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By Crystal Harrell After a very successful first run in September of last year, the Palm Springs Card Show is making a return for its second year at the Palm Springs Convention Center on June 1st and 2nd. This family-friendly event will feature a wide assortment of sports cards, sports memorabilia, autographs, Pokemon, trading card games, Funko, comics, collectibles, and much...
BY NOE GUTIERREZ / PHOTOS BY AARON PEREZ Approximately two months after her remarkable and jaw-dropping performance of the Billie Eilish tear-jerker, What Was I Made For? Abi Carter is the American Idol 2024! To the world, she kinda came out of nowhere endearing the hearts and captivating the ears and eyes of everyone who listened. To her family, friends...
Comedic sensation and “loveable loser” Felipe Esparza is bringing his “At My Leisure” world tour to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, Sept. 27, 2024. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $39 and are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online at FantasySpringsResort.com. Fresh off the...
The Palm Springs International ShortFest unveiled its 2024 poster ahead of the upcoming event taking place June 18-24, 2024. Collaborating once again with renowned American artist and Palm Springs resident, Shag, this year's distinctive and varied perspective design celebrates the ShortFest’s 30th-anniversary and the singular beauty of the Coachella Valley. ShortFest passes for the 2024 event are currently available at www.psfilmfest.org/shortfest-2024. Shag, known for...
By Eleni P. Austin There’s a melancholy catch in Kim Richey’s voice -even when she’s singing a happy song, that pulls you in and holds you close. For nearly three decades, she has been one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. The musical cognoscenti recognized her gifts rather quickly. Her prodigious talent was on full display with her 1995 debut. But...
Signature Celluloid invites you to start Pride Month with a spectacular night of film and fun at the Palm Springs Cultural Center's Historic Camelot Theatre. Get ready for a vibrant and vivacious viewing of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, featuring electrifying performances by The Coachella Valley Shadow Cast! Date & Time: When: Saturday, June 1 Cocktails: Starting at 8:00 PM Pre-show and...
PRODUCED BY TIAR’A LITERARY & ILLUSTRATION Vitamins are essential for life. It should be common knowledge by now, and not to sound redundant, but in summary, vitamins are found in foods, supplements, and even the sun’s rays cause a reaction on our skin which causes the body to release the hormone vitamin D. The world is jam-packed full with activity and...
May 23 -- Rock With "The Dreamboats" Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater will be filled with music and fun on Thursday night, May 23, as Palm Desert’s free Concerts in the Park series continues for week 4. The May 23 concert will take everyone on a trip back in time to the beginnings of rock and roll with "The Dreamboats." This internationally popular group...
BY FIRE CHIEF SAM DIGIOVANNA From the Desert to the Sea, many communities are seeing wind gusts that are causing problems and concern. Fire danger is not the only hazard we have to concern ourselves with during high winds reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Strong winds can cause considerable damage on their own, even without fires. Please follow the below safety tips: Wind...
By Madeline Zuckerman Mama’s House decided this season to host a two-day fundraising event for its highly-acclaimed 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic & Dinner Show at Indian Wells Country Club.  There was certainly something for everyone who participated in a fun day of golf on the renowned Cove Course, and then returned the next evening to experience the not-to-be-missed Dinner...
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2h 28m – R) Action Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth. As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe....
By Rick Riozza Besides being your beloved Vino Voice here at the CV Weekly, I am also a freelance contributing writer to the nationally published Tasting Panel Magazine. Indeed, in my first article for the publication, I reviewed Palm Springs’ Zin American Bistro and wrote about its owner Mindy Reed. And I did an article on Joannes Bacher, Owner and...
By Janet McAfee Spaying or neutering your cat and dog is a wonderful gift you can provide your pet, your family, and your community.  These minor surgical procedures not only prevent medical and behavioral problems in your pet, but they also help save the lives of homeless animals that languish in shelters and roam our neighborhoods as strays.  In 2024,...
By Haddon Libby Only one in three Americans have a will or living trust.  Of the two-thirds without these documents, 43% say that procrastination is the reason.  Forty percent say that they do not have enough assets for a plan to matter with the rest saying it is too expensive or they do not know how. If you have a child,...
I am asked this question many times a week. Of course, a lawyer needs to know when and where this all took place to be sure the Statute of Limitations and Venue are protected. An attorney needs to know if this is a local case or out of state or county matter. I always tell callers they are better...
BY STAN POPOVICH Many people who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues sometimes have a difficult time taking care of their pets. As a result, here are six ways on how to take care of your pets while you deal with your mental health issues. Do what is most important: It is important that you take care of...
By Aimee Mosco Your inner spirit is the all-knowing part of you that can see what unfolds in your life from the highest possible perspective. In fact, this higher aspect of you is responsible for coordinating the significant events, relationships, milestones, lessons, highs, and lows of your life. None of these things materialize by accident. They are always a product...
