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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Tricia Witkower Season is back in full swing in the Coachella Valley, the winter residents have returned, and there’s no lack of activities to keep you busy during the day in this beautiful desert. Once the sun goes down, there’s much to choose from as well. With a lively music scene and so much delicious cuisine, nightlife in the...
The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce will host their 2nd annual Block Party event on Tuesday, October 23 from 5-8 p.m. The Chamber’s parking lot will be transformed into an exciting special event venue with a live radio broadcast, DJ, and huge prize giveaways including a cruise. Attendees will be treated to scrumptious food prepared by 7 grill masters...
SURPRISE HONOREE BEVERLY D'ANGELO WHAT: Get your daytime Hollywood glam ready for the Palm Springs Women in Film & TV 10th Annual Broken Glass Awards Luncheon fundraiser to honor extraordinary women who have broken through the glass ceiling, paving the way for others in entertainment, arts and philanthropy.  Stroll the red carpet in style with celebrities and familiar faces amid...
By Noe Gutierrez When it comes to reggae in the desert there is little doubt that the crusade has remained fluid thanks to artists like Desert Rhythm Project, Higher Heights, Irie Junctions and Tribe-O. Concurrently, the Coachella Valley music scene has become its most vibrant and reggae will once again be at the forefront Friday October 19, 2018 when Roots...
By Noe Gutierrez Funk-Metal masters Drop Mob will be performing on November 10, 2018 at STICKY FEST at The Palms located in 29 Palms with fellow desert rockers Throw the Goat, Sticky Doll, Sleazy Cortez, Brain Vat, Mega Sun, Instigator, The Wastedeads, Generic Response, Drop Mob, Ormus. The DirtBays Satanic Johnny and UU. The all-ages event is outdoors and offers...
By Jason Hall Nick Oliveri is a person who needs no introduction. This man is sure to have made an impact on you in some way, whether personally or musically. He’s a multitalented musician, and simultaneously a wild man and one of the most humble people you’ll ever have the chance to meet. Nick got his start as a money making...
By Dee Jae Cox Once in an eon, a stage play will be so incredible and so impactful that it leaves you reeling with images and dialogue still pounding against your brain long after the curtain has come down.  Such is the case with the Desert Rose Playhouse’s production of Nathan Sanders’ drama, “The Sugar Witch.”  In the style of...
An Agnes Pelton Society/ 501c3 non-profit arts advocacy Fundraiser WHO:  Agnes Pelton Society/ 501c3 non-profit arts advocacy Fundraiser WHAT:  “MEN DANCING,” a multi-media program of professional contemporary male dancers  and fine art silent auction WHERE:  Mary Pickford Theater, 36850 Pickfair St., Cathedral City, 92234 WHEN:  Thursday, November 8, 2018      Silent auction reception—6-7:30pm     Dance concert—7:30-8:45pm TICKETS:  $25, $30 & $50   Available online at:  www.DPlaceEntertainment.com INFO:  www.agnespeltonsociety.com 760-459-3564 MEDIA...
By Angela Romeo It began in 1977 when a small group of Coachella Valley residents with an interest in writing met. Forty years later with over 200 active member the Palm Springs Writers’ Guild boasts published authors, aspiring writers, and members that reflect the Valley’s demographics. Members are local residents as well as all residents across the United States and...
By Alexis Ortega The formal ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12:00pm to 12:30pm at The Center’s new home at 1301 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs. The featured installation is the work of recognized Coachella Valley artist, Juan-Manuel Alonso and showcases five androgynous dancers – each representing colors from the transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual and non-binary/queer flags respectively...
BY JANET McAFEE Calling all animal lovers!  You are invited to Loving All Animals annual extravaganza, SPAY-GHETTI NO BALLS Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction on Thursday, November 1, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The name of this event brings a nervous chuckle to some of the guys.  However, the name resonates with those in the animal welfare community who understand that...
By Eleni P. Austin                                 “If that’s your boyfriend, he wasn’t last night”                 25 years ago, those eight words, plus a popping bass line and an infectiously Funky groove, announced that a new musical provocateur had arrived. It also sparked the Neo-Soul movement of the ‘90s, paving the way for artists like D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Maxwell and Angie...
By Rick Riozza Ahhhh...the cool breezes are back, swirling about the desert; and even though there will be the usual heat spikes that make up the climate here, we vino enthusiasts are quick to cheer the weather changes with a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. As mentioned in our recent Napa Kappa Rappa piece, we California vino lovers were some of...
By Denise Ortuno Besides their famous sandwiches, Alkobar Grill in Indio offers up some flavorful Filipino dishes, perfect for foodie fun! The Alkobar outlets in Palm Desert and Indio have been well known for having superior Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches for many years. If you have yet to try a one of these awesome sandwiches, I highly suggest that you give...

