Week 02/23 – 03/01 2017

Snoop Dogg to Headline the 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Snoop Dogg to Headline the 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Along with Pepper and The Expendables Experience craft beer and wine tasting from a huge selection of vendors, colorful art installations and live music performed by five crowd-pleasing bands. The 6th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience returns to Empire Polo Club’s...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Rhythm Wine & Brews, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Hawaiian Reggae Rockers PEPPER Perform at RWB Experience

Hawaiian Reggae Rockers PEPPER Perform at RWB Experience

By | February 22, 2017 at 11:29 am | No comments

An Interview with drummer Yesod Williams And comments from Ronnie King By Noe Gutierrez On March 4, 2017 at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California there will be a hip-hop and reggae spectacle to behold. The Rhythm Wine Brews Experience, presented by Empire Music Ventures,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Rhythm Wine & Brews, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Spankshaft Performing at this year’s Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Spankshaft Performing at this year’s Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

By | February 22, 2017 at 11:19 am | No comments

By Morgan James Spankshaft has become a common name in the Coachella Valley and high desert music scenes over the last eight years. With a distinct ska horn section, compelling lyrics, and catchy musical hooks, the members of Spankshaft have mastered the art of songwriting....

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Rhythm Wine & Brews, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Big Pig

Big Pig

By | February 22, 2017 at 11:15 am | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane Big Pig is a duo from LA and the desert. They are louder and fuller than most four piece bands, let alone trios. These young dudes come at you harder than any duo I've ever heard. Have you heard of Big Business? They're bigger and louder. Have you heard...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

“Wrekless” aka Luis Hernandez

“Wrekless” aka Luis Hernandez

By | February 22, 2017 at 2:00 am | No comments

By Morgan james Unique vocal stylings and catchy, in-your-face lyrics have made Luis Hernandez aka "Wrekless" a fan favorite at the CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill as well as other popular Coachella Valley venues over the last couple of months,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Local Music

Local Music

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:58 am | No comments

It’s apparent that the CV Music scene is growing by leaps and bounds at a quick pace. I don’t remember a time, at least not in the last 25 years I’ve lived here, that there were so many opportunities for local musicians. Now more than ever, radio shows, TV shows, print...

Posted in: Columns, Publisher’s Pick, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

JONATHA BROOKE “Midnight Hallelujah” (Bad Dog Records)

JONATHA BROOKE “Midnight Hallelujah” (Bad Dog Records)

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:55 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin Back in the ‘90s, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting some Female Alt. Folk-Singer toting her guitar and unpacking her little black backpack full of angst. They railed about fellatio, mis-characterized irony, thanking India and saving souls....

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Grooves at the Westin Eric Darius, LA Collective, East Bay Soul

Grooves at the Westin Eric Darius, LA Collective, East Bay Soul

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:50 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell It's been awhile since I've been able to sit back, relax (key word) and just enjoy some amazing music. Karl and I attended the best concert I've seen in the desert last Saturday night. The Grooves at the Westin series produced by Michael Paulo and his wife...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

CV Open Mic Competition: New Session Starts Wednesday, Feb. 22

CV Open Mic Competition: New Session Starts Wednesday, Feb. 22

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:49 am | No comments

By Morgan James Have you made it to the CV Open Mic Competition yet? If you love The Voice, American Idol, Live Music of all kinds... you will love this show! Each week contestants perform their best song for the crowd and interchanging weekly judges. The top three are...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

21st Annual Greek Festival in Palm Desert

21st Annual Greek Festival in Palm Desert

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:48 am | No comments

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church has announced that their 2017 Greek Festival will take place on SATURDAY, FEB. 25 and SUNDAY, FEB. 26 on the church grounds at 74-109 Larrea Street in Palm Desert from 11 AM to 8 PM both days. “Our goal is to provide our festival guests...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Much Anticipated Dance Festival Debuts in Palm Springs

Much Anticipated Dance Festival Debuts in Palm Springs

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:46 am | No comments

Developed by Michael Nickerson-Rossi, of Nickerson-Rossi Dance, and Darcy Carozza, of Astonish Events, LLC, the Palm Springs Dance Festival begins in full force on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and runs through Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The program is an outgrowth of a similar...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

A Stage Review of “Evita”

A Stage Review of “Evita”

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:44 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox "I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron." Eva Peron History is rarely reflected with complete accuracy and substance.  Tales and...

Posted in: Breaking the 4th Wall, Columns, Theatre, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Gina Carey’s “The Assumptions” Premiers Monday, February 27 at Camelot Theatres

Gina Carey’s “The Assumptions” Premiers Monday, February 27 at Camelot Theatres

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:42 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Local film “The Assumptions” is set to premier Monday, February 27 at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. The film tells the story of a boy named Moses, who is raised by a homeless woman after being abandoned by his mother. The aim of “The Assumptions”...

