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Although Emmylou Harris was born in Birmingham, Alabama she didn’t grow up in the south.  The daughter of a career military man, she had a peripatetic childhood moving throughout the mid-Atlantic states. At age 16, Harris’ Grandfather bought her a $30 Kay guitar from a pawn shop. Even then country music wasn’t even on her radar. Harris was keen to...
By Tracey Essex   We’ve all heard of an SOS. It’s the distress call known worldwide, the same in any language, and always conveying the need for urgent action. This was the premise behind Loving All Animals’ new SOS program – an urgent call to find a way to stop the high euthanasia rate at our Valley’s shelters. SOS is intended...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Art cannot be modern," said Austrian painter Egon Schiele. "Art is primordially eternal." I love that idea. Not all of the artifacts called "art" fit that scrupulous definition, of course. Katy Perry's music and the film Wreck It Ralph may have some entertainment value, but they're not primordially eternal. I bring this up, Aries, because...

ShareKitchen

On March 3, 1913, 5,000 women marched on the White House.  Why?  They were demanding equality and the right to vote.  This was the first civil rights parade using the nation’s capital as a backdrop.  One hundred years later, we honor the suffragist movement with Women’s History Month. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Assemblyman and Assistant Assembly Floor Leader,...
JOY Asian Cuisine Restaurant located in the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is serving up some of the best comfort meals this side of Chinatown. From traditional time honored recipes of old-world China to modern Chinese fare favorites such as Dim Sum, Congee, and Wok Fried Noodles, this place adds the culinary gusto of Korean, Vietnamese, and Thai specialties as...

BLACK AND WHITE FEVER

The White Party, The Dinah Shore, The Steve Chase Awards, Polo and all the other wonderful annual events bring tens of thousands of visitors to our desert and result in people drinking with abandon and meeting members of the Black and White Fraternity called the Riverside Sheriffs.  The nervousness that results from this encounter causes drivers to develop Black...
Take that painting off the wall, or unearth treasures buried in the hallway closet and join us Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 9 am to 12 pm for the fourth annual Appraisal Day. The event will be at the Historical Society of Palm Desert, located in the historic fire station, on El Paseo. Local certified appraiser Kevin Stewart is...
By Sunny Simon Sunny Simon is a career coach, writer and motivational speaker with 20 years in corporate human resources. Prior to founding Raise the Bar High, a life and career consulting firm, Simon held leadership positions at several Silicon Valley start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Sunny’s weekly column offers savvy career advice, job search strategies and practical tips to...
Road trippin’ by Mike Bennett How about a local trip that is kid friendly and won't cost a lot of gas. The big Morongo Preserve is just right. It’s just a short drive up Hwy 62 across from the giant horse at Willie Boys. Take a right on East Dr. and follow the signs. Pack a snack and some water...

LAUGH OUT LOUD

By: Bronwyn Ison We were born to laugh!  As infants we commenced smiling within months of birth.  Even if you did not grow up around laughter, you have witnessed laughter all your life.  Laughter can be contagious and powerful.  How often do you laugh?  Do you laugh daily, once in awhile, or every so often?  Perhaps you do not laugh...
Born and raised in Palm Springs, Blake Williams says his friends have inspired many of his accomplishments. While his friends have been inspirational, it was actually a relative who first peaked his interest in music, “My interest started when I was seven and first heard my uncle’s sound system in his basement, the bass had me hooked,” recalls Blake....
Welcome to the first article in a series of articles about real estate and the real estate market in the Coachella Valley.  Many CV Weekly readers will recognize me as the "JeKKeL" Dad as I have spent most of my free time over the last 15 years as the #1 roadie and fan for my kids punk/rock band JeKKeL. ...

Revitalize Your Eyes

Puffiness, dark circles, crowsfeet and well- worn wrinkles eventually plague us all. Sometimes they appear alone, other times they visit in a team. The list of ingredients to combat your occular woes are long and hard to pronounce. Half of the products claim the latest and greatest discovery with strange names we’ve never heard of which leave us to...
Welcome back teachers, staff, and students! I hope the vacation was restful and mentally prepared you to finish this final home stretch of the school year. Private schools, I hope you enjoy this week’s spring break. A message to my third grade math students: “Please don’t forget to have your multiplication flash cards ready upon return after break.” In local...
Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza Vocalist Darcia Millar sings in Our Savior’s Worship Choir, this Sunday, April 7 in Our Savior’s Community Church located at 1020 East Ramon Road in Palm Springs. (760) 327-5611. Services are at 8:45 a.m and 10:30 a.m. Born in Canada, Darcia Millar came to the States when she was three years old with her sister soon...

