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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Swing dancing. Live music. Craft beer. Interactive art. Food trucks. Contests. Cocktails. Classic cars. These are a few of the things that make Palm Desert’s only swing dance/craft beer themed event so diverse, unique, and fun. Every year from November through May, the City of Palm Desert offers a variety of fun – and FREE – events. One event...
By Noe Gutierrez The seed was planted in 2003 when a group of friends sat around playing songs at parties and BBQs. It grew from backyards, to barrooms, to theaters, to Stagecoach Festival 2009. After their momentous Stagecoach performance, Sacred Cowboys took a several year hiatus. The combination of individual careers and schedules proved too daunting to overcome at the...
By Noe Gutierrez Starlight Cleaning Co. will be purifying your ears on Thursday, February 28th at Pappy and Harriet’s opening for Pearl and The Canyon Revelry Band and Sacred Cowboys. Starlight Cleaning Co. is Rachel Dean on lead vocals, Tim Gray on lead vocals and guitar, Dan Sandvick on bass and Sal Romano on drums. For the Pappy’s show, Rachel...
By Noe Gutierrez At 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019, you might want to step out of ‘Chillville’ and head to center stage at the KIND Music Festival where you’ll have more room to shake your ass to the sounds of YONEE, a multi-cultural pop-singer born in Orlando who is ready to build on his two current hits, “Make...
RECENTLY VOTED BEST BAND PERFORMANCE OF 2018 AT WEMBLEY LONDON TO PERFORM AT FANTASY SPRINGS IN MAY, 2019 Aerosmith guitarist Perry vows that this group is going to blow people away. ”There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear," Depp warns audience members. Adds Cooper: "Then we'll know we've done our job,"...
By Denise Ortuno Enjoy a fun and festive time at Pueblo Viejo Grill’s excellent Happy Hour, with generous food and drink discounts! I always had a good time at Pueblo Viejo Grill’s Palm Desert location off of Cook Street. It was super convenient for me as I used to live just down the way from the tasty spot, almost in walking...
By Dee Jae  We seldom stop to appreciate the varied histories of American theatre, believing it to be one history, writing primarily by white men for white America.  African American theatre, though rich in history, tradition, mythology, music, song and dance, was originally reduced to the traveling minstrel shows of the 19th century, written by white male minstrels (Traveling musicians,)...
March 22 – 31 at the Annenberg Theater. Performances at 7:30 or 2 PM depending on the day.  A Q&A session with cast members will follow the Thursday matinee. Tickets are $45 – $55 for matinees and $50 – $60 for evening performances. Coyote StageWorks’ Tenth Anniversary season will conclude with a production of “Greater Tuna” by Jaston Williams, Joe...

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY

MUSIC SUPERSTAR MAKES MUCH ANTICPATED RETURN TO THE SHOW AT AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA ON MAY 18, 2019. TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, AT 10 A.M. One of the most beloved and respected artists in American music, superstar Willie Nelson makes a welcome return to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, May 18, 2019,...
By Patte Purcell It has been my pleasure to write about one of my favorite topics, Jazz, for the last 5 years for CV Weekly.  I am also been grateful to Tracy and Phil for their unwavering support of my Jazz events by being my sponsor. Karl and I are getting ready to move to Florida where we will be...
By Eleni P. Austin                 One of the continued delights that come with being a music lover is getting turned on to new music. It’s particularly sweet when the artist you discover has been around awhile, amassing an impressive body of work. For many, that was the case last year, when Luther Russell released a career overview entitled Selective Memories:...
By Angela Romeo Under the stewardship of it new Arts Events Coordinator, Terry Hastings, UCR-Palm Desert will be bringing several new exhibitions to the valley. The current exhibition is The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley. This show runs February 19 thru April 12.  Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century...
By Janet McAfee Last week we celebrated Valentine’s Day, happy for the love in our lives including that provided by 4-legged companions.  Boxes of chocolate, now half empty, sit on kitchen counters and coffee tables.  In the excitement of celebration, folks may not realize that all types of candy may be lethal for their hovering dogs and cats. Cats and dogs...