ICONIC FRENCH FEMINIST

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: COLETTE There have been at least a half-dozen variations of Colette’s story on film, beginning with Jean Cocteau’s classic 1951 version. French screenwriter Colette got her start as a film critic around 1916. She became famous for her novels. Being a screenwriter, she would usually adapt her own work either by herself or with with another writer. After...
By Heidi Simmons ----- The Policeman’s Daughter by Trudy Nan Boyce – Fiction ----- Good or bad, parents have the most significant impact on the lives of their children, which inevitably shapes their future.  In The Policeman’s Daughter, by Trudy Nan Boyce (Putnam, 337 pages), multi-generations pay a high price for parental damage. This is the third book in the Detective Sarah Alt series and...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna “Before we head into November, it’s important to remind everyone National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the month of October and we want you to join us in the fight and raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer,” reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. It is estimated that about 1 in...
By Haddon Libby The recent drop in the stock market spooked investors and left many fearful of another Great Recession.  In trying to discern uninformed fears and personal biases from objective realities, a review of the facts should help us in deciding how to best adjust our investment plans. Let’s start with a key economic truth - it is virtually impossible...
IT IS TRUE YOU MAY NOT NEED AN ATTORNEY. HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU TALK TO THE ADJUSTER, OR HIRE AN ATTORNEY, OR SIGN ANY FORMS, JUST RAISE YOUR HAND AND ASK ME FOR A FREE CONSULTATION AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT. TO SAFEGUARD YOUR ACCIDENT CASE AND MAXIMIZE YOUR PI RECOVERY: CALL POLICE: gather info; take cell phone pictures of car,...
By Aaron Ramson About a year and a half ago I was meeting friends at craft beer bar down in Encinitas, CA. Nothing on their menu seemed especially exciting to me, but there was one IPA with an interesting name that caught my attention. Everybody’s Juicing was an intriguing enough name to garner my interest, and I ordered a round...
By Flint Wheeler How can the Cowboys drop 40 points on the Jaguars defense after barely moving the ball against the Texans? How have the Vikings rebounded from that ugly start? Are the Seahawks possibly a playoff team? Shouldn't the Texans either be much better or much worse than they are? What about the Titans? Who are the Titans? Why...
By Elizabeth Scarcella and Aimee Mosco “If you can compare collective humanity to a beautiful tapestry with pictures created from weaving a collection of individual threads, you can imagine how we are all connected.” (pg 13, Gratitude + Forgiveness X Love = Happiness) Every human being is like one of those individual threads in a tapestry. In the tapestry, each thread...

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

BY BRONWYN ISON Just Do It!  This familiar phrase derives from NIKE.  What inspires you?  What drives you to venture into the world each and every day to strive?  Besides the fact you have to pay the bills, something must motivate and be a catalyst for you each day.  We all crave… INSPIRATION. We want it, we love it and...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2018  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Humraaz is a word in the Urdu language. Its literal meaning is "secret sharer." It refers to a confidante, a person in whom you have full trust and to whom you can confess your core feelings. Is there such a character in your life? If so, seek him or her out...

