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The Blueskye Report, December 2016: The Vienna Boys Choir, Goo Goo Dolls, Penn and Teller, Hanni El Khatib—and Tons More!

The Blueskye Report, December 2016: The Vienna Boys Choir, Goo Goo Dolls, Penn and Teller, Hanni El Khatib—and Tons More!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

During the month of December, there are more than enough events to keep you entertained—whether you’re in the Christmas spirit or not.

The McCallum Theatre has a great list of Christmas-themed events. At 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 , enjoy a special Christmas presentation from the Vienna Boys Choir . One of t...

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Mr. Las Vegas: After Almost Six Decades Onstage, Wayne Newton—Coming to Morongo—Still Loves to Perform

Mr. Las Vegas: After Almost Six Decades Onstage, Wayne Newton—Coming to Morongo—Still Loves to Perform

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Wayne Newton has seen his fair share of controversy and financial problems over his nearly six-decade career. However, Mr. Las Vegas is still standing—and will be bringing his Vegas swagger to Morongo Casino Resort and Spa on Friday, Dec. 2.

During a recent phone interview, I asked him what makes him...

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The Lucky 13: Facelift Guitarist Quanah Lienau

The Lucky 13: Facelift Guitarist Quanah Lienau

Monday, November 21, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Facelift is quite possibly the most brutal band in the Coachella Valley. Its hardcore punk sound has made Facelift a house-party favorite—and landed the band opening slots for The Adicts during both of the band’s recent shows at The Hood Bar and Pizza. Facelift's guitarist, Quanah Lienau, is the son...

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Live: Culture Club at Fantasy Springs, Nov. 11

Live: Culture Club at Fantasy Springs, Nov. 11

Saturday, November 12, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Culture Club’s performance on Friday night, Nov. 11, at Fantasy Springs made good on a promise.

The well-known ’80s new-wave band, fronted by Boy George, was slated to kick off its current reunion here in the Coachella Valley back in November 2014, but after the show was announced Boy George learned ...

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The Lucky 13: Larry Lalli, Bassist for Fatso Jetson

The Lucky 13: Larry Lalli, Bassist for Fatso Jetson

Tuesday, November 08, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Fatso Jetson is one of the most prominent bands in the Coachella Valley music scene. Fronted by Mario Lalli, one of the pillars of the local music world, Fatso Jetson has just released a new album, Idle Hands , and is playing a show at Pappy and Harriet’s on Friday, Nov. 11, along with Mondo Generator...

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(Really) Big Band: The Desert Winds Freedom Band Hosts LGBT Musicians From Around the World During Pride

(Really) Big Band: The Desert Winds Freedom Band Hosts LGBT Musicians From Around the World During Pride

Wednesday, November 02, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

The profile of the Desert Winds Freedom Band, Palm Springs’ gay and gay-friendly concert band, has grown in recent years—and over Greater Palm Springs Pride, the 16-year-old group will be hosting musicians from around the world.

Hear the Desert Winds Freedom Band and friends—a whopping two 150-member...

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