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Roberta Linn returns to the stage with a new Dinner Show, “I’m Here Again” on Sunday. Lyons English Grille located at 233 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, along with Chi-Chi Productions, proudly presents Roberta Linn performing with the Bob Corwin Trio in “I’m Here Again” on Sunday, May 6. Dinner and the Show is $44.95 and begins at...
By Marissa Willman Archery might be getting a lot of buzz these days with the popularity of “The Hunger Games,” but the owners and instructors at Robin Hood Archery in Indio have been taking the sport seriously for decades. As an exporter of mostly American-made archery equipment to Latin America and Asia for the last 20 years, Robin Hood Archery’s success...

ShareKitchen

Business Incubators, or business development and support centers, originated in 1956 when a man named Joseph Mancuso turned an 850,000 square foot abandoned warehouse into a space where small businesses could start and build their businesses in a supportive and nurturing environment. In the beginning his facility housed a variety of different businesses including a chicken processor. ...
By Robin E. Simmons There’s a long list of movies vying for your attention (and wallet) over the next few months. Here are three to look for that are guaranteed fun and satisfying. How rare is that? THE AVENGERS Opening as a certified hit, THE AVENGERS somehow works as a big superhero story that may or may not have deeper...

Pet Place

You see these cute creatures run from under bushes in restaurant parking lots. You see them scurry across vacant fields. Sometimes you see mothers with kittens, wild eyed and frightened at the sight of people, living on their own amongst us. They are the feral cats, animals without a human home, creating their own home in the wild. ...

The Homestead

Elegance and sophistication unite with the best home cooking I’ve ever had, at The Homestead in La Quinta. Appropriately named, The Homestead was originally a ranch style home and is now a decorative restaurant, offering indoor and outdoor seating, beautiful gardens and waterfalls, and live entertainment. The owners and staff keep this business successful with their positive...

Foot Notes

Kick off your shoes and relax. It’s time to meet your feet. Have you ever thought about what a big job your feet have in your everyday activity? Your feet are your foundation. Therefore, your feet have a very big job and it’s important that you take care of them. Does this mean...

Take it Off

Don't just shed layers of clothing in the desert heat, start shedding unnecessary layers of skin too. I'm not talking about taking it all off, but take off some... Little by little until you're comfortable in your new fresh and radiant skin. Yes, it's time to strip down and exfoliate! Exfoliating can be done in many ways. It can...
by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show Several times a bridesmaid, never a bride….that had been the story thus far in the brief (but lucrative) career of Jason Dufner. The Cleveland native and Auburn alum, perhaps best known for his playoff loss in last year’s PGA Championship to Keegan Bradley, has risen steadily in Golf’s World rankings, currently sitting...
Week of May 3 © Copyright 2012 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): On the one hand, you're facing a sticky dilemma that you may never be able to change no matter how hard you try. On the other hand, you are engaged with an interesting challenge that may very well be possible to resolve. Do you know which is...
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is either a critical tool in fighting crime or a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Fourth Amendment reads as follows: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” CISPA allows...
Growing up on the East coast in the small town of Jacksonville, Florida, Mia Dangerfield got her first taste of house music when a friend gave her a cassette tape of world-renowned DJ/producer Roger Sanchez. Something clicked for Mia. She became mesmerized by how the DJ would tell a story by blending the tracks together. It wasn't long before...
People don’t plan to fail they fail to plan! Many famous people have died without Estate Planning and their estate was a mess. Walt Disney, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller are a few who did not plan ahead. They failed to plan. These are some of the questions I get on Estate Planning. ...
BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX There’s an old gag from Vaudeville used to describe the acts for an audience that flocked to the stages in every part of this country, from the seaports ripe with the ocean’s tang to the wind-blasted deserts of the west, and all the burgs and towns in between. The gentleman on the stage wearing a...
By Marissa Willman With its western saloon vibe, stiff pours and unbeatable food specials, Neil’s Lounge has remained a valley nightlife staple for decades. A hotspot for Coachella Fest and Stagecoach goers, the bar also keeps locals coming back and for good reason. After an arson attack in 2009, a remodeled Neil’s Lounge arose like a phoenix from the flames. Today,...
By Heidi Simmons IMAGINE: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer Shouldn’t all of life be about creative pursuit? Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 304 pages) explores the nature of creativity and how creative thinking can and has shaped our world. Maybe you don’t consider yourself a “creative type”; that’s for painters, sculptors, writers, and musicians. ...
By Marissa Willman S.C.R.A.P. Gallery Executive Director Karen Riley wasn’t sure if her idea for a program that would promote awareness of environmental issues through art would succeed when she approached former Riverside County Supervisor Roy Wilson 15 years ago. “We had a crazy idea and we took it to Supervisor Roy Wilson and he didn’t think we were so crazy,”...

