Valley Rhythms

Actress, Singer, Playwright VJ Hume in Original Production “Lush!”

Actress, Singer, Playwright VJ Hume in Original Production “Lush!”

By | July 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza After countless re-writes, actress, singer, harpist, producer and director, Valerie-Jean Hume, has delivered an award-winning two-act play about Marty Mann, the First Lady of AA. The “Staged Reading” will be held on Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. in...

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The Purple Room at Club Trinidad Is Still A Local Favorite

The Purple Room at Club Trinidad Is Still A Local Favorite

By | July 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza People have lots of different opinions about Club Trinidad located at 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. However, the fact still remains, it was a favorite hangout of Frank Sinatra, who would enjoy the various entertainers performing in The Purple...

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Alan Diaz Celebrates 50 Years of Playing Drums

Alan Diaz Celebrates 50 Years of Playing Drums

By | July 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Conceived in Cuba but born in New York City, Alan Diaz recalls, “Two days before Î was born, my mother saw her first American movie with Alan Ladd, so she named me Alan,” said Diaz with a chuckle, “Then my grandfather came and picked me up and...

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KC & the Sunshine Band Receives the 357th Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars

KC & the Sunshine Band Receives the 357th Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars

By | July 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza KC and the Sunshine Band will be honored by the Palm Springs Walk of Stars this Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 3 p.m. in front of See’s Candy located at 144 South Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. No doubt it will be a very hot day, but still not as...

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Elvis Will Never Leave The Building

Elvis Will Never Leave The Building

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza As anticipated, the season finale of “Spirit of the King” featuring Performance Artist Steve Connolly, certainly captured the Spirit of Palm Springs with a packed house in the Cascade Lounge at the Spa Resort Casino last Saturday night. Attendees were...

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Spirit of the King IS the Spirit of Palm Springs

Spirit of the King IS the Spirit of Palm Springs

By | June 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm | No comments

By Lola Rossi-Meza It is no secret that the Forever Marilyn Statue will soon be on its way to her next home. The Palm Springs Follies will be here for one more season, then what? I say, Elvis. What better way to fill the void then with Elvis and Spirit of the King?...

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Country Line Dancing with Big John and Sandy

Country Line Dancing with Big John and Sandy

By | June 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Country Line Dancing with Big John and Sandy On Wednesday, June 12, and now every Wednesday, a beautiful new hot spot in town, Reilly’s Irish Pub, 36-193 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City, presents Country Line Dancing with Sandy Miller and Big John...

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Music Is In The Air

Music Is In The Air

By | June 6, 2013 at 12:59 am | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza June is here and the entertainment starts to change, but here are a few things to put on your calendar. The Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 327-1161 ext. 230 features Karaokie Jo every Wednesday until June...

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Around Town

Around Town

By | May 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm | No comments

By Lola Rossi-Meza As we approach June, we find there are still many things to do all over the Coachella Valley. Saxophonist and vocalist Pat Rizzo along with pianist and vocalist Patrick Tuzzolino will perform their final show this Sunday, June 2, from 7 until 11 p.m. in...

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ONE 11 Band Rocks the Westfield Mall on Saturday.

ONE 11 Band Rocks the Westfield Mall on Saturday.

By | May 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Local rock band ONE 11 are headlining the “Kick Off the Summer Party” this Saturday, May 25, from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. at the Westfield Mall Main Court in Palm Desert. The performance in their hometown will feature their newly released single...

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Never Give Up Hope – Divine Intervention At Work

Never Give Up Hope – Divine Intervention At Work

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:44 am | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Guitarist John Pagels performs with vocalist Mike Costley and drummer Sal Frisaura at Three Sixty North, 360 North Palm Canyon in Palm Springs. This Thursday, May 16, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., will be their last performance for the season. The restaurant...

