Feature Stories

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

Lotus Botanical Elixirs

Lotus Botanical Elixirs

By | March 1, 2017 at 1:38 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil There is no question that we live in a time where we not only need a healthy amount of energy to take on daily tasks, but also to feel balanced. To achieve the energy part, we turn to supplemental remedies such as vitamins, food and often times,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Health & Fitness, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Snoop Dogg to Headline the 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Snoop Dogg to Headline the 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Along with Pepper and The Expendables 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...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Rhythm Wine & Brews, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Hawaiian Reggae Rockers PEPPER Perform at RWB Experience

Hawaiian Reggae Rockers PEPPER Perform at RWB Experience

By | February 22, 2017 at 11:29 am | No comments

An Interview with drummer Yesod Williams And comments from Ronnie King By Noe Gutierrez On March 4, 2017 at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California there will be a hip-hop and reggae spectacle to behold. The Rhythm Wine Brews Experience, presented by Empire Music Ventures,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Rhythm Wine & Brews, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Spankshaft Performing at this year’s Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Spankshaft Performing at this year’s Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

By | February 22, 2017 at 11:19 am | No comments

By Morgan James Spankshaft has become a common name in the Coachella Valley and high desert music scenes over the last eight years. With a distinct ska horn section, compelling lyrics, and catchy musical hooks, the members of Spankshaft have mastered the art of songwriting....

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Rhythm Wine & Brews, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Big Pig

Big Pig

By | February 22, 2017 at 11:15 am | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane Big Pig is a duo from LA and the desert. They are louder and fuller than most four piece bands, let alone trios. These young dudes come at you harder than any duo I've ever heard. Have you heard of Big Business? They're bigger and louder. Have you heard...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

“Wrekless” aka Luis Hernandez

“Wrekless” aka Luis Hernandez

By | February 22, 2017 at 2:00 am | No comments

By Morgan james Unique vocal stylings and catchy, in-your-face lyrics have made Luis Hernandez aka "Wrekless" a fan favorite at the CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill as well as other popular Coachella Valley venues over the last couple of months,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

21st Annual Greek Festival in Palm Desert

21st Annual Greek Festival in Palm Desert

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:48 am | No comments

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church has announced that their 2017 Greek Festival will take place on SATURDAY, FEB. 25 and SUNDAY, FEB. 26 on the church grounds at 74-109 Larrea Street in Palm Desert from 11 AM to 8 PM both days. “Our goal is to provide our festival guests...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Much Anticipated Dance Festival Debuts in Palm Springs

Much Anticipated Dance Festival Debuts in Palm Springs

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:46 am | No comments

Developed by Michael Nickerson-Rossi, of Nickerson-Rossi Dance, and Darcy Carozza, of Astonish Events, LLC, the Palm Springs Dance Festival begins in full force on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and runs through Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The program is an outgrowth of a similar...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Spectrum Indian Wells Contemporary Art Show Returns March 16–19, 2017

Spectrum Indian Wells Contemporary Art Show Returns March 16–19, 2017

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:38 am | No comments

Second annual four-day art event with cutting-edge artwork, entertainment, and special events Spectrum Indian Wells, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, is a juried contemporary art show taking place in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley. The show will run...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary – March 2-5, 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary – March 2-5, 2017

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:36 am | No comments

The 35th Anniversary of the award-winning La Quinta Arts Festival kicks off at the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus, Thursday through Sunday, March 2-5, 2017, 10am to 5pm each day.    You will be treated to the ultimate fine art and culture experience with 220...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Dine In and Rock Out at Big Rock Pub, the Newest Dining in the East Valley,

Dine In and Rock Out at Big Rock Pub, the Newest Dining in the East Valley,

By | February 15, 2017 at 11:38 pm | No comments

Plus So Much More! By Chris Clemens All of the ingredients have come together for a unique dining experience at Big Rock Pub, the newest dining venue in the East Valley. Located at Indian Springs Golf Club and open to the public, the restaurant presents a Rock & Roll...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Local Business, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

Tickets on Sale Now for the Bianca Rae Foundation’s 5th Annual Faith, Hope & Pups

