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Friday, December 14, 2018
with Live Acoustic Show at Palm Canyon Roadhouse on Saturday, December 15 By Jason Hall Local musician and frontman of many legendary desert bands, John Garcia, is set to release a new album with his Band of Gold.  John Garcia & The Band of Gold is Garcia’s follow up to 2017’s The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues.  This marks the first...
By Noe Gutierrez You will not find a negligence of ideas in the music of Thoughts Contained. The lyrics are deliberate and the Hip-Hop is delivered with a sureness that can only be found in the Coachella Valley. All we need is the two MCs, Savier1 and Zeke Martinez, simultaneous rhymes and a guitar. Thoughts Contained will be performing on...
By Tracy Dietlin Photo By Noe Gutierrez Randy Caserta has been playing music in the Coachella Valley for over 20 years both as a solo singer songwriter as well as with the band Barflys. Caserta has a beautiful voice and master guitar skills. It’s not easy to stay relevant that many years as well as being highly respected by his musical...

Derek Jordan Gregg

By Tracy Dietlin Derek Jordan Gregg is a true desert troubadour; a working musician that bears his soul in every song he sings regardless of whether it’s one of his prolific originals or a cover that he delivers impeccably. I first witnessed the brilliance of Derek back in 2012 when I judged him at a Competition at the now defunct...
By Tracy Dietlin This past Saturday, Phil Lacombe of CV Weekly and Mikey Doling (SNOT) of JaxxRock Entertainment put on the first Lo Desert Rock Show at The Viper Room in Hollywood. The show was a success and a good time was had by all. Five bands gave top notch performances. Opening the show was Broken Machine from Santa Barbara (the...
By Matt Claborn Nestled safely within the confines of the Eldorado Polo Club, The Cantina brings forth one of the most inviting, humble, and homey restaurants in the valley. The anticipation is surely to build upon driving in to the polo fields, up to the entrance of The Cantina. First off, you will notice the astounding western views of the Santa...
A new, original work, “Eugene Walter At Large” will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2018 at 2pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center/Camelot Theatre located at 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262. The cost is FREE, tickets are available on the day of the reading on a "first-come, first-served" basis. "Eugene Walter At Large" illuminates one of America's...
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 8 A.M. Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will be performing at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on May 4 and May 5, 2019 for a record 18th and 19th time—the most shows ever performed by an act at the venue. This is part of his all-new 2019...
Blockbuster Theatrical Show Dazzles Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, March 29, 2019. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder,...
By Eleni P. Austin                 The Los Angeles music scene that thrived in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s was as sprawling and disparate as the cosmopolis itself. Punk Rock originated in New York City and exploded in England, but it truly flourished in L.A. From the chaotic nihilism of the Adolescents and the Germs, the Skinny tie Power Pop...

Mojave Made

By Angela Romeo The High Desert is home to many talented and creative individuals. From acrylic painters to Zen writers, the area is an artist’s haven. The artworks of sixteen Mojave Desert based artists, each represented by Joshua Tree Art Gallery, will be exhibited at Santa Monica Art Studio Hangar Galleries. The Opening Reception for Mojave Made is January 5,...
BY JANET McAFEE I huddled in the back of a kennel in the Orange County shelter, suffering with pain from a mass growing on my chest.  Finally, a woman came to adopt me.  Soon a man began visiting our house, but he did not like me or the other dog in the house.  He hit us when he got angry. ...
BY RICK RIOZZA Whenever you need to step back from all of the pressures of gifting here and gifting there, do keep in mind that there's no better gift than a bottle of French Champagne. We know the best gifts are from the heart, so do take a little time to to make a personal connection in considering the type...

Soups On!

By Denise Ortuno With temps chilling out in the Coachella Valley, there’s no better way to warm up than with a hot bowl of soup, to feed your belly and soul. It’s winter time in the CV, where we say a fond farewell to those pesky triple digits, and greet chillier temps with open sweaters. Sure, our winters pale in comparison...

ROYAL RIVALRIES

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: THE FAVOURITE Set in the early 18th century. England is at war with France.  Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are popular fads. A frail Queen Anne (a scene-stealing Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and unpredictable temper. When...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna The holidays are in full swing and there are some “safe smart gifts” for those hard to buy for.  How about a smoke or carbon monoxide detector or a fire extinguisher? Earthquake preparedness or first aid kits?  Flashlights and motion lights also make great gifts. Safety items are great for everyone. It’s important to remember your children...

Artistic License

By Heidi Simmons ----- The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman – Nonfiction ----- The “#MeToo” movement has revealed that a big percentage of women all over the globe have experienced some kind of sexual abuse and/or harassment in their lives.  Since the beginning of time, females have been at a disadvantage and susceptible to male deviant behavior.  In Sara Weinman’s The Real Lolita: The...

