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By Noe Gutierrez Twelve years of anything nowadays is a mighty accomplishment. When you consider the longevity of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival or Stagecoach Festival you think of polished coordination and world-class talent. The same can be said for the Concert for Autism. In its 12th year, the two-day concert will take place at Tack Room Tavern at the...

EDITH & ALICE

By Noe Gutierrez Imagine being in a band in the early 90’s, meeting Doc Brown and being swept into a DeLorean only to have the calendar set to October 19, 2019. This is a true story loosely based on a fictional portrait that traces the lives of Teddy Roosevelt's two wives, Alice Lee and Edith Carow, but not in that...

RIVAL SONS

Live at The Wiltern And The Grammy Museum By Eleni P. Austin - PHOTOS BY SLOANE MORRISON PHOTOGRAPHY                 If one band is destined to bring the swagger of Rock N’ Roll back, it’s the Rival Sons. These guys have been at it for 10 years and show no signs of slowing down. Recently, they played a headlining hometown gig at...
By Craig Michaels The Coachella Valley music scene has given birth to a diverse and talented crop of up-and-coming musicians.  The past few decades have produced an expansion of concert venues and local events which employ more musicians. That’s where The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) comes in.  This contemporary music education program enriches the lives of young musicians living in...
By Crystal Harrell Juggling different responsibilities is a complicated feat in itself, but for Chris Clemens Martello—a mother of two, owner of energetic Huskies, business self-starter, public relations expert, and overall communication connoisseur—it’s all part of the daily routine. Originally from San Jose, Clemens Martello attended California State University, Chico, to study communication. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do...
Sit back and sip your favorite coffee creation in sleek style, at IW Coffee By Denise Ortuno Personally, I’m a sucker for anywhere tangling pretty shiny chandeliers from the ceiling, especially when it’s unexpected, like in a coffee spot. Such is the case with IW Coffee, which now has two locations, the original in the Indian Wells Village, and another in...

SLIM MAN

COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS WINNER ‘BEST JAZZ VOCALS’ By Noe Gutierrez Slim Man will acknowledge; he does nothing easy. The smooth Vocal Jazz singer and songwriter is based in Palm Springs by way of Baltimore, Maryland. He moved here in 2014 and has arduously built a faithful following through his music, cooking, writing and podcast. His fanbase, AKA ‘Slim People’, showed...
By Noe Gutierrez The 12th Annual Concert for Autism will be taking place at Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Grounds at 81-800 51st Ave. Indio, California on Friday 10/18 starting at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10/19 at 4:30 p.m. and includes performances from virtually every upper echelon artist and band in the Coachella Valley and High Desert. There...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Kim Shattuck took no prisoners. Kim Shattuck possessed one of the most distinctive howls in Rock N’ Roll. Kim Shattuck a gift for sarcasm and a biting wit. Kim Shattuck’s songwriting was cutting and sublime. Kim Shattuck passed away two weeks ago at age 56, following a two-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). But...
Old Town La Quinta ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Old Town Artisan Studios is committed to providing positive art experiences for all people despite age, disability, or financial condition. They believe art is healing and has an everlasting positive impact on each of us and the world around us. They are a nonprofit organization that provides a warm and inviting place where...
By Janet McAfee Mark your calendars now for one of the most exciting events of the season!  The festivities take place Saturday, November 9th, 3:00pm till 9:00pm at the Coachella Valley Horse Rescue ranch in North Indio.  The attached flyer highlights the day’s offerings, which includes live music, great food from Dickey’s BBQ, Horse Kissing Booth, ranch tours, and exciting...

The Wine Whisperer

By Rick Riozza How wonderful is it to see wine lovers spend an appreciable amount of time perusing the wine aisles?  As your friendly neighborhood wine steward working the wine department at the Palm Springs Ralphs market, I’m seeing more and more customers deliberating on what selection of wines they’re going to grab.  And I need to quickly gauge whether...
By Aaron Ramson Originally created to as a crossover beer, designed to bring American lager drinkers over to the microbrewed side, the popularity of golden and blonde ales has risen, fallen, and risen again. Derided by the craft drinking elitists as lacking in perceived value (caloric, financial or otherwise), this often-overlooked beer is often treated as badly by brewers as...

BEYOND ‘BAD’

By Robin E. Simmons NOW STREAMING: EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE Netflix still reigns supreme in the all-out streaming wars now taking place on your favorite home video device. With almost two-dozen platforms competing for your eyeball and dollars, Netflix continues to solidify its global rule with original content and very deep pockets. Last Friday’s premiere (previewed in the previous Screeners column)...

LOVE & LOSS

By Heidi Simmons ----- Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller – Memoir ----- One’s childhood is a fraction of a lifespan.  Yet, it has the most significant impact on one’s entire life.  And, for better of worse, children are shaped by their parents.  In Alexandra Fuller’s Travel Light, Move Fast (Penguin Press, 225 pages), the author draws strength from her father’s eccentric life...
Great Shake-Out Helps You Prepare for Earthquakes By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna What’s the best way to prepare for a major earthquake? Practice, practice, practice. On October 17, 2019 the Great ShakeOut drill is an opportunity for families, friends and businesses to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from devastating earthquakes—wherever you live, work, or travel. You may only have seconds...

