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Readers' Picks

27 Nov 2017
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At long last … here are the results of the fourth annual Best of Coachella Valley readers' poll! From all of us here at the Coachella Valley Independent, we’d like to thank the many, many readers who voted this year. The results, as you’ll see below, represent the amazing diversity of the Coachella Valley, with winners coming from all parts of the valley. We’d also like you to come and celebrate with us! The Best of Coachella Valley 2017-2018 Awards Show and Celebration takes place Friday, Dec. 15, at The Hood Bar in Pizza in Palm Desert—this year’s winner for Best Dive Bar! The awards start at 6:30, and will be followed by a performance from Best Local Band winners The Flusters. The event will be followed by an after-party featuring Herbert, Sunday Funeral and Black Water Gospel. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists … and welcome to…
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…

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