had four rap/hip hop artists competing. Marco Thoma, Stevieraps, The Bermuda and Cali Elijah, all gave passionate performances. But at the end of the night...

Posted in: Columns, CV Music Showcase, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

The BrosQuitos

The BrosQuitos

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:50 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The BrosQuitos are the All-American band that we can all be proud of. Four young men who have developed an indie/pop sound unique to the desert, intently moving away from any preexisting desert rock sound. A 2016 Tachevah finalist, Max Powell, John Anthony...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

THE FOUR TOPS

THE FOUR TOPS

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:45 am | No comments

This Saturday, January 15, 2017 at Fantasy Springs Casino Special Events Center, two of the best Motown groups to come out of Detroit will be performing live. You can still purchase tickets at the events center box office. By Noe Gutierrez The Four Tops & The Temptations...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Life & Career Coach, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Get ready for the “Tony Orlando Experience” at Spotlight 29

Get ready for the “Tony Orlando Experience” at Spotlight 29

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:42 am | No comments

By Lola Rossi With over 55 years in the entertainment business, superstar Tony Orlando takes the stage at 8 p.m. this Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place in Coachella. (760) 775-5566. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Tony...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Valley Rhythms, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

TASTE OF LA QUINTA RETURNS TO OLD TOWN

TASTE OF LA QUINTA RETURNS TO OLD TOWN

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:15 am | No comments

Popular Event Has Become One Of The Largest Taste Events In The Valley The Annual Taste of La Quinta will again return to Old Town on January 14th, 2017.  The unique event blends culinary and wine tasting into a can’t miss celebration for foodies and wine connoisseurs...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017

By | January 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons After such a challenging 2016, what better way to welcome and celebrate a new year than with an international film festival!  The Palm Springs International Film Society presents its 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival with all the...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Liongate’s LA LA LAND to Receive Vanguard Award

Liongate’s LA LA LAND to Receive Vanguard Award

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm | No comments

AT 28th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present the film La La Land with the Vanguard Award at its annual Film Awards Gala.  The award is presented to the film’s...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

HIDDEN FIGURES to Receive Ensemble Performance Award

HIDDEN FIGURES to Receive Ensemble Performance Award

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm | No comments

 AT 28th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present the cast of Hidden Figures with the Ensemble Performance Award. Expected to attend are Taraji P. Henson, Octavia...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

MY PSIFF PICKS

MY PSIFF PICKS

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons When I was a small boy, one of my first memories was sitting on the steps of my grandmother’s home in Glendale and waiting for a passerby so I could ask that person to sit with me and tell me a story. Palm Springs International Film Festival is a...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Eldorado Polo Club: Celebrating 60 years of a Desert tradition

Eldorado Polo Club: Celebrating 60 years of a Desert tradition

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm | No comments

Each winter Eldorado Polo Club welcomes top polo players and their superb equine athletes from around the world to the Coachella Valley to compete in some of the most exciting and competitive polo in the country.   In 1957, eleven like-minded polo enthusiasts got...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Polo, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Thr3 Strykes: There’s no Communication Breakdown Here!

Thr3 Strykes: There’s no Communication Breakdown Here!

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm | No comments

Album release party for CMNCTN-BRKDWN this Friday, January 6 at The Date Shed. 9pm-2am 18 & over $10 Cover * First 100 Covers Get a Free CD. Also performing: Porsia Camille, Million & Albertini/DJ Amavida/The After Lashes/J Patron Thr3 Strykes: A hip-hop,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Alex Santana

Alex Santana

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm | No comments

By Patte Purcell What's in a name? When it has the iconic sound of Santana it certainly peaks the interest. The charming and polite young man first messaged me on Facebook about playing in one of the Celebrity Jams. I have been following his career and wanted to interview him...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Terry Fator performs at Fantasy Springs Casino on Friday, January 20

Terry Fator performs at Fantasy Springs Casino on Friday, January 20

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane Terry Fator is a ventriloquist like no other.  His unique act combines ventriloquism, singing, and impressions.  He uses up to 16 different puppets in his act, and they all have very unique and fun personalities.  They range from a turtle...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

1st Annual Priority Lighting Builders Expo To Add An Art Fair

1st Annual Priority Lighting Builders Expo To Add An Art Fair

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:32 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels Since announcing their Expo last month, The Art Place in the Palm Desert Design District has received an overwhelming response from the building, design and now, the art community. The 1st Annual Priority Lighting Builders Expo and Art Fair will take place...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season

Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season

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

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Club is pleased to announce the dates of their 2017 Polo Season. Sunday Polo kicks off on Sunday, January 1st with two featured matches at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. The official “Opening Day & Hat Day” at Empire Polo Club is...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Polo, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017