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Health, Wealth & Wellness Expo in Rancho Mirage ..................................3 2019 Synergy Miusic & Arts Festival...... 5 Cars, Stars & Rock 'N Roll at Big Rock.... 5 Date Harvest Festival ............................. 6 10TH Annual EXTRAVAGANZA................. 6 Spotlight 29 Tribute Concert Series ...... 7 Cork & Cuisine Fundraiser ..................... 7 "The RVers" Premiere at Catalina Spa & RV Resort .......................................... 8 Travel Tips 4 U - Snow-Line Orchard...... 8 Personal Profile - Peter Li....................... 9 23RD City of PS Veterans Day Parade...... 9 Consider This - Big Star......................... 10 Artists Council Exihbition Honors Jerry & Barbara Keller ...................... 11 Pet Place ................................................ 12 The Vino Voice ....................................... 13 Club Crawler Nightlife .................... 14-15 Art Scene - Stacy Wells...........................16 Brewtality ............................................... 17 Screeners ............................................... 18 Book Review.......................................... 19 Safety Tips ..............................................19 Haddon Libby ........................................ 21 Dale Gribow........................................... 21 Sports Scene.......................................... 22 Margaritaville USA Pickball................. 22 Peace Officer & Public Safety Awards Luncheon .............................. 23 Breaking The 4th Wall .......................... 23 Health - Keto Diet.................................. 24 Free Will Astrology ............................... 24 Cannabis Corner.................................... 26

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he Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Health, Wealth & Wellness EXPO on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It will be at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, filling up the Ambassador Ballroom. The event is also in partnership with United Way of the Desert. Discover wellness us all at the inaugural EXPO! Attendees can explore the latest in health care, fitness, nutrition, financial planning, networking and more at this fun and informative EXPO – enjoy healthy tastings, too! “The valley is renowned for health and wellness,” says Chamber Executive Director, Katie Stice. “Re-tune and renew with local resources, wares, programs and classes focused on healthy living. Create a long term financial plan, secure your future and talk with experts about your savings, too. Partnering with United Way of the Desert is a perfect fit as they strive for a healthier valley. Whether a child who lacks food and clothing, a senior without health insurance, or an adult struggling with mental illness, United Way of the Desert supports programs that work to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care,” Stice adds. The United Way of the Desert’s goal is to encourage active and healthy lifestyles and to help promote access to health and wellness. A healthy mind and body is paramount to success in other areas of life, so they strive to ensure that programs provide support to people of varying ages and cover an array of issues and basic care. Attendees will experience about 80 interactive booths plus amazing local flavors and food samples while learning about health, wealth and wellness. Admission is FREE with any door donations going to United Way of the Desert. Title Sponsor: City of Rancho Mirage Tastings include: • Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa • Pastry Swan Bakery - Plant-based treats • Haus of Poke • Clark’s Nutrition • Ben & Jerry’s sorbet • Juniper Table – The Rowan Palm Springs • Sam’s Club • Date Harvest Festival - Dates and more! Sponsored by our healthy community partners: Live Well Clinic, The Leaf El Paseo, Eisenhower Health, Forest Lawn, Gravity Defyer specialty shoes, OakHart Financial Group, Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of

Rancho Mirage, Desert Oasis Healthcare, Mark D. Brady Photography, BRIGHT Party Rentals, Southern California Edison, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Ethan Allen, Southern California Gas Company, A & A Home Care Services, Avenida Palm Desert, Bank of Southern California, Cindy Cabanas State Farm Insurance, Jr Thomas’ Golf Cars, Satori Center for Wellbeing, and the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce. In Partnership with: United Way of the Desert Media Partners: Greater Palm Springs CVB, Alpha Media, Marker Broadcasting, Channel Q, Leap Marketing, Gulf Broadcasting, NBC Palm Springs, and CV Weekly. Health, Wealth & Wellness Booths: Alpha Media American Cancer Society: Discovery Shop American Saver Magazine A & A Home Care Anytime Fitness Avenida Palm Desert Bank of Southern California Ben & Jerry’s with sorbet Bikram Yoga Plus – Palm Springs Braille Institute Census Bureau Certified Farmers Market Cindy Cabanas State Farm Insurance City of Rancho Mirage City of Rancho Mirage – Emergency Planning Commission Clark’s Nutrition CV Weekly Coachella Valley Direct Primary Care Date Harvest Festival with dates Desert Entertainer Desert Health Coach Desert Insurance Solutions

Desert Oasis Healthcare Desert Vein & Vascular Institute Digital Party Sound Edward Jones Investments – Virginia Nelson Eisenhower Health Entercom: Channel Q Radio Ethan Allen Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries Gravity Defyer Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Haus of Poke with tastings JR Thomas’ Golf Cars Junipers Table of the Rowan with tastings Live Well Clinic Lotus Aesthetica Mark D. Brady Artistic Photography Marker Broadcasting Medville Pharmacy Modern Woodmen of America Newell Taylor CPA Firm OakHeart Financial Group Parkinson’s Resource Organization Pastry Swan Bakery - Plant-based treats Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Renova Energy Sam’s Club El Paseo CBD/ Papa & Barkley/ Sensi Magazine Satori Center for Wellbeing Southern California Edison Southern California Gas Company Spine & Sport Physical Therapy The Leaf El Paseo United Way of the Desert Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa


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GCV SMALL BUSINESS EXPO Presented by the City of Indio


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ynergy Music and Arts Festival is a one-day festival established by Cultural Music & Arts that has been held annually for the past 8 years at Dateland Park at 51805 Shady Lane in the city of Coachella, CA. Founded in 2017 by a group of friends, Culturas Music & Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and culture in the Eastern Coachella Valley. That collection of friends included Oralia Ortiz, Ruben Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez, Martha Lopez, Daniel Sullivan, Oscar Guevara and John Duran. “The goal was to give our Eastern Coachella Valley residents a free, safe and healthy art environment. We wanted to break cultural and racial barriers, to break the image and stereotypes of the eastern community,” Ortiz shared. After discussing the lack of public art and venues for the youth in the city of Coachella, they began discussing a mural project on Shady Lane. They wanted to create something similar to the mural that was previously there in 1979, depicting the history and struggles of the Chicano/Mexican people.


They began to organize and proposed a plan to the city. Once approved, local artists began painting the mural on a voluntary basis and in 2009 they kicked off the project with a music and art event at Dateland Park across from the mural. The mural was completed in 2012 and to celebrate, Culturas Music & Arts organized the unveiling of the mural by creating Synergy Music & Art Festival. Oritz shared, “At the time of completion, it was the second longest Chicano timeline mural in California.” Synergy has brought people of all ages, creeds, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities and races together to create bridges within the Coachella Valley. Their mission is to provide a space where self-expression, creativity and diversity can be appreciated. They invite the ENTIRE Coachella Valley to come and share their stories, talents, and aspirations to the community. Through cultural understanding and artistic awareness they hope to share a safe, healthy and educational environment that promotes culture and the arts.

Synergy Fest features a kids’ area, live music by local musicians, live art by local artists, a car show, arts and crafts, vendors and a beer garden. This year they have added the sensational entity CV Food Trucks to the mix. Everyone is invited to come out to Synergy Fest to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Coachella, California! The event is FREE and ALL AGES! Sponsors of the event include the City of Coachella, the California Alliance for Renewable Energy, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc., Heimark Distributing, LLC., Danza Azteca Cittattonac, Flat Black Art Supplies, CV Food Truck Park, El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center, California State Assembly and Cabot’s Pueblo Museum. Live music artists include Higher Heights, Giselle Woo and The Night Owls, Tribe-O, Drop Mob, DJ Falcon, Project Mayhem20, Kimica X, EAS, Thoughts Contained, Provoked and Willdabeast, Call Upon Your Gods, Las Tias, Unity Frenzy, Quivero and Flowbox. Artists included by Evelyn Sofia Rivera, Cece Cruz, Clarissa Cervantes, Allen Roy Triplett,


WARZart, Kookyeyez, Tony Guzman, Mike Rios, MAXX242, Savier1, Ronnie Alvarez, Daisy Baez, Jessica Macias, OAKS, GICA$$O, Juno Willows, Frank Lemus and Curtis David. Also included is their 8th Annual Car Show with classic Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Low Riders, and motorcycles. Coachella Valley Weekly spoke with a couple of the artists performing: Ronnie King “I started working with Tribe-O about four years ago and I just loved Siah and Ann’s honesty to music. We wrote a theme song for Coachella that we will be playing at Synergy Fest. I’ve assembled a really neat band for them with my brother John Stanley King on drums, Wayne Lothian on bass from The English Beat on sax, Michael Belk of Los Nauticals from Orange County and myself on the keys. We’re very excited to give back to the community. It’s one of my favorite things to do. It’s very community conscious music. We’re just going to have a wonderful time.” Joe Lynn of Call Upon Your Gods “We’re excited to be a part of a local event celebrating art and culture and we appreciate the all-inclusive aspect of the performers. Heavy Metal isn’t for everyone, but in an event celebrating multiple mediums we’re proud to help represent the heavy scene”. Emergency Alert System (EAS) “The whole band is really excited to play at Synergy Fest and share the stage with such RAD bands and musicians. So save the date, show up and let us MUNK your brains out!” Synergy Music and Arts Festival is a workingclass festival developed from grass roots efforts. The organizers are emotionally invested in their community and truly provide a platform for all artists from all areas of artistic expression. As Ortiz exerts, “We continue to be a strong force year-round in community art and activism.”




ndio’s Big Rock Golf and Pub at Indian Springs has teamed up with EG Auctions once again to present Cars, Stars, Rock ‘N Roll, a three-day festival of classic specialty car auctions, rock and roll memorabilia auctions, live music and good times. STORAGE WAR$ stars, Dan and Laura Dodson will be returning to help with the event. A no reserve automotive and music memorabilia auction will take place once again, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Desert Cancer Foundation. The event will be held on the beautiful Big Rock Golf Course at Indian Springs, as well as inside the ornate, rock and roll themed gastro pub that will overlook the festival. 200 specialty cars will be driven over the auction block Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Golf will remain open during the event with a special package for golfers who want to enjoy a round of golf as well as the auction. Tickets are on sale now ranging from $10 for a day and $25 for all three days at

Friday’s live music will feature a return performance of the Stoney Curtis Band on the Ernie Ball outdoor stage. This is the band who backed Danny “The Count” Koker’ in Count’s 77 at last year’s event. The Red Hot Chollo Peppers will play immediately afterwards on

the inside stage. Saturday night, on the outdoor stage, Wheel in the Sky, a Steve Perry/Journey tribute promises to wow the crowd. Inside, fan favorites Manuel the Band will rock until midnight. ABOUT BIG ROCK GOLF & PUB: In its three years under the Big Rock banner, the restaurant has been named 2017 Restaurant of the Year, 2019 Best Public Golf Course, 2019 Best Live Entertainment Venue and 2019 Best Sports Bar, awarded by the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Desert Sun, Palm Springs Life and CV Music awards respectively, and has contributed over $75,000 to local charities. It is the perfect venue to host this multifaceted event. The freshly seeded course with its 360-degree mountain views make for the perfect setting to view rare and unique vehicles, enjoy the live auction experience, and to watch and listen to great live music. ABOUT EG AUCTIONS: The Electric Garage, established in 1999, also known as EG Auctions, is the largest collector car auction company in Canada, and one of the largest international

BY LISA MORGAN collector car auction companies online. EG Auctions, known for selling cars of the highest quality to over 120 nations worldwide, has been recognized for the highest level of service to its buyers and sellers. Based in the Palm Springs area, EG Auctions has been a California classic car staple for the last 10 years, restoring and building some of the most iconic muscle cars in the marketplace. They are the exclusive builders of the Gone In 60 Seconds movie car, the Gt500E Eleanor fastback. The Electric Garage Auction experience is something you do not want to miss. For auction info or to consign a car, or call (888) 296-0528. For more info and details about this event, please go to or email


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eople called them crazy since the day they said they wanted to throw another festival in the valley known for festivals. But when you are as passionate as they are about introducing people to dates, you throw caution to the wind and go for it. Enter the inaugural Date Harvest Festival, a celebration honoring the Coachella Valley’s incredible date industry with food, live music from Jenny & The Mexicats and many more! There will be dates of all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Fun for the whole family! The event is scheduled from noon to 10PM on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Rancho Las Flores Event Venue in the city of Coachella. Tickets are $20. Military veterans are FREE with ID and kids under 12 are FREE. You can still purchase tickets at The California Date Commission, the title sponsor, works on behalf of all date producers within the Coachella Valley to oversee the quality development of dates and date products; provides field and nutrition research, regulatory support and generic marketing promotion. The Coachella Valley is the leading producer of dates in the United States. More than 70 million pounds of dates are grown in this international destination resort area in Southern California’s desert region. Dates require special environmental conditions to produce fruit; hot, arid weather but plenty of ground water. Therefore, dates can only be grown in a few places in the U.S. and Coachella Valley has the ideal environment. A large draw of the festival is its music line-up. Here’s what’s coming your way! Jenny & The Mexicats (8:30-10PM), whose name is a nod to the common way of calling the locals ‘cats’ and the Mexican origin of two of their members, mix Jazz, Rockabilly, Folk, Flamenco and Reggae rhythms. Their themes jump from one style to another with a seemingly impossible naturalness. First, you’re in the square of Garibaldi, now in a flamenco tablao in Spain, and suddenly, you’re on a beach in Jamaica. Jenny and the Mexicats is a musical journey that shows us that there are no borders when it comes to music. There are also no labels and no prejudices. The band includes Jenny Ball (vocals, trumpet, guitar), Pantera (guitar), Icho (double bass, bass guitar) and David Gonzalez Bernardos (cajon & percussion). Jenny began playing the trumpet at age 7 and began singing at 15, while teaching herself to play the guitar. Playing both in Jazz and Classical bands as well as orchestras most of her life, she had an ear and a love for music. A fusion of nationalities and personalities, the band’s story is a little unusual and more of an accidental occurrence rather than a planned adventure. Jenny & The Mexicats began life as Pachucos y la Princesa in June 2008, when Jenny was invited to Spain by Icho who she had met two years previously while touring Madrid. In search of something new, Jenny fell right into place in Spain, decided she wanted to call it home and set about starting a band. Icho contacted the best guitar player he knew, Pantera, a flamenco guitarist, whom Icho had known all his life and was in previous bands with, including a Rockabilly band in Spain. The closest thing to a drummer they could find was David, a Spanish cajon player extraordinaire, whom Pantera had played with in a Flamenco band. Thrown together in the midst of an English girl’s urge for adventure, Jenny & The Mexicats were born. They just released their fourth studio album