© Copyright 2024  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming weeks, you will experience uncomfortable weirdness if you do the following: 1. Meander without focus or purpose; 2. give yourself permission to postpone, procrastinate, and engage in avoidance behavior; 3. ignore the interesting though challenging truths that are right in front of you; 4. hang out with people...
BY COACH NADIA POPOVA Finally, May is here, and the summer vibes are in the air. Soon enough, we'll all have the chance to put on those beautiful bikinis and soak up the sun by the pool. But to make this experience even more enjoyable, I invite you to participate in the May Fitness Madness challenge aimed at making you...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. Cannabis Corner (CC) is responding to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article dated Saturday/Sunday, May 11-12, 2024| THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW with Bertha Madras | by Allysia Finley. I will use the pejorative word marijuana instead of cannabis as it is obvious Finley and Madras do not know the botanical name Cannabis: C. sativa L. and C. indica...
By Crystal Harrell Hunters Palm Springs has been a mainstay of the Coachella Valley clubbing scene in downtown Palm Springs—becoming the go-to spot for an electrifying atmosphere, bar style menu options, and a range of exciting events that make it a must-visit spot for locals and visitors alike. Having celebrated its 25-year anniversary, Hunters is known for its inviting ambiance of...
May 1st Marked the Official Team Launch of the Coachella Valley Scorpions The Coachella Valley Scorpions officially launched on May 1st as California’s first 50+ pickleball team with the National Pickleball League – putting the Coachella Valley on the map of the hottest new game to emerge on the scene of professional sports. In addition, plans are in the works to...
By Crystal Harrell Marisa Corvo has sung for millions on television and is now sharing her voice with the Coachella Valley. Corvo was raised in a lively Italian family and was inspired to get into music by her trumpet-playing dad. Her journey began as a classical pianist and she played her first professional gig with an orchestra at Juilliard when...
By Eleni P. Austin “You can ditch all the anger, and unlock the chains, ask yourself how you can help someone else who’s in pain today, take all those worries, put ‘em in a big book, leave the book on a stranger’s shelf, that’s right, now congratulate yourself/Call a friend, ask them how they’re getting on and mean it, c’mon...
By Craig Michaels Experience an evening of culinary delights and high fashion at Chef George's Picasso Restaurant in Bermuda Dunes this Sunday, May 19th. While Chef George's is typically closed on Sundays, they're making a special exception for an exclusive Dinner Fashion Show that promises to be an unforgettable event. Hosted from 5pm to 8pm, this unique occasion combines the...
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino proudly presents entertainment icons Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons in concert at the Special Events Center on Friday, Nov. 8, 2024. Tickets for the show start at $59 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024 and can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone 800-827-2946, or...
Produced By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration Since 1996, the superstars of the EWF have rocked Southern California residents with fun-filled, action-packed, over-the-top-rope family entertainment. It began when a Southern California professional wrestling wrestler/trainer/promotor and living legend, Mr. Jesse Hernandez created the EWF platform for his wrestlers-in-training to compete on a regular basis. The hopes, with continual public exposure, the...
Produced By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration If you live anywhere in our sun-filled Golden State then you’ve heard, been around, or are involved with the fitness and bodybuilding lifestyle. Some say that lifting weights and exercising is an obsession laced with a heavy dose of vanity. Reality dictates quite the contrary. One thing is for certain. If you are serious...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Graduation is upon us, and we want to make sure we graduate with our class safely this year reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Let’s start with the first class: Underage drinking can result in tragedy so let’s keep those critical lines of communication open when it comes to talking about the dangers of underage drinking, driving and graduation...
Camp Description: Desert Theatreworks- Kidsworks, in collaboration with Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) is delighted to announce the launch of the sixth annual KidsWorks Summer Musical Theatre Camp Program. This exceptional opportunity is extended free of charge to a limited number of current DSUSD students in grades TK-8th, with leadership participants from grades 9-12. Additionally, students outside of...
IF (1h 44m – PG) Comedy, Family, Fantasy Starring Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure...
By Rick Riozza The Urban Dictionary defines a “high-ender” as a wealthy person who goes after expensive goods. We’ve all seen it portrayed on TV and in the media with the “lifestyles of the rich & famous”. And often in the hands of these high-enders, you’ll see a bottle of bubbly shooting its cork off with all that valuable sparkling...
By Janet McAfee In April Andrea and Ryln Hadley-Bustillos arrived at the Loving All Animals shelter in Coachella seeking to adopt an adult cat. They were shown photos and told the story of a strikingly handsome black cat named Atlas who was a 3-legged tripod. The cat had a unique look with blazing gold eyes and pointed ears They returned...
