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Elizabeth Christopher

Elizabeth Christopher

By | June 5, 2013 at 3:12 am | No comments

Creating Magical Passageways Through Love and Creativity By Lisa Morgan    To try and sum up the many parts that make the ever evolving and blooming creative force that is Elizabeth Christopher - woman, daughter, mother, wife, friend, artist, writer, poet,...

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Mickey Avalon: Bringing His BIG… Show to The Hood Bar

Mickey Avalon: Bringing His BIG… Show to The Hood Bar

By | May 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Google Mickey Avalon and you’ll get the run down on the guy.  His early life reads like a hard core drama where any minute you expect the lead character to finally succumb once and for all to the knock out punches life dealt him that would take and have taken...

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212 in 2013: Sounding Good and Looking to Finish Strong

212 in 2013: Sounding Good and Looking to Finish Strong

By | May 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan There isn’t a band around that hasn’t had to face the drama of personnel changes.  Bands are very much like families.  They work together to create something really cool, and when it works, there’s nothing better.  But like family members, people move or...

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Cinco celebrations for Cinco de Mayo (and a few more…)

Cinco celebrations for Cinco de Mayo (and a few more…)

By | May 2, 2013 at 10:16 am | No comments

By Judith Salkin As you get ready for Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, remember it’s the Battle of Puebla and not Mexico’s Independence Day that you’re celebrating. “El Dia de la Battalla de Puebla” is the commemoration of the 1862 victory of the outnumbered Mexican...

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AMFM Festival: 4 Days of Art, Music, Film and More June 13-16 in Cathedral City

AMFM Festival: 4 Days of Art, Music, Film and More June 13-16 in Cathedral City

By | April 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm | No comments

“Bringing the community together for the power of story.” By Lisa Morgan “No matter who we are or where we are at, every person has a story to tell. Through the power of story, we begin to realize how similar we are, not how distant we are. The AMFM Fest (Art...

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The “Spirit of the King” is Alive and Well at the Spa Resort and Casino:

The “Spirit of the King” is Alive and Well at the Spa Resort and Casino:

By | April 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm | No comments

The “Spirit of the King” is Alive and Well at the Spa Resort and Casino: By Lisa Morgan How does a guy with a business restoring art and painting church ceilings become one of the most electrifying entertainers in Las Vegas? And how did a guy, steeped in the musical...

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Figue Mediterranean

Figue Mediterranean

By | April 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm | No comments

For months now, I have been hearing much buzz around town about the opening of Figue Mediterranean in La Quinta.  I finally made it in, just two weeks after its grand opening.  When a new restaurant opens, there are many kinks needed to be worked out and because of this, I...

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Half Astro, Dali’s Lama and Yawning Man ~ Desert Rock Roots

Half Astro, Dali’s Lama and Yawning Man ~ Desert Rock Roots

By | April 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm | No comments

LIVE at the CV Weekly Anniversary & Awards Show, Saturday, April 6th 2:30 – 10pm By Lisa Morgan Leave it to Publisher Tracy Dietlin to put together the biggest, baddest company party in the desert, and to invite the entire desert community!  This party that will not...

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Boycott Radio – To Be Young Again

Boycott Radio – To Be Young Again

By | March 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm | No comments

Boycott Radio sound like a punk band, but don’t let the label fool you. These twenty-somethings are making harmonic ripples in the Coachella Valley. With Chris Long on guitar and vocals, Dan Wheat on bass and vocals and Sonny McEachran on drums, Boycott Radio are looking to...

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Granville Automatic ~ History in the Musical Making

Granville Automatic ~ History in the Musical Making

By | March 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm | No comments

With Ted Russell Camp @ Pappy and Harriett’s, Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 pm By Lisa Morgan You may have first seen Vanessa Olivarez on the second season of American Idol.  Her vocal skills and personality got her into the televised finals only to be controversially...

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Mikey Reyes’ Acoustic Movement

Mikey Reyes’ Acoustic Movement

By | March 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm | No comments

Mikey Reyes’ Acoustic Movement                 The name Mikey Reyes is synonymous with local reggae music. His band Soul Opus has performed to capacity crowds in numerous venues throughout the Coachella Valley. Now Mikey has formed a more expansive project...

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JP Houston’s American Parlor Songbook: Launch Party and Taping, Wednesday, February 27th @ 8pm, Ace Hotel Palm Springs

JP Houston’s American Parlor Songbook: Launch Party and Taping, Wednesday, February 27th @ 8pm, Ace Hotel Palm Springs

By | February 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan - American Parlor Songbook will be a weekly podcast hosted by JP Houston live from his piano at the Ace Hotel’s Amigo Room.  This unique variety and delivery of entertainment from an experienced composer and showman could prove to be just what our desert...

