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contents: How Save Are We....................... 4 Cemetery Going Dead.................5 Music Worth Buying.................. 6 Garden Guru ..............................7 Living Longer............................. 8 Pets............................................ 9 Body, Mind & Spirit.................. 10 The Edible Desert..................... 11 Grubstake Days........................ 12 Nite Life..............................14 -15 Calendar.................................. 16 The Mosh Pit............................ 17 Astrological Affects................. 18 Crossword................................19 Classifieds...............................20
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La Quinta, CA - Joining us in the desert this weekend is the musician, songwriter and singer who helped define progressive rock that fusion of classical, jazz, blues and rock music. Greg Lake will play the La Quinta Resort this Friday night in an intimate setting more like a conversation than a concert. The casual style of the affair is as if Lake is personally entertaining you in your living room. “I stumbled upon this after writing my autobiography, Lucky Man” Lake said, sounding positive. “With influential songs I’d share with audiences over the years, in journeys I found the audience had their own stories about the tunes they wanted to share.” Back then (the 1970s and 1980s) it was a shared experience with people gathering around in their circle to hear the latest albums and to examine album cover art which was often daring and experimental. “What I’ve done is immediate apparent,” Lake said. “The audience really got on board making certain it was a roller coaster of surprises. Not predictable and not boring was important. The challenge really was for me to make it always fresh and appealing, for me to go out there each night like walking in a family room, like you’ve only been away for a short while. It’s an amazing feeling of interactive bonding.” Greg Lake’s tunes have been running in our heads for decades such as “Lucky Man” (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), “The Sage” (Pictures at an Exhibition), “From the Beginning” (Trilogy), “Still... You Turn Me On” (Brain Salad Surgery) and “C’est la Vie” (Works Volume I). Lake enjoyed tremendous success with best selling albums and stadium appearances yet he is also popularly known for his Christmas single, “I Believe in Father Christmas” “Songs of a Lifetime” is Lake’s unique one-man-show touring intimate venues allowing him to talk with the audience in a small and focused setting with special effects. Lake left his London home to start his tour in Quebec before bringing his show to the eastern seaboard in Boston then Florida, and Texas. He prepared himself for our heat while in Arizona, just before arriving here in the Coachella Valley for this special event. After this, Lake’s off to Europe and Asia for his unique presentation. “It’s not just my material,” Lake said. “I’m bringing in songs from other places as well; including a song by Elvis who was a big influence upon me. I’m painting a broader picture of how life went.” Greg Lake came to prominence as a founding member of King Crimson with guitarist Robert Fripp. “In The Court of
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the Crimson King”, released in 1969, made King Crimson a key influence and landmark in the emerging progressive rock genre. Lake’s vocals, which ranged from serene and soothing to acerbic and distorted, were a striking element of the album. However, Lake soon left to start the rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, forming the ‘supergroup,’ ELP. From the outset, Lake filled acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, lyrics, vocals and production duties for the band. The trio did not make use of external producers for any of their albums in the 1970s, nor did they ever employ session players for studio work or live performances. ELP became highly commercially successful in the 1970s (with album sales totalling more than 30 million), and
significantly contributed to the evolution of progressive rock. Lake contributed to many of ELP’s songs but was particularly noticeable for his guitar-orientated and soulful ballads. On their debut album (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Lake included an acoustic song called “Lucky Man”, based on a poem he had written at the age of 12. In determining the direction of the band, Lake’s focus on ballads, radio-friendly material and “down-to-earth” compositions contrasting sharply with Emerson’s desire to create rock symphonies and polyphonic, poly-rhythmic suites. The result was that ELP continuously merged classical and blues styles, producing albums with bewildering mixtures of classical pieces,
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How Safe Are We Crimes Against The Elderly Crimes against the elderly are on a rapid rise, and specifically here in our valley. Criminals seek out their elderly victims because they are perceived as helpless and easy targets. Some of the current scams being used on elderly victims are the following: • Calls from scammers claiming to be family that are in trouble and need money. They will ask their victims to wire transfer money to them. • Calls from scammers claiming their victims have won a lottery. They will say that in order to receive the money, they must pay taxes and transfer fees. • Prepaid credit cards: Some prepaid cards are a scam. Scammers will call and tell their victims they have won a car or other large luxury items and tell their victims they need to add money to cover the taxes. After receiving that money, they will call back and ask for licensing fees. After receiving that money, they will call again and say that the taxes have increased, and that more money must be added. These additional charges will continue as long as their victims keep adding the money. Don’t fall victim to these crimes. Here are a few
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LUCKY MAN •Continued from Pg 3 ballads, hard rock songs and epic-length suites. After their debut album, ELP recorded a live performance of their treatment of Pictures at an Exhibition, which brought in elements of electric rock, jazz and blues. The third album introduced Lake’s ballad From the Beginning which was their most commercially successful single. With ELP steadily becoming one of the highest-grossing live acts on earth, they released their most ambitious album yet in 1973, Brain Salad Surgery. Once again, Lake contributed a soulful ballad - “Still... not only with tight guitar and bass work, the You Turn Me On” - and was able to match the classic line “Welcome back my friends to the grandiose playing of Emerson and Palmer show that never ends,” ensured that Lake’s
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vocals and ELP’s unique brand of musicality would continue to gain popular recognition. ELP’s massive commercial success continued when they were the headline act (along with Deep Purple) at 1974’s California Jam, where they played to 180,000 people. Throughout the 1970s, Lake was known as the svelte singer who could nonetheless deliver powerful, rasping vocals. After the break-up of ELP, Lake played a few concerts with the group Asia in 1983, released two well-received solo albums, reunited with King Crimson, and toured, as well as performing with the Trans Siberian Orchestra. While many of his lyrics defy simple interpretation, his simple ballads have endured as well-regarded love songs (Still You Turn Me On and Closer to Believing, for example). Although he does write about many typical progressive rock themes - for example, war and apocalypse - he was unique throughout the 1970s with his regular output of comical songs such as “Jeremy Bender”, “The Sheriff” and “Benny the Bouncer.” Greg Lake at La Quinta should be fun for all. VIP Packages can be purchased at www. greglake.com which enables guests to attend Greg Lake’s soundcheck before the show and to enjoy a special backstage invitation to receive a limited edition laminated backstage pass, a special autographed item from Greg, Greg Lake CD plus two premium tickets to show.