Brew at the Zoo

By Marissa Willman   Dozens of craft beer, wine and food vendors will descend upon The Living Desert on Saturday to help raise funds for the desert wildlife and nature preserve. Craft brewers such as Hanagr 24, Big Sky and Coronado will bring a variety of ales, lagers and other brews to the zoo. Wines and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served...
By Marissa Willman Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and plenty of local businesses are celebrating the increasingly popular Mexican holiday. From family-friendly fiestas to tequila-slinging soirees, the desert has plenty of options to enjoy this weekend. Here are Coachella Valley Weekly’s picks for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. • The Indio Chamber of Commerce and Mexican American Chamber of Commerce...
“Red Hot Date” to Bring Valley Singles Together By Marissa Willman Single in the desert? Valerie Wells and her crew at “Red Hot Date” might change that. The new local dating show to be filmed at the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs is aimed at providing a new way for Coachella Valley singles to meet. “We’re taking the old school ‘Dating Game’...

Hello, Old Friend

In a moment of desperation, I sold part of my soul. But then late one night … By Jimmy Allen In the spring of 1994, my band Puddle of Mudd was on the verge of success. We were getting massive airplay on 98.9 The Rock in Kansas City, with a catchy yet simple song I wrote one night called “You Don’t...
by Tracy Dietlin After a long successful career as the front-man for the rock band Staind, Aaron Lewis decided to go country. I’m not talking about just doing a country duet during a guest appearance on an awards show. I mean hunkering down and establishing himself as a true country artist. Lewis has given his country career the same passion...
by Rick Riozza The Charms of Chardonnay  Now to you ABC—Anything But Chardonnay—wine fans of the last decade, the news is great.  You may again be pleasantly comforted to enjoy the cool and satisfying charms of Chardonnay.   Yeah—we know, Chardonnay, which is still the number one selling white wine varietal in the world, became the trendy wine about town that not only...

Valley Rhythms

by Lola Rossi-Meza Jeff Stover produces the OnStage Musicals Concert Series and now, the OnStage Jazz Festivals Jeff and Cheryl Stover will present the OnStage Palm Springs Jazz Festival on Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Indian Wells Theater on the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus located off the I-10 at Cook Street in...

ShareKitchen

Love street food?  Fancy a food truck?  Mobile food operations are attractive to a new generation of entrepreneur because of their reasonable start-up costs in addition to bringing a culinary diversity and vibrancy to the communities they serve.  Too bad Riverside and San Bernardino counties are the only counties in California with bans on Mobile Food Facilities. In 2007, the...

COMING SOON!

POP CORN MOVIES LOOM LARGE FOR TEEN BOYS   By Robin E. Simmons   A key demographic for studios in the summer competition for eyeballs are teen boys.  I met with five seniors at Desert Hot Springs High School – Elijah, Ryan, Dillon and Freddy – and asked them what films they most wanted to see based on movie trailers and social media...
Pekingese dogs or "Pekes" are commonly referred to as "lion dogs" due to their resemblance to Chinese guardian lions. They originated in China thousands of years ago, and were favored by the Chinese Imperial Court. They are one of the most exotic and distinctive of the toy breeds. The tiniest Pekes were once called "sleeve dogs" because they were...

The Crab Pot

            It’s nice to get dressed up and have a multi-course meal served to me by a vest and tie, but sometimes I want to roll up my sleeves and dig into some great food where the staff is encouraged to have fun and show some personality.  In effort to ensure variety, not only for...

Just Juice It!

Do you find it near impossible to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables?  If you’re like most Americans your being pulled and tugged in so many directions you barely find time to eat.  Consider juicing your fruits and veggies and taking them on the go.  You may recognize the name Jack LaLanne.  He was often called the...

Jekkel

Whatever happened to Jekkel? Ten years ago pop-punk rockers Jekkel were one the desert’s most accomplished young bands. Having been together since they were barely teenagers in middle school, Jim Cathcart (vocals and guitar), sister Katie Cathcart (drums and vocals) and their best friend Laramie Eve (bass) had become highly acclaimed, widely respected and very well known. Their success...

Botox 101

What is Botox? Men and women, young and old are getting injected with this anti-wrinkle miracle drug. But, what exactly is Botox Aesthetic and is it right for you? There are pros and cons to the treatment, so let's get the basics of Botox down before you decide for it or against it. Botox is basically a brand name for...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of April 26 © Copyright 2012  Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): "True life is lived when tiny changes occur," said Leo Tolstoy. I agree. It's rare for us to undergo rapid, dramatic transformations in short periods of time. That's why it's delusional to be forever pining for some big magic intervention that will fix everything. The best way to...

JOBS Act Explained

A few weeks ago, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Businesses Act aka JOBS Act.   The legislation makes it the easiest that it has been in decades to raise capital.  The JOBS Act is actually a collection of Acts:   The Capital Expansion Act allows banks to avoid registering with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) until they have...
DJ Luis and his wife Rose, (AKA DJ Thorn) are two of the most down-to-earth DJs you have ever met! They are very passionate about life, music, entertainment and each other.  The husband and wife team own an entertainment company called Primetime Productions.   The musical match made a connection back in high school in 1988. After graduation, the tone of...
BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Hey, it’s only April!  That’s not you waving with abandon, hair streaming in the wind and burning rubber at warp speed as you head out of town on the I-10?  Yes, you’ve broken a sweat---or a “glow” for the genteel—in the triple-digit heat we’ve suffered this week, but we’ll let you know when the Coachella Valley desert...

