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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Big band music and dancing in the street await at Swing ‘N Hops Street Party, a free festival held on El Paseo on Saturday, February 8 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Now in its fifth year, Swing ‘N Hops offers folks the chance to travel back to a time when swing was king, rock music rolled, and everybody got...
By Craig Michaels Who doesn’t like wearing tropical attire while sipping umbrella drinks? There will be plenty of both at Club Cabana fundraiser for the Girlfriend Factor non-profit organization this Saturday night at Toscana Country Club.   The local organization founded by Joan Busick has put on this annual fundraiser since 2009. The proceeds will help provide renewable educational grants to...
By Heidi Simmons The Coachella Valley is known globally for its colorful and popular festivals.  But it is not just the movie and music fests that have brought prominence and notoriety to the region. The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival may not draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and millions of dollars in tourist revenue to the community, but it draws the...
Join us for a brand new big top adventure in Palm Desert at Westfield Palm Desert, February 13th through 23rd! A super, smash-hit circus extravaganza guaranteed to captivate and astound children of all ages! Circus Vargas is proud to present their amazing new 2020 production “Mr. V’s Big Top Dream!” A mustsee, show-stopping spectacular certain to spark the imagination and...
By Rich Henrich On Sunday morning, January 26, 2020, news came by text and notifications that Kobe Bean Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, along with John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli (who played on the same team as Gianna), Christina Mauser, Sarah and Payton (also played on the team) Chester, and his pilot, Ara Zobayan all died in a helicopter crash in...
By Crystal Harrell Local professional mogul Gina Carey holds many titles to her name—recording artist, songwriter, music producer, filmmaker, and CEO of Gina Carey Films and Gico Music, just to name a few. Now Carey has created another company to expand on her creative empire here in the Coachella Valley in the form of GNA Universal Media, another business venture...
By Denise Ortuno Stunning views, fabulous food and satisfaction orientated service, await you for the ultimate in “eatertainment” at JAX Bar & Dining in Cathedral City’s, Cathedral Canyon Country Club. As I stepped out onto the patio at JAX Bar & Dining, which is open to the public, inside the Cathedral Canyon Club (known here after as CCC), I was struck...
Will be held on January 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2020 Now in its 34th year, The Southwest Arts Festival® will once again be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.  Empire Polo Club is an international destination renowned for its natural beauty, featuring natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve...
On Saturday, January 25 By Tricia Witkower When 98º joined the boy band craze and burst onto the scene in the late 90s, it was to the delight of seemingly every girl in America. Their re-emergence, after a decade-long hiatus, is welcomed by their plethora of fans who always hoped they’d be back. You can see them this Saturday at 8...

PESCAFEST 2020

By Noe Gutierrez A new music festival that supports burgeoning Rock and Roll borne out of the Coachella Valley will be debuting Saturday, January 25, 2019 at the Date Shed in Indio, California. The inaugural PESCAFEST features its namesake Pescaterritory, motley metallers Instigator and Israel’s Arcade. The show is the brainchild of Pescaterritory members Jason Zembo (guitar), Aiden Schaeffer (vocals), Nick Willman...
Friday, January 24 | 7PM in LIT at Fantasy Springs Casino By Noe Gutierrez Teen prodigy. Guitar virtuoso. Ragged troubadour. Madcap raconteur. In an eclectic career spanning six decades, Terry Reid has earned a unique place in Rock ’n’ Roll history. Now the British Blues-Rock legend is performing a special, intimate show with Phil Jones on drums (former drummer for Tom Petty),...

Sheléa

By Noe Gutierrez After working with and wowing a who’s who of music icons including Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Sergio Mendes, Narada Michael Walden, Rickey Minor, and Dave Koz, Sheléa has earned international recognition and appeal. Known for his eye for spotting new talent, music legend Quincy Jones has called Sheléa one of the greatest artists of her...
By Denise Ortuno-Neil Flor de Jalisco in Palm Desert, offers up excellent, flavorful homemade Mexican favorites at affordable prices, served up with genuine courteous service. Eduardo Brambilia has always enjoyed the restaurant business. Actually it’s probably a little more than enjoyable to him, “I love this job, it’s different every day, never routine,” exclaims Brambilia. You can see it in the...
By Crystal Harrell Art can be expressed through different aspects of our lives, whether it be the words we speak, the music we listen to, and even the way we dress. Wardrobe stylist and fashion designer Ilze Volkweis (LZ) has ignited her passion for creative clothing projects throughout the decades—honing her designing skills as a young girl with a dream...
SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER GLADYS KNIGHT RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON FRIDAY, MAY 22nd Gladys Knight is one of the most enduring artists of the past half-century, having racked up No. 1 hits on the pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary charts. Now the seven-time Grammy Award-winner — best known for the classics “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “I Heard...
By Eleni P. Austin “I hope I die before I get old”                 When Pete Townshend wrote those lyrics in 1965, he probably never expected to still be defending them 55 years later. Rock musicians lived by the same ethos espoused by Nick Romano in the 1949 film, “Knock On Any Door:” “Live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse.”...
By Angela Romeo "Most Dr. Seuss admirers and art collectors don't realize that Theodor ‘Ted’ Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, was a classically trained fine artist who left behind an incredible collection of fine art, none of which was released or sold during his lifetime. After his death, his widow Audrey Geisel allowed its publication in limited editions with Ted's...
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER D Gallery is a high end fine art gallery located in the exclusive, world-class art and fashion destination in El Paseo Palm Desert, California—a mile-long, luxury shopping avenue, hailed as the desert equivalent of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.   Featuring over 25 international artists at any given time in a sweeping 4,000-square foot showroom, with a...
By Janet McAfee I recently noticed a beautiful Bluenose pit bull dog tied up to a post outside Trader Joe’s in Palm Desert.  Assuming the owner was inside, I waited by the animal for someone to return.  The young man was polite when I told him about the danger of pet theft, and we discussed how this particular breed would...