A Malbec Moment in Time

By Rick Riozza As your friendly neighborhood wine steward in Palm Springs, I’ve noticed that the recent rain and cold weather has brought a more than moderate amount of Malbec shoppers. Of course it’s a no-brainer: what wine comes to mind when one wishes to be warm and cozy surrounded in draped velvet? Malbec wine fits the bill as it is...

COOKING WITH BEER

By Aaron Ramson Between 1830-1860, a powerful wave of German immigrants fled their homeland and moved to the United States, bringing their culture, food, and drink with them. Settling the Midwest states like Minnesota, Michigan, and particularly Wisconsin, the cuisine that German immigrants enjoyed became regional staples over time, particularly bratwurst. A combination of the German words “brat”, which means...
By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Sometimes, FX heavy futuristic sci-fi action adventures are worth seeing just for the eye-popping CGI if not for the story itself.  Moviegoers love being whisked away to another world so unlike the one with which we so blithely claim familiarity. But as in real life, the bigger questions of who we are and why...

Wild Beasts

By Heidi Simmons ----- West by Cary Davies – Fiction ----- The American frontier continues to captivate the imagination of readers and adventure seekers. There is something still alluring and romantic about its natural beauty, imposing terrain, and indigenous peoples.  In Carys Davies’ West (Scribner, 153 pages), one man sets out to search the wild west for wild beasts. The story takes place after Captain...

After The Rain Checklist

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna The recent and future forecasted storms have dumped several inches of rain that can invade your home. No matter how well protected your home is, you can have water damage! Start at the top with your ceilings then the walls in your home. They are likely places and indicators of rain water damage. Stains or discoloring...

A CATCH 22

By Haddon Libby With the passing of Cathedral City’s longest serving council person and mayor, Greg Pettis, Mayor Pro-tem Mark Carnevale stepped in to complete Pettis’ 2019 term.  One of the first things that he, now Mayor Pro-tem John Aguilar and newly elected council members of Raymond Gregory and Ernesto Gutierrez must decide is how to fill Greg Pettis’ council...

2019 SCAMS

We often read about the generous things people do for complete strangers. But the opposite is also true. This is the time of the year when crooks come out of the woodwork in the CV. Merchants are most at risk. With crowds during our winter season it is easier to steal and not be noticed. Booster Box/Bag: A larger hollow...
By Flint Wheeler With less than a third of the 2018-2019 NBA regular season left to play, we check out the futures odds for NBA MVP and look at the case betting for and against the front-runner James Harden. In Mid-December the race for the MVP trophy seemed like it had several serious contenders including Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and Kawhi...
By Craig Michaels Much like the residents who live here, the Coachella valley is very diverse in its blend of architecture. As you drive around the neighborhoods, you’ll find Spanish and Mid-century mixed in with new contemporary and California ranch style homes. Every February, the desert comes alive with home aficionados who are equally diverse in their appreciation for all...
By Elizabeth Scarcella and Aimee Mosco It seems a stretch to think that spirituality or spiritual development is connected in any way to technology. The truth is, the two are more intertwined than you might think. You have heard Elizabeth and I talk about the “new unity paradigm” that (we) collective humanity is moving into, right? You have probably also read...

REACH FOR THE STARS

By Bronwyn Ison How many times have you desired for something but were too intimidated? Stepping outside our comfort zones translates change. Change means potential disruption to our comfortable flow of life. However, if you’re like me, I welcome new experiences. I love to change it up because I thrive on learning what life has to offer. We all have desires...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2019  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In December 1915, the California city of San Diego was suffering from a draught. City officials hired a professional "moisture accelerator" named Charles Hatfield, who promised to make it rain. Soon Hatfield was shooting explosions of a secret blend of chemicals into the sky from the top of a tower. The...
By Sunny Simon      Recently a friend complimented me on the name of my business, “Raise the Bar High,” and asked how I selected it. Good question. I explained I am a country western fan. One day I heard a song by Sugarland with the lyric “tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high” and I thought that’s...

