Week 12/29 2016 – 01/04 2017

Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season

Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season

By | December 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm | No comments

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Club is pleased to announce the dates of their 2017 Polo Season. Sunday Polo kicks off on Sunday, January 1st with two featured matches at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. The official “Opening Day & Hat Day” at Empire Polo Club is...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Polo, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Gene Evaro, Jr:  Eight Albums and a Decade Later, There is Much to Celebrate

Gene Evaro, Jr:  Eight Albums and a Decade Later, There is Much to Celebrate

By | December 28, 2016 at 10:49 am | No comments

New Year’s Eve Show, Hi-Desert Cultural Center, Joshua Tree: Doors Open @ 9 p.m. By Lisa Morgan Eight self-produced albums and several self-booked and self-promoted tours later, Gene Evaro Jr. and his road tested tribe of troubadours have seen their efforts pay off in a...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Lia Shapiro of Alien Tribe

Lia Shapiro of Alien Tribe

By | December 28, 2016 at 10:46 am | No comments

By Morgan James Inspiration surrounds us like a warm, dry blanket on a rainy day or like a bridge leading us through to a brighter road ahead. Lia Shapiro of Alien Tribe has channeled inspiration from years of living abroad, immersed in a multitude of cultures, which she...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s Eve Events

By | December 28, 2016 at 10:00 am | No comments

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa I want my New Year’s Eve! Step back to the 80s and party like a video star on December 31st at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. Ring in the New Year big time this year at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.  Watch your...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 12

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 12

By | December 28, 2016 at 9:36 am | No comments

By Morgan James The crowd went wild this week and they packed into The Block Sports Bar & Grill to hear contestants give their best performance hoping to be the last to qualify for the semi-finals January 4th. The CV Open Mic Competition was reeling with performers and...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

NEIL YOUNG “Peace Trail” (Reprise Records)

NEIL YOUNG “Peace Trail” (Reprise Records)

By | December 28, 2016 at 9:30 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin “Well, I can’t stop workin’ cause I like to work when nothin’ else is going on/Well, it’s bad for the body but it’s good for the soul-might even keep you breathin’ when you lose control.” That’s Neil Young on “Can’t Stop...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Jazz at the Mansion

Jazz at the Mansion

By | December 28, 2016 at 9:10 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell The New Year is upon us and with it a new season of events here in the desert. In 2017 I plan to do a series of private jazz parties that are 420 friendly.  Although we have a wonderful selection of big jazz events here in the desert, I enjoy a smaller...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Michael Petry – The Art of Being

Michael Petry – The Art of Being

By | December 28, 2016 at 8:45 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo When British based artist Michael Petry comes to town the valley takes notice. Innovative and always pushing the envelope Michael was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1960 and has lived in London since 1981. He studied at Rice University, Houston (BA), London...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

January 2017 will open with a Big Bang in the Art World!

January 2017 will open with a Big Bang in the Art World!

By | December 28, 2016 at 8:41 am | No comments

Sir Alfred J. Dimora has teamed up with Rebecca Fine Art Gallery to create a spectacular Event on Sat., January 7, 2017.  RFA Gallery will host the Opening of the Exhibition "Masters of Abstract Art" and will also be presenting the most recent super car from Dimora...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

New Year’s Resolutions for Animal Lovers

New Year’s Resolutions for Animal Lovers

By | December 28, 2016 at 6:10 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee This week animal lovers and their four-legged companions ring in the New Year 2017. In 2016, our region made positive strides in the battle to reduce the rate of euthanasia of animals in our public county shelter.  More low cost spay and neuter programs...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Frankie’s Fantastic Italian Bakery & Café

Frankie’s Fantastic Italian Bakery & Café

By | December 28, 2016 at 6:00 am | No comments

By Rick Riozza “The story of Frankie's Old World Biscotti begins in the hills of Calabria, Italy, in 1592, with a sacred family recipe. Biscotti were part of a local wedding custom, and made with only the freshest black anise, sun roasted almonds, stoneground flour, and...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

FAITH & FEAR

FAITH & FEAR

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:55 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons A MONSTER CALL Director J.A. Bayona (“The Orphanage,” “The Impossible”) and screenwriter Patrick Ness adapt Ness’ own award-winning children’s book, which was a project left unfinished by the late Siobhan Dowd.  The plot adheres to...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Favorite Reads in 2016

Favorite Reads in 2016

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:50 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Reading is a blast!  At the end of the year, it’s very rewarding to take a look back and remember the books that made an impression on me.  From my CVW 52 columns, here are the books I most enjoyed and remember. MEMOIR Life in Parts by Bryan...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

When the Clock Strikes Midnight!

When the Clock Strikes Midnight!

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:46 am | No comments

New Year’s Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Following a few safety tips will ensure that you’re safe and sound ‘when the clock strikes midnight,’...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Sex, Drugs, Money, Cars and Politics

Sex, Drugs, Money, Cars and Politics

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:20 am | No comments

If 2017 is a New Year and we still have sex, drugs, money, cars and politicians, you can be sure that there will be new laws going into effect.  Below are some of California’s latest and greatest laws on the books: Sex: People under 18 years of age who are...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Good Bye Santa and Welcome 2017

Good Bye Santa and Welcome 2017

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:15 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The holidays bring thousands of visitors to our desert and result in people drinking with abandon and meeting members of the Black and White Fraternity called the Riverside Sheriffs. The nervousness that results from this encounter causes drivers to develop...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

NFL MVP Race Heating Up…

NFL MVP Race Heating Up…

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:12 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler The annual discussion about who is the NFL’s MVP is heating up, but this season features a group of players with plenty of imperfections. Through all the imperfections, one must look at the player who has done the most to improve these faults and lead his...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:05 am | No comments

Week of December 29 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Donatello was a renowned Italian sculptor. His favorite piece was "Lo Zuccone," a marble statue of the Biblical prophet Habakkuk. As Donatello carved his work-in-progress, he addressed it....

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Moving on in 2017

Moving on in 2017

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:00 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon You are looking forward to the New Year and have completed the following three steps, right?  1) Spent quiet time creating goals for the 2017. 2) Broke each goal down to bite-sized action steps. 3) Set timelines and milestones for each major goal. All...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017