Week 01/12 – 01/18 2017

Diamond Anniversary of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

Diamond Anniversary of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW

By | January 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm | No comments

The Desert Woman's Show is celebrating its fabulous diamond anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa and promises to be bigger & better than ever. Every attendee will have the opportunity to win a 1.00 ct. round diamond from El Paseo...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

THE EL GATO CLASSIC LEGENDS WEEKEND RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS January 13-17

THE EL GATO CLASSIC LEGENDS WEEKEND RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS January 13-17

By | January 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm | No comments

The popular music, art, and skateboarding event plans even more exciting surprises for fans. The El Gato Classic Legends Weekend returns to Palm Springs for the third time, January 13 - 15, 2017. The wildly popular event brings together art, music, and skateboarding as a...

Posted in: Columns, El Gato Classic, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

El Gato Classic: Eddie “El Gato” Elguera

El Gato Classic: Eddie “El Gato” Elguera

By | January 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane CV Weekly:  You are a legend and innovator in vert.  What got you into skating? Eddie "El Gato" Elguera:  "I started back in 1970.  My brother used to surf.  When there were no waves, they would skate.  Back then they were...

Posted in: Columns, El Gato Classic, Events, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

El Gato Classic – Lance Mountain

El Gato Classic – Lance Mountain

By | January 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane Coachella Valley Weekly:  What was it about skateboarding that interested you? Lance Mountain:  I was about 10, so you're trying to find things you're interested in.  I had four or five friends who were 4 years older than me.  We...

Posted in: Columns, El Gato Classic, Events, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

El Gato Classic – Steve Caballero

El Gato Classic – Steve Caballero

By | January 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane Coachella Valley Weekly:  What got you interested in skating? Steve Caballero:  "Probably the fact that it was pretty popular in the mid-1970s.  Pretty much all my friends had a skateboard.  I'd go to the market and see skateboard...

Posted in: Columns, El Gato Classic, Events, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Q&A WITH PSIFF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Michael Lerman

Q&A WITH PSIFF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Michael Lerman

By | January 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The Palm Springs International Film Festival is at full-speed with screenings throughout the day at six venues.  Filmmakers from around the world have come to share their films with the eager community of world cinema lovers.  The PSIFF is an...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

LGBTQ at PSIFF

LGBTQ at PSIFF

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

By Heidi Simmons The Palm Springs International Film Festival consistently presents and celebrates a line-up of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer films.  Over the years, the LGBTQ themed movies have reflected political and social concerns while making...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 330 Teams

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 330 Teams

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:54 am | No comments

Record Setting 9th Annual Tournament attracts 18,000+ to Valley Synapse Sports has announced the ninth annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival, being held Jan. 16-17, 2016 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal., has been expanded to include competition on 51 fields. A record 330...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Sports Scene, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

CV Music Showcase – Round 3

CV Music Showcase – Round 3

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:52 am | No comments

Rap/Hip Hop Night By Tracy Dietlin It was another great night at The Hood this past Sunday when the CV Music Showcase had four rap/hip hop artists competing. Marco Thoma, Stevieraps, The Bermuda and Cali Elijah, all gave passionate performances. But at the end of the night...

Posted in: Columns, CV Music Showcase, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

The BrosQuitos

The BrosQuitos

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:50 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The BrosQuitos are the All-American band that we can all be proud of. Four young men who have developed an indie/pop sound unique to the desert, intently moving away from any preexisting desert rock sound. A 2016 Tachevah finalist, Max Powell, John Anthony...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

THE FOUR TOPS

THE FOUR TOPS

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:45 am | No comments

This Saturday, January 15, 2017 at Fantasy Springs Casino Special Events Center, two of the best Motown groups to come out of Detroit will be performing live. You can still purchase tickets at the events center box office. By Noe Gutierrez The Four Tops & The Temptations...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Life & Career Coach, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Get ready for the “Tony Orlando Experience” at Spotlight 29

Get ready for the “Tony Orlando Experience” at Spotlight 29

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:42 am | No comments

By Lola Rossi With over 55 years in the entertainment business, superstar Tony Orlando takes the stage at 8 p.m. this Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place in Coachella. (760) 775-5566. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Tony...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Valley Rhythms, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS “Until The Hunter” (Tendril Tales Records)

HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS “Until The Hunter” (Tendril Tales Records)

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:41 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin Hope Sandoval never seems to be in a hurry. That works within the confines of her music, which can be languid, seductive and mesmerizing. But it’s wildly frustrating for her fans. Over a nearly 30 year career, she has basically released only six albums....

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Michael Paulo

Michael Paulo

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:40 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell I had a great interview with one of the most successful jazz promoters/musicians in the desert and also one of the nicest, Michael Paulo (and boy can he dance). His signature series "Grooves at the Westin" is starting again with a powerhouse lineup. I bought...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

CV Open Mic Competition: The Semi Finals

CV Open Mic Competition: The Semi Finals

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:35 am | No comments

By Morgan James The Semi Finals of The CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City brought well over one hundred fans clamoring to see the talent that we had grace the stage. Incredible performances inspired fans to get up and dance as they...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Improv Comedy Series Returns to Fantasy Springs Casino

Improv Comedy Series Returns to Fantasy Springs Casino

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:35 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels Whether you chuckle, snort or giggle, life is better when you’re laughing! Grab some friends or make it the perfect date night at the valley’s only dedicated comedy venue, Imrpov at Fantasy Springs Casino. The side-splitting shows return every Friday and...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Kevin Nierman and the Complexity of Simple

Kevin Nierman and the Complexity of Simple

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:30 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo The beauty of simplicity lies in its complexities. Such is the case with Artist Kevin Nierman’s work, Vertimo. Vertimo, a named derived from the kinetic energy, vertical with motion, that responds to external influence, is a series of hollow clay spheres...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

JULIE KENDALL, FOSTER MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE

JULIE KENDALL, FOSTER MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:25 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee Bennett was never allowed inside a house before, and I shudder to think how he suffered through the scorching Coachella Valley summer.  The young couple who owned him already had their moving van packed for their new home when they relinquished Bennett to...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

The World’s Best Wines?

