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By Haddon Libby The sale of musical recordings began nearly 135 years ago with a wax cylinder encoded with grooves. Nearly forty years later in 1920, the first radio stations came into being. Both are poised for their biggest changes in history. Those first wax cylinders created by Thomas Edison ruled the market for nearly 30 years until a flat disc...
By Rick Riozza With the 2013 Palm Springs Restaurant Week upon us, I’m hearing from you readers the usual lament, “so many wines…so little time.” Well we can remedy that—and I know a great place to start. In her article two weeks ago, Judith Salkin alerted our valley to the extravaganza that gets a kick-start with the May 29th & 30thpre-event“Uncorked!...

EXTREME ROAD RAGE!

By Robin Simmons FAST & FURIOUS 6 Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast in this continuation of the full-throttle franchise that found its stride in FAST FIVE and goes for even greater stakes in this adrenalin fuelled, visceral action adventure. Since the $100 million Rio heist, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But lying low...

Pirates Cove

by Mike Bennett Photos by Heather Roe Corona Del Mar State Beach Corona Del Mar, California This Memorial Day I was one of the 35 million people that AAA said would take a road trip. Funny, I don't remember them ever asking me. I guess they are psychic. My mother was a member of the Neptune Society so it was really nice to...

Quin-What?

By Bronwyn Ison What is all the hype about quinoa? What is it? Why is it good for me? After researching quinoa I learned it is either a grain or it is associated with the spinach family. Without antagonizing the experts, does it matter? We know it could possibly be a healthy grain or interrelated to...
By Sunny Simon Do you find yourself looking at the clock and wishing the big hand was on twelve and the little hand on five? If you feel the days are getting longer, and it has nothing to do with the sun rising earlier and setting later, it may be time to consider changing careers. Battling workplace boredom is clearly...
By Laura Little THE WELL Spa, Miramonte Resort’s award-winning luxury spa, offers two choice services at an incredible summer value of only $50 for a 50-minute treatment. This special is available beginning June 2, 2013 and will last through September. “For so much of the year, our valley is focused on hosting snowbirds and guests to festivals, concerts, tennis and conventions,”...
Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week brings countless tasty offerings at a variety of restaurants, but none as unique as ShareKitchen. Guests are invited to make reservations to experience a one-of-a-kind menu at the Valley’s only pop-up restaurant. ShareKitcken is offering a farm-to-table, organic menu which is also gluten-free friendly. The selection includes three appetizers featuring fresh corn fritters,...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of May 30 © Copyright 2013 Rob Brezsny GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Japan it's not rude to slurp while you eat your ramen noodles out of a bowl. That's what the *Lonely Planet* travel guide told me. In fact, some Japanese hosts expect you to make sounds with your mouth; they take it as a sign that you're enjoying...
By Janet McAfee Communities around our country are revolutionizing their public animal shelters and becoming "No Kill". A public shelter qualifies as No Kill when they reach a euthanasia rate of less than 10%. The city of Cleveland, in spite of its grim economy, recently became "no kill" without spending additional tax money. It began with a coalition of volunteer...
By Bruce Cathcart In preparation for this series of articles I googled "find a real estate agent". I was amazed when my search turned up over 40,300,000 results! The information on this subject available on the Internet is truly overwhelming and ranges from the theoretical to the practical, from good helpful tips to unrealistic hype. So before I get into...
aka Weeding through the health care maze when your loved one has Dementia or Alzheimer’s! By Dale Gribow Most people of a certain age have seen the movie The 10 Commandments. If you are like me you remember Charlton Heston climbing the mountain empty handed, only to descend with the preverbal two tablets containing the 10 divine decrees that are the...

Around Town

By Lola Rossi-Meza As we approach June, we find there are still many things to do all over the Coachella Valley. Saxophonist and vocalist Pat Rizzo along with pianist and vocalist Patrick Tuzzolino will perform their final show this Sunday, June 2, from 7 until 11 p.m. in the Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in...
By Heidi Simmons ----- The Paris Wife By Paula McLain Fiction ----- In last week’s column, American author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda, was the subject and voice of three new novels. She was indeed Scott’s muse, his source of inspiration, and quite possibly the creative force behind his literary talent. These works of creative non-fiction or historical fiction seem to be a...
By Craig Michaels Back in the 50’s - and still today, the Coachella Valley has been known as the “Playground of the Stars” for those celebrities who want a break from Tinseltown. During the past decade the spotlight has been reignited on Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities which have become a mecca for music, art and film festivals....
By Eleni P. Austin If you came of age in the late ‘70s/early 80s, chances are you remember when Punk Rock felt like a secret. Pre-internet, pre-MTV, maybe if you were lucky, Rolling Stone wrote a little blurb about your favorite Punk band. At the same time, small start-up labels were staking their claim in the Punk...
By Jennifer Tan aka Mrs. Fett The 10th installment of the Call Of Duty franchise is scheduled to hit this November with Call Of Duty: Ghosts. During the Xbox One press release, Activision and Infinity Ward dropped the Modern Warfare title, and brought us something completely new. The game takes place here in the United States, after a mass devastation...
By Judith Salkin Get ready to lift your forks for the 2013 edition of Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week that starts tomorrow and runs through June 16. This is the time of year for visitors and valley locals to discover the joys and hidden gems in Coachella Valley dining, attractions, hotels and spas. Unlike other restaurant week events around the...

