Historical Society to host benefit concert

Historical Society to host benefit concert

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host a benefit concert at the Historic USO Building Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Headlining this concert, which benefits the many ongoing projects of HSUMD, is local singer-songwriter Alas Tarin. Tarin picked up a guitar . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists sought for August exhibit

SpringHill Suites by Marriot will host “ArtNight” on Sunday, Aug. 24, 4-7 p.m. Artists are invited to exhibit up to three pieces, no larger than four feet in any direction. Tables will be provided for sculptures, but artists should provide easels for paintings and wall-hanging . . . Read Full Story >>

Historical Society to host benefit concert

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host a benefit concert at the Historic USO Building Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Headlining this concert, which benefits the many ongoing projects of HSUMD, is local singer-songwriter Alas Tarin. Tarin picked up a guitar . . . Read Full Story >>

Watercolors and violins – creating  beauty for the eyes and ears

Watercolors and violins – creating beauty for the eyes and ears

Linda Saholt

Two very different artists can be experienced in one stop during the Maturango Museum’s Open Studio Tour, coming Oct. 25-26. Donnie and Charles Woods, married for 58 years, have studios in different parts of their home. Donnie’s studio is upstairs, in an airy, bright room . . . Read Full Story >>

John Muir quartet to perform Friday

John Muir quartet to perform Friday

Erica MacArthur, Christine Snipes, Chad Jackson and Ian Rawson, from left, recently formed the John Muir String Quaret. They will perform this Friday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m., at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The quartet will perform Schubert’s . . . Read Full Story >>

DART Talent Show is Friday

Desert Area Resources and Training will present what is billed as an exciting talent event on Friday, Aug. 1, to benefit DART’s Autism Camp. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Historic USO Building. Tickets at $10 each may be purchased in advance at . . . Read Full Story >>

Mystery movie in Ridgecrest?

Mystery movie in Ridgecrest?

Seemingly innocuous at first glance, these trucks parked behind Tommy T’s over the weekend were apparently a set of dressings rooms for an independent movie that spent days filming at IWV?locations. Although the project reportedly stars recognizable actors such as Michael Cera and John C. . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS alumnus wraps latest Spielberg project

BHS alumnus wraps latest Spielberg project

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Former Burroughs High School student and eminent cinematographer M. David Mullen (American Society of Cinematographers) has finished working on the first season of “Extant,” the Stephen Spielberg-produced sci-fi television series starring Halle Barry. Mullen, a California Institute of . . . Read Full Story >>

MAGICAL AFTERNOON

MAGICAL AFTERNOON

Presenting his magic show, “The Magic of Christopher Lopez,” at the Ridgecrest Branch Library June 27, Christopher Lopez amazes his audience with card tricks and other illusions. The show, free to the community, attracted an enthusiastic crowd. - Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Casino night tickets on sale now

Casino night tickets on sale now

The Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for its fund-raising Casino Night, to be held Saturday, July 12, from 6-10 p.m. at SpringHill?Suites. This year’s theme is “Special Agent 007.” The evening will feature food, prizes, games and more for $50 per person. For . . . Read Full Story >>

Spooner returns with words and music

Author and songwriter Nathan Spooner, Ridge Writers’ July speaker, will discuss “Why Bother to Write and Self Publish?” on Thursday, July 3, at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. In addition to being an author, Spooner produces music CDs and You Tube . . . Read Full Story >>

Red Rock hosts Texas author

Red Rock hosts Texas author

Paranormal romance author M.L. Stephens appers at Red Rock Books, having come all this way to sign copies of her latest book, “Bare Essentials.”?The writer’s appearance here was in response to the dedication of local fans, who helped Stephens get 1,000 “likes” on her Facebook . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Rent’ opens July 11

‘Rent’ opens July 11

In a dramatic scene from the Community Light Opera and Theatre Association’s upcoming rock musical “Rent,” Maureen (Kellee Alverez) tries to convice Benny (Calvin Johnson) that the bohemian life is the best way to forget the troubles of life. In the background is Joanne (Sharon . . . Read Full Story >>

Randsburg to host Old West Days

Organizers of Randsburg’s 13th annual Old West Days & Bluegrass Jamboree are looking for artists, craftspeople, antique dealers and entrepreneurs to participate in the celebration, scheduled for Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for a booth space is $15 per nonfood . . . Read Full Story >>

Open Studio Tours is coming — meet the artists!

Linda Saholt

The 10th annual Maturango Museum Open Studio Tour fund raiser is set for Oct. 25 and 26. Artists are now applying to participate, and Museum Art Gallery Coordinator Andrea Pelch is setting up the event. Last year more than 30 artists participated, and this year’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Creative writing workshop is Saturday

Creative writing workshop is Saturday

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Budding writers young and old will have a unique opportunity to hone their craft Saturday, June 28. Author Olga Garcia Echeverria will present a creative writing workshop at the Ridgecrest Branch Library from 2:30-4:30 p.m. This is Echeverria’s . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Help Our Fair’ concert set

Linda Saholt

The Desert Empire Fairgrounds will be the scene for a double show this July 4. First, the “Help Our Fair” concert, featuring the Steve Hill Band, starts at 5:30 p.m. in Sage Hall. At 9 p.m., the annual Community Fireworks Display begins, sponsored by the . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA presents RENT

CLOTA presents RENT

Roger Davis (played by Kevin Anderson) performs a scene with castmates from the musical “Rent.” The Community Light Opera Theater Association will host the the Tony-award-winning musical directed by Elena Vitale at CLOTA Center Stage. Tickets for all performances are on sale at Red Rock . . . Read Full Story >>

Chamber Music concert is Friday

The RidgecresTrio will play Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. This concert is open to all. Admission is a suggested donation of $15. The RidgecresTrio members are Lee Alan Nolan on piano, Ian Rawson on cello and Christine Snipes on . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS Boosters ‘Movie Nights’ continue

The Burroughs High School Music Boosters will continue Family Movie Night fundraisers through October, featuring concessions and a movie under the stars. Booster volunteers are available starting at 6:30 p.m. to serve hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, candy, drinks and more to raise money for . . . Read Full Story >>