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Readers' Picks

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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