Week 12/15 – 12/21 2016

The First Annual LiveWell Festival

The First Annual LiveWell Festival

By | December 15, 2016 at 12:21 am | No comments

Takes place on January 7, 2017 at Palm Desert Civic Center Park from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. The festival is the brain child of Seth Cash, also owner of MyCityEveryday, and his partner Alexandra Miklosova. Cash shared with me how the idea for this event came about: “The idea...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

5th Town: Coachella Valley’s Supergroup

5th Town: Coachella Valley’s Supergroup

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Birthed from members of multiple bands...some still in existence, others no longer with us, come a group that has become a favorite of music fans across the desert empire over the past year and a half. Let's be honest, people...The fact that 5th Town is...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Big Rock Pub Rocking Their Way into 2017

Big Rock Pub Rocking Their Way into 2017

By | December 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan The highly anticipated Big Rock Pub (BRP), located at Indian Springs Golf Club, is creating quite a buzz with their new concept in dining and entertainment and their incredible interior design. With rock and roll fundraisers for Desert Cancer Foundation, live...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Business, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Jim Holiday

Jim Holiday

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:47 am | No comments

By Morgan James Brilliant, over the top, thematic lyrics with a touch of humor and a lot of sass hum through the microphone backed by the pedal tone of a slide guitar. This is no doubt a song by the infamous Jim Holiday. I had the great fortune of first meeting Jim when he...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Jimi Fitz and Friends: A CV Christmas

Jimi Fitz and Friends: A CV Christmas

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:17 am | No comments

By George Duchannes Saturday December 10 music lovers gathered at the McCallum Theatre for Jimi Fitz and Friends a CV Christmas, which was an amazing experience. Hearing all around town how talented each and every single performer was going to be sure had me excited for what...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

GREEN DAY “Radio Revolution” (Reprise Records)

GREEN DAY “Radio Revolution” (Reprise Records)

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:15 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin When Green Day burst on the scene in 1994, their breakthrough song was “Longview,” a cheerful ode to masturbation, off their third album Dookie, (the title a quaint colloquialism for shit). Nobody could have predicted that these  snotty,...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 10

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 10

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:12 am | No comments

By Morgan James Every week the CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City thrills performers and cheering fans alike. Live videos fill social media and photos flash, capturing the still frames of the soon to be famous. Audience giveaways...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Land Richards

Land Richards

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:10 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell What do Cab Calloway, Herb Jeffries, Trini Lopez, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Bobby Caldwell, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Stevie Nicks, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations,...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Simon Luckinbill Redux

Simon Luckinbill Redux

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:00 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Simon Luckinbill has started to make his mark on the art scene. His career is nascent but it is evident that he has what it takes to compete in the art world. Simon was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York. He grew up surrounded by artistic talent....

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:44 am | No comments

By BIG ED the Budtender C.C. RELEAF’S Lead Budtender When most people hear the word “MARIJUANA” the 1st thing that pops into their head is usually negative. Marijuana is so much more than a plant that gets you high.   When used properly Marijuana can help with...

Posted in: Cannabis Corner, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Home for the Holidays with Johnny!

Home for the Holidays with Johnny!

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:34 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee There is no place like a “home for the holidays,” and a little dog named Johnny knows that better than most.  Johnny was a stray homeless dog who ended up at the now closed Indio animal shelter.  He faced an uncertain future at this crowded high...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

I’m Dreaming of a Wine—“Coravin”–Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a Wine—“Coravin”–Christmas

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:30 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza Hold On! Stop the Presses!! Just when you thought you would have to endure the holiday season with the same wine gifts of corkscrews, wine stoppers, and wine bibs (??), along comes the most innovative vino tool one can imagine!  Yes—at the tip of your...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

THE KIRKUS REVIEW

THE KIRKUS REVIEW

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:18 am | No comments

Insiders Guide to Good Reads and Good Writing By Heidi Simmons Hollywood producers have "Variety," medical doctors have "JAMA" and book buyers have "Kirkus."  Since 1933, "Kirkus Reviews" has been providing honest criticism of fiction, nonfiction, teen and children's...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

A New Seeing Place

A New Seeing Place

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:14 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox  Though New York is often thought to be the heart of the American Stage, Southern California and the desert in particular, certainly claims a part of the soul for this great art form.  It is widely known that theater originated in Greece around the...

Posted in: Breaking the 4th Wall, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

BREAKING THE RULES

BREAKING THE RULES

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:12 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: RULES DON”T APPLY It’s no secret that Warren Beatty has nurtured a long-held passion (or is it a compulsion?) to star and direct in a feature film biography of the notoriously eccentric billionaire industrialist, pilot, filmmaker,...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Lessons From The Oakland Warehouse Fire

Lessons From The Oakland Warehouse Fire

By | December 14, 2016 at 8:10 am | No comments

With the recent tragedy at the Ghost-Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, I cannot stress the importance of knowing where your nearest emergency exit is located wherever you go reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. As the holidays near, many of us will be attending parties, concerts,...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

2016, Big Money & Post-Truths

2016, Big Money & Post-Truths

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:50 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby Who made the most money in 2016?  It looks like it will be Warren Buffett whose net worth increased by $9 billion to $71 billion due to his ownership in Berkshire Hathaway.  Casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson, was second on the list as his net worth...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

ACCIDENT? AN ATTORNEY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE:

ACCIDENT? AN ATTORNEY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE:

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:45 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Maybe your goal was not about pain and suffering compensation. Perhaps you hired your business lawyer, or an accident lawyer from LA who just graduated law school. Maybe you did not call the police, admitted partial fault and didn't take cell pictures of...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Rams Hiring (Already)…

Rams Hiring (Already)…

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:40 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler The Los Angeles Rams finally did what they had to do and, they fired Jeff Fisher — telling a coach with the most losses in NFL history and a guy who couldn’t help but pick a fight with the Hall of Famer who is the face of the franchise to hit the...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

“I feel like I’m going to be alone forever…”

“I feel like I’m going to be alone forever…”

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:35 am | No comments

Dear Jenny, I have struggled for many years not allowing myself to get close to anyone. When I do let someone into my life it always ends up being the wrong kind of man. Mostly, the emotionally unavailable types. I feel like I’m going to be alone forever unless I can learn to...

Posted in: Ask Jenny, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:30 am | No comments

Week of December 15 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how," said dancer Agnes De Mille. "We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." As true as her words might...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

IT’S A WRAP

IT’S A WRAP

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:20 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison As we draw nearer to the year’s end, I am more passionate about 2017 than I was about 2016. Closing out 2016 feels extraordinary.  It feels exuberant not because the year was not successful but rather it was one of my best years yet.  Therefore, I...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Brrrr! It’s Cold Out There!

Brrrr! It’s Cold Out There!

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:10 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo The weather has certainly changed in the last few weeks and winter is upon us.  My patients have been talking about how dry their skin is this time of year and wondering what can be done.  The basics of good skin care apply all year round...

Posted in: Beauty, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

The Importance of a Year End Review

The Importance of a Year End Review

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:00 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon Steven entered my office announcing he was on the countdown. Catching my puzzled expression my client explained it was 19 days and counting until we could advance the calendar to a new year. Scowling he admitted dreading all the upcoming holiday parties where...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016