On falling, and staying, in love

On falling, and staying, in love

By KATHRYN GARCIA COSNER News Review Correspondent Darren and Emily Smith sat down for breakfast at their favorite restaurant Monday morning — the same thing they’ve done every Monday morning for the last two years. This habit is one of many commitments the couple has . . . Read Full Story >>

Rindt debuts more new music

Rindt debuts more new music

Rebecca Neipp

While “Songs of the Spirit” will showcase for the community new music from local pianist-composer Patrick Rindt, his supporters are hoping that the upcoming Rindt & Friends production will also help facilitate a bigger platform for his work. “After attending Patrick’s last concert, I really . . . Read Full Story >>

Last call for applications

The Desert Community Orchestra Association has announced that applications are now available for the Dr. Peter Pinto Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is offered to high-school graduates (2020 or earlier) who are younger than 21 and planning to pursue their education in instrumental music. The selection . . . Read Full Story >>

Neave returns to Ridgecrest

Neave returns to Ridgecrest

The Neave Trio will return to Ridgecrest for two concerts, Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8. The trio will perform with the Desert Community Orchestra on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. “Beethoven’s Triple Concerto provides a special opportunity for the . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Songs of the Spirit’ showcase  Rindt’s sacred compositions

‘Songs of the Spirit’ showcase Rindt’s sacred compositions

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “Songs of the Spirit,” coming to the United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., will feature sacred and redemptive music from Patrick Rindt & Friends. For the last three years, local concert-pianist-turned-composer Rindt has been . . . Read Full Story >>

’12 Angry Jurors’ is one night only

’12 Angry Jurors’ is one night only

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Burroughs High School will present a reader’s theater of Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Jurors” for one night only, Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. in the BHS multi-use room/cafeteria. Rose adapted the 1954 play from his teleplay “Twelve Angry . . . Read Full Story >>

Tickets on sale now for CHER melodrama

Tickets on sale now for CHER melodrama

From left Sheriff Kenny Hoff and heroine Juliana Merrill ward off villains Joseph Hayman and Justine Mondragon in “The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt,” or “Always Wash Your Long Johns ’Cause it Makes a Lotta Cents.” Christian Home Schoolers of Ridgecrest’s junior high schoolers will . . . Read Full Story >>

Publisher’s journey is Feb. 6 program

The Ridge Writers will host author-publisher Jennifer Crittendon at a Thursday, Feb. 6, meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church meeting room. Crittendon will speak about “Learning Moments on a Publishing Journey.” The public is welcome, and admission is free. Her presentation will . . . Read Full Story >>

New veterans book showcased

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will discuss “Scenes From Lives of Service: High Desert Veterans of WWI Through Desert Storm,” a new book about local veterans, at its Tuesday, Feb. 18, meeting at 7 p.m. in the Historic USO Building. John Anderson . . . Read Full Story >>

DAL to host figure drawing workshop

The Desert Artists’ League will host a Figure Drawing Skills workshop Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene. The course will be instructed by Jean Krumbein, who has worked as an artist, art model and teacher, “She . . . Read Full Story >>

Rindt & Friends return for ‘Songs of the Spirit’

Rindt & Friends return for ‘Songs of the Spirit’

Rebecca Neipp

The latest venture from Patrick Rindt & Friends will build on the classical revival sound his local followers have come to know and love with “Songs of the Spirit,” presented Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. “The music in this . . . Read Full Story >>

DAL to  host figure drawing workshop

DAL to host figure drawing workshop

The Desert Artists’ League will host a Figure Drawing Skills workshop Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene. The course will be instructed by Jean Krumbein, who has worked as an artist, art model and teacher, “Jean . . . Read Full Story >>

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 >>