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Mayor Parks Celebrates! By DSW Staff Reporter Palm Springs, CA- Birthday wishes were on the mind of the crowd that gathered for Desert Hot Springs Mayor Yvonne Parks 76th held at TRIO restaurant in Palm Springs’ Design District late last week. The eatery’s midcentury “vibe” offered a perfect setting for the celebration. Chilled soup and generous cold sandwiches brought welcomed relief to the group on one of the hottest days of summer. The group was delighted to meet some of Desert Star Weekly’s leadership staff, including new publisher, Mike Perry.

In between courses, Mayor Parks and Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa shared some of the challenges facing cities with budgets, public safety and keeping the community’s youth engaged. The pending elections stirred healthy debate, redevelopment “mop-up” and public art programs were also topics discussed. The restaurant’s staff worked effortlessly (or so it seemed) to keep drinks iced and good times coming. The tables were decorated with stunning bromeliads that were later used at a dinner that same evening hosted by new DHS PD Chief Kate Singer and her partner,

Lori. The afternoon was capped by a beautiful cake decorated to look like a woman’s hat and shortbread cookies with the newspaper’s logo. Among the other attendees were: Kevin Parker of David Webb Beverly Hills, Northern Trust’s Michael Smith, DHS City Manager Rick Daniels, lovely fashionista Jennifer Peterson, DSW columnists Frances Allen and Sherman Fridman, and a variety of community/business leaders from the western valley. A good time was had by all and this reporter was sure one wish blowing out the candles was for another great year in Desert Hot Springs! Desert Hot Springs Mayor Yvonne Parks

Police Chief Change in Command An Emotional Time for Chief Williams and Chief Singer By Jackie Devereaux Desert Hot Springs, CA – More than 300 people attended the change in command ceremony as out-going DHS Police Chief Patrick Williams handed over the helm to incoming Police Chief-Kate Singer at the Desert Hot Springs High School Theater last Thursday afternoon (Aug. 9).

Both Chief Williams and Chief Singer brought their families on-stage for an emotionally-charged hour long ceremony. The children and domestic partner of Chief Singer pinned her new badge and stars to her uniform to a standing ovation from the audience. Chief Williams relinquished his position on Aug. 13 to accept a position in Petaluma, and Chief Singer was promoted from the rank of commander. Taking turns presenting speeches and awards were representatives from the DHS PD Officers Association, the Mission Springs Water District Board, Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit, State Assemblyman Manuel Perez and the office of State Senator Bill Emmerson. DHS City Manager Rick Daniels was the master of ceremonies and DHS Mayor Yvonne Parks swore in the new chief of police and coordinated the badge pinning ceremony on stage. Detective Ken Perry was appointed Interim Police Commander to fill the vacancy created by Chief Singer.


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DHS Mayor Yvonne Parks swears in Chief Kate Singer The invocation was given by Pastor Bruce Montgomery and the benediction was given by Police Chaplain Reverend Paul Miller. A reception with a surprisingly great food followed the ceremony inside the high school cafeteria where members of the community met and mingled with civic leaders, police officers, fire officials and leaders of the business community.

DHS Police Chief Kate Singer and Chief Patrick Williams

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New DHS Finance Director

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Terrence B. Beaman Joins Staff Aug. 20

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA – Terrence and most recently as Deputy Director of B.Beaman of Riverside has been hired as the Finance with the city of San Bernardino new Finance and Administration Director where he completed a citywide Fee Study for the City of Desert Hot and Cost Allocation Plan, and Springs. Beaman’s starts his new updated all financial management position on Aug. 20. Policies and Procedures. Beaman Beaman has a bachelor’s has played an important role in degree from Cal State Long the San Bernardino City Council Beach in Business/Accounting acknowledging its financial and a masters degree in Public difficulties and developing a Administration from Cal Baptist recovery strategy. in Riverside. Beaman has Beaman will be responsible held progressively responsible for Financial Planning, Fiscal positions with the cities of Los C ontrol, Purchasing, Risk Alamitos, Monrovia, Placentia, Terrance B. Beaman Management, Human Relations,

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and Information Technologies. He will begin his duties on Aug. 20. The position has been ably filled by Interim Director Steve Elam since March 2012. Twelve people applied for the permanent position. The list was narrowed to five who were interviewed by a panel with outside evaluators who recommended the final two for consideration. After interviewing both candidates Beaman was chosen as best meeting the needs of the city and the most capable in assisting the city council in developing a sustainable financial posture for the City of Desert Hot Springs.

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Society & Events

A Star’s Desert than the performers and residents of the Coachella Valley. Over the years, Hamlish performed numerous times at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, where his talent and popularity insured sold-out appearances. Hamlish’s next appearance at the McCallum had been booked for Jan. 21, and, in the best “the show must go on” tradition, McCallum President and CEO Mitch Gershenfeld said that moves are afoot to have the performance on that night be a tribute to the great award-winning composer.

By Frances Allen


Several hundred feet above the desert floor, among the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains just south of Palm Springs, in an area known as Andreas Canyon, there is a small mesa surrounded by towering palms and uplifted rock formations. For millennia, this oasis, nourished by the brook that flows through it, has been part of the sacred ancestral lands of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians … a place of peace, in harmony with nature. It is only fitting, since they were here first, that for more than 20 years the Desert’s social season traditionally begins with a catered, al fresco, Native American-inspired, sit-down gourmet dinner served on this ancient mesa, with only the moon and stars for a canopy. This year’s Dinner in the Canyons, as with prior dinners, benefits the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, dedicated to keeping the spirit of the Desert’s native cultures alive through exhibitions, educational programs and cultural events. The Agua Caliente are a proud, hospitable people, and their

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Stagecoach Music Festival passion for sharing and protecting their culture is reflected in their museum, winner of numerous, national-level awards of achievement. Music is an integral part at any festive gathering of Native people and guests at this year’s Dinner in the Canyons will be enthralled with the song, dance and storytelling of Chuna McIntyre and the Nunamta You’ik Eskimo Singers and Dancers from the shores of the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska. The group will perform in traditional regalia with authentic masks and artifacts, enhancing the spiritualness of the evening. This year, Dinner in the Canyons will take place on Oct. 13; additional information is available by calling (760) 833-8174. The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is located at 219 S. Palm Canyon Dr. in downtown Palm Springs, in true Native American hospitality, admission is free. An important aspect of the museum is its desire to inspire people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other native cultures. It is also the first Native American museum to be part of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations program, and as such provides the opportunity of sharing resources as well an entitling the museum to bring world-acclaimed Smithsonian exhibitions to the Coachella Valley.

Under the Streetlamp will make their first appearance in the Coachella Valley as entertainment headliners for the Palm Springs Art Museum’s 2013 fundraising black-tie gala to be held at the museum on Jan. 16. Marvin Hamlish The art museum gala is one of the season’s major fundraising events and tickets for the cocktail-dinner-and-show becoming scarce very quickly. More information is available at (760) 322-4844. 66538 Eighth Street, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240



The impresarios behind Goldenvoice, promoters of the hugely successful Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in the City of Indio, may promote rock music but that hasn’t deadened their business acumen. After months of threats about finding a new venue for its concerts, it now appears very likely that Goldenvoice will get what it has always wanted from the city: a long-term, multi-year contract. Given the fact that the Indio City Council has already expressed a desire to negotiate a long-term contract, the only items not agreed to are the terms of such an agreement. But then, the ‘devil is in the details.’ Since the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals have such an international following and audience, we will keep readers advised as to whether the negotiations are harmonic or discordant. But rockers can rest a little easy: ”under the streetlamp” there is a contract in place now that covers If you love the hit Broadway musical, the 2013 festivals. “Jersey Boys,” you’ll become enamored with “Under the Streetlamp,” four flawless voices with a repertoire that features classic Motown hits, good ol’, ‘rock ‘n’ roll and doo-wop. In mARVIN hAMLISH fact, each of the group has starred in various No one was more saddened or shocked productions of the musical. by the unexpected passing of Marvin Hamlish

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GAMING IN GREAT BRITAIN Unlike Las Vegas or Monte Carlo, when you mention London your thoughts do not automatically turn to gambling, or “gaming” as it’s euphemistically called. But the Brits have a long - and for the casinos, bookies and betting shops - profitable association with wagering. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find a pub in England that did not have a slot machine or three (better known as a “fruit machine”) along one or more of its walls. The UK gaming industry is closely supervised by the Gaming Board of Great Britain, which enforces fair odds and properly supervised playing conditions on a country-wide basis. But a schism has been developing between online gambling and the old-fashioned brick-and-mortar kind which has liberalized gambling in general in the UK. For example, London has long been a Mecca for casino gambling, attracting wealthy tourists and the repatriation of some petro-dollars from Middle Eastern princes. These casinos, some of which are quite lavish by any standard, were considered as ‘private’ clubs and there was a short waiting period of a day or two between putting in an application for membership and its virtually automatic approval. The wait was not a big burden, unless you were a tourist about to re-board the bus. However, this generally, posed no problem as the casinos eschewed day-trippers, and the waiting period could be circumvented by having a member sign you in as his or her guest. Under a fairly recent change in UK gambling laws, the membership application requirement on casinos has been lifted and visitors are simply asked to register their name, date of birth and have a digital photo taken. But beware, if you win a ‘large’ sum of money you may be asked for identification before the cashier exchanges your chips for cash. It’s no coincidence that there is no official ID requirement to hand over one’s cash. Another stop for someone wishing to

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Now that the Olympic fever subsided, prices have come down to an earthly level and you have paid your respects to the Queen, fill some of your spare time remaining in the UK by visiting a casino and wagering a pound or two - loosing pounds in the gym should be as easy. The minimum age to gamble in the UK is 18, and casinos are generally open from 2 p.m. until 6 a.m., every day except Christmas. However, before sitting down to play your game of choice, check out the rules with the casino staff as there are some minor differences between the American and British versions of the same game. But don’t worry, these changes are usually more favorable than Las Vegas rules.

