Ridge Writers to host Dickens Tea Tuesday

The Ridge Writers are preparing for their third annual Dickens tea to kick off the holiday season in Victorian style. “Over delicious holiday tea and plum bread pudding, provided by My Enchanted Cottage, the Dickens Tea celebrates the author of noted Christmas tales and the . . . Read Full Story >>

Jake  Hamilton  to appear in  Ridgecrest

Jake Hamilton to appear in Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Christian musician Jake Hamilton will come to Ridgecrest next month for a benefit concert sponsored by the Ridgecrest Intercessory House of Prayer and the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Our town was not originally scheduled as a stop on Hamilton’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists to hold show and sale

Six local artists will present “Lois and Friends Christmas Art Show and Sale” Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at Lois Hinman’s studio, 2131 W. Las Flores Ave. “Come see the fall collections from artists Lois Hinman, Kim Winchester, Jerry Bradley, Nicki Haven, Sally Adams and . . . Read Full Story >>

Neave Piano Trio to perform here Dec. 4

Neave Piano Trio to perform here Dec. 4

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will present the Neave Piano Trio on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The trio will perform pieces by Mozart (in G Major, K. 564), Beethoven (in D Major, Opus 70, No. 1, “Ghost”), and . . . Read Full Story >>

Annual holiday concert set for Dec. 10

The Desert Community Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert, “A Christmas in Ridgecrest,” Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Art Center. “The community is invited to come and enjoy popular holiday classics and traditional Christmas carols as . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest noticed in California film awards

Ridgecrest noticed in California film awards

Local achievements in the film industry earned recognition at the recent California on Location Awards. The Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission, which operates as part of the Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, hosted productions for three nominees, including “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” for best one-hour . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango to host classical duo

The Maturango Museum will host “Belle Danse,” a classical concert featuring violinist Erica Anne MacArthur and pianist Helen Smoot, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. The duo will perform selections by J.S. Bach, Heinrich Biber, Lera Auerbach, Sofia . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph-inspired quilts on display at Maturango Museum

Petroglyph-inspired quilts on display at Maturango Museum

Terry Millett and Linda Anderson of the Hi Desert Quilt Guild are shown with the 13 petroglyph-inspired quilts on display in the Sylvia Winslow Exhibit Gallery of the Maturango Museum. These quilts will also be displayed at the 2017 Hi Desert Quilt Guild Show held . . . Read Full Story >>

College choir concert is tonight

College choir concert is tonight

Members of the Cerro Coso Community College Choir rehearse for a performance tonight, Nov. 18 at the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Arts Center. The choir will perform selections including “O Sifuni Mungu” (Swahili) arranged by Roger Emerson featuring Kevin Anderson, Brianne Hardwick, Sharon Anderson . . . Read Full Story >>

HSUMD to learn about Babcock’s new book

HSUMD to learn about Babcock’s new book

A book so new that it isn’t even completely written yet will be the topic of the November meeting of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. Noted local author Liz Babcock, . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Men of Worth’ return to Ridgecrest

‘Men of Worth’ return to Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Men of Worth are returning to Ridgecrest to entertain with their “folk music with an accent.” The duo of Ireland’s James Keigher and Scotland’s Donnie Macdonald performs Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at the Kerr McGee Center. . . . Read Full Story >>

’Galaxies Collide’ opens tonight

’Galaxies Collide’ opens tonight

If you picture an explosion of sound, color and energy when “Galaxies Collide,” the Burroughs High School production of that name will live up to your expectations when it opens this weekend. Shown is Annthony Smith as the Bowie-inspired Bubblonian Commander Bingo in a scene . . . Read Full Story >>

Sci-fi love story seeks a kick-start

Sci-fi love story seeks a kick-start

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “When the last man on Earth receives a mysterious transmission, he learns that while the world ends, love doesn’t.” Such is the concept behind “WebCam,” a short film conceived of and directed by former resident Nicolas Delgado, who . . . Read Full Story >>

‘The Folk  Collection’  appearing  Nov. 14

‘The Folk Collection’ appearing Nov. 14

Acoustic trio “The Folk Collection” will perform at the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Arts Center on Monday, Nov. 14, as part of the Indian Wells Valley Concert As-sociation’s concert series. “The Folk Collection offers what amounts to a musical history lesson,” said IWVCA’s Bill . . . Read Full Story >>

’Galaxies Collide’ opens next weekend

’Galaxies Collide’ opens next weekend

The cast of Burroughs High School Drama’s next musical “Galaxies Collide” gets ready to open next weekend, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. This is the second original musical by San Bernardino playwright and educator Gary Griffitts to come to the Parker Performing Arts Center. Dozens of . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers speaker to take ‘novel’ look at online gambling

Debut novelist David Moss will talk about his just-released “This Isn’t a Game” at the Thursday, Nov. 3, Ridge Writers meeting. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores. “This Isn’t a Game” takes a contemporary approach to . . . Read Full Story >>

‘There’s no place like home ...’

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will kick off “There’s No Place Like Home,” the latest series in its Classic Movie Night showcase, starting Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Historic USO Building. The series, which will be held on flex Wednesdays in November . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest gets red-carpet treatment with grammy-nominated guitarist

Ridgecrest gets red-carpet treatment with grammy-nominated guitarist

Concertgoers (from left) Caitlin Smith, Christie Conlon and Tony Conlon with Maldonado Music’s Julie Perez and performer David Maldonado received the red carpet treatment Saturday night at the Historic USO Bldg. Attendees had the chance to meet the guitarist during the release party for his . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum to host classical harpist

Museum to host classical harpist

Harpist Alexandra Calvert will open this season’s Maturango Museum’s concert series with a performance on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Calvert will perform musical selections by David Watkins, J.S Bach, Claude Debussy, Alphonse Hassellmans, Parish Alvars, G.F. Handel, Deborah Henson-Conant, Bernard Andres, Marcel Tournier, . . . Read Full Story >>

Home-grown author returns for signing

Home-grown author returns for signing

Melanie Bunce and her daughter Amelia visit with Berk Washburn — former resident and half of the “Brothers Washburn” writing team. Washburn returned to his home town to sign copies of “Pitch Green,” third in the young-adult Dimensions in Death series. All three books in . . . Read Full Story >>