Ridge Writers to host Open Mic night

Ridge Writers will hold their annual Open Mic Night on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The public is invited, admission free and light refreshments will be served. Anyone can attend or read short fiction, nonfiction, essays . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum,  Audubon  hosting  traveling  exhibit

Museum, Audubon hosting traveling exhibit

The Maturango Museum and Kerncrest Audubon Society are hosting the 2016-17 Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit, featuring 12 award-winning photographs of birds in their natural habitat. The display is available for viewing in the Sylvia Winslow Gallery through Aug. 17. “So be sure to make . . . Read Full Story >>

RMES to hold auditions for  ‘Christmas Carol’ starting Monday

RMES to hold auditions for ‘Christmas Carol’ starting Monday

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Come one, come all, ages 6 to 92, to audition for Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society’s “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.” RMES will hold open auditions for the classic Charles Dickens tale beginning Monday, July 24, at Pierce Elementary . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Forms  From  Within’ returns to museum

‘Forms From Within’ returns to museum

“Forms From Within — Revisited” by Jerry Bradley will be featured at the Maturango Museum’s Coso Room through Aug. 30, beginning with a public reception Friday, July 7, at 7 p.m. “Jerry’s presentation at the opening reception will revisit his 2007 exhibit,” said Andrea Pelch, . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA presents stage musical of classic childhood favorite

CLOTA presents stage musical of classic childhood favorite

By: TIMMY NEIPP II News Review Correspondent A modern retelling of a timeless story will be presented to local audiences beginning July 7 when “The Secret Garden” opens on the Community Light Opera and Theatre Association’s Center Stage. Director Barbara Roberts has put together a . . . Read Full Story >>

Come to my garden ...

Come to my garden ...

Brianne Hardwick (left) and Britney Brown create a lush set while Phillip Randolph rehearses music in the background for Community Light Opera and Theater Association’s upcoming production of “The Secret Garden.” The actors, who will portray “Ayah,” “Lily” and “Albert,” respectively, joined the show’s cast . . . Read Full Story >>

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo comes to Maturango Museum

Folias Flute and Guitar Duo comes to Maturango Museum

The Maturango Museum will continue its annual concert series by hosting the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. The duo will perform music from their 2017 album “Dreaming to Live,” which features original compositions and arrangements . . . Read Full Story >>

High Desert Dance’s ’The Wiz’ is Saturday

High Desert Dance’s ’The Wiz’ is Saturday

Kyla LeRoy as Dorothy, Ashley Harrington as Glinda, Maija Brink as the Lion, Meghan Albro as the Tin Woman, Ellie Gervais, Claire Patterson as the House and Hailey Farmer as the Scarecrow will be performing in “The Wiz,” presented by High Desert Dance on Saturday, . . . Read Full Story >>

’Lincoln" drama opens Thursday

’Lincoln" drama opens Thursday

Laurel Ennis as Mary Todd and Dylan Menzel as Abraham Lincoln rehears a scene for “Lincoln: The Compassionate Hero,” which opens next week. (See more information on the play and playwright Tabitha Weaver: http://www.news-ridgecrest.com/news/story.pl?id=0000007056) -- Photo by Jayme Kinard . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Academy’s ’Marry Poppins’ packs the PAC

Sierra Academy’s ’Marry Poppins’ packs the PAC

Danny Jensen, portraying Burt, warms up the audience during “Mary Poppins,” presented last weekend by Sierra Academy of Dance. “My dance students and the Burroughs High School tech students are amazingly professional. They created a unique and quite exceptionally enjoyable performance this year!” said Caté . . . Read Full Story >>

Fundraiser music festival is Memorial Day weekend

Fundraiser music festival is Memorial Day weekend

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer It’s time to grab your sunscreen, your rompers, tents and most importantly, your dancing shoes – Ridgecrest is getting its very own music festival. The two days of live music, food, vendors, games and more happens Memorial Day . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers program on ‘nonfiction as inspiration’

Author and journalist Stephen H. Provost will give the Ridge Writers program, “Making Connections: Using Nonfiction as an Inspiration for Fiction,” on Thursday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. His novel “Memorality” came out last February. In March Provost appeared at the fantasy . . . Read Full Story >>

Local bands  to play May 13

Local bands to play May 13

Local bands the Whatevers and the Antique Zephyrs will appear “together again” in concert on Saturday, May 13, at the Historic USO Building. The concert will feature Alas de Liona as she releases her first full-length album “Lightning and Fire.” Since the release of her . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum exhibit to feature Hamil Ma

Museum exhibit to feature Hamil Ma

The Maturango Museum will host an exhibit by Hamil Ma entitled “A Little of Many Things.” The opening reception will be held Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. “As a Ridgecrest resident, Hamil Ma’s art explored the natural beauty that surrounded Ridgecrest,” said Andrea Pelch, . . . Read Full Story >>

Casting call for ‘Ode to Agatha’ mystery

An open casting call will be held this weekend for “Ode to Agatha,” the latest in the popular interactive stories by Master Mystery Productions. The production team is teaming up with Ridge Writers once again for a new show that celebrates “The Mysterious Affair at . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Aladdin’ opens next weekend

‘Aladdin’ opens next weekend

Local young talent will take the community on a magic carpet ride next week, beginning April 27, as it presents “Aladdin KIDS,” an all-youth stage stage adaptation of the beloved Disney classic. The show will be the Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society’s second “Rising Stars” performance . . . Read Full Story >>

Young Artist concert  is next Saturday

Young Artist concert is next Saturday

The Desert Community Orchestra will present a concert entitled “A Touch of Class 2017” on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Burroughs High School’s Parker Performing Arts Center. The community is invited to come and enjoy this concert which will feature Emma Heflin and . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum presents ‘Namibia by rail and bus’

Museum presents ‘Namibia by rail and bus’

MATURANGO MUSEUM — Janet Westbrook will present a travelogue about her trip to Namibia on Wednesday April 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. “Namibia (former German SW Africa, independent since 1990) is a desert land on the Atlantic southwest coast . . . Read Full Story >>

Hitchcock thriller ‘39 Steps’ radio show opens April 21

As the Community Light Opera and Theatre Association’s Sherlock Holmes-based comedy “Baskerville” concludes its run, the CLOTA team has only three weeks to pull together its next production, “The 39 Steps,” a radio show adaptation of the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Director Brianne Hardwick . . . Read Full Story >>

‘You Can’t Take It with You’ opens

‘You Can’t Take It with You’ opens

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Burroughs High School Theater Department presents Georege S. Kartman and Moss Hart’s celebrated comedy “You Can’t Take It with You,” which opened Friday, March 31, at the BHS Parker Performing Arts Center. Set in 1930s New York, . . . Read Full Story >>