The World’s Best Wines?

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

 By Rick Riozza Each year since 1988, Wine Spectator has released its Top 100 list, where their editors select the most exciting wines from the thousands they reviewed during the course of the year.  They write, “These wines are a diverse group—ranging from...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

TASTE OF LA QUINTA RETURNS TO OLD TOWN

TASTE OF LA QUINTA RETURNS TO OLD TOWN

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:15 am | No comments

Popular Event Has Become One Of The Largest Taste Events In The Valley The Annual Taste of La Quinta will again return to Old Town on January 14th, 2017.  The unique event blends culinary and wine tasting into a can’t miss celebration for foodies and wine connoisseurs...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

DO THE MATH

DO THE MATH

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

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: Last week at the PSIFF someone asked me, “Do movies matter?”  I said, “Yes, absolutely.  We need stories to understand who we are, our relationship to the planet and each other.”  I thought of that question again when...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

A MAN OF SPIRIT: Huston Smith 1919 – 2016

A MAN OF SPIRIT: Huston Smith 1919 – 2016

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

By Heidi Simmons So much of the world’s most serious troubles are centered around differing religious beliefs.   Unfortunately, there are religious extremists and fanatics in every religion thinking their way is the only way.  We are a country that...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Flu Season and Fire Season

Flu Season and Fire Season

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

Though fire season is pretty much over, during this time of year we remind families the importance to change their smoke detector batteries, advise them how to be safe while cooking, or driving in the rain and, for those of us in wildland fire-prone communities, encourage them...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Retail Struggles

Retail Struggles

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:55 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby The Limited is closing all of its stores, while Macy’s is cutting more than 100 of their 700 stores in a move followed by other retailers like Staples, Men’s Wearhouse/Jos A Bank, The Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch and Wal-Mart.  Sears and K-Mart are...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

WHEN I CAN’T ACCEPT AN ACCIDENT CASE I WANT TO CRY

WHEN I CAN’T ACCEPT AN ACCIDENT CASE I WANT TO CRY

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:50 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Contrary to popular opinion, many lawyers do have a heart. I truly feel like crying every time I reject a victim's case with big injuries. Unfortunately most victims focus on the injury, especially when they are rear ended and clearly not at fault. A good...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:45 am | No comments

By Bruce Cathcart  Happy New Year!  For many the New Year is an opportunity for a whole new start… out with the old and in with the new.  For others it is more like finishing a chapter in a book and anxiously awaiting the start of the next chapter.  Most...

Posted in: Columns, Real Estate, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Las Vegas Raiders Becoming more and more a reality…

Las Vegas Raiders Becoming more and more a reality…

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:40 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler With the recent approval of $750 million in public money for a new football stadium in Las Vegas, Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, said Wednesday that he was more determined than ever to move the team there. The governor of Nevada, Brian...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Make a New Year’s Evolution!

Make a New Year’s Evolution!

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:30 am | No comments

By Maureen Forman As we embrace a new year, many of us pledge to be a nicer person, to be kinder, less negative, more compassionate. In short we make the promise to be the very best versions of ourselves this year. For parents, that often involves grappling with the...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Desert AIDS Project Receives $15,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation in Partnership with Macy’s

Desert AIDS Project Receives $15,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation in Partnership with Macy’s

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:25 am | No comments

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) has been awarded a grant for $15,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for clinical and social services programs for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, helping them to achieve...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

JASON DUFNER HEADLINES CAREERBUILDER KICK-OFF EVENT

JASON DUFNER HEADLINES CAREERBUILDER KICK-OFF EVENT

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:20 am | No comments

CareerBuilder Defending Champion To Speak At Chamber Event  Jason Dufner, in addition to defending his CareerBuilder Challenge title this year, will also be interacting with fans ahead of the event.  The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:15 am | No comments

Week of January 12 © Copyright 2016, 2017  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge holy tree that links all of the nine worlds to each other. Perched on its uppermost branch is an eagle with a hawk sitting on its head. Far below,...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Evolving Goals

Evolving Goals

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

By Bronwyn Ison The onset of a New Year generally encourages people to set resolutions. Some may prefer to reference these as goals or aspirations. However you define what you would like to achieve in the upcoming year, follow through should be a part of your overall...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

What the heck is a “Mommy Makeover”?

What the heck is a “Mommy Makeover”?

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:05 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Women often complain that their bodies change after having children.  After pregnancy and breast feeding, the breast and belly often have lingering or permanent effects.  The skin can be stretched and lose its elasticity after the pregnancy is...

Posted in: Beauty, Columns, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

A Wise Investment

A Wise Investment

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:00 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon While terminating a recent phone call I experienced a warm and fuzzy feeling. I just completed a resume for a new client. Before we hung up she expressed joy and appreciation for the document showcasing her skills. Naturally delighting a client with a work...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017