Cemetery Going Dead? By dean gray
Twentynine Palms, CA – Like death and taxes - it’s one of those things you take for granted - that the local cemetery will be there forever. Instead, one local cemetery is in danger of being killed off by a county decision reducing its sphere of influence to zero. That means that although people might be dying to get in, no one will be eligible.
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The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District is also facing the Grand Jury and the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit. Unearthing the story has just begun. The Local Agency Formation Commission, LAFCO, recently learned of several issues at the Cemetery District. No one is complaining about the dead. It’s a grave issue about lack of money and what seems like what might be sloppy management. According to LAFCO’s report, the District’s books have not been audited for four years; the District’s most recent budget is not balanced and is severely underfunded; the District’s Board of Trustees did not officially adopt the most recent budget; the District’s reserve fund is only 7 percent, smaller than the recommended 10 percent; the lack of budgeted revenues which represent 42 percent of the District’s expenditures; and District salaries and benefits totaling more than $200,000, more than 54 percent of the Cemetery District’s expenditures.
Secret Bank Account
While this might all seem like just sloppy management - burying the truth about a secret bank account is something else. In a surprising discovery that brought investigators alive, LAFCO learned that the District has a bank account not identified in the District’s financial statements, and checks written on that hidden account have bounced. The cemetery business is not what it used to be. Current cash balances for the General Fund are substantially less than Fiscal Year 200809. Coupled with bounced checks, LAFCO staff questioned the ability of the Cemetery District to support ongoing operations. Still, lips are zipped at the cemetery as District officials remain deathly silent and are not returning calls.
Waiting for a Warm Body
LAFCO also said the Cemetery District did not respond to requests for documentation and information. Although District officials appear to know where the bodies are buried, they are resting in peace by remaining silent. The Cemetery District’s Board of Trustees are Chair Sandra Gray, Elizabeth “Betty” Laferriere, April Gibson, and Omer “Les” Snodgrass. A fifth trustee seat is vacant – waiting for a warm body to fill the now
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mortifying position. Members of the Cemetery District Board of Trustees serve four-year terms (without compensation) and are appointed by the county supervisor, on recommendation of the local board, to establish cemetery policies. “We are assessing the situation at this point,” George Watson said. Watson, chief of staff for San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry explained that the redistricting that took effect in December only recently placed the city (and sphere of influence) of Twentynine Palms under third district authority. LAFCO commissioners went so far as to recommend that the problems of the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District be referred to the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit, which handles complaints involving people holding public office and monitors government boards and commissions.
one way or another on the matter. If the Twentynine Palms cemetery is shut down their customers face two possibilities - extended time on ice or internment elsewhere with the possibility of re-internment at Twentynine Palms Cemetery later once the problems of that facility are resolved. At this immediate time the cemetery remains operational. It’s unknown when the axe will fall putting an end to grief and speculation.
In 1933 William J. “Bill” Lage, one of the ailing WW1 veterans who came to Twentynine Palms in hopes of improving their health, foresaw a very practical, personal need, as well as a community need Customers Deathly Silence for a cemetery in Twentynine Palms. No evidence has arisen that any cemetery The cemetery is supported by tax money customers have expressed their opinion received from property within the established
cemetery district boundaries. As a Public Cemetery District it provides burial for all qualifying district residents and their families. The cemetery facilities now cover 30 acres, 20 of which are currently developed, and handles approximately 50 burials each year.
