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Joshua Tree Association of Musicians and Songwriters
A division of New Moon Records
PO Box 203
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Gig reports and editorial comments for the week Jan 18-25, 2005
Hey, hey, hey-
I have been thinking about Art Kunkin’s suggestion at the end of ‘comments’ last week. I like it better and better. In case you didn’t catch it, here it is:
“Maybe it would be too much additional work for you but it would be helpful to me, and possibly to some other readers, if at the very top of the JAMS weekly newsletter you would put a one line listing of all the week's events so we could print out a one page calendar to put on our bulletin boards. Then, to get the details, the reader could scroll down as usual. Thanks for all your good work and your creative energy.” Art Kunkin
I like the idea very much and am tryin’ to figure out a way to do it without increasing my editing time too much. Maybe I could find, ahem, an editor, who would put it into shape and email it back to me every week so I could post it? Actually,
How ‘bout all musicians reporting gigs, to provide a one-line blurb in addition to your regular post that I can run at the top of the ‘gig reports’. Like:
‘_______’ playing at ‘_______’ at ‘time’ on ‘date’.
Art thought it would be cool to be able to print out a section of gig announcements that could be posted on the fridge or bathroom mirror that would have everything musical goin’ on that week
I’d also like to just have everyone send just 2 weeks max gigs at a time so I don’t have to re-edit the same announcements every week. That will also keep it fresh and timely.
If you would like to say more about the obvious merits of your show, you can include a paragraph or short press release which I will run at the end of the ‘gigs’ section.
As this newsletter has gotten more regional, folks with stuff to sell to artists have been trying to buy it out or post commercial ads. I feel it’s important for it to stay a musician’s and art community (non-commercial) billboard, but, not being an editor (or being paid), I can only put a certain amount of time into it. You can help by standardizing the first line of your press release as discussed above.
Also, I really appreciate the comments of people I see around the area who read the whole thing through and look forward to it every week.
It’s a beautiful life.
**Thursday Night Songwriting, Poetry and Rhythm Club**
** Sponsored by The Sun Runner and Z107 Radio and Bulky **
Thursday Nights at the Water Canyon in Yucca Valley, 7-9 PM (starts promptly- attendance will be taken)
Musical guest(s): Kurt Schauppner
Spoken Word- Art Kunkin
“spoken words are what most people remember best” Garrison Keiller
(If you’d like to appear on the showcase, email me (da prez) at email@example.com , let me know what you do, and when you’d like to appear)
Water Canyon Coffee Company
Yucca Valley at 55844 29 Palms Highway. 760 365 7771
Saturday 11AM to 1PM
Jon Bertini (mando and guitar acoustic set)
Saturday 8 to 10PM
Lester/Bertini Duo (Duo set with Darlene and other special guests)
(we have been having mucho fun with this set developed out of chemistry during the acoustic jams at Pitown- if you like roots music please come join us)
howdy Anne McCue is playing Pappy and Harriet's February 4th with her band. cheers mike
Debora Iyall with the Never Say Nevers
(the Never Say Nevers are: Clive Wright - guitar; Rich Dembowski - bass; Kevin Jarvis - drums) With Ben Vaughn's Desert Classsic January 29, 2005 Pappy & Harriets, 9 PM, $10. Pioneertown, CA
NAAM Jam for Keyboard Player Magazine – the magnificent Arlan
(da prez is genuinely sorry to miss the NAMM this year, but there is too much cool stuff going on out here to bail for a week right now- save my spot in the back lot for Inersha next year)
I have been honored to musically direct the jam sessions for the magazine's all star party at the convention of musical instruments. The event will take place in Anaheim on January 20th ...over 6 hours of music with dozens of amazing musicians
Crustacean end of the month double header… January 28 & 29 (7:30pm - 11:30pm) Friday Night (Glaub, Gadson, Mitchelll, Schierbaum) Saturday Night (Ill, Potruch Mitchell, Schierbaum) Possible special guests… Crustacean is located on the corner of Bedford and Little Santa Monica in Beverly Hills -An upscale restaurant with a cool bar vibe where we play music. For venue info please call 310 205 8990 Crustacean
464 N. Bedford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 MamaSutra in Mammoth February 5, 6 & 8 Peace and Love, Arlan. http://arlan.us
just wanted to let you all know, please join us:
Sue Bradley and Tom Hegarty at the Beatnik Cafe
Saturday, January 22, 2005 8:00 pm
Hope to see you all there
Tuesday , Feb
1st at 9:45 at Temple Bar , Santa Monica, Ca. (Wilshire and
Radio 60 Upcoming Schedule
January 18, 2005 The Kickstand Grill & Bar 301 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs 8pm to Midnight 760-320-7820
January 28, 2005 Patti’s in Cathedral City 35-756 Date Palm Drive 7pm-11pm 760-770-7335
January 29, 2005 The Handlebar & Grill 19-345 Indian Avenue, North Palm Springs 9pm-1am 760-251-6474
For bookings and information call Greg Veach at 760-831-9805
(get ready for this, baby!)
Janet Robin at the Water Canyon Jan 29th
Janet's an AWESOME GUITARIST and singer/songwriter. She has played with Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac),on tour & in the studio. She's a load of fun and has great stage presence. Hope to see you there! …Vicky
JT Playhouse presents ‘A Little Princess’
Directed by Allison Garcia
The show runs through Jan 30th
Fri-Sat 8PM/Sunday 2:30
Call Box office 366-3777 for show prices and reservations
The Sun Runner is beginning a Friday morning arts & entertainment on-air calendar at 8:30 a.m. on KXCM, 96.3 FM. We'll discuss the hi-desert's arts & entertainment schedule for the next week and beyond. Make sure to include both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com on your press release lists.
Valerie Davis Showing at Crossroads Café in JT
-thru Jan and Feb.
Mandalas, Wood Mandalas, Mineral Chimes
(Valerie’s stuff is beautiful and inspiring)
"AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'" CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29
Theatre 29's critically acclaimed and audience approved performance of this Fats Waller Musical Review continues it's run with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings through February 5.
There will be one Sunday Matinee on January 30 at 2:30PM. All regular Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:00PM.
"Ain't Misbehavin'" is an uproarious romp through Jazz Age Harlem with the music and vitality of Thomas "Fats" Waller and his Rhythm. Memorable songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose", "I've Got A Feelin' I'm Fallin'", "This Joint Is Jumpin'", "Mean to Me" and many, many more - The energy of the music and the incredible performances of the small cast and three-man combo make the PG rated "Ain't Misbehavin'" a heart-pumping, toe-tapping evening of live entertainment you won't want to miss.
Reservations are available by calling the Box Office at (760) 367-6563. The John Calveri Memorial Theatre, home of Theatre 29, is located at 73637 Sullivan Rd around the corner from Barr Lumber in Twentynine Palms. Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $7 for seniors, Military with I.D. and DAN Members and $6 for students.
Don't forget $1 Student Rush is available FIVE minutes prior to curtain (open seating only) with student I.D. Certain Restrictions apply.
SHOWTIME PRODUCTIONS WELCOMES DANCE INSTRUCTOR, SARAH BOND TO THE COMPANY. BORN IN ARLINGTON, VA., SARAH HAS PERFORMED IN PRODUCTIONS SUCH AS "THE NUTCRACKER", "CINDERELLA", AND "WESTSIDE STORY". SHE HAS STUDIED WITH THE RICHMOND BALLET, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL ROCKETS AND VARIOUS CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR SUCH GROUPS AND ARTISTS SUCH AS WILL SMITH & N SYNC. SARAH HAS ALSO DANCED IN L.A. WITH THE KING DANCE COMPANY. AS PART OF SHOWTIME PRODUCTIONS PERFORMANCE CRITERIA, SARAH WILL BE OFFERING CLASSES IN BALLET TECHNIQUE, POINTE, TAP, HIP HOP, JAZZ, LYRICAL & MUSICAL THEATRE. LISA FURUGEN, OWNER & DIRECTOR OF SHOWTIME OFFERS CLASSES IN VOCAL TRAINING, THEATRE TRAINING AND GROUP PERFORMANCE. FURUGEN WHO IS DIRECTING "WIZARD OF OZ" FOR THE HI-DESERT PLAYHOUSE HAS BROUGHT SARAH ON AS HER CHOREOGRAPHER. "SHE IS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS TO WORK WITH, AND MY CAST OF 75 JUST LOVE HER". WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER IN THIS AREA. SARAH WILL ALSO BE CHOREOGRAPHING THE PLAYHOUSE'S LAST SHOW OF THEIR SEASON, "FUNNY GIRL". FOR SCHEDULES OF CLASSES AND TUITION, CALL FURUGEN AT 369.6546 OR 819.9830
VIDEO GAME DESIGN CLASSES OFFERED AT THE HI-DESERT PLAYHOUSE
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR CLASSES IN WORLD CLASS VIDEO GAME DESIGN. CLASSES FOR VIDEO GAME DESIGN WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2005. TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONAL "GAME DESIGNERS", STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO CREATE CUSTOM "MODS" OR MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING VIDEO GAMES. USING PROFESSIONAL TIPS AND SHORTCUTS, THE STUDENT WILL LEARN HOW TO BUILD 3-DIMENSIONIAL GAME WORLDS, CREATE NEW TEXTURES, BUILD 3-D MODELS FOR THEIR WORLDS AND MODIFY CHARACTERS. THE CLASSES WILL HAVE 3 LEVELS OF INSTRUCTIOIN; BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED. ALL STUDENTS WILL INITIALLY START AT THE BEGINNER LEVEL AND PROGRESS TO THE ADVANCED LEVEL WHERE THEY WILL PRODUCE DEMO WORLDS READY TO PLAY. CLASSES BEING OFFERED ARE: VIDEO GAME DESIGN, 3-D MODELING, PHOTOSHOP FOR VIDEO GAMES AND FLASH ANIMATION. THE CLASSES WILL BE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY, 6:00PM - 8:30PM. IT IS AN 8 WEEK COURSE. TUITION IS $180. CLASS IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE. ALTHOUGH DESKTOP COMPUTERS WILL BE PROVIDED, EACH STUDENT IS ENCOURAGED TO BRING A LAP TOP IF THEY HAVE ONE. CALL THE PLAYHOUSE BOX OFFICE M-F 9AM-2PM TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE CLASS. 760.366.3777
I have a condo in north Palm Springs available for rent February 1. It has new flooring, totally repainted and plumbing updated so it looks fabulously new!
