spring beers

Sipping on Sunshine

These beers will put spring in your step.

Erin Peters Restaurants

DRINK As the days and nights grow warm, warmer, very warm, and daylight seems to stretch the afternoon into midevening, our palates yearn for brighter flavors, sharper textures, and more refreshing drinks. Driven by citrusy hops, fruit additions, and occasional barrel aging, spring beers offer bursts of tangy, tart, and downright delicious flavors as luminous and exciting as a desert

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7 Most Memorable Moments of Coachella 2017

From Radiohead’s bout with aliens to a sing-along of Lion King with composer Hans Zimmer, Weekends 1 and 2 packed a major punch.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

You may not initially think that the sound going out on the massive main Coachella 2017 stage would be a great moment (more like three excruciatingly long moments), but a lesser artist might have folded and left the stage for good in disgust.  This happened to me at Lalapalooza during The Breeders in 1994 in San Diego, after some moron

steve lieberman

In the Right Light

SJ Lighting founder Steve Lieberman energizes and illuminates Coachella's Yuma Tent.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

The big beat drops, timed perfectly with spectacular light choreography, are responsible for those glorious goose bumps and contagious grins on the dance floor. And the man driving these emotional responses and sensory overload at nearly every large EDM festival around the world will be at the Yuma tent again during Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts

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Dreamcar Brings New Sound to Coachella

No Doubt members and AFI frontman help create a New Wave-inspired supergroup just beginning to be heard by loyal fans.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

Formed in 2014, No Doubt members Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young have teamed up with goth-punk AFI frontman Davey Havok to form Dreamcar. Their self-titled, ’80s-influenced 12-song debut album is due out May 12. They will follow-up their appearance at the Coachella Valey Music and Arts Festival with a show April 22 during Weekend 2. Palm Springs Life

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Honne Makes Inaugural Appearance at Coachella

James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck say artists like Kendrick Lamar have influenced their music, which is making its debut at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

Imagine attending one of the biggest music festivals in the world for the first time — the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — traveling halfway around the world to do so, and it’s the same year you’re taking the stage. With soulful, languid vocals, seductive lyrics and funky, silky synths, Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher as Honne bring old school,

dining out for life

One Meal Matters

Dining Out For Life Coachella Valley makes it easy for foodies to give back to the Desert AIDS Project.

Erin Peters Restaurants

April 27 is the one day a year when your appetite helps a good cause. Dining Out for Life marks its 12th year in the Coachella Valley just as it does in 52 other cities across the country. But of all the cities that participate across the nation, Dining Out For Life Coachella Valley is the third largest fundraiser, beating

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Health Conscious

North Palm Canyon foodie choices expand with addition of Mod Cafe.

Erin Peters Restaurants

It’s safe to say a world champion boxer needs to eat healthy to stay in top form, right? Cathedral City native, Tim Bradley, has frequented Palm Greens Café for its carefully sourced menu of health-conscious dishes. Bradley especially loves the wholesome smoothies, so much so that owners Gregory Schmitz and Jeffrey Huyett named one after him. Now Schmitz and Huyett

michael costello

Rising Star

Palm Springs native Michael Costello came home to take his place on the Walk of Stars on the street where it all began for the fashion designer of the stars.

Erin Peters Fashion Week El Paseo

Maybe now Michael Costello can get preferential seating at Lulu California Bistro in downtown Palm Springs. The Palm Springs native joked about how he can best leverage his newly crowned status as a living member of the Palm Springs Walk of Stars after being honored March 20 on Palm Canyon Drive just a few doors down from the downtown Starbucks.

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Top Chef, Literally

Chef Brooke Williamson walked away with the coveted title of Season 14 Top Chef winner after making a comeback through Last Chance Kitchen.

Erin Peters Attractions

Trust Brooke Williamson with a secret. Anyone who can sit on the results of winning Top Chef for months is worth her weight in gold. Or maybe dough is a better word. Williamson, who is coming to Palm Desert Food & Wine starting March 24, was judged to be the best after a four-course cook-off with Shirley Chung. After being

Roger Federer

Tennis Remains Their Teacher

Angelique Kerber adjusts to her No. 1 position at the BNP Paribas Open, while Roger Federer likes where he sits at No. 9.

Erin Peters Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

German-born Angelique Kerber couldn’t help but notice a larger audience during her appearance at the BNP Paribas Open Media Day March 8 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Being ranked No. 1 will do that, even if it comes after the previous top seed, Serena Williams, had to bow out due to a knee injury. Despite the move up to the top