Club Crawler

 THU  APRIL 26  19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/ T Bone  8pm 29 PALMS INN; 29 PALMS ; 760-367-3505 Bill & Beverly  6pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900   Reunion w/ DJ Day w/ J Boogie 10pm ARNOLD PALMER’S;LQ;760-771-4653 Johnny Meza  6:30-10:30pm (JZ) AZUL; PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor  7pm (PB) BILLY REED’S;PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party  6:30pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 John Stanley King Band  6pm CAFÉ PALETTE;PS;...
Book Review by Heidi Simmons   My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.     When was the last time you thought about your brain?   We look into the mirror every day; comb our hair, wash our face and brush our teeth, never really considering what is happening within that amazing image reflected in the mirror.   Ironically, we...
by Kylie Knight The wind howls through the hills of Indio and Cristopher Cichocki walks with a long stride, his sure steps aimed towards exploration. As a multi-media contemporary artist he seems to have found a balance living here in the Coachella Valley, never stagnant, Cichocki moves from one project to the next, he talks with ease and speaks graciously,...
By Marissa Willman   As cities and organizations across the state scramble to pick up the pieces of the recently shattered redevelopment agencies, Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley Director Jeff Moritz is trying to redefine the way his organization operates to keep providing homes despite the significant loss of funding. “We’re in a state of flux,” Moritz said, “like all...

La Quinta Turns 30

By Marissa Willman The city of La Quinta will be celebrating its 30th birthday this weekend at its annual community picnic at the Fritz Burns Park. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 local businesses and non-profits will set up booths at the park, where raffles, games and giveaways will set the tone for the celebration. The free picnic will...
By Marissa Willman An eclectic mix of a mandolin, a banjo and a homemade gas-tank bass, the guys of Split Lip Rayfield are ready to bring their seamless harmonies and manic bluegrass to the Stagecoach Festival this weekend. Originally hailing from Kansas, the band has 120 years of musical experience among their members. Split Lip Rayfield draws on country and metal...
By Marissa Willman Armed with their spaghetti western outfits and western-inspired songs, The Unforgiven is returning to its Inland Empire roots for a special reunion performance at the Stagecoach Festival this weekend. The country rock band formed in the Inland Empire in the 1980s. Lead singer Steve Jones and guitarist Jay Lansford of the punk rock band The Stepmothers came up...
Steve Martin—yes, THAT Steve Martin—and the Steep Canyon Rangers head for Stagecoach By Stephen Seigel If any modern artist in the pop-culture pantheon deserves to be bestowed with the title “Renaissance Man,” it is Steve Martin. Not only is he an author of novels and novellas, screenplays and short humor pieces; he is also a playwright, an actor, a magician, an art...
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Sawa Sushi

By Marissa Willman   When editor Tracy Dietlan asked me to recommend a good restaurant for this week’s column, I hesitated to share what has been my best-kept sushi secret for months. But for the sake of the greater good, I’m going to introduce you to Sawa Sushi. When it comes to sushi bars, I have one all-important rule of thumb for...

The Vino Voice

Wine  vs. The Desert Heat   The fun story of how Madeira wine came to be is when the Portuguese sailors, a few hundred years ago, filled the wooden casks of wine from the Madeira Islands and shipped them to ports in India and China. The only route to take was to go south around the African continent and up through...

Nicole Hannan-Jodoin

Valley Rhythms by Lola Rossi-Meza   Nicole Hannan-Jodoin re-creates her role as Lola from Cavalleria Rusticana   The International Opera Institute presents “Scenes From The World’s Four Greatest Operas - Carmen, Tosca, Madame Butterfly and Cavalleria Rusticana” featuring Nicole Hannan-Jodoin, Carrie Landsgaard, Colette Gardner, Angeline Petronijevic, Cynthia Leigh, Fabrizio Doria,  Mariana Oknysky, Lauren Magnum, Mario Rehas, Josephine Romo and Mathew Edwardsen under the...
We’ve all heard the staggering statistic that 90% of restaurants fail in their first year.  Fortunately for aspiring culinary entrepreneurs, this is just a nasty rumor.  The reality of the situation, as determined by smart people who conduct legitimate studies complete with qualitative and quantitative data, is that just 29.6% of restaurants go under in that same period.  Under...
Rescue dogs are the best dogs, loving, grateful, and wise having triumphed over adversity. There is also magic to some of their rescue stories, a strange sequence of events and timing that makes one think divine guidance is behind them. It was July 2, 2010, a Friday evening around 4:00 pm when Pat Bonham called me. I was an independent rescuer at that time.  Pat, a...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Week of April 19 © Copyright 2012  Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): You had to take the test before you got a chance to study more than a couple of the lessons. Does that seem fair? Hell, no. That's the bad news. The good news is that this test was merely a rehearsal for a more important and inclusive exam,...

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