Posted in: Columns, Film, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

MY OSCAR© PICKS

MY OSCAR© PICKS

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons  I am not an Academy member, although some of my friends are and have shared with me their favorites -- which always results in a lively discussion.  However, I have seen almost all the nominated films except for some of the Animated and Live...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Spectrum Indian Wells Contemporary Art Show Returns March 16–19, 2017

Spectrum Indian Wells Contemporary Art Show Returns March 16–19, 2017

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:38 am | No comments

Second annual four-day art event with cutting-edge artwork, entertainment, and special events Spectrum Indian Wells, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, is a juried contemporary art show taking place in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley. The show will run...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary – March 2-5, 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary – March 2-5, 2017

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:36 am | No comments

The 35th Anniversary of the award-winning La Quinta Arts Festival kicks off at the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus, Thursday through Sunday, March 2-5, 2017, 10am to 5pm each day.    You will be treated to the ultimate fine art and culture experience with 220...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Misfits and Oddballs

Misfits and Oddballs

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:30 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh  Stories ----- Is there any doubt that human beings are complicated creatures?  A collection of 14 short stories, Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press, 304 pages), men...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Marvel’s Champions: The Superhero team the world needs for the in the 21st Century.

Marvel’s Champions: The Superhero team the world needs for the in the 21st Century.

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:24 am | No comments

By Thomas Novak In the face of the adversity, Marvel Comics has done it once again. They’ve offered diverse cast of characters who deal with both far-fetched and realistic problems in “The Champions”! Written by Mark Waid and featuring art by Humberto Ramos, the...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Dog Napping, A Rising Crime

Dog Napping, A Rising Crime

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:58 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee I noticed a beautiful Bluenose pit bull dog tied up to a post outside Trader Joe’s in Palm Desert while shopping there recently.  Assuming the owner was inside, I waited by the animal for someone to return.  The young man was polite when I told him...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

A Romantic Night of Wine

A Romantic Night of Wine

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:50 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza Without a lot of fanfare and planning, last week we decided to enjoy a romantic dinner in, namely grilled NY steak, baked potato, asparagus, and of course some wine.  It was the perfect time to open some bottles that have been patient and quietly awaiting...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

FAKE NEWS

FAKE NEWS

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:47 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby Is the news that we receive real, fake or in liberal use of alternate truths aka lies?  We know (or should know) that most of the news that we receive is biased toward the opinion of the news outlets’ ownership, management or talent.  This week,...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

And The Winner Is?

And The Winner Is?

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:44 am | No comments

Thank you Tracy Dietlin for allowing me to attend the Grooves at the Westin this last Saturday night. Certainly an Academy Award winning performance assembled by Michael Paulo and sponsored by the CV Weekly. The music by LA Collective with Eric Darius as well as Greg Adams and...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Sportsbooks; Behind The Lines In 2016

Sportsbooks; Behind The Lines In 2016

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:40 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler Before even looking at the data on sports betting in Nevada, we know that it's been growing over the years. Unlike the best steak or beer, sports betting can be quantified with financial information and casinos and sportsbook operators have to report this...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

CBD

CBD

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:36 am | No comments

By BIG ED the Budtender C.C. RELEAF’S Lead Budtender So many of my patients have told me that they have been using Marijuana for 10, 20, 30 or 40+ years and have never heard of CBD. Hopefully, I can help introduce you to a whole new side of Marijuana. CBD and THC are...

Posted in: Cannabis Corner, Columns, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Generational Dermatology with Dr. Wendy Roberts and Beverly Johnson

Generational Dermatology with Dr. Wendy Roberts and Beverly Johnson

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:32 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Idyllic Palm Springs has always called to tourists and celebrities alike with its year-round sunshine, pristine golf courses and dynamic culture. Now it is also home to what supermodel Beverly Johnson is calling the “fountain of youth”: Dr. Wendy Roberts’...

Posted in: Beauty, Columns, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:20 am | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile  Preventive medicine is something that I practice almost every day. The guidelines for screening for cancer can change and are often confusing for everyone. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a panel of experts in primary...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:15 am | No comments

Week of February 23 © Copyright 2017  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): My astrological radar suggests there's a space-time anomaly looming just ahead of you. Is it a fun and exotic limbo where the rules are flexible and everything's an experiment? That might be...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Getting Over a Hurtful Situation

Getting Over a Hurtful Situation

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:10 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon Thorny experiences are challenging. Bruised memories of a taxing ordeal tend to linger on like a bad dream even after grinding through the pain and discomfort. This baggage not only casts a negative shadow, it takes up space.  Living with a past hurt is...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017