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Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017: Readers' Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017: Readers' Picks

Monday, November 28, 2016  |  Staff

Here are the results of the third annual Best of Coachella Valley readers' poll!

An all-time-high number of people voted in both rounds this year—and the slate of winners and finalists represent all parts of the valley.

Come celebrate the winners with us during the Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017 A...

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Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017: Staff Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017: Staff Picks

Monday, November 28, 2016  |  Staff

Best Tearjerker

Dezart Performs’ Production of The Outgoing Tide

I went to see the final performance of The Outgoing Tide— Dezart Performs’ 2015-2016 season-closing play—back in May with my friend Robert. Both Robert and I are … well, curmudgeonly , to put it kindly. While we had high expectations due to t...

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Best of Coachella Valley Legacy Award: Palm Springs Native DJ Day—aka Damien Beebe—Has Wowed Audiences Around the World

Best of Coachella Valley Legacy Award: Palm Springs Native DJ Day—aka Damien Beebe—Has Wowed Audiences Around the World

Monday, November 28, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Various local DJs and EDM artists have come and gone in recent years—and all the while, DJ Day has continuously been turning in fantastic performances both locally and around the world.

Palm Springs native DJ Day—aka Damien Beebe—is the winner of the first Best of Coachella Valley Legacy Award.

During...

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The Best Local Band 2016-2017: East Valley Represent! 'Independent' Readers Vote for Venus and the Traps the Year's Best Local Band

The Best Local Band 2016-2017: East Valley Represent! 'Independent' Readers Vote for Venus and the Traps the Year's Best Local Band

Monday, November 28, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

When I called to let the members of Venus and the Traps know that our readers had voted for them as the 2016-2017 Best Local Band, they were surprised, to say the least.

The East Valley-based band beat out War Drum, The Myx, Brightener and the reigning champ, The Flusters. I headed to Indio to speak ...

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Best of Coachella Valley 2015-2016: Readers' Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2015-2016: Readers' Picks

Tuesday, November 24, 2015  |  Staff

On the surface, this “Best Of” package may seem pretty simple: It’s a list of winners and finalists in more than 115 categories, as voted on by Coachella Valley Independent readers, along with a handful of staff picks and photos—with a feature on the Best Local Band thrown in for good measure.

But if y...

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Best of Coachella Valley 2015-2016: Staff Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2015-2016: Staff Picks

Tuesday, November 24, 2015  |  Staff

Best Pastries

Peninsula Pastries

The cute little shop at the end of Palm Springs’ Sun Center strip mall isn’t a place to go for a co-worker’s last-minute birthday sheet cake, nor is it a place that serves trendy cupcakes.

No, this place is something much more unique.

Owners Helene and Christophe Meyer i...

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