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By Crystal Harrell The heart and soul of the Coachella Valley’s music nightlife is attributed to the locals who come together to give it that authentic feeling of homegrown talent and camaraderie. One such venue that has provided an outlet for laid-back vibes and heartfelt reunions of old and new friends is Plan B Live Entertainment & Cocktails in Thousand...
By Heidi Simmons In ancient Greek culture, the swan song was used as a metaphor for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement.  Anton Chekhov wrote a novel with the same title about an aging actor contemplating his final stage appearance. For the iconic actor and Palm Springs resident Udo Kier, Swan Song is but another...
5 ways to protect yourself safe from cyber-attacks and ransomware. By Dennis Shelly After a major cyber-attack involving ransomware, top US fuel pipeline provider Colonial Pipeline shut down its entire network, affecting approximately half of the US East Coast's fuel supply. The event is one of the most significant digital ransom operations ever recorded, and it has highlighted the vulnerability of...
By Eleni P. Austin I am a sucker for a big fat ‘Fro, and in case you don’t know, I am abbreviating Afro, as only a true child of the ‘60s and ‘70s can. As a Hollywood kid, I spent my Saturday afternoons one of two places, in our swimming pool or in front of the TV digging “Soul Train.”...
Nasoya® Foods’ New Plantspired™ Product Now Featured at All WaBa Grill Locations WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is proud to announce that its flavorful new Plantspired™ Steak is now available at all of WaBa Grill’s nearly 200 locations throughout California and Arizona. Earlier this year, the brand announced it would expand its menu of...

The Shag Store

Palm Springs CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Josh Angle, also known as Shag (a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last name) is a painter, illustrator and designer based in Southern California.  Since 1977 Shag has had numerous gallery exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. Established...
By Robin E. Simmons Far be it from me to encourage anyone to risk his or her life just to see a movie. With local movie theaters now showing several greatly anticipated and much-hyped epic movies that are best enjoyed on a really big screen with the latest audio enhancements. Below are two titles at the top of the list of many...
August is National Golf Month – So Let’s Do it With Safety First! By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna August is National Golf Month, golfers are encouraged to share their experience and bring new golfers to the greens. Whether played as a team sport or individual, National Golf Month challenges us to take the time to show someone new to the sport...

Sushi’s Choice

By Rick Riozza Three or four decades ago, sushi quickly became the trendy dish with sushi bars opening throughout Southern California.  I was slow on the sushi up-take as I was still enjoying the hot & spicy cuisine of Thai, Indian, and of course Vietnamese that were still popular at the time. Indeed, I was somewhat out-of-the-loop when it came to...
BY BREWMASTER ED HEETHUIS Sunday Funday. Simply the title holds the promise of hope, the kind of hope which whispers to an individual, “Let’s go do this!”. Since Sunday is generally my only day off, it is also my best opportunity to head out and explore my new desert surroundings. This particular Sunday began sunny and hot…but there isn’t much of...
By Aimee Mosco You have probably heard the term ‘grounding’ because it has become a mainstream term that is used in many different contexts. There are endless ways to ground yourself, from taking your shoes off and standing in the grass, to using your breath as a way to focus your attention and bring yourself back to calm. Grounding can...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Filmmaker Federico Fellini had an unexpected definition of happiness. He said it was "being able to speak the truth without hurting anyone." I suspect you will have abundant access to that kind of happiness in the coming weeks, Aries. I'll go even further: You will have extra power to speak the...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. I listened to an interview with Miss America, Camille Schrier, the other day and was surprised the Champion for Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics is unfamiliar with nature’s medicine for addiction. Ms. Schrier completed a Naloxone (aka Narcan) training session with the Virginia Department of Health and learned how prescription and illicit...
By Janet McAfee On June 29, 2021, Daniel Dwyer, the Beagle who inspired a movement to save countless other dogs and cats, lost his battle with cancer.  Thousands of people throughout mourned the passing of this “miracle dog”, and hundreds gathered for his Celebration of Life on Zoom to acknowledge the accomplishments of this once homeless rescue pup.  His human...
By Haddon Libby According to a study by Oxford Economics, the household wealth of American families rose by $19 trillion since the start of the pandemic last year.  The average increase in net worth by household was 16%.  Net worth is calculated by adding the assets of a family like a house, car and/or investments and subtracting liabilities or debts. ...
Hello, Can you hear me clearly? This is part of the latest telephone call scam. The phone rings and you are asked a question. If this happens to you….This is X, Can you hear me clearly? HANG UP. When you respond yes, they record the yes and use it to prove you agreed to purchase xyz when you said...

