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Readers' Picks

28 Nov 2016
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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 Awards Show and Celebration, presented by Renova Solar. It will take place at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Copa Nightclub—this year's Best Nightclub winner. Thanks to all of you who voted in this year's poll! Welcome to the Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017. —Jimmy Boegle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ARTS Best Art Gallery Coachella Valley Art Scene Runners up: 2. CODA 3. Heather James 4. Melissa Morgan Best Indoor Venue McCallum Theatre Runners up: 2. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace 3. The Hood Bar and Pizza 4. Fantasy Springs Special Events Center 5. The Date Shed Best Local Arts Group/Organization Palm Springs…
24 Nov 2015
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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 you look a little deeper, you’ll see these results paint a fairly interesting picture of the Coachella Valley as it stands today. For example: The fact that such varied and diverse local bands, musicians and DJs were chosen by our readers as winners and finalists points to an increasingly varied and diverse local music scene. If you peruse the places selected as winners and finalists in the various food and restaurant categories, you’ll discover the vast majority of them are locally owned places—pointing to an increasingly good local food scene. On the flip side, you can…
24 Nov 2014
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Welcome to the Best of Coachella Valley 2014-2015! Here’s how these results came to be: Between Aug. 29 and Oct. 3, Coachella Valley Independent readers voted at in an open ballot in the categories listed below. No finalists were selected in advance; readers had to write in their selections. We then took the top three to five finishers in each category and put them on a final-round ballot, which ran at from Oct. 8 to Nov. 7. Readers had to provide an email address, and were allowed to submit only one ballot in each round. We sent an email to each voter; if the email bounced, we did not count the ballot associated with that email address. Here are the results of this first-ever Coachella Valley Independent readers’ poll. Enjoy! Arts Best Art Gallery Coachella Valley Art Scene Runners up: 2. Gallery 446 3. Heather James Fine Art…

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