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Ask a Mexican: Are There Assisted-Living Homes for Mexicans Who Like Spicy Food?

Ask a Mexican: Are There Assisted-Living Homes for Mexicans Who Like Spicy Food?

Dear Mexican: Recently, I visited a viejecita in an assisted-living home. As I’m getting on in years myself, I wondered how I would fare in such a place. Fortunately, I do like to eat cottage cheese, bu...

Meet the Rabbi: Chabad of Palm Springs' Yonason Denebeim Has Been Answering Questions at VillageFest for 25 Years

Meet the Rabbi: Chabad of Palm Springs' Yonason Denebeim Has Been Answering Questions at VillageFest for 25 Years

If you’ve been to Palm Springs VillageFest, you’ve seen the “Ask the Rabbi” booth. Rabbi Yonason Denebeim has been running that booth for about 25 years—and, not surprisingly, he has many stories to t...

The Potted Desert Garden: Dramatic Seasonal Changes in Just Three Pots

The Potted Desert Garden: Dramatic Seasonal Changes in Just Three Pots

Would you believe something as simple as three pots can make a remarkable story in your desert garden—a story that you can change on a whim?

Pictured first, above, is a blank slate—a common, boring fen...

Before and After War: Jennifer Karady's Powerful Photos of Soldiers Are a Highlight at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Before and After War: Jennifer Karady's Powerful Photos of Soldiers Are a Highlight at the Palm Springs Art Museum

The tale told by Jennifer Karady: In Country, Soldiers’ Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan , a powerful photography exhibit now on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum, has three parts; however, galler...

The Blueskye Report, March 2015: Don McLean, Kathy Griffin, Big and Rich, Gang of Four, and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, March 2015: Don McLean, Kathy Griffin, Big and Rich, Gang of Four, and Much More!

It’s March … so we all know what’s comin’, weather-wise. We strongly recommend getting out and enjoying some fantastic events before the broiler gets turned on.

The McCallum Theatre’s schedule is full ...

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News

Meet the Rabbi: Chabad of Palm Springs' Yonason Denebeim Has Been Answering Questions at VillageFest for 25 Years

Meet the Rabbi: Chabad of Palm Springs' Yonason Denebeim Has Been Answering Questions at VillageFest for 25 Years

Tuesday, March 03, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

If you’ve been to Palm Springs VillageFest, you’ve seen the “Ask the Rabbi” booth. Rabbi Yonason Denebeim has been running that booth for about 25 years—and, not surprisingly, he has many stories to tell.

Like, for example, that time when he hosted Matisyahu during Coachella in 2006. Or when he worke...

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March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Robert Victor

March 2015 at dusk: Early in the month, the four brightest “stars,” in order of brilliance, are: Venus , in the west; Jupiter , in the eastern sky; Sirius , the “Dog Star,” 40 degrees up in the south as seen from the Coachella Valley; and Canopus , less than 4 degrees up when it passes due south about 21 min...

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Opinion

Ask a Mexican: Are There Assisted-Living Homes for Mexicans Who Like Spicy Food?

Ask a Mexican: Are There Assisted-Living Homes for Mexicans Who Like Spicy Food?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Recently, I visited a viejecita in an assisted-living home. As I’m getting on in years myself, I wondered how I would fare in such a place. Fortunately, I do like to eat cottage cheese, but I would like some salsa with it, or better yet, an occasional jalapeño en escabeche .

Are there place...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Dramatic Seasonal Changes in Just Three Pots

The Potted Desert Garden: Dramatic Seasonal Changes in Just Three Pots

Tuesday, March 03, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Would you believe something as simple as three pots can make a remarkable story in your desert garden—a story that you can change on a whim?

Pictured first, above, is a blank slate—a common, boring fence in a desert backyard. It borders a grassy area adjacent to a rocky space. It’s crying for the “ri...

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Arts and Culture

Before and After War: Jennifer Karady's Powerful Photos of Soldiers Are a Highlight at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Before and After War: Jennifer Karady's Powerful Photos of Soldiers Are a Highlight at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Monday, March 02, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

The tale told by Jennifer Karady: In Country, Soldiers’ Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan , a powerful photography exhibit now on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum, has three parts; however, gallery visitors get to see only two.

We see the prologue, which lets us know what occurs prior to soldiers...

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March Theater: Buyer and Cellar at Coyote Stageworks; Nunsense at Desert Theatreworks; Dezart Goes 'On the Air'; and Much More!

March Theater: Buyer and Cellar at Coyote Stageworks; Nunsense at Desert Theatreworks; Dezart Goes 'On the Air'; and Much More!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  |  Staff

Buyer and Cellar—From Coyote Stageworks

Emerson Collins ( Sordid Lives ) stars in the comedy Buyer and Cellar , which focuses on the price of fame, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from Friday, March 27, through Sunday, April 5. $45 to $60. At the Helene Galen Per...

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Movies & TV

True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Finds a Home on Netflix; 'The Returned' Delivers on Creepy and Weepy

True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Finds a Home on Netflix; 'The Returned' Delivers on Creepy and Weepy

Wednesday, March 04, 2015  |  Bill Frost

Dig (Thursday, March 5, USA), series debut: At least the USA Network is trying new ideas. However, for every creative win (like comedies Sirens and Playing House , or dramas Graceland and Satisfaction ), there’s a pandering pantsload (like reality steamers Chrisley Knows Best and Summer Camp ) and a handful of l...

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Home Video Review: 'The Last Five Years' Shows Off the Talent of Anna Kendrick

Home Video Review: 'The Last Five Years' Shows Off the Talent of Anna Kendrick

Tuesday, March 03, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

After respectable musical efforts in awful films ( Pitch Perfect , Into the Woods ), Anna Kendrick takes a nice leap forward in The Last Five Years , a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical.

She plays Cathy, a woman we see singing a mournful post breakup song as the film begins. Her husband, newly fa...

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Music

The Blueskye Report, March 2015: Don McLean, Kathy Griffin, Big and Rich, Gang of Four, and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, March 2015: Don McLean, Kathy Griffin, Big and Rich, Gang of Four, and Much More!

Monday, March 02, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s March … so we all know what’s comin’, weather-wise. We strongly recommend getting out and enjoying some fantastic events before the broiler gets turned on.

The McCallum Theatre’s schedule is full of music events in March. While Johnny Mathis’ March 7 and 8 performances are sold out, here are som...

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FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: March 2015

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: March 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Alex Harrington

FRESH Sessions this month features a fantastic guest artist: Orange County-based tastemaker Death House of Love, aka Reid Horton.

Reid is not only a DJ; he also plays in a band called VIBES.

I had a chance to ask him a few questions about his own tastes in music, and what kind of sounds come to mind w...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What : The Sour

Where : Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much : $10

Contact : 760-537-7337; www.barwastaken.com

Why : It’s one of the best cocktails in the valley.

I am convinced that Bar (if you’re unfamiliar, yes, that’s the name of the place in its entirety) remains underrated, even though th...

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Restaurant News Bites: Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in a Foie Gras Uproar; Plate | Glass Ups the Ante; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in a Foie Gras Uproar; Plate | Glass Ups the Ante; and Much More!

Monday, February 23, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in the Midst of a Foie Gras Uproar

In early January, U.S. District Judge Court Stephen V. Wilson overturned California’s ban on foie gras—a 2004 voter-approved law that went into effect in 2012.

Almost immediately, Mindy Reed, the owner of downtown Palm Springs’ Zin Am...

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