TERPENES

BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO Terpenes are aromatic metabolites which are in all plants. Their function is to defend the plant and to attract pollinators. Terpenes are a part of the cannabis plants’ survival instinct. In cannabis, terpenes live in the trichomes, or “crystals”, of the cannabis bud. The trichomes are small hairs that live on the flower (bud) and leaves...
By Crystal Harrell The ever-popular Desert Woman’s Show, with a new date and location is set for Saturday, February 16th at the Renaissance (Esmeralda) Indian Wells Resort.   Expecting over 2,000 attendees this event offers participants, both male and female, an opportunity to connect with a diverse group of local health and wellness professionals sharing their expertise on hot topics such...
By Tricia Witkower With Valentine’s Day this week, who better to talk to than the man with the famous baritone responsible for some of the greatest love songs to come out of America in the past five decades. I got the chance to talk with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers ahead of their show at Fantasy Springs this Friday,...
By Noe Gutierrez Get used to the blended terms Starcrawler. If you don’t already know, they’re a blossoming and bludgeoning rock band from Los Angeles. Their self-titled Ryan Adams-produced full album was released in 2018. Henri Cash (guitar), Austin Smith (drums), Arrow de Wilde (vocals) and Tim Franco (bass) have a sound that reminds me of Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath and...
By Noe Gutierrez The name “The CMFs” may be more agreeable to some ears than The Classy Mother Fu?kers but the sound they generate and demeanor they represent is unaffected. The CMFs will be performing on Friday 2/15 at The Hood, Saturday 3/2 at Record Alley and Saturday 3/30 at SoCal Psycheout. Coachella Valley Weekly sat down with The CMFs...
By Esther Sanchez Last Sunday night, music fans gathered at The Hood Bar and Pizza for yet another nail-biting round of competition where some of the desert’s most exciting and dynamic rock and metal bands went head to head, battling it out for one of 5 coveted spots in the Finals, which will be held at The Hood on Saturday,...
Performing at Pappy & Harriet’s February 21, Tickets on Sale Now. By Lisa Morgan When Christine Marie Ness, wife of Social Distortion’s front man, Mike Ness, heard singer/songwriter Jade Jackson perform a rough set in San Louis Obispo, California, she messaged her husband immediately.  A week later, Mike Ness called Jackson and asked if she wanted to make a record.  Jackson...
By Crystal Harrell When first setting foot inside Fortun’s Kitchen and Bar right next to Old Town La Quinta, I was greeted by the tasteful yet inviting atmosphere of the restaurant’s interior dining room. Equipped with a retractable roof for some pre-dinner stargazing, outdoor seating options, and a spacious bar with a frost railing, Fortun’s appears to be a feast...
By Dee Jae Cox There are few legendary artists who successfully survive the brutal and fickeled hands of time, but the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein have survived and thrived decades after the artists deaths.  These two men were the innovators of the musicals that claimed Broadway stages, films and popular music for the first half of the twentieth century. ...
By Eleni P. Austin                 “Is she really going out with him? Is she really going to take him home tonight/Is she really going out with him, ‘cause if my eyes don’t deceive me, there’s something going wrong around here.”                 Forty years ago, that song announced the arrival of Joe Jackson with a measure of snarl, sincerity and incredulity. Punk...

Down The Wormhole

By Angela Romeo Desert X has arrived and with it a renewed interest in what is “Art.” Art is always open to interpretation and a visceral reaction is expected. The next question is does the work evoke something more? Does it evoke more than a selfie? Does it evoke a dialogue? Observing the installation Wormhole, one witnesses all of the above...
By Janet McAfee Valentine’s Day is all about love, and that includes the love we share with our 4-legged family members.  One amazing Coachella Valley couple, David and Leigh Kirk, are bonded by their love of feline creatures and their commitment to saving them.   The couple met by chance and fell in love while both working in Washington D.C.  David was...