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Music Worth Buying

Shoes, Soul Asylum and Fleetwood Mac By Robert Kinsler

Notable reunions and a long-awaited tribute are in the spotlight this week. The legendary power-pop band Shoes has returned with a superb new album, while Soul Asylum is back after six Artist: Shoes years with its rousing guitar- Album: Ignition (Black Vinyl Records) anchored rock. Fleetwood You might be interested in buying this Mac is honored by some of if you like: Cheap Trick, Badfinger, Big Star. Tell me more: The aptly-titled “Ignition” modern music’s most daring is a sonic blast from start to finish. Cult status doesn’t even begin to chronicle the artists on “Just Tell Me That full story of Zion, Illinois-spawned outfit Shoes. Long before R.E.M., Shoes paved the You Want Me.” way as arguably the first prominent indie

indie debut “Black Vinyl Shoes” somehow found an audience and went out to release a handful of other great albums. Thirty-five years later, as evidenced across 15 infectious tracks, the quartet demonstrates that if the Shoes fit, best to put them on and crank it up. “Ignition” is the group’s first album since “Propeller” (1994), and is full of great songs including the propulsive “Head vs. Heart” and edgy rocker “Heaven Help Me.”

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You might be interested in buying this if you like: Fleetwood Mac, The Kills, Gardens & Villa. Tell me more: One of the most significant hit makers of the 1970s, Fleetwood Mac has finally been honored thanks to a strong tribute, “Just Tell Me That You Want Me.” There is a generous lineup of 17 artists who contribute songs on the collection, including many of modern music’s most stirring new acts. Gardens & Villa, who impressed mightily at Coachella earlier this year, offers up a haunting rendition of “Gypsy”

anchored by the tones of a Native American flute. Other cutting edge acts featured on the album include the Kills (“Dreams”), MGMT (“Future Games”) and Best Coast (“Rhiannon,” joyfully reinterpreted as a ‘60s-styled pop tune).

Artist: Soul Asylum Album: Delayed Reaction (429 Records) You might be interested in buying this if you like: Weezer, Everclear, Goo Goo Dolls. Tell me more: When bassist Karl Mueller passed away after a battle with cancer back in 2005, the future of the rock outfit Soul Asylum seemed uncertain. Founding band members Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy, as well as former Prince drummer Michael Bland and new bassist Tommy Stinson (a former member of Guns N Roses) have teamed up on the epic new album “Delayed Reaction.” From the instantly-accessible “Gravity” and “Pipe Dream” to the fiery “Into the Light” and “The Street,” “Delayed Reaction” is a rousing comeback for the Minneapolis outfit. Fans of the band’s successful ‘90s albums (“Grave Dancers Union” and “Let Your Dim Light Shine”) can hope it won’t be another six years before they hear from Soul Asylum again.

Family Health

We All Need a Respite:

How The “Sandwich Generation” Can Take a Guilt-Free Vacation By Dwayne J. Clark We all want, and even need, a chance to get away from it all and recharge our energies. A summer vacation is a rite of modern life, but for the nearly 10 million Americans who are currently caring for both children and an elderly parent— the so-called Sandwich Generation—the idea of going on vacation offers up little more than a stressful dilemma: How can the family possibly take a trip when an aging parent is not up for travelling or for staying home alone?

The short answer i s that the large majority of these families simply don’t leave. Instead, they opt to survive another year of stress and the daily grind without taking a vacation. And they take their chances on burning out and becoming ill-equipped to properly care for their aging parents and even their own children.

Some caregivers might have the luxury of calling another family member to step in and care for their elderly parent. Or they might split up during the summertime, with one parent taking the kids on a trip while the other stays home with Grandma or Grandpa. Others will look into hiring outside help to provide round-the-clock, in-home care, but this option can be too expensive. Fortunately, there is a solution available for these families: it’s called respite care. A relatively new but increasingly popular program offered by some assisted living communities, respite care allows families to book their loved one for a stay of a few days or even several weeks at a residential care facility. Of course, not all respite care programs are created equal. Some are better than others, but in the ideal situation, this is what you can expect.

Respite care acts as the perfect blend of luxury hotel and home-health care, providing just the right mix of amenities and services for the aging, sometimes ailing, senior. Guests get personal care. On-staff nurses or care personnel at assisted living communities are available 24/7 to monitor the health and well-being of respite care guests, dispense medication on schedule, help with bathing and other hygiene matters, and ensure that they stay on target with all required exercises and therapies. These staff members are fully acquainted with the unique concerns that some seniors contend with, including memory issues and the physical changes that can arise from a stroke or Parkinson’s disease, and they are capable of providing the understanding, compassion, and medical know-how that is required for proper care. Respite guests stay in elegant, wellapp ointe d ap ar t ments with comfor table b eds, sitting areas, television, phone, reading materials, and Internet access. Amenities are similar to what’s found in nice hotels. For example, guests may have an on-staff concierge available to answer questions and cater to resident needs, massage therapists to soothe aching muscles, a salon to help the resident feel beautiful, and senior-friendly exercise rooms. Some communities are even petfriendly, allowing seniors to bring their dogs and take them on walks in sunny courtyards and manicured gardens. Families don’t have to be concerned that their loved one might be eating a TV dinner or hot dogs and beans for the fourth time in two days. Respite guests eat fresh-from-the-kitchen, nutritious meals prepared by an on-site chef and served in a well-appointed dining area or in their room, if preferred. Unlike with a home-health care arrangement, a respite guest can interact

with other seniors and make new friends, and he or she can participate in any number of social, cultural and recreational activities that are offered, among them arts and crafts classes; cooking with the chef; gardening; outings to a local museum or park; lowimpact exercise classes; on-site, in-theater movies; and live music performances. Or they can simply enjoy themselves in a sunroom or parlor, playing cards and games with other residents, sitting down to the piano or picking up some other musical instrument they once played or raising their voice in a sing-along. It’s affordable. Despite all these amenities, respite care is almost always less expensive than round-the-clock, home-health care, and it’s typically priced at an all-inclusive daily rate, with no extras charged for meals, activities and personal care. Think of it as a luxury cruise without having to get aboard a ship. No matter how nice the community, some seniors will balk at the idea of respite care, a fact that can lead to anxiety for them and guilt for the rest of the family. Administrators at senior living communities suggest the adult caretaker bring their parent in for lunch, a tour and a prearranged chance to get to know some friendly residents with similar backgrounds and interests. That type of preparation can dispel any preconceived notions and apprehension. In most cases, family members report back that their elderly parent is much happier and content after a respite stay, and many are pleasantly surprised to find that their loved one actually sees real improvements in their health. One reason for this is that many seniors stay connected with friends made during their stay or continue with activities or hobbies picked up while away from home, activities they couldn’t or refused to do before their stay. Many adult children entrust their elderly family members to an assisted living community while they go on a second

Arts and crafts classes are part of the daily schedule honeymoon or take a couples cruise, treat the kids to a week at Disneyland or a winter ski trip, and attend family reunions and weddings. In fact, many Sandwich Generation members rely on respite care on a regular basis. They recognize that, as they try to be all things to all family members, a vacation is not an indulgence but a must—a revitalizing break that provides the emotional and physical rest they need to cope long-term with the stress of ongoing caregiving. When they get back to their regular life, they’ll be able to go on being effective, patient and loving in their relationships with their aging parents—and their children. And they’ll see their aging loved ones thrive because they’ve had a luxury vacation too. Dwayne J. Clark is the founder and CEO of Aegis Living, a community of 28 living facilities in Washington, California, and Nevada, and the author of My Mother, My Son: A true story of love, determination, and memories…lost. Call 866-688-5829 or go to