Fiesta Ancestral which is the evolution of their journey through music and the places they have visited around the world which allows them this new story to tell. Listen to “Sonido de Tu Voz (The Sound of Your Voice” an upbeat dance tune that references being away from loved ones and ties in all the elements that have brought Jenny and The Mexicats this far. “I miss the sound of your voice, ...when you arrive, my heart fills and it is empty if you leave.” Also listen to “La Oportunidad (The Opportunity)” a slower tempo and chunky cumbia jam that sings to heartbreak; that heartbreak that comes after having given time and another opportunity to fail. Jamie O’Neal (6:30-8PM) is an Australian platinum-selling Country singer and songwriter that became a household name in 2000 with her back-to-back #1 singles, “There Is No Arizona” and “When I Think About Angels.” With multiple hits that followed, including “Shiver,” “Trying To Find Atlantis” and “Somebody’s Hero,” O’Neal was on fire. She has earned multiple Grammy nominations, won Academy of Country Music and Billboard Awards and appeared on the national television shows Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman among many others. While she has penned most of the songs for her own albums, O’Neal has also written hits for such notable artists as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, Cece Winans and Idina Menzel, among others. O’Neal has toured with Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, and Kylie Minogue. Her voice can be heard internationally in major motion pictures including Bridget Jones’s Diary, on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and in commercials. O’Neal gained heightened industry respect when she was chosen by producers as they searched country music for its most powerful vocalist to perform in place of Celine Dion in a major motion picture film. She was then once again selected to perform with Carrie Underwood when she won American Idol and needed the perfect duet partner to introduce her to the Country music world. Their duet of “Does He Love You” made the list of CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets. The Urban Renewal Project (4:30-6PM) is a Los Angeles-based forward thinking, new kind of funky fusion that incorporates Traditional Jazz, Big Band, Hip-Hop, Pop Rhythm and Blues and Soul. It includes a lot of great musicians throwing down some great music in a really contemporary and new way. Their message is to be ‘real’ ‘raw’ and ‘organic’ and to help you look at what’s

happening around you and the life you may be missing out on. They ask you to step away from your path and focus on our humanity and what makes us unique so that we may experience each other. Their new album, 21st Century Ghost, features Camp Lo, Gavin Turek, Hugh Augustine, T.J. Wilkins, Amber Navran, Alex Nester and Elmer Demond. Their shows are a society themselves with upwards of 15 people sweating on stage cranking out music at full blast for 60 minutes non-stop. It’s become a family and a home. They infuse a lot of hope in the music and the premise that you never really know what’s there until you jump. Brass. Bars. Beats. – This group features a Big Band horn section, a singer and a rapper who perform upbeat originals and fresh interpretations of everything from Jazz standards to recent hits. They’ve toured nationally from New York to the San Jose, and their recordings have received airplay on taste-making radio stations across the country.

Members include; R.W. Enoch, Brian Clements, David Wise, Matt Ballard, Evan Mackey, Lindsay McMurray, Mike King, Mitch Cooper, Elliot Deutsch, Brina Simon, Tim Friedlander, Dustin Morgan and Satoshi Kirisawa. Omar Offendum (3-3:45PM) is a SyrianAmerican rapper/spoken word artist living in Los Angeles. Known for his unique blend of Hip-Hop and Arabic poetry, he’s been featured on prominent world news outlets, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, collaborated with major museums and cultural organizations, and helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups. A graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, he’s been able to carve a distinct path for himself as a thoughtful entertainer/ activist able to speak to a multitude of relevant issues and diverse global audiences over the course of his decade-long career. Offendum was recently named a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow for 2018-2019. 5th Town and Richard Finn (1-1:45PM) – One thing DHF founder Mark Tadros wanted to incorporate was local musicians who also happen to be veterans. Martin Barrera, guitarist for La Quinta-based Rock and Roll band 5th Town, is a veteran of the Army and will be performing along with his bandmates Chelsea Sugarbritches and Linda Lemke Heinz. Also a United States Army veteran, singer/songwriter Richard Finn from Joshua Tree will be kicking-off the musical festivities at 1PM.



he 10th Annual Extravaganza will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5:30pm to 9pm. The fund raiser will be held at the Doubletree Golf Resort, 67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Individual tickets are $85 which includes dinner and access to the silent and live auctions, raffles, handcrafted items, Wine & Spirit Spin, and more. Join us for a special evening of fun, food, and entertainment while supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City’s mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City is a youthserving organization that provides opportunities for a Great Future through a safe place, with

caring mentors, and life-enhancing programs. All donations support on-going Club programs and services that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. The Boys and Girls Club gives hope to an entire city and this fund raiser will help these positive experiences to continue. Event sponsors include Pacific Youth Foundation, Palm Springs Subaru, Contractor State License Schools, Windermere Homes & Estates, Frazier Pest Control, The Power of 3 Realtor Team, Larry & Carol Rogers, Modern Woodman, and PB Mechanical. For more info about the event or to become a sponsor, please call 760-770-4965, email; website: The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID# 953507225


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potlight 29 Casino is proud to present The Next Best Thing III, a tribute concert series held every Friday starting in January and running through March. All performances start at 8PM in the Spotlight Showroom, which offers the premier entertainment experience in the Coachella Valley. The Next Best Thing III schedule: January 17 – Tribute to Johnny Cash – Cashd’ Out January 24 – Tribute to Santana – Caranvanserai January 31 – Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John – Piano Man: Generations February 7 – Tribute to the Eagles – One of These Nights February 14 – Tribute to Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul February 21 – Tribute to Elvis – Danny Vernon February 28 – Tribute to Neil Diamond – Cherry Cherry March 6 – Tribute to Queen – Queen Nation March 13 – Tribute to Bob Marley – One Gunn March 20 – Tribute to ABBA – AbbaFab March 27 – Tribute to the Rolling Stones – Mick Adam and the Stones Tickets are $10, on sale at the Casino Box Office and at Booths are available for $102, which include six seats and a bucket of beer. Guests can also purchase a season pass for $99. Attendees must be 21 or over. For more info, visit





esert Cancer Foundation’s Corks & Cuisine, A Gift of Life Reimagined, will be held at the prestigious Ironwood Country Club on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. As a signature event, Corks & Cuisine hopes to raise $100,000 to help pay $1 million in cancer care for local residents that need financial assistance. Every dollar raised translates into over $10 in cancerrelated services. Taking place under the stars with dramatic natural surroundings, guests will enjoy

unrivaled pairings of food, wine and craft cocktails, with live entertainment by The Chase Huna Band. Cocktail and whiskey tastings have been added to the lineup this year along with wineries from the Napa Valley, including prominent vintners such as Trinitas and Grgich Hills. Ironwood Country Club’s Executive Chef Mark Sickenberger will once again present an amazing spread of exquisite culinary creations with unique food-stations surrounding the event. Incredible silent and live auction items have

been expanded this year to include not just a variety of outstanding wines, but also culinary, dining, travel and golf experiences. Highlights of the auction include a unique Airstream Napa Valley travel package, an exciting VIP Ski Trip to British Columbia, golf at the most sought after private clubs and more. El Paseo Jewelers, the official jewelry sponsor of Desert Cancer Foundation, has also donated three luxurious pieces of hand-designed jewelry that will be included in the live auction and a special opportunity drawing.

The event is generously sponsored by The Tweten Foundation, Desert Regional Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Auen Foundation, Desert Orthopedic Center, El Paseo Jewelers, Desert Oasis Healthcare, D & R Insurance Consultants, Inc., Eisenhower Medical Center Lucy Curci Cancer Center, and others. For sponsorship opportunities call 760-773-6554. Tickets and tables for Corks & Cuisine are $295 per person. To register visit corkscuisine. or call 760-7736554.


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atalina Spa and RV Resort, located east of Desert Hot Springs, California, has teamed up with RV YouTube and blog personalities Marc and Julie Bennett of RV LOVE and Tom and Caitlin Morton of MORTONS ON THE MOVE to host the Desert Premiere of the first episode of The RVers (www.thervers. tv) on Sunday, November 17, with a screening and complimentary breakfast being served between 7:30 and 10 a.m. for those RSVPing in advance. Catalina is also welcoming guests to stay over the night prior at a discounted rate and is offering a special November weekly rate, as well as extra discounts for members of Thousand Trails. The event will be held at the resort’s upper clubhouse, with a live screening of the show at 8 a.m. PDT. The RVers will first make its national debut on the Discovery Channel the same day at 8 a.m. EDT.

Marc and Julie Bennett of RV LOVE

Tom and Caitlin Morton of MORTONS ON THE MOVE

The RVers is a new television series dedicated to the lifestyle craze that’s sweeping the nation and the world. Current estimates are that more than 30 million RVers live, vacation, or travel in their RV. In addition to premiering on the Discovery Channel, The RVers will air on PBS, across Canada on the Wild Pursuit Network and Bell TV’s CHEK, as well as internationally through Canamedia. The series will also be available digitally on Apple TV (formerly iTunes), Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Microsoft Xbox, and Vudu. The first episode of the show will feature MORTONS ON THE MOVE. Tom and Caitlin Morton hit the road as full-time RVers in September 2015 and recently completed a six-month journey through Canada and Alaska up to the Arctic Ocean, spanning more than 12,000 miles. They are videographers for the new TV series, as well as sharing co-host duties with other RV notables in the industry: John Sullivan & Peter Knize of The RV Geeks, Cherie Ve Ard & Chris Dunphy of Technomadia, and Anthony Nalli, the show’s creator, host and narrator. The show is the latest product by Four Points Television, the award-winning producer of the world’s most popular aviation TV

series, The Aviators. Many RV companies and organizations have pledged sponsorship and/ or support of the new series. At the Catalina screening event, it is anticipated that the Show’s Creator and other hosts will live stream in during the premiere, to chat with guests at the event and answer questions. The event will also include a book signing with Marc and Julie Bennett, who are wellknown in the RV industry for their online courses and as authors of “Living the RV Life – Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road” (Adams Media/Simon and Schuster). The first and only book about the RV lifestyle by a major publishing house, it is already a bestseller, in its 3rd print run. Show hosts – the Morton’s, Technomadia and the RV Geeks – are also featured in the book and the Morton’s will be signing copies of the book at the event. Resort manager Kevin Miller said, “This is exciting to have representatives from the RV industry attending an event of this magnitude and highly respected bloggers co-hosting with us.” Catalina Spa and RV Resort is the #1 RV resort in the area on Trip Advisor, receiving its 2019 Certificate of Excellence. The resort

was featured on the front cover for 2019 of the international directory, Passport America. The resort features 482 sites plus furnished cottages, five odorless mineral hot springs spas and pools, a bevy of indoor and outdoor amenities, and 24-hour around the clock security. Under new ownership and management, several million dollars have been invested to enhance and improve the infrastructure and amenities. To inquire about reserving an RV space at the special discounted rate for this event, call Catalina at 760-329-4431. Those interested in attending the screening are asked to RSVP via this Facebook link, events/692812574551265, for catering and planning purposes.



now-Line Orchard is a family owned apple farm, winery & cidery in Oak Glen, CA and the surrounding area. They provide a variety of fun & exciting activities, including wine tasting, raspberry picking and more. They provide friendly service from a family business, a beautiful picnic area with the oldest Italian chestnut tree and mini apple cider donuts that are a huge hit. Their original packing shed, historic cider mill, ancient chestnut tree, and beautiful picnic grounds make the perfect backdrop for your next family outing. It is always cooler in Oak Glen so come enjoy some fall


weather with our mini cider donuts and Augie’s coffee or escape the summer heat to our picnic area while enjoying a glass of our very own hard cider or wine. They carry a broad selection of products; fresh apples and cider, u-pick raspberries, cider mini donuts, artisan balsamic and oils, local honey, unique gifts, and farm made wine and hard cider. Plan a visit to come enjoy the original packing shed and cider mill. Their picnic grounds are surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, historic buildings, and colorful foliage that only the paintbrush of nature can provide.

ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER Sunday - Saturday 9AM - 5PM For more info visit Think Fall Foliage and Enjoy the Beauty! Lynne Tucker, CTC Reports Analyst, Client Reporting Protravel International 73-730 El Paseo Suite B, Palm Desert, CA 92260 818.455.4218 Think Travel!



he human body is capable of so much, yet we often overlook just how important it is to function on a daily basis while some struggle to even reach their full potential. Peter Li has experienced the hindering effects of Muscular Dystrophy, a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass, since he was nine years-old. Now in his 40s, Li’s condition has worsened since then, but despite being bound to a wheelchair, he exudes an unmatchable positive, can-do attitude. This was not always the case, however, as he describes growing up with Muscular Dystrophy as an emotional roller coaster. “All I could do was watch other kids playing, running, jumping, or swimming. My teens were the roughest. That’s supposed to be the age of experience to know what I like to do or don’t like. I wasn’t able to hang out with friends at school or outside of school. I was watching everyone else having fun and enjoying their lives and being in a relationship. I was there just to watch, and it was frustrating at times. As I got older, I learned not to dwell on things I can’t do and focus on the things I can do,” stated Li. One of the hardest parts of dealing with Li’s condition is feeling as though he is a burden on his mother, as he needs constant assistance from her and physically cannot do anything on his own. His brother, Jason, also has Muscular


Dystrophy, which he feels doubles the stress. This inspired Li to begin writing a book to help other mothers cope with their child having Muscular Dystrophy. Fueled by Misery: My journey through life with Muscular Dystrophy took 17 years for Li to complete and was published by Overboard Ministries Publications. He typed the manuscript himself using a special track pad in the corner of his glasses frame that connected to keystrokes on the screen. With his autobiography now available on Amazon, Li cites the book as his greatest accomplishment to date.