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You might be interested in this if you like: Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Paul McCartney & Wings Tell Me More: Although singersongwriter/multi-instrumentalist James McCartney has released several digital Extended Play (EP) recordings, the release of his two-disc “The Complete EP Collection” (Engine Company Records) marks his first proper physical release. Featuring both his earlier “Available Light” and “Close At Hand” releases, as well as five previously-unheard tracks, the newly-issued collection is a great introduction to an artist who stands on his own apart from his illustrious roots (he is the only son of Paul and Linda McCartney). Just as Jeff Buckley easily established a full-fledged career separate from his famous father Tim Buckley, James McCartney is doing that with an arsenal of songs and a vocal style that are fully his own. Highlights on the “Complete EP Collection” include the experimental rock of “Glisten,” instantly-infectious power pop nugget “Angel,” a haunting reworking of Neil Young’s “Old Man” and an emotionallydetailed remembrance of his late mother (“Wings of a Lightest Weight”). Information: www.JamesMccartney.com
Artist: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Title: Live at Hammersmith Odeon
You might be interested in this if you like: Rory Gallagher, Genesis, early Peter Gabriel Tell Me More: Not many artists to emerge in the late 1960s-early ‘70s era took the wide-ranging approach of singer-songwriterguitarist Todd Rundgren. Look no further than the release of the newly-remastered album featuring Rundgren’s progressive band Utopia’s first-ever performance in the U.K., the aptly-titled “Live at Hammersmith Odeon ‘75” (Shout! Factory). Recorded on Oct. 9, 1975, the 10-track release features Rundgren, bassist-cello player John Siegler, keyboardist-programmer Roger Powell and drummer Willie Wilcox, who together crafted elaborate and cutting-edge progressive rock as evidenced by involving instrumentals (“Mister Triscuits”), guitar-anchored rock (“Open My Eyes”), hard-edged glam “Heavy Metal Kids” and even soul-meets-blues in the potent “The Last Ride” (featuring future star Luther Vandross on backing vocals). Information: www.ShoutFactory.com
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By Chris Hermann. RLA There has been an increasing interest in butterfly gardening in the last couple of years. Aunt Effie’s has sponsored the Raymond Cree Middle School’s Butterfly Garden and supported the Desert Horticultural Society in their event last year that featured Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardening. We decided to write this week’s article with the help of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery and Tucson botanist Greg Starr. Additionally, two sources of information were particularly helpful: the booklet “Desert Butterfly Gardening”, published by the Arizona Native Plant Society and the Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute; and the book “Native Gardens for Dry Climates”, by Sally and Andy Wasowski. In a butterfly garden you should provide both nectar sources and larval foodplants. Adult butterflies feed on the nectar of certain flowers, while the caterpillars feed on specific plants known as “larval foodplants”. Try to combine plants to provide a year-round source of nectar, if possible. Limit or eliminate the use of pesticides and other chemicals in the garden, as they can kill caterpillars and adult butterflies. You can expect butterflies to be most active during ideal conditions: Sunny, calm days, when the temperatures range from 65 to 95 degrees fahrenheit. They seem to prefer early mornings and evenings during the hot summer months.
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Cigarette Smokers: Subtract 8 Years From Your Life! Here are some of the 100 factors that can add or subtract years from your life as they are written about in The Long Life Equation, a useful book by Dr. Trisha Macnair, M.D. that we have been reviewing in recent columns. 30: VITAMINS (Plus 3 Years). “The need for vitamins has been recognized for centuries – the ancient Egyptians knew that eating liver could prevents night blindness (now known to be due to Vitamin A deficiency), and lemons and limes were first used by the British Royal Navy in the eighteenth century to prevent scurvy (a disease caused by Vitamin C deficiency).” While Dr. Macnair notes that government guidelines recommend the amount of each vitamin you should obtain in your diet every day, she also writes that some scientists believe the government guidelines are too low. 32: TOO MUCH SUGAR (Minus 1 Year). Low sugar intake can help to control weight and reduce the risks associated with obesity. 34: FAST FOOD (Minus 4 Years). To prepare foods that taste good, have a reasonable shelf life and return a good profit,
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view (of trees, for example) recovered faster and were discharged sooner than those who had a view of a brick wall…So park your chair by the window and take a good look outside. If you don’t like what you see, put up posters or paint pictures on the wall – or just make sure you get out and spend some time every day where the view is good.” 93: SMOKING (Minus 8 Years). “Cigarette smoking is the single most important cause of preventable disease and premature death in developed countries. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, many of which are highly toxic, such as arsenic, formaldehyde, cyanide, benzene, toluene and acrolein…Smoking increases the risk of at least 50 different health problems…A study of British doctors in 2004 (found that) those who smoked lost, on average, about 8 years of life. But those smokers who quit before middle age had the same sort of life expectancy as nonsmokers…” Those wishing to purchase this book and learn more about all of the 100 lifeextension factors written about in The Long Life Equation can contact their local bookstore or phone Adams Media toll free at 1-800-289-0963. Art Kunkin is the 84-year young journalist who founded the alternative weekly newspaper, The Los Angeles Free Press in 1964 and later became president of the Philosophical Research Society of Los Angeles. He presently lives in Joshua Tree, California. A free download of a magazine cover story interview with Art about his research into stopping aging is now available at www.alchemyrevealed.com. Art’s eBook, “Life Extension Alchemy: The Secret of Immortality Finally Revealed” is also available there. His email address is artkunkin@gmail. com. Copyright 2012 by Art Kunkin. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Michal Alaniz.