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Body, Mind & Spirit

Bhakti Fest 2012 Closes Out Busy Yoga Festival Season Top Teachers, Kirtan Concerts, Wisdom Workshops and More Joshua Tree, CA – Bhakti Fest, a pioneer in the now booming American yoga festival scene is celebrating its fourth season September 6 - 9 at the Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA. In addition to Bhakti Fest’s unique focus on kirtan music, some of the country’s top yoga teachers will give their inspiring classes at this incredible location along with wisdom workshops and more. 2012 has seen an explosion of yoga festivals, including Bhakti Fest’s own expansion to three festivals - the Spring Shakti Fest, also in Joshua Tree, the Midwest Bhakti Fest in Madison, Wisconsin and the signature

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September event. At this year’s Bhakti Fest there will be four days of 12 hours of yoga classes per day in three large studios. The yoga teaching talent at Bhakti Festi is truly astounding, featuring the yoga world’s top instructors including yoga DVD leader Shiva Rae, Weight Watcher’s yoga programmer Sara Ivanhoe, Power Yoga trendsetter Bryan Kest, spiritual activist Saul David Raye, Liquid Asana developer Micheline Berry, San Francisco yoga leader Janet Stone, founder of Chicago’s influential Moksha Yoga Studio Darren Friesen, “teacher’s teacher” Annie Carpenter, Yoga of Heart author Mark Whitwell, Ayurvedic yoga integrator Scott Blossom, Indian dance inspired yogi Hemalayaa, and popular vinyasa teachers Kia Miller and Sianna Sherman, along with over 15 other teachers. For the full yoga line up please see festivals/bhakti-fest-september/bhaktifestyoga/. According to Sridhar Silberfein, Founder and Producer of the Bhakti Fests, “Bhakti Fest is proud to bring the top yoga teachers in North America to teach at the original annual festival featuring yoga, kirtan and other yogic disciplines. The devotional spirit of kirtan permeates every aspect of the festival giving the yoga classes a joyful heart opening spirit that deepens attendee’s practices in a unique way.” In addition to the yoga, Bhakti Fest holds ongoing 24 hours daily kirtan concerts on two stages with nationally acclaimed musicians including Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, WAH! and Donna De Lory.

artisan merchants offering, raw, vegan, and vegetarian foods, yoga gear, clothing, musical instruments, crafts and more. The Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center is the perfect setting to foster inner reflection and spiritual reconnection because of its peacefulness and natural desert beauty. Thousands have come back since 2009 to experience the Bhakti Fests at this pristine resort. Accommodation options include onsite housing, RV and camping as well as over 10 hotels within a few miles of the retreat center. For a full list of performers and teachers and to purchase tickets (kids under 12 are FREE) please visit

About Bhakti Fest Joshua Tree, CA Each day will also feature extensive wisdom workshops geared to educate and inspire with some of the most formidable guides of our time, covering such topics as Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Pranayama, Mantras and Mudras, Meditation and more. Presenters include Radhanath Swami, Shyamdas, Mirabai Devi, Lorin Roche, David Haberman and others. Attendees will be invited to leave the busy world behind and immerse themselves in a conscious community for four full days for what the festival producers call “the path of the heart.” They will experience a thriving an eco-friendly vendor village of more than 100

Offering incomparable yoga and world music since 2009 Bhakti Fest embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. It was originally organized by The Center for Spiritual Studies (CSS), a non-profit foundation created in 1973 to generate a united voice for yoga and chanting. CCS has now licensed BhaktiVentures to handle the Bhakti Fests. A portion of monies raised from the Bhakti Fests will be donated to CCS to be disbursed to its various charities which provide housing, food, education, medical, and environmental beautification programs around the world. For more information please see For press information please contact Susan von Seggern on susan@susanvonseggern. com or 213-840-0077.

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Living Longer

Tibetan Exercises To Stop Aging (Part Two) By Art Kunkin (Mr. Life Extension) In this column I present the second of six ancient Tibetan exercises or rituals said to stop the aging process. For the convenience of readers, I will also repeat instructions for the first exercise as given in last week’s article. These exercises first came to the attention of English-speaking people in a rare 1939 book by Peter Kelder titled “The Eye of Revelation,” later republished as “Ancient Secret of The Fountain of Youth.” This book tells of Kelder meeting an aged British Army officer who had heard legends of a Tibetan monastery where aging could be reversed. This British colonel returned to India after his retirement, located the monastery and came back years later as a much younger and vigorous person. Successive editions of this book have been highly recommended by such notables as actor Martin Sheen, medical doctor Bernie S. Siegel and author John Gray, (“Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”). Testimonials by readers say that these exercises makes grey hair darker, improves vision, gives relief from arthritis and provides weight loss. Comments by others who have also done these simple Tibetan rituals speak of increases in energy and vitality, an improvement of memory, relief from sinusitis and better digestion of food. I plan to soon teach these exercises for stopping the aging process at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center along with other life extension solutions. More about this class at the end of this article.

The first exercise consists of a spinning said to improve the performance of the endocrine glands even when done without the other five exercises.

Whirling Dervishes of the Middle East although they whirl for hundreds of times, not 21. From my association with the Mevlevi Order of Whirling Dervishes (founded by the poet, Rumi), I have learned certain refinements to the Tibetan spin practice not mentioned by Kelder. For example, men spin in a clockwise direction while women spin counter-clockwise. And when the arms are outstretched, the right palm faces up while the left palm faces down. The Dervshes explain that the right palm takes energy from the heavens, the heavenly energy then rotates in the body as it is spinning, and the energy is finally returned to the earth by the down-facing left palm. The human being becomes a transformer of energy. I have learned that Kelder’s description of the first exercise or longevity rite leaves out two crucial elements found in all ancient

repeating the longevity mantra four times as I am spinning that gives me a proper number of spins. The second ritual continues the stimulation of the seven body vortexes or chakras. One lays flat on the floor, face up, on a carpet or padded surface. Then fully extend your arms, placing the palms of your hands against the floor, keeping the fingers together. Then raise your head off the floor, tucking the chin against the chest. As you do this, lift your legs, knees straight into a vertical position. Then slowly lower both the head and the legs to the floor, keeping the knees as straight as possible. Repeat this rite several times. Breathe in deeply as you lift the head and legs; breathe out fully as you lower them. I will not start the classes on these Tibetan longevity exercises at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center until I have students registered and committed. If you would like to attend these classes, please phone me at 760-369-8921.

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The Tibetans believe that these vital glands or “energy vortexes” (termed “chakras” in Sanskrit) deteriorate as a result of aging but can be brought back to a state of perfect health by rotating the body and certain stretches. The instructions given by Kelder to align the “chakras” are to stand erect with arms outstretched, horizontal to the floor. Then, without wandering from that spot, slowly spin around. When doing this spinning, stop as soon as you begin to get dizzy. Kelder specifies working up to a maximum of 21 turns. This spinning exercise is very similar to the meditation done by the Islamic Sufi

yogas. First, Kelder does not mention breathing. However, when I first learned this practice, I was taught to take six very slow and deep yogic breaths while facing East to charge myself with the radioactive energy of “prana.” Before spinning, I also recite a Longevity Mantra. “I can and I will add many, many years to my life because I am strong, conscious and have many, many goals to complete. My life is healthy, happy and prosperous.” I say this mantra at the very beginning of the exercise when I am standing erect and motionless. Then I bow to the East, extend my arms and begin spinning 21 times. I actually don’t count the spins because in

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 in Los Angeles after the passing of PRS founder Manly Palmer Hall. 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 at a reduced sale price of $9 at that website. Art is planning a Free Press Reunion in January 2013 and would like former Free press readers, staff and others interested in the American counter-culture to contact him by email at artkunkin@ Copyright 2012 by Art Kunkin, all rights reserved.

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Elvis Has Left The Building PALM SPRINGS, CA - Elvis Presley died 35 years ago on Aug. 16, 1977, and the owner of the Elvis Presley estate, Reno Fontana, is hosting tours of the celebrated home in Palm Springs on Thursday and Friday only for $19.77.