THE CHICKEN LITTLES

By Haddon Libby Listening to doomsayers like those with the Palmer Report, you would think that the U.S. economy is on the brink of collapse. If we use the S&P 500 index as the measuring stick against which we see if investors agree, we find that the index has produced a 19% return for 2019 through October 10th.  The S&P 500...
You are right. You don't need a lawyer to prepare a will. You can prepare what is called a Holographic Will by writing it out in your own handwriting with nothing else on the paper. You can't use a business or hotel letterhead and you can't use a stamp for the date... let alone typing anything! Any of the...
By Dee Jae Cox In a wonderful show of comradery, Dezart Performs teamed up with the Desert Rose Playhouse on October 7th and 8th, for an amazing night of theatre, showcasing Actress/Writer, Cathy Schenkelberg’s One Woman Show, Squeeze my Cans – Surviving Scientology.   Produced by Dezart and presented at the Desert Rose Playhouse stage, the two-night event was a benefit...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2019  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "We can't change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently," wrote Aries psychologist James Hillman. I agree. And that's very good news for you Aries people. In my view, you are more attracted to and excited by fresh ideas than any other sign of...

WHAT IS YOUR MINDSET?

BY BRONWYN ISON Life offers many twists and turns.  When one door closes another opens.  Often one door must close enabling a new experience to commence. Intermittently we fear ending one segment of our lives due to the unknown of what may occur.  If you shift your mindset you may be able to become excited about what is to come. ...
By Aimee Mosco “If you have a half full glass of water, you can choose to view it as half full or half empty. Life can be compared to this glass of water because it represents a sample of how a person chooses to view things.” –Gratitude + Forgiveness x (LOVE) = Happiness, by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson,...
By Michelle Rizzio On the corner of E. Camino Parocela and Gene Autry is a brand new dispensary The 420 Oasis. Featuring small batch brands, The 420 Oasis boasts a full inventory of indoor exotics, small batch outdoor, luxury concentrates, and unique edibles not found currently in the Coachella Valley market. All inventory items are fairly priced, and can serve...
By Michelle Rizzio Prior to recreational cannabis being legalized in California, one may recall being given free pre-rolls, or pre-rolled joints, with their first time purchase at dispensaries. One may also recall these pre-rolls not being the highest quality-filled with trim, dust of cannabis, blends of different flower, and even more surprises. These days, pre-rolls are a different story. First,...

Desert Daze Returns

October 11-13 at Moreno Beach, Lake Perris By Jason Hall Desert Daze, the premier Southern California psych fest, is making its triumphant return this coming weekend. Just when you think, “there’s no way next year can be better,” Desert Daze finds a way to prove you wrong. This year’s lineup has surpassed the expectations of everybody involved, be it fan or...
By Jason Hall Phil Pirrone is the brain behind Desert Daze and the band JJUUJJUU. He founded Space Agency and Moon Block Party, and still found a way to be a father and husband and start California’s best psych festival if not best festival overall. Phil is a very approachable and humble person, and I’m sure many of you have...
An Interview with Mark Mothersbaugh By Jason Hall DEVO is one of the most influential bands still active, but maybe not for long. Desert Daze is bringing them back to the stage for a very rare and possible final performance. Their live show is definitely going to be a highlight of the festival and will be leaving festival goers in awe....
COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ‘BEST DUO’ By Noe Gutierrrez The Coachella Valley’s ‘Best Duo’ has now secured, what some would say is the valley’s ‘best residency’; TWELVE ACOUSTIC AND UNPLUGGED, an intimate music showcase in a grand setting. TWELVE is atop the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino and features Cocktails Above, a luxurious, newly renovated space featuring mid-century modern furniture, an...

