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Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen In Concert At
 Indian Cove Amphitheatre, Joshua Tree National Park

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Chris Hillman, along with master musician Herb Pedersen, recently performed a “nostalgic stew” of music from the Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, the Desert Rose Band, and other individual selections from careers spanning almost 50 years.

Hi-Desert Music News By Judy Wishart

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

Billboard Magazine has finally realized something that locals here have known all along. They have named Pappy and Harriet’s as one of the top ten Hottest Spots, Must Plays and Hidden Gems in the United States!

Hi-Desert Music News By Judy Wishart

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

Billboard Magazine has finally realized something that locals here have known all along. They have named Pappy and Harriet’s as one of the top ten Hottest Spots, Must Plays and Hidden Gems in the United States!

Film Talk

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

The festival, which keeps getting bigger, bearier, and more prestigious in movie circles, is a personal favorite of mine for a couple of reasons. One, it’s one of a few festivals that recognizes and honors the creative effort and input of the cinematographer.

Desert Beat Theatre

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

The Palm Canyon Theatre of Palm Springs gets the nod as the first live theatre venue in the valley to be featured. With that settled, my next order of business was to seek out play director Scott Smith and get his thoughts about his upcoming September 7-9 production of the classic comedy “Harvey,” by Mary Chase. I caught up with Scott while he was driving his car and we agreed to a call back once he was off the road.


Poem: Wreckage and More Wreckage By Don Kingfisher Campbell

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

for an adventure
 we drive 12 miles off road in a desert 75 miles from L.A.

Poem: The Wild Inside By Cynthia Anderson

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

I know it’s time to clean house
 by the grains of decomposed granite underfoot. They track in on the soles
 of our shoes, then needle our bare feet

Poem: Receding Moon

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

They say the moon is receding
bit by bit, like a person who needs to be elsewhere and wants to break it to you slowly, so slowly
you don’t even notice.

Poem: The Last Bird

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

In the trees, along the lake,
countless water birds
breed in the winter months.
Snow-white egrets resting
beside soot-black cormorants,
the mighty open bill storks lived peaceably next to the small white ibises,

POEM: Blue Tattoo

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

we took care of her, the white girl
 the grandson of the last traditional chief of the Mojave Indians told the crow