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Live: Tony Bennett at Fantasy Springs, Jan. 30

Live: Tony Bennett at Fantasy Springs, Jan. 30

Although he’s 88 years old, Tony Bennett is still the consummate showman—a fact he proved at Fantasy Springs on Friday night, Jan. 30.

Before Tony Bennett came out, his daughter, Antonia Bennett, perfo...

The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

Beer culture stretches back more than 4,000 years—and for much of that time, beer was primarily made by amateurs.

The more things change, the more things stay the same: Homebrewing today is on a meteor...

February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

Two planets and a star far outshine all competitors at dusk in February.

They are: Venus , of magnitude -4, low in the west-southwest, shifting toward the west and slowly gaining altitude as this month p...

Modernism 101: Why Is Palm Springs an Epicenter for Modernism—and Why Should Anybody Care? Modernism Week Chairman Chris Mobley Explains.

Modernism 101: Why Is Palm Springs an Epicenter for Modernism—and Why Should Anybody Care? Modernism Week Chairman Chris Mobley Explains.

From Thursday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 22, an estimated 45,000 people will descend on the Coachella Valley for Modernism Week, the annual celebration of the architecture and style of the 1950s a...

Fresh Sessions With All Night Shoes: February 2015

Fresh Sessions With All Night Shoes: February 2015

This month, I’m launching a new mix series, called “New Palm Springs.”

Each mix will include tracks that I feel reflect our valley. I have always been inspired by my environment. I like cooler, chilled...

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News

February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Two planets and a star far outshine all competitors at dusk in February.

They are: Venus , of magnitude -4, low in the west-southwest, shifting toward the west and slowly gaining altitude as this month progresses; Jupiter, of magnitude -2.6, starting very low in the east-northeast, moving into the east a...

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The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

It’s been a long road home for Coachella boxer Randy Caballero.

The International Boxing Federation’s world bantamweight champion has been fighting in faraway places for more than a year now. The twisting road led him first to Sunrise, Fla., then to Kobe, Japan, and then finally to Monte Carlo, Monac...

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Opinion

A Note From the Editor: Are Locals Missing Out When It Comes to the Area's Big Festivals?

A Note From the Editor: Are Locals Missing Out When It Comes to the Area's Big Festivals?

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

As festival season heads into full swing, I can’t help but wonder: How involved is the average Coachella Valley local in these big events?

Take the Palm Springs International Film Festival, for example. I’ve heard grousing that the festival, which started out as a smaller event designed primarily for...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 29, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 29, 2015!

Thursday, January 29, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's revealing Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson borrows some useful tips from Sen. Joni Ernst; The K Chronicles looks at the rights of a police officer who shoots a black man; This Modern World checks in with the Right Wing Science Dude; and Red Meat has a chat with God.

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Arts and Culture

Modernism 101: Why Is Palm Springs an Epicenter for Modernism—and Why Should Anybody Care? Modernism Week Chairman Chris Mobley Explains.

Modernism 101: Why Is Palm Springs an Epicenter for Modernism—and Why Should Anybody Care? Modernism Week Chairman Chris Mobley Explains.

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

From Thursday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 22, an estimated 45,000 people will descend on the Coachella Valley for Modernism Week, the annual celebration of the architecture and style of the 1950s and 1960s.

If you’re a fan of modernism, architecture in general, or the styles made popular when baby...

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Just Beautiful: H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph Make CV Rep's 'Having Our Say' a Touching Triumph

Just Beautiful: H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph Make CV Rep's 'Having Our Say' a Touching Triumph

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Beautiful. They are just … beautiful.

At Coachella Valley Repertory’s first performance of Having Our Say , the gentle Delany Sisters stole our hearts. (With CV Rep’s permission, the Independent reviewed the first preview performance, rather than the opening-night show, so the review could make our Febru...

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Movies & TV

Not an Easy Piece of 'Cake': Jennifer Aniston Is Pain Personified in This Attention-Grabbing Movie

Not an Easy Piece of 'Cake': Jennifer Aniston Is Pain Personified in This Attention-Grabbing Movie

Thursday, January 29, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Jennifer Aniston personifies emotional and physical pain in Cake . She does such a great job of looking and sounding miserable that it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that crew members were driving nails into her feet out of the camera’s view during takes.

Aniston plays a woman named Claire, and the rea...

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True TV: 'Key and Peele' and 'The Blacklist' Play With the Super Bowl

True TV: 'Key and Peele' and 'The Blacklist' Play With the Super Bowl

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  |  Bill Frost

Duff Till Dawn (Thursday, Jan. 29, Food Network), series debut: In the four years since greatest food-related reality show ever, Ace of Cakes , shut down production, Charm City Cakes boss— not a damned Cake Boss, OK?—Duff Goldman has starred in several short-lived Food Network series, none of which have ...

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Music

The Blueskye Report, February 2015: Garrison Kellor, Huey Lewis, Burt Bacharach, Martina McBride and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, February 2015: Garrison Kellor, Huey Lewis, Burt Bacharach, Martina McBride and Much More!

Saturday, January 31, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

February is the shortest month of the year—but it’s also the high season in the Coachella Valley, which means there’s a wealth of great shows you should keep in mind.

The Ace Hotel and Swim Club will be hosting a performance by L.A. Witch at 10 p.m. , Friday, Feb. 6 , in the Amigo Room. The psychedelic fem...

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Live: Tony Bennett at Fantasy Springs, Jan. 30

Live: Tony Bennett at Fantasy Springs, Jan. 30

Saturday, January 31, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Although he’s 88 years old, Tony Bennett is still the consummate showman—a fact he proved at Fantasy Springs on Friday night, Jan. 30.

Before Tony Bennett came out, his daughter, Antonia Bennett, performed for about 20 minutes, singing standards such as “Teach Me Tonight,” “Taking a Chance on Love” a...

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Food and Drink

The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Erin Peters

Beer culture stretches back more than 4,000 years—and for much of that time, beer was primarily made by amateurs.

The more things change, the more things stay the same: Homebrewing today is on a meteoric rise in the United States.

Since 1978, the American Homebrewers Association (www.homebrewersassoci...

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Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Out of the Ashes: Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club Begins Rebuilding Process

At Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club, it was supposed to be a Christmas day to celebrate. The year-old restaurant, located at 292 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, had dinner reservations for 170 people on the books.

However...

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