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Snapshot: The ANA Inspiration Champions Junior Challenge

Snapshot: The ANA Inspiration Champions Junior Challenge

In the words of Peter Allen, “Everything old is new again.”

That lyrical observation was certainly appropriate as the 44th edition of what is now called the ANA Inspiration tournament—you may know it a...

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Cholos Like Oldies Music?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Cholos Like Oldies Music?

Dear Mexican: Why do so many cholos like the song “I’m Your Puppet” by James and Bobby Purify? Is there something about this song, or do they like all oldies?

Aspiring Puppeteer

Dear Gabacho: It ain’t j...

April Astronomy: An Early Morning Lunar Eclipse Highlights This Month's Skies

April Astronomy: An Early Morning Lunar Eclipse Highlights This Month's Skies

Few people will choose to arise early to catch the start of the lunar eclipse on Saturday morning, April 4, when the spring’s first full moon begins to enter the umbra, or dark central core, of Earth’s ...

The Potted Desert Garden: April Fool's!

The Potted Desert Garden: April Fool's!

Tomorow is April Fool’s day. I hate having pranks played on me; here are some to look out for—or, perhaps play on someone (just not me!), if you’re a prankster yourself:

  • Visiting a neighbor’s home? Be ...

A Founding Father: Kyuss Veteran and Desert-Rock Pioneer Brant Bjork Gets Set to Play at Coachella

A Founding Father: Kyuss Veteran and Desert-Rock Pioneer Brant Bjork Gets Set to Play at Coachella

The Coachella Valley today is home to a healthy, growing music scene—but it wasn’t always that way. In the 1980s, young local musicians were forced to basically create their own music scene.

These kids...

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News

Snapshot: The ANA Inspiration Champions Junior Challenge

Snapshot: The ANA Inspiration Champions Junior Challenge

Wednesday, April 01, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

In the words of Peter Allen, “Everything old is new again.”

That lyrical observation was certainly appropriate as the 44th edition of what is now called the ANA Inspiration tournament—you may know it as the Dinah Shore—kicked off on Monday, March 30, with the return of the popular Champions Juniors C...

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April Astronomy: An Early Morning Lunar Eclipse Highlights This Month's Skies

April Astronomy: An Early Morning Lunar Eclipse Highlights This Month's Skies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Few people will choose to arise early to catch the start of the lunar eclipse on Saturday morning, April 4, when the spring’s first full moon begins to enter the umbra, or dark central core, of Earth’s shadow at 3:16 a.m. local time.

For the next 1.7 hours, more and more of the moon will be immersed in...

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Opinion

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Cholos Like Oldies Music?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Cholos Like Oldies Music?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why do so many cholos like the song “I’m Your Puppet” by James and Bobby Purify? Is there something about this song, or do they like all oldies?

Aspiring Puppeteer

Dear Gabacho: It ain’t just cholos who are down with oldies-but-goodies. Mexican Americans of all social classes have largel...

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A Note From the Editor: April Is Music Month!

A Note From the Editor: April Is Music Month!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

It was two years ago this month that the first print edition of the Independent hit the streets of the Coachella Valley—three months after the “official” launch of CVIndependent.com.

Through 28 months of online publication and 21 print editions (two quarterlies and 19 monthlies, if you’re keeping score...

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Arts and Culture

We'll Buy! Coyote Stageworks Is Back, With Help From the Amazing Emerson Collins, in the Wonderful 'Buyer and Cellar'

We'll Buy! Coyote Stageworks Is Back, With Help From the Amazing Emerson Collins, in the Wonderful 'Buyer and Cellar'

Saturday, March 28, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Chuck Yates and his Coyote Stageworks are back!

They have a great new show, Buyer and Cellar , with a spectacular new script, in a gorgeous new venue—the theater at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center. Coyote Stageworks completely dominated the win list in last season’s Desert Theatre League awards...

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Rags to Riches: Woodman/Shimko Gallery Shows Off the Japanese Art Form of Tenugui

Rags to Riches: Woodman/Shimko Gallery Shows Off the Japanese Art Form of Tenugui

Friday, March 27, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

Who would endeavor to elevate the lowly, utilitarian dish rag into a highly collectible art form? The Japanese would—and the reasons why can be discovered at Woodman/Shimko Gallery in Palm Springs.

Dating back to 800 AD, tenugui, first made in woven silk, were used use in religious rituals. By the ea...

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Movies & TV

True TV: Just in Time for April 1, 'Bacon House Nation' Debuts; 'State Fair Terror!' Terrorizes

True TV: Just in Time for April 1, 'Bacon House Nation' Debuts; 'State Fair Terror!' Terrorizes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015  |  Bill Frost

Bacon House Nation (Wednesday, April 1, FYI), series debut: The producers of Tiny House Nation , the reality series in which families scale down their living spaces from McMansions to custom 500-square-foot mini homes, have fried up the next logical step: houses fashioned entirely out of bacon. Host Pa...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending March 29, 2015

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending March 29, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015  |  Staff

1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies* (Warner Bros.)

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

3. Unbroken* (Universal)

4. Into the Woods (Disney)

5. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb* (20th Century Fox)

6. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

7. Penguins of Madagascar* (20th Century Fox)

8. Annie (Sony)

9. Horrible Bosses...

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Music

A Founding Father: Kyuss Veteran and Desert-Rock Pioneer Brant Bjork Gets Set to Play at Coachella

A Founding Father: Kyuss Veteran and Desert-Rock Pioneer Brant Bjork Gets Set to Play at Coachella

Monday, March 30, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Coachella Valley today is home to a healthy, growing music scene—but it wasn’t always that way. In the 1980s, young local musicians were forced to basically create their own music scene.

These kids had no idea they would one day be considered pioneers.

One of these pioneers is Brant Bjork, the dru...

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Live: The Monkees at Fantasy Springs, March 27

Live: The Monkees at Fantasy Springs, March 27

Saturday, March 28, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Despite the absence of Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork managed to put on an outstanding two-hour performance as The Monkees at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday night, March 27.

Some of the fans in attendance were in their teens during The Monkees’ rise to fame in th...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Dining Out for Safety Is Approaching; Pho 533 Is Getting a New Owner; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Dining Out for Safety Is Approaching; Pho 533 Is Getting a New Owner; and Much More!

Monday, March 30, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Mark Your Calendars: Dining Out for Life Is on Thursday, April 30

Every year, dozens of area restaurants agree to give a chunk of one special day’s proceeds to the Desert AIDS Project, and that sacrifice makes a big financial difference: Last year, more than $175,000 was raised for DAP’s client servi...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Drunken Noodles at Blue Orchid

The Indy Endorsement: The Drunken Noodles at Blue Orchid

Friday, March 27, 2015  |  Tommy Hamilton and Jimmy Boegle

What: The Drunken Noodles

Where: Blue Orchid, 73030 El Paseo, No. 102, Palm Desert

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-776-6610; blueorchidpd.com

Why: The soft noodles and the fresh flavors.

On the west end of El Paseo in Palm Desert, near the semi-convergence of El Paseo, Highway 111 and Highway 74, good Thai food ...

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