“I started writing a journal and I just decided to write it out in a book format. I was inspired to finish my book by watching my mom take care of me over the years. I could see the helplessness in her eyes. She doesn’t know how to help me deal with Muscular Dystrophy. I wrote my book that describes the emotional aspect of living life for the moms out there who have kids with Muscular Dystrophy. Maybe I can give the moms a little insight of what they can do for their kids,” said Li. Taking up residence in the Angel View residential facilities in Desert Hot Springs with his brother as a roommate has afforded Li many opportunities to share his story and inspire others with his positivity. He has appeared on The Joey English Show, The Desert Living Show with Bryan Gallyot, KESQ News Channel 3, and Morning Coffee with Dan McGrath. He even took part in the Peace in the Street Global Film Festival, where he appeared in an anti-bullying short film called Weightless, which was played to forty countries at the United Nations Building in New York and earned Li a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. Besides television and media appearances, Li has been featured in articles in the Desert Sun newspaper and Desert Charity Magazine. He has also promoted Angel View in commercial and billboard appearances, while also giving




p to 20,000 spectators are expected in downtown on Monday, Nov. 11 for the 23rd Annual City of Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade. The parade kicks off at 3:30p.m. on Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road and heads north concluding at Alejo Road. Immediately following the parade, the Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Band will perform a post-parade patriotic concert on the corner of Palm Canyon and Amado Road. The concert concludes with a fireworks finale. This year’s theme is “Honoring All Who Served.” The City of Palm Springs proudly announces that for the 10th year in a row the Veterans Day National Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs has designated the City of Palm Springs as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day. Palm Springs is one of approximately 60 events nationwide to receive this important designation. Highlights of this year’s parade include a special performance of the very moving

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musical piece “Here’s to the Heroes” sung by the Sweethots, ambassadors of the California Desert Chorale. This will be sung at the Opening Ceremony on the stage at Amado Road and Palm Canyon Dr at 3:30p.m; featured in this year’s parade is Corporal Dorothee Irwin, a WWII Veteran, riding with her son, Lieutenant Colonel Jim Irwin, a Palm Springs High School Graduate and former teacher at Palm Springs High School; also featured this year is former Mayor Will Kleindienst founder of the Veterans Day Parade who will be riding with Mayor Robert Moon. Veterans from the Korean War era and Vietnam War era are invited to march and participate with the Korean and Vietnam Veteran parade entry. This entry marches at the end of the parade to remind everyone that no American veteran ever be forgotten or abandoned. Interested veterans wishing to participate in the entry are asked to show up the parade staging area located at the intersection of Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive by 3:00p.m. on Veterans Day.

The City of Palm Springs thanks and acknowledges our many sponsors who make this parade possible: PS Resorts, Harold Matzner, Agua CalienteTribal Council, Palm Springs Disposal Services, Agua Caliente Casinos, Forest Lawn, SCE, Southwest Plumbing, Keenan & Associates, ERSC, Donna MacMillan, Desert Care Network, Molly

BY CRYSTAL HARRELL speeches to schools, universities, and donor functions. Li is proud to say he has already checked off most of the items on his bucket list. “If I wasn’t at Angel View, I wouldn’t have done so many things that I never dreamed of doing. I have the opportunities to meet all types of people to make friends with. I get to give tours of Surnow House to many visitors, have attended the Emmy Awards, attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, got to do speeches to the Rotary clubs, attended prom, helped with the Disabilities Sports Festival, and attended celebrity functions like the Barbara Sinatra luncheon. Most importantly, I get to bring awareness about Muscular Dystrophy and Angel View,” explained Li. Even with this long list of achievements, Li aspires to do even more in the future. Some of his current goals are to get his book made into a movie, finish a screenplay, write a children’s book, and get on The Ellen DeGeneres Show or with Oprah Winfrey. In his free time, Li enjoys an assortment of activities like watching Japanese animations and movies, listening to music, meeting new friends, and taking in the sun. Li’s message is one of uplifting perseverance through hardship that is difficult to ignore, providing a voice to those in the community who suffer from any debilitating illnesses. His reasons are personal, but his cause is universal. “I want to let people know that it’s okay to be seen with a disabled family member or friend, and to not be embarrassed. We are out and about in the community… I would tell someone with Muscular Dystrophy that they need to let go of that anger of having it. Nothing is going to change that. Once you realize that, you’ll feel free,” stated Li.


Thorpe, Burrtec, Maryellen Hill & Associates, Tom Martin, Jessup Auto Plaza and Supervisor Jeff Hewitt. Any business or individual interested in becoming a sponsor is asked to contact the parade coordinator, Michele CironeCollier at 760.323.8265 or via email at


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rian Eno, founding member of Roxy Music, acclaimed producer and Ambient Music pioneer once noted, “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone bought it formed a band.” The same could be said about Big Star. The Memphis four-piece never achieved World dominion when they released two completely brilliant records in the early ‘70s, (plus, a thoroughly eccentric third album that saw the light of day in 1978). Still, their music resonated with musicians who came of age in the ‘80s. Big Star, which featured Chris Bell (guitar, vocals), Alex Chilton (guitar, vocals), Andy Hummel (bass) and Jody Stephens (drums), formed in 1971. All four members had floated through various bands on the Memphis scene, but Alex, at age 21, was the seasoned veteran of the group, having spent his teens fronting the Box Tops. A sharp amalgam of Bubblegum Pop and Blueeyed Soul, the Box Tops dominated the charts with hits like “The Letter,” “Cry Like A Baby” and “Soul Deep.” After the demise of the Box Tops, Alex briefly pursued a solo career in New York before returning to his hometown and reconnecting with Chris, who had formed Icewater with Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. They quickly repaired to Ardent Recording Studio to create their debut. They took their name from the Southern grocery chain that was across the street from the studio. Arriving in 1972, the flippantly entitled “#1 Record” served as the band’s calling card. Ardent had recently partnered with the Stax Volt label and Big Star was the first Rock group to be affiliated with the venerable R&B label. But slipshod distribution guaranteed the only people who embraced the album were critics. Chris Bell was devastated and quit the band. He briefly rejoined when recording commenced for their second album, but left for good before it was completed. Radio City, released in 1973, was just as brilliant as their debut. Once again, the Rock cognoscenti grasped their genius, but even though Columbia Records had now partnered with Stax and Ardent, the record never reached the record-buying public, and radio airplay was minimal. Andy Hummel decided to return to college. Alex started working on solo material and Jody joined in. Technically, the duo was still Big Star. By day, Memphis was as wholesome as apple pie, by night, it was a different story. After dark, a decadent demi monde took hold. It was this hedonistic atmosphere that influenced the creation of Third, (also known as “Sister Lovers”). Produced by Jim Dickinson, the album was finished in 1974, but no label would touch it. It sat on the shelf for four years until the tiny PVC label released it as 3rd. Abandoning the sunny Power Pop of their preceding efforts, the album was dark and desolate, critics were slightly gobsmacked by the stylistic 180, but championed the record nonetheless. By the time it was finally released, Alex embarked on an erratic solo career and Jody had retreated into production, working with Ardent. Chris had been to Europe, was



tentatively recording solo material and was working for his family’s restaurant chain. Two days after Christmas, he lost control of his Triumph sports car, wrapping it around a utility pole. He was killed instantly. He was just 27 years old. Big Star was a band plagued by missed opportunities and bad luck, but by the end of the “Me Decade,” a bit of mythos began to grow around the band. Music critics and record store clerks already understood their brilliance. Since the original albums were in and out of print, it became something of a rite of passage to receive a homemade cassette featuring “#1 Record” and “Radio City.” Anyone given the opportunity to truly hear Big Star came to the same stunning conclusion. Here was a brilliant American band that the music industry just threw away. Rather organically, a Big Star renaissance was in the works. In 1986, The Bangles fired the first shot, by including a reverential version of “September Gurls” (the closing cut from “Radio City”), on their multi-platinum album, A Different Light. A year later, The Replacements announced their musical man-crush with their exuberant single, “Alex Chilton.” Soon artists as disparate as Robyn Hitchcock, the dB’s The Posies, Teenage Fan Club and This Mortal Coil were covering their songs or pledging their undying devotion. R.E.M. took it a step further and recorded their sixth effort, Green using the same mellotron Alex and Jody used on 3rd. Alex and Jody agreed to do a one-off concert as Big Star in 1992 (Andy chose not to participate). Part-time acolytes and fulltime Posies Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow agreed to sub for Chris and Andy, and they were well-received. A few years later, Cheap Trick’s version of the Big Star favorite, “Out In The Street” became the theme song for the TV series “That ‘70s Show,” and the mainstream began to discover that Alex and Chris were truly Memphis’ answer to Lennon & McCartney. The new incarnation of Big Star continued to perform sporadically, but it was a bit of a surprise to Jody, Jon and Ken when Alex spontaneously announced that the band were ready to record an album. In 2005 they returned to their old stomping grounds, Studio A at Ardent and began the process of collaborating on new songs that would become the album In Space. Although Alex was notoriously dismissive of past Big Star glories, he entered into the recording process exhibiting his own brand of cynical enthusiasm. Now the cool kids at Omnivore Recordings have reissued In Space with a surfeit of bonus tracks. The album glides into gear with “Dony,” a twinkling ode to instant attraction. Splayed guitar chords are bookended by slithery bass lines and a chunky backbeat. Alex’s vocals remain appealingly rough-hewn and boyish even as his powers of seduction seem a bit rusty; “Surely you’re aware, you’re blowing my mind/The sun in your hair seems to stop time.” A surprising saxophone solo asserts itself on the break, tangling with skittery guitars. As the recording process for In Space commenced, Alex insisted the band try their hand at “Aria Largo,” a classical piece from


Baroque composer George Muffat. A version of the song made the album along with a couple more tracks that explore new musical territories. “Love Revolution” is powered by a four-on-the-floor beat, chicken scratch guitars, call-and-response vocals, rubbery bass, plus a honking sax and coronet. The lyrics offer up a series of tongue-in-cheek ultimatums; “Brothers and sisters, we need a love revolution, here’s our list of demands/1. We need to get it together, 2. We demand the right to do it all night, 3. We need a platform, 4. We need some platforms.” The song lands somewhere between the down home Soul of Archie Bell & The Drells, the satiric protests of Country Joe And The Fish and the syncopated groove of the Style Council. Then there’s the willfully primitive “Do You Wanna Make It,” which wraps Surfin’ and Spyin’ instrumentation around the time-honored questions; Do you wanna make it, feel it and get it? The listener might require a post-coital cigarette after this one. The best tracks here feel like a Big Star/ Posies amalgam. “Lady Sweet” is a bit of a backhanded love song, blending chiming guitars, gilded keys, walking bass lines and a hi-hat kick. Stacked harmonies convey the autumnal ache of lyrics like “Lady Sweet, don’t tell me that I’ve gone crazy, and your beauty is only in my mind/For I can say that what I see is exactly what I need to find.” A surprisingly muscular guitar solo whooshes past this equivocation. Love, according to Big Star, has always been the ultimate Catch-22, So, it’s startling to find all the stars truly aligned on “February’s Quiet.” Sunshiny and effervescent, it’s a straightforward declaration, anchored by jangly guitars, rubbery bass lines and a hopscotch rhythm. Cheerful lyrics like “November rain, December snow, January’s oh so cold, February’s quiet and still March is flowers on the sill, and we’re still together, ‘cause we gotta be together now” are reinforced by honeyed harmonies fuzztone guitar. Long ago, the Beach Boys rhapsodized about “The Warmth Of The Sun,” naturally Big Star felt it necessary to flip the script with “Turn My Back On The Sun.” Sparkly piano, tensile bass and fizzy guitars lattice over a stutterstep beat. Hawthorne-flavored harmonies, which shiver and shimmer, belie melancholy lyrics like “So, I guess I’ll turn my back on the sun, something about it, just don’t seem to be as fun/I wanted to feel warm and not so alone,

and you were right above me every day, then without warning I got so burned, I couldn’t sleep at night when you went away.” Finally, “Best Chance” fuses sugary guitar licks with chugging bass and a pile-driving beat as winsome vocals crest over the top. The melody and arrangement are sharp and economical, cautiously optimistic lyrics ask that we take a leap of faith; “Rise and greet a brand new day, there’s no reason why we should be waiting, you and I gotta move/ Don’t you worry, you’re troubled you’re sad, this is the best chance that we’ll ever have.” The song is a bit of a showcase for the often unsung talents of Jody Stephens, who pounds his kit with alacrity, abandon and authority, recalling thrilling electricity of Keith Moon. The balance of the album tends to align closely with the guys’ Garage Band beginnings. “A Whole New Thing” harkens back to the birth of Rock N’ Roll. Snappy guitar riffs echo the primitive aplomb of progenitors like Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins and Buddy Holly, pounding piano notes summon the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, while the melody and arrangement are pure British Invasion. The early ‘60s throb of “Hung Up With The Summer” features prickly guitars, rumbling bass and a tick-tock rhythm. Vocally and instrumentally, it splits the difference between Chad & Jeremy and the Byrds. Last but not least, there’s a fiery cover of The Olympics’ “Mine Exclusively.” Swapping out the infectious Soul shake of the Los Angeles band’s original, Big Star weds super-charged guitars and spidery bass to a jittery backbeat. We join the closing track, “Makeover,” already in progress. This loose-limbed raver recalls the manic anarchy of The Replacements’ Hospital,” and includes Noir-ish sax solos, bee-stung guitars, Ox-ified bass runs and a thwacking beat. Extemporaneous lyrics seem to take aim at late night infomercials; “Actually fits in the palm of your hand…define your chest…but wait, there’s more!” It’s a shambolic end to a great record. Bonus tracks include the raw-boned “Hot Thing,” plus a rough mix of “Dony,” a demo of “February Quiet,” two sketches of “Lady Sweet” and a sun-kissed acapella rendering of “Turn My Back On The Sun.” Sadly, this is the final official Big Star effort. Alex Chilton suffered a fatal heart attack in early 2010; Andy Hummel succumbed to cancer a few months later. Jody Stephens remains the last man standing from the original line-up. In Space might have felt like a disappointment when it was originally released; perhaps because it doesn’t replicate effortless genius of their early ‘70s albums. Instead, the fragility that characterized those seminal recordings has been replaced by a quiet self-assurance. Robyn Hitchcock once remarked Big Star’s music felt like “A letter posted in 1971, that didn’t arrive until 1985.” Some people are still catching on, In Space gives them one last chance.



