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Transfer ceremony recognizes student achievement

BY ANGELA SANCHEZ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR On May 11 a colorful ceremony at the McCallum Theatre recognized College of the Desert transfer students as they continue on to 4-year universities. The ceremony began at 3 p.m. in the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Over five hundred students completed the coursework required to transfer into […]

Annual student art scholarship exhibition

BY ANDREW VERDUZCO & ANGELA SANCHEZ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WRITERS College of the Desert’s Marks Art Center (MAC) hosted an award exhibition on May 11 for nine students who received scholarships. The scholarships awarded were provided by The Dumont Foundation, as well as Nancy H. Bacon, Ruth Stark and Joyce Norton. Students eligible for scholarships majored […]

COD student shines through his art

 BY ANDREW VERDUZCO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Chris Angel Sanchez by birth, KAS by reputation. Born and raised in the Coachella valley, KAS has become well known for his murals and structuralist pieces. He’s produced installations for brands like Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience, Coachella Music & Arts Festival, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) […]

The White Party crashes Palm Springs

BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR The White Party is the biggest festival for gay and bisexual men that is being held this year in Palm Springs at the Convention Center Friday, May 5. According to the Huffington Post, Jeffrey Sanker will be producing this year’s event and plans on bringing all the infamous pool […]

Remembering a rock ‘n’ roll revolutionary

BY CHELSEA HERNANDEZ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Chuck Berry, American guitarist and singer-songwriter, died in his home near Wentzville, Mo. at the age of 90 on March 18. He was considered a rock and roll pioneer by many. He is best known for his classic songs like “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.” According to, Berry […]

Rapper gives Chicago schools a second “Chance”

BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Chicago born, Chance the Rapper recently donated one million dollars to support art programs in public schools. He intends for this donation to help after school programs as well as give the students a better school experience. According to the NY Times, Chance said, “I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools […]

Coachella and the lesser-known artists

BY ANGELA SANCHEZ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella) soon after they announced the 2017 lineup tickets were sold out in about three hours for both weekends.  Lady Gaga replaced Beyoncé due to her pregnancy with twins, will now headline the two Saturday nights on April 15 & 22, while Radiohead headlines the Friday […]

Students excited about new Disney classic coming to big screen

BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action film based off the original animated version that is set to hit theaters March 17 in theaters worldwide. Many talented actors including Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf from Frozen. Disney will bring the […]

Top six anticipating albums of 2017 by female artists

BY ANGELA SANCHEZ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR  Nelly Furtado’s sixth studio album “The Ride” is set to release on March 31. According to The Fader, Furtado recently collaborated with Blood Orange for her new album. She plans to make a comeback, she had hit in 2006 with her song “promiscuous” and “Maneater.” Lorde’s album “Melodrama” is out June […]

In the Loop

Upcoming Arts & Entertainment events in the Coachella Valley Music & Shows:  The Hood Bar & Pizza *Open mic night every Wednesday 8 – 10p.m. * HWY111 Palm Desert * Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown Palace *Pioneertown *Upcoming performances: The Kills (March 17, 2017) * Tickets @ Events:  Tachevah Semi Final Showcase (March 23, […]

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