Music teachers to present concert

Music teachers to present concert

From left are music teachers Bradley Douglas, Ellie King, Glenda Blackshaw, Anna Schaad Montgomery, Debra Veit, Sylvia Hillesland, Melanie McDonald, Melanie Litton, Joanne Freeman, Amber Petersen, Fran Rogers and Gary Fry — Courtesy photo ------ The High Desert Music Teachers Association will present its annual . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Alice in Wonderland’ auditions today

‘Alice in Wonderland’ auditions today

Annalise Ostash, Jason Ertl, Justin Bal and Alex Vargas, along with a colorfully attired chorus, perform a lively dance number from last year’s “Willy Wonka Jr." — Photo by Laura Austin ------ The Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society will host auditions for “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum to host “City of Angels” quartet

Museum to host “City of Angels” quartet

The Maturango Museum concert series continues Saturday, Jan. 12, with a performance from the City of Angels Saxophone Quartet at 4 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. Performers include Bill Wilson on soprano sax, Sean Stackpoole on alto sax, Cynthia Swanson on tenor sax and Matt . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA offers holiday tradition

DCOA offers holiday tradition

Members of the Desert Community Orchestra, Amber Petersen’s Holiday Choir and Lisa Austin’s students from the James Monroe Middle School Choir — all under the direction of festively clad conductor Robbie Martinez — bring favorite holiday tunes to an enthusiastic audience in last weekend’s “Christmas . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra  Academy  to stage  ‘Nativity’

Sierra Academy to stage ‘Nativity’

Julie Koch as Gabriel (left) and Brianna Murphy as Mary (right), best friends, began dancing with Sierra Academy of Dance 12 years ago — Courtesy photo ------ Sierra Academy of Dance will once again present “The Nativity” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22, at 6:30 p.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Simplicity to present ‘Clara’s Return’

Simplicity Performing Arts Studio will present “The Nutcracker: Clara’s Return” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, at 6:30 p.m. at Old Town Theater. The story opens many years after Clara’s first magical Christmas in “The Nutcracker.” Now grown, with a family of her own, she . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Eat Cake’ auditions  coming up next week

‘Eat Cake’ auditions coming up next week

Master Mystery Productions will hold auditions for “Eat Cake,” a new interactive mystery play, on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, from 5-7 p.m. at Red Rock Books. The creators of “Exit Prima Donna” will once again stage a production at the Amargosa Opera House. The . . . Read Full Story >>

BBX Holiday Gala is Dec. 1

BBX Holiday Gala is Dec. 1

Members of the Big Band X-Press enthrall listeners and inspire dancers with their popular sound. They will present their annual holiday gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Historic USO Building. Master toe-tapper Ken Sanger will be on hand starting at 6:30 to give dance . . . Read Full Story >>

Delphi Trio returns to Ridgecrest

Delphi Trio returns to Ridgecrest

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will host the Delphi Trio on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The trio, featuring Liana Bérubé on violin, Michelle Kwon on cello and Eunmi Ko on piano, will perform music by Robert Schumann (Piano . . . Read Full Story >>

CCCC Band to  present fall concert

CCCC Band to present fall concert

The Cerro Coso Community College Band will perform music from popular movies on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School. The band will perform selections from “Mamma Mia,” “The Incredibles,” “West Side Story,” “Spider-Man,” “Pirates of . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author to hold book signings

Local author to hold book signings

Local author Brian Voigt will launch his Red Mill Canyon series this weekend with three book signings. On Black Friday, he will be at Starbucks from 7-10 a.m. He will then sign books at Casey’s Steak and BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers to host Dickens Tea

Ridge Writers are preparing to celebrate the holiday season in Victorian elegance with the fifth annual Dickens Tea on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at My Enchanted Cottage. Members and guests will discuss some of the authors who brought modern holiday traditions to life . . . Read Full Story >>

’Mutiny on the Sea Witch’ continues this weekend

’Mutiny on the Sea Witch’ continues this weekend

Captain Cutlass Kate (played by Devanne Fredette) passionately describes the wonders of the Loot of a Thousand Ports to Moll Flint (Heather McGaha) while Polly the Parrot (Janis Kunz) looks on in “Mutiny on the Sea Witch,” a family-friendly mystery. Performances continue this weekend, Nov. . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author to host reminiscence

Local author to host reminiscence

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host local author-historian Liz Babcock, who will present “Fond Memories of Work and Play at China Lake,” a photo-illustrated discussion of historical vignettes in honor of the Navy’s 75th anniversary celebration. The program will be held . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author to host reminiscence

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host local author-historian Liz Babcock, who will present “Fond Memories of Work and Play at China Lake,” a photo-illustrated discussion of historical vignettes in honor of the Navy’s 75th anniversary celebration. The program will be held . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Andrew Jackson’ opens tonight at Burroughs

‘Andrew Jackson’ opens tonight at Burroughs

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Lilly Johnson as Andrew Jackson with the ensemble and band members during a scene from punk-rock historical musical “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson" — Photo by Laura Austin ------ The Burroughs High School Performing Arts Department opens “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” tonight, drawing audiences into an . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Mutiny’ opens Nov. 9

‘Mutiny’ opens Nov. 9

“Yo-ho! From Master Mystery Productions, in partnership with Ridgecrest Community Theater Troupe, comes our first ever family-friendly interactive mystery play — a swashbuckling high sea adventure titled ‘Mutiny on the Sea Witch,’ a pirate’s treasure mystery,” said Director-Playwright Daniel Stallings. The production opens Friday, Nov. . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Artists’ League to hold sketch demo Nov. 5

Desert Artists’ League will host a sketchbook-journal demonstration by Sally Valiton on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Nazarene Church. According to a DAL spokesperson, upcoming programs include local and visiting artists giving demonstrations in print making, pastel/watercolor and figures in watercolor, with . . . Read Full Story >>

Steele cleans house at photography contest

Steele cleans house at photography contest

Local amateur photographer Chet Steele (“Chet Steele Photography” on Facebook) earned 20 ribbons with his 22 submissions into the photography contest held in conjunction with the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. His honors earned “Best of Division” and “Viewers Choice.” — Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Halloween horror at Historic USO

Halloween horror at Historic USO

The Historic USO Building will host a horror film from Hollywood’s Golden Age on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. The Halloween favorite will be screened as part of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert’s ongoing “Classic Movie Night” series. The license agreement . . . Read Full Story >>