Tickets on Sale Now for the Bianca Rae Foundation’s 5th Annual Faith, Hope & Pups

By | February 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm | No comments

Fundraiser Benefiting Local Animal Welfare Organizations Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual Faith, Hope & Pups polo luncheon being held Sunday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at the Empire Polo Club in Indio (81-800 Avenue 51). This event will raise much-needed funds for...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

The Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

The Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

By | February 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm | No comments

Announces a star-studded performer lineup for 2017 The Eli young Band will be performing at the Fair on Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m. With three number one hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

The Warburton – Chairman Clarke Rheney Named “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”

The Warburton – Chairman Clarke Rheney Named “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”

By | February 15, 2017 at 3:37 am | No comments

Making it Rain for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital By Lisa Morgan Somewhere, working into the wee hours of the morning, a former Boy Scout and scratch golfer is returning emails, making contact with bighearted celebrities, and organizing the next meeting of his...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

Desert Reggae Residency – MOZAIQ & DJ JOURNEE OF STRONGHOLD REGGAE

Desert Reggae Residency – MOZAIQ & DJ JOURNEE OF STRONGHOLD REGGAE

By | February 15, 2017 at 3:20 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Saturday, February 18, 2019 at 9 p.m. at Tack Room Tavern marks the return of ‘Desert Reggae Residency’. In conjunction with Ronnie King Music and Coachella Valley Weekly, Desert Music brings you Mozaiq LIVE with ‘special guest’ DJ Journee of...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

KCLB PRESENTS… LOCAL BAND NIGHT!

KCLB PRESENTS… LOCAL BAND NIGHT!

By | February 15, 2017 at 3:15 am | No comments

Desert Music Scene Gets Support From Local Radio By Esther Sanchez Pretty much any Coachella Valley resident who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past couple of decades can tell you that our beloved desert empire has become a virtual Mecca to artists of all types....

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

ARIAL TRAMPWAY TO PRESENT DRG SUNDAYS

ARIAL TRAMPWAY TO PRESENT DRG SUNDAYS

By | February 15, 2017 at 3:10 am | No comments

DIVAS OF ROCK GLAM AT HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS BEGINNING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH Arial Trampway Presents DRG Sundays at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. This concept is the brainchild of Alfie Pettit springing from his love of all things Rock and Glam. What better venue for...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

Bill’s Pizza Comes to Palm Desert!

Bill’s Pizza Comes to Palm Desert!

By | February 15, 2017 at 2:20 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil East valley pizza lovers take heart, because we no longer have to make the long trek to Palm Springs for scrumptious Bill’s Pizza…as they are now in Palm Desert too! Opened in 2010 at their Palm Springs location, Bill’s Pizza has been satisfying...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

Hot Purple Energy Goes Red For Women

Hot Purple Energy Goes Red For Women

By | February 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Tis the season to celebrate the heart -- the quintessential symbol of love and affection. For centuries, this country and many others have fondly embraced Valentine’s Day as a cherished cultural tradition where we joyfully take the opportunity to express...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

The Mary Pickford Theatre is D’Place Announces Two “Pickford Presents” Special Screenings with Live Q&A, Movie Events

The Mary Pickford Theatre is D’Place Announces Two “Pickford Presents” Special Screenings with Live Q&A, Movie Events

By | February 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm | No comments

Bestselling author and co-screenwriter and multi-Oscar-nominated film score composer to discuss their films. Continuing to build on the success of its recent “Pickford Presents” Live Q&A event with the star of the acclaimed Warren Betty film, “Rules Don’t...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Film, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association’s (PSCA) 15th Annual Dr. George Car Show

Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association’s (PSCA) 15th Annual Dr. George Car Show

By | February 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm | No comments

Saturday, February 11, 2017 By Chris Clemens Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association’s (PSCA) 15th Annual Dr. George Car Show takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday, February 11, 2017. This show is one of the largest one-day car events in...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

MOVIE MACABRE – Featuring William Friedkin’s Film ‘THE EXORCIST’ in 16mm Film

MOVIE MACABRE – Featuring William Friedkin’s Film ‘THE EXORCIST’ in 16mm Film

By | February 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm | No comments

