JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER PLANS AT LEAST TWO ROCK CONCERTS A YEAR

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center—also known as the Institute for Mentalphysics—hosted its first two rock concerts earlier this year, eliciting criticism from some who considered them too loud and inappropriate. But there’s a larger social purpose, the center says, and so the events will continue. Reporter David Haldane has the

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DESERT DAZE BRINGS SOCIAL MEDIA ANGER, BUT ONLY 14 COMPLAINTS

This weekend’s three-day, “outsider” rock music festival, Desert Daze, has come and gone. And like a classic deal with the devil, festival host Joshua Tree Retreat Center emerges from the ephemera with a new abundance that has come at a cost. In this story, reporter Mike Lipsitz helps clear up

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DESERT DAZE MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER THIS WEEKEND

The Psychedelic Music Festival, Desert Daze, with attendance estimated at 10,000, is coming to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center this weekend, October 14-16. The festival announcement caused some controversy with local residents objecting to its size and effect on local resources. The fifth annual festival, with passes offering camping and

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2017 SEASON AT THREE-CHAMBER EVENT TODAY

Theatre 29 will join with three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce tonight to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… You’re invited to a special tri-chamber mixer this evening, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM PART OF BHAKTI FEST AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

A group of 60 at-risk children from Los Angeles will be bussed to Joshua Tree to take part in Bhakti Fest at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center this weekend. The children are part of the After School All-Stars LA program, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992. At Bhakti Fest, the

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CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE CONCERT RESULTS IN ONLY TWO ARRESTS

The three-day concert at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center last weekend was relatively quiet and peaceful. The Sheriff’s Department reports that only two arrests were made during the event. Daniel Cruz, 22, of Anaheim, allegedly approached security guards about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and asked if they had any drugs for

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER CLEARING AND CONCERT PERMITS, PART 2

Yesterday we reported on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s lawful clearing of several acres on the property’s west side adjacent to Highway 62. The area will be used to organize and consolidate parking for upcoming and future events. And while the clearing was within the facility’s legal rights, it generated

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCES 2017 SEASON AT TRI-CHAMBER MIXER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… A special tri-Chamber mixer is planned for Thursday, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s 2017

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER SAYS LAND CLEARING IS NECESSARY AND FAIR

Every day, thousands of motorists pass by the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, and only a fraction of them are likely to notice the subtle physical changes that take place on the 400 acres it has occupied for 80 years. But earlier this week, when the facility cleared three acres at

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CONTACT IN THE DESERT UFO CONVENTION STARTS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Thousands of UFO enthusiasts from around the globe are expected to congregate this weekend at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center for Contact in the Desert. The fourth annual UFO convention kicks off Friday and runs through Monday, June 6. The convention will feature guest speakers including Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, star

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DRUM CIRCLE TOMORROW AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

A drum circle will be held Tuesday, February 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the waning gibbous moon. The drum circle will be held in the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums and rattles; instruments are also available for sale in the

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BREATH AND MEDITATION CLASSES OFFERED AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will hold an online breath and meditation class on Wednesdays, which are expected to start in April. For more information, call the Retreat Center at 760-365-8371.

JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER OFFERS TOUR

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society in a behind the scenes tour of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how… The Joshua Tree Retreat Center, formerly known as the Institute of Mentalphysics has the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. Join Director Gavoian

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TRI-CHAMBER EVENT TODAY TO ANNOUNCE THEATRE 29 2016 SEASON

The highly anticipated announcement of the Theater 29 2016 season will take place tonight at a special three chamber event. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… In a special tri-chamber event tonight, the local chambers of commerce announcing the highly anticipated Theatre 29, 2016 season tonight. The event will

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ANOTHER NEAR-DROWNING OF A CHILD, THIS TIME IN JOSHUA TREE

There was another near-drowning of a child in a pool yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman was sitting with her 3-year-old daughter out by the spa at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center about 2 p.m. The report states the woman looked at the Bhakti Fest schedule for less

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THEATRE 29, LOCAL CHAMBERS, TO ANNOUNCE 2016 SEASON

If you’re eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Theatre 29 2016 season, save the date of Wednesday, September 23. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… In a special tri-chamber event, the local chambers of commerce will host an event announcing the highly anticipated Theatre 29, 2016 season. The event

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THEATRE 29 NAMES TWO “VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR” FOR 2014

Two Morongo Basin residents were named “Volunteers of the Year” Saturday night at the annual Theatre 29 Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. A packed house of over 120 showed their appreciation as the 2014 Board President Brian Tabeling named Judy Andreshak and Mike Lipsitz to the

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SAM SLONEKER CELEBRATION SUNDAY

A celebration of life of Sam Sloneker will be held Sunday, November 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Sloneker was a well-known percussionist, and friend of the arts, live music, and theater. The celebration will include a jam session and potluck in the Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat center.

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THEATRE 29 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Theatre 29 will unveil their 2015 season in a Joshua Tree Gala event this afternoon sponsored by the three Chambers of Commerce. Reporter Taylor Thacker says those in attendance get the first crack at 2015 season tickets…

The Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce join Theatre

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2015 SEASON WEDNESDAY

Make plans to be at the gala announcement of the Theatre 29 2015 season, hosted by the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce, this Wednesday. Reporter Taylor Thacker says those in attendance get the first crack at season tickets… The Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce

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