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Sunday
Apr202014

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Sunday
Apr202014

Monday Shout Outs

Hello, Everyone,  and Happy Monday

CV NewsRadio Host Jim Fordyce with the Easter BunnyI hope you all had a wonderful weekend. There were many of you at the music festival and lots of Easter events. Frdiay night I enjoyed Improv Games at College of the Desert. This is a regular feature from the theatre students and they did one great job. There was a trip to my favorite theatre for the movie "Bears." It was very good and I recommend it, but Grubbs Grizzly, The Coachella Valley Fun Bear was with me and he wrote the review. I will add here that my favorite movie theatre is indeed the Mary Pickford in Cathedral City. I inadvertently left that out of last week's column. I took some ribbing for the omission and it will cost me lunch. All kidding aside, Wally, Ted and the staff at that theatre are tops and I publicly thank them for not only being a sponsor of Coachella Valley News. but also for being great friends and running a fine business. Easter Sunday we were downtown for the adult Easter Egg hunt. What fun. I saw lots of friends. That is me with the Easter bunny and in the other picture I am selecting my latest Hawaiian Shirt from

Jim at Palm Springs General StorePalm Spring General Store. We saw Mindy Reed from Zin Bistro and Alicante giving out eggs with prizes, as well as the gang at Grau Rentals. I made two new friends: Kevin Hess from HEES and his next door neighbor Brian  from the salon. We took lots of photos; the album is attached to the story.

Coming up:

There is a new show coming from Palm Canyon Theatre. Read the preview for "Thoroughly Modern Millie." Next at the Desert Rose Playhouse is "The Haunted Host," and there is also a preview of next month's Film Noir Film Festival. I will be at Smoke Tree Supper Club tonight (4-21). It is the first of many Monday nights where you will enjoy Richard and Mary. Great music and a great place to eat. How could you go wrong?


 

Sunday
Apr202014

Grown-Up Easter Egg Crawl in Downtown Palm Springs Attracts Holiday Crowd

It was the inaugural Grown-Up Easter Egg Crawl in Downtown Palm Springs on Sunday (April 20) . From late morning into the afternoon, people visiting participating merchants got to select and egg. Inside were discounts to that merchant and other stores, along with free meals, gifts and other big prizws

There were over $10,000 in prizes scattered across downtown, and people could get an egg at each stop. 
Merchants say it was a great way to say “Thank You” for shopping and dining in Downtown Palm Springs.

Among the participating business were: Alicante Spanish Mediterranean Cuisine, Crystal Fantasy, Grau! Vacation Rentals, HEES, Palm Springs Art Museum and Zin American Bistro

 

 

Sunday
Apr202014

Next up at PCT: Molly Brown

The Palm Canyon Theatre plunges you into the early 1920s with 'Thourpughly Modern Millie. This classic musical brings the audience back to  a time of flappers, sharks, movers & shakers with Millie, played by Kelly McLean. who longs to experience it all! New to New York and convinced she must be a modern girl, Millie devises a plan to find a boss, Trevor Graydon (Kelly Peak), and marry him for the money. 

To purchase tickets for this six time tony award winning musical (adults $32, children/students $10) go to palmcanyontheatre.org, call their box office at 760.323.5123 or stop by to see them Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm. PCT is located at 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive.

Performances start May 2nd and run until May 11th; Thursdays at 7pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. 

Sunday
Apr202014

Next up at Desert Rose: "The Haunted Host"

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present Robert Patrick’s classic gay comedy THE HAUNTED HOST. Opening Friday, May 2, 2014 for a five-week run closing on June 1, 2014, performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. 

One of the first contemporary gay plays, THE HAUNTED HOST premiered at Greenwich Village’s famed Café Cino in 1964.  The comedy, produced several years before THE BOYS IN THE BAND and other landmark mainstream plays about homosexuality, gave playwright Robert Patrick the opportunity to create one of the first

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Sunday
Apr202014

Get Ready for Film Noir at the 2014 Arthur Lyons Film Festival.

The 2014 Edition of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival opens its 15th year at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs on May 8th.  Producer and Host Alan K. Rode announced that film and television star Barbara Hale is scheduled to appear as the opening night guest star after the screening of the 1949 film, THE WINDOW.

“THE WINDOW is one of Hollywood’s greatest suspense films,” said Rode. “I am thrilled that we’ll be

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Sunday
Apr202014

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Sunday
Apr202014

A Movie that "Bears" Its Soul

by: Grubbs Grizzly
Nature documentaries can often get bogged down in heavy messages about conservation and the threat to our environment. In Disneynature’s “Bears,” though, the story is simply about bears in their natural habitat. You won’t see poachers or housing developers or humans of any kind in this film, and that is a relief. The movie is set on Alaska’s federally protected peninsula, where great brown bears have millions of acres to roam free.

But even without the threat of humans, life is not easy for these bears. The filmmakers follow a mother, Sky, and her two cubs,

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Sunday
Apr202014

"Captain America" is a "Marvel-ous" Sequel

Rating: 3 out of Fordyce

 

Sequels can often be a disappointing attempt to bring us back to the the theatre but leave it to the gang at Marvel to make us forget that notion. I wasn't sure how they were going to get us back in the action for  "Captain America: The Winter Soldier,"  but they did with a crisp plot gets going fast and doesn't let us down. It has everything we want: action, intrigue, people to cheer for and villains to boo. I found it quite refreshing as I got to see   Chris Evans back as the Captain. He once again plays Steve Rogers with just the righ mix of "Aw, Shucks" goodness and street smarts. Scarlett Johansson is

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Sunday
Apr202014

Cabot's Pueblo Museum Honors Cabot and the Hopi with Kachina Carving Event

 What Fabulous fun we had at this event. CVFun highly reccomends you  enjoy the photos and drop by Cabot's Pueblo Museum soon!

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Cabot's Pueblo Museum is  hosting its first Hopi Kachina Carving Weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13.

This event will honor the tradition of Kachina carving.

Kachinas  are the representations of the spirits that li

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Sunday
Apr202014

Mendez Gallery Attracts a Crowd

The Jorge Mendez Gallery at 756 North Palm Canyon Drive was bustly on Friday (April 11 2014) evening during the art opening for the Latin American artists Mendez represents. When Jorge Mendez and Raymond Maas opened the gallery in early December, the biggest goal was to bring the "creative genius (of Latin American artists) to an underserved U.S. marketplace."  They feature only contemporary Latin American art.  



Located in the former location of Dwight Polen Design, Mendez had very little to do to this clean space right in the Uptown Design District.  This writer's good friends, Tony Larcombe and Dwight Polen, consolidated their antiquities into their Palm Desert store on El Paseo in November. Though it was

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Sunday
Apr202014

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Sunday
Apr202014

Original Art Works From Celebrities and Artists at $99 Help the Museum

 What a great event! Plese enjoy out CVFun Fotos by Jim Fordyce!

Story by: Charlene Faris

The palm trees were swaying from the winds on Saturday afternoon way before 4 pm, but that certainly did not deter the hundreds of art enthusiasts, buyers and  collectors to join in the fun, the camaraderie, and scurry to look for celebrity (and all artists') artwork  (over 720 pieces) at the beautiful Rivieria Hotel on North Indian Canyon in Palm Springs.  People flowed in continually, another mixed crowd of few that any of us knew except our fellow artists themselves. It was exciting, to say the least!

Jim Fordyce, owner of the Coachella Valley Online News Network, was there from the gitgo, long before

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