Curing Cat Allergies

by Janet McAfee You're a single gal who owns cats, and you start dating a wonderful guy who is allergic to your fur babies!  He can't come to your apartment without having a wheezing attack.  You have a child who suddenly develops an allergy to the cat whose been your "fuzzy faced child" for the past 10 years, and you...
By Tracy Dietlin - Saturday, April 6 at Emerald RV Resort in Palm Desert- 2:30-10:00pm As Owner & Publisher of CV Weekly I am proud to announce that last week we printed our 52nd issue marking our 1 Year Anniversary. This week we begin with volume 2 of the paper. I would like to thank all of our loyal readers who have...
Rachel Montoya - When entering the gates at Date Palm Country Club you may not be expecting what a treasure awaits you at AJ’s on the Green. What you will find when you enter this restaurant is a classy atmosphere with a cool vibe. Decorated in sage green, black & white it also boasts beautiful art hanging on the wall...
By Lisa Morgan - Sponsored by Goldenvoice, MyDesert.com., PS Resorts, Harold Matzner & Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians - How many times have I heard the valid complaint that our local musicians are not given the opportunity to play at the huge, Goldenvoice produced, music festivals that make their home here in the Coachella Valley every year?  Well, at last,...
By Judith Salkin - Special to Coachella Valley Weekly Club Skirts’ founder Mariah Hanson certainly knows how to throw a party. Since the early 1990s, she’s invited thousands of her closest lesbian friends to come to Palm Springs to party in the sun during what was then the Dinah Shore Kraft Nabisco Golf Tournament (now it’s simply the Kraft Nabisco). And if the...
By H. Simmons -   Outdoor concert venues Coachella Fest and Stagecoach have magnified and enhanced the CV brand.  “Coachella” has put the valley on the map for a whole new generation.  Wildly successful and globally recognized, these events are a product of concert promoters Goldenvoice.   In 1999, Goldenvoice produced the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.  Doing it for the...
By Lisa Morgan - “We are currently OBSESSED with Radio Free Joshua Tree. We love being able to catch the vibes of Joshua Tree and the High Desert when we don’t have the means to physically travel there. This free online radio station sets the stage sonically….so we can sit back and soak it up.”                              Coachella Valley Art Scene Joshua Tree...
Boycott Radio sound like a punk band, but don’t let the label fool you. These twenty-somethings are making harmonic ripples in the Coachella Valley. With Chris Long on guitar and vocals, Dan Wheat on bass and vocals and Sonny McEachran on drums, Boycott Radio are looking to continue their infiltration of the desert music scene by performing memorable sets...
By Lisa Morgan -   There seems to be a huge influx of truly talented musicians coming up in our arts-conducive Coachella Valley.  This music should not only be supported by those of us who are blessed to be the recipients of such gifts, but it also needs to be captured in a way that can afford these artists the capacity...

Desert Writers Expo

Book Review by Heidi Simmons   The Rancho Mirage Library in association with the Palm Springs Writer’s Guild recently held its second annual Desert Writer’s Expo.  With 42 authors in attendance, the event hosted an array of colorful, interesting and provocative local writers and their work.   Mostly self-published, the predominately mature group had a great deal to offer.  The books are filled...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I was too lazy to write your horoscope this week, so I went to a website that hawks bumper stickers and copied a few of their slogans to use as your "advice." Here you go. 1. Never follow a rule off a cliff. 2. Have the courage to honor your peculiarities. 3. It's never too...
When starting a new business, there are some basic things you must do before starting the actual business. Both the Small Business Administration and ShareKitchen believe that a written business plan should be your first priority. The business plan is your roadmap and includes things like a description of your business, an analysis of the market and how your...

STUPIDIOTRY IN AMURIKA

While I believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, it is hard to disagree with the general opinion that our political system is dysfunctional and broken. Another widely held observation is that America is getting dumberer. When you combine a dysfunctional political system with an increasingly dense populace, well, laws show what you get: My absolute...

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GREEDY LYING BASTARDS In last weekend’s Q&A at Palm Desert’s Cinema’s Palme d’Or, writer director Craig Scott Rosebraugh was supremely articulate about the lying, greedy bastards that are behind the denials – he calls them “denialists” -- of what almost every legitimate environmental scientist recognizes as a global warming pattern that is essentially caused by humans that is and will...
Petite Sirah, like Zinfandel, is one of the few wines that California has taken to itself and produced something special. Originally from France (you know its cousin, Syrah, already) this grape with a feminine name really produces a wine quite on the brawny side with a dense blackberry fruit character, mixed with black pepper notes, licorice, smoked meats and...
People don’t plan to fail they fail to plan. When you read what I write about below, you will have a head start on your neighbors when the need arises. I am covering the following areas, on which I have gained insight, in the last 9 months while observing my mother: Medicare Criteria for Admission to Hospitals; Health Care...
This past Thursday the finals commenced at Stadium House for the Lucky Break Talent Competition hosted by 100.5’s Bradley Ryan and sponsored by Crater Lake Vodka & Gin. There were 9 finalists that competed including: musicians Zach & Jack, Felix & Notepad, Gesus, Cory Christensen, Derek Jordan Gregg, Tyler Pendleton, Rob Lawrence and comedian Hayley D. The competition was...
EASTER SAFETY TIPS Searching for a hidden Easter basket is an activity that children of all ages enjoy, however, there can be a few problems if parents are not careful says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Candy & Toy Safety: • In order to prevent choking, avoid hard, round candy; thick or sticky candy; or candy with nuts. Caramel, sour balls and jaw...
Offering an Exclusive Skin Rejuvenation Experience Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club has introduced an exclusive new treatment for guests seeking the ultimate in skin rejuvenation. The BT-Micro Natural Facelift has received rave reviews from guests who have experienced the treatment and noticed immediate results. The BT-Micro Natural Facelift incorporates a new BT-Micro system which makes use of...
Story and pictures by Mike Bennett “Road trippin” One of the most romantic car rides I have ever taken was through Joshua Tree National park. Yes I know gas for a long drive is a luxury, but if you plan well it will be well worth it. I packed a surprise picnic lunch from one of those fancy grocery stores, real...
Spring break is a good tell of the summer to come. Our children long for the days of no school, no homework, and no early rise. Our kids like to take their brains out and put them away until school starts up again. As a result, much learned information is forgotten, skills are lost, and teachers are frustrated with...
The time-honored trope regarding David Bowie is he’s the Chameleon of Rock & Roll. But that’s insufficient. It’s more accurate to describe him as Rock & Roll Innovator. David Bowie never followed trends, he anticipated them. Glam, Proto-Punk, Art Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Bowie had a hand in popularizing all of these genres. David Jones was born in Brixton London, England in...
By: Bronwyn Ison As humans we are diverse and multi-faceted in our character. While we may have much in common with one another we may not share the similar inclinations for everything. However, I believe it is safe to say, all humans love music. We may enjoy diverse styles of music but beats, rhythm’s, and tempos stimulate our bodies to...
Buddy is an amazing dog with an amazing background. He was once part of a Los Angeles animal acting group along with his brother dog who carries the umbrella in the Traveler's Insurance commercial. However, Buddy's own acting career floundered, and he found himself at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus shelter. Fortune found Buddy when he was adopted by...

