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Coachella promoter enters into partnership with Firefly Music Festival

"We will assist in any way we can, such as helping access talent, sponsorships, and any tricks that we’ve learned along the way."

Rotten-egg odor from Salton Sea prompts air quality warning

Increased level of hydrogen sulfide in the Salton Sea this week -- marked by the tell-tale "rotten eggs" odor -- has prompted officials to issue an air quality warning for the Coachella Valley.

CA High School Changes Mascot to 'Distinguished-Looking Arab Gentleman'

Coachella Valley High School (CVHS) has a new "Arab" mascot,following complaints from an anti-discrimination group that claimed the school's previous mascot was stereotypical and offensive. The new mascot is an "ethnically-ambiguous-looking" man with a neatly-trimmed beard and a kaffiyeh, according to Southern California Public Radio (SCPR). Show More Summary

Jeremy Scott Wants to Dress You for Coachella

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Much of the hype surrounding Jeremy Scott's latest collection has focused on Miley's candy raver accessories for the brand. But beyond the crazy scene at the show, the clothes themselves were in true Scott form, with colorful creations featuring everything from Shrek to flames. Who does he envision wearing these pieces? Why,... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Makes a Fool Out of New York Fashion Week Attendees

Last October, Jimmy Kimmel Live ran a segment of Lie Witness News that exposed hipsters at Coachella as not actually knowing anything about music. Last night, meanwhile, the comedian was up to a similar trick, this time sending a reporter...Show More Summary

California high school modifies ‘Arabs’ nickname and mascot

Coachella Valley High School changed its nickname from the “Arabs” to the “Mighty Arabs” on Tuesday, a move that comes after Arab-American anti-discrimination groups complained about not only the original nickname, but the school’s mascot. The Southern California school’s longtime mascot, “The Arab,” was seen by the groups as promoting a demeaning caricature. The new […]

Watch No Cameras Allowed, The Documentary About A Photographer Who Snuck Into Dozens Of Music Festivals

James Marcus Haney made a name for himself by sneaking into music festivals disguised as press and taking photos. His first time doing so was at Coachella 2010, when he ended up on stage with festival headliner Muse. He caught the bug after that, crashing festivals like Bonnaroo, Ultra, Austin City Limits, and Glastonbury. Eventually, [...]

Desert Hot Springs: A Look Inside Hotel Lautner, Now Open For Winter

Last time we heard about Hotel Lautner, it was surrendering to the Coachella Valley heat and closing down for the summer. Now, it?s open again (actually, it opened a little early for Labor Day), and with a special September deal: $199 (plus tax) per night, with no midweek minimum stay (though there?s the standard two night minimum on weekends). Show More Summary

Watch a guy crash 50 music festivals in documentary No Cameras Allowed

James Marcus Haney crashed Bonnaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury, and even the Grammys.

Top 9 at 9: Rihanna spotted in Alexander Wang x H&M, plus more news

Rihanna was spotted out and about this weekend in the very first glimpse we've seen of the Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration that was announced at Coachella in May. We've got the top 9 things you need to know this a.m. - from the latest...Show More Summary

What's going on Saturday? (Mineral, Buzzcocks/Titus, Fucked Up, Evian Christ/Sophie, Fujiya & Miyagi, Papercuts, more)

Buzzcocks at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Buzzcocks, Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall This is an excellent generation-crossing bill for...

CA High School Gets Rid of Controversial Arab Mascot

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

For a few decades, Coachella Valley High School has featured some rather eyebrow-raising Arab imagery, but now, after some complaints, the school has officially gotten rid of its current Arab-looking football mascot.

High School Drops Arab as Sports Mascot

The Arab mascot of Coachella Valley High School in California is being dropped following complaints that it was offensive. Last year, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee urged the district to eliminate the mascot -- a man...Show More Summary

TBS cancels Cee-Lo Green's 'The Good Life' after his rape and consent comments on Twitter?

Cee-Lo at Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako) Cee-Lo Green, Goodie Mob member, Gnarls Barkley member, solo artist and former judge on The Voice, also had a series on TBS, The Good Life, which has now been cancelled. It's being...

Coachella Valley Retires Nearly 100-Year-Old 'Arab' Mascot Following Complaints

Coachella Valley High School has retired an Arab mascot the school has used since the 1920s, following complaints from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in November that the mascot was stereotypical and offensive....Show More Summary

Coachella Valley High drops mascot that offended Arab Americans

For 83 years, Coachella Valley High School has rallied behind a mascot with a snarling face, a hooked nose, a heavy beard and wearing a headscarf — the campus’ beloved Arab.

Calif. High School Drops Arab Mascot

Mascot makeover: California's Coachella Valley High School has retired its football team's hook-nosed Arab mascot and his bellydancing genie sidekick after complaints about "Orientalist stereotyping" from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. But the school district plans to keep the team's "Arabs" nickname and has come up with a new logo featuring...

FYF: Is the Indie Music Festival Really Dead?

We've all talked ad nauseam about how music festivals have changed. We've reminisced (and bragged) about the good old days when FYF was at the L.A. Historic Park and before Coachella ever sold out. We've gushed about the days when the...Show More Summary

Prince Tried to Give André 3000 Advice on the Outkast Reunion Tour

Arguably the biggest live music story going into the summer was that Outkast was reuniting for a large-scale festival tour. Then they played their first show at Coachella, and all that hype was swiftly brought down to reality, with reviews being generally negative, usually pointing out that their performance felt... More »

Newswire: Nortec Collective winds down with a new single, “Room Service”

Latin America’s biggest electronic act is Nortec Collective, a multi-member group that came together in Tijuana, Mexico. The group has been nominated for a number of Grammys and has performed at both Coachella and Bonnaroo but is calling it quits later this year, following the release of Motel Baja, the group’s latest and last record. Show More Summary

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