Feature Stories

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

Lia Shapiro of Alien Tribe

Lia Shapiro of Alien Tribe

By | December 28, 2016 at 10:46 am | No comments

By Morgan James Inspiration surrounds us like a warm, dry blanket on a rainy day or like a bridge leading us through to a brighter road ahead. Lia Shapiro of Alien Tribe has channeled inspiration from years of living abroad, immersed in a multitude of cultures, which she...

Posted in: Columns, 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

Jazz at the Mansion

Jazz at the Mansion

By | December 28, 2016 at 9:10 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell The New Year is upon us and with it a new season of events here in the desert. In 2017 I plan to do a series of private jazz parties that are 420 friendly.  Although we have a wonderful selection of big jazz events here in the desert, I enjoy a smaller...

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

January 2017 will open with a Big Bang in the Art World!

January 2017 will open with a Big Bang in the Art World!

By | December 28, 2016 at 8:41 am | No comments

Sir Alfred J. Dimora has teamed up with Rebecca Fine Art Gallery to create a spectacular Event on Sat., January 7, 2017.  RFA Gallery will host the Opening of the Exhibition "Masters of Abstract Art" and will also be presenting the most recent super car from Dimora...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, 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

Zech B

Zech B

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm | No comments

By Morgan James With intense lyrics that pack a punch for the surrounding crowd and a consistent, determined disposition, rapper Zech B has launched himself into the music scene of the Coachella Valley in just a few short weeks. Being warmly and widely received at the CV Open...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Robolights: Celebrating 30 Years With A Victory In Court

Robolights: Celebrating 30 Years With A Victory In Court

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Since the age of 12, Kenny Irwin has been building a magical, holiday land full of lights, robots, aliens and all sorts of incredible spectacles for the sole purpose of bringing joy and wonderment to all who visit the 4 acre Palm Springs property. With the...

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

The First Annual LiveWell Festival

The First Annual LiveWell Festival

By | December 15, 2016 at 12:21 am | No comments

Takes place on January 7, 2017 at Palm Desert Civic Center Park from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. The festival is the brain child of Seth Cash, also owner of MyCityEveryday, and his partner Alexandra Miklosova. Cash shared with me how the idea for this event came about: “The idea...

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

5th Town: Coachella Valley’s Supergroup

5th Town: Coachella Valley’s Supergroup

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Birthed from members of multiple bands...some still in existence, others no longer with us, come a group that has become a favorite of music fans across the desert empire over the past year and a half. Let's be honest, people...The fact that 5th Town is...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Big Rock Pub Rocking Their Way into 2017

Big Rock Pub Rocking Their Way into 2017

By | December 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan The highly anticipated Big Rock Pub (BRP), located at Indian Springs Golf Club, is creating quite a buzz with their new concept in dining and entertainment and their incredible interior design. With rock and roll fundraisers for Desert Cancer Foundation, live...

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

Jim Holiday

Jim Holiday

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:47 am | No comments

By Morgan James Brilliant, over the top, thematic lyrics with a touch of humor and a lot of sass hum through the microphone backed by the pedal tone of a slide guitar. This is no doubt a song by the infamous Jim Holiday. I had the great fortune of first meeting Jim when he...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/15 - 12/21 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

Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:44 am | No comments

By BIG ED the Budtender C.C. RELEAF’S Lead Budtender When most people hear the word “MARIJUANA” the 1st thing that pops into their head is usually negative. Marijuana is so much more than a plant that gets you high.   When used properly Marijuana can help with...

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

An Interview with Alfie Pettit

An Interview with Alfie Pettit

By | December 8, 2016 at 1:55 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin I recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of the desert’s most colorful characters, Alfie Pettit, aka Arial Trampway. In the short time I’ve come to know Pettit I found him to be a very warm-hearted person who cares about his community,...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Standing Up for Standing Rock

Standing Up for Standing Rock

By | December 8, 2016 at 1:20 am | No comments

By Tracy Rector From her journal on her experiences at Standing Rock On Sunday, December 5, we had a huge surprise and Obama denied the easement permit for drilling to Energy Transfer Partners. But what's interesting is the CEO announced last night that they will continue...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Opinion

Ho Ho Holiday Gathering at The Art Place to Benefit Toys for Tots

Ho Ho Holiday Gathering at The Art Place to Benefit Toys for Tots

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:25 pm | No comments

By Craig Michaels The Art Place in Palm Desert wants to put the Ho Ho back in your Holidays! They have partnered with the 29 Palms Marine Corps to help bring Christmas to less fortunate families. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories

Shawn Don

Shawn Don

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:10 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Recording artist and Actor, Shawn Don, has paved his way into an early career in the music and television arenas, achieving incredible successes through hard work, a positive attitude, and a spirit of giving back to his Coachella Valley community. With several...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

SonStormer

SonStormer

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm | No comments

Josh Hall of Thr3 Strykes Launches Solo Project By Esther Sanchez As 50% of Thr3 Strykes, one of the most popular hip hop acts to spring up from Coachella Valley soil and recipients of multiple CVMAs, Josh Hall is already an established character on the local music scene....