Murphy the Dog

I'd love to be your Best Buddy!  I'm an adorable West Highland Terrier mix fellow, 17-mo-old, ready to be part of a happy family.  I'm at the Indio animal shelter, 45-355 Van Buren, Indio, call (760) 391-4135 for hours.  Dog ID#A001279 in kennel 4.
Friday, March 29th @ 9 pm & Saturday, March 30th 8pm & 10pm By Lisa Morgan Rocky LaPorte, a former Chicago truck driver and dock worker, began his standup career in the “Windy City” back in 1988. After winning some local comedy competitions, Rocky went on to win the Johnnie Walker National Comedy Competition, beating out over 1,100 contestants in ten...
Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza Saxophonist and vocalist Pat Rizzo along with pianist and vocalist Patrick Tuzzolino will perform every Sunday from 7 until 11 p.m. in the Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 327-1161 ext. 230. Rizzo will be telling funny stories, never heard before, of his experiences with Mr. Sinatra,...

Laser Away

by Cara Pelligrino Unwanted hair. We all have it somewhere. Lips, chin, ears, underarms, legs, nostrils, and even toes sometimes bear unbearable hair. Sure we can shave, wax, and get electrolysis treatments but the hair keeps coming back. And sometimes it reappears darker and more course than it was to begin with. If your goal is to eliminate the unsightly hair...
Thursday, April 4th, 7pm @ The Hood Bar By Lisa Morgan What do you get when you put the son of a Greek goose herder, a Chinese acrobat and the grandson of a Russian migrant farmworker in one room with a drummer? Pictures from Eden, that’s what! At least that’s how these self-abasing, immensely talented musicians paint themselves on their website...
by Judith Salkin With the many festivals, art fairs, golf and tennis tournaments that already fill the desert’s calendar, finding room on the schedule for one or two more major events could be a bit of a tight fit. Never mind trying to attract the crowds needed to make them successful. Unless, of course, we’re talking about Fashion Week Palm Desert...
By Lisa Morgan The legendary Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace is a national treasure that has been featured in Rolling Stone magazine as well as named in Billboard Magazine’s Top Ten "Hidden Gems of the Country”. Hailed by visitors from all over the world, this unique and famous rendezvous in the high desert is prized by fans, musicians and agents...

Europa Restaurant

A great dining experience includes many factors. Quality of food, ambiance and professional service all contribute to the guests’ overall experience. Should any of these fall short of pleasing the guest, the restaurant risks losing future business. Quite simply, there is too much competition in our valley for any restaurant to compromise in these areas. With that said, there...
The ever popular Improv Comedy Club at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is quickly heading towards the season finale. There are just 4 weeks left to come see some of the best comedians in the country. During the next four weeks, they will showcase hilarious veteran comedians, including Heath Hyche, Rocky LaPorte, John Henton and Max Alexander. Heath Hyche will headline...
With Ted Russell Camp @ Pappy and Harriett’s, Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 pm By Lisa Morgan You may have first seen Vanessa Olivarez on the second season of American Idol.  Her vocal skills and personality got her into the televised finals only to be controversially eliminated, much to the disappointment of many Idol viewers.  However, MY first introduction to Vanessa...

In The Name Of The Dead

by Noe Gutierrez Formed in early 2010, In The Name Of the Dead are; Robert Wood on left handed bass, John Camacho on drums, Michael Mondragon on vocals, Chris Reyes on guitar and Luis Diaz on lead and rhythm guitar. With the introductions out of the way, we can now talk about what has led them here and how they...

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