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September Astronomy: Watch Mars Zoom Across the Sky!

September Astronomy: Watch Mars Zoom Across the Sky!

Mars forms colorful pairs with other objects in the southwest evening sky in September, as the red planet moves from just more than 5 degrees from yellowish Saturn on Sept. 1, to within 5 degrees of r...

Live: Brian Wilson and Al Jardine at Fantasy Springs, Aug. 30

Live: Brian Wilson and Al Jardine at Fantasy Springs, Aug. 30

The Beach Boys formed in 1961, and would soon go on to forever popularize the idea of being a Southern California teenager.

On Saturday night, Aug. 30, Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine stopped by...

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: September 2014

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: September 2014

This month, I have decided to make a mix featuring some of my favorite tracks at the moment.

While keeping my usual deep-house sound, I’ve developed a playlist that represents my favorite “vibes.” I lo...

A Note From the Editor: It's Time to Vote in the Best of Coachella Valley!

A Note From the Editor: It's Time to Vote in the Best of Coachella Valley!

Voting in the Coachella Valley Independent ’s Best of Coachella Valley has begun! Find the ballot here, including rules, dates and a complete list of categories .

I am intimately familiar with “Best Ofs”; ...

The Lucky 13: Shawn Mafia, of Gutter Candy

The Lucky 13: Shawn Mafia, of Gutter Candy

Shawn Mafia is a well-known figure in the Joshua Tree music scene. He recorded an album at Rancho de la Luna, has played many shows at Pappy and Harriet’s, and recently changed his band’s name from Sh...

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News

September Astronomy: Watch Mars Zoom Across the Sky!

September Astronomy: Watch Mars Zoom Across the Sky!

Monday, September 01, 2014  |  Robert Victor

Mars forms colorful pairs with other objects in the southwest evening sky in September, as the red planet moves from just more than 5 degrees from yellowish Saturn on Sept. 1, to within 5 degrees of red Antares from Sept. 22 through Oct. 3.

Saturn, with its rings tipped 22 degrees from edge-on, is im...

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Everything Is Connected: The Goal of Joshua Tree's Synchronicity Symposium—to Raise Attendees' Consciousness

Everything Is Connected: The Goal of Joshua Tree's Synchronicity Symposium—to Raise Attendees' Consciousness

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

In January 2013, Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock spoke at a TEDx event in the London area.

Both of these speakers are familiar with controversy, thanks to their criticisms of modern science and their outside-of-the-mainstream ideas about consciousness. However, these talks would catapult them int...

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Opinion

A Note From the Editor: It's Time to Vote in the Best of Coachella Valley!

A Note From the Editor: It's Time to Vote in the Best of Coachella Valley!

Friday, August 29, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Voting in the Coachella Valley Independent ’s Best of Coachella Valley has begun! Find the ballot here, including rules, dates and a complete list of categories .

I am intimately familiar with “Best Ofs”; I ran them or helped run them in newspapers in Reno, Las Vegas and Tucson before I moved here to lau...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 28, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 28, 2014!

Thursday, August 28, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's authoritative Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson wonders what would happen if the police treated bankers like black people; The K Chronicles discusses a child's summer vacation; This Modern World examines media responses to the unrest in Ferguson; and Red Meat enjoys a lovely evening...

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Arts and Culture

September Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

September Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Saturday, August 30, 2014  |  Staff

Film

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

A varied combination of feature films, documentaries and short films created by and/or about thematic issues related to the LGBT community is shown Thursday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 21. Individual screenings $13; all-access $1...

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September Theater: 'Seminar' at DTW; 'Anita Bryant' at Desert Rose; 'Tommy' at Palm Canyon; and Much More!

September Theater: 'Seminar' at DTW; 'Anita Bryant' at Desert Rose; 'Tommy' at Palm Canyon; and Much More!

Friday, August 29, 2014  |  Staff

2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night—From Desert Rose Playhouse

Set in New York City in 1987, 2 Boys explores the sexual etiquette of one-night stands and is peppered with poignant, humorous and sly observations. The play contains nudity and sexual situations; at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 ...

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Movies & TV

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Aug. 31, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Aug. 31, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014  |  Staff

1. Blended * (Warner Bros.)

2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony)

3. The Other Woman (20th Century Fox)

4. Divergent (Lionsgate)

5. A Haunted House 2 * (Universal)

6. Oculus (20th Century Fox)

7. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return * (20th Century Fox)

8. The Quiet Ones (Lionsgate)

9. Rage (Image)

10. A Good Man (Lionsgate)

* Available...

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Truly a Sin: 'A Dame to Kill For' Is a Tedious Experience

Truly a Sin: 'A Dame to Kill For' Is a Tedious Experience

Thursday, August 28, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

It feels like writer-director Robert Rodriguez delivered the first Sin City a million years ago.

However, it was just nine years ago, back in 2005. Rodriguez was reaching the apex of his creative strengths, making good movies for relatively small budgets and doing much of the work himself. Sin City was t...

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Music

The Blueskye Report, September 2014: George Lopez, Engelbert, Cibo Matto, and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, September 2014: George Lopez, Engelbert, Cibo Matto, and Much More!

Monday, September 01, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s time to celebrate the beginning of the end of summer with some great events!

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has some big names scheduled for September. Funny man George Lopez will be stopping by at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6 . The Mexican-American comedian’s impressive career has included his own talk...

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Live: Brian Wilson and Al Jardine at Fantasy Springs, Aug. 30

Live: Brian Wilson and Al Jardine at Fantasy Springs, Aug. 30

Sunday, August 31, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The Beach Boys formed in 1961, and would soon go on to forever popularize the idea of being a Southern California teenager.

On Saturday night, Aug. 30, Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine stopped by Fantasy Springs to play a show for their original teenage fans—as well as a surprising number of yo...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Kerry Simon Moves to the Hard Rock; Cactusberry Gets a Makeover; a New Purple Room Menu; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Kerry Simon Moves to the Hard Rock; Cactusberry Gets a Makeover; a New Purple Room Menu; and Much More!

Monday, August 25, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Hard Rock Replaces Sessions With Simon Kitchen + Bar

Another celebrity chef is coming to the Coachella Valley.

Simon Kitchen + Bar, a restaurant under the direction of Kerry Simon, is slated to open in mid-September at the Hard Rock, located at 150 S. Indian Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. It’s replaci...

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The Beer Goddess: What Are the Area's Three Local Breweries Up To These Days?

The Beer Goddess: What Are the Area's Three Local Breweries Up To These Days?

Friday, August 22, 2014  |  Erin Peters

Back when Palm Springs was a frequent destination for the truly hip, Frank Sinatra would hoist his Jack Daniel’s flag on the pole in his luxurious Movie Colony neighborhood. It was like a smoke signal to Frank’s cohorts—it was cocktail hour.

Today, the Coachella Valley is once again becoming a freque...

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