Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun

Bruce Fessier

The Desert Sun

Palm Desert, CA, United States

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Past articles by Bruce:

Ian Anderson reflects on 50 years of Jethro Tull — and his left turn into farming

In the face of climate change, singer-flutist Ian Anderson says he's planted about 30,000 trees. → Read More

America's premier short festival to debut 'kaleidoscope of voices' in Palm Springs

The 25th annual ShortFest will bring 369 films to Palm Springs June 18-24. → Read More

Did 14-foot giants exist? Did they differ from humans? Author explores these ancient beings

A researcher appearing at the annual Contact in the Desert conference in Indian Wells discusses the prevalence of deadly giants in ancient times. → Read More

This weekend's hot pick: Joshua Tree Music Festival over Johnny Depp-Alice Cooper band

Joshua Tree Music Festival leads a busy weekend including shows by Willie Nelson, the Hollywood Vampires, "Pirates of Penzance" and more. → Read More

Small Annenberg Theater draws big national talent in Palm Springs

The Annenberg Theater performing arts series have developed national reputations for Broadway talent. → Read More

Film Noir Festival continues to thrive thanks to Palm Springs' movie colony past

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival begins its 20th year Thursday celebrating a film form that peaked more than 60 years ago. → Read More

Elvis Presley movie highlights film noir festival, plus other entertainment this weekend

Best entertainment bets in the California desert include a film noir festival, a "cirque-style" show and the band, America. → Read More

L.A. Free Press founder recalled as pioneering underground journalist and 'alchemist of life'

High desert residents remember Art Kunkin as founding editor of the crusading L.A. Free Press who went on to become a spiritual 'master.' → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Desert Trip won't happen in 2019, founder says

Goldenvoice president and CEO Paul Tollett says he's not seeking another 'Oldchella,' but he's ready to jump through hoops if opportunities arise. → Read More

Coachella-heavy electronic artist lineup announced for June Splash House

Justice, Jai Wolf, Armand Van Helden and Troyboi among Coachella veterans booked to play Splash House parties in June. → Read More

After Coachella, it's back to celebrations of old Palm Springs on May calendar

After a month of music festivals, the Coachella Valley tiptoes into May with celebrations of old Palm Springs and Cinco de Mayo → Read More

Stagecoach rolls to satisfying end, while some fans call for larger second stage

The decision to have Lynyrd Skynyrd play the smaller Palomino tent was an 'oversight,' one festivalgoer said. → Read More

Record-breaking Stagecoach crowd estimated at 80,000, embraces family in all of its forms

Stagecoach sets an unofficial attendance record with crowd, but performers bring massive audience together with tributes to family → Read More

Stagecoach 2019 opens with a celebration of beer, country music, Western heritage and more beer

Stagecoach opens three-day festival with a celebration of country music, grub and lots of beer in Day 1 → Read More

Carson Daly's ex-bandleader talks long trip to playing Grateful Dead music at Stagecoach

Carson Daly's ex-bandleader was at peak of music world, taking limos to work. Then he hit rock bottom. Now his Cordovas have an early Stagecoach gig. → Read More

Stagecoach 2019: 12 artists to see besides the headliners

Stagecoach is offering its usual mix of modern country stars, Americana artists, and lots of barbecue and beer. → Read More

Coachella wraps its first 20 years with women stepping into limelight like never before

Looking back at all the artists who played Coachella, it seems like the women performers are most ready to advance to headline status → Read More

LIVE: Kanye West aims to deliver Easter program for the ages with massive Sunday Service at Coachella

Among the celebrities on or near the stage: West's wife Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner and Chance the Rapper. → Read More

Kanye West searching for last-minute rehearsal space for Sunday Service at Coachella

Kanye West's 'people' have been searching for rehearsal space for his Sunday Service slated for Easter morning at Coachella. The CVRep turned him down → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Coachella portrait photographer shares stories behind rare festival images

Photographer Andrew Haagen has shot Coachella performers and famous guests since 1999. Now he's revealing 20 years of music history. → Read More