AUDIOWILD STUDIOS

By Noe Gutierrez Less than an hour from the Coachella Valley, Audiowild Studios provides recording, mixing and mastering for all genres of music as well as a unique performance space for private events and rehearsals. The Idyllwild, California studio also offers artists video shoots, podcast recording, green screen filming and more. In the past month Audiowild Studios has hosted live music events featuring The...
Joshua Tree Music Festival returns with their Fall 2021 offering, JTMF Presents: Heart of the Matter. This October will mark two full years since the festival has taken place at its longtime home, the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground. JTMF Presents: Heart of the Matter is about getting back to basics, relishing in meaningful interactions, reintegrating, reconnecting and...
By Crystal Harrell Summer has reached the desert and your wardrobe might need an update if you want to be styling in these scorching temperatures. Unique Keep Boutique was launched in March as an online seller of resort wear and boho chic essentials to get you fashionably ready for the season. Vanessa Arroniz is the owner of Unique Keep Boutique...
With so many delectable dining options in Greater Palm Springs, sometimes it’s hard to choose where to go and what to eat. Why not try celebrating a national day that highlights a menu item or food ingredient? Download the Summer Eats Pass and dine at any of the restaurants featured here for discounts and prize opportunities. Each time diners use...
By Daniel Paris Chef Yianni Psalios loves to make people happy with his Greek food. For over forty-five years, he has been stuffing grape leaves, rolling filo dough for baklava, skewering marinated lamb and chicken and pouring béchamel sauce into his moussaka and pastitsio. Olive oil, garlic, lemon, and oregano gather together to make Greek cuisine a jewel of the...
Palm Desert CA ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER The staff at Paradise Cove Cafe proudly welcomes you to their uniquely special breakfast and lunch restaurant. This is a place where their guests truly are family. Within these four walls their dedicated staff works passionately each day to provide you with the very best in great food featuring bold flavors and over-the-top...
By Eleni P. Austin Somewhere between Patsy Cline, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks and Wilson Phillips stands Nobody’s Girl. Their sound isn’t easily pigeonholed and maybe that’s the point. The trio which features BettySoo, Rebecca Loebe and Grace Pettis, began collaborating a few years ago, but between them, they’ve amassed 12 solo albums, seven EPs and a plethora...

A MARGINAL LIFE

By Robin E. Simmons PIG The less you know in advance about this melancholy, almost spiritual tone poem the better the viewing experience. The basic plot centers on a truffle-hunting Oregon recluse (Nic Cage) who lives in a ramshackle shack in the Pacific Northwest woods with ho phone or shower who returns to Portland’s high-end culinary world – where he was once...
Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) is taking a health & safety leadership role in the local performing arts community by requiring the highest current standard from its patrons, team members, and volunteers: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination. As COVID-19 infections continue to spread and even spike again in some communities, and with the uncertainty that COVID-19 variants may be adding to...
By Rick Riozza Attenzione! Montecucco, is a rising star in the Tuscan wine game with a “new and different” expression of Sangiovese that comes from an area of the famous Maremma region, nestled between the Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano appellations. Most of you Italian wine lovers in our valley are continually thrilled to be notified of the new...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Monsoon Season is upon us.  Here are some reminders of the intensity of lightning and safety reminders during monsoon thunderstorms… But What is Lightning? Powerful electric sparks from a thunderstorm cause lightning, which can kill instantly. Lightning can strike two points up to 10 miles apart at the same time and whether or not blue sky is...
© Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): What does it mean to feel real? Some people have a hard time doing that. They have such false ideas about who they are that they rarely feel real. Others are so distracted by trivial longings that they never have the luxury of settling into the exquisite at-home-ness of feeling real....
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 her.  No one in the family or circle of friends was willing to take 1-yr-old Bailey.  The dog’s future became grim as a family friend desperately...
Summer is here but there are more parties than usual as we are all looking for a reason to get out and PARTY! The Coachella and Stagecoach concerts are around the corner. This means more people will be on the road …that have been drinking. Thus expect more auto accidents. I use to have a radio show entitled “Accidentally Yours”...
By Haddon Libby While August may not have a big holiday like Independence Day, Easter or Halloween, the month is filled with fun things to celebrate.  Not only have fans of Pirates of the Caribbean arrr-gue that this the most-piratey of months, shorter weeklong celebrations that happen during the first seven days celebrate Breastfeeding,  Farmer’s Markets, Health Centers, Gold Panning,...
By Crystal Harrell For the last 14 years, Palm Canyon Roadhouse in Palm Springs has been regarded as a local hotspot for high-end entertainment with the longest running jam session in the entire desert empire. From hosting numerous charity events to being presented a prestigious award by Anheuser-Busch that very few bars are given, this desert venue is among the...

