The band Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers will perform a tribute to B-western cowboys like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in a free show Tuesday night at the Rancho Mirage Public Library.
The show, which will include music and film clips, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the community room of the library, 71-100 Highway 111.
The program will focus on movie cowboys from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s such as Rogers, Autry, Rex Allen, Hoppy, Tom Mix and Lash LaRue, library spokeswoman Susan Cook said.
Seating is first-come, first-served.
— City News Service
Shelby Lynne is sitting in a booth at Sherman’s Delicatessen in Palm Springs, her distinctive blonde hair hidden by a Sherman’s Deli cap pulled down low enough over her forehead to divert attention from her desert sky-blue eyes.
The Grammy Award-winning singer from Rancho Mirage had just arrived in town at 3 a.m. after a trip to her native South and had already completed an early morning radio interview with Bill Feingold. Now, at 10 a.m., she was finishing a big slice of chocolate cake for breakfast.
Read Bruce Fessier’s full interview with Shelby Lynne at mydesert.com.
Eric Burdon of The Animals and War is seen in a 2010 file photo. (Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun)
of The Animals and War — and a longtime desert dweller — is moving, Bruce Fessier
reports in his column on MyDesert.com
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Burdon … is selling his house in Joshua Tree and moving to Ojai, where he recovered from back surgery this summer. Eric has lived in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta and Whitewater since the 1960s. He once told me the Indian Canyons were his church.
But, at age 71, Eric is making his biggest comeback since leaving the Animals to form War. He was lionized by Bruce Springsteen at South By Southwest. His new album drops Nov. 23 and it’s getting big buzz. I look forward to interviewing him one last time this week as a desert neighbor.
Got something you’ve always wanted to ask Barry Manilow but never had the chance? Desert Sun reporter Bruce Fessier will be interviewing Barry soon in advance of his “Gift Of Love II” benefit concerts at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, and he’d like some help from the fans to generate additional questions for Barry.
Submit your questions ASAP to MyDesert’s Facebook wall. The questions that get the most “likes” will be selected to be passed on to Barry as long as Fessier deems them appropriate for his story. One question per submission and the questions must be received by 9 a.m. Wednesday. Watch for the story to be run in The Desert Sun and on mydesert.com toward the end of November.
In other Barry Manilow news, the singer will treat fans to a 17-performance run on Broadway in January.
Krystal Elliott, 30, of Cathedral City wears an oversized cowboy hat on Sunday of Stagecoach 2011. (Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun)
tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.
Travel, camping and shuttle passes for the 2013 edition of the country music festival will also go on sale Saturday.
Reba McEntire performs Saturday, April 25 during Stagecoach 2009. (Crystal Chatham, The Desert Sun)
, who performed at Stagecoach
2009, will headline a Nov. 30 gala at the McCallum Theatre
in Palm Desert, City News Service reports
on our sister site, MyDesert.com.
• Reba McEntire to headline McCallum Theatre gala Nov. 30
Orange County resident Brandon Weiner, 27, (right) laughs while playing beer pong in the campgrounds with friend Billy McDonald, 29, (left) on Friday, April 27, 2012 during the first day of the Stagecoach country music festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. / Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun
The hardcore partying at campgrounds used by attendees of Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival will have to come down several notches, the festival’s promoter said Wednesday.
Changes to next year’s country music festival on April 26-28, which follows two back-to-back Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivals, eliminates car camping, reduces the number of RVs and limits entrance into the RV area to only those with camping wristbands.
Read more …
Gregg Gillis performs as Girl Talk at Coachella 2012. (Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun)
The S.S. Coachella
plays host to Girl Talk,
aka Gregg Gillis
, on its maiden voyage this December.
The Pittsburgh DJ and remixer also played Coachella on land in 2007, 2009 and 2012, and MyCoachella alum Sonya English had this to say about the high-energy act this spring:
My first thought when I saw Girl Talk on the Coachella lineup was something like “HELL YES.”
My second thought — I mean it — was: Am I in shape for this?
Read more: Girl Talk Live: Sweatier than spin class
Desert sand and windmills provide the backdrop for Chris Brown‘s new music video “Don’t Judge Me.”
Brown had wanted to shoot a video in the desert for a while, Riveting Entertainment CEO Andrew Listermann told The Desert Sun’s Daniel Simon.
Read more on our sister site:
• Chris Brown shoots new video in Palm Springs (MyDesert.com)
Liz Kelly Nelson, engagement editor at The Desert Sun, put together this playlist of memorable songs by Andy Williams, a part-time desert resident who died Tuesday:
MyCoachella app users: Can’t see the player? Try this direct link.