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Pool Safety for Fido!
pets By brenda martin
Get Wet For The Heat
A swimming pool in the hot summer sun is one of life’s greatest pleasures here in the desert. But while water games seem fun for us, we have to remember water safety to prevent accidents for our pets. The best way to prevent accidents is by taking preventative measures like teaching your pet to swim and show him how to get out of the pool. Everyday there are reported animal deaths from pools even if they are experienced swimmers. Falling in a pool causes panic for the pooch and once they begin to panic, fear sets in then all they can focus on is getting out of the situation. If you’re not home and Fido is outside your best way of keeping him safe is by fencing in the pool area to reduce accidents. This can be a simple kind of collapsible fence and easily put up in a moments notice or you can go all out and have a professional come over and install one. There are also alarms that can attach to dog collars. The receiver sits in your house so if the dog falls in the pool the alarm will sound giving you enough time to retrieve
your pet befor something horrible can occur. The Skamper ramp is a floating device that connects to the side of the pool. By floating it can be detected eaisly by Fido who will swim over and be able to get out without having to maneuver stairs. Life vests can be a great tool, also. Cosmopawlitan Cafe on El Paseo in Palm Desert has a wonderful supply of life vest and other safety related items. And remember to never throw your pet in a pool for any reason. This will not only frighten them; this will give a negative experience to the pool altogether. Instead, hold them and ease them in slowly which will give them the confidence they need to go in on their own. This will also boost the trust and bond between animal and owner. Please keep safety tips in mind and enjoy the Summer!
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The Warriors Way
Warriors is a definitive term for Grand Finale music ministry which is a two man ensemble doing some amazing things for the Gospel Hip Hop music scene. From Coachella Valley to Wyoming, nothing seems out of grasp for these Christian artists whom are just now on the verge of exploding with their outreaching performances. Alfonso Sanchez, DJ/producer of the group (aka Young Master A) has an incredible story of triumph over drug abuse and drug dealing, to being a forerunner in an industry that is sometimes put under scrutiny by more traditional religious groups. Alfonso is the Youth Pastor at Living Word in the Desert and on any given Sunday you’ll find him on stage cutting it up on his turn tables as a member of a powerful and talented worship crew. In addition to producing, he’s been an inspiration to other young performers who decided to take their music and share the Gospel through it. “Grand Finale was a group Darren Hughes aka Droc and I started,” Sanchez said, “Initially was a secular group back in 1983. We were preforming in big shows
with mainstream music artists. But the music lead to drugs and the drugs lead to addiction, and eventually we stopped making music all together. I was killing myself with my habit.” It’s hard to prepare yourself for stories like these even though you know people hit rough patches in their lives. Having them actually open up about it can be humbling. Alfonso continues, “In 1999, Pastor Jesse Sanchez, a long time friend came knocking on my door inviting me to the church End Times Christian Center. Back then it had only eight members in the congregation.” I asked Alfonso what the defining moment of his ministerial experience has been. “Having my addiction to meth taken away by the transformation Jesus made in my life. You have to understand something, I was selling drugs just to have enough money to keep my habit going and that day when Pastor Jesse knocked on my door, I was excited. I was ready for change.” Fast forward to July of 2010, “Warriors” a self-titled song, took center stage when Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley, entered the Agua Caliente Casino arena.
Droc preformed the song to a national audience of over 6 million HBO and showtime viewers. “The Lord used us as vessels that day to touch the hearts of people all across America,” he said. The song “Warriors” was inspired by the book of Timothy; “I fought the good fight, I finished the race,”which is one of the lines Grand Finale incorporated into the song. On June 9 2012, Timothy Bradley will be pitted against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand in a dispute for the Welter Weight Title, and he’ll take the ring with the song “Warriors” blaring encouragement from the speakers. For comments you can email Abel@Desert starweekly.com
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Frankie’s Fresh Fish Indio, CA - Hey Everyone! So this week I sharpened my Kasumi knives, trained with the dragons and found my inner fish. Frankie’s Fresh Fish in Indio, is just that. I am seriously irate with the simple fact this Boston Bred Bonehead has not been here before. This place is unpretentious and oh so welcoming.
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Here are some of the many highlights I engaged in. (Actually…..too much.) There Frankie’s Fresh Fish is located at: 81944 are at least 20 pre-meditated sushi rolls, but Ca-111, Ste A, Indio. If you need more info Frankie nodded and smirked when I inquired give them a call (760) 342-2228 about custom requests. The tempura shrimp were perfectly battered, dipped, crisp, chewy, and hot as heck! There was a ginger soy sauce with it that was just that and it was perfect.
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The smell when you walk in… wait there is no smell. Why doesn’t it smell like fresh fish? Either these guys are breeding, training and programming a super species of sushi grade task force or they “have a guy.” Razor sharp attention to detail matching their sashimi single bevel Damascus steel blades, 5 star service in a comfortable environment. Upon entering I felt like a chef in a chef’s kitchen. Confidence, simplicity and forecast of a great and inexpensive meal. I was ready. The place was packed with cheek filled smiles and chopstick wielding territorial predators of the sea, lined up at the tables like a saloon of pirates counting their treasure. Everyone seemed happy but with the understanding of “ Get your own FISH” .
Foam disposable plates, endless appetites and options. I can honestly say, that this may be my new spot. I don’t have spots because I tend to lose faith (it’s a chef thing). This place is my new #1 and my current vote for “where chef Aaron will be when you cant get him on the phone.” Frankie’s Fresh Fish, I do not think that it would fit the place or the Frankie to ramble on. Its simple, good, great, awesome, moderate, fun, lively, comfortable and just damn good. Say hello to Frankie and the many others there you will probably find hording their fish and cursing the guy ordering ahead to “hey save some fish for the humans buddy.” This was an assignment I am glad I took . Sorry to everyone that this was not reviewed earlier!
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62nd Annual Grubstake Days In Yucca Valley Has Something For Everyone!