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he Artists Council is proud to celebrate Barbara and Jerry Keller at the 51st Artists Council Exhibition November 8 – 22, setting a new record of producing two major juried exhibitions in their first twelve months as an independent non-profit. The site of this year’s ACE is the Artists Council’s new home at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA. 82 juried artworks were selected from 152 member submissions by outstanding jurors, internationally known collage artist Phoebe Beasley and Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Curator Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). In the words of Artists Council Board Chair David Hatcher, “For all of us on the Board of Directors of the Artists Council, transitioning to an independent non-profit, after a 50 year affiliation with Palm Springs Art Museum, has been exciting and, at times, overwhelming. To have had the support of Barbara and Jerry Keller, with their deep knowledge of our history, is an invaluable component to our future success. We cannot thank them enough.” Barbara and Jerry Keller created Lulu’s and Acqua California Bistros, from which they have felt fortunate to be able to benefit many charities in the desert. Barbara started in NY as a theatre director and producer and worked as a business agent for film industry script supervisors. She served for 8 years on the board of the North Shore Community Center. Barbara had several books published including Film, Tape and TV: Where Do I Fit In? and Orgasmic in the South of France, a personal guide to the Cote d’Azur, where Barbara and Jerry had a home for 18 years. In the desert, Barbara began a relationship with the Palm Springs Art Museum as a docent and eventually became a Trustee. She was president of the Museum Associates Council and acted as chair for key Museum fundraising events, including the 75th Anniversary Gala. Barbara also served 3 years as Chair of the Board of the Desert Aids Project, where she co-chaired 7 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in addition to co-chairing Dinner @My Place. In addition, she also served on the Board of Trustees of the McCallum Theatre and of Jewish Family Service of the Desert. Barbara was on the advisory board of Sunshine Circle, connecting teenagers with Holocaust survivors, and of Sanctuary, providing LGBT teens a place of safety and stability. She served as host of Equality California Awards for 2 years. Jerry Keller has been involved in business publishing for 63 years and is currently President of Keller International Publishing Corp. established in 1882. Under his leadership, Keller International Publishing grew from 3 to 22 worldwide publications and subsequently divested all but their flagship publication SupplyChainBrain, ( Jerry serves on the board of the Israel Cancer Research Fund and is very involved in Desert Aids Project and the Palm Springs Art Museum. Barbara received an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Portia Yerxa Philanthropy and Cultural Heritage Award at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, the Vi Felix Award for Outstanding Service Award from Jewish Family Service of the Desert, the Athena Award in Palm Springs, the Jackie Lee Houston Philanthropy Award granted by Palm Springs

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Women in Film and Television and was honored with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame. Barbara is recipient of the Humanitarian Award from Equality California, presented by Senator Barbara Boxer. Barbara received the Business Woman of the Year Award from the 56th Assembly in 2013. Barbara and Jerry received the 2011 Distinguished Citizens of the Year Award in Rancho Mirage, the 2013 Gloria Greene Award from AIDS Assistance Program and were named Arts Patrons of the Year 2016. Jerry was honored with the Business Man of the Year Award in Rancho Mirage in both 2008 and 2012. In 2013 Barbara and Jerry received the Business Persons of the Year Award in Palm Springs and in 2016 Jerry received the Tourism Partner of the Year Award in Palm Springs. Barbara and Jerry received the Friends of Pride Award in 2016. Barbara received the Steve Chase Humanitarian Award from the Desert AIDS Project in 2017. Barbara and Jerry received the Tools For Tomorrow Vision for the Future Award in 2017. Barbara was named Riverside County Woman of the Year in 2017. Barbara passed away on April 15, 2019. Past AC Chair and current Exhibitions Chair Tony Radcliffe said of the Kellers, “Whether it is helping the Artists Council to raise funds, being the Palm Springs Art Museum’s liaison to the Artists Council, attending our exhibitions, supporting our artists by purchasing their work, catering our events, encouraging others to support the Artists Council, or simply sharing their philosophy of living a joyful, inspiring life – Barbara and Jerry Keller have always been there for us.” “The Artists Council is proud to celebrate two extraordinary, philanthropic humanitarians – Barbara and Jerry Keller. We will always be thankful for their support and will always love them.” The public is invited to celebrate the Keller’s, view the diverse artworks and see which ones won monetary Jury and People’s Choice Awards at ACE November 8 through 22. Museum admission is free at The Galen, Palm Desert, Tuesdays through Sundays 10 AM to 5PM. All artwork is for sale, with proceeds split between the artists and the Artists Council. Carole Hatcher, Artists Council Director of Events, commented, “Guests at the AC exhibition opening reception at The Galen will enjoy a welcome wall of cascading flowers in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Sunflowers are the theme that will be carried throughout the event as a reminder of the guiding light the Keller family has provided the Artists Council for many years. Sunflowers turn according to the position of the sun. On rainy days they turn towards each other

to share their energy. This is our expression of wishing everyone a “Sun Flower” day of turning towards each other, a trait modeled by Barbara and Jerry Keller.” “In keeping with the core value of long-term commitment to the professional development of our members, the Artists Council continues to offer members a full schedule of events”, said David Hatcher, Board Chair. “We’re pleased to announce that these offerings include workshops and classes, salons, art book discussions, critique groups and studio tours. Additional member art exhibitions will be organized throughout the year at various venues.” Classes and meetings are held in the Fogelson Room at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert. See the list of activities at The Artists Council Board of Directors includes David Hatcher, Board Chair; Mary Ann Sutherland, Secretary; Jim Riche, Treasurer; Ellen Knable, Development Chair; Barbara Gothard, Board Member Emeritus; Tony Radcliffe, Exhibitions Chair; Wallace Colvard, Branding and Design Chair; Carole Hatcher, Director of

Events; ULRIKE, Member Programs Chair and Kim Manfredi, Professional Development Chair. For membership or exhibition questions, contact the Artists Council at info@artistscouncil. com or 760-423-5252. For general information about the Artists Council, visit The Artists Council welcomes new members, volunteers and sponsors. Artists Council’s 2019 ACE Exhibition Honoring Barbara and Jerry Keller, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen: November 8 to November 22 (Tuesdays through Sundays 10 AM to 5 PM); free admission.

Corduroy Moon Over Circus Peanut Rock - Clark Carlton

Mayan Woman Weaver San Antonio Aguas Calientes - Nettie Pena

Vinca Drops - Diane Morgan

The Hunter - Kim Manfredi

One Woman One Song - Karen Curry

Sierra Nevada - Don Porter

Abstract 1 - Richard O’Neill

J. S. Bach’s Invention #1 in Vitamin C Minor - Terry Hastings


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t was love at first sight when Ramon Cortez and Vanessa Ortis saw Rockey and Carter Lee at the Loving All Animals’ Pet Rescue Center shelter. The couple was looking for one small size dog for their son. However, after seeing the bond between the two dogs, knew they could not adopt one of the Pomeranians without the other. However, life has been a “rocky” road with many changes and tragedies for these two Pomeranian pups. Their first owner surrendered them to a “high kill” public shelter. They were rescued by Forget-MeNot Peke Rescue, a Cathedral City animal welfare group, but the organization closed down before the dogs could be adopted. In 2016, Loving All Animals took custody of the remaining dogs at the facility, including the Pomeranians. Eva Fischer offered to foster both dogs so they could stay together. She reported, “It was an honor to take care of these dogs. They are wonderful pups, and they got along so well with my dogs.” A loving foster home helps dogs transition from the stress of being in a public shelter to a family home. A foster home helps to assess how the dogs react with people and other animals. Fostering also provides some basic training to make them more adoptable. After they were posted on social media, inquiries came in from prospective

MEET JOBE This handsome Shepherd mix fellow waits to meet you at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus shelter. He’s 8-yrs-young and full of doggie love. Jobe is neutered and ready to go home today! Dog ID#0880382. 72-050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms,, (760) 343-3644.

MEET ANABEL Beautiful female Calico cat hopes for a home for the holidays! Come meet sweet 2-yr-old Anabel at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus shelter. She is cat ID#A1544312. Shelter located at 72050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms,, (760) 343-3644.



adopters. A woman named Mary who resided in Morongo Valley adopted both dogs. However, Mary passed away in 2018, leaving the dogs in limbo again. Mary’s adult son failed to notify Loving All Animals about his mother’s death, even though it is their policy to always accept return of their adopted animals. Not wanting to take them himself, the son instead relinquished them to the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter, a San Bernardino County facility. The dogs were now back at another crowded openadmission public shelter. The two dogs were quickly adopted from


the shelter, only to be quickly returned after one of them had an “accident” inside the home. The shelter staff tracked the dogs’ microchips to Loving All Animals. They telephoned LAA to inform them the dogs were at their shelter and in imminent danger of being euthanized. Volunteer Rosemary Conniry quickly drove to the Yucca Valley shelter to pick up Rockey and Carter Lee, and the grateful duo sat happily on the car ride back to Loving All Animals. Three years had passed, and the dogs were now 9 years old. They are a bit larger than the purse size Pomeranian dogs

that quickly get adopted. However, their charming personalities quickly made the brothers favorites of the shelter volunteers. Loving All Animals arranged for their thick coats to be groomed, and scheduled a dental cleaning at a local vet. The bonded dogs moved together, ate together, and insisted on being together in the same kennel at night. Their magical bond made it clear they should be adopted together, even though that might mean a longer shelter stay. Dogs are resilient, live in the moment, and the brothers quickly bonded with their new family, including 3-yr-old Henry whom they adore. The Poms include the family’s Husky dog in their happy play. Ramon enthusiastically reports, “We love these dogs! It feels like they have been with us forever. They are going to stay with us for the rest of their lives.” There is something special about dog “sibling love” and they extend that love to the humans and other dogs around them. There is finally a happy ending for Rockey and Carter Lee with this young family. Contact Loving All Animals at (760) 834-7000 if you are interested in fostering a dog (or maybe a bonded pair).





he culinary advice for wine and food pairings for the year 2020 is said with a KISS: Keep It Simple &

Smart. Our valley is now in the midst of a resurging restaurant scene and we’re seeing wine-pairing dinners pop up more than ever before. Restaurants that come to mind doing some very thoughtful food and wine match-ups include, AC3, Spencer’s (where our friend Andre is the somm), Bellatrix, Cork & Fork—of course… Lots of excellent venues. Although we’d all love to make many of the restaurant dinners, one can only shell out so much money a month on culinary schemes. So how fun is it to pretend to be a world class chef—and somm—and do it up fancy all in the comforts of your kitchen and home. But soon after one is elated and relishes the thought, for some weird reason, the foodie aptitude when it comes to “wine-pairing”, gets a little hesitant—or maybe a little scared. In other words, “will I still have some wine credibility when my pairing flops in front of my friends?” (hey— having fun here; we know this isn’t a thirdworld problem.) After many chefs and famous foodies have brainstormed the cans and can’ts on talk shows and in food & wine magazines, we come away with three of the most important concerns or “rules” when it comes to wine-and-food pairing: First and foremost—and the advice we all wish to hear is: Drink and eat what you like. Now that’s pretty obvious stuff. But for those folks who are preparing a meal for guests—is that still good advice? I guess so, because most of the time you’re preparing a dish you really like and wish to share it with your family, friends & guests! Wine Spectator catches the drift here: “Choose a wine that you would want to drink by itself, rather than hoping a food match will improve a wine made in a style you don’t like. That way, even if the pairing

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isn’t perfect, you will still enjoy what you’re drinking; at worst, you might need a sip of water or bite of bread between the dish and the glass. The same holds true for the food: After all, if you detest liver, there is no wine pairing on Earth that will make it work for you.” Next, how fortunate are we to hear from all of the epicurean talking heads, that the secret behind many classic wine-and-food matches is...wait for it: to consider the body, the richness, the weight, of both the food and the wine. You know already that we’re not going to pair a Sauv Blanc with a Del Monico steak! Perhaps your drunk uncle could care less but the wine and the dish should be equal partners, with neither overwhelming the other. If you balance the two by an estimate weight, probably that pairing will succeed; and if it doesn’t for some errant reason—too bad! It’s at least the wine you like! Hearty food needs a hearty wine. Cabernet Sauvignon complements grilled lamb chops because they’re equally big on the texture and flavor. A crisp white wine will work as a cleanser here—but would not properly match the dish. In contrast, the light Italian Soave washes down a subtly flavored poached fish because they are equal in delicacy.

How do you determine weight? “For the food, fat—including what comes from the cooking method and the sauce—is the main contributor. (Note how a salad with blue cheese dressing feels heavier than one with citrus vinaigrette, as does fried chicken versus poached.)” Finally, we are always told to identify the dominant character in the dish; often it’s the sauce, seasonings or cooking method, rather than the main ingredient. Consider two different chicken meals: Chicken Marsala, with its browned surface and a sauce of dark wine and mushrooms, versus a chicken breast poached in a creamy lemon sauce. The caramelized, earthy flavors of the Marsala dish do well with a soft, supple red blend, while the simplicity and citrus flavors of the latter lemon chicken calls for a fresh white, like with our favorite Sauv Blanc. Okay—so that was some fun food for thought in our New Year meal considerations. But coming up, we have a notoriously tricky meal to pair with wine— Thanksgiving! Talk about having to please all the different palates at your table! A typical holiday spread includes such a variety of flavors and textures that it’s near impossible to find a wine to match them all. But what a tasty endeavor! If one has both the time and resources, the best rule of thumb is to choose a few different wines that pair well with different foods. And we’ll probably discuss particular wines and dishes in the holiday columns coming up. But if we really need cut to the chase—a brut rosé sparkler will pretty much cover all the dishes on the Thanksgiving table. It’s got the requisite acids for cleansing and freshness; and your wine will have tasty red fruits in the mix to balance the quaff. Plus—bubbly is always festive A great inexpensive recommendation, at around $9 or so, is the Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Rosé Brut. It tastes like a bubbly three times the price! All of your rosé flavors and festive clean acidity is right there! Cheers!