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Hart & Soul Do Rodgers & Hart at Lyons English Grille

Hart & Soul Do Rodgers & Hart at Lyons English Grille

By | May 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Lyons English Grille in association with Chi-Chi Productions present Jennifer Hart and Llew Matthews in “Isn’t It Romantic” on Sunday, May 19. The Dinner Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. with Showtime at 7 p.m. $44.95 for dinner and show and $20 for the...

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George Jacobs Celebrates His 86th Birthday

By | May 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza On Sunday, April 28, a family gathering took place to celebrate George Jacobs’ 86th birthday, at The Blue Coyote Grille, 445 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 327-1196. Jacobs was the former personal valet for Frank Sinatra...

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Valley Rhythms – Gary and Bri Clark

Valley Rhythms – Gary and Bri Clark

By | April 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza Every Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Band Director Gary Clark ministers in Praise and Worship along with his wife Bri and the other Worship Leaders, who share the responsibilities of leading the congregation; Jessica Garza, Love Pacheco and...

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Vocalist Lee Hartley performs in The Purple Room This Saturday

By | April 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza In a rare and unique engagement, vocalist and songwriter Lee Hartley will perform with pianist Yarek Urant and guitarist Hal Braine this Saturday, April 20, from 8 p.m. until midnight in the Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm...

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Bartender Nancy Mascorro handled the crowd with ease

By | April 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza   The First Annual Best of the CV Weekly Awards Show and One Year Anniversary Party was held on Saturday, April 6, to a packed house. The Emerald Desert RV Resort at 76-000 Frank Sinatra Drive in Palm Desert was the perfect location...

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Darcia Millar sings her heart out for the Lord

By | April 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza Vocalist Darcia Millar sings in Our Savior’s Worship Choir, this Sunday, April 7 in Our Savior’s Community Church located at 1020 East Ramon Road in Palm Springs. (760) 327-5611. Services are at 8:45 a.m and 10:30 a.m. Born in Canada,...

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Pat Rizzo returns to the Purple Room.

By | March 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza Saxophonist and vocalist Pat Rizzo along with pianist and vocalist Patrick Tuzzolino will perform every Sunday from 7 until 11 p.m. in the Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 327-1161 ext. 230....

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Enjoy “Hitsville” every Thursday at Escena Lounge and Grill

By | March 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza There is a new singer in town and his name is Rob Carter. He sings with his old band mate, pianist and vocalist Denise Motto, saxophonist Doug Ledesma and me, Lola Rossi, every Thursday, from 5 until 9 p.m. in the Escena Lounge and Grill at...

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The Motown Sound is still alive after 60 years.

By | March 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza This week, the passing of many of the Twentieth Century musical giants came upon us. Motown really took a Hit! Otis “Damen” Harris of The Temptations, passed first, then ten days later his fellow Temptations mate Richard Street followed....

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Rockin’ with the PS Sound Company

By | February 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza Last Sunday was such a beautiful day. After performing in the morning for a private event, I was invited to join the family for a luncheon at Sammy G’s in downtown Palm Springs. Sitting on the patio and enjoying delicious food was quite a...

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Dancing to the Latin Beats of Nash and Quinto Menguante

By | February 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm | No comments

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza After finishing my performance at a private party with my husband, pianist and vocalist Johnny Meza, on Valentine’s Day last Thursday, I was headed home but decided to stop by the Agua Caliente Casino to play poker. He went to his late...

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Jeanette Harris to Headline the Second JAZZ TASTINGS™ Concert Series

By | February 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Smooth jazz saxophonist, composer and producer Jeanette Harris continues as the second top notch musician featured in the new music concert series JAZZ TASTINGS™ produced by Patte Purcell of Muze Music on Saturday, February 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the...

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Sal Frisaura performs at Wally’s Desert Turtle on Wednesday for Valentine’s Day Gala

By | February 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Drummer, vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Sal Frisaura along with saxophonist Al Lopez and pianist Gil Quesada, are the band members performing with vocalist and very entertaining front man, Johnny Meza with guest appearance by vocalist Lola Rossi every...

