Pianist returns to RCMS

Pianist returns to RCMS

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will host a return performance by piano soloist Natasha Kislenko Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The program will include music by Mozart, “Piano Variations on the theme Salve tu Domine” by Paisiello, KV398; Chopin, “Souvenir . . . Read Full Story >>

Men of Worth perform Nov. 22

Men of Worth perform Nov. 22

Men of Worth, featuring Donnie MacDonald and James Keigher, will appear in concert Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Cerro Coso Community College Lecture Center. MacDonald, a Scotsman, and Keigher, an Irishman, combine music with humor in a program that highlights Celtic music . . . Read Full Story >>

Concerts on Film to return Nov. 15

The Historic USO Building will host the next of its popular “Concerts on Film” series Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., featuring one of the world’s most famous rock bands. “Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor return to the scene of their . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists to meet Nov. 4

The Desert Artists’ League will meet Monday, Nov. 4, from 6:39-9 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene. Drew Davis will present a program on “Basics of Build Your Art Career.” Davis is a contemporary impressionist working primarily in oil and acrylic paints. Since beginning . . . Read Full Story >>

Quilt Guild to host  speaker from DAR

The Hi Desert Quilt Guild will host a guest speaker at its Thursday, Nov. 7, meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Historic USO Building. Kelly McDonald from the Panamint Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will share information about her organization. DAR . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum to host harp concert

Museum to host harp concert

The Maturango Museum continues its concert series with harpist Alexandra Calvert performing Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Calvert will perform musical selections with selected photographs by Amy Madson projected on the screen in a multisensory concert, entitled “In my life: a musical journey from . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Power of Feeling’ opens

The Maturango Museum will host an opening reception Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. for Norma Alonzo, whose “Power of Feeling” show will exhibit her large-scale abstract paintings. Alonzo will give a presentation on “A Journey Into Abstract Landscape” at 7:30 p.m. Receptions are always . . . Read Full Story >>

‘The Power  of Feeling’  opens Nov. 1

‘The Power of Feeling’ opens Nov. 1

The Maturango Museum will host an opening reception Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. for Norma Alonzo, whose “Power of Feeling” show will exhibit her large-scale abstract paintings. “Norma Alonzo has always taken her painting life seriously, albeit privately,” said a spokesperson. “An extraordinarily accomplished . . . Read Full Story >>

Minetti Quartett performs Nov. 3

Minetti Quartett performs Nov. 3

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will present the Minetti Quartett in concert on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The quartet features Maria Ehmer on violin, Anna Knopp on violin, Milan Milojicic on viola and Leonhard Roczek on cello. They . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Lenore Nevermore’  opens Oct. 19

‘Lenore Nevermore’ opens Oct. 19

“Lenore Nevermore,” an interactive murder mystery inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” opens Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. “Once upon a midnight dreary, Lenore was a beautiful young woman adored for her generosity, goodwill and innocence,” said . . . Read Full Story >>

Ensemble Schumann performs Monday

Ensemble Schumann performs Monday

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will continue its concert series with a performance by Ensemble Schumann on Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The concert will include music by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Trio in D Major, Opus 61; Max Bruch, . . . Read Full Story >>

Concert association calling it quits

By LAURA LEIGH MONTEREY News Review Correspondent In an apparent attempt to stem the tide of rumor, Indian Wells Valley Concert Association President Julius Botelho announced, prior to the Julian G concert Thursday at the Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene, that the organization is bowing . . . Read Full Story >>

Former resident wins Emmy for ‘Mrs.  Maisel’

Former resident wins Emmy for ‘Mrs. Maisel’

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime followed up on the success of its first season with another eight Emmy wins last month. While it missed out on Outstanding Comedy Series to “Fleabag” (another Amazon endeavor), savvy Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

Exhibit celebrates Open Studio artists

Exhibit celebrates Open Studio artists

The Maturango Museum will host its annual Open Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, to offer residents an inside glimpse into the creative spaces of local artisans. “This is a wonderful way to meet many of our local artists and see the amazing array . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum  to present  ‘Piano  and Song’

Museum to present ‘Piano and Song’

The Maturango Museum concert series continues Wednesday, Oct. 9, with the “Piano and Song” duo at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. “If you were fortunate enough to attend their first concert here in May of this year, you know that you will be experiencing . . . Read Full Story >>

Former resident wins Emmy for ‘Mrs.  Maisel’

Former resident wins Emmy for ‘Mrs. Maisel’

Cinematographer M. David Mullen, son of Ridgecrest residents Merritt and Yasuko Mullen, is shown with his Emmy award for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Best Cinematography for a One-Hour Single-Camera Series). This was Mullen’s second nomination and first win for cinematography. For more on Mullen, see . . . Read Full Story >>

’Newsies’ continues through Oct. 12

’Newsies’ continues through Oct. 12

Strike leader Jack Kelly (Steven Farris) and his advisor Davey (Philip Petersen) discuss their cause with reporter Katherine Plummer (Bekah Coursey) during a scene from “Newsies: The Broadway Musical.” The production opened last night at the Cerro Coso Community College Lecture Center, and continues Saturday, . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Los Valientes’ presented at Cerro Coso next week

Cerro Coso Community College will host the Core Ensemble in the chamber music theater work “Los Valientes — The Courageous Ones” on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Room 350. “Chamber music theater is a unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring . . . Read Full Story >>

Midori  to perform  here Sunday

Midori to perform here Sunday

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will bring world-renowned violinist Midori to Ridgecrest on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Immanuel Christian School Chapel. She will be joined by Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute for a program of sonatas for violin and piano by Brahms, . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Newsies’ to take CCCC stage

‘Newsies’ to take CCCC stage

Rebecca Neipp

With the upcoming opening of “Newsies: The Broadway Musical,” taking the Cerro Coso Community College Lecture Center stage on Thursday, Sept. 26, the college is continuing its partnership with the Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society. For 10 years RMES has been staging productions to offer theatrical . . . Read Full Story >>