Use Your Words

By Sunny Simon       I guess we all have watched sitcoms employing canned laughter. This laugh track is defined as, “recordings of laughter added to humorous radio or television programming when something funny has been said or done.” Some people find it annoying, most likely because it didn’t occur organically. I do not. If the entertainment is engaging, I barely...
By Tricia Witkower Local musicians Josh Heinz and Linda Lemke Heinz have been together for nine years and married for four and it’s clear to see that they connect on a deep level through their music. Indeed, that is true – the couple plays in two bands together: Blasting Echo and 5th Town. But their marriage wasn’t your typical rock...
Audition Videos Encouraged by Local Bands/Performers through October 20 By Andrea Carter Back by popular demand, SunLine Transit Agency will host the 111 Music Festival on Sunday, November 11th on its Line 111 – which takes riders where they need to go along the Coachella Valley’s most vital artery, Highway 111. The Festival will transform the Line 111 into a grooving,...
By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio and Television The time is near for our Southern California deserts to turn into thriving communities of non-stop festivals, parties, and outdoor adventures. As CV Weekly has you covered with our calendar of events, Borrego Springs has you covered with the seasons best kickoff event in the desert at the 53rd...
By Jason Hall It was the year 1998. A local video chain, Video Depot was to hold their annual Christmas party at one of the many hotels in Indian Wells (maybe Embassy Suites). They were lacking entertainment. Angel Lua, one of Video Depot’s most beloved employees, steps up to the plate and offers to debut his new musical project, The...

Desert Daze

By Jason Hall Desert Daze will be taking place this weekend. Although it is not happening in Joshua Tree, it still is accessible and in a spot which allows them to keep the party going all through the night. This other worldly event has taken over Moreno Beach in Lake Perris, CA. Desert Daze has added a huge campsite with...
By Denise Ortuno With a range of Mexican favorites to enjoy, there’s much more to love about Guacamole’s in Palm Springs, besides their tasty namesake. Yes, it’s true, I love little hole in the wall treasures that dot our beautiful Coachella Valley, and Guacamole’s in Palm Springs certainly fits the mold. This itty bitty eatery located in The Sunrise Plaza on...
October 10-14, 2018 By Dee Jae Cox The first book that I ever read with a lesbian protagonist was Rita Mae Brown’s, “Ruby Fruit Jungle.”  It was a shabby looking book, the covers had been torn off and it had been discreetly passed from hand to hand.  I was a young soldier in the Army, just coming out and nowhere near...
Pride Festival returns to Desert Hot Springs for the second time, sponsored jointly by the non-profit charitable organization, DiversityDHS/Your LGBT Connection in Desert Hot Springs and Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Foundation, on Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events for the festival include craft and informational booths, food trucks, entertainment by local and guest artists, and tours of...
By Dee Jae Cox It isn’t often that I am instantaneously transferred to a place of utter joy and wonder upon the rise of a curtain.  It’s a magic moment when the first note of a song, the first utterance of dialogue and the first sight of characters transform the theatre into a happy and magical world.  But such was...
Nick Offerman + Megan Mullally/ Janet Mock/ Jane Fonda/ Rick Steves Kicking-off season two with love and laughter, Palm Springs Speaks: A Speaker Series presented actors, comedians and authors Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman discussing their new book “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History”. Just before Mullally and Offerman took the stage, the planning committee announced the...
A yearlong bi-national arts, health, and culture effort will once again culminate in a giant Day of the Dead celebration. With less than one month to go, Eventscape International is excited to announce the lineup for the 6th annual Run with Los Muertos 5K & Block Party happening on Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Coachella (1515 6th Street, Coachella,...
Celebrations to take place Sunday, October 28 and Friday, November 2 Palm Springs Art Museum is hosting its popular annual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration on Sunday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palm Springs Art Museum. A second celebration occurs on Friday, November 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Palm...
On Saturday, November 17 at the La Quinta Civic Center Campus located at 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA guests will enjoy craft beer from a wide variety of local and regional breweries as they treat their taste buds to some of the best eats from the Coachella Valley. While mingling with friends, Brew in LQ’s music artists will provide...
By Eleni P. Austin                 If you were lucky enough to be a part of the Los Angeles club scene in the early ‘90s, you may have known to avoid the predictable haunts that dotted the Sunset Strip, instead, favoring more eclectic venues like Al’s Bar, the Alligator Lounge, Highland Grounds, Largo and Jabberjaw.  As the influence of Hair Metal...