Elvis and Priscilla leaving Palm Springs

According to Fontana, Presley spent a number of anniversaries and holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter here. He also spent his last birthday on Jan. 8, 1977 at the Palm Springs estate located at 845 W. Chino Canyon Road. The estate has the largest rose garden in Palm Springs with more than 320 plants surrounding the property. “When Elvis died, this house and Graceland were the only two properties he owned. In fact, a search online and you will discover that The New York Times dubbed this property the ‘Graceland West,” Fontana said. “Priscilla Presley said that this house was his refuge from the world. Elvis owned this house for 7 1/2 years, longer than any of his other three homes besides Graceland, and told his friends he was never going to sell it. And he didn’t. Elvis may have left the building in 1977, but his spirit lives on here at Chino Canyon.” For more information, call 760-322-3211 or go to

Entertainment room at Elvis Preseley’s Palm Springs home

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Indio Arts Festival Wants You

Indio, CA – The Indio Chamber of Commerce is continuing to accept applications for the 2013 Southwest Arts Festival® until Aug. 31. The Festival will be held on Jan. 25, 26 and 27, 2013. Celebrating their 27th Anniversary, the Southwest Arts Festival® will once again be at the world-renowned Empire Polo Club in Indio, a Coachella Valley landmark, featuring the desert’s natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. Featuring over 250 acclaimed artists showing traditional, contemporary and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts, the Festival is a major internationally recognized cultural event. “The quality of the art we have been receiving this year with the artist’s applications are very exciting,” said

Shawnna Trombetta, assistant manager of the Southwest Arts Festival. “It seems like the best of the best are applying to our show.” The Festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the finest in the country. As the Indio Chamber’s largest annual fundraiser, they are exceptionally fortunate to have over 200 community leaders and volunteers who contribute numerous hours to make certain that the Festival is successful. Ar tist Information: All ar tists, regardless of weather, must be present every day of the Festival. Festival hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Spaces (12’ x 12’) are $250 each. Up to four spaces may be purchased. Applications fees: $55.

Veterans Scholarship Awarded to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Student PALM DESERT, CA – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10149 of Cathedral City has awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Jason Curodeau, an integrated studies major at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus. Curodeau was selected for his high scholarly achievement and because of his family’s contribution to the military service of the United States. His father, Paul Curodeau, is a Vietnam War veteran, having served as a U.S. Navy medical corpsman assigned to the 2nd U.S. Marine Division during that conflict. Curodeau’s goal is to become an elementary school


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teacher. The award was presented to Curodeau by VFW Post 10149 Cmdr. Hal Bresnan, accompanied by 10149 Post Trustee Carl Brown and CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Dean Fred Jandt and Associate Dean Doris Wilson. VFW Po st 1 0149 is establishing a $5,000 scholarship fund that will award an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus students who are either veterans who served in foreign conflicts or are children of veterans who served in foreign conflicts.

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Dining Out

Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace – A Must See Wild West Saloon Good Food, Good Music and Lots of History By Jackie Devereaux PIONEERTOWN, CA – Make sure you wear a comfortable T-shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots when you go to Pappy & Harriett’s Pioneertown Palace because it’s an authentic Western saloon with sawdust on the floor, wooden picnic tables and two stages for live music inside and out. Tourists drive from Los Angeles to enjoy the wild West feeling the place exudes, as well as their delicious Tri-Tip, steaks, chicken and ribs grilled on an open-air barbeque out back. Motorcycle enthusiasts make this a “must see” detour on their road trips through the Hi-Desert because of great barbecue and live music played nightly. My husband and I take turns ordering either their sumptuous 18 oz. Rib Eye Steak ($24.95), full rack of Baby Back Ribs ($24.95) or Santa Maria Barbeque of thinly sliced Tri-Tip ($18.95) because they all are absolutely delicious, and the portions are so big you can easily share among adults. The kitchen is known for their Homemade Chili ($6.95) and Cheese Fries ($6.95) smothered in cheese, bacon bits, ranch dressing and green

Inside Pappy’s & Harriet’s onions. If you have a hankering for Catfish, their Catfish Sandwich ($9.95) served with fluffy white catfish rolled in cornmeal batter, lightly fried and served with lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayonnaise on toasted French bread is terrific. If you’re a vegetarian, they do serve salads and a hearty Veggie Stir Fry ($12.95). A Helpful Tip: Ask for some extra barbeque sauce to go with your take out box. You’ll be glad the next day when you devour the left-over ribs. But there’s more to Pappy & Harriet’s than their delicious barbecue food. On the outside are stables with horses, a saloon and jail, and on the inside, is an ice cream parlor, a bowling alley and a motel. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Russell Hayden and the Sons of the Pioneers, who the town was Backdoor

Sunshine Cafe Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace named after, were some of the original investors and actors who helped build Pioneertown. More than 50 films and several television shows were filmed here throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s. Later in 1946, where the restaurant stands today, a façade was built for a “cantina” set for numerous Western films made in the 1950s. In 1972, Harriet’s mother, Francis Aleba, and her husband, John, purchased the building and opened “The Cantina,” as an outlaw biker burrito bar. The Cantina “rocked and rolled” for 10 glorious years until it closed but Francis and John made sure the building stayed in their family. Then in 1982, Harriet and her husband, Claude, known as “Pappy” reopened the cantina as “Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace.” While the bikers still dominated the scene, Pappy and Harriet’s physical presence created a family atmosphere with their Tex-Mex cuisine and live music featuring Pappy, Harriet and their granddaughter Kristina. The place quickly became known as a locals hangout with all walks of life getting along under one roof. Pappy died in 1994 and friends and fans flew in from all over the world to attend a celebration of his life. Harriet sold the bar to a family friend who gave it up after a few years. Finally, Robyn Celia and Linda Krantz, two New Yorkers who loved the place, wanted to see it returned to its glory days. The two ladies bought the club in 2003 and now musicians from all over the world flock here for a respite from the LA scene. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Leon Russell have wandered in trying to be anonymous. Bands like Vampire Weekend and Peaches have graced their informal stages. Sean Lennon and many more musicians have frequented the legendary bar making it an indie rock favorite with a vibe that can’t be matched. Pappy & Harriet’s continues the tradition of live music, great barbeque and good times in memory of Pappy and all who came before him. For a good time in the Hi-Desert, go to Pappy & Harriet’s located at 53688 Pioneertown Road. Call 760-365-5956 for reservations, which are not required but highly recommended. They are open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Mondays. They’re closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


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PATRICK BLYTHE A MODERN REFLECTION OF SUCCESS Coachella Valley Art Center resident artist By Jackie Devereaux Indio, CA – Patrick Blythe is a man making up for lost time. He’s a 59-yearold retired stock broker who finally began pursuing his dream of becoming an artist 10 years ago. Today, his dream has come true and Blythe stands among the top artists in the Coachella Valley with one of his sculptures valued at more than $100,000. He knew he wanted to be an artist in the sixth grade when his favorite teacher encouraged him to pursue art. “But art was not considered work where I came from. It was considered play, so I put it aside for decades.” In 1970, he began to seriously study art and photography at Lakeland College in Mattoon, Illinois. However, it wasn’t until 2000 that art became his profession and his obsession. “I didn’t eat or sleep for 24 hour periods and painted and worked round the clock,” he recalled. He also traveled to Lybster, Scotland to study with master craftsmen at the Northlands Creative Glass School honing his craft. “I agonized over whether I’d be a painter

“The Sum of All Our Choices” or a sculptor, wondering what I would do if I didn’t do art. I loved it when sculptures began to take forms and shapes that came out of a lump of clay. “For me, creating art has been an evolutionary process spanning decades of work in metal, paint and glass. My artwork combines the welding, forging and fabrication skills developed working in fields and factories with bold experimentation, attention to craftsmanship and time-honored traditions learned at some of the finest glass schools in the world,” Blythe said during an interview at his studio located inside the Coachella Valley Art Center (CVAC) in downtown Indio. “Recently, I’ve returned to working in metal as a way to express more contemplative

“Harvest” themes that emerged from a lengthy period of looking inward and discovering new paths toward expressing my deepest feelings in my artwork.” Blythe’s sculptures in both glass and metal have captured the attention of art aficionados

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dots in a craft known as “pointillism.” It’s a practice of discovery where you put colors together such as pink and blue to make green, Blythe said. “In glass all that is magnified. No medium can give you the purity of color as glass. It transmits light with no obstruction. In traditional art forms you deal with line and color but with glass you have live color from the reflection and refraction of the light.” Blythe found his home at the CVAC

memories steeped in time and the passionate intensity of the creative process. By beginning with clay, my hands are able to translate memories and emotion into shapes that spring forth from the mud. From the clay models, I create glass sculptures with kiln and carving tools. I recast the glass into bronze, a dense sculpture material that invites contemplation, and requires a focus on form, and the ways light and shadow play on the surface.”

