Valley residents remember Mr. Spock

Valley residents remember Mr. Spock

BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “Do not grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few … I have been, and always shall be, your friend. Live long and prosper,” were Mr. Spock’s last words to Admiral . . . Read Full Story >>

’Seussical’ tours elementary schools, opens next weekend

’Seussical’ tours elementary schools, opens next weekend

Janelle Robins sits atop one of her not-so-willing subjects as King Yertle the Turtle in a Dr. Seuss Day skit for St. Ann School Monday, March 2. The Burroughs High School Drama Class celebrated the beloved author’s birthday by visiting local elementary schools where they . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy to host student art contest

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced last week that he is inviting all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District to compete in the 2015 Annual “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition for high school students. High school students from portions of Kern, Tulare, . . . Read Full Story >>

Two chances to ‘read book, meet author’

Kathryn Gualtieri, mystery novelist with a flair for intriguing stories set in Carmel-by-the-Sea, will speak at Ridge Writers’ “Read the Book, Meet the Author” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at My Enchanted Cottage & Tea Rooms, 214 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. Over tea and . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA concert to feature soloists, college choir

The Desert Community Orch-estra will present a concert entitled “A Date With Wolfy” Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the James Monroe Middle School gym. The community is invited to come enjoy this concert featuring the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The orchestra will . . . Read Full Story >>

Incendio!

Incendio!

Fiery instrumental group “Incendio” performs for a packed house at the Historic USO Building on Saturday, Feb. 28. From left, Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre “JP” Durand, Timothy Curle and Liza Carbe (not pictured) craft a unique blend of instrumental music with influences from ’60s pop, Latin, . . . Read Full Story >>

Dennis Eugene Soard

Dennis Eugene Soard, 63, returned to his heavenly home on Feb. 20, after a valiant battle with neck and throat cancer. His devotion to family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Dennis will be buried . . . Read Full Story >>

Quilt guild prepares for show

The High Desert Quilt Guild is gearing up for its bi-annual quilt show Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, in Mesquite Hall at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

CHER drama club performs skit for RWF

CHER drama club performs skit for RWF

“George Washington,” portrayed by 12th-grader Nick Harper addresses the Continental Congress in a skit presented to the Republican Women Federated during its Feb. 20 meeting. The performance was delivered by the Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest Drama Club under the instruction of Heather Weaver. The . . . Read Full Story >>

’On Golden Pond’ opens next week

’On Golden Pond’ opens next week

Greg Coté as Norman Thayer and Lena Pokol as Chelsea, Thayer’s daughter, rehearse a scene from “On Golden Pond,” the Community Light Opera and Theatre Association’s first show of its 50th season. Directed by Larry Lier, the successful Broadway show will open March 6, 7:30 . . . Read Full Story >>

Public invited to teaser for ‘Goodbye Hollywood’ mystery

The actors from the tearoom murder mystery “Goodbye Hollywood” will present a teaser “press conference” as the Ridge Writers program on Thursday evening, March 5, starting 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 Las Flores Ave. The cast will appear in character, and the audience . . . Read Full Story >>

Back by popular demand – ‘Robbie Rist and the Wrong Dots’

Back by popular demand – ‘Robbie Rist and the Wrong Dots’

Rebecca Neipp

“Robbie Rist and the Wrong Dots,” a band fronted by a 1970s pop-culture throwback who fuses the music of that era with an audience-participation format, will deliver a command performance in Ridgecrest this Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8:30 p.m. at Fury’s bar on Inyokern Road. . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA presents ‘A Date with Wolfy’

On Saturday, March 7 the Desert Community Orchestra Association will present “A Date with Wolfy,” a concert featuring the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert will include two concertos highlighting flautist Lisa Ausin and French horn player Bradley Douglas and the Cerro Coso Community . . . Read Full Story >>

Photographers to view safari pictures

Photographers to view safari pictures

At the China Lake Photographic Society’s meeting in March, the group will hear local cardiologist Dr. Avinash Mondkar discuss his flying trips to southern Africa. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. The pilot-photographer will share images . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS brings ‘Seussical’ to Ridgecrest

BHS brings ‘Seussical’ to Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer This spring, the Burroughs High School Drama Department will present “Seussical,” a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The show, containing characters from “Horton Hears a Who!,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” . . . Read Full Story >>

Crossroads hosts free movie night, potluck

Crossroads hosts free movie night, potluck

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Crossroads Community Church invites the community to a free movie night and BBQ potluck this Friday, Feb. 20. The church will show the 2013 film “Seasons of Gray: A Modern Day Joseph Story.” “It’s a very well-done, very . . . Read Full Story >>

Handbell choir to perform at Peter Pinto Ensemble Concert

Handbell choir to perform at Peter Pinto Ensemble Concert

The Grace Lutheran Handbell Choir will be one of several musical ensembles performing in the upcoming Peter Pinto Ensemble Concert. The concert, which is a fundraiser for the Peter Pinto Memorial Music Scholarship sponsored by the Desert Community Orchestra Association, will be on Friday, Feb. . . . Read Full Story >>

’Whatevers’ to perform

’Whatevers’ to perform

“The Whatevers” will perform Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. “The beloved rock group will be joined by some of their musical friends in a benefit to support the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert,” said a spokesperson. Pictured . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Artists’ League hosts speaker Maryann Thomas

The Desert Artists’ League, a local group that offers regular programs designed to inspire local artisans to express themselves, will hold its next meeting Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. at 517 N. Norma St. This month’s speaker is Maryann Thomas, former manager of the . . . Read Full Story >>

New ballet instructor to give workshop at Sierra Academy

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Sierra Academy of Dance instructor Cate DeMin has an-nounced a one-day Cecchetti Method workshop this Saturday, Feb. 14, with accredited instructor Julie Ertl. Before recently moving to Ridgecrest with her husband, Ertl taught at Huntington Academy of Dance . . . Read Full Story >>