Week 12/22 – 12/28 2016

BB’s 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

BB’s 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Hot off the huge success of the Halloween Bash, BB Ingle will be hosting the 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party on Saturday night, December 31st. This will be the 3rd year that the event is being held at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Coachella Valley Culinary Invitational

Coachella Valley Culinary Invitational

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm | No comments

On Friday, January 13th 2017, nationally renowned chefs converge on the Coachella Valley & team up for first-ever local Coachella Valley Culinary Invitational, held to benefit Coachella Valley youth by establishing a scholarship and mentor program This will be a...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Desert Woman’s Show: Celebrating 10th Fabulous Anniversary

Desert Woman’s Show: Celebrating 10th Fabulous Anniversary

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm | No comments

January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa Proceeds earmarked for local charities including Parkinson’s Organization The Desert Woman's Show is celebrating its fabulous diamond anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Zech B

Zech B

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm | No comments

By Morgan James With intense lyrics that pack a punch for the surrounding crowd and a consistent, determined disposition, rapper Zech B has launched himself into the music scene of the Coachella Valley in just a few short weeks. Being warmly and widely received at the CV Open...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Ronnie King

Ronnie King

By | December 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm | No comments

By Patte Purcell Producer Ronnie King is one of the desert's legends. He is the founder of Ronnie King Music. A native son, his family's musical roots are well known. He is an iconic multi-platinum producer of hits for Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Offspring, and more.  He also...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

ICONIC GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING R&B SINGER MARY J. BLIGE TO PERFORM AT FANTASY SPRINGS

ICONIC GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING R&B SINGER MARY J. BLIGE TO PERFORM AT FANTASY SPRINGS

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm | No comments

Mary J. Blige is one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and five American Music Awards, Blige is a global superstar and...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

68-75  “Consequences”

68-75  “Consequences”

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin When Rock N’ Roll was invented in the middle of the 20th century, the genre incorporated Jazz, Boogie-Woogie, Country, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel.  Soul-Shouters and Blues-Belters like Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker and Etta James ruled the airwaves....

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

CV Open Mic Competition: 11

CV Open Mic Competition: 11

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm | No comments

By Morgan James What an exciting night as the CV Open Mic Competition brought on a supportive crowd of musicians and their fans for week 11 of 12. With only 2 weeks remaining, contestants old and new came through to give it their best shot for our incredible prizes! Once all...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

“YO YOUNGER – A One-Woman Show”

“YO YOUNGER – A One-Woman Show”

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm | No comments

 By Dee Jae Cox “I don't want realism. I want magic!”  Exclaims Blanch Dubois. (One of Tennessee William’s most famous characters from his classic play, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’) And that is the true essence of theater and most performing arts, which...

Posted in: Breaking the 4th Wall, Columns, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Scot Alpert – Life, Art and the Places On Can Go

Scot Alpert – Life, Art and the Places On Can Go

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Scot Alpert believes people are born to do extraordinary things. “I am one of those people,” said Scot.  “I understand the power of art and beauty.” From an early age Scot was creative. “I used whatever material was available to me. Growing...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Robolights: Celebrating 30 Years With A Victory In Court

Robolights: Celebrating 30 Years With A Victory In Court

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Since the age of 12, Kenny Irwin has been building a magical, holiday land full of lights, robots, aliens and all sorts of incredible spectacles for the sole purpose of bringing joy and wonderment to all who visit the 4 acre Palm Springs property. With the...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm | No comments

By Slim Man Most people who know me well know about my affliction. It’s a mental health problem. What’s the problem? I think about things for too long. It’s an ailment that I discovered and diagnosed on my own, and I gave it a name—Attention Surplus Syndrome. You...

Posted in: Columns, Slim Man, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Keep Benji Inside

Keep Benji Inside

By | December 22, 2016 at 11:55 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee As freezing temperatures grip our nation this month, countless dogs and cats perish when kept outdoors in the extreme weather.  While snow is a rare occurrence in the Coachella Valley, our winter nights drop below freezing in some areas. Please bring your...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Total Woman Wine & Spirit Picks

Total Woman Wine & Spirit Picks

By | December 22, 2016 at 11:40 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza Women in the workplace—it’s a wonderful world!!  As most of you readers have gleaned from my recent columns, I am happily entrenched in my new wine steward position at the Total Wine & More store in Palm Desert.  It’s certainly got me off...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

BEST BETS: BIG & SMALL SCREEN

By | December 22, 2016 at 11:30 am | No comments

By Robin E.Simmons ROGUE ONE  Clearly, the “Star Wars” legacy has permeated global pop culture and the saturation point appears to still be far, far away.  George Lucas has given birth to what is almost a religion and the “Force” remains a potent element...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

BOOKS:  The Perfect Gift

BOOKS:  The Perfect Gift

By | December 22, 2016 at 11:25 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons When it comes to gift giving, there are four things that make a gift perfect.  One, it's best to find a gift that is personal, thoughtful, intriguing, exciting and fun.  Second and third, the gift should be easy to find and easy to wrap.  And...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Listen Up! The Best Gift This Season Doesn’t Cost a Dime.

Listen Up! The Best Gift This Season Doesn’t Cost a Dime.

By | December 22, 2016 at 11:20 am | No comments

The holidays provide a good opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and coworkers. Rather than getting stressed about holiday obligations, think about these opportunities as making “deposits” in your relationship banks. The time you spend is an investment into...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

The Effects of Isolation and Poverty on Senior Depression

The Effects of Isolation and Poverty on Senior Depression

By | December 22, 2016 at 11:05 am | No comments

By Maureen Forman There are many factors about depression in seniors. The causes most often cited are death of friends and family, physical illness, declining mental acuity. Not often enough are chronic poverty and the isolation that accompanies it given the attention they...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:40 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby On behalf of everyone at CV Weekly, I want to wish you, your family and those you love a happy Christmas and thank you for reading this paper and my column throughout the year.  It is our sincere hope that your holiday is filled with good friends, tasty...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

HWY 111 CHECKPOINT ON 12-17-16: WERE YOU STOPPED?

HWY 111 CHECKPOINT ON 12-17-16: WERE YOU STOPPED?

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:35 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last Saturday night 12/17/16 if you were driving W/B on Hwy 111 in RM you probably went through a DUI checkpoint. But did you come out with your driver's license and are the Checkpoints or Saturation Patrols legal? During holidays and concerts, Checkpoints...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Betting On College Football’s Final Four? Timing Is Everything…

Betting On College Football’s Final Four? Timing Is Everything…

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:22 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler When gambling on the biggest football games, the general rule of thumb has always been to either bet the favorite immediately or wait until kickoff to back the underdog. Why? The season’s premier games draw abnormally large action from recreational...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:20 am | No comments

Week of December 22 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): NPR's Scott Simon interviewed jazz pianist and songwriter Robert Glasper, who has created nine albums, won a Grammy, and collaborated with a range of great musicians. Simon asked him if he had...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

NAUGHTY OR NICE

NAUGHTY OR NICE

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:07 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Have you been naughty or nice in 2016?  You may have grown up hearing this adage during the Christmas season.  If you were naughty you may not expect to find as many presents under the tree.  However, if you were nice you may have a plethora of...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Tis the Season to be Jolly! Or not?

Tis the Season to be Jolly! Or not?

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:00 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon This year you’ll find me happily enjoying the love, warmth and joy of the holidays. I’m eating the gingerbread with reckless abandon, drinking the eggnog (preferably spiked) and singing along with Christmas music on my Pandora playlist as I gleefully add...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016