“Rising Tide I” across the nation. His eight foot tall bronze sculpture called “Harvest” will be installed on El Paseo Drive in the median in front of CODA Gallery on Nov. 5 as part of the El Paseo Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, an international competition arranged by the Palm Desert Art in Public Places commission. “Harvest” is a deeply personal work stemming from his childhood in Sullivan, Illinois where he and his brother collected fallen corn on their grandmother’s farm and stood in line with the John Deere tractors to have their corn weighed at the grain elevators. “I’m sure the whole town laughed at us standing in line with our bushels of corn in a little red wagon but we were treated just like the grown-up farmers when our turn came

to get weighed,” he said. “Harvest” took six months to cast at a foundry in Tempe, Arizona (Bollinger Atelier) and will be presented at the International Sculpture Symposium in Chicago this October before being installed on El Paseo. “My latest work reflects life experiences, a childlike awe of the natural world and an overarching sense of gratitude for the many blessings of my life.” Blythe, a Palm Desert resident, was influenced by British sculptor Henry Moore, Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brancusi and Russian-born sculptor Alexander Archipenko. He also was influenced by Georges-Pierre Seurat, a French impressionist and draftsman who painted all

Glass bowls when Bill Schinsky, the executive director said, “We should talk” after winning Best of Show at the 2010 Rancho Mirage Arts Festival, where Schinsky served as one of the judges. Currently, Blythe has invested more than $50,000 in renovations to his 1,500 square foot studio located inside CVAC at 45140 Towne Street in Indio. Blythe currently teaches classes and hosts weeklong retreats for creative people to learn disciplines such as working with a kiln or carving glass. He owns the largest kiln outside of Los Angeles, and admitted that he learned his craft by trial and error. “As I seek new ways to bring the experiences of life to my work, I’ve found a sense of equilibrium emerges between

Blythe makes affordable glass bowls for $300, and his glass and bronze sculptures range from $1,800 to $5,000. For more information, call Blythe at 760-218-8998 or go to his website at


Sculptor Patrick Blythe “Mirage”

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At the Movies

For Fun Cool Off with Warner Bros. DVDs

‘Wrath of the Titans’ and ‘Journey 2 : The Mysterious Island’ There are plenty of extra features in the Blu-ray combo pack where you can battle the Chimera, watch Cyclops fight and much more. Warner Bros., Rated PG-13 for intense sequences

By Theda Kleinhans Reichman The gods of Mount Olympus are back in” Wrath of the Titans” and once again Zeus (Liam Neeson) may have to call upon his demigod son Perseus (Sam Worthington) to help him defeat the Titans. Perseus, half man-half god, has been living quietly as a village fisherman and has a 10-year-old son, Helius. It has been a decade since his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken (Remember that great line ”Release the Kraken” from the first movie in the franchise?) and during this time a struggle for supremacy has been raging between the gods which will soon threaten Cyclops Perseus’ peaceful life. Due to lack of human devotion, the gods are losing hold of their immortality as well as control over the imprisoned Titans. Their ferocious leader Kronos is the father of the long ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). Long ago the three powerful gods defeated their father, Kronos and imprisoned him in a dungeon deep within the cavernous Underworld but now Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares have switched loyalties. They have made a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus and if this happens the powers of hell will be unleashed on earth.

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Beat the heat with the cool adventure “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” now available in a combo pack: Blu-ray + DVD+ Ultraviolet. Fans of the first film “Journey to the Center of the Earth” will be happy to learn that Josh Hutcherson is back, reprising his role as Sean. In this sequel our young hero Once again Perseus comes to the aid of has received a coded distress signal from a his father, Zeus. To do this successfully he mysterious island, a place filled with dangerous enlists the help of warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son (Toby Kebbell) and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy). Together they go into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

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“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and bizarre life forms, deadly volcanoes and amazing secrets. Sean’s stepfather (Dwayne Johnson), unable to talk his stepson out of going on this dangerous mission, joins him in a quest to save the lone human survivor. They enlist the help of a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his feisty, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens). Kids will enjoy the various creature like the bumble bees big enough for humans to ride upon them as well as elephant life forms small enough to pick up and hold. Along with the variety of creatures there are plenty of hazards they must overcome before seismic shockwaves swallow up the island and bury the islands treasures forever. Will they do it? You’ll have to check out the movie to find out what befalls our heroes on this fantasy island There are special added features on Bluray like a gag reel and deleted scenes. Lots of spirited family fun from Warner Bros., but be advised that the DVD is rated PG for some adventure action and brief mild language.

Calendar Calendar The Aquatics Palm Springs – The Palm Springs Aquatic Center is open seven days a week all year round. The cost is $4 for adult residents and $5 for non-residents, children 4-12 are $3, all kids under three are free. There is recreational swimming from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap Swimming is held Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m.-to 8:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Palm Springs Aquatic Center is located on 405 S Pavilion Way in the Sunrise Plaza Complex.

Conjunto Primavera Palm Desert – McCallum Theatre presents Conjunto Primavera, a popular Latin sextet who has set themselves apart from the genre through their distinct sound of the saxophone, the voice of Tony Melendez, and the special touch of the accordion. On Sept. 1 at 8 p.m., the group will bring to the McCallum stage their numerous romantic and nostalgic hits delivered in a variety of styles including Cumbias, Rancheras and Norteño.

Perfectly Imperfect Palm Desert- Doug Graham has done a lot of performing since moving to the Desert five years ago but it pails by his credits as a Broadway ‘gypsy’ which is a long list indeed. There’s CATS, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, just to name a few. Locally he continues to sing and dance and recently recreated his Rum Tug Tugger role in CATS for Palm Canyon Theater. As a choreographer, Graham is a 2012 Desert Theater League nominee for both his work on Broadway Tonight and Hooray For Hollywood for Cabaret Theater West.

only on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Arthur Newman Theater located in the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert. The box office will open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 cash. For more information call 760-325-2731.

Frank Sinatra Palm Desert - Growing up in New Jersey is tough enough but when you are a scrawny, horny, near-sighted Italian teenager it is even worse. And when the chicks don’t dig you, there is only one man you can turn to for romance advice and guidance - the man and the legend himself, Frank Sinatra. When the ghost of ‘Old Blue Eyes’ shares his ring-a-ding-Rat Pack rules of how to get the dolls with his biggest fan, it takes him on a journey of awkward, hilarious and sometimes raunchy, self-discovery in the one-man music-comedy “Frank Sinatra Screwed Up My Life”. Les Michael’s Life Is A Cabaret is presenting “Frank Sinatra Screwed Up My Life” at a special time and day for one show

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Palm Desert Swim Palm Desert – Make the Coachella Valley’s coolest attraction – the Palm Desert Aquatic Center – your destination for refreshing fun with a host of features, classes, and programs designed to please water lovers of every age and fitness level. Located at 73751 Magnesia Falls Drive on the northeast corner of Civic Center Park, the Aquatic Center includes three pools, diving boards, slides and play features. All or part of the nearly eight-acre facility can be rented for birthday parties, corporate events, swimming competitions and other special events.

Be a Lifeguard Day La Quinta – On Aug 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the La Quinta Pool at Fritz Burns Park will offer presentations about becoming a lifeguard. Kids pay $2 (12 & under) and $3 (13 & up) Come and join the staff and learn more about what it means to be a Lifeguard. Presentations designed to promote safety in and around all pools, how to perform simple assists and what to do in the event of an emergency will also take place at various times during the swim. Fritz Burns Park is located at the corner of Avenue 52 and Avenida Bermudas.

Summer Golf Tour For this new one-man show “Perfectly Imperfect” Graham has compiled a roster of song selections from Broadway, The Great American Songbook, and Popular music that he feels describe himself. The show begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Arthur Newman Theater located in the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert. Local musical director Joel Baker will accompany Graham on piano for the show and it is presented as part of the Les Michaels Sundays In Summer Cabaret Concert Series that runs through Oct. 28 with a new show each Sunday. The box office opens at 1 p.m. and tickets are $10 cash. For more information call 760-325-2731.

sponsored by the Historic Plaza Merchants, with music by Patti Hood. For more information, contact Jon Beard at (760) 3677562 or email

La Quinta – Summer Golf tour continues through Aug 25. Registration has begun and is open throughout the tour for only $69 per player and a reasonable weekly green fees Register at This very popular summer program is back for another year of fun in the sun. Advanced, intermediate and novice golfers are all welcome to enjoy playing on this 13-week golf tour. Every Saturday morning participants have the opportunity to play at some of the finest courses in the Coachella Valley. Players may choose to play in either single or team divisions and will be divided into flights based upon their weekly handicap. Points are earned throughout the tour based upon net scores. On the final Saturday of play an End of Tour Banquet is provided for all participants to enjoy.

Open Gym Basketball and Volleyball La Quinta - From 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays come to the President Gerald R. Ford Boys and Girls Club of La Quinta for basketball. There is a free mandatory sign-in. Shoot baskets or play full or half-court games. Youth and adults can drop-in for a workout or play just for fun. Participants 13 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. Volleyball is on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. To play you need to sign in for free and it is also located at the President Gerald R. Ford Boys and Girls Club

Hire our Heroes Indio —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation will host “Hiring Our Heroes,” a job fair to connect veterans and military spouses. More than 30 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies range from America’s biggest employers to dozens of small companies from across the state. Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has held more than 220 hiring fairs nationwide, helping more than 10,400 veterans and military spouses find employment. Thursday’s event is also part of “Hiring 500,000 Heroes,” a national campaign announced by the U.S. Chamber, National Chamber Foundation, and Capital One, to engage the business community in committing to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.

