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Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition is currently on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphic Center. This year’s juror, Donna MacMillan—a generous supporter of the m...

Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Right in time for Halloween, writer-director David Ayer has come up with a genuine horror show in Fury , his take on a World War II tank crew trying to survive the last days of the war.

This film goes fu...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

On this week's delicious Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some food at camp; Jen Sorenson suggests changing the phrase "climate change" to "globola"; The K Chronicles joins a white riot; and Thi...

Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Ray LaMontagne is often referred to as a folk-rock artist, but on Tuesday night at the McCallum Theatre, he brought a psychedelic element to his live show, playing edgier material from his new album, S...

Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

The members of the “You Don’t Have to be Hemingway Writers’ Group” gathered in the clubhouse at Las Serenas, a Palm Desert apartment complex for seniors, to showcase their talents and share the result...

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Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Between June 2011 and October 2014, 32 California cities eliminated their red-light-camera enforcement systems—including the city of Riverside in September, according to watchdog website Highwayrobbery.net.

However, the system continues to operate in Cathedral City.

The city’s contract with American T...

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Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Brane Jevric

Famed novelist Sidney Sheldon was a fervent supporter of the Palm Springs Library. Sheldon and his wife, Alexandra, even donated a bighorn statue to the library, which is on display by the entrance to the building on Sunrise Way.

I once interviewed Sheldon, who died in 2007, at the library, and he pa...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's delicious Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some food at camp; Jen Sorenson suggests changing the phrase "climate change" to "globola"; The K Chronicles joins a white riot; and This Modern World enters the Right-Wing House of Fear.

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

The members of the “You Don’t Have to be Hemingway Writers’ Group” gathered in the clubhouse at Las Serenas, a Palm Desert apartment complex for seniors, to showcase their talents and share the results of their weekly efforts.

The event was announced as the “first annual writers’ recital.” Seven wome...

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Arts and Culture

Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

Celebrating the Local: The Palm Springs Art Museum Shows Off Area Talent in 'The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition'

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

The 2014 Artists Council Exhibition is currently on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphic Center. This year’s juror, Donna MacMillan—a generous supporter of the museum—selected some 70 works among submissions from about 400 artists.

The exhibit shows a broad rang...

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Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is now celebrated all around the world—especially in many Southwestern U.S. cities. The focus on coming together to pay tribute to the dead and remember loved ones has made the holiday appealing to many artists and music...

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Movies & TV

Internet Idiocy: 'Men, Women and Children' Is a Lethargic Drag

Internet Idiocy: 'Men, Women and Children' Is a Lethargic Drag

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Director Jason Reitman delivers a boring, lethargic and woefully predictable look at humans and the way in which interact with the Internet: Men, Women and Children winds up being nothing more than an ugly commercial for the Ashley Madison dating services.

Adam Sandler plays a sex-addicted married man ...

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Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Right in time for Halloween, writer-director David Ayer has come up with a genuine horror show in Fury , his take on a World War II tank crew trying to survive the last days of the war.

This film goes full-bore in showing the horrors of war—in fact, the very first scene depicts a brutal act of violence...

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Music

Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Ray LaMontagne is often referred to as a folk-rock artist, but on Tuesday night at the McCallum Theatre, he brought a psychedelic element to his live show, playing edgier material from his new album, Supernova .

The opening band, the Belle Brigade—a four-piece led by Barbara Gruska (drums, vocals) and ...

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Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the late 1960s and early 1970s. Creedence Clearwater Revival produced what would become legendary rock anthems—and even headlined Woodstock in 1969.

On Friday night, Oct. 17, Creedence Clearwater Revisited—the current incarnation of the band, notably without Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman J...

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Food and Drink

The Beer Goddess: The Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival Merges Brews and Flying—Literally!

The Beer Goddess: The Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival Merges Brews and Flying—Literally!

Friday, October 24, 2014  |  Erin Peters

The weather is starting to cool down in the Coachella Valley—so it’s a perfect time to explore what the craft-beer industry has to offer at local beer festivals. They are the perfect place to experiment, meet fellow craft-beer enthusiasts and even get involved in the community!

For the third year, th...

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Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

I’ve mentioned wine clubs to folks who don’t spend much time in tasting rooms.

“I think there’s one of those around here,” one woman said.

A wine club, right? A place where like-minded people get together to sniff and sip? Not exactly what I’d meant. At wineries, club membership is more like frequent-...

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