Yucca Valley, CA - From country to pop-punk, the entertainment stage at the Grubstakes Community Fair on Saturday, May 26th, will have a little bit of something for everyone. Immediately after the parade which starts down Twentynine palms highway at 10:00am, the Z107.7 Mobile DJ will take the stage and play adult contemporary hits. The Z107.7 Mobile DJ is a service that “brings the party to you.” Playing all genres of music, they offer both large and small state-of-the art sound systems and professional radio DJ’s for weddings, school dances, private parties, and other special events. Following the Z107.7 Mobile DJ will be Mosey Bravo, an all-original pop rock trio that transcends rock genres with catchy tunes and a big vocal and guitar sound that easily connects with audiences. The music melds British pop, American soul and folk music with reggae and hard rock rhythms. Mosey Bravo is led by vocalist, composer and
guitarist Michael Callan, who is responsible for crafting the band’s style and sound. His probing lyrics address the social and political forces of our time. Callan has played with George Harrison and performed in Chuck Berry’s band. He also performs as a solo artist and acoustic fingerpick guitar soloist. The group includes Daniel Boening on electric bass and Efrain Diaz on percussion. Kayla’s Little Dance Academy is a brand new dance program that just started at the Joshua Tree community center. The Academy offers classes in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, cheer, lyrical, and Polynesian. KLDA’s goal is to provide a fun, non-competitive environment for kids to dance and express themselves. The first headliner is local favorite Kristina Quigley. Quigley cannot remember a time when she wasn’t a singer. She was raised in a trucking family, and from a young age she would travel with them all over the country singing for people at truck stops with her karaoke machine.Beginning at age
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wide following from Twentynine Palms. This will be their last local performance before they leave on an extended tour. The band was the focus of a 2010 documentary about “No Room for Rock Stars: the Vans Warped Tour” that was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and in Los Angeles. Last year the band signed a contract with Pure Noise Records and has been confirmed to play Vans Warped Tour in 2013. The current lineup of Forever Came Calling includes John Swaba on bass, Bryce Esquivel on drums, Joe Candelaria on guitar and vocals and Ron Grieger on guitar. Web site of Yuca alley just click? THE SCHEDULE:11:00 -11:30 Z107.7 Mobile DJ (Adult Contemporary) 11:30 -12:30 Mosey Bravo (Michael Callan, original rock) 12:30 – 1:00 Kayla’s Little Dance Studio performance (children’s dance) 1:00 – 1:30
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May 24 - May 30, 2012
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artist well known for his intricate flame-cut works in galvanized steel and aluminum. His previous career as a ships welder inspired him to pursue transferring the art of paper stenciling to thick steel plate using a burning torch. His gift for creating elaborate and complex designs brought him instant international recognition and led him to pursue his artistry full time. Mark’s Works are currently available for purchase and viewing at Harrison House by appointment only. Please call 760.366.4712. Harrison House is located at 6881 Mount Lassen Avenue, Joshua Tree You may also like to visit: www. MarkBulwinkle.com
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Karaoke 8pm O’LEARY’S PUB, PS; 760-325-4913 Karaoke 9pm OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Live Music 8pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Arnold Rojer Band 7:30pm (CR) RED BARN, PD; 760-346-0191 Reaction 8pm RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Scott Carter Duo, 5:30pm (POP) ROC’S FIREHOUSE, PD; 760-340-3222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (LR) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 Karaoke 9pm STUDIO ONE11, CC; 760-328-2900 Karaoke 8pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-3413560 The Smooth Brothers (BL)(RG) TACK ROOM TAVERN, IND; 760-347-9985 Karaoke w/Warren the Spin Doctor 7:30pm THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Chuck Dukowski Sestat, Automic Sherpas 9pm(R) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE OUTPOST TAVERN, CC; 760-328-9004 Karaoke w/DJ Stuart 8pm THE TROPICALE, PS; 760-866-1952 Derrik Lewis Duo w/Jeff Stover 5:30pm (CAB) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Mike Costley & Friends 7:30pm VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Doug Montgomery 7pm (PB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx 9pm; DJ Chris Lancaster 9pm (RR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 Line Dance 5pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760230-0188 Bill Saitta Jazz 7pm (JZ) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)
FRI MAY 25 19TH HOLE, PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/ T Bone 9pm 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Dana Larson 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 JP Houston + Giselle Woo & the Night Owls 10pm AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-9991995 Sugarland 9pm (VD) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Joan Jones & Keith 7pm (JZ,PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Michael Holmes & The Derrik Lewis Trio 8pm (JZ) BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 Dance Party 7pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 The Stanley Butler Trio 6pm (Isl. Rhythms) CAFE des BEAUX-ARTS, PD; 760-346-0669 Linda Peterson 6-9pm (JZ) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Joe Jaggi 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Voodoo Hustlers 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE, DHS; 760-329-6787