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Continuing Series: Cities of the CV – Desert Hot Springs

Continuing Series: Cities of the CV – Desert Hot Springs

By | February 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm | No comments

By H. Simmons -   On the north side of  Interstate 10, the nearly 24 square miles of Desert Hot Springs sits on the valley’s west end.  The city’s back is set against the vast Joshua Tree National Park.   It has its own water supply, both hot and cold.  The...

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Continuing Series: Cities of the CV – Palm Springs

Continuing Series: Cities of the CV – Palm Springs

By | January 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons -   Palm Springs has an estimated two million tourists annually.  Throughout the year, visitors wax and wane with every weekend.  Incorporated in 1938, the City of Palm Springs is a conscientious caretaker of the most famous city in the...

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Lurid tales of debauchery with The Hellions

Lurid tales of debauchery with The Hellions

By | December 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm | 11 comments

By Jack St. Clair   This is a case of which story to tell you? Or which story you would believe? Hanging out with The Hellions for a night should be everything their namesake and music encompass, right? Sex. Drugs. Rock & Roll. Booze. Broads. Bars. Strip Clubs....

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Molly Ringwald – Singer, Actor, Author

Molly Ringwald – Singer, Actor, Author

By | December 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm | 60 comments

By H. Simmons Molly Ringwald, the iconic teen of the eighties, is all grown up.  Though still primarily known for her acting roles in the now classic coming of age films, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Ringwald has successfully moved on from...

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John Stanley King: A multi-instrumentalist and an accomplished vocalist with a style all his own.

John Stanley King: A multi-instrumentalist and an accomplished vocalist with a style all his own.

By | November 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Born in Indio, John Stanley King was raised with all genres of music in the home, along with his four brothers; Chuck, Glenn, Ronnie and Bobbie; and two sisters; Banita and Jeanette., who are also musicians. His father played the clarinet and his mother...

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Ultimate Coachella Valley Hole In One Challenge Benefiting Camp of Champions A & M and Food Now

Ultimate Coachella Valley Hole In One Challenge Benefiting Camp of Champions A & M and Food Now

By | November 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm | 12 comments

Sunday, November 18th @ Mission Lakes Country Club By Lisa Morgan “There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man.  We are made up of thousands of others.  Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the...

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The New and Improved Palm Desert Country Club ~ 18 Perfect Holes Open to the Public

The New and Improved Palm Desert Country Club ~ 18 Perfect Holes Open to the Public

By | November 1, 2012 at 12:01 am | 39 comments

By Lisa Morgan Palm Desert Country Club has been around for 50 years.  But if you haven’t been there within the last year, you really HAVEN’T been to the new Palm Desert Country Club.  According to Sales and Marketing Director, Sean Haggerty, the new beauty of the place...

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26th Anniversary Concert & Sale – At Musicians Outlet

26th Anniversary Concert & Sale – At Musicians Outlet

By | October 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm | 2 comments

Oct. 28th 12pm-8pm At Musicians Outlet, Musicians Outlet 26th Anniversary Concert and Sale ~ October 28th @ 12pm – 8pm By Lisa Morgan After over a quarter of a century of providing instruments, sound equipment and accessories to our valley’s vast numbers of talented...

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Ming Bob Productions Presents Rock and Roll in Epic Proportions with Duff McKagan’s Loaded

Ming Bob Productions Presents Rock and Roll in Epic Proportions with Duff McKagan’s Loaded

By | October 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm | No comments

Date Shed, Wednesday, October 17 @ 9 pm By Lisa Morgan Duff McKagan, known predominantly to the world of Rock and Roll fans as the bass player for Guns and Roses has long become his own man in this ever changing music industry, and it shows with his band Loaded and their...

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Crater Lake Chef Challenge

Crater Lake Chef Challenge

By | October 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm | 146 comments

As we wind down to the final few weeks of competition, those that have passed the qualifying round of the Crater Lake Chef Challenge will now face off until a winner is declared. The chefs have shown amazing talent thus far, and the food has been both impressive and inspiring,...

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Crater Lake Chef Challenge

Crater Lake Chef Challenge

By | October 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm | 55 comments

If you were not at last week’s Crater Lake Chef Challenge, you were one of few.  This was our largest turn out yet and with each week bringing more spectators and “foodies”, we are certain to see more people next week. Raffle prizes included spa treatments from J.W....