RISE OF THE ALGOS

By Haddon Libby Wild swings in the stock markets this year have been largely due to ‘algo’ trading. Never heard of this method of trading?  Algo is short for algorithm.  Algo trading means that the buying or selling of a stock on bond is based on an algorithmic program.  Most algorithmic programs measure market data real-time and make buy or sell...
Season's Greetings! The holidays are clearly upon us... and that means more tourists and traffic. This increase in people results in more Accidents and DUI's. It is hard for an Accident or DUI lawyer (and victim) to find a good doctor (or lawyer), that has the time to treat (represent) the client...let alone answer the phone during this time...

STRANGE BREW NEWS

By Aaron Ramson There’s some interesting beer news happening around the world. Across the pond over in England, Kellogg’s cereal is turning ugly ducklings into beautiful swans by taking rejected corn flakes and turning them into tasty IPA’s. The American company with products manufactured in 18 countries has begun a marketing campaign to show that they’re fighting food waste by turning...
By Elizabeth Scarcella and Aimee Mosco December 21, 2012 marked the end of an era in humanity’s spiritual development. Clearly the world didn’t end on that day, so it stands to reason that this particular ending also represented a new beginning. Humanity has embarked on a whole new adventure! This is a very exciting time to be alive, wouldn’t you...

Make It Happen In 2019!

By: Bronwyn Ison Exercise is at the pinnacle of New Year’s resolutions.  Is obtaining an exercise routine in 2019 a goal you have set for yourself? Statistics show gym memberships soar commencing each New Year.  Yet, as the year passes only 60% of those memberships are acted upon.  Generally gyms offer incentives to entice the highly motivated future client.  Will...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In 1930, some British mystery writers formed a club to provide each other with artistic support and conviviality. They swore an oath to write their stories so that solving crimes happened solely through the wits of their fictional detectives, and not through "Divine Revelation, Feminine Intuition, Mumbo Jumbo, Jiggery-Pokery, or Act...
By Sunny Simon      This week I received an email from a client with the following query: “I was wondering if you have any pointers for my son, Gabriel. He just graduated high school and wants to work but has no experience. He is looking for positions online but the sites require a resume. I'm wondering how to advise him...
By Michelle Ann Rizzio Why does cannabis work synergistically with our human body? The endocannabinoid system within our bodies regulates endocannabinoids within our entire body. The system exists within our endocrine system which regulates hormonal release that influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. It influences and controls our mood, growth, development, the way our organs work,...
By Tricia Witkower There is so much homegrown musical talent in the Coachella Valley and there are so many unique venues to listen to it. This Saturday, December 8, you can see that talent at its genesis as the musically gifted kids from the Academy of Musical Performance take the stage at Big Rock Pub for their Fall Showcase. This...
By Esther Sanchez Last Sunday, Dec 1st, musicians and fans packed The Hood Bar and Pizza to experience the first, nail-biting round of competition leading up to the finals on May 4, 2019, where the winners will receive $2,000 cash, 4 hours studio time by Melrose Music, a photo shoot, and other prizes that will be announced soon.  No one in...
By Noe Gutierrez This coming Saturday marks the debut of Chris Williams as the new Se7en4 guitarist. Nico Flores, vocals, Steven Hall, drums, and Trevino Martin, bass, of Se7en4 will be performing, along with Williams, at the first ‘Lo Desert Rock Show’ on December 8th at 9 p.m. at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. This event is brought to...
By Noe Gutierrez LA Weekly’s 2018 ‘Best Outlaw Country Artist’ Gethen Jenkins will be performing his solo acoustic show with support from the desert’s own Rick Shelley at the award-winning La Quinta Brewing Co. at 77917 Wildcat Drive in Palm Desert, California on Friday, December 7th from 7-9 p.m. Admission is FREE and KID FRIENDLY! CRAFT TACOS LIBRE will be...
By Noe Gutierrez Since 2014 Coachella Valley resident and Americana singer-songwriter Rick Shelley has persevered through the sometimes merciless music business with pride and joy. His 2015 debut EP 1909 Miles and 2017’s full-length Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire, both produced by Chris Unck (Pink, Butch Walker, Black Roses) at High Lonesome recording studio in Joshua Tree, are a collection...
By Denise Ortuno With big drinks, great food and a, “Everybody knows my name” kind of vibe, you’re sure to have a good time at Cactus Jacks in Palm Desert. I remember entering the building where Cactus Jacks sits now, many moons ago when it was Smokey’s. It had twinkle lights and felt like the kind of place I would want...
By Dee Jae Cox This weekend, with hair teased to gravity-defying heights and sold-out houses, Palm Canyon Theatre opened the musical “Hairspray,” with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.  Inspired by John Waters 1988 film of the same name, “Hairspray” first opened on Broadway in 2002 and...
By Amanda Dorta Music is a universally spoken language. It does not matter what culture, background, age or gender – all humans respond to music both mentally and physically. Whether it’s the lyrics that touch us, the instruments or the physiological response that moves us, everyone enjoys music. It is generally believed that music has been used to help human beings...
FEATURING THE GOSPEL & CHRISTMAS MUSIC OF ELVIS, PERFORMED BY PETER ALDEN BY LOLA ROSSI At the recommendation of Laura and Michael Ochoa, curators of the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, come join Pastor Kenneth Mills of the First Southern Baptist Church of Palm Springs, 1111 East Vista Chino, as they present “Elvis Is In The Building” featuring Peter Alden on Saturday, December...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Rosanne Cash officially launched her music career 40 years ago, it only took a few years to successfully step out of her father’s shadow and carve her own path. Her dad, in case you don’t know, was the legendary Man In Black, Johnny Cash. She is his eldest child, born to Johnny and his first...
By Angela Romeo Art is never static – it is forever changing. It reaches to the past and is inspired by the art that preceded it. It looks to the future fascinated by the possibilities of the ever-changing technologies. But at its core, art is creativity. Elaine Sigwald is creativity. Elaine’s art is a melding of the old and the new....
BY JANET McAFEE This trio of senior dogs were relinquished to our county shelter by relatives when their humans died.  Sadly, this is a frequent occurrence when folks have no “plan” for their animals.  At ages 12, 15, and 17 years of age, these dogs had little chance of being adopted.  Many potential adopters want a puppy or a young...
BY RICK RIOZZA Crazy stuff or not—who can really keep up with all the news of the world this past year? We wine enthusiasts can barely sift through the specific info about our favorite beverage. The California Beverage Retailers Association Beverage Bulletin has just been published, so I thought I’d summarize some of the vino highlights of the past year for...
By Aaron Ramson Fact: when I was eight years old, my favorite movie in the world was “Highlander”. Sure, sure; there were a lot of weird inconsistencies with that movie, most notably the accents. Why was Sean Connery, an actual Scotsman, playing a Spaniard without a Spanish accent?  And why was Christopher Lambert (born in America but raised in France)...