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Patrick Tuzzolino performs at Castelli’s Ristorante in Palm Desert

By | January 30, 2013 at 11:12 am | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza   Pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger, Patrick Tuzzolino, performs every Wednesday through Saturday at Castelli’s Ristorante located at 73-098 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. (760) 773-3365.   Born and raised in New York City, Patrick...

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Vicky’s of Santa Fe presents CD Release Party for Linda Tate

By | January 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and critically acclaimed recording artist, Linda Tate, will be celebrating the release of her new CD, “Geography” on Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. at Vicky’s of Santa Fe, 45-100 Club Drive in Indian Wells. (760) 345-9770....

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First Jazz Tastings™ Concert a huge success!

By | January 16, 2013 at 11:08 am | One comment

by Lola Rossi-Meza Sponsored by the Coachella Valley Weekly, the First "Jazz Tastings™" Concert held at the Emerald Desert Resort Ballroom on Saturday, January 12, took the Desert by storm! Contemporary jazz guitarist and Billboard artist Blake Aaron and vocalist Derek...

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Vocalist Derek Bordeaux is featured at the First JAZZ TASTINGS™ Concert Series

By | January 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Composer and recording artist Derek Bordeaux is the featured vocalist appearing with smooth jazz guitarist, composer and producer Blake Aaron, to kick-off the new music concert series JAZZ TASTINGS™ produced by Patte Purcell of Muze Music this Saturday,...

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By | January 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 13 comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Patte Purcell brings Jazz Tastings™ Concert Series To The Desert. A passion for music and promotion is at the heart of a new concert series, Jazz Tastings™ produced by Patte Purcell. The monthly event will feature top names in contemporary jazz...

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Saxophonist Steve Alaniz rings in the New Year at the Oasis Country Club

By | December 26, 2012 at 10:07 am | One comment

by Lola Rossi-Meza It is not too late to make reservations to attend a fabulous New Year’s Eve Party at the Oasis Country Club, which is open to the general public, on Monday, December 31, at 8 p.m. Steve Alaniz plays his saxophones and flute as part of the Johnny Meza Band...

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Share Christmas Eve with vocalist Rebecca Clark at Azul

By | December 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm | No comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Vocalist Rebecca Clark is performing a special holiday show on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, at 7 p.m. at Azul Tapas Lounge and Patio, 369 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 325-5533. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rebecca Clark was one of...

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Vocalist Darci Daniels performs at Three Sixty North in Palm Springs

By | December 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Vocalist, actress and composer Darci Daniels, performs with pianist Dave Ring, saxophonist Reggie Vision Alexander and drummer Jay Lewis every Saturday from 7:30 until 11:30 p.m. in the Lounge at Three Sixty North Lounge and Restaurant, 360 North Palm...

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Steve DiTullio presents “Sinatra Holiday Extravaganza Show” at Indian Wells Theater

By | December 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm | 55 comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza In addition to performing at various venues, non-profit and private events, Entertainer Steve DiTullio has been the Emcee for The Palm Springs Voice Talent Contest over the past two months. The contest is being held at the HooDoo Lounge, 285 North Palm...

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Gil Quesada performs with Johnny Meza at Wally’s on Wednesday

By | November 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm | 38 comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza Pianist and vocalist Gil Quesada performs as part of the Johnny Meza and Company (also known as the Bada Bing Band) with Al Lopez on saxophone and Sal Frisaura on drums, with guest vocalist Lola Rossi, every Wednesday from 6 until 10 p.m. at Wally’s...

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Pat Rizzo Performs at Vicky’s of Santa Fe

By | November 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 4 comments

by Lola Rossi-Meza You can catch the legendary saxophonist and vocalist Pat Rizzo and his band featuring Yarek Urant on piano, bassist Jim DiJulio and Steve Neilen on drums, performing in the lounge at Vicky’s of Santa Fe, 45-100 Club Drive in Indian Wells, from 6:30 until...

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