Karaoke w/DJ Scott 9pm DICKIE O’NEALS IRISH PUB, PS; 760-3252600 Karaoke w/Lassie Jo’s Best Damn 7pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760 777-1601 The PS Blues 8pm HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, LQ; 760-6988303 Agave Blues Band 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760345-6466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-366-2250 Live DJ 7pm (VD) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/Roberto, Reaction 8pm LA QUINTA RESORT, LQ; 760-564-4111 Jeffrey Osborne, 7:30pm (RB) LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-3288844 Nash & Quinto Menguante, 10pm (LR) LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) O’LEARY’S PUB, PS; 760-325-4913 DJ Nakai 9pm OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Live Music 9pm PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760327-4080 Live Music 8pm (RR) PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Terry Hanson and The Westerners 8pm $10-$12.(CR) PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 Zee Godda RED BARN, PD; 760-346-0191 Live Music 9pm (R) REILLY’S IRISH PUB, CC; 760-324-9600 Karaoke w/Lenny 7pm RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Rebecca Caldwell, 9:30pm (POP) ROC’S FIREHOUSE, PD; 760-340-3222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (JR) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 DJ Music 9pm SPA RESORT & CASINO, PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9pm SPOTLIGHT 29, IND; 760-775-5566 DJ PeeWee 8pm (VD) Dwight Yoakam 8pm STARLITE LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-8311 Rebecca Caldwell 9:30pm DJ Jalil Jagers STUDIO ONE11, PS; 760-328-2900 Angie Whitney 7:30pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-3413560 Demetrious and Co. (JZ)(R) TACK ROOM TAVERN, IND; 760-347-9985 Live Music 9pm THE DATE SHED, IND; 760-775-6699 Live Music 9pm THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Live Music(R) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm; Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE OUTPOST TAVERN, C.C.; 760-328-9004 Karaoke w/DJ Stuart 8pm THE WINE BAR, LQ; 760-564-2201 Shaken Not Stirred 7pm (LR) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773
Darci Daniels & Friends 7:30pm VIBE, CAB; 951-755-5391 Funky Fridays 10pm (VD) VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Doug Montgomery 7pm (CAB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx & DJ Chris 9pm (CR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 Live 7-10, DJ 10pm ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)
SAT MAY 26 19TH HOLE, PD; 760-772-6696 Karaoke w/T Bone 9pm 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Beverly & Bill 6-9pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 World Famous with DJ Alf Alpha10pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 7:30pm (JZ, PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Comedy night 7:30pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Nicky Vallee and Dreams 6pm (CR) CASCADE LOUNGE, PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9pm (VD) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Joe Jaggi 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 The Bill Baker Show 7:30pm (CB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE, DHS; 760-329-6787 Karaoke w/DJ Scott 9pm DILLON ROADHOUSE, DHS; 760-251-1991 Muddy Sparks Trio w/ Walt Young 9pm (CR) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Tribute band, Pink Floyd 7:30pm, Beach Boys 8pm FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760 777-1601 The PS Blues 8pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-366-2250 Ghost Light Trio 7pm (CR) HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, IND; 760-6988303 Kal David & the Real Deal 8pm $10. (BL) INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760345-6466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/ Roberto 8pm & Jamba w/ Jimmy King LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-3288844 2 DJ’s, 10pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-3286834 DJ Boost 10pm MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) MANGO LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-7676 Guest DJ’s 10:30pm MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) MYSTIQUE LOUNGE, CAB; 888-667-6646; Live Music 9pm (VD) NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm NYPD, PS; 760-778-6973 DJ’s 9pm O’LEARY’S PUB, PS; 760-325-4913
May 24 - May 30, 2012
DesertStarWeekly.com Karaoke/Live Entertainment OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Live Music 9pm (VD) PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760327-4080 Live Music 8pm (RR) PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 (CR) The Shadow Mtn Band 8:30pm, Roses pawn Shop PEABODY’S, PS; 760-322-1877 Karaoke 7:30pm PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 Hip Hop REILLY’S IRISH PUB, CC; 760-324-9600 George Momb Open Mic 7pm (PB) RED BARN, PD; 760-346-0191 Live Music 10pm (M) Riviera Resort, PS; 760-327-8311 Joel Orona 5:30pm; The Edge 9:30pm; DJ 4play 9:30pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE, PD; 760-340-3222 Soul Opus 9pm (RR) SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (LJ) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 Live Music 9pm (RR) STUDIO ONE11, CC; 760-328-2900 Bill Ramirez 7pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-3413560 Smooth Brothers 7pm (BL)(RG) TACK ROOM TAVERN, IND; 760-347-9985 Live Music THE DATE SHED, IND; 760-775-6699 Closed To Public (Special Event) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Live Music 10pm THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 6pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Darci Daniels & Friends 7:30pm SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 DJ Jeff Ferguson VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Doug Montgomery 7pm (CAB) VIBE, CAB; 951-755-5391 DJ Hektik 10pm (VD) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx & DJ Chris 9pm (CR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 Live DJ 9:30pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760230-0188 The Bill Saitta Funk Jazz Band 7pm (JZ) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)
SUN MAY 27 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bob & Allison Garcia 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Comedy Night 9pm AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-9991995 Karaoke Jo 7pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 The Carmens 6:30pm (JZ,PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 The Judy Show 7:30pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Steve Madaio 6pm (JZ) CASCADE LOUNGE, PS; 888-999-1995 Nash & Quinto Menguante 9pm (LR) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 The Bill Baker Show 7:30pm CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) DHS SPA LOUNGE, DHS; 760-329-6787 Karaoke w/DJ Scott 9pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6pm HANDLE BAR & GRILL, NPS; 760-251-6474 Karaoke w/Millie G 2-6 pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-366-2250 Open Jam 6pm LE PAON;PD, 760-610-5320 Robin Miller 6pm (PB) NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Mini Bar 7:30pm (CR)
RED BARN, PD; 760-346-0191 Live Music (M) RIVEIRA RESORT, PS; 760-327-4080 Art of Sax Trio 5pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-3413560 Smooth Brothers (RR)(LR) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 7pm (PB) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 The Carmen’s, 6:30pm VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Desert Cities Jazz Band 2pm, Doug Montgomery 7pm VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 School Jam, 9pm WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 Line Dancing w/Tina, 5:30pm (CW) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760230-0188 Barry Baughn Blues Band 7pm (BL)
