“Top Gun Maverick” World Premiere at RC Cinemas May 26

“Top Gun Maverick” World Premiere at RC Cinemas May 26

Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission Kari Crutcher– Ridgecrest, CA, April 27, 2022 -- The highly anticipated release of “Top Gun Maverick” has a local connection that will play a key role in remembering fallen military service members over the Memorial Day weekend. The film’s special Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

Dykema one of two BHS grads to become professors at Harvard

Dr. John Dykema - Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program “Geoengineering is conventionally split into broad categories: The first is carbon geoengineering, often also called carbon dioxiode removal (CDR). The other is solar geoengineering, often also called solar radiation management (SRM), ‘Albedo,’ modification or sunlight reflection. . . . Read Full Story >>

Book author answers the question, “Who would live there?”

Book author answers the question, “Who would live there?”

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Indie author Robin Ray penned a two book series that might answer the question, “Who would live there?” when seeing abandoned remote desert structures off of Highway 395 and Highway 15. The first in the Love and Legacy . . . Read Full Story >>

DCO presents ‘Touch of Class 2022’ Sat. May 14 at DEF

DCO presents ‘Touch of Class 2022’ Sat. May 14 at DEF

The Desert Community Orchestra (DCO) continues its 2022 concert season with its “Touch of Class 2022” Concert Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm. The performance will be held in the Desert Empire Fairgrounds Joshua Hall. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Masks are highly encouraged, . . . Read Full Story >>

Mothers, “Enjoy each stage and don’t wish it away”

Mothers, “Enjoy each stage and don’t wish it away”

Christina MacGregor News Review Staff Writer In her 62 years, Penny Belt has learned many important life lessons. When it comes to her family, she feels that quality family time is the key to success. For her children growing up that included reading scriptures together, . . . Read Full Story >>

It’s a interactive murder mystery a 80’s party and you’re invited

It’s a interactive murder mystery a 80’s party and you’re invited

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer May 13 through 15, Moe’s Music Store will be the setting for Closer to Heaven, an interactive murder mystery and an 80’s party. In partnership with Master Mystery Productions, a fun-filled unique evening is planned. The doors open . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard Pogge, Chrispher Fryer BHS grads to PhDs

Richard Pogge, Chrispher Fryer BHS grads to PhDs

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. Professor Dr. Carl Brune responded to my request for more . . . Read Full Story >>

Fun and games for Independent Bookstore Day, April 30

Fun and games for Independent Bookstore Day, April 30

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Since its inception in 2015, Red Rock Books has been joining the one-day national party sponsored by the American Booksellers Association that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. This year’s . . . Read Full Story >>

CL Museum to host “Art and Wine Walk,” May 14

This year the fundraising event is an “Art and Wine Walk,” May 14 at the Kerr McGee Center, starting from 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m., catered by Pita Fresh. It will be an informal spring evening of friends, conversation, dinner, family games and admiration of . . . Read Full Story >>

Winners of DCOA Young Artist Auditions announced

Winners of DCOA Young Artist Auditions announced

The Desert Community Orchestra Association (DCOA) is happy to announce the winners of the recent Young Artist auditions. Those selected were Deanna Belt, flutist, and Geoffrey Brown, bass. These talented young musicians will be featured with the Desert Community Orchestra in their final concert of . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS Drumline - ‘competitive theatre’

BHS Drumline - ‘competitive theatre’

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Since about 2005, Burroughs High School has offered Drumline as an extracurricular activity. Coach Art Atencio describes it as, “competitive theater. You take the concept of whatever the song is, then you try to present that concept in . . . Read Full Story >>

Chamber Music to present The Seraph Brass concert May 1

Chamber Music to present The Seraph Brass concert May 1

Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society Concert, Sunday, May 1, 2022 On Sunday, May 1, 2022, The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will present The Seraph Brass for its seventh and last concert in the 2021-22 season. The concert will include works by Grieg, Mozart, Albeniz, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA to award Peter Pinto Music Scholarships

DCOA to award Peter Pinto Music Scholarships

The recipients of this year’s Desert Community Orchestra Association (DCOA) sponsored Peter Pinto Music Scholarship are Deanna Belt and Rachel Huynh. The Peter Pinto Music Scholarship is awarded annually to students (graduating high school senior to 22nd birthday) planning to continue their musical studies privately . . . Read Full Story >>

Music and more at Ridgecrest’s 4th Annual Music Festival

Music and more at Ridgecrest’s 4th Annual Music Festival

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer After a pandemic break, the Ridgecrest Music Festival is back and ready to entertain as they raise funds for local music programs. The music kicks off at 11am at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in the Desert Valley Hall . . . Read Full Story >>

Burroughs Stage Band members star in the world of music

Burroughs Stage Band members star in the world of music

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. Mike Edwin Garrett passed away on November 23, 2014. Mike . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author, publishes her first children’s book

Local author, publishes her first children’s book

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer “Theo had been tail-tucked and nervous all day,” opens Brooke Chism’s delightful children’s book, Theo’s Day at the Dog Park. This is the first in her series, RidgePets, which is based on local pets and created to “have . . . Read Full Story >>

Handel’s Easter Messiah performance Apr. 10

Handel’s Easter Messiah performance Apr. 10

Christina MacGregor News Review Staff Writer Music once again fills the chapel and halls at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as members of different local churches and congregations are practicing together for their performance of Handel’s Messiah Easter portion. The Church is . . . Read Full Story >>

“ ... So much going on in Ukraine, maybe I can help”

“ ... So much going on in Ukraine, maybe I can help”

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer “I haven’t really seen too many people volunteering or heard about it,” said Ridgecrest resident Doug Foster. “With my background doing firefighting, search and rescue and hazmat out at the plant in Trona and being ex-Navy, I just . . . Read Full Story >>

All My Rage by Burroughs graduate Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage by Burroughs graduate Sabaa Tahir

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. Sabaa Tahir is a 2000 graduate of Burroughs High School . . . Read Full Story >>

Travel Bloggers include Ridgecrest in travel guide

Travel Bloggers include Ridgecrest in travel guide

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer “Anything is possible,” says Alise Saunders. She and her husband, Gregg, are proof that major changes can be made to enhance one’s life. They hope their journey “inspires people to make changes in their own lives, to really . . . Read Full Story >>