Strengthen the body through Yoga Joshua Tree– Join Eleanor Price for Yoga Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Classes will be held in the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in the harmony hall. Eleanor believes that yoga combined with breathing, stretches your mind as it strengthens your body and gives the flexibility to stay youthful. Beginners will be taught basic breathing techniques combined with the asanas (poses). Advanced students will enjoy the flow of connecting spirit and body, Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located on 59700 29 Palms Highway, for info, call 760-3658371.

Urban Yoga Joshua Tree -- Kristin Olson will host three classes at Bhakti Fest 2012. She will host the first yoga class to kick off the festival on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. Another class on Friday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. and her last class of the festival will be Sunday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.

Sunrise/Sunset Twentynine Palms - “Sunrise/Sunset” is the title of the new Art in Public Places fall exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery and Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Twentynine Palms. Entries are due on Friday, August 31, and the show will be on display from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for inclusion in this group exhibition, which will celebrate the iconic sunrises and sunsets of our Mojave Desert locale and Joshua Tree National Park. Artwork can be brought to the Visitor Center between 9 and 11 a.m. on August 31 and can be any medium, from painting, watercolor, drawing, collage, mixed media, and photography to fabric art and three-dimensional work. There is no charge for entering a work, and pieces should be offered for sale. All work must be suitable for viewing by the general public and ready to hang or mount with professional wire or hardware. The gallery is located inside the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue downtown Twentynine Palms, 760 367-6719, and is open 9-5 Mon. through Fri. and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday. An opening reception is being planned for Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., and will be

Twentynine Palms – The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is excited announce the 2012 Outhouse Races. Homemade outhouses can be made out of any material and be any size or weight. One team member must sit in the outhouse and the other team members will push the outhouse in a race. Outhouses can be as elaborate as the team can imagine. An outhouse clinic will be available in September for those who need assistance. The entry fee is $40 if you register by Sept. 30 and $50 after the deadline. Entry forms, containing complete rules and specifications, can be found at or at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce office at 73484 Twentynine Palms Highway. Start working on ideas for the most extravagant outhouse and gather your team. For more information call 760-367-3445.

Historic Plaza Twentynine Palms - The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, along with the Historic Plaza Merchants would like to announce “The Historic Plaza Days” on Sept. 22 from 6 pm to 10 pm in the Historic Plaza. The Historic Plaza merchants are organizing this fun event to kick off Pioneer Days. There will be craft and food vendors, live western music, dancing, and several fun contests including a Mustache/Beard Contest, Western Costume Contest, Hat/Bonnet Contest, and Tattoo Contest. We are accepting applications for food and craft vendors for the event. Not all applicants are guaranteed a space, applications will be reviewed and accepted vendors will be notified. A fee of $25 must be submitted at the time application is submitted. All applications must be received by August 26 to be considered. For more information contact Robin Anaya at 760-367-7437 or the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce at 760-367-3445. Tickets are $75, $65, $55 and $25 and are available online at or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787. McCallum Theatre is located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive.

ASYLUM Twentynine Palms - Theatre 29 Creator/Producer Eric Ross and Director Frances Wright with the assistance of Charles Harvey, proudly announce auditions for the ninth incarnation of the highly popular “Halloween Haunt.” The event entitled “Asylum” will come to “life” beginning Oct. 19 ending Halloween night. Performances of the seasonal “scarefest” will run from 7 – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27. Monday & Tuesday performances 7 – 9 p.m. Oct. 29 - 30. Halloween Night, Oct. 31 will be 7 – 10 p.m. In “Asylum” all new for 2012, adventurous souls will be self guided, as they explore the depths of an abandoned asylum for the criminally insane, where the inmates never left. Fright fans are promised a terror trip they will never forget this year! Are you up to the challenge? The production team is seeking 20 performers and technicians, ages 16 and older only. Be prepared to move and perform cold reading, if required. Auditions will be Tuesday, Sept. 4 beginning at 7 p.m. on the Theatre 29 main stage. Theatre 29 is located at 73637 Sullivan Road, call (760) 361-4151.

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THURSDAY AUG 16 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bill & Beverly 6pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Reunion w/DJ Day 10pm (VD) AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-999-1995 Nash & Quinto Menguante 8:30pm (LR) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6:00pm AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Rudy de la Mor 7pm (PB) BILLY REEDS, PS; 760-325-1946 DJ Party 6:30pm BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 John Stanley King Band 6pm (AC) CAFE PALETTE, PS 760-322-9264 Live Music 7pm CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CENTRAL PARK REST.,PS; 760-866-9166 Rebecca Clark 6pm CIVIC CENTER PARK, PD; Concerts in the Park 7:30 pm CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Mikole Kaar 8pm (PB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB)





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CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Johnny Morris 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Diva Kiesha D’ 8pm (VD) ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL, PS; 760-992-0002 Lola Rossi and Reggie “Vision” Alexander 5pm (JZ) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Gold Rush Country 9pm (C) FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm (PB) INDIAN WELLS RESORT, IW; 760-345-6466 Frank DiSalvo 6pm (JZ) LAS CASUELAS TERREZA, PS; 760-325-2794 Hot Rox 8pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Single Mingle Night, 4pm on patio MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) (VD) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 DJ Richie Rich 8pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Saint Maybe 8pm free PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 Bar room dancing 7pm REDBARN, PB; 760-346-0191 Live music 9pm RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 The Edge Duo, 5pm sidebar patio (VD) SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (LR) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 The Smooth Brothers (BL)(RG) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm, Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE TROPICALE, PS; 760-866-1952 Derrik Lewis Duo w/Jeff Stover 5:30pm (CAB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx 9pm; DJ Chris Lancaster 9pm (RR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Bill Saitta & Friends 7pm (JZ) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)

FRIDAY AUG 17 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Dana Larson 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 Always a party! 10pm AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-999-1995 The Lounge, Venus Rising 9pm (VD, POP) Heart Fanatic 9pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6pm (JZ, PB) AZUL TAPA LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-5533 Rebecca Clark 8pm 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) CAFE PALETTE, PS; 760-322-9264 John Gallagher 7pm CASTELLI’S, PD; 760-773-3365 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB)

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CENTRAL PARK REST., PS; 760-866-9166 Rebecca Clark 4pm CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Walt Young, Muddy Sparks Trio 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Lit Lounge, New Breed 9pm (VD) FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760-777-1601 The PS Blues 8pm HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, LQ; 760-698-8303 Agave Blues Band 8:30pm INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760-3456466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) JOSHUA TREE SALOON & GRILL, YV; 760-3662250 Ghostlight Trio 7pm KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/Roberto, 8pm LA QUINTA RESORT, LQ; 760-564-4111 Jeffrey Osborne, 7:30pm (RB) LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-328-8844 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) 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 (VD) PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760-327-4080 Live Music 8pm (RR) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 DJ Richie Rich 9pm PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Record Company 8pm RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Lyndsey Harper, sidebar patio, 7pm (POP, BL) DJ Jalil Jagers, 10pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (JR) SPA RESORT & CASINO, PS; 888-999-1995 DJ Dynamic Daze 9pm SPOTLIGHT 29, IND; 866-377-6829 The Doors Tribute Band 8pm STUDIO ONE11, PS; 760-328-2900 Angie Whitney 7:30pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Demetrious and Co. (JZ)(R) THE GRILL ON MAIN, LQ; 760-771-4653 Mark Gregg 8pm (CR) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Live Music 9pm (RR) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry 6pm; Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) THE WINE BAR, LQ; 760-564-2201 Shaken Not Stirred 7pm (LR) 360 NORTH, PS; 760-327-1773 Dark till 9-27 VIBE, CAB; 951-755-5391 Funky Fridays 10pm (VD)

VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx & DJ Chris 9pm (CR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 RPM 7pm (CR) ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)

SATURDAY AUG 18 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Beverly & Bill 6-9pm (JZ) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 AGUA CALIENTE CASINO, RM; 888-999-1995 The Lounge, Live 9pm (VD) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6pm (JZ, PB) 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 Patrick Tuzzolino 6pm (PB) CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Al Lopez Duo 8pm (PB) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) CUNARD’S SANDBAR, LQ; 760-564-3660 Paul Patterson 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Lisa Coleman & “Rootbeer” Brown & Alex 8pm (VD) DILLON ROADHOUSE, DHS; 760-251-1991 Muddy Sparks Trio, Walt Young 7:30pm (CR) FANTASY SPRINGS, IN; 800-827-2946 Tribute band, U2 7:30pm New Breed 9pm (VD) Diana Krall FISHERMAN’S MARKET, LQ; 760 777-1601 The PS Blues 8pm FIRECLIFF,PD; 760-773-6565 Sonny Evaro 6pm HAMILTON’S SPORTS BAR, IND; 760-698-8303 Kal David & the Real Deal 8pm (BL) INDIAN CANYONS GOLF RESORT, PS; 760-8338700 Keisha D’ 6pm (VD) INDIAN WELLS RESORT HOTEL, IW; 760-3456466 Frank DiSalvo 5:30pm (JZ) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 Karaoke w/ Roberto 8pm & Jamba w/Jimmy King LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS, RM; 760-328-8844 2 DJ’s, 10pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-328-6834 DJ Boost 10pm MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) MELVYN’S LOUNGE, PS; 760-325-2323 Ron Greenip 8pm (PB) MARGARITA’S, PS; 760-778-3500 Mark Guerrero 5pm (LJ) MYSTIQUE LOUNGE, CAB; 888-667-6646; Live Music 9pm (VD) NYPD, PS; 760-778-6973 DJ’s 9pm O’LEARY’S PUB, PS; 760-325-4913 Karaoke/Live Entertainment

OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Live Music 9pm (VD) PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760-327-4080 Live Music 8pm (RR) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 DJ Richie Rich PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Shadow Mountain Band 5pm, Sarah Petite 8pm PLAN B LIVE, TP; 760-343-2115 Live music RED BARN, PD; 760-346-0191 Live music 9pm REILLY’S IRISH PUB, CC; 760-324-9600 George Momb Open Mic 7pm (PB) RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-8311 Lyndsey Harper 7pm, DJ Jalil Jagers 10pm ROC’S FIREHOUSE GRILLE, PD; 760-340-3222 The Arrangements 9pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Evaro Brothers 8pm (LJ) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 Live Music 9pm (RR) SPOTLIGHT 29, IND; 866-377-6829 Casino Lng. Live Music 9pm STUDIO ONE11, CC; 760-328-2900 Bill Ramirez 7pm SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Smooth Brothers 7pm (BL)(RG) THE DATE SHED, IND; 760-775-6699 DJ Ray 9pm THE GRILL ON MAIN, LQ; 760-771-4653 Rob and JB 8pm (CR) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Live Music 9pm (RR) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 6pm Tim Burleson 8pm (PB) SCHMIDY’S TAVERN, PD; 760-837-3800 DJ Jeff Ferguson 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 9pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Damon Von Buren 7pm (R,BL) YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER MUSIC Community Center Dublin Up 7pm Free ZELDA’S, PS; 760-325-2375 DJ’s PJ & The Bigster 9pm (VD)

SUNDAY AUG 19 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bob & Allison Garcia 6pm (AC) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 DJ Odysey 9pm ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 Johnny Meza 6pm(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) CENTRAL PARK REST.,PS; 760-866-9166 Rebecca Clark 12 pm

CLUB TRINIDAD, PS; 760-327-1161 Pro Jazz Jam w/Mikole Kaar 8pm CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Mark Engel 4pm FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Robin Miller 6pm (PB) PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 The Sunday Band 7 pm w/ Pretty Little Demons RIVIERA RESORT, PS; 760-327-4080 Art of Sax Trio 5pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Smooth Brothers (RR) (LR) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry, 7pm (PB) VICKY’S OF SANTE FE, IW; 760-345-9770 Dark till Sept. VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 School Jam, 9pm WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Barry Baughn Blues Band 7pm (BL)

MONDAY AUG 20 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Bonnie Scott, 6pm (AC) ARNOLD PALMERS, LQ; 760-771-4653 D & Company 6:30pm (JZ,PB) 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 Latin w/ Richard Rivas 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) DESERT FOX BAR, PS; 760-325-9555 Open Mic Live and Local 8pm FIRECLIFF, PD; 760-773-6565 Hal Sweasey 6pm LE PAON; PD, 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) PAPPY & HARRIET’S, PT; 760-365-5956 Ted Quinn’s famous open Mic 7pm SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Randy Seymon 6pm (JZ) THE NEST, IW; 760-346-2314 Kevin Henry; 6pm (PB) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Scott Carter 12 pm (AC), Michael James Band 9pm

TUESDAY AUG 21 29 PALMS INN, 29P; 760-367-3505 Eva Stokes 6pm (PB) ACE HOTEL, PS; 760-325-9900 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) 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 Richard Rivas 8pm (VD) CORK TREE, PD; 760-779-0123 Live Music nightly 6pm (PB) ESCENA LOUNGE, PS; 760-992-0002 John Stanley King Band 5pm JOSHUA TREE SALOON, JT; 760-366-2250

Ted Quinn’s Open Mic & Jam 7pm LE PAON; PD, 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) NYPD, PS; 760-778-6973 Live DJ 9pm OVER THE TOP, PS; 760-325-5100 Lisa Coleman 8pm PALM CANYON ROADHOUSE, PS; 760-327-4080 Jam Session w/Bryan 7pm (VD) PALM SPRINGS TAVERN, PS; 760-832-8920 Pro Jazz Jam w/ Mikole Kaar 7:30pm (JZ) SAMMY G’s, PS; 760-320-8041 Doctor Paul 6pm (JZ) SULLIVAN’S STKHS, PD; 760-341-3560 Demetrious & Co (RR)(JZ) THE HOOD BAR, PD; 760-636-5220 Open Mic 8pm 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) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 John Stanley King Band 9pm (CR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Michael Bolivar Jazz 6pm (JZ)

WEDNESDAY AUG 22 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) BLUEMBER, RM; 760-862-4581 Nicky Vallee & Dreams 6pm (R/BL) CAFE des BEAUX-ARTS, PD; 760-346-0669 Brian Nova 6pm (JZ) CENTRAL PARK REST.,PS; 760-866-9166 Cabaret open mic w/ Joel Baker & Les Michaels 7pm DESERT SAGE, LQ; 760-564-8744 Chris Merrick & Brian Dennigan Sax 5:30pm (PB) ESCENA LOUNGE & GRILL, PS; 760-992-0002 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) KOKOPELLI’S, YV; 760-228-2589 DJ Anwaar 8pm LE PAON, PD; 760-610-5320 Dennis Michaels 6pm (PB) LEVEL 2 BAR & LOUNGE, CC; 760-328-6834 DJ LF 9pm PALM SPRINGS PAVILION, PS; 760-323-8272 Open air dancing 7pm (VD) 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 (RR) STARLITE LOUNGE, PS; 760-327-4080 John Stanley King 5pm (RR) SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE, PD; 760-341-3560 Straight Ahead Jazz (JZ) THE CLUB AT SHENANDOAH, TP; 760-343-3497 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) VILLAGE PUB, PS; 760-323-3265 Nite Sixx 9pm (CR) WOODY’S BURGERS & BEER, PS; 760-230-0188 Mara Getz 6pm (PB)

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Astrological Affects By Guru Ren Yogamaya, M.A. E-RYT 500

Week Aug. 16 - 22, 2012 Sun In Leo Most Affected is Leo. For Leo: All Sun themes such as warmth, heat, leadership, creativity, wealth, loyalty and showmanship will rule supreme until Aug. 21. A more heightened awareness of courage, self-confidence, arrogance or humility. The best side of Leo is seen in their regal demeanor, their display of generosity, loyalty, containing their egos graciously, sharing their palatiallike home and their talents. The key is to know when to behave with humility, when to end undue-loyalty and to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: Expressing what is important to you is good as long as you deliver the message with a touch of class. Our urge may be that of creativity and playfulness. When in doubt, remain positive; keep a smile on your face. Celebrate this month with Seva, being of service to others with love and generosity. Best Sacred Geometry: Tetrahedron (triangle) Best Yantra: The color Gold.

Aug. 17 – New Moon in Leo Most affected are Leo and All Fire signs. For Leo: The New Moon is in your sign and it happens only once this year, setting the atmosphere for the next twelve months. New opportunities arrive just in time, so be ready. This Full Moon will affect your personal agenda more than any other area in your Life. Depending on where you place your focus, there is where the success ratio begins. Begin with your heart’s intention. For All Signs: We are now living in extraordinary times that call for extraordinary courage, generosity and compassion. Self-trust, reason, patience and maturity along with creative impulse energize and support this Full Moon in Leo. With Venus in Cancer, women are now empowered; men look deep inside their hearts. How we use our power, how deep we go within to our hearts will certainly make a big difference. In your meditations, ask for what you need and not for what you want. Best Mantra: RAM. Best Color: Gold

Aug. 21 - Sun Into Virgo Most Affected is Virgo. For Virgo: All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence and attention to details and

wealth will rule supreme until Sept. 22. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word, health and the health industry. The best side of Virgo is seen in their gracious manner and their well thought-out strategies as solutions to problems. The key is to know when to behave with confidence, when to let go to allow the child within your heart to have a say and, to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: Celebrate this month with respect and action towards the earth beneath you, the earth within you; experience the stealthy strength poses found in Yoga. Best Sacred Geometry: Hexahedron (Earth). Best Yantra: The color Gold.