Craig Semetko

World Renowned Photographer of the Absurd and the Ironic Showing at the AMFM Festival, June 13-16th, in Cathedral City By Lisa Morgan The AMFM Festival is truly bringing together a phenomenal group of artists who are not only the cream of their industries, but some of the most fascinating, worldly and likeable people you could possibly have the pleasure of talking...

The Miracle Dolls

Native American Warped Tour Rock Twins to Play the AMFM Festival & Donate Guitars to the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club By Lisa Morgan Traveling as a power trio, Warped Tour veterans the Miracle Dolls, will be rocking the event of the summer – the AMFM Festival in Cathedral City. This indie, alternative rock band, reminiscent of all that is great...

Ginger Jeffries

by Judith Salkin Ginger Jeffries makes her way into most of our homes, in one way or another, just about every day of the week. Whether it’s as the Chief Meteorologist for ABC affiliate KESQ bringing us the forecast for the Coachella Valley or public service announcements for valley events, for most of the past 17 years she’s been...
By Judith Salkin It’s been a relatively short time-frame since the Christopher Street riots of the late 1970s to the Supreme Court deliberating on the legality of Prop 8 in California and the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, and the states that have enacted marriage equality. It’s just not quite enough. There are chinks in those protections. New York State...
By Raymond Bill Beginning this weekend, many of my favorite restaurants will be participating in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week, where guests have the opportunity to enjoy a three-course meal for a set price. Now residents and tourists alike can enjoy eating out at many restaurants from May 31 to June 16. Having eaten at most...

Time for Finals!

By Curtis Hendricks Welcome parents and students to finals season. Schools are beginning to start their end of the year procedures, which may include dances, graduation practices and of course the finals. Many students are already beginning to show signs of summeritis, which is a condition that causes students to lose focus on their studies and begin the process of...

Lake Fulmor

By Mike Bennett Hwy 243 10 miles north of Idyllwind This week's road trip turned into an unexpected hunt for Bigfoot. Lake Fulmor picnic area is a great spot to fish, hike or like the sign says, have a picnic. They will be stocking this lake with fresh trout this week, so if you're an angler bring your poles and bobbers....
By Robin Simmons Films that were allegedly made but never distributed for public consumption are part of Hollywood’s enduring lore. With the upcoming Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and the promised AM/FM screenings, my dreams have been filled with ult    ra vivid short movies that I’ve heard or and want to see. They may or may not actually exist....

Zelda

by Heidi Simmons “Write about what you know” has long been a fundamental directive for authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels This Side of Paradise (1920), The Beautiful and Damned (1922), The Great Gatsby (1925) and Tender is the Night (1934) successfully incorporated his own interests, lifestyle and culture. His stories also included his wife Zelda, not just as a character...
Financial expert John-Paul Valdez of Desert Hot Springs has announced that he will officially announce his Candidacy for Mayor of Desert Hot Springs this Thursday, May 23rd, at 5 pm. The announcement will be made during a reception held in his honor at Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa, 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail in Desert Hot Springs. The...
By Dale Gribow I am often asked if areas of law are cyclical. After thinking about it I realized that potential clients do not file for Divorce around the Holidays for the sake of their kids. The need for Trust and Business work can occur all year long but most of this work comes during our “Season”. Our main holidays...

Free Will Astrology

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of May 23 © Copyright 2013 Rob Brezsny TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman admitted that physicists can't really define "energy," let alone understand it. "We have no knowledge of what energy is," he said. "We do not have a picture that energy comes in little blobs of a definite amount." While it's unlikely that...

PREPARE FOR SUCCESS

By Haddon Libby With summer upon us and snowbirds flown to cooler climates, most local businesses face lowered sales.  Some use the summer as a time to reflect and prepare for next season while others struggle to survive. Whether you are an employee, manager or owner and whether your business is thriving or barely surviving, Will Mitchell’s, “5 Levels of Entrepreneurship”...
By Lisa Morgan When I entered the New Age Glamour office, I was struck by the clinical atmosphere immediately.  I had assumed it would be set up more like a typical beauty salon.  Owner Sheryle Taffolla greeted me in scrubs, further instilling the impression that our topic of conversation was going to be handled with a much higher level of...
By Sunny Simon This morning I was sitting in my office gazing out the window. As my computer did its initial daily day boot-up, I watched one of the black swans who live on our lake glide out of view.  Aesthetically these birds reign; however, they have other characteristics I admire. Swans mate for life. The adult male takes his...
By Bronwyn Ison Our health experts are notorious for telling us what to eat or not to eat.  Proclaiming add this ingredient, you must eat, and don’t forget to include.  In our fast paced society many of us are quick to zip through the first drive-thru we see.  Clearly this behavior is negating our health all to appease our schedules...
By Janet McAfee Curtis Sweesy and Vanessa Ruggles are foster parents for Loving All Animals, specializing in caring for German shepherd dogs. Their dining room wall is a shrine, a "wall of love" containing the photos of the shepherds they've loved, trained, and helped place in forever homes. Curtis goes with Loving All Animals to the public shelters to help select...