The Joys of Sekts

By Rick Riozza Sparkling wines will continue to flourish in the coming decade; and, have we not simply enjoyed a lot of bubbly celebrating the end of the past decade. Everyone has their favorite sparkler and can name Champagne from France, Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, and sparkling wines from California.  But no one seems to be making any reference...
By Aaron Ramson When I was a little boy, I wanted to grow up to be a chef. I’d watch these PBS cooking shows (while waiting for Sesame Street to come on no doubt) like “Cookin’ Cajun” with Justin Wilson, and “Always Cooking!” with Paul Prudhomme, and be fascinated by the way people could cook such flavorful looking food. I’d...

DOLITTLE V.4+

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: DOLITTLE Talking animals have been a part of our collective story legacy for thousands of years going back to that wily serpent who beguiled Eve in the Garden of Eden.  At least four iterations of Hugh Lofting’s classic children’s tale have found their way to the big and small screen since 1967’s bomb starring Rex Harrison (it...
By Heidi Simmons It is not only a new year it is a new decade.  Even as January quickly draws to a close, and New Year resolutions fade, there is always time to reset, recharge and rethink your life and lifestyle.  Books not only entertain and inform, they can help enlighten and transform our lives. Here are ten self-help books to...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna “It’s been pretty chilly lately and nothing beats a nice fire in the fireplace during winter months. Though fires may keep us warm, there are hazards that need to be addressed,” says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. “The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to practice the following fire safety steps to keep those home fires safely...

IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE?

By Haddon Libby As stock market indexes reach historic highs, a reasonable investor might wonder if we have reached a point of irrational exuberance.  Irrational exuberance is the point where people invest in things where they cannot reasonably justify the price that they are paying.  The phrase was coined by once-upon-a-time Federal Reserve Board chairman, Alan Greenspan, when discussing the...
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE OR BE IMPAIRED WITH MARIJUANA...DUI's include impairment by Alcohol or a Prescriptive or non-prescriptive substance. "DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT AND GET A DUI OR ACCIDENT. CALL A TAXI, LYFT OR UBER. THEY ARE A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME". SO DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER. 3 Types of Medical Marijuana: INDICAS: Used mostly...
CV WEEKLY CALENDAR – JAN 23 – 29, 2020 CASINOS   Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Tony Bennet - The “I left my heart” Tour Fri Jan. 24th 8pm Tickets: 109, $89, $69, $49 800-827-2946 – fantasyspringsresort.com Fantasy Springs Resort Casino An Evening with 98* Tour Sat Jan. 25th 8pm Tickets: $39, $49, $69 In a career spanning two decades and multiple generations of fans, 98° has scored six Top-20 singles and...
By Bronwyn Ison Eating a Mediterranean style diet may help improve your overall health long term. I’ve always been an advocate of this diet. Plus, I love all the yummy and healthy options I have. You may want to consider a Mediterranean diet leading up to the holidays. Here’s what you can enjoy! Olive Oil tops the list of fats you can...
By Aimee Mosco Your body is a message delivery center. It receives communications from your soul and then lets you know that you have mail. The alert comes in the form of a sensation or event in your body. The message markers can be subtle, or they can be intense, depending on the urgency or weight of the communication. Your physical...
BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK Are you new to Keto and need some encouragement?  Congratulations for making the decision to choose the Keto lifestyle.  Going Keto, particularly if you’re not coming from a low-carb, or Paleo lifestyle, could have some challenges in the beginning since it’s a big change in the foods you eat and your mindset about food.  It’s an easy diet...

Care To Wager?

By Flint Wheeler The Super Bowl is that rare occurrence where everyone – gambler or not – knows the pointspread. Big Game betting has massive mainstream appeal, as stories flood the news wires about the Super Bowl odds and who bookies think will win it all – or at least cover the spread. But in that fleeting moment of understanding also...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2020  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) declared that English writer Lord Byron (1788–1824) was the greatest genius of the 19th century. Here's an interesting coincidence: Byron regarded Goethe as the greatest genius of the 19th century. I bring this to your attention, Aries, in the hope that it will inspire...
BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO Today we are going to explore a mystical rare cannabinoid called CBG. Cannabigerol is a cannabinoid that is presented in very low levels, usually less than 1%, in strains. Although considered a minor cannabinoid, it is a precursor to three main cannabinoid lines: THCA, CBDA, and CBCA. When exposed to ultraviolet light or heat CBGA becomes...