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ShareKitchen, Cathedral City, Ribbon Cutting and Open House Thursday, October 4th

ShareKitchen, Cathedral City, Ribbon Cutting and Open House Thursday, October 4th

By | October 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 67 comments

Making Small Food Business Dreams a Reality By Lisa Morgan It’s finally here! The Ribbon Cutting and official opening of ShareKitchen in Cathedral City is taking place this Thursday, October 4th at 5pm with reception to follow.  This non-profit, entrepreneurial dream...

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Chef’s Challenge Santucci vs Riccio

Chef’s Challenge Santucci vs Riccio

By | September 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm | 145 comments

I have seen many talented chefs at Fixtures Living this month in Rancho Mirage, and last week was no exception.  It was an Italian battle between returning Chef, Anthony Santucci of Capri Restaurant at Miracle Springs Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs, and Chef and owner,...

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Disaster in Duroville

Disaster in Duroville

By | September 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm | No comments

by Lisa Morgan - The homes of approximately 1500 were flooded and significantly damaged Tuesday, September 11, when one of many thunder storms dumped enough water to flood a nearby dump and two neighboring sewer lagoons, sending a flash flood of toxic water through Desert...

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Angel View Outreach ~ Meeting the Critical Needs of Coachella Valley Families with Disabled Children

Angel View Outreach ~ Meeting the Critical Needs of Coachella Valley Families with Disabled Children

By | September 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 898 comments

By Lisa Morgan - “The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can do nothing for him in return, and how he treats people who cannot fight back.”  If that is the case, then the character of Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation stands head and...

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Laughing Yoga – “Today is our Laughing Day!”

Laughing Yoga – “Today is our Laughing Day!”

By | September 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm | No comments

By Selma Grows - The seasons are changing and time is moving along as it always has, except today something is different. It’s just another Monday, Thursday or Saturday morning at the Big Lots Shopping Center in Cathedral City and it’s almost time for whatever you are...

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Crater Lake Chef Challenge ~ Round 2:  Sullivan’s Steak House vs IW Club

Crater Lake Chef Challenge ~ Round 2: Sullivan’s Steak House vs IW Club

By | August 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm | 507 comments

By Lisa Morgan It’s good work if you can get it, judging fabulous dishes from our desert’s best chefs. But it’s a lot tougher than you would think, as week after week, challengers come within mere points of each other. The most recent competition at Crater Lakes Chef...

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Pet Pshychic

Pet Pshychic

By | August 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm | 370 comments

Renowned PET PSYCHIC, Cherie Vergini will be at Cosmopawlitan Café and Pet Boutique Saturday, August 25 10 am to 1 pm. I had the opportunity to talk to Miss Vergini about the upcoming event. “I’m not gifted,” says Cherie. She states she is merely doing what comes...

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Snake Jagger

Snake Jagger

By | August 14, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 949 comments

Snake Jagger has spent his whole life inspired and creatively influenced by the raw nature and beautiful desert landscapes of the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. Many know his work through his depiction of surreal desert scenes and landscapes. His clever use of...

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College of the Desert Street Fair – Guilt Free Discount Shopping for All!!!

College of the Desert Street Fair – Guilt Free Discount Shopping for All!!!

By | August 7, 2012 at 10:53 pm | 151 comments

by Lisa Morgan -   You, my dear shopping divas and maestros, have a problem that you may not be aware of.  There are only 20 MORE SHOPPING WEEKENDS BEFORE CHRISTMAS?!!  It’s true! Now before you frantically check your calendars and begin checking my count, just...

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Beat the Heat in the Desert

Beat the Heat in the Desert

By | July 31, 2012 at 10:56 pm | No comments

By Marissa Willman Triple digit weather might be here to stay but you don’t need to look beyond the Coachella Valley for ways to beat the heat. CV Weekly has rounded up the best local options to stay cool in the desert this summer. Desert Ice Castle Grab your skates and...

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Empowering Kids through Christopher’s Clubhouse

Empowering Kids through Christopher’s Clubhouse

By | July 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm | No comments

By Marissa Willman When Mika Moulton’s 10-year-old son didn’t come home from his bike ride in 1995, she feared every mother’s worst nightmare. Eight days later, the police came to her door at 3 a.m. to confirm her fears. Her son, Christopher, had been abducted,...

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Remnants of Man

Remnants of Man

By | July 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm | No comments

Raw power with a primal yell that you feel in your soul, meet Remnants of Man .by Laura Anne Rowell Described as death metal meets heavy metal, RofM brings back the early sounds of Anthrax, Megadeath and Metallica. “Yea, I’ve been inspired by those guys” says lead singer...

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