‘Macbeth’ to open at Old Town Theatre

Ridgecrest Community Theatre Troupe will present William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” opening Friday, Oct. 6, at Old Town Theatre. “‘Macbeth’ deals with themes of ambition, deception, power, morality, and much more,” said Kathryn Adams of RCTT. “Shakespeare has stood the test of time for good reason, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Orchestra to present Pops Concert

Orchestra to present Pops Concert

The Desert Community Orchestra will kick off the concert season with its crowd-pleasing Pops Concert on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Desert Valley Community Complex in the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. . . . Read Full Story >>

Classical masters to present ‘Reflections and Illusions’

Baritone David Hodgson and pianist Lee Alan Nolan will present “Reflections and Illusions” Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17. The celebrated local musicians will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The program includes select lieder from . . . Read Full Story >>

Open Studio artists to be featured  in exhibit

Open Studio artists to be featured in exhibit

The Maturango Museum will host an opening reception for its upcoming exhibit on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. The display will feature artists who will be participating in the annual Open Studio Tour, a fund-raiser for the museum that allows ticket-holders glimpses into the . . . Read Full Story >>

Weird Weekend seeks films, storytellers

Weird Weekend returns Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23, “celebrating the stranger side of the desert – lost gold mines, aliens, haunted hideouts, Bigfoot sightings….” Organizers seek participants for two contests, one an indie film shorts festival on Friday at 2 p.m. and the other the . . . Read Full Story >>

Rowenson explores building magic systems

Award-winning author C.R. Rowenson will present a “Four-Stage System for Building Marvelous Magic Systems” at the Ridge Writers meeting Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. Rowenson has spent the last several years distilling his experience into this process, which has already . . . Read Full Story >>

Homegrown musicians featured on L.A.’s KLOS

Homegrown musicians featured on L.A.’s KLOS

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Listeners of Southern California rock station KLOS will get the chance to hear Ridgecrest musicians during this Friday’s “Should I stay or Should I Go?” segment – which gives exposure to up-and-coming bands and gives listeners the chance . . . Read Full Story >>

RMES gears up for holiday musical

RMES gears up for holiday musical

By TIMMY NEIPP News Review Correspondent While Christmas may be more than four months away, many of our local performing artists are already getting into the holiday spirit as the cast list went up last week for the Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society production of “A . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers host ‘Open Mic Night’ Aug. 3

Ridge Writers will hold their annual Open Mic Night on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The public is invited, admission ia free and light refreshments will be served. Anyone can attend or read. Short fiction, nonfiction, . . . Read Full Story >>

Stallings mystery ‘Anonymous’ opens Aug. 19

Stallings mystery ‘Anonymous’ opens Aug. 19

Master Mystery Productions will present “Anonymous” Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Red Rock Books. Daniel Stallings, the prolific writer who has created a multitude of interactive stories for local audiences, says that his latest creation features a priceless stolen manuscript, a legendary cat . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA to hold open auditions for ‘Other Desert Cities’ play

CLOTA to hold open auditions for ‘Other Desert Cities’ play

The Community Light Opera and Theatre Association will hold open auditions for “Other Desert Cities,” on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, from 6-8 p.m. at CLOTA Center Stage, 1425 N. Inyo St. In Jon Robin Baitz’ play, “Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers to host Open Mic night

Ridge Writers will hold their annual Open Mic Night on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The public is invited, admission free and light refreshments will be served. Anyone can attend or read short fiction, nonfiction, essays . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum,  Audubon  hosting  traveling  exhibit

Museum, Audubon hosting traveling exhibit

The Maturango Museum and Kerncrest Audubon Society are hosting the 2016-17 Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit, featuring 12 award-winning photographs of birds in their natural habitat. The display is available for viewing in the Sylvia Winslow Gallery through Aug. 17. “So be sure to make . . . Read Full Story >>

RMES to hold auditions for  ‘Christmas Carol’ starting Monday

RMES to hold auditions for ‘Christmas Carol’ starting Monday

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Come one, come all, ages 6 to 92, to audition for Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society’s “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.” RMES will hold open auditions for the classic Charles Dickens tale beginning Monday, July 24, at Pierce Elementary . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Forms  From  Within’ returns to museum

‘Forms From Within’ returns to museum

“Forms From Within — Revisited” by Jerry Bradley will be featured at the Maturango Museum’s Coso Room through Aug. 30, beginning with a public reception Friday, July 7, at 7 p.m. “Jerry’s presentation at the opening reception will revisit his 2007 exhibit,” said Andrea Pelch, . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA presents stage musical of classic childhood favorite

CLOTA presents stage musical of classic childhood favorite

By: TIMMY NEIPP II News Review Correspondent A modern retelling of a timeless story will be presented to local audiences beginning July 7 when “The Secret Garden” opens on the Community Light Opera and Theatre Association’s Center Stage. Director Barbara Roberts has put together a . . . Read Full Story >>

Come to my garden ...

Come to my garden ...

Brianne Hardwick (left) and Britney Brown create a lush set while Phillip Randolph rehearses music in the background for Community Light Opera and Theater Association’s upcoming production of “The Secret Garden.” The actors, who will portray “Ayah,” “Lily” and “Albert,” respectively, joined the show’s cast . . . Read Full Story >>

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo comes to Maturango Museum

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo comes to Maturango Museum

The Maturango Museum will continue its annual concert series by hosting the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. The duo will perform music from their 2017 album “Dreaming to Live,” which features original compositions and arrangements . . . Read Full Story >>

High Desert Dance’s ’The Wiz’ is Saturday

High Desert Dance’s ’The Wiz’ is Saturday

Kyla LeRoy as Dorothy, Ashley Harrington as Glinda, Maija Brink as the Lion, Meghan Albro as the Tin Woman, Ellie Gervais, Claire Patterson as the House and Hailey Farmer as the Scarecrow will be performing in “The Wiz,” presented by High Desert Dance on Saturday, . . . Read Full Story >>

’Lincoln" drama opens Thursday

’Lincoln" drama opens Thursday

Laurel Ennis as Mary Todd and Dylan Menzel as Abraham Lincoln rehears a scene for “Lincoln: The Compassionate Hero,” which opens next week. (See more information on the play and playwright Tabitha Weaver: http://www.news-ridgecrest.com/news/story.pl?id=0000007056) -- Photo by Jayme Kinard . . . Read Full Story >>