The Next Best Thing III

SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2020 FRIDAY NIGHT TRIBUTE CONCERT SERIES - Tickets On Sale at the Casino Box Office and Spotlight29.com Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present The Next Best Thing III, a tribute concert series held every Friday starting in January and running through March. All performances start at 8 p.m. in the Spotlight Showroom, which offers...
By Heidi Simmons Actor Udo Kier radiates light and energy.  With his electric blue-eyes, cropped white hair, wirey frame and intense gaze, Kier is a force of nature that sparkles and shines.   Whether Kier plays a good guy or bad, his screen presence is captivating.  Like stealing fire from the gods, Kier is a magician, his aura magnificent and glorious...

OZOMATLI

Celebrating 25 Years of Music Friday, January 17, 2020 at Date Shed w/ Los Stellarians & Ocho Ojos By Noe Gutierrez Performing their own blend of Latin, Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae and everything in between since 1995, Ozomatli’s innovative and creative approach to music has provided them a journey of 25 years. Originating from Los Angeles, the band represents the city’s eclectic...
By Noe Gutierrez i•ni•ty /ˈīˌnədē/ noun The state of being united or joined as a whole. In Iyaric, Inity replaces “unity,” demonstrating a general pattern of replacing “you” and similar sounds with “I.” To know Christy Jeziorski is to love her. With a Master’s degree in International Studies and a focus on human rights and economic development, the Palm Springs native has...

KEISHA D

Beloved Singer and Local Humanitarian to be Honored on World Famous Walk of the Stars Palm Springs on Friday, January 17th  Keisha D, popular and glamorous Coachella Valley singer, humanitarian, and LGBTQ ally will be honored with the 438th star on the City’s world-famous Walk  of  the Stars Palm Springs on Friday, January 17th, 2020. The Star Dedication, organized by the...
By Crystal Harrell / Photos by Kurt Schawacker On January 10, the City of Rancho Mirage hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for local restaurant favorite Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine to officially launch the new Sunday brunch hours. In attendance were members of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Iris Smotrich, and Director of the 28th Senate District Glenn Miller. “It says...
By Rich Henrich You survived the Holidays! Congratulations...but did you survive the office pool? Maybe you were left out of those water cooler conversations and high-fives because you didn’t know what they were talking about. Perhaps, you told yourself at a party where the focus was on Bowl Games- College Football Bowl Games or on NFL Playoffs (I’m still crying...
By Dee Jae Cox / Photos: David A. Lee. Powerful. Provocative. Profound. There are few things more exciting for an audience member than to walk out of a show and feel as if they have witnessed something immensely personal and significant. A show whose incredible impact continues to linger long after the curtain has come down.  Such is the case...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Have you ever bought an album just because it has a cool cover? A good cover can sometimes wield seductive powers, if it’s eye-catching or provocative. The imagery pulls you in, and hopefully, the music it contains is equally compelling.                 The minute I saw Marshall Crenshaw’s debut, I knew that I needed to own it....
Rancho Mirage, CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Their Mission The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a valuable community resource for children and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs. Their Values: Learning They value being a place...
By Janet McAfee The world watches the devastating news as the bush fires continue to rage throughout Australia destroying 28 million acres so far, an area the size of the state of Louisiana.  We mourn the loss of the 25 people killed thus far, and despair as we learn over 2,000 homes have been destroyed.  As animal lovers, we are...

Wine Games 2020

By Rick Riozza This column has from its inception focused on the interests and concerns of anyone who desires to choose wine intelligently, to use it gracefully, and to simply enjoy and have fun with the product we’ve chosen for quaffing and for meals.  And we have coined it—playing the game of wine. You readers have been in on this game...
By Aaron Ramson Seems odd to think of cooking as a hobby, but we live in a society of convenience, where Door Dash and Uber Eats exist so that we don’t even have to drag our dehydrated, hungover, flu-afflicted, Netflix binging asses to the nearest Taco Bell to forage for sustenance. In a world where many people just don’t’ want...

DOWN IN THE DEEP DARK

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: UNDERWATER Watching William Eubank’s nifty little underwater monster movie, I was reminded of the delicious terror of fearing the creature that I knew lived in the dark space under my bed when I was a kid. Eubank’s film is built around the threat by mysterious creatures that terrorize a research crew stationed seven miles below the ocean’s...

FUCK PATRIARCHY!

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy – Nonfiction ----- Patriarchy is a social system in which men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority (religion), social privilege and control of property.  The world is patriarchal, and women suffer every day as men dictate and construct reality.  In The Seven Necessary...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna During a hazardous materials incident, as firefighters and first responders we isolate the area and deny entry to keep it contained. Like a brush fire and blowing embers, germs spread like wildfire. The same goes if you have the flu. Both are toxic and pose an unreasonable risk to our health, safety and environment! Isolate...
By Haddon Libby                                 It may seem hard to believe but Democrats and Republicans passed bi-partisan reforms related to retirement accounts.  Called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement ACT, the SECURE Act was passed and signed into law on December 20th.  For the most part,...

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