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

CV Music Showcase – Round 2

CV Music Showcase – Round 2

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Round 2 of CV Showcase at The Hood Bar and Pizza has once again made it wonderfully apparent just how much musical talent is bursting from just about every corner of our beloved valley. The competition was fierce, yet the vibe of the night was unifying and...

Posted in: Columns, CV Music Showcase, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

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...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories

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...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Stevieraps

Stevieraps

By | November 30, 2016 at 6:10 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Stevieraps is a recording artist from Indio, California. He is affiliated with some of the desert’s elite hip hop artists; Lootenant, AL RO$$I, Dozzi Doz, D. Ayo, Buck Roogah & Ghost Mafia to name a few. He has performed his rhythmic-hip-hop-poetry at...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

DIANE SCHUUR

DIANE SCHUUR

By | November 30, 2016 at 6:00 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez This Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. the Palm Springs Walk of Stars will honor two-time Grammy Award Winner, jazz legend, singer, pianist and Coachella Valley resident, Diane Schuur with its 406th star. The dedication is open to the public and will be...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

DIVERSITY – Elaine Sigwald and The Izen Miller Gallery

DIVERSITY – Elaine Sigwald and The Izen Miller Gallery

By | November 30, 2016 at 4:25 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo The Izen Miller Gallery is currently showing DIVERSITY- Artists from the Desert. The exhibition features work from Philippe Chambon, Downs, Ruth Gonzalez, Marcy Gregory, Nora Helmer, Bernard Hoyes, John Lubetow, Barry Orleans and Elaine Sigwald.  On...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories

The RENOVA RINK @ THE RIVER Is Now Open For Holiday Ice Skating In Rancho Mirage

The RENOVA RINK @ THE RIVER Is Now Open For Holiday Ice Skating In Rancho Mirage

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm | No comments

By Joe Enos Holiday Spectacular on Ice featuring Richard “Mr. Debonair” Dwyer and champions from the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club and a tree lighting ceremony are scheduled for November 29 The Renova Rink @ The River, the Palm Springs area’s and this season’s...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Best Friends First, LLC

Best Friends First, LLC

By | November 22, 2016 at 7:02 am | No comments

By Gay Patricia Matheson L.M.F.T. and Dean Del Giudice L.M.F.T. What’s the worst mistake a person makes when entering in to a relationship? We think one of the biggest mistakes is moving too fast. When we first started doing therapy twenty years ago, we were stunned...

Posted in: Best Friends First, Columns, Feature Stories

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...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories

Big Rock Pub Opens Offering Unique Setting for Dining and Entertainment

Big Rock Pub Opens Offering Unique Setting for Dining and Entertainment

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:40 am | No comments

 By Joni Wright The highly anticipated Big Rock Pub is now open to the public. With a Rock & Roll theme and sports bar entertainment, a new concept in dining and entertainment is now available in the Greater Palm Springs area. Big Rock Pub’s walls are unique...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Business

ILLXVGLX$ COLLECTIVE

ILLXVGLX$ COLLECTIVE

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:20 am | No comments

By George Duchannes ILLXVGLX$ COLLECTIVE (illegals collective) is a new wave of artists coming together to put on genuine and organic events. The collective's mission is to not only invite the community to come out and witness, but to attract like-minded creatives to be a...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Marco Thoma

Marco Thoma

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:18 am | No comments

By Morgan James Easily one of the most well-rounded, multi-talented performers that I have been fortunate enough to have met, Marco Thoma is just breaking into the Coachella Valley rap scene and being recognized for his intense passion, yet playfully humorous lyrics. Recently...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight

Flor de Jalisco: Great Mexican Cuisine

Flor de Jalisco: Great Mexican Cuisine

By | November 22, 2016 at 5:15 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Recently I was out running errands and ended up in the Albertson’s parking lot on Washington St. My husband and I were both hungry and thought we would see if there was a small sandwich place in the center. What we stumbled upon was a small Mexican...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Good Grub

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...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories