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 >>

‘Bury Me in Paris’ continues

‘Bury Me in Paris’ continues

Benji Bradley (played by Darren Hoyt) plays a soulful rendition of “Amazing Grace” during a touching funeral tribute in Bury Me in Paris. Hoyt plays live jazz throughout the interactive murder mystery at My Enchanted Cottage. Show dates are March 31, April 1, and April . . . Read Full Story >>

Felici Trio to return to IWV April 7 The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society w

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will present the Felici Piano Trio on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The concert, titled “Love is in the Air,” will include music by George Onslow (Piano Trio No. 7 in D Minor, Opus . . . Read Full Story >>

Landscape artist to give demo

The Desert Artists’ League will meet Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nazarene Church. In addition to a short business meeting, local landscape artist Frances Nichols will give a demonstration using pastels and watercolors. She will also give a workshop Tuesday, April 4, . . . Read Full Story >>

Popular  author to sign latest books

Popular author to sign latest books

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After nearly a decade-long hiatus, popular local children’s author Terry Pierce will sign her two latest books on Saturday, April 1, from 2-4:30 p.m. at Red Rock Books. Children and families are invited to meet Pierce and purchase copies of “My Busy Green Garden” and . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Bury Me in Paris’ opens tomorrow

‘Bury Me in Paris’ opens tomorrow

Master Mystery Productions and My Enchanted Cottage and Tea Room will present its third interactive mystery with the production of “Bury Me in Paris,” opening Saturday, March 25. The show is set in the glamorous world of 1920s Paris. At a glitzy party celebrating the . . . Read Full Story >>

Unconditional Life album-release concert is Saturday

Unconditional Life album-release concert is Saturday

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will bring popular local rock band Unconditional Life back to the Historic USO Building stage Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a tri-tip dinner. The band is celebrating the upcoming release . . . Read Full Story >>

Orchestra ‘Young Artist’ winners selected

The Desert Community Orchestra Association announced that violinist Clare Hatter and cellist Emma Heflin are the winners of this year’s Young Artist competition. “These talented young musicians will be featured with the Desert Community Orchestra in their final concert of the season,” said a spokesperson. . . . Read Full Story >>

Top detective novelist to give two programs

Nationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novelist Denise Hamilton, often compared with Raymond Chandler, will give two Ridge Writers programs on Thursday, April 6. The first will be a “Read the Book, Meet the Author” afternoon at My Enchanted Cottage at 2 p.m. The second will . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author to sign latest books

Local author to sign latest books

Children’s author Terry Pierce will be celebrating the release of her two latest books with a signing at Red Rock Books on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. Her latest, “Mama Loves You So” (Simon & Schuster), tells of the power of a mother’s love . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA brings Sherlock Holmes mystery to the  center stage

CLOTA brings Sherlock Holmes mystery to the center stage

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Theater goers, don your deerstalker caps – the game is afoot. Community Light Opera and Theatre Association is bringing Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” to CLOTA Center Stage. Based on “Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir . . . Read Full Story >>