MON MAY 28 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bonnie Scott, 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Sissy Bingo, 7pm, Ace Trivia, 9pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 D & Company 6:30pm (JZ,PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Charity Bingo, 7pm BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 Latin Dance Party 6:30pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Dana Larson Duo, 6pm (PR) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 The Jackson Garrett Band 7:30pm (PB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Open Mic 9pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6pm LE PAON;PD, 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm NYPD, PS; 760-778-6973 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Ted Quinn’s Open Mic Night 7pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Randy Seymon 6pm (JZ) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 Live DJ THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 6pm (PB) VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Pat Rizzo 6:30pm (JZ) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Scott Carter 12 pm(AC), Michael James Band 9pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760230-0188 Karaoke Jo 6pm
TUE MAY 29 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Eva Stokes 6pm (PB) AMICI ITALIAN TRATTORIA, RM; 760341-0738 Michael Holmes and Joel Baker 5:30 pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Karaoke w/Kiesha 9pm ARNOLD PALMER’S, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6:30pm (JZ) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Bella da Ball Dinner Revue 7:30pm (CB) BACKSTREET BISTRO,PD; 760-346-6393 Live Jazz 7pm (JZ) BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 Desert Swing Dance Club 6pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Dana Larson Duo 6pm (PR) CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161
Rebecca Clark 7:30pm (PB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music 6pm (PB) DILLON ROADHOUSE, DHS; 760-251-1991 Matt Jenkins 5pm (CR) ESCENA LOUNGE, PS; 760-992-0002 John Stanley King Band 5pm FIRESIDE LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-1700 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 8pm HANDLEBAR & GRILL, PS; 760-251-6474 Karaoke w/Millie G 6–10pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-366-2250 Ted Quinn’s Open Mic Jam 8pm LE PAON;PD, 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8 pm NYPD, PS; 760-778-6973 Live DJ 9pm OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Lisa Coleman 8pm PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760327-4080 Jam Session w/Bryan 7pm (VD) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 Pro Jazz Jam w/ Mikole Caar 7:30pm (JZ) PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Henry Clay People 9pm, $8. (CR) SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Doctor Paul 6pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STKHS, PD; 760-341-3560 Demetrious & Co (RR)(JZ) STUDIO ONE11, CC; 760-328-2900 Karaoke 8pm THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Free Pool 6-10pm THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Tim Burleson 7:45pm (PB) THE TROPICALE, PS; 760-866-1952 Derrik Lewis Duo featuring Jeff Stover 5:30pm (CAB) VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Pat Rizzo 6:30pm (PB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 John Stanley King Band 9pm (CR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343
Swing Dancing 7pm (CW) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760230-0188 Michael Bolivar Jazz 6pm (JZ)
WED MAY 30 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Randy Godfrey & Bobby Furgo 6pm(BL) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Howie Pyro 10pm (VD) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6:30pm AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor 7pm (PB) BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 Line dancing lessonsw/ Ray Stanto 5:30pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Nicky Vallee & Dreams 6pm (R/BL) CAFE des BEAUX-ARTS, PD; 760-346-0669 Brian Nova 6-9pm (JZ) CENTRAL PARK REST.,PS; 760-866-9166 Cabaret open mic w/ Joel Baker & Les Michaels 7pm CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Karaoke Jo 7:30pm DATE SHED, IND; 760-775-6699 Live Music 9pm DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Chris Merrick & Brian Dennigan Sax 5:30pm (PB) DILLON ROADHOUSE, DHS; 760-251-1991 Matt Jenkins 5pm (CR) ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL, PS; 760-9920002 Rose Mallet Jazz Trio 5pm (JZ) FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm FRANKIES FRESH FISH, IND; 760-342-2228 Eve Holmes 7pm (POP) HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, LQ; 760-6988303 Karaoki 8pm KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589
DJ Anwaar 8pm LE PAON,PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-3286834 DJ LF 9pm NEIL’S LOUNGE, IND; 760-347-1522 Karaoke 8pm PALM SPRING PAVILION, PS; 760-323-8272 Open air dancing 7pm PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 Eddie Karaoke 8pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE, PD; 760-340-3222 Red’s Rockstar Karaoke 9pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Doctor Paul 6pm (JZ) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 The D. Phillips Band w/M. Kaar, 8pm (BL/R) STARLITE LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-4080 John Stanley King 5pm (RR) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-3413560 Straight Ahead Jazz (JZ) THE CLUB AT SHENANDOAH, TP; 760343-3497 The Terry Williams Band 6-9pm (RR) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Open Mic night THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm,Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Reggie (Vision) Alexander 7pm VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx9pm (CR) WILLIE BOYS, MV; 760-363-3343 DJ Club Night 9pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760230-0188 Mara Getz 7pm (PB)
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May and June The Dillon Roadhouse will host Country Music performances by Muddy Sparks Trio and Walt Young. For more info 760-251-1991 Dillon Roadhouse is located at 64647 Dillon Rd. in Desert Hot Springs
a must. Info and reservations: 760-365-4523 or visit www.grovescabintheatre.org. Groves Cabin Theatre is located at 8768 Desert Willow Trail in Morongo Valley north of Highway 62.
