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Stagecoach 2015, Day 3: Logan Brill Likes 'Bad Habits'; Outlaws Bring the Three-Ax Attack; George Thorogood Revs Things Up

Stagecoach 2015, Day 3: Logan Brill Likes 'Bad Habits'; Outlaws Bring the Three-Ax Attack; George Thorogood Revs Things Up

It was another great day in the Palomino Tent at Stagecoach on Sunday, April 26, when the audience got to enjoy both new talents and familiar faces.

Starting things off at 1 p.m. was singer-songwriter ...

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Closed: 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro

The busy season is over—and that means this is the time of year when some restaurants on the edge financially will decide to close up shop rather than brave anot...

Stagecoach 2015, Day 2: John Moreland Emotes; Gregg Allman Heals; ZZ Top Takes a Sledgehammer to the Ears

Stagecoach 2015, Day 2: John Moreland Emotes; Gregg Allman Heals; ZZ Top Takes a Sledgehammer to the Ears

I’m a country/Americana-music purist who prefers vintage sounds, and the best places at Stagecoach to find acts that play this kind of music are the Mustang and Palomino tents.

Therefore, when I arrive...

Snapshot: The White Party 2015

Snapshot: The White Party 2015

Many thousands of men—almost all of them clad in white—joined a handful of women for the annual White Party, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, starting on Saturday, April 25, and going well into ...

Stagecoach 2015: Meet Daniel Romano—Not a Fan of Stagecoach (Or Much Else, for That Matter)

Stagecoach 2015: Meet Daniel Romano—Not a Fan of Stagecoach (Or Much Else, for That Matter)

Daniel Romano gave a solid performance in the Palomino Tent to kick off the second day of Stagecoach 2015, on Saturday, April 25. He then went to the Toyota Tent and gave an additional, fine performan...

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News

Snapshot: The White Party 2015

Snapshot: The White Party 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Many thousands of men—almost all of them clad in white—joined a handful of women for the annual White Party, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, starting on Saturday, April 25, and going well into Sunday, April 26.

All of the usual White Party traits—great costumes, $12 drinks (only tequila, vodka...

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The New Normal: Coachella Valley Water Agencies Enact Strict New Water Restrictions

The New Normal: Coachella Valley Water Agencies Enact Strict New Water Restrictions

Friday, April 24, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On March 17, the California State Water Resources Control Board made it clear: Californians need to escalate the battle against the continuing, disastrous drought that’s plaguing our state.

Gov. Jerry Brown first held a press conference to reiterate the need for increased voluntary water conservation. ...

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Opinion

The Potted Desert Garden: Transforming an Empty Side Yard

The Potted Desert Garden: Transforming an Empty Side Yard

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Desert homes are often built with sizable front yards and comfortable back patios. However, how many of us neglect our oftentimes unused side yards? They’re used as a thoroughfare, or an area to stash things—yet these small corridors are often an eyesore on the homeowner’s never-ending to-do list.

He...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 23, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 23, 2015!

Thursday, April 23, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's moving Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson wishes she could use her bike more; The K Chronicles wonders if some right-wing converts are for real; This Modern World enjoys the presidential-primary process; and Red Meat gets a special message from God.

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Arts and Culture

The Bitch Is Back: Jerome Elliott Shines in DETC's 'Miss Gulch Returns'

The Bitch Is Back: Jerome Elliott Shines in DETC's 'Miss Gulch Returns'

Sunday, April 19, 2015  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

As a child, my older sister was scared to death of the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz . My sister would flee the room in terror when the old green hag appeared onscreen. Sis is not alone: The witch, and her alter ego, the bicycle-riding, dog-hating Almira Gulch, have been feared and revi...

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Brilliant Contrasts: Desert Rose Teams With the Author of 'To Wong Foo' to Mount a Hilarious Production

Brilliant Contrasts: Desert Rose Teams With the Author of 'To Wong Foo' to Mount a Hilarious Production

Saturday, April 18, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Like the little dog, you’re going to laugh—and you’ll love it.

The Desert Rose Playhouse’s new comedy, The Little Dog Laughed , was written by Douglas Carter Beane. He’s not a household name, but perhaps he should be: He’s the genius who crafted the amazing screenplay for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyth...

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Movies & TV

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 26, 2015

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 26, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Staff

1. Taken 3* (20th Century Fox)

2. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death* (20th Century Fox)

3. Everly (Anchor Bay)

4. Interstellar (Paramount)

5. Unbroken (Universal)

6. Exodus: Gods and Kings  (20th Century Fox)

7. Into the Woods (Disney)

8. Supremacy (Well Go USA)

9. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (Alchemy)

10. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

* A...

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Home Video Review: Michael Douglas Goes to Waste in the Nonsensical, Terrible 'Beyond the Reach'

Home Video Review: Michael Douglas Goes to Waste in the Nonsensical, Terrible 'Beyond the Reach'

Friday, April 24, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

A mean rich guy (Michael Douglas) pays a young, innocent guide (Jeremy Irvine) to take him hunting for big-horn sheep in the Mojave Desert in Beyond the Reach . Once they get out there, rich guy gets an itchy trigger finger and actually shoots an old guy who just happens to live out in the middle of n...

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Music

Stagecoach 2015, Day 3: Logan Brill Likes 'Bad Habits'; Outlaws Bring the Three-Ax Attack; George Thorogood Revs Things Up

Stagecoach 2015, Day 3: Logan Brill Likes 'Bad Habits'; Outlaws Bring the Three-Ax Attack; George Thorogood Revs Things Up

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

It was another great day in the Palomino Tent at Stagecoach on Sunday, April 26, when the audience got to enjoy both new talents and familiar faces.

Starting things off at 1 p.m. was singer-songwriter Andrew Combs. “We haven’t had anything to drink yet, so this is rough,” Combs said to the small audi...

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Stagecoach 2015: The Podunk Poets Goal—Create a Party With Every Performance

Stagecoach 2015: The Podunk Poets Goal—Create a Party With Every Performance

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Podunk Poets performed in the Honkytonk tent at Stagecoach—and they felt right at home.

“I think for all of us, being invited into a festival that’s so massive—Stagecoach is a dream,” said Podunk Poets’ Kelly Kidd; he and Cindy-Lou Jollotta chatted with the Independent the day after the band’s Frid...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Closed: 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro

The busy season is over—and that means this is the time of year when some restaurants on the edge financially will decide to close up shop rather than brave another Coachella Valley summer.

One of the first casualties of the (unofficial) summer of 2015: the 3rd ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Falafel Pita at Francesco's

The Indy Endorsement: The Falafel Pita at Francesco's

Friday, April 24, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Falafel Pita

Where: Francesco’s Café, 72047 Dinah Shore Drive, No. C1, Rancho Mirage

How much: $9.95

Contact:  760-202-4425

Why: The falafel is perfect—and it’s enhanced by the yummy accompaniments.

So Francesco’s Café specializes in Italian and Persian cuisine.

Wait, what? Last I checked, Italy and P...

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