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The battle over a rock fest that Joshua Tree locals say will rattle wildlife and the desert town's chill vibe

The battle over a rock fest that Joshua Tree locals say will rattle wildlife and the desert town's chill vibe

With the Rolling Stones blasting out their Ya-Ya's on one side of Joshua Tree National Park and the Fat White Family warbling darkly on the other, the area’s horny toads and jackrabbits will soon be caught in a rock ’n’ roll crossfire.  

But the related battle that divided this placid desert town appears to have reached a truce. 

Joshua Tree is an enclave of nature lovers, artists, seekers and misfits of every stripe, drawn as if by a magnetic vortex to its otherworldly landscape of weather-sculpted rocks and forests of the spindly icon for which the reputedly...

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