CAPTAIN GHOST

'INTO THE GRAVE' ALBUM REVIEW By Noe Gutierrez No longer a phantom ship, Captain Ghost has drifted into the ears of many Coachella Valley rock music fans with the release of their album, Into the Grave. The album was released in 2019 on Ghost Crew Records and consists of 10 songs at 32 minutes in length. The LP was recorded at...
By Tricia Witkower The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa has announced their 2019-2020 season of Grooves at the Westin and the exciting lineup kicks off on November 22. Playing this series for the first time is Ray Parker Jr., who will be joined by Kevin Toney. Ray Parker, Jr. boasts an impressive career that spans over five decades....
By Dee Jae Cox The definition of music is described as vocal and/or instrumental sounds that are combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.  No other artist personifies the essence of this definition like Singer/Actress Keisha D.  She finds her inspiration from the greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone. All...
By Crystal Harrell Brooke Beare has been a familiar face on the television screen delivering news across the Coachella Valley for over 15 years. The KESQ anchor has now been appointed as the City of Indio’s new Director of Communications & Marketing. With this new position adding to her legacy in Greater Palm Springs, Beare disclosed more about her upbringing...
By Haddon Libby The Joshua Tree Music Festival is underway from Thursday October 10th through Sunday October 13th.  Taking the stage on Friday night at 10pm are JTMF favorites, The California Honeydrops. The Honeydrops are the creation of guitarist, trumpeter and vocalist Lech Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament.  CV Weekly had the distinct honor of interviewing Ben Malament during a break...
WHY FREDDIE MERCURY ‘WOULD BE PROUD TO SEE IT IN THIS LIGHT’  By Michael Felci The Queen-inspired musical We Will Rock You is the story of rebels with a cause, the Bohemians, and their fight against the all-powerful Killer Queen. Written by playwright Ben Elton, the science fiction epic features 24 of the band’s biggest hits (“Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody to Love,”...
By Eleni P. Austin                 In the sixty plus years since Rock N’ Roll became a driving musical force, there have been myriad permutations, but none as potent and irresistible as Power Pop. The Beatles kinda-sorta invented it, Pete Townshend of The Who named and categorized it. By the late ‘60s, artists like Badfinger, the Raspberries, Big Star and Todd...
By Lynne Tucker Descanso Gardens is a story of plants and the people who loved them for their life-giving utility and their great natural beauty. While the tale unfolds over centuries, the connecting thread – from the tribal people who relied on the plentiful oaks for food and their way of life to the 20th century entrepreneur who sowed the...
By Janet McAfee Bailey was adopted from a public shelter when she was an 8-week-old adorable puppy.  However, 10 months later her 83-yr-old human suffered a serious stroke and could no longer care for the dog.  No one in the family or circle of friends was willing or able to take 1-yr-old Bailey.  The dog’s future became grim as a...

Hello Üllo!

By Rick Riozza It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since this column wrote about and alerted our readers to the season’s new wine gadget. And as wine gadgets go—Üllo is still up there with the best of them; selling well to both the vino cognoscenti & wine newbies, now, with even a larger portfolio of aerators, carafes,...
By Aaron Ramson People like a good challenge, this is never more evident than the hordes of suburban moms and yuppie bros who don their knee-high socks and flock to their local meat garage, or as they prefer to call it, a “CrossFit gym” (air quotes), to injure themselves doing Olympic style workouts in a speed run. I’m sure there’s...
By Robin E. Simmons There are some people in the entertainment industry (like Stephen Spielberg) who don’t think films released on streaming platforms like Netflix should be allowed to compete for Academy Awards because they’re not “real” movies!  Or words to that effect. But seriously, what’s the difference?  Now that home theater screens have gotten significantly larger with stunning improvements to...

Mad Professor

By Heidi Simmons ----- Bloody Genius by John Sandford – Fiction ----- There is an alt-world that exists in academia.  University departments are often territorial, political, competitive, and lucrative.  Research can be driven by greed, ego and scholarship.  In John Sandford’s Bloody Genius: A Virgil Flowers Novel (Putnam, 372 pages) a death on campus sparks a different kind of education. After Barthelemy Quill, a renowned...
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 field of candidates who have a legitimate chance to win the Democratic nomination to run against our Tweeter-In-Chief for President of the United States in 2020 is narrowing quickly.  If we use Trump’s unlikely ascent to the nomination from a seventeen-candidate GOP field four years ago, we can get some idea as to which of the...
In 1492 Columbus Discovered the Oceans Blue. On the anniversary this weekend, of that memorable date, YOU CAN DISCOVER why you may not need a lawyer or why a lawyer rejected your auto accident case. OUR UNIQUE SELLING PREPOSITION IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW, IS THOUGH YOU MAY NOT NEED A LAWYER IT IS ALSO TRUE THAT A LAWYER MAY...
By Rob Falkenberg, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of California Open enrollment season is here, a time when more than 18.3 million people in California and millions of Americans across the country will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for 2020.  To help guide you during this important time, here are some tips that may help lead you to...
Partners with United Way of the Desert The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce are proud to present a new event called Health, Wealth & Wellness EXPO to be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. It will be at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, filling up the Ambassador Ballroom. EXPO organizers just announced their...
Held at Colony 29 Palm Springs Considered to be the most-heralded Business Expo of the year, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce returns to Colony 29 for its annual extravaganza which is sure to set the standard for the season’s networking events.  The Business Expo & Taste of Palm Springs will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5:00...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2019  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself," wrote poet André Breton. I think that's an excellent principle to put at the top of your priority list in the coming weeks, Aries. To be in maximum alignment with cosmic rhythms, you should seek input from allies...

PEACE WITHIN

By Bronwyn Ison Finding peace within may seem impossible to achieve in our chaotic society. It’s one thing after another, one more app to download, another text to send, or that post you need to share.  How can one truly find any peace with all this activity?  I’m not talking about a quiet place.  I’m referring to a true feeling...
By Ruth Hill Entering a local dispensary, you see displayed in plain view over eighteen manufacturers of various medicinal marijuana products, and there is no flower displayed. Everything from vape pens, tinctures, topicals, FICO extracts, suppositories, lozenges, tablinguals (what are tablinguals?) capsules, tablets, transdermal patches, beverages and finally Bundles (what’s a bundle). On each product are links displaying test results...

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