Week 01/05 – 01/11 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

PSIFF – Community of Filmmakers – DO IT OR DIE

PSIFF – Community of Filmmakers – DO IT OR DIE

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons This week, as the Palm Springs International Film Festival was revving up, the community driven and supported movie, Do It Or Die held its World Premiere.  There was a buzz of excitement and camaraderie as the audience filled the sold-out Annenberg...

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

Local Spotlight on PSIFF: Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) – World Premiere

Local Spotlight on PSIFF: Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) – World Premiere

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks hit home when Coachella Valley’s homegrown band Eagles of Death Metal were targeted while performing at the Bataclan Theater. During the sold-out concert, extremists opened fire on the crowd of nearly 1,500 people,...

Posted in: Columns, 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

The WELL WISHERS  “Comes And Goes” (thatsmyskullmusic)

The WELL WISHERS  “Comes And Goes” (thatsmyskullmusic)

By | January 4, 2017 at 12:05 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin The general consensus is that the year 2016 has felt like an unrelenting shit-storm. From beginning until end we have been inundated with death, (from David Bowie and Prince to George Michael and Carrie Fisher, now Debbie Reynolds, R.I.P.), and...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, 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

The Princess We Needed

The Princess We Needed

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:55 am | No comments

Happy New Year from Comic Con Palm Springs!!!... We at a CCPS truly want everyone to embrace each day, each moment. Life, like a comic con, is about enjoying the fun things in life. Go beyond resolutions and become resolute. Be the superhero you were born to be, and...Get Ready...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

CODA Gallery Debuts New Exhibitions with Artists Reception

CODA Gallery Debuts New Exhibitions with Artists Reception

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:36 am | No comments

During El Paseo Art Walk By Chris Clemens CODA Gallery, celebrating nearly 30 years in Palm Desert, welcomes the public to attend a special reception with artists Jamie Perry and Jesse Kelly on Friday, January 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Guests will have the opportunity to...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, 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

Who is the ‘Lucky’ One?

Who is the ‘Lucky’ One?

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:20 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee The New Year is about second chances, starting over, and having faith that better things are yet to come.  Marvelous dogs teach us to look forward to a happy future, as they live in the moment and forgive much of the past.  A dog named Lucky taught...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

2017 Palm Springs Film Fest & Wine Screening!

2017 Palm Springs Film Fest & Wine Screening!

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:10 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza Typically at this time, the Vino Voice Column joins in the fanfare with the world famous annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, now in its 28th year and on-going through January 16th.  And we’ve done so by offering movie and wine pairing...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

WHEN GOD IS QUIET

WHEN GOD IS QUIET

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:08 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: SILENCE  For nearly thirty years, Oscar© winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has had Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo’s tale of a 17th-century Jesuit Missionary faced with the dilemma of whether or not to apostatize on his to-do list...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Legacy in Writing

Legacy in Writing

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:05 am | No comments

Author and Actress Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2006 By Heidi Simmons Most of us know Carrie Fisher as the brave and beautiful Princess Leia of Star Wars.  It was a role that empowered and dignified women.  Leia was made into an action figure that appealed to both boys and...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Loving Life On the Edge (Ritz Carlton) this Christmas!

Loving Life On the Edge (Ritz Carlton) this Christmas!

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am | No comments

As you know, life can throw us curves without notice. This Christmas, for reasons beyond control, I found myself alone Christmas Eve and Christmas day/night. Whether home or at the fire station, this was not my "norm." Cold wet and windy, and with most places closed, I went...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

The Trump Effect

The Trump Effect

By | January 4, 2017 at 10:55 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby In 2016, small and mid-sized stocks performed the best with value-oriented stocks leading the pack.  Small and mid-sized companies are those with market values of less than $4.5 billion.  Value-oriented companies are mostly slower growing companies...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

NY’s 2017 RESOLUTION: NEVER HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT

NY’s 2017 RESOLUTION: NEVER HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT

By | January 4, 2017 at 10:50 am | No comments

BUT IF YOU HAD A XMAS OR NEW YEARS ACCIDENT ... DO NOT HIRE A LAWYER UNTIL YOU READ THIS. The odds are that you or a loved one will be in an auto accident....sometime. Now what do you do and what does the insurance company do when that happens? You must initially KEEP YOUR...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Don’t Fear The Reefer

Don’t Fear The Reefer

By | January 4, 2017 at 10:34 am | No comments

By BIG ED The Budtender C.C. RELEAF’S Lead Budtender Marijuana, Pot, Reefer, Weed, Chronic, Indo...whatever you may call it, there is so much going on in the cannabis world now that it may be a bit overwhelming. Hopefully I could help by breaking down Marijuana for...

Posted in: Cannabis Corner, Columns, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

College Football Playoff Needs 8 Now Not Later…

College Football Playoff Needs 8 Now Not Later…

By | January 4, 2017 at 10:30 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler Here we go again. The semi-finals were once again a pair of garbage games. No one actually thought Washington would take down Alabama and naturally this game was essentially over at halftime. Meanwhile, Clemson defeated Ohio State, 31-0, (may as well been)...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | January 4, 2017 at 8:15 am | No comments

Week of January 5 © Copyright 2016, 2017  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Light, electricity, and magnetism are different expressions of a single phenomenon. Scottish scientist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was the first to formulate a theory...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

“Should I just drop it or should I have questioned him?”

“Should I just drop it or should I have questioned him?”

By | January 4, 2017 at 8:10 am | No comments

By Jenny Wallis Dear Jenny, I have been in a committed relationship with someone for almost 8 months.  One night last week he called me and told me that he wanted to meet me for dinner, but he was planning on going to a dinner meeting.  Now this meeting was with a...

Posted in: Ask Jenny, Columns, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

How are you feeling?

How are you feeling?

By | January 4, 2017 at 8:05 am | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Dear Dr. Kadile, my doctor recently diagnosed me with sinusitis and prescribed antibiotics. I have family coming to visit for the holidays, am I contagious? Jack, Palm Desert   Jack, sinusitis will generally start out as a cold or upper...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Three Lessons Learned on an Imaginary Flight

Three Lessons Learned on an Imaginary Flight

By | January 4, 2017 at 8:00 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon The dream was so enlightening I wanted to linger in it for as long as possible. I stayed still without moving a muscle remaining connected to my dream state for a few more minutes. When I finally turned to get out of bed, I made a solemn promise to retain the...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017