WEDNESDAY FEBUARY 15TH, 2017 By Robyn Tanzer Palm Springs Vinyl Records and Collectibles and Demonic Pinfestation have teamed up to present MOVIE MACABRE, a once at month FREE movie night showcasing horror and cult classic pictures in vintage 16mm film format at Bart Lounge...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

COMEDY ICON DANA CARVEY IS COMING TO FANTASY SPRINGS

COMEDY ICON DANA CARVEY IS COMING TO FANTASY SPRINGS

By | February 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm | No comments

March 24th, 2017 Emmy Award-winner, Saturday Night Live alumni, and celebrated funny man Dana Carvey has been a part of the fabric of American comedy since the mid-80’s and now he’s set to have audiences roaring with laughter at The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Comic Con Palm Springs Returns to Palm Springs Convention Center

Comic Con Palm Springs Returns to Palm Springs Convention Center

By | February 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm | No comments

By Avery Wood The second annual Comic Con Palm Springs has been announced and will be occurring August 25-27, 2017 and according to creator Christopher Spellman, it is going to be bigger and better than last year’s already impressive event.   After the success of...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Splash House Announces Dates + Venues and 2017 Advanced Sale

Splash House Announces Dates + Venues and 2017 Advanced Sale

By | February 8, 2017 at 6:41 pm | No comments

June 9-11 and August 11-13 Three Poolside Stages at the Renaissance, Riviera, and Saguaro Hotels After Hours Returns to the Palm Springs Air Museum Splash House returns to Palm Springs for its fifth year, June 9-11 and August 11-13. The 2017 season will be held at the...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Will Donato To Perform At WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Coachella Valley 2017

Will Donato To Perform At WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Coachella Valley 2017

By | February 8, 2017 at 6:41 pm | No comments

Saturday, Feb. 18, Palm Desert Civic Center Park By Pamela...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

City of Palm Desert Gets Hoppin’ with the Second Annual Swing ‘N Hops Street Party on El Paseo

City of Palm Desert Gets Hoppin’ with the Second Annual Swing ‘N Hops Street Party on El Paseo

By | February 2, 2017 at 5:00 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens Palm Desert kicks up its heels and swings into full gear again this February when the City presents the exciting second annual Swing N’ Hops Street Party – an outdoor extravaganza celebrating swing dance, craft beer, and live music in the heart of Palm...

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

RANCHO MIRAGE WRITERS FESTIVAL – Better and Better!

RANCHO MIRAGE WRITERS FESTIVAL – Better and Better!

By | February 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The definition of a festival is: “a period of celebration.”  With all the wonderful festivals in the Coachella Valley -- art, music, and film, the meaning is especially apropos to this year’s Rancho Mirage Writers Festival. With a hunger and...

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

February is Black History Month in Palm Springs

February is Black History Month in Palm Springs

By | February 1, 2017 at 3:10 am | No comments

February is Black History Month in the City of Palm Springs and the entire community is invited to participate in a host of fun and educational events planned by the City’s Black History Month Committee. Here is a list of FREE events coming up: Black History Month Art...

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

BUILDERS EXPO & ART FAIR To Feature Live Music, Craft Beer & More!

BUILDERS EXPO & ART FAIR To Feature Live Music, Craft Beer & More!

By | February 1, 2017 at 3:00 am | No comments

 By Craig Michaels Mark your calendars! The first annual Priority Lighting Builders Expo and Art Fair is happening Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017 from 4­­-7p.m. at The Art Place in Palm Desert. This special event will kick off with a ribbon cutting by The Greater Coachella...

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

The Importance of Your Local Comic Book Shop

The Importance of Your Local Comic Book Shop

By | February 1, 2017 at 2:58 am | No comments

CCPS all new website is live!!! www.comicconpalmsprings.com And... Get Ready To Suit Up!   By Thomas Novak Another Wednesday has come, and with it came another slew of new comic titles on the shelves for fans to dive into, all courtesy of their local...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Feature Stories, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017