It's one bed, one bath so appropriate for a single person or a couple. No children. No smokers, no pets.
Please let me know if you know somebody or pass this on.
Pamelah Tablak Director, Desert Voices
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve invites the public to participate in the first “Take A Hike” event of 2005.
Saturday, January 29th, at 9AM take a guided Interpretive Nature Hike down the beautiful Big Morongo Canyon. This unique and moderately difficult, 5 ½ mile excursion begins in the Mojave Desert and winds slowly through the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the lower Sonoran Desert. This downhill trail is easy paced with some short “steep” ups and downs and possible stream crossings.
Two experienced interpretive docents will lead hikers down the canyon floor, along a willow lined stream to a beautiful waterfall, which empties into a deep freshwater pond. After a snack break, hikers will continue down to Indian Avenue.
Watch for wildlife and enjoy the flora and fauna in this riparian area. Learn how desert plants were used by the early Native Americans, and discover how they continue to survive in the harsh climate of the desert.
Vehicles will be waiting at the lower end of the canyon, to transport hikers on the return trip to the Preserve.
Hiking boots and extra water are a must for all hikes into the rugged areas. Bring a snack, sunscreen and a hat. The hike begins at the Information Kiosk at the south end of the parking lot at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve at 9 AM. These programs are free to the public, but donations are accepted.
Groups are limited to 15, so make your reservation today by calling (760) 363-7190.
Visitors are also welcome to visit Big Morongo Canyon Preserve to explore and walk the established trails as individuals or in self-guided groups.
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is located at 11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley CA. For more directions and a map, or to see previews of the trails, please visit our website at www.bigmorongo.org.
Big Morongo Canyon Wildlife Preserve
THE WAVERLY GALLERY POSTPONED AT GROVES CABIN THEATRE IN MORONGO VALLEY NOW OPENING ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Due to the necessity of repairs occasioned by the recent high rainfall, Kenneth Lonergan’s insightful drama The Waverly Gallery, originally scheduled to open at Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley on Saturday, January 15, has been rescheduled to open on Saturday, February 5, and will be presented through February 27.
The Waverly Gallery will play Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 PM, from February 5 – 27. Groves Cabin Theatre is located at 8768 Desert Willow Trail in Morongo Valley north of Highway 62 (look for the large red, white, and blue stone on the north side of the highway). Tickets are $10 ($8 for seniors 60+ and students). For additional information and reservations call! (760) 365-4523.
"The Best of Times is Now!" PLAYING TONIGHT! Playing Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Matinee Thru January 30! That FABULOUS Broadway Musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES by Jerry Herman & Harvey Fierstein Starring MICHAEL HADLEY * DERRIK LEWIS with Jody Bell, Ricky Fromeyer, Jason Grayney Mike Layne & Susie Wourms and the Notorious (and Dangerous!) LES CAGELLES THE PALM CANYON THEATRE
538 N. Palm Canyon Drive at Alejo, Palm Springs Box-office: (760) 323-5123
The weekend Meditation and Breathwork Retreat with Phra Woody and the Thai Forest Monks* has been reformatted for Saturday only with the monks
(There will be no breathwork included) The monks will share dharma teachings and meditation instruction and practice.
This day retreat will be Saturday from10 am to 4 pm. There will be a lunch break at 11:30, as the monks must eat before noon. The fee is $30.00. No meals are included.
For those who wish an evening only with the monks, there is an evening program from 6-8 pm for $10, which is included for those who attended the day program.
If you have not met Phra Woody and these monks, you are in for a real treat. They are fun and very enlightening! Come and experience a WOMDERFUL day!
Phra Woody will also speak at the 11 am Sunday service in The Sanctuary All are welcome!
For more information, please call Charla, Marty or Yvette at the Mentalphysics Spiritual Studies office
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