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29 PALMS INN; 29 Palms; 760-367-3505 Bobby Furgo & Co 6pm ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 TBA 9pm AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760-202-1111 Bill and Doug Duo 6:30pm ALIBI; PS; 760-656-1525 DJ Lee Joseph 8:30pm BART LOUNGE; C.C.; 760-799-8800 DJ 7pm BERNIE’S; RM; 760-202 4499 Horace Miller, Brian Dennigan and Leon Bisquera 6:3010pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 John Stanley King 6-10pm THE CASCADE LOUNGE, AGUA CALIENTE; RM; 888-999-1995 Ladies Night w/ Bianca from 92.7 9pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 5:30pm CATALAN; RM; 760-770-9508 George Christian 6-9pm CHEF GEORGE’S PICASSO LOUNGE; PD; 760-200-1768 Michael D’Angelo 6:309:30pm, DJ 9:30pm COPA NIGHTCLUB; PS; 760-866-0021 MOD Squad Variety Show w/ Francesca Amari, Jeff Stewart and Wayne Abravanel 5:30-7:30pm, Lipstick hosted by Bella Da Ball 8pm, DJs Banks and Ax 10pm CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760-564-3660 Bill Baker 6pm EUREKA; IW; 760-834-7700 Live Music 8-10pm FISHERMAN’S GROTTO; PD; 760-776-6534 Barry Baughn Blues Band 5:30-8:30pm HENRY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL; CC; 760-656-3444 DJ 10pm THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm HOODOO COCKTAIL GARDEN @ THE HYATT; PS; 760-322-9000 Chris Lomeli 7pm

HOTEL PASEO; PD; TBA 4-7pm LA QUINTA RESORT; LQ; 760-564-4111 Steppin Out 6-9pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-3252794 Hot Roxx 6:30pm LAVENDER BISTRO; LQ; 760-564-5353 Mark Guerrero Fireside Lounge, Scott Carter Patio 5:30pm LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760-3452450 Country Night w/ JB and the Big Circle Riders 7pm MASTRO’S; PD; 760-776-6777 Finesse 6:3010:30pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-365-5956 Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and Rita Wilson 8pm PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS; TP; 760-343-2115 Saints and Rebels and The Holy Corrupt 9pm PURPLE ROOM; PS; 760-322-4422 Keisha D 6:30-9:30pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 7:30pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; PS; 760-322-9293 VooDoo Hustlers 7pm STACY’S; PS; 760-620-5003 Matt Coleman 7pm TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760-347-9985 Karaoke 8pm VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760-345-9770 Lisa and the Gents 6:30-10pm WOODY’S PALMHOUSE; PS; 760-230-0188 Yve Evans and Rick E. Taylor 6:30pm

CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760-564-3660 Bill Baker 6pm DESERT BEER CO.; 760-360-5320 TBA 7-9pm DESERT FOX; PD; Courtney Chambers and Vinny Berry 10pm DRINGK; RM; 760-888-0111 DJ 9pm ELECTRIC SPORTS LOUNGE; YV; 760-2281199 DJ Ceddy Cedd 9pm EL MEXICALI CAFÉ 2; IND; 760-342-2333 Cesar Daniel Lopez on the harp 6-9pm FISHERMAN’S GROTTO; PD; 760-776-6534 Gina Carey 5:30-8:30pm GADI’S BAR & GRILL; YV; 760-820-1213 UaZit, Willdabeast and Carlo Cortezz 8pm HENRY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL; CC; 760-656-3444 Karaoke w/ KJ Marjovi 9pm THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 Sinsation and Legends Never Die 9pm HOODOO COCKTAIL GARDEN @ THE HYATT; PS; 760-322-9000 Keisha D 7pm HOTEL PASEO; PD; Michael Keeth 6-9pm HOT SPOT@SPOTLIGHT 29; Coachella; 760-775-5566 Fresh Band 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760345-6466 Bob Allen 6pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON; JT; 760-366-2250 Karaoke w/ Troy Michaels 7pm KOKOPELLI’S; YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke 8pm LANDMARK LOUNGE; LQ; 760-289-6736 Barflys 8:30-11pm LA QUINTA BREWERY; PD; 760-200-2597 Waxy, Mega Sun and the Jetta King Band 6pm LA QUINTA RESORT; LQ; 760-564-4111 Steppin Out 6-9pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-3252794 Hot Roxx 7:30pm LAVENDER BISTRO; LQ; 760-564-5353 Mark Guerrero Fireside Lounge, Scott Carter Patio 5:30pm LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760-3452450 Kevon Tyree 9pm 19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 TBA 8pm 29 PALMS INN; 29 Palms; 760-367-3505 Bill MASTRO’S; PD; 760-776-6777 TBA 6:3011pm and Bob Duo 6:30pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 Jetset w/ 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm Nena Anderson 8pm MOXIE; PS; 760-318-9900 Eevaan Tre AGAVE LOUNGE@THE HYATT REGENCY; 6-9pm, DJ Pedro Le Bass 9:30pm IW; 760-674-4080 Avenida 7-11pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-347-1522 AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760-202-1111 Karaoke 8-1:15am Live Music 6:30pm THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry ALIBI; PS; 760-656-1525 DJ Brian Tarney 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm 8:30pm O’CAINES; RM; 760-202-3311 DJ Tone BART LOUNGE; C.C.; 760-799-8800 Nice 10pm Gang, Bass Nurds, RowLow and B-Fire 7pm BERNIE’S; RM; 760-202 4499 Parick Morris, PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE; PS; 760-3274080 Rock Fixx 9pm Brian Dennigan and Leon Bisquera 6:3010pm PALM DESERT COUNTRY CLUB; pd; 760345-0222 Gennine Francis 6:30pm BIG ROCK PUB; IND; 706-200-8988 Ocho Ojos 8:30pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-365-5956 BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 The Stanley Pinback and Disheveled Cuss 8pm Butler Trio 6-10pm PEABODY’S CAFÉ; PS; 760-322-1877 Karaoke 7:30pm THE CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT CASINO; PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Chase PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND Martinez 9pm COCKTAILS; TP; 760-343-2115 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 5:30pm PURPLE ROOM; PS; 760-322-4422 Lee Squared 8pm CASUELAS CAFÉ; PD; 760-568-0011 The Myx 7pm RED BARN; PD; 760-346-0191 TBA 9pm CATALAN; RM; 760-770-9508 George RENAISSANCE; PS; 760-322-6000 Live Christian 6-9pm Music 6-9pm CHEF GEORGE’S PICASSO LOUNGE; PD; RIVIERA; PS; 760-327-8311 Michael Keeth 760-200-1768 Michael D’Angelo 6:308-11pm 9:30pm, DJ 9:30pm ROCKYARD@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; COPA NIGHTCLUB; PS; 760-866-0021 Viva 760-345-2450 Uncle Johnny and Smooth Friday’s w/ DJ Banks 9pm (Santana Tribute) 7:30pm



SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Derek Jordan Gregg 12-4pm, Evaro Brothers 8:30pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; PS; 760-322-9293 Barry Baughn Blues Band 8-11pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; LQ; 760-777-1601 The Smooth Brothers 8-11pm SHELLY’S LOUNGE@TORTOISE ROCK CASINO; 29 Palms; Rojer Arnold & Bobby Furgo 9pm SONOMA GRILLE@EMBASSY SUITES; PD; 760-340-6600 Denny Pezzin 6-9pm SOUL OF MEXICO; IND; 760-200-8787 Latin Rock 10pm STACY’S; PS; 760-620-5003 Krystofer Do 4:30-7pm, Mark Lee 8pm TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760-347-9985 212 Band 9pm TRILUSSA ITALIAN RISTORANTE; PS; 760328-2300 Julius & Sylvia Music Duo 6-10pm TWELVE ACOUSTIC UNPLUGGED; IND; 760-345-2450 Mark Gregg and Misty Howell 7pm VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760-345-9770 Meet the Corwins 5:30-7:30pm, John Stanley King Show 8pm THE VINE WINE BAR; PD; 760-341-9463 Vinny Berry 7-10pm WANG’S; PS; 760-325-9264 DJ Galaxy 5pm WOODY’S PALMHOUSE; PS; 760-230-0188 Cynthia Thomas 6:30pm


19TH HOLE; PD; 760-772-6696 TBA 8pm 29 PALMS INN; 29 Palms; 760-367-3505 Bev and Bill 6:30pm ACE HOTEL; PS; 760-325-9900 Dublab Presents: Dayclubbing w/ Tottie noon poolside, Highlife w/ DJ Day 10pm AGAVE LOUNGE@THE HYATT REGENCY; IW; 760-674-4080 Steppin’ Out 7-11pm AJ’S ON THE GREEN; C.C.; 760-202-1111 Cabaret on the Green Open Mic 7:30pm ALIBI; PS; 760-656-1525 Randy Randall and Carlee Hendrix 8:30pm BART LOUNGE; C.C.; 760-799-8800 Soulw8ve w/ Insomiac Crew, Deme, Stevie Crooks, Porsia Camille, Kvluf, Severino and DJ Jakkz 7pm BERNIE’S; RM; 760-202 4499 Horace Miller, Brian Denigan and Leon Basquera 6:3010pm BIG ROCK PUB; IND; 706-200-8988 Rockaholics 8:30pm BLUEMBER; RM; 760-862-4581 Gina Carey 6-10pm CASCADE LOUNGE, SPA RESORT CASINO; PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Michael Wright 9pm CASTELLI’S; PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 5:30pm CASUELAS CAFÉ; PD; 760-568-0011 The Myx 7pm CATALAN; RM; 760-770-9508 George Christian 6-9pm CHEF GEORGE’S PICASSO LOUNGE; PD; 760-200-1768 Abie and Natasha 6:309:30pm, DJ 9:30pm COPA NIGHTCLUB; PS; 760-866-0021 DJ Banks and Mr. Miami 9pm COACHELLA VALLEY BREWING CO; TP; 760-343-5973 “Laughs and Drafts” Stand Up Comedy 7-9pm CUNARD’S SANDBAR; LQ; 760-564-3660 Bill Baker 6pm DATE SHED; IND; Long Duk Dong 7pm

DRINGK; RM; 760-888-0111 DJ 9pm ELECTRIC SPORTS LOUNGE; YV; 760-2281199 DJ Ceddy Cedd 9pm EN VIVO@SPOTLIGHT 29; Coachella; 760775-5566 Los Angeles De La Banda 9:30pm FISHERMAN’S GROTTO; PD; 760-776-6534 Jack Ruvio and Tony Bolivar 5:30-8:30pm GADI’S BAR & GRILL; YV; 760-820-1213 TBA 8pm HENRY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL; CC; 760-656-3444 DJ Ray 9pm THE HOOD; PD; 760-636-5220 Nurdthug Presents: Line Digital 9pm HOODOO COCKTAIL GARDEN @ THE HYATT; PS; 760-322-9000 The Carmens 7pm HOT SPOT@SPOTLIGHT 29; Coachella; 760-775-5566 Fresh Band 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL; IW; 760345-6466 Bob Allen 6pm KOKOPELLI’S; YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke 8pm LANDMARK LOUNGE; LQ; 760-289-6736 Desert Crows 8:30-11pm LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA; PS; 760-3252794 PS Sound Company 1pm, Hot Roxx 8pm LAVENDER BISTRO; LQ; 760-564-5353 Courtney Chambers Fireside Lounge, Mark Guerrero Patio 5:30pm LIT@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760-3452450 Kevon Tyree 9pm MELVYN’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE; PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm MIRAMONTE; IW; 760-341-2200 Trio Envy 6-10pm MOXIE; PS; 760-318-9900 Derek Jordan Gregg 6-9pm, DJ Pedro Le Bass 9:30pm NEIL’S LOUNGE; IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm THE NEST; PD; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6-8pm Tim Burleson 8pm O’CAINES; RM; 760-202-3311 DJ Tone 10pm PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE; PS; 760-3274080 Rock Fixx 9pm PALM DESERT COUNTRY CLUB; pd; 760345-0222 InSoulent 6:30pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S; PT; 760-365-5956 Cherie Curie, Brie Darling and Pearl 8pm PEABODY’S CAFÉ; PS; 760-322-1877 Karaoke 7:30pm PLAN B LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS; TP; 760-3432115 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm PURPLE ROOM; PS; 760-322-4422 Lee Squared 8pm RED BARN; PD; 760-346-0191 Twenty Dollar Prophets, Captain Ghost and The After Lashes 9pm ROCKYARD@FANTASY SPRINGS; IND; 760345-2450 Anthem Road and Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones Tribute) 7:30pm SAMMY G’s; PS; 760-320-8041 Derek Jordan Gregg 12-4pm, Evaro Brothers 8:30pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; PS; 760-322-9293 Barry Baughn Blues Band 8-11pm SHANGHAI RED’S @ THE FISHERMAN’S MARKET; LQ; 760-777-1601 The Smooth Brothers 8-11pm SHELLY’S LOUNGE@TORTOISE ROCK CASINO; 29 Palms; Rojer Arnold & Bobby Furgo 9pm SONOMA GRILLE@EMBASSY SUITES; PD; 760-340-6600 Denny Pezzin 6-9pm SOUL OF MEXICO; IND; 760-200-8787 Latin Music 10pm