Tribe-O

The OGl Desert Reggae Act Drops New Single With More to Come By Esther Sanchez The Coachella Valley has become a hub for musicians from all genres and reggae music is no exception. Although currently, there are several quality reggae acts in the desert, none have been around as long as CV Music Award winners, Tribe-O.... and few have proven themselves...
By Eleni P. Austin More than 40 years ago, Punk Rock snarled, scratched, spit and elbowed its way into the cultural zeitgeist. Although it was invented in the bowels of New York and its popularity exploded in Great Britain, it truly thrived in Los Angeles. Back in the mid ‘70s, L.A. was still a bastion of sun, sand, surf and...
By Dee Jae Cox Founded in 2007 by long time Coachella Valley Philanthropists Ric and Rozene Supple, the Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501c3 Nonprofit.  Their mission is to incubate, produce and encourage arts and cultural programs in order to leverage the unique power of creativity to open minds, bridge what divides us, and discover what connects us.”  Their programs...
August 12, 2017 Four Twenty Bank, Palm Springs, CA BUY IT… SMOKE IT… GET ROASTED! Los Angeles, CA: The POT ROAST is where iconic comedian The Roastmaster General Jeff Ross comes together with Immersia Live to create a side splitting night of comedy and weed in a one-of-a-kind venue!   You can legally purchase and consume your favorite cannabis products on site...
Tucson Az ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The Desert Museum is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna The time of year where swimming pool drownings reach their peak. Drowning incidents are dramatically on the rise both locally and nationally according to Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, just under 400 deaths a year on average are attributed to drowning in a swimming pool or at a spa....

THE BOYS ARE BACK

By Robin E. Simmons Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte push the limits of both action and comedy in 48 Hrs and Another 48 Hrs  in a new line of Blu-Ray releases from Paramount Home Entertainment. Both films have been newly remastered from 4K film transfers with fresh bonus content from director Walter Hill. They also include vintage behind the scenes footage on the...
By Rick Riozza Through the years we have always included a summer column on wine recommendations for the barbecue. Well—here we go again with perhaps some new ideas on matching wines to the stuff we’re cooking up. Of course, let’s generalize on the subject on hand: We don’t have to twist many arms when it comes to wine lovers in the...
BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK Are you a woman of a certain age? Do you have some life behind you? Is giving up on how you look not an option? Do you know that age is just a number? You may also have these inspirational attributes that are your truths to live by: YOU are unashamed about going all out for yourself and having...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Since Nixon enacted the Schedule I system that linked cannabis with the more deadly drugs like heroin, ecstasy, and LSD, the federal government effectively established a government business for combating drug deaths that poured massive amounts of money earmarked for enforcement. These yearly reauthorization of monies mushroomed into the United States becoming the only country with the highest incarceration...

ABCs of 401Ks

By Haddon Libby Many of us take for granted that everyone knows what a 401k retirement account is.  Only one in three people have a 401k while only six in ten have access to one. A 401k retirement account is a way to save money for retirement, a life event or emergency.  This can be done as part of a company...
It’s Wednesday July 14, 2021 and you have been celebrating Bastille Day at The NEST and quenching your thirst from 115 degree weather. You should have had more waters. You see flashing Red lights behind you and develop black and white fever. You didn’t read my legal columns and took ALL the breath tests at the scene, performed the...
By Aimee Mosco “ our freedom will grow exponentially because we begin to remember that nothing happens to us, things happen by us as a product of choice.” Shifting Into a Creator Mentality, Blogpost, www.ihsunity.com You have probably heard the phrase, “your perception is your reality” at some point on your journey. If you took the time to contemplate the meaning...
© Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Valerie Andrews reminds us that as children, we all had the "magical capacity to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of...
By Cara Van Dijk Five women, ranging in age from 16-50 years, came out of the reclusive pandemic world and entered a new and safe space to learn more about themselves and how they can thrive. By name alone, “pole fitness” may not seem like a practice of self-discovery, however, that’s exactly what these women – once all strangers –...
By Crystal Harrell The 35th annual Greater Palm Springs Pride is to take place on November 1st through the 7th, celebrating equality and the LGBTQ community. There are several events scheduled to be held throughout the week, including a Hate Crime Vigil, a Pride 5K Run and Walk, a Pride Parade, and a Drag Brunch hosted by Roly China Fusion. The...
Spotlight Showroom at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California announced today that starting in early August it will offer a regular series of free concerts in the recently refurbished performance space. Bands who look, sound, and perform like the real thing will soon wow audiences as they perform versions of beloved classic songs. All shows are free and the...
By Dee Jae Cox Like a long drink of ice-cold lemonade on a sweltering summer day, Palm Canyon Theatre’s, “You’re a good man Charlie Brown, the Musical,” hits the exact right spot in quenching your thirst after this drought of live theatre we’ve endured. Beginning in October 1950 through January 2000, Charles M. Schulz created and published one of the most...

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