Rent Versus Buy

By Bruce Cathcart We are all faced with the decision of whether to rent a home or purchase one at sometime in our lives.  Do we pursue the American dream and the pride of homeownership or do we maintain the freedom and flexibility afforded by renting our home?  The Internet is full of articles containing advice, mathematical formulas, and opinions...
Next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. “Let’s all take part by being responsible for our self and others says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.”  Here are a few safety tips: Travel Safety • Buckle up, slow down, don’t drive impaired. • Be well rested, alert and patient; give your full attention to the road. Do not text and drive! • Let someone know your...
ShareKitchen is the Valley’s only Pop-Up Restaurant participating in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week, being held May 31 – June 16. The one-of-a-kind menu, featuring fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables, honeys and cheeses from the Certified Farmers’ Market, is one of the best values available. Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by...
By Marissa Willman Wondering how you’ll get your fix of farm-fresh fruits and veggies this summer? Thanks to a new local business, you can get a box filled with farmers’ market goodies every week without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Ripe N’ This World, a produce delivery service, is the brainchild of Kaitlyn Ryan and Julie Velazquez, farmers’ market...
by Lola Rossi-Meza Local rock band ONE 11 are headlining the “Kick Off the Summer Party” this Saturday, May 25, from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. at the Westfield Mall Main Court in Palm Desert. The performance in their hometown will feature their newly released single entitled “Sunny Days” with photo opportunities and a “meet and greet“ for all their...
By Rick Riozza While gearing up for the coming 2013 Palm Springs Restaurant Week celebration, I thought it would be a great idea to prime up our vino sense and sensibility so we’ll be in shape for all the gourmet food and fine wine ahead us. And this is a great time to get out and try some of those different...
By Lisa Morgan Google Mickey Avalon and you’ll get the run down on the guy.  His early life reads like a hard core drama where any minute you expect the lead character to finally succumb once and for all to the knock out punches life dealt him that would take and have taken many out early in their first chapter. ...

Gram Rabbit

Getting the Spotlight They Deserve Headlining at the AMFM Festival June 14 By Lisa Morgan If you have yet to hear the creatively rich, innovative, unique, genre coalition of musical integrity that is Gram Rabbit, then drop what you’re doing and make amends immediately.  This band, fronted by the beautiful Jesika Von Rabbit, and co-founded with the genius of Todd Rutherford,...
By Lisa Morgan What do you get when you combine two stand-up comedians who are also film makers who also “know people” in the industry and want to make oodles of money, or as they say, “Disney” money? NO! Not an online traffic school!!! You get Comedy Film Nerds - industry knowledge plugged into high voltage comedy giving you hilariously...
By Lisa Morgan There is one genre that costs its player almost everything in order to be able to deliver it with the integrity and simple, stripped down honesty that it was created for; this one brand of music demands that you live through it to legitimately deliver it.  BB King lived through it and therefore it lives though him. ...
by Eleni P. Austin Mention the name Tom Jones, and people usually equate him with louche lounge singers like Wayne Newton and Englebert Humperdinck. While those singers seem content to trade on past glories  and  hit singles from 40 or 50 years ago, Jones is more of a musical explorer, eager to conquer new territories. Tom Jones was born Thomas John...
I guess you could say I grew up in the "technology era", every year a new console or game came out. When I was 5, I would steal my older sisters Gameboy, and play Mario Bros. under my bed until my sister caught me. After enough games of hide and hope the batteries aren't dead (which I learned was...
by David Wayne I came to the realization while dining at Trio restaurant in Palm Springs that not only do I love to eat, but I also love the whole dining experience. Trio has one of the most unique menus in the Coachella Valley, from Crawfish Pot Pie to Lamb Shank; and it has all been created masterfully by Chef...

Tiptoe Stallone

By Noe Gutierrez Chris Thomas is committed to his community and helping younger generations learn about team work, ethics and basketball skills through his Indio Warriors Youth Basketball program. In a way, Thomas is the mild-mannered philanthropist Bruce Wayne. While the Batman character is personified by Thomas’ alter-ego, hip-hop/rap artist Tiptoe Stallone. Thomas talks about his humble beginnings, “I was born...
by Jennifer Tan (aka Mrs. Fett) Microsoft released details on their newest console Xbox One this week, in response to the wide range of competition in the gaming arena. With smart phones and tablets now competing for the same money that would be spent on a console, Microsoft merged the two seamlessly. Featuring an AMD 8 core CPU, 8GB of...

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