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STACY’S; PS; 760-620-5003 Jessica Bridgeman 8pm TACK ROOM TAVERN; IND; 760-347-9985 Stereoflux 9pm TRILUSSA ITALIAN RISTORANTE; PS; 760328-2300 Julius & Sylvia Music Duo 6-10pm TWELVE ACOUSTIC UNPLUGGED; IND; 760-345-2450 Mark Gregg and Misty Howell 7pm VICKY’S OF SANTA FE; IW; 760-345-9770 Rose Mallett 5-7pm, Kal David, Lauri Bono and the Real Deal 7:30-11pm THE VINE WINE BAR; PD; 760-341-9463 Fun With Dick and Jane 7-10pm WANG’S; PS; 760-325-9264 Live Music 6:30pm WESTIN; RM; 760-328-5955 Michael Keeth 6-10pm WOODY’S PALMHOUSE; PS; 760-230-0188 The Stanley Butler Band 6:30pm


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s a young child, Stacy Wells remembers skipping rocks on the ocean with her grandfather which would become the inspirations of her early drawings. It was around this time her father died in a plane crash which would later be the catalyst for her mother to take Stacy to Australia which was her father’s dream. With stops in Fiji and Hawaii along the way, she catalogued the sights and colors to later unleash in her vibrant artworks. Combining her love for water, reflections and bright colors, Stacy began doing underwater portraits. Over the years her inspirations continued to grow and evolve with each new experience and adventure.   Currently a ten-year resident of the Coachella Valley, Stacy admits the desert has inspired her art greatly. Her series “If These


Walls Could Talk” was inspired by the stories told to her by the bartender at the famous Ingleside Inn about the good old days. This Vintage Hollywood pop art series features Icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Humphry Bogart and the Rat Pack. These large vibrant, acrylic on canvas artworks set the stage for any party, while depicting the story of old Hollywood. She is respected by many in the art world and has had her work displayed in galleries like D Gallery on El Paseo and Carmel. You may have also seen her paintings in ROCK STAR gallery in Scottsdale, just to name a few. She usually paints with acrylic on canvas but has used many other mediums including clay sculpture for which she won a scholarship award. Besides art galleries, Stacy has found great love in creating unique artworks for client’s

homes and spaces. When asked where she gets her inspiration she replied, “I talk with clients about the feel they want in their home and the ambiance that they want to create, we consider size options, color, style and client’s ideas. Sometimes they want to be involved and brainstorm together, coming up with their vision for the space.” Most often people will trust her vision to create something that they didn’t even know they wanted, but love it more than they could have imagined Her customized artwork is the perfect gift for realtors to give their clients. The art celebrates their new home purchase and is a great way to foster top-of-mind awareness every time someone asks about the artwork. Custom gift commissions are many times rush orders and depending on the time crunch, she can complete them within 2 weeks contingent

BY CRAIG MICHAELS on size, details and subject. If you are not in a rush, it usually takes three to four weeks. Limited editions start at $350 and go upwards of $2,000 depending on size. Originals are individually priced, depending on size, details and subject. Stacy can create in many styles including abstract and can paint anything imaginable. The possibilities are endless. If you would like more information on having her create a custom painting for you or your clients, you can email her at: stacew@ Written by: Craig Michaels



ook, I’m not precious about beer, I promise. Even the Bavarians with their Reinheitsgebot, that was as much about big-bread lobbyists (In 1516 even, who would have thought?) making sure that brewers stuck to brewing with barley and left wheat alone, ensuring that there would always be plenty of wheat for bread making; the German beer purity law of 1516 was as much about that as it was about keeping cheap adjuncts out of beer. Depending on where you get your information, pro- Reinheitsgebot advocates will tell you that the idea of banning adjuncts from beer came purely from the virtuous want of consumer protection. According to the official Reinheitsgebot webpage, “some very dubious ingredients were regularly mixed into beer, such as henbane, thorn-apple, wood shavings, roots, soot or even pitch. It didn’t really matter, as long as the appearance, flavor and the intoxicating effects were convincing enough. At times, serious blunders were also made in the selection of some of the more intensely aromatic and flavorful additives. If a brewer miscalculated with some of these ingredients, at the very least, his guest might have been overcome by malaise; at worst, the sip of beer would become his last.” I mean, I see what they’re saying, because I feel that same way about brewers putting whole frozen pizzas and actual money in their beer. Big Ass Money Stout by Evil Twin Brewing, is perhaps the gimmickiest beer of all time, and I almost gave myself a stroke by rolling my eyes as hard as I did when I read about its existence. But not all adjuncts are dangerous, stupid

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or cringey; using simple sugars in beer has remained a hallmark of Belgian-style brewing for centuries. In brewing terms, an adjunct is any kind of fermentable sugar that’s not a malt; the word malt referring to malted barley. Because big companies like AB InBev and MillerCoors brew lagers laden with huge portions of rice and corn as a means to cheapen production costs, early craft brewers prized themselves as modern purveyors of the Reinheitsgebot, brewing pale ales and stouts made with water, hops, barley, yeast, and nothing else. While many delicious beers are made with those simple ingredients, no intriguing beers are made that way. Let’s face it, progress means that nothing stays the same

for long, and it was only a matter of time before craft beer started to incorporate adjuncts back into beer, as a means to literally spice things up a bit. Corn Sugar is probably the most commonly used adjunct in craft brewing and one that’s not widely talked about, lest the gate keeping craft puritans of the internet have another reason to keep smugly preening. I’ve read comments by the craft drinking elite that Dogfish Head beers are inferior because of the amount of corn sugar used in their high alcohol brews. Do you know what famously made IPA uses corn sugar as an ingredient? Pliny the Elder. That’s right, you all-malt misanthropists, dextrose is used

in many double and triple IPA’s to lighten the body and promote attenuation in the same way that Belgians use rock candi sugar in their beers. Honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, and molasses are all commonly used in craft brewing as well, with all of those sugars adding flavor as well as alcohol. One of my favorite adjuncts in beers has come to be the marshmallow. Marshmallows are made from four ingredients: Sugar, water, air, and a whipping agent/aerator; usually a mixture of albumen (derived from egg whites) and gelatin. Vanilla extract is used in standard marshmallow as a flavoring agent, giving those fluffy little treats their signature flavor. One of the greatest treats ever is the marshmallow toasted over an camp fire, the sugars caramelizing on the outside into a maillard reacted crust, while the inside of the marshmallow becomes a molten, squishy sponge. Those flavors of toasted, roasted sugars and vanilla sit perfectly in a stout, which is why the marshmallow stout, the campfire stout, and the S’mores stout are some of my favorite variations of the style. If you’re looking to try a marshmallow stout, Garage Brewing has a milk stout with marshmallows, but it’s Highwater Brewing’s Campfire Stout that takes the cake for me. Both are available at Total Wine and More and also at Bevmo, and are perfect beers for the cooler season that’s upon us.


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NOW PLAYING: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Tim Miller’s (“Deadpool”) official sequel to “T2” is the sixth movie in the franchise but it unfolds as if none of the other storylines happened. In “Dark Fate,” Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator sent to the present from the future. This big, muscular and suspenseful scifi action adventure is set in a bleak but very believable 21st century future. The contemporary references to the U.S. Mexican border are visceral and appropriate. As expected, there are a multitude of cool effects and a smattering of clever ideas, but this time-travel tale, as good as it looks, does not have a powerful enough engine to keep it all running at full throttle.

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But what makes this movie work and worth seeing is the on screen pairing (or is that repairing?) of Arnold Schwarzenneger (72) and Lind Hamilton (63). They are just great together and bring an authenticity to the proceedings and make it all so much easier to suspend disbelief. It’s been more than two decades since Sarah Conner stopped judgment day and saved our collective future. Dani Ramos (Natalie Reyes) lives a simple life with her brother and father in Mexico. One day an ultra advanced and lethal Rev9 Terminator travels back in time to hunt and killer her. Her survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an enhanced super soldier from the future and tough war vet Sarah Connor. As the Rev-9 ruthlessly obliterates everything in


its hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 (Arnold!) from Sarah’s past that just might be their final, only and thus best hope. NEW FOR THE HOME THEATER: FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

thrilling comedy, which follows Eegah (Richard Kiel), a prehistoric caveman who is nearly run over by Roxy Miller (Marilyn Manning) on her way to a party. Forming a romantic interest in the young beauty, Eegah holds Roxy and her father (Hall Sr.) captive in his lair. And it’s up to gas station attendant Tom Nelson (Hall Jr.) to rescue his sweetheart from the raging prehistoric brute! It is what it is. GOOD BOYS

For years, hulking lawman Luke Hobbs and lawless outcast Deckard Shaw have traded smack talk and body blows. But when cybergenetically enhanced anarchist Brixton Lorr (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious biothreat that could alter humanity forever, Hobbs and Shaw must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Vanessa Kirby joins the cast as Shaw’s sister Hattie. David Lietch directs from a story by Chris Morgan and a screenplay by Morgan and Drew Pearce. The end result is a big, loud, sometimes funny and weirdly satisfying action comedy with outstanding set pieces. Standard but watchable extras. Universal. 4K UHD. IEEGAH! Mystery Science Theater 3000’s favorite seven-foot-tall caveman as never seen before in a special, restored collector’s edition of the 1962 cult classic will be available November 26th. Originally designed as a vehicle for his son, filmmaker Arch Hall Sr. assumed the role of writer, producer, director and actor to bring the film to fruition, utilizing pseudonyms like “Nicholas Merriwether” and “William Watters” to prevent his name from appearing multiple times in the credits. Incorporating all the rock ‘n’ roll, pop culture staples of the ‘60s, he added a rampaging, seven-foot-tall Neanderthal to create the



How bad can a sixth grader really get? After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith Williams) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone to spy on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Now, desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paint ball, and running from both the cops and two terrifying teenage girls (Molly Gordon, Midoru Francis. This raunchy, repetitive and foul-mouthed R-rated comedy includes an unrated alternate ending, deleted scenes, a gag reel and more. It was co-written and directed by Gene Stupinsky. Universal Home Entertainment.






lthough “Hollywood” has changed over the last several decades, it still has an aura, and one can feel the excitement and magic the industry still possesses. Blast back to the distant past, and the film industry in California must have felt like a dream. In Tim Powers’ Medusa’s Web (William Morrow, 359 pages), the golden age of Hollywood is alive and well. The story is about siblings Scott and Madeline Madden who return to their childhood home after their Aunt Amity’s suicide. They, along with their two cousins, Arial and Claimayne, are expected to inherit the huge, decrepit estate in the Hollywood Hills. Neither Scott or Madeline is interested in the property. They are only returning to honor their aunt’s wishes and see the old place one last time. As kids, the siblings lived in the mansion with their parents. But one day, their folks disappeared without a trace. Aunt Amity raised the children until they left as young adults.

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As Scott and Madeline take residence in their old bedrooms, they begin to remember some of the strange things that happened in the house. Their cousins Arial and Claimayne are mean and seemingly up to something. As adults, they now question what actually happened to their parents. The siblings soon come to understand the house is haunted. Not by ghosts exactly, but by other entities who lived in Hollywood since the silent age of films. Somehow, these people from the past are all connected to their Aunt Amity and are living in other realms. Madeline is excited by what she discovers and remembers how comforting spending time with the strangers was to her. She met Rudolph Valentino and fell in love with him. It turns out an ancient Medusa and its spider-like tendrils have an hypnotic affect on the family. Any one who sees an eightlegged image is transported into another time. All the cousins are cast into other’s lives and walk in their shoes no matter the era. There they witness first-hand a strange yet familiar world. This is a wonderful haunted house story! The Medusa and the spider image is convoluted, abstract and difficult to explain, but very creepy and bizarre. I liked that the siblings are not terribly afraid, because they knew their aunt loved them. So what’s there to be frightened of? Plenty, if your


aunt is looking to move into your body to live another 80 years! When Madeline is possessed by her aunt, Scott knows they better get out while they can. But Madeline wants to stay in hopes to meet up with Valentino again. Meanwhile, the cousins are using the “spiders” like a fountain of youth and hallucinogen. Good guys and bad want to get their hands on the ultimate spider, which is in Scott and Madeline’s head. It could be the answer to immortality or open more portals. But for Claimayne, his body is failing and he needs a new vessel -- the siblings might be perfect to inhabit. What kept me really involved was the big house and its Hollywood location. There


is a chase scene that travels all over the area crossing the 101 Freeway, Fountain, Sunset Blvd, Hayworth, and so on. It’s a lot of fun to be back in LA and on the streets of Hollywood. Even better, I loved when the siblings went back into time before freeways and skyscrapers, when Hollywood was a small village of studios and there were quaint bungalows and beautiful, old, sprawling mansions tucked in the hills. The multi-dimensional world is not always easy to make work, but I believed these people from the past still existed in present time. I wanted more of their lives and their connection to the aunt Amity. There was much unfinished business and loose strings, but overall, I was satisfied that the siblings survived and even found happiness in the end. I only wish they kept the property and the haunted Hollywood home so we could revisit the people and places.





ome show your appreciation to our first responders and military personnel by helping raise funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation golf event Saturday, November 9, 2019. The shotgun start will be at 11:00 am with a scramble format at the beautiful Westin Resort Mission Hills on the Pete Dye Resort Course. The mission of the Folds of Honor is serving the families of our fallen and disabled service-members. Earn your badge of honor by joining our Squadron of Wingmen! There will be gifts for players along with a silent auction before and after the event; a Hole-in-One car give away opportunity with a Post-event dinner and awards on the Master’s Plaza and Live Auction and a Guest

Speaker. Enjoy live music during dinner & into the evening. Team and individual prizes will be awarded. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Register today as it is now here! Registration fee: $175 per player. Call 760.328.3198 Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna


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early four in five Americans have access to a 401k retirement plan at work, yet only four in ten of those employees participate. People who do not participate typically cite limited financial resources. To show how little one must save in order to have a more secure retirement, if you invested $3.33 a day for the next forty years through your 401k plan and earned an 8% return, you would have $350,000. Simply eliminating one coffee a day or eating out one less time a week results in a pretty big pile of money. When saving for retirement, you have the choice of contributing before tax or after tax. Your gut instinct tells you to make the contribution before tax thus reducing your taxable income. Why give the government your hard-earned money any sooner than you absolutely must? As with many things in life, the decision that is in your best interest may not be the obvious one. With a Roth retirement account, you contribute money after-tax. By paying taxes today, any monies that you earn on these investments are tax-free when you take the money out in retirement. To decide whether to contribute to your retirement account via the traditional pre-tax 401k plan (or 403b, 457b or SEP IRA) or use an after-tax Roth IRA, think about your life in retirement. Do you expect to be paying more in taxes once you retire? If you think your tax