Art Happens

BY ANGELA ROMEO There are things we look forward to year after year – the first snowbird, the last abandoned Christmas tree, the start of the school year. For 53 years people have looked forward to the annual three days Borrego Days Desert Festival. This year’s theme is Eyes to the Skies. As in years past the festival kicks off a...
BY JANET McAFEE Thousands of networkers send out thousands of emails about animals in danger of euthanasia in our public animal shelters.  Thousands more posts on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites showing the beautiful faces behind bars, some clearly in danger of never getting out.  Some of these animal lovers travel to shelters to get animals out, others...

Stella by Midnight

BY RICK RIOZZA Okay—so the classic jazz ballad is really titled, “Stella by Starlight”, but you readers know me by now and it’s hard for me to stay on the same page at times. And by the way—can any of you sing, hum, or whistle that tune? For the longest time in my guitar studies, I’d see this song in...

ASIB V.4

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: A STAR IS BORN The directing debut for actor Bradley Cooper (he’s also a credited writer on the screenplay) is a pretty good one. But I suppose the main draw for this unnecessary fourth iteration of a classic American movie melodrama is whether or not Lady Gaga can actually act. In this new take on the tragic love...
By Heidi Simmons ----- The Book of M by Peng Shepherd – Fiction ----- Doctors have been working tirelessly to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, a mysterious and deadly disease that robs people of their memories then destroys life itself.  In Peng Shepherd’s novel, The Book of M (Morrow, 489 pages) a global plague takes human memories and also their shadows. Patient zero, the first...
 By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna The National Fire Protection Association has announced the theme for its Fire Prevention Week 2018 campaign: Look. Listen. Learn. “Be aware – fire can happen anywhere,” reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Through the annual campaign, set for Oct. 7-13 this year, NFPA aims to raise awareness of “three basic, but essential steps to take to reduce the...
By Haddon Libby Most people enjoy making investment decisions about as much as doing their taxes (the final, final day to file your taxes for 2017 is Monday, October 15th).  This week, I want to show you that making basic investment decisions is as easy as ordering a coffee. Let’s focus strictly on the equities (aka ownership of the companies) that...
In 1492 Columbus Discovered the Oceans Blue. On this anniversary of that memorable date, YOU CAN DISCOVER why a lawyer rejected your auto accident case by reading this column. The practice of law allows an attorney to make money by resolving a client's accident related issues...on a contingency. So why would a lawyer accept a case when s/he initially see...
By Aaron Ramson Two things to know about me; I don’t follow football and I don’t watch the news. Therefore, I don’t subscribe to cable TV because Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Prime subscriptions already give me enough crappy programs that I’ll never watch (You should see the hand wringing I do when starting a new series I know I’m never...
By Flint Wheeler With the NHL season nearly upon us, here are three potential surprise NHL playoff teams – all of whom missed the postseason in 2017-18. Current betting odds are plus money for each of these teams to make the postseason. There are not many “No-Brainers” in wagering, however, a nickel here or there for each of these teams...
By Bruce Cathcart I may have been a bit premature in saying good bye to summer in last month’s article but this month I am officially declaring it OVER!  Bring on the cooler mornings and evenings and let us open our windows again!!!  And let’s get our Valley’s real estate market moving again.  One of my recent articles about “Negotiating...

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