Open casting call for Netflix’s "The Prom" this Sunday in Bakersfield

Open casting call for Netflix’s "The Prom" this Sunday in Bakersfield

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer A Los Angeles casting company has announced an open casting call in Bakersfield for the upcoming Netflix-produced musical film “The Prom,” starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and James Corden. According to a release from Dixie Webster-Davis Casting, the . . . Read Full Story >>

Auditions set for Young Artists

The Desert Community Orchestra Association will launch its annual Young Artist competition, which provides local music students an opportunity to perform as guest soloists during the orchestra’s May 2 concert. Vocal and instrumental musicians age 22 and younger are invited to submit applications by Feb. . . . Read Full Story >>

Exhibit highlights Native American culture

The Maturango Museum will host an opening reception for “Native Visions of the Americas,” a mixed-media exhibit by Becky Olvera Shultz, on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. Shultz draws inspiration from the indigenous people of the Americas for her show, which will feature Southwestern . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists’ League announces upcoming activities

The Desert Artists’ League has announced a series of programs offered within the next few weeks. On Monday, Jan. 6, DAL Treasurer Debbie Newton will present “White Pastel,” offering members instruction on white pastel or pencil on black paper. The workshop is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Art show to feature work of the late Ofa Jallu

Art show to feature work of the late Ofa Jallu

The paintings of Ofa Irvine Jallu will be featured Friday through Sunday, Jan. 17-19, at Symphony in Ink tattoo shop on China Lake Boulevard. The venue is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jallu lived in Ridgecrest from 1994 until her death in 1997. . . . Read Full Story >>

Auditions tonight for ‘Woman in the Walls’

“Do you believe in ghosts?” asked playwright Daniel Stallings, whose latest story is set in a snowbound haunted mansion in the early 1930s, with flashbacks to Victorian England. “Four friends have rented a rambling, shuttered Victorian mansion for the holidays. No sooner have they entered . . . Read Full Story >>

"Native Visions of the Americas" exhibit opens Jan. 10

"Native Visions of the Americas" exhibit opens Jan. 10

Becky Olvera Schultz will present “Native Visions of the Americas” at the Maturango Museum. An opening reception will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. The exhibit will remain on disply until March 10. For more details, watch future editions of the News Review. . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA presents ‘Christmas in Ridgecrest’ on Dec. 14

DCOA presents ‘Christmas in Ridgecrest’ on Dec. 14

The Desert Community Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert, “A Christmas in Ridgecrest,” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Desert Valley Community Complex at Desert Empire Fairgrounds. DCO, with a special appearance by the High Desert Pipers, will perform works by . . . Read Full Story >>

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 >>