Two opportunities for young musicians

PINTO SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED The Desert Community Orchestra Association announced that applications for the Peter Pinto Memorial Music Scholarship are now available. The scholarship is available for high school graduates (as of June 2017) who are younger than 22 and plan to continue their musical education. . . . Read Full Story >>

Photography exhibit opening reception is Jan. 21

A photo of lenticular clouds over the Indian Wells Valley will be part of an upcoming photography exhibit in the Sylvia Winslow Gallery of the Maturango Museum. John Bur-meister, Irene and West Katzenstein, Raymond Kelso, Dave Kurdeka and Nick Panzer will display some of their . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum hosts  bristlecone  exhibit

Museum hosts bristlecone exhibit

The Maturango Museum is hosting “Bristlecones: A Living History,” featuring the work of John Aydelotte, from now through Feb. 27. A museum spokesperson described the exhibit as “an exploration of the ancients of the bristlecone pines and their environment in black-and-white photography and color images . . . Read Full Story >>

Sculpting workshop begins Jan. 16

Sculpting workshop begins Jan. 16

French ceramic artist Helene van Dongen practices her innovative sculptural design approach, which she will teach in Ridgecrest Jan. 16-23. To sign up for the workshop, hosted at Lois Hinman’s studio, call 760-375-8743. -- Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Helm to jump-start writers for the New Year

Widely published poet, short-story writer, and fantasy/science fiction novelist G. Lloyd Helm will talk to Ridge Writers sand members of the public about “The Process: How do I get the words on the paper?” Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. For . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Academy of Dance presents ’The Nativity’

Amy Ertl (kneeling, center) as Mary, Britney Brown (left) as Gabriel and Kristen Jensen (right) as the guardian angel are pictured with the three- and four-year-old Ave Maria Angels, who will perform in “The Nativity,” presented by Sierra Academy of Dance on Friday and Saturday, . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Dinner at 7’ to tell Christmas tale

Inyokern Baptist Church will present “Dinner at 7,” a Christmas story, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18, at 7 p.m. at its 6521 Plains Ave. location in Inyokern. “The story takes place around a tradition that the affluent Pennington family follows each Christmas Eve,” explained . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers to host Dickens Tea Tuesday

The Ridge Writers are preparing for their third annual Dickens tea to kick off the holiday season in Victorian style. “Over delicious holiday tea and plum bread pudding, provided by My Enchanted Cottage, the Dickens Tea celebrates the author of noted Christmas tales and the . . . Read Full Story >>

Jake  Hamilton  to appear in  Ridgecrest

Jake Hamilton to appear in Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Christian musician Jake Hamilton will come to Ridgecrest next month for a benefit concert sponsored by the Ridgecrest Intercessory House of Prayer and the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Our town was not originally scheduled as a stop on Hamilton’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists to hold show and sale

Six local artists will present “Lois and Friends Christmas Art Show and Sale” Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at Lois Hinman’s studio, 2131 W. Las Flores Ave. “Come see the fall collections from artists Lois Hinman, Kim Winchester, Jerry Bradley, Nicki Haven, Sally Adams and . . . Read Full Story >>

Neave Piano Trio to perform here Dec. 4

Neave Piano Trio to perform here Dec. 4

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will present the Neave Piano Trio on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The trio will perform pieces by Mozart (in G Major, K. 564), Beethoven (in D Major, Opus 70, No. 1, “Ghost”), and . . . Read Full Story >>

Annual holiday concert set for Dec. 10

The Desert Community Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert, “A Christmas in Ridgecrest,” Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Art Center. “The community is invited to come and enjoy popular holiday classics and traditional Christmas carols as . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest noticed in California film awards

Ridgecrest noticed in California film awards

Local achievements in the film industry earned recognition at the recent California on Location Awards. The Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission, which operates as part of the Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, hosted productions for three nominees, including “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” for best one-hour . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango to host classical duo

The Maturango Museum will host “Belle Danse,” a classical concert featuring violinist Erica Anne MacArthur and pianist Helen Smoot, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. The duo will perform selections by J.S. Bach, Heinrich Biber, Lera Auerbach, Sofia . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph-inspired quilts on display at Maturango Museum

Petroglyph-inspired quilts on display at Maturango Museum

Terry Millett and Linda Anderson of the Hi Desert Quilt Guild are shown with the 13 petroglyph-inspired quilts on display in the Sylvia Winslow Exhibit Gallery of the Maturango Museum. These quilts will also be displayed at the 2017 Hi Desert Quilt Guild Show held . . . Read Full Story >>

College choir concert is tonight

College choir concert is tonight

Members of the Cerro Coso Community College Choir rehearse for a performance tonight, Nov. 18 at the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Arts Center. The choir will perform selections including “O Sifuni Mungu” (Swahili) arranged by Roger Emerson featuring Kevin Anderson, Brianne Hardwick, Sharon Anderson . . . Read Full Story >>

HSUMD to learn about Babcock’s new book

HSUMD to learn about Babcock’s new book

A book so new that it isn’t even completely written yet will be the topic of the November meeting of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. Noted local author Liz Babcock, . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Men of Worth’ return to Ridgecrest

‘Men of Worth’ return to Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Men of Worth are returning to Ridgecrest to entertain with their “folk music with an accent.” The duo of Ireland’s James Keigher and Scotland’s Donnie Macdonald performs Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at the Kerr McGee Center. . . . Read Full Story >>

’Galaxies Collide’ opens tonight

’Galaxies Collide’ opens tonight

If you picture an explosion of sound, color and energy when “Galaxies Collide,” the Burroughs High School production of that name will live up to your expectations when it opens this weekend. Shown is Annthony Smith as the Bowie-inspired Bubblonian Commander Bingo in a scene . . . Read Full Story >>

Sci-fi love story seeks a kick-start

Sci-fi love story seeks a kick-start

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “When the last man on Earth receives a mysterious transmission, he learns that while the world ends, love doesn’t.” Such is the concept behind “WebCam,” a short film conceived of and directed by former resident Nicolas Delgado, who . . . Read Full Story >>