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rate will be higher, you will want to maximize your contributions to a Roth IRA before using the more common pre-tax 401k. A basic rule of thumb is to consider using a Roth IRA when your effective tax rate is under 15%. As an example, if your effective tax rate is 10% this year and 25% once you retire and begin using these funds, you will have 16.7% more money to spend in retirement by using a Roth. Meanwhile, if you pay a high tax rate like 35% today and expect to earn less and have a lower tax rate like 15% in retirement, you will have 30% more to spend in retirement by going with a 401k plan. To figure out your effective tax rate, get your latest tax returns. Look at the first two pages of both the federal and state tax


returns. As an example, the 2018 1040 form shows your total taxes paid on line 15. Write that number down. Next, write down your adjusted gross income number in line 7. Divide line 7 by line 15 to get your effective Federal tax rate. Next, do the same thing for your state tax return. Using California as the example, on form 540, total taxes paid can be found on line 64 while your taxable income figure is on line 19. By dividing line 19 by 64, you get your effective State tax rate; by adding your Federal and State tax rates together to get a rough idea as to your effective tax rate. Once you have that number, determine whether you expect to pay more or less than that in retirement. Still unsure? Talk to someone. If you are

part of an employer’s 401k plan, there is usually a professional available to guide you on such things. A good advisor will help you in understanding your financial condition and building a plan that will help you in reaching your objectives. If the advisors’ efforts center on selling you additional products over offering advice, get a second opinion from a fiduciary advisory firm like ours. Fiduciary advisors unlike broker advisors must disclose every penny that they make along with any potential conflicts of interest. For unbiased advice, fiduciaries are expected to provide a best-in-class standard of care to clients whereas broker advisors do not have to provide that same standard of care. Haddon Libby is the Founder and Managing Partner of Winslow Drake Investment Management. For more information on their services, please visit or email




veryone wants to meet or read about “Stars”. This is especially true when it involves Domestic Violence (DV) by or on a VIP. However, not every DV arrest has merit. Sometimes, there are false accusations made by a spouse to gain leverage for a soon to be filed or already filed, divorce /child custody case. The accusations are often made by the wife and sometimes are “banked” leverage for a future filing. Most DV claims have some merit, and I by no means condone domestic violence. However we must be aware that all “that glitters is not gold.” I have represented hundreds of DV cases. I remember a case where a couple were staying at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas and arrived with their kids and nanny. They had reservations across the street at Morton’s at 6pm. They ordered a pizza delivery from across the street and on all 3 calls were told it was on its way at 5:30pm. It had not arrived when they left. They ordered the large “bone in” steak for two. Aggravated from the pizza disappointment, the husband did not eat much and asked for a doggy bag. He ordered a shot of Louis 13, which was $125. His wife complained “how can you spend $125 on one shot.” He chugged the drink and left his credit card for his wife to sign and waited in the car. His wife opened the door and said “I bet you forgot the friggin doggy bag.” He

reached down by his right foot and picked up the doggy bag with his right hand. He intended to show her the bag, but instead hit her in the left eye with the “bone in” bag. Her eye began to swell and he kissed it and apologized as they returned to the villa and he went to bed. His wife put ice on her eye and called her best friend who was married to a Beverly Hills lawyer. She said “in case you ever want to file for divorce it would be nice to have a record of your husband hitting you,” and suggested the wife call the police to make a report. She told the front desk she wanted to contact the police to make a report but not have the police come out. However, once the police are called they are going to arrest someone, and bail is automatically set at $50,000. After getting declarations that I presented to the DA, the case was not filed. Since the OJ case the police will arrest the defendant when they are called. Nicole Simpson had called West LA police many times and when they saw it was OJ they let him go back in the house. Now police worry that if they let the abusive spouse back in the house and s/he harms the spouse again they could be sued for negligence in not doing their job and thus causing injury or death. Once there is an arrest the DA is not likely to drop the case when the party who was hit asks to drop the charges. Unfortunately with

DV cases that happens all the time. However, the law considers the true victims The People of the State of California. Remember: Silence is Golden and Handcuffs are Silver so DON’T TALK to POLICE without your lawyer’s permission. I look upon my job as protecting the Constitutional Rights of every American who drinks, drives and gets arrested or has an ACCIDENT. I do however “Change Hats” when I SUE Drunk Drivers for damages to my Injured or Deceased (Wrongful Death) clients. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE ARTICLE? CONTACT DALE GRIBOW 760-837-7500/ DALE GRIBOW - REPRESENTING THE INJURED AND CRIMINALLY ACCUSED “TOP LAWYER” - California’s Prestige Magazine, Palm Springs Life (PI/DUI) 2011-20 “TOP LAWYER” - Inland Empire Magazine 2016- 2019 PERFECT 10.0 AVVO Peer Rating “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT AND GET A DUI OR ACCIDENT. CALL A TAXI, LYFT OR UBER. THEY ARE A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME”. SO DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER.


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ith free agency officially in the books, and as we tip-toe through the beginning of the marathon that is personally my favorite sport to follow, here are a couple way-tooearly predictions for the 2019-20 NBA season Through the 2019 NBA Draft and free agency, there was certainly plenty of changes atop the NBA hierarchy. The likes of Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, and Mike Conley all switched jerseys. And the flurry may still not be over, depending what the Oklahoma City Thunder decide to do with Chris Paul. The Sixers will have the best record in the NBA. From top to bottom, with the losses (in free agency) and injuries that the Golden State Warriors have sustained, there might not be a more well-balanced starting 5 than the Philadelphia 76ers. At the same rate, they also might be the deepest team in the league too. The combination of those two variables could spell a historic season on the horizon for Brett Brown and the Sixers. Led by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, along with the additions of Josh Richardson and Al Horford, the Sixers will finish the 2019-20 regular season with the best record in the league. Philadelphia’s roster doesn’t have many



holes in it, and they have the star power necessary to win big in the NBA. Entering the season as one of the two favorites in the East, I firmly believe that this team has all the tools to run their way through the conference and emerge as a dominant team in 2019-20. Especially if we see Embiid and Simmons make any kind of improvements in their game, the Sixers will no question be one of the more well-rounded and talented teams in the league this season. And it will lead to them having the best regular record in the

Association this upcoming season. And for the record let me be perfectly clear; The Lakers will be the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers made major headlines this summer by making some huge improvements to their roster. LA traded for Anthony Davis and nearly landed Kawhi Leonard. While they might not have succeeded in creating arguably the greatest Big Three to ever play together, the dynamic duo of Davis and LeBron James might be the best that the NBA has to offer this season.


And that will likely be enough to catapult this Lakers team to the top of the standings in the Western Conference – especially with the depleted Warriors. The Western Conference is up for grabs, and I believe we’ll begin to see the Lakers take a strong grip on it early on. Anthony Davis is exactly the player that LeBron needs by his side at this point in his career, and after a shorter-thanusual workload this past season, there’s a good chance that we see a revitalized James in 2019-20. Even with the Los Angeles Clippers landing both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, all eyes will be on LeBron and the Lakers this season – as it normally is. And unlike last season, the Lakers are not in a position where they can disappoint. There are no more excuses for LeBron or the Lakers. They might’ve not had a star-studded roster last season, but that is no longer the case. With arguably the best duo in the league, the Lakers can’t afford to fall short of expectations. And they won’t. G’Luck!



or the second year in a row, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden plays host to the USA Pickleball Championships. The tournament kicked off on November 2nd and runs through the 10th with the crowning of the 2019 champions. As one of the fastest growing sports in all of North America (the Canadians have a love for this game, too), we are fortunate to have the pinnacle event right here in the Coachella Valley and at such an incredible venue. The growth of the sport has fueled some controversy in communities across the land and throughout the valley as Pickleballers flood area tennis courts and


put a strain on public and private courts. A recent GQ spread even showed actor Brad Pitt playing the sport! This weekend the top talent will be on full display competing for cash prize money and pride. Indian Wells Tennis Garden (IWTG) is the premiere facility in Tennis and home to the BNP Paribas Open – the largest combined men and women’s tennis tournament in the world. IWTG features the second largest tennis stadium in the world – an impressive 16,100seat Stadium 1 – as well as a permanent 8,000-seat Stadium 2. The venue also boasts 28 world class courts and will soon be adding a

championship pickleball court to the site. The investment IWTG has made in USA Pickleball Association is substantial to the future of the sport as major sponsors like, official footwear sponsor, Fila, sign on and live streaming of the event helps increase the fan base outside of the Tennis Gardens. Competition events feature both Men’s and Women’s single game matches as well as doubles and mixed doubles. The tournament also allows for different play levels with a proamateur level at 3.0 rating to pro skill level ratings at 5.0. There is also an Open/ Senior’s Division but players must be at a pro level rating. All participants will have played in at least one USAPA sanctioned event in the past year to qualify for play in the Margaritaville Championship. One unique aspect of qualifying for the event is that players must reside in the United States for at least three months to be considered “US.” For the Open and Senior’s Division, an $80,000 cash purse is on the line for the victors. With tickets priced for general admission at just $5 this is a great event for the whole


family! Of course, you can also feel like a VIP and purchase your “license to chill” for $5060 and find your way to a tiki lounge to enjoy some complimentary beers and margs and champion court side seats which put you right in front of the action. Don’t forget it will be Five O’Clock Somewhere and you will have to find that special Cheeseburger in Paradise while you are enjoying this fun event ripe with Parrot Head vibes. More info at: usapickleball



n Thursday, November 7th at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 23rd Annual Peace Officer and Public Safety Awards Luncheon presented by El Paseo Jewelers and nearly fifty other sponsors. The event has a distinguished history in the Valley and is the longest-running of its kind in Riverside County. The Awards represent a significant moment to pause and thank those who give so much to protect and maintain our safety and quality of life, health and business all across the Coachella Valley. The awards will bring honorees from all nine of the desert cities across the Greater Coachella Valley together from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm to recognize their service and sacrifice. Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Todd Rhoden, says this event may bring a few tears to the eyes of those attending as emotional tributes take center stage for those who give so much and especially for those in service who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our beloved Coachella Valley. “This is perhaps the most important event we do not only as a Chamber but also as a community. Everyone comes together to honor those who are there for us when we need them most. It’s also about honoring the family members of our First Responders for the sacrifice they make, “says Rhoden. “I can’t imagine kissing my wife or son for the last time as I left for work.” The sincerity in his voice is clear. Rhoden says this event illuminates the best of our collective community as the stories of service underscore the essential aspects of the quality of life we enjoy personally and

professionally due to all the public safety workers. “Our Chamber has representatives from every city in the Valley and it’s special to bring everyone together to honor these men and women. It’s a pillar of what our Chamber mission is- to give back to the community,” Rhoden continues. He says this annual event is a way for the business community to support our first responders and honor the brave men and women who protect us every day. Whether it’s a narcotics task force making a huge drug bust or a dispatcher handling thousands of emergency calls, every nominee is a true hero more capable of greatness than any Marvel Superhero. The event will culminate with the recognition of two tremendous individuals with the Medal of Honor along with the seventy-plus nominees from firefighters, citizen patrols, police officers and other selfless individuals on the frontlines of community safety. Countless sponsors have come together to as well as emcees KMIR News Reporter, Daytona Everett and Sports Reporter Olivia Garvey. The PDACC anticipates over five hundred people will attend the Awards Luncheon, an anticipated sell out. More information can be found on the PDACC website at:

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alm Canyon Theatre offered up a spectacular Official Event for Palm Springs Pride weekend with the opening of their production, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott with Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy. Priscilla makes her trek across the desert in grand style thanks to the outstanding cast and crew of this camp classic. The musical version of Priscilla, is adapted from then 1994 film, “The Adventure of Pricilla Queen of the Desert,” by Steven Elliot. It tells the story of three friends, two drag queens and a transgendered woman, who take a road trip across the Australian desert from the big city of Sydney to the remote desert resort town of Alice Springs. Along the way they encounter small town homophobia, violence and a little bit of romance. It’s a fairly predictable script aimed at fans of camp, but what really makes this show spectacular is the endless talent, both on stage and off, that brought this show to life. Miss Understanding, (Kam Sisco,) rendition of ‘What’s love got to do with it,’ beautifully sets the tone for this campy, but heartfelt comedy. Ron Coronado’s Bernadette, is an understated beauty queen of times gone by, but she still evokes the awe and wonder of her lost youth. Coronado presents her as a genuine star who has lost some of her illumination, but is on the verge of finally finding her prince charming when she meets admirer, Bob, (Luke Rainey,) a mechanic who admires her for the lady she is. Jay Espano, as Felicia/Adam, will steal your heart with his exceptional voice and star quality performance, then he will throw in moments of making you want to slap him for good measure. Ben Reece, portrays Tick, the instigator of this road trip. He’s hiding a secret from his friends that he knows won’t make him look good, but he’s finally ready to face what he’s been running from for years. Alegra Angelo, Desiree Clark and April Mejia as the 3 Divas are stunning. They kick off many scenes with their harmonic song and dance. I was truly captivated each time

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they entered the stage. Every member of the ensemble will have you mesmerized with their combined talents. This is truly a gifted group of actors. David Brooks, as the Preacher, the bad guy and the ensemble, seamlessly transformed between characters. This show is full of 1970’s and 80’s hits. From Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff,” to John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” you will find your feet tapping along as these classics take on new life. The Live Orchestra, led by Musical Director Steven Smith, (Piano) David Bronson, (Drums) Larry Holloway, (Bass) and John Pagles, (Guitar) really puts the frosting on this rainbow cake. Richard Marlow certainly had his hands full with directing this large cast, multi-scene musical, but he seems to handle the task with aplomb. Bringing the whole show together with great finesse. Dereck Shopinski’s costumes take on a life of their own in this show, they are as extravagant and captivating as would be expected to grace the queens of the desert. SE Layne’s choreography is raw and elegant, perfectly depicting the necessary dance for each song and scene. Toby Griffin’s scenic design was understated perfection. J.W. Layne’s lighting design and Mado Nunez’s hair/makeup round out the talent that made this production top quality. I had no preconceived notions about this show, having never seen the film or any previous productions, so I was pleasantly surprised that the uplifting music, costumes, singing and dancing, made this experience one of pure joy. Don’t miss the chance to see this cult classic, you’ll be glad you did. Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is running through November 17th. The Palm Canyon Theatre, is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. For Reservations: Box Office: (760) 323-5123 Dee Jae Cox is a playwright, director and producer. She is the Cofounder and Artistic Director of The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project.