DELUXE BEBOP DO POP!

By Rick Riozza There’s nothing more exiting on the vino horizon than seeing the multitudes of millennials soaking in the wine.  At last week’s Rancho Mirage Wine & Food fest, we saw the younger set take charge.  Tats, frats and pussy cats—we loved it all!  We baby boomers are thrilled to be handing over the bottle and baton to the...

BEER VS MALT LIQUOR

By Aaron Ramson Olde English 800 may be one of the most popular malt liquors on the market, but what exactly is a malt liquor, and how does it differ from beer? While the craft beer industry is rife with as many niches and sub-genres as indie music does, the malt liquor market seems to exist without the need for...

PROBLEM CHILD

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: THE PRODIGY Sarah and John Blume are thrilled when their young son Miles starts to show signs of rapid development and extreme intelligence.  But their family bliss soon turns into a living nightmare when Miles' behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent by his eighth birthday.  Sarah (Taylor Schilling) seeks help from two experts, and is horrified to...
By Heidi Simmons ----- Those Who Knew by Idra Novey – Fiction ----- Poverty breeds corruption.  It seems the poorest countries suffer from tyrants who prefer to exploit their people rather than help them.  In Idra Novey’s Those Who Knew (Viking, 248 pages), a small, unnamed island nation attempts to right wrongs that occurred a decade earlier. The story begins with Lena who is on...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Why is CPR Important? Why is knowing how to give Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) important?  “CPR is important because it provides those who have stopped breathing, for whatever reason, a ‘bridge’ from the moment of their death, to the moment professional responders arrive, during which the rescuer maintains the circulation of oxygen rich blood to...

LET THEM EAT Pi(e)

By Haddon Libby Is it me or does it seem like 2019 has had more long weekends or celebrations than usual? First was New Year’s and the Palm Springs Film Festival.  Next came Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the two weekends of championship football, whatever had most school-aged children out of school for a long weekend last week followed by Valentine’s...
They say "Forewarned is Forearmed!!!!" and "People Don't Plan to Fail, They Fail to Plan." So Plan Ahead and learn these current phone scams calls. Ever since phones were invented there have been crooks trying to call and steal our money. What is new is the sheer volume of unsolicited calls, many Robo. There were over 29 billion in 2016...
The interactive art display is a collaboration between the Mary Pickford Theatre and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and will be installed February 15–16. Mary Pickford is D’Place and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission have partnered together to bring a large, interactive public art display from international street artist Kelsey Montague to the Cathedral City Downtown Arts and...
BY LYNNE TUCKER Hailed as one of North America's most scenic and breathtaking rail journeys, the Verde Canyon Railroad is a four-hour rail excursion through the scenic Verde Canyon near Sedona. Pulled by vintage locomotives, sightseers will marvel at the stunning canyon walls, the Indian ruins, the Verde River and the majestic wildlife all seen through the slow-moving train that...
Starring award-winning actor Tom Dugan By Chris Clemens Theatrical producer, Jay Kholos, brings the critically acclaimed one-man play Wiesenthal to the Riverside Theater stage at the UCR Palm Desert Campus on Saturday March 9, at 7:30 p.m.  The internationally acclaimed actor and playwright Tom Dugan portrays Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, during its Off Broadway engagement. Wiesenthal is the famed concentration camp...
Cristopher Cichocki - DESERT SEA, is a transitional installation environment that will be on view within Downtown Cathedral City, Coachella Valley, California with a scheduled public viewing from Friday, February 15, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019. An opening reception for Desert Sea will launch on Friday, February 15, from 8pm to 10pm featuring a live audiovisual performance that will...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Not long ago mothers were told their children’s use of illicit drugs were a death warrant, “marijuana will fry your brain.” Every government edict federal or state started the illicit war on drugs and kept legitimate natural plants from being used for medicinal purposes. The political lies were so pervasive is it any wonder today the...

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