On-Going Astrological Affects: Venus In Cancer Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs (including Libra and Taurus as the planet Venus is their ruling sign). This transit began on Aug. 7 and will continue until Sept. 6. For Cancer: The planet of Love and beauty is in your sign; you may now enjoy your new popularity and the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already involved, this can be a very romantic or creative time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love Life. However, when Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Watch that you don’t over-indulge in food, drink or stay at the party too long. Exercise and refresh yourself: Stay in the flow by swimming, bathing, or trying the Aquatic Pool Yoga. The signs of Libra and Taurus may figure more prominently. For All Signs: The private or internal side of Venus enters the nurturing sign of Cancer. The energies here can lead us into deeper feelings or deeper emotional responses towards others. We may experience more sensitive thoughts and keep our relationships more private, less social. Also, remembering the love of mother or the love of the divine feminine returns. Honor the divine mother in preparation for what will be forthcoming soon to our planet.

Once In A Blue Moon! Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s Drum Circle Honors August’s Blue Moon On Friday, Aug. 31 JOSHUA TREE, CA - August presents the rare occasion of having two Full Moons in one month, the second of which is traditionally called a Blue Moon. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center at the Institute of Ment alphysics will host another of their successful monthly Community Drum Circles in celebration of this Blue Moon on Friday, Aug. 31, from 7 – 9 p.m. The gathering, facilitated by well-known Morongo Basin percussionist Sam Sloneker, will be held outdoors on the large patio in front of the center’s Sanctuary (the building with the spire); in the event of rain, high winds or cold, the circle will move indoors. “I’m really looking forward to our playing together in honor of August’s rare Blue Moon,” says Sloneker. “The next time we’ll have two Full Moons in a single month will be in July of 2015. The Full Moon’s unique polarity effect, created by the Sun and Moon pulling in opposing directions with Earth in the middle can bring on a period of intense energy and precarious balance, and playing together in our circle can help to ground and center us during this time of heightened energies. “All are welcome and can benefit from participating—from beginning beginners to seasoned professional musicians. Along with group drumming, with lots of room for self-expression, we will do some simple and fun exercises designed to enhance our playing and listening skills and to increase

our awareness of our vital life energies. It’s a wonderful time for a community drum circle, and d r u m m i n g together is an experience that can take us all right back to our creative and expressive roots, so come play with us, and bring your family and friends to share in the fun!” Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, tambourines, etc.—a number of instruments will also be available at the event. There is no charge to attend, although a suggested donation of $5 per participant or $10 per family will be gratefully received and appreciated. Studies have shown participation in group drumming to offer a number of worthwhile benefits, including artistic self-expression, community connection and interaction, an expanded sense of self and heightened sense of belonging, increased rapport with others, relief of stress, emotional balancing, and strengthening of the immune system. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located at 59700 Twentynine Palms Hwy. in Joshua Tree—on the north side of the Highway, just east of the intersection of La Contenta Rd./Yucca Mesa Rd. Turn left after entering the Center; the Sanctuary is the building with the tall spire (follow the signs). For additional information, please contact the Center at 760-365-8371; www.

Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher registered at the highest level with the Yoga Alliance, a writer, the published author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras, a syndicated columnist and she is a natural channel for Universal Light. She supports your community and teaches at Dancing Shiva Yoga in L.A. and can be reached at and on Facebook: Ren Rasa Yogamaya

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AUGUST 16 - 22, 2012

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Things You Can Do To Shrink Your Electric Bill out of code beers and sodas, some green, furry, ancient leftovers and a very dried out frozen turkey. A typical double-door hand-me-down garage refrigerator costs in excess of $300 annually to run. That might be five or ten times more than the value of the food you store in it every year. A smaller energy efficient unit will often pay for itself in energy savings in less than two years. Do yourself a favor; throw away all the old food and the refrigerator. In some areas, your utility company will come pick it up for free.

By Dave Troesh The whole country seems like it’s melting, so people everywhere have cranked up their air conditioning. Here’s five easy ways to help you stay cool while shrinking your electric bill.

Properly program your Thermostat

Picture your kids rushing in from school, leaving the front door open and cranking onyour A/C. You need to save some money but is it worth the argument? If you aren’t one of the few adults in the world who remembers how to adjust a programmable thermostat, dig through your files or go on line for directions. They’ll never notice that you preprogrammed the system to cancel their adjustment. Here are some other money saving ideas: Never set the thermostat for cooler than you really want. Setting the cooler for 65 degrees won’t cool your house any faster than setting it for a more realistic 78 degrees. All that happens is your compressor motor runs longer and costs you more money. Most people forget and their A/C systems chug along all night trying to do the impossible. EnergyStar® recommends the following temperatures to achieve up to a 33 percent savings on your A/C. During the day, when you’re home, set your A/C at 78 degrees. During the day, when you are gone, set it at 85 degrees. Set the timer to activate the unit a few minutes before you get home. At night when you are sleeping, set it at 82 degrees . Tip: Many thermostats are inaccurate. Periodically test yours by hanging a thermometer nearby.

Are you living in a home with an older cooler or none at all?

What should you do if you don’t have a programmable thermostat? Appoint someone in your home to be

the energy police. (Kids are surprisingly adept at monitoring things.) Use the same EnergyStar® recommended temps described above. In the evening, when it starts to cool off, even a single degree cooler outside than in, open all the windows and doors you can. During the day, keep out the radiant heat blazing through your windows by closing all the curtains and blinds. Remember that sometimes the best use of a box fan is to blow hot air out your windows, not in, especially upstairs. Little known fact: Fans don’t actually cool the air, they just blow it past your skin so your brain thinks it’s three to five degrees cooler.

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Remember the lights

Rather than nagging the kids to get with your energy program, create a “Green Team” and put them in charge of the lights. Lights produce heat. If you don’t absolutely need them on, turn them off ! Have your kids create small signs (3” x 5” colored index cards work well) to tape above all your light switches. (Use painter’s tape so you don’t damage the finish.) It works best when they make up the words, and draw a picture, the more outrageous the better. Is it worth the trouble getting the kids involved? Absolutely. A single ignored

Reset your refrigerator temps

Your refrigerator is generally the most expensive appliance in your home to operate. Make sure you set it with the correct temperatures. Adjust the cold part to 33 to 36 degrees. Have the freezer set at -5 to -8 degrees. Keep your produce in the drawer where it’s slightly warmer. Keep meat in the freezer and thaw it slowly in the refrigerator section the day you cook it. Use a refrigerator thermometer or one from outside to check the temperatures.

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By David A. Troesh The Palm Springs Air Museum is one of the best-kept climate-controlled secrets in town. With nearly thirty lovingly restored, still-flyable planes, dozens of displays and one of the country’s best WW II research libraries, there is plenty to see and do. Whether you flew in them or just saw them flash by in a movie, you’ll enjoy getting up close and personal with some of the planes that helped us win the war. Inching your way across the bomb bay of a B-17, you don’t need much imagination to hear “Bomb’s Away!” echoing from nearly seventy years ago. The docents and staff take their “preserve, educate and honor” motto very seriously. You’ll hear great stories about the courageous pilots and the other heroes who fought for our freedom in both the European and Pacific war theaters. Everyone who visits develops a deeper appreciation of why World War II was such a pivotal turning point in our history. Learn more at

Go ye unto the mountains, lest you be consumed.Gn19:17. No matter the Palm Springs Air Museum blistering heat on the desert floor or the time of day, a trip on the Palm Springs and food merchants have gathered every Aerial Tramway guarantees a cooling 30 week for this one-of-a-kind street fair. The 100-plus summertime vendors and booths mushroom to more than 300 in the winter. If you like to browse, seriously shop or just eat, there truly is something here for everyone. For more information see www. Cool breezes, shaded pools and majestic California Fan Palms are just moments from downtown Palm Springs at the Indian Canyons on the Aqua Caliente Indian Reservation. Ancestors of the Aqua Caliente Cahuilla Indians flourished here in the three lush oases of Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyons for centuries before the white man came. Today, remnants of their civilization are easy to find along the intermittent streams or miles of well-maintained hiking and horse trails. Tram to the top Learn more at

College of the Desert Street Fair is open every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, the coolest temperatures, the best deals and smallest crowds can be found before 9:00. For nearly 30 years local vendors, craftsmen

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degree temperature drop. As the tram rises, the floor gently revolves to give you a 360 degree view of the canyon and out across the valley as it climbs up to the 8,516 feet mountain station terminus. At the top, stop by the gift shop and restaurant then wander out to enjoy a cool, peaceful walk on the self-guided nature or desert view trails. For the more adventurous, there are camping facilities and 54 more miles of mountain top trails. Learn more at The VillageFest in Downtown Palm Springs is like an old-fashioned small town street fair, only with far more class and style. Every Thursday night scores of vendors, craftsmen, musicians and artists gather to celebrate food, entertainment, art, and the fun of shopping. Most of the stores stay open to add to your experience. When you’ve finished exploring all the booths and unique shops, enjoy a relaxing meal or drink in one of the many restaurants or clubs along the famous Drive. Learn more at Oasis at Andreas Canyon

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