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Enjoy an afternoon of delicious Mexican The 5th graders at Amelia Earhart food, entertainment, prizes, and chef Elementary School in Indio are taking action demonstrations. to help the world and your community! As part of an “exhibition” project, ten students Helping People Hear Again (HPHA) fits are taking action to help animals in need, financially challenged Coachella Valley ten others are taking action to reach out and residents with hearing aids at no cost. HPHA make a difference with the local homeless attendees who donate either a hearing aid or population, five are reaching out to the six hearing aid batteries will be given one free elderly, and five more are taking action raffle ticket. There is no limit on batteries or to help the environment. Some students hearing aids that can be donated. The benefit concerned with the homeless started a food will be held at Rio Azul Mexican Bar and and clothing drive to benefit Martha’s Kitchen Grill on June 10th from 1p.m. to 5p.m. A $30 and Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. The reservation is required. Call 760-776-1738 formal exhibition presentation is June 6th for more info. Rio Azul is located at 350 S at 12:30p.m. At Amelia Earhart Elementary Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs School in La Quinta
An original play opens at the Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley on Saturday, June 2 for three weekends. Performances are Saturdays at 7p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Play ends Sunday, June 17. Tickets are$10. Limited seating means early reservations are
Every Monday night at 9 p.m. join the Ace Hotel for trivia with Bella da Ball. There is no cover charge and prizes will be awarded. Individuals and teams are welcome. The trivia games will be held in the Amigo room of The Ace Hotel located at 701 East Palm Canyon Drive Come out and have a blast.
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For more information about the CSUSB “Forever Marilyn” the 26-foot tall, Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in 34,300 lbs. sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at 760 American artist and Johnson & Johnson heir 341-2883, ext. 78107 or email@example.com Seward Johnson is officially welcomed in downtown Palm Springs. This is a homecoming for Marilyn Monroe Memorial Day Bash who was “discovered” in Palm Springs at ‘Memorial Day Bash’ Celebrates 24 years Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club by William of Music with a FREE Concert. Monday, Morris talent agent Johnny Hyde in 1949. May 28th marks the 24th anniversary of Monroe spent time in Palm Springs in the the Memorial Day Bash here in the desert. 1950’s with Joe DiMaggio, and eventually This year’s event will be co-hosted by the owned a home in the Vista Las Palmas Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce and neighborhood in the early 1960’s. Community Center, and held at 20905 Hot The installation of “Forever Marilyn” Springs Road in Sky Valley from noon to 6 has been fully paid for by P.S. Resorts, local pm. This year Memorial Day Bash includes donors, restaurant owners, hoteliers and groups and solo artists from around Southern merchants. Free parking for the public will be California singing everything from Country, available on site for this event. Please enter 50s, 60s 70s and 80s music, rock n roll and from Tahquitz Canyon Way at Belardo Road gospel. A little something for everyone. (east of Palm Canyon Drive). Concessions will be available throughout the The dramatic sculpture Forever Marilyn is day, no alcohol will be served. The gates open a portrait inspired by the photograph taken by promptly at noon. Admission is FREE! Bring Bernard of Hollywood. at hat, sunglasses and a chair For additional information on attendance or participation call (760) 329-0189 Free Concert Featuring
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California Desert Chorale will host Ragazzi Boys Chorus in a joint concert to Local actor and singer Jerome Elliott will be presented Friday, June 22 at 7:30 pm, debut his latest cabaret one man show at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 47535 Sweet Nerd Of Youth, his sixth show in the Highway 74, Palm Desert Admission to this last four years, on Sunday, May 27 at the Arcommunity outreach program will be free thur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert as part and open to all. of the Sundays In Summer Series presented by Les Michaels’ Life Is A Cabaret. Joining Ragazzi’s sixty boys and young men, ages 10 to 18, will sing selections from their Jerome will be his longtime music director current southern California tour. Repertoire Charlie Creasy Arthur Newman Theatre will span five centuries of music from four at the Joslyn Center is located at 73-750 Catacontinents along with fifty years of American lina Way in Palm Desert. Tickets for the show pop and choral songs. Audiences will be are $10 cash only at the door and reservations amazed not only by Ragazzi’s high-quality may be made at 760-325-2731. Show time is singing but also by the group’s dynamic 2 p.m. with box office open at 1 PM choreography.
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“There is something about going to an authentic neighborhood bar that still does the soul good.” originally conceived over the sloshing tankards of dissent by those rascals and traitors who ultimately became our founding fathers. And the birthplace was the taverns of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. No matter how sullied it may sound, the United States of America was born in a bar! It may be for that reason that the bar has emerged into a unique American institution. Less civil than the pubs of London or the lounges of Paris, the American bar has evolved from the ground up, taking form and shape not only by its location, but by the ethnicity, and common characteristics
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