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ho’s heard of Keto? The whole world, right. It’s popularity is growing every day with no end in sight. How many different “Guides to Keto” have you seen out there? I find all the Google chatter and “Keto rules” to be conflicting, inaccurate, confusing and some of them harmful. Simply put, there isn’t a one-size-fits- all Keto. Did you, or someone you know, have any of these experiences with Keto? You tried Keto and had some success and then it stopped working and your weight loss stopped? I feel you. You found it too difficult with lots of crazy rules like macros, app tracking and intermittent fasting? I feel you. You read that it’s okay to jump full steam into Keto and your body will adapt quickly but you ended up suffering with the Keto flu? I feel you. You stopped and started Keto several times because you read so many positive things about it but it wasn’t working for you so you finally said that’s it I quit? I feel you. You’ve seen so many people who tried Keto, lost a lot of weight and completely transformed themselves but are wondering why this didn’t happen to you? I feel you. The answer to all of these questions is there isn’t a one size fits all Keto. That is a myth. The success and results of Keto varies from person to person. What works for someone else may not be right for you. Keto has to be completely customized to your body chemistry and your lifestyle. If there was a one-size -fits-all “Keto Formula” wouldn’t everyone on Keto be having success? I can tell you they aren’t. Women are giving up every day thinking they failed, and they didn’t. I had the same experience and tried all the Keto rules, felt like I was doing something wrong because I wasn’t seeing the results I expected and gave up frustrated. After a few months back on my unhealthy carb-filled sugar diet I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. It was at that point, with my health at stake, I started over. I researched Keto, educated myself, started taking classes from doctors who practice keto, taking classes from true experts and realized I needed a different approach to Keto so it would work for me. I began fine tuning a modified form of traditional Keto that was customized to my


body chemistry and lifestyle. With this approach (what I now call Intuitive Keto) the miracles started happening. Fast forward to today, that was the best thing I ever did. My pre-diabetes and 35 pounds are gone along with my depression, moodiness, mental fog, lack of energy, migraine headaches, stomach acid, plantar fasciitis and bloating (And, that’s the short list) (1) I hope you find this inspirational enough to give Keto another try or try it for the first time. There is so much promise to the Keto diet for weight loss and health and I see miracles happening every day. I understand if you are discouraged with some of the Keto myths out there but consider taking another look at Keto and if it could fit your lifestyle and ultimately change your life! The Truth About Keto The Google buzz about weight loss, high energy levels, brain power, loss of inflammation, decreased hunger and hormonal balancing isn’t a myth. The therapeutic healing side of Keto with health conditions like Autism, Parkinson’s, PCOS, Pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and more is all true and backed by scientific evidence including multiple health studies. (2) Keto has been around in the health world since the 1920’s when it was first used to treat epilepsy. Fast forward to today, John Hopkins currently has a Ketogenic Diet Center and there is a growing list of Physicians prescribing the use of the diet for their patients’ health and weight issues. If done properly and customized for you, this could be your path to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Michelle Borthwick, Keto Lifestyle Coach Michelle teaches women how to fall in love with Keto by doing it their way (Intuitively) so they can embrace and sustain a healthy lifestyle and eat delicious foods. Find out more at If you want to know more about Keto please send me an email at I set aside time on Tuesday or Thursday between 1pm–3pm for complimentary sessions (30 mins) to get your questions answered. Book an appointment on my web KetoIsEasyCoach. com and you’ll also get a free copy of the “5 Important Keto Diet Hacks” Footnotes: (1) 3 Ways to Customize Keto, Dani Conway Functional Medicine Practitioner, (ketosummit. com) (2) 15 Health Conditions That May Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet, ( nutrition/15-conditions-benefit-ketogenic-diet)


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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries psychologist James Hillman said we keep “our images and fantasies at arm’s length because they are so full of love.” They’re also quite flammable, he added. They are always on the verge of catching fire, metaphorically speaking. That’s why many people wrap their lovefilled images and fantasies in metaphorical asbestos: to prevent them from igniting a blaze in their psyches. In my astrological opinion, you Aries folks always have a mandate to use less asbestos than all the other signs—even none at all. That’s even truer than usual right now. Keep your images and fantasies extra close and raw and wild. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Poet James Merrill was ecstatic when he learned the Greek language. According to his biographer, he felt he could articulate his needs “with more force and clarity, with greater simplicity and less self-consciousness, than he ever could in his own language.” He concluded, “Freedom to be oneself is all very well; the greater freedom is not to be oneself.” Personally, I think that’s an exaggeration. I believe the freedom to be yourself is very, very important. But for you in the coming weeks, Taurus, the freedom to not be yourself could indeed be quite liberating. What might you do to stretch your capacities beyond what you’ve assumed is true about you? Are you willing to rebel against and transcend your previous selfconceptions? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Musician Brian Eno made a deck of oracular cards called Oblique Strategies. Each card has a suggestion designed to trigger creative thinking about a project or process you’re working on. You Geminis might find it useful to call on Oblique Strategies right now, since you’re navigating your way through a phase of adjustment and rearrangement. The card I drew for you is “Honor thy error as hidden intention.” Here’s how I interpet it: An apparent lapse or misstep will actually be the result of your deeper mind guiding you to take a fruitful detour. CANCER (June 21-July 22): We devote a lot of energy to wishing and hoping about the meaningful joys we’d love to bring into our lives. And yet few of us have been trained in the best strategies for manifesting our wishes and hopes. That’s the bad news. The good news is that now is a favorable time for you to upgrade your skills at getting what you want. With that in mind, I present you with the simple but potent wisdom of author Maya Angelou: “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” To flesh that out, I’ll add: Formulate a precise statement describing your heart’s yearning, and then work hard to make yourself ready for its fulfillment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What are the key parts of your life—the sources and influences that enable you to be your most soulful self? I urge you to nourish them intensely during the next three weeks. Next question: What are the marginally important parts of your life—the activities and proclivities that aren’t essential for your long-term success and happiness? I urge you to corral all the energy you give to those marginally important things, and instead pour it into what’s most important. Now is a crucial time in the evolution of your relationship with your primal fuels, your indispensable resources, your sustaining foundations. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “When she spoke of beauty, he spoke of the fatty tissue supporting the epidermis,” wrote short story author Robert Musil. He was describing a conversation between a man and woman who were on different wavelengths. “When she mentioned love,” Musil continued, “he responded with the statistical curve that indicates the rise and fall in the annual birthrate.” Many of you Virgos have the flexibility to express yourself well on both of those wavelengths. But in the coming months, I hope you’ll emphasize the beauty and love wavelength rather than the fatty tissue and statistical curve wavelength. It’ll be an excellent strategy for getting the healing you need. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran blogger AnaSofia Cardelle was asked, “What is your signature

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perfume?” She said she hadn’t found one. But then she described how she would like to smell: “somewhere between fresh and earthy: cinnamon and honey, a rose garden, saltwater baked in the sun.” The coming days will be an excellent time to indulge in your own fantasies about the special fragrance you’d like to emanate. Moreover, I bet you’ll be energized by pinpointing a host of qualities you would like to serve as cornerstones of your identity: traits that embody and express your uniqueness. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Studies suggest that on average each of us has a social network of about 250 people, of whom 120 we regard as a closer group of friendly acquaintances. But most of us have no more than twenty folks we trust, and only two or three whom we regard as confidants. I suspect that these numbers will be in flux for you during the next twelve months, Scorpio. I bet you’ll make more new friends than usual, and will also expand your inner circle. On the other hand, I expect that some people who are now in your sphere will depart. Net result: stronger alliances and more collaboration. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I blame and thank the Sagittarian part of me when I get brave and brazen enough to follow my strongest emotions where they want to lead me. I also blame and thank the Sagittarian part of me when I strip off my defense mechanisms and invite the world to regard my vulnerabilities as interesting and beautiful. I furthermore blame and thank the Sagittarian side of me on those occasions when I run three miles down the beach at dawn, hoping to thereby jolt loose the secrets I’ve been concealing from myself. I suspect the coming weeks will be a favorable time to blame and thank the Sagittarian part of you for similar experiences. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Persian polymath Avicenna (980–1037) wrote 450 books on many topics, including medicine, philosophy, astronomy, geography, mathematics, theology, and poetry. While young, he tried to study the Metaphysics of Aristotle, but had difficulty grasping it. Forty times he read the text, even committing it to memory. But he made little progress toward fathoming it. Years later, he was browsing at an outdoor market and found a brief, cheap book about the Metaphysics by an author named al-Farabi. He read it quickly, and for the first time understood Aristotle’s great work. He was so delighted he went out to the streets and gave away gifts to poor people. I foresee a comparable milestone for you, Capricorn: something that has eluded your comprehension will become clear, at least in part due to a lucky accident. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In addition to being a key figure in Renaissance art, fifteenth-century Italian painter Filippo Lippi had a colorful life. According to legend, he was once held prisoner by Barbary pirates, but gained his freedom by drawing a riveting portrait of their leader. Inspired by the astrological factors affecting you right now, I’m fantasizing about the possibilty of a liberating event arriving in your life. Maybe you’ll call on one of your skills in a dramatic way, thereby enhancing your leeway or generating a breakthrough or unleashing an opportunity. (Please also re-read your horoscope from last week.) PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Stand high long enough and your lightning will come,” writes Piscean novelist William Gibson. He isn’t suggesting that we literally stand on top of a treeless hill in a thunderstorm and invite the lightning to shoot down through us. More realistically, I think he means that we should devotedly cultivate and discipline our highest forms of expression so that when inspiration finds us, we’ll be primed to receive and use its full power. That’s an excellent oracle for you. Homework. You don’t have to believe in ideas that make you sad or tormented. Drop them. ---------------------------------------Rob Brezsny - Free Will Astrology

November 7 to November 13, 2019

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n Veterans Day in 2015 veterans dropped hundreds of empty pill bottles in front of the White House calling for federal officials to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans. Where are we today since that dramatic request? In 2019 medical patients and advocates are finding that legalization in California leaves them less access. Medical collectives that provide lowcost or free medical cannabis to low-income patients have been forced to close their doors in response to heavy tax burdens created by legalization. Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Senate Bill 34 (Wiener) to give veterans better access. These bills serve as an important step forward, but in order to really expand access, the governor ultimately needs local governments to cooperate. Local governments are artificially capping the licenses available for cannabis retailers. Sean Kiernan CEO of Weed for Warriors Project shares up to date information in LA Weekly on October 31st, 2019. I am sure many readers of this article are unaware 76 percent of cities and counties local jurisdictions are outright banning cannabis retail licensing. This hits hard for veterans when you consider how many jurisdictions are attempting to ban home cultivation, as well as the increasing number of retirement communities, apartment complexes and other lodging associations taking the same stance. Frequent requests from spouses to my consulting business desperately want a choice in treatment for their husbands who suffer from refractory pain post-traumatic stress disease (PTSD) and insomnia. Caregivers report their loved ones are lying in bed unable to turn independently due to numerous pharmaceuticals that make them lethargic and unable to be discharged to home. Veterans suffer from inflated rates of depression and other disorders, namely 1 out of 5 suffer from PTSD. The VA estimates that 20 veterans commit suicide every day. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often misdiagnosed due to veteran’s reluctance to report injuries post deployment. A poignant example of this is vividly portrayed in the CBS series Seal Team. Active duty military can be relieved of duty if they admit to depression and are on an antidepressant. Their seal team culture prevents them from “ringing the bell.� Brett Swann, played brilliantly by Tony Curran, was a Navy Seal in real life. He is shown experiencing memory issues from TBI throughout his time on the show and becomes a caretaker for Clay during his recovery from the injury he experienced in the Philippines. After a long struggle


with the VA Hospital for seeking treatment, Swanny ultimately takes his own life. The episode shows the multifaceted symptoms active duty military experience more readily treated with alcohol. Veterans and active duty military are continually shut out of the cannabis market and pushed toward opiates and other drugs that have negative, addictive effects on their mental and physical health. A team of U.S. and Canadian scientists analyzed subjects who were near the World Trade Center in New York City during the September 11 terrorist attacks. The researchers found that people with PTSD had lower serum levels of anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid compound, compared to those who did not show signs of PTSD after 9/11. Innate to all mammals, anandamide (our inner cannabis, so to speak) triggers the same brain receptors that are activated by THC (tetrahydrocannabinol: The High Causer) and other components of the marijuana plant. Concentrated in the brain and central nervous system, the cannabinoid receptor known as CB-1 mediates a broad range of physiological functions, including emotional learning, stress adaption, and fear extinction. Scientists have determined that normal CB-1 receptor signaling deactivates traumatic memories and endows us with the gift of forgetting. Help Sean Kiernan in his effort to give tribute to our service men and women by lifting local bans on retail licenses, raise restrictive licensing caps that keep new businesses out of the market, and ensure patients, even in rural areas, have access to important cannabis treatments. The safe use of this plant has already been made scientifically. Implore your localities to make the right to cultivate cannabis at home a basic patient right for all residents in the state, regardless of where they live. Ruth A Hill RN gives lectures and consults to patients seeking medical cannabis.

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Coachella Valley Weekly - November 7 to November 13, 2019 Vol. 8 No. 34  

Coachella Valley Weekly - November 7 to November 13, 2019 Vol. 8 No. 34

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Coachella Valley Weekly - November 7 to November 13, 2019 Vol. 8 No. 34

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