KIPLING’S FEVER DREAM

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE As a long-time fan of Rudyard Joseph Kipling’s stories, including The Jungle Book, I have been fascinated by the many movie adaptations – from animation to live action. Disney’s two adaptations (1967, 2016) are what most people first think of when considering the feral child Mowgli on film. The latest version, from acclaimed...
By Heidi Simmons ----- Warmer – Stories ----- The consensus scientific opinion on climate change continues to show that our planet is becoming less inhabitable and more dangerous for human beings.  If the rapid decline of polar bears, as well as that of a myriad of other creatures, which sustain earth’s biodiversity isn’t enough evidence to make people care or believe, 13 government...

Indoor Christmas Safety

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Now that the outdoor decorations are in place, let’s look at a few indoor safety facts and tips. It’s important to know these Winter holiday fires by the numbers: Between 2012-2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 170 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 4 deaths,...
By Haddon Libby The Twelve Days of Christmas is an 18th century folk song with French and English origins that references to the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th and the arrival of the three wise men twelve days later.   Historians believe that this song is a seasonal drinking song due to the repetitive nature of the verses and references...

BUT I ONLY HAD 2 BEERS

It's December and we're anticipating a large spike in holiday DUI and Car Accidents. I bet that 70% of the new DUI's will have told the police "But Officer, I Only Had 2 Beers". This is easily the most common thing that a motor cop hears. Fortunately most of my clients tell me the truth or close to the...

Goodbye Raiders

By Flint Wheeler Mercifully the Raiders laid to rest their 2018 NFL campaign as the first to officially be eliminated from Playoff Contention. First let's take a look at all that went right this season. #1 - There’s a real case to be made that head coach–de facto GM–Oakland Overlord Jon Gruden’s strategy for blowing up the Raiders makes sense. Dealing...
The Holidays are upon us! Diet and exercise this time of year tend to go out the window and a lot of sugary sweets are everywhere. Prediabetes Prediabetes is not actually diabetes, it is the condition where your blood sugar level is high than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetic. Unless someone with prediabetes makes some lifestyle changes,...
Rated one of the top ten zoos in the United States By Lynne Tucker The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States. They are in the Sonoran Desert of the Coachella Valley and Santa Rosa Mountains foothills near Palm Springs, California. They were established in 1970 by...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. We celebrate giving during this week of Hanukkah. Let us think of ways to honor our loved ones with a gift of the sacred plant: medical cannabis. Cannabis is still federally prohibited even though it is legal both medically and recreationally in CA. The cost can be prohibitive to seniors on fixed incomes. Helping mom or dad...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): When I write a horoscope for you, I focus on one or two questions because I don't have room to cover every single aspect of your life. The theme I've chosen this time may seem a bit impractical, but if you take it to heart, I guarantee you it will have...
By Sunny Simon      It was totally unexpected, but came at a time when I needed it most. The entire week was fraught with speed bumps, and also a time of sorrow for my family. As I trudged to the mailbox expecting nothing but bills and catalogues loudly screaming holiday gift ideas, I found a small pink envelope. While observing...

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