Annual Dickens Tea is Dec. 5

Ridge Writers are preparing for their fourth annual Dickens Tea to celebrate the holiday season with Victorian elegance. The tea will be held Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at My Enchanted Cottage and Tea Room. Tickets are available for $20 each from Red Rock Books. . . . Read Full Story >>

Rindt to debut original music this weekend

Rindt to debut original music this weekend

Rebecca Neipp

“There’s a reason we all ended up as musicians,” said Darcy Rindt, one of three siblings in an extended family of beloved local musicians. “They say that your siblings have more of an impact on you than anyone else in your life,” she said. So . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS drama’s ’Hamlet’ opens

BHS drama’s ’Hamlet’ opens

William Nance as Claudius enacts a scene, along with Elise Hill as Gertrude and Annthony Smith as Polonius, during the Burroughs High School production of “Hamlet.” Director Tristan Kratz has led her cast and crew to re-imagine the classic Shakespeare tale with a more contemporary . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Men of Worth’ return to Ridgecrest

Celtic folk duo “Men of Worth” will return to Ridgecrest for a concert on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Center. Exiles James Keigher of Ireland and Donnie MacDonald of Scotland met in Southern California in 1986 and have been singing . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso band concert is Nov. 16

The Cerro Coso Community College Band will perform favorite pieces from the classics to the Beatles on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Parker Performing Arts Center, Burroughs High School. “Directed by Debra Veit, the college band endeavors to be an all-inclusive experience . . . Read Full Story >>

Trumpet sonata  helps restore loss

Trumpet sonata helps restore loss

Rebecca Neipp

“Where words leave off, music begins.” — Christian Johann Heinrich Heine In this case, music provided not only the means to express loss, but a pathway toward healing from it. Almost a decade ago, local concert pianist Patrick Rindt lost the ability to perform with . . . Read Full Story >>

Petersen helps bring  Imogen to life

Petersen helps bring Imogen to life

Rebecca Neipp

Imogen gazed out with a girl’s gladness in her eyes, happy to know that she was back once more where there were those who knew her … — “Aunt Imogen,” Edwin Arlington Robinson Rarely can the longing of human emotion be captured by a single . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Hamlet’ opens Friday at Parker PAC

‘Hamlet’ opens Friday at Parker PAC

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty . . . Read Full Story >>

Garner presents  tribute to John Cash

Garner presents tribute to John Cash

The Indian Wells Valley Concert Association will present James Garner’s tribute to legendary performer Johnny Cash on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School. “Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits, such as “Folsom . . . Read Full Story >>

DAL to host one-day workshop

The Desert Artists’ League will present “Fun With Acrylics” — a one-day workshop by Kathleen Scoggin on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene. “We will explore using acrylic paint to create abstract paintings,” said Scoggin. . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Rock Art Expressions’ opens Nov. 3

‘Rock Art Expressions’ opens Nov. 3

The Maturango Museum will help kick off Petroglyph Festival weekend with an exhibit called “Coso Rock Art Expressions” by Don McCauley. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. McCauley’s paintings have been inspired . . . Read Full Story >>

Hodgson interprets the collaborative  stories of Robinson and Rindt

Hodgson interprets the collaborative stories of Robinson and Rindt

Rebecca Neipp

The Patrick Rindt and Friends recital, scheduled for Veterans Day Weekend, will unveil to the world not only original music by Rindt, but a newly honed tenor range by David Hodgson. The two prominant local musicians will be collaborating, along with Mezzo-soprano Amber Petersen, Trumpeter . . . Read Full Story >>

Modesto quilter to give program

Cathie Hoover of Modesto will give the program at the Hi Desert Quilt Guild’s meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salvation Army meeting room. Hoover will present a “Retrospective Trunk Show.” Members will be admitted free, and guests will be admitted . . . Read Full Story >>

Local virtuoso to present original compositions

Local virtuoso to present original compositions

Rebecca Neipp

After an exuberant debut last month of his Sonata for Clarinet and Left Hand Piano, local concert pianist Patrick Rindt will return to center stage for the first time in more than a decade on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12 — this time . . . Read Full Story >>

’Christmas Carol’ closes this weekend

’Christmas Carol’ closes this weekend

Ebenezer Scrooge (Bill Farris) and Tiny Tim (Kenny Anderson) share a poignant moment in “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” which closes this weekend. Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society will stage final performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Parker . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA to present ‘War of the Worlds’

The Community Light Opera and Theatre Association, “as a special treat before we start putting the CLOTA Spookhouse together,” will perform the 1938 radio play “War of the Worlds” on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Town Theatre on Ridgecrest Boulevard. Admission . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango Museum to host Fiddlin’ Pete Friday, Oct. 27

Maturango Museum to host Fiddlin’ Pete Friday, Oct. 27

Fiddlin’ Pete Wattercott will open the Maturango Museum concert series with a performance on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. “Fiddlin’ Pete has been playing his own brand of high-energy, traditionally based, Western folk music for over 30 years,” said a . . . Read Full Story >>

Felici Trio to perform here Sunday

Felici Trio to perform here Sunday

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will present a concert by the Felici Piano Trio on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The program will feature music by Franz Joseph Haydn (Piano Trio in E-flat Major), Niels Gade (“Novelettes” for Piano . . . Read Full Story >>

Local artists featured in ‘The Flow’

Local artists featured in ‘The Flow’

Rebecca Neipp

Collaborative artists Mike Mumford and Laura Arns have been featured in this season’s edition of The Flow Magazine — the leading international journal that connects artists within the lampworking industry. The duo’s glass-and-steel creation was featured in the magazine’s gallery of collaborative art. “I am . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Christmas Carol’ offers story of redemption

‘Christmas Carol’ offers story of redemption

Rebecca Neipp

I have seen a future Full of darkness, All the darkness of my heart! At my door A world in need of kindness. From man’s kindness, I departed! All the hours of my days And years I’ve wasted! All the joy and love I never . . . Read Full Story >>