By Haddon Libby “Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories, you tell.”   - Seth Godin, American Marketing Association Hall of Fame. Apple was forced to withdraw its new ad promoting an upgraded iPad promoted as the strongest and thinnest iPad ever.  In that ad, Apple showed a hydraulic press filled with the types of...
With 2024 Inflation, a potential client’s assets are important. I feel terrible when potential client’s call, wanting representation, and a legal answer over the phone and ask me to represent them on a civil matter, other than an accident... and I can NOT accept their case. This if often because I know they do not have enough money.  I know they would...
BY STAN POPOVICH Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from fear, anxiety, and depression and do not know what to do to help them? It can be frustrating to watch someone you know struggle with their mental health and not be able to do anything to relieve their suffering. With this in mind, here are six ways to...
BY MICHELLE BORTHWICK Are you ready to make the tough decision to go sugar free? Making the commitment is sometimes the tallest hurdle. If you haven’t yet, with summer upon us, now’s a great time to look at your eating habits and be realistic about how sugar and carbs fit into your life.  And, how it affects your weight, outlook...
© Copyright 2024  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Polish-born author Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) didn’t begin to speak English until he was 21 years old. At 25, his writing in that language was still stiff and stilted. Yet during the next 40+ years, he employed his adopted tongue to write 19 novels, numerous short stories, and several other books. Today...
BY COACH NADIA POPOVA Since childhood, we have been imposed a huge number of stereotypes about behavior, desires, appearance, goals, etc. At first, we are influenced only by our parents and grandparents, then we add teachers in kindergarten, at school, plus peers, and so on. At each stage of life's journey, new people or groups of people are created who in...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. A fitting theme for Nurses Week in 2024 is “Frontline Warrior” to honor the challenges the CCP (Wuhan virus) continues to create in our country. Nurses across the nation were fired for refusing to take the COVID vaccine. They donned their infection control outfits of gown, mask, gloves, shield for ten minutes as they provided care,...
By Crystal Harrell On April 13 and 20, Blur took the stage at Coachella, and to close out their set, they brought out performers from the Torres Martinez Cahuilla Bird Singers. It was Blur’s first time at Coachella since 2013, and the band delivered renditions of some of their most beloved songs, like “Song 2,” “Girls & Boys,” and “Beetlebum.” The...
By Eleni P. Austin There’s a famous quote that says “When they go low, we go high.” But several low desert denizens will gently flip that script when they trek up highway 62 to see Rick Shelley perform at the new high desert hotspot, Spaghetti Western on Saturday, May 18th. Rick has been a part of the desert music scene since...
Grammy Award-winning siblings Jesse & Joy will perform their repertoire of Latin pop hits at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online...
By Eleni P. Austin As a card-carrying Music Nerd, I got my start reading liner notes in the late ‘60s (you’d be surprised what kind of information can be gleaned from the back of the Chipmunks A-Go-Go record cover). I was seven when an older cousin gave me my first “grown-up” album, James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James. From then on,...
Rancho Mirage, CA, May 1, 2024 – Script2Stage2Screen presents a fully staged reading of a new original drama, Southlake, written by Mike Byham of Southlake, TX.  The reading will be directed by Coachella Valley’s Stan Jenson. The play begins with two young soldiers on a battleground in Viet Nam in the early 70’s.  We follow one of the soldiers to...
Produced By Tiar’a Literary & Illustration It’s difficult to believe that it has been 5 years since the creation of WWE’s most prominent competition in over 20 years, AEW . The spark that lit the fire beneath the new juggernaut’s engine was the signing of former WWE and WCW living legend, The Lionheart, The Painmaker, Mr. Y2J … Chris Jericho. Since...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna I lost my mom several years ago to cancer. That was a tough time – it still hurts. I’d give anything to spend just one more hour with her. Every public servant certainly has seen their share of tragic calls. It is an honor to help those in need, however, nothing hurts more than when...
By Madeline Zuckerman A tremendous outpouring of community support was on full display at the Third Annual Variety Children’s Charity of the Desert’s “Women of Wonder” Awards Luncheon held at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage. The overflow crowd of 200 guests sat spellbound as the five Honorees told their inspirational story of giving back in so many...
The Palm Springs International ShortFest unveiled its 2024 poster ahead of the upcoming event taking place June 18-24, 2024. Collaborating once again with renowned American artist and Palm Springs resident, Shag, this year's distinctive and varied perspective design celebrates the ShortFest’s 30th-anniversary and the singular beauty of the Coachella Valley. ShortFest passes for the 2024 event are currently available at www.psfilmfest.org/shortfest-2024. Shag, known for...
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2h 25m – PG-13) Action, Sci-Fi Starring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy. Set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds...

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