Reflecting on bands advancing to Tachevah

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
I’d have had a much more interesting blog if my fellow judges, Shelby Lynne, Gopi Sangha and I, had fought tooth and nail about who to advance to the Tachevah concert on April 16. But, the fact ...Read more

Memories of the recently departed

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
It’s a running joke at The Desert Sun that famous people always seem to die when I’m on vacation. Sure enough, when I missed a week in February, we lost four celebrities with desert ties. S ...Read more

Second act of 'Andrews Brothers' by Coyote Stageworks worth price of admission

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
The Coyote Stageworks production of “The Andrews Brothers: A Madcap Musical Salute to the Swinging ’40s” is a tale of two tales. The first act is the story of three stagehands named Andrews w ...Read more

Pete Seeger's voice crossed boundaries

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
The reason I don’t like “Inside Llewyn Davis” as much as most film critics is because it doesn’t convey the spirit of the early ‘60s folk music movement. That scene wasn’t about trying ...Read more

'Man of La Mancha' inspires at McCallum

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
We need a dose of Don Quixote idealism every couple years. I've seen "Man of La Mancha" four or five times and even married my own Aldonza/Dulcinea from a production with the great Nehemiah  ...Read more

Queens of Stone Age to climax Grammys

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
Queens of the Stone Age, led by Palm Desert native Josh Homme, will close the Grammy Awards show Sunday in a what has been labeled “a rousing” production number with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Groh ...Read more

Levi at the Copa; who could ask for more?

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
  Levi Kreis won a Tony for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in “Million Dollar Quartet,” but he establishes from the first song in his 90-minute set that he’s much more than a kille ...Read more

U2 and Coachella: A match both want to happen

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
It may not happen this spring, but look for U2 to be a future headliner at Coachella. U2 frontman Bono told me back stage at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturday he ...Read more

Palm Springs film fest focus of Thursday's 'Entertainment Tonight'

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
brightcove.createExperiences(); "Entertainment Tonight" will present a tribute to the honorees of the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on its nationally-syndica ...Read more

KCLB silences unique voice of Casey in the Morning

| Bruce Fessier | Comments
There are lot of voices in local radio, but the desert just lost one of the few original ones with the termination Tuesday of Casey Dolan and his 24/7 sidekick, Kristen Kelley. I’ve been listeni ...Read more

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